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Arnold Anderson

CLOVER - Mr. Arnold Charles Anderson, 80, of 2996 Henry Knob Road died Saturday, Jan. 30, 1999, at Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia, N.C.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Oakview Baptist Church in Kings Mountain, N.C., with the Revs. Ralph Sparrow and Robbie Moore officiating. Burial will be at Oakview Baptist Church Cemetery.

A native of Alcola, Tenn., Mr. Anderson was an Army veteran. He was retired from J.P. Stevens and was a member of Oakview Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Willie Mae Bailey Anderson; his son, Walter Lee Anderson of Clover; two daughters, Mary Jernigan of Montgomery, Ala., and Catherine Wood of Gastonia; three brothers, Leonard Anderson of Kings Mountain, Mack Anderson of Gastonia and Boyd Anderson of Newton, N.C.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to the Oakview Baptist Church Parsonage Fund.

Bertha Bowlin

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Bertha Vaughn Bowlin, 93, of 261 S. Herlong Ave. died Friday, Jan. 29, 1999, at Beverly Health Care Center.

Burial was at Laurelwood Cemetery.

A native of York County, Mrs. Bowlin was a member of Cornerstone United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her stepdaughter, Mary Franklin of Rock Hill; five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Cornerstone UMC, 2697 Heckle Blvd., Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Bass Funeral Home was in charge.

Alfred Dyson

LANCASTER - Mr. Alfred Thompson Dyson, 76, of 104 Roberts Drive died Friday, Jan. 29, 1999, at Dorn V.A. Medical Center in Columbia.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mahaffey Funeral Home, with the Rev. Kevin Cooley officiating. Burial will be at Lancaster Memorial Park.

A native of York County, Mr. Dyson was a veteran of both the Army and the Navy. He had been employed by Josyln Clark Control and was a member of D.A.V. and Grace United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sisters, Cleo Dyson Odom of Hartsville and Lois Dyson Baker of Winnsboro; four half-sisters, Irene Poston and Geraldine Gill, both of Florence, Magalene McDaniel of Lake City and Betty Cribb of Darlington; two foster brothers, Marvin Miles and Earl Miles both of Lancaster; his foster sister, Myrtle Miles Stogner of Lancaster; and two stepdaughters, Jean Johnson of Athens, Ga., and Shirley Ann Segars of Aiken; and two special friends, Julian and Dorothy Rollings of Lancaster.

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

Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church building fund.

Lucille Elliott

CHARLOTTE - Mrs. Lucille Hall Elliott, 83, died Sunday, Jan. 31, 1999, at her home.

A funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wilson Funeral Service, 5301 Albemarle Road. Burial will follow at Sharon Memorial Park.

Mrs. Elliott was a member of Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church and the White Shrine. She retired after working many years with the Federal Reserve Bank. She lived in Rock Hill for several years.

Surviving are her son, Durrow Curtis Hall Jr.; her grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church, 1117 South Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28203 or to the American Cancer Society, 500 E. Morehead St., Suite 211, Charlotte, NC 28202.

Kathleen Farris

CLOVER - Mrs. Ercel Kathleen Farris, 76, of 108 Columbia St. died Sunday, Jan. 31, 1999, at Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia, N.C.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Clover ARP Church, with the Rev. Rob Patrick officiating. Burial will be at Bethany ARP Church cemetery.

A native of Concord, N.C., Mrs. Farris was retired from Klear Knit Inc. and was a member of Clover ARP Church.

Surviving are her husband, John S. Farris; her son, Frank Farris of Clover; two daughters, Carol Norman Hope of Gastonia and Rickey Norman Hoover of Orange Park, Fla.; her brother, Carl Trull of Fort Mill; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at M.L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Clover Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 214, Clover, SC 29710.

Skyler Hasley

ROCK HILL - Skyler Alexis Hasley, the infant daughter of Tamerone E. Hasley, died Sunday, Jan. 31, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Arrangements will be announced by Greene Funeral Home.

James Helms

FORT MILL - Mr. James Mack Helms, 65, of Fort Mill died Sunday, Jan. 31, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Independent Bible Baptist Church in Charlotte, with the Rev. Jason Coley officiating. Burial will be at Elmwood City Cemetery.

A native of Union County, Mr. Helms was a retired trailer mechanic.

Surviving are his wife, Nancy Helms of Fort Mill; three sons, Donnie Helms, Terry Helms and Jimmy Helms, all of Fort Mill; his mother, Ethel Smith of Charlotte; two brothers, Vern Helms of Charlotte and Neil Helms of Indian Trail, N.C.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Independent Bible Baptist Church, 17025 Lancaster Highway, Charlotte, NC 28227.

McEwen Funeral Service's Pineville Chapel is in charge.

Rebecca Holland

KERSHAW - Mrs. Rebecca McPherson Holland, 83, of 420 N. Matson St. died Saturday, January 30, 1999, at Springs Memorial Hospital.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Kershaw City Cemetery, with the Rev. Eugene L. Feagin officiating.

A native of Florence, Mrs. Holland was retired from Springs Industries Customer Service Center and was a member of First United Methodist Church in Kershaw.

Surviving are two daughters, Peggy Holland Bryson of Pemproke Pine, Fla., and Frances Holland Lucas of Kershaw; her brother, Robert McPherson of Hartsville; her sister, Jean McPherson Kilpatrick of Concord, N.C.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 tonight at the home.

Memorials may be made to KARE, P.O. Box 364, Kershaw, SC 29067 or Kershaw City Cemetery, Perpetual Care Fund, c/o Pauline Bailey, 106 S. Hampton St., Kershaw, SC 29067.

Hartley Funeral Home is in charge.

Ethel Mosley

BLACKSBURG - Mrs. Ethel Wilds Mosley, 62, of 303 Hickory Hollow Road died Saturday, Jan. 30, 1999, at home.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Victory Trail Pentecostal Church, with the Revs. Albert and Sheila Revels officiating. Burial will be at Unity Baptist Church Cemetery in Hickory Grove.

