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Kenneth Criminger

KERSHAW - Mr. Kenneth Michael "Mike" Criminger, 42, of 302 W. Welsh Street, died Thursday, July 9, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. today at Second Baptist Church, with the Rev. Hugh McKinney officiating. Burial will be at Kershaw City Cemetery.

A reporter for the Kershaw News Era, Mr. Criminger was a member of Second Baptist Church, where he belonged to the Carl Phillips Sunday school class.

Surviving is his mother, Audrey Williams Criminger of Kershaw.

Cauthen Funeral Home is in charge.

Ellen Davis-Williams

TRENTON, N.J. - Mrs. Ellen Ruby L. Davis-Williams, 67, of Trenton, died Tuesday, July 7, 1998, at Capital Health Systems.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Grace Cathedral Fellowship Ministries, with the Rev. Florian Jenkins officiating. Burial will be at Colonial Memorial Park in Hamilton Township.

A native of Rocky Mount, N.C., she attended the Nash County schools. She was a member of of Pleasure Hill Baptist Church. She was a former member of Galilee Baptist Church and in 1979 joined the Deliverance Evangelistic Center Inc., where she served on the Mother's Board and Missionary Board. She was employed by Vineland State Colony and the Neuro Psychiatric Hospital, now the North Princeton Developmental Center, until her retirement in 1992, with 39 years service with the state.

Surviving are her husband, Lengburg Williams; her son, Thomas Edward Davis of Trenton; her daughters, Catherine Thomas of Stockton, Md.; her stepdaughter, Denise Harris of Alexander, Va.; four brothers, Timmy L. Young, the Rev. Tony A. Davis and Eddie Lee Stubbs, all of Bridgeton, N.J., and the Rev. Gust D. Davis Jr. of Trenton, N.J.; three sisters, Shirlene Davis of Rock Hill, Marlene Davis of Millville, N.J., and Victoria Davis of Guam; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday at the church.

Campbell Funeral Chapel, 1225 Calhoun St., in Trenton is in charge.

Tiffany Faile

ROCK HILL - Tiffany Katelyn Faile, the 18-month-old daughter of Steve Rodney Bryant Jr. and Kimberly Dawn Faile of 951 Steele St., died Thursday, July 9, 1998, at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. today at Cauthen Funeral Home, with the Rev. Steve Kirby officiating. Burial will be at Rock Hill Memorial Gardens.

Surviving in addition to her parents are her brother, Christopher Faile of the home; her grandparents, Rick and Margarett Faile of Rock Hill and Junior and Henerita Catoe of Rock Hill; her grandmothers, Jeannie Nichols and Peggy Eastwood, both of Rock Hill; her great-grandparents, Sumter and Emmie Brown of Rock Hill and Bruce and Ethel Faile of Rock Hill; and her great-grandmother, Virginia Allen of McCall.

The family will receive friends at the home of Bruce and Ethel Faile, 325 Lyle St.

Charles Fallaw

UNION - Mr. Charles Randolph "Randy" Fallaw, 72, of 266 Meansville Road died Friday, July 10, 1998, at home.

A graveside service will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Forest Lawn Cemetery, with the Rev. Patty Griffith-Fallaw officiating.

Mr. Fallaw was a member of Westside Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and Sunday school teacher. He was a Mason and former member of Rutledge Masonic Lodge 351. He was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and a retired salesman for Union Packing Co.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth Whitehead Fallaw; two sons, Billy Fallaw of Rock Hill and John Fallaw of Union; his daughter, Mary F. Bailey of Union; two brothers, Earl D. Fallaw of Franklin, Tenn., and Weldon Fallaw of West Columbia; three sisters, Mamie F. May, Virginia F. Ivey and Pearl F. Crocker, all of Union; and six grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Westside Baptist Church Foundation for the Future Fund, 105 Lawson Ave., Union, SC 29379.

S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home is in charge.

