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Ruby Bennett

BLACKSTOCK - Mrs. Ruby McKeown "Pam" Bennett, 71, of 1766 Boyd Road died Sunday, Dec. 20, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church, with the Revs. Rodney Foster and Dr. Clyde Mitchum officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Bennett was a Chester County native. She was a retired bookkeeper from Sam's Home Center. She was a member and first lady elder of Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church. She graduated from Blackstock High School and Winthrop College. She was the widow of James Roy Bennett.

Surviving are her son, the Rev. William Stevenson Bennett of Manhattan, N.Y.; her daughter, Emmy Susan Bennett of Blackstock; her brother, John W. McKeown Sr. of Columbia; two sisters, Emmie Uldrick of Donalds and Jessie Matthews of Jackson, Miss.; and two grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church, 1660 Pleasant Grove Road, Chester, SC 29706.

Rex Benton

CLOVER - Mr. Rex Herbert Benton, 76, of 1510 Gaither Road, Belmont, N.C., died Saturday, Dec. 19, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. today at M.L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ted Dixon officiating. Burial will be at Lakeview Memory Gardens in York.

Mr. Benton was an Ashland, Ohio, native. He was a retired teacher and coach for Ashland High School, received a bachelor's degree from Western Carolina and completed a master's degree at the University of North Carolina. He received a Purple Heart medal during WWII while serving in the U.S. Navy. He played professional baseball with the Philadelphia Athletics and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

Surviving are his wife, Lorena King Benton of Belmont; two daughters, Mary Sue Sarelis of Ashland and Bobbi Jo Sweebe, of Memphis, Tenn.; his sister, Dorothea "Tude" Benton Hevett, Grants, N.M.; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends after the service at 1510 Gaither Road in Belmont.

Bessie Mae Feaster

CHESTER - Mrs. Bessie Mae Feaster, 70, of 3321 W. End Road, died Saturday, Dec. 19, 1998, at Chester County Hospital.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at King's Funeral Home, 135 Cemetery St., with the Rev. J.K. Stringfellow officiating and the Revs. I. Wheeler, J.W. Wright and Reginald Feaster assisting. Burial will be at Sweet Hope Cemetery.

Born in Chester County, Mrs. Feaster was a member of Sweet Hope Baptist Church, the Missionary Society and the CB&A Society and was a former member of the Hymn Choir. She was educated in Chester County public schools and was the widow of Clinton Feaster.

Surviving are her caretakers: her sister-in-law, Mary Williams of Carlisle; and two nephews, Todd Land of Carlisle and Scott Glenn of Chester.

The family will receive friends at the home of Willie Jo and Mary Williams, 2709 Feasters Road in Carlisle.

King's Funeral Home is in charge.

Ida Funderburk

MONROE, N.C. - Mrs. Ida Lee Starnes Funderburk, 82, of 1714 Mount Pleasant Church Road died Saturday, Dec. 19, 1998, at Union Region Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, with the Revs. John Culbert, Paul Simpson and Reese Riggins officiating. Burial will be at Lakeland Memorial Park.

Born in Union County, Mrs. Funderburk was a pre-school Sunday school teacher for 39 years at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Fairley Glenson Funderburk; three sons, Glenson Funderburk, Theodore "Ted" Funderburk and Calvin Funderburk, all of Monroe; three daughters, Joann Witmore of Matthews, N.C., Gearlene Griffin of Fort Mill and Judy Funderburk-King of Monroe; her brother, Billy Ward Starnes of Monroe; two sisters, Ethel Crisp of Matthews and Georgia Carnes of Monroe; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at McEwen Funeral Home Colonial Chapel.

Memorials may be made to Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, c/o Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, 2517 Stack Road, Monroe, NC 28110.

John Gregory

BALTIMORE - Mr. John Howard Gregory, 65, of 2314 W. Baltimore St., formerly of Chester, died Saturday, Dec. 19, 1998, at home.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Christopher King's Funeral Home, 703 Old York Road in Chester.

