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Roger Alexander

SMYRNA - Mr. Roger Wayne "Shine" Alexander, 48, of 4900 Clark's Creek Circle died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Enon Baptist Church, with the Revs. Joel Gilchrist and Jason Jackson officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Alexander was retired from Rock Hill Printing & Finishing Co.

Surviving are his daughter, Janet Welchel of Gaffney; seven brothers, Larry Alexander and Mike Alexander, both of Clover, Rick Alexander of York, and Bobby Alexander, Steve Alexander, Danny Alexander and Johnny Alexander, all of Smyrna; two sisters, Janice Alexander of Smyrna and Geraldine A. Jackson of Clover; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at M.L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home and at other times at the home of his sister, Janice Alexander, 4975 Black Highway, Smyrna.

Memorials may be made to the Roger W. Alexander Memorial Fund, Enon Baptist Church, 151 Enon Church Road, Smyrna, SC 29743.

William Binkley

GLASTONBURY, Conn. - Retired Maj. William W. Binkley, 55, of Glastonbury died Monday, Aug. 3, 1998, at Bridgeport Hospital in Bridgeport, Conn.

A graveside service with full military honors will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Cornwell Presbyterian Church cemetery in Chester County, with the Rev. Oscar Burdette officiating.

Mr. Binkley retired from the Army. He was manager of the Commission of Human Rights and Opportunity for the state of Connecticut.

Surviving are his wife, Sandra Delancey Binkley; his son, William C. Binkley of Atlanta; his daughter, Kimberly L. Culler of Glastonbury, Conn.; and three brothers, Russell Binkley of Washington, James Binkley of Colorado and Robert Binkley of Texas.

Barron Funeral Home in Chester is in charge.

Ernest Dunn

ROCK HILL - Mr. Ernest Perry Dunn, 80, of 341 Ebenezer Ave. died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 1998, at home.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Laurelwood Cemetery, with the Rev. Doyle Smith and Layman Charlie Faile officiating.

Mr. Dunn was a retiree of Rock Hill Printing & Finishing Co. He was a member of West End Baptist Church, the Disabled Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2889 and the Frank Roach American Legion Post 34. He was an Army veteran of World War II and the S.C. National Guard. He retired from the military with 20 years of service. He was the widower of Margie Huggins Dunn.

Surviving are his daughter, Helen D. Waldron of the home; his brother, Edward Lee Dunn of Rock Hill; five grandchildren; and three 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 West End Baptist Church, 1727 McConnells Highway, Rock Hill, SC 29732 or to Cornerstone United Methodist Church, 2697 Heckle Blvd., Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Betty Fletcher

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Betty Hunt Fletcher died Saturday, Aug. 1, 1998, in New Jersey.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Clemons Funeral Home in Rock Hill.

Surviving are two sons, James W. McNeal and Ham McNeal; two daughters, Lorain McNeal and Susan McNeal; six brothers, James Hunt, Louis Hunt, Robert Hunt, Roosevelt Hunt, Joe Louis Hunt and Clyde Hunt; and three sisters, Vinnie Brice, Joan Lowery and Bertha Hunt.

Robert Laucella

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. - Mr. Robert Paul Laucella of Hendersonville, formerly of Rock Hill, died Monday, Aug. 3, 1998, at Margaret Pardee Hospital in Hendersonville.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Grandview Memorial Park in Rock Hill.

Mr. Laucella was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

Surviving are four sons, Robert Laucella, Donald Laucella, Danny Laucella and Clay Laucella, all of California; three sisters, Vera Gustafson of New York, and Rita Payne and Connie Bondersec, both of Hendersonville; and three grandchildren.

Bass Funeral Home is in charge.

Lena McManus

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Lena White McManus, 77, of 1072 Neal St. died Sunday, Aug. 2, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Burial was at Grandview Memorial Park.

Mrs. McManus was a York County native. She was retired from the American Thread Co. and was a member of Rogers Memorial ARP Church.

Surviving are two sons, Joe R. White and Patrick White, both of Rock Hill; and three grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rogers Memorial ARP Church, 1820 Eden Terrace.

