Miscellaneous York County, South Carolina Obituaries

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Lewis Boyd

CHESTER - Mr. Lewis "Dad" Boyd, 80, of 212 Ligon St. died Saturday, July 25, 1998, at Meadow Haven Rehabilitation and Specialty Care Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Thursday at King's Funeral Home, with the Rev. J.E. Darby officiating and the Rev. Keith Taylor assisting. Burial will be at Piney Grove Baptist Church cemetery.

Mr. Boyd was of the Baptist faith. He was educated in Chester County schools and attended Piney Grove Baptist Church. He was a retired logger.

Surviving are his wife, Evelyn Holley Boyd; five sons, Berry Holley of Newark, N.J., and Johnny Boyd of Baltimore, Bobby Boyd, George Boyd and Thomas "Tony" Boyd, all of Chester; two daughters, Mary Chisholm and Robin Boyd, both of Chester; his sister, Essie Stewart of Chester; his granddaughter, whom he raised, Manetta Smith of Chester; 27 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home.

Laura Harrington

BALTIMORE - Mrs. Laura Means Harrington, 70, of Baltimore died Tuesday, July 21, 1998, at University Hospital.

The funeral will be Monday at Simmons Memorial Baptist Church in Baltimore, with the Rev. Douglas Miles officiating. Burial will be at Maryland National Cemetery.

Formerly of Chester, Mrs. Harrington was a retired beautician and a member of Simmons Memorial Baptist Church. She was the widow of Mack Harrington.

Surviving are her sister, Mary E. Gladden of Richburg; and her brother, Flemon Means of Rock Hill.

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

Leila Humphrey

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Mrs. Leila Deas Humphrey, 93, of 310 West Meadowview Road died Friday, July 24, 1998, at her home.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Saddletree Baptist Church in Lumberton, N.C. Burial will be at the Humphrey family plot.

A native of Rock Hill, Mrs. Humphrey graduated from the Rock Hill School system and was retired from the North Carolina Department of Insurance in Raleigh, N.C. She was a member of Rock Hill's First Baptist Church.

Surviving are her son, Hilbert B. Humphrey Jr.; three brothers, James Deas, Donald Deas of Rock Hill and Cecil Deas of High Springs, Fla.; her sister, Gladys Deas Burroughs of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 10:30 a.m. at Biggs Funeral Home in Lumberton, N.C., prior to the funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church "Forward by Faith" Building Fund, 215 East Main St., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Geneva Keller

CHESTER - Mrs. Geneva Dickey Keller, 76, of 109 Abell St., Chester, died Friday, July 24, 1998, at her residence.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Barron Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Bill Heustess officiating. Burial will be at Chester Memorial Gardens.

A native of Chester, Mrs. Keller was employed with Bonds Clothing in New York for 20 years. She was also a member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church and the VFW Chester Chapter & Ladies Auxiliary. She was the widow of James Theodore Keller.

Surviving are her son, Joe Dickey Keller of Rochester, N.Y.; two sisters, Cynthia Thompson and Evelyn Beckham, both of Chester; two brothers, Jerry Dickey of Chester and Sam Dickey of Charlotte; and six grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 477, Chester, SC 29706.

Samuel Love

CHESTER -"Mr. Samuel Marion Love, 64, of 534 Sixth St. died Thursday, July 23, 1998, at Chester County Hospital.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. today at Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church, with the Revs. Clyde Mitchum and Chris Snelgrove officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Love was retired from Springs Industries. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church. He attended Chester County schools.

Surviving are his wife, Mary T. Love; two daughters, Ann Burkett of York and Sandra Austin of Chester; three brothers, Crosby Love of Hacienda Heights, Calif., Ralph Love of Lancaster and Ernest Love of Roebuck; three sisters, Charlotte L. Hazel of Greenwood, Esther L. Cameron Chester, and Betty Pope of Gaffney; and four grandchildren; and his great-grandchild.

