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Hazel Adams

ROCK HILL - Mr. Hazel Adams, 65, of 123 Duckett Court died Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999, at Magnolia Manor.

Arrangements will be announced by Parker Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends at the home of Charlene Talford, 269 Greentree Drive.

Willie Barnes

CHESTER - Mr. Willie Barnes of 128 Lancaster St. died Friday, Feb. 5, 1999, at the Brian Center in Gastonia, N.C.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Christopher King's Funeral Home, 703 Old York Road, with the Rev. Terrance Grooms of Mount Moriah Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be at Old Providence Cemetery.

Mr. Barnes was a member of Christian Home Baptist Church.

Survivors include his niece of Chester.

The family will receive friends at the home of his great-nephew Frank Nash, 128 Lancaster St.

Selena Barnett 

CATAWBA - Mrs. Selena Barber Barnett of 4475 Cureton Ferry Road died Monday, Feb. 8, 1999, at Ebenezer Nursing Home.

Robinson Funeral Home will announce further arrangements.

Pauline Biggers

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Pauline Biggers of 910 Midville Ave. died Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Aarrangements will be announced by Robinson Funeral Home.

Patsy Botelho

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Patsy Ruth Botelho, 71, of 220 Hutchinson St. died Monday, Feb. 8, 1999, at her home.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Unity Cemetery in Fort Mill, with the Rev. Ray Mohrmann officiating.

Ms. Botelho was an office manager for Reid Gas Inc. and a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church. She was the daughter of the late James Thomas and Jane Clawson Wright.

Surviving are her son, Darren Botelho of Prairie Village, Kan.; two daughters, Pattie Sizemore of Rock Hill and Paula Dail of Myrtle Beach; two sisters, Ola Strait of Galivants Ferry and Katherine Elliot of Rock Hill; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Greene Funeral Home and at other times at the home.

Manuel Brice

ROCK HILL - Mr. Manuel Brice of 211 Sunset Drive died Monday, Feb. 8, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Arrangements will be announced by Clemons Funeral Home.

Vance Cauthen

LANCASTER - Mr. E. Vance Cauthen, 88, of Lancaster died Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999, at White Oak Manor.

The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. today at Mahaffey Funeral Home, with the Revs. Roy Beckham and William Roberts officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m. in the Stanly Gardens of Memory, with the Rev. Wes Judy officiating.

A native of Lancaster County, Mr. Cauthen was retired from Alcoa, where he was a member of the 25 Year Club. He was also a member of Badin United Methodist Church and a member of the Robert Hardister Sunday school Class. He served as the church's custodian for many years. Mr. Cauthen was the son of the late Lonnie Vance and Gertrude Beckham Cauthen.

Surviving are his brother, Waddell Cauthen of Albermarle, N.C.; and his sister, Nell Bell of Heath Springs.

The family will receive friends after the burial.

Memorials may be made to Badin United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 746, Badin, NC 28009, or to Pleasant Hill ARP Church, 4383 Kershaw Camden Highway, Heath Springs, SC 29058.

John Cochran III

ROCK HILL - Mr. John Richard "Jonny" Cochran III of Rock Hill, 15, died Friday, Feb. 5, 1999.

Arrangements will be announced by Greene Funeral Home.

Richard Deese

LANCASTER - Mr. Richard Wayne Deese, 19, of 2169 Dover Lane died Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Wednesday at Grace United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Kevin Cooley and Brooks Walker officiating. Burial will be at Lancaster Memorial Park.

A native of Lancaster, Mr. Deese worked as a roofer.

Surviving are his parents, Timothy Wayne and Mary Crawford Deese of Lancaster; two brothers, Mr. David Boyce Ellis Jr. and Mr. Christopher Matthew Deese both of Lancaster; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Pat Deese of Lancaster; and his fiance, Miss Nikki Hollis of Lancaster.

The family will receive friends at the home Tuesday.

Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church building fund, P.O. Box 418, Lancaster, SC 29721.

Cauthen Funeral Home is in charge.

Leola Erby

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

The funeral will be 2:30 p.m. today at Cross Road Baptist Church, with the Rev. J.E. Boulware officiating and Brother David Boone and the Rev. Archie Stover assisting. Burial will be at Barber Memorial Cemetery.

