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Folsom Clinton

ROCK HILL - Mr. Buford Folsom Clinton, 65, died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Eastside Baptist Church, with the Revs. Jimmy Holley and Jerry Devinney officiating. Burial will be at Laurelwood Cemetery.

A native of Rock Hill, Mr. Clinton was the retired operations manager for B&B Distributors, where he had worked for 25 years. He previously had worked with Rock Hill Coca-Cola and was an Army veteran with three years of service. He also served four years in the Air Force. He was a member and deacon of Eastside Baptist Church and a member of American Legion Frank Roach Post No. 34. Following his retirement, he was a courier with Sherer Dental Lab in Rock Hill.

Surviving are his wife, Connie Deese Clinton; his son, Tim Clinton of Rock Hill; his daughter, Pam Watts of Rock Hill; his brother, Tommy Clinton of Surfside Beach; three sisters, Mabel Wylie and Gayle Whisonant, both of Rock Hill, and Ruth Hinson of Columbia; and three grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Eastside Baptist Church building fund, 318. N. Jones Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Boyd C. Craft

CAYCE - Mr. Boyd C. Craft, 52, of Cayce died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1998.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at West Side Baptist Church. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Craft was a native of Columbia.

Surviving are his wife, Donna Craft of Charleston; his son, Clayton Craft of Columbia; his daughter, Theresa Craft of Atlanta; two brothers, Lawrence W. Craft of West Columbia and C. Howard Craft of Rock Hill; and his sister, Vickie C. Johnson of Cayce.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Thompson Funeral Home of West Columbia.

Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation.

Charles Duncan Sr.

ROCK HILL - Mr. Charles Eugene "Red" Duncan Sr., 59, of 6 Barrow St. died Monday, Dec. 14, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Greene Funeral Home, with the Rev. Michael Wooten officiating and the Rev. John Wilkes assisting. Burial will be at Forest Hills Cemetery.

A native of Lando, Mr. Duncan was a mechanic for Aragon Mills and Boggs Inc. of Charlotte, where he retired with more than 30 years service.

Surviving are his wife, Virginia Pearson Duncan; two sons, Charles E. Duncan Jr. of Chester and Ronnie E. Duncan of Randleman, N.C.; two daughters, Patricia D. Plott of Rock Hill and Sandra Brown of Lexington, N.C.; his mother, Nina Small Duncan of Rock Hill; his half-sister, Mildred Steinmeyer of Rock Hill; and 11 grandchildren.

Greene Funeral Home is in charge.

Melvin Dunham

EDGEMOOR - Mr. Melvin "Shep" Dunham, 80, of Wylie Mill Road died Wednesday, Dec. 16., 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

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

Grace Ingram

GREENVILLE - Mrs. Grace Vermelle Funk Ingram, 74, of 800 Parkins Mill Road died Monday, Dec. 14, 1998.

Burial was at Woodlawn Memorial Park.

A native of Rock Hill, Mrs. Ingram was a homemaker and a member of Fair Heights Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Odell H. Ingram; four sons, Richard E. Ingram of Greenville, Michael K. Ingram of Huntersville, N.C., Carl Ingram of Charlotte and James T. Ingram of Monroe, N.C.; two daughters, Carol L. Maulden of Greenville and Myra K. Sides of Charlotte; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Shepherd's Gate, P.O. Box 2546, Greenville, SC 29602.

Mackey Mortuary was in charge.

Joe Lewis Jr.

SHARON - Mr. Joe "Quinn" Lewis Jr., 63, of 2932 Shannon St. died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. today at Sharon United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Lee Phillips officiating. Burial will be at Woodlawn Presbyterian Church cemetery.

Mr. Lewis was a retired finisher with Rock Hill Printing & Finishing Co. and was retired from the Airport Mechanic Shop in York. He was a member of the S.C. National Guard and Sharon United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Joyce Teague Lewis of Sharon; his son, Billy Joe Lewis of Sharon; his daughter, Wanda Lewis Craig of Smyrna; his mother, Bessie Mae Quinn of Rock Hill; six brothers, James Lewis, Harry Lewis and Mike Quinn, all of Lowrys, Gene Lewis of Gastonia, N.C., Grover Quinn of Sharon and Carl Quinn of Rock Hill; two sisters, Ella Mae Murray of Sharon and Doris Jones of Jonesville; and four grandchildren.

York Funeral Home is in charge.

Sulee C. Marquard

CHESTER - Mrs. Sulee Catledge Marquard, 80, of 735 Parkway died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1998, at Chester County Hospital.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at Flint Street Church of God, with the Rev. Edward C. Tager Sr. officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Marquard was retired from Springs Industries and was a member of Flint Street Church of God. She was the widow of Clyde W. Marquard.

Surviving are her son, Gene Catledge of Chester; her daughter, Doris Funderburk of Lancaster; her brother, Johnny Catledge of Chester; three sisters, Robina Holly of Chester, Pearl Hall of Rock Hill and Lily Bell Hinson of Lancaster; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Wright's Home for Funerals.

