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John Connor
ROCK HILL - Mr. John F. Connor, 70, of 1896 Overbrook Drive died Wednesday, May 27, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Friday at Grace Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Ray Morhmann officiating.

Mr. Connor was retired from York Technical College as vice president of business. He was a graduate of the University of Iowa. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, the Rotary Club and the York County Library Club. He was the widower of June Gustafson Connor and Olive Crystal Connor.

Surviving are eight children, Karen Lundquist of Toronto, Ohio, Mike Connor of West Columbia, Kristine Huggins of San Antonio, Texas, Leslie Lundquist of Boone, N.C., Colleen Helms of Durham, N.C., Tim Connor of West Columbia, Kathryn Lundquist of Chico, Calif., and Paula Nagle of Rock Hill; two brothers, Dr. William E. Connor of Portland, Ore., and James R. Connor of Whitewater, Wis.; his sister, Kathleen White of Prairie Village, Kan.; and nine grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at home.

Memorials may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, 426 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730 or the York Technical Foundation , 452 S. Anderson Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Bass Funeral Home is in charge.

Ollie Fairfax
CHESTER - Mrs. Ollie Wallace Fairfax, 74, of 1277 Liberty Road died Tuesday, May 26, 1998, at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Friday at Saluda Street Church of God, with the Revs. Dennis Reid and Hubert Orvin officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery.

Mrs. Fairfax was retired from Springs Industries with 39 years of service. She was a member of Saluda Street Church of God, where she worked with the Children's Church, Ladies Ministry and Bible School. She also served on the food committee. A native of Lancaster, she attended the Chester County schools.

Surviving are her husband, Gary B. Fairfax; her son, Daniel L. Kirkland Jr. of the home; her foster son, William T. Hinson of Newberry; her daughter, Barbara Fairfax Garrett of Spartanburg; her brother, Lewis H. Wallace of Chester; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Saluda Street Church of God, Children's Church, P.O. Box 633, Chester, SC 29706.

Burris Little
HEATH SPRINGS - Mr. Burris Fenton Little, 73, of 1053 Flint Ridge Road died Tuesday, May 26, 1998, at the VA Nursing Home in Columbia.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Cauthen Funeral Home with the Rev. Warren Johnson officiating. Burial will be at Salem Cemetery.

Mr. Little was a World War II veteran and a member of Heath Springs Baptist Church.

Surviving are his brother, Clifford "Junior" Little of Columbia; four sisters, Minnie E. Little of Fort Lawn, Ruby Pate and Kathryn Hilton, both of Lancaster, and Lillian Bowers of Heath Springs.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Cauthen Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Lillian Bowers, 223 W. Hammond St., Heath Springs.

Memorials may be made to Heath Springs Baptist Church, P.O. Box 336, Heath Springs, SC 29058.

Mary Long
ROCK HILL - Mrs. Mary Dorothy Wood Long, 78, of 1944 Greenfield Drive died Saturday, May 3, 1998, at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte.

A memorial service will be 4 p.m. Sunday at St. John's United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Tim McClendon officiating.

Mrs. Long was the widow of William Ivey Long Jr. She earned her master's degree from Northwestern University and was a drama teacher at Rock Hill High School for 20 years. Mrs. Long was a producer for the South Carolina ETV network. She was an alumni of the University of North Carolina, and was a member of the Chi Omega Club, the South Carolina Parks and Recreation Association, Mrs. South Carolina Senior Association, Delta Kappa Gamma, Daughters of the American Revolution, the Outlook Club and St. John's United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Long played the role of Queen Elizabeth in "The Lost Colony," the drama about North America's first English settlement, set on the water's edge in Manteo, N.C.

