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Willie Hill Sr.

CHESTER - Mr. Willie T. Hill Sr., 68, of 2404 Aaron Burr Road died Friday, July 3, 1998, at Chester County Hospital.

The funeral will be 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Blackrock Baptist Church, with the Rev. James W. Wilson Sr. officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mr. Hill was a member of Blackrock Baptist Church where he was a choir member, usher and member of the AP&B Society #29.

He was a former member of the Loving Charity Baptist Church. He was a retired textile employee for Springs Industries.

Surviving are his wife, Brownie Lee McCrorey Hill; nine sons, Willie T. Hill Jr. of Charlotte and Woodrow McCrorey, Melvin McCrorey, Robert McCrorey, Jimmy McCrorey, Jessie McCrorey, Roosevelt McCrorey, Leroy McCrorey and Willie James McCrorey, all of Chester; five daughters, Lula Mae Jackson and Virginia Moore, both of Charlotte, Diane Glover of Rock Hill and Rosa Lee McCrorey and Jannie Ree Dash, both of Chester; his mother, Louella Beatty of Richburg; two brothers, Odell Beatty of Richburg and William Beatty of Rock Hill; five sisters, Katherine Greene, Elizabeth Crockett, Susie Gist, Elizabeth Craine and Sarah Harris, all of Richburg; 38 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at King's Funeral Home.

The body will be carried to the church at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Lewis Merck

ROCK HILL - Mr. David Lewis Merck, 64, of 707 Pinebranch Road died Saturday, July 4, 1998, at Mercy Hospital in Charlotte.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Eastside Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jimmy Holley officiating. Burial will be at Lakeview Memory Gardens in York.

Born in Havershum, Ga., Mr. Merck was a retiree of Highland Mills in Charlotte and worked part time at Springdale Superette. He was a member of the Eastside Baptist Church and was an Army veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Maria V. Merck of the home; three sons, David Merck Jr. and Eddie Merck, both of Rock Hill, and Eric Merck of the home; two brothers, Grady Merck of Rock Hill and Harry Merck of Clover; two sisters, Lucille Youngblood of York and Carol Aman of Delta, Colo.; and six grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Eastside Baptist Church Building Fund, 318 North Jones Ave., Rock Hill, S.C. 29730.

Blanche Ramsey

YORK - Mrs. Blanche Montgomery Ramsey, 87, of 1559 Fairhope Road died Friday, July 3, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at York Church of God, with the Revs. Donald Hawkins, Marion Yarborough and James Garner officiating. Burial will be at Lakeview Memory Gardens.

Born in York County, Mrs. Ramsey was a retired textile spinner from Cannon Mills. She was a charter member of the York Church of God.

She was the widow of Henry Ramsey.

Surviving are two sons, Carl Ramsey and Franklin Ramsey, both of York; four daughters, Margaret R. Burns, Thelma R. Sipe, Lula R. Elliott and Ruth R. Childress, all of York; two brothers, James "Buck" Montgomery of Appleton, Wis., and Ernest Montgomery of Sharon; four sisters, Mary Lee M. Huskins of Columbus, Ga., Evelyn M. Childers of Calhoun Falls, Ola M. Ramsey of York and Helen Montgomery of Sharon; 15 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be sent to the York Church of God building fund, 210 Charlotte St., York, SC 29745.

Annie Simpson

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Annie Mae Woods Simpson, 82, of 1071 Melchers Drive, formerly of Chester, died Thursday, July 2, 1998, at her home.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Bethlehem Baptist Church, with the Rev. James W. Hope officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Simpson was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church, where she was a member of the hymn choir, the Woods Star of Bethlehem Order of Eastern Star #320 and the CB&A Society. She was the past president of the Missionary Society.

She was the widow of Henry Simpson.

Surviving are three sons, Bobby Simpson of New Jersey and Lawrence Simpson and Larry Simpson, both of Chester; seven daughters, Clarice Norman, Lillie Hurling and Bertha Worthy, all of New Jersey, Mattie Hancock and Anita Hayes, both of Rock Hill, and Cathy Simpson and Cheryl Pendergrass, both of Chester; her stepdaughter, Maretha Owens of Washington D.C.; three brothers, Edward Woods of New Jersey and Richard Woods Jr. and Thomas Woods, both of Chester; 37 grandchildren; and 41 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home of Kenneth and Cheryl Pendergrass, 504 Lockshire St., Chester.

The body will be carried to the church at 2 p.m. Tuesday. There will be Eastern Star Rites at 7 p.m. Monday at King's Funeral Home.

King's Funeral Home is in charge.

Mary Sipes

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Mary Howe Sipes, 68, of 779 Pine Grove Court died Saturday, July 4, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Grandview Memorial Park in Rock Hill, with the Rev. James Gable officiating.

Mrs. Sipes worked at the Park Inn Grill for many years and was a member of Green Hills Fountain Homemakers Club in Fountain, Fla.

Surviving are her husband, Zeneth J. Sipes of Fountain, Fla.; two daughters, Brenda Weiler and Shirley Lane Floyd, both of Rock Hill; two sons, Donald Lane of Mt. Holly, N.C., and Terry Lane of Birmingham, Ala.; two sisters, Ruby Shillinglaw of York and Carolyn Funderburke of Rock Hill; her brother, George Howe of Chicago; six grandchildren and her great-grandchild.