Memorials may be made to Flint Street Church of God, 534 Bratton St., Chester, SC 29706.

Jessie Nichols

YORK - Mrs. Jessie Allen Nichols, 80, of Hall Street died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1998, at Peachtree Center in Gaffney.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at First Wesleyan Church, with the Rev. Todd Reynolds officiating. Burial will be at Beersheba Presbyterian Church cemetery in York.

A retired textile worker, Mrs. Nichols was the widow of Guy Nichols. she was a member of First Wesleyan Church.

Surviving are her son, David Nichols of Anderson; four daughters, Kay N. Hames of Gaffney, Doris N. Carver of Moorehead City, N.C., Shirley Nichols of Mount Pleasant and Marcia Nichols of Earl, N.C.; his sister, Nora A. Meek of York; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Peachtree Center, The Residents Fund, N. Limestone Street, Gaffney, SC 29340.

Raymond Partlow

CHERAW - Mr. Raymond Partlow, 81, of New York City, formerly of Clover, died Thursday, Dec. 10, 1998, at Chesterfield Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Jerusalem Baptist Church, with the Rev. W.T. Massey officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Partlow retired from Liebrick and Sons in New York.

Surviving are his mother, Martha Partlow of Clover; his foster daughter, Josephine Grayson of New York; his sister, Lula Partlow Tate of Clover; and five grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7 tonight at Generation Funeral Home.

Georgie Pettit

CHESTER - Mrs. Georgie Sealy Hopper Pettit, 84, of 512 First St. died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1998, at Chester County Hospital.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Barron Funeral Home, with the Revs. Ron Gaddy and Roger Harper officiating. Burial will be at Chester Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Pettit was retired from Springs Industries. She was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church and the widow of J.W. Pettit.

Surviving are two sons, Harold Hopper and Elbert E. Hopper Jr., both of Chester; her daughter, Margaret H. Hall of Brevard, N.C.; her brother, George W. Sealy of York; her sister, Clara S. Meek of York; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Parkway Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1227, Chester, SC 29706.

Floyd Roberts

GREAT FALLS - Mr. Floyd L. Roberts, 77, of 400 Nickey Road died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Great Falls Church of God, with the Revs. C.E. Thomas and Charles Hendricks officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery.

Mr. Roberts was retired from J.P. Stevens and was an Army veteran of World War II. He attended Great Falls Church of God.

Surviving are his wife, Ruby B. Roberts; three sons, Thomas C. Roberts of Huntersville, N.C., Lt. Col. David Roberts of Evans, Ga., and Phillip A. Roberts of Great Falls; his daughter, Marlene R. Hinson of Lancaster; his sister, Maude Heffner of Great Falls; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Great Falls Church of God, 34 Underwood Ave., Great Falls, SC 29055 or Hospice Community Care, 325 South Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730. 
 

Kevin Carter

ROCK HILL - Mr. Kevin Eugene Carter, 25, of 1589 Old Friendship Road died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1998.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Greene Funeral Home, with the Rev. David W. Carter and the Rev. Dr. Tommy Huddleston officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

Mr. Carter was a self-employed carpenter and a member of Lesslie Free Will Baptist Church.

Surviving are his father, Calvin E. Carter of Rock Hill; his mother, Lynn B. Goodwin of Rock Hill; and two brothers, Jason P. Carter and Michael Brandon Carter, both of Rock Hill.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Greene Funeral Home and at other times at the home of his father, Calvin E. Carter, 1610 Old Friendship Road, Rock Hill.

Robbie Cunningham

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Robbie "Tillie" Cunningham, 89, of 1150 Glenarden Drive died Monday, Dec. 14, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at United AME Zion Church in Fort Mill, with the Rev. T.R. McBeth officiating, and the Revs. Ray Thompson, Mildred Patton, David R. Baker and Loretta Adams assisting.

Mrs. Cunningham was a retired domestic worker and attended United AME Zion Church.

Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, who were her caretakers, Hattie Mae Kirkpatrick and William Abe Kirkpatrick, both of the home; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home. The body may be viewed from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Parker Funeral Home. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Saturday.

W.T. Epps Jr.

HALIFAX, Va. - Mr. W.T. Epps Jr., 71, of 5081 Chatham Road died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1998, at Halifax Regional Hospital.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Powell Funeral Home, with the Revs. Tim Earnhardt and Elwood Seamster officiating. Burial will be at Asbury United Methodist Church cemetery.

