Miscellaneous York County, South Carolina Obituaries

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Virginia Campbell

CHESTER - Mrs. Virginia Gaston Campbell, 89, of 823 Summersby St. died Sunday, July 19, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Tuesday at First Church of the Nazarene, with the Rev. Gregg Keller officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery.

Mrs. Campbell was a Chester County native and attended Chester County schools. She was a homemaker and was a member of First Church of the Nazarene.

Surviving are two sons, J.W. Campbell and William E. Campbell both of Chester; three daughters, Edith Caldwell of Charlotte, and Frances Ferrell and Minnie Jane Campbell, both of Chester; 11 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Barron Funeral Home, 133 Wylie Street.

Memorials may be made to First Church of the Nazarene, 182 Pinckney St., Chester, SC 29706.

Nathaniel Sterling

ROCK HILL - Mr. Nathaniel Sterling of 1844 Oakdale Road, died Sunday, July 19, 1998, at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral announcements will be announced by Macon Funeral Home.

Eddie Atkins

PENDLETON - Mr. Eddie Ray Atkins, 65, of 510 Waverly Circle died Sunday, July 19, 1998, at Anderson Area Medical Center.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Pendleton Presbyterian Church cemetery, with the Rev. Buren Blankenship officiating.

A native of Pendleton, Mr. Atkins was retired from Duke Power Co. He was a member and former elder of Pendleton Presbyterian Church. He was a member and past Master of Pendleton Masonic Lodge 34, Clemson York Rites, Scottish Rites and a Hejaz Shriner.

Surviving are his wife, Eula Owens Atkins; his son, William "Butch" Atkins of Pendleton; his brother, Billy Atkins of Pendleton; four sisters, Becky Philyaw of Fallbrook, Calif., Peggy Fitzgerald of Fort Mill and Betty Bennett and Norma Jean Moore, both of Anderson; two grandchildren; and his great-grandchild.

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

Thomas Drummond

ROCK HILL - Mr. Thomas Lewis Drummond, 71, of 960 Susan Circle died Saturday, July 18, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Landford Funeral Home in Woodruff, with the Revs. Larry Gregory and Ned Duncan officiating. Burial will be at Greenpond Baptist Church cemetery.

Mr. Drummond was a retired supervisor with Du Pont Savannah River Operation. He attended West End Baptist Church in Rock Hill. He was a graduate of Clemson University and a World War II Army veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Claudette Plott Drummond; his son, Thomas Benton Drummond of Fernandina Beach, Fla.; three daughters, Sharon Oliver of Rock Hill, Theresa Blosser of Nashville, Tenn., and Linda Esser of Pleasanton, Calif.; his brother, Allan Drummond of Spartanburg; and nine grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lanford Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Douglas and Sharon Oliver, 968 Susan Circle, Rock Hill.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Melvin Harre

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - Mr. Melvin E. Harre, 92, of Leavenworth, died Sunday, July 19, 1998, at County Care in Easton, Kan.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Kevin Wilson officiating. Burial will be at Platte City Cemetery, Platte City, Mo.

Mr. Harre was an International Harvester dealer in Farly, Mo., for many years. He retired in 1978 from Allis Chalmers Dealership in Leavenworth. He was the widower of Wilma L. Prussman Harre. He was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Surviving are his son, Jim Harre of Camden; his brother, Walter Harre of Macon, Mo.; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and his great-great-grandchild.

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

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Leavenworth, 218 Choctaw, Leavenworth, KS 66048.

Cameron Hunt

CHARLOTTE - Cameron Maurice Hunt, the infant son of Sharrika Misenheimer of Charlotte and Maurice Santwan Hunt Sr. of Rock Hill died Thursday, July 16, 1998, at Carolinas Medical Center.

Burial was at Silver Mount Baptist Church Cemetery in Charlotte.

Surviving in addition to his parents are two brothers, Jamarion Misenheimer of Charlotte and Maurice Santwan Hunt Jr. of Rock Hill; two sisters, Destiny Misenheimer of Charlotte and Crystal Douglas of Rock Hill; his paternal grandmother, Cynthia Hunt White of Rock Hill; and his maternal grandparents, Linda and Joseph Misenheimer of Charlotte.