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

Robert Smith

ROCK HILL - Mr. Robert Lynn Smith, 54, of 4021 Crestview Drive died Thursday, July 2, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. today at Calvary Baptist Church, with the Revs. Bruce Wyatt and Jerry McNair officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

Born in York County, Mr. Smith was employed at Paramount's Carowinds theme park and served in the U.S. Navy.

He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret Willis Smith; his son, Robbie Smith of Rock Hill; his daughter, Julie Smith Killough of Rock Hill; his mother, Bonnie Smith Wolfe of Rock Hill; two sisters, Delphine S. Comer of McConnells and Andrea S. Ross of Rock Hill; his stepsister, Jean Cavney of Rock Hill; and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home.

Memorials can be sent to Calvary Baptist Church building fund, PO Box 11650, Rock Hill, SC 29731-1650.

Cauthen Funeral Home is in charge.

Wendell Timmons

FORT LAWN - Mr. Wendell "Robin" Timmons, 40, of 1260 East Creek Road died Thursday, July 2, 1998.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. today at Providence Baptist Church in Kershaw, with the Rev. Hilton Batts officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mr. Timmons was a member of Four Square Gospel Church. He was a fork lift driver with West Marine Distribution Center in Rock Hill.

Surviving are his parents, Sidney Kenneth and Roselle Roberts Timmons of Fort Lawn; two daughters, Robyn Lynn Timmons and Crystal Dawn Timmons, both of Rock Hill; three brothers, Randy Timmons of York, Keith Timmons of Richmond Hill, Ga., and Gerald Timmons of Fort Lawn; three sisters, Juanita Catoe and Barbara Fincher, both of Fort Lawn, and Pam Cooke of Lumberton, N.C.; and his granddaughter.

The family will receive friends at the home of his sister, Juanita Catoe, 1241 East Creek Road, Fort Lawn, SC 29714.
 

Aubrey Baker Jr.

LANCASTER - Mr. Aubrey Edward Baker Jr., 40, of Laredo, Texas, formerly of Lancaster, died Monday, June 29, 1998, in Laredo.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Lancaster Memorial Park, with the Rev. Gary Rogers officiating.

Mr. Baker was born in Columbus, Ga.

Surviving are his son, Aubrey E. Baker III of Richmond, Va.; his daughter, Sarah Baker of Richmond, Va.; his father, Aubrey Edward Baker Sr. of Lancaster; his mother, Velma Wilson Tittle of Haleyville, Ala., his brother, Charles E. Baker of Seale, Ala.; two sisters, Melinda Hall of Columbus, Ga., and Cheryl Knight of Phoenix City, Ala.; her half-sister, Jennifer A. Baker of Lancaster; and his grandmother, Margie E. Baker of Lancaster.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Cauthen Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Aubrey E. Baker Sr., 2862 J.B. Denton Road, Lancaster.

Forrest Dawkins

ROCK HILL - Mr. Forrest Dawkins, 72, of 1825 Springsteen Road died Sunday, July 5, 1998, at Mercy Hospital in Charlotte.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Greene Funeral Home.

Gladys DeBruhl

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Gladys Deese DeBruhl, 67, of 331 Hasty St. died Sunday, July 5, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Eastside Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jimmy Holley officiating and the Rev. Jerry DeVinney assisting. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

A native of Lancaster, Mrs. DeBruhl was a homemaker and a member of Eastside Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir and was a member of the Woman's Missionary Union Group No. 2

Surviving are her husband, James T. DeBruhl; her daughter, Ann D. Mitchell of Edgemoor; her brother, Soulee Deese of Woodruff; two sisters, Ruth Hinton and Connie Clinton, both of Rock Hill; and two grandchildren.

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

Greene Funeral Home is in charge.

Joyce Garrett

ROCK HILL - Miss Joyce R. Garrett, 71, of 710 S. York Ave. died Sunday, July 5, 1998, at her home.

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

Funeral arrangments will be announced by Bass Funeral Home.

Dorothy Harvey

JUNIPER BEACH, Fla. - Mrs. Dorothy Faris Crammond Harvey, 59, of Juniper Beach, Fla., formerly of Rock Hill, died Wednesday, July 1, 1998, in Juniper Beach.

A graveside service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Ebenezer ARP Church Cemetery in Rock Hill, with the Rev. Dr. Tim McClendon and Lindsey Faris officiating.

Mrs. Harvey retired from the Millburn School System in New Jersey, where she taught junior and senior high school students. She also taught courses at Palm Beach Community College in Florida.

Mrs. Harvey attained a doctorate from Rutgers University and worked as a real estate agent for Bluff Real Estate in Juniper Beach.

Surviving are her husband, David Harvey of Juniper Beach, Fla.; her son, John S. Crammond of Boynton Beach, Fla.; and two sisters, Jane Rando of Hanahan and Cynthia Worthy of Folly Beach.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 2535, Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Bass Funeral Home is in charge.

