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Henry Fanning

CLOVER - Mr. Henry David Fanning, 87, formerly of Clover, died Thursday, Aug. 27, 1998, at Athena Rehab in Lake City, Ga.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at Clover ARP Church with the Rev. Calvin Draffin officiating. Burial will be at Lakeview Memory Gardens.

Born in Bamberg County, Mr. Fanning was retired from American Thread Inc.

He also was an elder and deacon at Clover ARP Church.

Surviving are his daughter, Nell F. Lloyd of Lake City; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Clover ARP Church, 127 Kings Mountain St., Clover, SC 29710 or Alzheimers Foundation, 3420 Shamrock Dr., Charlotte, NC 28215.

Lynn Hammond

CHARLOTTE - Mr. Lynn C. Hammond, 79, died Saturday, Aug. 29, 1998, at Lakeview Living Center in Pineville, N.C.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church, with the Rev. Stan Heiser officiating. Internment will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at McEwen Funeral Service Charlotte chapel.

Mr. Hammond was a veteran of World War II, where he served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was a member of Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church and had retired from the Observer Transportation Company in 1982, after more than 30 years of service.

Surviving are three sons, Len C. Hammond of Cornelius, Jerry W. Hammond of Concord, N.C., and Charles Henry Hammond of Rock Hill; his stepson, Mike Steel of Charlotte; three stepdaughters, Mary Charles Suther of Dallas, Jeannie Baucom of Evans, Ga., and Donna Curtis of Tampa, Fla.; six grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

Memorials may be to Hospice at Charlotte, 1420 E. Seventh St., Charlotte, NC 28204.

Richard Kesler Jr. 

ROCK HILL - Mr. Richard Lyn Kesler Jr., 47, of 1314 Centenial Drive, Rock Hill, died Friday, Aug. 28, 1998, at his home.

A memorial service will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at Cauthen Funeral Home, Rock Hill chapel, with the Rev. Miriam Mick officiating.

Born in Charlotte, Mr. Kesler was a licensed master social worker and the clinical treatment director for Keystone of Rock Hill.

Surviving are his wife, Patricia Bryan Kesler; his son, Matthew Kesler of Lancaster; two stepdaughters, Kristin Little and Jennifer Little, both of Rock Hill; and his sister, Pamela Lyons of Hinton, W.Va.

The family will receive friends from 7:30 until 9 p.m. Tuesday at Cauthen Funeral Home and other times at the home.

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

Ruth Turner

CRAMERTON, N.C. - Mrs. Ruth Childers Turner died Friday, Aug. 28, 1998, at St. Francis Hospital in Charleston.

The graveside visitation will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Gaston Memorial Park, with the Rev. Laura Hubbard officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Carothers Funeral Home in Gastonia.

Mrs. Turner was a native of York.

She retired in 1975 as owner and beautician at Cramerton Beauty Shop. She was a life member and Past Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star. She was a member of the Cramer Memorial United Methodist Church in Cramerton.

Surviving are two sisters, Helen Childers Wylie of Folly Beach and Sarah Childers Goodwin of Topeka, Kan.; her brother, Fred Turner of Knoxville, Tenn.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Cramer Memorial United Methodist Church, 154 North Main St., Cramerton, NC 28032.

David Walker

ROCK HILL - Mr. David Edward Walker, 59, of 652 Neely's Creek Road died Saturday, Aug. 29, 1998, at his home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at Greene Funeral Home, with the Rev. Alton Stone officiating and Dr. Tommy Huddleston assisting. Burial will be at Catawba Baptist Church cemetery.

A Rock Hill native, Mr. Walker was an instrumentation technician with Westinghouse Nuclear Services in Charlotte. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and was of the Penecostal faith.

Surviving are his wife, Vickie Wilbanks Walker; his son, David Edward Walker Jr. of Rock Hill; four daughters, Wendi Walker Anderson and Michelle Walker Gwin, both of Rock Hill, Cynthia Pope Garten of Easley and Samantha Walker Moore of Catawba; and seven grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, P.O. Box 639, Wilson, NC 27894.

Dianne Whitlock

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

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Philippi Fire Baptized Holiness Church of God, with the Rev. James Hill officiating. Burial will be at St. Phillips Baptist Church cemetery.

