Miscellaneous York County, South Carolina Obituaries

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William Archie

FORT MILL - Mr. William Harvey Archie, 77, of 226 S. White St. died Sunday, Oct. 18, 1998, at his home.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. today at St. John's United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Robert Monson officiating. Burial will be at Unity Cemetery.

Mr. Archie was born in York County. He served in the U.S. Army in Europe in World War II, where he received two bronze stars. He later served in the National Guard and was a member of the American Legion No. 43 and VFW Post No. 9138. He retired from Springs Industries after more than 25 years, and later worked for the town of Fort Mill as a meter reader. He was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his nephew, Jim Robinson of Fort Mill; .five nieces, Sandra Helms, Janice Stevenson, Susan Jackson and Shirley Broome, all of Fort Mill, and Patricia Shaver of Houston.

The family will receive friends at the home.

Memorials may be made to St. John's United Methodist Church, 130 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill, SC 29715.

Wolfe Funeral Home is in charge.

Harry Baird

LANCASTER - Dr. Harry Haynes Baird Sr. of 833 Culp Ferguson Road died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1998, at Springs Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at First A.R.P. Church, with the Revs. Gilbert Rowell and Sam Thomas officiating. Burial will be at the Old Waxhaw Presbyterian Church cemetery.

Dr. Baird received his A.B. degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and received his medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. He practiced urology in Charlotte since 1947. Dr. Baird was a diplomat of the American Board of Urology, a Fellow of the International College of Surgeons and the A.C.S. Southeastern Surgical Congress, a member of the American Urological Association, past president of the Downtown Charlotte Rotary Club and a member of First A.R.P. Church in Lancaster.

Surviving are his wife, Jo Culp Baird; two sons, Wallace Baird of Greensboro, N.C., and Harry Haynes Baird Jr. of Emerald Isle, N.C.; his daughter, Alice Boger of Charlotte; his brother, Burns Baird of Mars Hill, N.C.; his sister, Irene Goforth of Mount Vernon, Wash.; two stepsons, Steven Culp of Lancaster and Ed Culp of Orangeburg; three grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to the First A.R.P. Church, P.O. Box 864, Lancaster, SC 29721.

Stephen Boyd

COLUMBIA - Mr. Stephen R. Boyd, 78, of 7044 Fairmont Drive in Columbia died Monday, Oct. 19, 1998, at his home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church in Columbia.

Born in Elberton, Ga., Mr. Boyd retired from the U.S. Marine Corps and was a veteran of World War II, and the Korean and Vietnam wars. He also retired from the VA Hospital as a registered nurse. Mr. Boyd was a member of Mt. Moriah Quitman Masonic Lodge No. 59 in Jefferson, La., and Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church.

He was the widower of Verna S. Boyd.

Surviving are his daughter, Catharine L. Boyd of Columbia; and his sister, Ellie Boyd Matthews of Rock Hill.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church elevator fund, 1005 Asbury Drive, Columbia, SC 29209.

Dunbar Funeral Home, Gervais Street Chapel, is in charge.

Omie Brown

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Omie Hall Brown, 95, of Rock Hill died Monday, Oct. 19, 1998, at Beverly Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Bass Funeral Home, with the Rev. Sollie Hicks officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

Born in Airline, Ga., Mrs. Brown retired from Rock Hill Printing and Finishing Co. after 25 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church and taught Sunday school for many years.

She was the widow of John Roddey Brown.

Surviving is her brother, Hoyt Hall of Elberton, Ga.

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

Memorials may be made to the Connie Maxwell Children's Home, 810 Maxwell Ave., Greenwood, SC 29646 or to First Baptist Church, 215 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Viola Cunningham

CHESTER - Mrs. Viola Means Cunningham, 76, of West Palm Beach, Fla., died Monday, Oct. 19, 1998, at Parcy Hall Life Care Center in West Palm Beach.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later by King's Funeral Home of Chester.

Mrs. Cunningham was a native of Chester.

The family will receive friends at the home of Richard Cunningham, 1492 Hinton Road in Chester.

Maurice Dixon

SPARTANBURG - Maurice Roddey Dixon, 90, of Magnolia Manor in Spartanburg died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1998, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Lando Cemetery, with the Rev. Bill Thrailkill officiating.

Mrs. Dixon was born in Chester County. She was retired from Monetta Mill in Lando and was a member of Heath Memorial United Methodist Church.

She was the widow of Cecil L. Dixon.

