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Roy Anders
ROCK HILL - Mr. Roy "Buster" Anders of 1010 Carolina Ave. Extension died Monday, May 18, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Services will be 6 p.m. Thursday at Robinson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jerry Gadsden officiating and the Rev. Stephen Love assisting. A private burial will be Saturday at Rock Hill Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Anders attended York County public schools. He was a self-employed roofer.

Surviving are two sons, Gary McKee of Charlotte and Vernon McKee of Rock Hill; four brothers, Mack Andrews Jr. and John N. Anders, both of Rock Hill, Dewey W. Andrews of the home, and Donnie R. Anders of Salina, Kan.; four sisters, Bobbie J. Anders and Jane C. Anders, both of the home, Bernice A. Mobley of Rock Hill and Thelma A. Beatty of Roosevelt, N.Y.; and five grandchildren.

Marion Anderson Jr.
JACKSON, Miss. - Mr. Marion Anderson Jr., 59, formerly of York, died Friday, May 8, 1998, at Memphis Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by M.J. Edwards Funeral Home in Jackson.

Wright Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Palmer Burgess Sr.
ROCK HILL - Mr. Palmer Lee Burgess Sr., 73, of 763 N. Confederate Ave. died Tuesday, May 19, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Greene Funeral Home.

Dorothy Covington
ROCK HILL - The funeral for Mrs. Dorothy Carnes Covington, 88, of 1398 Allison Circle who died Monday, May 18, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center will be 3 p.m. today at Ebenezer ARP Church, with the Revs. Charles Mitchell and Jack Basie officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Covington was a homemaker and a member of the Ebenezer ARP Church, where she was a member of the Second Mile Sunday school class. She was the widow of Clyde H. Covington.

Surviving are two sons, Joe Covington of Rock Hill and Sidney Covington of Charlotte; two daughters, Evelyn C. Griggs and Mamie C. Jackson, both of Rock Hill; her brother, Furman Carnes of Rock Hill; two sisters, Eula C. Garrison of Rock Hill and Alma Lee Mahaffey of Fort Mill; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

The family will be at the home of her daughter, Mamie C. Jackson, 1398 Allison Circle, Rock Hill.

Memorials may be made to Park Avenue Adult Daycare Center, 359 Park Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730 or to Ebenezer ARP Church, 2132 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Greene Funeral Home is in charge.

William Dennison
FORT MILL - Mr. William Welch Dennison, 86, of Fort Mill died Tuesday, May 19, 1998, at his home.

Burial will be at a later time.

A native of Rawlings, Md., Mr. Dennison was retired from Celanese Corp.

Surviving are his wife, Margurite Merritt Dennison; his son, James Allen Reith of Hopewell, Va.; his sister, Alice Hopkins of Frostburg, Md.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Whitesell-Wolfe Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of York County, 325 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Robert Evans
SCRANTON - Mr. Robert B. Evans, 74, of 2125 Church St. died Monday, May 18, 1998, in a Florence hospital.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. today at Brockington Funeral Home. Burial will be at Lake City Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Evans retired from the Charleston Naval Yard in 1966 after 25 years as a nuclear welder and was employed at Superior Machine Co. in Florence until 1980. He was a disabled veteran of World War II and served in the Army in the Pacific Theater and the New Guinea Campaign. He was a member of the Disabled Army Veterans of Charleston, and a Mason of Lodge No. 404 in Florence. He was a member of Paran Baptist Church of Lake City.

Surviving are his wife, Leona Caulder Evans; four sons, Finley C. Evans of Cross, Guy M. Evans of Pamplico, Faron C. Evans of Rock Hill and Carroll G. Evans of Columbia; two daughters, Bobbie Burgamy of Cooper City, Fla., and Joanne Kwasniewski of Savannah, Ga.; three brothers, James D. Evans of Moncks Corner, Finley R. Evans Jr. of Ladson and Merlia E. Evans of York; three sisters, Frances Mason of Summerville, Susie Hudson of Rocks Pond and Elizabeth Matthews of North Charleston; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Paran Baptist Church, 1603 Johnsonville Highway, Lake City, SC 29560.