Miss Whitlock attended York County public schools.

Surviving are her son, Demario P. Whitlock of the home; her daughter, Kisha L. Whitlock of the home; her mother, Hope Whitlock of the home; four brothers, J.T. Whitlock of Hackensack, N.J., James A. Whitlock, Sammie Lee Whitlock and Jessie James Whitlock, all of Rock Hill; six sisters, Ella Young of Buffalo, N.Y., Eva Mae Whitlock, Rose Mae McClure, Helen Whitlock, Esther Mae Williams and Judy Evans, and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at home.

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

Parker Funeral Home is in charge.
 

Vellar Biggers

CHARLOTTE - Mrs. Vellar Nichols Biggers, 91, of 2732 Barringer Drive died Saturday, Aug. 29, 1998, at Presbyterian Hospital.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at New Loves Chapel AME Zion Church in Lake Wylie, with the Rev. Paulette L. Leak officiating. Burial will be at Lakeview Memory Gardens in York.

A York County native, Mrs. Biggers was a homemaker. She was the widow of Roosevelt Biggers, and was a member of New Loves Chapel AME Zion Church.

Surviving are her daughter, Quince B. Sanders of Charlotte; two sisters, Bessie Meeks of Rock Hill and Gladys Watson of Gastonia, N.C.; two granddaughters; and two great-granddaughters.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at New Loves Chapel AME Zion Church.

Costner Funeral Home in Gastonia is in charge.

Robert Jackson

YORK - Mr. Robert Jackson, 62, of 6479 Old York Road in the Tirzah Community died Saturday, Aug. 30, 1998, at his home.

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

David Walker

ROCK HILL - The funeral for Mr. David Edward Walker, 59, of 652 Neely's Creek Road who died Saturday, Aug. 29, 1998, at his home, will be 2 p.m. today at Greene Funeral Home with the Rev. Rev. Alton Stone officiating and Dr. Tommy Huddleston assisting. Burial will be at Catawba Baptist Church cemetery.

A Rock Hill native, Mr. Walker was an instrumentation technician with Westinghouse Nuclear Services in Charlotte. He was an Air Force veteran and was of the Pentecostal faith.

Surviving are his wife, Vickie Wilbanks Walker; his son, David Edward Walker Jr. of Rock Hill; four daughters, Wendi Walker Anderson and Michelle Walker Gwin, both of Rock Hill, and Cynthia Pope Garten of Easley and Samantha Walker Moore of Catawba; two brothers, Archie Walker of Prosperity and Richard Walker of Fort Mill; two sisters, Judy Childers and Gladys Reeves, both of Rock Hill; and seven grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home.

Memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, P.O. Box 639, Wilson, NC 27894.
 

Arvel Bohler

FORT MILL - Mr. Arvel Darel Bohler, 85, of 331 Mulberry Village Lane died Sunday, Aug. 30, 1998, at Presbyterian Hospital.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Fort Mill Funeral Home.

Bessie Cousar

FORT WORTH, Texas - Mrs. Bessie Brice Cousar, 61, of Fort Worth, formerly of Chester and Rock Hill, died Thursday, Aug. 27, 1998, at Harris Methodist Hospital.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Spencer's Funeral Home. Burial will be in Fort Worth.

Mrs. Cousar was a native of Chester County. She was educated in the Chester County public schools and was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband, Nathan "Lindberg" Cousar of Rock Hill; three sons, Bobby Cousar, Terry Cousar and Charles Cousar, all of Fort Worth; four daughters, Patricia Cousar of Charlotte, Vanilla Cousar of Rock Hill, Mary Fair of Fort Worth and Dorothy Jennigan of Marshall, Texas; her brother, James Brice of Charlotte; five sisters, Carrie Taylor of Fort Worth, Mary Rease of Bronx, N.Y., Pauline Gilmore of Winnsboro, Laura Harris of Washington, D.C., and Margaret Brice of Rock Hill; 20 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

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

Ruth Gardner

LANCASTER - Mrs. Ruth Gardner, 76, of 201 Chesterfield Ave. died Sunday, Aug. 30, 1998, at home.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lancaster Memorial Park, with the Rev. W.C. Wallace officiating.

