Miscellaneous York County, South Carolina Obituaries

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Bailey infants
ROCK HILL - Tyrien and Tyre Bailey, infant sons of the Rev. Robert Z. and Tara Moore Bailey of 1765-C Cedar Post Lane, died Tuesday, June 2, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Second Wilson Baptist Church cemetery in Chester, with the Rev. W.M. Bryson officiating.

Surviving in addition to their parents are their maternal grandparents, David and Irena Moore of Chester; their paternal grandparents, Robert W. and Ileva Bailey of Chester; their maternal great-grandmothers, Sereatha Land of Chester and Lula Moore of Sharon; their maternal great-great-grandmother, Hatie Craig of Charlotte; and their paternal grandparents, James and Ellen Thomas of Miami.

The family will receive friends at home.

Denton Funeral Home is in charge.

Lola Baxley
KERSHAW - Mrs. Lola Huntley Baxley, 98, of 751 Baxley Farm Road died Wednesday, June 3, 1998, in Monroe, N.C.

A graveside service will be 4 p.m. today at Shiloh True Light Church cemetery, with Elder Rommie Purser officiating.

Mrs. Baxley was the widow of Daniel Edward Baxley. A homemaker, she was of the True Light faith.

Surviving are two sons, Daniel Carlyle Baxley of Camden and Olin Edward Baxley of Kershaw; 11 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

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

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

Roy Brooks Jr.
ROCK HILL - Mr. Roy E. Brooks Jr., 50, of 4025 Overlook Road died Thursday, June 4, 1998.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Greene Funeral Home, with the Rev. Mike Leonhardt officiating. Burial will be at Adnah United Methodist Church cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Joan Brooks; his son, Ken Brookins of Rock Hill; three daughters, Noelle Brooks of Rock Hill; Lori Tatarka of Jamestown, N.C., Jennifer Bohannon of Hazelhurst, Ga.; his father, Roy E. Brooks Sr.; two brothers, David Brooks of Rock Hill and Arthur Brooks of Moncks Corner; and four grandchildren.

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

Maude Brown
CHESTER - Mrs. Maude McGowan Brown, 84, of 664 Still St. died Thursday, June 4, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Parkway Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ron Gaddy officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery.

A native of Chester, Mrs. Brown was retired from Springs Industries. She was a member of Parkway Baptist Church. A graduate of Chester High School, she was the widow of Realis Eugene Brown.

Surviving are her son, R. Warren Brown of Laurens; two daughters, Cicely Brown of LeGrange, Ky., and Cindy Plyler of the home; her brother, J.C. McGowan of Winston-Salem, N.C.; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Parkway Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1227, Chester, SC 29706.

Lillian Capers
SMYRNA - Mrs. Lillian Turner Shelborne Capers, 44, of 2515 Ebenezer Road died Wednesday, June 3, 1998, at Gaston Memorial Hospital.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Wright Funeral Home in York.

Mary Gaffney
CLOVER - Mrs. Mary Sue Carraway Gaffney, 81, formerly of Clover, died Wednesday, June 3, 1998, at Spartanburg Regional Hospital.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. today at Clover ARP Church, with the Rev. Sterling Brackett officiating. Burial will be at Woodside Cemetery.

Mrs. Gaffney was a retired nursing assistant at Cherokee County Hospital in Gaffney.

Surviving are her son, Bill Carraway of Chester; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends following the service.

Memorials may be made to the National Diabetes Foundation, 100 North Brand Blvd., Suite 200, Glendale, CA 91203.

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

Harold Jett
CLOVER - A graveside service for Mr. Harold Junior Jett, 72, of 2980 Propst Road, who died Wednesday, June 3, 1998, at his home, will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Beersheba Presbyterian Church Cemetery, with the Rev. Larry Williams officiating.

Mr. Jett was retired from the military and served in both the Army and Navy. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War and was a member of the American Legion.

Surviving are his son, Harold Ronald Jett of Clover; five daughters, Barbara J. Carpenter and Sharon J. Calarosa, both of Independence, Mo., Carolyn J. Lindstrom of Lakewood, Calif., Brenda Strikeleather of Charlotte, and Rhonda J. Broadway of Clover; his brother, Paul Howard Jett of Independence, Mo.; 18 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at York Funeral Home.

