Miscellaneous York County, South Carolina Obituaries

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John Barnes

EDGEMOOR - Mr. John T. "Hoss" Barnes, 59, of 4510 Wylie Mill Road died Monday, June 15, 1998, at home.

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

Samuel Dalhouse

SPARTANBURG - Samuel Pollock Dalhouse, 74, of 121 Sunline Place died Sunday, June 14, 1998, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Fernwood Baptist Church, with the Rev. P. Randall Wright officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Dalhouse was a graduate of Atlanta Boys School and Auburn University, where he was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He retired from GMAC in 1982 after 34 years service. He was a member of Fernwood Baptist Church, where he was chairman of the finance committee, a deacon, Sunday school secretary and a member of the Pioneer Sunday school class. He was a naval aviator in World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Gesner Dalhouse; his son, Samuel David Dalhouse of Rock Hill; two daughters, Deborah Leigh Dalhouse of Clemson and Mary Jane Dalhouse Michels of Spartanburg; his sister, Mrs. Larry Hailey of Atlanta; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Fernwood Baptist Church building fund, 200 Fernwood Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29307.

Mary Dewese

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Mary Belle Dewese, 84, of 629 Harrison St. died Tuesday, June 9, 1998, at her home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Nazareth Baptist Church, with the Rev. Charles Kiser officiating. Burial will be at Barber Memorial Cemetery,

Mrs. Dewese was retired from York General Hospital as a housekeeper. She was a native of Fairfield County. She was a member of Nazareth Baptist Church, where she was on the Usher Board, and was a member of the AP&B Society. She was a member of Living Beauty Temple No. 709 and a former Eastern Star. She was a member of the Rock Hill Senior Citizens Center.

Surviving are two sons, Maceo Dewese of Newark, N.J., and Robert Dewese of Irvington, N.J.; her daughter, May F. Dewese Simpson of Englewood, N.J.; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

The body may be viewed from noon to 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Parker Funeral Home.

The body will placed in the church at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

The family will be at the home of James and Mattie Odom, 356 Arnold St., Rock Hill.

Johnny Durham

ROCK HILL - Mr. Johnny Frank Durham of 1926 Kingston Drive in Gastonia died Sunday, June 14, 1998, at Gaston Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be 2:30 p.m. Thursday at New Hope United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Keith Hunter officiating and the Revs. David Dunlap and John Cathcart assisting. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

Mr. Durham was a native of York County. He was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church, its church aid society, the United Methodist Men's organization and was a former member of the finance committee. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War.

Surviving are three daughters, Brenda Walls of Rock Hill, Juanita D. Meeks and Karen D. Hughes, both of Gastonia, N.C.; and his brother, Robert Durham of Rock Hill.

The family will receive friends at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the church.

Robinson Funeral Home is in charge.

Charles Fisher

ROCK HILL - Mr. Charles A. "Charlie" Allen Fisher, 39, of 3587 Mount Gallant Road died Saturday, June 13, 1998, in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Marcy Funeral Home in Conneaut, Ohio. Burial will be at Kelloggsville Cemetery.

A memorial service will be 5 p.m. Friday at Lakeside Bar and Grill in Rock Hill.

Mr. Fisher was owner of Charlie's Automotive, where he specialized in rebuilding auto transmissions. He attended Conneaut schools and served in the Navy.

Surviving are his wife, Joan Coulton Fisher; three sons, Charles Allen Fisher II of Chester, Sean Coulton Fisher and James Richard Fisher, both of the home; two daughters, Jessica Louise Fisher of Chester and Amanda Lynn Fisher of the home; his parents, Audrey and Joseph Specht of Conneaut; three brothers, Rick Specht of Conneaut and Joseph Specht of Round Lake Beach, Ill., and Jeffrey Specht of Bellevue, Ohio; and four sisters, Mary Specht of Mansfield, Ohio, Cheri Nadolny of Elgin, Sonia Haynes of Columbus, Ohio, and Julie Bidwell of Conneaut.

Marcy Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 

Frank Griffith

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

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Grandview Memorial Park, with the Revs. W. Timothy McClendon and Linda B. Dunn officiating.

Mr. Griffith was retired from Celanese with 40 years of service. He was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church for more than 50 years and was an avid gardener. He was the widower of Dorothy Watson Griffith.

Surviving are two sons, Walter Frank Griffith of Gastonia, N.C., and Michael Watson Griffith of Rock Hill; his daughter, Joy Sue Griffith Farrell of Spring, Texas; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Cauthen Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Michael and Brenda Griffith, 930 Adnah Church Road.

