Miscellaneous York County, South Carolina Obituaries

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James Adams

KERSHAW - Mr. James Floyd Adams, 66, of 3730 Meadowview Road died Sunday, Sept. 27, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Cauthen Funeral Home, with the Rev. Steve Neal officiating. Burial will be at Flint Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Adams was a Kershaw native and was self-employed as a carpenter.

Surviving are his wife, Marlene K. Adams; two sons, James L. "Bo" Adams and Michael F. "Skocum" Adams, both of Kershaw; his stepdaughter, Renee Mosley of Kershaw; three sisters, Sue Trapp of Great Falls, Mildred Kirkley and Linda Adams, both of Lancaster; and two grandchildren.

At 5 p.m. today, the body will be taken to his Meadowview Road home, where the family will receive friends.

Memorials be made to Flint Ridge Baptist Church van fund, 1850 Flint Ridge Road, Heath Springs, SC 29058.

Richard Harper

LANCASTER - Mr. Richard Jefferson Harper, 76, of 425 East Doc Garris Road died Sunday, Sept. 27, 1998, at Springs Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at St. Luke United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Carlos Gardner, Brooks Walter and Eddie Usher officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Harper was a Lancaster County native and was retired from Bowater as a former powerhouse operator. He was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church, where he had been on the administrative board. He was a member of the John D. Harper Sunday school class and the Jackson Masonic Lodge No. 53.

Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Marshall Harper of the home; five daughters, Shirley Kirk, Elaine Pate, Lynn Usher and Becky Outen, all of Lancaster, and Audrey Bailey of Heath Springs; his brother, Melvin T. Harper of Lancaster, 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Hartley Funeral Home. Masonic rites will be performed prior to visitation. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to St. Luke United Methodist Church, 128 Providence Road, Lancaster, SC 29720.

Sierra Harris

ROCK HILL - Sierra Starr Harris, an infant, of 333 Yesebehana Circle died Sunday, Sept. 27, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Greene Funeral Home is in charge.

Christine Lowery

LANCASTER - Ms. Margie Christine "Chris" Lowery, 29, of 1663 Springdale Road, died Friday, Sept. 25, 1998, at Volusia Memorial Hospital in Deland, Fla.

A graveside service will be 4 p.m. Tuesday at West Side Cemetery, with the Rev. Ansel Smith officiating.

Ms. Lowery was born in Chesterfield on Jan. 7, 1969.

Surviving are her mother, Margie S. Stacks of Lancaster; her foster parents, Shannon and Jean Lowery of Lancaster; her brother, Wade Lowery of Lancaster; six sisters, Kathy Beasley of Hartsville, and Elizabeth Sims, Becky Pritchard, Sherrie Long, Norma Bradley and Karol Lowery, all of Lancaster; and her maternal grandfather, Jim Faile of Lancaster.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Cauthen Funeral Home of Lancaster.

Caitlin Strickland

ROCK HILL - Caitlin Elizabeth Strickland, the infant daughter of Douglas Wayne Strickland and Kelley Joann McIntosh, of 1064 Nalley Road died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. today at Grandview Memorial Park, with Dr. Jack Baise officiating.

Caitlin was born Sept. 22, 1998.

Surviving in addition to her parents are her paternal grandparents, Jerry and Valerie Strickland of Rock Hill; her maternal grandfather, David P. McIntosh of Rock Hill; her maternal grandmother, Anita D. McIntosh of Rock Hill; her paternal great-grandparents, Roger and Donna Garska of Charlotte and Ed and Levie Bosch of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; her maternal great-grandmother, Irene McIntosh of Rock Hill; and her maternal great-grandparents, James and Eleanor Dowell of Frederick, Md.

The family will receive friends immediately after the service.

Cauthen Funeral Home of Rock Hill is in charge.

Leroy McCrorey

ROCK HILL - Mr. Leroy McCrorey, 66, of 4287 Williamson Road died Friday, Sept. 25, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Wednesday at New Zion Baptist Church, with the Rev. C. Brown officiating. Burial will be at New Zion Cemetery.