Mrs. Mosley worked in Rock Hill for several years.

Surviving are her husband, Fred A. Mosley; her son, John "Bob" Mosley of Spartanburg; four daughters, Brenda Ham, Sherry Rose, Cynthia Mosley and Patsy Peeler, all of Blacksburg; five brothers, Jess L. Wilds of Georgia, Roy Wilds of King, N.C.; Stokley Wilds of Leicester, N.C., Hardee Wilds of Marietta and Jerry Wilds of Pickens; three sisters, Violet Bennett of King, Nancy Riddle of Blacksburg and Elizabeth Roberts of Fletcher; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at White Columns Funeral Service in Blacksburg, and at other times at the home.

James Odom Jr.

ROCK HILL - Mr. James "Coon" Odom Jr. of 909 Ogden Road died Saturday, Jan. 30, 1999, at his home.

Arrangements will be announced by Robinson Funeral Home.

Rosie Smith

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Rosie L. Smith of 1768 Aaron Ave. died Saturday, Jan. 30, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Arrangements will be announced by Robinson Funeral Home.

Verla Strong

CHESTER - Mrs. Verla Land Strong of 1562 Addie Drive died Saturday, Jan. 30, 1999, at Chester County Hospital.

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

Howard Youngblood

CLOVER - Mr. Howard Eugene "Gene" Youngblood, 72, died Sunday, Jan. 31, 1999, at Beverly Health Care Center.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at M.L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home, with the Rev. Rob Patrick officiating. Burial will be at Woodside Cemetery.

A native of Clover, Mr. Youngblood was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was retired from American Thread Co. and was a longtime member of Clover ARP Church.

Surviving are four sons, Steve Youngblood of Wilmington, N.C., Timothy Youngblood, Billy Youngblood and Randy Youngblood, all of Clover; his daughter, Kathy Youngblood Burton of Lake Wylie; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at M.L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home. 

Frances Atkinson

CHESTER - Mrs. Frances Collins Atkinson, 91, of 107 Pine St. died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999, at home.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, with the Revs. Clay Waldrip and Booker E. Bagbey officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery.

Mrs. Atkinson was a retired elementary school teacher and taught many years at Dora Jones Gayle Elementary School. She was a graduate of Chester High School. She attended Bernau College in Georgia and graduated from Converse College. She was a member of First Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school. She was the widow of Walker M. Atkinson Sr.

Surviving are her daughter, Mary Daniels of Chester; and her grandchild.

The family will receive friends at home.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box. 518, Chester, SC 9706.

Barron Funeral Home is in charge.

Yvonne Auten

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Eleanor Yvonne Sauls Auten, 62, of 1137 Cedar Grove Lane died Monday, Feb. 1, 1999, at home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Grace Church of the Nazarene, with the Rev. Jesse Sims officiating and the Rev. Dr. Ronald Kelley assisting. Burial will be at Laurelwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Auten was retired from Auten Exterminating Co., and she was a homemaker. She was a member of Grace Church of the Nazarene. She was the widow of Robert L. Sauls.

Surviving are her husband, Ottis Maynard Auten of the home; her son, Ricky D. Sauls of Rock Hill; three daughters, Dale Sauls of Columbia, Tiny Dufour of Aberdeen, N.J., and Robin Gail Au of Rock Hill; her mother, Shirley Moore and stepfather, Ernest Moore, both of Rock Hill; three brothers, Billy Craig James, Junior Ray James and Robert Lee James, all of Rock Hill; her sister, Priscilla Ann Broome of Rock Hill; and six grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Grace Church of the Nazarene building fund, 1029 Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732.

William Broome

LANCASTER - The Rev. William Howard Broome, 77, of 863 Hampton Grace Ave. died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999, at Springs Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Thursday at First Pentecostal Holiness Church, with the Revs. Charles Hendricks and Eddie Usher officiating. Burial will be at Lancaster Memorial Park.

A native of Kannapolis, N.C., the Rev. Broome was a retired Free Will Baptist minister and served in the Navy during World War II. He was a member of First Pentecostal Holiness Church. He was the widower of Frances Melton Broome.

Surviving are two grandchildren raised in the home, Sylvia Hinson and Sherry Alford, both of Lancaster; his sister, Vada Bridges of Clinton; and four great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to First Pentecostal Holiness Church Missionary Fund, 1138 10th St., Lancaster, SC 29720.

Luther Crawley

CHESTER - Mr. Luther Crawley, 80, of 135 Woodland Drive died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999, at Chester County Hospital.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Ruby Baptist Church in Ruby, with the Revs. Ralph Jacobs, Russell Parsons and Don Rhyne officiating. Burial will be at Ruby Cemetery.

A native of Ruby, Mr. Crawley was retired postmaster of the Ruby post office. He was a lifelong member of Ruby Baptist Church. He was a graduate of Ruby High School and Coynes's Electrical School in Chicago. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of American Legion Post No. 0134. He was the widower of Lucille Smith Crawley.

Surviving are his wife, Eloise Boney Nichols Crawley; two sisters, Dr. Ina Sylvia Crawley of Atlanta and Elizabeth Honeycutt of Charleston; two stepdaughters, Hazel Alexander and Nell Jones, both of Chester; and two step-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 tonight at Miller-Rivers Caulder Funeral Home in Chesterfield.

Memorials may be made to Ruby Baptist Church, P.O. Box 5, Ruby, SC 29741 or to the charity of one's choice.

