Miscellaneous York County, South Carolina Obituaries

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Billie Adams

LANCASTER - Mrs. Billie Jean Railey Adams, 65, of 1703 Hillside Ave. died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Lancaster Church of God, with the Rev. James Chappell officiating. Burial will be at Lancaster Memorial Park.

Mrs. Adams was retired from Duracell USA.

Surviving are her son, James T. "Tommy" Adams of Lancaster; her daughter, Sherry J. Adams of Lancaster; her brother, James Railey of Lancaster; five sisters, Mary Pittman of Camden, Tennie McAbee and Phyllis Fowler, both of Union, Doris Krawacki of O'Fallon, Ill., and Brenda Lawson of Clinton; five grandchildren; and her great-grandchild.

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

R. Onley Gardner Sr.

KERSHAW - Mr. Richard Onley Gardner Sr., 86, of 9808 Flat Creek Road died Sunday, Nov. 1, 1998, at Springs Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. today at Flat Creek Baptist Church, with the Rev. Warren Jones officiating and the eulogy by the Rev. Robert Jeske. Interment with Masonic Rites will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Gardner was a retired inspector for the Army Corps of Engineers. He was a graduate of Wingate College, a member of Macedonia Masonic Lodge No. 239 and a member of Flat Creek Baptist Church. He was the widower of Viola Catoe Gardner.

Surviving are his son, Richard O. Gardner Jr. of Lancaster; two daughters, Mrs. Joseph Sistare of Fort Mill and Mrs. Eugene Catoe Jr. of Layton, Utah; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Flat Creek Baptist Church, 8603 Old Jefferson Highway, Kershaw, SC 29067.

Mahaffey Funeral Home is in charge.

Leon Glenn

CLOVER - Mr. Leon Campbell Glenn, formerly of 1015 Highway 274, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by M.L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home in Clover.

George James Jr.

TEGA CAY - Mr. George Phillip James Jr., 58, of 2152 Marquesas Ave. died Monday, Nov. 2, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Wolfe Funeral Home. Burial will be at Rock Hill Memorial Gardens.

A native of Valdosta, Ga., Mr. James was retired from Southern Railway as division manager. He later worked for CSX-PTR Services in Atlanta. He served as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era.

Surviving are his wife, Marlin "Mar" K. James; his son, Jerry W. James of Greenville; two daughters, Jamie R. James of Rock Hill and Rhonda L. Riddle of Greensboro, N.C.; his father, George P. James Sr. of Marietta, Ga.; his brother, Paul Donald James of Houston; and his sister, Phyllis J. Smith of Acworth, Ga.; and four grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Hospice Community Care, 325 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 297830.

Clarence Lingerfeldt

GASTONIA, N.C. - Mr. Clarence Hayes Lingerfeldt, 72, of 400 Lingerfeldt Drive died Sunday, Nov. 1, 1998, at Gaston Memorial Hospital.

A graveside service will be 3 p.m. Friday, with the Rev. Wayne Spears officiating.

A Navy veteran of World War II, Mr. Lingerfeldt was a retired truck driver.

Surviving are his wife, Shirley Lingerfeldt; four sons, Johnny Lingerfeldt and Wayne Lingerfeldt, both of Gastonia, Rocky Lingerfeldt of Greenville and Phillip Lingerfeldt of York; two daughters, Valerie Goble of Newton, N.C., and Donna Summey of Gastonia; six brothers, Fred Lingerfeldt, Lewis Lingerfeldt, Norman Lingerfeldt, Ralph Lingerfeldt, Neal Lingerfeldt and Laurence Lingerfeldt, all of York; two sisters, Nancy Singletary of York and Joan Hope of Sharon; 17 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home of Donna Summey, 504 Crowders Creek Road, Gastonia.

Greene Funeral Chapel in Gastonia is in charge.