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

William McManus

TAXAHAW - Mr. William Roy McManus, 75, of 6705 Taxahaw Road in the Taxahaw community died Saturday, July 25, 1998, at Springs Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Oak Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, with the Rev. Thurman Johnson and Dr. Donald McManus officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Born in Lancaster County, Mr. McManus was a self-employed brick masonry contractor, a member of Oak Hill Baptist church and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Beulah Baker McManus of Taxahaw; two brothers, Hawley McManus of Lancaster and Ronald McManus of Paris, Calif.; five sisters, Lena Westfall of Milwaukee, Wis., Jewel Mullins and Billie Mullins, both of Kentucky, Catherine Rogers of Lancaster and Patricia Stacks of Kershaw; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will be at the home in the Taxahaw community.

Hartley Funeral Home is in charge.

Arthur Moore Jr.

ROCK HILL - Mr. Arthur Howard Moore Jr., 80, of 967 Beverly Drive, died Friday, July 24, 1998, at the Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Dr. William Pender officiating. Internment is private.

Mr. Moore was a lifetime member of Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, where he was a choir member. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. He retired from Rock Hill Printing and Finishing Company as a supervisor.

Mr. Moore was past local and state president of the Elks Club.

Surviving are his wife, Sara Dellinger Moore of the home; his son, Arthur "Buck" H. Moore III of Fort Wayne, Ind.; his daughter, Margaret Walker of Rock Hill; his stepdaughter, Barbara Blackmon of Charlotte; and eight grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Monday after the funeral service and at other times at 967 Beverly Drive, Rock Hill.

Memorials may be made to Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, 421 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Greene Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

Annie Johnston

UNION CITY, N.J. - Annie Rose Johnston, the infant daughter of Eric Lee and Robin C. Ashley Johnston of 1708 Central Ave. Apt. 2 in Union City, N.J., died Thursday, July 23, 1998, at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City.

A graveside funeral will be 3 p.m. today at Lakeview Memory Gardens in York, with the Rev. Jim Correll Jr. officiating, assisted by Rev. Alan Peeler. Burial will be at Lakeview Memory Gardens.

Surviving in addition to her parents are her paternal grandmother, Charline Johnston of Hampstead, Md.; and her maternal great-grandparents, R.C. and Gladys Bratton of York.

York Funeral Home is in charge.

Heyward Sanders

CHESTER - Mr. Heyward Sanders, 86, of 2733 W. Chester School Road died Sunday, July 26, 1998, at Oakmont Nursing Home in Union.

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

Rosetta Wallace

ROCK HILL - Ms. Rosetta Gettys Wallace of 128 Barber St. died Sunday, July 26, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Robinson Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.

Betty Willingham

LANCASTER - Mrs. Betty Hayes Willingham, 68, of 517 Chester St. died Sunday, July 26, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Glenwood Heights Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ron Gregory officiating. Burial will be at Lancaster Memorial Park.

Mrs. Willingham was a Lancaster native. She was a homemaker and member of Glenwood Heights Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, David A. Willingham of the home; two sons, David R. Parker of Wilmington, N.C., and James O. Willingham of Fort Worth, Texas; her daughter, Gloria Parker Hinnant of Wilmington; two brothers, Bruce Hayes of Lancaster and Jerry Hayes of Columbia; two sisters, Pat Belk of Lancaster and Billie Carol Stevens of Smithfield, N.C.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Memorials may be made to Home Care Hospice of Lancaster, 800 W. Meeting St., Lancaster, SC or to Glenwood Heights Baptist Church, 600 Nichols Road, Lancaster, SC 29720.

Hartley Funeral Home, at 1800 Charlotte Highway in Lancaster, is in charge.
 

Thelma Allen

CHESTER - Mrs. Thelma Roberson Allen, 77, of Magnolia Manor in Rock Hill, formerly of Chester, died Sunday, July, 26, 1998, in Cleveland County, N.C.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wright's Home for Funerals, with the Rev. Dr. Anthony W. Dick officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery.

