Miscellaneous York County, South Carolina Obituaries

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Gary Althouse

ROCK HILL - Mr. Gary Althouse, 38, of 143 Foxcroft Drive died Thursday, Aug. 20, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Mr. Althouse was a native of Toledo, Ohio. He was a technical services manager for Paramount Show Services in Charlotte.

Surviving are his wife, Eva M. Althouse; his stepson, Jason M. Leonhardt of the home; his stepdaughter, Erin M. Kennedy; his parents, Philip Leroy and Carolyn Mathewson Althouse of Toledo, Ohio; two brothers, Bruce A. Althouse and William Todd Althouse, both of Toledo; and his sister, Barbara A. Link of Toledo.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 4:30 p.m. today at Greene Funeral Home.

Esther Boyer

LANCASTER - Miss Esther Ann Boyer, 89, of 311 North Catawba St. died Friday, Aug. 21, 1998, at the Lancaster Convalescent Center.

Burial will be at the Bellevue City Cemetery in Ohio at a later date.

A native of Bellevue, Ohio, she graduated from the School of Nursing of the Women's Hospital of Philadelphia, Pa. After graduation, she joined the staff and became a nursing supervisor.

During World War II, the hospital formed a medical unit to serve the men and women in military service. She was asked to join the overseas unit and served in the U.S. Army Nursing Unit from 1942 until 1948. She served in the South Pacific. After returning to the United States, she was stationed at Valley Forge General Hospital in Phoenixville, Pa., where she was promoted to major.

In 1948, she returned to the Women's Hospital of Philadelphia as supervisor. When the hospital closed, she worked for the city of Philadelphia in the medical department of the Juvenile Detention Center until her retirement.

Surviving are her daughter, Nila Fruchey of Ovid, Mich.; her sister, Mrs. Marion Felix of Fostoria, Ohio; her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and her friend, Dr. E. Cooper Bell of Lancaster.

Cauthen Funeral Home in Lancaster is in charge.

Eva Crosby

SHARON - Mrs. Eva Good Crosby, 82, of 4011 Sherer Road died Friday, Aug. 21, 1998, at home.

Wright Funeral Home in York is in charge.

William Epps

FORT MILL -"Mr. William H. "Ray" Epps, 73, of 1110 Kimbrell Road died Friday, Aug. 21, 1998, at home.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Flint Hill Baptist Church cemetery, with the Revs. Jeff Bedwell, Ralph Riley and Benny Wade officiating.

Mr. Epps was a member of First Baptist Church. He was retired from the state of South Carolina as an environmentalist. He served in the U.S. Air Force in World War II. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9138, a past member of the American Legion, the Rock Hill Elks Lodge and the Catawba Masonic Lodge.

Surviving are his wife, Billie Lowery Epps; two sons, Bratton D. "Tim" Epps of Lake Wylie and William H. Epps Jr. of Fort Mill; his daughter, Sandy Simril of Marietta, Ga.; his brother, Thomas "Pete" Epps of Fort Mill; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Saturday at First Baptist Church fellowship hall and at other times at the home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Community Care, 325 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Wolfe Funeral Home is in charge.

John Jhant Jr.

CATAWBA -"Mr. John Paul Jhant Jr., 80, of 211 Leisure Lane died Friday, Aug. 21, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Camp Creek United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Kevin Cooley officiating.

Mr. Jhant was retired from Bowaters International and was a member of Second Baptist Church in Lancaster.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth Neely Jhant; two sons, Paul Tony Jhant of Icard, N.C., and William Richard Jhant of Rock Hill; his daughter, Theresa Jhant Bishop of Monticello, Ga.; two brothers, Max Jhant of Lancaster and David Jhant of Aiken; his sister, Marguerite Crown of Augusta, Ga.; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and his great-great-grandchild.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 tonight at Cauthen Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Camp Creek United Methodist Church, 4721 Great Falls Highway, Lancaster, SC 29720 or to Hospice Community Care, 325 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Cauthen Funeral Home is in charge.