Surviving are two sons, C. Adell Dixon of Lugoff and Russell L. Dixon of Spartanburg; her daughter, Marcella Williams of Saluda; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center Hospice, 120 Heyward Ave., Spartanburg, SC 29302.

John Dorman

ROCK HILL - Mr. John Earl Dorman, 54, of 450 Cummings St. died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1998, at his home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Greene Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bill Shytle officiating. Burial will be at Laurelwood Cemetery.

A native of Rock Hill, Mr. Dorman was a retired security guard with Weiser Security.

Surviving is his wife, Alice L. Dorman.

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

Memorials may be made to The John E. Dorman Memorial Fund c/o Greene Funeral Home, P.O. Box 11549, Rock Hill, SC 29731.

Alvin Lewis

ROCK HILL - Mr. Alvin T. Lewis of 707 Ogden Road died Friday, Oct. 16, 1998, at Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Mount Prospect Baptist Church, with the Rev. C.D. Montgomery officiating, assisted by the Revs. B.R. Wilson and Michelle Dunham. The Rev. George Lowry will deliver the eulogy.

Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

Mr. Lewis was a York County native and a member of Mount Prospect Baptist Church. He was a U.S. postal employee and a U.S. Army veteran of eight years, serving in Hawaii and Fort Hood, Texas. He was a 1975 graduate of Northwestern High School and attended Houston Tilton College in Austin, Texas.

Surviving are his daughter, Stacy S. Lewis of Austin; his brother, Maj. Terry L. Lewis of Houston; and his sister, Wanda Lewis of Rock Hill.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7 tonight at Robinson Funeral Home and at other times at the residence.

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

Bertie Litchfield

MONCKS CORNER - Mrs. Bertie Hood Shuler Litchfield, 96, of Macedonia died Monday, Oct. 19, 1998, at a Moncks Corner nursing home.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. today at Oak Grove Pentecostal Holiness Church. Burial will be at New Hope United Methodist Church cemetery in Shulerville.

Born in Berkeley County, Mrs. Litchfield was a member of Oak Grove Pentecostal Holiness Church.

She was first married to W. Elvin Shuler and was the widow of Lee Litchfield.

Surviving are two sons, W. Dennis Shuler and Aaron F. Shuler, both of Macedonia; two daughters, Adeline S. Pless and Blanche S. Stroud, both of Rock Hill; two sisters, Channie Taylor of North Charleston and Effie Dupree of Pensacola, Fla.; her stepdaughter, Velda L. Mitchum of Macedonia; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Russell Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Eula Mae McAteer

LANCASTER - Miss Eula Mae McAteer died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1998, at Lancaster Convalescent Center, where she was a resident.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Hartley Funeral Home in Lancaster.

Joan Stokes

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Joan Boyd Stokes, 67, of 1580 Granville Road died Monday, Oct. 19, 1998, at her home.

Burial was 2:15 p.m. today at Neely's Creek A.R.P. Church cemetery. A memorial service was 3 p.m. today at First A.R.P. Church, with the Dr. Robert J. Robinson officiating.

A native of Rock Hill, Mrs. Stokes was a graduate of Winthrop College. She was a life member of First A.R.P. Church, a member of the Rock Hill Debutante Club and a sustaining member of the Junior Welfare League. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband, Doug Stokes of Rock Hill; two sons, Douglas Stokes Jr. of Greenville and Mason Boyd Stokes of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; her brother, Mason Boyd of Rock Hill; and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to First A.R.P. Church, P.O. Box 3114, Rock Hill, SC 29731; or to Hospice Community Care, 325 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730; or to the charity of one's choice.

Cauthen Funeral Home, Rock Hill Chapel is in charge. 
 

Viola Cunningham

CHESTER - Mrs. Viola Means Cunningham, 76, of West Palm Beach, Fla., died Monday, Oct. 19, 1998, at Darcy Hall Life Care Center in West Palm Beach.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Old Wilson Baptist Church in Chester, with the Rev. John Robinson officiating. Burial will be in Gladden Grove AME Zion Church Cemetery, Great Falls.

Mrs. Cunningham was a native of Chester. She was a member of Old Wilson Baptist Church and a former member of Gladden Grove AME Zion Church. She was a former employee of Chester Sportswear. She was the widow of Elliott "E.T." Cunningham.

