Miscellaneous York County, South Carolina Obituaries

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Richard Agurs

PLAINFIELD, N.J. - Mr. Richard L. Agurs, 70, of 532 W. Front St., formerly of Rock Hill, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1999, at Millenburg Hospital.

The funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Judkins Funeral Home, 428 W. Fourth St. Burial will be in Plainfield.

Mr. Agurs attended Emmett Scott High School. He was an automotive mechanic for more than 50 years.

Surviving are his son, Elliott "Ricky" Agurs of Los Angeles; his daughter, Denise Reaves of Plainfield; two brothers, Bobby Agurs or Brunchburg, N.J., and Jerry Agurs of Plainfield; and five sisters, Janie "Dank" Agurs and Frances A. Bolder, both of Rock Hill, Lavada Boyd of Charlotte, Geraldine Agurs of Plainfield and Carolyn Crawford of Bronx, N.Y.

Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Tyler Burke

ROCK HILL - Master Tyler Keegan Burke, the infant son of Crystal Burke and Troy Mills, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1999, at Mercy Hospital South in Pineville, N.C.

A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Grandview Memorial Park, with Chaplain Susan Brooks officiating.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his paternal grandparents, John and Thomasena Lee of Rock Hill and Henry Mills of Rock Hill; his maternal grandparents, Richard and Janna Burke of Rock Hill; his paternal great-grandmother, Louise Wilson of Rock Hill; and his maternal great-grandmother, Ida Burke of Fairdale, Ky.

Greene Funeral Home is in charge.

James Davie

ROCK HILL - Mr. James C. Davie of 1346 Flint Hill St. died Thursday, Jan. 14, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Parker Funeral Home.

Mary Dixon

DALLAS, N.C. - Mrs. Mary Groves Dixon, 84, of 1404 Lower Dallas Road died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1999, at Mission Memorial Hospital in Asheville, N.C.

A graveside service will be 3 p.m. Saturday in Mausoleum B of Gaston Memorial Park, with the Rev. Paul Hutchins officiating.

A native of York County, Mrs. Dixon was a member of First Baptist Church in Lowell, N.C., and was retired from Rex Plant No. 2.

Surviving are her son, Floyd C. Dixon Jr. of Swansboro, N.C.; two daughters, Pat Pierce of Brevard, N.C., and Wilma Jenkins of Clover; her sister, Blanche White of Columbia; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. at the mausoleum at Gaston Memorial Park.

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

McLean and Son Funeral Directors in Gastonia, N.C., is in charge.

David Estes Jr.

CHESTER - Mr. David Ernest "Sleepy" Estes Jr., 80, of 616 McDowell Drive died Thursday, Jan. 14, 1999, at White Oak Manor in Lancaster.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Second Baptist Church, with the Rev. Steve Bishop officiating. Burial will be at Chester Memorial Gardens.

A native of Chester County, Mr. Estes was retired from Paul's Auto & Body Co. He also was retired from Triplett & Ryan Co., where he worked as a welder.

Surviving are his daughter, Dottie Michau of Chester; two sisters, Mattie Wishert of Great Falls and Elizabeth Sharpe of Columbia; two grandchildren; and his great-grandchild.

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

Memorials may be made to Second Baptist Church, Saluda Street, Chester, SC 29706.

Frank Hicklin Jr.

ROCK HILL - Mr. Frank Walker Hicklin Jr., 86, of 655 Rutledge Ave. died Thursday, Jan. 14, 1999, at Magnolia Manor.

A graveside service will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Edgemoor Cemetery in Edgemoor, with the Rev. Dr. Robert J. Robinson officiating.

Born in Chester County, Mr. Hicklin was a member and deacon of First ARP Church and was a charter member of the Optimist Club of Rock Hill.

He attended Erskine College and was retired from Parts Associates as a sales representative.

Surviving are his wife, Nadine Wellons Hicklin; his son, Frank Walker Hicklin III of New York City; and two brothers, James McCrorey Hicklin and Jack S. Hicklin, both of Rock Hill.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Bass Funeral Home and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be sent to First ARP Church, 201 E. White St., Rock Hill SC 29730.