Mrs. Gardner was a retired nurse and worked at Springs Memorial Hospital. She was the widow of Bennett Jack Rollings. She was a member of Flat Creek Baptist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Lucile Rollings James of Lancaster and Violet Rollings Boyd of North Myrtle Beach; two sons, Jimmy Carl Rollings of Lancaster and Gary Lee Rollings of Kershaw; three brothers, Emsley Raymond Jenkins, Robert Jenkins and Billy Ray Jenkins, all of Lancaster; two sisters, Mary Blackmon and Clara Mae, both of Lancaster; five grandchildren; and six grandchildren.

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

Lillie Gill

YORK - Mrs. Lillie Mae Gill of 20 Magnolia St. died Monday, Aug. 31, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Wright Funeral Home.

Robert Harper

LANCASTER - Mr. Robert Biggart Harper, 89, of 2605 Kershaw Camden Highway died Monday, Aug. 31, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Luke United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Carlos Gardner officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery with Masonic rites.

Mr. Harper was a retired building contractor. He was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church and the Antioch Masonic Lodge No. 399.

Surviving are his son, William L. Harper of Lancaster; three daughters, Robbie Lou Chesser and Dorothy Marshall, both of Lancaster, and Peggy Marshall of Wilson, N.C.; 14 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to St. Luke United Methodist Church, 128 Providence Road, Lancaster, SC 29720.

Robert Jackson

YORK - Mr. Robert Spugeon "Spug" Jackson, 62, of 6479 Old York Road died Monday Aug. 30, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Center Emmanuel AME Zion Church, with the Rev Mary L. Adams officiating and the Revs. B.R. Wilson and L. Hancock assisting. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

Mr. Jackson was a veterinarian's assistant at Rock Hill Animal Clinic. He was a retired dolpher for Pharr Yarns Manufacturing, Clover division, and was a trustee at Center Emmanuel AME Zion Church in Tirzah. He was a graduate of Emmett Scott High School and attended Clinton Junior College.

Surviving are two sons, Robert Gill Jackson and Eric Gill Jackson, both of Rock Hill; his daughter, Deborah Gill Jackson of Rock Hill; his nephew whom he raised, Dr. Darial A. Jackson of York; three brothers, Ruperd Currence of Rock Hill, James Jackson of Philadelphia and Carl Jackson of Charlotte; and three grandchildren.

The body may viewed from 5 to 8 tonight at Wright Funeral Home in York.

The family will receive friends at home.

Kelli Roark

ROCK HILL - Kelli Colin Roark, 8, of Rock Hill died Sunday, Aug. 30, 1998, at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C.

The funeral will be 7 p.m. Thursday at Grace United Methodist Church in Charlotte, with the Rev. Kathie Sherrill officiating. A fellowship meal will be in the church fellowship hall after the service.

Born in Mecklenburg County, Kelli was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Charlotte and attended Hunter Elementary Street School in York.

Surviving are her parents, Carl and Angel Roark; two brothers, Kyle Roark and Kaleb Roark, both of the home; and her grandparents, James and Mary Cooper of Birmingham, Ala., Carl and Sally Roark of York, and Ronald and Shirley Ellington of Clearwater, Fla.

Memorials may be made to Make a Wish Foundation, 200 Centreport Drive, Greensboro, NC 27409 or to the National Children's Cancer Society, 1015 Locust St., Suite 600, St. Louis, Mo. 63101.

Hankins and Whittington Funeral Service in Charlotte is in charge.
 
 

Wilford Barr

LAKE CITY -"Mr. Wilford Barr of 601 Constitution Ave. died Sunday, Aug. 30, 1998.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Robinson Memorial Auditorium, South Ron McNair Boulevard, with the Rev. Vermelle M. Humes officiating. Burial will be at Rest Lawn Cemetery.

Mr. Barr was mayor of Lake City for 5 years. He was a former city council member.

Surviving are his wife, Shirley Sherrill Barr; two sons, Dorian Dwayne Barr and Sean Patrick Barr, both of Lake City; five sisters, Ula Dean Burgess, Julia Faye Blanding, and Zebra Ann Pickney, all of Lake City, and Ola Mae Davis and Vida Iglehon, both of New Jersey.