Family Mortuary was in charge.

Pauline Nelson

GREAT FALLS - Mrs. Pauline Roddey Nelson, 80, formerly of 800 Chester Ave., died Monday, July 20, 1998, at Chester County Hospital.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity Baptist Church, with the Rev. Darrell Twitty officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Nelson was the widow of Andrew Jackson Nelson. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and attended Great Falls schools. She was retired from J.P. Stevens.

Surviving are her brother, Henry Roddey of Great Falls.

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

Memorials may be made to Trinity Baptist Church, P.O. Box 297, Great Falls, SC 29055.

John Nivens Sr.

ROCK HILL - Mr. John Robert Nivens Sr., 79, of 3934 Crestview Drive died Monday, July 20, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Philadelphia United Methodist Church in Fort Mill, with the Rev. Paul W. Harmon officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

A native of Rock Hill, Mr. Nivens was a member of Philadelphia United Methodist Church and retired from J.P. Stevens Co. after 42 years of service. He served in the Army Air Corps in World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Strait Nivens; his son, John Robert "Bobby" Nivens Jr. of Lesslie; his daughter, Betty Anne Hutcherson of Landrum; his brother, William A. Nivens of Rock Hill; his sister, Lola N. Shugart of Fort Mill; 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.

Memorials may be made to Philadelphia United Methodist Church, 1691 W. Highway 160, Fort Mill, SC 29715.

Bruce White

ROCK HILL - Mr. Bruce Harger White of 1072 Neal St. died Sunday, July 19, 1998, at home.

A graveside service will be 4 p.m. Wednesday at Grandview Memorial Park, with the Rev. Steve Reynolds officiating.

Mr. White was a disabled Vietnam veteran and served in the Army.

Surviving are his mother, Lena W. McManus of Rock Hill; and two brothers, Joe R. White and Paul Patrick White Jr., both of Rock Hill.

The family will receive friends at the home of Joe White, 1033 Chandler Drive, Rock Hill.

Memorials may be made to Rogers Memorial ARP Church, 1820 Eden Terrace, Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Bass Funeral Home is in charge.
 

Thelma Hines

SHARON - Mrs. Thelma Byrum Hines, 74, of 2928 Shannon St. died Tuesday, July 21, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The graveside service will be 4 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Presbyterian Church cemetery, with the Rev. Lee Phillips officiating and the Rev. Phil Lemmons assisting.

A homemaker, Mrs. Hines was the widow of James H. Hines Sr. She was a native of York and a member of Sharon United Methodist Church.

Surviving are three sons, Ernest Lee Hines and John Robert Hines, both of Sharon, and James H. Hines Jr. of York; her brother, Ernest Byrum Jr. of Hickory Grove; two sisters, Mary Jane Byrum and Mattie Sue B. Mullinax, both of Hickory Grove; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Sharon United Methodist Church, 3001 Shannon St., Sharon, SC 29742; or to Hickory Grove Life Saving Squad, P.O. Box 224, Hickory Grove, SC 29717.

Bobby Howze Sr.

GREAT FALLS - Mr. Bobby E. Howze Sr. of 2670 Georgetown Road died Tuesday, July 21, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

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

J. Thomas Neely

ROCK HILL - Mr. John Thomas "Tom" Neely, 75, of 3088 Bridgewater Road died Tuesday, July 21, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The graveside service will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Beth Shiloh Presbyterian Church cemetery, with the Revs. Donald Scoggins and A.W. Dick officiating.

Mr. Neely was a farmer and was retired from J.P. Stevens Rock Hill Industrial Plant. He was a member of Antioch United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his brother, Lyle Neely of Rock Hill; and his sister, Rita Neely Russell of Rock Hill.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Greene Funeral and at other times at the home of his nephew Donny Neely, 347 Park Ave., Rock Hill.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 1817 Gadsen St., Columbia, SC 29201.