A native of Lancaster County, Mrs. Erby was a member of Cross Road Baptist Church and a member of the church's hymn choir and missionary society. She was a former member of Sunset Park Mission Club, a member of Emanuel Burial Aid Society No. 15 and the A.P.B. Society No. 26. Mrs. Erby was a certified patient sitter.

Surviving are her daughter, Mary F. Williams of Rock Hill; her adopted brother, James L. Barnes of Rock Hill; and her grandson, Kenneth D. Erby, whom she reared.

The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today at Robinson Funeral Home and from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. today at Cross Road Baptist Church.

Macey James

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - Miss Macey Delores James, 43, of 165 St. Mark's Place, Apt. 12E, formerly of Rock Hill, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 1999, at home.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Robinson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Frederick H. Thompson officiating. Interment will be at Barber Memorial Cemetery.

Miss James attended Brooklyn, N.Y., public schools and was employed for 17 years with the United Cerebral Palsy Foundation in Staten Island.

Surviving are her mother, Ella Beatrice Burke of Staten Island; her daughter, Leah James of Staten Island; two brothers, Perry James of Queens and Claude Henderson of New York City; and her sister, Betty Joiner of Staten Island.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 tonight at Robinson Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Mrs. Callie Thompson, 313 Friendship Road, Rock Hill.

Ethel Johnson

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Ethel Cauthen Johnson, 92, of 1915 Ebenezer Road died Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999, at White Oak Manor.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Greene Funeral Home, with the Rev. Mike Rouse officiating. Burial will be at Salem Cemetery in Heath Springs.

A native of Heath Springs, Mrs. Johnson worked as a waitress at the Elks Lodge in Rock Hill for more than 37 years. She was a Methodist and the daughter of the late John Sidney and Lucy Bowers Cauthen.

Surviving are her son, William F. "Scrap Iron" Johnson of Rock Hill; her brother, John Cauthen of Florida; two sisters, Nellie Owens and Emma Bush, both of Florida; six grandchildren; and seven 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, William F. Johnson, 435 N. Confederate Ave., Rock Hill.

Anthony Manes

LAKE WYLIE - Mr. Anthony E. "Tony" Manes, 65, of 4321 River Oaks Road died Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Lake Wylie Lutheran Church, with Pastor Kenneth C. Spitler officiating.

A native of Fort Wayne, Ind., Mr. Manes retired from Delco Electronics in Kokomo, Ind., after 24 years. Afterward, he became a registered land surveyor in the Carolinas and enjoyed golfing. He attended Elmhurst High School and Purdue University.

Surviving are three sons, Ted Manes, Tim Manes and Dan Manes, all of Fort Mill; two daughters, Val Ingram of Greensboro, N.C., and Laurie Laney of Fort Mill; two brothers, Walter Manes of Fort Wayne and Dave Manes of Nashville, Tenn.; six sisters, Barbara Motz, Phyllis Lorenz, Jane VanHoozen and Mary Lou Jackson, all of Fort Wayne, Martha Jamison of Georgia and Jo Ann Graves of South Carolina; and four grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to local chapters of the National Kidney Foundation or to the charity of one's choice.

Greene Funeral Home is in charge.

Edna Myett

PHILADELPHIA - Mrs. Edna Ruth Sanders Myett, formerly of the Wilksburg community in Chester County, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999, at Chestnut Hill Hospital.

Arrangements will be announced by Kings' Funeral Home, 135 Cemetery St.

Carol Phillips

KERSHAW - Mrs. Carol Watson Phillips, 81, of 120 E. Fourth Street St. died Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999, at White Oak Manor in Lancaster.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Second Baptist Church, with the Revs. Hugh McKinney and Dr. Archie Neal officiating. Burial will be at the Kershaw City Cemetery.

Mrs. Phillips was a Heath Springs native. She was a homemaker and member of Second Baptist Church and its W.M.S.

Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Second Baptist Church, 7737 Kershaw-Camden Highway, Kershaw, SC 29067.

Cauthen Funeral Home is in charge.

Mary Reid

LANCASTER - Mrs. Mary E. "Jeannie" Reid, 79, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Saint Paul AME Church, with the Revs. Robert L. Cleckley and Nathaniel Johnson officiating. Burial will be at Lancaster Memorial Park.

