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Rufus Bigham

CATAWBA - Mr. Rufus Clayton Bigham, 43, of 755 Cedar Valley died Wednesday, July 15, 1998, at home.

The graveside service will be 4 p.m. Friday at Grandview Memorial Park with the Rev. Steve Kirby officiating.

Surviving are his wife, Penny Blankenship Bigham; three sons, Randy Bigham, Kenneth Bigham, and Steven Bigham, all of the home; his parents, Roy Bigham and Betty Best, both of Rock Hill; three brothers, Gerald Bigham, Scott Morgan and Mitch Morgan, all of Rock Hill; two sisters, Jody Hammond and Tanya Fowler, both of Rock Hill; and his grandson.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 6604, Columbia, SC 29260.

Sadie Brakefield

CHESTER - Miss Sadie Elizabeth Brakefield, formerly of 106 Smith St., died Wednesday, July 15, 1998, at Meadow Haven Rehabilitation and Specialty Care Center.

The graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Armenia United Methodist Church cemetery with the Rev. Will Brown officiating.

A native of Chester County, Miss Brakefield was retired from Springs Industries. She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church. She attended Chester County schools.

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

Memorials may be made to The Mustard Seed Fund, Bethel United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 751, Chester, SC 29706.

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.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Christian Home Baptist Church, with the Rev. Lloyd Reid officiating and the Rev. George Lowry giving the eulogy. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Chalk was retired from the Essex Group of Chester. He was a member of Christian Home Baptist Church and attended Chester County public schools.

Surviving are his wife, Mabel Carter Chalk; three sons, Dan Carter of the home, Bobby Chalk of McConnells, and Maurice Chalk of Chester; three daughters, Lucille Smith and Sarah Carter, both of the home, and Linda Carter of Chester; three brothers, Arthur W. Chalk of Chester, and James Chalk and Wallace Chalk, both of Rock Hill; eight sisters, Lucille Joe, Shirley McClurkin, Gloria McClurkin, Janie McCoy, and Brenda McCleave, all of Rock Hill, Lula Sims of Chester, and Mattie McClurkin and Josie Pressley, both of York; 12 grandchildren.

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

The body will be taken to the church at 1 p.m. Friday.

David Dye

ROCK HILL - Mr. David Dye of Rock Hill died Tuesday, July 14, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Robinson Funeral Home.

The family will be at the home of his aunt, Alberta Wright, 414 Rich St., Rock Hill.

Georgia Ervin

SEATTLE - Ms. Georgia Ervin, 60, of Redmond, Wash., formerly of Chester, died Sunday, July 12, 1998, in Seattle.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Friday at Gore's Funeral Home, with the Rev. Reggie Steele officiating. Burial will be at Sandy River Baptist Church cemetery in Chester.

Surviving are her daughter, Ann Ervin of Baltimore; nine brothers, Otis Stroud of Baltimore, Willie Keenan, Samuel Ervin, and Robert Ervin, all of Columbia, Troy Stroud of Charlotte, Ben Stroud of Chester, Charlie Walker of Clinton, Md., Timothy Walker of Washington, D.C., and Ellis Walker of Edgewood, Md.; six sisters, Jenatte Ward and Rosa Stroud, both of Baltimore, Louise Mill of Rock Hill, and Eloise Simpson, Belinda Ratcliff, and Teresa Johnson, all of Chester; her uncle who reared her, B.T. Stroud of Chester; and four grandchildren.

The family is at the home of B.T. Stroud, 993 Holmes Road, Chester.

Louise McManus

GREER - Mrs. Louise Sanders McManus, 83, of 116 Blue Ridge Drive died Wednesday, July 15, 1998, at Skylyn Place Nursing Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Wood Mortuary, with the Rev. Kyle Allen officiating. Burial will be at Wood Memorial Park.

A homemaker, Mrs. McManus was the widow of Henry Plyler McManus. She was a native of Chester County and a member of First Presbyterian Church in Greer.