Roosevelt Howze

EDGEMOOR - Mr. Roosevelt Howze, 89, of 4435 Wylies Mill Road died Thursday, Jan. 14, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The family will receive friends at the home.

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

Ruthie Ingram

RIDGEWAY - Miss Ruthie Imogene Ingram, 71, of Fairfield Manor died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1999, at her home.

A graveside service will be 3 p.m. today at Forest Hills Cemetery, with the Rev. J.T. Stone officiating.

A native of Thomaston, Ga., Miss Ingram was a resident of Fairfield Manor for more than 27 years.

Surviving are her brother, James C. Ingram of Rock Hill; and her sister, Judy I. Nichols of Rock Hill.

The family will receive friends at the home of her sister, Judy I. Nichols, 5660 Chadwick Court, Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Memorials may be made to Fairfield Manor, Attn: Cindy Armstrong, Longtown Road, Ridgeway, SC 29130.

Ellie Jackson

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Ellie Rainey Jackson, 64, of 1051 Brookdale Lane died Thursday, Jan. 14, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Northside Baptist Church, with Dr. Jerry K. Sosebee officiating. Burial will be at Rock Hill Memorial Gardens.

A Rock Hill native, Mrs. Jackson retired from Lance Inc. She worked at York Technical College and at Bass Funeral Home. She was a member of Northside Baptist Church. She was the widow of Hubert Wilson Jackson Sr.

Surviving are two sons, Dennis Wayne Jackson and Hubert W. Jackson Jr., both of Rock Hill; her mother, Lottie Mae West Rainey of Rock Hill; her brother, Robert William Rainey; her sister, Alma Maudine Rainey Steele of Harlingen, Texas; and three grandchildren.

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

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

Joseph Lee Sr.

CHESTER - Mr. Joseph Harvey Lee Sr., 66, of 3095 Harvey Ave., died Thursday, Jan. 14, 1999, at his home.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Woodward Baptist Church, with the Rev. W.L. Faile officiating and the Rev. Tommy Roper assisting. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

A native of Chester County, Mr. Lee attended Woodward Baptist Church. He served 18 years in the Chester unit of the S.C. National Guard and was a member of Woodmen of the World. He worked 38 years as a field engineer for Duke Power Co.

Surviving are his wife, Helen Moore Lee; his son, Joseph Lee Jr. of Columbia; his daughter, Linda Moore Lee of Fort Mill; three brothers, Holly Dinkins of Columbia, James Lee of Snellville, Ga., and Colvin Lee of East Point, Ga.; and four sisters, Ruth Roberts of Columbia, Elizabeth Wagers of Blackstock, Mary Alice McKeown of Columbia and Betty Traylor of Macon, Ga.

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

Memorials may be made to Woodward Baptist Church, Ashford Road, Chester, SC 29706.

Ruth Liester

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Ruth DeLoach Liester, 79, of 349 Kuykendal St. died Thursday, Jan. 14, 1999, at her home.

Arrangements will be announced by Greene Funeral Home.

Mozelle McCullough

ROCK HILL - Ms. Mozelle McCullough, 93, of 1115 Green St. Extension died Thursday, Jan. 14, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Parker Funeral Home.

Roy Reid

ROCK HILL - Mr. Roy Lyle Reid, 74, of 553 Liberty St. died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Lesslie Free Will Baptist Church, with the Revs. George Brasington and Steve Pryor officiating. Burial will be at Laurelwood Cemetery.

A native of York County, Mr. Reid was an Army veteran of World War II and received the Bronze Star. He was a retired supervisor from J.P. Stevens industrial plant, where he worked more than 40 years. He also was a charter member of Lesslie Free Will Baptist Church, where he was a deacon. He was the widower of Louise F. Reid.

Surviving are his daughter, Dale Reid Pryor of Rockingham, N.C.; his brother, Billy Reid of New Port Ritchie, Fla.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home.

Memorials may be made to Lesslie Free Will Baptist Church, 2656 Catawba Church Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Ola Ward

RIDGEWAY - Mrs. Ola Ruth Ward, formerly of Fort Mill, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 1999, at Tanglewood Health Care in Ridgeway.

A graveside service will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Unity Cemetery in Fort Mill, with the Rev. David Kemp officiating.