Mary McCluney
SHARON - Miss Mary M. "Little" McCluney, 97, of 4055 Cabal Road died Thursday, June 4, 1998, at home.

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

Euna McConnell
ROCK HILL - Mrs. Euna Bell Hall McConnell, 93, of 250 Springdale Road died Thursday, June 4, 1998, at White Oak Manor.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Saturday at Greene Funeral Home, with the Rev. Tommy Huddleston officiating. Burial will be at Catawba Baptist Church cemetery.

Mrs. McConnell was a retiree of Rock Hill Printing & Finishing Co., with 20 years of service. She was a member of Catawba Baptist Church, where she was a former Sunday school teacher in the primary department and a member of the Jeanette Walker Sunday school class. She was the widow of Lonnie F. McConnell.

Surviving are two sons, Howard "Sparky" McConnell and L.A. "Bill" McConnell, both of Rock Hill; her brother, Hoyt Hall of Elberton, Ga.; and her sister, Omie Brown of Rock Hill; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; her great-great-grandchild; and her companion, Faye Lyons of Rock Hill.

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 Annie Armstrong Offering c/o Catawba Baptist Church, 2639 Catawba Church Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Alma Walls
ROCK HILL - Mrs. Alma "A.J." Walls, 48, of 431 Summit St. died Monday, June, 1, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be noon Saturday at Mount Zion No. 1 AME Zion Church in Rowells, with the Rev. Alan L. Stewart officiating and the Rev. M.N. Baxter and Brother James A. Hayes assisting. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Walls attended Emmett Scott High School. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and later joined Mount Zion No. 1 AME Zion Church, where she was a member of the Booster Club. She was formerly employed by Dr. and Mrs. Frank Fairey and Mr. and Mrs. Weldon Burns.

Surviving are three daughters, Terrie Evonne Walls of York, Heather Kirkpatrick of Rock Hill, and Tiffany La-Shawn Walls of the home; her mother, Catherine S. McCollough of Philadelphia; four brothers, Ronald L. McCollough of Edgemoor, James F. McCollough of Bremeton, Wash., Donald McCollough and Wayne C. McCollough, both of New Jersey; her sister, Gail McCollough of California; and six grandchildren.

The body may be viewed from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at Robinson Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends at home.

The body will be placed in the church at 11 a.m. Saturday.
 

Aslee Dewese
ROCK HILL - The funeral for Mrs. Aslee Sibley Mills Dewese of 1306 Crawford Road, who died Tuesday, June 2, 1998, at her home will be 3 p.m. Sunday at the Nazareth Baptist Church. Burial will be Barber Memorial Cemetery.

Officiating will be the Rev. Charles Kiser and the eulogist will be the Rev. B.R. Wilson. The Revs. Larry Robinson, M.N. Baxter, T.R. Jones and J.H. Bailey will assist.

Mrs. Dewese attended Lexington, N.C., public schools. She was a housekeeper and a retired custodian at Winthrop University. She was a member of the Nazareth Baptist Church and member of the AP&B Society No. 23. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Wardell Mills Sr., and by her second husband, John Dewese.

She is survived by 14 daughters, Lucinda Mills Daniel, Mary Mills McGleen, and Tina Mills all of Brooklyn, N.Y., Maggie Dewese Ragsdale, Katie Dewese Page, Barbara Laster, Lucille Mills Reid and Louise Mills Moorer, all of Rock Hill, Jinelle Brown Jones of Las Vegas, Jackey Mills Cleveland of Bowie, Md., Rhina Dewese Whitlock of New York, Lucille Dewese Cooper of Oxford, N.Y., Mattie Dewese Bennett of Charlotte and Roline Dewese Dukes of Wilmington, N.C.; three sons, Dewey V. Mills of Rock Hill, Wardell Mills Jr. of Chester, and Leon Dewese of New York; 55 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren and 25 great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at Robinson Funeral Home and at other times at the home, 1306 Crawford Road.

Cleavy Hamrick
SHELBY - Mr. Cleavy Watson Hamrick, 82, of 1932 Gaffney Road, died Thursday, June 4, 1998, at Rutherford County Hospital.

The funeral will be 7:30 tonight at Flint Hill Baptist Church, with the Rev. Keith Dixon officiating. Burial will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Cleveland Memorial Park.