Mrs. Reid was a retired employee of Lancaster Bakery. She was a member of St. Paul AME Church, where she was a class leader and in the choir. She was on the usher board, missionary and stewardess board and was a delegate to the Annual Conference. She also was a member of the Rose of Sharon Elk and Progressive Chapter No. 200, Order of the Eastern Star.

Mrs. Reid was the daughter of the late Eugene and Katie Gamble McCoy.

Surviving are two sons Willie Reid of Rock Hill and George Micah Reid, of Lancaster; four daughters, Barbara Miller, Mary Green, Martha Cunningham and Sallie Church, all of Lancaster; two brothers, James McCoy and Andy Brown, both of Lancaster; and four sisters, Alethia McGriff and Arthur Mae Twitty, both of Lancaster, Katherine Coleman of Danville, Va., and Helen Montgomery of Buffalo, N.Y.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at McMullen Funeral Home, 403 Clinton Ave., Lancaster.

Annie Reeves

LANCASTER - Mrs. Annie Mozelle Williams Reeves, 93, of Lancaster Convalescent Center, formerly of Rock Hill, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999, at the center.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Laurelwood Cemetery, with the Rev. Jerry Devinney officiating.

Mrs. Reeves was a retiree of Rock Hill Printing & Finishing Co. with more than 25 years of service. She was a member of Sylvia Circle Baptist Church. She was the widow of Shelly Hazel Williams and Sidney Reeves.

Surviving are her son, Billy B. Williams of Rock Hill; her daughter, Jane W. Long of Rock Hill; her sister, Elizabeth Gladden of Gaffney; 8 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Greene Funeral Home and at other times at the home of her grandson, Phil Long, 1475 Springpoint Road, Rock Hill.

George Rollins

LANCASTER - Mr. George William "G.W." Rollins, 68, of 2864 Kirkover Drive died Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999, at Springs Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Crestview Baptist Church, with Drs. Steve Stewart and Mike Lewis officiating. Interment will be at Lancaster Memorial Park.

A native of Lancaster County, Mr. Rollins was retired from Springs Industries. He was a deacon, trustee and Sunday school teacher at Crestview Baptist Church and also was a member of Woodman of the World and Alcoholics Anonymous.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Watts Rollins; his son, Donnie Rollins of Lancaster; two daughters, Brenda Lee of Sumter and Debra Slocum of Lancaster; his sister, Katie Adams of Lancaster; eight grandchildren; and his great-grandchild.

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

Memorials may be made to Crestview Baptist Church building fund, 228 Douglas Road, Lancaster, SC 29720.

Mamie Stewart

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Mamie Barnette Stewart, 94, of 122 Wylie St. died Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999, at home.

A memorial service will be 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at New Mount Olivet AME Zion Church with the Rev. Sherman McBeth officiating.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Pendergrass and Frances Stewart, both of Rock Hill; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

William White

YORK - Mr. William Oscar White, 86, of York, died Monday, Feb. 8, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Central Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ron Culbertson officiating and the Rev. Ray Talley assisting. Burial will be at Lakeview Memory Gardens.

Born in York, Mr. White was a weave room overseer for 56 years with Cannon Mills. He was a choir member and deacon at Central Baptist Church and was a member of the S.C. Defense Force in World War II. He enjoyed music and entertaining area nursing home residents.

Surviving are his wife, Odeesa McManus White; his son, Rick White of Rock Hill; his daughter, Peggy White Greening of Halifax, Nova Scotia; his brother, James Howard White of York; two sisters, Lucille White and Mae White Thomas, both of York; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be sent to Central Baptist Church building fund, 110 Ross Cannon St., York, SC 29745, and the American Diabetes Association, National Center, 1660 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314. 

Hazel Adams

ROCK HILL - Mr. Hazel Adams, 65, of 123 Duckett Court died Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999, at Magnolia Manor.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Parker Funeral Home, with the Rev. J.E. Boulware officiating and the Rev Courtney Krueger assisting. Burial will be at Barber Memorial Cemetery.

Mr. Adams was retired from Burns Chevrolet as a mechanic. He was educated in York County public schools and was a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church.

Surviving are four sisters, Bessie A Swearinger, Loretta O. Coleman, Charlene M. Talford and Marie W. Talford, all of Rock Hill; and his nephew, whom he reared, Leonard Adams of Cumberland, Md.

