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William Atkinson

CLOVER - Mr. William Robert Atkinson, 62, of 1861 Highway 55 West died Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at M.L. Ford and Sons Funeral Home, with the Revs. Ronald Lackey and Diane Collins officiating. Burial will be at Lakeview Memory Gardens.

Mr. Atkinson was a self-employed painter and a veteran of the Marine Corps.

Surviving are his wife, Ruby Brazell Atkinson; his daughter, Vickie Messer of Clover; his mother, Sally Atkinson of Winston-Salem, N.C.; two brothers, Benny Atkinson and Bobby Atkinson, both of Memphis, Tenn.; three sisters, Ann Halley of Spartanburg, Evelyn Sizemore of Winston-Salem and Juanita Hazelwood of Morganton, N.C.; and his granddaughter.

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

J.C. Boulware

CHESTER - Mr. J.C. Boulware, 67, of 134 Steinkuhler St. died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1998, at Chester County Hospital.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Friendship Baptist Church, with the Rev. W.E. Page officiating and the Rev. Ronald McClurkin assisting. The Rev. L.L. Robertson will give the eulogy. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Boulware was a Chester native. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church, where he was a trustee and member of the AP&B Society No. 19. He was a former Hymn Choir leader. He was a former employee of Bordens and Essex in Chester and was the widower of Bertha Strong Boulware.

Surviving are five sons, J.C. Bowler, Tommy Bowler, Larry Bowler and Sylvester White, all of Chester, and the Rev. Charles White of Greensboro, N.C.; six daughters, Betty Killian, Willie Mae Gregory, Diane Boulware, Brenda Dunifer, Vickie Bowler and Carrie Sanders, all of Chester; his mother, Atlene Stevenson Boulware of the home; two brothers, Arthur Boulware of Spartanburg and the Rev. Jesse Boulware of Chester; 45 grandchildren; and 49 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at home.

The body will be taken to the church at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

King's Funeral Home is in charge.

Claude Childers

HICKORY GROVE - Mr. Claude Childers, 78, of 2031 Chestnut St. died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1998, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. today at the Hickory Grove Church of God, with the Rev. John P. Smith officiating and the Revs. Roger Nix and Bart Plaxco assisting. Burial will be at Hickory Grove Cemetery.

Mr. Childers was retired from Rock Hill Printing & Finishing Co. He was a clerk for 42 years at Hickory Grove Church of God, where he was a member. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret Pursley Childers; his daughter, Sharon Childers Neal of Gaffney; four brothers, Jesse Childers of Smyrna and Otto Childers, William Childers and Floyd Childers, all of Hickory Grove; his sister, Carrie Childers of York; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

York Funeral Home is in charge.

Memorials may be made to Hickory Grove Life Saving Squad, P.O. Box 224, Hickory Grove, SC 29717 or to Hospice Community Care, 325 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Lydia Klein

LAKE WYLIE - Mrs. Lydia Seiders Klein, 76, of 1145 Southwoods Drive died Friday, Oct. 9, 1998, in Berea, Kentucky.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Lake Wylie Christian Assembly, with the Revs. Lewis Gunn and Paul Jenkins officiating. Burial will in the Long Island National Cemetery, Pinelawn, N.Y.

Mrs. Klein was a member of Lake Wylie Christian Assembly. She was the widow of John Anthony Klein.

Surviving are her son, Richard Klein of Aiken; five daughters, Karen Gerry of East Rockaway, Dale Fluke of Raleigh, N.C., Diane Robinson of Lake Wylie, Linda Schadt of Berea, Ky.; Susan McGahee of Spartanburg; and 13 grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the church.

Memorials may be made to the Lake Wylie Christian Assembly, 5766 Charlotte Highway, Lake Wylie, SC 29710.

M.L. Ford and Sons Funeral Home in Clover and McCourt-Trudden Funeral Home in Farmington, N.Y., are in charge.

James Lindsay

CHESTER - Mr. James Michael Lindsay, 17, of 782 Mountain Lakes Road died Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998, at Providence Hospital in Columbia.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. today at Leeds Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dale Roddey and Sister Mary Reinhart officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Lindsay attended Chester County High School and Leeds Baptist Church. He was the 1989-90 champion of the Pinewood Derby and a faithful supporter of the Chester football team.

