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Marion Aiken

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

A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Lancaster Memorial Park, with the Rev. Anthony "Tony" Adams officiating.

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

Surviving are his wife, Audrey Privette Aiken; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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

The family will receive friends at home.

Cauthen Funeral Home is in charge.

Johnie Cabe

ELLENBORO, N.C. -"Mr. Johnie Ray Cabe, 64, of 216 Dobbinsville Road died Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. today at Henrietta First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Trey Gilliam officiating. Burial will be at Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery.

Mr. Cabe was a native of York County. He was an U.S. Army veteran and owner and operator of J&J Rugs.

Surviving are his wife, Joyce Dobbins Cabe; five daughters, Vicki Deaton of Clover, Lola Walser of Lexington, N.C., Nancy Hopper of San Diego, Calif., Mary Jo Poole of Ellenboro, N.C., and Cindy Byers of Rutherfordton, N.C.; his brother, Joe Cabe of York; two sisters, Betty Rumfelt and Ruby Wallace, both of York; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Harrelson Funeral Home in Caroleen, N.C. is in charge.

Ethan Gunthrope

CHESTER -"Mr. Ethan "Bill" Gunthrope, 44, of 111 Culp St. died Friday, Sept. 4, 1998, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

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

Dollie Sullivan

KERSHAW - Mrs. Dollie Harp Sullivan, 96, died Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998, at White Oak Manor in Lancaster.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Buffalo Baptist Church, with the Revs. Bill Morris, Ed Taylor and Clarence Allen officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Sullivan was a member of Buffalo Baptist Church, where she attended the Faithful Workers Sunday school class.

Surviving are two sons, Isaac S. Sullivan of Kershaw and Ralph Sullivan of Lancaster; six daughters, Margaret S. Truesdale of Camden, Clarine Ogburn and Cora Lee Newman, both of Bethune, Grace Hoffstein of Scranton, Helen Horton of Jefferson and Loretta Belk of Kershaw; 33 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 tonight at Cauthen Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Bill and Cora Lee Newman, 5013 Newman Road, Bethune.

Memorials may be made to to White Oak Manor, 253 Craig Manor Road, Lancaster, SC 29720.

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. today 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; two grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren.

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

Greene Funeral Home is in charge.
 

Donald Anderson

RIVER HILLS - Mr. Donald Carl Anderson, 79, of 30 Catawba Ridge Court died Friday, Sept. 4, 1998, at home.

The funeral service will be announced. Arrangements are being handled by York Funeral Home.

He was retired from U.S. Steel Corp., where he was a district manager in the Cyclone Fence division. He was a member of River Hills Community Church.

Mr. Anderson was a member of Lions International for over 40 years. He was also a member of the Good Neighbors Pantry in Clover and the River Hills Country Club, where he was an avid golfer. Mr. Anderson was a major in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret Braude Anderson; a son, Harry Lewis Anderson of Gallatin, Tenn.; a brother, Richard Anderson of Opa Locka, Fla.; two sisters, Louise A. Dietmeger of Waukegan, Ill.; and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to River Hills Community Church, 104 Hamilton's Ferry Road, Lake Wylie, SC 29710.

Essie Farnell

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Essie Wiedenman Farnell, of 2342 Winter Crest Drive died Saturday, Sept. 5, 1998, at Ebenezer Nursing Home.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Forest Hill Cemetery, with the Rev. Gene Fuller officiating.

Mrs. Farnell was elected to two terms as Secretary of State of South Dakota.

Surviving are her husband, L.B. Farnell; two daughters, Jeanne Waddell of Rock Hill and Sharon Criswell of Florida; two sons, Dr. Thomas Wiedenman of Teaneck, N.J., and William Farnell of Sequim, Wash.; and five grandchildren.

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

Bass Funeral Home is in charge.

Olivia James 

Chester - Mrs. Olivia Griffin "Shine" James, 83, of 859 Beechwood Drive died Friday, Sept. 4, 1998, at Chester County Hospital.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at the First Church of the Nazarene, with the Revs. Gregory Keller, Harold Liner and Greg Pressley officiating. Burial will be at the Chester Memorial Gardens.