George Eaton
LAKE WYLIE - Mr. George Matthew Eaton, 59, died Monday, May 18, 1998, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

The funeral will be at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Hicksville, N.Y. Burial will be at St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale, N.Y.

A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. Eaton was the former sheriff of York County, and a former sergeant with the New York City Police Department. He was a member of River Hills Lion Club and the Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce.

Surviving are his wife, Gloria Marunchak Eaton; his son, Michael Eaton of West Babylon, N.Y.; his daughter, Christine E. Azzaro of Plainview, N.Y.; his mother, Irene McKinney Eaton of Hicksville, N.Y.; his brother, Robert Eaton of Hicksville, N.Y.; his sister, Irene Eaton of Hicksville, N.Y.; and his grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 10 p.m. today at York Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Lupus Foundation, Heart Association, Kidney Foundation or the American Cancer Society.

Catherine Maxie
ROCK HILL - Mrs. Catherine C. "Mama Cat" Maxie, 79, of 1865 Twin Lakes Road died Monday, May 18, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Patty Griffith-Fallaw and Bart Plaxco officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

Mrs. Maxie was a charter member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, where she was on the Board of Trustees, and was church treasurer and a steward. She was retired from Hoechst Celanese from the P.A. lab department.

Surviving are her husband, George Edward Maxie Sr.; two sons, J. Benny Maxie and George "Eddie" Maxie Jr., both of Rock Hill; her daughter, Janet Plaxco of York; her brother, George Campbell of Kings Mountain, N.C.; her sister, Sarah Sullivan of Spartanburg; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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

In lieu of memorials, please send flowers.

Ruby McDowell
DILLON - Mrs. Ruby Mae Edge McDowell, 62, of Dillon died Monday, May 18, 1998, at St. Eugene Medical Center.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. today at Cooper Funeral Home. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery.

A native of Dillon, Mrs. McDowell was a homemaker.

Surviving are four sons, Danny L. McDowell, Randall W. McDowell and Sam L. McDowell Jr., all of Dillon, and Michael L. McDowell of Rock Hill; her sister, Betty Lou Hyatt of Dillon; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Dora McMillian
WILMINGTON, N.C. - Mrs. Dora Lee Elliott McMillian, 58, of 209 N. 7th St., formerly of Rock Hill, died Saturday, May 16, 1998, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Fifth Avenue Baptist Church. Burial will be at Calvary Memorial Cemetery.

Surviving are her father, Willie Elliott of Wilmington; her daughter, Rosa Durham of Rock Hill; and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at home.

Adkins-Drain Funeral Service is in charge.

Johnny Rodgers
ROCK HILL - A memorial service for Mr. Johnny G. Rodgers, 57, of 300 Annafrel St., who died Monday, May 18, 1998, at his home, will be 3 p.m. today at Greene Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bruce Wyatt officiating.

Mr. Rodgers was a member of Eastside Baptist Church. He was the organizer of the Rock Hill Roll Dawgs Wheelchair basketball team. He was an active volunteer with the York County Crescent Shrine Club and a former patient at the Shriner's Hospital. He also was a volunteer with the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Surviving are his wife, Georgia M. Rodgers; two brothers, Jerry H. Rodgers of Sumter and Roger Rodgers of Holden Beach, N.C.; two sisters, Annie Wilkes of Edgemoor and Jennie Hart of Catawba.

The family will receive friends at Greene Funeral Home after the service and at other times at the home of his sister, Annie Wilkes, 4052 Whiteside Drive, Edgemoor.

Memorials may be made to the Shriner's Hospital, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605.

Earl Sanders Jr.
CHESTER - Mr. Earl Sanders Jr., 56, of 1104 Clyde Hollow Road in Wilksburg Community, died Tuesday, May 19, 1998, at Hope Hospital in Lockhart.

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

Guy Smith Sr.
YORK - Mr. Guy Hudson Smith Sr., 88, of Jefferson Street, died Monday, May 18, 1998, at White Oak Manor in Lancaster.