Barron Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

James Hefley

EDGEMOOR - Mr. James "Snake" Hefley, 95, of 3450 Mount Holly Road died Saturday, Jan. 30, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Big Calvary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Rodney Adams officiating, the Rev. Dr. J.W. Threatt delivering the eulogy and the Rev. J. D. McClurkin assisting. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Hefley was a member of Big Calvary Baptist Church, where he was the oldest member of the church and was a deacon, church treasurer, church historian and Hymn Choir marshal. He was a member of Archive Masonic Lodge No. 149 and AB&P Society No. 18 and was retired from Gold Tex Mills.

He was the widower of Mozelle McCray Hefley.

Surviving are four sons, James R. Hefley and Leroy Hefley, both of Washington, Paul A. Hefley of Forestville, Md., and David L. Hefley of the home; four daughters, Martha R. Caldwell and Betty H. Jackson, both of Washington, Margaret H. Dickson of Charlotte and Catherine H. Simpson of Rock Hill; his adopted son, Joe L. Neely of Rock Hill; two adopted daughters, Constance Spriggs of Washington and Edith Darby of York; his sister, Ellaree Heath of Rock Hill; 23 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and two adopted grandchildren whom he reared, Deborah A. Dunham and Jerry Dunham, both of Edgemoor.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight with Masonic rites at Big Calvary Baptist Church in Lando.

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

King's Funeral Home, 135 Cemetery St., is in charge.

Jason James

KERSHAW - Mr. Jason Eugene James, 20, died Monday, Feb. 1, 1999, at Byerly Hospital in Hartsville.

A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Pleasant Plain Baptist Church Cemetery, with the Revs. Donald W. Deese and Jerry Catledge officiating.

Surviving are his parents, Frank W. and Diane Ivey James of Kershaw; his sister, Kathy Langley of Heath Springs; and his maternal grandparents, Wade and Ruth Ivey of Kershaw.

Mr. James will be taken to the home of his grandparents, Wade and Ruth Ivey, 4736 Mount Pisgah Highway, on Thursday and will remain there until the service.

Memorials may be made to the Saleevy Development Center, 714 Lewellen Ave., Hartsville, SC 29550.

Cauthen Funeral Home is in charge.

Lola McCarty

MYRTLE BEACH - Mrs. Lola Pankey McCarty, 84, of Myrtle Beach, formerly of Rock Hill, died Monday, Feb. 1, 1999, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Bass Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dr. Tim McClendon officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

A native of Patrick, Mrs. McCarty was a homemaker and member of Trinity Methodist Church in Myrtle Beach. She was a former member of St. John's United Methodist in Rock Hill. She was the widow of Philip Samuel McCarty.

Surviving are her son, Dennis McCarty of Pompano Beach, Fla.; her daughter, Phyllis M. Jones of North Myrtle Beach; five sisters, Julia Seymour of Darlington, Nita Griggs of Patrick, Sue Broach and Jackie Clark, both of Columbia, and Alisia Gregory of Denver, Colo.; five grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. today at Bass Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the North Myrtle Beach Rescue Squad.

Claude Love Moore Sr.

Claude Love Moore Sr., the great-grandson of Rock Hill's founding father, died Tuesday at the age of 87.

"He was a highly respected cotton merchant who followed a long family history of merchandising cotton," said Claude Moore Jr., city executive and vice-president of Carolina First Bank. "In his retirement years, he was a devoted father, grandfather and loving husband."

Moore retired from Williams Cotton Co., owned by his father-in-law, E. Leslie Williams, in 1978. But his local heritage goes back much further, to before the Revolutionary War, in which Moore's great-great-grandfather fought, Moore Jr. said.

In 1851, Moore's great-grandfather, Alexander Templeton Black, donated 4.5 acres of his land to the Charlotte, Columbia & Augusta Railroad.

The township of Ebenezerville didn't want the railroad coming through their community. But Black saw the deal's potential and donated the land for a depot and gave right-of-way for the tracks, Moore Jr. said.

Black, who owned three plantations on 448.5 acres, then hired Squire John Roddey to survey his land and establish Rock Hill's boundaries. He also donated land to the First Presbyterian Church and Methodist Church, Moore Jr. said.

"The railroad went through his property," he said. "And the town grew around the railroad."

Roddey's survey shows 23 lots along one street, named Main Street, with a southern and northern alley. The road bordering Black's home became Black Street, said local historian Louise Pettus.

The town and its name became official when the post office opened in April 1852, Pettus said.

A granite marker, located on Main Street, recognizes Black's contribution.

Like his great-great grandfather, Moore Sr. also went to war. He served in the Navy during World War II in the South Pacific while on the U.S.S. Shipley Bay, Moore Jr. said.

Another of Moore Sr.'s sons, Leslie Moore, continues the family tradition as owner of Moore Cotton Co.

Moore Sr. also was a member of the Rock Hill Rotary Club and Rock Hill Elks Lodge. Other surviving family members include four grandchildren.

A graveside service will be 10:45 a.m. Thursday at Neely's Creek ARP Church cemetery. A memorial service will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Dr. William Pender officiating.

His family will receive friends from 6 to 9 tonight at the home of Leslie W. Moore, 375 Bromley Road, Heathwood Forest, Rock Hill.

Memorials may be made to Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, Hospice Community Care or the Rock Hill Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Bass Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Leila Shehane

LANCASTER - Mrs. Leila Baker Shehane, 93, died Monday, Feb. 1, 1999, at the Rehabilitation and Nursing Center of Monroe, N.C.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Mahaffey Funeral Home, with the Rev. Mickey Carnes officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant Dale Baptist Church cemetery.

A native of Lancaster County, Mrs. Shehane was a retired employee of Springs Industries and a member of Glenwood Heights Baptist Church.

Surviving are her son, Richard C. Shehane of Lake Lure, N.C.; three daughters, Nell Phillips of Clovis, Jo Ann Phillips of Waxhaw, N.C., and Sandra Beckham of Lancaster; her sister, Maggie Stacks of Lancaster; two half-brothers, Lynn Baker of Greenville and Jim Baker of Lancaster; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Mary Elizabeth Baptist Church, new sanctuary building fund, 5007 Tom Starnes Road, Waxhaw, NC 28173.