Marvin Robinson

ROCK HILL - Mr. Marvin B. "Robbie" Robinson, 67, of 111 Wisteria Lane died Monday, July 20, 1998, at Carolinas Medical Center.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Greene Funeral Home, with the Rev. Larry Williams. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

Mr. Robinson was a retired salesman for Murray and Jack's Cookie Co. After retirement, he worked with Patterson's Wrecker Service in Fort Mill and with Wieser Security at Rock Hill Printing & Finishing Co. He was an Army veteran and served in the Korean conflict.

Surviving are his wife, Jacqueline Crowder Robinson; his son, Lewis J. Patterson of Fort Mill; two daughters, Dale George and Darlene Leopard Guerrero, both of Rock Hill; his mother, Marie Robinson of Lancaster, Wis.; five sisters, Virginia Yanna, Ruby Mosemon and Mary Tremelling, all of Wisconsin, Betty Raush of Texas, and Charlotte Gilbertson of Illinois; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Greene Funeral Home and at other times at home and the home of his daughter, Dale George, 1890 Plyle Road, Rock Hill.

Memorials may be made to Faith Pentecostal Holiness Church, 3483 Homestead Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Melody Robinson

ROCK HILL - Ms. Melody Robinson of 252 Blanche Circle died Tuesday, July 21, 1998, at home.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Robinson Funeral Home.

Nathaniel Sterling

ROCK HILL - Mr. Nathaniel Sterling, 80, of 1844 Oakdale Road died Sunday, July 19, 1998, at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, with the Rev. Clyde Raymond officiating and the Revs. E.E. Vance, Robert Brown, and Betty Hicks assisting. Burial with Masonic Rites will be at the church cemetery.

Born in Chester County, Mr. Sterling attended Chester public schools and was a retired farmer. He was a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, where he was a lifelong deacon. He was a member of Archive Masonic Lodge No. 149.

Surviving are his wife, Pearl Robinson Sterling; three sons, Nathaniel Sterling Jr. of Charlotte, Roosevelt Sterling of Annapolis, Md., and John D. Sterling of Washington, D.C.; his brother, James Barber of Rock Hill; two sisters, Mary Moffatt of Baltimore and Annie Ruth Walker of Edgemoor; and six grandchildren.

The body may be viewed and the family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at the church.

Macon Funeral Home is in charge.

Pearl Thompson

CARLISLE - Mrs. Pearl Bowser Thompson of Woods Ferry Road died Tuesday, July 21, 1998, at Wallace Thompson Hospital in Union.

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

Bruce White

ROCK HILL - Mr. Bruce Arger White, 48, of 1072 Neal St. died Sunday, July 19, 1998, at home.

The graveside service will be 4 p.m. today at Grandview Memorial Park, with the Rev. Steve Reynolds officiating.

Mr. White served in the Army and was a disabled Vietnam War veteran.

Surviving are his mother, Lena W. McManus of Rock Hill; and two brothers, Joe R. White and Paul Patrick White Jr., both of Rock Hill.

The family will receive friends at the home of Joe White, 1033 Chandler Drive, Rock Hill.

Memorials may be made to Rogers Memorial ARP Church, 1820 Eden Terrace, Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Bass Funeral Home is in charge.
 

Jerry Boatwright

ROCK HILL - Mr. Jerry Small Boatwright, 62, of 2604 Blue Road died Wednesday, July 22, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Friday at Greene Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ron Roddy officiating. Burial will be at Forest Hills Cemetery.

Mr. Boatwright was a retired self-employed auto mechanic. He was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are his wife, Naomi Hughes Boatwright; four sons, Jesse Boatwright, Dean Boatwright, Allen Boatwright and Mac Boatwright, all of Rock Hill; his daughter, Jane Smith of Lancaster; three brothers, Fred Boatwright, Billy Boatwright and Ricky Boatwright, all of Rock Hill; his sister, Ommie Deese of Statesville, N.C.; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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

Fletcher Courtney

LANCASTER - Mr. Fletcher Curlee Courtney, 87, of 4461 Rowell Road died Wednesday, July 22, 1998, at Springs Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Tabernacle United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Thomas B. Wilkes officiating. Burial with Masonic Rites by the Wannamaker Masonic Lodge No. 329 will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Courtney was a retired clerk at Lancaster Feed and Farm Supply Co. and operated the Buford Cannery in the 1940s. He was a member of Tabernacle United Methodist Church, where he was a Sunday school teacher for many years and a member of the Methodist Men's Club. He was a 50-year life member and Past Master of the Wannamaker Masonic Lodge, a member of Hejaz Shrine Temple and a charter member of the Tradesville Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are his son, Sam L. Courtney of Lancaster; his daughter, Clara Sexton of Charlotte; his brother, Simeon R. Courtney of Lancaster; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Mahaffey Funeral Home and at other times at the home of his son, Sam Courtney, 5075 Rowell Road, Lancaster.