A Lake City native, Mrs. Ward was retired from the Celanese Corp. and was a charter member of Fort Mill Church of God. She was the widow of Courtney Roy Ward.

Surviving are five sons, David Ward of Fort Mill, Vonne Ward of Spartanburg, Jimmy Ward of Rock Hill, Bill Ward of Camden and Dan Ward of Six Miles; her sister, Annie L. Hood of Fort Mill; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Fort Mill Church of God and at other times at the home of David Ward, 207 Forrest St.

Memorials may be made to Fort Mill Church of God building fund, 221 Academy St., Fort Mill, SC 29715. 

James Bradley Sr.

UNION - Mr. James Wesley "Jim" Bradley Sr., 73, of 210 Hillcrest Drive died Saturday Jan. 16, 1999, at home.

A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Union Memorial Gardens, with the Revs. Jerry Lawson and Clayton Howerton officiating.

A native of Union, Mr. Bradley was a member of the First Baptist Church of Union, Rutledge Masonic Lodge #351, Hejaz Shrine Temple and BPO Elk's Lodge No. 1321. A World War II veteran, he served two terms on the Union City Council and was a member of the VFW, the S & M Investors Club and American Legion Post No. 22.

Mr. Baker retired as manager of Sunshine Cleaners and was the widower of Hazel Perry Bradley.

Surviving are his daughter, Elizabeth B. "Betsy" Rose of Clover; his son, James W. "Brad" Bradley Jr. of Union; and four grandchildren.

The body will be at Holcombe Funeral Home in Union from 7 to 9 tonight, where the family will receive friends. They will receive friends at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to the Organ Fund of the First Baptist Church, 405 E. Main St., Union, SC 29379.

Dewey Coates

KERSHAW -"Mr. Dewey Rogers Coates, 82, of 209 Minor St. died Friday, Jan. 15, 1999, at home.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Bryant D. Fersner Jr. officiating. Burial with Masonic rites will be at the Kershaw City Cemetery.

A native of Kershaw, Mr. Coates was a retired air conditioning foreman for Springs Industries. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving from 1940 to 1946, a member of the Stafford Graham American Legion Post #31 and the First Baptist Church.

Mr. Coates was a member of the Masons for more than 60 years. He was raised a Master Mason in Flat Rock Lodge No. 378 and later served as High Priest of the Hart Chapter No. 59 in Kershaw.

Surviving are his wife, Louise Ballard Coates; two sons, W. Douglas Coates of Cayce and James Eric "Jimmy" Coates of Lexington; and three granddaughters.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Cauthen Funeral Home, Kershaw chapel, and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 67, Kershaw, SC 29067 or to the charity of one's choice.

James Davis

ROCK HILL -"Mr. James Collin Davis, 77, of 1346 Flint Street died Thursday, Jan. 14, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at Mt. Zion AME Zion Church in Catawba, with the Rev. Alan Stewart officiating and the Rev. W. W. Thompson and Elder Elvis Morgan assisting. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Davis was a retired truck driver for Rock Hill Printing & Finishing Co. He attended Chester County public schools and was the widower of Willie Eva Davis.

Surviving are two sons, Mark Duncan and James Davis, both of the home; two daughters, Willie Mae Duncan and Juanita Douglas, both of Rock Hill; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The body may be viewed from 1 to 6 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to noon Monday at Parker Funeral Home. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Monday.

The family will receive friends at the home.

Humana Greer

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Humana Robinson Greer, 85, of 665 Robertson Road died Thursday, Jan. 14, 1999, at Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia.

The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Chapel House Rawlings Funeral Home in London, Ky., with the Rev. Bob Helton officiating. The burial will be at River Hill Cemetery.

A native of Laurel County, Ky., Mrs. Greer was a homemaker.

Surviving are three sons, Edward R. Greer of Fort Lawn, William H. Greer of Lakewood, Calif., and Ottis D. Greer of Rock Hill; three daughters, Jan Robb of Cypress, Calif., Arah Mae Williams of Hamilton, Ohio, and Roetta S. Moran of Long Beach, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday at House Rawlings Funeral Home, 510 E. Fourth St., London, Ky., 40743.

