Miscellaneous York County, South Carolina Obituaries

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Jakie Blackmon

HEATH SPRINGS - Mr. Jakie Blackmon, 85, of 1908 Baskins Hill Road died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Friday at Hartley Funeral Home, with the Revs. Wayne Dickson and Ricky Hunter officiating. Burial will be at Fork Hill Baptist Church cemetery.

Mr. Blackmon was a retired farmer and owner and operator of the International Harvester Farm Equipment dealership in Lancaster. He was a member of Fork Hill Baptist Church.

Surviving are three sons, John M. Blackmon and Carson "Carty" Blackmon, both of Heath Springs, and Jakie B. Blackmon of Lancaster; two daughters, Jackie Lucas and Betty "Susie" McManus, both of Heath Springs; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Fork Hill Baptist Church, 1125 Fork Hill Road, Heath Springs, SC 29058.

William Brandon

ROCK HILL - Mr. William Edward "Ed" Brandon, 68, of 205 Green Bay Drive died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at First Wesleyan Church of Rock Hill, with the Revs. Leroy Cox and Todd Reynolds officiating. Burial will be at Forest Hills Cemetery.

Mr. Brandon was a member of York First Wesleyan Church. He retired after 15 years from L&H Technology in Charlotte.

Surviving are his wife, Marian Ricks Brandon; his son, Michael "Mike" E. Brandon of Midland, N.C.; his daughter, Joan Brandon of Rock Hill; his brother, Thomas Brandon of York; his sister, Maggie Carver of York; and his grandchild.

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

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

Samuel Gilfillan

BLACKSBURG - Mr. Samuel "Sam" Edward Gilfillan, 80, of 149 Gilfillan Road died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1998, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Friday at Nazareth Baptist Church, with the Revs. Joseph Clayton and Alton Martin officiating. Entombment will be at Clingman Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

A native of Hickory Grove, Mr. Gilfillan was a retired truck driver. He was a member of Unity Baptist Church in Hickory Grove.

Surviving are his wife, Grophie Mae Childers Gilfillan; two sons, Eddie Gilfillan and Kent Gilfillan, both of Blacksburg; three daughters, Betty Leagan and Brenda Moss, both of Blacksburg, and Yvonnie Gordon of Gaffney; three brothers, Calvin Gilfillan of Hickory Grove, Burt Gilfillan of Clover and Johnny B. Gilfillan of Sharon; three sisters, Annie Mae Martin of Hickory Grove, Martha Hogue of York and Jean White of Blacksburg; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Gordon Mortuary in Blacksburg.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 1300 Baxter St., Suite 101, Charlotte, NC 28204 or the Leukemia Society of America, 5624 Executive Center Drive, Charlotte, NC 28212.

Elizabeth Jones

CHARLOTTE - Mrs. Elizabeth P. Jones, 89, of 4009 Craig Ave. died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1998, at Mercy South Hospital in Pineville, N.C.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Greene Funeral Home in Rock Hill, with the Rev. Gene Flack officiating. Burial will be at Forest Hills Cemetery.

Mrs. Jones was a homemaker and was of the Free Will Baptist faith. She was the widow of B.A. Jones.

Surviving are three sons, Bobby Jones and Pete Jones, both of Fort Mill, and Mickey Jones of Dillon; her daughter, Billie Mae Plowman of Indian Trail, N.C.; her sister, Lila Mae Smith of Morganton, N.C.; 18 grandchildren; 32 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Greene Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Bobby Jones, 1658 Country Lodge Road, Fort Mill.

Harry Kline Sr.

PHOENIX - Mr. Harry E. Kline Sr., 86, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1998, at a Phoenix hospital.

The funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday in Phoenix. Burial will be in Phoenix.

Mr. Kline was a native of Johnston, Pa. He was employed for 20 years at American Viscose of Meadville, Pa. He also sold Raleigh products for 20 years in Pennsylvania.

Suriving are his wife, Dorothy Kline; three sons, Harry E. Kline Jr. of Rock Hill, and William L. Kline and Jefferson E. Kline, both of Phoenix; three daughters, Donna Powers of Phoenix, Thelma Kindervater of Wyoming, and Patricia Brubaker of Meadville, Pa.; his sister, Carribelle Johnson of Pennsylvania; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital, 950 W. Farris Road, Greenville, SC 29605.

Chapel of the Chimes in Glendale, Ariz., is in charge.

James Lockhart

CHESTER - Mr. James L. Lockhart of Chester County Nursing Center, formerly of 234 McFadden St., died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1998, at Chester County Hospital.

The family is at the home of Tommy and Bessie Dixon, 109 Hope St., Chester.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Denton Funeral Home.