Surviving are his parents, George and Sue Lindsay of Chester; two brothers, Leebo Lindsay and George H. Lindsay II, both of Chester; a sister, Lynn Hawkins of Chester; his paternal grandparents, George and Odette Lindsay of Chester; and his maternal grandparents, J.C. and Mary Nell Abercrombie of Chester.

Memorials may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 2700 Middleburg Drive, Suite 240, Columbia, SC 29204 or to Leeds Baptist Church building fund, 3231 Leeds Road, Carlisle, SC 29031.

Barron Funeral Home is in charge.

Robert Roberts

GREAT FALLS - Mr. Robert Lee "Bill" Roberts, 88, of 1642 Windy Hill Lane died Friday, Oct. 9, 1998, at Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Great Falls Church of the Nazarene, with the Revs. Henry Adams, G.W. Harrell and Stuart Snow officiating. Burial will be at Union ARP Church cemetery in Richburg.

Mr. Roberts was retired from J.P. Stevens. He was a member of Great Falls Church of the Nazarene. He was the widower of Annie Black Roberts.

Surviving are his son, Jerry Lee Roberts; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Dantzler-Baker Funeral Home.

Jesse Sturgis

ROCK HILL - Mr. Jesse Wolfe Sturgis, 90, of 113 Neely Court died Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at St. John's United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Tim McClendon officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

A native of Rock Hill, Mr. Sturgis worked at Rock Hill Printing & Finishing Co. for more than 40 years. He was a veteran of World War II and served in the Pacific participating in the invasion of Okinawa. Mr. Sturgis was a member of Gideon International and St. John's United Methodist Church, where he taught Sunday school for more than 40 years and was a former member of the administrative board and the council of ministries.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth Hoke Sturgis; his daughter, Mary Elizabeth Sturgis of Rock Hill; two brothers, Sam Sturgis and Bill Sturgis, both of Rock Hill; and two sisters, Ammie Sturgis and Elizabeth S. Edwards of Pickens.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Bass Funeral Home and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to St. John's United Methodist Church, 321 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730 or to Gideon International, P.O. Box 3462 CRS, Rock Hill, SC 29731

Donald Weathers

ROCK HILL - Mr. Donald Albert Weathers, 47, of 235 Whit-Green Apartments died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1998, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Parker Funeral Home. 
 

Mary Black

YORK - Mrs. Mary Wright Gertrude Black, 85, of 2632 Goins Lane died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998, at home.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Grandview Memorial Park, with the Rev. Bill Shytle officiating.

Mrs. Black was a native of Lancaster. She was a member of Parkridge Baptist Church and retired from Randolph Yarns, where she was a spinner. She was the widow of J.W. Black Jr.

Surviving are two daughters, Eunice Conner and Grace Black, both of York; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home.

Memorials may be made to the Parkridge Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 4048, Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Greene Funeral Home is in charge.

Louise Bradley

ROCK HILL-The Rev. Mrs. Louise Bradley of 813 Ogden Road died Friday, Oct. 9, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Robinson Funeral Home.

Roger Cauthen

EVANS, Ga.- Mr. Roger D. Cauthen, 50, of 4841 Washington Road died Friday, Oct. 9, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Monday at Warren Baptist Church in Augusta, Ga. Burial will be 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Kershaw City Cemetery, with the Rev. Hugh McKinney officiating.

A native of Camden, Mr. Cauthen was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, where he served in Vietnam and a plant manager of A.D.M. Company. He was a member of the Warren Baptist Church in Augusta.

Surviving are his wife, Ceclia M. Cauthen of Evans, Ga.; his mother Lola Mae Baker Cauthen of Kershaw; his son, Stephen Todd Sigmon of Greenville; three daughters, Patty Goolsby and Kimberly Cauthen, both of Evans, and Denise Sigmon of Jacksonville, Fla.; three sisters, Margie Vincent of Heath Springs, Marcene Frost of Lancaster, and Linda Faulkenberry of Kershaw; and his grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Cauthen Funeral Home, Kershaw Chapel.

Memorials may be made to the Saint Joseph Hospice, 2260 Wrightsboro Road, Augusta, GA 30904.

Cauthen Funeral Home, Kershaw Chapel, is in charge of local arrangements.

Calvert Hall

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Calvert Hall of 523 Lucky Lane died Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 8 p.m. Tuesday at United House of Prayer for All People. Apostle E. Webb will give the eulogy, with Elders W.K. Hutchinson and E. Morgan assisting. Burial will be Wednesday morning at Grandview Memorial Park.