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. today at York Funeral Home. Burial will be at Bethany ARP Church Cemetery in Clover.

Mr. Hullett was a York County native. He was retired from Pharr-Yarn Mills of Clover and was the widower of Millie Humphries Hullett.

Surviving are three stepsons, Butch Hartness and Buddy Humphries, both of York, and David Hartness of Rock Hill; five daughters, Mary Ramsey and Nancy Parker, both of York, Shirley Howe of Rock Hill, Mary Edens of Hilton Head and Josephine Vinson of Seneca; two sisters, Winnie Aldie Stewart of Clover and Mary Mattie Stewart of York; 15 stepgrandchildren; and 14 stepgreat-grandchildren.

Barbara Lawson

HAWKINSVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Barbara Daniel Lawson, 84, died Saturday, Dec. 19, 1998, in Hawkinsville.

A graveside service will be 2 p.m. today at Orange Hill Cemetery. A memorial service will be 3 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church.

A native of Claxton, Ga., Mrs. Lawson was an accomplished pianist and a homemaker. She also was a member of First United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. A Duke University graduate, she taught school for two years at Glenwood Elementary School. She was the widow of Roger Hugh Lawson.

Surviving are her son, Hugh Lawson of Hawkinsville; five daughters, Rena Lawson McCune of Alexandria, Va., Nancy Lawson Peterson of Vidalia, Ga., Harriet Lawson Towe of Tennille, Ga., Starr Lawson Lee of Highlands, N.C., and Matilda Lawson Revell of Rock Hill; her brother, John J.S. Daniel of Granite Bay, Calif.; 22 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends after the memorial service in the social hall of the church or at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Lawson, McCormick Avenue, Hawkinsville.

Memorials may be sent to First United Methodist Church, Hawkinsville, GA 31036.

Clark Funeral Home is in charge.

Wilma Parrish

CONWAY - Mrs. Wilma Usher Parrish, 82, formerly of Laurel Hill, N.C., died Saturday, Dec. 19, 1998, in Conway.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at McDougald Funeral Home in Laurel Hill, with the Rev. Brian Perry officiating. Burial will be at Hillside Memorial Park.

A native of Chesterfield County, she was a retired Springfield Mills employee.

Surviving are her daughter, Betty Strait of Gallivant's Ferry; her sister, Gladys Adams of Charlotte; her grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. today.

Willie Robinson

ROCK HILL - Mr. Willie Robinson, 86, of 1844 Oakdale Road died Friday, Dec. 18, 1998, at Marlboro Park Hospital in Bennettsville.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at New Zion Baptist Church, with the Rev. Robert Brown officiating, the Rev E.E. Vance delivering the eulogy and the Rev. Marie Alexander assisting. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

A native of York County, Mr. Robinson was a retired construction worker and attended York County public schools.

Surviving are two sisters, Mamie R. Brown and Pearl R. Sterling, both of Rock Hill.

The body will be place in the church at 1 p.m. Tuesday. The family will receive friends at the church before the service.

Macon Funeral Home is in charge.

Darryl Karle

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

The funeral will be 11 a.m. today at Divine Saviour Catholic Church in York, with Father Edward McDevitt officiating. Burial will be at Lakeview Memorial Gardens.

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; his parents, Ron and Aura Karle of Lake Wylie; his son, Michael Christian Karle of Knoxville; his daughter, Rachel Morgan Karle of Knoxville; two brothers, Gregory Karle of Cincinnati and Todd Karle, of Nashville, Tenn.; three sisters, Victoria K. Estevan of Rock Hill, Stefanie K. Gazich, of Blaine, Minn, and Valerie K. Gebhardt of Harrisburg, N.C.

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

Gilbert Tidwell Sr.

GREAT FALLS - Mr. Gilbert Tidwell Sr., 70, of 20 Arrowood Road died Saturday, Dec. 19, 1998, at Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Pleasant Grove AME Zion Church, with the Rev. Z.B. Wells officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Tidwell was a retiree of J.P. Stevens Co. and attended Elizabeth Heights High School. He was a member of Pleasant Grove AME Zion Church.