Born in Pineville, N.C., Mrs. James was a homemaker and member of the First Church of the Nazarene. She was the widow of Calvin E. James.

Surviving are her daughter, Judy Helms of Chester; two sons, Gerald James of Chester and Jimmy James of Inman; 11 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to the First Church of Nazarene, Family Life Center, 182 Pinckney St., Chester, SC 29706.

Thomas McGuire

ROCK HILL - Mr. Thomas Clarence McGuire, 60, of 1099 Grier McGuire Drive, died Saturday, Sept. 5, 1998, at his home.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Greene Funeral Home chapel, with the Rev. Ron Roddey officiating. Burial will follow at Grandview Memorial Park. Masonic rituals will be conducted at 6:30 tonight at the funeral home.

Mr. McGuire was a member of Riverview Presbyterian Church. He was self-employed. He was a member of Rock Hill Lodge #111 A.F.M., Hejaz Shrine Temple and the Scottish Rite and York Rite Bodies. He was a honary member of Omar Shrine Temple. Mr. McGuire was past president of Crescent Shrine Club.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Faile McGuire; two daughters, Myrna McGuire Baker and Jean Tant, both of Rock Hill; three brothers, Perry McGuire and Frank McGuire, both of Rock Hill, and Jerry McGuire of Fort Mill; and four grandchildren.

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

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

Sally Patterson

GREAT FALLS - Ms. Sally Ann Patterson, 31, of Route 2, Box 96-D, Winnsboro, died Friday, Sept. 4, 1998, at Palmetto Baptist Medical Center in Columbia.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Wednesday at Pine Grove Baptist Church, with Pastor J.A. McFarlan officiating and the Rev. D. Rice assisting. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Ms. Patterson was employed with Fuji Films in Winnsboro and was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church and its young adult choir. She was a 1985 graduate of Great Falls High School.

Surviving are her son, Kenneth Q. Patterson of the home; her daughter, Iesha C. Patterson of the home; her mother, Lucille Patterson of Winnsboro; three brothers, Alonzo Patterson, Isaiah Patterson and John Henry "Chuck'' Patterson, all of Winnsboro; five sisters, Inez Gladden of Columbia, and Angela Dye, Doris Howard, Charlene Patterson and Christine Patterson, all of Winnsboro; four half-brothers, John Boulware of Blackstock, Roger Kelly of Chester, and Donnell Kelly and Tyrone Kelly, both of Winnsboro; two half-sisters, Mary Talford of Great Falls and Gloria Curry of Chester; her fiance, Kenneth Pearson of Winnsboro; and her grandmother, Maggie Patterson of Great Falls.

Viewing will be from 7 to 8 tonight at Washington Funeral Home. The body will be placed in the church at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Charles Payton

FORT MILL - Charles Payton, 59, of 109 Avery St. died Saturday, Sept. 5, 1998, at his home.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Parker Funeral Home.
 

Oscar Covington Sr.

ROCK HILL - Mr. Oscar Henry Covington Sr., 86, of 1380 Allison Circle died Monday, Sept. 7, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Alan Arnold officiating. Burial will be at Ebenezer ARP Church cemetery.

A retired automobile mechanic, Mr. Covington was a member of Allison Creek Presbyterian Church and was a charter member of the Newport Fire Department. He was the widower of Mary Elizabeth Carothers Covington.

Surviving are his son, Henry Covington of Rock Hill; three daughters, Virginia C. Moss and Ellen C. Chio, both of Rock Hill, and Iris C. Coleman of Catawba; his sister, Louise C. Thatcher of Rock Hill; eight grandchildren; and seven great-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 Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, 5780 Allison Creek Road, York, SC 29745 or to Ebenezer ARP Church cemetery fund, 2132 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Viola Craigo

LANCASTER - Mrs. Viola Craigo, 75, of 1039 Sara Drive died Saturday, Sept. 5. 1998, at her home.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. today at Grandview Cemetery in Rock Hill, with Chaplin Miriam Mick officiating.

A native of Putman, W.Va., Mrs. Craigo was a restaurant employee.

