Miscellaneous York County, South Carolina Obituaries

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Blanche Becknell

YORK - Mrs. Blanche Wallace Becknell, 94, formerly of 153 Charlotte St., died Friday, June 12, 1998, at White Oak Manor.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Trinity United Methodist Church, with the Rev. James Correll Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Memory Gardens.

Mrs. Becknell was a retired weaver from Cannon Mill. She was the widow of T. Oscar Becknell. She was a member of the Ladies Bible class at Trinity United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her son, Ray Becknell of Rock Hill; three daughters, Evelyn Becknell Blair of York, and Ann Becknell Adkins and Gladys Becknell Blake, both of Rock Hill; two sisters, Thelma Wallace and Ruby Wallace Fleming, both of Rock Hill; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and her great-great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at York Funeral Home and at other times at the home of her daughter, Evelyn B. Blair, 300 Simrill Ave., York.

Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 376, York, SC 29745. 

Mary Dewese

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Mary Belle Dewese, 83, of 629 Harrison St. died Tuesday, June 9, 1998, at her home.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Parker Funeral Home.

Alberta Ferrell

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Alberta Canty Ferrell, 68, of 1466 Mount Gallant Road died Wednesday, June 10, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. today at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Catawba Ward, with Bishop Scott Garbett, Chief Gilbert Blue and Milton Osborn officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Ferrell was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Catawba Ward. She was employed for 23 years at Everlock in Pineville, N.C. She was a Catawba potter.

Surviving are her husband, Jack F. Ferrell; her stepmother, Virginia Canty of Rock Hill; three daughters, Marsha F. Byrd of the home and Denise F. Nichols and Lorna F. Harris, both of Rock Hill; four brothers, Alonzo Canty Jr., Wallace Canty and Eric Canty, all of Rock Hill, and Edwin Canty of Catawba; eight sisters, Helen Beck, Frances Wade, Thelma Hendrix, Geneva Gunton, Betty Driggers and Judy Driggers, all of Rock Hill, Joyce Green of Parkersburg, W.Va., and Diane Petrini of St. Charles, Ill.; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Catawba Ward, 2430 Indian Trail, Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Greene Funeral Home is in charge. 

Grace Foxx

GASTONIA, N.C. - Grace Elizabeth Creasman Foxx, 78, of 6135 Lewis Road died Thursday, June 11, 1998, at Presbyterian Hospital.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Rustic Hill Baptist Church, Bessemer City, N.C., with the Revs. Wayne Kirk, Henry Moose and James Ellis officiating. Burial will be in Westview Gardens in Bessemer City, N.C.

Mrs. Foxx was a homemaker and member of Rustic Hill Baptist Church. A native of Greenville, Tenn., she was the widow of Ernest Foxx.

Surviving are three sons, Buster Foxx and Jimmy Foxx, both of Gastonia and Russell Foxx of Fort Mill; her sister, Willa Belle Greene of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and her great-great-grandchild.

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

James Gore

CHESTER - Mr. James Allen "Brother" Gore, 75, of 107 Stewart St. died Wednesday, June 10, 1998, at Providence Medical Center in Columbia.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Mount Olive Baptist Church, with the Rev. W.G. Boulware officiating and the Revs. William A. Chisholm and David Walker assisting. Burial will be in the Sandy River Baptist Church cemetery.

Mr. Gore was retired from Springs Industries with 35 years of service. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II. He was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church, where he served on the Trustee Board. He attended Finley Senior High School in Chester.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Janie Walton Gore; two sons, James Edward Gore II and George Allen Gore, both of Chester; his daughter, Cathy Thompson of Heath Springs; his brother, Edward Gore of Chester; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. at Gore's Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at home.

The body will be taken to the church at noon Sunday.

Memorials can be made to the window fund at Mount Olive Baptist Church, 176 Center St., Chester, SC 29706. 

David Hunt

CHARLOTTE - Mr. David Hunt, 56, of 1733 Newland Road died Wednesday, June 3, 1998, at home.

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. today at Richmond Funeral Home on Beatties Ford Road.

Surviving are his father, Dave Hunt, and stepmother, Bessie Hunt, both of Charlotte; his brother, Wilford Carter of Rock Hill; and four sisters, Pauline Caldwell, Patty Hall, Sylvia McLean and Esther Camp, all of Charlotte.