Charlene Wright

CHESTER - Miss Charlene "Chan" Wright, 27, of 605 Coldstream Drive died Monday, Nov. 2, 1998, at Chester County Hospital.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Mount Prospect Baptist Church, with the Rev. George Sims officiating and the Revs. Keith Taylor, A.A. Bankhead and Robert Bailey assisting. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

A native of Chester, Miss Wright was a bookkeeper at Bi-Lo No. 69 in Rock Hill. She was a member of Mount Prospect Baptist Church, where she was a former usher and junior choir member. She was a 1989 graduate of Chester High School and attended York Technical College in Rock Hill.

Surviving are her daughter, LaMonica C. Wright of the home; her mother, Maggie J. Wright of Chester; her brother, Nicklus Wright of Chester; and her twin sister, Darlene Wright, and another sister, Wanda Wright, both of Chester.

The family will receive friends at the home of her mother, Maggie J. Wright, 587 Center Road, 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. Thursday. 
 

Dan Degraffenried

CHESTER - Mr. Dan Terry "Big Lou" Degraffenried, 42, of 175 Jeter St. died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1998, at Chester County Hospital.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Denton Funeral Home.

The family will be at the home of George Mayfield, 120 Lowry St., Chester.

Osiebe Jones

LANDO - Mrs. Osiebe Brown Jones, 63, of S.C. 901 died Thursday, Nov. 5, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

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

Mary Long

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Mary N. Long, 83, of 656 Ferndale Drive died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

A graveside service will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Grandview Memorial Park, with the Rev. Dr. Tim McClendon officiating.

Mrs. Long was retired from Sears after 35 years of service in the Charlotte and Rock Hill area. She was a member of the Sears Retiree Club. She was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church. She was the widow of Harry L. Long Sr.

Surviving are her son, Harry L. Long Jr. of Rock Hill; her sister, Grace N. Murphy of Rock Hill; two grandchildren; and two 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 Hospice Community Care, 325 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Lewis L. Montgomery

YORK - Mr. Lewis L. Montgomery, 68, of 5346 E. Liberty Hill Road died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethel Baptist Church, with the Rev. Barry Burleson officiating. Burial will be at Allison Creek Presbyterian Church cemetery.

Mr. Montgomery was retired from CSX Railroad in South Florida. He was a Marine veteran and served in the Korean War. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church at Lake Wylie and First Baptist Church in Davie Cooper City, Hollywood, Fla.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Phillips Montgomery; two sons, Alan L. Montgomery of Atlanta and Craig B. Montgomery of Hollywood, Fla.; his mother, Aline J. Montgomery of York; four brothers, M.C. Montgomery of Clover, Charles Montgomery, Harold Montgomery and Lavall Montgomery, all of York; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Bethel Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church building fund, 4160 Hand Mill Highway, York, SC 29745.

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

Martha Nance

CHESTER - Mrs. Martha Millwood Nance, 87, of 630 Pinckney Road died Thursday, Nov. 5, 1998, at Chester County Nursing Center.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Leeds Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dale Roddey officiating. Burial will be at Chester Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Nance was a charter member of Parkway Baptist Church. She was retired from Springs Industries and was the widow of Ernest H. Nance.

Surviving are her son, Edward "Bud" Nance of Chester; her daughter, Ernestine Umphlett of Chester; her brother, James Millwood of Charleston; her sister, Doris Ward of Georgetown; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7:30 to 9 tonight at Barron Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Leeds Baptist Church, 3231 Leeds Road, Carlisle, SC 29031.

Pat Stansell

FORT MILL - Mrs. Pat Comerford Stansell, 81, of Willowbrook Drive died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

A memorial Mass will be 11 a.m. today at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church.

A native of Bessemer, Ala., Mrs. Stansell attended the University of Alabama. She was a homemaker and charter member of St. Philip Neri Catholic Church. She was the widow of James Edward Stansell.

Surviving are her son, James Edward Stansell Jr. of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; two daughters, Nancy Hall of Fort Mill and Susan Stanko of Cary, N.C.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends after the memorial service and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to St. Philip Neri Catholic Church building fund, 292 Munn Road, Fort Mill, SC 29715.

Wolfe Funeral Home is in charge.

Robert Wilks

FORT MILL - Mr. Robert Wilks of 131 Epps Road died Thursday, Nov. 5, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Clemons Funeral Home. 
 