Surviving are her daughter, Frances C. Patterson of West Palm Beach, Fla.; two sons, Richard Cunningham of Chester and John C. Cunningham of Lancaster; her stepson, Elliott Cunningham Jr. of New York; two brothers, Eddie Stradford Sr. of Chester and John Robert Peay of Baltimore; two sisters, Josephine Peay of Rock Hill and Mary Lee Peay of Baltimore; 22 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends at the home of Richard and Ruby Cunningham, 1492 Hinton Road in Chester.

The body may be viewed from 1 to 9 p.m. today at King's Funeral Home. The body will be taken to the church at 1 p.m. Saturday.

James Holit Crowe

FORT MILL - Mr. James E. Holit Crowe, 63, of 404 Steele St. died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at El Bethel AME Zion Church in Lancaster County, with the Rev. C.J. Young officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Holit Crowe was retired from Springs Industries. He was a member of El Bethel AME Zion Church and the Golden Rule Lodge No. 102 in Fort Mill. He attended Lancaster County schools. He was the widower of Willie Mae Crowe.

Surviving are two sons, Jeffrey Crowe of Columbia and Anthony Holit of Charlotte; two brothers, David Holit of Charlotte and Bernest Holit of Fort Mill; two sisters, Ellena Heath of Charlotte and Brenda Crowder of Lancaster; and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church and at other times at home. The body will be placed in the church at noon Saturday.

Parker Funeral Home is in charge.

Suzanna Degraffenreid

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Suzanna Howze Degraffenreid, 83, of 1039-F Glenarden Drive died Thursday, Oct. 22, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

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

Edna Lee

SARDIS, Ohio - Edna Irene Lee, 82, of Sardis died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1998, at Wetzel County Hospital in New Martinsville, Va.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home in Woodsfield, Ohio, with the Rev. Harry Summers officiating. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery, Antioch, Ohio.

Mrs. Lee was a homemaker. She was a member of Woodsfield Church of Christ.

Surviving are four sons, Howard D. Lee Jr. of Barnesville, Ohio, David Lee of York, Larry Lee of Antioch, Ohio, and Danny Lee of Sardis, Ohio; five daughters, Mary Frances Russell of Beverly, Ohio, Joan Deulley of Belpre, Ohio, Betty Jean Hogue of Vienna, W. Va., Ruby Townson of Rock Hill and Nancy Chevalier of Belpre, Ohio; four brothers, Charles Steed of Alabama, Roy Steed of Alliance, Ohio, Jack Steed of Parkersburg, W. Va., and Russell Steed of Alliance, Ohio; her sister, Louise Lewis of Virginia; 22 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. today and from 7 to 9 tonight at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, Ohio.

Norman Ledford Sr.

FILBERT - Mr. Norman Ledford Sr., 83, of Filbert died Thursday, Oct. 22, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Union Baptist Church in York, with the Rev. Alan Price officiating and the Rev. Shannon Duncan assisting. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Ledford was a retired welder. He was a deacon and Sunday school clerk of Union Baptist Church. He was a member of Philanthropic Masonic Lodge No. 32. He served on the U.S.S. Maryland in the Pacific.

Surviving are his wife, Kathryne B. Ledford; his son, Norman Ledford Jr. of York; two daughters, Dorothy L. Roberts of Marshville, N.C., and Shirley L. Moore of Charleston; his brother, the Rev. Buford Ledford of Hayesville, N.C.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Union Baptist Church, 1945 Ratchford Road, York, SC 29745 or Hospice Community Care, 325 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

York Funeral Home is in charge.

Rilla Rogers

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Mrs. Rilla Drescher Rogers, 78, of Newport News, Va., died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1998, at home.

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

George Simpson

SHARON - Mr. George Simpson of Burris Road died Thursday, Oct. 22, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center, Rock Hill.

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

Norman Ledford Sr.

FILBERT - Mr. Norman Ledford Sr., 83, of Filbert died Thursday, Oct. 22, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Union Baptist Church in York, with the Rev. Alan Price officiating and the Rev. Shannon Duncan assisting. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Ledford was a retired welder. He was a deacon and Sunday school clerk of Union Baptist Church. He was a member of Philanthropic Masonic Lodge No. 32. He served on the U.S.S. Maryland in the Pacific.

Surviving are his wife, Kathryne B. Ledford; his son, Norman Ledford Jr. of York; two daughters, Dorothy L. Roberts of Marshville, N.C., and Shirley L. Moore of Charleston; his brother, the Rev. Buford Ledford of Hayesville, N.C.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Union Baptist Church, 1945 Ratchford Road, York, SC 29745 or Hospice Community Care, 325 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

York Funeral Home is in charge.

