Miscellaneous York County, South Carolina Obituaries

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Samuel Blake

ROCK HILL - Mr. Samuel Blake of 952 Pebble Road died Monday, Aug. 24, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Robinson Funeral Home.

Lloyd Boney

ROCK HILL - Mr. Lloyd W. Boney, 81, of 1299 Meadow Lakes Road died Monday, Aug. 24, 1998, at Mercy South Hospital in Pineville, N.C.

A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Carolina Covenant Church in Fort Mill. Burial will be at a later date in Wallace, N.C.

Mr. Boney was a member of Carolina Covenant Church. He was retired from the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a fruit and vegetable inspector. He also worked 20 years for the Winn Dixie Distribution Center in Charlotte. He was a paratrooper in the Army during World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Maria C. Boney; his daughter, Christine Hall of Florida; two sons, David Rodriguez of Columbia and Dennis Rodriguez of Florida; his brother, Gene Boney of Williamston, N.C., and his sister, Eunice Hester of Richmond, Va.

Memorials may be made to Carolina Covenant Church building fund, 1090 Gold Hill Road, Fort Mill, SC 29715.

Wolfe Funeral Home is in charge.

Junely Childers

YORK - Mr. Junely Childers, 65, of 4510 Rinaldo Road died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 1998, at home.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by York Funeral Home.

Edward Elem

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

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Red Hill Baptist Church in Leeds, with the Rev. Roosevelt Adams officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Elem was a member of the New Iron Baptist Church in Elizabeth, N.J., where he was on the Trustee Board for 30 years. He was a former member of Red Hill Baptist Church and an Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his daughter, Helen Wilks of Washington; his son, John Mayfield of Elizabeth, N.J.; his brother, Charles Elem of Washington; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home of Ellerbee and Katie Bowser, 503 Washington St., Chester.

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

King's Funeral Home is in charge.

Robert Goerk

FORT MILL - Mr. Robert Michael Goerk, 63, of 237 Pond View Lane died Monday, Aug. 24, 1998, at Franklin Regional Medical Center in Louisburg, N.C.

A memorial service will be 7 p.m. Thursday at All Nations Church, 11407-D Granite St., Charlotte, with the Rev. Mahesh Chauda officiating.

A Pittsburgh native, Mr. Goerk was employed with Siemens Automation and Energy in Wendell, N.C. He was a member of All Nations Church in Charlotte. He was a Navy veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Trudy B. Goerk; two sons, David Goerk and Jonathan Goerk, both of the home; his daughter, Maranatha Goerk of the home; and two brothers, Jack Goerk of Pittsburgh, and Paul Goerk of Tampa, Fla.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Bible Society, 1865 Broadway, New York, NY 10023 or to Watch of the Lord c/o All Nations Church, P.O. Box 472009, Charlotte, NC 28247.

Janet Hawkins

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

Burial was at Laurelwood Cemetery.

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

Surviving are her husband, William "Bill'' Hawkins; two sons, Thomas Clyde Carter of Carrollton, Ga., and Richard Eugene Brakefield of Kannapolis, N.C.; 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; and a number of grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Community Care, 325 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Greene Funeral Home was in charge.

Thetis Hucks

CHESTER - Mrs. Thetis Mitchum Hucks, 68, of 118 Henry St. died Monday, Aug. 24, 1998, at Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia.

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

Mrs. Hucks was a registered nurse and had worked at Chester County Hospital, Springs Industries and Divine Saviour Nursing Home. She was a member of First Church of the Nazarene, where she taught Sunday school for 42 years. She was president of the World Missionary Society at her local church and was a graduate of Sumter High School.

Surviving are her husband, J.B. Hucks; four sons, J.B. Hucks Jr. of Germany, Myron Hucks of Chester, Marcus Hucks of Rock Hill and Stalvey Hucks of Clover; her daughter, Cynthia Todd of Clover; her mother, Mary Lee Mitchum of Sumter; two brothers, Leonard Mitchum of Paxville and Ricky Mitchum of Sumter; six sisters, Rachel Lowder of Sumter, Dorothy Baird of Austin, Texas, Erlene Deese of Scranton, Patricia Driggers of Timmonsville, Susan Britton of Columbia and Linda Davis of Ocala, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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

Barron Funeral Home is in charge.

Edith Hudson

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Edith Rockholt Hudson, 67, of 1483 Clairmont St. died Monday, Aug. 24, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Bethesda Presbyterian Church Cemetery, with the Rev. Mike Lowery officiating.

