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Thomas Crenshaw

DURHAM, N.C. - Mr. Thomas Franklin Crenshaw, 57, of 1401 Oakland Ave. died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1999, at Duke Medical Center.

A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Bethany United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Mike Pasquarello officiating.

A native of Lancaster, Mr. Crenshaw was a former manager in men's clothing. He was a graduate of Furman University. He was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Miriam Hutchison Crenshaw; his daughter, Winn C. Wheeler of Efland, N.C.; and his mother, Dorothy Winn Crenshaw of Murrells Inlet.

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

Memorials may be made to Bethany United Methodist Church, 2809 Guess Road, Durham, NC 27705.

Clements Funeral Service is in charge.

Wardell Dunham

CHESTER - Mr. Wardell Dunham, 85, of 2344 South Fork Road died Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999, at Tanglewood Healthcare Center in Ridgeway.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by King's Funeral Home, 135 Cemetery St.

F. Carroll Falls

CLOVER - Mr. F. Carroll Falls, 85, of 455 Maynard Grayson Road died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1999, at Ebenezer Nursing Home in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Mountain View Baptist Church, with the Rev. Harold Beam officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Falls was a retired electrician and lifetime member of Mountain View Baptist Church. He was a veteran of World War II, where he served in the U.S. Army, Company C, 68th Tank Battalion.

Surviving are his wife, Jennie Mae Falls; three sons, Frank Falls and D. Larry Falls, both of Clover, and Thomas N. Falls of Charlotte; his daughter, Bonnie McElveen of Clover; three brothers, Herbert Falls and George Falls, both of Kings Creek, and John Falls of Columbia; seven sisters, Ola Pruette of Grover, N.C., Avalona Ware Hembree of Union, Pansy Julian of Anderson, Veda Garrison and Dorothea Martin, both of Greenville, Frances Pennington of Gaffney, and Ester Holliday of Six Mile; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at M.L. Ford and Sons Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Biblical Release Time Studies, P.O. Box 858, Clover, SC 29710 or Mountain View Baptist Church, 1560 Piedmont Road, Blacksburg, SC 29702.

Belinda Higgins

FORT MILL - Mrs. Belinda Holder Higgins, 49, formerly of Charlotte, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1999, at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte.

The funeral will be 12:30 p.m. Saturday at McEwen Charlotte Chapel. Burial will be at Sharon Memorial Park.

Mrs. Higgins was a graduate of West Mecklenburg High School and attended Central Piedmont Community College. She was formerly associated with Sprint. She was of the Presbyterian faith.

Surviving are her husband, Wil Higgins; her daughter, Rachel Higgins Murray of Charlotte; her mother, Barbara F. Holder of Monroe, N.C.; two sisters, Berita Stack and Beverly Holder, both of Monroe, N.C.; and her grandchild.

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

Ruby Jenkins

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Ruby Jenkins Jenkins, 80, of Rock Hill died Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999, at Beverly Health Care Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Bass Funeral Home, with the Rev. Steve Brown officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

Mrs. Jenkins was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She was the widow of Bill Jenkins.

Surviving are four sons, Tony Jenkins, J.W. Jenkins, Windell Jenkins and Harold Jenkins, all of Rock Hill; three daughters, Peggy Westbrook of Rock Hill, Jeanette Crenshaw of Van Wyck and Hilda Parker of Seneca; her brother, Darell Jenkins of Marshville, N.C.; five sisters, Pauline Jenkins, Jean Clontz, and Carolyn Griffin, all of Marshville, N.C., Lois Stegall of Monroe, N.C., and Wilma Faile of Lancaster; 14 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Bass Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Peggy Westbrook, 2325 Dunlap Roddey Road, Rock Hill.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 6606, Columbia, SC 29260.

Charlie Marshall

ROCK HILL - Mr. Charlie Marshall of 221 Blanche Circle died Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Robinson Funeral Home.

Frankie Moore

CLOVER - Ms. Frankie J. Moore, 58, of 109 Queensgate Road died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999, at Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia, N.C.

The funeral will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Mount Pleasant AME Zion Church in Gastonia, with Elder Carl Glenn officiating. Burial will be at Clover Community Cemetery.