A memorial service will be 3 p.m. today at York ARP Church, with the Rev. Tony Grant officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.

A native of York, Mr. Smith was a retired postmaster in York. He was a veteran of World War II, a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserve and was awarded a Bronze Star. He was a graduate of The Citadel, and was a 50-year member of the York Rotary Club and received the Paul Harris Fellow Award. Mr. Smith was the first director of the York County Department of Public Welfare and was former owner of York Dry Cleaners. He was elder, deacon, and was clerk of the session for 16 years at York ARP Church. He was the widower of Isabel Caldwell Smith.

Surviving are two sons, the Rev. Guy H. Smith Jr. of Lancaster and Charles L. Smith of Kingsport, Tenn.; two brothers, Ralph L. Smith of Atmore, Ala., and Harry W. Smith of Kingsport, Tenn.; his sister, Irene S. Hayes of Rock Hill; and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall following the service.

York Funeral Home is in charge.

Henry Tregner
LANCASTER - Mr. Henry Tregner, 92, of 3108 Shiloh Unity Road died Tuesday, May 19, 1998, at his home.

Burial will be at Mount Olive Cemetery in Chicago.

A native of Chicago, Mr. Tregner was a retired plumber. He was a member of St. Mark's Angelical Lutheran Church in Chicago.

Surviving are his wife, Georgina Kocourek Tregner; his stepson, Les Kanna of Lancaster; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Hartley Funeral Home in Lancaster is in charge.

Annie Walters
DAVIDSON, N.C. - Mrs. Annie Marion Walters, 91, of 400 Avinger Lane died Sunday, May 17, 1998, at The Pines in Davidson.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Chester ARP Church, with the Rev. Dwight Pearson officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery.

A native of Chester, Mrs. Walters was the widow of Charles Rufus Walters Sr. She was a homemaker and artist. She graduated from Erskine College in Due West and attended the National Academy of Design in New York. She lived in Greenwood for 40 years before moving the The Pines Retirement Home in 1988. She was a member of the Star Fort Daughters of the American Revolution and the Greenwood Study Club. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Greenwood.

Surviving are her son, Charles Rufus Walters Jr. of New York; two daughters, Anne Richards of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Margaret Miyake of Fairport, N.Y.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Barron Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to The Pines resident fund, 400 Avinger Lane, Davidson, NC 28036.

James Wilson Jr.
ROCK HILL - Mr. James Robert Wilson Jr., 66, of 1307 Saluda Road died Monday, May 18, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. today at Olivet Cemetery, with Chaplain Susan Brooks officiating.

A native of York County, Mr. Wilson was a self-employed wallpaper hanger, and was a military police officer in the Army. He was the widower of Betty Jane Wilson.

Surviving are two sons, Davis Wilson and Eddie Wilson, both of Rock Hill; his daughter, Beverly McClure of Englewood, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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

Bass Funeral Home is in charge.

Marion Anderson Jr.
JACKSON, Miss. - Mr. Marion Anderson Jr., formerly of York, died Friday, May 8, 1998, in Memphis, Tenn.

A memorial service will be Saturday at Jackson Memorial Park in Jackson.

Surviving are his wife, Stella Anderson of the home; and his sister, Lucille A. Tolbert of York.

M.J. Edwards Funeral Home is in charge.

Wright Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Palmer Burgess Sr.
ROCK HILL - The funeral for Mr. Palmer Lee Burgess Sr., 73, of 763 N. Confederate Ave., who died Tuesday, May 19, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center will be 2 p.m. Friday at Greene Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ernest Sisk officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

Mr. Burgess was a retiree of Catawba Asphalt Paving Co. with 15 years of service. He was an Army veteran of World War II, and was a member of the South Carolina Sheriff's Association. He was of the Methodist faith.