Sharon Lowe

MCCONNELLS - Mrs. Sharon Hollingshead Lowe, 33, of 1889 E. Chappell Road died Sunday, July 5, 1998, at her home.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Cauthen Funeral Home.

Willie Mae Morris

FORT MILL - Mrs. Willie Mae Hudson Morris, 71, of 301 Unity St. died Saturday, July 4, 1998, at Park Ridge Hospital in Fletcher, N.C.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Tuesday at Doby's Bridge Presbyterian Church, with the Revs. Edgar McCall, Jim McGill and Larry Soles officiating. Burial will be at Philadelphia United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Morris was retired from Springs Industries as a cloth inspector at the Fort Mill plant and was a member of Doby's Bridge Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are her husband, R. Leon Morris of Fort Mill; her daughter, Kathy Boone of Rock Hill; her brother, Daniel Hudson of Walhalla; her sister, Gail Medlin of Walhalla; three grandchildren; and five great-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 the Doby's Bridge Presbyterian Church building fund, 2500 Doby's Bridge Road, Fort Mill, SC 29715.

Wolfe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Annie Simpson

ROCK HILL - The funeral for Mrs. Annie Mae Woods Simpson, 82, of 1071 Melchers Drive, formerly of Chester, who died Thursday, July 2, 1998, at her home, will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Bethlehem Baptist Church, with the Rev. James W. Hope officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Simpson was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church, where she was a member of the hymn choir, the Woods Star of Bethlehem Order of Eastern Star No. 320 and the CB&A Society. She was the past president of the Missionary Society.

She was the widow of Henry Simpson.

Surviving are three sons, Bobby Simpson of New Jersey and Lawrence Simpson and Larry Simpson, both of Chester; seven daughters, Clarice Norman, Lillie Hurling and Bertha Worthy, all of New Jersey, Mattie Hancock and Anita Hayes, both of Rock Hill, and Cathy Simpson and Cheryl Pendergrass, both of Chester; her stepdaughter, Maretha Owens of Washington D.C.; three brothers, Edward Woods of New Jersey, and Richard Woods Jr. and Thomas Woods, both of Chester; 37 grandchildren; and 41 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home of Kenneth and Cheryl Pendergrass, 504 Lockshire St., Chester.

The body will be carried to the church at 2 p.m. Tuesday. There will be Eastern Star Rites at 7 tonight at King's Funeral Home.

King's Funeral Home is in charge.

Mary Sipes

ROCK HILL - A graveside service for Mrs. Mary Howe Sipes, 68, of 772 Pine Grove Court, who died Saturday, July 4, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center, will be 2 p.m. today at Grandview Memorial Park, with the Rev. James Gable officiating.

Mrs. Sipes worked at the Park Inn Grill for many years and was a member of Green Hills Fountain Homemakers Club in Fountain, Fla.

Surviving are her husband, Zeneth J. Sipes of Fountain, Fla.; two daughters, Brenda Lane Weiler and Shirley Lane Floyd, both of Rock Hill; two sons, Donald Lane of Mount Holly, N.C., and Terry Lane of Birmingham, Ala.; two sisters, Ruby Shillinglaw of York and Carolyn Funderburk of Rock Hill; her brother, George Howe of Chicago; six grandchildren; and her great-grandchild.

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

Lillie Thompson

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Lillie Thompson, 92, of 1136 Williams St. died Sunday, July 5, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Greene Funeral Home.

Bessie White

FORT MILL - Mrs. Bessie White, of 233 Cinda St., died Saturday, July 4, 1998, at her home.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Robinson Funeral Home.
 

Norbert Buhl

LANCASTER - Mr. Norbert Richard Buhl, 75, of 1317 Abbey Court died Sunday, July 5, 1998, at Springs Memorial Hospital.

The funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Catherine Catholic Church, with the Rev. Thomas Morrison officiating. Burial will be at Lancaster Memorial Cemetery.

Mr. Buhl was retired from the construction business in office sales. He was a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church, where he was president of the Golden Group. He served in the Navy in World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Geraldine Smith Buhl; two sons, Roger Buhl of Atlanta and Kenneth Buhl of Pittsburgh; two sisters, Margaret Chilcott and Agnes Steiner, both of Erie, Pa.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hartley Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Home Care Hospice, 800 W. Meeting St., Lancaster, SC 29720.

Lenora Chick

WHITMIRE - Mrs. Lenora R. Chick of Clinton Highway died Sunday, July 5, 1998, at NHC Health Care Center in Clinton.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Sims Chapel Baptist Church in Whitmire. Burial will be at Spring Hill AME Zion Church cemetery.

Mrs. Chick was a retired Bessemer City, N.C., middle school teacher. She graduated from Livingstone College and earned her master's degree from North Carolina Central University. She was a member of the Spring Hill AME Zion Church, the Women's Home Aide Society No. 74, the Women's Home Benefit Society No. 15, Evening Lite No. 260 and Zeta Phi Beta.

Surviving are her son, Barney Chick of Greenville; two sisters, Pernetta Rowell of Rock Hill and FelicaBrown of Greenville; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hunter and Sons Funeral Home.

The body will be taken to the church at 11 a.m. Thursday.