Surviving are two daughters, Maury Martin of Gastonia and Regina F. Moore of Toledo, Ohio; her sister, Mary M. Bratton of Clover; and her grandchild.

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

The body may be viewed from 3 to 8 tonight at Generation Funeral Home in Clover.

Pershing Payne

KERSHAW - Mr. Pershing Benjamin Payne, 80, of 4214 Duckwood Road died Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999, at Lancaster Convalescent Center in Lancaster.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at White Bluff Baptist Church, with the Revs. James Helms, Coit Auten and Jeff Williams officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Payne was retired from Lehigh Steel Corp. A member of White Bluff Baptist Church, he was Deacon Emeritus, having served as deacon since 1950 and chairman for more than 20 years. He served as choir director for 23 years and was a member and former president of the Young At Heart, senior adults. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Meta Mungo Payne; two sons, Boyce J. Payne of Kershaw and Timothy E. Payne of Dinwiddie, Va.; his daughter, Nancy Mackey of Heath Springs; his sister, Eula Faile of Kershaw; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to White Bluff Baptist Church, 3140 Duckwood Road, Kershaw, SC 29067.

Pete Stewart

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH - Mr. Grier Pierce "Pete" Stewart, 73, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Epworth United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Don McKinney officiating.

A native of Clover, Mr. Stewart retired from the Rock Hill Fire Department after 30 years as a captain. He was a World War II veteran and served in the Army Air Corps in France.

Surviving are two sons, Leslie Stewart of Rock Hill and Terry Stewart of Shalotte, N.C.; his daughter, Rena S. Owens of Rock Hill; two brothers, Lloyd Stewart and Mack Stewart, both of Clover; his sister, Annie Lee Ballard of Clover; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the church after the service.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to Hospice Community Care, 325 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Bass Funeral Home is in charge.

Thelma Stewart

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH - Mrs. Thelma Latham Stewart, 71, of Cherry Grove died Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999, at Grandstrand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Epworth United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Don McKinney officiating.

A native of York County, Mrs. Stewart was a member of Tops and Shady Grove United Methodist Church in Hoodtown. She was a hair stylist and worked at Smith Enterprises. She was the widow of Pete Stewart.

Surviving are two sons, Leslie Stewart of Rock Hill and Terry Stewart of Shalotte, N.C.; her daughter, Rena S. Owens of Rock Hill; her brother, Moselee Latham of Venus, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the church after the service.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to Hospice Community Care, 325 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Bass Funeral Home is in charge.

Charles Talley

THOMASVILLE, N.C. - Mr. Charles Heyward "Pappy" Talley, 91, of The Oaks, formerly of Charlotte, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1999, at Beverly Health Care Center.

A graveside memorial service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Laurelwood Cemetery in Rock Hill, with the Rev. B. Joe Parker officiating.

A native of York County, he was a self-employed contractor in home construction and real estate. He was a former maintenance supervisor with Charlotte Catholic School. He was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in Thomasville and a charter member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Charlotte, where he was former chairman of the building committee and trustee. He was the widower of Margaret Walker Talley.

Surviving are two daughters, Margaret Vert of Gaithersburg, Md., and Ann Parker of Thomasville; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family will be at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, the Rev. B. Joe and Ann Parker, 809 E. Cooksey Drive, Thomasville.

Memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church building fund, P.O. Box 1049, Thomasville, NC 27361 or to the Parents Together Program of the Special Children's School, 4505 Shattalon Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27106.

J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home is in charge.

Thomas Watson

ROCK HILL - Mr. Thomas Watson, 79, of 4411 Givens Road died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at New Zion Baptist Church, with the Rev. Robert C. Brown officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Givens was a member of New Zion Baptist Church. He attended the public schools of York County. He was a World War II veteran.

Surviving are his sister, Tillie Mae Watson Givens of Rock Hill.

The body may be viewed from 4 to 6 tonight at Robinson Funeral Home.

The body will be taken to the church at noon Saturday.

The family will be at the home of his sister, Tillie Mae Watson Givens, 4241 Givens Road, Rock Hill.