Surviving are two sons, Dr. Samuel Plyler McManus of Huntsville, Ala., and Henry Stephen McManus of Columbus, N.C.; her daughter, Sylvia McManus Maw of Spartanburg; three sisters, Mrs. George Ramsey, Mrs. Jordan Watts and Mrs. Maurice Moore, all of Edgemoor; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the Wood Mortuary.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 119 South Main St., Greer, SC 29650 or the Henry Plyler and Louise Sanders McManus Scholarship Fund, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL 35889 or the UAH Foundation/McManus Scholarship, 122 Alumni House, Huntsville, AL 35889.

Sylvester Williams

ROCK HILL - Mr. Sylvester Williams, 30, of 1103 Crawford Road died Sunday, July 12, 1998, in Charlotte.

The funeral will be 2:30 p.m. Friday at Rose of Sharon Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ralph Cunningham officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

Mr. Williams was employed with General Tire Continental in Charlotte. He was a graduate of Rock Hill High School, where he was gifted in artistic abilities and won many awards. He was a member of Chestnut Grove AME Zion Church.

Surviving are his parents, Charles R. Williams Sr. and Emma Ruth Williams, both of the home; two brothers, Charlie R. Williams Jr. of the home, and Bobby J. Williams of Rock Hill; and four sisters, Annie D. Williams and Emma Ruth Williams, both of the home, and Emma P. McCullough and Jannette W. Williams, both of Rock Hill.

The body may be viewed from 5 to 6 p.m. today at Robinson Funeral Home and the family will receive friends at home.

The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. Friday.

Robinson Funeral Home is in charge.

Alger Wright

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

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Greene Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jesse Sims officiating. Burial will be at Laurelwood Cemetery.

Mr. Wright was a retiree of Rock Hill Printing and Finishing Co., with 32 years of service. He was employed with Rock Hill Industrial Piping and also worked at West Main Community Club. He was the widower of Frances Miles Wright.

Surviving are two sons, Allen A. Wright and Archie P. Wright, both of Rock Hill; two daughters, Angela Culp of Chester, Donna Fitzpatrick of Indianapolis, Ind.; two brothers, Jerry Wright and Wayne Wright, both of Rock Hill; five sisters, Betty Porter, Linda Jenkins, Patricia Baker, and Margaret Williams, all of Rock Hill, and Donna Cox of Lancaster; and 10 grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Greene Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Teresa Black, 1241 Barringer Road, Rock Hill.

Memorials may be made to First Church of the Nazarene, 722 N. Jones Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730.
 

Delores Downer

FORT MILL - Ms. Delores Marie Downer, 74, of 411 Sweet Gum Drive died Wednesday, July 15, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Tega Cay Community Church, with Pastor Richard Hamm officiating. Burial will be private.

Ms. Downer was a member of the Cathedral of the Cross Church in Tega Cay and a member of the Women's Aglow Fellowship.

Surviving are two sons, John C. Walters of Fort Mill and Al Shumskis of Walden, N.Y.; two daughters, Barbara Fieldhouse of Fort Mill and Mary Shumskis Degeneffe of De Pere, Wis.; her brother, Leo Downer of Las Vegas; and eight grandchildren.

The family will receive friends after the service.

Greene Funeral Home is in charge.

Val Elliott

SHELBY, N.C. - Mr. Val Elliott, 87, of 2632 Tan Yard Road died Thursday, July 16, 1998, at home.

A graveside service will be 9 a.m. Saturday at Elliott Cemetery, with the Rev. Lawton Neely officiating.

A native of Rutherford County, Mr. Elliott was a self-employed farmer and a member of Big Springs Baptist Church.

Surviving are his son, Nelson Elliott of the home; two daughters, Sara Hill of Rock Hill and Katherine Horne of Polkville, N.C.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Cleveland Funeral Services, 2518 W. Dixon Blvd., Shelby.

Floyd Marsh

CHESTER - Mr. Floyd Marsh, 56, of 2740 W. Chester Road died Thursday, July 16, 1998, at South Carolina Baptist Medical Center in Columbia.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Bob Craven officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Marsh was employed since 1985 as an animal control officer in Chester County. He later became litter control supervisor in charge of recycling centers and work crews and was Adopt-a-Highway coordinator for Chester County. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and assistant Sunday school teacher of the men's Bible class. He was a graduate of Richland County schools.