Memorials may be made to St. John's United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 149, Rock Hill, SC 29731 or the York County Library in memory of Frank Griffith, P.O. Box 10032, Rock Hill, SC 29731.

Mozell Hemphill

YORK - Mrs. Mozell Brown Hemphill, 75, of 19 Center St. died Sunday, June 14, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Wright Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hemphill was a retired custodian for York Comprehensive High School.

Earl Jordan

ROCK HILL - Mr. Earl Jordan, 69, of 2506 Celanese Road died Monday, June 15, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Wednesday at West End Baptist Church, with the Revs. Mike Lowery and Larry Gregory officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

Mr. Jordan retired from Suburban Propane after 24 years. He was a member of West End Baptist Church for more than 40 years, where he was active in the prison ministry, and was a Sunday school teacher, deacon and chairman of the pastor search committee.

He was a Navy veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his daughter, Debbie Ghent of Rock Hill; his stepdaughter, Donna S. Patterson of Fort Mill; three stepsons, Samuel E. Smith of Rock Hill, Ben M. Smith III of Chicago and Tony M. Denton of Edgewater, Fla.; three brothers, Willard Jordan, Fred Jordan and Bill Jordan, all of Rock Hill; two grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and his step great-grandchild.

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

Memorials may be made to West End Baptist Church building fund, 1727 McConnells Highway, Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Franklin Love II

CHARLOTTE - Mr. Franklin Sadler Love II, 82, of Sharon Towers, 5100 Sharon Road, died Sunday, June 14, 1998, at Presbyterian Hospital.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Harry and Bryant Co., with the Rev. Charles Miller officiating. Committal will be private.

A native of Rock Hill, Mr. Love was a graduate of Winthrop Training School and Presbyterian College. He served in the Army during World War II and rose to the rank of captain.

Mr. Love was employed by the American Textile Manufacturers Institute, where he served as secretary/treasurer. As a Charlotte resident, he was a director of the Charlotte Council on Alcoholism and of the Salvation Army Advisory Board, a member of the Goodfellows Club, president of the Charlotte Rotary Club and the Carolinas Chapter of the Defense Supply Association.

In 1973, he moved to the Lake Norman area. He was a member of Unity Presbyterian Church in Denver, N.C., and worked with Meals on Wheels for 10 years. He was a former member of Selwyn Avenue Presbyterian Church, where he served as president of the Joe E. Boston Bible Class, and was deacon and church treasurer.

Surviving are his wife, Jessie Huggins Love; two sons, Franklin Sadler Love III of Columbus, N.C., and Glenn Howell Love of Charlotte; two daughters, Judy Love Freeman of Atlanta and Beverly Love Sparrow of Greenville, N.C.; and 10 grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Resident's Association Fund of Sharon Towers, 5100 Sharon Road, Charlotte, NC 28210 or to Unity Presbyterian Church, 8210 Unity Church Road, Denver, NC 28037. 

Leola Lyles

BALTIMORE - Mrs. Leola Wright Lyles of Baltimore, formerly of Chester, died Friday, June 12, 1998, in Baltimore.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at New Pilgrim Baptist Church, with the Rev. Roosevelt Davenport officiating. Burial will be in Baltimore.

Mrs. Lyles was a member of the New Pilgrim Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and attended public schools in Maryland.

Surviving are her husband, Eli Lyles; five sons, all of Baltimore; her daughter of Baltimore; and her sister of Baltimore; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

King's Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements. 

Rachel McDonald

FORT MILL - Mrs. Rachel "Rochelle" Meacham Arthur McDonald, 73, formerly of Louisville, Ky., died Monday, June 15, 1998, at White Oak Manor.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Wolfe Funeral Home. Burial will be at Unity Cemetery.

A native of Charlotte, Mrs. McDonald was a homemaker and a member of St. Anne Catholic Church.

Surviving are two sons, Robert P. Arthur III of Concord and Charles F. McDonald Jr. of York; two brothers, Don Meacham of Fort Mill and Jack Meacham of Leeds, Ala.; and her sister, Pat Reynolds Brown of Stanley, N.C.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Wolfe Funeral Home and at other times at the home of her brother, Don Meacham, 1290 Hensley Road, Fort Mill.