Elsie Holland

LANCASTER - Mrs. Elsie Blackmon Holland, 90, of 316 W. Arch St. died Thursday, July 9, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Cauthen Funeral Home, with the Rev. Shane Patrick and Roy Barnes officiating. Burial will be at West Side Cemetery.

A native of Lancaster, she was a graduate of the Lancaster school system and the Eastman School of Business in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. She began working in 1931 for the Lancaster law firm Williams & Stewart. She also worked for Holland Funeral Home and Blackmon Electric Co., where she retired in 1994. She served as a volunteer and sitter at the Marion Sims/Springs Memorial Hospital. She was a member of First Baptist Church since the 1920s and was the last surviving charter member of the Lancaster Chapter No. 146 Order of the Eastern Star, having served twice as statewide Worthy Grand Matron. She received her 50-year pin in 1989.

Surviving are her son, Joseph Ferris Holland of the home; her stepson, Charles Duke Holland of Warner Robbins, Ga.; her stepdaughter, Carolyn H. Ellison of Lancaster; four grandsons; and a great-grandson.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at Cauthen Funeral and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 670, Lancaster, SC 29721.

James Irby

ROCK HILL - Mr. James Irby, 44, of 309 Maple St. died Wednesday, July 8, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Mount Zion Baptist Church in McConnells, with the Rev. John McCoy officiating and the Rev. Sidney Murdock assisting. Burial will be at Barber Memorial Cemetery.

Mr. Irby was a native of York County. He was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church and attended Northwestern High School.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy A. Irby; his daughter, Tameria Adams of Fort Mill; his stepson, Daniel Adams of Rock Hill; his stepdaughter, Tiffany Adams of Rock Hill; his mother, Mattie Jones Irby of Rock Hill; four brothers, Emmett Jerome Irby of Washington, Henry L. Irby, Norman Hutchinson and John Irby, all of Rock Hill; and his sister, Emma I. Jones of Rock Hill.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at Robinson Funeral Home and at other times at home.

The body will be placed in the church at 1:15 p.m. Sunday.

John Knightner

PHILADELPHIA - Mr. John D. Knightner, 70, of 500 N. 7th St. Apt. 1913, Camden, N.J., died Monday, July 6, 1998.

Mr. Knightner is a former resident of Rock Hill.

Surviving are his daughter, Joanne Knightner of Las Vegas; and his sister, Elmira Harris of Philadelphia.

The funeral will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Robert Walker Funeral Home, 228 S. 53rd St., Philadelphia, PA 19139.

Robinson Funeral Home will handle local arrangements.

Edmund Knyfd Sr.

ROCK HILL - Mr. Edmund Knyfd Sr., 69, of 3229 Kingsfield Road died Thursday, July 9, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Unity Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Jeannie Bickett officiating.

Mr. Knyfd served in the Army during World War II. He was former owner and operator of Midland Park Auto Body in Midland Park, N.J., and the owner of Oxbow Cottages in Lake Pleasant, N.Y. He was a member of the New Jersey Auto Body Association and a past president of the Lions Club in Midland Park, N.J.

Surviving are his wife, Helen Spang Knyfd; his son, Edmund Knyfd Jr. of Haledon, N.J.; his daughter, Donna K. Diedrich of Fort Mill; his brother, Arthur Knyfd Jr. of Hawthorne, N.J.; two sisters, Margaret Breen and Norma Outslay, both of Midland Park, N.J.; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Wolfe Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to United Presbyterian Church, Ministries in Motion building fund, 303 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill, SC 29715 or to Hospice Community Care, 325 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Margaret Matthews

CLOVER - Miss Margaret Matthews, 71, of 402-D Willow Oaks Circle died Thursday, July 9, 1998, at Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia, N.C.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Generation Funeral Home.

The family will be at the home of Patricia Matthews, 114 Sunset St., Clover.

Tommy McMoore

MONTCLAIR, Calif - Mr. Tommy McMoore, 60, of 10133 Comuslas Ave., formerly of Fort Mill, died Friday, July 3, 1998.