Surviving are his wife, Frances Miskelly Burgess; three sons, James W. Burgess and Gary G. Burgess, both of Rock Hill, and Palmer Lee Burgess Jr. of York; five daughters, Lynn B. Mobley and Donna Talley, both of Rock Hill, Terry A. Smith of York, Diane Angel of Pineville, N.C., and Laura Beth Dennis of Indian Land; his brother, William "Sonny" Burgess of Great Falls; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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

Dorothy Covington
ROCK HILL - The funeral for Mrs. Dorothy Carnes Covington, 88, of 1398 Allison Circle, who died Monday, May 18, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center will be 3 p.m. today at Ebenezer ARP Church, with the Revs. Charles Mitchell and Jack Basie officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Covington was a homemaker and a member of the Ebenezer ARP Church, where she was a member of the Second Mile Club and the ladies Sunday school class. She was the widow of Clyde H. Covington.

Surviving are two sons, Joe B. Covington of Rock Hill and Sidney H. Covington of Charlotte; two daughters, Evelyn C. Griggs and Mamie C. Jackson, both of Rock Hill; her brother, Furman Carnes of Rock Hill; two sisters, Eula C. Garrison of Rock Hill and Alma Lee Mahaffey of Fort Mill; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

The family will be at the home of her daughter, Mamie C. Jackson, 1398 Allison Circle, Rock Hill.

Memorials may be made to Park Avenue Adult Daycare Center, 359 Park Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730 or to Ebenezer ARP Church, 2132 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Greene Funeral Home is in charge.

Bertha Knight
LANCASTER - Mrs. Bertha "Birdie" Sistare Knight, 82, of 1953 Bertha Knight Road died Tuesday, May, 19, 1998, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Spring Hill Baptist Church, with the Rev. Greg Towler and Mr. Eric Reel officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

A native of Lancaster County, Mrs. Knight was the widow of William Woodrow Knight. She was a retired employee of Sacony in Pageland. She was a member of Spring Hill Baptist Church, where she was active in the Women's Missionary Union, a choir member and taught the preschool Sunday school class.

Surviving are three sons, William F. Knight, Vann C. Knight and Glen W. Knight, all of Lancaster; two daughters, Ellen Carey Wallace and Linda Dianne Hegler, both of Lancaster; 19 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and her great-great-grandchild.

Mrs. Knight will be taken to her son's home, 1953 Bertha Knight Road, this afternoon, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight.

Memorials may be made to Spring Hill Baptist Church van fund, 2345 Old Camden Monroe Highway, Lancaster, SC 29720.

Mahaffey Funeral Home is in charge.

Lottie White
WASHINGTON - Mrs. Lottie Blake White, 99, formerly of Rock Hill, died Monday, May 18, 1998, at her home.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at Ninth Street Baptist Church. Burial will be in Washington.

The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. Friday at the church.

Marshall Funeral Home, 4217 9th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20011, is in charge.

Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Sidney White
FORT MILL - Mr. A. Sidney White, 85, died Wednesday, May 20, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

Burial will be 11 a.m. Friday at Unity Cemetery.

Born in Fort Mill, Mr. White retired from Alabama Power Co. and served with the Army's 1st Armored Division during World War II, receiving the Bronze Star.

Surviving his brother, William E. White of Fort Mill; and his sister, Mary Hinson, Fort Mill.

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

Martha Barnes
ALBEMARLE, N.C. - Ms. Martha Louise "Marty" Dennis Barnes, 39, of 809 Moss Springs Road died Thursday, May 21, 1998, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Hartsell Funeral Home's Lefler Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Darrell Huneycutt officiating. Burial will be in Norview Gardens in Norwood, N.C.

Ms. Barnes was employed at Wal-Mart as electronics department manager.

Surviving are two sons, Tommy Barnes and Jeremy Barnes, both of Concord, N.C.; her mother, Helen Marie Burris Dennis of Albemarle; her brother, Jerry J. Dennis of Albemarle; six sisters, Linda Hilton of Rock Hill, Veronica Ingram and Tammy Dennis, both of Albemarle, Doris Davis of Bossier City, La., and Lois Roland and Judy Fraley, both of New London, N.C.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Hartsell Funeral Home at other times at the home of her mother, 1505 Lee Lynn Drive, Albemarle, N.C.