The body may be viewed from noon to 6 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until the service Thursday at Parker Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends at the home of Charlene Talford, 269 Greentree Drive.

Willie Barnes

CHESTER - Mr. Willie Barnes of 128 Lancaster St. died Friday, Feb. 5, 1999, at the Brian Center in Gastonia, N.C.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Christopher King's Funeral Home, 703 Old York Road, with the Rev. Terrance Grooms of Mount Moriah Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be at Old Providence Cemetery.

Mr. Barnes was a member of Christian Home Baptist Church.

Survivors include his niece of Chester.

The family will receive friends at the home of his great-nephew Frank Nash, 128 Lancaster St.

Selena Barnett 

CATAWBA - Mrs. Selena Barber Barnett of 4475 Cureton Ferry Road died Monday, Feb. 8, 1999, at Ebenezer Nursing Home.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Mount Hebron Baptist Church, with the Rev. L.L. Robertson officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Barnett was a member of Mount Hebron Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sisters, Francis B. McCorkle of Charlotte and Jannie B. Barnett of Catawba.

The body may be viewed from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Robinson Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Mount Hebron Baptist Church.

Pauline Biggers

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Pauline Biggers of 910 Midville Ave. died Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Flint Hill Baptist Church, with the Rev. W.B. White officiating and the Revs. Ronald Broome and Leroy Cole assisting. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

Mrs. Biggers was a member of Flint Hill Baptist Church, where she was a former member of the choir. She attended York County public schools.

Surviving are her son, James Biggers of Rock Hill; three daughters, Shirley Biggers Chisholm of Charlotte and Beulah Biggers Peterson and Patty Biggers, both of Rock Hill; her stepson, Jimmy Biggers of Rock Hill; two brothers, Willie Lowery of Fremont, Calif., and James "Time" Lowery of Rock Hill; four sisters, Beulah Lowery of Rock Hill, Vernease Pyles of Elkhart, Ind., Elaine Tyson of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Dorothy Burris of Fairfield, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

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

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

Patsy Botelho

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Patsy Ruth Wright Botelho, 71, of 220 Hutchinson St. died Monday, Feb. 8, 1999, at her home.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. today at Unity Cemetery in Fort Mill, with the Rev. Ray Mohrmann officiating.

Ms. Botelho was an office manager for Reid Gas Inc. and a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church. She was the daughter of the late James Thomas and Jane Clawson Wright.

Surviving are her son, Darin Botelho of Prairie Village, Kan.; two daughters, Patti Sizemore of Rock Hill and Paula Dail of Myrtle Beach; two sisters, Ola Strait of Galivants Ferry and Kathryne Elliott of Rock Hill; and three grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 508 Aiken Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Greene Funeral Home is in charge.

Manuel Brice

ROCK HILL - Mr. Manuel Brice, 68, of Oak Hollow Apartments died Monday, Feb. 8, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Clemons Funeral Home, with the Rev. B.R. Wilson officiating. Burial will be at Barber Memorial Cemetery.

Mr. Brice was a native of Rock Hill and attended York County public schools. He was employed with the city of Rock Hill for more than 25 years.

Surviving are his son, Emanuel S. Brice Jr. of Rock Hill; five daughters, Mary G. Douglas, Shirley Dunham, Cynthia Brice Blake, and Denna M. Robinson, all of Rock Hill, and Debra A. White of Newark, N.J.; four brothers, Melvin Brice, Joseph Brice, Walter Brice Jr. and Charlie Brice, all of Rock Hill; 18 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at Clemons Funeral Home and at other times at the home of his daughter, Denna M. Robinson, 211 Sunset Drive.

John Cochran III

ROCK HILL - The funeral for Mr. John Richard "Johnny" Cochran III will be private.

A native of Buffalo, N.Y., Mr. Cochran was a ninth-grade student at Rock Hill High School and was an avid fan of football, swimming, professional wrestling and stock car auto racing. He also was an avid reader.