Mr. Hamrick was a retired self-employed painter. He was the widower of Mary Sue Anthony Hamrick. He was a lifetime member of Flint Hill Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Joe D. Hamrick of Hickory Grove and Roland B. Hamrick of Boiling Springs; his brother, Travis Hamrick of Gaffney; his sister, Lois Allen of Shelby; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today at the church.

Lutz-Austell Funeral Home is in charge.

Thomas Hope
YORK - Mr. Thomas M. Hope Sr., 80, of 1346 Tom Hope Road died Friday, June 5, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at the Filbert Presbyterian Church in America, with the Rev. Wallace Tinsley. Burial will be at Lakeview Memory Gardens.

Mr. Hope was a member of the Filbert Presbyterian Church in America, where he was a deacon and elder emeritus. He was a retiree of the South Carolina Department of Transportation School Bus Maintenance for York County school districts.

Surviving are his wife, Lucy Maurice Howell Hope; four sons, Thomas Hope Jr., Edgar E. Hope and M. Keith Hope, all of York, and James M. Hope of Sylvania, Ga.; his daughter, Brenda H. Brock of Chester; three brothers, the Rev. Charles O. Ferguson of Greenville, Leroy H. Ferguson of York and Holmes Roberts of Hickory Grove; his sister, Margie R. Brown of York; 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at the Filbert Presbyterian Church in America and at other times at the home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Filbert Presbyterian Church in America building fund, 2066 North Highway 321, York, SC 29745.

Greene Funeral Home is in charge.

Francis Jordan
FORT LAWN - Mr. Francis J. Jordan of 2228 Catawba River Road died Friday, June 5, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

A graveside service will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Elmwood Cemetery, with the Rev. John R. Rumford officiating.

Mr. Jordan was a retired printer for Rock Hill Printing and Finishing Co. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of Fort Lawn Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret Drennan Jordan.

The family will receive friends at 2 p.m. Sunday at Fort Lawn Baptist Church fellowship hall.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 311, Columbia, SC 29294-9894 or to Helms-Gordon Residential Care, 714 Funderburke Road, Fort Lawn, SC 28714.

Mahaffey Funeral Home is in charge.

Mamie Jordan
CHARLOTTE - Mrs. Mamie Pettus Jordan of 2211 Shurman Place died Friday, June 5, 1998, at Mercy Hospital.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Robinson Funderal Home.

Havalia Mason
NORTH CHARLESTON - Mrs. Havalia Parker Mason, of North Charleston, died Friday, June 5, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday at Advent Lutheran Church. Burial will be at Live Oak Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Mason was a member of Advent Lutheran Church. A registered nurse, she was a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina School of Nursing.

Surviving are her husband, John W. Mason; two daughters, Ellen M. Vick of Rock Hill and Elizabeth A. Mason of North Charleston; two sisters, Sarah L. Thompson of Kingstree and Eva D. Morton of Longs; two brothers, Daniel B. Parker and Jack K. Parker, both of Longs; three grandchildren.

J. Henry Stuhr, North Area Chapel is in charge.

Mary McCluney
SHARON - Miss Mary M. "Little" McCluney, 97, of 4055 Cabal Road, Thompson Quarter Community died Thursday, June 4, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Mount Hopewell Baptist Church in Sharon, with the Rev. Raymond Davis officiating and the Revs. W.T. Massey and James Hope assisting. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Miss McCluney was a domestic worker. She was a member of Mount Hopewell Baptist Church, where she was a missionary and member of the AP&B Society No. 36. She was a native of Chester County.

Surviving are two sisters, Pinkie Bell Thompson and Azalee Robbins, both of Sharon.

The family will receive friends at the home.

Viewing will be from noon to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at King's Funeral Home.

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

Carl Patterson
YORK - Mr. Carl "Bill" Wallace Patterson, 56, of 3933 Biggers Road died Thursday, June 4, 1998, at Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia, N.C.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Ramah Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Al Daniel officiating. Burial will be at Beersheba Presbyterian Church.