Surviving are two sons, Arthur "Chip" Craigo Jr. and Robert Craigo, both of Lancaster; her daughter, Janice Marshall of Fort Lawn; two brothers, George Roach and Jimmy Roach, both of Point Pleasant, W.Va.; five sisters, Barbara Jahn of Fullerton, Calif., and Betty Jean Owens, Ruth Cox, Alice Lewis and Mary Bowles, all of Point Pleasant, W.Va.; and six grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 8 to 9 a.m. today at Mahaffey Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Community Care, 325 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29732.

William Dunlap

ROCK HILL - Mr. William Milan Dunlap, 76, of 1800 India Hook Road died Monday, Sept. 7, 1998, at Spring Arbor.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Greene Funeral Home.

Michael Gill

FORT MILL - Mr. Michael Charles Gill, 44, of 8561 Indian Park Road died Saturday, Sept. 5, 1998.

Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.

A native of Denver, Mr. Gill worked as a painter.

Surviving are his wife, Lynn Gill of Fort Mill; his father and stepmother, James and Pat Gill; and his stepbrother, Allen Gill of Gainesville, Fla.

Wolfe Funeral Home is in charge.

Ethan Gunthrope

CHESTER -"Mr. Ethan "Bill" Gunthrope, 44, of 111 Culp St. died Friday, Sept. 4, 1998, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Wednesday at King's Funeral Home with Pastor Keith Taylor officiating.

Burial will be in Old Wilson Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Gunthrope was a native of Chester County. He was a graduate of Great Falls High School and was employed at the Chester Rental Uniform company of Chester.

Surviving are his wife, Ella K. Gunthrope of the home; two step-daughters, Felicia Keener and Curtrina Keener, both of the home; his father, Johnny Talford of Great Falls; two sisters, Sadie Gladden of Chester and Johnie Mae Holmes of Great Falls; his brother, Floyd Gunthrope of New York City; and two foster sisters, Josephine Reeves of Great Falls and Fannie Mae Crocket of Charlotte.

The family will receive friends at the residence.

King's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Joe Ann Hyatt

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Joe Ann T. Hyatt of 4779 Harmony Church Road, Edgemoor, died Monday, Sept. 7, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Robinson Funeral Home.

Sam Lowe

ROCK HILL - Dr. Sam G. Lowe Jr., 80, of 612 Forest Lane died Sunday, Sept. 6, 1998, at Westminster Towers in Rock Hill.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, with Dr. William C. Pender officiating.

A graveside service will be 4 p.m. Wednesday at Hebron Presbyterian Church Cemetery, at DuBose Cross Roads in Sumter County.

Dr. Lowe was a pediatrician. He graduated from Davidson College in 1938 and received his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. He was a member of Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, where he was an elder. He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corp during World War II in the Pacific Theater and attained the rank of captain before his discharge.

He was in private practice in Rock Hill until he retired in 1972. He was a former chief of staff at York General and St. Phillips hospitals. Following his retirement, he was the medical service director for Carolina Community Action from 1972 to 1976. In March 1982, he was named physician of the year by the Rock Hill Mayor's Committee for exceptional contributions in furthering employment of handicapped individuals. He worked in the Human Development Department at Winthrop University and was on many boards of civic organizations, most of which concerned children and the handicapped. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club, where he was a past president. He was an active member of the Rock Hill YMCA where he encouraged others to join swimming activities. He was instrumental in the formation and establishment of York County Hospice, now known as Hospice Community Care.

Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Anna DuBose Lowe.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, 421 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730 or Hope Inc., P.O. Box 774, Rock Hill, SC 29731 or to Hospice Community Care, 325 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Inez Lucas

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Inez Matheny Lucas, 84, died Sunday, Sept. 6, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home in Charleston, W.Va. Burial will be at the Lucas Matheny family cemetery.

Born in Charleston, W.Va., Mrs. Lucas was a homemaker and was a member of Oakland Baptist Church in Rock Hill. She was the widow of Arlie Lucas.