Surviving are two sons, William I. Long III of New York City and Robert Hamilton Long of Chapel Hill, N.C.; her daughter, Laura Ann Long of the home; and three grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to the St. John's United Methodist Church, 321 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730 or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 2535, Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Julie Mitchell
ROCK HILL - Miss Julie Ann Mitchell, 33, of 1445 Crawford Road died Sunday, May 24, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Cross Road Baptist Church, with the Rev. J.E. Boulware officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Miss Mitchell was a homemaker and former patient sitter. She graduated from Rock Hill High School in 1983 and she was a member of Cross Road Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Donques Graham and Anthony Graham, both of the home; three daughters, Victoria E. Mitchell, Molly Graham and Shamia Graham, all of the home; her parents, Hoppe and Channie Ellis of the home; two sisters, Selena A. Mitchell and Mary Glen, both of Rock Hill; six brothers, Hope Anjola Mitchell, George L. Mitchell, James Caldwell, Ivory Clark, Vincent Kennedy, and Sam Wilson, all of Rock Hill; a special friend, Michael Graham of Rock Hill; and her grandchild.

Viewing will be from noon to 8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Parker Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the home.

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

Sarah Pittman
ROCK HILL - Mrs. Sarah Tinkler Pittman, 75, of 4667 Harmony Church Road died Wednesday, May 27, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Harmony Baptist Church with the Rev. Kent Spann officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

A native of Belmont, N.C., Mrs. Pittman was a member of Harmony Baptist Church for more than 50 years. She sang in the choir and was a member of the Woman's Missionary Union. She was retired from the Medicare billing department of Piedmont Medical Center. She was the widow of William Earl Pittman.

Surviving are two sons, Andrew Pittman and Kenneth Pittman, both of Edgemoor; her daughter, Beverly Pleasant of Edgemoor; seven grandchildren; and her great-grandchild.

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

Memorials may be made to Harmony Baptist Church renovation fund, 5403 Harmony Church Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Percy Roach
CLOVER - Mr. Percy J. Roach, 61, of 915 Cedar Grove Road died Wednesday, May 27, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Greene Funeral Home.

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Annie Sigle
NEWPORT - Mrs. Annie Mae Joseph Sigle of 194 Adnah Church Road died Wednesday, May 27, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Robinson Funeral Home.

Virginia Walters
LANCASTER - Mrs. Virginia Taylor Walters, 91, of 4948 Tabernacle Road died Wednesday, May 27, 1998, at Springs Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at Tabernacle United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Tom B. Wilkes III officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Walters was the widow of William Arthur Walters. She was a homemaker and a member of Tabernacle United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Charles Walters and Louie Walters, both of Lancaster; two daughters, Betty Marshall and Jenny Bowers, both of Lancaster; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to the Tabernacle United Methodist Church music fund, 5908 Tabernacle Road, Lancaster, SC 29720.

Ray Watts
LANCASTER - Mr. Ray Anderson Watts, 78, of 1826 Lynwood Drive died Wednesday, May 27, 1998, at Springs Memorial Hospital.

The funeral with Masonic rites will be 4 p.m. Friday at Hartley Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bruce Craig and Bishop Scott Garbett officiating. Burial will be at a later date at the Lancaster Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Mr. Watts was retired from Springs Industries engineering department as an electrician. He was a member of Jackson Masonic Lodge No. 53, The Hejaz Shrine Temple and the Lancaster Commandery Knights Templer. He was a disabled Army veteran and served in World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Jessie Hinson Watts; two daughters, Luan Bergstrom and Beth Clark, both of Lancaster; his brother, Glenn R. Watts of Lancaster; two sisters, Willie Mae Spanski and Grace Bowers, both of Lancaster; and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the home.

Memorials may be made to Shriner's Hospital for Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605.
 

Henry Ferguson Jr.
LANCASTER - Mr. Henry Stokes Ferguson Jr., 75, of 2968 Old Hickory Road died Monday, May 25, 1998, at his home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Old Waxhaw Presbyterian Church. Burial will be at a later date.