Surviving are his wife, Johnnie Mae Maloney Tidwell; four sons, Gilbert Tidwell Jr. of Lancaster, Charles Tidwell of Charlotte and Clifford Tidwell and Raymond Tidwell, both of Great Falls; two daughters, Evelyn Denise Tidwell and Jacquelyn Tidwell, both of Great Falls; three brothers, Quillous Tidwell, Haskell Tidwell and Richard White, all of Great Falls; his sister, Betty White of Great Falls; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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

Thelma Wade

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Thelma Cummings Wade, of 904 Rolling Green Road died Sunday, Dec. 20, 1998, at her home.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Robinson Funeral Home.

Bruce Walker

CLOVER - Mr. Bruce Wayne Walker, 41, of Bowling Green Drive died Friday, Dec. 18, 1998, at Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia, N.C.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Carothers Funeral Home, Colonial Chapel, with the Rev. Chuck Baynard officiating. Burial will be at Gaston Memorial Park.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret Lytle Carpenter Walker; his stepson, Johnathan Byron Lytle of Lake Wylie; and his half brother, William R. Plemmons of York.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1820 E. 7th St., Charlotte, NC 28204.

Mildred Williford

CHESTER - Mrs. Mildred Wallace Williford, 75, of 1657 Pinckney Road died Sunday, Dec. 20, 1998, at Chester County Hospital .

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Liberty Baptist Church, with the Revs. Reggie Parker and Dale Rodday officiating. Burial will be at Chester Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Williford was a Chesterfield County native. She was retired from Springs Industries and was a member of Parkway Baptist Church. She was the widow of Charlie H. Williford.

Surviving are two sons, Charlie H. Williford and Kenneth Dayle Williford, both of Chester; her daughter, Carolyn Catoe of Lancaster; two brothers, Johnny Ray Wallace and Billy G. Wallace, both of Lancaster; and three sisters, Lucille W. Rollings and Joyce Craig, both of Lancaster, and Betty Deese of Heath Springs.

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

Sarah Wilkes

CHESTER - Mrs. Sarah Y. Wilkes, 91, of Saluda Street died Saturday, Dec. 19, 1998, at Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, N.Y.

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

James Brown Sr.

ROCK HILL - Mr. James Arthur Brown Sr., 84, of 836 Patton St. died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The family will receive friends at the home.

Arrangements will be announced by Bass Funeral Home.

James Burgess

MARSHVILLE, N.C. - Mr. James Hal Burgess, 55, of Marshville died Monday, Dec. 21, 1998, at Union Regional Medical Center.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Providence Baptist Church Cemetery in Waxhaw, N.C., with the Rev. Bill Funderburk officiating.

A native of Union County, Mr. Burgess was a power lineman with Pike Electric Co.

Surviving are three sons, Mike Burgess of Lancaster, Todd Burgess and Matt Burgess, both of Indian Land; three brothers, Tommy Burgess of Monroe, N.C., Ronnie Burgess of Indian Trail, N.C., and Roger Burgess of Fletcher, N.C.; and three grandchildren.

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

Lemuel Coats

KERSHAW - Mr. Lemuel Clyde Coats, 90, of 3936 Coats Road died Monday, Dec. 21, 1998, at Kershaw County Medical Center in Camden.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. today at Shamrock Baptist Church, with the Rev. Thurman Carnes officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Coats was a World War II Army veteran and a prisoner of war. He was a member of Shamrock Baptist Church where he had perfect attendance for 11 years.

Surviving are his wife, Edith Willian Horton Coats; four sons, Graham C. Coats, William E. "Bill" Coats, John Porter Coats, all of Kershaw, and Hillard "Barry" Coats of Lancaster; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Shamrock Baptist Church, 3573 Porter Road, Bethune, SC 29009.

Cauthen Funeral Home is in charge.