Alberta Privette

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Alberta Harvell Privette, 78, of 1742 Mount Gallant Road died Monday, Aug. 3, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Lesslie Church of God, with the Rev. Lafon Hardy officiating and the Rev. T.I. Bass assisting. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

Mrs. Privette was a retiree of J.P. Stevens Industrial Plant in Rock Hill. She was a charter member of Lesslie Church of God, where she served as a Sunday school teacher and was clerk until 1986. She was the widow of Yancey Privette.

Surviving are two sons, Johnnie L. Privette of Rock Hill and Melvin Y. Privette of Fort Mill; three daughters, Jacqueline P. Wright and Teta P. Hooper, both of Rock Hill, and Betty P. Willis of McConnells; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Greene Funeral Home and at other times at the home of her daughter, Jacqueline P. Wright, 652 E. Rambo Road, Rock Hill.

Memorials may be made to Lesslie Church of God, 2357 S. Anderson Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Viola Shelmire

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Viola Hobensack Shelmire, 81, died Sunday, Aug. 2, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

A graveside service will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Fishing Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery, with the Rev. Wilson Busick officiating.

Mrs. Shelmire was a member of Fishing Creek Presbyterian Church for more than 20 years.

Surviving are her son, Larry Shelmire of Rock Hill; her daughter, Doris Lucera of Pennsylvania; her brother, Charles Hobensack of Pennsylvania; two sisters, Ethel Talley of West Virginia and Ruth Arthur of Rock Hill; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home of Larry Shelmire, 2554 Fishing Creek Road.

Bass Funeral Home is in charge.

John Stroud

HEATH SPRINGS - Mr. John T. "Tim" Stroud, 58, of 691 Boyd Faile Road died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 1998, at Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, with the Revs. Glenn Carter, Steve Neal and John Mullis officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Stroud was retired from Springs Industries. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Peggy Faile Stroud; his son, Timmy Stroud of Lancaster; five daughters, Timbra Cole, Crystal Byrd, Robyn Stroud and Wendy Deese, all of Heath Springs, and Lisa Reeves Knight of Myrtle Beach; six sisters, Essie Bowers and Terry Sigmon, both of Kershaw, Shirley Faulkenberry of Pageland, Margaret Sims and Betty Flannigan, both of Lancaster, and Peggy Williams of Mount Holly, N.C.; and 14 grandchildren.

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

Mary Thomas

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Mary Frazier Thomas of White Oak Manor died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 1998.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Robinson Funeral Home.

Annie Walker

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Annie Walker of 1661 Hall Spencer Road died Monday, Aug. 3, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Friday at Robinson Funeral Home, with Brother Charles Watkins officiating and Brother Allen Russell assisting. Burial will be at Barber Memorial Cemetery.

Mrs. Walker was a native of York County. She was a retired employee of Winthrop University. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. She was a member of the AP&B Society and she attended the public schools of York County.

Surviving are two sons, Thomas L. Walker of Jacksonville, Fla., and James O. Barber of Rock Hill; two sisters, Lethia Moffatt of Rock Hill and Mary Moffatt of Baltimore; two grandchildren; and her great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends at the home.

Cordoza White

FORT MILL - Mr. Cordoza "Boy" White, 96, of 1391 Banks Road died Saturday, Aug. 1, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Bethlehem Baptist Church, with the Rev. Carlwell Culp officiating and the Revs. Lincoln Lee, Loretta Adams, Jimmy Alexander, Melvin Douglas, Russell Moore, Ray Thompson, M.H. Baxter, Kerry White and Evangelist Johnson assisting. Burial will be at Green Hill Cemetery.

Mr. White was employed at Jake Audrey Lumber Co. and Okay Lumber Co. for many years. He also worked for the Culp family at the former Esso Service Station and grocery store on Spratt Street, where he retired.

Surviving are his wife, Lucy R. White; two sons, Cordoza White Jr. of the home and Warren White of Fort Mill; his daughter, Pearlie W. Turner of Charlotte; his brother, Albert White of Fort Mill; 20 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 tonight at Bethlehem Baptist Church and at other times at the home.

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

Louise Wyatt

YORK - Mrs. Louise McDaniel Wyatt, 79, of 111 S. Congress St. died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Thursday at Canaan United Methodist Church in Symrna, with the Rev. Will Brown officiating and the Rev. Al Daniel assisting. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Wyatt retired from Oxford Manufacturing Co. in Hickory Grove as an inspector. She was the widow of Hurbert Lee Wyatt and was a member of Canaan United Methodist Church.