Mrs. Hudson was retired from Celanese where she worked in the spinning department. She was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are two daughters, Gwen Melton of Rock Hill and Rhonda Black of McConnells; three brothers, Robert Rockholt of York, Waddell Rockholt of Rock Hill, and David Rockholt of Fort Mill; four sisters, Nettie Daves and Leila Adkins, both of McConnells, Betty Joe Bass of York and Helen Greene of Chester; and seven 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, 3451 Pinehill Road, Rock Hill.

Memorials may be made to the West End Baptist Church building fund, 1727 McConnells Highway, Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Michael Jordan

FORT MILL - Mr. Michael Ray Jordan, 43, of 286 Little River Road died Monday, Aug. 24, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at Wolfe Funeral Home, with the Rev. Terry Scruggs officiating.

Mr. Jordan was a native of York County and a self-employed carpenter.

Surviving are his wife, Kathleen Jordan; four sons, Michael Ray Jordan II and Walter Glenn Jordan, both of Rock Hill, and William Davis and Trinity Jordan, both of Fort Mill; his daughter, Sabrina Davis of Fort Mill; his parents, David Glenn Sr. and Dora Lee Jordan of Fort Mill; his brother, David Glenn Jordan Jr.; and four grandchildren.

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

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

Kathleen Meek

CHESTER - Mrs. Kathleen Gray "Kathy" Meek, 69, of 2344 Center Road died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 1998, at home.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Bethel United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Will Brown officiating and the Rev. F. Donald Beaty assisting.

Mrs. Meek was a retired secretary, having been employed with the Chester office of the S.C. Employment Security Commission. She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church.

Surviving are husband, Maxie William "Max" Meek; her son, William G. Meek of Monroe, N.C.; her daughter, Gail M. Meek of Charlotte; her brother Malcolm H. Gray of Pulaski, Va.; two sisters, Ethel J. Crockett of Rural Retreat, Va., and Virginia E. Lindamood of Brook Park, Ohio; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends in the church social hall after the service.

Memorials may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church, 101 York St., Chester, SC 29706 or to Hospice of York County, 325 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Wright's Home for Funerals is in charge.

Benjamin Mosley

PICKENS - Mr. Benjamin Donville Mosley, 84, of 247 Right Fork Road died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 1998, at Cannon Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Thursday at McKinney Chapel Baptist Church, with the Rev. Claude Kelley officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Mosley was retired as a self-employed logger. A native of Oconee County, he was a member of Fairview Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Delfie Smith Mosley; three daughters, Juanita Diane Fowler of Easley and Rose Evatt and Bonnie Reece, both of Pickens; six sons, Marvin Mosley of Rock Hill and Gerald Mosley, Roy Mosley, James Mosley, Jerry Mosley and Earl Mosley, all of Pickens; 26 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

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

Beatrice Singletary

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

The funeral will be 1 p.m. today at Mount Prospect Baptist Church, with the Rev. George Sims officiating and the Rev. J.E. Darby assisting. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Singletary was a retired domestic worker and was a member of Mount Prospect Baptist Church.

Surviving are her goddaughter, with whom she lived, Tryphenia Lee of Chester.

The body will be taken to the church at noon today.

King's Funeral Home is in charge.

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.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Rossville AME Zion Church, with the Rev. Anthony Commodore officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Thompson was a member of Rossville AME Zion Church and a former member of Mount Nebo AME Zion Church. While residing in Durham, N.C., she was a member of St. Mark AME Zion Church. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her caretakers, Rosa Lee McCrorey and Dorothy McCrorey and Charles Goines, all of Great Falls; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Thursday at the church and at other times at the home of Rose Lee McCrorey, 5294 Sweatt-McCullough Road.

The body may be viewed from 2 to 9 p.m. today at King's Funeral Home in Great Falls.

Dianne Whitlock

ROCK HILL - Ms. Dianne A. Whitlock, 38, of 1067 Archie Drive, died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Parker Funeral Home.

Peter Wuest

TAYLORS - Mr. Peter Henry Wuest, 92, of 50 W. Tyger Bridge Road died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 1998, at White Oak Manor in Rock Hill.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Greenville. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Wood Mortuary in Greer, with the Rev. Ken Kimbril officiating.

Mr. Wuest was a native of St. Charles, S.D. He was retired from Southern Bleachery and Print Works in Taylors and was a member of Bible Baptist Church in Tigerville.

Surviving are his son, Charles R. "Chuck" Wuest of Tigerville; his daughter, Beatrice Sue W. Loftis of Rock Hill; two brothers, Jim Wuest of Peoria, Ill., and Joe Wuest of Vernonia, Ore.; his sister, Etta Russell of Vernonia; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the Westminster Presbyterian Church parlor in Rock Hill and immediately following the memorial service.