Mr. Ferguson graduated in 1943 with a bachelor's degree from Presbyterian College. He earned his master's degree in education in 1954 from the University of Arizona and did post-graduate work at the University of Michigan. He taught for many years in Taylor, Mich. A World War II veteran, he served 5 1/2 years with the Army engineers and Air Corps in the Pacific. He was past state vice president of the Michigan Federation of Teachers Local 1085. He was past master of Golden Oak Lodge No. 595 in Allen Park, Mich.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Ferguson; three sons, William Henry Ferguson and David McGill Ferguson, both of Lancaster, and Mark Platt of Donningtown, Pa.; two daughters, Alice Brosnan of Harrison Township, Mich., and Linda Haskins of Taylor, Mich.; his brother, Earl Ferguson of Charlotte; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Old Waxhaw Presbyterian Church, c/o Jimmy R. Simcox, treasurer, 2507 Riverside Road, Lancaster, SC 29720.

Mack Gilreath Jr.
GREAT FALLS - Mr. Mack D. Gilreath Jr., 72, of 112 Lybrand St. died Wednesday, May 27, 1998, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Doug Irvin officiating. Burial with Masonic Rites will be at Greenlawn Cemetery.

Mr. Gilreath was a member of Great Falls Masonic Lodge No. 277 and Great Falls Chapter No. 211 Order of the Eastern Star. He was a ham radio operator. He was formerly employed as a slasher superintendent with J.P. Stevens Co. and later established Gilreath Distributing Co. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of Great Falls First Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Virginia C. Gilreath; two sons, Mack D. Gilreath III of Simpsonville and Brian D. Gilreath of Columbia; his brother, J.D. Gilreath of Pawleys Island; two sisters, Barbara Holland and Joan Pethel, both of Rock Hill; and three grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made the Eastern Star Home Endowment Fund, c/o Anna Schulz, P.O. Box 1251, Sumter, SC 29151.

Vickie Howze
ROCK HILL - Ms. Vickie Howze of 1065 Archie Drive died Thursday, May 28, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Robinson Funeral Home.

Lottie Kimbrell
ROCK HILL - Mrs. Lottie Faye Hunter Kimbrell, 87, of 517 Walnut St. died Thursday, May 28, 1998, at White Oak Manor.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Eastside Baptist Church, with the Revs. Jimmy Holley and Bully Faulkenberry officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

Mrs. Kimbrell was a retired nursing assistant at York General Hospital. She was the widow of Louie S. Kimbrell. She was a member of Eastside Baptist Church.

Surviving are three sons, Robert Hunter, James Hunter and Chuck Hunter, all of Rock Hill; two daughters, Emma Jean Matras of Rock Hill and Linda Carroll of Little River; two brothers, Elliott Sims and Charlie Sims, both of Heath Springs; two sisters, Eva Brown of Greensboro, N.C., and Shirley Faulkenberry of Lancaster; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Eastside Baptist Church, 318 N. Jones Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Frances Mitchell
ROCK HILL - Mrs. Frances H. Mitchell of 2980 Mount Holly Road died Thursday, May 28, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Bass Funeral Home.

Julie Mitchell
ROCK HILL - Miss Julie Ann Mitchell, 33, of 1445 Crawford Road died Sunday, May 24, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Cross Road Baptist Church, with the Rev. J.E. Boulware officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Miss Mitchell was a homemaker and former patient sitter. She graduated from Rock Hill High School in 1983 and she was a member of Cross Road Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Donques Graham and Anthony Graham, both of the home; three daughters, Victoria E. Mitchell, Molly Graham and Shamia Graham, all of the home; her parents, Hoppe and Channie Ellis Mitchell of the home; two sisters, Selena A. Mitchell and Mary Glen, both of Rock Hill; six brothers, Hope Anjola Mitchell, George L. Mitchell, James Caldwell, Ivory Clark, Vincent Kennedy and Sam Wilson, all of Rock Hill; her special friend, Michael Graham of Rock Hill; and her grandson, Davion Blake of the home.

The body may be viewed from noon to 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Parker Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the home.

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

Margaret McManus
FORT MILL - Mrs. Margaret Griffin McManus, 90, formerly of Fort Mill, died Thursday, May 28, 1998, in Newport News, Va.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Oceola United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Bob Dunn officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

A native of Lancaster, Mrs. McManus was the widow of George Dewy McManus and had been a resident of Newport News and Hampton, Va., most of her adult life.