J. Conrad Anderson

NORTH AUGUSTA - Mr. J. Conrad "Andy" Anderson, 64, of 1917 Bolin Road died Thursday, Nov. 5, 1998.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Rowland Funeral Home, with the Revs. Donald Lumpkin and Jerry T. Matthew officiating. Burial will be at Pineview Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Anderson was retired from the Savannah River Plant and was a drafting instructor at Aiken Tech. He was a member of First Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Bernice S. Anderson; two daughters, Connie Anderson Grantham of York and Marie Anderson Cusano of Spartanburg; his sister, Fay Robertson of Columbia; and three grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Medical College of Georgia, Childrens' Medical Hospital, 1446 Harper St., Augusta, GA 30912.

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

Adam Boger

ROCKWELL, N.C. - Mr. Adam Lee Boger, 92, of The Meadows Retirement Center died Thursday, Nov. 5, 1998, at the Laurels of Salisbury, N.C.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Boger United Church of Christ, with the Revs. A.W. Hedrick and Craig E. Sigmon officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Boger was a farmer and also worked at Cannon Mills for six years. He was a member of Boger United Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Blackwelder Boger; three sons, Ray Boger of Mount Pleasant, N.C., Roy Boger of Rockwell, N.C., and Bobby Boger of Salisbury, N.C.; two stepsons, William Matthews of Birmingham, Ala. and Luther Matthew of Dallas; three daughters, Mildred Harrison of Lake Wales, Fla., Pearl Plott of York and Edith Moose of Rockwell, N.C.; two stepdaughters, Nora Moose of Concord, N.C., and Sarah Detric of Clearwater, Fla.; his sister, Elizabeth Underwood of Stanley, N.C.; 23 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Summersett Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Roy Boger, 7139 Kluttz Road, Rockwell, N.C.

Lessie Broughton

LANCASTER - Mrs. Lessie Adams Broughton, 66, of 3369 Capricorn Road died Friday, Nov. 6, 1998, at her home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Taylors Grove Baptist Church, with the Rev. N.J. Neely officiating. Burial will follow at Lancaster Memorial Park.

Mrs. Broughton was retired from Duracell Co. and was a member of Taylors Grove Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Leo Broughton of the home; two daughters, Esther Caskey and Jill Gainey, both of Lancaster; two brothers, Claude Adams of New Orleans and Ed Adams of Lancaster; four sisters, June Tyson, Bessie Evans and Blanche McManus, all of Lancaster, and Ruby Mosley of Columbia; and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Hartley Funeral Home, 1800 Charlotte Highway, 6 to 7 tonight. Memorials may be made to Taylors Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 2382 Charlotte Highway, Lancaster, SC 29720.

Mary Calhoun

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Mary "Dee" Nelson Calhoun, 82, of 618 Izard St. died Friday, Nov. 6, 1998, at Beverly Health Care.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. today at Flint Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Tommy Durham officiating. The Rev. David Nelson will give the eulogy. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

A native of Greenville, Mrs. Calhoun, was employed by Amalgamated Textiles where she retired after 50 years. She was a member of White Rock Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Helping Hand Club and the Sheepfold of Enoch Club.

Surviving are her brother, Samuel Nelson of Rock Hill; and her niece, Willie Crosby of Rock Hill, with whom she lived.

The family will receive friend from 2:30 to 3 p.m. today at the church. The body may be viewed from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Parker Funeral Home.

Frances Crouch

CHESTER - Mrs. Frances Louise McCameron Crouch, 60, of 549 4th St. died Friday, Nov. 6, 1998, at Chester County Hospital.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Sunday at Saluda Street Church of God, with the Revs. Dennis Reid and Reggie Parker officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery.

Mrs. Crouch was a homemaker. She attended Saluda Street Church of God.