Memorials may be made to Tabernacle United Methodist Church, 5908 Tabernacle Road, Lancaster, SC 29720.

William Grier Jr.

FLAT ROCK, N.C. - The Rev. William Pressly Grier Jr., 81, died Wednesday, July, 22, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at Pinecrest ARP Church. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Due West ARP Cemetery in Due West.

The Rev. Grier was a minister in the Associate Reformed Presbyterian synod. He served in churches in Troy, Doraville, Ga., Rock Hill and Mooresville, N.C. He was a native of Clover and attended Clover public schools and graduated from Erskine College and Erskine Seminary.

In 1973, he receive an honorary Doctorate of Divinity Degree from Erskine. He was on the ARP Church Extension Board, the Erskine Board of Trustees, was the Moderator of each Presbytery in which he served and Moderator-elect of the ARP General Synod. He was active in civic affairs and held offices in the Kiwanis and local ministerial associations.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Kerr Grier; his son, William Pressly Grier III of Flat Rock, N.C.; three daughters, Eleanor Logan of Due West, Effie Jordan of Spartanburg, Fran Huffman of Flat Rock; two brothers, Paul L. Grier of Lynchburg, Va., and John M. Grier of Due West; two sisters, Nell Sewall of Newport News, Va., and Rachel Hood of Due West; and six grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bonclarken or Erskine College.

Jackson Funeral Service in Hendersonville, N.C., is in charge.

Roland Hayes

WILSON, N.C. - Mr. Roland "Rex" Hayes, 52, of Wilson died Sunday, July 19, 1998, at Highsmith Rainey Hospital in Fayetteville, N.C.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Roundtree Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jeremiah Davis officiating. Burial will be at Rest Haven Cemetery.

Mr. Hayes attended Wilson County public schools, and was a 1969 graduate of Spakes High School. He was a truck driver for many years for a tobacco processing company. He was employed with Standard Commercial Tobacco Co.

Surviving are five brothers, Donnie Hayes and Elton Hayes, both of Wilson, Bobby Hayes of Capitol Heights, Md., Charles Hayes of Fountain, N.C., and Pfc. Michael Hayes of Germany; six sisters, Janice Johnson of Rock Hill, Bernice Best, Diane Faison, Debbie Hayes, Annette Hayes, and Tammy Batts, all of Wilson.

The family will receive friends from 8:15 to 9:15 p.m. Friday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel and Gardens of Wilson.

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

Freddy Penland Sr.

CHESTER - Mr. Freddy Eugene Penland Sr., 52, of 615 Morningside Drive died Tuesday, July 21, 1998, at Chester County Hospital.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Friday at Barron Funeral Home, with the Revs. Phillip Haynes and Kenneth Weaver officiating. Burial will be at Chester Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Penland was retired from Wal-Mart Stores. He attended Buncombe County, N.C., schools.

Surviving are his wife, Nancy K. Penland; three sons, Freddy E. Penland Jr., Carl Farmer and Keith Farmer, all of Chester; his daughter, Karen Farmer of Onalaska, Texas; four brothers, Charles Penland and Jack Searcy, both of Canton, N.C., Johnny Penland of Asheville, N.C., and Bob Searcy of Lake Charles, La.; three sisters, Judy Evans, Edna Ledford and Shirley Brockwell, all of Asheville, N.C.; two grandchildren; and his great-grandchild.

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

Lula Ramsey

SMYRNA - Mrs. Lula Mae Brown Ramsey, 85, of 4975 Black Highway died Tuesday, July 21, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at York Funeral Home, with the Rev. Billy Ramsey officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in York.