Mr. McCrorey worked for Joe Roco Constructon, and was a member of New Zion Baptist Church and its hymn choir. He attended Fairfield County public schools, and was the widower of Pecolia Hope McCrorey.

Surviving are four sons, Leroy McCrorey, Michael N. McCrorey, Sylvester B. McCrorey and Patrick H. McCrorey, all of Rock Hill; four daughters, Carrie M. Moore, Catherine J. Heath and Jacqueline Woodard, all of Rock Hill, and Margaret H. Nevels of Charlotte; and two sisters, Amanda Gaither and Willie M. Boyd, both of Rock Hill.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at Robinson Funeral Home and at other times at home. The body will lie in state at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

James Wiseman

FORT LAWN - Mr. James Fredrick Wiseman, 76, died Sunday, Sept. 27, 1998, at Springs Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be held later in Vallejo, Calif.

Born in Meridian, Calif., Mr. Wiseman was retired from the U.S. Civil Service and was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was a member of Second Baptist Church, a 32nd Degree Mason in the Gridley, Calif., Masonic Lodge, Blue Lodge and the Scottish Rites of Oakland, Calif.

Surviving are his wife, Mary E. Wiseman; his daughter, Karen Ann Mendenhall of Vallejo, Calif.; four stepsons, Joe Davis of Livermore, Calif., John Davis of Indianapolis, Jeffery Davis of Dublin, Calif., and Joachim Davis of Alma, Neb.; two grandchildren; and 14 step-grandchildren.

Cauthen Funeral Home of Lancaster is in charge.

Elizabeth Wyman

Mrs. Elizabeth Babb Wyman, 84, of Aiken died Friday, Sept. 25, 1998, at Westminster Towers in Rock Hill.

A graveside services will be 3 p.m. today at Bethany Cemetery, Aiken, with Dr. William R. Johnston officiating.

Born in Laurens, Mrs. Wyman lived in Aiken for 42 years and worked with her late husband, Hastings Wyman Sr., at Wyman Realty Co. Prior to that, she attended Limestone College and became a legal stenographer in Camden. She was at one time an active volunteer with the Republican Party, and enjoyed flower gardening and knitting gifts for family and friends.

Surviving are three children, Nancy Wyman Ray of Rock Hill, Elizabeth Wyman Silk of New York City and Hastings Wyman Jr. of Washington, D.C.; her sister, Caroline Babb Bryan of Thomasville, N.C.; five grandchildren; and her great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends after the service at The Holley House, 235 Richland Ave. W., Aiken.

George Funeral Homes Inc., 211 Park Ave., Aiken, is in charge.
 

William Conner

NORTH CHARLESTON - Mr. William Henry Conner, 77, of North Charleston died Sunday, Sept. 27, 1998.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. today at Holmes Avenue Baptist Church. Burial will be at Carolina Memorial Gardens.

A native of York County, Mr. Conner was retired from the Charleston Naval Shipyard. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Holmes Avenue Baptist Church and a Mason.

Surviving are his wife, Doris Hysmith Conner; two daughters, Anne C. Davis of Summerville and Debora C. Brooks of Columbia; two stepdaughters, Carol D. Dukes of North Charleston and Cynthia D. Waters of Spartanburg; three sisters, Vera C. Roof, Marie C. McManus and Jacqueline C. Johnson, all of Chester; six grandchildren; and his great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Holmes Avenue Baptist Church, 4602 Durant Ave., North Charleston, SC 29405.

Carolina Memorial Funeral Home and Gardens is in charge.

James Creamer Sr.

ANDERSON - Mr. James Woodrow Creamer Sr., 60, of 103 Wren Way died Friday, Sept. 25, 1998.

Burial was at New Prospect Baptist Church cemetery.