Parker Funeral Home in Rock Hill is in charge. 

Mabel McClurkin

CHESTER - Mrs. Mable Meadows McClurkin, 82, of Chester Country Nursing Center, formerly of 106 Freedom Drive, died Tuesday, June 9, 1998, at the Chester County Nursing Center.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Old Hope Station Baptist Church in Fairfield County, with the Rev. David Rice officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mrs. McClurkin was a member of Old Hope Station Baptist Church, where she was a choir member, missionary, member of the AP&B Society No. 31, and the CB&A Society. She was the widow of John Henry McClurkin Sr.

Surviving are her son, John Henry McClurkin Jr. of Chester; four daughters, Mary L. Thompson and Maggie E. Howze, both of Chester, Rosa L. Crosby of Greensboro, N.C., and Sarah McClurkin of Charlotte; two sisters, Pearl Feaster of Baltimore, and Gracie Coleman of Chester; four grandchildren whom she reared, Teresa Colvin and Shantay Sanders, both of Chester, Evett McClurkin of Union and Shannon Middleton of Virginia; 20 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home of James and Maggie Howze, 106 Freedom Drive.

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

King's Funeral Home is in charge.

Edward Mosley

LANCASTER - Mr. Edward Thomas "Butch" Mosley, 59, of 1050 15th St. died Friday, June 12, 1998, at home.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. today at Greenlawn Cemetery, with the Rev. Mike Sollers officiating.

Mr. Mosley was formerly employed by J.P. Stevens Co. He attended the schools of Lancaster County.

Surviving are his wife, Annie Mae Bennett Mosley; his son, Scooter Mosley of Great Falls; two stepdaughters, Tracy Hensley of Lancaster and Rachel Sims of Great Falls; five brothers, Joe Mosley of Lancaster, Marion Funderburk of Barnwell, and Donald Funderburk, Hazel Funderburk and Ronny Funderburk, all of Great Falls; four sisters, Nancy M. Blackmon of Lancaster, Nancy F. Price of Fort Lawn, Marcine Roberts of Great Falls and Diane King of Columbia; and three grandchildren.

Dantzler-Baker Funeral Home is in charge. 

Donald Roach

RICHBURG - Mr. Donald Carrol(CQ) Roach, 67, of 850 Old Mill Road died Friday, June 12, 1998, at home.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Greene Funeral Home. 

Louise Williams

CHESTER - Mrs. Louise Stokes Williams, 92, of White Oak Manor, formerly of 1556 Joe Caldwell Road, died Monday, June 8, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Black Rock Baptist Church, with the Rev. James M. Wilson Sr. officiating and the Rev. Paul Jackson assisting. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Williams was the widow of Sidney Williams. She was a homemaker and a member of Black Rock Baptist Church where she was a member of the choir for 60 years, the Missionary Society and AP&B Society.

Surviving are three sons, Douglas "Butch" Williams of Chester, Robert Finley Williams of Mesa, Ariz., and Moncure Williams of Marrero, La.; her grandson whom she reared, Robert L. Williams of the home; her granddaughter whom she reared, Catherine L. Williams of the home; her brother, Tommy Stokes of Chester; her sister, Catherine Coleman of Chester; 40 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and 35 great-great-grandchildren.

The body will be taken to the church at 12:30 p.m. today.

Denton Funeral Home is in charge. 

Nathaniel Williams Sr.

CHESTER - Mr. Nathaniel Williams Sr., 51, of 102 Caldwell St. died Friday, June 12, 1998, at Palmetto Baptist Medical Center in Columbia.

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

The family is at the home of his mother, Martha M. Williams, 103 Caldwell St., Chester.
 

Delois Adams

GASTONIA, N.C. - Ms. Delois Adams, 68, of 916 S. Marietta St., South Haven Care, died Friday, June 12, 1998, at Gaston Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Monday at Jerusalem Baptist Church in Clover, with the Rev. Charlie Mason officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

Ms. Adams was a member of Jerusalem Baptist Church.

Surviving are her daughter, Floistine Burris of Gastonia; two sons, Keith Partlow of Clayton, N.C., and Alphonzo Partlow of Gastonia; three sisters, Nannie Adams of Dallas, N.C., Bernice Duff of Gastonia and Jonnie Mae Boyd of Clover; two brothers, Vorn Adams of Dallas, N.C., and James E. Adams of Virginia Beach, Va.; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the church.