Mr. Patterson was the owner of Patterson Pulpwood & Logging Co. He was a member of Ramah Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are his wife, Barbara McCarter Patterson; his son, Robert Eric Curtis of Clover; two daughters, Sherri C. Christmus(CQ) and Tammy C. Bailes, both of Clover; his stepmother, Della Campbell Patterson of York; three brothers, David Patterson, Roy Patterson and Clyde Patterson, all of York; three sisters, Agnes Braziel of West Columbia and Katherine Jackson and Nancy Wyatt, both of York; five grandchildren; seven stepsisters and his stepbrother.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at M.L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Beersheba Cemetery Association, 130 S. Beersheba Road, Clover, SC 29710 or Ramah Presbyterian Church building fund, 251 Ramah Church Road, York SC 29745.

Samuel Phillips
CLOVER - Mr. Samuel Arthur "Tot" Phillips, 77, of 2062 Greenleaf Road died Friday, June 5, 1998, at Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia, N.C.

Mr. Phillips was a retired textile worker for Ti Caro in Gastonia, N.C.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Wright Funeral Home in York.
 

Charles Bumgardner
CLOVER - Mr. Charles Eddleman Bumgardner, 61, of 1121 Brian St. died Friday, June 5, 1998, at his home.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday in the Colonial Chapel of Carothers Funeral Home in Gastonia, N.C., with the Rev. Jerry Bryant officiating. Burial will be at Westview Gardens in Bessemer City, N.C.

Born in Gaston County, Mr. Bumgardner was a retired supervisor from A&E Inc. of Mount Holly, an U.S. Air Force veteran and a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church in Clover.

Surviving are his wife, Martha Falls Bumgardner; five sons, Jerry Bumgardner of Gastonia, Dale Bumgardner, Scott Bumgardner and Brian Bumgardner, all of Clover, and Todd Bumgardner of Stanley; his daughter, Deborah Atkinson of Gastonia; his brother, Kenneth Bumgardner of Kings Mountain, N.C.; three sisters, Ann Parker of Clover, Carolyn Holt of Gastonia and Joyce Pace of Harrisburg, N.C.; and nine grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 today at Carothers Funeral Home.

Memorials may be sent to Hospice Community Care, 325 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

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Ruth Carpenter
SHELBY, N.C. - Mrs. Ruth Frances Hoyle Carpenter, 69, formerly of Carpenter's Grove Church Road, Belwood, N.C., died June 6, 1998, at Northwood Health Care.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. today at Knob Creek United Methodist Church with the Rev. Steve Kiser officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Born in Rutherford County, N.C., Mrs. Carpenter was a homemaker. She was a member of Knob Creek UMC.

She was the widow of Paul Carpenter.

Surviving are two sons, Dean Carpenter of Gastonia, N.C., and Paul Edwin "PeeWee" Carpenter of North Carolina; three daughters, Ellen Ashe of Shelby, N.C., Peggy Nolan of Florida and Ruth Hendrick of Ooltewah, Tenn.; three brothers, Robert Hoyle, Charles Hoyle and Lloyd Hoyle, all of Clover; her sister, Betty Jean Ramsey of Bowling Green; 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Stamey Funeral Home in Fallston, N.C. is serving the family.

Eddie Dye
LANCASTER - Mr. Eddie F. Dye, 69, of 405 S. French St. died Saturday, June 6, 1998, at Springs Memorial Hospital.

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

Willie Kennedy
GREAT FALLS - Mr. Willie "Waterboy" Kennedy, 91, died Saturday, June 6, 1998, at Fairfield Memorial Hospital in Winnsboro.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Washington Funeral Home in Great Falls.

Delores Mullis
LANCASTER - Mrs. Delores Johnson Mullis, 60, of 2722 Pineview Drive died Friday, June 5, 1998, at Springs Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. today at Cauthen Funeral Home. Burial will be at Lancaster Memorial Park.

Born in Darlington, Mrs. Mullis was a retired manager for Skyline Ltd.

She was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church and the Jackson Shrine Club Ladies Auxiliary.

Surviving are her husband, David Lionel Mullis Jr.; her daughter, Susan Clemmer of Lancaster; her mother, Minnie Lemons Johnson of Lancaster; two brothers, Johnny T. Johnson of Columbia and Mike V. Johnson of Lancaster; her sister, Nellie Smith of Columbia; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home.

Memorials may be sent to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, P.O. Box 667, Mauldin, SC 29662 or to Grace Presbyterian Church, 1026 Grave Ave., Lancaster, SC 29720.