Memorials may be made to the White Oak Manor patient fund, 1915 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732 or to the Speech and Hearing Center of York and Chester Counties, 1721-11 Ebenezer Road, Suite 225, Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Ruth McGill

CLOVER - Mrs. Ruth Dale McGill, 89, of 1535 North S.C. 161 died Monday, June 15, 1998, at the home of her daughter.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Oakdale Presbyterian Church, with the Revs. George L. McGill Jr. and Buckner Malcolm officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mrs. McGill was a homemaker and the widow of George L. McGill Sr. She was an honorary life member of the Presbyterian Women and a charter member of Oakdale Presbyterian Church. She was the church organist and taught church school for many years.

Surviving are her son, the Rev. George L. McGill Jr. of Spartanburg; two daughters, Mrs. Jack Westmoreland and Mrs. Terry Morrison, both of Clover; her sister, Mrs. John Wilbourne of Marion, Ala; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at home, and Mrs. McGill will be returned to the home.

Memorials may be made to Oakdale Presbyterian Church, 12585 West S.C. Highway 55, Clover, SC 28710 or Hospice Community Care, 325 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29732.

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

Katherine McLaughlin

COVINGTON, Va. - Mrs. Katherine Patterson McLaughlin, 80, of 415 E. Fairlawn Drive died Sunday, June 14, 1998, at Liberty House Nursing Home in Clifton Forge, Va.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. James A. Rohne officiating. Burial will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. McLaughlin was a member of First Presbyterian Church Women of the Church and Circle No. 2. She was a graduate of National Business College in Roanoke and enjoyed sports. She was a former Cub Scout den mother.

She was employed by the Selective Service System for Allegheny County and Covington area for many years. She retired from the Social Security Administration in 1977.

Surviving are her husband, Julian Madison McLaughlin; two sons, Julian M. "Mac" McLaughlin Jr. of Rock Hill and Stephen Wade McLaughlin of Roanoke, Va.; and five grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 185 North Maple Ave., Covington, VA 24426.

Betti Monk

CLOVER - Mrs. Betti Sue Thewlis Monk, 51, of 6384 Four Knight Road died Monday, June 15, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at M.L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home, with the Rev. Barry Burleson officiating.

Mrs. Monk was employed by D & K Laminex Inc. in Charlotte.

Surviving are her husband, Tommy Lee Monk; two sons, Timmy Lee Monk of Belmont, N.C., and Thomas Christopher Monk of York; her daughter, Tammy Kristine Monk of Myrtle Beach; five brothers, Harold Thewlis of Sullivan, Ohio, Bob Thewlis of Morgantown, Ohio, Freddy Thewlis and Kenny Thewlis, both of Medina, Ohio, and David Thewlis of Grafton, Ohio; and two grandchildren.

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

Grady Ogle

CLOVER - Mr. Grady Eugene "Gene" Ogle, 62, of 2339 Justin Drive died Sunday, June 14, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at M.L. Ford and Sons Funeral Home, with the Rev. Mark Collins officiating. Burial will be at Lakeview Memory Gardens.

Mr. Ogle was a retired machine operator.

Surviving are his wife, Patricia Porter Ogle; two sons, Glenn A. Ogle of Blacksburg and Gene Howard Ogle of Clover; three sisters, Ellen Burton and Faye Ogle, both of Carrollton, Va., and Katherine Spires; and his grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at M.L. Ford and Sons Funeral Home and at other times at 157 Hambright Road, Clover.

Fred Parris Sr.

ROCK HILL - Mr. Fred R. Parris Sr., 80, of 1101 Chandler Drive died Sunday, June, 14, 1998, at his home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Greene Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bill Shytle officiating. Burial will be at Forest Hills Cemetery.

Mr. Parris was the widower of Irene William Parris.

Surviving are six sons, Leroy Parris of Chesnee, Fred R. Parris Jr., Carl L. Parris, Buddy Lee Parris, and Bobby Joe Parris, all of Rock Hill, and Jackie R. Parris of Stanton, Texas; four daughters, Wyvonia Parris of Chesnee, and Diane Corder, Nona Hines and Janice Bell, all of Rock Hill; two sisters, Ruth Burke and Lula Reynolds, both of Chesnee; 32 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Greene Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Diane Corder, 565 Trexler Lane, Rock Hill.

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

Ronald Robinette

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Mr. Ronald Kevin Robinette, 44, of 7626 Royster Road died Friday, June 12, 1998, at his home.

A memorial service will be Saturday in Greensboro.

A native of Greensboro, Mr. Robinette was a maintenance associate with Farr Associates.

Surviving are his wife, Sandra Heaton Robinette; his son, Ronald Kris Robinette of Roto, Spain; his mother, Alta Robinette of Burlington, N.C.; his brother, Kimball Robinette of Sharon; and four grandchildren.