The funeral was 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 wife, Wilma McMoore; 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 was in charge of local arrangements.

Ruth Miller

COLUMBIA - Mrs. Ruth Miller, 70, of the Dowdy-Gardner Nursing Care Center, formerly of York, died Friday, July 10, 1998, at Dowdy-Gardner Nursing Care Center in Columbia.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Monday at the Thompson Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Terrance Sadler officiating. Burial will be at Galilee Baptist Church Cemetery in York.

Surviving are her son, Robert Miller of Winston-Salem, N.C.; two sisters, Amy Stockton of Jamaica, N.Y., and Rosie Gardin of Gastonia, N.C.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The body may be viewed from 2 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

The family will be at the home of Wilson Barnette, 209 Washington St., York, and will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the funeral at the chapel.

Thompson Funeral Home of York is in charge.

Derone Sanders

CHESTER - Mr. Derone "Grump" Sanders, 84, of 553 Flint St., Apartment N4, died Wednesday, July 8, 1998, at Tanglewood Health Care Center in Ridgewood.

The funeral will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Bethlehem Baptist Church, with the Rev. James W. Hope officiating. The Rev. McKinley Woods will give the eulogy. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Sanders was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church. He attended Chester County public schools. He was a retired construction worker.

Surviving are his wife, Jessie Lee Sanders; four sons, John M. Sanders, Jimmy Sanders and Wayne Sanders, all of Chester, and David Sanders of Largo, Fla.; three daughters, Naomi Davis of Hyattville, Md., Lillian Wilkes of Chester, Barbara Reed of Greenville; a grandson, whom he raised, Maurice Sanders of Philadelphia; 31 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

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

The body may be viewed from 1 to 9 tonight and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at King's Funeral Home.
 

Billy Angley

YORK - Mr. Billy Ray "Bill" Angley, 52, of 5225 Johnson Barn Road died Friday, July 10, 1998, in Lake Wylie.

The graveside service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Grandview Memorial Park, with the Rev. Gardner Koch officiating.

A native of Gastonia, N.C., Mr. Angley was a retired chief petty officer with the U.S. Navy after 22 years of service, including a tour of duty in Vietnam. Mr. Angley was a member of American Legion Post 34 in Rock Hill.

Surviving are his wife, Pat Nalley Angley of the home; two sons, Michael David Angley of McConnells and Christopher Lee Angley of Rock Hill.

The amily will receive friends at the home.

Greene Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Todd Boyles

ANDERSON - Mr. Todd Haynie Boyles, 34, of Anderson died Friday, July 10, 1998, at Smith Road in Townville.

The graveside service will be 4 p.m. today at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, with the Rev. Jim Parrish officiating.

Surviving are two sisters, Jane Tapp of Fort Mill and Theresa Nation of Anderson.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3:30 today at the McDougald Funeral Home and other times at the home of Tina Stone, 207 Holly Creek Drive.

Tiffany Faile

ROCK HILL - Tiffany Katelyn Faile, the 18-month-old daughter of Steve Rodney Bryant Jr. and Kimberly Dawn Faile of 951 Steele St., died Thursday, July 9, 1998, at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. today at Cauthen Funeral Home, with the Rev. Steve Kirby officiating. Burial will be at Rock Hill Memorial Gardens.

Surviving in addition to her parents are her brother, Christopher Faile of the home; her grandparents, Rick and Margarett Faile of Rock Hill and Junior and Henerita Catoe of Rock Hill; her grandmothers, Jeannie Nichols and Peggy Eastwood, both of Rock Hill; her great-grandparents, Sumter and Emmie Brown of Rock Hill and Bruce and Ethel Faile of Rock Hill; and her great-grandmother, Virginia Allen of McCall.

The family will receive friends at the home of Bruce and Ethel Faile, 325 Lyle St.