Cynthia Shields

FORT MILL - Mrs. Cynthia Joyce Dynes Shields, 50, of Denver, N.C., died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Wolfe Funeral Home, with the Rev. Roland Dry officiating.

Mrs. Shields was a native of Cincinnati. She worked for Union Special Sewing Machine Manufacturing Co. in Charlotte and was a member of Sisk Memorial Baptist Church in Fort Mill.

Surviving are her husband, Theodore Shields Sr.; her son, Theodore Shields Jr. of Valdosta, Ga.; her daughter, Melissa Powers of Fort Mill; her father, Wilbur Dynes of Port Jervis, N.Y.; two brothers, Jim Dynes of Clayton, Ga., and John Dynes of Naperville, Ill.; four sisters, Janice Leiper of Milford, Pa., Jean Babcock of Westbrookville, N.Y., Sally Rickli of Waterford, N.Y., and Pat Albright of Wyckoff, N.J.; and her grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Wolfe Funeral Home and at other times at the home of her daughter, Melissa Powers, 7175 Cathy Court, Fort Mill.

Verla Strong

CHESTER - Mrs. Verla Land Strong of 1562 Addie Drive died Saturday, Jan. 30, 1999, at Chester County Hospital.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Leeds. Burial will be at Gethsemane Baptist Church cemetery in Chester, with the Rev. Oliver Royal officiating.

Mrs. Strong was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church. She attended Chester County public schools and was the widow of the Rev. Hosea Strong.

Surviving are her daughter, Addie Neal of the home; and two grandsons, one of whom, Walker Jerome, is of the home.

The family will receive friends at home.

Christopher King's Funeral Home, 703 Old York Road, is in charge.

Wilma Thomason

LEXINGTON, N.C. - Mrs. Wilma Virginia Davis Thomason, 76, of 1211 Horseshoe Neck Road died Monday at K.B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem, N.C.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Churchland Baptist Church, with the Rev. Steve Martin officiating. Burial will be at the Davis Family Cemetery.

A native of Davidson County, N.C., Mrs. Thomason was a homemaker. She was a member of Churchland Baptist Church and its Fideles Sunday school class. She was a member of the Senior Citizens Fellowship Club and the Churchland Home Extension Club. She was the widow of Leonard C. Thomason.

Surviving are her son, Mark Steven Thomason of Rock Hill; her daughter, Patricia Ann West of Winston-Salem, N.C.; her sister, Gertrude Lomax of Churchland, N.C.; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 tonight at Davidson Funeral Home, 24 E. Third St., Lexington, NC, and at other times at home.

Memorials may be made to the K.B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103 or Churchland Baptist Building Fund, 7516 N.C. 150 South, Lexington, NC 27295 or American Cancer Society, 1114 Magnolia St., Greensboro, NC 27401.

R.J. Walker Jr.

FORT MILL - Mr. Robert Jackson Walker Jr., 73, of 9848 Calvin Hall Road died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

A graveside service will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Unity Cemetery, with the Rev. Mickey Smith officiating.

A native of York County, Mr. Walker was retired from Springs Industries. He was a member of Fort Mill Church of the Nazarene and served in the Navy during World War II.

Surviving are two sons, Bobby Walker of Rock Hill and R.J. Walker III of Fort Mill; his daughter, Susan Harvell of Fort Mill; two stepsons, Michael Childers of Florida and Jimmy Childers of Fort Mill; two sisters, Thelma Jennings of Fort Mill and Ada West of Chester; his companion, Pauline Price of Rock Hill; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Wolfe Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Kelly and Susan Harvell, 9858 Calvin Hall Road, Fort Mill.

Memorials may be made to Fort Mill Church of the Nazarene building fund, 109 Harris St., Fort Mill, SC 29715 or to Rock Hill Dialysis, 2115 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Edith Wellman

LANCASTER - Ms. Edith Sain Wellman of 402 N. Catawba St., Apt. 4D, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Wolfe Funeral Home in Fort Mill.

Lorenzo White

CHESTER - Mr. Lorenzo "Lonnie" White of 618 Unique St. died Friday, Jan. 29, 1999, at Providence Hospital in Columbia.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Christopher King's Funeral Home, 703 Old York Road, with the Rev. George Lowery officiating. Burial will be at Second Wilson Baptist Church cemetery.

Mr. White was a veteran of the Vietnam War.

Surviving are his wife, Patricia Floyd White of Chester; three sons, Rayfaele K. White, Omayyad U. White and Lorenzo S. White, all of Chester; his stepdaughter, Mashenda D. Caldwell of Chester; two brothers, Johnnie White of Arizona and Harold Higgins of New York; three sisters, Gwendolyn Smith and Addie Grant, both of Chester, and Ruby Richards of New York; and his devoted friend, Eva Wilkes of Chester.

The family will receive friends at 115 Caldwell St. and at the home.

Leonard Wiley

YORK - Mr. Leonard Arthur Wiley, 65, of 206 E. Liberty St. died Monday, Feb. 1, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at York Funeral Home, with the Rev. Rick Martin officiating. Burial will be private.

Mr. Wiley was the former owner and operator of Wiley Bros. Marble and Granite in York. He was a member of First Baptist Church in York and was an Army veteran.

Surviving are three sons, Leonard A. Wiley II of Fort Mill and Robert A. "Bobby" Wiley and Dale Johnson, both of York; two daughters, Melinda Wiley Pittman and Judy Wiley Schultz, both of McConnells; his mother, Gladys H. Wiley of York; his brother, William R. "Bill" Wiley II of Chester; his sister, Ellen Wiley Biggers of York; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at York Funeral Home and at 1 p.m. Thursday at the home of Gladys H. Wiley, 206 E. Liberty St., York.