Forbis & Dick Funeral Home is in charge.

Guy Rodgers

ROCK HILL - Mr. Guy Huburn Rodgers, 85, died Sunday, June 14, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Greene Funeral Home, with the Rev. Richard Hopper officiating and the Rev. Garnis Sullivan assisting. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

A native of Waxhaw, N.C., Mr. Rodgers was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of American Legion Post 34 and a member of Epworth United Methodist Church. He was a retired hosiery mill knitter and retired from Park-N-Shop, where he was produce manager for 20 years. He was the widower of Sarah Reid Rodgers and Diamond Yarborough Rodgers.

Surviving are his son, Charles E. Rodgers of Shreveport, La.; his brother, Robert Nunn of Rock Hill; his stepbrother, Robert Wolfe of Gaffney; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Epworth United Methodist Church, 620 Briarcliff Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Clyde Sullivan

CHESTER - Mr. Clyde Hershel Sullivan, 88, of 541 3rd St. died Monday, June 15, 1998, at his home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Second Baptist Church, with the Rev. Steve Bishop officiating. Burial will be at Chester Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Sullivan was the widower of Inez Proctor Sullivan. He was retired from Springs Industries and a member of Second Baptist Church.

Surviving are his daughter, Linda Lucas of Catawba; three sons, Mike Sullivan and Terry Sullivan, both of Chester, and Hershel Sullivan of Carlisle; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Barron Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Second Baptist Church, 619 Saluda Road, Chester, SC 29706.

Josephine Walton

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Josephine Steele Walton of 1263 Stanley Drive died Saturday, June 13, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Thursday at Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, with the Rev. Charles J. Mason officiating and Pastor Carwell Culp, the Revs. Jimmy Alexander and Melvin Douglas assisting.

Mrs. Walton was a native of York County. She was a member of Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church and a former member of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Boonton, N.J., where she was on the senior usher board, sung in the choir and was a member of the missionary society.

Surviving are her brother, Jerry Ware of Rock Hill; and three sisters, Isabel White of Fort Mill, Elvenia Bratton of Ontario, Calif., and Mildred Steele of Lancaster.

The family will receive friends at the home of Warren and Isabel White, 1399 Banks St., Fort Mill.

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

Jason Workman

ROCK HILL - Jason Edward Workman, 12, of 725 N. Jones Ave. died Sunday, June 14, 1998.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Greene Funeral Home.

Jason was a seventh-grader at Sullivan Middle School and loved all types of sports.

Surviving are his parents, Danny F. and Cathy Price Workman; his brother, William C. Workman of the home; two sisters, Ashley Marie Workman and Melissa Danill Workman, both of the home; his paternal grandmother, Geraldine Cook of Rock Hill; his paternal great-grandmothers, Louise T. Stone of Valdosta, Ga., and Addie Mae Cook of Aiken; and his maternal grandparents, Lloyd and Frances Price of Fort Mill.

The family will be at the home of his grandmother, Geraldine Cook, 1005 Clarkson St., Rock Hill.
 

Mary Adams

SPARTANBURG - Mrs. Mary Lena Pursley Adams, 89, of 167 Gordon Drive, formerly of Clover, died Tuesday, June 16, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Bowling Green Presbyterian Church, with the Revs. Robert Able and Tony Adams officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Adams was retired from the Clover Public Library and was the oldest member of Bowling Green Presbyterian Church. She was the widow of James T. Adams Sr.

Surviving are her son, J. Thomas Adams of Spartanburg; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the church prior to and after the service and at other times at the home of Tom and Sharon Adams, 167 Gordon Drive, Spartanburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Interim Hospice, 775 Spartan Blvd., Suite 101, Spartanburg, SC 29301. 

Ruby Beckham

CHESTER - Mrs. Ruby Reid Davis Beckham, 73, of 531 West Elliott St. died Monday, June 15, 1998, at Chester County Hospital.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Parkway Baptist Church, with the Revs. Ron Gaddy, Donald Davis, Bill Stroud, and Clay Waldrip officiating. Burial will be at Chester Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Beckham was a charter member of Parkway Baptist Church, where she was a former Woman's Missionary Union director, Sunday school teacher and choir member. She was a graduate of Richburg High School, where for two years she took first place statewide in public speaking. She was a member of the Springtimers Club.