Mr. Epps was past president of the Halifax County Cattleman's Association. He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Jean Bane Epps; three sons, W.T. "Tommy" Epps III of South Boston, Va., and Bane Epps and Mac Epps, both of Halifax; his daughter, Dianne Seamster of Clover; two brothers, William Lee Epps of Vernon Hill, Va., and Ronald Dean Epps of Rustburg, Va.; three sisters, Peggy Palmer, Juanita Shield and Kitty Hayslett, all of Lynchburg, Va.; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Clara Mae Faile

KERSHAW - Mrs. Clara Mae Munn Faile died Thursday, Dec. 17, 1998, in Eden, N.C.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Cauthen Funeral Home.

C. Randy Fox

SIMPSONVILLE - Mr. Clyde Randy Fox, 47, of 403 Brookmere Road died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1998.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Cannon Funeral Home, Jones Chapel, with the Rev. Rodney Hoard officiating. Entombment will be at Graceland East Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Mr. Fox was employed by Kuppenheimer Mens Clothing and a volunteer at Plain Elementary School. He was a member of Bethuel Baptist Church.

Surviving are his parents, the Rev. Clyde L. and Cleo Chambers Fox of Simpsonville; and his brother, Barry Fox of Mauldin.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 tonight at Cannon Funeral Home, Jones Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Upstate Chapter, P.O. Box 1086, Simpsonville, SC 29861-1086 or to Bethuel Baptist Church, 21 Dolphin St., Greenville, SC 29605.

John Jefferies

ROCK HILL - Mr. John Keith Jefferies, 64, of 1867 Farrow Drive died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1998, in Lyman, Colo.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Cauthen Funeral Home.

A native of Birmingham, England, Mr. Jefferies was a member of The New Church and was an automotive engineer.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret Jefferies of Rock Hill; his son, Ian Jefferies of Knowle; his daughter, Susan Jefferies of Cadeby, United Kingdom; his stepson, Gregory Cox of Arbroath, United Kingdom; his stepdaughter, Melanie Ashworth of Stratford-Upon-Avon, United Kingdom; and three grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation, 2838 Devine St., Columbia, SC 29205.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Cauthen Funeral Home and at other times at the home.

Darryl Karle

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Mr. Darryl Scott Karle, 30, of 2724 Sood Road, Knoxville, Tenn., formerly of Lake Wylie, died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1998, at home.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by York Funeral Home.

Deborah Kennington

LANCASTER - Mrs. Deborah Ann Rickman Kennington, 41, of 6450 Oak Hill Church Road died Thursday, Dec. 17, 1998.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Baptist Church, with the Revs. Thurman Johnson and Tommy Howell officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

A native of Lynchburg, Va., Mrs. Kennington was a homemaker, a member of the Oak Hill Baptist Church, and spokeswoman for the MS Group of Lancaster County.

Surviving are her husband, Tommy Kennington; two daughters, Jessica June Kennington and Kristie Brooke Kennington, both of Lancaster; her parents, Alton and Irma C. Rickman of Lancaster; and two brothers, Jamie Rockman of Concord, N.C., and Billy Rickman of Jefferson.

Memorials may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Greater Carolinas Chapter, 9844-C Southern Pines Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28273.

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

Helen Kowalski

LANCASTER - Mrs. Helen Margaret Galish Kowalski, 88, died Thursday, Dec. 17, 1998, at Springs Memorial Hospital.

The funeral Mass will be 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Catherine's Catholic Church, with Father Thomas Morrison officiating. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Cleveland.

A native of Central City, Pa., Mrs. Kowalski was a homemaker and a member of St. Catherine's Catholic Church. She was the widow of Joseph Vincent Kowalski.

Surviving are her daughter, Toni Walsh of Lancaster; four brothers, Thomas Galish of Central City, William Galish of Landrum, Edward Galish of New Jersey and Stephen Galish of Cleveland; three sisters, Ann Knapp of Central City, Susan Davis of Cleveland, Betty Kubala of Davidsonville, Md.; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Hartley Funeral Home. The family will be at the home of Toni Walsh, 704 W. Barr St.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Catherine's Catholic Church, 720 W. Meeting St., Lancaster, SC 29720.

Harriette Lane

KERSHAW - Mrs. Harriette Lee Truesdale Lane of 201 S. Minor St., died Thursday, Dec. 17, 1998, at White Oak Manor in Lancaster.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Cauthen Funeral Home, with the Revs. Paul Smith and Buddy Bach officiating. Burial will be at Kershaw City Cemetery.

Mrs. Lane attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Queens College in Charlotte, where she graduated with honors in music and piano. She was a retired teacher and taught English, piano, chorus and public school music. She was active in both Kershaw Presbyterian and Kershaw First Baptist Churches, both in the choir and as pianist and organist. She taught piano privately and played for many weddings and special concerts. She was the widow of Witford Woodrow Lane.

Surviving are two sons, Phillip W. Lane and David Kirk Lane, both of Kershaw; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Cauthen Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Susan and Kirk Lane, 201 S. Minor Street, Kershaw.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, West Church Street, Kershaw, SC 29067.