Surviving are two daughters, Elizabeth Dunn of Greensboro, N.C., and Carol McManus of Newport News, Va.; two brothers, Martin Griffin of Kannapolis, N.C., and John Hunter Griffin of Fort Mill; her sister, Dorcas Rebecca "Dot" Helms of Fort Mill; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Oceola United Methodist Church, 6575 Charlotte Highway, Lancaster, SC 29720.

Wolfe Funeral Home is in charge.

Percy Roach Jr.
CLOVER - Mr. Percy J. Roach Jr., 61, of 915 Cedar Grove Road died Wednesday, May 27, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Greene Funeral Home, with the Revs. Wayne Smith and Bill Shytle officiating. Burial will be at Roselawn Cemetery in Martinsville, Va.

Mr. Roach was employed as a supervisor at Inland Paperboard and Packaging of Rock Hill.

Surviving are his wife, Joyce A. Roach; his mother, Erma Wray Roach of Richmond, Va.; and his sister, Maggie Wilson of Richmond, Va.

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

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

Hazel Robinson
LANCASTER - Mr. Hazel Virgil Robinson, 89, of 4195 Hurley Walters Road died Wednesday, May 27, 1998, at Springs Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Almetta Baptist Church, with the Rev. James J. Steen officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Robinson was the widower of Cora Moree Robinson. He was a member of Almetta Baptist Church and retired from Springs Industries.

Surviving are his son, Rommie Robinson of Jefferson; his daughter Ofelphena Walters of Lancaster; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren; and seven great-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 Almetta Baptist Church, P.O. Box 415, Jefferson, SC 29718.

Loyd Shaw
ROCK HILL - Mr. Loyd Shaw, 76, of 4580 Summerlin Place died Wednesday, May 27, 1998, at his home.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. today at Northside Baptist Church, with the Revs. Jerry K. Sosebee and E. Ray Mohrmann officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

Mr. Shaw owned and operated Shaw's Quick Stop. He operated an open-air market on Oakland Avenue in the 1940s and a Cherry Road supermaket in the 1960s. Shaw was a past president of the South Carolina Food Retailers Association in 1973 to 1974 and was named Grocery Man of the Year in 1975.

He was a Shriner and a Mason. He was a member of the American Legion and the Rock Hill Area Chamber of Commerce. A member of Northside Baptist Church, he was deacon for a number of years.

Surviving are two daughters, Dianne Clowney and Betty Sue Seigler, both of Rock Hill; three stepsons, Charles Eugene Shaw and James "Jimmy" Shaw, both of Florida, and Robert "Bobby" Shaw of Blacksburg; his stepdaughter, Pat Matthews of Knoxville, Tenn.; three brothers, Jack L. Shaw of Columbia, W. Paul Shaw and Howard L. Shaw, both of Rock Hill; his sister, Phyllis Peay of Rock Hill; four grandchildren; and seven step-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Northside Baptist Church building fund, 1140 Curtis St., Rock Hill, SC 29730 or Grace Lutheran Church, 426 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730 or Hospice Community Care, 325 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Syble Sims
LANCASTER - Mrs. Syble Lee Jenkins Sims, 53, of 1750 Old Charles St. died Wednesday, May 27, 1998, at Mercy Hospital in Charlotte.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Cauthen Funeral Home. Burial will be at Lancaster Memorial Park.

Mrs. Sims was a homemaker and attended the Christian Assembly Church.

Surviving are her husband, Charles J. Sims; her son, Charles J. "Rusty" Sims of Chester, her daughter, Sarah Lynne Taylor of Lancaster; her brother, J.T. Jenkins of Lancaster; and two grandchildren.

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

Lyles Whitener Jr.
CLOVER - Mr. Lyles Whitener Jr. of 1190 Tomjoye Road died Thursday, May 28, 1998, at his home.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Generation Funeral Home.
 

Errol Bannister
ROCK HILL - Mr. Errol Stephen Bannister, 57, of 20 Cauthen St. died Thursday, May 28, 1998 at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Greene Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jim Holley officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

Mr. Bannister was of the Baptist faith and worked for Loftin and Co. for 23 years.