Surviving are two sons, Joseph Hall and Amos Hall, both of Concord, N.C.; four daughters, Lola Johnson of Charlotte, Bettye Webb of Rock Hill, Marion Adams of Newport, Va., and Montez McCauly of Concord; two brothers, Thomas Morrow and Ward Morrow, both of Rock Hill; two sisters, Louise Biggers and Cynthia Brown; 19 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

Clemons Funeral Home is in charge.

Thomas Isenhower

GREAT FALLS - Mr. Thomas E. Isenhower, 82, of 7825 Camp Welfare Road died Friday, Oct. 9, 1998, at Fairfield Homes in Ridgeway.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Mount Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Roberts officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

A native of Fairfield County, Mr. Isenhower was a retired farmer and a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church. He attended the public schools of Fairfield County.

Surviving are his wife, Irene Wilkes Isenhower; two stepsons, Billy Burnette of Chester and Jimmy Ray Burnette of Gainesville, Ga.; and three step-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 tonight at the Dantzler-Baker Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Mount Zion Baptist Church, 6964 Wateree Road, Great Falls, SC 29055.

Garner Lockridge

DALLAS, N.C. - Mr. Garner Roosevelt Lockridge, 66, of 707 West Robinson St., formerly of Clover, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1998, at Gaston Memorial Hospital.

A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Monday at the Greene Funeral Service Southside Chapel in Gastonia, with the Rev. Mark Campbell officiating.

A native of Clover, Mr. Lockridge was a member of the S.C. National Guard and retired from Stroehmann Brothers Bakery in Olean, N.Y.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth Ann Lockridge; three sons, Jimmy Lockridge, of Elizabeth City, N.C.; Johnny Lockridge of Dallas, N.C., and Charles Lockridge of Crouse, N.C.; five daughters, Kathy Wyatt, Diane Hedrick, Laurie Lockridge and Loretta Wyatt, all of Dallas, N.C., and Denise Davis of Lincolnton, N.C.; his brother, Hugh Lockridge of Naples, Fla.; 19 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Greene Funeral Service Southside Chapel in Gastonia from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and at other times at the home.

Louise McMurray

GREAT FALLS - Mrs. Louise Welch McMurray, 61, of 3229 Shadow Lane died Friday, Oct. 9, 1998, at home.

A memorial service will be 4 p.m. today at the Dantzler-Baker Funeral Home, with the Rev. Doug Irvin officiating.

Mrs. McMurray was a member of the First Baptist Church and retired from J.P. Stevens. She attended Great Falls public schools and was the widow of Joe McMurray.

Surviving are two daughters, Jackie Hinson and Jo Anne Morton, both of Lancaster; her companion, David Hargett of Great Falls; two sisters, Linda Strand of Charlotte and Debra Fain of Jonesboro, Ark.; her brother, Joe Gulledge of Fort Lawn; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends following the memorial service.

Daniel Platt

ROCK HILL- Mr. Daniel Noah Platt, 92, died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Monday at St. Paul United Methodist Church Cemetery in Clover. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. at the Cauthen Funeral Home, with the Revs. Tim Tomlinson, Larry Wilson and James Platt officiating. His nephews will serve as pallbearers.

A native of Clover, Mr. Platt moved to Rock Hill in 1941 to work at the Rock Hill Printing and Finishing Company and retired in 1971. He was a charter member of the Lakewood Baptist Church and an avid gardener and collector.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret Pendleton Platt; his son, Billy Platt of Rock Hill; his daughter, Dot Hutchinson Kelly of Rock Hill; three sisters, Lillie Mae Quinn, Margaret Parks and Lila Revels, all of Rock Hill; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends before and after the memorial service and at other times at the home of Dot Hutchinson Kelly or Billy Platt.

Memorials may be made to Lakewood Baptist Church, 3520 Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732 or to the charity of one's choice.

Cauthen Funeral Home is in charge.

Jesse Sturgis

ROCK HILL - Mr. Jesse Wolfe Sturgis, 90, of 113 Neely Court died Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at St. John's United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Tim McClendon officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

A native of Rock Hill, Mr. Sturgis worked at Rock Hill Printing & Finishing Co. for more than 40 years. He was a veteran of World War II and served in the Pacific participating in the invasion of Okinawa. Mr. Sturgis was a member of Gideon International and St. John's United Methodist Church, where he taught Sunday school for more than 40 years and was a former member of the administrative board and the council of ministries.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth Hoke Sturgis; his daughter, Mary Elizabeth Sturgis of Rock Hill; two brothers, Sam Sturgis and Bill Sturgis, both of Rock Hill; and two sisters, Ammie Sturgis and Elizabeth S. Edwards of Pickens.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Bass Funeral Home and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to St. John's United Methodist Church, 321 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730 or to Gideon International, P.O. Box 3462 CRS, Rock Hill, SC 29731.