Surviving are three sons, Billy H. Wyatt of York, George Donald Wyatt of Smyrna and Gene E. Wyatt of Sharon; her daughter, Betty W. Moore of Charlotte; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; and 11 step-great-grandchildren.

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

Kelsie Bennett

HEATH SPRINGS - Mrs. Kelsie Hunter Bennett, 76, of 307 W. Canton St. died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Friday at Heath Springs Baptist Church, with the Revs. Warren Johnson and Cullen Porter officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Bennett was retired from Springs Industries. She was a member of Heath Springs Baptist Church. She was the widow of Coke Hammond Bennett.

Surviving are her son, Danny C. Bennett of Heath Springs; four daughters, Judy Phillips of Heath Springs, Debra B. Ingram of Little River, Lois Porter of Jewell, Ga., and Lynn Bennett of Rock Hill; her brother, Sammie Hunter of Lancaster; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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

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

Lauren Cauthen

NORTH AUGUSTA - Miss Lauren Jeanette Cauthen, 13, of 103 Knotty Pine Drive died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 1998, in Augusta, Ga.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of North Augusta. Graveside services will be 4 p.m. Friday at New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery in Heath Springs.

Miss Cauthen was a rising eighth-grade student at Paul Knox Middle School, where she was in the Soar program and played percussion in the school band. She was a member of First Baptist Church of North Augusta, where she was in Handbells, the Middle School Choir and the Youth Prayer Group.

Surviving are her parents, Gary L. and Cindy Cauthen; her sister, Regan Cauthen of North Augusta; and her paternal grandmother, Barbara Cauthen of Heath Springs.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Rowland Funeral Home in North Augusta.

Memorials may be made to the youth ministry of First Baptist Church, 602 Georgia Ave., North Augusta, SC 29841.

Cauthen Funeral Home, Lancaster, is in charge of local arrangements.

Elizabeth Crenshaw

YORK - Mrs. Elizabeth M. Crenshaw, 65, of 13 Cannon Court died Saturday, Aug. 1, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Friday at Pineville AME Zion Church, with the Rev. Eugene Goodwin officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery. She was the widow of Thomas Crenshaw.

Mrs. Crenshaw was a former housekeeper at York General Hospital and Fort Mill High School. She was a member of Pineville AME Zion Church, where she served in the Missionary Society. She attended York County public schools.

Surviving are two sons, Mitchell Lee Crenshaw and Sylvester Earl Crenshaw, both of Rock Hill; her daughter, Maggie Louise Mitchell of Rock Hill; four brothers, Sumpter Mitchell and Hope Mitchell, both of Rock Hill, and J.C. Mitchell and Joe Mitchell, both of Charlotte; five sisters, Eloise Starr, Janie Hemphill and Patricia Marshall, all of Rock Hill, and Helen Harper and Frances Barber, both of Greensboro, N.C.; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at 1221 Haynes Street.

The body may be viewed from noon to 7 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Parker Funeral Home in Rock Hill.

The body will be taken to the church at 2 p.m. Friday.

Ralph Gregory Sr.

GREAT FALLS - Mr. Ralph Edward Gregory Sr., 70, of Mitford Highway died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 1998, at Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. today at Mount Dearborn United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Tony Medlin officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. today at Whitmire Cemetery in Whitmire.

Mr. Gregory was former personnel director for J.P. Stevens Co., at Great Falls plants 1 and 2. He was a Navy veteran, a graduate of Whitmire High School and attended Newberry College. He was a member of Mount Dearborn United Methodist Church, where he was chairman of the administrative board, a Sunday school teacher and trustee. He was a member of Great Falls Lions Club and Great Falls Masonic Lodge 277. He previously was on the board of Republic Federal Credit Union.

Surviving are his wife, Betty McCall Gregory; his son, Ralph E. "Eddie" Gregory Jr. of Great Falls; two daughters, Terri Lockee of Cheraw and Melinda Hewett of Rock Hill; his father, Henry Gregory of Whitmire; his brother, Charles "Tommy" Gregory of Whitmire; five grandchildren; and his great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Mount Dearborn United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 246, Great Falls, SC 29055.

Dantzler-Baker Funeral Home in Great Falls is in charge.

Eli Lyles Sr.