Surviving are his father, John Richard II of the home; his mother, Jacalin Evette Troup of Arizona; his stepmother, Pauline of the home; two sisters, Sara Mari and Tina Mari, both of the home; his paternal grandmother and step-grandfather, Violet and Sabastian Bellandi of Jamestown, N.Y.; his maternal grandparents, Harold and Barbara Newland of Mountain Home, Ark.; and his maternal great-grandmother, Ruby Watkins of Franklin, Tenn.

Greene Funeral Home is in charge.

Martha Farmer

CHARLOTTE - Mrs. Martha Faris Farmer died Feb. 8, 1999, at White Oak Manor.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. today at Sharon Memorial Park, with the Rev. Earle D. Roberts officiating.

A native of Rock Hill, Mrs. Farmer was a graduate of Winthrop College. She was a long-time volunteer at Alexander Children's Center. During her 29 years service there, she served the Ladies Auxiliary as treasurer, vice president, president and representative to the board of directors. She was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are her husband, Bernice Divine Farmer Jr.; her son Bernice Divine Farmer III of Charlotte; her daughter, Jane Farmer Fastje of Matthews; and five grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Allegro Foundation, 3429 Selwyn Ave., Charlotte, NC 28209 or Alexander Children's Center, P.O. Box 220632, Charlotte, NC 28222-9979.

Harry and Bryant Co. is in charge.

Leroy Ferguson

YORK - Mr. Leroy Hafner "Roy" Ferguson, 75, of 852 Mason Dickson Road died Monday, Feb. 8, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Presbyterian Church in Sharon, with the Rev. Dr. James McGill and the Rev. Bob Sprinkle officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Ferguson was a retired self-employed electrician and a member of Temple Presbyterian Church in America in York. He repaired and restored antique clocks.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Burgess Ferguson; three daughters, Jean Ferguson Watts of Belmont, N.C., Christine "Teenie" Ferguson Sexton of Clover and Agnes "Aggie" Ferguson Mackey of York; two brothers, the Rev. Charles O. Ferguson of Greenville and Holmes Roberts of Hickory Grove; his sister, Margie Roberts Brown of York; and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Woodlawn Presbyterian Church fellowship hall and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to Temple Presbyterian Church in America building fund, P.O. Box 733, York SC 29745.

Celia Halsey

CHESTER - Mrs. Celia Mae Starks Halsey, 66, of 113 Peace St. died Monday, Feb. 8, 1999, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Denton Funeral Home.

Julian Miller

CLOVER - Mr. Julian Miller, 74, of 101 Killian Circle died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Greene Funeral Service, Southside Chapel, in Gastonia, N.C.

Jessie Mitchell

ROCK HILL - Mr. Jessie J. Mitchell of 430 Hagins St. died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Robinson Funeral Home.

Edna Myatt

PHILADELPHIA - Mrs. Edna Ruth Sanders Myatt, 67, formerly of the Wilksburg community in Chester County, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999, at Chestnut Hill Hospital.

Arrangements will be announced by Kings' Funeral Home, 135 Cemetery St.

Rosie Rainey

CHESTER - Mrs. Rosie L. Howze Rainey, 67, of 1432 McMillar-Howze Drive died Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Rehoboth AME Zion Church, with the Rev. W.H. Woods Jr. officiating and the Rev. Ronnie Baxter assisting. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Rainey was a member of Rehoboth AME Zion Church and Greater Abyssinian Baptist Church in Newark, where she was a nurse's aide and a member of the Willing Workers Club. She was an assembler for an ink company in Hillside and Union, N.J. She attended Chester County public schools.

Surviving are her husband, Charles Rainey; two daughters, Essie Nelson of Atlanta and Alberta "Bob" Hughes of Irvington, N.J.; her stepdaughter, Cathy Hillson of Orange, N.J.; her mother, Annie Howze McMillar of Chester; two brothers, George Watts Jr. of Hackettstown, N.J., and Jesse J. Watts of East Orange, N.J.; her sister, Annie Mae Williams of Philadelphia; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at Rehoboth AME Zion Church and at other times at home.

The body may be viewed from 1 to 9 tonight at King's Funeral Home, 135 Cemetery St.

Richard Rowland Jr.

YORK - Mr. Richard "Richie" Rowland Jr., 19, of 3115 Ferguson Long Road died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Mount Carmel Freewill Baptist Church in Sharon, with the Revs. John Cody and Sid Shuford officiating. Burial will be at Allison Creek Presbyterian Church cemetery.