Greene Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Danny Hunter

LANCASTER -"Mr. Danny Lee Hunter, 49, of 1999 Daisy Couch Road died Saturday, Jan. 16, 1999, at Springs Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Hartley Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Bruce Davenport officiating. Burial will be in the Fork Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

A native of Lancaster County, Mr. Hunter was a field engineer for ISI in Charlotte and a member of the Fork Hill Baptist Church.

Surviving are his mother, Jackie H. Hunter of Lancaster; his son, Timothy Wayne Hunter of Lancaster; his daughter, Tammie H. Cook of Lancaster; three sisters, Carla H. Smith, Susan H. Wallace and Melanie H. Hinson, all of Lancaster; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Hartley Funeral Home, 1800 Charlotte Highway at at other times at the home of his mother, Jackie H. Hunter, at 4608 Flat Creek Road.

Ruth Laney

CHARLOTTE - Mrs. Ruth Safrit Laney, 84, died Friday, Jan. 15, 1999, at Mercy South Hospital.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Osceola Methodist Church, 6575 Charlotte Highway, Lancaster, with the Rev. Bob Dunn officiating. Internment will follow immediately at the church cemetery.

A native of Cabarrus County, N.C., Mrs. Laney was a long-time resident of the Indian Land Community before moving to Charlotte. A gifted seamstress and homemaker, she was also a longtime member of Osceola United Methodist Church.

Surviving are four daughters, Betty L. Griffin, Lou M. Park, JoAnn Sammataro and Sue L. Funderburk; five sons, Bill E. Laney, Jimmy L. Laney, Charles F. Laney, John A. Laney and Tommy R. Laney; her sister, Willie M. Park; 20 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Osceola United Methodist Church Building Fund, 6575 Charlotte Highway, Lancaster, SC 29720 or to a charity of one's choice.

The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. today at the McEwen Funeral Service, Pineville Chapel, 10500 Park Road, Charlotte.

Ruth Liester

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Ruth DeLoach Liester, 79, of 349 Kuykendal St. died Thursday, Jan. 14, 1999, at her home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Northside Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dr. Jerry Sosebee officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

Mrs. Liester was a homemaker and a member of Northside Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Donald M. Liester of Columbia and Norman A. Liester of Milledgeville, Ga.; her daughter, Marilyn L. Coley; her sister, Gretude DeLoach of Rock Hill; and four grandchildren, one of whom, Jonathan Coley, is of the home.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Greene Funeral Home and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer Association, 3420 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215 or to Northside Baptist Church, 1140 Curtis St., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Jimmy Thompson

CHESTER -"Mr. Jimmy Wayne Thompson, 62, of 820 Briarcliff Circle died Saturday, Jan. 16, 1999, at Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Barron Funeral Home in Chester, with the Rev. Curtis Wells officiating. Burial will be at Chester Memorial Gardens.

A native of Gainesville, Ga., Mr. Thompson was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and attended El Bethel United Methodist Church in Fort Lawn. He was a member of the Moose Lodge in Lancaster. He was retired from Springs Industries and was the widower of Judith Thompson.

Surviving are his son, Wayne Thompson of Chester; his brother, Frank Thompson of Lancaster; and three sisters, Jean Thompson of Lancaster, Cethel Cagle of Gainesville and Hazel Bowers of Columbia.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Barron Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, SC 29210.

Gloria Thrift

ROCK HILL -"Mrs. Gloria Jean Starnes Thrift, 54, of 5050 Billy Wilson Road died Friday, Jan. 15, 1999, at home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at Eastview Baptist Church, with the Revs. Keith Cobb and Bill Shytle officiating. The burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Thrift was a native of Rock Hill and a member of Eastview Baptist Church. She was a production worker for Smith Enterprises for most of her life.

Surviving are her husband, James Thrift; her son, Jimmy Thrift of York; two daughters, Tammy Allen of Rock Hill and Cindy Jackson of York; three brothers, Kenneth Starnes of Aiken and Laverne Starnes and John Glenn Starnes, both of Richmond, Va.; and two sisters, Sheila Howe of Rock Hill and Myra Starnes of Richmond.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the home.

Greene Funeral Home is in charge.