Forrest Dawkins

ROCK HILL - Mr. Forrest Evans Dawkins, 72, of 1825 Springsteen Road died Sunday, July 5, 1998, at Mercy Hospital in Charlotte.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Grandview Memorial Park, with the Rev. Larry Soles officiating.

Mr. Dawkins was of the Mormon faith and was retired from Genesco of Charlotte, where he worked as a warehouse stocker.

Surviving are his wife, Margie Weaver Dawkins; two sons, Richard Evans Dawkins of Charlotte and Forrest Randall Dawkins of Rock Hill; two daughters, Debra Dawkins Moss and Tami Dawkins Mussman, both of Charlotte; two brothers, Jessie Dawkins of Vinton, Va., and Martin Dawkins of Kings Mountain, N.C.; two sisters, Elsie Gurley of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Susan Green of Sacramento, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and his great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Greene Funeral Home and at other times at the home.

Samuel Douglas Jr.

CHESTER - Mr. Samuel McClurkin Douglas Jr., 81, formerly of 1801 Halseville Road died Monday, July 6, 1998, at Laurens County Hospital in Clinton.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. today at Barron Funeral Home, with the Rev. W.L. Faile officiating. Burial will be at Woodward Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Douglas was a native of Chester County. He was retired from Cone Textile in Carlisle. He was a member of Woodward Baptist Church. A graduate of of Blackstock High School, he was an Army veteran of World War II and served with the 30th Division, 117 Regiment.

Surviving are his sister, Kathleen D. Henderson of Clinton.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. today at Barron Funeral Home.

Agnes Eckhoff

CHESTER - Mrs. Agnes Collins Eckhoff, 92, formerly of Pine Street in Chester, died Monday, July 6, 1998, at the Methodist Oaks in Orangeburg.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Barron Funeral Home, with the Rev. Will Brown officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery.

Mrs. Eckhoff was a graduate of Chester High School. She attended Winthrop and Columbia colleges. A homemaker, she was the widow of Herman A. Eckhoff Sr. and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

Surviving are her son, Bradley O. Eckhoff of Picayune, Miss.; her brother, William J. Collins of Waverly, Va.; her sister, LucileC. Mennig of Maripo, Calif.; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at home.

Memorials may be made to The Methodist Oaks, Attn: Judy Grapsity, P.O. Drawer 327, Orangeburg, SC 29116.

Joyce Garrett

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Joyce Ritter Garrett, 71, of 710 S. York Ave. died Sunday, July 5, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. today at Woodland United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Tom Pietila officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

Mrs. Garrett was the widow of Eddie L. Garrett Sr. and was a graduate of Princeton High School in Princeton, W.Va. She earned her bachelor's degree in chemistry in 1948 from Concord College in Athens, W.Va., where she was a member of Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority. She worked at Celanese after graduation. She taught general math and algebra from 1964 to 1989 at Rock Hill High School. In 1970, she earned her master's degree in teaching.

She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Starlite Chapter. She a member of Woodland United Methodist Church, where she was a teacher in the Fidelis Sunday school class, and on the administrative board and altar guild.

Surviving are her son, Eddie L. Garrett Jr. of Fort Mill; her daughter, Nancy Garrett McFall of Rock Hill; three brothers, Blair Ritter of Spartanburg, the Rev. Guy A. Ritter Jr. of Salem, Va., and the Rev. Philip M. Ritter of Clarksville, Tenn.; her sister, Nancy Ritter White of Rock Hill; and three grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Woodland United Methodist Church, 801 Cherry Road, Rock Hill, or to the American Cancer Society, 339 East Main St., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Bass Funeral Home is in charge.

Emma Hall

CLOVER - Mrs. Emma Black Hall, 57, of 103 Adams St. died Friday, July 3, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Clover Chapel United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Franklin Johnson, Talmadge Stanton and Stephen Love officiating. Burial will be at Green Pond United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Hall attended the Clover public schools and North Carolina A&T State University. A native of York County, she owned Black's Cafe and Black's Funeral Home in Clover.

Surviving are her husband, Bobby Hall; and her stepdaughter, Dallas Girleiyof Bennettsville.

The family will receive friends at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church and at other times at the home.

Generation Funeral Home of Clover is in charge.

John Hancock

ROCK HILL - Mr. John Hancock, 80, of 1959 Lewis St. died Sunday, July 5, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Grace Church of the Nazarene, with the Rev. Jesse Sims officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

Mr. Hancock attended Grace Church of the Nazarene. He was retired from Springs Industries, where he worked for 35 years. He was an active member of the Rock Hill Senior Citizens Center.

Surviving are his wife, Eula Mae Hancock; his daughter, Margie Faye Cranford of Myrtle Beach; three stepsons, Sammy Howell of Fort Mill; Wayne Gillespie of Huntersville, N.C., and Jerry Gillespie of Rock Hill; his stepdaughter, Angela Howell Bullard of Rock Hill; his sister, LiveySexton of Fort Mill; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Greene Funeral Home and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to Grace Church of the Nazarene building fund, 1029 Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Joseph Jarmatcki Jr.

CHARLOTTE - Mr. Joseph Paul Jarmatcki Jr., 32, of Charlotte died Friday July 3, 1998, from injuries suffered in a wreck.