Surviving are her husband, Billy Crouch; two sons, Tommy Crouch and Dewyone Crouch, both of Chester; her daughter, Daylon Freeman of Chester; her brother, W.J. McCameron of Chester; her sister, Willie Mae Lipford of Chester; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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

Charlie Johnson

CHESTER - Mr. Charlie Johnson, 92, of 556 Vance Drive died Friday, Nov. 6, 1998, at Chester County Hospital.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Denton Funeral Home.

Dan Degraffenreid

CHESTER - Mr. Dan Terry "Big Lou" Degraffenreid, 42, of 175 Jeter St. died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1998, at Chester County Hospital.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. today at Friendship Baptist Church, with the Rev. W.E. Page officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery. The body will be taken to the church at 2 p.m. today.

Mr. Degraffenreid was a native of Chester County and was a former employee of Rauch Industries. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and a 1974 graduate of Chester High School.

Surviving are his son, Daniel Degraffenreid of Greenville; his stepson, Daniel McGriffin of Chester; his stepdaughter, Lisa Crank of Chester; his father, George Lee Degraffenreid, and his mother, Ola Mae Degraffenreid, both of Chester; four brothers, Ervin Mayfield, George G. Mayfield and Albert Degraffenreid, all of Chester, and Ray Charles Degraffenreid of Bishopville; and two sisters, Sylvia D. Chisholm of Chester and Freidolene Mayfield of Baltimore.

The family will receive friends at the home of George Mayfield, 120 Lowry St., Chester.

Denton Funeral Home of Chester is in charge.

Osiebe Jones

LANDO - Mrs. Osiebe Brown Belton Jones, 63, of S.C. 901 died Thursday, Nov. 5, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral service will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Big Calvary Baptist Church, with Pastor Rodney Adams officiating and the Rev. W.H. Woods Jr. assisting. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Jones was a Chester native. She was a member of Big Calvary Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Hymn Choir, the Senior Missionaries and the Willing Workers Club. She was educated in the public schools of Chester County. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband, Calvin Belton Jr. of Charlotte; five sons, Richard Belton of Charlotte, Alexander Belton of Statesville, N.C., Robert Belton of Rock Hill, Reggie Belton of Lancaster and Billy Ray Belton of Chester; six daughters, Louvenia Gaiton of Catawba, Gloria J. Ware and Priscilla Hemphill, both of Rock Hill, Susan Baxter of Charlotte and Carolyn Belton and Dorothy Elaine Belton, both of Chester; her companion, Frank "Bill" Jones of the home; five brothers, Horace Brown of Catawba, Lawrence Brown and Harold Brown, both of Rock Hill, James Hyman of Maryland, and Willie Hyman of Edgemoor; two sisters, Lula Mae Caldwell of Chester and Josie M. Hall of Rock Hill; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home of Robert and Louvenia Gaiton, 533 Will Jones Circle, Catawba.

The body may be viewed from 1 to 9 tonight at King's Funeral Home.

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

George Linker

ROCK HILL - Mr. George Gibson Linker, 87, of 1330 India Hook Road died Friday, Nov. 6, 1998, at Westminster Towers.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Greene Funeral Home.

Norman Maring

ROCK HILL - Mr. Norman Maring of 1784-C Ebenezer Road died Friday, Nov. 6, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Cauthen Funeral Home.

Ann Moore

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Ann Harris Moore, 70, of 261 S. Herlong Ave. died Friday, Nov. 6, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at St. John's United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Linda Dunn and Dr. Tim McClendon officiating. The burial will be private.

She was the widow of Phillip Gardner Moore. Mrs. Moore was a member of St. John's UMC and a retired employee of the Rock Hill Printing & Finishing Co., where she worked for over 25 years.

Surviving are two daughters, Vivian Carroll and Terry Moore of Charlotte; two sons, Tommy Moore of Rock Hill and Phillip Moore of Rome, Ga.; and three brothers, Lloyd Harris of Columbia, Elliott P. Harris Jr. of Chickamauga, Ga., and Gettys N. Harris of Charlotte.