Mrs. Ramsey was a retired spinner. She was active in local, state and national politics and worked for many candidates. She was a native of Mecklenburg County, N.C. She was the widow of Amos J. Ramsey.

Surviving are her son, Jack Ramsey of Halfway, Md.; her daughter, Scarlet R. Porter of Naples, Fla.; her sister, Ann Furr of Concord, N.C.; her brother, Winford Brown of Ohio; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

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

Marvin Robinson

ROCK HILL - The funeral for Mr. Marvin B. "Robbie" Robinson, 67, of 111 Wisteria Lane, who died Monday, July 20, 1998, will be 11 a.m. today at Greene Funeral Home, with the Rev. Larry Williams officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

Mr. Robinson was a retired salesman for Murray and Jack's Cookie Co. After retirement, he worked with Patterson's Wrecker Service in Fort Mill and with Wieser Security at Rock Hill Printing & Finishing Co. He was an Army veteran and served in the Korean conflict.

Surviving are his wife, Jacqueline Crowder Robinson; his son, Lewis J. Patterson of Fort Mill; two daughters, Dale George and Darlene Leopard Guerrero, both of Rock Hill; his mother, Marie Robinson of Lancaster, Wis.; five sisters, Virginia Yanna, Ruby Mosemon and Mary Tremelling, all of Wisconsin, Betty Raush of Texas, and Charlotte Gilbertson of Illinois; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home, as well as at the home of Dale George, 1890 Plyle Road, Rock Hill.

Memorials may be made to Faith Pentecostal Holiness Church, 3483 Homestead Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Melody Robinson

ROCK HILL - Ms. Melody Jean Robinson, 42, of 252 Blanche Circle died Tuesday, July 21, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Nazareth Baptist Church, with the Rev. Charles Kiser officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Ms. Robinson was a native of York County. She was a former employee of Hoechst Celanese and a member of Nazareth Baptist Church. She was a graduate of Rock Hill High School and attended York Technical College.

Surviving are two daughters, Laquanza D. Robinson and Ashley Robinson, both of Rock Hill; her son, Adrian Robinson of Rock Hill; two brothers, Robert C. Hall of Baltimore and John S. Robinson of Rock Hill; her sister, Margaret F. Robinson of Rock Hill; and five grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home.

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

The body will be placed in the church at noon Saturday.

Albert Sanders

CHESTER - Mr. Albert Sanders, 74, of Wilksburg Community died Wednesday, July 22, 1998, at Brian Center in Gastonia, N.C.

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

Sarah Threatt

FORT LAWN - Mrs. Sarah Irene Smith Threatt, 77, of 5797 Willowbrook St. died Tuesday, July 21, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at Fort Lawn Baptist Church, with the Revs. Ted L. Hodges and Paul M. Smith officiating. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Threatt was retired from Springs Industries. She was a member of Fort Lawn Baptist Church, where she was a former youth director, Training Union teacher, Vacation Bible School teacher and Woman's Missionary Union director.

Surviving are her husband, Julius J. Threatt Jr.; two sons, Bobby R. Threatt of Lancaster and Gary Threatt of Catawba; five brothers, Earl Smith, Charles Smith and Jesse Smith Jr., all of Lancaster, the Rev. Paul M. Smith of Columbia and Jack Smith of Flint, Mich.; her sister, Thelma Ayers of Fort Mill; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to the Fort Lawn Baptist Church, 5742 Church St., Fort Lawn, SC 29714 or to Hospice Community Care, 325 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Blanche Walsh

WINNSBORO - Mrs. Blanche Ramsey Walsh, 86, of Winnsboro died Tuesday, July 21, 1998, at National Health Care of Laurens.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at Gordon Memorial United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Robert Hopper officiating. Burial will be at Oaklawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Walsh was the former owner of The Gift Box. A native of Hickory Grove, she was a member of Gordon Memorial United Methodist Church. She was the widow of Clifton Woodrow Walsh.