Edna Williams

LANCASTER - Mrs. Edna Lucille Brasington Williams, 90, of 707 Central Ave. died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1999, at White Oak Manor.

A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Lancaster Memorial Park, with the Rev. Dr. James D. Spencer III officiating.

Mrs. Williams was retired from Springs Industries and was a member of Second Baptist Church. She was the widow of Lee Roy Williams.

Surviving are five sons, Bruce L. Williams and M. Lathan Williams, both of Tampa, Fla., Clyde M. Williams of Fort Mill and Maurice M. Williams and E. Lee Williams, both of Lancaster; her daughter, June Nichols of Rock Hill; 26 grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Cauthen Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Lee and Libby Williams, 2180 J.B. Denton Road, Lancaster. 

Mae Burns

HICKORY, N.C. - Mrs. Mae Sealey Burns, 83, formerly of York, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999, at Pell Care Nursing Home.

The graveside service will be 4 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Sharon, with the Rev. John Wilkes officiating and the Rev. T.A. Little assisting.

Mrs. Burns was a homemaker and a member of West Main Street Church of God in Rock Hill. She was the widow of Henry Harrison Burns.

Surviving are three sons, William D. "W.D." Burns of York, Clyde Burns of Tampa, Fla., and Earl Burns of Hickory, N.C.; two daughters, Helen B. Carter of York and Grace B. Shillinglaw of Sharon; her sister, Nettie Sealey of Lockhart; 16 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to West Main Street Church of God, 950 W. Main St., Rock Hill, SC 29730 or to Woodlawn Presbyterian Church Cemetery Association, 3852 Woodlawn St., Sharon, SC 29742.

Sis Coleman

CHESTER - Ms. Sarah "Sis" Gregory Coleman, 95, of Magnolia Manor in Rock Hill, formerly of 243 Columbia St., died Friday Jan. 8, 1999, at Magnolia Manor.

Arrangements will announced by Denton Funeral Home in Chester.

Pearl Curry

GREAT FALLS - Mrs. Pearl Lee Curry, 52, of Gibson End Road died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1999, at Providence Hospital in Columbia.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Pine Grove Baptist Church, with the Rev. J.A. McFarlan officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Curry was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church. She attended Elizabeth Heights High School in Great Falls.

Surviving are her husband, Roy Curry; five sons, Leon Curry, John Lewis Curry, Andrew Curry, Eric Curry, all of Great Falls, and Leroy Roseboro of Camden; four daughters, Dorothy Gladden, Pamela Simpson, Tyesha Trapp, and Keshia Curry, all of Great Falls; three brothers, James Frank Clark, Willie Lee Clark, both of Lancaster, and James Belk of Great Falls; six sisters, Annie Mae Williams, Azalee Walker, and Martha Florence McGriff, all of Lancaster, Ida Mae Spence, Mary Westley and Inez Gaston, all of Great Falls; and 17 grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 tonight at Washington Funeral Home.

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

Wardell Dunham

CHESTER - Mr. Wardell Dunham, 85, of 2344 South Fork Road died Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999, at Tanglewood Healthcare Center in Ridgeway.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Nazareth Baptist Church in Rock Hill, with the Rev. J.H. Bailey officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Dunham was a native of Chester. He was a member of Nazareth Baptist Church, where he was a former deacon and trustee and member of the AP&B Society. He attended the public schools of Chester County and retired from the city of Charlotte. He was the widower of Lecy Wade Dunham.

Surviving are three nieces whom he reared, Mary Miller of the home, Garlita Howze of Plainsfield, N.J., and Patricia Robinson of Charlotte and two great-nieces whom he reared, Cathy Cherry of Union and Belinda Graham of Rock Hill.

The family will receive friends at the home.

The body will be carried to the church at 1:30 p.m. Sunday and may be viewed from noon to 9 p.m. today at King's Funeral Home, 135 Cemetery St.