Wendall Harris

ROCK HILL - Mr. Wendall Harris of 2737 Tillwood died Saturday, July 11, 1998, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Cauthen Funeral Home, Rock Hill Chapel.

Joseph Hatley

HEATH SPRINGS - Mr. Joseph C. "J.C." Hatley of 115 Cauthen St. died Friday, July 10, 1998, at Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Heath Springs Baptist Church, with the Rev. Warren Johnson officiating.

Born in Mecklenburg County, N.C., Mr. Hatley was a retired sheet metal craftsman. He was a World War II Army veteran and a member of Harrison United Methodist Church in Pineville, N.C.

Surviving are his wife, Martha Laney Hatley of Heath Springs; two daughters, Cyndi Rabil and Sue Rowe, both of Winston-Salem, N.C.; two stepdaughters, Susan Frey of Gretna, La., and Dee Dee Porter of Lancaster; two stepsons, Donald Nash of Lancaster and David Nash of Salisbury, N.C.; two brothers, John Hatley of Florence and Charles Hatley of Fayetteville, N.C.; three grandsons; and seven stepgrandchildren.

The family will be at the church immediately following the service.

Memorials may be made to Taylors Baptist Church, 2382 Charlotte Highway, Lancaster, SC 29720; or to Heath Springs Baptist Church, 101 S. Main Street, Heath Springs, SC 29058; or to The American Heart Association, PO Box 64, Fort Lawn, SC 29714.

Mahaffey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Maccie Hemphill

BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Ms. Maccie Watson Hemphill died Friday, July 10, 1998, in Brooklyn, N.Y.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Armstrong Funeral Home, 822 Saint John Place, Brooklyn, N.Y. Burial will be in Brooklyn.

Surviving are her daughter, Daisy Mae Hemphill of Brooklyn, N.Y.; her sister, Tillie Mae Givens of Rock Hill; her brother, Thomas Watson of Rock Hill; and her uncle, the Rev. Iday Watson of Fayetteville, N.C.

The body may be viewed 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Cards may be sent to Daisy Mae Hemphill, 49 Vernon Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11206.

Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Elizabeth Johnson

GASTONIA, N.C. - Mrs. Elizabeth Rae "Tootsie" Johnson, 56, of 208 Henderson St. died Saturday, July 11, 1998, at Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia, N.C.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Greene Funeral Service Southside Chapel in Gastonia, with the Rev. Carol Brackett officiating. Burial will be at the Flint Hill Church cemetery.

A native of Lancaster County, Mrs. Johnson was a forklift operator at Lance Inc.

Surviving are her son, George Johnson of Fort Mill; three daughters, Teresa Gilbert and Renee Messer, both of Gastonia, and Angie Mckenzie of Gaffney; her mother, Lucy Mae Faile of Stanley, N.C.; two brothers, Russell Faile and Charles Faile, both of Gastonia, N.C.; two sisters, Paulette Black of Stanley, N.C., and Shirley Clark of King's Mountain, N.C.; and six grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Greene Funeral Service Southside Chapel and at the home of Russell Faile, 2646 Castle Hill Road, Gastonia.

Samuel Martin

HIDDENITE, N.C. - Mr. Samuel Wilson Martin, 85, of 194 Martin Farm Lane died Saturday, July 11, 1998, at Davis Hospital in Statesville, N.C.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Pisgah United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Beverly Gaska and the Rev. Bill Gerhardt officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Born in Alexander County, N.C., he was a retired brick mason and farmer. He was a lifelong member of Pisgah United Methodist Church and was a member of the Woodman of the World. He was the widower of Mildred Virginia Smith Martin.

Surviving are his son, the Rev. Sammie Lester Martin of Charlotte; two daughters, Carol Pitts Whitley of Chester and Kathy Martin Van Nest of Holly Springs, N.C.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren.

The body may be viewed 30 minutes before the funeral.