Surviving are his wife, Shirley Rabon Barnes; his son, Monty "Jim" Bannister of Spokane, Wash.; his daughter, Sherri Roth of Longview, Wash.; two stepdaughters, Belinda Whitley and Tina Acord, both of Rock Hill; his stepbrother, Jim Bannister of Cary, N.C.; his stepsister, Jamie May of Cary, N.C.; and eight grandchildren.

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

Lessie Carrouth
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. - Mrs. Lessie Gaddy Carrouth, 94, formerly of McLain Road, died Thursday, May 28, 1998 at the home of her daughter, Dot Glenn.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at the chapel of Lady's Funeral Home, with the Rev. David Icenhour officiating. Burial will be at Carolina Memorial Park.

Mrs. Carrouth was retired from Cannon Mill. She was a member of Skyland Baptist Church.

Surviving are her son, Don Carrouth of Washington, D.C.; eight daughters, Dot Glenn, Sallie Russell, Marilyn Lynch, and Patricia Overcash, all of Kannapolis, Mildred Ferrell of Greenville, Iva Stortini of Rotterdam, N.Y., Virginia Carter of Rock Hill and Shirley Lawing of Myrtle Beach; 26 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2 p.m. today at Lady's Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Skyland Baptist Church, 200 South Little Texas Road, Kannapolis, NC 28083.

Hal Clark Sr.
LANCASTER - Mr. Hal Melvin Clark Sr., 82, of 1936 Lynwood Drive died Thursday, May 28, 1998, at Springs Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at New Hope Baptist Church, with the Revs. Joe Peek and Grady Ghent officiating. Burial will be at Lancaster Memorial Park.

Mr. Clark was a retired grocer salesman and a former employee of Lancaster County Vocational Rehabilitation. He was a member of Baron Masonic Lodge No. 261, a World War II U.S. Army veteran and a member of New Hope Baptist Church.

Surviving are his son, Hal Melvin Clark Jr. of Ocean Spring, Mich.; his daughter, Theresa C. Chandler of Lancaster; his brother, Claude L. "Deepie" Clark of Heath Springs; and four grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1142, Lancaster, SC 29721 or to New Hope Baptist Church, 2540 New Hope Road, Lancaster, SC 29720.

Theodore Cox
ENFIELD, Conn. - Mr. Theodore C. Cox, 30, died Monday, May 25, 1998 in Enfield, Conn.

A prayer service was 8 p.m. Friday. Burial will be at a later date.

Mr. Cox owned and operated HRH Contractors, having been contracted by Enfield Dek Hockey Park for the past 8 months.

Surviving are his wife, Sarah Cox; his stepson, Thomas F. Cliche; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cox of Rock Hill; two sisters, Lisa Parsons and Lori Smith; and two brothers, Timothy Cox and Todd Cox.

Memorials may be made to the Enfield DekYouth and Roller Hockey Association Inc., P.O. Box 803, Enfield, Ct. 06082.

Alma Dye
SPARTANBURG - Mrs. Alma Anderson Dye, 94, of 126 Prospect Ave. died Thursday, May 28, 1998 at her home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Spartanburg.

A native of York County, Mrs. Dye was the widow of Bill Dye. She retired in 1997 after working for Dr. and Mrs. Clyde Wells for 40 years.

At an early age, she joined Hopewell United Methodist Church in York. In 1922, she joined St. James AME Zion Church in Hickory Grove. In Spartanburg, she joined Mount Moriah Baptist Church, where she was a member of the adult church school class No. 1, the Pulpit Aid Society, Senior Missionary Society, Willing Workers, the Phyllis Goins Sympathy Club and the Friendly Sisters.

Surviving are her son, Otis Dye of Gastonia, N.C.; three daughters, Mary D. Swygert of Greensboro, N.C., Frances Dye of the home and Phenie D. Golatt of Richmond, Va.; two sisters, Macie Anderson of New Haven, Conn., and Smiley Anderson of Spartanburg; 22 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 20 great-great-grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; 14 step great-grandchildren; and six step great-great-grandchildren.