Costner Funeral Home in Gastonia, N.C. is in charge of the arrangements. 

Larry Bailes

FORT MILL - Mr. Larry Taylor Bailes, 75, of 103 Morgan Street died Saturday, June 13, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Monday at Flint Hill Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dan Griffin officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

A Fort Mill native, Mr. Bailes was retired from Springs Mill in Fort Mill. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was known for his musical ability, especially playing string instruments, and was a member of Flint Hill Baptist Church.

Surviving are his son, Daryl Bailes of Katy, Texas; two brothers, Leon Bailes of Fort Mill and Horace Bailes of Greensboro, N.C.; his sister, Ann Robinson of Belmont, N.C.; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Greene Funeral Home from 4 to 6 p.m. today and at other times at the home of Katherine Bailes, 2304 Eden Terrace, Rock Hill.

Memorials may be made to Flint Hill Baptist Church General Fund, 296 Flint Hill Road, Fort Mill,SC 29715. 

Lula Bell

HEATH SPRINGS - Mrs. Lula Walden Bell, 68, of 3840 Hoke Road died Friday, June 12, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Camp Creek United Methodist Church Cemetery, with the Revs. Kevin Cooley and James Chappell officiating.

A native of Lancaster, Mrs. Bell was a member of Camp Creek United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband, James E. Bell; her son, Jesse Leroy Bell of Heath Springs; two daughters, Nancy A. Wood and Janie Darlene Foster, both of Heath Springs; her brother, Robert F. Walden Jr. of Great Falls; her sister, Barbara Louise Moore of Cramerton, N.C.; and five grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Camp Creek United Methodist Church, 4721 Great Falls Highway, Lancaster, SC 29720. 

Emma Cook

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Emma R. Cook, 76, died June 12, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Funeral services will be private.

Mrs. Cook was a native of Concord, N.C.

Surviving are her son, David Crump Sr. of Rock Hill; five brothers, Theodore Helms of Fort Mill, Vick C. Helms of Lancaster, Charlie Helms and Tim Helms, both of Chester, and Luke Helms of Rock Hill; her sister, Stella Caudle of Polkton, N.C.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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

Wolfe Funeral Home of Fort Mill is in charge. 

Floyd Crisp

LINCOLNTON, N.C. - Mr. Floyd Oscar Crisp, 92, of Lakewood Care Center died Saturday, June 13, 1998, at Lincoln Medical Center.

A graveside service will be 4 p.m. Monday at Olney Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Gastonia, N.C., with the Rev. Sam Stephens officiating.

A native of Swain County, N.C., Mr. Crisp was a U.S. Army veteran and a former truck driver for the city of Gastonia.

Surviving are three sons, David Crisp of Gastonia, Kenneth Crisp of Great Falls, and Ed Crisp of Gainsville, Texas; two daughters, Doris Enloe of Gastonia and Bonita Willis of Moncks Corner; three brothers, Frank Crisp of Gastonia, George Crisp of Topsail Beach, N.C., and Ray Crisp of Stanley, N.C.; and seven grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Greene Funeral Service Inc., Southside Chapel, Gastonia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Life Baptist Church, 527 N. Buckoak St., Stanley, NC 28164. 

Loree Dawkins

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Loree Whiteside Dawkins, 88, of 2989 Mount Holly Road died Friday, June 12, 1998, at Meadow Haven Rehabilitation Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at Parkway Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ronald Gaddy and Dr. William Bishop officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery.

A native of Buffalo, Mrs. Dawkins was a graduate of Chester High School and Lander College. She retired from Springs Industries. She was a charter member of Parkway Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school for 30 years. She was the widow of James Daniel Dawkins.

Surviving are her daughter, Joyce Shugart of Rock Hill; her sister, Maggie Peppers of Stone Mountain, Ga.; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Barron Funeral Home, 133 Wylie St., Chester, and other times at the home of Frank and Joyce Shugart, 2989 Mount Holly Road.

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

Clara Dimery

LAKE VIEW - Mrs. Clara Ford Dimery, 84, died Friday, June 12, 1998, at the McLeod Regional Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Lake View. Burial will be at Lake View Cemetery.