The family will receive friends 7 to 9 tonight at Chapman Funeral Home in Stony Point, N.C., and other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to Pisgah UMC, 488 Hill Farm Road, Hiddenite, NC 28636.

Margaret Matthews 

CLOVER - Miss Margaret Matthews, 71, of 402-D Willow Oaks Circle died Thursday, July 9, 1998, at Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia, N.C.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Monday at Clover AME Zion Church, with the Rev. Eric Franks officiating. Burial will be at Lakeview Memory Gardens in York.

Miss Matthews was a native of Clover.

Surviving are two daughters, Roberta Matthews Nash of Gastonia and Patricia Matthews of Clover; two sisters, Elizabeth Hall of Morganton, N.C., and Bessie L. Whistine of Clover; two brothers, James Matthews of Clover and Johnnie Matthews of Gastonia; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home of Patricia Matthews, 114 Sunset St., Clover.

Generation Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ruth Miller

COLUMBIA - Mrs. Ruth Miller, 70, of the Dowdy-Gardner Nursing Care Center, formerly of York, died Friday, July 10, 1998, at Dowdy-Gardner Nursing Care Center in Columbia.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Monday at the Thompson Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Terrance Sadler officiating. Burial will be at Galilee Baptist Church Cemetery in York.

Surviving are her son, Robert Miller of Winston-Salem, N.C.; two sisters, Amy Stockton of Jamaica, N.Y., and Rosie Gardin of Gastonia, N.C.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The body may be viewed from 2 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

The family will be at the home of Wilson Barnette, 209 Washington St., York, and will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the funeral at the chapel.

Thompson Funeral Home of York is in charge.

Elizabeth Tinsley

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Elizabeth Chiles Tinsley of 1816 Sharonwood Lane died Saturday, July 11, 1998.

A graveside service will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Grandview Memorial Park in the Bible Garden section.

A memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Shelton P. Sanford III and Dr. William A. Fox, Jr. officiating.

Mrs. Tinsley was a native of Palacios, Texas.

Surviving are her husband, Harry Lee Tinsley Jr.; three sons, Harry Lee Tinsley III of Columbia, and Drenner McNeal Tinsley and Leslie Chiles Tinsley, both of Rock Hill; her daughter, Karen Elizabeth Helms of Charlotte; her brother, George Austen Chiles of Sugarland, Texas; her sister, Bobbie Mildred Feather of Shreveport, La.; and nine grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association Southern Piedmont Chapter, 3420 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215; or to Hospice Community Care, 325 South Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

The family will receive friends at the home, 1816 Sharonwood Lane, Rock Hill.

Cauthen Funeral Home, Rock Hill Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Wanda Blackwell

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Wanda Tucker Blackwell, 36, of 565 Trexler Lane died Saturday, July 11, 1998, at Laurens County Hospital in Clinton.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel of Greene Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Shytle officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

A native of Rock Hill, Mrs. Blackwell was of the Baptist faith and attended Rawlinson Road Middle and Northwestern High schools. She was very artistic, loving to draw, sew and write poetry. She was the widow of Jerry Blackwell.

Surviving are her two brothers, Robert "David" Corder of Rock Hill and Walter Tucker of Laurens; two sisters, Robin C. Joas of Colts Neck, N.J., and Barbara Corder of Rock Hill.

The family will receive friends at Greene Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. today, and other times at 565 Trexler Lane, Rock Hill.

Estelle Crawford

CATAWBA - Mrs. Estelle Ferguson Crawford, 87, of 1920 Canal Road died Thursday, July 9, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bethel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert L. Shuler officiating and Dr. Miriam Crawford assisting. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

A Chester County native, Mrs. Crawford was a homemaker. She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church, where she was a choir member and usher. She attended Chester County public schools.

Surviving are her husband, Eugene Crawford of the home; and a number of nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the residence. The body will be carried to the church at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

King's Funeral Home is in charge.

K.C. Etters Jr.

ROCK HILL - Mr. K.C. Etters Jr., 84, of 1525 Reservation Road died Saturday, July 11, 1998, at his home.