Elaine Neal
ROCK HILL - Mrs. Elaine Williams Neal of 414 University Drive died Saturday, June 6, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Bass Funeral Home.

Martha Roseboro
ROCK HILL - Mrs. Martha Roseboro of 329 Rich St. died Saturday, June 6, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Robinson Funeral Home.

Ruth Carpenter
SHELBY, N.C. - Mrs. Ruth Frances Hoyle Carpenter, 69, formerly of Carpenter's Grove Church Road, Belwood, N.C., died June 6, 1998, at Northwood Health Care.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. today at Knob Creek United Methodist Church with the Rev. Steve Kiser officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Born in Rutherford County, N.C., Mrs. Carpenter was a homemaker. She was a member of Knob Creek UMC.

She was the widow of Paul Carpenter.

Surviving are two sons, Dean Carpenter of Gastonia, N.C., and Paul Edwin "PeeWee" Carpenter of North Carolina; three daughters, Ellen Ashe of Shelby, N.C., Peggy Nolan of Florida and Ruth Hendrick of Ooltewah, Tenn.; three brothers, Robert Hoyle, Charles Hoyle and Lloyd Hoyle, all of Clover; her sister, Betty Jean Ramsey of Bowling Green; 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Stamey Funeral Home in Fallston, N.C. is serving the family.

Mamie Gilliam
ROCK HILL - Mrs. Mamie Gilliam of 53 Reynolds St. died Sunday, May 7, 1998, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Robinson Funeral Home.

Otis Harding
CHESTER - Mr. Otis L. Harding, 63, of 538 Christopher Lane died Sunday, June 7, 1998, at Chester County Hospital.

The funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Wright's Home for Funerals.

A native of Chester County, Mr. Harding was a retired truck driver.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Dove Harding; three sons, Michael A. Harding, Wayne Pierce and Mike Martin, all of Chester; his daughter, Karen Young of Chester; three brothers, James A. Harding of Hartsville, Elmer E. Harding Jr. of Fort Lawn and David C. Harding of Atlanta, Ga.; two sisters, Maude Robinson of Lancaster and Leslie J. Dabney of Columbia; and four grandchildren.

Thomas Holt
FORT LAWN - Mr. Thomas "Bud" Holt, 86, of 1346 Fincher Road died Saturday, June 6, 1998, at the Springs Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at El Bethel Methodist Church with Rev. Pam Ledbetter. Burial will be in El Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery.

A native of Eleersy, Md., Mr. Holt was a member of El Bethel Methodist Church and was a retired coal miner.

Surviving are his wife, Virgie Kiddy Holt; three sons, Thomas Arthur Holt of Kershaw, Robert Holt and Ronald Holt, both of Rock Hill; two daughters, Barbara Ann Ochoa of Central and Janice Louise Shrader of Fort Lawn; two brothers, Arthur Holt and Roy Holt, both of Somerset, Pa.; his sister, Olive Darrah of Meyersdale, Pa.; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home.

Memorials may be made to the El Bethel Methodist Church Love Fund, 3462 Catawba River Road, Fort Lawn, SC 29714.

Cauthen Funeral Home is in charge.

Mamie Jordan
CHARLOTTE - Mrs. Mamie Lee Pettus Jordan, 70, 2211 Thurmond Place died Friday, June 5, 1998, at Mercy Hospital.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witness on Commonwealth Avenue in Charlotte with Brother Caperson officiating. Burial will be at Emmanuel Cemetery in Rock Hill.

Surviving are two sons, John Strong and James Strong, both of Cassett; five daughters, Pettus Suzanne Durham of Columbus, Ohio, Carolyn J. Benjamin, Wendy Byers and Velle Strong all of Charlotte and Peggy J. Brisbon of Camden; her sister, Hattie Pettus of Rock Hill; her brother, David Pettus Jr. of York; 15 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Beasley's Funeral Home and other times at 11413 Antebellum St.

Elaine Neal
ROCK HILL - Mrs. Elaine W. Neal, 60, of 414 University Drive died Saturday, June 6, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, 1998, at First Baptist Church of Fort Mill with the Rev. Jeff Bedwell officiating. Burial will be at Forest Hill Cemetery.