Dorris Melton

KERSHAW - Ms. Dorris Evelyn Melton, 51, of 6095 Kershaw Camden Highway died Thursday, Aug. 20, 1998, at Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Sunday at Oakhurst Baptist Church, with the Rev. John Rogers officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Ms. Melton was employed at Springs Grace Bleachery. She was a member of Oakhurst Baptist Church, where she was active as a GA leader and choir member. She participated as a sports mom with the Lancaster County Recreation Department soccer and baseball team.

Surviving are her daughter, Cassy Shontale Melton of Kershaw; her son, Aaron Ky Melton of Kershaw; and three brothers, Douglas Melton of Cayce, LeHugh Melton of Monroe, N.C., and Doyle Roach of Lancaster.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1142, Lancaster, SC 29721 or to Connie Maxwell Childrens Home, P.O. Box 1178, Greenwood, SC 29648.

James Richardson

ROCK HILL - Mr. James Worth Richardson, 73, of 617 Rose St. died Friday, Aug. 21, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Grandview Memorial Park, with the Rev. Mike Lowery officiating.

Mr. Richardson was retired from Rock Hill Printing & Finishing Co. He was a member of West End Baptist Church.

Surviving are his uncle and several cousins.

The family will receive friends following the service.

Memorials may be made to West End Baptist Church Building Fund, 1727 McConnells Highway, Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Cauthen Funeral Home is in charge.

Ned Sistare

LANCASTER - Mr. Ned Sistare, 78, of 173 Coot Sistare Road died Friday, Aug. 21, 1998, at Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Bethlehem Baptist Church, with the Rev. Kenneth Coker and Donald Coppedge officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Sistare was a retired truck driver for Gulf Oil. He was an U.S. Army veteran, a member of Wannamaker Masonic Lodge No. 329 and a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Effie Thompson Sistare; his son, Kenneth E. Sistare of Giddings, Texas; two daughters, Lavilla Sistare Faulkenberry and Judy Sistare Willis, both of Lancaster; two brothers, Jasper Ray Sistare and Jerry Junior Sistare, both of Lancaster; three sisters, Leedell B. Funderburk and Nada Elizabeth Funderburk, both of Lancaster, and Mary Jewell Humphries of Fort Lawn; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1841 North Rocky River Road, Lancaster, SC 29720.

Charles Steele

LANCASTER - Mr. Charles Henry Steele, 65, of 1814 Zion Road died Thursday, Aug. 20, 1998, at Springs Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. today at Zion United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Frank Lybrand and Eric Lewis officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Steele was a retired machinist with Morrison Textile Machinery. He was a member of Zion United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Evelyn Aldridge Steele; his son, Dennis Steele of Lancaster; two daughters, Wendy Davis of Lancaster and Tammy Lewis of Charlotte; two brothers, Raeford Steele and Wayne Steel, both of Lancaster; and his sister, Ruby Steele of Lancaster.

Memorials may be made to Zion United Methodist Church, 1665 Zion Road, Lancaster, SC 29720.

Hartley Funeral Home is in charge.

W. Park Thomson

SHARON - Mr. W. Park Thomson, 80, of 2367 Thomson Quarter Road died Friday, Aug. 21, 1998, at Wallace Thompson Hospital in Union.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Sunday at Bullock Creek Presbyterian Church. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Thomson was a farmer. He was on the board of directors of First Citizens Bank in Sharon. He was a former board member of York General Hospital. He was a former deacon and elder of Bullock Creek Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are his wife, Nancy Wells Thomson; his son, William Russell Thomson of Sharon; his daughter, Harriet T. Farish of Gaffney; his brother, Richard D. Thomson of Gaffney; two sisters, Margaret T. Carr and Willie T. Brown, both of Gaffney; and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the home.

Memorials may be made to the Bullock Creek Presbyterian Church building fund, 7386 Lockhart Road, Sharon, SC 29742.

York Funeral Home is in charge.

Sallie Williams

FORT MILL - Mrs. Sallie Williams, 79, of 911 Steele St. died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1998, at her home.