Donald Thrash

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Mr. Donald Russell Thrash, 47, of 1636 Moore Road died Friday, Oct. 9, 1998.

Greene Funeral Home will announce funeral arrangements.

Lorraine Turner

RIDGEWAY - Ms. Lorraine Turner, 35, of Longtown Road in Ridgeway died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1998, at Fairfield Memorial Hospital in Winnsboro.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. today at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, with the Rev. Melvin Syphertt officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Ms. Turner was a member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church and attended Winnsboro and Brooklyn public schools. She also was a volunteer for Tanglewood Nursing Home.

Surviving are her son, Ershaun Turner of Ridgeway; two daughters, Loretha Turner and Latisha Turner, both of Ridgeway; her father, Haskell Gibson of Ridgeway; her stepfather, Eugene Tompkins of New York; her grandmother, Gertrude Gibson of Ridgeway; eight brothers, Willie Kennedy, Terry Gibson, Keith Gibson, Carlos Gibson, Adam Gibson, Karl Gibson, Joshua Gibson and Josh Gibson, all of Ridgeway; and nine sisters, Sandy Curry, Tammy Turner, Pamela Turner and Eugenia Tompkins, all of Great Falls, Lynn Gibson, Stephanie Gibson, Karen Gibson, Monica Gibson and Aleshia Gibson, all of Ridgeway; and her friend, Moses Tucker of Ridgeway.

The body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. today.

Washington Funeral Home in Great Falls is in charge.

Donald Weathers

ROCK HILL - Donald "Donnie" Albert Weathers, 47, of 235 Whit-Green St. died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1998, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

The funeral will be 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Grier Funeral Home Chapel, with Elder Lang Priester and Lawrence McFadden officiating. Elder Randell Ervin and the Rev. John T. Simpson will assist. Burial will be at York Memorial Park in Charlotte.

Mr. Weathers worked at Cone Mills and Blythe Paving before retiring for health reasons. He was educated in the Mecklenburg County public schools.

Surviving are his wife, Beverly Simpson; seven sons, Darron Simpson of the home, Donald Massey of Rock Hill, Donald Fewell, Carols Cornick, Marice Cornick and Antoine Patton, all of Charlotte, and Ontwain Simpson of Spartanburg; two daughters, Danyell Rushing and Terlexcia Simpson, both of Spartanburg; four sisters, Helen Caldwell of Mount Vernon, N.Y., and Peggy McCorbin, Brenda Jones and Barbara Weathers, all of Charlotte; and 11 grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home and at the home of Peggy McCorbin at 1221 Fordham Road in Charlotte. The body may be viewed at Parker Funeral Home from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today, and starting at 9 a.m. Monday.

Reba Wiggins

ROCK HILL- Mrs. Reba Louellen Wiggins, 73, of 326 Long St. died Friday, Oct. 9, 1998, at home.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Laurelwood Cemetery, with the Rev. Donald Wiggins officiating.

A native of Gaston County, N.C., Mrs. Wiggins was retired from Lance Packing Co. She was also a member of the West Main Church of God.

Surviving are three brothers, Robert Wiggins, of Rock Hill, the Rev. Donald Wiggins of Simpsonville, and Max Wiggins of Vero Beach, Fla.; and two sisters, Hellen Crenshaw of Forest City, N.C., and Martha Knoblouch of Orange Park, Fla.

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

Mary Bethune

CHARLOTTE - Mrs. Mary Elliott Bethune, 84, died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998, at Britthaven of Charlotte.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at McEwen Funeral Service's Charlotte chapel. Burial will be at Sharon Memorial Park.

Born in Gastonia, N.C., Mrs. Bethune was a homemaker and a member of Bradley Memorial United Methodist Church. She was the widow of Jacob Allen Bethune.

Surviving are her son, David Bethune of Scottsdale, Ariz.; two daughters, Frances B. Cahoon of Charlotte and Susan Elliott of Cary, N.C.; two sisters, Claudine Buchanan of Gastonia and Sara Barnes of Winston-Salem, N.C.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made in the memory of Mrs. Bethune to the charity of the donor's choice.