E. Guy Longshore Jr.

ROCK HILL - Mr. E. Guy Longshore Jr., 63, of 782 Cambridge Circle, died Thursday, Dec. 17, 1998, at his home.

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

Further arrangements will be announced by Greene Funeral Home.

Kathryn Riley

ORANGEBURG - Mrs. Kathryn Perry Riley, 83, of 6204 North Road died Thursday, Dec. 17, 1998.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at First Southern Methodist Church, with the Rev. Marvin Clark officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

A native of Saluda County, Mrs. Riley was retired from Orangeburg Regional Hospital as a dietary supervisor and was an active member of First Southern Methodist Church, the Berean Sunday school class and the Harriett Adden Missionary Society, of which she was president for 15 years. She was a member of the Eutaw Chapter 162, Order of the Eastern Star, where she was worthy matron and district deputy grand matron. She also was grand representative for the state of South Carolina and held the office of Martha, the star point, for many years. She was the widow of Pettus Gardner Riley.

Surviving are three sons, Perry Eugene Riley of Little Mountain, and Jimmie Gardner Riley and Joe Michael Riley, both of Orangeburg; three daughters, Jan McLellan of Tega Cay, LuAlice Riley Coates of Chapin, Kitty Rhett Riley of Orangeburg; two brothers, James D. Perry and Thomas B. Perry, both of Newberry; three sisters, Jonelle P. Rinehart of Orangeburg, Henrietta P. Shealy of Newberry, and Betty P. Epting of Florence.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Dukes-Harley Funeral Home and at other times at the home and at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to First Southern Methodist Church, 2690 North Road, Orangeburg, SC 29118; Hospice of TRMC, 1324 Hutto St., Orangeburg, SC 29115; Eastern Star Home, 1267 N. Main Street, Sumter, SC 29153.

Maurine Spiva

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Maurine McCright Spiva, 90, of Rock Hill died Tuesday at Westminster Healthcare Center.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Roller Chenal Funeral Home in Little Rock, Ark.

Jesse Thomas Sr.

CHESTER - Mr. Jesse Clyde Thomas Sr., 88, formerly of Lowrys Highway, died Thursday, Dec. 17, 1998, at Chester County Hospital.

A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Chester Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Reggie Parker officiating.

Mr. Thomas was a retired carpenter and a member of Liberty Baptist Church. He attended Chester County schools.

Surviving are three sons, Jesse Clyde Thomas Jr. and William A. Thomas, both of Chester, and Ronald H. Thomas of Davidson, N.C.; six grandchildren; and his great-grandchild.

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

Memorials may be made to Liberty Baptist Church, 1542 Liberty Road, Chester, SC 29706.

James Wilmore Jr.

YORK - Mr. James "Boot" Wilmore Jr. of 402 Hunter St. died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Weeping Mary Baptist Church in Rock Hill, with the Rev. Paul Mosley officiating and the Rev. Keith Hunter assisting. Burial with military honors will be at Lakeview Memory Gardens.

Mrs. Wilmore was educated in York County public schools. He joined Weeping Mary Baptist Church at an early age and was on the trustee board. He was a veteran of World War II and retired from Cannon Mills Inc. in York. He was a member of the White Hill Masonic Lodge No. 462 and was the widower of Clara Lowry Wilmore.

Surviving are his daughter, Betty Ruth Wilmore of the home; his granddaughter, Ashley Crawford of the home; his brother, David Wilmore of York; and three sisters, Delia Mills of Rock Hill, Carrie Bell Lowry of Baltimore and Annie Barber of Philadelphia.

The family will receive friends at the home.

The body may be viewed from 2 to 8 tonight at Wright Funeral Home.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Weeping Mary Baptist Church, 1996 Eastview Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Hunter Windham

CLOVER - Hunter Jonathan Windham, the infant son of Eddie L. Windham Jr. of Charlotte and Julie D. Dillon of Clover, died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1998, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte

A graveside service will be 1 p.m. today at River Hills Community Church cemetery, with the Rev. Billy Harmon officiating.

Surviving in addition to his parents are three brothers, Brandon Daum and Christian Dillon, both of Clover, and Eddie L. Windham III of Monroe, N.C.; his sister, Laura Windham of Charlotte; his paternal grandmother, Margaret Sue Windham of Clover; and his maternal grandparents, Jim and Betty Lou Dougherty of Lake Wylie.

Memorials may be made to Make A Wish Foundation, 200 Centreport Drive, Greensboro, NC 27409.

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

Theodore Bailey

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Mr. Theodore Bailey, 64, formerly of Chester, died Monday, Dec. 14, 1998, at Providence Hospital.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Bethlehem Baptist Church in Chester County, with the Rev. James Hope officiating and the Revs. Roosevelt Adams and McKinley Woods officiating. The burial will follow at the church cemetery.

Mr. Bailey was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church and while living in Washington, D.C., he attended the First Baptist Church of Marshall Height. He was an U.S. Air Force veteran.

