Miscellaneous York County, South Carolina Obituaries

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Grover Collins Jr.

ROCK HILL - Mr. Grover "G.C." Collins Jr., 71, of 3630 Reid Road, died Thursday, Aug. 6, 1998, at the V.A. Hospital in Columbia.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the chapel of Bass Funeral Home, with the Rev. Mike Rouse officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

A native of Rock Hill, Mr. Collins was a member of Mount Holly United Methodist Church. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a retired pipe fitter for Garawco Plumbing and Heating.

Surviving are his wife, Betty C. Collins; two sons, Clevie Collins and Wayne Collins, both of Rock Hill; his daughter, Cheryl Ligon of Rock Hill; two sisters, Louise Littlejohn and Elizabeth Strait, both of Rock Hill; and five grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Mount Holly United Methodist Church family life center, 1996 Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Mary Cook

ROOSEVELT, N.Y."- Mrs. Mary Helen Pressley Cook, 60, formerly of Rock Hill, died Tuesday, July, 28, 1998, at Nassau County Medical Center.

The funeral was Tuesday at the chapel of John N. Moore Funeral Home. Burial was at Hempstead, N.Y.

Mrs. Cook was a native of Rock Hill.

Surviving are her mother, Bessie Mae Pressley of Rock Hill; five brothers, James A. Pressley Jr. of Columbus, Ga., Ronnie Lee Pressley and Stevie Pressley both of Roosevelt, N.Y., Kenneth Pressley of Jamaica, N.Y., and Charles Pressley of Central Islip, N.Y.; and four sisters, Shirley Ann Cherry of Rock Hill, Dianne Pressley and Patricia Pressley, both of Roosevelt, N.Y., Cynthia Pressley of Hempstead, N.Y.

Memorials may be made to the Temple of Jesus of Christ Church, 3815 Rogers Circle, Rock Hill, SC 39730.

Marshall Covert

ROCK HILL - Mr. Marshall Warren Covert, 30, of 5030 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 P. Sanford III and William A. Fox Jr. officiating. Burial will be at Forest Hills Cemetery.

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

Surviving are his wife, Annmarie Covert; his mother, Kathleen Covert Martin of Keensburg, 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 tonight at Cauthen Funeral Home and at other times at the home.

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

Addie Gilmore

PHILADELPHIA, Penn. -"Mrs. Addie Gilmore, 84, of Philadelphia, Pa., formerly of Chester, died Friday, Aug. 7, 1998, at Einstein Medical Center.

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

Virginia Morton

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

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at the chapel of Greene Funeral Home in Rock Hill, with the Rev. Bob Taylor officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

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

Surviving are her husband, Donald O. Morton; two sons, David Wayne "Sonny" Sawyer and Danny Sawyer, both of Rock Hill; her adopted son, 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.

Tony Pate

LANCASTER - Mr. Tony Mitchell Pate, 48, of 1989 Beacon Road died Friday, Aug. 7, 1998, at the Medical University of South Carolina Hospital in Charleston.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Hyde Park Baptist Church, with the Revs. Donald Coppedge and Archie Neal officiating. Burial will be at Lancaster Memorial Park.

Mr. Pate was an employee of Grace Contractors. He was a member of Hyde Park Baptist Church and was a U.S. Marine veteran of the Vietnam War.

Surviving are his parents, William "Bill" Pate and Delores Mungo Pate of Lancaster; three brothers, Tom Pate of Myrtle Beach, Terry Pate and Eric Pate, both of Lancaster; and his sister, Tammy Pate of Lancaster.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at Hartley Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Hyde Park Baptist Church church organ fund, 1898 Flat Creek Road, Lancaster, SC 29720.

Betty Roach

MONROE, N.C. - Ms. Betty Jean Roach, formerly of Rock Hill, died Thursday, Aug. 6, 1998, at the Rehabilitation and Nursing Center of Monroe.

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

Virginia Searson

HILTON HEAD - Mrs. Virginia Zeigler Searson, 93, of Hilton Head died Thursday, Aug. 6, 1998, at her home.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Island Funeral Home.

Mrs. Searson was a graduate of Winthrop College, where she earned her bachelor's and master's degrees. She taught in Rock Hill, Columbia and Forest Park, Ill.

She was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church and Daughters of the King. She was a member of Eleanor Laurens Pinckney DAR Chapter in Columbia. She was first runner-up in the Palma Festa in 1922 in Atlantic City, N.J., which was the predecessor to the Miss American Pageant.