Allen was retired from Springs Industries. She was the widow of Laney Earl Allen Sr.

Surviving are her son, Laney E. Allen Jr., of Rock Hill; her brother, Bobby Roberson of Cherryville, N.C.; and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Wright's Home for Funerals.

Charles Ammons Sr.

HEATH SPRINGS - Mr. Charles Larry Ammons Sr., 61, of 3419 Dollar Lane died Sunday, July 26, 1998, at his home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Beacon Baptist Church, with the Revs. Terry Norris and Ray Robinson officiating. Burial will be at Faith Baptist Cemetery.

Mr. Ammons was a truck driver for Harris Teeter grocery stores, an Air Force veteran and a member of Beacon Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Patricia Vinson Ammons; two sons, Charles Larry Ammons Jr. of Lancaster and Andrew Ora Ammons of Heath Springs; his stepson, David Miran Haile of Lancaster; two daughters, Ginger Lynn Holsinger of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Kandi George of West Virginia; his stepdaughter, Fredia Lynn Haile of Charlotte; his brother, Horace Ammons of Texas; two sisters, Ina Grant of Denver and Lettie DeSham of Texas; seven grandchildren; and his great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Cauthen Funeral Home, Lancaster Chapel, and at other times at the home, 3419 Dollar Lane, Heath Springs.

Marie Barnett

ROCK HILL - The funeral for Mrs. Marie Thompson Barnett, who died Friday, July 24, 1998, at White Oak Manor, will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Flint Hill Baptist Church, with the Rev. John Brown officiating.

The Revs. Osbey Roddey, J.H. Bailey and Paul Long will assist. The eulogy will be given by the Rev. W.B. White. Burial will be at Barber Memorial Cemetery.

Mrs. Barnett was a native of York County and attended its public schools. She was a member of Flint Hill Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Usher Board, Choir No. 1, Willing Workers Club and the Missionary Society. She was a volunteer for York County's summer feeding program and was a member of the White Hill Chapter Order of the Eastern Star Lodge No. 3350.

Surviving are five sons, Sam L. Thompson Jr., Willie Lee Thompson, Bobby Eugene Thompson and Vernon Thompson, all of Rock Hill, and Freddie Lavern Thompson of Cary, N.C.; two daughters, Lelia T. Settles Brown of Matthews, N.C., and Ethel Thompson Knox of Rock Hill; her stepdaughter, Geraldine B. Durham of Clover; two sisters, Nancy Hardin of Baltimore and Essie Gaines of Rozelle, N.J.; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 tonight at Robinson Funeral Home and at other times at 1074 Albert St., Rock Hill.

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

Lewis Boyd

CHESTER - Mr. Lewis "Dad" Boyd, 80, of 212 Ligon St. died Saturday, July 25, 1998, at Meadow Haven Rehabilitation and Specialty Care Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Thursday at King's Funeral Home, with the Rev. J.E. Darby officiating and the Rev. Keith Taylor assisting. Burial will be at Piney Grove Baptist Church cemetery.

Mr. Boyd was of the Baptist faith. He was educated in Chester County schools and attended Piney Grove Baptist Church. He was a retired logger.

Surviving are his wife, Evelyn Holley Boyd; five sons, Berry Holley of Newark, N.J., and Johnny Boyd of Baltimore, Bobby Boyd, George Boyd and Thomas "Tony" Boyd, all of Chester; two daughters, Mary Chisholm and Robin Boyd, both of Chester; his sister, Essie Stewart of Chester; his granddaughter, whom he raised, Manetta Smith of Chester; 27 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home.

Maggie Graham

GREAT FALLS - Mrs. Maggie Holmes Graham, 56, of 711 Piney Woods Road in Columbia, died Friday, July 24, 1998, at Lexington Medical Center in Lexington.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Pleasant Grove AME Zion Church in Great Falls.

A native of Great Falls, Mrs. Graham was a member of the Pleasant Grove AME Zion Church.