BALTIMORE"-"Mr. Eli "Buster" Lyles Sr., 82, of East Baltimore, formerly of Fairfield County, died Sunday, Aug. 2, 1998, at Church Hospital in Baltimore.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at March Funeral Home, 1101 E. North Ave. Burial will be in Baltimore.

Mr. Lyles was a native of Fairfield County. He was the widower of Leola Wright Lyles.

Surviving are five son, Eli Lyles Jr., Johnny Lyles, Dennis Lyles, Mark Lyles and Darrin Lyles, all of Baltimore; two daughters, Norma Free of Columbia and Donna Denise Boye of Beltsville, Md.; two brothers, Robert Lyles of Blair and Johnny Lyles of Baltimore, Md.; three sisters, Annie McConnell of Winnsboro, Esther Wilson of Blair and Mattie Robinson of Chester; 19 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

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

Betty Neal

MORRISTOWN, N.J. - Mrs. Betty E. Hunt Neal, 53, of 27 Martin Luther King Ave. died Saturday, Aug. 1, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. today at Union Baptist Church, with the Rev. Carl L. Allen officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Morristown.

Mrs. Neal was a native of Rock Hill. She was dietary supervisor for Morris View Nursing Home in Morris Township, N.J., where she retired after 24 years service. She was a member of Union Baptist Church.

Surviving are her son, James. W. Neal Jr. of Landover, Md.; three daughters, Lora J. Hunt-Siders of Morristown, N.J., Pamela V. Neal-Gray of Dover, N.J., and Susan D. Brooks of Greenville; six brothers, Robert L. Hunt, James Hunt, Pride Hunt Sr., Franklin R. Hunt and Lewis Hunt Jr., all of Rock Hill, and Joe L. Hunt of Nassau, N.Y.; three sisters, Vinnie L. Brice of Morristown, N.J., and Bertha Wallace and Joanne Lowry, both of Rock Hill; and 10 grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 9 to 11 a.m. today at Union Baptist Church.

Rowe Funeral Home, 71 Washington St., Morristown, N.J., is in charge.

Alberta Privette

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Alberta Harvell Privette, 78, of 1742 Mount Gallant Road died Monday, Aug. 3, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Lesslie Church of God, with the Rev. Lafon Hardy officiating and the Rev. T.I. Bass assisting. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

Mrs. Privette was a retiree of J.P. Stevens Industrial Plant in Rock Hill. She was a charter member of Lesslie Church of God, where she was a Sunday school teacher and was clerk until 1986. She was the widow of Yancey Privette.

Surviving are two sons, Johnnie L. Privette of Rock Hill and Melvin Y. Privette of Fort Lawn; three daughters, Jacqueline P. Wright and Teta P. Hooper, both of Rock Hill, and Betty P. Willis of McConnells; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Lesslie Church of God, 2357 S. Anderson Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Greene Funeral Home is in charge.

Annie Walker

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Annie Ruth Barber Walker of 1661 Hall Spencer Road died Monday, Aug. 3, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Friday at Robinson Funeral Home, with Brother Charles Watkins officiating and Brother Allen Russell assisting. Burial will be at Barber Memorial Cemetery.

Mrs. Walker was a native of York County. She was a retired employee of Winthrop University. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, the AP&B Society, and she attended York County public schools.

Surviving are two sons, Thomas L. Walker of Jacksonville, Fla., and James Robert Walker of Rock Hill; her brother, James O. Barber of Rock Hill; two sisters, Lethia Moffatt of Rock Hill and Mary Moffatt of Baltimore; two grandchildren; and her great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends at the home.

Cordoza White

FORT MILL - Mr. Cordoza "Boy" White, 96, of 1391 Banks Road died Saturday, Aug. 1, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Bethlehem Baptist Church, with the Rev. Carlwell Culp officiating and the Revs. Lincoln Lee, Loretta Adams, Jimmy Alexander, Melvin Douglas, Russell Moore, Ray Thompson, M.H. Baxter, Kerry White and Evangelist Johnson assisting. Burial will be at Green Hill Cemetery.

Mr. White was employed at Jake Audrey Lumber Co. and Okay Lumber Co. for many years. He also worked for the Culp family at the former Esso Service Station and grocery store on Spratt Street, where he retired.

Surviving are his wife, Lucy R. White; two sons, Cordoza White Jr. of the home and Warren White of Fort Mill; his daughter, Pearlie W. Turner of Charlotte; his brother, Albert White of Fort Mill; 20 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

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

Parker Funeral Home is in charge.
 