Surviving are two daughters, Virginia Searson Simrill of Hilton Head Island and Robin Searson Larsen of New Paltz, N.Y.; her sister, Emily Zeigler Bennett of Columbia; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the SchoolBook Foundation for Laptop Computers, 43 Brown Thrasher Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926 or to the Center for Symbolic Studies, 475 River Road, New Paltz, N.Y. 12561.

Margaret Wilks

CHESTER - Mrs. Margaret Wise Wilks, 87, of 1599 Pinckney Road died Friday, Aug. 7, 1998, at Chester County Hospital.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Sunday at Calvary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Bob Craven officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Wilks was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, where she was a former teacher for the Adult Ladies Class. She was retired from Chester County Hospital. She attended Chester County High School. She was the widow of Fred W. Wilks.

Surviving are three daughters, Anita Cox of Chester, Brenda Alexander of Charlotte and Ann Smith of Lawrenceville, Ga.; her sister, Helen W. Good of Shelby, N.C.; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 610 Calvary Baptist Church, Chester, SC 29706.

Chester Wray Jr.

CLOVER - Mr. Chester Lee Wray Jr., 73, of 204 Flat Rock St. died Friday, Aug. 7, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at M.L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home chapel, with the Rev. Larry Medlin officiating. Burial will be at Woodside Cemetery.

Mr. Wray was retired from Marion Yarns in Clover. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving are three brothers, Charles Wray of Asheville, N.C., Garrison Wray of Clover, and Ernest Wray of Calhoun, Ga.; and three sisters, Janice Shuford of Stanley, N.C., and Frances Bingham and Loretta Sharp, both of Clover.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at M.L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home.
 

Rozell Jamison

CLOVER - Mr. Rozell Jamison, 53, of 401 Sumter St. died Saturday, Aug. 8, 1998, at his home.

Arrangements will be announced by Wright Funeral Home in York.

Robert Merritt

FORT MILL - Robert C. Merritt of 8637 Possom Hollow Road, died Saturday, Aug. 8, 1998, at Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Wolfe Funeral Home.

Margaret Patton

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Margaret Crosby Patton, 72, of 2548 Aspen Terrace, died Saturday, Aug. 8, 1998 at her home.

The memorial service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Dr. William C. Pender officiating.

A native of Chester, Mrs. Patton graduated from the Chester School District and received her music degree from Winthrop College.

She was a homemaker, private music instructor and tennis enthusiast. She served in various organizations in Rock Hill including the Junior Welfare League, the Rock Hill Medical Auxiliary, the Perigee Book Club and the Tuesday Afternoon Garden Club.

She was an active member of Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church and served on many committees. She was a member of the bell and children's choir programs at the church. She was a charter member of the Memorial Hand Bell Choir.

Surviving are her husband, Dr. Robert W. Patton, Sr.; four daughters, Nan E. Patton, Margaret C. Patton and Lillian P. Watts, all of Rock Hill, and Robin A. Clevenger of Summerville; her son, Dr. Robert W. Patton Jr. of Clearwater, Fla.; and seven grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home at 2548 Aspen Terrace.

Memorials may be made to the music program of Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church in Rock Hill.

Bass Funeral Home is in charge.

William Robertson

LANCASTER - Mr. William Hugh Robertson, 73, of 1588 Flat Creek Road died Friday, Aug. 7, 1998, at White Oak Manor.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Monday at Hartley Funeral Home Chapel, with the Revs. Ron Avant and Laurence Dennis officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Columbia.

A native of Fairfield County, Mr. Robertson was a retired insurance agent of Piedmont Insurance Company of Marion, a member of Hyde Park Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Helen Evans Robertson of the home; three daughters, Melissa Robertson Hulon of Irmo, Cathy Robertson Carlton of Charlotte, Bernice Robertson Wright of Waynesville, N.C.; six grandchildren; and three nieces.

The family will receive friends at Hartley Funeral Home from 6 to 7:30 tonight.

Memorials may be made to Hyde Park Baptist Church Organ Fund, 1898 Flat Creek Road Lancaster, 29720.

Betty Jean Roach

ROCK HILL - Ms. Betty Jean Roach, 51, formerly of 509 Oates St., died Thursday, Aug. 6, 1998, at the Rehabilitation Nursing Center in Monroe, N.C.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Robinson Funeral Home chapel, with the Rev. Dr. Willie E. Garrison officiating. He will be assisted by the Revs. John D. Brown III and Charles B. Kiser.