Richard Boatwright
FORT MILL - Mr. Richard G. Boatwright, 71, of 408 Williamson St. died Thursday, May 21, 1998, at his home.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Wolfe Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Belk officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Park.

A native of Mecklenburg County, N.C., Mr. Boatwright was a retired carpenter and member of Providence Baptist Church in Waxhaw, N.C. He was a World War II Army veteran and a member of the American Legion.

Surviving are his wife, Thelma L. Boatwright; two sons, Richard L. Boatwright of Mount Holly, N.C., and Joseph Douglas Boatwright of Rock Hill; three daughters, Brenda Mahadeo of Stanley, N.C., Pansy Austin and Patricia Stauffer, both of Rock Hill; five step-children; four sisters, Mary Osborne of Fort Mill, Evelyn Wallen of Chester, Frances Denton of Hickory, N.C., and Irene Blocker of Charlotte; 24 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Wolfe Funeral Home and at other times at the homes of Thelma L. Boatwright, 408 Williamson St. in Fort Mill and Pansy Austin, 407 Frazier St. in Rock Hill.

Ethel Bowen 
ESCONDIDO, Calif. - Mrs. Ethel Mae Bowen, 59, formerly of Shelby, N.C., died Wednesday, April 29, 1998.

A memorial service will be 5 p.m. Sunday at Cleveland Memorial Park in Shelby, N.C., with the Rev. Keith Dixon officiating.

Surviving are Mrs. Bowen's husband, Forrest William Bowen; her son, Michael W. Bowen of Escondido; three daughters, Yvonne Cook of Temecula, Calif., and Kathy Mistowski and Teresa Kay Valigura, both of Escondido; her mother, Zennie May Hamrick of Earl, N.C.; five brothers, Dennis Hamrick of Earl, N.C., Benton Hamrick, Ray Hamrick, Harold Hamrick and Floyd Hamrick, all of Rock Hill; two sisters, Patricia Hamrick of Shelby, N.C., and Nancy Ledbetter of Boiling Springs, N.C.; and nine grandchildren.

McLeod Mortuary is in charge.

Jannie Caldwell
ORANGE, N.J. - Mrs. Jannie Marion Swift Caldwell of 387 S. Harrison St., formerly of Rock Hill, died Monday, May 18, 1998.

The funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday at United Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Michael Sykes officiating. Burial will be at Fairmount Cemetery in Newark, N.J.

Mrs. Caldwell was formerly a member of Nazareth Baptist Church in Rock Hill, where she served on the usher board. She was a member of United Missionary Baptist Church in Orange.

Surviving are her son, Charles Caldwell of Orange, N.J.; six daughters, Mattie L. Spaulding of Jacksonville, Fla., Thelma Craig of Buffalo, N.Y., Dora Mae Brown, Elizabeth McCleod and Jo Ann Davis, all of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Beatrice Caldwell of East Orange, N.J.; her brother, Samuel Swift of Philadelphia; 28 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Darlene Hickey
TEGA CAY - Mrs. Darlene Connell Hickey, of 1002 Palmyra Drive died Thursday, May 21, 1998 at her home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Episcopal Church of Our Savior with Father Tom Carter officiating. Burial will be at Forest Hills Cemetery.

A native of Detroit, Mrs. Hickey moved to Tega Cay 21 years ago. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband, Harold Hickey; her son, Tom Hickey of Plymouth, Mich.; her daughter, Donna Hickey of Rock Hill; her parents, James and Ruth Esther Connell of Westland, Mich.; her brother, Raymond Connell of Howell, Mich; her sister, Ruth Rudzis, of Westland Mich.; and two grandchildren.

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

Cleopatra McCann
WASHINGTON - Mrs. Cleopatra Spann McCann died Tuesday, May 19, 1998, at Montgomery General Hospital.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. today at People's Community Baptist Church in Silver Spring, Md.

Mrs. McCann was the widow of Thurman B. McCann.

Surviving are two daughters, Shelia Y. McCann and Thurma McCann Goldman; two sisters, Dr. Julia Spann Long of Union and Dr. Annabelle Spann Boykin of Lancaster; and six grandchildren.