The funeral will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Jerusalem Baptist Church, with Brother L.W. Edwards officiating and the Revs. M.N. Baxter and Ezell Williams assisting. Burial will be at Green Hill Cemetery,

Mrs. Williams attended the Chester County schools. She was retired from Unity Presbyterian Church. She was a member of Mount Zion Church Church of God, where she served on the missionary board. She was the widow of Willie D. Williams.

Surviving are six sons, William Williams Jr. of Fort Washington, Md., Andrea Douglas of Greensboro, N.C., David Williams of San Antonio, Texas, Samuel A. Williams of Fort Mill, the Rev. Ezell Williams of Anchorage, Alaska, and Max C. Williams of San Mateo, Calif.; five daughters, Alberta Barnette of Charlotte, Sallie White and Darlene Strait, both of Fort Mill, and Doris Steele and Margaret W. Caldwell, both of Rock Hill; two brothers, Saylor Peterson of Baltimore, and Sammie Peterson of Fort Mill; and her sister, Ella Ree Jordan of Winston-Salem, N.C.; 34 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the church and at other times at the home.

The body may be viewed from 2 to 6 p.m. today at Parker Funeral Home.

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

Richard Young Sr.

CHESTER- Mr. Richard Young Sr., 70, of 130 Mill St. died Friday, Aug. 21, 1998, at his home.

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

Clarence Baker

LANCASTER - Mr. Clarence Baker, 75, of 1649 Ruth St. died Saturday, Aug. 22, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Cauthen Funeral Home, Lancaster Chapel, with the Revs. David Andrews and Wayne Snipes officiating. Burial will be at the Fork Creek Methodist Church Cemetery in Jefferson.

Mr. Baker was retired from J.P. Stevens and was a U.S. Navy veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Earline Baker; two daughters, Carolyn Snipes and Joyce Rutledge, both of Lancaster; and six grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.

The Cauthen Funeral Home, Lancaster Chapel is in charge.

Eva Crosby

SHARON - Mrs. Eva Good Crosby, 82, of 4011 Sherer Road died Friday, Aug. 21, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 2:30 p.m. Monday at the St. Luke #1 Baptist Church in Sharon, with the Rev. A.A. Bankhead officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Crosby was a member of the St. Luke #1 Baptist Church and involved in many auxiliaries. She was also a member of the AP&B Society #18.

Surviving are her husband, Willie Crosby; her daughter Brenda Crosby of Darby; 10 sisters, Maggie Feemster of Rock Hill, Annie Boyd of Woodbridge Va., Cleona Mobley of Reston, Va., Elizabeth Gary of Stafford, Va., Essie Garvin, Virginia Ball, Lucille Easter and Hazel Sanders, all of Charlotte, and Margaret Wilks and Geneve Smith, both of Fort Mill; five brothers, Ager Good of Rock Hill, Wade Good of Gaston, N.C., Addison Good of Staten Island, N.Y., and Claude Wade and Gerona Good, both of Charlotte; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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

Wright Funeral Home in York is in charge.

Edward Elam

WASHINGTON - Mr. Edward Elam, 85, of Maryland, formerly of Chester, died Friday, August 21, 1998, at Washington Hospital Center in Washington.

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

Elizabeth Ephland

BURLINGTON, N.C. - Mrs. Elizabeth Pamplin Ephland, 88, of 494 Parkview Drive, died Saturday, Aug. 22, 1998, at her daughter's home in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian Church of Burlington, with Dr. Charles Williams and Rev. Genie Martin officiating. Burial will be at Alamance Memorial Park.

Mrs. Ephland was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Burlington. She was a life member of the Women of the Presbyterian Church and a member of the Spade and Trowel Garden Club.

Surviving are her daughter, Nancy Oliver of Rock Hill; her brother, Walter Lewis Pamplin of Wilmington, N.C.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the residence from 6 to 8 tonight.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Community Care, 325 South Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730 or to the First Presbyterian Church of Burlington, 508 West Davis St., Burlington, NC 27215.

Daniel Huckeba Sr.