Surviving are four sons, Arlie Ray Lucas and Robert Lucas, both of Rock Hill, Jack Lucas of Clinton, Ind., and Jess Lucas of Terre Haute, Ind.; her daughter, Vada Coker of McConnells; her sister, Beulah Bostic of Maulden, W.Va.; five grandchildren; and her great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Oakland Baptist Church, 1068 W. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Bass Funeral Home is in charge.

James Miller

FORT MILL - Mr. James C. "Jim" Miller, 73, died Monday, Sept. 7, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. John's United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Robert Monson and Edgar McCall officiating. Burial will be at United Cemetery.

A retired merchant seaman with 41 years of service, Mr. Miller was a veteran of World War II, the Korean war and the Vietnam war. He was a past officer of Catawba Lodge No. 56, a York Rites Shriner, a Mason, a member of American Legion post 43, Fort Mill Moose Lodge No. 1240, the VFW post 9138 and a member of St. John's United Methodist Church. He was the widower of Sarah Clyburn Miller.

Surviving are three sons, Johnny Mack Miller and Michael Edward Miller, both of Raleigh, N.C., and James Clark Miller of Tampa, Fla.; two brothers, Jesse Miller of Rye, N.Y., and Thad Miller of Jacksonville, Fla.; four sisters, Ruth Harkey of Crystal River, Fla., Nell Becknell and June Kidd, both of Fort Mill, and Cora Buckles of Bunnell, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Masonic rites will be 6:30 tonight at St. John's United Methodist Church, with visitation following until 9 p.m. The family will receive friends at other times at the home of his sister, June Kidd, 194 Kidd Road, Fort Mill.

Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, 2100 N. Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville, SC 29609.

Fort Mill Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Sally Patterson

GREAT FALLS - Ms. Sally Ann Patterson, 31, of Route 2, Box 96-D, Winnsboro, died Friday, Sept. 4, 1998, at Palmetto Baptist Medical Center in Columbia.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Wednesday at Pine Grove Baptist Church, with Pastor J.A. McFarlan officiating and the Rev. D. Rice assisting. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Ms. Patterson was employed with Fuji Films in Winnsboro and was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church and its young adult choir. She was a 1985 graduate of Great Falls High School.

Surviving are her son, Kenneth Q. Patterson of the home; her daughter, Iesha C. Patterson of the home; her mother, Lucille Patterson of Winnsboro; three brothers, Alonzo Patterson, Isaiah Patterson and John Henry "Chuck'' Patterson, all of Winnsboro; five sisters, Inez Gladden of Columbia, and Angela Dye, Doris Howard, Charlene Patterson and Christine Patterson, all of Winnsboro; four half-brothers, John Boulware of Blackstock, Roger Kelly of Chester, and Donnell Kelly and Tyrone Kelly, both of Winnsboro; two half-sisters, Mary Talford of Great Falls and Gloria Curry of Chester; her fiance, Kenneth Pearson of Winnsboro; and her grandmother, Maggie Patterson of Great Falls.

Viewing will be from 7 to 8 tonight at Washington Funeral Home. The body will be placed in the church at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Keenan Skerritt

FORT MILL - Keenan Daniel Skerritt, the 16-month-old son of Andrew J. Skerritt and Laurina C. Osborne of Fort Mill, died Monday, Sept. 7, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Wolfe Funeral Home.

Keenan was born April 21, 1997, in Mecklenburg County, N.C.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his brother, Khalil Skerritt of Fort Mill; his paternal grandparents, Frances Skerritt of London and Raymond Lewis of Montserrat, West Indies; his maternal grandmother, Mabel Osborne of New York City; and his paternal great-grandmothers, Margaret Skerritt and Margaret Lewis, both of London.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 Wednesday night at Wolfe Funeral Home and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to the Downs Syndrome Foundation, P.O. Box 471814, Charlotte, NC 28247.

Wolfe Funeral Home is in charge.

Ruby Smith

CHESTER - Mrs. Ruby Crawford Smith, 77, of 39 E. White St. died Sunday, Sept. 6, 1998, at Fairfield Memorial Hospital in Winnsboro.

A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Barron Funeral Home, with the Rev. Steve Bishop officiating.

A native of Hart County, Ga., Mrs. Smith was a retired textile employee.