A Dillon County native, Mrs. Dimery was a member of First Baptist Church of Lake View and a member of the Dorcas Sunday school class. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her son, Dr. Lee Dimery of Duncan; five daughters, Margaret D. Hass of San Antonio, Texas, Jeanette D. Butler of Rock Hill, Betty D. Atkinson of Myrtle Beach, Sarah Greer of Surfside Beach and Sadie D. Pagett of Elberton, Ga.; 18 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Cook Funeral Home, Lake View.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Lake View, P.O. Box 397, Lake View, SC 29563. 

W.C. Marshall

LANCASTER - Mr. Whitfield Cook Marshall, 68, of 512 Hilltop Lane died Saturday, June 13, 1998, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at St. Luke United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Carlos Gardner and Eddie Usher officiating. Burial will be with military honors at the church cemetery.

A native of Heath Springs, Mr. Marshall was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church. He was a graduate of Clemson College and received a master's degree from the University of Virginia. He did post graduate work at the University of South Carolina, Duke University and Furman University. Mr. Marshall taught in Conway, Flat Creek, Union and Lancaster schools and had served as principal in Lewisville and St. Stephens. He was a U.S. Army veteran, who served in Korea and later obtained the rank of major. He retired from the U.S. Army National Guard, Headquarters 151st Artillery Group, as a lieutenant colonel.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Harper Marshall; his son, Eric Cook Marshall of Lancaster; two daughters, Tammy Quarles of Columbia and Rhonda Zboch of Charlotte; two brothers, Albert Hutson Marshall of Wilson, N.C., and Allen Sims Marshall of Columbia; and six grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the St. Luke United Methodist Church cemetery fund, 128 Providence Road, Lancaster, SC 29720.

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

Donald Roach

RICHBURG - Mr. Donald Carrol Roach of 850 Old Mill Road died Friday June 12, 1998, at his home.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. today at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Saluda Street in Rock Hill, with Scott Anderson officiating. Burial will be at Lakeview Memory Gardens in York.

A native of Newport, Mr. Roach was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Ward 2. He was a member of the Steele Creek Masonic Lodge 737. He operated Carbide Tool Manufacturer and was a former resident of Charlotte.

Surviving are his wife, Marie H. Roach; two stepsons, Gary J. Robinson of Charlotte and Anthony R. Johnson of Denver, N.C.; two stepdaughters, Debbie Walley of Charlotte and Julie Wallace of Burnsville, N.C.; three brothers, Jay Roach of Charlotte and Ray Roach of Tolland, Conn.; and Stanley Roach of Waxhaw, N.C.; four sisters, Thelma Crytser, Vermel Fry and Nadine Helms, all of Monroe, N.C., and Frances Howery of Indian Trail, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; and his great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the church and at other times at the home, 850 Old Mill Road, Richburg.

Greene Funeral Home is in charge. 

Dwight Sprang

ROCK HILL - Mr. Dwight C. Sprang, 82, of 325 College Ave. died Saturday, June 13, 1998, at Westminster Towers.

A memorial service will be 3:30 p.m. today at the West Main Church of the Nazarene, with the Rev. John Powell officiating. Burial will be private.

Mr. Sprang was a member of West Main Church of the Nazarene. He served in the Merchant Marines during World War II. He was an avid reader, enjoyed playing pool at the senior center, fixing things for others and delivering lunches to senior citizens.

Surviving are his wife, Martha MacDonald of the home; two sons, Harold Sprang of Bradenton, Fla., and David Sprang of Rock Hill; two brothers, Lester Sprang of Fort Mill and and Mil Sprang of Lakeland, Fla.; and two sisters, Naomi Ray of Niceville, Fla., and Ada Grace Maxwell of Fairfield, Ohio.

The family will receive friends at the church after the memorial service and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to the West Main Church of the Nazarene, 832 W. Main St., Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Greene Funeral Home is in charge. 

Ronnie Vanderford

GREAT FALLS - Mr. Ronnie Eugene Vanderford, 37, of 109 Locust St. died Saturday, June 13, 1998, at Springs Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Tuesday at Dantzler-Baker Funeral Home, with Chaplain Miriam Mick officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery.

A native of Fairfield County, Mr. Vanderford was employed with Springs Industries.

Survivors include his wife, Chrystal Terry Vanderford; two sons, Jonathan Vanderford and Bradley Vanderford, both of the home; his daughter, Ashley Vanderford of Charleston; his mother, Helen Deaton Vanderford of Winnsboro; his brother, Laney Vanderford of Winnsboro; his sister, Teresa Bradshaw of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and his maternal grandparents, John and Fannie Deaton of Spartanburg.