Barbara Murphy

YORK - Mrs. Barbara Diane Murphy, 54, of 1886 Flatrock Road died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Kings Mountain United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Eddie Usher and Paul Ballard Jr. officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Murphy was employed with Credit Systems Inc. in Charlotte. She attended Kings Mountain United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband, James B. Murphy III; her son, Dwain Raymond Kester of California; two daughters, Lannette M. Gay and Lisa D. DeVault, both of York; her parents, Homer and Vanetta Bullard of Murray, Ky.; her sister, Jackie Hill of Murray, Ky.; and five grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at M.L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Lisa DeVault, 6475 Pine Forest Drive, York.

Mary Plyler

LANCASTER - Mrs. Mary Frances Ehrlich Plyler, 83, of 610 W. Barr St. died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Needham Williamson and Morris J. "Skip" Ehrlich III officiating. Burial will be at Westside Cemetery.

Mrs. Plyler was a 1936 graduate of Queens College and was a homemaker. She was a nationally accredited master flower show judge, was a national life member of the National Council of State Garden Clubs. She was also a member of the S.C. Judges Club, Lancaster Garden Club, Lancaster County Governor's Community Improvement and Beautification Committee and the Lancaster Study Club. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, where she was on the staff parish relations committee.

Surviving are her daughter, Jo Anne Plyler of Jacksonville, Fla.; and her brother, Dr. Morris J. Ehrlich of Chester.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11:30 a.m. today at home.

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

Mahaffey Funeral Home is in charge.

Raymond Watson

LANCASTER - Mr. Raymond Lee Watson, 61, of 1599 Converse Ave. died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1998, at Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Cauthen Funeral Home. Burial will be at the National Cemetery in Florence at a later date.

Mr. Watson was a salesman for Life Insurance Co. of Georgia. He was an Air Force veteran and a member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Surviving are his wife, Linda Clarke Watson; his daughter, Maria Draughon of Lancaster; four brothers, Hershel Watson of Choctaw, Okla., Roger Watson and Jerry Watson, both of Hannah, Okla., and Allan Watson of Glennville, Ga.; his sister, Patricia Butner of Winston-Salem, N.C.; and his grandchild.

Memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, c/o Gary Weathersbee, 2261 Douglas Road, Lancaster, SC 29720.
 

Margaret Bauknight

CHESTER - Mrs. Margaret Page Bauknight, 83, of 144 Walnut St. died Thursday, Sept., 24, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Clay Waldrip officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery.

Mrs. Bauknight was a retired Chester County teacher, having taught at Oakley Hall and Chester city schools for 39 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church, where she was a former Sunday school teacher and organist. She was a graduate of Chester High School, and held a bachelor's degree from Coker College and a master's degree from Winthrop College. She was a member of the Eastern Star and the Golden Age Club.

Surviving are her husband, James Vascoe Bauknight; her son, Vascoe Page "Butch" Bauknight of Little River; and two sisters, Sarah Page Holliday of Chester and Mary Page Killian of Edgemoor.

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

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 518, Chester, SC 29706 or the American Diabetes Association, Memorial Donations, 1660 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314.

William Brandon

ROCK HILL - Mr. William E. Brandon, 68, of 205 Green Bay Drive died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at First Wesleyan Church of Rock Hill, with the Revs. Leroy Cox and Todd Reynolds officiating. Burial will be at Forest Hills Cemetery.

Mr. Brandon was a member of York First Wesleyan Church. He retired after 15 years from L&H Technology in Charlotte.

Surviving are his wife, Marian Ricks Brandon; his son, Michael "Mike" E. Brandon of Midland, N.C.; his daughter, Joan Brandon of Rock Hill; his brother, Thomas Brandon of York; his sister, Margie Carver of York; and his grandchild.

The family will receive friends at the home.

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

Greene Funeral Home is in charge.

Kenneth Hallman

LANCASTER - Mr. Kenneth S. "Ken" Hallman, 61, of 2396 Zion Road died Thursday, Sept. 24, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Unity ARP Church, with the Rev. Guy Smith officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Hallman was retired from Springs Industries and a member of Unity ARP Church.

Surviving are his wife, Wilda Sturgis Hallman of Lancaster; his son, Vernon Kenneth Hallman; three brothers, Robert N. Hallman of Gastonia, N.C., Harry L. Hallman of Fort Mill, and Franklin D. Hallman of Lancaster; and two grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Unity ARP Church, 3495 Unity Church Road, Lancaster, SC 29720.