Surviving are her daughter, Barbara S. Tinsley of Chester; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Barron Funeral Home.

Louise Tipton

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Louise Phillips Tipton, 85, of 271 Garden Way, Apt. 41, died Sunday, Sept. 6, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cornerstone United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Steve Brown officiating and the Revs. Jerry Phillips and Michael Walker assisting. Burial will be at 12:30 p.m. at Westside Cemetery in Lancaster.

A native of Lancaster, Mrs. Tipton was retired from the Drapery Center and was a member of Cornerstone United Methodist Church. She was a graduate of Buford High School and was the widow of Earl R. Tipton.

Surviving are three sons, Don Stegall and Jack Stegall, both of Rock Hill, and Harold Stegall of Chadbourn, N.C.; two daughters, Peggy Stegall Lovelace of York and Alice S. McKeown of Rock Hill; four stepsons, Doyle Tipton and Dennis Tipton, both of Columbia, and Delmas "Spud'' Tipton and Dan Tipton, both of Rock Hill; four stepdaughters, Amy Tallent, Joy West and Annie Bigham, all of Rock Hill, and Nancy Richards of Columbia; 11 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Greene Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Brenda and Don Stegall, 5816 Scotland Yard, Rock Hill.

Memorials may be made to Cornerstone United Methodist Church, 2697 Heckle Blvd., Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Wade Truesdale

YORK - Mr. Wade J. Truesdale, 73, of 2299 Sussex Road died Sunday, Sept. 6, 1998, at Ebenezer Nursing Home.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Alan Arnold officiating.

Memorials may be made to Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, 570 Allison Creek Road, York 29745 or to a charity of one's choice.

Greene Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

J. Paul White

CLOVER - Mr. Jerry Paul "J. Paul'' White, 80, of 705 Sumter Street Extension died Saturday, Sept. 5, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Wednesday at Mars Tabernacle FBH Church in Clover, with the Rev. Willie Starr officiating and the Revs. Blanche Jamerson and W.L. Brown assisting. Burial will be at Uniondale Cemetery in York.

A Chester County native, Mr. White was a retired employee of the town of Clover, where he was a truck driver for the sanitation department for more than 20 years. He joined the Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in McConnells at an early age.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Magdalene Davis "Maggie'' White; his son, George Willie White of Alexandria, Va.; five grandchildren whom he reared, Teresa White, Juanita White, June Wallace and Belinda Jamison, all of Clover, and Joyce Love of Gastonia, N.C.; his great-grandchild whom he reared, Anthony White of Clover; three other grandchildren; 13 other great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 3:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Mars Tabernacle FBH Church in Clover.

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

Jack Bozard Jr.

EASLEY - The Rev. Jack M. Bozard Jr., 52, of 205 Haverhill Circle died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1998.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Easley First United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Ed McDowell, Granville Hicks, James Hunter and Carl Evans officiating. A graveside service will be 5 p.m. Thursday at West End Cemetery in St. Matthews, with the Revs. Susan Ulmer, Lewis Bozard and Van Thomas officiating.

The Rev. Bozard was a former minister at Adnah United Methodist Church in Rock Hill. He also served at the Springfield-Neeses-Salley Charge, Turbeville-Shiloh Charge, Zoar UMC in Greer and Asbury UMC in Columbia. He was pastor at First United Methodist Church in Easley. He was a graduate of Spartanburg Methodist College, Wofford College, Candler School of Theology and Emory University and earned his doctorate of ministry degree from the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in 1996.

Surviving are his wife, Bidney Harrison Bozard; two sons, Michael Andrew Bozard and James Edward Bozard, both of Clemson; and his mother, Margaret Eargle Bozard of St. Matthews.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Robinson Funeral Home in Easley.

Memorials may be made to Easley First United Methodist Church building fund, P.O. Box 27, Easley, SC 29641.

Oscar Covington Sr.

ROCK HILL - Mr. Oscar Henry Covington Sr., 86, of 1380 Allison Circle died Monday, Sept. 7, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. today at Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Alan Arnold officiating. Burial will be at Ebenezer ARP Church cemetery.