Memorials may be made to the Leonard A. Wiley Memorial Fund, c/o York Funeral Home, P.O. Box 59, York, SC 29745. 

Charles Adams Sr.

FORT LAWN - Mr. Charles Keith "Buddy" Adams Sr., 44, of 507 Sunnyside St. died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999, at home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Fort Lawn Baptist Church, with the Revs. Ted Hodges and J.R. Gillum officiating. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery.

A native of Lancaster, Mr. Adams was employed with Kentucky Cumberland Coal Co. He attended Lewisville High School and was an Army veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Becky Ghent Adams; his son, Charles Keith Adams of the home; two daughters, Dana Renee Adams and Katie Adams, both of the home; his parents, Keith Hinson Adams and Glennie Marcine Furr Adams of Fort Lawn; his brother, Carson Boyd Adams of Fort Lawn; and three sisters, Kay Knight and Faye Rutland, both of Fort Lawn, and Jeannie Burch of Lancaster.

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

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

Frances Bellune

LANCASTER - Mrs. Frances Adams McAllister Bellune, 82, formerly of Lancaster, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999, at Springdale Village in Camden.

A graveside service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Lancaster Memorial Park, with the Rev. Needham Williamson officiating.

Mrs. Bellune was retired from nursing with 30 years of service. She was a graduate of Greenville Hospital School of Nursing. She was an avid fisherman, and a member of First United Methodist Church. She was the widow of Dr. Russell E. Bellune and was the office manager for his optometrist practice.

Surviving are her son, Jim Bellune of Rock Hill; her brother, Clarence "Nunnie" McAllister of Warner Robbins, Ga.; and her sister, Louise Baskin of Elberton, Ga.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Cauthen Funeral Home, Lancaster Chapel.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 608, Lancaster, SC 29721-0608.

Lillie Mae Bigham

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Lillie Mae McWatters Bigham, 102, of 261 S. Herlong Ave. died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1999, at Beverly Health Care.

The funeral will be 2:30 p.m. Friday at Greene Funeral Home, with the Revs. Calvin Morrow and Jerry McNair officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

Mrs. Bigham was a homemaker and ran a boarding house for many years in Chester and Rock Hill. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and the widow of James Ernest Bigham Sr.

Surviving are five sons, James Ernest Bigham Jr., W.A. "Bill" Bigham, Julius P. "Buddy" Bigham, Leroy H. Bigham, all of Rock Hill, and S.J. "Squeaky" Bigham of Lancaster; two daughters, Evelyn Bigham Bailey and Mary Bigham Cannon, both of Rock Hill; 17 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and two great-great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Greene Funeral Home and at other times at the home of her son, W.A. "Bill" Bigham, 1691 Fieldbrook Road, Rock Hill.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 830 N. Jones Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

R.L. Blackmon

LANCASTER - Mr. Robert Lee "R.L." Blackmon, 82, of 510 W. Meeting St. died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Friday at Lynnwood United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Tony Adams officiating. Burial will be at Lancaster Memorial Park.

A native of Lancaster County, Mr. Blackmon was a retired carpenter and built homes in the Lancaster area for more than 30 years. He was a World War II veteran and served as a gun commander in the Battle of Normandy, the Battle of Northern France, the Battle of the Bulge and battles in Austria and southern Germany. He was a charter member of Lynnwood United Methodist Church, where he was Sunday school superintendent and a Sunday school teacher.

Surviving are his wife, Maxine Caskey Blackmon; his daughter, Linda Blackmon Bell of Lancaster; his brother, Richard W. Blackmon of Lancaster; his sister, Edith Mills of Lancaster; and his grandchild.

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

Memorials may be made to Lynnwood United Methodist Church, 1753 Lynnwood Drive, Lancaster, SC 29720.

G.W. Ellis

KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. - Mr. G.W. "Dub" Ellis, 71, of 810 W. Mountain St. died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999, at Wendover Hospice Center in Shelby, N.C.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Grace United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Mike Murray and Milton Hagen officiating. A graveside service will be 3:30 p.m. Friday at Lavonia Baptist Church cemetery in Mooresboro, N.C.

Mr. Ellis was retired from Mauney Hosiery and was the owner of G.W. Hosiery in Kings Mountain. He served in the Marine Corps in World War II. He was a former member of the Lions Club in Kings Mountain and a member of Grace United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Charlene Lewis Ellis of Kings Mountain; her daughter, Denese Ellison Armstrong of Mooresville, N.C.; two brothers, Walter B. Ellis of Rock Hill and Larry L. Ellis of Mooresboro, N.C.; his sister, Nell Jones of Belmont, N.C.; his grandchild; two step-grandchildren; and his step-great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Harris Funeral Home in Kings Mountain.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights, Shelby, NC 28150 or Grace United Methodist Church, 830 Church St., Kings Mountain, NC 28086 or the American Cancer Society, 201 W. Marion St., Shelby, NC 28150.

Ollie Faulkenberry

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Ollie Mae Faulkenberry, 78, of 229 N. Jones Ave. died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Greene Funeral Home.

Pinckney Hawkins Sr.

FORT MILL - Mr. Pinckney Wyche Hawkins Sr., 96, of 275 Country Haven Lane died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 10 a.m. Friday at Westerly Hills Baptist Church in Fort Mill, with the Revs. Roger Brown and Ted Sims officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park in Rock Hill.

Mr. Hawkins was a retired body repairman for Good Motor Co. Body Shop with more than 15 years of service. He was a member of Westerly Hills Baptist Church, where he was a deacon. He attended Newberry College and was the widower of Rosine Watts.

Surviving are his son, P.W. "Pete" Hawkins Jr. of the home; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Westerly Hill Baptist Church, 1730 Doves Road, Fort Mill, SC 29715.

Willie Lumpkin Sr.