YORK - Mr. Daniel Cleveland Huckeba Sr., 65, of 212 Kenny Drive, died Saturday, Aug. 22, 1998, at the Rock Hill Medical Center.

The graveside service and burial will be private.

A native of Calhoun County, Ala., Mr. Huckeba was a truck driver for Salem Carriers and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

Surviving are his wife, Sarah Ann Allen Huckeba; two sons, Daniel C. Huckeba Jr, of Charlotte and Wesley H. Huckeba of York; two daughters, Dana H. Williams of China Grove, N.C., and Sonya H. Hare of Charlotte; his brother Dall Huckeba Jr. of Mount Holly, N.C.; seven grandchildren and his great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends at the Southside Chapel in Gaston, N.C., from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to York County Meals on Wheels.

Greene Funeral Service, Inc. of Gaston, N.C., is in charge.

Beatrice Singletary

CHESTER - Mrs. Beatrice M. Singletary, 98, of 2624 Loving Circle died Saturday, August 22, 1998, at Chester County Hospital.

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

Carol Thomas

CHESTER - Mrs. Carol Ann Fender Thomas, 50, of 1287 Oak Hill Road died Saturday, Aug. 22, 1998, at the Chester County Hospital.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Monday at the First Church of the Nazarene, with the Rev. Gregg Keller officiating. Burial will be at the Chester Memorial Gardens.

A native of Lancaster, Mrs. Thomas was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene. She was retired from the South Carolina Department of Health.

Surviving are her husband, Alvin "Shorty" Thomas; two sons, George "Jody" Thomas and Jason D. Thomas, both of Chester; her daughter, Lisa A. Thomas of Chester; her parents, George and Love Fender of Chester; and three sisters, Brenda F. Baker and Martha F. Johnson, both of Chester, and Nancy F. Forlaw of Meridian, Miss.

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

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

Barron Funeral Home is in charge.
 

Mattie Bennett

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Mattie J. Bennett, 88, of 261 S. Herlong Ave. died Sunday, Aug. 23, 1998, at Beverly Health Care.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Laurelwood Cemetery, with the Rev. Jimmy Holley officiating.

A native of Chesterfield, Mrs. Bennett was a retiree of Highland Park Mills. She was a charter member of Eastside Baptist Church and one of the 14 original Woman's Missionary Union members. She was the widow of Arthur Y. Bennett.

Surviving are her son, William F. James of Gates County, N.C.; her granddaughter, who was her caregiver, Alice Pittman; her great-grandchild; and three 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 Alice Pittman, 4943 Mount Gallant Road.

Louise Fowler

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Louise Coleman Fowler, 82, of Magnolia Manor died Sunday, Aug. 23, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Arrangements will be announced by Greene Funeral Home.

Janet Hawkins

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Janet W. Hawkins, 66, of 1620 Firetower Road died Sunday, Aug. 23, 1998, at her home.

A graveside service will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Laurelwood Cemetery, with the Rev. Michael C. Walker officiating.

A native of Rock Hill, Mrs. Hawkins was a homemaker and was of the Presbyterian faith.

Surviving are her husband, William "Bill'' Hawkins; her daughter, Sandra H. O'Brien of Rock Hill; two brothers, G. Jones Whisonant and Ervin J. Whisonant, both of Rock Hill; and three sisters, Dollie W. Mangrum, Mary W. Ward and Frances W. Branham, all of Rock Hill.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Greene Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Frances and J.T. Branham, 1586 Firetower Road.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Community Care, 235 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Irene Heemsoth

FORT MILL - Mrs. Irene Potts Heemsoth, 79, of 209 Meacham St. died Sunday, Aug. 23, 1998, at Mercy South Hospital in Charlotte.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John's United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Unity Cemetery.

A native of York County, Mrs. Heemsoth was a homemaker and a member of St. John's United Methodist Church, the Fort Mill Senior Citizens Group and the Woman's Club of Fort Mill. She was the widow of Burdette Evans Heemsoth Jr.