The wake will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Bethel AME Zion Church.

The family will receive friends at home.

Green's Funeral Home is in charge.

Vivian Brenchley

LANCASTER - Mrs. Vivian Pearsall Hamm Brenchley, 88, died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 1998, at Lancaster Convalescent Center.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Hartley Funeral Home with the Rev. Ron Davis officiating. Burial will be at Blue Bonnett Hill Memorial Cemetery in Colleyville, Texas.

Mrs. Brenchley was a retired licensed practical nurse and a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Rock Hill.

Surviving are her sister, Mrs. Marion Wiggins of New Berlin; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Rock Hill, 255 Neely Store Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Arvel Bohler

FORT MILL - Mr. Arvel Darel Bohler, 85, of 331 Mulberry Village Lane died Sunday, Aug. 30, 1998, at Presbyterian Hospital.

Mr. Bohler was a native of Mt. Carmel, Ind. He was a 50-year member of Local 157 of Terre Haute Ind. He was member of Gramville Masonic Lodge 707 in Gramville, Ky., and a Shriner.

Surviving are his wife, Lucille Bernadine Bohler; his son, Joshua Bohler of Fort Mill; his daughter, Debra C. Bohler of Wilmington, N.C.

The family will receive friends at the home.

Fort Mill Funeral Home is in charge.

Mary Jenkins

KERSHAW -"Miss Mary Ada Jenkins of 316 N. Minor St died Monday, Aug. 31, 1998, at Vencor Hospital in Greensboro, N.C.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Robert Eubanks and Donald McManus officiating. Burial will be at Kershaw City Cemetery.

Miss Jenkins was a member of Pleasant Plain Baptist Church. She was a graduate of Columbia College with an A.B. degree and a music degree.

Surviving is her sister, Esther C. Jenkins of Kershaw.

The family will receive friends at the home of Esther Jenkins, 316 N. Minor St., Kershaw.

Cauthen Funeral Home is in charge.

Mauricio Perez

PAGELAND -"Mr. Mauricio Gardoza Perez, 23, of Route 1, Box 354Y died Sunday, Aug. 30, 1998, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at New Heights Church of Pageland, with the Revs. Phillip Bell and Frank Alexander officiating. Burial will be at Lancaster Memorial Park.

Mr. Perez was a native of Mexico. He was a roofer.

Surviving are his wife, Samantha Reneé Morgan Perez; his son, Joaquin Perez of Pageland; his parents, Joaquin Gardoza and Manuela Perez of San Louis, Mexico; his brother, Joaquin Perez of Houston; and her sister, Katlina Perez of Houston.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Cauthen Funeral Home and at other times at 2489 Douglas Road, Lancaster.

Grace Smith

CHRISTIANBURG, Va. - Mrs. Grace Horton Smith, 69, of Christianburg died Monday, Aug. 31, 1998.

The graveside service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Laurelwood Cemetery in Rock Hill, with the Rev. Jerry Sosebee officiating.

Surviving are her daughter, Kathy S. Duncan of Dublin, Va.; her brother, Ralph Horton of Lexington; and her grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Northside Baptist Church, 1140 Curtis St., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Seaver-Sanders & Mullins Funeral Home of Radford, Va., is in charge.

Lottie Turner

YORK - Mrs. Lottie Bell Turner, 84, of Meadowhaven Nursing Home died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by York Funeral Home.

Surviving are her son, James P. Turner of Filbert; two daughters, Barbara T. Propst and Gloria Jayne Dover, both of York; two sisters, Ida Hudgins of York and Beatrice White of Clover; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
 

David Ayers

ROCK HILL - Mr. David Lewis Ayers, 72, of 2222 Celanese Road died Sunday, Aug. 30, 1998, at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, Tenn.

The funeral will be private.

Mr. Ayers was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Rock Hill. He was a veteran of World War II and served in the Army's 82nd Airborne Division.

Surviving are his wife, Anita Ayers; two daughters, Karyn L. Ayers of Rock Hill and Trina A. McFadden of Fort Lawn; three brothers, James Ayers of Pensacola, Fla., William Ayers of Stone Mountain, Ga., and Richard Ayers of Chuckey, Tenn; four sisters, Gilmer Herton of San Angelo, Texas, Virginia Darbee of Sautee, Ga., Anne Havens of Columbia and Mary Alice Peterson of New Bern, N.C.; and two grandchildren.