Mr. Creamer was a retired chief warrant officer in the Army with 22 years of service. He served one tour with the Navy on the USS Ranger during the Vietnam War and three tours with the Army 179th MID during the Vietnam War. He was awarded four Bronze Stars and five Army Air Medals. He also served as a colonel in the S.C. State Guard. He served as district commissioner for the Boy Scouts and was awarded the Silver Beaver Award for lifelong service. He was employed as maintenance coordinator for Spinx Oil Co. and was a member of First Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Joyce C. Creamer; his son, James W. Creamer Jr. of Anderson; two stepsons, Timothy Clardy and David Clardy, both of Anderson; two sisters, Frankie Hardin of Greenville and Eva Findley of Loving, Texas; his brother, Jack Creamer of Edgemoor; and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Boy Scout Troop 280, c/o New Hope United Methodist Church, 233 New Hope Road, Anderson, SC 29626.

Betty Ehle

RICHBURG - Mrs. Betty "Mike" Calloway Ehle, 56, of Richburg died Sunday, Sept. 27, 1998, in Fort Collins, Colo.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the home in Richburg.

Surviving are her husband, David B. Ehle; three daughters, Heather G. Ehle, Gretchen E. Elgin and Tina T. Shugart; and five grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Reager Funeral Home and Crematory in Fort Collins was in charge.

D. James Greiner

COLUMBIA - Dr. Daniel James "Jim" Greiner of Florence died Saturday, Sept. 26, 1998, in Columbia.

Burial was at Mount Hope Cemetery.

Dr. Greiner was chief of pathology at McLeod Memorial Hospital for 28 years. He received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh and taught at Johns Hopkins Medical School before entering the Army. He served in the Pacific four years during World War II and achieved the rank of lieutenant colonel. After the war, he was chief of pathology at Kennedy Veterans Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He moved to Florence in 1952 and was a director of the United Way and the Cancer Clinic. He served on the board of directors at the Florence Country Club and the Country Club of South Carolina. He was a member of Central United Methodist Church and often performed solos with the choir. He also performed with the Masterworks Choir and local barbershop quartets. He and his late wife were charter members of the Florentine Society and were members of the Turpsecurean Club.

Surviving are two sons, Donald J. Greiner of Columbia and Robert E. Greiner of Greenville; two daughters, Katherine G. Brabham of Rock Hill and Jan G. Holloway of Columbia; nine grandchildren; and his great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church, 225 W. Cheves St., Florence, SC 29501 or to Arbor Terrace, 4551 Forest Drive, Columbia, SC 29206.

Waters-Powell Funeral Home was in charge.

Sierra Harris

ROCK HILL - Sierra Starr Harris, the infant daughter of Leon and Jessica Fairfax Harris Jr. of 333 Yesebehana Circle died Sunday, Sept. 27, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Catawba Ward Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, with Bishop Peter Reynders officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Surviving in addition to her parents are two sisters, Leonna Marie Harris and Theresa Randy Evon Harris, both of the home; her paternal grandparents, Leon and Theresa Harris of Rock Hill; her maternal grandparents, Wanda and John Harris of Rock Hill and Keith and Shelia Fairfax of Rock Hill; her paternal great-grandparents, Willie and Nola Campbell of Rock Hill; her paternal great-grandfather, Junius Edison Ward of York; her maternal great-grandparents, Raymond and Loretta Maree of Chester and Zelma Fairfax of Chester; and her great-great-grandmother, Gladys Aldridge of Chester.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Greene Funeral Home and at other times at the home.

Leroy McCrorey

ROCK HILL - Mr. Leroy McCrorey, 66, of 4287 Williamson Road died Friday, Sept. 25, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Wednesday at New Zion Baptist Church, with the Rev. C. Brown officiating. Burial will be at New Zion Cemetery.

Mr. McCrorey worked for Joe Roco Construction, and was a member of New Zion Baptist Church and its hymn choir. He attended Fairfield County public schools and was the widower of Pecolia Hope McCrorey.

Surviving are four sons, Leroy McCrorey, Michael N. McCrorey, Sylvester B. McCrorey and Patrick H. McCrorey, all of Rock Hill; four daughters, Carrie M. Moore, Catherine J. Heath and Jacqueline Woodard, all of Rock Hill, and Margaret H. Nevels of Charlotte; and two sisters, Amanda Gaither and Willie M. Boyd, both of Rock Hill.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at Robinson Funeral Home and at other times at home. The body will lie in state at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

Alma Sexton

YORK - Miss Alma Cleo Sexton, 88, of 228 Cameron Road died Monday, Sept. 28, 1998, at White Oak Manor Nursing Home in York.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by York Funeral Home.