Surviving are his wife, Alma D. Marsh; his son, Randall Scott Marsh Sr. of Chester; two daughters, Lisa Marsh Grant and Jennifer Marsh Lancaster, both of Chester; three brothers, Albert Marsh and Curtis Marsh, both of Blythewood, and Haskell Marsh of Elgin; four sisters, Louise Baker of Columbia, Verlie Wymer of Ridgeway, Claudia Wilson of Elgin and Lucille Shirah of Blythewood; and five grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church cemetery fund, 760 Calvary Church Road, Chester, SC 29706 or S.C. Baptist Medical Center Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 11304, Columbia, SC 29211 or Chester County Rescue Squad, 602 Lancaster Highway, Chester, SC 29706.

Sarah Massey

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Sarah Williams Massey, 78, of 758 Carolina Ave. died Tuesday, July 14, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at First Calvary Baptist Church, with the Rev. L.L. Hancock officiating. Burial will be at Cedar Grove Baptist Church cemetery in Chester County.

Mrs. Massey attended the public schools of Chester County. She was a member of First Calvary Church, the Hymn Choir and participated in other church activities.

Surviving are her son, Odell Hope of Rock Hill; her daughter, Claudia Easterling of Washington, D.C.; two brothers, James Williams and Charlie Williams, both of Rock Hill; four sisters, Maggie Williams of Washington, D.C., Evelyn Rosier of New York, and Mary Helen Holley and Alberta Davis, both of Charlotte; 17 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.

The body may be viewed from 5 to 6 today at Robinson Funeral Home. The body will be placed in the church at noon Saturday.

The family will receive friends at the home.

John Mauney Sr.

ROCK HILL - Mr. John Wilbur Mauney Sr., 69, of 771 Cambridge Circle died Wednesday, July 15, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Oakdale Baptist Church, with the Revs. Joe Bridges, Steve Kirby, Garner Koch and Miner Gaskins officiating. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Race Path Baptist Church cemetery in Ellenboro, N.C.

Mr. Mauney was a retired manager for A&P Food Stores in Rock Hill, Fort Mill and other locations. He was a member of Catawba Baptist Church and was an Army veteran of World War II and the Korean conflict.

Surviving are his wife, Joan Melton Mauney; his son, John W. Mauney Jr. of Rock Hill; two daughters, Kathy M. Adair and Sandra Elizabeth M. Federsel, both of Rock Hill; his brother, Clyde H. Mauney of Ellenboro; his sister, Virginia M. Rippy of Lowell, N.C.; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Greene Funeral Home and at other times at the home of his daughter, Sandra Federsel, 499 Peachtree Road, Rock Hill.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, P.O. Box 212634, Columbia, SC 29221-2634.

Arnetta McKee

CHARLOTTE - Ms. Arnetta McKee, 38, of 311 Katonah Ave. died Sunday, July 12, 1998, at Presbyterian Hospital.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Little Rock AME Zion Church, with the Rev. Louise Smith officiating. Burial will be at Beasley's Memorial Garden in Mount Holly, N.C.

Surviving are two sons, Thomas McKee and Vincent Price, both of Charlotte; two daughters, Monicka McKee and Latavia McKee, both of Charlotte; her father, Albert Heath of Rock Hill; her mother, Geraldine Jones of Charlotte; three brothers, Cornelius Heath and Tyrone Bogers, both of Charlotte, and Mario Heath of Rock Hill; six sisters, Melody Heath, Patina Jones, Priscilla Jones, Kissa Casseles and Galanda Casseles, all of Charlotte, and Tawanda Barber of Rock Hill; her grandmother, Mozell Cloud of Rock Hill; her friend, Robert Price of Charlotte; and her grandchild.

The family will receive friends at noon Saturday at the church.

Beasley's Funeral Home is in charge.