Edward Beck

YORK - Mr. Edward Beck, 65, of 2390 Kingsberry Road died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Greene Funeral Service, Southside Chapel, in Gastonia, N.C., with the Rev. Arthur Beck officiating. Burial will be at Gaston Memorial Park.

Mr. Beck was retired from R. L. Stowe in Belmont, N.C.

Surviving are his wife, Juanita Ashley Beck; two sons, Mark Edward Beck and Bobby Joe Beck, both of Gastonia, N.C.; two daughters, Norma Jean Barrett of Gastonia, N.C., and Lori Ann Cochran of Dalton, Ga.; three stepdaughters, Lenore Potts of Dallas, Texas, Beverly Guiron of Jacksonville, Fla., and Crystal Blair of York; four brothers, Robert Beck of Laurens, Alton Beck of Woodruff, J. Hardman Beck of Greycourt and Roy Beck of Spartanburg; three sisters, Melbalee Thomas of Laurens, Willie Nell Wattsford of Manning and Annie Belle Smith of Greycourt; nine grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Green Funeral Home, Southside Chapel, and at other times at home.

Larry Boyd

ST. LOUIS - Mr. Larry D. Boyd, 45, of 4025 Shreve St., formerly of Clover, died Sunday, Aug. 2, 1998, at St. Louis Hospital.

A graveside service will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Jerusalem Baptist Church cemetery in Clover, with the Revs. W.T. Massey and Charlie Mason officiating.

Mr. Boyd was a member of Jerusalem Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Alice Boyd of Atlanta; three sons, Laroyd D. Boyd and Lamar Boyd, both of Atlanta, and Larry D. Boyd Jr. of Charlotte; his daughter, Lashanda Boyd of Atlanta; his mother, Johnnie Mae Boyd of Clover; seven brothers, Robert Seigle of Gastonia, N.C., Johnny Boyd of St. Louis, Vernie Boyd and Gary Boyd, both of Clover, and Ardean Boyd, Mack Boyd and Jerry Boyd, all of Charlotte; three sisters, Cassandra Mason of Gastonia, N.C., and Shelia Barnett and Wanda Burris, both of Clover.

The family will receive friends at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the church and at other times at the home of his mother, 605 Sumter St. Extension, Clover.

Costner Funeral Home is in charge.

Grover Collins

ROCK HILL - Mr. Grover C. Collins of 3630 Reid Road died Thursday, Aug. 6, 1998, at Dorn Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Columbia.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Bass Funeral Home.

Marshall Covert

ROCK HILL - Mr. Marshall Warren Covert, 30, of 3050 Country Oaks Road died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Cauthen Funeral Home, with the Revs. Shelton Sanford III and William A. Fox Jr. officiating. Burial will be at Forest Hills Cemetery.

Mr. Covert was a member of Westminister Presbyterian Church and was a mechanic for Burns Chevrolet.

Surviving are his wife, Ann Marie Covert; his mother, Kathy Covert Martin of Kingsburg, N.J.; three brothers, Michael Allender of Tinton Falls, N.J., and Charlie Logan Covert and Brian Covert, both of Long Branch, N.J.; and his sister, Shannon Kramarcik of Sanford, Fla.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Cauthen Funeral Home and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to Westminister Presbyterian Church, 1800 India Hook Road, Rock Hill, SC 27932.

James Crump Sr.

CHARLOTTE - Mr. James Steven Crump Sr., 61, of 4416 Hovis Road died Thursday, Aug. 6, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethel Baptist Church, with the Revs. L.J. Mills and Sammy Case officiating. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery West.

Mr. Crump was a member of Gloryland Baptist Church, a veteran of the Navy, and a member of the American Legion Post 353 in Paw Creek. He was a material handler for the Constar International Corp.

Surviving are his wife, Sandra Messer Crump; three sons, Steven Phillips of Granite Falls, N.C., and James S. Crump Jr. and Garrett F. Ferrell, both of Charlotte; four daughters, Marjorie L. Ferrell of Pageland, Denise C. Keene of High Point, N.C., Camille S. Sain of Concord, and Kristina Crump of Charlotte; his brother, Robert T. Crump of Sharon; his sister, Margie Woods of Charlotte; and five grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at home.

Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church, 4801 Tuckaseegee Road, Charlotte, NC 28208 or to Gloryland Baptist Church, 3001 Gloryland Ave., Charlotte, NC 28213.

Almond, Raymer & McConnell Funeral Home in Huntersville, N.C., is in charge.

Curtis Deese

MONROE, N.C. - Mr. Curtis L. Deese, 65, died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 1998, at home.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Lake Memorial Park Cemetery, with the Rev Kitral Benton officiating.

Mr. Deese was a textile supervisor for Springs Industries He was also a veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Ruby Lee Hargette Deese; two sons, Tommy Deese of Monroe and Donald Deese of Fort Mill; three daughters, Joyce Baucom and Donna Griffin, both of Monroe, and Sandra Wright of Pageland; his mother, Etta Simpson of Monroe; six brothers, Carson Deese, Jimmy Deese, Richard Deese, Johnny Deese, and Donald Wayne Deese, all of Monroe, and Robert Deese of Kannapolis, N.C.; three sisters, Barbara Staton and Beulah Hilton, both of Monroe, and Florence McCall of Pageland; and six grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Davis Funeral Home in Monroe.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Union County, 700 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe, NC 28110.

Annie Gwinn

WOODRUFF - Mrs. Annie Mae Wilder Gwinn, 91, of Woodruff died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 1998, at Wesley Manor in Dotham, Ala.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Lanford Funeral Home, with the Rev. Andrew Shull officiating. Burial will be at Greenhaven Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Gwinn was a homemaker and the widow of Nelson S. Gwinn Sr. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Woodruff and the Order of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are her sister, Jennie Lee W. Crocker of Woodruff; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at Lanford Funeral Home.

Dorothy Harper

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Dorothy Oates Harper, 72, of 922 Hands Mill Road died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 1998, at Springs Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Tirzah Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. James Gable officiating. Burial will be at the Tirzah ARP Church cemetery.

A native of York County, Mrs. Harper was a member of Tirzah Presbyterian Church since 1946, where she was an elder, Sunday school teacher, a lifetime member of Presbyterian Women and served on several Presbytery committees. Mrs. Harper attended nurses training and was a nurse at Old York General Hospital.

Surviving are her husband, Isaac B. Harper; three daughters, Margaret Fouse of Great Falls, Patrician Drennan of Blue Ridge, Va., and Terry Harper of Rock Hill; three brothers, Boyce Oates and David Oates, both of York, and Howard Oates of Belton; two sisters, Nancy Baker of Rock Hill and Agnes Channell of York; and six grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Tirzah Presbyterian Church building fund, 180 Tirzah Road, York, SC 29745.

Floy Harper

ROCK HILL -"Mrs. Floy Dunlap Harper, 74, of 340 Farmwood Lane died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 1998, in Lancaster.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Tirzah Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. James Gable officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

Mrs. Harper was a homemaker. She was a member of Tirzah Presbyterian Church, where she was an elder, a member of the Evening Circle and active in the Presbyterian Women. She was retired from Charlotte Meat Center.

Surviving are her husband, James E. Harper; her son, Edward Love Harper of Rock Hill; her daughter, Carol Harper Boatwright of Rock Hill; her stepmother, Mana Dunlap of Wilmington, N.C.; her brother, Harry Dunlap Jr. of Pendleton; her sister, Malou Stokes of Wilmington, N.C.; and two grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Tirzah Presbyterian Church building fund, 181 Tirzah Road, York, SC 29745.

John Harris

FORT MILL - Mr. John Collins Harris, 26, of Fort Mill died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 1998, in Charlotte.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Higher Ground Church, with the Rev. Walter Harris officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Harris attended school in Fort Mill. He attended Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church and worked as a carpenter for Chris Weiss' Environamics.

Surviving are his parents, Steve and Diane Branche of Rock Hill and Wayne Harris of Fort Mill; two sisters, Marty Johnson of Lake Wylie and Lois Cook of Fort Mill; two stepbrothers, Wayne Harris and Shane Harris, both of Fort Mill; two stepsisters, Tiffany Harris of Lake Wylie and Selena Harris of Fort Mill.

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

Memorials may be made to the John Harris Funeral Fund, c/o Wolfe Funeral Home, 314 Spratt St., Fort Mill, SC 29715.