Nancy Thomas

CHARLOTTE - Mrs. Nancy Talbert Thomas, 82, of 1852 Cassamia Place died Monday, Sept. 28, 1998, at home.

A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Evergreen Cemetery, with the Rev. Charles Summers officiating.

Mrs. Thomas was a homemaker. She was a charter member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and was a Daughter of the Signers of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. She was a graduate of the North Carolina Women's College of Greensboro.

Surviving are her husband, R.Z. Thomas Jr.; three sons, R. Zach Thomas III, Robert Goodwin Thomas and Daniel D. Thomas; four grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.

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

John Underwood

MABLETON, Ga. - Mr. John W. Underwood, 69, of 1660 Clay Road died Monday, Sept. 28, 1998, at Wellstar-Cobb Hospital in Marietta, Ga.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Greene Funeral Home in Rock Hill.
 

Raymond Autry

LANCASTER - Mr. Raymond Harold Autry, 75, of 1014 15th St. died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1998, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Cauthen Funeral Home with the Rev. W.C. Wallace and Jack Hudson officiating. Burial will be at Lancaster Memorial Park.

Mr. Autry was retired from Springs Industries. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Wright Autry; his son, Harold Autry of Lancaster; two daughters, Elaine Nichols and Brenda Autry Blackwell, both of Lancaster; his brother, J.T. Autry of Columbia; two sisters, Emmie Jordan and Leona Polston, both of Lancaster; seven grandchildren; two step grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and four step great-grandchildren.

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

Ammie Belton

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Ammie C. Belton of 849 Arlington Ave. died Saturday, Sept. 26, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2:30 p.m. Friday at Rose of Sharon Baptist Church, with the Revs. Edward Garrison, M.N. Baxter and Keith McCrorey officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

Mrs. Belton attended Fairfield County public schools. She was a member of the Rose of Sharon Baptist Church, where she participated in the Hymn Choir, Usher Board, Missionary Society, Order of the Eastern Star, and AP&B Society.

Surviving are three sons, Leroy Belton Jr. of Jersey City, N.J., Willie L. Belton of Newark, N.J., and Phillip M. Belton of East Orange, N.J.; three daughters, Barbara A. Belton, Gladys McFadden and Rita B. Minor, all of Rock Hill; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

The body may be viewed from 3 to 6 p.m. today at Robinson Funeral Home.

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

The family will receive friends at home.

Audrey Bigham

CHESTER - Ms. Audrey Lee Bigham, 76, of 146 1/2 Walnut St. died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1998, at home.

A graveside service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Chester Memorial Gardens, with the Revs. Gregory Keller and Chip Snead officiating.

Ms. Bigham was retired from Springs Industries. She was retired from Chester Senior High School.

Surviving are two daughters, Phyllis Varnadore of Chester and Linda Love of Crestview, Fla.; her mother, Ethel Bigham of Chester; her sister, Patricia Dixon of Lake Wylie; and Thomas Bigham of Chester; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 tonight at Barron Funeral Home.

Bobby Blake

WASHINGTON - Mr. Bobby Blake of 6423 Pennsylvania Ave., formerly of Rock Hill, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 1998, at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

The funeral will be noon Saturday at Scripture Cathedral in Washington, D.C., with Bishop C.L. Long officiating.

Surviving are his wife, Romanio Blake; two brothers, Bill Blake of Maryland and Arthur Johnson of Atlanta; and two sisters, Louise Boulware of Fort Mill and Lucille Gillespie of Philadelphia.

Latney's Funeral Home, 3831 Georgia Ave., NW is in charge.

Mabel Boyd

CLOVER - Mrs. Mabel Lee Dickson Boyd, 81, of 356 Boyd Road died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

A graveside service will be 1:30 p.m. today at Bethel Presbyterian Church cemetery, with the Rev. John Gess officiating. A memorial service will be 2 p.m. today at Bethel Presbyterian Church.