Surviving are two sons, Harold C. Walsh Sr. of Blythewood and Robert K. Walsh Sr. of Florence; her daughter, Joyce W. Rykard of Laurens; her brother, Thomas M. Ramsey Jr. of Gaffney; two sisters, Lois R. Melton of Winnsboro and Thelma R. Kelly of York; 12 grandchildren, including Allen Walsh, who lived with her; and 13 great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Gordon United Methodist Church Family Life Center, P.O. Box 115, Winnsboro, SC 29180.
 

Jerry Boatwright

ROCK HILL - Mr. Jerry Samuel Boatwright, 62, of 2604 Blue Road died Wednesday, July 22, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. today at Greene Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ron Roddy officiating. Burial will be at Forest Hills Cemetery.

Mr. Boatwright was a retired self-employed auto mechanic. He was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are his wife, Naomi Hughes Boatwright; four sons, Jesse Boatwright, Dean Boatwright, Allen Boatwright and Mac Boatwright, all of Rock Hill; his daughter, Jane Smith of Lancaster; three brothers, Fred Boatwright, Billy Boatwright and Ricky Boatwright, all of Rock Hill; his sister, OmmieDeese of Statesville, N.C.; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Sarah Canty

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Sarah Canty of 801 Carolina Ave. died Wednesday, July 22, 1998, at Beverly Health Care Center.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Robinson Funeral Home.

Ann Clark

YORK - Mrs. Ann Starnes Clark, 75, of 4 Pacific Ave. died Thursday, July 23, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Rawlinson Road Baptist Church in Rock Hill, with William Crain officiating. Burial will be at Lakeview Memory Gardens in York.

Mrs. Clark was a homemaker. She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in McConnells.

Surviving are her husband, John Lester Clark; three daughters, Linda Gayle Ivey of Charlotte and Judy Dianne Clark and Cindy Johnell William, both of York; two brothers, Wildred Starnes of Monroe, N.C., and Theron Starnes of Natchitoches, La.; and two sisters, Mary Melton and Carol Richardson, both of Monroe, N.C.

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

Price Gehrke

LAKE WYLIE - Mr. Price Gehrke, 77, of 55 Heritage Drive died Wednesday, July 22, 1998.

The funeral will be private.

A native of Rochester, N.Y., Mr. Gehrke was a graduate of The Mauluis School and attended Syracuse University where he was an officer in Pershing Rifles and a member of Psi Upsilon Fraternity. He was a graduate of the Wharton School.

He served in the First Army in Europe in World War II from October 1942 until his discharge in April 1946 as a captain. He receive five battle stars.

Prior to his retirement in 1979, he was president simultaneously of two corporations in Rochester. He was a Mason, a Shriner and a member of the American Legion, the Rotary Club and the University Club of Rochester.

During his retirement in River Hills, Mr. Gehrke was a member of the Lions Club, a volunteer ambulance driver and a tennis player.

Surviving are his wife, Norma Gehrke; his daughter, Lisa Martin of Florida; and two grandchildren.

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

Ethel Gordon

FORT MILL - Mrs. Ethel Manus Gordon, 55, of Fort Mill died Thursday, July 23, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Gordon Funeral Home in Monroe, N.C.

Mrs. Gordon was a native of Union County, N.C.

Surviving are her husband, Donald L. Gordon; two sons, Dewey Gordon and Jeff Gordon, both of Fort Mill; two daughters, Melissa Phillips of Fort Mill and Kelly Ellis of Clover; her brother, Jerry Eugene Manus of Marshville, N.C.; three sisters, Shirley Hathcock of Monroe, Linda Paxton of Wesley Chapel, N.C., and Wanda Sue Morgan of Stanfield; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Gordon Funeral Service, 714 E. Franklin St., Monroe.

Bobby Gregory

CAMDEN - Mr. Bobby Eugene Gregory, 56, of 1132 Gaines Church Road died Wednesday, July 22, 1998, at Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia.

A graveside service will be 2 p.m. today at Cook Cemetery in Camden, with the Rev. Donald Dixon officiating.