A native of Philadelphia, Ms. Roach moved to Rock Hill many years ago. She was a member of Mt. Prospect Baptist Church and New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church. She attended the public schools of Rock Hill and Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte.

She also was active in the Nevins Center program in Charlotte and participated in the Special Olympics. She received several medals and certificates of merit.

Surviving are her sister, Mary Jo Brown of Charlotte; and her brother, William Roach of Philadelphia.

There will be a viewing at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Robinson Funeral Home.

Jean Smith

LANCASTER - Mrs. Jean Giliberti Smith, 65, of 308 Elm St., died Friday, Aug. 7, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

A native of Philadelphia, Mrs. Smith was a homemaker and member of Saint Catherines Catholic Church.

Surviving are her daughter, Jan Switzer of Lancaster; her brother, Francis Giliberti of Philadelphia; two sisters, Marie Myers of Lancaster and Joanne Coyle of Philadelphia; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hartley Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Hartley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

Rozell Jamison

CLOVER - Mr. Rozell Jamison, 53, of 401 Sumter St. died Saturday, Aug. 8, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. John Baptist Church in Sharon, with the Rev. Tony Dogan officiating, assisted by the Revs. James Burris, John H. Bailey, Milton Key and Blanche Jamerson. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Jamison was a York County native. He was a member of St. John Baptist Church in Sharon, and the Hymn Choir No. 2, until his health failed. He graduated in 1963 from Roosevelt High School in Clover. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and served in the S.C. National Guard for 17 years. He worked for CBP Resources, where he received many awards and recognitions as a professional truck driver.

Surviving are his wife, Belinda White Jamison of Clover; two sons, Michael Rozell Jamison of Richmond, Va., and Antonio Jermaine Jamison of Clover; his daughter, Shaquia Rochelle Jamison of Clover; his father, Rosevelt Jamison of Clover; two brothers, Jesse Jamison and Sammy J. Jamison, both of Gastonia; and two sisters, Anne Ragley of Norristown, Penn., and the Rev. Bessie Jamison Wheeler of Gastonia;

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Wright Funeral Home in York.

The body will be placed in the church at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Louella McCullough

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Mrs. Louella Agurs McCullough of Rock Hill, S.C., died Saturday, Aug. 8, 1998, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Clemons Funeral Home.

Jessie McFadden

UNION - Mrs. Jessie Herring McFadden, 79, of 1300 S. Pinkney St., formerly of Fort Lawn, died Saturday, Aug. 8, 1998, at Spartanburg Regional Hospital in Spartanburg.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Fort Lawn Methodist Church, with the Rev. Curtis Wells of officiating. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery in Fort Lawn.

Mrs. McFadden was the widow of Walker Heath McFadden. She was retired from Springs Industries. She was a former member of Fort Lawn Methodist Church, and most recently, a member of Unity Methodist Church in Union.

Surviving are her son, Thomas Lewis McFadden of Charleston; her daughter, Ann Lawing of Union; two sisters, Sudie Parker of Lancaster and Vera Garvin of Charleston; four grandchildren; and her great-grandchild.

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

Memorials may be made to Unity Methodist Church, Hart St. Union, SC 29379, or to Fort Lawn Methodist Church.

Robert Merritt

FORT MILL - Mr. Robert Clarence Merritt, 71, of 8637 Possum Hollow Road died Saturday, Aug. 8, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Indian Land Baptist Church, with Rev. Benny Green officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Merritt was a Fort Mill native.

Surviving are his wife, Lila Jennings Merritt of the home; his daughter, Debbie Dial of Fort Mill; his brother, Edgar Merritt of Fort Mill; two sisters, Lucille Newell and Bessie Trull, both of Fort Mill; and his grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Wolfe Funeral Home, and at other times at the home of his daughter, Debbie Dial, 8647 Possum Hollow Road in Fort Mill.

Memorials may be made to Indian Land Baptist Church, 7583 Charlotte Highway, Fort Mill, SC 29715.

Lillie Morgan

CHESTER - Mrs. Lillie Gray Beckham Morgan, 84, formerly of 1744 Rochester Ave. in Kershaw died Saturday, Aug. 8, 1998, at Chester County Nursing Center.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Barron Funeral Home, with the Revs. William Smith and Dennis Reid officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery.

Mrs. Morgan was a McDowell County, N.C., native. She was retired from Springs Industries and attended schools in Spartanburg County.