ROCK HILL - Mr. Willie Lumpkin Sr. of 1074 Albert St. died Monday, Feb. 1, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Nazareth Baptist Church, with the Revs. J.H. Bailey, Del Reiger and Billy Wilson officiating. Burial will be at Barber Memorial Cemetery.

Mr. Lumpkin was a member of Nazareth Baptist Church. He was a graduate of Emmett Scott High School.

Surviving are his wife, Nettie Jones Lumpkin; two sons, Willie Lumpkin Jr. and Adam Jones, both of Rock Hill; two daughters, Bonita Banks and Donna L. Lumpkin, both of Rock Hill; his mother, Viola Crawford Lumpkin of Rock Hill; four brothers, Palmer Lumpkin and James Lumpkin, both of Rock Hill, and Larry Lumpkin and John Lumpkin, both of Charlotte; five sisters, Corine Lumpkin of the home, Annie L. Lumpkin and Hattie L. Thompson, both of Rock Hill, and Rozena L. Crochen and Vernell Lumpkin, both of New Jersey; and his grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Robinson Funeral Home and at other times at the home.

The body will be placed in the church at noon Saturday.

Charlie McMullen

ROCK HILL - Mr. Charlie McMullen of 704 Grier St. died Monday, Feb. 1, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Pineville AME Zion Church, with the Rev. Eugene Goodman officiating and the Revs. Allen Stewart and Mary Crosby assisting. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. McMullen was a member of Pineville AME Zion Church. He attended Chester County public schools and was employed at J.P. Stevens Co. for 30 years and at the Pix Theater for 25 years. He was the widower of Willie Mae Bailey McMullen.

Surviving are his son, Robert Lee McMullen of the home; his brother, Thomas McMullen of Knoxville, Tenn.; three sisters, Alberta M. Gist of Philadelphia, Sarah M. Means of Plainfield, N.J., and Leola M. Howze of Catawba; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

The body may be viewed from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at Robinson Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends at 830 Midville Ave., Rock Hill.

Claude Moore Sr.

ROCK HILL - Mr. Claude Love Moore Sr., 87, of 1123 Evergreen Circle died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999, at his home.

A graveside service will be 10:45 a.m. Thursday at Neely's Creek ARP Church cemetery. A memorial service will be 11:30 a.m. at Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Dr. William Pender officiating.

A native of Rock Hill, Mr. Moore was a World War II veteran. He was a retired cotton representative in Gastonia, N.C., and the surrounding area for 30 years. He was a member of the Rock Hill Rotary Club and the Rock Hill Elks Lodge. He was the only surviving great-grandson of Alexander Templeton Black, the founding father of Rock Hill.

Surviving are two sons, Claude L. Moore Jr. and Leslie W. Moore, both of Rock Hill; and four grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, Hospice Community Care or the Rock Hill Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Bass Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ollie Nicholson

PINEVILLE, N.C. - Mrs. Ollie Baker Nicholson, 89, of 703 Hill St. died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1999, at home.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at Wolfe Funeral Home in Fort Mill, with the Rev. Jack Norris officiating. Burial will be at Sharon Memorial Park in Charlotte.

A native of Kershaw County, Mrs. Nicholson was retired from Cone Mills. She was the widow of Thomas Nicholson and a member of Blessed Hope Baptist Church.

Surviving are her son, Chauncey Nicholson of Fort Mill; four daughters, Nell Norris and Terry Inman, both of Pineville, N.C., Becky McCarver of Fort Mill, and Violet Moore of Indian Land; her brother, Tommy Coates of Kershaw; two sisters, Dora Cauthen of Rockingham, N.C., and Eva Coates of Kershaw; 30 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-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 Carolinas Home Care c/o Gayle Schrreyer, 4701 Hedgemore Drive, Suite 300, Charlotte, NC 28134.

James Odom Jr.

ROCK HILL - Mr. James "Coon" Odom Jr. of 909 Ogden Road died Saturday, Jan. 30, 1999, at his home.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Saturday at New Zion Baptist Church, with the Rev. Robert Brown officiating and the Rev. Marie Alexander giving the eulogy. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Odom was a member of New Zion Baptist Church. He was a graduate of Emmett Scott High School.

Surviving are his daughter, Starkles F. Strong of Baltimore; his stepson, Antonio Strong of Rock Hill; his stepdaughter, Yolanda Strong of Baltimore; his father, James Odom Sr. of Rock Hill; his mother, Mattie D. Odom of Rock Hill; his sister, Margaret O. Lowery of Rock Hill; two brothers, Willie E. Odom of Baltimore and Theodore Odom of Rock Hill; and his paternal grandmother, Nancy Odom of Rock Hill.

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 be placed in the church at noon Saturday.

William Petty

ROCK HILL - Mr. William Abernethy Petty, 54, of 2017 Eakle Drive died Monday, Feb. 2, 1999, at Duke Medical Center in Durham, N.C.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, with the Revs. Steve Hogg and Dr. Sollie Hicks officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in York.

A native of York, Mr. Petty was a mechanical engineer for Star Paper Tube and a member of First Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Barbara Asbury Petty; two sons, Rodney Petty of York and Chris Petty of Charlotte; his daughter, Tammy Garrett of Pulaski, Va.; his mother, Ruth Petty of Sullivans Island; his brother, James Petty of York; his sister, Rita P. Langley of Sullivans Island; and two grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Duke Medical Center Cancer Research, Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27710.

Robert Reeder

ROCK HILL - Mr. Robert Reeder of 626 Center St. died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Robinson Funeral Home.

William Sandifer

YORK - Mr. William Winfred Sandifer, 66, of 2161 Chester Highway died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Philadelphia United Methodist Church, with the Rev. J. Lee Phillips Jr. officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Sandifer was a landscaper. He was a Navy veteran and a member of Philadelphia United Methodist Church. He was the widower of Mary Ellen Harris Sandifer.