George Simpson

SHARON - Mr. George Simpson, 59, of 1938 N. Burris Road died Thursday, Oct. 22, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Luke No. 1 Baptist Church, with the Rev. A.A. Bankhead officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

A native of Chester County, Mr. Simpson was a member of St. Luke No. 1 Baptist Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Brighty Wade and Teresa Wade, both of York, and Michelle Smarr of the home; his son, David Smarr of the home; four stepsons, James Smarr, Johnny Smarr, Grady Smarr and Jimmy Smarr, all of Rock Hill; seven brothers, Gary Simpson, Teddy Simpson, Robert Simpson, all of Sharon, Donnie Simpson and Jesse Simpson, both of York, Tony Simpson of Rock Hill and Steve Simpson of Seattle, Wash; four sisters, Mattie Good of Filbert, Maggie Simpson of York, Betty Hinton of Sharon and Annie Jamison of Winston-Salem, N.C.; and eight grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home of his daughter, Brighty Wade, 403 Ridgewood Lane, York.

The body may be viewed from noon to 8 p.m. today at Wright Funeral Home.

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

William Bailey

GREAT FALLS - Mr. William Heath "Billy" Bailey, 34, of 18 Center St. died Friday, Oct. 23, 1998, in Ben Hill County, Ga.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Wright's Home for Funerals in Chester.

Mr. Bailey, a Chester County native, was a carpenter.

Surviving are two sons, William H. Bailey Jr. and Raymond Lewis Bailey, both of Lancaster; his father, Bobby G. Bailey of Lancaster; his mother and stepfather, Nancy and Robert Stevenson of Great Falls; and five brothers, Mike Bailey of Chester and Bobby Bailey, Henry K. Stevenson, Robert L. Stevenson, and James Stevenson, all of Great Falls.

Jesse Brackett Sr.

STAFFORD, Va. - Mr. Jesse Donald Brackett Sr., 61, formerly of Rock Hill, died Friday, Oct. 23, 1998, at Mary Washington Hospital.

The funeral will be Tuesday at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Home in Fredericksburg, Va.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Mullins & Thompson.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Brenda Butler

WASHINGTON - Mrs. Brenda Kennedy Butler of 3344 Alabama Ave., S.E., died Thursday, Oct. 22, 1998, at George Washington Hospital.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church, 1600 Morris St., S.E., Washington, DC 20003. Burial will be in Washington.

Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Tommy Douglas

ROCK HILL - Mr. Tommy "Tom" Douglas of 237 Clinton St. died Saturday, Oct. 24, 1998, at Ebenezer Nursing Home.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Robinson Funeral Home.

Vernon Howle

LANCASTER - Mr. Vernon DeWitt Howle, 64, of 679 Bailey Road died Saturday, Oct. 24, 1998, at his home.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Covenant Baptist Church, with Dr. Bert Welch, and the Revs. Stuart Snow and Brooks Walker officiating. Burial will be at Lancaster Memorial Park.

A native of Chesterfield County, Mr. Howle retired from Springs Industries' Grace Finishing Plant as dye manager. He was a member of Rich Hill Baptist Church and American Legion Post. No. 31, where he was involved with the Christmas Basket Fund and Fair. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War.

Surviving are his wife, Carol Outen Howle; two sons, Michael Laverne Howle and Robert Colan Howle, both of Lancaster; four brothers, Emmitt Howle of Patrick, George Colan Howle Jr. of Lancaster, Richard Howle of Salisbury, N.C., and Tycho Howle of Atlanta; three sisters, Inez Rawls and Elaine Vaughn, both of Lancaster, and Juanita Johnson of Westville; and his granddaughter.

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

Memorials may be made to Covenant Baptist Church building fund, 165 Craig Manor Road, Lancaster, SC 29720.

James Simpson

RIDGEWAY - Mr. James D. Simpson, 79, of Belfield Road, formerly of Rock Hill, died Saturday, Oct. 24, 1998, at Fairfield Memorial Hospital in Winnsboro.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Greene Funeral Home. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Concord, N.C.

Mr. Simpson was a retired painter and independent salesman who lived in Florida for many years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was of the Protestant faith.

Surviving are two sons David J. Simpson Jr. of Chester and Charles R. Simpson of Rock Hill; his sister, Evelyn Vittorelli of Greensboro, N.C.; nine grandchildren; and his grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Greene Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Frances Lucas, 902 Eastwood Drive, Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Memorials may be made to Point Man Ministries, P.O. Box 11124 Columbia, SC 29211.


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