Surviving are her husband, Gilbert M. Beckham; her son, Randall K. "Randy" Davis of Chester; her sister, Ada Mae Gibson of Blackstock; two brothers, Major D. Reid of Chester and T. Kell Reid of Walterboro; her grandchild; and her great grandchild.

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

Memorials may be made to Parkway Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1227, Chester, SC 29706 or to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 518, Chester, SC 29706. 

Johnny Durham

GASTONIA, N.C. - Mr. Johnny Frank Durham of 1926 Kingston Drive died Sunday, June 14, 1998, at Gaston Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be 2:30 p.m. Thursday at New Hope United Methodist Church in Rock Hill, with the Rev. Keith Hunter officiating and the Revs. David Dunlap and John Cathcart assisting. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

Mr. Durham was a native of York County. He was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church, its church aid society, the United Methodist Men's organization and was a former member of the finance committee. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War.

Surviving are three daughters, Brenda Walls of Rock Hill, Juanita D. Meeks and Karen D. Hughes, both of Gastonia; and his brother, Robert Durham of Rock Hill.

The family will receive friends at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the church and at other times at the home of Robert Durham, 1752 Ogden Road, Rock Hill.

Robinson Funeral Home is in charge. 

Ray Jimison

GASTONIA, N.C. - Ray Jimison never met a stranger, and he always had a story to tell.

Jimison, former general manager of Carolina Newspapers, died Monday, June 15, 1998, at Duke University Medical Center. He was 67.

Paula Greiner, director of the Greater York Chamber of Commerce, remembers Jimison's stories. "There were always words of wisdom in his stories,'' she said.

"He was very professional to work with,'' Greiner added. "He always tried to make it a win-win situation."

Jimison began his career as a reporter with the Gastonia Gazette in 1958. When his son, Jon, was born in the late 1960s, Ray was managing editor of the paper. The younger Jimison is now managing editor of the same paper, now called the Gaston Gazette.

"Dad was always so proud," his son said. "The year I was born, he was managing editor, and today I'm managing editor.

"He called me from his hospital bed to give me a news tip. I have really leaned on him," he said. "He could really guide me."

Gene Graham, editor of the Yorkville Enquirer, worked with Jimison from 1990 to 1996, while Jimison was with Carolina Newspapers, the parent organization of The Clover Herald and the Yorkville Enquirer, owned by McClatchy Newspapers Inc. of Sacramento, Calif. McClatchy also owns The Herald.

"I learned a lot from him. He was extremely professional," Graham said.

"He was one of the most energetic people I knew. We could hardly keep up with him," Graham said.

Following his career with the Gastonia newspaper, Jimison worked for Ti-Caro Inc. from 1969 to 1990 where he was assistant vice president, director of public relations and editor of the company newspaper.

Jimison was a member of the American Textile Manufacturers Institute and twice chaired the Textile Week Committee. He was a member of the North Carolina Textile Manufacturers Association and chaired Textile Committee Week.

He was a member of the Gastonia A.M. Optimist Club, Carolina Association of Business Communicators, Charlotte Textile Club, Charlotte Public Relations Society, the Clover Rotary Club, and Greater York Chamber of Commerce. He was a past director of the Gastonia Jaycees. He was president of the Gaston County Art and History Museum from 1986 to 1988.

Jimison served on the boards of Gaston County Cancer Society, Gaston County Heart Association, Family Counseling Center, Myers Center at Gaston College and Gaston Children's Center.

He attended Belmont Abbey College and graduated from Gardner-Webb College.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Thursday at East Baptist Church, with the Revs. Robert Winecoff and Thomas Hogan officiating. Burial will be at Gaston Memorial Park.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Wellman Jimison; three sons, Jeff Jimison and Jon Jimison of Gastonia, and Gregory Jimison of the home; his daughter, Kimberly J. Carter of Gastonia; three sisters, Jewel Parker, Hilda Weaver and Joyce Elmore Hogan, all of Gastonia; and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Carothers Funeral Home in Gastonia.

Memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 125 Cottage Place, Charlotte, NC 28207 or to East Baptist Church, 114 North Church St., Gastonia, NC 28054. 

Earl Jordan

ROCK HILL - Mr. Earl Jordan, 69, of 2506 Celanese Road died Monday, June 15, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. today at West End Baptist Church, with the Revs. Mike Lowery and Larry Gregory officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

Mr. Jordan retired from Suburban Propane after 24 years. He was a member of West End Baptist Church for more than 40 years, where he was active in the prison ministry, and was a Sunday school teacher, deacon and chairman of the pastor search committee.