James Collins

ROCK HILL - Mr. James Howard Daniel Collins, 46, of 1713 Gainey Drive died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

Fort Mill Funeral Home will announce funeral arrangements.

Mary Deas

LANCASTER - Mrs. Mary Odell Waites Deas, 79, of 1159 Ashley Way died Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Grace Freewill Baptist Church, with the Rev. Gary McInvaille officiating. Burial will be at Lancaster Memorial Park.

Mrs. Deas was a native of Butts County, Ga., and was retired from Springs Industries, where she worked in the spinning department. She was a member of Grace Freewill Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Edgar E. Deas; two brothers, Will Waites of North Augusta and Raymond Waites of Jackson, Ga.; her sister, Dorothy Redmond of Jackson; and her stepsister, Minnie Lou Heath of Jackson.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Hartley Funeral Home at 1800 Charlotte Highway in Lancaster.

Memorials may be made to Grace Freewill Baptist Church, 1616 Alpha Road, Lancaster, SC 29720 or to Home Care Hospice, 800 W. Meeting St., Lancaster, SC 29720.

Ansel Hall

ROCK HILL - Mr. Ansel Hall, 61, of 648 Old Friendship Road died Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Greene Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bill Shytle officiating.

A native of Chester, Mr. Hall was a retired automobile mechanic and was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving is his sister, Willie America Hall of Rock Hill.

The family will receive friends following the service.

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

Greene Funeral Home is in charge.

Calvert Hall

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Calvert Hall of 523 Lucky Lane died Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 8 p.m. Tuesday at United House of Prayer for All People. Apostle E. Webb will give the eulogy, with Elders W.K. Hutchinson and E. Morgan assisting. Burial will be Wednesday morning at Grandview Memorial Park.

Surviving are two sons, Joseph Hall and Amos Hall, both of Concord, N.C.; four daughters, Lola Johnson of Charlotte, Bettye Webb of Rock Hill, Marion Adams of Newport, Va., and Montez McCauly of Concord; two brothers, Thomas Morrow and Ward Morrow, both of Rock Hill; two sisters, Louise Biggers and Cynthia Brown; 19 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

Clemons Funeral Home is in charge.

James Pope Sr.

YORK - Mr. James Oscar Pope Sr., 70, of 1085 Turkey Creek Ridge Road died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998, at home.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Capers Chapel United Methodist Church cemetery in Chester, with the Rev. Jack Smith officiating.

A Charlotte native, Mr. Pope was a diesel mechanic for Estes Trucking Express Lines and was a World War II Navy veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Shirley Paul Pope of York; three sons, James O. Pope Jr., Richard T. Pope and John L. Pope, all of York; two daughters, Delrose P. Haney and Sherry P. Moore, both of Charlotte; three brothers, Alfred Pope of California, and Arnold Pope and Billy Pope, both of Charlotte; three sisters, Alice P. Hager of Huntersville, N.C., Carolyn P. Casters, of Concord, N.C., and Faye P. Willoughby of Charlotte; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to York County Hospice, 325 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29732 or the American Cancer Society.

Stinson Roof

CHESTER - Mr. Stinson Lee Roof, 71, of 117 Hinton St. died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Tuesday at Cornwell Presbyterian Church, with the Revs. Oscar Burdett and Jessie Hegler officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Roof was a Chester County native. He was the owner and operator of Roof's Body Shop. He was a member of Cornwell Presbyterian Church, where he was a deacon. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II, attended Chester County schools and was a member of Blackstock Lodge No. 180 AFM.

Surviving are his wife, Vernelle Roof; two sons, Keith Roof of Chester and Randy Roof of Rock Hill; three sisters, Virginia Cameron, Betty Gaston and Grace Gaston, all of Chester; and four grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Cornwell Presbyterian Church, c/o Sarah T. Cassels, 2298 Columbia Highway, Blackstock, SC 29014.

Ray Short

ROCK HILL - Mr. Ray Douglas Short, 59, of 949 Pearson Drive died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998, at Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia, N.C.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Harvest Time Assembly in Kings Mountain, N.C., with the Revs. Gene Griggs and Hoover Smith officiating. Burial will be at Mountain Rest Cemetery in Kings Mountain.