He was educated in the public schools of Chester County and was a protective officer of the CIA in Arlington, Va.

Surviving are his wife, Evelyn Wilkes Bailey of the home; two sons, Theodore Bailey Jr. of Oxon Hill, Md. and Harold Bailey of the home; two daughters, Emma Cooke of District Height, Md. and Janice Bailey of the home; four brothers, Robert Bailey of Washington DC, John Bailey of Rock Hill; D.H. Bailey and James Bailey, both of Chester and five grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home of Shirley Moore, 112 Eli St., Chester. The body may be viewed from 1 to 9 p.m. today at the Kings Funeral Home, 135 Cemetery St., Chester.

The body will be carried to the church at 1 p.m.,. Sunday.

The Rev. Frank Buckley

ROCK HILL - The Rev. Frank G. Buckley, 93, died Monday, Dec. 14, 1998, in Marietta, Ga.

A memorial service will be at a later date.

A native of Philadelphia, the Rev. Buckley lived in Rock Hill for the past 20 years. He was a retired United Methodist minister with the Peninsula-Delaware Conference of Maryland and Delaware. He also served as minister emeritus of Woodland United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Kathryn C. Buckley; his son, Seward A. Buckley of Baltimore; two daughters, Barbara L. Baker of Moline, Ill., and Nancy S. Rawls of Marietta; five grandchildren; and his great-grandchild.

Bass Funeral Home is in Rock Hill.

Nora Clyburn

LANCASTER - Mrs. Nora Lee Clyburn, 74, 411 Chesterfield Villas died Thursday, Dec. 17, 1998.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at Pleasant Plain Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dennis L. Wilson officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Clyburn was retired from Springs Industries. She was the widow of Eddie Clyburn Sr.

Surviving are five sons, Eddie Ray Clyburn Jr., Ronnie Clyburn and Darryl S. Clyburn, all of Lancaster, Olin Ray Clyburn of Rock Hill and Donnie S. Clyburn of Wingate, N.C.; her daughter, Diane Thompson of Lancaster; two brothers, Aron Roseborough and Haroldene Roseborough, both of Lancaster; and her sister, Geraldine Roseborough of Lancaster.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Crawford Funeral Home.

Robbie Cunningham

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Robbie "Tillie" Cunningham, 89, of 1150 Glenarden Drive died Monday, Dec. 14, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at United AME Zion Church in Fort Mill, with the Rev. T.R. McBeth officiating, and the Revs. Ray Thompson, Mildred Patton, David R. Baker and Loretta Adams assisting. The burial will be at Green Hill Cemetery in Fort Mill.

Mrs. Cunningham was a retired domestic worker and attended United AME Zion Church.

Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, who were her caretakers, Hattie Mae and William Abe Kirkpatrick, both of the home; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home. The body may be viewed from 9 a.m. to noon toay at Parker Funeral Home. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. today.

Melvin Dunham

EDGEMOOR - Mr. Melvin "Shep" Dunham, 80, of Wylie Mill Road died Wednesday, Dec. 16., 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Vernon AME Zion Church, with the Rev. J.E. Johnson officiating and the Rev. Grady Sharps and Bishop Robert Gaston assisting. The burial will follow at the church cemetery.

Mr. Dunham was a member of the Mt. Vernon AME Zion Church, where he was a member of the Trustee Board, the Usher Board and past president of the Hymn Choir. He was a member of Guidon Masonic Lodge number 67.

Mr. Dunham retired from the Lancaster Power Plant. He was a former member of the Bethel United Methodist Church and attended the public schools of Chester County.

Surviving are his wife, Edna Gaston Dunham; three sons, James Franklin Dunham of Edgemoor, James Thomas Dunham of Rock Hill and Melvin Dunham Jr. of Chester; six daughters, Bernice Williams of Charlotte, Jeannette White of Rock Hill, Mary Elizabeth Gordon of Cleveland, and Ora Mae Truesdale, Sadie Blackmon and Annette Feaster, all of Edgemoor; an adopted daughter, Carrie M. Waiters of Heath Springs; his sister, Willie M. Howze of Catawba; 23 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and his great-great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends at the home. The body may be viewed from 12 to 9 tonight at King's Funeral Home, 135 Cemetery St., Chester. The body will be carried to the church at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Clara Mae Faile

KERSHAW - Mrs. Clara Mae Munn Faile, formerly of Kershaw, died Thursday, Dec. 17, 1998, at Morehead Hospital in Eden.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. today at Bethany Baptist Church, with the Rev. Robert Rivers officiating. Burial will be at Kershaw City Cemetery.

Mrs. Faile was the widow of Toy Faile and a member of Bethany Baptist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Patsy Joyce of Stoneville, N.C., and Debbie Young of Kershaw; her sister, Geneva Carter of Adalusia, Ala.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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

Cauthen Funeral Home is in charge.