Bass Funeral Home is in charge.

Jay Caskey

LANCASTER - Mr. Jay Bart Caskey, 80, of 2988 Great Falls Highway died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998, at Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Friday at Bethel Baptist Church, with the Revs. Marion Dry and Mike Hammond officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Caskey was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and Sunday school teacher for more than 50 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a prisoner of war. He received a Purple Heart.

Surviving are his wife, Eleanor McKeown Caskey; two sons, Jay Caskey of York and Dale Caskey of Lancaster; his daughter, Dr. Cynthia Caskey Oberfelder of Houston; and six grandchildren.

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 Bethel Baptist Church, 3149 Great Falls Highway, Lancaster, SC 29720.

Claude Hoffman

FARMERVILLE, La. - Mr. Claude Donald Hoffman, 67, of 613 N. Lakeview Drive, died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998, at Columbia North Monroe Hospital in Monroe, La.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Farmerville, with the Rev. James Parker officiating. Burial will be at Pinewood Memorial Park in Crossett, Ark.

Mr. Hoffman was a member of First Baptist Church of Farmerville. He was a 3rd Degree Master Mason. He retired as assistant superintendent of No. 3 Newsprint Paper Mill, Bowater Carolina, after 23 years.

Surviving are his wife, Martha Page Hoffman; four daughters, Beth Jockmans of Blaine, Wash., Donna Adams of Fort Lawn, Kaye Hoffman of Lancaster and Nancy Reynolds of Rock Hill; his stepdaughter, Kim Reed of Crossett, Ark.; two brothers, Walt Hoffman of Jacksonville, Fla., and Hubert Hoffman of Virginia Beach, Va.; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and his great-grandchild.

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

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Farmerville.

Eula Lee

CHESTER - Miss Eula Marion Lee, 87, formerly of Armenia Road died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998, at Chester County Nursing Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Armenia United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Mary Kearse officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Miss Lee was a homemaker. She was a member of Armenia United Methodist Church and a graduate of Chester High School.

Surviving are nieces and nephews, included Nancy G. Raines of Chester, with whom she lived.

The family will receive friends in the church social hall after the service and at other times at the home of Nancy and Wayne Raines, 1030 Davis Drive, Chester.

Barron Funeral Home is in charge.

Jane Street

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Jane F. Blackburn Street of 644 Blake St. died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Robinson Funeral Home, with the Rev. David Jennings. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

Mrs. Street was a native of Montreal, Canada. She attended the public schools of Canada and was the widow of Robert James Street Sr.

Surviving are two sons, Robert Street Jr. and Edward Street, both of Rock Hill; two daughters, Mary Street and Helen Street, both of Rock Hill; her brother, James Blackburn of Boston; two sisters, Isabelle Blackburn and Brenda Blackburn, both of Boston; and seven grandchildren.

The body may be viewed from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at Robinson Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends at home.

Howard Todd Sr.

LANCASTER - Mr. Howard Paul Todd Sr., 53, of 1787 Hillside Drive died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Friday at First Pentecostal Holiness Church, with the Rev. Charles Hendricks officiating. Burial will be at Lancaster Memorial Park.

Mr. Todd was retired from Lance Corp. as a driver. He was a Mason with Hart Masonic Lodge 380 and served in the U.S. Army.

Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Christmas Todd of the home; two sons, Howard Paul Todd Jr. and Tim Todd, both of Lancaster; two brothers, Leroy Todd of Lancaster and Luther Todd of Marion; his sister, Girldeen Christmas of Lancaster; and three grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to First Pentecostal Holiness Church, 1138 10th St., Lancaster, SC 29720.

Lottie Turner

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Lottie Bell Teaster Turner, 84, formerly of York, died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at York Funeral Home, with the Rev. Todd Reynolds officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Turner was a retired spinner and homemaker. She was the widow of James Palmer Turner.