Doris Parker

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Doris Dickerson Parker of 3517 Autumn Lake Drive died Thursday, July 16, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Eastside Baptist Church, with the Revs. James Holley and R.J. Roberts officiating. Burial will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Cool Branch Baptist Church cemetery in Fairfield County.

Mrs. Parker was retired from Cone Industries. She was a native of Fairfield County. She was a member of Eastside Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir and was a member of the Eastern Star Coleman Chapter 261.

Surviving are her husband, Bobby J. Parker; her daughter, Lynn Dowdle of Rock Hill; her sister, Grace Holly of Rock Hill; and two grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Eastside Baptist Church, 317 N. Jones Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29720 or to Hospice Community Care, 325 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Eula Taylor

BLACKSTOCK - Mrs. Eula McKeown Taylor, 83, of 1063-A Durham Road died Thursday, July 16, 1998, at Chester County Hospital.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Blackstock Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jimmy Lowe officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

A homemaker, Mrs. Taylor was a member of Blackstock Baptist Church. She was the widow of Robert Brooks Taylor.

Surviving are two sons, Lucius W. Taylor of Blackstock and William Brooks Taylor of Mesa, Ariz.; her sister, Inez Cameron of Chester; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Blackstock Baptist Church, 3693 Bethlehem Road, Blackstock, SC 29014.

Sylvester Williams

ROCK HILL - Mr. Sylvester Williams, 30, of 1103 Crawford Road died Sunday, July 12, 1998, in Charlotte.

The funeral will be 2:30 p.m. today at Rose of Sharon Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ralph Cunningham officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

Mr. Williams was employed with General Tire Continental in Charlotte. He was a graduate of Rock Hill High School, where he was gifted in artistic abilities and won many awards. He was a member of Chestnut Grove AME Zion Church.

Surviving are his parents, Charlie R. Williams Sr. and Emma Ruth Williams, both of the home; two brothers, Charlie R. Williams Jr. of the home, and Bobby J. Williams of Rock Hill; and four sisters, Annie D. Williams and Emma Ruth Williams, both of the home, and Mary P. McCullough and Jeannette W. Williams, both of Rock Hill.

The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. today.

Robinson Funeral Home is in charge.
 

George Adams Jr.

KERSHAW - Mr. George William Adams Jr., 77, of 111 West First St. died Friday, July 17, 1998, at Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Kershaw Church of God with the Revs. Delton Deese and Dennis Buchanan officiating. Burial will be at Kershaw City Cemetery.

Mr. Adams was retired from Springs Industries. He was a native of Jefferson.

Surviving are his wife, Rosa Lee Craig Adams; two sons, William L. "Billy" Adams and R. Carlyle Adams, both of Kershaw; his daughter, Sarah Lucas of Kershaw; three sisters, Grace Catoe of Kershaw, Ruth Adams and Georgia Hopkins, both of Great Falls; 12 grandchildren and his great-grandchild.

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

Memorials may be made to the Kershaw Church of God, P.O. Box 621, Kershaw, SC 29067.

David Dye Sr.

ROCK HILL - Mr. David Lee Dye Sr. of 415 Rich St. died Tuesday, July 14, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at Flint Hill Baptist Church, with the Rev. Claude Nesby officiating. Burial will be at Barber Memorial Cemetey.

Mr. Dye attended Emmett Scott High School. A native of York County, he attended Flint Hill Baptist Church at a young age. He once served as a Mason and was employed for more than 15 years at Celanese Corp.

Surviving are four sons, David Lee Dye Jr., William John Dye and Aregus Dye of Charlotte, and Willie Crank of Rock Hill; four daughters, Gloria Dye of Charlotte, Robert McMoore and Lynn Washington, both of Rock Hill, Peggy Lee Mason of Accokeek, Md.; two brothers, James Larry Dye of Rock Hill and John Ernest Dye of Washington, D.C.; two sisters, Liz Thorne and Lucille Young, both of Silver Springs, Md.; 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Robinson Funeral Home and at other times at the home of his aunt, Alberta Wright, 414 Rich St., Rock Hill.