Jane Demby

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Diania "Jane" McManus Demby, 49, of 2231 Porter Road died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Greene Funeral Home, with the Rev. Olin Giles officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

Mrs. Demby was a former employee of Smith Enterprises and Klear Knit. She was a member of Grace Bible Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Bonnie L. Demby Jr.; her son, Stoy B. Faile Jr. of Rock Hill; her stepson, Chris Demby of Rock Hill; her daughter, Angel Marie Dean of Rock Hill; her stepdaughter, Wanda Lea Demby of Rock Hill; her mother, Betty McManus of Rock Hill; three brothers, David Harvey of Decatur, Ga., and Wayne Charles McManus and William C. McManus, both of Rock Hill; four sisters, Roaslie Robinson and Ida Mae Wray, both of York, and Joyce Knight and Becky McManus, both of Rock Hill; and five grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 tonight at Greene Funeral Home and at other times at the home of her mother, Betty McManus, 2231 Porter Road, Rock Hill.

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

Moline Durham

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Moline Durham of 1144 Green St. Extension died Monday, Dec. 21, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Robinson Funeral Home.

Norma Gibson

HOVEN, S.D. - Mrs. Norma Small Gibson, 87, formerly of Great Falls, died Saturday, Dec. 19, 1998, at Holy Infant Hospital.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Dantzler-Baker Funeral Home in Great Falls, with the Revs. Charles Snipes and Charles Anderson officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Great Falls.

A native of Kershaw County, Mrs. Gibson was formerly employed with J.P. Stevens Co. and attended school in Kershaw County and Great Falls. She was a member of the Church of God in Tolstoy, S.D.

Surviving are three daughters, Betty Blakley of Great Falls, Margie Snipes of Tolstoy, S.D., and Barbara Martin of Sumter; her sister, Nina Duncans of Rock Hill; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Tolstoy Church of God, P.O. Box 6, Tolstoy, SD 57475.

Johnny Kimbro

FORT MILL - Mr. Johnny Howard Kimbro, 74, of 3567 Pleasant Road died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1998, at home.

A Masonic graveside service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Forest Lawn Cemetery on Freedom Drive, with the Catawba Masonic Lodge officiating.

Mr. Kimbro was retired from Engraph. He served in the Marines during World War II. He was past Worshipful Master of Catawba Masonic Lodge 56 in Fort Mill, was past Worthy Patron of Fort Mill Chapter 4, Order of the Eastern Star, and Rainbow Dad of Blanche Starnes Rainbow Girls. He was a member of the Scottish Rite Bodies and Hejaz Shrine Temple.

Surviving are his wife, Glenna Blankenship Kimbro; his son, Eddy Howard Kimbro of Charlotte; two sisters, Vanessa Williams and Mickie Arceneaux, both of Charlotte; his grandchild; and his stepgrandchild.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Community Care, 325 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730 or Catawba Masonic Lodge 56, P.O. Box 56, Fort Mill, SC 29715.

McEwen Funeral Home Charlotte Chapel is in charge.

Estelle McCullough

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Estelle McCullough of 1017 Glenarden Drive, Apt. G, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Robinson Funeral Home.

Shirley Moore

CHESTER - Mrs. Shirley L. Moore, 55, of 505 Sherwood Circle died Monday, Dec. 21, 1998, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

A graveside service will be 2 p.m. today at Lando Cemetery, with the Rev. Gerald D. Bennett officiating.

A native of York County, Mrs. Moore was a patient sitter and a member of Parkway Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Robert "Wade" Moore; her daughter, Jackie H. Frye of Rock Hill; her mother, Marie Collins Langley of Chester; two brothers, John W. Langley Jr. and Harry Langley, both of Rock Hill; her sister, Linda L. Lamoreaux of Valdosta, Ga.; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. today at Barron Funeral Home.

Rachel Sprouse

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Rachel Aiton Sprouse, 63, of 712 W. White St., died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at at Laurelwood Cemetery, with the Rev. Dewey Wise officiating.