Sarah Freeman

McCONNELLS - Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Freeman, 68, of 155 Hidden Branch Drive died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Christian Home Baptist Church in Lowrys, with the Rev. Lloyd Reid officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

A native of Lowrys, Mrs. Freeman was a member of Christian Home Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Hymn Choir, the Missionary Society, and the Pastor's Aide Society. She was retired from the York School District No. 1, where she was a cafeteria worker.

Surviving are her husband, Ernest Lee Freeman; two sons, James Ernest Freeman and Newton Osmund Freeman, both of Rock Hill; five daughters, Lillie Odessa Chisholm and Stephanie Denise Nichols, both of Rock Hill, Donzetta Freeman of the home, Patricia Ann Love and Priscilla McConnell, both of McConnells; her brother, Newton Howard of Charlotte; four sisters, Eva Kenion, Ola Mae Love, Dolly Howard and Ethel Lee Smith, all of Charlotte; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at home.

The body may be viewed from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Wright Funeral Home in York.

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

Susan Finison

LANCASTER - Mrs. Susan Turner Finison, 82, of 1695 Franandel Drive died Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999, at home.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. today at Cauthen Funeral Home, Lancaster Chapel. Burial will be at Salem Cemetery in Heath Springs.

Mrs. Finison was the widow of John Charles Wright and William Fred Finison.

Surviving are her son, John Charles Wright of Williamson, Ga.; her daughter, Susan Sturgis of Jonesboro, Ga.; five brothers, Clarence Turner of Canoga Park, Calif., George Turner of Heath Springs, Lloyd Frank Turner, John Riley Turner and Charlie Turner, all of Lancaster; and five grandchildren.

Geraldine Koren

LANCASTER - Mrs. Geraldine Jordan Koren, 82, of 506 Rock Springs Road died Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999, at home.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Mahaffey Funeral Home, with the Revs. Shane Patrick and Roy Barnes officiating. Burial will be at Lancaster Memorial Park.

Mrs. Koren was a homemaker. She attended West Virginia Career College and was a member of First Baptist Church. She was the widow of Joseph Stephen Koren.

Surviving are her mother, Dilla Knapp Jordan of West Virginia; and two sisters, Mary K. Shulz of Gretna, La., and Betty L. Jordan of St. Albans, W. Va.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Mahaffey Funeral Home.

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

Charlie Marshall

ROCK HILL - Mr. Charlie Marshall of 221 Blanche Circle died Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, with the Rev. Charlie Mason officiating and the Revs. Edward Garrison, Sandra Mason and Daniel Chisholm assisting. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Marshall was educated in the public schools of York County and Clinton Junior College. He was a member of Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, where he was a member of the choir and AP&B Society No. 21. He was retired from the Charlotte Mecklenburg School District.

Surviving are his son, James Phillips of Jacksonville, Fla.; his sister, Christine Wylie of Rock Hill; two brothers, Nathaniel Marshall and George Marshall Sr., both of Rock Hill; his grandchild; and two great grandchildren.

The body may be viewed from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Robinson Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends at 1438 Stroupe St., Rock Hill.

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

Bobbie Merritt

INDIAN LAND - Mrs. Bobbie Jean McNeill Merritt, 56, of 8868 Collins Road died Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999, at home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Osceola United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Bob Dunn officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Merritt was a retired paralegal from the Bureau of Hearings and Appeals, a division of the Social Security Administration and was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. She served on the Lancaster County Council for Aging and was a member of the Yellow Rock Ramblers Square Dance Club. She was a member of Osceola United Methodist Church, where she served as chairperson of the Worship Committee and treasurer of the United Methodist Women.

Surviving are her husband, Thomas R. Merritt; her daughter, Teresa Merritt Moore of Indian Land; her parents, George Robert and Dorothy Harris McNeill of North Wilkesboro, N.C.; two sisters, Brenda Little of Dobson, N.C., and Beth Foster of North Wilkesboro, N.C.; and two 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 Osceola United Methodist Church, 6575 Charlotte Highway, Lancaster, SC 29720.