Edger Flynn

LANCASTER - Mr. Edger Eugene Flynn, 76, died Friday, July 17, 1998, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Columbia.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Monday at Cauthen Funeral Home with the Revs. Kenny Coker and Mary Cox officiating. Burial will be at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Flynn was a retired heavy equipment operator. He attended Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Molly Jane Knight Flynn; six sons, Bobby Flynn, Billy Flynn, Larry Flynn and Mike Flynn, all of Lancaster, Ronald Flynn and Scott Flynn, both of Indiana; his daughter, Carol A. Weston of Indiana; a stepson, John Whitaker of Mount Holly; two stepdaughters, Nettie Dawley and Peggy Bryson, both of Lancaster; his brother, Henry Wallace of Kershaw; his sister, Mrs. J.E. Self of West Columbia; 26 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Cauthen Funeral Home and at other times at 4722 Camp Creek Road, Lancaster.

Pauline Harkey

COLUMBIA - Pauline Francis Lee "Polly" Harkey, 94, of Columbia, formerly of Rock Hill, died Thursday, July 16, 1998.

Mrs. Harkey worked as a seamstress for Haltiwangers and Louries clothing stores and, after retirement, served as house mother at the Lillie Harden Nurses' home at Baptist Hospital. She was a resident of Finlay House.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Columbia, where she taught Sunday school and worked in the library and the International and Prayer ministries. She also did volunteer work with the state Department of Mental Health and the Washington Street Methodist Church Soup Kitchen.

Surviving are her sons, Clifton Lee Harkey of Columbia, Dr. Joseph Harkey of Virginia Beach, Va; a daughter, Mary Eva Haak of Elgin, Ill.; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Family visitation will be at Greenlawn Funeral Home, 800 Leesburg Road in Columbia from 2 to 3 p.m. today, followed by a memorial service in the funeral home chapel at 3 p.m. and burial at Laurelwood Cemetery in Rock Hill at approximately 5 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Family Life Center Fund, Box 1000, Columbia, S.C. 29202.

Claude Irby

ROCK HILL - Mr. Claude Lee "Buddy" Irby, 83, of 734 Edgemont Ave. died Friday, July 17, 1998, at Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster.

A graveside service will be 4 p.m. Sunday at Lando Cemetery in Lando, with the Rev. Tim McClendon officiating.

A native of Lando, Mr. Irby was retired from the Rock Hill Printing & Finishing Co., where he was a supervisor in the packing department. He was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church since 1946, where he belonged to the A.M. Graham Sunday school class and was scout master for the church's Palmetto Boy Scout Council. He was a member of the Elks Club for more than 50 years and was 1990-91 Elk of the Year. He was president of the Golden K Kiwanis Club in 1992-93, a member of the Moose Lodge and Fewell Park Bridge Club. He received the Silver Beaver Award and worked with Meals on Wheels.

Surviving are his wife, Emmie D. Irby; his daughter, Eilene I. Morgan of Spartanburg; two brothers, Ray Irby and Ernest Irby, both of Edgemoor; and his sister, Margaret Worthy of Rock Hill.

The family will receive friends at the home.

Memorials may be made to St. John's United Methodist Church building fund, 321 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730 or to the Elks National Home, 931 Ashland Ave., Bedford, VA 24523.

Bass Funeral Home is in charge.

William Lineberger

GASTONIA, N.C. -"Mr. William Luther "Bill" "Nub" Lineberger, 72, of 110 Redwood Lane died Friday, July 17, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Chapel Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. James A. Lowery officiating. Burial will be at Hollywood Cemetery.

Mr. Lineberger was a native of Gaston County. He was a retired textile parts salesman and a member of Chapel Grove Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Jeanette Currence Lineberger; his son, William Jackson of Gastonia; his daughter, Eugenia Roxanne Jones of Gastonia; his brother, Jack Lineberger of York; three sisters, Juanita Bolin of Stanley, N.C., Lucienne Curren of Foxbury, Mass., and Betty Gray Howe of Gastonia; and his grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at McLean and Son Funeral Home in Gastonia.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Gaston County, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28053 or Chapel Grove Baptist Church, 716 Camp Rotary Road, Gastonia, NC 28052.

