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Eula M. Benjamin

HARTSVILLE - Eula M. Benjamin, 77, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005 at her residence after an illness.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9 from Harold L. & Dorothy J. Young Memorial Chapel. Burial followed in Greenlawn Cemetery,

Born in Springhope, N.C., Mrs. Benjamin was a daughter of the late Herman and Rebecca Anderson Smith, and was the widow of Elder Nero Benjamin. She was educated in the public schools of Nash County, N.C., and was a member of Household of Faith Holiness Church, Cheraw.

Surviving are two daughters, Patricia (James) Clark and Vanessa (Donald) Jackson all of Hartsville; three sons, Leroy (Sheila) Benjamin and Richard (Juanita) Benjamin all of Hartsville, and Ronald (Diane) Benjamin of Matthews, N.C.; three sisters, Doretha Person of Hartsville, Carrie Smith and Virginia Falcon both of Baltimore, Mary.; two brothers, Herman Smith Jr. and Dennie Lee Smith of Baltimore; 18 grandchildren; and 17 great-grand-children.

Arrangements were entrusted to Young & Young Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 17, 2005.

Sadie Williamson Campbell

MORVEN, N.C. - Sadie Williamson Campbell, 88, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2005 in Calvert County Nursing Center in Maryland.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16 from the Chapel of Leavitt Funeral Home, Wadesboro, N.C., with the Rev. Yvonne Hechler officiating. Burial followed in Morven Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Morven Cemetery Fund, c/o George Short, P.O. Box 166, Morven, N.C. 28119.

Born in Anson County, N.C., Mrs. Campbell was a daughter of the late William Noah and Florence Pauline Trexler Williamson. She was a retired registered nurse and was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Marlboro Town Chapter in Upper Marlboro County, Mary., under the ancestry of Benjamin Buchanan.

Surviving are her husband, Robert Allen Campbell Sr.; two sons, Robert Allen Campbell Jr. of Lewes, Del., and E. Scott Campbell of La Plata, Mary.; nine brothers and sisters, Steele Williamson, Lester Williamson and Patricia Baldis all of Morven, Duckie L. Williamson and Julia Moore both of Wadesboro, Mary Alice Shook of Hendersonville, N.C., Pauline (Mike) Williamson of Blythewood, Harvey Williams of Ft. Washington, Mary., and Barbara Williamson of Chesterfield; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grand-children.

She was preceded in death by a son, William Ladd Campbell, who died during the Vietnam War.

Arrangements were entrusted to Leavitt Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 17, 2005.

Lucinda Henderson-Cooper

JEFFERSON - Lucinda Henderson-Cooper, 66, died Feb. 10, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16 from Belmont Baptist Church, Silverstreet. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Newberry County, Mrs. Cooper was a daughter of James and Lillie Henderson Glasgow. She was an L.P.N.

Surviving are her husband, Hugh Cooper; two sons, Richard Henderson and Michael Henderson; stepchildren; and two siblings, Nancy Suber and John Henderson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 17, 2005.

James Arthur 'Art' Davis

CHERAW - James Arthur 'Art' Davis, 67, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005 in Columbia.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12 from Grooms Funeral Home with the Rev. Howard Rogers officiating.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Davis was a son of the late Curtis Lee Davis Sr. and Flora Sellers Davis. He lived most of his life in New Jersey, returning to Cheraw in 1994 after retiring from his job as a machinist.

Surviving are his mother of the home; four sisters, Bessie Davis of Merien, Conn., Gloria (Bobby Ray) Merriman of Gastonia, N.C., and Flora D. Brayboy and Joann Davis of Cheraw; two brothers, Curtis Lee (Katie) Davis of Plymouth, N.C., and George (Darlene) Davis of Cheraw; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Florence Smith, Mary Davis and Margaret Melton; and three brothers, Ulysses Davis, Michael Davis and Jerome Davis.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 17, 2005.

Annie Dickey

DARLINGTON - Annie Dickey, 62, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005 after an illness.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Young & Young Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 17, 2005.