J. Keith Jefferies

ROCK HILL - Mr. John Keith Jefferies, 64, of 1867 Farrow Drive died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1998, in Lyman, Colo.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, with the Rev. Dr. Charles Foss officiating.

A native of Birmingham, England, Mr. Jefferies was a member of The New Church and was an automotive engineer.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret Jefferies of Rock Hill; his son, Ian Jefferies of Knowle; his daughter, Susan Jefferies of Cadeby; his stepson, Gregory Cox of Arbroath; his stepdaughter, Melanie Ashworth of Stratford-Upon-Avon; and three grandchildren, all of the United Kingdom.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation, 2838 Devine St., Columbia, SC 29205.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Cauthen Funeral Home and at other times at the home.

Darryl Karle

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Mr. Darryl Scott Karle, 30, of 2724 Sood Road, Knoxville, Tenn., formerly of Lake Wylie, died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Divine Saviour Catholic Church, with Father Edward McDevitt officiating. Burial will be at Lakeview Memory Gardens.

A native of Charlotte, Mr. Karle was a graduate of Charlotte Catholic High School and Winthrop College. He attended Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Surviving are his wife, Kathleen Kass Karle of Knoxville; his son, Michael Christian Karle of Knoxville; his daughter, Rachel Morgan Karle of Knoxville; his parents, Ron and Aura Karle of Lake Wylie; two brothers, Gregory Karle of Cincinnati and Todd Karle of Nashville, Tenn.; two sisters, Victoria K. Estevan of Rock Hill, and Stefanie K. Gazich of Blaine, Minn.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at York Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Hospice, 900 E. Oak Hill Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917.

Ross Kennedy Jr.

ROCK HILL - Mr. Ross Arthur Kennedy Jr., 64, of 735 S. Confederate Ave. died Thursday, Dec. 17, 1998, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Mt. Auburn Cemetery.

A native of Dunbar, Pa., Mr. Kennedy was a retired maintenance supervisor with Home Realty and Management. He was of the Methodist faith.

Surviving are his wife, Rhoda Kennedy of the home; two sons, Ross A. Kennedy III and Andrew Kennedy, both of Rock Hill; four daughters, Bonnie Smith of Hartselle, Ala., and Shirley Brazil, Carolyn Patrick and Catherine Buys, all of Rock Hill; his brother, Wilbert Wills of Dunbar, Pa., three sisters, Catherine Cook of Dunbar, Pa., Rosella Barnett of Amieillo, Texas, and Celia White of Pasadena, Texas; and nine grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Burham-Crouse Funeral Home.

Greene Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Fred Keziah

GREAT FALLS - Mr. Fred Ervin Keziah, 72, of 24 Walnut St. died Friday, Dec. 18, 1998, at Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Great Falls Church of God, with the Revs. C.E. Thomas and James Chappell officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery.

Mr. Keziah was retired from J.P. Stevens. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He attended the schools of Chesterfield County and the Great Falls Church of God.

Surviving are his wife, Gussie Taylor Keziah; two sons, John F. "Fireball" Keziah of Great Falls and Danny Ray Keziah of Lancaster; two sisters, Lula Raffaldt of Great Falls and Mary Bowers of Rock Hill; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Great Falls Church of God, 34 Underwood Ave., Great Falls, SC 29055.

The Rev. E. Guy Longshore

ROCK HILL - The Rev. E. Guy Longshore, 63, of 782 Cambridge Circle died Thursday, Dec. 17, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Cleveland. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

A native of Newberry, Rev. Longshore was a pastor in North and South Carolina for 42 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Rock Hill. He was a graduate of Newberry High School, Furman University in Greenville and Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C.

Surviving are his wife, Joanne Flack Longshore of Rock Hill; two sons, James G. Longshore and Jerold E. Longshore, both of Charlotte; three daughters, Anne Marie Wood of Woodbridge, Va., Gwendolyn Geddings of Durham, N.C., and Elizabeth Longshore of Rock Hill and seven grandchildren.

The family will receive friends following the service at First Baptist Church in Cleveland.

Memorials may be made to Forward By Faith, c/o First Baptist Church, 215 E. Main St., Rock Hill or First Baptist Church, Lottie Moon Offering, Cleveland, SC 29635.

Greene Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

James Sims

ROCK HILL - Mr. James Edward Sims, 64, of 2074 Montclair Drive died Thursday, Dec. 17, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Eastside Baptist Church, with the Revs. Jimmy Holley and Jerry Devinney officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

A native of Rock Hill, Mr. Sims was an U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was retired from the Rock Hill Printing & Finishing Co. and worked as a security guard with Security Forces in Charlotte. He was a member of Eastside Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Jo Ann Roddey Sims of the home; two sons, Michael Leonard Sims and James Robert "Robbie" Sims, both of Rock Hill; his brother, Charles Sims of Lancaster; two sisters, Dorothy Cheshire of Catawba and Joyce Cole of Rock Hill; and four grandchildren.