The family will receive friends after the service at the church in the Family Life Center. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 7044, Columbia, SC 29202 or to St. John's UMC 321 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Bass Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

John Porter

CHESTER - Mr. John H. Porter, 95, of 3215 Mt. Pleasant Church Road died Friday, Nov. 6, 1998, in Chester County Hospital.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral chapel, with the Rev. Elton Hunter officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight and at the home at 3215 Mt. Pleasant Church Road, Chester.

Mr. Porter was a retired farmer and former employee of Milliken Co., Lockhart Plant.

Surviving are his wife, Nannie Robbins Porter; six daughters, Linda P. Stephenson, Peggy P. Henderson, Mary P. Ivey, Katherine P. Harris, Elizabeth P. Burnet and Patricia P. Enix, all of Chester; two sons, John Henry Porter and James N. Porter, both of Chester; two sisters, Pearl P. Smith of Lockhart and Louise P. Orr of Winston-Salem, N.C.; and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church, 4219 Mt. Pleasant Church Road, Chester, SC 29706 or to the Wilksburg Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 3137 Pinckney Road, Chester, SC 29706.

The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home of Union is in charge.

Betty Roddey

GREAT FALLS - Mrs. Betty Tuttle Roddey, 63, of McDowell Drive died Friday, Nov. 6, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at the Trinity Baptist Church, with the Revs. Darrell Twitty and Johnny McDowell officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Roddey was the widow of James H. Roddey Jr. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and a homemaker. She was a graduate of Great Falls High School.

Surviving are her daughter, Paula R. Slayton of Kershaw; two brothers, E.G. Tuttle of Warner Robbins, Ga., and Billy C. Tuttle of Moncks Corner; seven sisters, Geraldine McDowell of North Charleston, Dorothy Jordan of Greer and Joyce Smith, Carolyn Barton, Doris Bailey, Pat Yoder and Anna Tuttle, all of Great Falls; and four grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Baptist Church, P.O. Box 297, Great Falls, SC 29055. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Dantzler-Baker Funeral Home and at other times at the home of her sister, Pat Yoder, 113 Lybrand St., Great Falls, SC.

Dantzler-Baker Funeral Home of Great Falls is in charge.

David Shaw

FORT MILL - When good things happened in Fort Mill, David Shaw was always right in the middle of them.

"He had a great deal of pride in the community," Elliott Close said of his friend. "It's a great loss to Fort Mill to lose someone like him."

Shaw, 42, died Thursday, Nov. 5, 1998, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

"He was a great guy," Close said. "The kind of guy who never met a stranger."

Shaw coached and sponsored teams at Leroy Springs Recreation Complex.

"He coached soccer, baseball, basketball. If I had had a hockey team, he would have coached it, too," said Kenny Gerald, athletic director at the complex.

"The kids loved him. When he coached a team, he demanded a lot, but he demanded a lot from himself," Gerald said.

Shaw was owner and operator of Shaw Land Surveying Co. in Fort Mill and served as treasurer of the Tri-County Land Surveyors Chapter of the South Carolina Society of Professional Land Surveyors.

A native of Lebanon, Ind., he was a 1975 graduate of Lebanon High School and attended Vinncines University in Indiana. He served four years in the U.S. Navy and was stationed on a fast frigate. He was a member of the Fort Mill American Legion Post No. 43.

Shaw was an active member of the Fort Mill Downtown Association, the Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary. He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, where he served as an usher.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, with Father Jack Hardaway officiating.

Surviving are his wife, Linda Lemmon Shaw; his daughter Julie Ann of the home; his son, Jared Dean Shaw, of the home; his parents, James and Patricia Shaw of Lebanon, Ind.; and his brother, Dan Shaw of Indianapolis.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Fort Mill.

Memorials may be made to the Julie Ann and Jared Shaw Education Fund, P.O. Box 128, Fort Mill, SC 29716 or to the St. Paul Episcopal Church Memorial Ash Garden Fund, P.O. Box 753, Fort Mill, SC 29716.

Wolfe Funeral Home is in charge.

Blanche Sosebee

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Blanche Cobb Sosebee, 76, of 1920 Ebenezer Road, Apt. 712 died Friday, Nov. 6, 1998, at Westminster Towers.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at the Greene Funeral Home chapel, with the Rev. Bill Shytle officiating. A visitation will follow.