Surviving are her son, James P. Turner of Filbert; two daughters, Barbara T. Propst and Gloria Jayne Dover, both of York; two sisters, Ida Hudgins of York and Beatrice White of Clover; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

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

Marion Aiken

LANCASTER -"Mr. Marion Howard Aiken, 75, of 2622 Knotty Pine Road died Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998, at home.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Cauthen Funeral Home.

Mr. Aiken was a member of Lynnwood United Methodist Church. He was retired from NAPA Auto Parts store.

Memorials may be made to Lynnwood United Methodist Church, 1753 Lynnwood Drive, Lancaster, SC 29720.

The family will receive friends at home.

Lynn Barr

YORK -"Mr. Howard Lynn "Sonny" Barr, 61, of 2390 Will Road died Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Bethel United Methodist Church in Rock Hill, with the Rev. R. Lewis Bozard Jr. officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Mr. Barr was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church. He was retired from the city of Rock Hill. He was a member of the Rock Hill Moose Lodge No. 1720 for more than 35 years. He served in the Marine Corps and was a member of the American Legion Frank Roach Post 34.

Surviving are his wife, Rebecca Demby Barr; and two daughters, Janice Bishop and Dina Grant, both of Rock Hill.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Cauthen Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Janice Bishop, 875 S. Cherry Road, Rock Hill.

Memorials may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church, 1223 Curtis St., Rock Hill, SC 29730 or to Hospice Community Care, 325 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Charles Burger Sr.

FORT MILL - Mr. Charles E. Burger Sr., 68, of 1800 Dam Road died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998, at home.

A memorial service will be 7 tonight at The Lighthouse, with the Rev. Bob Costner officiating.

Mr. Burger was a veteran of the Korean War.

Surviving are his wife, Janice Burger; two sons, Charles Burger Jr. and Steven Burger, both of New York; four daughters, Kathleen Morley and Debra Burger, both of New York, Rebecca McFarlin of Florida and Beth Kipp of Fort Mill; two brothers, Robert Burger of Midland, Mich., and Jack Denton of Eaton Rapids, Mich.; two sisters, Lucille Chaffee of Mount Pleasant, Mich., and Peg Diehl of Largo, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Andrew Diggs Jr.

HEATH SPRINGS - Mr. Andrew Apsolon Diggs Jr., 71, of Heath Springs Care Facility died Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998, at Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster.

A graveside service will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Evergreen Cemetery, with the Rev. Jerry Devinney officiating.

Mr. Diggs was retired from Springs Industries.

Surviving are his brother, Webster H. Diggs of Rock Hill; and two sisters, Myrtle D. Robbins of Lillington, N.C., and Ruby Ross D. Sutherland of Brevard, N.C.

The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Barron Funeral Home.

Arthur Benson

LANCASTER - Mr. Arthur "Art" R. Benson, 66, of 1770 Windsor Drive died Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998, at Springs Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Christ Episcopal Church, with the Rev. William Walters officiating. Burial will be in Naugatuck, Conn.

Mr. Benson was a retired tool and die maker for Duracell USA. He was a member of the Hart Masonic Lodge No. 380, the Literacy Program, the Kairos Prison Ministry, the Lancaster Moose Lodge, the High Steppers Square Dancing Club in Camden and Christ Episcopal Church.

Surviving are his wife, Eleanor "Bonnie" Hayes Benson; his son, Charles Raymond Benson of Naugatuck, Conn.; his daughter, Elizabeth Hulton of Wayne, Maine; and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Hartley Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Lancaster County Adult Literacy Program, 302 W. Dunlap St., Lancaster, SC 29720.

Georgina Bland

SPARTANBURG - Miss Georgina Ann Bland, 21, of 121 Kalmia St., formerly of Chester, died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Wright's Home for Funerals, with the Rev. Everette Vaughan officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

Miss Bland was employed by Wal-Mart stores.

Surviving are her son, Joseph A. Bland of the home; her father and stepmother, George B. and Barbara S. Bland of Chester; her mother and stepfather, Ann and Danny Hardin of Spartanburg; her brother, George B. Bland Jr. of Chester; and seven sisters, Pennie Mullinax of Gaffney, Angela McCorkle and Virgie McKinney, both of Boiling Springs, N.C., Kaye Mosley of Rock Hill, Cathey Harris of Chester, and Valerie Butler and Chris Hardin, both of Ellenboro, N.C.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Wright's Home for Funerals.