Mr. Rowland was employed with Belden Wire and Cable in Fort Mill and he was a 1997 graduate of Clover High School.

Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Ann Clinton Rowland of the home; his parents, Richard E. and Jodie S. Rowland of the home; two brothers, Davy Rowland and Johnny Rowland, both of the home; his paternal grandparents, George and Dorothy Rowland of York; his maternal grandparents, David and Faye Collins of Fort Mill; and his maternal great-grandmother, Maggie Collins of Fort Mill.

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

Memorials may be made to Mount Carmel Freewill Baptist Church, Sutton Springs Road, Sharon, SC 29742.

Claude Wylie

GASTONIA, N.C. - Mr. Claude Wylie of 1005 N. Brook St. died Monday, Feb. 8, 1999, at home.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Martin's Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Charlie Cannon officiating. Burial will be at Gaston Memorial Park.

Mr. Wylie was a native of York and joined Galilee Baptist Church in York at an early age. He was a retired Merita Bakery employee

Surviving are his brother, Frank Wylie of Philadelphia; and two sisters, Elizabeth Wylie Lowery of the home and Veola Wylie Johnson of York.

The family will receive friends from 2:30 to 3 p.m. Thursday at Martins Funeral Home. 

Berinitha Armstrong

ROCK HILL - Ms. Berinitha Ann Armstrong, 39, of 289 Blanche Circle died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999, at her home.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Wright Funeral Home in York.

James Bruner

CLOVER - Mr. James William Bruner, 76, of 100 Clover Brook Drive died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999, at Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia, N.C.

A graveside service will be 3 p.m. Friday at Westview Gardens in Bessemer City, N.C., with the Rev. Wiley Baines officiating.

Mr. Bruner was an Army veteran of World War II and the widower of Cammie Gibson Bruner.

Surviving are his son, J.W. Bruner of Tennessee; two sisters, Ellamae Vandergriff and Dorothy Easterday, both of Knoxville, Tenn.; special friends who were his caretakers, Patricia A. and Walter R. Pitts of the home, Ashley and Brian Parker of Clover, Pam Carson of Gastonia, N.C., and Melody Wellmon of Lincolnton, N.C.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Greene Funeral Service, Southside Chapel, 1503 S. York Road, Gastonia, N.C.

Essie Courtney

CHARLOTTE - Mrs. Essie J. Simpson Courtney, 82, of Charlotte died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999, at Presbyterian Hospital.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Bass Funeral Home in Rock Hill, with the Revs. Randy Sherrill and James Gable officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park in Rock Hill.

A native of York County, Mrs. Courtney was the widow of J. Frank Courtney. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church for about 45 years.

Surviving are her daughter, Patricia Youngblood of Rock Hill; two sons, John Frank Courtney Jr. and Thomas Hardin Courtney, both of Charlotte; her brother, Frank Hardin Simpson Jr. of California; four grandchildren; and six 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 her daughter, Patricia Youngblood, 2012 Country Court, Rock Hill.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 2830 Dorchester Place, Charlotte, NC 28209.

Lola Dease

GREAT FALLS - Miss Lola Elizabeth Dease, 92, of 39 Canal St. died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at Mahaffey Funeral Home in Lancaster, with the Rev. Charles Bradley officiating.

A native of Kershaw, Miss Dease was retired from J.P. Stevens Co. and attended Buffalo Baptist Church.

Surviving are nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Mahaffey Funeral Home, 201 N. Catawba St., Lancaster and at other times at the home of her niece, Ruth Hinson, 512 Feemster Lane, Rock Hill.

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

Ida Ervin

AUSTIN, Texas - Ms. Ida Lee Ervin, formerly of Chester, died Friday, Feb. 5, 1999, at the North Austin Medical Center.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Friday at Gethsemane Baptist Church in Chester, with the Rev. Ricky Daniels officiating and the Revs. Charles Pratt, Keith Taylor, E.E. Vance and Carl Glenn assisting. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

A native of Chester County, Ms. Ervin was educated in the Chester County public schools. She was a member of Gethsemane Baptist Church.

Surviving are her son, Gilbert Ervin of Chester; three daughters, Iris E. Davis of Round Rock, Texas, with whom she lived, Virginia A. Ervin of Chester and Earline Ervin of Charlotte; and seven grandchildren.