J.W. Woodward Funeral Home, 594 Howard St., Spartanburg is in charge.

Wright Funeral Home in York is in charge of local arrangements.

Doris Ferguson
DORAVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Doris C. Ferguson, 65, of Doraville died Saturday, May 23, 1998.

A graveside service was 11 a.m. Wednesday at Westview Cemetery, with the Rev. Ellynda Lipsey officiating.

Mrs. Ferguson attended Winthrop College and was retired from the Center for Disease Control, where she worked as a secretary. She was a member of Embry Hills United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her son, Larry Ferguson of Doraville; her mother, Isabell M. Conrad; and her sister, Helen Deas of Rock Hill.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Lowndes & McLane Funeral Home was in charge.

Vicky Howze
ROCK HILL - Mrs. Vicky Lynn Howze, 30, of 1065 Arch Drive died Wednesday, May 27, 1998 at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Monday at the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ronal King officiating. Burial will be at Barber Memorial Cemetery.

Mrs. Howze was a graduate of Rock Hill High School. She was a member Maranath Church of God in Christ.

Surviving are her son, Davario Jevoel Howze of the home; two daughters, Nikita M. Conner and Labrenta Howze, both of the home; her father, Paul Howze of Charlotte; two sisters, Terisa Hemphill of Charlotte and Gwendolyn Howze of Rock Hill; and her grandmother, Estelle Hemphill of Columbia.

The family will receive friends at the home. Viewing will be noon to 1 p.m. Monday at Robinson Funeral Home.

Frances Mitchell
ROCK HILL - Mrs. Frances Hope Mitchell, 76, of Mount Holly Road died Thursday, May 28, 1998 at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Mount Holly United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Arthur Holt officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

A native of Rock Hill, Mrs. Mitchell was the former owner and operator of Pinetuck Pantry. She was a member of Mount Holly United Methodist Church, Senior Citizens Club, and United Methodist Women. She was a former den mother for the Girl Scouts.

Surviving are her husband, Walter Lyle Mitchell; her son, Walter William "Bill" Mitchell of Georgetown; his sister, Elizabeth Reed of Sylva, N.C.; and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Mount Holly United Methodist Church Family Life Center fund, 1996 Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Bass Funeral Home is in charge.

Lily Mobley
YORK - Mrs. Lily Bell Mobley, 71, of 412 California St. died Wednesday, May 27, 1998 at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Galilee Baptist Church, with the Rev. W. E. Garrison officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Mobley was a retired textile worker.

Surviving are her husband, Silas "Top" Mobley Sr.; two daughters, Jessie M. Mobley of Charlotte and Rhoda M. Burris of the home; two sons, Silas Mobley Jr. of York and Eddie M. Mobley of the home; three stepdaughters, Mattie T. Sanders of Rock Hill, and Kathy M. Brown and Sarah Neely, both of York; her stepson, Samuel "David" Brown of York; 26 grandchildren and 51 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home and at the home of her son, Silas Mobley, 13 Rosewood Lane, York.

Viewing will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Wright Funeral Home. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Evelynn Stanton
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. - Mrs. Evelynn Smith Stanton, 76, of 13001 Old Statesville Road died Thursday, May 28, 1998 at University Medical Center.

A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Flint Hill Baptist Church in Fort Mill, with the Rev. John Earl officiating.

Mrs. Stanton was a retired English teacher at Myers Park High School in Charlotte. She is the widow of M.E. Stanton Jr.

Surviving are two sons, Minot E. Stanton III of Greenville and Malcolm S. Stanton of Charlotte; her daughter, Martha S. Davis of Clover; and six grandchildren.

Wolfe Funeral Home is in charge.