Memorials may be made to Bible Baptist Church, 6645 Mount View Road, Taylors, SC 29678.

Richard Young Sr.

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

The funeral will be 3 p.m. today at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Blackstock, with the Rev. Frankie Ellis officiating and the Revs. J.D. McClurkin, Moses Lightner, Robert L. McClurkin, J.E. Darby, John W. Wright and Fred Murphy Jr. assisting. The Rev. Jessie Boulware will give the eulogy. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Young was a Chester native and a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church, where he was the choir leader for more than 25 years, a deacon, chairman of the Deacon Board, church treasurer, former usher and member of the Trustee Board. He attended the Chester County public schools. He was retired from Perfotex Inc.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Alice Young; two sons, Johnny Young and Richard Young Jr., both of Chester; his daughter, Vivian Young of Chester; his brother, Arthur Brice of Newark, N.J.; 10 sisters, Geneva Hodges of Aberdeen, N.C., Louise Boyd, Betty Strong, Mary J. McCullough, Alberta McCullough, Geneva Morris and Lacy Barnes, all of Chester, and Gertrude Brice, Janie Crawly and Rose Brice, all of Newark, N.J.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

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

King's Funeral Home is in charge.
 

Catherine Adams

YORK - Mrs. Catherine Adams of 256 Old Leon Adams Road died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Wright Funeral Home.

Samuel Blake

ROCK HILL - Mr. Samuel Blake of 952 Pebble Road died Monday, Aug. 24, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Rock Grove AME Zion Church, with the Rev. Ralph Washington officiating and the Revs. Daran Mitchell, John McCoy, Thomas Barber and John Brown assisting. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Blake was a member of Rock Grove AME Zion Church. He was a 1961 graduate of Emmett Scott High School. The earned two bachelor of science degrees from Central Texas College and from Fayetteville Technical Institute.

He retired from the U.S. Army in 1989 after serving 22 years with the 82nd Aviation Brigade Jump Masters. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam. He received the Bronze Star, a Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal and several air medals. He was employed with the South Carolina Catawba Work Release Program for nine years. He was a former member of Boy Scout Troop 106.

Surviving are his wife, Robin H. Blake; his son, Samuel Boyd of Rochester, N.Y.; his daughter, Tameka Blake of Rock Hill; his stepson, Marquis Hilton of Rock Hill; two stepdaughters, Fredrena Campbell and Jenea Hilton, both of Rock Hill; two brothers, Jeff B. Blake Jr. and Charlie S. Blake, both of Rock Hill; three sisters, Sophie S. Hope, Tora B. White and Tinnie Moore, all of Rock Hill; two grandchildren.

The body may be viewed from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at Robinson Funeral Home and the family will receive friends at the home.

The body will be taken to the church at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Iella Brice

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Iella Brice, 62, of 643 Harrison St. died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 1998, at White Oak Manor in York.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Parker Funeral Home.

John Carter Sr.

LANCASTER - Mr. John Wesley Carter Sr., 83, died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 1998.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Cauthen Funeral Home of Lancaster.

Junely Childers

YORK - Mr. Junely Childers, 65, of 4510 Rinaldo Road died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at York Funeral Home, with the Rev. John P. Smith officiating. Burial will be at Lakeview Memory Gardens.

Mr. Childers was employed in construction installation for 22 years and worked at Cannon Mills Plant No. 3 for 20 years.

Surviving are his wife, Jeannette Latham Childers; his son, Bobby Junior Childers of York; his daughter, Diane C. Coggins of Leslie; his parents, William and Myrtle Childers of Hickory Grove; six brothers, Frank Childers, Leon Childers, Billy Childers, Larry Childers, Jackie Childers, and Danny Childers, all of York; and three grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Unity Baptist Church building fund, 2300 Irene Bridge Road, Hickory Grove, SC 28717 or to the American Cancer Society, 339 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Michael Jordan

FORT MILL - Mr. Michael Ray Jordan, 43, of 286 Little River Road died Monday, Aug. 24, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at Wolfe Funeral Home, with the Rev. Terry Scruggs officiating. Burial will follow at Unity Cemetery.

Mr. Jordan was a native of York County and a self-employed carpenter.

Surviving are his wife, Kathleen Jordan; four sons, Michael Ray Jordan II and Walter Glenn Jordan, both of Rock Hill, and William Davis and Trinity Jordan, both of Fort Mill; his daughter, Sabrina Davis of Fort Mill; his parents, David Glenn Sr. and Dora Lee Jordan of Fort Mill; his brother, David Glenn Jordan Jr.; and four grandchildren.