Mrs. Boyd was the medical receptionist for Dr. Elliott for many years. She was a member of Bethel Presbyterian Church, and was the widow of Brown Boyd.

Surviving are her daughter, Beth Jackson of Clover; her brother, James Dickson of Clover; and her granddaughter.

The family will receive friends after the memorial service.

Memorials may be made to Bethel Presbyterian Church, 2445 Highway 557, Clover, SC 29710.

M.L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home is in charge.

Harry Givens

ROCK HILL - Mr. Harry Alexander Givens, 82, of 530 State St. Extension died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. today at Laurelwood Cemetery, with the Rev. Dr. Robert J. Robinson officiating.

A native of Rock Hill, Mr. Givens was a veteran of World War II and retired from Rock Hill Printing & Finishing Co. after 43 years. He was a Mason, a member of the Elks Lodge, the American Legion, and the First ARP Church.

Surviving are his wife, Gladys Jones Givens; his son, Thomas A. Givens of Rock Hill; his daughter, Harriet G. Rhodes of Savannah, Ga.; his brother, A. Howard Givens of Rock Hill; and two grandchildren.

Bass Funeral Home is in charge.

Memorials may be made to First ARP Church building fund, 201 E. White St., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

P. Eugene Hudspeth

ROCK HILL - Mr. Perry Eugene "Gene" Hudspeth, 62, of 1830 McClain Drive died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1998, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Grandview Memorial Park, with the Rev. Ben Barnett officiating.

Mr. Hudspeth was a member of India Hook United Methodist Church. He was a member of the American Legion Post 43 in Fort Mill, where he served as past vice commander. He was a sales manager for Orkin Pest Control.

Surviving are his wife, Grace McClain Hudspeth; two sons, Perry G. Hudspeth of Rock Hill and David E. Hudspeth of Fort Mill; two sisters, Carolyn Fallaw of Rock Hill and June Buzra of Denver; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 tonight at 117 West Hill St. in Fort Mill and at other times at the home and 117 West Hill St., Fort Mill.

Memorials may be made to India Hook United Methodist Church paving fund, 3300 Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Greene Funeral Home is in charge.

Madgelene Pratt

GASTONIA, N.C. - Ms. Madgelene Pratt, 54, of 803 Circle View Drive died Sunday, Sept. 27, 1998, at Gaston Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Friday at Bethlehem Christian Fellowship Church of God, with Bishop David Adams officiating. Burial will be at Gaston Memorial Park.

Ms. Pratt was a member of Bethlehem Christian Fellowship Church of God in Gastonia.

Surviving are four sons, the Rev. Charles Pratt, Mark Pratt, Michael Pratt and Jemaine Pratt, all of Gastonia; three daughters, Mary P. Edwards of Charlotte, and Robin Pratt and Faith P. Slade, both of Gastonia; her brother, Lewis Pratt of Chicago; her sister, Doris Pratt of Woodbridge, N.J.; and 16 grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Bethlehem Christian Fellowship Church of God and at the home of the Rev. Charles Pratt, 1539 Green Circle Drive in Gastonia.

Costner Funeral Home is in charge.

Beatrice Shepherd

CLOVER - Mrs. Beatrice Huffstetler Shepherd, 95, of 875 Green Pond Road died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1998, at Meadow Haven Rehabilitation and Specialty Care Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church with the Revs. David Stanford and Paul Hutchison officiating. Burial will be at Hollywood Cemetery in Gastonia, N.C.

A native of Gaston County, Mrs. Shepherd was a member of Clover First Baptist Church. She was the widow of William Donald Shepherd.

Surviving are Donald Odell Shepherd and Bobby Gene Shepherd, both of Clover; two daughters, Mable S. Armstrong of Martinsville, Va., and Frances S. Richie of Clover; her brother, Charles Huffstetler of Forest City, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at M.L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home.

Phillip Williams

YORK - Mr. Phillip Williams of 305 W. California St. died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Wright Funeral Home.

Sandy Williams

CLOVER - Ms. Sandy Williams of 105 Zion Church Road died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Generation Funeral Home.


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