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

Martha Williams

ROCK HILL - Ms. Martha Alice Williams, 68, of 1915 Ebenezer Road died Friday, Dec. 18, 1998, at White Oak Manor.

The graveside service was 3 p.m. Saturday at Neely's Creek ARP Church Cemetery, with the Rev. Dr. Paul Blank officiating.

Ms. Williams attended Christian Baptist Church in Rock Hill.

Surviving are five brothers, David L. Williams and Elbert "Bert" Williams Jr., both of Rock Hill, Roger E. Williams of Lancaster, John W. Williams of Fort Mill and Howard B. "Billy" Williams of McConnells; and three sisters, Bessie W. Meadows, Joann W. Ghant and Peggy W. Costner, all of Rock Hill.

Memorials may be made to Christian Baptist Church, 327 S. Stonewall St., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Greene Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
 

James Bradford

FORT MILL - Mr. James Robert Bradford, 72, of 100 Morrow Bradford Drive died Saturday, Dec. 19, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at Unity Presbyterian Church, with Revs. Dr. Daniel Robert Holloway and Jeannie Bickett officiating. Burial will be at Unity Cemetery.

A native of Fort Mill, Mr. Bradford was a graduate of Fort Mill High School and attended High Point College.

He was the owner of Bradford's Store for 42 years. He was a lifetime member of Unity Presbyterian Church, where he was a Sunday school teacher and deacon.

Surviving are his wife, Catherine Davis Bradford of Fort Mill; his daughter, Anne Bradford Gasper of Columbia and Orangeburg; his brother, William Rufus Bradford Jr. of Fort Mill; his sister, Elizabeth B. Stone of Rock Hill; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Wolfe Funeral Home and other times at Gable Oaks Apartments, Building 804, Apt. 202, at 752 Patriot Parkway, Rock Hill.

Memorials may be made to Unity Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 1267, Fort Mill, SC 29716 or to a charity of one's choice.

James Davidson Sr.

CLOVER - Mr. James Cohen Davidson Sr., 95, of 1145 N. S.C. 161, died Saturday, Dec. 19, 1998, at White Oak Manor in York.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Bethany A.R.P. Church, with the Rev. Alan A. Morrow officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

A native of Clover, Mr. Davidson was a lifelong member of Bethany A.R.P. Church, where he served as an active elder for more than sixty years, clerk of session and choir director. He was a retired farmer and had worked as a tire salesman at Plonk Oil in Kings Mountain, N.C.

He was the widower of Susie Plaxco Davidson.

Surviving are two sons, James C. Davidson Jr. of Gastonia, N.C., and John W. Davidson of Clover; and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 6:30 tonight at M. L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home.

Memorial may be made to Bethany A.R.P. Church Piano Fund, 1454 N. S.C. 161, Clover, SC 29710.

Doris Derrick

FORT MILL - Mrs. Doris Gibson Derrick, 82, of 2300 S.C. 160 West, died Friday, Dec. 18, 1998, at Ebenezer Nursing Home.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Flint Hill Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dan Griffin officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

A native of Fort Mill, Mrs. Derrick was a 1933 graduate of Fort Mill High School and later attended the University of South Carolina. Mrs. Derrick was retired from the Celanese Corporation and was a member of Flint Hill Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, T. W. Derrick of Fort Mill; two sons, Donald G. Derrick of Rock Hill and Tillman W. "Buddy" Derrick, Jr. of West Columbia; two brothers, Robert B. Gibson of Camden and Eugene H. Gibson of Chatham, N.J.; her sister, Alice B. Boylston of Columbia; and three grandchildren.

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

Margaret Gaither

FORT MILL - Mrs. Margaret Keys Campbell Gaither, 77, of 114 Country Club Drive died Friday, Dec. 18, 1998, at home.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Unity Cemetery, with Dr. Dan Holloway officiating.

A native of Anderson, Mrs. Gaither graduated from Hanna High School in Anderson and attended Anderson College. She retired from Leroy Springs and Co., where she was a longtime secretary in the recreation department.

She was the widow of Thomas K. Gaither. She was a member of Unity Presbyterian Church, the Dogwood Garden Club, the Lady Golfers and the Leroy Springs Senior Citizens Group.

Surviving are two sons, Thomas K. Gaither Jr. of Pawleys Island and William E. Gaither of Fort Mill; and five grandchildren.

The family will receive friends this afternoon at the home.

Memorials may be made to Unity Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 1267, Fort Mill, SC 29715 or to Hospice Community Care, 325 South Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Wolfe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Oscar Hullett

YORK - Mr. Oscar Neal Hullett, 88, of Cedar Terrace Apartments, died Saturday, Dec. 19, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at York Funeral Home. Burial will be at Bethany A.R.P. Church cemetery in Clover.

A native of York County, Mr. Hullett was retired from Pharr Yarn Mills in Clover. He was the widower of Millie Humphries Hullett.