The funeral will be 10 a.m. today in Parma, Ohio. A memorial service will be 7 p.m. Monday at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church, 3028 Providence Road in Charlotte.

Mr. Jarmatcki was a Cleveland, Ohio, native and was the executive chef at the River Hills Country Club in Lake Wylie. He served a chef apprenticeship at Swingo's Keg & Quarter Hotel and was a chef at three Ohio restaurants before becoming executive chef at the Marion Ohio Country Club. He moved to Charlotte in 1989, where he was chef at the Cabarrus Country Club and held a similar position at the Park Hotel and the Peninsula Club.

He was president of the Charlotte Chapter of the American Culinary Federation, where he was named chef of the year last year. He held several offices in the federation, including sergeant at arms and chairman of the president's ball.

He also was a member of the board of directors for the Charlotte Community Kitchen and a member of the March of Dimes Gourmet Chef's Auction, Festival of Trees. He worked with middle and high school students promoting good nutrition and career opportunities in culinary arts.

Surviving are his wife, Amy Jarmatcki; his father, Joseph Paul Jarmatcki Sr. of Cleveland; and two brothers.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Charlotte Community Kitchen, c/o Linda Vogler, CEC, 2401-A Distribution St., Charlotte, NC 28203.

Sharon Lowe

McCONNELLS - Mrs. Sharon Hollingshead Lowe, 33, of 1889 E. Chappell Road died Sunday, July 5, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at South Main Baptist Church in Greenwood, with the Revs. Bob Porterfield and Dave Patterson officiating. Burial will be at Edgewood Cemetery in Ninety-Six.

Mrs. Lowe was employed by Winthrop University's College of Business and was a member of First Baptist Church of Rock Hill.

Surviving are her husband, Steven Lance Lowe; her son, Evan Chapin Lowe of McConnells; two stepsons, Kevin Mark Lowe and Kyle Steven Lowe, both of Rock Hill; her parents, C.E. "Buck" and Carol E. Hollingshead of Slidell, La.; her brother, Kevin Michael Hollingshead of Charleston; and her sister, Karen Savage of Russellville, Ark.

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

Memorials may be made to Hospice Community Care, 325 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730 or to the Sharon Lowe Memorial Youth Fund c/o First Baptist Church, 2121 Pontchartrain Drive, Slidell, LA 70458.

Rick Masters I

YORK - Mr. Rick G. Master I of York died Sunday, July 5, 1998, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

A memorial service will be 5 p.m. today at York Funeral Home, with the Rev. Joe Edwards officiating.

Mr. Master was a barber and hair stylist. He was a member of Grace Wesleyan Church.

Surviving are two sons, Rick Masters II of Lake Wylie and Donnie Masters of Gastonia, N.C.; three daughters, Kim Cable of Dallas, N.C., Heather Masters of York and Monica Masters of Bessemer City, N.C.; his mother, Marian Masters of York; and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends after the service at York Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Grace Wesleyan Church, South New Hope Road, Belmont, NC 28012 or to the Liver Transplant Center, P.O. Box 60660, Charlotte, NC 28260.

Fonda McDaniel

WILFRED, Ind. -"Mrs. Fonda P. McDaniel, 80, of Wilfred died Saturday, July 4, 1998, at Mary Sheman Hospital.

The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. today at Bethel United Methodist Church in Hymera, Ind., with the Rev. Sharon Summers officiating. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery.

Mrs. McDaniel was a retired teacher's aide. She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church and the Hymera Chapter No. 289 Order of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are her husband, Melvin McDaniel; two sons, Phillip McDaniel of Rock Hill and Terry McDaniel of Disptanta, Va.; her daughter, Nancy May of Manistee, Mich.; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at 9:30 a.m. today at the church.

Mattox-McHugh Funeral Home is in charge.

Willie Shaw

BOSTON - The funeral for Ms. Willie Mae "Prue" Shaw, formerly of Clover, who died Wednesday, July 1, 1998, at Mount Olive Hospital in Cambridge, Mass., will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Green Pond United Methodist Church in Clover.

The Revs. Stellie J. Jackson and Keith Hunter will officiate. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Surviving are her daughter, Betty Jo Shaw McClure of Boston; two grandchildren; and two great-grand children.

The family will receive friends at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the church and at other times at the home of Ruby Simpson, 104 Armstrong St., Clover.

Generation Funeral Home is in charge.

Lillie Thompson

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Lillie Mae Brewer Thompson, 92, of 1136 Williams St. died Sunday, July 4, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Greene Funeral Home, with the Revs. Jesse Simms and Glenn Self officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

Mrs. Thompson was a member of Grace Nazarene Church and worked for Aragon Mills for more than 30 years.

Surviving are her son, Wilburn H. "Bud" Thompson of Rock Hill; two daughters, Geneva T. Snyder and Eula Lone, both of Rock Hill; her sister, Viola Lewis of Sumter; 17 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Greene Funeral Home and at other times at the home.