A retired automobile mechanic, Mr. Covington was a member of Allison Creek Presbyterian Church and was a charter member of the Newport Fire Department. He was the widower of Mary Elizabeth Carothers Covington.

Surviving are his son, Henry Covington of Rock Hill; three daughters, Virginia C. Moss and Ellen C. Chio, both of Rock Hill, and Iris C. Coleman of Catawba; his sister, Louise C. Thatcher of Rock Hill; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, 5780 Allison Creek Road, York, SC 29745 or to Ebenezer ARP Church cemetery fund, 2132 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Cauthen Funeral Home is in charge.

Faye Davis

KERSHAW - Mrs. Faye Lynn Henderson Davis, 38, of 2069 Jones Road died Monday, Sept. 7, 1998, at home.

A graveside service will be 3 p.m. Friday at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church cemetery, with the Rev. Clarence Allen officiating.

Mrs. Davis was a sales clerk for Mr. G's food stores and attended Mount Pisgah Baptist Church.

Surviving are her son, John Coleman Davis III of Hartsville; her daughter, Jennifer Lindsey Davis of Hartsville; her stepfather and mother, Marion and Mildred J. Huggins of Kershaw; four brothers, Doyle Moore and John Moore, both of Gastonia, N.C., David Henderson of Germany and Barry Henderson of Artesia, N.M.; and two sisters, Wilma Alexander of Eastover and Donna Lee of Kershaw.

The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Friday at Cauthen Funeral Home and at other times at the home.

William Dunlap

ROCK HILL - Mr. William Milan Dunlap of 1800 India Hook Road died Monday, Sept. 7, 1998, at Spring Arbor.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Quail Springs Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. Burial will be at Clinton Cemetery in Clinton, Okla.

Mr. Dunlap was a member of Quail Springs Baptist Church. He served in World War II, was a retired music store owner in Oklahoma City and worked for Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Oklahoma City for 20 years.

Surviving are his wife, Lavern M. Dunlap; his son, David Milan Dunlap of Rock Hill; his brother Maclain Dunlap of Tulsa, Okla.; and his grandchild.

Resthaven Funeral Home of Oklahoma City is in charge.

Greene Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Joe Ann Hyatt

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Joe Ann T. Hyatt of 4779 Harmony Church Road, Edgemoor, died Monday, Sept. 7, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Friday at Mount Vernon AME Zion Church, with the Rev. John E. Johnson officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Hyatt was a member of Mount Vernon AME Zion Church where she was on the Deaconess Board, was vice president of the Willing Workers, was a member of the Flower Club and was secretary of the Gospel Chorus. She was a 1963 graduate of Finley High School in Chester.

Surviving are her husband, Robert E. Hyatt; two daughters, Meshan T. Hyatt and Yutonka N. Hyatt, both of the home; her brother, Ulysees Patton of Heath Springs; five sisters, Mary P. Lee of Edgemoor, Jessie Cooper of Kingstree, Virginia Sloan and Barbara Dean, both of Charlotte, and Hannah Robinson of Rock Hill; and her grandchild.

The body may be viewed from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Robinson Funeral Home.

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

The family will receive friends at the home.

Edmund Lewandowski

ROCK HILL - Mr. Edmund C. Lewandowski, 84, of 537 Meadowbrook Lane died Monday, Sept. 7, 1998, at home.

A vigil will be 7 p.m. Thursday at Greene Funeral Home, with the Rev. William Pentis officiating. A funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Saint Vincent de Paul in Milwaukee, Wis. Entombment will be at St. Adalbert Garden Mausoleum.

Mr. Lewandowski moved to Rock Hill in 1973, when he became head of the art department at Winthrop College. He was named distinguished professor in 1979. For the preceding 18 years, he was president of his alma mater, Layton School of Art in Milwaukee, where he also taught. He was named Man of the Year in Milwaukee in 1972.

For six years, he worked at Florida State University in Tallahassee, where he taught, headed the art department and founded an art gallery.

Mr. Lewandowski was known worldwide for his Precisionist painting and displayed his works in galleries from New York to Paris and Poland.

He was on a number of art guilds across the country and was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church. He was an Army veteran and served in Normandy, Northern France and Rhineland. He received the Victory Medal and Bronze Star Medal.