Bailey Vess

ROCK HILL -"Miss Bailey Sue Vess, seven-week old daughter of Jason Wayne Vess and Kelly Sue Boothby of 1354 Candy Lane, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 1999, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. today at Seventh Day Adventist Church of Rock Hill, with the Revs. Ron Davis and Rick Sturgis officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

Surviving in addition of her parents are her twin sister, Breanna Jaycee Vess; her paternal grandparents, Harold and Becky Vess of Rock Hill; her paternal great-grandmother, Elva Dalrymple of Rock Hill; her paternal great-grandparents, Guy and Beulah Vess of Rock Hill; her maternal great-grandparents, Hubert and Suzanne Garman of Warsaw, Va.; and her maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Marion Boothby of Altoona, Fla.

Memorials may be made to the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Rock Hill, 255 Neely Store Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730, or to Oakwood Acres Baptist Church, 2215 Oakwood Circle, Rock Hill, SC 29732.

David Whitley Jr.

EDGEMOOR - Mr. David M. Whitley Jr., 80, of 1931 Nell Ramsey Road died Saturday, Jan. 16, 1999, at his home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at Harmony Baptist Church, with the Rev. Bob Porterfield officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

A native of Concord, N.C., Mr. Whitley was a member of Harmony Baptist Church, a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps and a retired salesman.

Surviving are his wife, Azilee Ramsey Whitley; two sons, David R. Whitely of North Augusta and Craig A. Whitley of Richmond, Va.; his daughter, Sue W. Preslar of Monroe, N.C.; his sister, Doris Cathcart of Miami, Fla.; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Bass Funeral Home. 

Claude Horton

LANCASTER - Mr. Claude O. Horton, 79, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 1999, at Lexington Medical Center in Columbia.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Second Baptist Church, with the Revs. James D. Spencer III and Hubert H. Welch officiating. Burial will be at Lancaster Memorial Park. The American Legion will give a flag ceremony.

Mr. Horton was a native of Lancaster County. He was a World War II Army veteran, a 50-year member of the American Legion and had held every position in the American Legion on the post, district, zone and state levels. He was a retired employee of Springs Industries, a member of Second Baptist Church and a Shriner.

Mr. Horton was the widower of Evelyn Truesdale Horton. Surviving are his three sons, Ronnie Horton and Randy Horton, both of Columbia, and Dale Horton of Lancaster; his daughter, Karol Newboult of Columbia; two brothers, Poovey Horton of Columbia and Jack Horton of Lancaster; his sister, Ethel Williams of Lancaster; and 11 grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Second Baptist Church building fund, 1426 Great Falls Highway, Lancaster, SC 29720.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Mahaffey Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Ethel Williams, 1618 Summit Ave.

Thomas Horton

KERSHAW - Mr. Thomas Henry Horton, 76, of 1799 Jones Road died Friday, Jan. 15, 1999, at Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, with the Revs. Clarence Allen, Todd Horton and N.J. Neely officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Horton was a native of Jefferson and was retired from Kendal Co. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II and a member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Ruby Evelyn Sowell Horton; his son, Thomas Roger Horton of Lugoff; two daughters, Patricia Jordan of Lancaster and Cindy Truesdale of Camden; two brothers, Bobby Horton of Kershaw and Donnie Horton of Jefferson; three sisters, Louise Byrd, Jessie M. Thompson and Margie Johnson, all of Jefferson; six grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, 2140 McBee Highway, Jefferson, SC 29718.

Cauthen Funeral Home is in charge.

Jacquelyn Peach

KERSHAW - Mrs. Jacquelyn Dorita Maples Peach, 62, of 3339 Old Georgetown Road died Saturday, Jan. 16, 1999, at Springs Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Laurel Hill Baptist Church, with the Rev. Bobby Owens officiating. Burial will be at Bethany Baptist Church cemetery.

A native of Rock Hill, Mrs. Peach was retired from Garan Inc. and was a member of the Sheppard Fire Department for five years. She was a member of Laurel Hill Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Joe Richard Peach Sr.; two sons, Joe Richard Peach Jr. of Bossier City, La., and Jerry Peach Sr. of Ackerman, Miss.; four daughters, Judy P. Caudill of Nashville, Tenn., Jeannie Kraus of Grain Valley, Mo., Janice Chaney of Willis, Texas, and Jenny Hartness of Starkville, Miss.; and five grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Cauthen Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Robert Peach, 3348 Old Georgetown Road.