Surviving are three daughters, Pamela S. Chapman and Sarah S. Estes, both of York, and Cindy S. Francis of Earl, N.C.; two brothers, Jack Sandifer and T.S. Sandifer Jr., both of York; his sister, Jeannette S. Pursley of Clover; and 11 grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Philadelphia United Methodist Church Cemetery Association or building fund, 2343 S. Highway 321, York, SC 29745.

Edith Wellman

LANCASTER - Ms. Edith Sain Wellman, 76, formerly of Fort Mill, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Wolfe Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dr. Robert Monson officiating. Burial will be at Unity Cemetery.

Mrs. Wellman was retired from Springs Industries and was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church in Fort Mill. She was the widow of Thomas H. Wellman.

Surviving are her son, James R. Wellman of Clinton; three daughters, Barbara W. Ervin of Spartanburg, Robbie W. Yarborough of Lancaster and Betty W. Moore of Fort Mill; her brother, O.H. Sain of Fort Mill; two sisters, Iva Sain Adams of Winnsboro and Ruby Hancock of Rock Hill; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Wolfe Funeral Home and at other times at the home of her daughter, Betty Moore, 10561 Harrisburg Road, Fort Mill.

Memorials may be made to St. John's United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1298, Fort Mill, SC 29715. 

Mary Bedwell

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Mary Lois Rodgers Bedwell, 62, of 772 Patriot Parkway, Apt. 104, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 1999, at home.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Hartley Funeral Home, 1800 Charlotte Highway, Lancaster, with the Revs. Tony Crouch and Henry Adams officiating. Burial will be at Lancaster Memorial Park.

Mrs. Bedwell was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are her husband, John Bedwell Jr.; five sons, Robert Bedwell and John D. Bedwell, both of Lancaster, Dale Bedwell of Greenville, Steve Bedwell of Laurens and Gregory Bedwell of Rock Hill; three daughters, Marsha Mabry of Lancaster, Kathy Bedwell of Rock Hill and Carolyn Springs of Greenville; two brothers, Odell Rodgers and Cecil Chandler Rodgers, both of Sumter; six grandchildren; and her great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Hartley Funeral Home and at other times at the home of her daughter, Marsha Mabry, 501 Shiloh Unity Road, Lancaster.

Billy Cothran

ROCK HILL - Mr. Billy Carrol Cothran, 70, of 1493 Hathaway Drive died Thursday, Feb. 4, 1999, at home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Cauthen Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dr. Tommy Huddleston officiating. Burial will be at Rock Hill Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Cothran was retired from Bowater as a shipping supervisor and was secretary of the York County Fair Association. A Navy veteran, Mr. Cothran was a member of the American Legion Frank Roach Post 34 and a member of Voyager 1052 of the Forty and Eight.

Surviving are his wife, Charlotte Cooper Cothran; his son, Richard Cothran of York; his sister, Ruth Harkins of Canton, N.C.; and his grandchild.

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

Memorials may be made to Catawba Baptist Church building fund, 2639 Catawba Church Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730 or to Hospice Community Care, 325 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Margie Davis

ORANGEBURG - Mrs. Margie Ann Yancey Davis, 59, of 751 Patriots Way died Thursday, Feb. 4, 1999, in Clover.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Double Branch Baptist Church Cemetery, with the Rev. John T. Hucks officiating.

Mrs. Davis was a member of Northside Baptist Church and the widow of Bobby Davis.

Surviving are her son, Kenneth Wayne Davis of Orangeburg; two daughters, Missy Walter of St. George and Deedee Deal of Clover; and her grandchild.

The family will receive friends at home.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Orangeburg Unit, P.O. Box K, Aiken, SC 29802.

Thompson Funeral Home in Orangeburg is in charge.

Leola Erby

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Leola Erby of 418 Williamson St. died Thursday, Feb. 4, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Robinson Funeral Home.

The family will be at the home of her daughter, Mary Williams, 411 Summit St., Rock Hill.

Ollie Faulkenberry

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Ollie Mae Burrage Faulkenberry, 78, of 229 N. Jones Ave. died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at West Main Church of the Nazarene, with the Revs. John Powell and Marion Pressley officiating. Burial will be at Forest Hills Cemetery.

A native of Rock Hill, Mrs. Faulkenberry was the widow of Roy E. Faulkenberry. She attended the West Main Church of the Nazarene for more than 53 years. She was retired from York General Hospital where she worked as a nurse's aide for 12 years. She also worked as a battery filler at Gold Tex Mill in Rock Hill.

Surviving are three sons, Robert E. Roach and Jerry W. Faulkenberry, both of Rock Hill, and William Roach of Gastonia, N.C.; her daughter, Nancy B. Roach of Rock Hill; her sister, Margaret Faye Rains of Rock Hill; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to West Main Church of the Nazarene organ fund, 208 Lancaster Ave., Rock Hill SC 29730.

Eunice Hawkins

NEWBERRY - Mrs. Eunice Harman Hawkins, 81, of 2006 Springfield Circle died Thursday, Feb. 4, 1999, at Palmetto Baptist Medical Center in Columbia.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, with the Rev. Richard Albert officiating. Burial will be at Newberry Memorial Gardens.

A native of Prosperity, Mrs. Hawkins was an active member of The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer and a member of the George B. Cromer Sunday school class, the WELCA, where she was made an honorary member, and the Over 50 group. She was a former president of the Green Thumb Garden Club and the Marion Davis Mothers Club. She also was on the executive committee of the Newberry Council of Garden Clubs and was a member of the Newberry College Women's League.

Surviving are her husband, B.F. "Jack" Hawkins; her son, Bernard Hawkins of Chapin; two daughters, Gloria Cleo Shealy of Walhalla and Anna Hope of Rock Hill; and her sister, Floy H. Bowers of Columbia.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to WELCA World Hunger Appeal, c/o The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, P.O. Box 382, Newberry, SC 29108 or Bethany Lutheran Church, 2704 Nance St., Newberry, SC 29108.