Mr. Short was a native of Cleveland County, N.C. He was a member of Oakdale Church of the Nazarene in Rock Hill and worked as a machine technician in the textile industry.

Surviving are his wife, Martha G. Short of Rock Hill; two sons, Craig Short of Mooresville, N.C., and Pat Gaston of Rock Hill; three daughters, Kandace Newton of Shelby, N.C., Rene Gaston of Rock Hill and Lisa Sheppard of Edgemoor; his father and stepmother, Paul and Pauline Short, of Kings Mountain, N.C.; two brothers, Don Short of Shelby, N.C., and Ken Short, of Bessemer City, N.C.; his sister, Sandi Wright of Grover, N.C.; and seven grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Harris Funeral Home in Kings Mountain, and at other times, the children will receive friends at their respective homes.

Jenielle Sifford

CLOVER - Mrs. Jenielle "Totsie" Falls Sifford, 84, of 204 Sumter St. died Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998, in Woodstock, Va.

The funeral will 2 p.m. Tuesday at Clover Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Dr. William K. Neely officiating. Burial will be at Woodside Cemetery.

A member of Clover Presbyterian Church, Mrs. Sifford was the widow of Robert Claiborne Sifford.

Surviving are two sons, Robert Michael Sifford of Woodstock and David Falls Sifford of Nashville, Tenn.; and four grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Clover Presbyterian Church, 202 Kings Mountain St., Clover, SC 29710.

Tyreic Simpson

BLACKSTOCK - Tyreic D. Simpson, the infant child of Andrieca Smith and Transan D. Simpson, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998, at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia.

A graveside service was held Sunday at Mount Nebo A.M.E. Zion Church in Richburg, with the Rev. Samuel Latta officiating.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Theaster Evans of Blackstock; his paternal grandparents, John and Patience Talford of Richburg; his paternal great-grandparents, Annie Mae Simpson of Richburg and Johnny and Rosa Talford of Great Falls; and his paternal great-great-grandmothers, Mattie Thompson and Eliza Simpson, both of Richburg.

King's Funeral Home is in charge.

John Strong

BLACKSTOCK - Mr. John Guy Strong, 78, of 1348 Cornwell Road died Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998, at the Chester County Nursing Center.

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

Jackie Thomas

DARLINGTON - Mr. Jackie LeMar Thomas, 25, of 929 Huckleberry St., formerly of Gastonia, N.C., died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998.

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

Lorraine Turner

RIDGEWAY - Ms. Lorraine Turner, 35, of Longtown Road in Ridgeway died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1998, at Fairfield Memorial Hospital in Winnsboro.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. today at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, with the Rev. Melvin Syphertt officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Ms. Turner was a member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church and attended Winnsboro and Brooklyn public schools. She also was a volunteer for Tanglewood Nursing Home.

Surviving are her son, Ershaun Turner of Ridgeway; two daughters, Loretha Turner and Latisha Turner, both of Ridgeway; her father, Haskell Gibson of Ridgeway; her stepfather, Eugene Tompkins of New York; her grandmother, Gertrude Gibson of Ridgeway; eight brothers, Willie Kennedy, Terry Gibson, Keith Gibson, Carlos Gibson, Adam Gibson, Karl Gibson, Joshua Gibson and Josh Gibson, all of Ridgeway; and nine sisters, Sandy Curry, Tammy Turner, Pamela Turner and Eugenia Tompkins, all of Great Falls, Lynn Gibson, Stephanie Gibson, Karen Gibson, Monica Gibson and Aleshia Gibson, all of Ridgeway; and her friend, Moses Tucker of Ridgeway.

The body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. today.

Washington Funeral Home in Great Falls is in charge.

Donald Weathers

ROCK HILL - Mr. Donald "Donnie" Albert Weathers, 47, of 235 Whit-Green St. died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1998, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

The funeral will be 2:30 p.m. today at Grier Funeral Home in Charlotte, with Elder Lang Priester and Lawrence McFadden officiating. Elder Randell Ervin and the Rev. John T. Simpson will assist. Burial will be at York Memorial Park in Charlotte.

Mr. Weathers worked at Cone Mills and Blythe Paving before retiring for health reasons. He was educated in Mecklenburg County public schools.