Helen Parker

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Helen Janette Rodgers Parker, 80, of 3525 Homestead Road died Friday, Jan. 8, 1999, at home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Second Baptist Church, with the Rev. Johnny Jenkins officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

A native of Lancaster, Mrs. Parker was retired from Celanese after 19 years of service. She was a member of Second Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Calvin A. Parker; her son, Joseph O. Taylor of Quinton, Va.; her daughter, Patricia Ann Hathcock of Rock Hill; four brothers, J.W. Rodgers of Lancaster, Quinton Rodgers, Fred Rodgers and Crawford Rodgers, all of Rock Hill; three sisters, Dorothy Armour of Rock Hill, Mavis Caskey of Lancaster and Loma Varnadore of Chester, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today 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.

David Sanders Jr.

BLACKSTOCK - David S. Sanders Jr., infant son of David S. Sanders Sr. and Mary Simpson Sanders of 2680 Wray Road died Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999, at Chester County Hospital.

The graveside service will be 2 p.m. today at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Blackstock, with the Rev. J.D. McClurkin officiating.

Surviving in addition to his parents are three brothers, Monterria Simpson, Octavia Simpson and Travis Simpson, all of the home; three sisters, Shemika Belk, Unique Belk and Coco Belk, all of Great Falls; and paternal grandparents, David Sanders of Winnsboro and Viola Maloney of Great Falls.

Kings Funeral Home, 135 Cemetery St., in Chester is in charge.

Ervin Simpson

ROCK HILL - Mr. Ervin Simpson of 428 Baker St. Ext. died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at New Zion Baptist Church, with the Rev. Robert C. Brown officiating and the eulogist will be the Rev. E.E. Vance. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

Mr. Simpson was a native of Fairfield County. He was the widower of Leona Mobley Simpson. He was a cement finisher and worked for the Roberts Construction Co. for a number of years. He attended the public schools of Fairfield County. He was a member of New Zion Baptist Church, and served on the Hymn Choir No. 1, Trustee Board, the AP&B Society, and the Burial Aid Society. He was an U.S. Army veteran of World War II and earned the Philippine Liberation Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the American Defense Medal, American Theater Ribbon and the Asiatic-Pacific Medal. He was a member of Prince Hall Masonic Lodge No. 109, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Gray Cockerell Post No. 404.

Surviving are three daughters, Daisy S. Brown, Gladys S. McCrorey and Vernice S. Blake, all of Rock Hill; his son, Arthur Simpson of Rock Hill; a brother, Walter Brown Simpson of Rock Hill; three sisters, Hattie Heath, Maggie Jackson, and Fannie Thompson, all of Rock Hill; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 tonight at Robinson Funeral home and at other times at the home.

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

Mason Smith

CHARLOTTE - Mr. Mason W. Smith Jr., 79, of 5800 Old Providence Road, formerly of Hickory Grove, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999, at The Carriage Club.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Hickory Grove Cemetery, with the Rev. Roger Dodds officiating.

A native of Harwell County, Ga., Mr. Smith was salutatorian at Spartanburg Junior College and attended Erskine College. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He worked at Belk's Department Stores and then worked for Springs Mills. He retired as vice-president and regional sales manager for Springs Industries.

Survivors include two sons, Mason W. "Chip" Smith III and John Stuart McKay Smith, both of Charlotte; his daughter, Laris Smith DeSalvo of Metairie, La., his brother, George Robert Smith of Charlotte; his sister, Betty Smith Justice of Lake Lure, N.C.; six grandchildren and his great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends at 7 tonight at the home of Stuart Smith, 6515 Red Maple lane.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association, Southern Piedmont Chapter, 3420 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC, 28215.

Harry & Bryant Company is in charge.

Jimmie Sowell Sr.

SHARON - Mr. Jimmie William Sowell Sr., 75, of 3926 Woodlawn St. died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Mount Vernon United Methodist Church in Hickory Grove, with the Rev. Roger Dodds officiating. Burial will be at Hickory Grove Cemetery.