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

Annie Seigle
ROCK HILL - Mrs. Annie Mae Joseph Seigle of 194 Adnah Church Road died Wednesday, May 27, 1998 at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Pineville AME Zion Church, with the Rev. Eugene Goodwin officiating and the Revs. W.O. Thompson, Ronnie Baxter, Jeanette Leach and C.J. Jenkins assisting. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Seigle was a member of Pineville AME Zion Church, where she was the Parent Body president, president of the Missionary Society and a member of the Deaconess Board No. 1, Stewardess Board No. 1, the Hymn Choir and the Aide Society. She also was a member of the Rose of Sharon Chapter No. 30 Order of Eastern Star and the Community Prayer Band.

Surviving are three daughters, Creola Walker of Englewood, N.J., and Martha Douglas and Dottie Burris, both of Rock Hill; her adopted daughter, Rosie Patterson of Rock Hill; four sisters, Mary Bailey of Lake Wylie and Eliza Thompson, Mattie Steele and Ular Bell Wade, all of Rock Hill; an adopted sister, Catherine Campbell of Chester; five brothers, Howard Hemphill of Charlotte and L.J. Joseph, Roddey Joseph Jr., Charles Joseph and Jessie Wise, all of Rock Hill; 28 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at Pineville AME Zion Church.

The body will be taken to the church at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

Flossie Walker
FORT MILL - Mrs. Flossie Mae Archie Walker, 81, of 559 Roanoke Drive, Fort Mill, died Friday, May 29, 1998 at her home.

A graveside service will be 4 p.m. Sunday at Unity Cemetery, with the Revs. Eugene Simpson and Charles Howington officiating.

Born in Fort Mill, Mrs. Walker retired from Springs Industries. She was a member of the Fort Mill Church of the Nazarene.

She was the widow of Brady Walker.

Surviving are nine sons, Larry Walker of Rock Hill, Jerry "Sonny" Walker of Lancaster, Raymond Walker and Billy Ray Walker, both of Chester, and Nevin Jack Walker, Tommy Walker, Charles Walker, Richard Walker and Johnny Walker, all of Fort Mill; her daughter, Faye Ann McCammon of Fort Mill; three brothers, Willie Archie of Columbia and David Archie and Johnny Archie, both of Fort Mill; seven sisters, Connie Yarborough of Rock Hill, Pearly Ward of Lancaster and Jessie Funderburk, Rosa Bell Faulkenberry, Lillie May Fite, Margie Brooks and Evelyn Bailey, all of Fort Mill; 30 grandchildren and more than 30 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Whitesell-Wolfe Funeral Home and Sunday after the service at the Family Life Center of the Fort Mill Church of the Nazarene.

Memorials may be made to the Fort Mill Church of the Nazarene, 109 Harris St., Fort Mill, SC 29715 or the Fort Mill Rescue Squad, 216 S. White St., Fort Mill SC 29715.

Cheryl Wallace
SMYRNA - Mrs. Cheryl Rose Wallace, 31, of 2922 Legion Road died Friday, May 29, 1998 in Cherokee County.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at Midway Baptist Church in Clover, with the Rev. Jamie Ellis officiating. Burial will be at Gaston Memorial Park in Gastonia, N.C.

Mrs. Wallace was a member of Midway Baptist Church. She was a 1985 graduate of Hunter Huss High School in Gastonia, N.C. She was employed by Bi-Lo Inc. as a private brand coordinator.

Surviving are her husband, Michael E. Wallace; her stepson, Taylor Michael Wallace of Kansas City, Mo.; her father, James W. Rose of Gastonia, N.C.; her mother and stepfather, Jo Ann L. and Ted Robinson of Gastonia, N.C.; her sister, Kimberly Monteith of Gastonia, N.C.; her paternal grandmother, Irene Rose of Tennessee; and her maternal grandparents, Charles and Marie Matthews of Gastonia, N.C.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at M.L. Ford and Sons Funeral Home in Clover.

Memorials may be made to Midway Baptist Church, 12984 West Highway 55, Clover, SC 29710.

Lyle Whitener, Jr
CLOVER - One of Lyles Whitener Jr.'s duties when he was assistant principal at Clover Junior High School was to enforce the school's discipline policy.

He could take a student in his office in the morning and chew him out, but by noon they would be buddies again, his friends and co-workers said when they learned of his death earlier this week.