Marshall's Funeral Home is in charge.

Blanche Peeler
ROCK HILL - Mrs. Blanche Valley Peeler, 74 of 315-C N. Jones Ave. died Thursday, May 21, 1998, at her home.

The funeral will be 11 am. Saturday at Cauthen Funeral Home, with the Rev. Eddie Ramsey officiating. Burial will be at Forest Hills Cemetery.

Mrs. Peeler was a homemaker and a member of Park Baptist Church, where she attended the Ruth Sunday school class. She was the widow of Floyd Ray Peeler Sr.

Surviving are three sons, Ray Peeler of Catawba, Eddy Peeler of York and Jerry Peeler of Ocoee, Fla.; five daughters, Nancy Anderson, Elaine Jenkins, Delores McSwain, Marylee Cauthen and Sheila Wren, all of Rock Hill; her mother, Cora Lee Bostian Valley of Imperial Beach, Calif.; two brothers, James Valley and Ted Valley, both of Chula Vista, Calif.; five sisters, Margie Brown of Chula Vista, Calif., Lillian Valley of Castleberry, Fla., Faye Kimbrell and Catherine Valley DeMaris, both of Imperial Beach, Calif.; and Joyce Valley Matthews of California; 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Hospice Community Care, 325 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730 or to Park Baptist Church, 717 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Earl Sanders Jr.
CHESTER - The funeral for Mr. Earl Sanders Jr., 56, of 1104 Clyde Hollow Road in the Wilksburg community, who died Tuesday, May 19, 1998, at Hope Hospital in Lockhart, will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Zion Pilgrim Baptist Church, with the Rev. Curtis Washington officiating and the Revs. J.G. Jones, W.W. Thompson, Columbus Pendergrass Jr., McKinley Miles, J.K. Stringfellow, Bill Stringfellow Jr., Daniel Chisholm, Oliver Royal and J.D. McClurkin; and pastors Cliff Dye, Keith Taylor and William Able assisting. Burial with Masonic Rites will be in the church cemetery.

Mr. Sanders was a member of Zion Pilgrim Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and choir member. He was president of the AP&B Society No. 17 and was the Grand President of the AP&B Society. He was superintendent of the Sunday school. He was past master and member of Burning Bush Masonic Lodge No. 186. He was a Royal Arch Mason. He was a Worthy Patron of Bright Light Chapter No. 146 Order of Eastern Star. He was employed by Springs Industries as an electrical technician.

Surviving are his wife, Ione M. Sanders; two sons, Jasper Sanders Sr. of Carlisle and Roger M. Sanders of the home; his daughter, Kishea Sanders of Brunswick, Ga.; five brothers, John L. Sanders of Carlisle, Hubert Worthy, Terry Worthy, Wayne Worthy and Darryl Worthy, all of Chester; six sisters, Classie McNeil of Carlisle, Renita Worthy and Lucille Worthy, both of Chester, Brenda Worthy of Detroit, Mich., Miranda Worthy-Foster of Union and Vanessa Rhyne of Rock Hill; and his grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday with Eastern Star Rites at King's Funeral Home

The body will taken to the church at 2 p.m. Sunday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Zion Pilgrim Baptist Church, 3030 Pinckney Road, Chester, SC 29706.

John Charles Sr.
ROCK HILL - Mr. John Henry Charles Sr., 74, of 2510 Indian Trail died Friday, May 22, 1998, at his home.

A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Catawba Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jamie Coley officiating. Burial will be private.

Mr. Charles was a retired general contractor. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served in World War II. He was a member of Blessed Hope Baptist Church. He was the widower of Cora Lee Charles.

Surviving are two sons, John Henry "Squeeky" Charles Jr. and Raymond Eugene "Slick" Charles, both of Rock Hill; three daughters, Judy C. Shelley of Catawba, Jerri Porter of Rock Hill and Pat McKeown of York; three sisters, Gladys Martin of Newberry, Helen Hamacher of Rock Hill and Clara Massey of Greenville; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Greene Funeral Home and at other times at the home of his daughter, Judy C. Shelley, 4715 Cureton Ferry Road in Catawba.