A private memorial serivce will be held at a later date.

Mr. Etters was a Great Falls native. He was a World War II veteran and served in the U.S. Army. He was a King's College graduate. Mr. Etters was retired after working more than 40 years for Springs Industries.

Surviving are his wife, Maria Boers Etters of Rock Hill; two sons, Stephen C. Etters of Monroe, N.C., and Kevin C. Etters of Piedmont; his daughter, Heidi M. Richardson of Chapin; his brother, Alexander Etters of Camden; and six grandchildren.

Wolfe Funeral Home of Fort Mill is in charge.

Wendell Harris

ROCK HILL - Mr. Wendell Leon Harris, 63, of 2737 Tealwood Drive died Saturday, July 11, 1998, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Tuesday at Westminster Presbyterian Church with Dr. Shelton P. Sanford III, Dr. William A. Fox Jr. and the Rev. Dave Jennings officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

A native of Gainesville, Ga., Mr. Harris was a Rock Hill police officer for 26 years. He attended Rock Hill public schools and held degrees in criminal justice from the University of South Carolina and Southern Police Institute in Louisville, Ky. He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and served in the U.S. Navy from 1953 to 1965.

Surviving are his wife, Catherine Cherry Harris; two sons, Alan Brian Harris of Clinton and Anthony Neal Harris of Hope Mills, N.C.; his daughter, Lisa Annette Harris of Rock Hill; his stepson, George Donald Lucas Jr. of Rock Hill; his mother, Sarah Lucille Harris of Rock Hill; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. today at Cauthen Funeral Home, Rock Hill Chapel, and other times at the home.

Cauthen Funeral Home, Rock Hill Chapel, is in charge.

Zada Johnson

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Zada L. Johnson died Sunday, July 12, 1998, at Eden Gardens.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Bass Funeral Home.

Johnny McClurkin

CHESTER - Mr. Johnny James McClurkin, 70, of 881 Elks Drive died Sunday, July 12, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

Arrangements will be announced Denton Funeral Home in Chester.

YuVawn Pendergrass

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Ms. YuVawn Pendergrass, 69, of 3939 Springpark Road, Apt. C-31, died Friday, July 10, 1998, at Memorial Hospital.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Evergreen Cemetery in Chester with the Rev. Tony Medlin officiating.

A native of Chester County, Ms. Pendergrass attended Great Falls schools.

Surviving are her two sons, Mike Evans of Great Falls and Mark Evans of Columbia; two daughters, Sandra Evans of Great Falls and Mandy Evans of St. Augustine, Fla.; two brothers, Gilbert Pendergrass of Great Falls and Ray Pendergrass of Leslie; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Barron Funeral Home in Chester.

Carl Schaefer III

LAKE WYLIE - Mr. Carl Albert "Buzz" Schaefer III, 65, of 24 Catawba Ridge Road in Lake Wylie died Saturday, July 11, 1998, at home.

A private memorial service will be held for the family, with Father John Giuliani presiding.

Mr. Schaefer graduated cum laude with bachelor's degree in chemical engineering in 1955 from the University of Wisconsin. He was a member of Kappa Sigma social fraternity and Tau Beta Pi honorary engineering fraternity. He served in the Army Combat Engineers from 1955 to 1957. He worked for Universal Foods Corp. from 1957 to 1981. He worked for Burns Philp Ltd. from 1982 to 1989. He retired as president of Fleishman's Yeast in 1989.

Surviving are his wife, Charlene Janet "Chuckie" Schaefer; his son, James Scot Schaefer of Charlotte; two daughters, Carol Lee Schaefer Delong of Charlotte and Laura Ann Schaefer of Raleigh; nine grandchildren; his sister, Barbara Nottoli of Indiana; and his mother, Mildred Esther Schaefer of Indiana.