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

Josephine Walton

FORT MILL - Josephine Steel Walton died June 13, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The family will be at 1399 Bank St. in Fort Mill.

Robinson Funeral Home is in charge. 

James Wilmore

CHESTER - Mr. James Cleveland "J.C." Wilmore, 71, of 159 Loomis St. died Thursday, June 11, 1998, at his home.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Monday at Friendship Baptist Church, with the Rev. W. E. Page officiating and the Revs. L.L. Robertson and Sandra Sistare, and Evangelist Gloria Grier assisting. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

Mr. Wilmore was a retired brick mason with Jackson Masonry Construction Co. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church, vice chairman of the Trustee Board, president and leader of the Third Hymnal Choir and advisor to the Usher Board.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and was a member of Cephas Masonic Lodge 320. He was the vice president of the AP&B Society No. 19. He attended Finley High School.

Surviving are his wife, Rebecca Feaster Wilmore; 10 sons, James C. Wilmore Jr. of Rock Hill, Ralph Wilmore, Ronald Wilmore, Terry Wilmore, Wendell Wilmore, Willie C. Daniel and Quinton H. Feaster, all of Chester, Allen Ray Wilmore of Pelzer, William R. Wilmore and Clarence D. Wilmore, both of San Diego; six daughters, Mary A. Caldwell of Chester, Bertha W. Booker of Landover, Md., Carolyn Wilmore of Atlanta, Karon McCleave of Fort Mill, Barbara Feaster and Linda Simpson, both of Chester; his brother, Earnest Wilmore of Chester, two sisters, Geneva McDonald of Albany, N.Y., and Mary Good of Rock Hill; his granddaughter, Shawn Wilmore of Chester, whom he reared; 35 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren

His family is receiving friends at 159 Loomis Street in Chester. The body will lie in state at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the church.

Denton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

Everett Auten

CHARLOTTE - Mr. Everett Myers Auten, 80, of Charlotte died Saturday, June 13, 1998, at his home.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Dilworth Baptist Church, with the Rev. Bill Pruitt officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memory Gardens.

A native of Charlotte, Mr. Auten was the retired owner and operator of Midget Super Markets. He was a member of Dilworth Baptist Church, where he was a deacon. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, Airbourne 511. He was the widower of Sarah B. Auten, his wife of 40 years.

Surviving are his wife of 12 years, Janell B. Auten; his son, Frank E. Auten of Lake Wylie; his daughter, Kay A. McGarity of Charlotte; his brother, Frank C. Auten of Los Fresno, Texas; his sister, Sara Jane Anderson of Colorado Springs, Colo.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Dilworth Baptist Church, 825 McDonald Ave., Charlotte, NC 28203.

The body will lie in state at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Hankins & Whittington Funeral Service is in charge.

Fred Chavis

INDIAN LAND - Mr. Fred "Wild Man" Chavis, 47, of 7807 Henry Harris Road died Saturday, June 13, 1998, at Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Blessed Hope Baptist Church, with the Revs. Jamie Coley and Kenneth Pressley officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Great Falls.

A native of Hamlet, N.C., Mr. Chavis was employed with McClancy Seasoning Corp. He was an avid go kart enthusiast, who held state and national championships in the World Karting Association and also was a member of ASAI.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Coan Chavis; his son, Andrew Wright of Indian Land; three daughters, Missy Dietrich and Tina Dabbs, both of Indian Land, and Robin Blackmon of Jefferson; his brother, William Chavis of Swansea; two sisters, Jewel Powell of Gaston and Elizabeth Grooms of Chesterfield; and four grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 2535 Rock Hill, SC 29732 or to the charity of one's choice.

Frank Griffith

ROCK HILL - Mr. Frank Marvin Griffith, 81, of 1495 McConnells Highway died Sunday, June 14, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Cauthen Funeral Home. 

Lonzo Forbes

GREAT FALLS - Mr. Lonzo B. Forbes, 83, of 104 Woodland Ave. died Saturday, June 13, 1998, at Lancaster Convalescent Center.

A graveside service will be 3 p.m. today at Bethel Baptist Church cemetery in Ellenboro, N.C., with the Rev. Joe Forbes officiating.