Bessie White

FORT MILL - Mrs. Bessie Crockett White of 233 Cinda St. died Saturday, July 4, 1998, at her home.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Wednesday at James Chapel Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ira Roddey officiating and the Revs. Karry White and George Lowry assisting. Burial will be at Green Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. White was a native of York County. She attended public schools in York and Lancaster counties. She was a member of Red Oak AME Zion Church, where she was a member of the choir. She was a former employee of Cone Mills in Pineville. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband, Cardoza White III; three sons, Billy Crockett of Rock Hill, and Bernard White and Teddy White, both of Fort Mill; her daughter, Sherleen White of Fort Mill; four sisters, Minnie Davis and Maggie Boular,both of Rock Hill, and Thelma Barber and Mary Massey, both of Charlotte; and two brothers, Audrey Crockett Jr. and James Crockett, both of Rock Hill.

The body may be viewed from 5 to 6 tonight at Robinson Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at James Chapel Baptist Church and at other times at the home.
 

Mickey Cagle

CONOVER, N.C. - Mr. Mickey Jay Cagle, 58, of 6th Street Circle N.E. died Sunday, July 6, 1998, at home.

A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Catawba Memorial Park, with the Rev. Homer Greene officiating.

Mr. Cagle was a plant manager for 20 years at Shuford Mills.

Surviving are his wife, Jackie R. Cagle; two sons, Mitchell Cagle of Statesville, N.C., and Danny Cagle of Clarksville, Va.; his daughter, Kimerly Boulware of Greensboro, N.C.; his mother, Margaret Burris Cagle of Fort Mill; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Catawba Funeral Home.

Jackie Crenshaw

LANCASTER - Mr. Jackie Leroy "Goat" Crenshaw, 61, of 3044-F Northwest Apartments died Monday, July 6, 1998, at Springs Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at Hartley Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jim Parrish officiating. Burial will be at Westside Cemetery.

Mr. Crenshaw was a retired businessman and served in the Navy. He was a native of Lancaster County.

Surviving are his former wife, Wanda Crenshaw Craft of Rock Hill; two daughters, Melissa Smith of York and Jacqualine Nichols of Rock Hill; his stepson, Frankie McManus of Fort Mill; two stepdaughters, Debra Knopf of Rock Hill and Carol McManus of Fort Lawn; two brothers, Brown Crenshaw of Lancaster and Elliott Crenshaw of Charlotte; two sisters, Mildred Taylor of Lancaster and Elizabeth Chappel of Kershaw; and nine grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Hartley Funeral Home.

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

Lynn Fenton

GLENDALE, Calif. - Ms. Lynn Margaret Fenton, 32, of Glendale, fomerly of York, died Sunday, July, 5, 1998 in Sylmar, Calif.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in York.

Ms. Fenton was a graduate of York Comprehensive High School and attended Winthrop College.

Surviving are her mother, Gara F. Brown and stepfather, Don Brown of York; and her sister, Anne F. Burkart of Charlotte.

Memorials may be made to the Columbarium Fund, Church of the Good Shepherd, P.O. Box 437, York, SC 29745 or to the charity of one's choice.

Joyce Garrett

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Joyce Ritter Garrett, 71, of 710 S. York Ave. died Sunday, July 5, 1998, at home.

Burial was at Grandview Memorial Park.

Mrs. Garrett was the widow of Eddie L. Garrett Sr. and was a graduate of Princeton High School in Princeton, W.Va. She earned her bachelor's degree in chemistry in 1948 from Concord College in Athens, W.Va., where she was a member of Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority. She worked at Celanese after graduation. She taught general math and algebra from 1964 to 1989 at Rock Hill High School. In 1970, she earned her master's degree in teaching.

She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Starlite Chapter. She a member of Woodland United Methodist Church, where she was a teacher in the Fidelis Sunday school class, and on the administrative board and altar guild.

Surviving are her son, Eddie L. Garrett Jr. of Fort Mill; her daughter, Nancy Garrett McFall of Rock Hill; three brothers, Blair Ritter of Spartanburg, the Rev. Guy A. Ritter Jr. of Salem, Va., and the Rev. Philip M. Ritter of Clarksville, Tenn.; her sister, Nancy Ritter White of Rock Hill; and three grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Woodland United Methodist Church, 801 Cherry Road, Rock Hill, or to the American Cancer Society, 339 East Main St., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Bass Funeral Home is in charge.

Frances Huffstetler

YORK - Mrs. Frances Cook Huffstetler, 70, of 500 Railroad Ave., Apt. 22, died Monday, July 6, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Rose Hill Cemetery, with the Rev. Daniel Stewart officiating.

A homemaker, Mrs. Huffstetler was the widow of Jesse Bruce Huffstetler. She was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are her sister, Lenor S. Cable of Robinsville, N.C.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at York Funeral Home and at other times at the home of a niece, Glenda Deese, 323 E. Liberty St., York.

Ralph Huffstetler Jr.

DENVER - Mr. Ralph "Butch" Coleman Huffstetler Jr., 35, formerly of Gastonia, N.C., died Sunday, July 5, 1998, in Denver.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by McLean & Sons Funeral Home in Gastonia.

Willie Phillips

LAKE WYLIE - Mr. Willie C. Phillips, 61, of 5265 Fewell Road died Monday, July 6, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

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

Golden Thomas

FORT MILL -"Mr. Golden "Goldie" Thomas, 81, of 109 Walker St. died Tuesday, July 7, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Sisk Memorial Baptist Church, with the Rev. Roland Dry officiating. Burial will be at Unity Cemetery.