Surviving are her husband, Billy Morgan of Kershaw; her son, Bobby Beckham of Chester; her daughter, Jean Smart of Winnsboro; her stepdaughter, Debbie Payne of Kershaw; her sister, Faye Cauthen of Great Falls; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and her great-great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Barron Funeral Home, 113 Wylie St. in Chester, and at other times at 114 Nella St. in Chester.

Donald Payne

KERSHAW - Mr. Donald Eugene Payne, 46, of 4799 Payne Road died Saturday, Aug. 8, 1998, at Springs Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. today at Haile Gold Mine Baptist Church, with the Rev. Steve Anglin officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mr. Payne was a Lancaster native. He was a member of the Haile Gold Mine Baptist Church, and he worked at Spring Industries.

Surviving are his wife, Linda Catledge Payne; his son, D.J. Payne of Kershaw; his daughter, Alice Hope Payne of Kershaw; his parents, Jesse B. and Mildred Phillips Payne of Kershaw; three brothers, Jeffrey L. "Jeff" Payne of Winnsboro, Howell "Hal" Payne of Kershaw, and Karl A. Payne of Columbia.

Memorial contributions may be made to Haile Gold Mine Baptist Church, 7980 Haile Gold Mine Road, Kershaw, SC 29067.

Cauthen Funeral Home is in charge.

Joshua Philbeck

GASTONIA, N.C. - Joshua Claude Ray Philbeck, 23, of 5309 Lewis Road died Friday, Aug. 7, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ward Funeral Home in Gastonia, with the Revs. Henry Justice and Claude Campbell officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Belmont, N.C.

Mr. Philbeck was a Gaston County native. He worked as a service technician with Gage Pool and Spa. He was a member of Sandy Plains Baptist Church.

Surviving are his special companion, Martina McCoid, his mother, Deborah Mitchem Gage and stepfather, George Allen Gage; his son, Cody Webb of Gastonia; his sister, Chantel Philbeck Howell of Gastonia; his maternal grandparents, Dan Mitchem of Gastonia, and Albert and Florence Evans of Rock Hill; his paternal grandparents, Claude Ray and Vernie S. Philbeck of Shelby, N.C., and Charles and Dorothy Gage of Gastonia; and his paternal great-grandmother, Mildred Mixon of Clemson.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Ward Funeral Home, and at other times at the home of Mark and Chantel Howell, 907 Home Trail, Gastonia.

Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital, 604 Daniel Burnham Way, P.O. Box 560666, Charlotte, NC 28256.

Lucille Winfield

CHARLOTTE - Mrs. Lucille "Lucy" Collins Winfield, 78, of 5800 Old Providence Road died Sunday, Aug. 9, 1998, at the Carriage Club of Charlotte.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sharon Memorial Park, 5400 Monroe Road, with the Rev. Gale Cooper officiating.

Mrs. Winfield was a Rock Hill native. She was a volunteer with Loaves and Fishes and a member of St. John's Episcopal Church. She was a Rock Hill High School graduate. She was the widow of James McKee Winfield Sr.

Surviving are three sons, James M. Winfield of Sparta, N.C., Buckner Winfield of Atlanta, and Calvin Winfield of Charlotte; her stepdaughter, Nancy McElvoy of Dayton Beach, Fla.; three sisters, Elosie Payne, Myrtle Hindman and Judy Roberts, all of Rock Hill; and four grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to Loaves and Fishes, P.O. Box 11234, Charlotte, NC 28220, or the charity of one's choice.

Harry & Bryant Co. is in charge. 
 

Norman Allen Sr.

ROCK HILL - Mr. Norman Edmond Allen Sr., 49, of 1815 Baskin Road died Monday, Aug. 10, 1998, at home.

A memorial service will be 4 p.m. Wednesday at Bass Funeral Home, with the Rev Freddie Fields officiating.

Mr. Allen was a stone mason and salesman. A talented artist, he also made reproductions of Native American artifacts and pottery.

Surviving are his wife, Cindy Davis Allen; his son, Norman Edmond Allen Jr. of Rock Hill; four daughters, Angela A. Burgess, Brittany Paige Allen, Kristen LeAnn Allen and Lisa Dawn Speight, all of Rock Hill; his father and stepmother, Norman E. and Kathleen Allen of Rock Hill; his mother, Ann Steedly Allen of Rock Hill; his brother, Guy Andrew Allen of Rock Hill; and five grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Bass Funeral home.