Willie McCullough

CHARLOTTE -"Mr. Willie B. McCullough, 48, of Charlotte, formerly of Chester, died Sunday, July 19, 1998.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at King's Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bill Stringfellow Jr. officiating.

Mr. McCullough was a former electrician and was an Army veteran.

Surviving are two brothers, Jerry McCullough and Marcus McCullough, both of Washington, D.C.; and two sisters, Trudy M. Wallace and Sherry McCullough, both of Washington, D.C.

The family will receive friends at the home of Shirleen Davis, 1344 Brown-McCullough Road in Chester.

Virginia Morton

MYRTLE BEACH - Mrs. Virginia "Jennie" Sutton Morton, 69, of 1020 Pine Drive died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 1998, at Conway Nursing Center.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Greene Funeral Home in Rock Hill.

A native of Rock Hill, Mrs. Morton was of the Christian faith. She was a retired retail sales clerk.

Surviving are three sons, David Wayne "Sonny" Sawyer and Danny Sawyer, both of Rock Hill, and Blaise Tishey of Loris; her daughter, Gayle Mitchell of Myrtle Beach; two brothers, Don Sutton and Bill "Baldy" Sutton, both of Rock Hill; two sisters, Betty Sutton Chapman of Rock Hill and June S. Myers of Smoaks; 13 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 of her son, Danny Sawyer, 5238 Green Valley Road, Newport, SC 29732.

John Murphy

ROCK HILL - Mr. John Edward Murphy, 79, of Rock Hill died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 1998, at Presbyterian Hospital.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. today at McEwen Funeral Service, Charlotte Chapel, with the Rev. Greg Means officiating. Burial will be at Sharon Memorial Park, with the Rev. Ed. Chidester officiating.

Mr. Murphy was a native of West Virginia. He was the widower of Thelma Louise Murphy.

Surviving are two sons, Charles Thompson and Mike Murphy; three daughters, Joyce Otto, Janice Haggerty and Pam Guskie; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Harris Hospice Unit of Presbyterian Hospital, Hawthorne Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28204.

Martha Patterson

MOUNT HOLLY, N.C. - Miss Martha O. Patterson, 76, of 205 Walnut Ave., formerly of Fort Mill, died Thursday, Aug. 6, 1998, at Brian Nursing Home in Gastonia, N.C.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Carothers Funeral Home in Mount Holly, with the Revs. Ralph Riley and Todd Wright officiating. Burial will be at Pineview Cemetery.

Miss Patterson was a member of First Baptist Church in Fort Mill. She was a secretary with Springs Industries. She graduated from Mount Holly High School in 1940, attended Montreat College and graduated from York Technical College. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 4 in Fort Mill.

Surviving are her sister, Sara McIntosh of Mount Holly; and her longtime friend, Kate M. Kiser of Fort Mill.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 121 Monroe White St., Fort Mill, SC 29715.

Lewis Roberts

BOURNEMOUTH, United Kingdom - Mr. Lewis B. "Bud" Roberts, formerly of Fort Mill, died Thursday, July 30, 1998, in Bournemouth.

A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Sunday at SouthPark Christian Church in Charlotte.

Mr. Roberts was a member of SouthPark Christian Church.

Surviving is his wife, Carol Roberts.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the SouthPark Christian Church, 6650 Park South Drive, Charlotte, NC 28210 or to the American Cancer Society, 339 East Main St., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Mary Thomas

ROCK HILL - The funeral for Mrs. Mary Frazier Thomas of White Oak Manor, who died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 1998, will be 1 p.m. Saturday at New Mount Olivet AME Zion Church, with the Rev. Sherman B. McBeth Sr. officiating.

Burial will be at Foundation AME Zion Church cemetery in Lesslie.

A native of York County, Mrs. Thomas was a housekeeper and was a member of New Mount Olivet church, where she received an award for more than 50 years of service in 1994. She sang on the church's senior choir, was a member of its Booster Club and was an usher. She was a Life Matron of the Woman's Home and Overseas Missionary Society, and served 20 years as the Rock Hill district secretary of the Bureau of Supply. In 1990, she was named Outstanding Missionary of the South Carolina Conference. She was a member of Unity Electa Chapter No. 1, Order of the Eastern Star. She attended York County public schools.

Surviving is her brother, James Barber of Rock Hill.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 tonight at Robinson Funeral Home, and at other times at 631 Taylor St.

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


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