Surviving are her son, Chip Heemsoth of Fort Mill; two daughters Lynn Moore of Tallahasee, Fla., and Helen Reynolds of Fort Mill; two sisters, Helen Howard of Charlotte and Mrs. L.A. Graham Jr. of Fort Mill; her half-sister, Dora P. Townsend of California; seven grandchildren; and her great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at St. John's United Methodist Church and at other times at the home of her son, Chip Heemsoth, 210 Marshall St., Fort Mill.

Memorials may be made to the St. John's United Methodist Church building fund, 130 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill, SC 29715 or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 2535, Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Wolfe Funeral Home is in charge.

Tereatha McCoy

SHARON - Miss Tereatha McCoy, 46, died Saturday, Aug. 22, 1998, at Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia.

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

Maggie Thompson

GREAT FALLS - Mrs. Maggie B. Young Thompson, 93, of Tanglewood Health Care in Ridgeway, formerly of Sweatt-McCullough Road in Great Falls, died Sunday, Aug. 23, 1998, at Tanglewood Health Care.

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

Mattie Bennett

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Mattie J. Bennett, 88, of 261 S. Herlong Ave. died Sunday, Aug. 23, 1998, at Beverly Health Care.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Laurelwood Cemetery, with the Rev. Jimmy Holley officiating.

A native of Chesterfield, Mrs. Bennett was a retiree of Highland Park Mills. She was a charter member of Eastside Baptist Church and one of the 14 original Woman's Missionary Union members. She was the widow of Arthur Y. Bennett.

Surviving are her son, William F. James of Gates County, N.C.; her granddaughter, who was her caregiver, Alice Pittman; her great-grandchild; and three 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 Alice Pittman, 4943 Mount Gallant Road.

Louise Fowler

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Louise Coleman Fowler, 82, of Magnolia Manor died Sunday, Aug. 23, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Arrangements will be announced by Greene Funeral Home.

Janet Hawkins

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Janet W. Hawkins, 66, of 1620 Firetower Road died Sunday, Aug. 23, 1998, at her home.

A graveside service will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Laurelwood Cemetery, with the Rev. Michael C. Walker officiating.

A native of Rock Hill, Mrs. Hawkins was a homemaker and was of the Presbyterian faith.

Surviving are her husband, William "Bill'' Hawkins; her daughter, Sandra H. O'Brien of Rock Hill; two brothers, G. Jones Whisonant and Ervin J. Whisonant, both of Rock Hill; and three sisters, Dollie W. Mangrum, Mary W. Ward and Frances W. Branham, all of Rock Hill.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Greene Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Frances and J.T. Branham, 1586 Firetower Road.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Community Care, 235 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Irene Heemsoth

FORT MILL - Mrs. Irene Potts Heemsoth, 79, of 209 Meacham St. died Sunday, Aug. 23, 1998, at Mercy South Hospital in Charlotte.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John's United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Unity Cemetery.

A native of York County, Mrs. Heemsoth was a homemaker and a member of St. John's United Methodist Church, the Fort Mill Senior Citizens Group and the Woman's Club of Fort Mill. She was the widow of Burdette Evans Heemsoth Jr.

Surviving are her son, Chip Heemsoth of Fort Mill; two daughters Lynn Moore of Tallahasee, Fla., and Helen Reynolds of Fort Mill; two sisters, Helen Howard of Charlotte and Mrs. L.A. Graham Jr. of Fort Mill; her half-sister, Dora P. Townsend of California; seven grandchildren; and her great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at St. John's United Methodist Church and at other times at the home of her son, Chip Heemsoth, 210 Marshall St., Fort Mill.

Memorials may be made to the St. John's United Methodist Church building fund, 130 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill, SC 29715 or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 2535, Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Wolfe Funeral Home is in charge.

Tereatha McCoy

SHARON - Miss Tereatha McCoy, 46, died Saturday, Aug. 22, 1998, at Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia.

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

Maggie Thompson

GREAT FALLS - Mrs. Maggie B. Young Thompson, 93, of Tanglewood Health Care in Ridgeway, formerly of Sweatt-McCullough Road in Great Falls, died Sunday, Aug. 23, 1998, at Tanglewood Health Care.

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


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