Memorial may be made to the Native American Church of God, 1815 Baskin Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Nola Anderson

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Nola F. Anderson of 215 Baker St. died Monday, Aug. 10, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Robinson Funeral Home.

Rebecca Goings

JONESVILLE - Mrs. Rebecca A. "Becky" Goings, 43, of 151 Pea Ridge Highway died Sunday, Aug. 9, 1998, at home.

A graveside service will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Porter-Gallman Cemetery, with the Rev. Larry Hyder officiating.

Mrs. Goings was a native of Union. She was formerly employed with Ben Dawsey Audiologist of Spartanburg. She was a 1973 graduate of Jonesville High School and was a member of Fosters Chapel United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Robin L. Goings; her daughter, Kristen D. Crosby of Tallahassee, Fla.; her parents, Wilbur and Pearline Bailey Adams of Jonesville; and two sisters, Linda K. Montgomery of York and Anita H. Grizzle of Jonesville.

The family will receive friends from from 7 to 9 tonight at Holcombe Funeral Home Jonesville Chapel and at other times at home.

Memorials may be made to Fosters Chapel United Methodist Church building fund, 392 Pea Ridge Highway, Jonesville, SC 29353 or to the Porter-Gallman Cemetery Fund c/o Jane L. Inman, 2612 Mount Tabor Church Road, Jonesville, SC 29353.

Dora McMichael

LAKE WYLIE - Mrs. Dora Mae Delp McMichael, 66, of 843 Sentinal Oaks Drive died Sunday, Aug. 9, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Greenleaf Memorial Cemetery in New Bern, N.C., with the Rev. Michael Register officiating.

Mrs. McMichael was retired from the Department of Social Security and was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church in Meadowview, Va.

Surviving are her husband, William J. McMichael; two brothers, William C. Delp of Meadowview and Johnny F. Delp of Abingdon, Va.; and her sister, Martha D. Caraway of New Bern, N.C.

William Carnes

HEATH SPRINGS - Mr. William Douglas Carnes, 37, of 4705 Kickturn Road died Sunday, Aug. 9, 1998, at Vencor Hospital in Greensboro, N.C.

A graveside service will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Camp Creek United Methodist Church Cemetery, with the Rev. Kevin Cooley officiating.

A native of Lancaster County, Mr. Carnes was a former employee of Springs Industries.

Surviving are his wife, Rhonda Hopkins Carnes; his son, William Ray Carnes of the home; his mother, Sandra Kay Starnes Neill of Molton, Ala.; his brother, Thomas Michael Carnes of Rock Hill; and two sisters, Wanda Kay Steele and Pamela Sue Carnes, both of Lancaster.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Hartley Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Martha Guise, 3510 Hoke Road, Lancaster.

Memorials may be made to Camp Creek United Methodist Church, 4721 Great Falls Highway, Lancaster, SC 29720.

Viola Wagner

GASTONIA, N.C. - Mrs. Viola Hoyles Wagner, formerly of Rock Hill, died Friday, Aug. 7, 1998, in Gastonia.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Friendship Baptist Church in Gastonia.

Mrs. Wagner was the widow of James Wagner. She attended York County public schools.

Survivors include nieces.

The family will receive friends from 2:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

Martin Funeral Home of Gastonia is in charge.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at M.L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home in Clover.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 300 E. Henry St., Suite 101, Spartanburg, SC 29302-2630.

Robert Merritt

FORT MILL - Mr. Robert Clarence Merritt, 71, of 8637 Possum Hollow Road died Saturday, Aug. 8, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. today at Indian Land Baptist Church, with the Rev. Benny Green officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Merritt was a Fort Mill native.

Surviving are his wife, Lila Jennings Merritt; his daughter, Debbie Dial of Fort Mill; his mother, Mae Bell McKinney Merritt of Fort Mill; his brother, Edgar Merritt of Fort Mill; two sisters, Lucille Newell and Bessie Trull, both of Fort Mill; and his grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Indian Land Baptist Church, 7583 Charlotte Highway, Fort Mill, SC 29715.

Wolfe Funeral Home is in charge.

Edgar Underwood Jr.

ROCK HILL - Retired Air Force Brigadier Dr. Edgar Harrison Underwood Jr., 80, of 378 Rolling Ridge Road died Sunday, Aug. 9, 1998, at home.