The family will receive friends at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Schaefer's river cabin, 588 Evergreen Road, Lake Wylie.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to River Hills Emergency Squad, O Heritage Drive, Lake Wylie, SC 19710, or Hospice at Charlotte, 1429 East 7th St., Charlotte, NC 28204.

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

William Stroud

LANCASTER - Mr. William Thomas Stroud, 85, of 704 Sumter St. died Saturday, July 11, 1998, at Springs Memorial Hospital.

Funeral plans are incomplete and will be announced by Hartley Funeral Home.

Frances G. Tolbert. 

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Mary Frances Tolbert, 75, of 1404 Oakdale Road died Sunday, July 12, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel of Bass Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jerry Devinney officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

Mrs. Tolbert was a Monroe, N.C., native. She retired from Marion Davis Store as a salesperson and was a member of Oakdale Baptist Church. She was the widow of Grover E. Tolbert.

Surviving are two brothers, Gene Goodwin of Rock Hill and Phil Goodwin of Jonesboro, GA; and her sister, Billie Goodwin of the home.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Bass Funeral Home and other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to Oakdale Baptist Church, 1248 Oakdale Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Clarence Cedarholm

CHARLOTTE - Mr. Clarence Frederick Cedarholm, 73, of Charlotte died Sunday, July 12, 1998, in Winchester, Va.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Christ Covenant Church in Matthews, N.C.

Mr. Cedarholm was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving on the USS New Mexico in the Pacific. He was a pioneer missionary from 1953 to 1978 in Africa, where he established churches and the first schools in the region and built the Karanda Hospital. He worked 10 years at Ben Lippen High School in Asheville, N.C., and three years at Trinity Christian School in Rock Hill. He was working at Christ Covenant Church, where he was a member.

Surviving are his wife, Gladys Flodeen Cedarholm; two sons, David P. Cedarholm of Litchfield, Conn., and Dr. John C. Cedarholm of Charlotte; two daughters, Lois Schultz of Rock Hill and Ruth Harkins of Dorothy, N.J.; his sister, Doris Boice of Sunrise, Fla.; and six grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at McEwen Funeral Service, Pineville Chapel, on Park Road.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Covenant Day School, 800 Fullwood Lane, Matthews, NC 28105; or to Trinity Christian School, 505 University Drive, Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Lonnie Chalk Jr.

McCONNELLS - Mr. Lonnie Edward Chalk Jr., 56, of 547 Chester Highway died Monday, July 13, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

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

Shelton Hefner

LANDO - Mr. Shelton Vonzo Hefner, 55, of Benjamin Street died Tuesday, July 14, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Lando Church of God, with the Rev. Jerry Barrineau officiating. Burial will be at Lando Cemetery.

Mr. Hefner retired from Springs Foundry as a molder. He attended Lewisville High School and Lando Church of God.

Surviving are two daughters, Kim Rollings of Lancaster and Stacie Boyer of Winterville, N.C.; his father, Eugene Hefnerof the home; three brothers, Orson Hefner of Lancaster, Buster Hefner of Lockhart, and Pete Hefner of Blackstock; two sisters, Winifred Bennett of Lando and Vanessa Watts of Chester; and two grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Lando Church of God, P.O. Box 135, Lando, SC 29724.

Bobby Hawkins Jr.

CHESTER - Bobby Joe Hawkins Jr., infant son of Bobby Joe Hawkins Sr. and BettyjeanElizabeth Hodgin Hawkins, died Tuesday, July 14, 1998, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

The graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Evergreen Cemetery with the Rev. Ronnie Green officiating.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his brother, Richard Hawkins of the home; his paternal grandfather, Mark Hawkins of Chester; his paternal grandmother, Pat Hawkins of Chester; his maternal grandparents, Mike and Glenda Lane of Great Falls; his maternal grandfather, Nathan Hodgin of Chester; his paternal great-grandparents, James and Dorothy Green of Chester; and his maternal great-grandparents, John and Betty Burton of Chester.