Surviving are three stepsons, David Hartness of Rock Hill and Butch Hartness and Buddy Humphries, both of York; five stepdaughters, Marie Edens of Hilton Head, Josephine Vinson of Seneca, Shirley Howe of Rock Hill and Mary Ramsey and Nancy Parker, both of York; two sisters; 15 step-grandchildren; and 14 step-great-grandchildren.

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

Ruth Hunter

HEATH SPRINGS - Miss Ruth Hunter, 90, formerly of 1733 Flint Ridge Rd., Heath Springs, died Friday, Dec. 18, 1998, at the Lancaster Convalescent Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Flint Ridge Baptist Church, with the Rev. Steve Neal officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

A native of Lancaster County, Mrs. Hunter was a homemaker and a member of Flint Ridge Baptist Church.

Surviving is her sister, Lula H. Bowers of Heath Springs.

The family will receive friends after the memorial service in the church fellowship hall.

Memorials may be made to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, Flint Ridge Baptist Church, 1850 Flint Ridge Rd., Heath Springs, SC 29058.

Mahaffey Funeral Home is in charge.

Daniel Kargola

LAKE WYLIE - Mr. Daniel Bert Kargola, 54, of 5076 Cliff Circle died Monday, Dec. 7, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 7 p.m. Monday at York Funeral Home.

A native of Detroit, Mr. Kargola was a U.S. Army veteran and owned a grading company.

Surviving are his father, Joe Kargola of Lake City, Fla.; his mother, Bonnie A. Luce of Pineville, N.C.; his son, Jeffrey Kargola of Mission Vigo, Calif.; his daughter, Kristie Kargola of Mission Vigo, Calif.; three brothers, Billy Kirtley of Fla., Kevin Luce of Las Vegas and Kenny Luce of Charlotte; and his sister, Kathy Lenumax of New Mexico.

Lola Morgan

SMYRNA - Mrs. Lola Castles Morgan, 101, died Friday, Dec. 18, 1998, in the Marion Nursing Home.

A graveside service will be 2:30 p.m. today in the Smyrna ARP Church cemetery.

A native of Smyrna, Mrs. Morgan was a retired sales manager, a member of the Smryna ARP Church and the Ladies Auxiliary. She was an accomplished artist.

Surviving are her niece, Castles G. Page of Sellers; and a number of other relatives.

A visitation will follow the graveside service.

Willie Robinson

ROCK HILL - Willie Robinson of 1844 Oakdale Road died Friday, Dec. 18, 1998, at Marlboro County Hospital in Cheraw.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Macon Funeral Home in Rock Hill.

James Sims

ROCK HILL - Mr. James Edward Sims, 64, of 2074 Montclair Drive died Thursday, Dec. 17, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Eastside Baptist Church, with the Revs. Jimmy Holley and Jerry Devinney officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

A native of Rock Hill, Mr. Sims was an U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was retired from the Rock Hill Printing & Finishing Co. and worked as a security guard with Security Forces in Charlotte. He was a member of Eastside Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Jo Ann Roddey Sims of the home; two sons, Michael Leonard Sims and James Robert "Robbie" Sims, both of Rock Hill; his brother, Charles Sims of Lancaster; two sisters, Dorothy Cheshire of Catawba and Joyce Cole of Rock Hill; and four grandchildren.

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

Sadie Starr

LANCASTER - Mrs. Sadie Rebecca Henry Starr, 90, died Friday, Dec. 18, 1998, at the Lancaster Convalescent Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at Mahaffey Funeral Home Chapel, with the Revs. Shane Patrick and Roy Barnes officiating. Burial will be at Westside Cemetery.

A native of Lancaster County, Mrs. Starr was a retired Springs Industries employee and a member of First Baptist Church.

She was the widow of John Massey Starr.

Surviving are her son, Ralph H. Williams of Kent, Wash.; her daughter, Rebecca "Becky" Wright of Las Cruces, N.M.; her brother, Odell Henry of Lancaster; her sister, Ruby Geniac of Texas; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 300 S. Market St., Lancaster, SC 29720.

Martha Williams

ROCK HILL - Ms. Martha Alice Williams, 68, of 1915 Ebenezer Road died Friday, Dec. 18, 1998, at White Oak Manor.

The graveside service was 3 p.m. Saturday at Neely's Creek ARP Church Cemetery, with the Rev. Dr. Paul Blank officiating.

Ms. Williams attended Christian Baptist Church in Rock Hill.

Surviving are five brothers, David L. Williams and Elbert "Bert" Williams Jr., both of Rock Hill, Roger E. Williams of Lancaster, John W. Williams of Fort Mill and Howard B. "Billy" Williams of McConnells; and three sisters, Bessie W. Meadows, Joann W. Ghant and Peggy W. Costner, all of Rock Hill.

Memorials may be made to Christian Baptist Church, 327 S. Stonewall St., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Greene Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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