Surviving are his wife, Beverly Simpson; seven sons, Darron Simpson of the home, Donald Massey of Rock Hill, and Donald Fewell, Carols Cornick, Marice Cornick and Antoine Patton, all of Charlotte, and Ontwain Simpson of Spartanburg; two daughters, Danyell Rushing and Terlexcia Simpson, both of Spartanburg; four sisters, Helen Caldwell of Mount Vernon, N.Y., and Peggy McCorbin, Brenda Jones and Barbara Weathers, all of Charlotte; and 11 grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home and at the home of Peggy McCorbin, 1221 Fordham Road in Charlotte. The body may be viewed at Grier Funeral Home in Charlotte starting at 9 a.m. today.

Reba Wiggins

ROCK HILL - Ms. Reba Louellen Wiggins, 66, of 326 Long St. died Friday, Oct. 9, 1998, at home.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. today at Laurelwood Cemetery, with the Rev. Donald Wiggins officiating.

A native of Gaston County, N.C., Ms. Wiggins was retired from Lance Packing Co. She was also a member of West Main Church of God.

Surviving are three brothers, Robert Wiggins of Rock Hill, the Rev. Donald Wiggins of Simpsonville and Max Wiggins of Vero Beach, Fla.; and two sisters, Hellen Crenshaw of Forest City, N.C. and Martha Knoblouch of Orange Park, Fla.

Greene Funeral Home is in charge. 
 

Louise Bradley

ROCK HILL - The Rev. Mrs. Dorothy Louise McMullen Bradley of 813 Ogden Road died Friday, Oct. 9, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Thursday at First Calvary Baptist Church, with the Rev. L.L. Hancock officiating and the Revs. Mary Crosby, Hattie Foster and Ira Roddey assisting. Burial will be at Catawba Chapel Church cemetery.

The Rev. Bradley was a native of York County. She was assistant pastor at First Calvary Baptist Church where she was a former choir member and member of the Missionaries. She was a member of the Ministers and Deaconess Club. She attended the public schools of York County.

Surviving are two sons, John Bradley and Willie Bradley, both of Rock Hill; four daughters, the Rev. Mary Alston of Rock Hill, Mattie Hicks of East Orange, N.J., the Rev. Ann Bradley and Sadie Bradley, both of Oakland, Calif.; her brother, Sammie McMullen of Catawba; three sisters, Janie Bailey, Jessie Thompson and Helen McMullen, all of Rock Hill; nine grandchildren, one of whom she raised, Delicia Bradley of the home; and eight great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Robinson Funeral Home and at other times at home.

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

Edward Chmely

YORK - Father Edward Vincent Chmely, 88, of 111 S. Congress St., died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1998, at White Oak Nursing Home in York.

The funeral was Saturday at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Charleston. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery on James Island.

Father Chmely was a graduate of Seton Hall University in South Orange, N.J. He graduate from St. Mary Seminary in Baltimore, Md., and from St. Meinrad Seminary in St. Meinrad, Ind. He joined the congregation of The Oratory in Rock Hill in 1936 and was ordained in 1941 in Rock Hill by Bishop Emmet M. Walsh.

Father Chmely retired from active ministry in 1990. He served as pastor at the following Catholic churches: St. Joseph in Spartanburg, St. Philip the Apostle in Lake City, St. Ann in Kingstree, St. John in North Charleston and Our Lady of the Rosary in Greenville.

He served as associate pastor at St. Peter in Beaufort, the Rock Hill Missions, St. Mary in Georgetown, St. William in Ward and St. Joseph in Charleston, where he also served as administrator. He also taught on the faculty of Bishop England High School.

Surviving is a nephew.

McAlister Funeral Home in Charleston and York Funeral Home were in charge.

James Collins

ROCK HILL - Mr. James Howard Daniel Collins, 46, of 1713 Gainey Drive died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

The funeral will be 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Glenrock Baptist Church in Fort Mill, with the Rev. Gene Flack officiating. Burial will be private.

A native of Rock Hill, Mr. Collins was the retired owner of CBS Woodworking. He was an Army veteran and was a paratroopers. He attended Glenrock Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Lavonne Hunt Collins; two sons, Jamie Collins of Rock Hill and Daniel Collins of the home; his mother, Gladys Ellis Collins Perry, and stepfather, Fred Perry, of Rock Hill; and his sister, Vicky Nunn of Rock Hill.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Fort Mill Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Fred and Gladys Perry, 926 S. Confederate St., Rock Hill.