Memorials may be made to Blessed Hope Baptist Church, P.O. Box 459, Fort Mill, SC 29716.

Clara Hinton
ROCK HILL - Mrs. Clara Hinton of 636 Center St. died Friday, May 22, 1998 at the home of her daughter at 334 Chestnut St.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Robinson Funeral Home.

Charlene Johnson
CHESTER - Mrs. Charlene McKay Johnson, 60, of 1029 Pine Ridge Road died Thursday, May 21, 1998, at Chester County Hospital.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at the chapel of Barron Funeral Home, with the Revs. Donald Scoggins and Dennis Reid officiating. Burial will be at Chester Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Johnson was a member of St. Pauls Presbyterian Church. A native of Whitmire, she was a homemaker and attended the Chester County schools.

Surviving are two sons, Robert Wayne Johnson and David Lynn Johnson, both of Chester; five daughters, Penney J. Hollis, Tracy J. Mobley, Teresa J. McAteer, Patricia J. Bailey and Debra J. Holder, all of Chester; her mother, Anna Gordon McKay of Chester; two brothers, Robert David McKay and John Dean McKay, both of Chester; two sisters, Joanne M. Lewis of Rock Hill and Sandy M. Oliver of Chester; eight grandchildren; and her great-grandchild.

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

Memorials may be made to St. Pauls Presbyterian Church, 710 Meadowbrook Road, Chester, SC 29706.

Grover Knight
GREAT FALLS - Mr. Grover Love Knight, 63, of 274 Wildwood Road died Friday, May 22, 1998, at his home.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Evangel Temple Assembly of God, with the Revs. Mike Sollers, Larry Roberts and Doug Irvin officiating.

Mr. Knight was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church. He was a retired auto body repairman and was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. He attended the schools of Great Falls.

Surviving are his wife, Ernestine S. Knight; his son, Tommy Knight of Great Falls; five daughters, Kimberly Knight and Debra Croxton, both of Great Falls, and Peggy Swindell, Glenda Sistare and Sharon Cooper, all of Lancaster; two sisters, Edna Day and Lena Dawkins, both of Great Falls; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at the home of his daughter, Kimberly Knight, 110 Wildwood Road, Great Falls.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Community Care, 325 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Dantzler-Baker Funeral Home is in charge.

Thelma Murphy
ROCK HILL - Mrs. Thelma Louise Murphy, 84, of Rock Hill died Friday, May 22, 1998, at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte.

The funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday at McEwen Funeral Home on Morehead Street in Charlotte, with the Rev. Greg Means officiating. Burial will be at Sharon Memorial Park, with the Rev. Ed Chidester giving the prayer.

Mrs. Murphy was a member of Abundant Life Christian Fellowship Church in Rock Hill.

Surviving are her husband, John E. Murphy; two sons, Charles Thompson and Mike Murphy; three daughters, Joyce Otto, Janice Haggerty and Pam Guskie; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Harris Hospice Unit of Presbyterian Hospital, Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, NC 28204.

Coy Smith
LANCASTER - Mr. Coy L. Smith, 50, of 3577 Chester Highway died Friday, May 22, 1998, at his home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Cauthen Funeral Home, with the Rev. Doug Pate officiating.

A native of Rock Hill, Mr. Smith was a plant foreman for Bowers Fibers.

Surviving are his wife, Katie Boatwright Smith; his son, Mitchell "Goat" Smith of Lancaster; two daughters, Laura Adams of Heath Springs and Betty Smith of Lancaster; his stepdaughter, April Smith of Rock Hill; his stepson, Mac Boatwright of Rock Hill; five brothers, William P. Smith, Jessie Lee Smith, Roger S. Smith, all of Fort Mill, and Edward Lee Smith and James Smith, both of Lancaster; four sisters, Marie Blackwell and Jane Blackwell, both of Fort Mill, Betty Jean Hensley of Leslie and Barbara Ann Martin of Lubbock, Texas; and three grandchildren.

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


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