Surviving are her husband, Alphonso Graham of Columbia; her son, Carlos Graham of Columbia; six brothers, James Holmes, Hornsby Holmes, Dan Holmes and Raymond Holmes, all of Great Falls, John Holmes of Rock Hill and Walker Holmes of Ridgeway; and four sisters, Lottie Cloud and Sallie Caldwell, both of Great Falls, Betty Relford of Chicago and Doris Holmes of Lancaster.

The body will be placed in the church at noon.

Leevy's Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Annie Johnston

UNION CITY, N.J. - Annie Rose Johnston, the infant daughter of Eric Lee and Robin C. Ashley Johnston of 1708 Central Ave. Apt. 2 in Union City, N.J., died Thursday, July 23, 1998, at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City.

A graveside funeral will be 3 p.m. today at Lakeview Memory Gardens in York, with the Rev. Jim Correll Jr. officiating, assisted by Rev. Alan Peeler. Burial will be at Lakeview Memory Gardens.

Surviving in addition to her parents are her paternal grandmother, Charline Johnston of Hampstead, Md.; and her maternal great-grandparents, R.C. and Gladys Bratton of York.

York Funeral Home is in charge.

Rose Thrower

YORK - Miss Rose Eva Thrower, 43, of 114 York Park St. died Monday, July 27, 1998, at the Medical University of South Carolina Hospital in Charleston.

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

Catherine Tonys

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Catherine Tischler Tonys, 88, of 127 Murrah Drive died Sunday, July 26, 1998, at Magnolia Manor.

A graveside service will be 3 p.m. today at Forest Hills Cemetery, with Father John Giuliani officiating.

Born in Yugoslavia, she was a member of Divine Savior Catholic Church. She was the widow of Nick Tonys.

Surviving are two daughters, Catherine Tolnar of Hubbard, Ohio, and Linda Merwin of York; three grandsons; and her great-granddaughter.

Greene Funeral Home is in charge.

Danny Vess

EDGEMOOR - Mr. Danny Lyn Vess, 18, of 1146 Berry Hill Road in Edgemoor died Sunday, July 26, 1998.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lando Church of God, with the Rev. Chuck Simmons officiating. Burial will be at Lando Cemetery.

Mr. Vess was a Chester County native. He was formerly employed with Defenders at Springs Industries. He attended the Lando Church of God. He attended Socastee High School in Myrtle Beach.

Surviving are his father and stepmother, Charles Scott and Susan Vess of Myrtle Beach; his mother and stepfather, Margaret and Randall Shehane of Lancaster; his brother, Charles Scott Vess Jr. of Edgemoor; his sister, Christie Vess of Myrtle Beach; his stepbrother, Brandon Scott Shehane of Fort Lawn; his paternal grandfather and step-grandmother, Albert and Martha Vess of Chester; his paternal grandmother, Shirley Vess of Chester; and his maternal grandmother, Louise Harris of Edgemoor.

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

George Walters

ROCK HILL - Mr. George Donald Walters, 74, of 1800 India Hook Road died Sunday, July 26, 1998, at Spring Arbor Residential Care.

Burial will be at Lakeland Memorial Gardens, Lakeland, Fla. A date has not been set.

A native of Douglas, Ill., Mr. Walters was a graduate of Maquon Community High School and an Air Force veteran. He was a flight engineer and top turret gunner in a B-17 390th Bombardment Group. He flew 30 missions, 15 as a Pathfinder between June 6, 1944, and Nov. 21, 1944. He received four air medals and the distinguished flying cross.

He worked for Maquon Farmers Elevator Co. and was a service manager for Florida Equipment Co. and the Ross Heavy Equipment Company of Cleveland, Ga. He retired in 1986.

Surviving are three sisters, Emma Herstrum of Burlington, Ill., Dorotha Clark of Flora, Ill., and Hazel Censullo of McConnells.

Memorials may be made to Spring Arbor Residential Care, 1800 India Hook Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732 or to Hospice Community Care, 325 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730.


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