Wright's Home for Funerals is in charge.

Sarah Massey

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Sarah Massey, of 758 Carolina Ave., died Tuesday, July 14, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Robinson Funeral Home.

Johnny McClurkin

Chester- Mr. Johnny James McClurkin Sr., 70, of 881 Elks Drive died Sunday, July 12, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Antioch Baptist Church, with the Rev. Paul F. Long Sr. officiating and the Rev. John Heath assisting. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. McClurkin was a member of Antioch Baptist Church, where he was an ordained deacon, a member of the men's choir, past building fund treasurer and a member of the APB Society No. 25.

Surviving are his wife, Annie M. McClurkin; his daughter, Sarah C. Davis of Chester; four sons, Johnny J. McClurkin Jr., Floyd McClurkin, and Harry McClurkin, all of Chester, and Alan G. McClurkin of Winston, Ga.; three brothers, the Rev. Robert Lee McClurkin, Pearl McClurkin and Barry McClurkin of Chester; three sisters, Viola Gladden, Sally D. Simmons, and Rosa M. Mack of Chester; 10 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home

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

Denton Funeral Home is in charge.

Betty Polston

MATTHEWS, N.C. - Mrs. Betty W. Polston, 67, of 4701 Forestmont Drive, died Tuesday, July 14, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Greene Funeral Home in Rock Hill, with the Revs. Joe Marze and Tony Williams officiating. Burial will be at Laurelwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Polston was a homemaker and member of Center Grove Freewill Baptist Church in Waxhaw, N.C. The Rock Hill native was the widow of Coy E. Robertson and Jonas E. Polston.

Surviving are three daughters, Peggy Nordquist, Brenda Helms and Patricia Pryor, all of Matthews; her son, Timothy Robertson of the home; eight brothers, Jack Williams, Ira Williams, Tommy Williams, Paul Williams, Pete Williams, Toy Williams and L.J. Williams, all of Rock Hill, and W.C. Williams of Anderson; her sister, Mildred Rabb of Marion, N.C.; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

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

Carl Ramsey

YORK - Mr. Carl "Dudie" Alexander Ramsey, 65, of 200 Wilson Ave. died Sunday, July 12, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. today at Sharon United Methodist Church in Sharon, with the Rev. Lee Phillips officiating. Burial will be at Lakeview Memory Gardens in York.

Mr. Ramsey was a supervisor at Rock Hill Printing & Finishing Co., where he was employed for 48 years. He was a member of York County Crescent Shrine Club and Philanthropic Masonic Lodge No. 32. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean conflict.

Surviving are his wife, Louise Cain Ramsey of York; and two brothers, Charles Ramsey and Marvin Ramsey, both of Sharon.

Memorials may be made to Sharon United Methodist Church building fund, 3001 Shannon St., Sharon, SC 29742.

Elizabeth Tate

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Elizabeth J. Tate, 76, of 1687 Meadowdale Road died Monday, July 13, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The memorial service will be 2 p.m. today at Cauthen Funeral Home, with the Rev. John Shehan officiating. Burial will be in Akron, Ohio.

Mrs. Tate was retired from Goodyear Tire. The widow of Eugene Robert "Bud" Tate was formerly of Akron, where she was a member of the Willard Evangelical Reformed Church and the Goodyear Blue and Gold Club.

Surviving are her son, Paul Robert Tate of Rock Hill; two sisters, Ellen Gatrell of East Palistone, Ohio, and Edna Johnston of North Lima, Ohio; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Park Ridge Baptist Church building fund, 620 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Rosa Lee Tolliver

Chester - Mrs. Rosa Lee Tolliver, 61, of 121 Cardwell St., died Tuesday, July 14, 1998, at the Providence Hospital in Columbia.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Denton Funeral Homes.

Alger Wright

ROCK HILL - Mr. Alger Allen Wright, 63, of 1362 Neely Creek Road died Tuesday, July 14, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Greene Funeral Home.


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