Surviving is his wife, Dolores B. Lewandowski.

Memorials may be made to the Winthrop University Foundation, Edmund Lewandowski Scholarship Fund, 105 Tillman Hall, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC 29733 or to Hospice Community Care, 325 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730 or to St. Anne Catholic Church, 1694 Bird St., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

The family will receive friends after the vigil service Thursday until 9 p.m. at Greene Funeral Home.

Thomas Love

CHESTER - Mr. Thomas L. Love, 66, of 1164 Craigbraw Circle died Monday, Sept. 7, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Westside Baptist Church, with the Rev. Mark Chapman officiating. Burial will be at Lancaster Memorial Park.

Mr. Love was retired from Springs Industries with 37 years of service. He was a native of Chester County and served in the Army. He was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church in Lancaster.

He was a member of the Golden Age Club, past president of the Chester Shrine Club, a member of Chester Masonic Lodge 18 and the York Rite Bodies. He was a founder and member of Dutchman Creek Volunteer Fire Department, past president of the Wateree Homeowners Association and assisted in the organizing and building of Wateree Baptist Church.

Surviving are his daughter, Teresa Stewart of Chester; two brothers, Bobby J. Love of Chester and David E. Love of Richburg; and two sisters, Evelyn L. Briggs and Betty L. Odom both of Chester.

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

Memorials may be made to Hospice Community Care, 325 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730 or to Westside Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1046, Chester, SC 29706.

Martha Martin

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Martha Smith Martin, 77, of 1776 Kallaramo Road died Monday, Sept. 7, 1998, at Ebenezer Nursing Home.

A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Bass Funeral Home, with the Rev. Tim McClendon officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

Mrs. Martin was a native of Jacksonville, Fla. She was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church, was a Pink Lady for 30 years and was a volunteer for the Red Cross for 30 years. She studied at the Juilliard School of Music in New York. She was a member of the original South Carolina Opera Workshop in Spartanburg and a member of the Charlotte Opera. She attended Bob Jones University and was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband, James H. Martin; her daughter, Elizabeth M. Leadbitter of Columbia; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at home.

Memorials may be made to St. John's United Methodist Church, 321 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Bass Funeral Home is in charge.

William Neely Sr.

ROCK HILL - Mr. William "Bill" Heyward Neely Sr., of 181 Neely's Creek Road died Monday, Sept. 7, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Friendship United Methodist Church, with the Rev. David Taylor officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

A native of Rock Hill, Mr. Neely was a member of Friendship United Methodist Church. He was a member of the American Legion Frank Roach Post and the Veterans of Foreign Wars and served in the Navy Sea Bees during World War II. He was retired from U.S. Plywood-Georgia Pacific as a machinist. He was the widower of Lillian Harrison Neely.

Surviving are two sons, Hutch Neely of Rock Hill and William H. Neely Jr. of Columbia; his daughter, Pamela Arciniega of Covina, Calif.; his sister, Sandy Wallace of Miami, Fla.; and six grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Friendship United Methodist Church, 1200 Neely Store Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Dale Nicholas Sr.

FORT MILL - Mr. Dale Arthur Nicholas Sr., 63, of 1550 Banks St., Apt. 4, died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at Christ Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. John R. Fastenau officiating.

Mr. Nicholas worked for Nabisco in Pittsburgh, Pa. After moving to Fort Mill, he worked as a landscaper for York Technical College. He was a member of Christ Cornerstone Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are his wife, Laura Mundt Nicholas; five sons, Dale Arthur Nicholas Jr. and David Errol Nicholas, both of Rock Hill, and Barry Clayton Nicholas, Scott Dennis Nicholas and Wayne Kirk Nicholas, all of Fort Mill; three daughters, Laura May Patterson of Tulsa, Okla., Deborah Ann Nicholas of Fort Mill and Sonja Marlene West of Broken Arrow, Okla.; his brother, Henry Marcus Nicholas of Apple Valley, Calif.; 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 Christ Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 456, Fort Mill, SC 29715.