Visitation is from 1 to 9 tonight at Christopher King's Funeral Home, 703 Old York Road, Chester.

The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter, Virginia Ervin, 2678 Dawson Drive, Apt. 113, Chester.

Leroy Ferguson

YORK - Mr. Leroy Hafner "Roy" Ferguson, 75, of 852 Mason Dickson Road died Monday, Feb. 8, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Woodlawn Presbyterian Church in Sharon, with the Rev. Dr. James McGill and the Rev. Bob Sprinkle officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Ferguson was a retired self-employed electrician and a member of Temple Presbyterian Church in America in York. He repaired and restored antique clocks.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Burgess Ferguson; three daughters, Jean Ferguson Watts of Belmont, N.C., Christine "Teenie" Ferguson Sexton of Clover and Agnes "Aggie" Ferguson Mackey of York; two brothers, the Rev. Charles O. Ferguson of Greenville and Holmes Roberts of Hickory Grove; his sister, Margie Roberts Brown of York; and four grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Temple Presbyterian Church in America building fund, P.O. Box 733, York SC 29745.

Greene Funeral Home is in charge.

Fanny McClure

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Fanny Reid Quackenbush McClure, 88, of 1330 India Hook Road died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999, at Westminster Health Care Center.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at Westminster Presbyterian Church Chapel, with the Rev. Chris Ehlers officiating. A graveside service will be 3 p.m. Friday at Alamance Memorial Park in Burlington, N.C.

Mrs. McClure was a beautician and an avid bridge player. She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Rock Hill. She lived in Alamance County for 80 years and was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Burlington. She was the widow of Harry E. "Doc" McClure.

Surviving are three sisters, Helen Q. Benson of Rock Hill, Joy Q. Kimbrell of Charlotte and Louise Q. O'Connell of Pottersville, N.Y.

The family will receive friends from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Friday at Westminster Presbyterian Church Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Young Life of York County, P.O. Box 4848, Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Cauthen Funeral Home is in charge.

Julian Miller

CLOVER - Mr. Julian Miller, 74, of 101 Killian Circle died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. today at Faith Baptist Church in Clover, with the Rev. Mark Collins officiating. Burial will be at Woodside Cemetery.

Mr. Miller was a Navy veteran of World War II with commendation by the C.O., American Theater, Asiatic Pacific 3 Stars and Philippine Liberation 2 Stars. He served aboard the NTS Bainbridge, USS Cabot and USS General George O. Squier. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Olivene Dixon Miller; three sons, Dr. David Miller of Nashville, Tenn., Sam Miller of Hillsboro, N.C., and Tom Miller of Clover; three brothers, Fred Miller of Clairmont, Fla., and Berry Lee Miller and Phillip Miller, both of Lockhart; two sisters, Bernice Love of Chester and Laura Garner of Lockhart; and five grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. today at Faith Baptist Church and at other times at home.

Memorials may be made to Faith Baptist Church, Highway 321, Clover, SC 29710.

Greene Funeral Service, Southside Chapel, in Gastonia, N.C., is in charge.

Rosie Rainey

CHESTER - Mrs. Rosie L. Howze Rainey, 67, of 1432 McMiller-Howze Drive died Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. today at Rehoboth AME Zion Church, with the Rev. W.H. Woods Jr. officiating and the Rev. Ronnie Baxter assisting. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Rainey was a member of Rehoboth AME Zion Church and Greater Abyssinian Baptist Church in Newark, where she was a nurse's aide and a member of the Willing Workers Club. She was an assembler for Durex Inc. in Hillside and Union, N.J. She attended Chester County public schools.

Surviving are her husband, Charles Rainey; two daughters, Essie Nelson of Atlanta and Alberta "Bob" Hughes of Irvington, N.J.; her stepdaughter, Cathy Hillson of Orange, N.J.; her mother, Annie Howze McMiller of Chester; her stepmother, Inez Watts of East Orange, N.J.; two brothers, George Watts Jr. of Hackettstown, N.J., and Jesse J. Watts of East Orange, N.J.; her sister, Annie Mae Williams of Philadelphia; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. today at Rehoboth AME Zion Church and at other times at home.

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


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