Mr. Sowell was retired owner and operator of Sowell Meat Market in Rock Hill. He was the widower of Marylin Goodman Sowell. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

Surviving are three sons, Dicky Sowell of Lenoir, N.C., Kenny Sowell of Simpsonville and Jimmy Sowell Jr. of Rock Hill; his daughter, Kathy Sowell of Simpsonville; his brother, Gene Sowell of Mason, Ariz., three sisters, Ertis Smith of Pickins, Miss., Ruby Yeates and Bernice Watford, both of Jackson, Miss.; and five grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to the York County Humane Society, P.O. Box 10261, Rock Hill, SC 29731 or to Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, 2160 Smithford Road, Hickory Grove, SC 29717. 

Cameron Barber

ROCK HILL - Cameron "C.L." Barber, the infant son of Denise Barber of 285 Powerhouse St., died Saturday at Piedmont Medical Center.

Arrangements are incomplete but will be handled by Robinson Funeral Home.

Allie Branyon

ROCK HILL -"Mrs. Allie Clamp Branyon, 83, of 639 Guilford Road died Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999, at Beverly Health Care.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at Oakland Baptist Church, with the Rev. Robert Shrum officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

Mrs. Branyon is a native of Abbeville and a charter member of Oakland Baptist Church. She was a member of the Rock Hill Women's Club, a 30-year volunteer for the Red Cross and volunteered at elections. Mrs. Branyon was retired from Field Enterprises, where she was district manager.

Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Branyon Johnson of Mooresville, N.C., and Rosemary Branyon Grant of Greenville; two sons, John Bertrand Branyon Jr. of Charleston and Charlie Ellis Branyon II of Summerville; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 tonight at Bass Funeral Home and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to Oakland Baptist Church or to the American Cancer Society.

Mamie Hall

LANCASTER - Mrs. Mamie Ellis Hall, 83, of White Oak Manor died Friday, Jan. 8, 1999, at Springs Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Hartley Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. Jim Spencer officiating. Burial will be at Lancaster Memorial Park.

A native of Kershaw County, Mrs. Hall was retired from Springs Industries and was of the Baptist faith. She was the widow of Cleveland A. Hall.

Surviving are two sons, James E. "Pete" Hall of West Columbia and Cleveland L. "Boot" Hall of Lancaster; her daughter, Margie Barrineau of Lancaster; her sister, Myrtle E. Deese of Wilmington, N.C.; and 12 grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Second Baptist Church Piano Fund, 1426 Great Falls Highway, Lancaster, SC 29720 or White Oak Manor, 253 Craig Manor Road, Lancaster, SC 29720.

Fred Lewis

CHESTER - Mr. Fred Johnson Lewis, 71, of 540 Lancaster Highway, died Friday, Jan. 8, 1999, at S.C. Baptist Medical Center in Columbia.

A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Zion Presbyterian Cemetery, with the Rev. Rick Mason officiating.

Mr. Lewis was a native of Chester County. He was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. Mr. Johnson was owner/operator of Our Store on York Road and previously was a manager for W.T. Betts Tire Co. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Marian L. Lewis; his son, Darryl Lewis of Rock Hill; two daughters, Luann Frazer and Freda Lombardo, both of Chester; his mother, Lula G. Lewis of Chester; his brother, Marion C. Lewis of Rock Hill; four sisters, Margaret Atkinson and Erline Lewis, both of Chester, Ann Webber of Jonesville, La., and Rose Bailey of Spartanburg; and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 tonight at the home.

Memorials may be made to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 126 York St., Chester, SC 29706, or S.C. Chapter of Leukemia Society, 261-B Riverchase Way, Lexington, SC 29072.

Arrangements are being handled by Barron Funeral Home.

Annie Martin

SUMMERVILLE - Mrs. Annie Martin, formerly of Lancaster, died Friday, Jan. 8, 1999, at Summerville Medical Center.

Mrs. Martin was the widow of Henry Martin.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Hartley Funeral Home.

Randy Mitchell

ROCK HILL - Randy Mitchell, 39, of 1118 Green Street Ext. died Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The arrangements, which are incomplete, will be handled by Parker Funeral Home.

Charles Peavy

KERSHAW -"Mr. Charles Francis Peavy, 68, of 5013 Fernwood Drive died Saturday, Jan. 9 ,1999, at Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at Cauthen Funeral Home, Kershaw Chapel, with the Rev. Steve Anglin officiating. Burial will be in Lancaster Memorial Park.