Mrs. Sprouse was a homemaker and the widow of Donald Gene Sprouse.

Surviving are her son, John T. Sprouse of Rock Hill; two brothers, Oscar Lee Aiton and Raeford Y. Aiton, both of Rock Hill; her sister, Violet Roberts of Rock Hill; and her grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Greene Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Oscar Aiton, 3 Barrow St., Rock Hill.

Sammy Truesdale

ROCK HILL - Mr. Sammy "Fat" Truesdale, 69, of 1215 Sanders St. died Monday, Dec. 21, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Parker Funeral Home.

Lonnie Vinson

RICHBURG - Mr. Lonnie Vinson, 76, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1998, at Chester County Hospital.

Arrangements will be announced by Bass Funeral Home.

Joshua White

ROCK HILL - Joshua Terrel Malik White, the infant son of Ladorea K. White of 827 Arlington Ave., died Monday, Dec. 21, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

A graveside service will be noon Thursday at Ebenezer Baptist Church cemetery, with the Rev. Charles Woods officiating.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his maternal grandmother, Margaret White of Rock Hill; his maternal great-grandmother, Dora Mae White of Rock Hill; and his maternal great-great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. David White Sr. of Rock Hill.

Robinson Funeral Home is in charge.
 

Pauline Archie

FORT MILL - Mrs. Pauline Mae Archie, 80, of 127 Kanawha St., died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Fort Mill Funeral Home.

Susie Ashley

LANCASTER - Mrs. Susie Bowers Ashley, 79, of 5216 Cedar Creek Road died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1998, at Springs Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Camp Creek United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Kevin Cooley officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Ashley was retired from J.P. Stevens Co. She was a member of Camp Creek United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Fred Ashley; her son, Rocky Bowers of Lancaster; two brothers, Ralph Bowers of Douglasville, Ga., and Billy Ward Bowers of Lancaster; her sister, Sara Faile of Heath Springs; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Camp Creek United Methodist Church, 4721 Great Falls Highway, Lancaster, SC 29720.

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

Earnest Ross Blew III

ROCK HILL - Earnest Ross Blew III, who died at home Tuesday after a struggle with lung cancer, is remembered by his friends as an avid competitor who always tried to understand both sides of an issue.

Blew was corporate director of human resources for Scandura Inc. of Charlotte for the past nine years and previously was a vice president of public and industrial relations for Rock Hill Printing & Finishing Co. for 10 years.

He held numerous human resources management positions in the chemicals, textiles, fibers and plastic industries, including the Cel River Plant of Celanese. He received his degree in labor and industrial relations from the University of Buffalo.

Marshall Doswell of Fort Mill remembers the respect Blew earned for the way he handled labor disputes.

"He handled potential controversy with a great deal of skill," Doswell said. "He was very calm and deliberate and low key and had respect for the other side. He very often spoke with admiration for people on the other side and the way they handled their job."

Doswell, who established and headed a public relations department for Springs Industries before retiring as vice-president of corporate communications in 1986, became friends with Blew at industry meetings. Their friendship spanned 25 years.

A few months ago, Blew asked Doswell if he would give the homily at his funeral.

"He handled it with dignity and handled it with a lot of courage," Dosewell said of Blew's struggle with lung cancer.

Blew was not only dedicated to his job but active in his community as well.

He was a former chairman of the board of directors of the Salvation Army and former chairman of the Board of York County American Red Cross. He was a former advisor of the Junior Achievement of Rock Hill, past president of the Rock Hill Chapter of the American Society for personnel administration, former member of the Rock Hill Rotary, a member of the Elks Club, board of directors for the Rock Hill Chamber of Commerce, and a founding board member of the Charlotte Area Compensation Council. He was a member of the South Carolina Textiles Manufacturers Association.

Doswell said Blew was an ardent golfer who was dedicated to his family and always interested in what was going on in the world. He was also a friend you could count on.

"When he told you something, you could bank on it," Doswell said.