E.G. Matthews Jr.

ROCK HILL - Mr. Ernest Gary Matthews Jr. of 5851 Mount Gallant Road died Friday, July 17, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Westminster Presbyterian Church with the Revs. Shelton P. Sanford III and William A. Fox Jr. officiating. Burial will be at Laurelwood Cemetery.

Mr. Matthews was retired from the Rock Hill Printing & Finishing Co. and was a farmer. He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, the Woodmen of the World and the C.C. Camp.

Surviving are his wife, Evelyn Matthews; four sons, Gary Matthews, Freddie B. Matthews, Dennis W. Matthews, and Thomas R. Matthews, all of Rock Hill; two sisters, Naomi Rhodes of Macon, Ga. and Louise Norris of Columbia; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church Faith Promise, 1300 India Hook Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Juanita McNeal

NEW YORK -"Mrs. Juanita Bowens McNeal, formerly of Rock Hill, died Tuesday, July 14, 1998, in New York.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Robinson Funeral Home.

Delford Moss

CLOVER - Mr. Delford Franklin Moss, 57, of 1985 Highway 321 North, died Monday, July 13, 1998, at home.

A graveside service was Friday at Bethel Presbyterian Church cemetery.

Mr. Moss was a custom car painter.

Surviving are his wife, Faye Moss of Lake Wylie; two sons, Steve Moss of York and Michael Propst of Clover; his daughter, Kathy Ledford of York; two brothers, James Moss of Charlotte and Floyd "Toots" Moss of Clover; his sister, Ollie Dover of York; and five grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Blessed Hope Tract Ministries, P.O. Box 609, York, SC 29745.

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

Dianne Myers

FORT MILL - Mrs. Dianne Marie Myers, 47, of 1095 East Highway 160 died Thursday, July 16, 1998.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church with the Rev. Claude Kayler officiating.

A native of Brisbane, Australia, Mrs. Myers was employed with Lance Corp. She was a member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Robert Charles Myers; three sons, Anthony Graham Myers of Columbia, Andrew Mark Myers of Monroe, N.C., and David Samuel Myers of Fort Mill; her daughter, Vanessa Jane Myers of Fort Mill; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Jenner of Australia; and her grandchild.

Wolfe Funeral Home is in charge.

Rosa Lee Tolliver

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

The funeral will be 3 p.m. today at Pine Grove Baptist Church, with the Rev. J.E. Darby officiating and the Revs. Richard Howard and Tommy Sanders assisting. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Ms. Tolliver was a native of Chester County. She was a homemaker and a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church. She attended Chester County Schools.

Surviving are five sons, Joe Tolliver, Mark Tolliver, Melvin Tolliver and Larry Tolliver, all of Chester and Jerry Tolliver of Lancaster; three daughters, Yvonne Clawson, Gwendolyn L. Tolliver and Della Jackson, all of Chester; six brothers, Charlie Mack Tolliver, Tommy L. Strong, Richard L. Strong, Roosevelt Strong, all of Chester, Willie Strong of Kannapolis, N.C., and Robert Buckson of Baltimore; nine sisters, Betty L. Green, Gloria Gallman, Milly S. Pressley, all of Chester, Mildred S. Pressley, Lizzie Foster and Sarah Coleman, both of Baltimore, Shelly James of Harvey, Ill., Daisy Thompson of Carlisle, and Jessie Jordan of Blackstock; and 25 grandchildren.

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

Denton Funeral Home is in charge.

Harold Alderson

BLACKSTOCK -"Mr. Harold Carl Alderson, 78, of 1728 Boyd Road, died Thursday, July 16, 1998, at Providence Hospital in Columbia.

The graveside funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church cemetery.

Mr. Alderson was a retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel. He also worked as a golf professional at Chester Golf Course.

Surviving are his wife, Barbara Alderson; his son, Phillip C. Alderson of Roswell, Ga.; his sister, Virginia Ann Showfety of Greensboro, N.C.; and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Youth Fund, 1660 Pleasant Grove Road, Chester, SC 29706.