Willie Lumpkin Sr.

ROCK HILL - Mr. Willie Lumpkin Sr. of 1074 Albert St. died Monday, Feb. 1, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Nazareth Baptist Church, with the Revs. J.H. Bailey, Del Reiger and Billy Wilson officiating. Burial will be at Barber Memorial Cemetery.

Mr. Lumpkin was a member of Nazareth Baptist Church. He attended Emmett Scott High School.

Surviving are his wife, Nettie Jones Lumpkin; two sons, Willie Lumpkin Jr. and Adam Jones, both of Rock Hill; two daughters, Bonita Banks and Donna L. Lumpkin, both of Rock Hill; his mother, Viola Crawford Lumpkin of Rock Hill; four brothers, Palmer Lumpkin, James Lumpkin, and Larry Lumpkin, all of Rock Hill, and John Lumpkin of Charlotte; five sisters, Corine Lumpkin, Annie L. Lee and Hattie L. Thompson, all of Rock Hill, and Rozena L. Crochen and Vernell Lumpkin, both of New Jersey; his special friend, Beverly Boulware of Rock Hill; and his grandchild.

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

The body will be placed in the church at noon Saturday.

James Odom Jr.

ROCK HILL - Mr. James "Coon" Odom Jr. of 909 Ogden Road died Saturday, Jan. 30, 1999, at his home.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Saturday at New Zion Baptist Church, with the Rev. Robert Brown officiating and the Rev. Marie Alexander giving the eulogy. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Odom was a member of New Zion Baptist Church. He was a graduate of Emmett Scott High School.

Surviving are his daughter, Starkles F. Strong of Baltimore; his stepson, Antonio Strong of Rock Hill; his stepdaughter, Yolanda Strong of Baltimore; his father, James Odom Sr. of Rock Hill; his mother, Mattie D. Odom of Rock Hill; his sister, Margaret O. Lowery of Rock Hill; two brothers, Willie E. Odom of Baltimore and Theodore Odom of Rock Hill; and his paternal grandmother, Nancy Odom of Rock Hill.

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 placed in the church at noon Saturday.

Ralph Ray

LANCASTER - Mr. Ralph Alexander "Toby" Ray, 67, of 763 Dixie School Road died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1999, at home.

The funeral Mass will be 4 p.m. Monday at St. Catherine Catholic Church, with Father William Pentis officiating. Burial will be at Lancaster Memorial Park Mausoleum.

A native of Kershaw County, Mr. Ray served 20 years in the Navy and retired from Lehigh Steel - Thomas & Betts Steel Fabrication where he worked for 27 years. He was a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church.

Surviving are his wife, Rosemarie Fratnik Ray; two daughters, Linda Kay Ray of the home and Sharan A. Ray of Lancaster; and his grandchild.

The vigil service will be 6:30 tonight and the family will receive friends afterward from 7 to 9 at Hartley Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to St. Catherine Catholic Church building fund, 720 W. Meeting St., Lancaster, SC 29720 or to HomeCare Hospice of Lancaster, 800 W. Meeting St., Lancaster, SC 29720.

Mary Ridge

FORT MILL - Mrs. Mary Lucille Ridge, 84, of 221 Forest Drive died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1999, at Mercy Hospital South in Pineville, N.C.

A graveside service will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Unity Cemetery, with the Rev. Paul Harmon officiating.

Mrs. Ridge was a homemaker.

Surviving are three sons, Charles L. Ridge of Cibolo, Texas, Terry L. Ridge of Fort Mill and Larry S. Ridge of Charlotte; two daughters, Linda Barnhardt and Barbara Owens, both of Fort Mill; her brother, David Leonard of High Point, N.C.; two sisters, Martha Kennedy of Jamestown, N.C., and Avis Andrews of Cincinnati; 17 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

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

Rosa Smith

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Rosa Lee Smith of 1768 Aaron Ave. died Saturday, Jan. 30, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Trinity Baptist Church, with the Rev. C.S. Sanders officiating and the Revs. Ronnie Baxter, George Lowry and John Crowley assisting. Burial will be at Barber Memorial Cemetery.

Mrs. Smith was a member of Trinity Baptist Church, Living Beauty Temple No. 709 and College Downs Community Club.

Surviving are two daughters, Linda Knox of Rock Hill and Daisy Smith Hyde of Kileen, Texas; two brothers, Robert Smith Sr. and Sammie Smith, both of Charlotte; two sisters, Estelle Thompson of Rock Hill and Mary Kennedy of Buffalo, N.Y.; five grandchildren; and her great-grandchild.

Robinson Funeral Home is in charge.

Kathleen Wallace

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Kathleen Wallace of 346 Barnes St. died Thursday, Feb. 4, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Robinson Funeral Home.

John Wilkes

ROCK HILL - The Rev. John Wesley Wilkes, 56, of 2981 Southeastern Road died Thursday, Feb. 4, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at West Main Church of God, with the Revs. Michael Wooten and David Kemp officiating. Burial will be at 4 p.m. at Matthews Cemetery in Coward.

A native of Coward, Rev. Wilkes began his ministry at Lake City Church of God in charge of the bus ministry. He was associate pastor of Garden Sanctuary Church of God for nearly 12 years. He served as pastor of Elgin Church of God and worked at PTL for several years in transportation. He was pastor of West Main Street Church of God for the past 5 years.

Surviving are his wife, Annette B. Wilkes; his mother, Bertha Lee Rogers Wilkes of Scranton; three brothers, Marion Wilkes of Coward, Dexter Wilkes of Lake City and J.D. Wilkes of Timmonsville; and his sister, Jeannette W. Tucker of Lake City.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at West Main Street Church of God and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to West Main Street Church of God, 950 W. Main St., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Greene Funeral Home is in charge.


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