A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Friday at Ebenezer ARP Church, with the Revs. Boyce Wilson and Jack Basie officiating. Burial will be at Fort Sam Houston Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas.

Dr. Underwood was a member of Ebenezer ARP Church. He retired as a brigadier general from the Air Force Medical Corps in 1971. His military decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Army Commendation Medal, The American Defense Service Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the National Defense Service Medal with one star, the Korean Service Medal, the Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon with five oak leaf clusters, the United Nations Service Medal and the Missileman Badge. He held the aeronautical rating of Chief Flight Surgeon. He was medical director of Springs Industries medical department until his retirement in 1985.

He graduated from Tuscaloosa Senior High School in Tuscaloosa, Ala., in 1933 and received his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Alabama in 1936. He received his doctor of medicine degree from Tulane in 1940 and served his internship at Lloyd Noland Hospital in Fairfield, Ala.

Surviving are his wife, Anne Ward Underwood; four daughters, Claire Blount Underwood of Birmingham, Ala., Mary Patricia "Pat" Underwood Brown of Montgomery, Ala., Jennifer Ann Underwood Ross of Nashville, Tenn., and Katherine Emily Underwood McGuirt of Rock Hill; and four grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Ebenezer ARP Church, 2132 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732 or Hospice Community Care, 325 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Louella McCollough

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Mrs. Louella Agurs McCollough of 1102 Salem Valley Apartments, formerly of Rock Hill, died Saturday, Aug. 8, 1998, at Forsythe Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Tabernacle AME Zion Church in Rock Hill, with the Rev. Herbert Crump Jr. officiating. Burial will be at Barber Memorial Cemetery.

A native of York County, Mrs. McCollough was a 1969 graduate of Emmett Scott High School. She attended Midland Technical College in Columbia. She joined Tabernacle AME Zion Church at an early age. She attended Diggs Holiness Church in Winston-Salem.

Surviving are her husband, Robert B. McCollough Sr.; two sons, Robert B. McCollough Jr. and Christopher McCollough, both of Rock Hill; three daughters, Rosalyn B. McCollough, Catina M. Heath and Cassandra M. Tatel, all of Winston-Salem; her mother, Ella B. Agurs of Rock Hill; her sister, Mary A. Mackey of Rock Hill; three brothers, John N. Agurs Jr. and James Agurs, both of Rock Hill, and Harvey Agurs of Charlotte; and 17 grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

Clemons Funeral Home is in charge.

Lucille Winfield

CHARLOTTE - Mrs. Lucille "Lucy" Collins Winfield, 78, of 5800 Old Providence Road died Sunday, Aug. 9, 1998, at the Carriage Club of Charlotte.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sharon Memorial Park, 5400 Monroe Road, with the Rev. Gale Cooper officiating.

Mrs. Winfield was a Rock Hill native. She was a volunteer with Loaves and Fishes and a member of St. John's Episcopal Church. She was a Rock Hill High School graduate. She was the widow of James McKee Winfield Sr.

Surviving are three sons, James M. Winfield of Sparta, N.C., Buckner Winfield of Atlanta and Calvin Winfield of Charlotte; her stepdaughter, Nancy McElvoy of Dayton Beach, Fla.; three sisters, Elosie Payne, Myrtle Hindman and Judy Roberts, all of Rock Hill; and four grandchildren; and her great-grandchild.

Memorials may be sent to Loaves and Fishes, P.O. Box 11234, Charlotte, NC 28220 or the charity of one's choice.

Harry & Bryant Co. is in charge.

Johnnie H. Robinson

BALTIMORE - Mr. Johnnie H. Robinson, 60, of 12-B Cochran Ave., formerly of Catawba, died Sunday, Aug. 9, 1998.

The funeral will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Zion AME Zion Church, with the Rev. Alan Stewart officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Robinson was retired from the Baltimore Aircoil Co. in Baltimore. He was a native of Chester.

Surviving are his wife, Lena Howze Robinson; his son, John H. Robinson of Edgemoor; five daughters, Sadie R. Douglas, Doretha Robinson, Loretta R. Brice and Estelle Robinson, all of Edgemoor, and Clara Robinson of Richburg; his mother, Clara Ferguson Robinson of Catawba; three brothers, M.J. Robinson of Rock Hill, and Otis Robinson and Roosevelt Robinson, both of Baltimore; two sisters, Mamie Matthews and Clara Davis, both of Catawba; and 15 grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home of his mother and sister at 5476 Howze Road, Catawba.


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