A native of Galivants Ferry, Mr. Peavy was the owner-operator of Peavy's Woodworks.

Surviving are his wife, Jo Ann Rollings Peavy; two sons, Charles Michael Peavy and Joseph Matthew Peavy, both of Kershaw; four daughters, Barbara James, Linda Faye Jordan and Frances Renee Plyler, all of Lancaster, and Amanda Leigh Holcomb of Kershaw; four brothers, Aaron B. Peavy of Conway, David F. Peavy of Lancaster and Joe M. Peavy and W. Dan Peavy, both of Aynor; two sisters, Cathryn P. Martin of Aynor and Betty Wilson of Conway; 11 grandchildren; and his great-grandchild.

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

Ervin Simpson

ROCK HILL - Mr. Ervin Simpson of 428 Baker St. Ext. died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at New Zion Baptist Church, with the Rev. Robert C. Brown officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

A native of Fairfield County, Mr. Simpson was the widower of Leona Mobley Simpson. He was a cement finisher and worked for the Roberts Construction Co. for a number of years. He attended the public schools of Fairfield County. He was a member of New Zion Baptist Church and served on the Hymn Choir No. 1, Trustee Board, the AP&B Society and the Burial Aid Society. He was an U.S. Army veteran of World War II and earned the Philippine Liberation Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the American Defense Medal, the American Theater Ribbon and the Asiatic-Pacific Medal. He was a member of Prince Hall Masonic Lodge No. 109, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Gray Cockerell Post No. 404.

Surviving are three daughters, Daisy S. Brown, Gladys S. McCrorey and Vernice S. Blake, all of Rock Hill; his son, Arthur Simpson of Rock Hill; his brother, Walter Brown Simpson of Rock Hill; three sisters, Hattie Heath, Maggie Jackson and Fannie Thompson, all of Rock Hill; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

The body will be taken to the church at 1 p.m. today.

Robinson Funeral Home is in charge.

Inez Steele

LANCASTER - Mrs. Inez McAteer Steele, 77, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999, at the Lancaster Convalescent Center.

The funeral will be 3:30 p.m. today at Hartley Funeral Home Chapel, with the Revs. Archie Blackmon and H.D. Morrow officiating. Burial will be at Westside City Cemetery.

A native of Richland County, she was a homemaker and a member of Blood Bought Church of Lancaster.

Surviving are her husband, William Jeffie Steele of Tanglewood Nursing Home; three sons, Otis T. Williams of Lancaster and Harold N. Williams and Clifford B. Williams, both of Lake Wateree; her sister, Ruby Baskins of Lancaster; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Blood Bought Church, c/o Rev. Archie Blackmon, 266 Wylie Park Road, Lancaster, SC 29720.

Ora Stewart

COMER, Ga. -"Mrs. Ora Nelle Stewart, 84, formally of Oak Street in Fort Mill, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999, at home.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Unity Cemetery, with the Rev. Roy Watkins officiating.

A native of Jefferson, Ga., Mrs. Stewart lived in Fort Mill from 1955 to 1997. She was a member of the Unity Presbyterian Church and was very active in the church's Circle Group. Mrs. Stewart is the widow of Steve Stewart.

Surviving are her brother, Clarence Filman of Augusta, Ga.; her niece, Janie Morrison; her great-nephew, Le Morrison, whom she lived with; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Memorials may be made to Thornwell Home and School for Children, P.O. Box 60; Clinton, SC 29325.

Wolfe Funeral Home is in charge.

Diane Williams

CHARLOTTE - Mrs. Diane Williams, 56, of 117 Fairmount St., formerly of York, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999, at Carolinas Medical Center.

Arrangements will be announced by King's Funeral Home in Charlotte.

Kamal Wilson

SHARON - Kamal Jahleel Wilson, the infant son of Gregory Martin Wilson and Kiwana Banks, of 4726 Cabal Road died Friday, Jan. 8, 1999, at Wallace Thompson Hospital in Union.

Arrangements are incomplete but will handled by Christopher King's Funeral Home, 703 Old York Road, Chester.


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