Barron Funeral Home of Chester is in charge.

Franklin Bullock

LANCASTER -"Mr. Franklin David Bullock, 62, of 3019 Buck Brasington Road, died Friday, July 17, 1998, at his home.

The graveside funeral will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Unity A.R.P. Church, with the Rev. Guy Smith officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Bullock was a self-employed painting contractor and was reared in the Baptist faith.

Surviving are his wife, Pat Stogner Bullock; his son, Wendell Bullock of Lancaster; his daughter, Julie Powers of Lancaster; and four nephews.

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

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

Mary Sue Crawford

LYMAN - Mrs. Mary Sue Cooley Crawford, 77, of 14 Little St. died Saturday, July 18, 1998, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, with her son, Bishop Johnny Crawford, officiating.

A Beech Springs native, Mrs. Crawford was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. She was a housewife.

She was the widow of Jasper Crawford.

Surviving are two daughters, Sybil O'Sullivan of Boiling Springs and Shirley Sims of York; her son, Bishop Johnny Crawford of the home; her sister, Elizabeth McEntire of Spartanburg; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 4:30 p.m. today at Seawright Funeral Home in Inman and at the home.

Luther McCleave

ROCK HILL - Mr. Luther R. "Dick" McCleave, 42, of 293 Blanche Circle died Thursday, July 16, 1998 at Piedmont Medical Center.

A graveside service will be 4 p.m. Monday at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Bowling Green, with the Rev. Milton Key officiating.

A native of York County, Mr. McCleave was a construction worker. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Anisha Armstrong of Rock Hill, and Keyatta Adams and Kemyette Adams, both of Clover; his son, Dontay Armstrong of Rock Hill; three sisters, Dorothy Boulware, Brenda Wright and Gracie Curry, all of Gastonia, N.C.; his brother, Linwood McCleave of Clover; two grandchildren and a special friend, Bernitha Armstrong of Rock Hill.

The family will receive friends at the church from 3:30 to 4 p.m. Monday and at the homes of Brenda Wright, 610 Belfast Dr., Gastonia, N.C., and Bernitha Armstrong, 289 Blanche Circle, Rock Hill.

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

Juanita McNeil

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Juanita B. McNeil, 84, formerly of Rock Hill, died Wednesday, July 15, 1998, in Wyandanch, N.Y.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Flint Hill Baptist Church, with the Rev. W.B. White officiating. Burial will be at Barber Memorial Cemetery.

Born in Kershaw County, Mrs. McNeil was educated in the Kershaw public schools. She attended the New Light Baptist Church in New York and was an active member of Flint Hill Baptist Church.

She was the widow of Louis McNeil.

Surviving are six daughters, Lois Fair and Renee McNeil of Wyandanch, N.Y., Geneva Dunlap of Hopkins, Frances Smith of Rock Hill, Thelma Davis of Springfield Gardens, N.Y., and Gloria Ann Neely of Fountain Inn; two sons, George McNeil and Otis McNeil of Rock Hill; 37 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.

The body may be viewed from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday at Robinson Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends at 1205 Green St. Extension and 1044 Martin St.

Rosa Messer

GASTONIA, N.C. - Mrs. Rosa McCreight Summey Messer, 81, of 3704 Stoneman Drive, died Saturday, July 18, 1998, at Gaston Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Monday at Ward Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Danny Gardner officiating. Burial will be at Gaston Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Messer was a homemaker and a member of Living Hope Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Willis Summey and Charles Summey, both of Gastonia; two daughters, Betty Hawkins of Hickory Grove and Patricia Clinton of Dallas, N.C.; three stepsons, J.B. Messer, Lowell Messer and Boone Messer, all of Gastonia; a brother, Mac McCreight of Lincolnton, N.C.; and a sister, Leavie Crawford of Marietta, Ga.; 15 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and her great great-grandchild.

Friends will be received at Ward Funeral Home from 7 to 9 tonight and other times at the home of Willis Summey, 4018 Windwood Drive, Gastonia.

Memorials may be made to the Living Hope Baptist Church, 609 Osceola St., Gastonia, NC 28054.


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