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

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

Harold Sterling

ROCK HILL - Mr. Harold Sterling of 720 Douglas St. died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 1998.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Robinson Funeral Home.

Elmer Stewart

ROCK HILL -"Mr. Elmer Leroy Stewart, 77, of 1911 Apt. 104 Springsteen Road died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 1998, at White Oak Manor.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Cauthen Funeral Home, with the Rev. Barron Harmon officiating. Burial will be at Monte Vista Cemetery in Johnson City, Tenn.

Mr. Stewart was a security guard at Piedmont Medical Center and attended the Shekinah Church and Faith Assembly Church.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Chandler Stewart; two daughters, Donna Patterson of Loris and Debra DeLoach of New Bern, N.C.; three stepsons, Roy Chandler of Waverly, N.Y., Kevin Chandler of Fort Mill and Timothy Chandler of Endicott, N.Y.; four stepdaughters, Donna Sorensen of Waverly, Connie Mann of Rock Hill, Karen Howland of Fort Mill and Kathy Welch of Bunell, Fla.; his brother, Paul C. Hooks of Johnson City, Tenn.; two step-sisters, Pauline Goodwin of Gastonia, N.C., and Ruth Crist of China Grove, N.C.; his granddaughter; 14 step-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at Cauthen Funeral Home and at other times at the home.

Robert Wilson

CATAWBA - Mr. Robert Lee Wilson, 42, of 4565 Clemmons Lane died Sunday, Aug. 23, 1998.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Friday at Greater Joy Baptist Church, with the Revs. Billy Wilson and Sylvilla Massey-Feaster officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

A native of Rock Hill, Mr. Wilson attended York County public schools. He was an auto mechanic.

Surviving are his wife, Janice M. Wilson; his son, Christopher Lamont Wilson of Rock Hill; three daughters, Janet Latoya Wilson, Alicia Renee Wilson and Marquita Ellison, all of Rock Hill; five brothers, Van D. Wilson Jr. of Forest Hills, Md., John W. Wilson of Charlotte, Willie Wilson and Ernest Wilson, both of Rock Hill and Johnny Kendrick of McCormick; and four sisters, Mary Smith, Dorothy Wilson, Wanda Gayton and Nancy Page, all of Rock Hill.

The body may be viewed from 2 to 7 p.m. today at Parker Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at Parker Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Nancy Page, 728 Jefferson, Ave., Rock Hill.
 

Samuel Blake

ROCK HILL - Mr. Samuel Blake of 952 Pebble Road died Monday, Aug. 24, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Rock Grove AME Zion Church, with the Rev. Ralph Washington officiating and the Revs. Daran Mitchell, John McCoy, Thomas Barber and John Brown assisting. Burial will be at Barber Memorial Cemetery.

Mr. Blake was a member of Rock Grove AME Zion Church. He was a 1961 graduate of Emmett Scott High School. He earned two bachelor of science degrees from Central Texas College and from Fayetteville Technical Institute.

He retired from the U.S. Army in 1989 after serving 22 years with the 82nd Aviation Brigade Jump Masters. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam. He received the Bronze Star, a Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal and several air medals. He was employed with the South Carolina Catawba Work Release Program for nine years. He was a former member of Boy Scout Troop 106.

Surviving are his wife, Robin H. Blake; his son, Samuel Boyd of Rochester, N.Y.; his daughter, Tameka Blake of Rock Hill; his stepson, Marquis Hilton of Rock Hill; two stepdaughters, Fredrena Campbell and Jenea Hilton, both of Rock Hill; two brothers, Jeff B. Blake Jr. and Charlie S. Blake, both of Rock Hill; three sisters, Sophie S. Hope, Tora B. White and Tinnie Moore, all of Rock Hill; and two grandchildren.

The body may be viewed from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Robinson Funeral Home, and the family will receive friends at the home.

The body will be taken to the church at 1 p.m. Saturday.

John Carter Sr.

LANCASTER - Mr. John Wesley Carter Sr., 83, of 1302 Yancy St. died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 1998, at Springs Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Cauthen Funeral Home, with the Rev. Lacy Jones officiating. Burial with Masonic Rites will be at Lancaster Memorial Park.

Mr. Carter was retired from Springs Industries and was past master of the Hart Masonic Lodge No. 380. He was a member of the Hejaz Shrine Temple and the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 257.

Surviving are his wife, Rebecca Mae Brown Carter; two sons, John Wesley Carter Jr. of Bellaplaine, Iowa, and David Harold Carter Sr. of Lancaster; two daughters, Phyllis Ann Gardner of Lancaster and Wanda Sue Parnell of Augusta, Ga.; three brothers, Jack Carter of Gold Hill, N.C., Morris Carter of Kannapolis, N.C., and Frank Carter of Concord, N.C.; two sisters, Ruth Crosswy of Tampa, Fla., and Lynn Sloan of McLean, Va.; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at Cauthen Funeral Home and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, P.O. Box, Mauldin, SC 29662.