Mr. Thomas was retired from Springs Industries and was a member of Sisk Memorial Baptist Church. During World War II, Mr. Thomas served in the Army.

Surviving are his wife, Mildred C. Thomas; two sons, Roger Brent Thomas of Greenwood and D. Arnold Thomas of Fort Mill; his daughter, Diane Holt of Fort Mill; five grandchildren; and six great-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 Sisk Memorial Baptist Church, 119 Massey St., Fort Mill, SC 29715.

Larry Thorne

ROCK HILL - Mr. Larry Thorne of 542 Whitner St. died Tuesday, July 7, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Robinson Funeral Home.

Bessie White

FORT MILL - Mrs. Bessie Crockett White of 233 Cinda St. died Saturday, July 4, 1998, at her home.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. today at James Chapel Baptist Church, with the Rev. Karry White officiating and the Revs. George Lowry and Loretta Adams assisting. Burial will be at Green Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. White was a native of York County. She attended public schools in York and Lancaster counties. She was a member of Red Oak AME Zion Church, where she was a member of the choir. She was a former employee of Cone Mills in Pineville. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband, Cardoza White III; three sons, Billy Crockett of Rock Hill, and Bernard White and Teddy White, both of Fort Mill; her daughter, Sherleen White of Fort Mill; four sisters, Minnie Davis and Maggie Boular, both of Rock Hill, and Thelma Barber and Mary Massey, both of Charlotte; and two brothers, Audrey Crockett Jr. and James Crockett, both of Rock Hill.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. today at James Chapel Baptist Church and at other times at the home.

Robinson Funeral Home is in charge.
 

Johnny Ashley

INDIAN LAND - Mr. Johnny Howard Ashley, 72, of 7025 Henry Harris Road died Wednesday, July 8, 1998, at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Osceola United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Bert Watson officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Ashley was a native of Lancaster County and was a member of Osceola United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two brothers, Albert Ashley of Indian Land and Fred Ashley of Great Falls; his stepbrother, Sam Pettus of Fort Mill; his sister, Ruby Jackson of Indian Land; and his stepsister, Juanita Morris of Indian Land.

The family will receive friends following the service and at other times at the home.

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

Mickey Cagle

CONOVER, N.C. - Mr. Mickey Jay Cagle, 58, of 6th Street Circle N.E., died Monday, July 6, 1998, at home.

A graveside service will be 2 p.m. today at Catawba Memorial Park, with the Rev. Homer Greene officiating.

Mr. Cagle was a plant manager for 20 years at Shuford Mills.

Surviving are his wife, Jackie R. Cagle; two sons, Mitchell Cagle of Statesville, N.C., and Danny Cagle of Clarksville, Va.; his daughter, Kimerly Boulware of Greensboro, N.C.; his mother, Margaret Burris Cagle of Fort Mill; six sisters, Helen Bratton and Dedria Cagle, both of York, Nancy Atkins of Gold Hill, N.C., Tommie Efird of Troy, N.C., Judy Rowland of Kannapolis, N.C., and Terri Meisnheimer of Fort Mill; and three grandchildren.

Catawba Funeral Home is in charge.

Paul Ferguson

PEORIA, Ariz. - Mr. Paul Kenneth Ferguson, 72, formerly of York, died Monday, July 6, 1998.

A memorial service will be Friday at Youngtown United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Clinton, Minn.

A native of Gastonia, N.C., Mr. Ferguson was retired from the Navy and a former owner of a small engine repair shop in York. He was president of the Flying Wheels Motorcycle Club and an active member of the Youngtown United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Shirley Ferguson; three daughters, Leann Odegaard of Starbuck, Minn., Laurie Routolo of Goodyear, Ariz., and Lynda Tyner of Charleston; his sister, Thelma Holland; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 339 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC 29730 or Youngtown United Methodist Church, 113th Ave. and Alabama, Youngtown, AZ 85363.

Best Funeral Service is in charge.

James Gray

ROCK HILL - Mr. James Robert "Bobby" Gray, 60, of 950 Kemper Circle died Tuesday, July 7, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Greene Funeral Home, with the Rev. Lester Parrish officiating. Burial will be at Forest Hills Cemetery.

A native of Blenheim, Mr. Gray was of the Baptist faith. He worked with the South Carolina Department of Transportation for 17 years as a mechanic. He was owner and operator of the Outback Sports Bar in Fort Mill.

Surviving are his wife, Judith Farris Gray; his son, Edward Gray Williams of Rock Hill; two daughters, Debbie Denton of Myrtle Beach and Wanda Williams of Rock Hill; four brothers, John T. Gray of Latta and William L. Gray, Ray Allen Gray and Billy T. Gray, all of Blenheim; his sister, Francis G. Bryant of Darlington; two 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.

Ralph Huffstetler Jr.

DENVER, Colo. -"Sgt. Ralph "Butch" Coleman Huffstetler Jr., 35, formerly of Gastonia, N.C., died Sunday, July 5, 1998, in Denver.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Friday at Lake Wylie Christian Assembly, with the Rev. Lewis Gunn officiating. Burial will be at Gaston Memorial Park.