A native of Rock Hill, Mrs. Neal was a member of First Baptist Church of Fort Mill. She worked for J.P. Stevens for 23 years as a secretary in the industrial engineering department.

Surviving are her husband, Thomas C. Neal; her daughter, Susan Neal of the home; two brothers, Gary Williams and Henry Williams, both of Rock Hill; two sisters, Jeanette Floyd and Mabel Bratton, both of Rock Hill.

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 the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 2535, Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Samuel Phillips
CLOVER - Mr. Samuel Arthur "Tot" Phillips, 77, of 2062 Greenleaf Road died Friday, June 5, 1998, at Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia, N.C.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Liberty Hill A.M.E. Zion Church in Clover, with Rev. Terrance Jones officiating, assisted by Rev. M.N. Baxter, Rev. Harold Jones and Rev. Timothy Goode. The body will be placed in the church an hour before the service. Burial will be at Lakeview Memory Gardens in York.

Mr. Phillips was a retired Sexton hand for the Victory Mill. He was a member of Liberty Hill A.M.E. Zion Church, where he was a member of the Church Aid society, a Sunday school teacher, assistant superintendent and superintendent for Sunday school, a class leader and a trustee. He was a past senior warden for the Booker T. Washington Masonic Lodge No. 274 and a veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Ella Phillips of the home; six daughters, Barbara Jamison and Ella Phillips, both of Gastonia, Mary Barnett of the home, Alice Watson of Staten Island, N.Y., Phyllis Lindsey of Charlotte and Marcella Beard of Clover; six sons, Bobby Williams of N.J., William Phillips and Carl Phillips, both of Gastonia, Donald Phillips of the home, Sammy Phillips of Clover and Sylvester Phillips of Susanville, Calif.; four sisters, Macie Thomas and Sarah Moss, both of Gastonia, Clara Lowery of Clover and Geneva Bigger of Lake Wylie; his brother, Henry Phillips of Lake Wylie; 19 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 7:30 p.m. tonight at Wright Funeral Home in York. Masonic rites will be performed by Booker T. Washington Masonic Lodge No. 274.

The body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Martha Roseboro
ROCK HILL - Mrs. Martha Ola Roseboro of 329 Rich St. died Saturday, June, 6, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Catawba Chapel AME Zion Church in Catawba, with Pastor, Rev. W. R. Johnson III officiating. The eulogy will be by Pastor Mary Crosby, with minister Diane Wells, Martha Page and Rev. Stanley Wells assisting. Burial will be at Grand View Memorial Park.

Mrs. Roseboro was a native of York County. She attended public schools of Catawba, and she was a graduate of Emmett Scott High School. She was a member of the Mount Zion Church and Kingdom God. She served on the deaconess board and was secretary of the missionary society. She was a former Sunday school teacher and a member of the Mount Prospect Baptist Church Burial Aid Society.

Surviving are her son, James Melvin Roseboro of Rock Hill; six brothers, Robert Drakeford of N.J., James Barnes and Ronnie Massey, both of Rock Hill, Frank Massey of Lancaster, Hezekiah Massey and Ernest Massey, both of Catawba; two sisters, Frances M. Bullock of Washington D.C. and Janie Barber of Bronx, N.Y.; and three grandchildren.

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

The body will be placed in the church at noon on Tuesday.

Mary Ward
RALEIGH, N.C. - Mary Powell Ward, 85, of 917 Williamson Drive died Saturday, June 6, 1998.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church, 99 North Salisbury St. Burial will follow at Montlawn Memorial Park.

Mrs. Ward was a native of Franklinton, N.C., and educated in the Franklinton Public School and Woman's College, now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Livingston Johnson Bible Class, the Colonel Polk Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Canterbury Book Club, the Carolina Country Club, the First Families of North Carolina and the Wake County Medical Society Alliance, where she was president from 1945 to 1946.

She was the widow of William Titus Ward.

Surviving are two daughters, Mary Powell Ward White of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Adria Ward Walker of Raleigh; her son, William Titus Ward Jr. of Rock Hill; seven grandchildren and her great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. tonight at the home.

Memorial may be made to the Ward Memorial Fund, First Baptist Church, 99 North Salisbury St., Raleigh, NC 27603.

Brown-Wynne Funeral Home is in charge.


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