A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Sunday at First ARP Church, with the Rev. Dr. Robert J. Robinson and Marshall Doswell officiating. Burial will be at Rock Hill Memorial Gardens.

Surviving are his wife, Beverley Swayze Blew; three sons, Douglas Blew of Mooresville, N.C., and David Blew and Donald Blew, both of Rock Hill; his daughter, Carolyn Marshall of Seneca; two brothers, Andrew Blew of Burlington, Ontario and Dr. Douglas Blew of Niagara Falls, Ontario; his sister, Mary Scoffield of Stratford, Ontario; and five grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Cauthen Funeral Home and at other times at home.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Community Care, 324 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730 or to National Multiple Sclerosis, Greater Carolina Chapter, 9844-C Southern Pines Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28273.

Nancy Brock

SOUTH OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Mrs. Nancy Douglas Brock of 116-39 130th St. died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1998.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Robinson Funeral Home.

James Brown Sr.

ROCK HILL - Mr. James Arthur Brown Sr., 84, of 836 Patton St. died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Rawlinson Road Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ray Long officiating. Burial will be at Laurelwood Cemetery.

Mr. Brown was retired from Rock Hill Printing & Finishing Co. and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Rawlinson Road Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Frances Ayers Brown; two sons, James Brown Jr. and Jerald W. Brown, both of Rock Hill; three sisters, Ola Johnson of Augusta, Ga., Mary Oliver of Williston and Nellie LaVan of Columbia; two brothers, John Brown Jr. and Roy Loyd, both of Union; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at home.

Memorials may be made to Rawlinson Road Baptist Church, 1024 Rawlinson Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Bass Funeral Home is in charge.

Genola Clinton

LANDO - Mrs. Genola Clinton, 78, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1998, at Magnolia Manor in Rock Hill.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Bass Funeral Home.

Jane Demby

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Diania "Jane" McManus Demby, 49, of 2231 Porter Road died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. today at Greene Funeral Home, with the Rev. Olin Giles officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

Mrs. Demby was a former employee of Smith Enterprises and Klear Knit. She was a member of Grace Bible Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Bonnie L. Demby Jr.; her son, Stoy B. Faile Jr. of Rock Hill; her stepson, Chris Demby of Rock Hill; her daughter, Angel Marie Dean of Rock Hill; her stepdaughter, Wanda Lea Demby of Rock Hill; her mother, Betty McManus of Rock Hill; three brothers, David Harvey of Decatur, Ga., and Charles Wayne McManus and William C. McManus, both of Rock Hill; four sisters, Rosalie Robinson and Ida Mae Wray, both of York, and Joyce Knight and Becky McManus, both of Rock Hill; and five grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home of her mother, Betty McManus, 2231 Porter Road, Rock Hill.

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

Moline Durham

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Moline Cathcart Durham of 1144 Green St. Extension died Monday, Dec. 21, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 3:30 p.m. Saturday at New Hope United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Jerry Gadsden officiating and the Rev. Stephen Love assisting. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Durham was a native of York County. She was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the choir, the church Aid Society No. 5, Eastern Star and the United Methodist Women. She attended the New Hope Church school.

Surviving are her daughter, Azalee D. Thompson of Rock Hill; her son, Marcellers Durham of Rock Hill; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at Robinson Funeral Home and at other times at the home.

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

Wanda Dutton

LANCASTER - Mrs. Wanda Otilla Adams Dutton, 79, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. today at Cauthen Funeral Home, Lancaster Chapel, with the Rev. Joe Peek officiating. Burial will be at New Hope Baptist Church cemetery.

Mrs. Dutton was a homemaker and member of New Hope Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Fred Allen Dutton; three sons, Allen Dutton of Great Falls and Wayne Dutton and B. Shea Dutton, both of Lancaster; five daughters, Maxine Murdock and Lydia Parlier, both of Rock Hill, Jo Winkler of Charlotte, Brenda Lyles of Easley and Phyllis Dutton of Lancaster; her brother, Jack Adams of Lancaster; her sister, Jessie Mae Hunter of Chester; 21 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 this morning at Cauthen Funeral Home, Lancaster Chapel, and at other times at the home of Wayne Dutton, 2524 Cane Mill Road, Lancaster.