He was a Navy veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Denton Jordan; his daughter, Debbie Ghent of Rock Hill; his step daughter, Donna S. Patterson of Fort Mill; three step sons, Samuel E. Smith of Rock Hill, Ben M. Smith III of Chicago and Tony M. Denton of Edgewater, Fla.; three brothers, Willard Jordan, Fred Jordan and Bill Jordan, all of Rock Hill; two grandchildren; five step grandchildren; and his step great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to the West End Baptist Church building fund, 1727 McConnells Highway, Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Bass Funeral Home is in charge.

Carol Mahaffey Sr.

CHARLOTTE - Mr. Carol Lloyd Mahaffey Sr., 69, of Charlotte died Monday, June 15, 1998, at Mercy Hospital South.

A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Thursday at St. John's Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Marty McCarthy officiating.

Mr. Mahaffey was a native of Lancaster County, S.C. He graduated from Kings Business College. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He worked at Delmar Studios and was co-founder of PCA International, a retail color photography business.

He was a member of Carmel Country Club, where he was an avid golfer. He was a member of the Oasis Shrine Temple. As a Shriner, he received the the Walt Disney-designed Recognition Award for Outstanding Service to the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas and the Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children in Greenville.

Surviving are his wife, Nancy Dunlap Mahaffey; three sons, Carol Lloyd Mahaffey Jr. of Saratoga, Calif., Charles Douglas Mahaffey of Charlotte and William Joseph Dunlap Mahaffey of Pineville; two daughters, Barbara Mahaffey Tindall of Raleigh, and Jane Mahaffey McInnis of Mint Hill; four brothers, George Frank Mahaffey of Greenville, Jack Lee Mahaffey of Rock Hill, Thomas Glenn Mahaffey of Asheville and William Moody Mahaffey of Lancaster, S.C.

The family will receive friends in the church foyer after the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 200 Centreport Drive, Greensboro, NC 27409 or St. John's Episcopal Church building fund, 1623 Carmel Road, Charlotte, NC 28226.

Hankins & Whittington is in charge.

Fred Parris Sr.

ROCK HILL - Mr. Fred R. Parris Sr., 80, of 1101 Chandler Drive died Sunday, June, 14, 1998, at his home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Greene Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bill Shytle officiating. Burial will be at Forest Hills Cemetery.

Mr. Parris was the widower of Irene Williams Parris.

Surviving are six sons, Leroy Parris of Chesnee, Fred R. Parris Jr., Carl L. Parris, Buddy Lee Parris, and Bobbie Joe Parris, all of Rock Hill, and Jackie R. Parris of Stantonville, Tenn.; four daughters, Wyvonia Parris of Chesnee, and Diane Corder, Nona Hines and Janice Bell, all of Rock Hill; two sisters, Ruby Burke and Lula Reynolds, both of Chesnee; 32 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

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

Greene Funeral Home is in charge. 

Mable Wheeler

CHARLOTTE - Ms. Mable Wheeler, 65, of 1000 Baxter St. died Sunday, June 14, 1998, at Carolinas Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Parker Funeral Home in Rock Hill.

Christene Wilson

CLOVER - Mrs. Christene Ross Wilson, 64, of 1298 Bowling Green Drive died Monday, June, 15, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Thursday at M.L. Ford & Sons, with the Rev. Charles Poore officiating. Burial will be at Lakeview Memory Gardens.

Mrs. Wilson was a member of First Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, William F. Wilson; three sons, Barry L. Wilson and James T. Wilson, both of Clover, and Randy P. Wilson of Fairbanks, Alaska; her brother, James A. Ross of Trenton, Ohio; her sister, Irene Wuzzard of Brodenton, Fla.; and five grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at M.L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home.

Jason Workman

ROCK HILL - Jason Edward Workman, 12, of 725 N. Jones Ave. died Sunday, June 14, 1998.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at First Church of the Nazarene, with the Rev. Dewey Wise officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

Jason was a seventh-grader at Sullivan Middle School and loved all types of sports.

Surviving are his parents, Danny F. and Cathy Price Workman; his brother, William C. Workman of the home; two sisters, Ashley Marie Workman and Melissa Daniell Workman, both of the home; his paternal grandmother, Geraldine Cook of Rock Hill; his maternal grandparents, Loyd and Frances Price of Fort Mill; and his paternal great-grandmothers, Louise T. Stone of Valdosta, Ga., and Addie Mae Cook of Aiken.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Greene Funeral Home and at other times at the home of his grandmother, Geraldine Cook, 1005 Clarkson St., Rock Hill.


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