"He was loved by those kids," Ron Wright, the district's director of personnel said. "What a role model he was for those kids."

Whitener died Thursday, May 28, 1998, at his home, 1190 Tom Joye Road.

In addition to friends and families, he left a generation of students who will likely remember him, as he did them.

"We would walk down the halls, he could call each student by name," Paul Pratt, principal of Griggs Road Elementary School, said Friday. Pratt served as principal for five years with Whitener.

Pratt also stressed how helpful Whitener was to him when they worked together.

"He had been an assistant principal, and I was a new principal. He was very helpful to me. He taught me a lot," Pratt said. "He was a touch of class."

He took great pride in everything he did, Pratt said. As one of his duties, he was in charge of concessions at the ball games and was famous for his popcorn. Even after he retired, he came back to make his popcorn for the games, Wright said.

Whitener was assistant principal for 17 years at the junior high school. He was a graduate of Allen University in Columbia. He earned his master's degree from Winthrop University.

He was a member of Jerusalem Baptist Church, where he was a deacon, a former Sunday school superintendent and past treasurer of the Brotherhood. He was an active member of the Sandy River Baptist Association.

He was a member of Wilson Lodge F&AM No. 303 and the United Men's Club of Clover. He served on the Clover Medical Facilities Commission and was a veteran of the Air Force.

The funeral service will be 3 p.m. Sunday at St. James United Methodist Church in York, with the Rev. Keith Hunter officiating. Burial will be at Lakeview Memory Gardens.

Surviving are his wife, Amarintha W. Whitener; his son, Michael K. Wright of Rock Hill; his daughter, Millicent W. Dickey of Charlotte; his brother, Harrison Whitener of Clinton; two sisters, Sarah DuBois of Spartanburg and Daisy McTavish of Junction City, Kan.; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Generation Funeral Home in Clover.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Community Care Inc., 325 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730 or to the American Red Cross, 200 Piedmont Blvd., Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Barbara Zetrouer
AIKEN - Mrs. Barbara Thompson Zetrouer, 50, of Neibling Drive died Thursday, May 28, 1998.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Westville Memorial Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery.

Mrs. Zetrouer was employed by Greenwood Rehabilitation Center. She was a member of Deer Park Baptist Church in Charleston.

Surviving are her husband, W. Everett Zetrouer; two sons, Bryan E. Zetrouer of Mt. Pleasant and William Scott Zetrouer of Charleston; her daughter, Pamela Diane Vinson of Rock Hill; and her mother, Elizabeth K. O'Quinn of Charleston.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Westville Memorial Funeral Home. The family will be at the home of Mamie Greene, 119 Hiawasee Drive, Greenville.
 

Nettie Arnette
YORK - Mrs. Nettie Almetta McManus Arnette, 96, formerly of Lancaster, died Friday, May 29, 1998, at her home.

A graveside service will be 3 p.m. today at Lancaster Memorial Park with the Revs. Ron Gregory and Johnny Steele officiating.

A native of Lancaster, Mrs. Arnette was a member of Glenwood Heights Baptist Church and had retired from Springs Industries after 50 years of service. She was the widow of Lewis Jeffery Arnette.

Surviving are her brother, Jack McManus of El Paso, Texas; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. today at Cauthen Funeral Home, and other times at the home at 219 E. Liberty St., York.

Memorials may be made to the Glenwood Heights Baptist Church, 600 Nichols Road, Lancaster, SC 29720.

Cauthen Funeral Home, Lancaster Chapel, is in charge.

Ruth McCune
CLOVER - Mrs. Ruth Mildred McCune, 93, of 211 Shadow Lake Drive died Friday, May 29, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The graveside service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Bridgeport Cemetery in Bridgeport, W.Va., with the Easter Star officiating.

A native of Charleston, W.Va., Mrs. McCune was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Charlotte. She was the widow of Howard Allen McCune.

Surviving are his daughter, Patricia DellaMea of Clover, five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

M.L. Ford & Sons is in charge.


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