Memorials may be made to the Joseph A. Bland Fund c/o BB& T Bank, 115 Saluda St., Chester, SC 29706.

Lillie Gill

YORK - Mrs. Lillie Mae Brown Gill, 75, of 20 Magnolia St. died Monday, Aug. 31, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. today at Fishing Creek Baptist Church, with the Revs. John D. Brown III, Daniel Brown, Christine McCoy and William Thompson officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Gill was a lifelong member of Fishing Creek Baptist Church, where she was a member of the adult Sunday school class, hymn choir, AB&P Society and the Missionary Society No. 1.

She received her high school diploma from York Comprehensive High School when she was 55. She was a homemaker and later employed at Fieldcrest Cannon.

Surviving are three sons, the Rev. James Gill of Cranston, R.I., Jody Gill of Laurelton, N.Y., and William Gill of Greenville; nine daughters, Mary Gill and Mamie Daniel of Detroit, Dr. Pamela Franklin of Richmond, Va., Vickie Pendleton of Dover, Del., Leola Love and Bonita Thomason, both of Clover, and Sandra Park, Dora Walmsley and Janie Gill, all of York; four brothers, John Brown, the Rev. Daniel Brown and the Rev. Meek Brown, all of Providence, R.I., and James Brown of York; two sisters, Ellen Neely of Providence, R.I., and Natylum Bratton of York; 26 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to the Heart Center at Piedmont Medical Center, 222 South Herlong Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Wright Funeral Home is in charge.

Crystal Irvin

YORK - Miss Crystal Ann Irvin, 22, of 6260 Rockledge Place died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998, at Hospice of Union County.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Midway Baptist Church in Clover, with the Rev. James Ellis officiating. Burial will be at Lakeview Memory Gardens in York.

Miss Irvin was a member of Midway Baptist Church. She was a waitress.

Surviving are her mother and stepfather, Peggy Ann and Daniel Eddy of the home; her brother, Kenneth Wayne Irvin Jr. of Charlotte; her paternal grandparents, Robert and Gene Eddy of York; her maternal grandparents, Billie and James Sharder of Jacksonville, Fla.; her maternal great-grandmother, Martha Thompson of Charlotte; and her fiance, James Wyatt of Cowpens.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Greene Funeral Service, Southside Chapel, in Gastonia, N.C., and at other times at the home.

The body will be taken to the church at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

Mary Jenkins

KERSHAW - Miss Mary Ada Jenkins of 316 N. Minor St. died Monday, Aug. 31, 1998, at Vencor Hospital in Greensboro, N.C.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Robert Eubanks and Donald McManus officiating. Burial will be at Kershaw City Cemetery.

Miss Jenkins was a member of Pleasant Plain Baptist Church. She was a graduate of Columbia College, where she earned a degree in music.

Surviving is her sister, Esther C. Jenkins of Kershaw.

The family will receive friends at the home of Esther Jenkins, 316 N. Minor St., Kershaw.

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

Cauthen Funeral Home is in charge.

Herbert Shealy

CHESTER -"Mr. Herbert A. Shealy, 81, of 696 Great Falls Road died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Chip Sneed officiating. Burial will be at Purity Cemetery.

Mr. Shealy was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Kathleen Shealy; his daughter, Kathy Ruppe of Cosby, Tenn.; and his grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Presbyterian Church, Great Falls Road, Chester, SC 29706.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Wright's Home for Funerals.

Reola Walker

ROCK HILL -"Mrs. Reola Williams Walker, 71, 668 Stonewall Court died Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Park Baptist Church, with the Rev. Eddie Ramsey officiating. Burial will be at Laurelwood Cemetery.

A native of York County, Mrs. Walker was a member of Park Baptist Church, where she served as director of the Women's Missionary Union and was a former Sunday school teacher. She was retired from Hoescht Celanese Corp., where she worked in the beaming department.

Surviving are her husband, Edward R. Walker; two daughters, Teresa Cook of Charleston, W. Va., and Catherine Cranford of Columbia; two sisters, Mildred W. Bart and Helen Thomas, both of Rock Hill; and two grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Park Baptist Church, 717 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC 29730.


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