Cora Hinson

LANCASTER - Mrs. Cora Blackmon Hinson, 93, of 2178 John Everall Road died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1998, at Springs Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Immanuel Baptist Church, with the Revs. Dale Roach and Smooth Baker officiating. Burial will be at Lancaster Memorial Park.

Mrs. Hinson was a homemaker and the oldest member of Immanuel Baptist Church. She was the widow of Hunter Hinson Sr.

Surviving are her son, Hunter Hinson Jr. of Detroit; her sister, Dellie Hinson of Lancaster; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Immanuel Baptist Church, 1152 Great Falls Highway, Lancaster, SC 29720.

William Hopkins

ROCK HILL - Mr. William C. Hopkins, 80, of 1448 Russell Road died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Greene Funeral Home, with the Rev. Talmadge Bass officiating and the Rev. Harold Johnson assisting. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

Mr. Hopkins was a member of Grace Covenant Pentecostal Church. He was a retired painter for Roberts Painting Co. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was a member of Frank Roach Post 34 and the Hickory Post Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Surviving are his wife, Jeanette Greene Hopkins; five sons, Bobby Hopkins, Jerry Hopkins and William Carson Hopkins Jr., all of Rock Hill, Billy Ray Hopkins of Fort Lawn and Rick Hopkins of Little River; five daughters, Joeann Privette of Fort Lawn, Judy Rabon of York, Vivian Hare of Chester, Luvenia Stacks of Lancaster and Donna Gross of Conway; his sister, Erlene Barrett of Jefferson; 30 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Grace Covenant Church, 2201 Chester Highway, York, SC 29745.

James Lockhart

CHESTER - Mr. James L. Lockhart of Chester County Nursing Center, formerly of 234 McFadden St., died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1998, at Chester County Hospital.

A graveside service will be 5:30 p.m. today at Second Wilson Baptist Church Cemetery, with the Rev. W.M. Bryson officiating.

Mr. Lockhart was a native of Laurinburg, N.C. He was retired from the S.C. Highway Maintenance Department and was a member and trustee of Second Wilson Baptist Church. He attended Scotland County, N.C., public schools.

The family will receive friends at the home of his caregivers, Tommy and Bessie Dixon, 109 Hope St., Chester.

Denton Funeral Home is in charge.

Georgia Moore

YORK - Mrs. Georgia Bell Moore, 81, of 119 Hickory Lane died Monday, Sept. 21, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Saturday at St. John Baptist Church, with the Rev. Tony Dogan officiating and the Revs. W.E. Garrison and William McClain assisting. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Moore was a member of St. John Baptist Church in Sharon.

Surviving are her daughter, Marie Neely of the home; two sons, Johnny Gary Moore and Roger Dell Moore, both of York; 12 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

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

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

Samuel Starnes Jr.

YORK - Mr. Samuel "Bug" Starnes Jr., 64, of 521 California Circle died Monday, Sept. 21, 1998, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday at White Hill AME Zion Church, with the Rev. W.O. Thompson officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Starnes was a member of White Hill AME Zion Church, where he was leader of the Hymn Choir, and a member of the Trustee Board, the Men's Club and Sunday school. He was retired from Cannon Mill Plant No. 19, where he was a forklift operator. He was an Army veteran and a graduate of Jefferson High School.

Surviving are his wife, Joe Ann Roseborough Starnes; six sons, Kevin Starnes of Boston, Keith Starnes and Kenneth Starnes, both of Morristown, N.J., Michael Jerome Roseborough of the home, Darrell Roseborough of Candler, N.C., and Eric Roseborough of Denver; his daughter, Shontyia Starnes of the home; four brothers, James Starnes, Thomas Starnes, Oliver Martin Starnes and Perry Lewis Starnes, all of Morristown, N.J.; four sisters, Sitrena S. Berry of Rock Hill, Johnnie S. Gray of York, G. Juanita S. Glenn of Chicago, and Rose S. Kelly of Columbia; and seven grandchildren.

The body may be viewed from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Wright Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends at home.

Minnie Walker

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Minnie Bishop Walker, 77, of 2496 Indian Trail died Thursday, Sept. 24, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Saturday at Greene Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jamie Coley officiating. Burial will be at Bethesda Presbyterian Church cemetery.

Mrs. Walker was retired from Springs Industries in Fort Mill. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, where she was the pianist. She was the widow of J.C. Walker.

Surviving are three sons, Donald K. Walker of Catawba, Richard D. Walker of Jacksonville, Fla., and Michael A. Walker of Rock Hill; three daughters, Sue Phillips, Elaine McDaniel and Shirley Henson, all of Rock Hill; her brother, Palmer Ray Clinton of Bartlett, Tenn.; three sisters, Ruth Carter, Eva Gregory and Geneva Robinson, all of Rock Hill; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Greene Funeral Home and at other times at the home of her son, Donald K. Walker, 4925 Highway 5, Catawba.