Charles Payton

FORT MILL - Mr. Charles Henry Payton, 55, of 109 Avery St. died Saturday, Sept. 5, 1998, at his home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Bethlehem Baptist Church, with the Rev. Carlwell Culp officiating. The Rev. Loretta Adams will give the eulogy. Burial will be at Barber Memorial Cemetery.

Mr. Payton was retired from Thermoplastics in Pineville, N.C. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, which he joined at an early age. He served nine years in the Army, graduated valedictorian in 1960 from George Fish High School and was captain of the varsity basketball team.

Surviving are his son, Charles Moore of Fort Mill; his adoptive mother, Lula Bell Wilson of Fort Mill; his father and stepmother, Quincy and Macey Barber of Fort Mill; his brother, Henry Lee Payton of Charlotte; his sister, Joanne Payton Thompson of Charlotte; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the church and at other times at the home.

Parker Funeral Home is in charge.

Ophelia Stover

WHITSETT, N.C. - Mrs. Ophelia Keels Stover, 78, of 5003 McConnell Road died Monday, Sept. 7, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Lowe Funeral Home, with the Rev. Robert M. Disher officiating. Burial will be at Alamance Memorial Park.

Mrs. Stover was a homemaker and the widow of Lexie James Stover. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Rock Hill.

Surviving are two sons, William "Bill" Stover of Key Largo, Fla., and Daniel "Dan" Stover of Georgetown; her daughter, Teresa Ann Stover of Greensboro; her sister, Allie Keels Gouldin of Greensboro, N.C.; her brother, Walker C. Keels of Charleston; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Duke Cancer Center, Ophelia Stover Endowment, DUMC-3828, Durham, NC 27710.

Wade Truesdale

YORK - Mr. Wade J. Truesdale, 73, of 2299 Sussex Road died Sunday, Sept. 6, 1998, at Ebenezer Nursing Home.

A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Alan Arnold officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

A native of Heath Springs, Mr. Truesdale was retired from Hoescht-Celanese Corp., where he worked as an engineer in Charlotte and Rock Hill. He was a member of Allison Creek Presbyterian Church and American Legion Post 34 in Rock Hill. He was a 1950 graduate of Erskine College.

Surviving are his wife, Marcella Jones Truesdale; two sons, Edward "Ed" Truesdale of Murrells Inlet and Joseph "Joe" Truesdale of Sarasota, Fla.; his daughter Suzanne T. Mathis of Versailles, Ky.; two brothers, Norton Truesdale of Kernersville, N.C., and Dewitt J. Truesdale of Rock Hill; his sister, Beatrice Westbrook of Charlotte; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends after the service.

Memorials may be made to Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, 570 Allison Creek Road, York, SC 29745 or the charity of one's choice.

Greene Funeral Home is in charge.

Charlie Williams

COLUMBIA - Mr. Charlie G. Williams, 70, of Columbia died Monday, Sept. 7, 1998, at Lexington Medical Center.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Eau Claire Baptist Church, with the Rev. Karl McCallister officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Greenlawn Cemetery in Great Falls.

A native of Great Falls, Mr. Williams was South Carolina superintendent of education from 1979 to 1991. He earned his bachelor's degree from Newberry College and his master's degree and doctorate of philosophy from the University of South Carolina.

He was instrumental in planning and implementing the Education Improvement Act. He served as deputy superintendent for instruction for South Carolina, assistant superintendent for the Alabama State Department of Education, director of research at the S.C. Department of Education and a trustee emeritus at the University of South Carolina and The Citadel. He was teacher and coach at East Clarendon High School in Turbeville and was principal of Turbeville High School, McCants Elementary School, St. Andrews Elementary School and Logan Elementary School. He taught reading at Columbia College and Fort Jackson.

He served in the Navy from 1945 to 1946 and 1951 to 1952.

Surviving are his wife, Edna Broome Williams; two sons, Charlie Williams of Anniston, Ala., and Frank Williams of Chapin; his brother, Samuel Williams of Clinton; his sister, Mabel "Sis" Williams of Great Falls; and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel.

Memorials made be made to the South Carolina Heart Fund, P.O. Box 6604, Columbia, SC 29260.

Dantzler-Baker Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.


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