Mr. Gregory was the owner and operator of Gregory Logging Co. He was a member of Flint Hill Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Linda Gregory; his son, Bobby E. Gregory Jr. of Lugoff; two daughters, Chrissy Ann Gregory of Camden and Gloria Sutherland of Cassatt; his mother, Christine W. Gregory of Camden; four brothers, James C. Gregory, Marion F. Gregory, Hurley W. Gregory and Carson Leon Gregory, all of Camden; and two sisters, Brenda G. Reeves of Stanley, N.C., and Linda Griffin of Belmont, N.C.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane, Westpark Plaza, Columbia, SC 29210.

Cauthen Funeral Home, Kershaw, is in charge.

Ely Hoover

SWANSEA - Mr. Ely Fulton Hoover, 81, of Swansea died Wednesday, July 22, 1998.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Swansea United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Melrose Cemetery.

Mr. Hoover was retired from Lexington County School District 4, where he taught vocational agriculture education for 35 years. He taught in Monticello, McBee and Swansea.

He was advisor to the FFA and to the Young Farmers and help organize the Swansea Farmers Cooperative. He was vice president of the South Carolina Vocational Association and served as the superintendent of the livestock judging at the South Carolina State Fair for more than 20 years. The honorary State Farmer Award and the National Bronze Award were among numerous awards he received.

He served in the Army during World War II. He was a member of Swansea United Methodist Church where he taught the youth Sunday school class for more than 40 years. He was chairman of the trustees and was a member of the Administrative Board and Council on Ministries and assistant church school superintendent. He was a delegate of the South Carolina Annual Methodist Conference.

Surviving are his wife, Melva C. Hoover; three daughters, Sondra H. Halweg of Austin, Texas, Barbara H. Lupo of West Columbia and Sally H. Nunn of Rock Hill; his brother, Griffith Hoover of Imperial, Mo.; two sisters, Mildred Strayer of York, Pa., and Lois Sherlock of Columbia; and six grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Thompson Funeral Home of West Columbia.

Memorials may be made to the Swansea United Methodist Church or the Swansea Lions Club.

Bobby Howze Sr.

GREAT FALLS - Mr. Bobby E. "Ed" Howze Sr. of 2670 Georgetown Road died Tuesday, July 21, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Nebo AME Zion Church, with the Rev. Sam Latta III officiating and the Rev. Gary W. Smith assisting. The Rev. Charles D. Crockett will give the eulogy. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Howze was a member of the Mount Vernon AME Zion Church. He attended Chester County public schools and was a former employee of Springs Industries.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Young Howze; three daughters, Mattie F. Howze and Glenda H. Wright, both of Columbia, and Mary Howze of Great Falls; three sons, Bobby E. Howze Jr. and Shawn McFadden, both of Lancaster, and Ray A. Howze of Great Falls; his parents, Roosevelt Howze and Annie B. Crockett Howze of Edgemoor; two brothers, William B. Howze of Charlotte and David Lee Howze of Lancaster; five sisters, Mary Dantzler and Rosa H. Booker, both of Charlotte, Della J. Howze of Chester, Elizabeth H. Dorn of Edgefield and Annie F. Howze of Columbia; 19 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church.

The body may be viewed from 4 to 9 p.m. today at King's Funeral Home in Great Falls.

Erik Krenn

ROCK HILL - Mr. Erik Peter Krenn, 16, of 1633 Madison St. died Thursday, July 23, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

A graveside service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Bogansville United Methodist Church Cemetery, with the Rev. John Giuliani officiating.

Mr. Krenn was a student at Rock Hill High School and was of the Catholic faith. He was the son of the late Frieda Johns Krenn.

Surviving are his father, Peter Krenn of Rock Hill; his paternal grandmother, Paula Farmer of Martinez, Ga.; and his maternal grandmother, Eloise Johns of Rock Hill.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 339 East Main St., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Roberta London

ROCK HILL - Miss Roberta Alexander London of Rock Hill died Wednesday, July 22, 1998.

A memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Episcopal Church of Our Saviour.

Miss London was a native of Rock Hill. She graduated in 1934 from Winthrop College with a bachelor's degree in home economics. She served an internship at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, Mass., and at Vanderbilt University. She received her master's degree in 1936 from Columbia University in New York.