Mr. Huffstetler was a graduate of Kaiserslautern American High School in Germany. He had served 14 years in the Air Force and was a member of the 2nd Space Warning Squadron stationed at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo.

Surviving are his wife, Pamela L. Huffstetler; his stepson, Geno Searfoss of Yorktown, Va.; his parents, Ralph and Delphine Huffstetler Sr. of Clover; his sister, Donna H. Connor of Gastonia; his paternal grandparents, Marshall and Mattie Bell Huffstetler of Clover; his maternal grandparents, J.C. and Mae Connor of Gastonia; and his maternal great-grandmother, Thelma Connor of Gastonia.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to York County Hospice Community Care, 325 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Bessie Lowery

CLOVER - Mrs. Bessie B. Lowery of 1148 Tom Joye Road died Wednesday, July 8, 1998, at home.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Wright Funeral Home.

Preston Mathis

CLOVER - Mr. Preston Lamar Mathis, 56, of Apartment 201 Stonegate died Wednesday, July 8, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Charles Poore officiating. Burial will be at Woodside Cemetery.

Mr. Mathis was retired from Ticaro Textile. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Clover.

Surviving are his wife, Jane Thomas Mathis; his brother, Kevin G. Mathis of Kings Mountain, N.C.; three sisters, Pauline M. Gunn of Demorest, Ga., Lura Mae Lingafelt of Gastonia, N.C., and Ophelia Bickham of Odessa, Texas.

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

Tommy McMoore

COVINA, Calif - Mr. Tommy McMoore, 60, formerly of Fort Mill, died Friday, July 3, 1998.

The funeral will be 10 a.m. today at Forest Lawn Funeral Home.

Mr. McMoore was a former member of Bethlehem Baptist Church and attended the George Fish High School. He served 20 years in the Army.

Surviving are his son, Willie Thompson of Charlotte; his daughter, Terry McMoore of Sumter; four sisters, Bessie Hart of Charlotte, Essie Mae Barnett of Rock Hill, Charlene McMoore of Richmond, Va., and Helen Hunt of Washington.

Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Winston Mobley

YORK - Mr. Winston Churchill Mobley, 57, of 183 Hall St. died Wednesday, July 8, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

A graveside service will be 10 a.m. Friday at Rose Hill Cemetery, with the Rev. Lester Parrish officiating.

A native of York County, Mr. Mobley was a farmer.

Surviving are four sisters, Mary Bardley and Ruby Wilson, both of Gastonia, N.C., Betty Robinson and Lena Champion, both of York.

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

Mattie Patrick

CHESTER - Mrs. Mattie Lee Flournoy Patrick, 79, of 709 Meadowbrook died Wednesday, July 8, 1998, at the home of her son in Fredericksburg, Va.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Barron Funeral Home, with the Rev. Donald Scoggins officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery.

Mrs. Patrick was retired from Campbell Soup Co. in Sumter. She was the widow of John Wallace Patrick Sr. She attended St. Pauls Presbyterian Church and was a graduate of Stovall, Ga., High School.

Surviving are two sons, John W. Patrick Jr. of Fredericksburg, Va., and James W. Patrick of Chester; two daughters, Daisy Vilorio of Chester and Sandra Caples of Florence; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Barron Funeral Home.

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

Willie Phillips

LAKE WYLIE - Mr. Willie C. Phillips, 61, of 5265 Fewell Road died Monday, July 6, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Bowling Green, with the Rev. Milton Key officiating and the Revs. Charles White and Lillian Washington assisting.

A native of York County, Mr. Phillips was a member of Mount Harmony United Methodist Church in Bowling Green and was a former heavy equipment operator for the Belmont, N.C., water department. He retired in May.

Surviving are his wife, Mamie R. Phillips; his son, Willie Phillips Jr. of Washington; his daughter, Angela G. Phillips of Gastonia, N.C.; five sisters, Ethel Adams of Clover, Mary Sherer and Billie Phillips, both of Lake Wylie, and Hattie Mason and Lizzie Carothers, both of Gastonia; and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7:30 tonight at Wright Funeral Home and at other times at the home.

The body will be placed in the church at 12:30 p.m. Friday.

Derone Sanders

CHESTER - Mr. Derone "Grump" Sanders, 84, of 210 Flint St., Apartment N4, died Wednesday, July 8, 1998, at Tanglewood Health Care Center in Ridgewood.

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

Larry Thorne

ROCK HILL - Mr. Larry Thorne of 542 Whitner St. died Tuesday, July 7, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Robinson Funeral Home, with Brother Charles Watkins officiating. Burial will be at Barber Memorial Cemetery.

Mr. Thorne was a graduate of Rock Hill High School and attended the University of South Carolina. He worked with the Salvation Army.

Surviving are two daughters, LaToyna Throne and Tamia Holley, both of Rock Hill; his mother, Helen Throne Ealy of Rock Hill; his sister, Helen D. Ealy of Rock Hill; three brothers, Reginald Ealy and Dereck L. Ealy, both of Rock Hill, and Andie Campbell of Lancaster.

The body may be viewed from 5 to 6 tonight at Robinson Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at home.


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