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

John Betha

FORT LAWN - John Betha, 94, of 5584 Hillsdale Drive died Friday, Sept. 25, 1998, at home.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Denton Funeral Home in Chester.

Lucy Campbell

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Lucy Mae Campbell, 104, of 1330 India Hook Road died Friday, Sept. 25, 1998, at Westminster Health Care.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Episcopal Church of Our Savior, with the Rev. Al Boland officiating. Burial will be at Forest Hills Cemetery.

A native of Cairo, Ill., Mrs. Campbell was a homemaker. She was a member of the Episcopal Church of Our Savior.

Surviving are three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to United Way, 825 Edgemont Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Bass Funeral Home is in charge.

Maude Elder

LANCASTER - Miss Maude Elder, 96, of White Oak Manor, formerly of Fort Lawn, died Thursday, Sept. 24, 1998, at White Oak Manor.

The funeral will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Union Ezell AME Zion Church in Fort Lawn, with the Rev. William Long officiating and the Rev. Dr. Osbey Roddey assisting. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Miss Elder was a member of Union Ezell AME Zion Church, where she was a former missionary. She was educated in the public schools of Chester County.

Surviving are her caretakers, Margie Holeman and Calla Wright, both of Catawba; and the Rev. Dr. Osbey Roddey of Rock Hill.

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

The body may be viewed from 1 to 9 p.m. today at Kings Funeral Home.

Mamie Hill

HAMPTON, Va. - Mrs. Mamie Brown Hill of Hampton, Va., formerly of Rock Hill, died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1998, in Hampton.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Monday in Hampton. Burial will be in Hampton.

She was a graduate of Friendship Junior College in Rock Hill, Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte. She taught in the Fort Mill schools.

Surviving are her son, William Hill Jr. of Hampton; two daughters, Denise Hill of Hampton and Judge Belinda Joy Hill of Houston; three brothers, James Leroy Brown of Connecticut, Bobby Brown of Charlotte, and Booker Brown of Rock Hill; two sisters, Alberta Zimmerman of Newark, N.J. and Mildred "Skeet" Brown of Rock Hill.

Cooke Brothers Funeral Home, 1601 27th St., Newport News, Va., is in charge.

Galen Jones

CHARLOTTE - Mr. Galen Stacey Jones, 36, of 221 N. Cloudman St. died Thursday, Sept. 24, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at McEwen Funeral Service, Charlotte Chapel, with the Rev. Jack Homesley officiating. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Surviving are his mother, Madeline Presnell Jones of Charlotte; his brother, Jason Douglas Jones; and several aunts and uncles.

Memorials may be made in memory of his father, Jerry Gilbert Jones Jr., to the Hospice at Charlotte, 1420 E. Seventh St., Charlotte, NC 28204.

Juanita Ray

COLUMBIA - Mrs. Juanita Lucas Ray, 75, of Columbia died Thursday, Sept. 24, 1998, at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Killian Baptist Church. Burial will be at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Northeast.

Surviving are her husband, George F. Ray; her son, L.A. "Buck" Ray of Brunnell, Fla.; four daughters, Hilda Kramer and Pamela Johnson Branham, both of Blythewood, Annette Michaux of Palm Coast, Fla., and Elaine Estes of Rock Hill; two sisters, Juline Lorick of Batesburg/Leesville and Mavis Addy of Gilbert; her brother, Craft Lucas of Swansea; 10 grandchildren; and her great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Talbert-Shives Funeral Home.

Mary Ray

WILLISTON - Mrs. Mary Ghent Ray, 89, of Church Street died Thursday, Sept. 24, 1998, at Providence Hospital in Columbia.

The funeral will be 7 tonight at the Folk Funeral Home, with the Revs. David Stover and Mike Decosta officiating. Burial will be 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Dekalb Baptist Church cemetery in Camden.

Mrs. Ray was retired from the Richland School District No. 1 Food Service. She was a member of Winfield Heights Baptist Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Betty R. Gray of Columbia, Mrs. Delayne R. Young of Hopkins and Patricia R. Rucker of Williston; her sister, Lois G. McDonough of Lancaster; her brother, Harry Wade Ghent of Lancaster; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at 5 p.m. today at Folk Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Williston Rescue Squad or the charity of one's choice.

Margie Simpson

FORT MILL - Ms. Margie Bliss Simpson, 71, of 261 Dogwood Trail Lane died Friday, Sept. 25, 1998, at home.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Wolfe Funeral Home.


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