Mrs. Sosebee was a homemaker and was of the Protestant faith. She was the widow of James H. Sosebee.

Surviving are three sons, James F. Sosebee of Lydon, Kan.; William H. Sosebee of Hoffman and Michael T. Sosebee of Oakland, Calif.; her daughter, Dorothy S. Nagle of Fort Mill; two brothers, Earl Cobb and Roy Cobb, both of Easley; three sisters, Gladys Thomas of Easley, Grace Beck of Crestview, Fla., and Carnise Pursley of Ft. Walton, Fla.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2711 Middlegurg Drive, Suite 312, Columbia, SC 29204 or to the American Lung Association, 1817 Gadsden St., Columbia, SC 29201.

Sylvia Steele

CATAWBA - Mrs. Sylvia Huckabee Steele, 62, of 2132 Greystone Circle died Thursday, Nov. 5, 1998, at home.

The graveside service will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Grandview Memorial Park, with the Rev. Jerry McNair officiating.

A native of York County, Mrs. Steele attended New Covenant Baptist Church and worked at Kristi's Korner.

Surviving are her husband, Charlie Steele Sr.; her son, Charlie Steele Jr. of Rock Hill; her daughter, Candy McAlister of Belmont, N.C.; her father, Manning Huckabee of Rock Hill; two brothers, Cedric Huckabee and Phillip Huckabee, both of Rock Hill; three sisters, Adrena Payne, Judy Sistare and Kay Greenwood, all of Rock Hill; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Bass Funeral Home and at other times at home.

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

Florence Varnadore

CHESTER - Mrs. Florence Estelle Bigham Varnadore, 96, of 2131 Hardin Strait Road died Friday, Nov. 6, 1998, at Chester County Nursing Center.

The graveside service will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Mount Prospect United Methodist Church Cemetery, with the Rev. Mary Kearse officiating.

Mrs. Varnadore was a homemaker. She was a member of Mount Prospect United Methodist Church and was the widow of Thomas Douglas Varnadore.

Surviving are two sons, Otis Varnadore of Seattle and Walker Varnadore of Chester; her daughter, Shirley Adkins of Flint, Mich.; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Armenia United Methodist Church building fund, 2840 Armenia Road, Chester, SC 29706.

The family will receive friends at home.

Barron Funeral Home is in charge.

Robert Wilks

FORT MILL - Mr. Robert Lee Wilks of Fort Mill died Thursday, Nov. 5, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul Baptist Church in Lowrys, with the Revs. Bobby Featherstone, Fred Lee, Ray Thompson, Daniel Chisholm and Ray Culp officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery. The body will be taken to the church at 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

A native of York County, Mr. Wilks was a lifelong member of St. Paul Baptist Church, where he was choir marshal, a member of the Missionaries and BTU. He was a member of the Golden Elk Lodge No. 102, AP&B Society No. 8 and a retired employee of Springs Industries.

Surviving is his wife, Wilma M. Wilks.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at Clemons Funeral Home.

Harold Worthy

CHESTER - Mr. Harold Worthy, 62, of 1179 Turn Buckle Road in the Wilksburg Community died Friday, Nov. 6, 1998, at home.

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

Luther Wright

BLACKSBURG - The Rev. Luther Jennings Wright Jr., 72, of 1040 York Road died Friday, Nov. 6, 1998, at home.

He was retired from FMC Mining Division. Rev. Wright was pastor of the York Church of God.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Broad River Baptist Church, with the Rev. Norman Philbeck officiating. Internment will follow in the Hickory Grove Church of God Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Lela Childers Wright; his daughter, Linda W. Norman of Blacksburg, three sons, Herbert J. Wright and Danny Wright, both of Blacksburg, and Jerry Wright of Gaffney; a sister, Louise W. Owens of Kings Mountain, N.C.; five grandchildren; and his great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at the White Columns Funeral Home in Blacksburg and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to the Interim Hospice, 775 Spartan Blvd,, Spartanburg, SC 29301.


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