She worked in numerous positions in the field of dietetics from 1936 until her retirement in 1977. She was a dietitian at Mercer Hospital in Trenton, N.J., at York General Hospital and Springs Cotton Mills. She also was an instructor and assistant professor at Winthrop College from 1948 to 1977.

She served as internship director for Winthrop College and the former Charlotte Memorial Hospital. She was the first director of Winthrop's undergraduate program in dietetics and retired as assistant professor emeritus from Winthrop College.

She was a member of the American Dietetic Association for 50 years and was president in 1946-47 and in 1965-67.

Miss London received numerous awards during her years of service. In 1971, she received the Silver Plate Award from the South Carolina Dietetic Association; in 1972, the South Carolina Dietetic Meritorious Service Award; in 1976, the South Carolina Outstanding Dietitian; and in 1986, the Governor's Award. She is also the first honorary member of the Catawba Dietetic Association.

Surviving is her sister, Mrs. E.H. Jones of Rock Hill.

Memorials may be sent to the Episcopal Church of Our Saviour building fund, 144 Caldwell St., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

The family will receive friends at the Jones' home, 626 Guilford Road, Rock Hill.

Bass Funeral Home is in charge.

Lula Ramsey

SMYRNA - Mrs. Lula Mae Brown Ramsey, 85, of 4975 Black Highway died Tuesday, July 21, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. today at York Funeral Home, with the Rev. Billy Ramsey officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in York.

Mrs. Ramsey was a retired spinner. She was active in local, state and national politics and worked for many candidates. She was a native of Mecklenburg County, N.C., and was the widow of Amos J. Ramsey.

Surviving are her son, Jack Ramsey of Halfway, Md.; her daughter, Scarlet R. Potter of Naples, Fla.; her brother, Winford Brown of Ohio; her sister, Ann Furr of Concord, N.C.; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Junius Shuman

YORK - Mr. Junius Lee Shuman, 69, of 921 W. Liberty St. died Thursday, July 23, 1998, at Dorn V.A. Medical Center in Columbia.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Grandview Memorial Park, with the Rev. Guy Shealy officiating.

A native of Monroe, N.C., Mr. Shuman was a retired furniture refinisher. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his companion, Frances Laney; two sons, Kenneth Lee Bell and Ray Allen; his sister, Marty Jackson of Rock Hill; and five grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the graveside.

Greene Funeral Home is in charge.

Pearl Thompson

CARLISLE - Mrs. Pearl Bowser Thompson, 64, of 3197 Leeds Road died Tuesday, July 21, 1998, at Wallace Thompson Hospital in Union.

The funeral will be 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Red Hill Baptist Church in Leeds, with the Rev. Roosevelt Adams officiating and the Revs. Oliver Royal and McKinley Woods and Pastor Cliff Dye assisting. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Thompson was a Chester native. She was a member of Red Hill Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Hymn Choir, the Sick Committee, the Order of Eastern Star Silver Hill Chapter No 244, the AP&B Society and CB&A Society. She was a retired textile worker. She was the widow of H.C. Thompson.

Surviving are two sons, Radzil Thompson of Carlisle and Steve Thompson of Whitmire; her grandson who she raised, Juan Thompson of Carlisle; three daughters, Vanessa Jeter and Sharon Harp, both of Whitmire, and Rhonda Chisholm of Carlisle; three sisters, Sadie Blowe of New Jersey and Mary Crank and Allean Garner, both of Carlisle; three brothers, Ellerbee Bowser and John Bowser, both of Chester, and Odell Bowser of Carlisle; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home of Clayton and Rhonda Chisholm, 3511 Minnow Bridge Road, Carlisle.

Eastern Star Rites will be 7 tonight at King's Funeral Home.

Ada Wilson

REMBERT - Mrs. Ada Wilson of Rembert died Wednesday, July 22, 1998, at a local nursing center.

A graveside service will be 4 p.m. today at New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery, with the Rev. Freddie Wilson officiating.

Mrs. Wilson was the widow of Coleman Wilson. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Willie Grooms of Rembert and Mendel Wilson of Edgemoor; her daughter, Ruby Jean Barkley of Illinois; her sister, Pearl Beard of Rembert; and six grandchildren.

Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home is in charge.


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