Memorials may be made to Laurell Hill Baptist Church, P.O. Box 373, Kershaw, SC 29067.

Anthony Sherk 

LAVEEN, Ariz. - Mr. Anthony Dennis Sherk, 45, of 6843 S. 64th Ave. died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999, at Phoenix Baptist Hospital.

A memorial service was Friday at Laveen Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jerry Neal officiating and Phoenix Central High School Choir assisting.

Mr. Sherk, a native of State College, Pa., was the fine arts department chairman at Phoenix Central High School. He was a member of the Music Educators National Conference and the Arizona Choral Directors Association. He served on the Arizona Board of Education for the School for the Blind and Deaf. He also was a 4-H leader and a youth softball coach. He was a member of Laveen Baptist Church.

Mr. Sherk was a 1975 graduate of the University of Toledo with a bachelor's degree in music education. He earned a master's degree in choral conducting from Arizona State University in 1977.

Surviving are his wife, Cheryl Sherk; his son, Joshua Sherk of the home; his daughter, Erin Sherk of the home; his parents, Juanita and Dennis Sherk of State College; and two brothers, Doug Sherk of Roanoke, Va., and Chris Sherk of Rock Hill.

A.L. Moore-Grimshaw Funeral Home of Phoenix was in charge.

Memorials may be made to the Laveen Baptist Church bell choir fund, 5036 W. Dobbins St., Laveen, AZ, 85339.

Gloria Thrift

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Gloria Jean Starnes Thrift, 54, of 5050 Billy Wilson Road died Friday, Jan. 15, 1999, at her home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Eastview Baptist Church, with the Rev. Keith Cobb officiating and the Rev. Bill Shytle assisting. Burial will be at Eastview Baptist Cemetery.

Mrs. Thrift was a member of Eastview Baptist Church. She was a production worker for Smith Enterprises most of her life.

Surviving are her husband, James Thrift; her son, Jimmy Thrift of York; two daughters, Tammy Allen of Rock Hill and Cindy Jackson of York; three brothers, Kenneth Starnes of Aiken, and Laverne Starnes and John Glenn Starnes, both of Richmond, Va.; two sisters, Sheila Howe of Rock Hill and Myra Starnes of Richmond; five grandchildren; and her great-grandchild.

Greene Funeral Home is in charge.

Christine Wilkes

CHESTER - Mrs. Christine Price Wilkes, 81, of 513 W. White St. died Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Tuesday at First Church of the Nazarene, with the Revs. Greg Keller and Gary Adkins officiating. Burial will be at Chester Memorial Gardens.

A native of Monroe, N.C., Mrs. Wilkes was a homemaker, a member of First Church of the Nazarene and attended Chester County schools.

Surviving are two sons, Robert "Bob" Price of Charlotte and Jerry Price of Chester; four daughters, Audrey Patsy Boyd of Rock Hill, Dolly Copeland of Chester, Brenda Crouch of Blackstock and Shirley Helms of Lancaster; three sisters, Lonnie Welch of Charleston, Susie Welch of Gastonia, N.C., and Lucille Wright of Chester; 42 grandchildren; 65 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.

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

Lloyd Yearwood Jr.

GREAT FALLS - Mr. Lloyd Thomas Yearwood Jr., 47, of 100 McDowell Drive died Friday, Jan. 15, 1999, at his home.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Baptist Church, with the Rev. Darrell Twitty officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery.

A native of Fountain Inn, Mr. Yearwood was a U.S. Navy veteran of Vietnam and was employed with Grace Finishing Plant. He was a graduate of Great Falls High School, attended York Technical College and was a member of Great Falls Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Surviving are his wife, Debroah Brown Yearwood; his son, Thomas Edward "T.J." Yearwood of Great Falls; his daughter, Jeannie Annette Yearwood of Myrtle Beach; his mother and stepfather, Mary and J.D. Geiger of Fort Lawn; his brother, Steven Yearwood of Lexington; his sister, Judy Cagle of Lexington; and two stepsisters, Lorie Lucas of Great Falls and Zana Putnam of Monroe, N.C.

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

Memorials may be made to Great Falls Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 371, Great Falls, SC 29055.


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