John Gregory

BALTIMORE - Mr. John Howard Gregory, 65, of 2314 W. Baltimore St., formerly of Chester, died Saturday, Dec. 19, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Christopher King's Funeral Home, 703 Old York Road, with the Rev. Curtis Washington officiating. Burial will be at Zion Pilgrim Baptist Church cemetery.

Surviving are his brother, James Gregory of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and four sisters, Jessie Brown of Baltimore, Ann Ruffin of Queens, N.Y., Ella Pendergrass of Chester and Remattie Gregory of Brooklyn, N.Y.

The family will receive friends at 2764 April Drive, Wilksburg Community, Chester.

Wilma Parrish

CONWAY - Mrs. Wilma Usher Parrish, 82, formerly of Rock Hill, died Saturday, Dec. 19, 1998, at Conway Nursing Center.

The funeral was Monday at McDougald Funeral Chapel in Laurel Hill, N.C., with the Revs. Brian Perry and J.B. Loving officiating. Burial was at Hillside Memorial Park in Laurinburg, N.C.

Mrs. Parrish retired from Springfield Mills in 1981. She was educated in the Chesterfield County Schools and was an active member of Laurel Hill United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her daughter, Betty P. Strait of Galivants Ferry; her sister, Gladys Adams of Charlotte; her granddaughter; and two great-grandsons.

Memorials may be made to Laurel Hill United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 217, Laurel Hill, N.C. 28351.

Donna Sigmon

LANCASTER - Mrs. Donna Kay Reid Sigmon, 42, of 1243 Franklin St., died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Cauthen Funeral Home, Lancaster Chapel, with the Revs. R.B. Ashley and Mickey Boykin officiating. Burial will be at Lancaster Memorial Park.

Mrs. Sigmon was born in Lancaster. She was a member of the Lighthouse Baptist Church and was a retired nurse.

Surviving are her husband, Henry Alan Sigmon; her son, Robert Starnes "Bobby" Gibson of Lancaster; her father, James Bagley Reid of Lancaster; her mother, Sarah Starnes Reid of Lancaster; her sister, Gloria Diann Reid of Lancaster; her half-brother, Heath Simpson of Newberry; and her half-sister, Julie Reid of Lancaster.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Cauthen Funeral Home, Lancaster Chapel, and other times at the home of Sarah S. Reid, 1140 Confederate Ave., Lancaster.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2722 Middleburg Dr., Suite 312, Columbia, SC 29204.

Steve Thrift

ROCK HILL - Mr. Steve Earl Thrift, 50, of 1740 Smokey Road died Monday, Dec. 21, 1998, at home.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Greene Funeral Home.

Mr. Thrift was employed by Springs Industries for 26 years.

Surviving are his son, Chris Thrift of Myrtle Beach; two daughters, Kathy Thrift and Renee Burt, both of Rock Hill; his brother, Larry Thrift of McConnells; and his grandchild.

Greene Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lonnie Vinson

RICHBURG - Mr. Lonnie Vinson, 76, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1998, at Chester County Hospital.

The graveside service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Lando Cemetery, with the Rev. James Barker officiating.

A native of Kershaw County, Mr. Vinson was a member of Heath Memorial United Methodist Church. He retired from Manetta Mills after 35 years. He served in the U.S. Navy Armed Guard during World War II and was a prisoner of war for 40 months. Mr. Vinson was a life member of Richburg Lodge 89 F&AM and the Disabled Veterans Association.

Surviving are his wife, Rubanell Irby Vinson; three sons, Danny Vinson of Green Cove Springs, Fla., Roger Vinson of Georgetown and Phillip Vinson of Richburg; three grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Heath Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 134, Lando, SC 29724-0134.

Bass Funeral Home is in charge.


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