Melda Conrad

CHESTER - Mrs. Melda Austin Conrad, 66, of 1322 Ridge Runner Drive died Monday, Oct. 12, 1998, at Chester County Hospital.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Barron Funeral Home with the Revs. Bill Houstess and Donald Scoggins officiating. Burial will be at Chester Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Conrad was the former owner and operator of Community Beauty Shop. She was a member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband, William G. "Bud" Conrad; her son, Gil Conrad of Chester; her daughter, Terri Swindler of Lexington; two brothers, James A. Austin and M.H. "Corky" Austin, both of Chester; three sisters, Dorothy A. Dickey and Margaret A. Gladden, both of Chester, and Vivian A. Peak of Columbia; four grandchildren and her great-grandchild.

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

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, SC 29210 or Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 477, Chester, SC 29705.

Sarah Dingee

HOBART, Ind. - Mrs. Sarah E. Branigan Dingee, 1145 W. 10th St., formerly of Rock Hill, died Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998, in Hobart, Ind.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Rees Funeral Home, Hobart Chapel.

Cleatus Griffin Jr.

CHARLOTTE - Mr. Cleatus H. Griffin Jr., 65, died Sunday, Oct. 12, 1998, at Presbyterian Hospital.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Dr. Gary Royals officiating. Burial will be at Sharon Memorial Park.

Mr. Griffin was a senior customer engineer with IBM and retired with 31 years of service. He was a graduate of Indian Land High School and a veteran of the Air Force, having served in the Korean War. He was a member of St. Andrew's United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Clarice Gunter Griffin; two sons, Christopher Griffin of Charlotte and Michael Griffin of Boone, N.C.; his brother, Raymond Griffin of Stanley, N.C.; his sister, Janet Ard of Lancaster; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at McEwen Funeral Service, Pineville Chapel.

Memorials may be made to St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, 1900 Emerywood Drive, Charlotte, NC 28210.

Ansel Hall

ROCK HILL - Mr. Ansel Hall, 61, of 648 Old Friendship Road died Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Greene Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bill Shytle officiating.

A native of Chester, Mr. Hall was a retired automobile mechanic and was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving is his sister, Willie Hall Ratterree of Rock Hill.

The family will receive friends following the service.

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

Greene Funeral Home is in charge.

Gloria Hopkins

YORK - Mrs. Gloria Hopkins of White Oaks Apartments died Monday, Oct. 12, 1998, at the home of her daughter.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Wright Funeral Home.

Jackie Thomas

DARLINGTON - Mr. Jackie Lemar "Dimp" Thomas, 25, of 929 Huckleberry St., formerly of Gastonia, N.C., died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Liberty Hill AME Zion Church in York County with the Rev. Terrence Jones officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

A native of York County, Mr. Thomas was employed as a shipping clerk at Sara Lee Hosiery in Darlington. He was a graduate of St. John's High School. He served in the Marine Corps. He was a member of Liberty Hill AME Zion Church in York County.

Surviving are his daughter, Crystal Lemar Thomas-Padin of Puerto Rico; his parents, Jack and Charlene Johnson Thomas Jr., of the home; two sisters, Joy Thomas of Columbia and Sonia Thomas of the home; and his maternal grandparents, James and Vestual Johnson of Lake Wylie.

The viewing will be 5 to 7 p.m. today at Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home in Darlington.

The family will receive friends from 2:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Liberty Hill AME Zion Church.

Wright Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Donald Thrash

YORK - Mr. Donald Russell Thrash, 47, of 232 Pepper Ridge Run died Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998, in Crossville, Tenn.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Christian Baptist Church, with Pastors Paul Blake and Robert L. Thrash officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

Mr. Thrash was employed with Smith-Graybar United Van Line in Rock Hill. He was of the protestant faith. He was a 1968 graduate of Anaheim High School in Anaheim, Calif., and attended Fullerton College in Fullerton, Calif.

Surviving are his son, Jonathan Thrash of Minneapolis, Minn.; three daughters, Amy Thrash, Annie Thrash and Casey Thrash, all of Minneapolis, Minn.; his mother, Marietta Thomas, and stepfather, Paul Thomas, of York; two brothers, Robert L. Thrash of Rock Hill and Kenneth Thrash of Davis, Calif.; three sisters, Jeanette Louge of Medina, Ohio, Gayle Williams of Las Vegas, Nev., and Denise Thrash of Asheville, N.C., and his former wife, Barbara Thrash of Minneapolis, Minn.

The family will receive friends at the residence and after the service.

Greene Funeral Home is in charge.


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