Minnie Froneberger

YORK - Mrs. Minnie Elizabeth Froneberger, 77, of 108 Miller St. died Thursday, Aug. 27, 1998, at Renaissance Health and Rehabilitation Center in Charlotte.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Wright Funeral Home.

Joe Johnson

ROCK HILL - Mr. Joe Robert Johnson, 65, of 1818 Doby Drive died Monday, Aug. 24, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Cross Road Baptist Church, with the Rev. J.E. Boulware officiating and the Rev. Ellen Fewell assisting. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Johnson worked for 15 years at Douglas Smith Backhoe and Excavating Co. He attended the public schools in Rockingham County, N.C.

Surviving are his wife, Clara Harris Johnson; six sons, Joe Johnson Jr., Robert Lee Johnson, Bobby Lee Johnson and Jerry Johnson, all of Reidsville, N.C., Frank Johnson of Greensboro, N.C., and Michael Johnson of Rock Hill; three daughters, Shirley Ann Thomas of Reidsville, N.C., and Rosalind L. Rawlinson and Bonnie Okoeguale, both of Rock Hill; four brothers, Ralph Johnson of Savannah, Ga., Lewis Johnson of New York, and Roosevelt Johnson and Walter Johnson, both of Reidsville, N.C.; two sisters, Pearl Howard and Mary Alice Harriston, both of Reidsville, N.C.; 22 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home.

The body may be viewed from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the church.

Parker Funeral Home is in charge.

Susie Smith

LANCASTER - Mrs. Susie Smith of 229 N. Circle Ave. died Monday, Aug. 24, 1998.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Tabor AME Zion Church, with the Revs. Reid White Jr. and David L. Scott officiating. Burial will be at Lancaster Memorial Park.

Mrs. Smith was a native of York. She was educated at Benedict College, Allen University in Columbia and Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte. She taught in the public schools of York and Chesterfield counties.

Surviving are her husband, the Rev. P.P. Smith; and several nieces and nephews.

The body may be viewed from 5 to 8 tonight at McMullen Funeral Home.

The body will be taken to the church at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Harold Sterling

ROCK HILL - Mr. Harold Edward "Railroad" Sterling, 49, of 720 Douglas St. died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 1998.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Our Lady and St. Philip Neri, The Oratory, with the Rev. David Valtierra officiating and the Rev. David Boone assisting. Burial will be at Barber Memorial Cemetery.

Mr. Sterling was a native of York County. He was a 1967 graduate of Emmett Scott High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a graduate of South Central Community College in New Haven, Conn. He was a sheet metal handler.

Surviving are his mother, Stella C. Sterling of the home; two sons, Jermaine Sterling and Harold Sterling, both of New Haven, Conn.; his daughter, Charisse Nowlin of Georgetown; four brothers, Frank Sterling Jr. of Newark, N.J., Ronald J. Sterling, William L. Sterling and Reginald L. Sterling, all of Rock Hill; five sisters, Costella Sterling, Carol Hemphill, Pamela R. Douglas, Wanda Sterling Jennings and Karen M. Howze, all of Rock Hill; and two grandchildren.

The body may be viewed from 6 to 7 tonight at Robinson Funeral Home.

The body will be taken to the church at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Elmer Stewart

ROCK HILL -"Mr. Elmer Leroy Stewart, 77, of 1911 Apt. 104 Springsteen Road died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 1998, at White Oak Manor.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Cauthen Funeral Home, with the Rev. Barry Harmon officiating. Burial will be at Monte Vista Cemetery in Johnson City, Tenn.

Mr. Stewart was a security guard at Piedmont Medical Center and attended the Shekinah Church and Faith Assembly Church.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Chandler Stewart; two daughters, Donna Patterson of Loris and Debra DeLoach of New Bern, N.C.; three stepsons, Roy Chandler of Waverly, N.Y., Kevin Chandler of Fort Mill and Timothy Chandler of Endicott, N.Y.; four stepdaughters, Donna Sorensen of Waverly, Connie Mann of Rock Hill, Karen Howland of Fort Mill and Kathy Welch of Bunell, Fla.; his brother, Paul C. Hooks of Johnson City, Tenn.; two step-sisters, Pauline Goodwin of Gastonia, N.C., and Ruth Crist of China Grove, N.C.; his granddaughter; 14 stepgrandchildren; and two step great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at Cauthen Funeral Home and at other times at the home.


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