A native of Rutherford County, N.C., Mr. Forbes was retired from the Great Falls Police Department and the Chester County Sheriff's Department. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church. He was educated in Rutherford County schools and a member of the Great Falls Masonic Lodge No. 277 and the American Legion.

Survivors include his daughter, Kay F. Evans of Great Falls; two sisters, Edna Fowler of Rock Hill and Stella Wells of Great Falls; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Great Falls Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 371, Great Falls, SC 29055.

Dantzler-Baker Funeral Home is serving the family. 

Donald Roach

RICHBURG - Mr. Donald Carrol Roach of 850 Old Mill Road died Friday June 12, 1998, at his home.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. today at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Saluda Street in Rock Hill, with Scott Anderson officiating. Burial will be at Lakeview Memory Gardens in York.

A native of Newport, Mr. Roach was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Ward 2. He was a member of the Steele Creek Masonic Lodge 737. He operated Carbide Tool Manufacturer and was a former resident of Charlotte.

Surviving are his wife, Marie H. Roach; two stepsons, Gary J. Robinson of Charlotte and Anthony R. Johnson of Denver, N.C.; two stepdaughters, Debbie Walley of Charlotte and Julie Wallace of Burnsville, N.C.; three brothers, Jay Roach of Charlotte and Ray Roach of Tolland, Conn.; and Stanley Roach of Waxhaw, N.C.; four sisters, Thelma Crytser, Vermel Fry and Nadine Helms, all of Monroe, N.C., and Frances Howery of Indian Trail, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; and his great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the church and at other times at the home, 850 Old Mill Road, Richburg.

Greene Funeral Home is in charge. 

Dwight Sprang

ROCK HILL - Mr. Dwight C. Sprang, 82, of 325 College Ave. died Saturday, June 13, 1998, at Westminster Towers.

A memorial service will be 3:30 p.m. today at the West Main Church of the Nazarene, with the Rev. John Powell officiating. Burial will be private.

Mr. Sprang was a member of West Main Church of the Nazarene. He served in the Merchant Marines during World War II. He was an avid reader, enjoyed playing pool at the senior center, fixing things for others and delivering lunches to senior citizens.

Surviving are his wife, Martha MacDonald of the home; two sons, Harold Sprang of Bradenton, Fla., and David Sprang of Rock Hill; two brothers, Lester Sprang of Fort Mill and and Mil Sprang of Lakeland, Fla.; and two sisters, Naomi Ray of Niceville, Fla., and Ada Grace Maxwell of Fairfield, Ohio.

The family will receive friends at the church after the memorial service and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to the West Main Church of the Nazarene, 832 W. Main St., Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Greene Funeral Home is in charge. 

Ronnie Vanderford

GREAT FALLS - Mr. Ronnie Eugene Vanderford, 37, of 109 Locust St. died Saturday, June 13, 1998, at Springs Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Tuesday at Dantzler-Baker Funeral Home, with Chaplain Miriam Mick officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery.

A native of Fairfield County, Mr. Vanderford was employed with Springs Industries.

Survivors include his wife, Chrystal Terry Vanderford; two sons, Jonathan Vanderford and Bradley Vanderford, both of the home; his daughter, Ashley Vanderford of Charleston; his mother, Helen Deaton Vanderford of Winnsboro; his brother, Laney Vanderford of Winnsboro; his sister, Teresa Bradshaw of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and his maternal grandparents, John and Fannie Deaton of Spartanburg.

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

Nathanial Williams

CHESTER - The funeral for Mr. Nathanial Williams, 51, of 102 Caldwell St., who died Friday, June 12, 1998, at Palmetto Baptist Hospital, will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Gethsemane Baptist Church in Chester, with the Rev. Charles Pratt officiating, and the Revs. E. Vance, Joe Lewis Lee and Ronald McClurkin assisting.

Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Joyce Williams; his son, Nathanial Williams of Chester; his mother, Martha Williams of Chester; five brothers, William Mills, Curtis Williams, James Williams and Donald Williams, all of Chester, and Andrew Williams of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and five sisters, Mary McVay, Izetta Williams, Iola Williams, Druscilla Williams and Easter Mae Wylie, all of Chester.

The body will lie in state at the church from 2 p.m. Tuesday until the service.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 9 tonight at Gore's Funeral Home.


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