Truesdale Douglas

DARLINGTON - Truesdale Douglas, 76, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005 in a Florence hospital.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14 from the chapel of Belk Funeral Home with the Rev. Ted Windham officiating. Burial followed in Darlington Memory Gardens.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Douglas was a son of the late Ben T. and Dollie Warren Douglas. He served with the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and had retired from Darlington Veneer Company. Mr. Douglas was a member of Victory Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Shoemake Douglas of Darlington; a son, Charles Eddie (Debbie) Douglas of Darlington; two daughters, Wanda (Paul) Gates of Darlington, and Loretta (Charles) Davis of Ruby; five grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren.

Mr. Douglas was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Douglas.

Arrangements were entrusted to Belk Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 17, 2005.

Lena Mae Atkinson Dixon

CHERAW - Lena Mae Atkinson Dixon, 77, died Friday, Feb. 5, 2005.

A funeral service was held Thursday, Feb. 10 from Windsor Park Freewill Baptist Church. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Born in Darlington County, Mrs. Dixon was a daughter of the late Joe and Rosie Beasley Atkinson. She was a home-maker.

Surviving are her husband of 62 years, George Dixon of Cheraw; four sons, George (Ann) Dixon Jr. of Cassatt, William (Mary) Dixon and Marion (Jenny) Dixon all of Cheraw, and Jimmy Dixon of El Paso, Texas; a daughter, Katherine Hammonds of Pageland; three sisters, Myrtle Gainey of Bishopville, Lucille Griggs of Hartsville, and Janie Brock of Chesterfield; four brothers, Joe Atkinson, Doc Atkinson, Hayward Atkinson and Rufus Atkinson all of Hartsville; 19 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 17, 2005.

Mary A. English

CHERAW - Mary A. English, 74, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13 from the chapel of Kiser Funeral Home. Burial followed in Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Wallace Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 245, Wallace, S.C. 29596.

Born in Bennettsville, Mrs. English was a daughter of the late Robert Lee and Fannie Caroline Lyons Allen, and the widow of Robert English. She was a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church. Mrs. English had retired from Cheraw Primary School where she worked in food service.

Surviving are a son, Calvin Melton of Cheraw; two daughters, Linda M. Smith and Faye Wallace of Cheraw; a brother, Vernon Allen of Greensboro, N.C.; a sister, Margaret Pegues of Cheraw; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 17, 2005.

McKever 'Mack' Hamilton

CHESTERFIELD - McKever "Mack" Hamilton, 76, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005.

A funeral service was held at noon Saturday, Feb. 12 from Flemming Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield. Burial followed in Chesterfield Community Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Hamilton was a son of the late Oscar and Essie Hamilton, and the widow of Artist Pierce Hamilton. He was educated in the public schools of Chester-field. After moving to Norfolk, Va., Mr. Hamilton enlisted in the United States Army. After discharge, he became a Merchant Marine and worked in that position until he retired. Mr. Hamilton was a member of New Calvary Baptist Church.

Surviving are a brother, Lonnie (Bonnie) Hamilton of Chester-field; eight sisters, Cindy Hamilton and Kanetha Hamilton of Norfolk, Ruby Chapman and Vernisha Boyd of Charlotte, N.C., Bettie Marriman of Chesterfield, Myrtle Roberts of Atlanta, Ga., Elease (Robert) Jones of Baltimore, Mary., and Louise (Clyde) McMullen of San Diego, Calif.; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home Chapel - Chesterfield. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 17, 2005.

William Lee Isgett

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - William Lee Isgett, 77, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2005 at the Laurels of Greentree Ridge following a period of declining health.

A funeral services was held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16 from the chapel of Anders-Rice Funeral Home, with the Rev. Eddie Morgan and the Rev. Donna Painter officiating. Burial will be in the Lewis Memorial Park.

Memorial may be made to First Baptist Church of Asheville Building Fund, 5 Oak St., Asheville, N.C. 28801.

A native of Cheraw, Mr. Isgett was a son of the late Oscar Lee and Ada Irene Hall Isgett, and had resided in Asheville since 1961. He was the former owner of Walls and Marshall Fuel Oil Company and Isgett Distributors. Mr. Isgett was a member of First Baptist Church of Asheville and a United States Navy veteran of World War II. He was a former member of the Asheville Kiwanis Club and the National Accountants Association.

Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Marguerite Creech Isgett of the home; a daughter, Sharon (Patrick) McMurry of Arden, N.C.; two sons, Stephen (Tammie) Isgett of Fletcher, N.C., and Scott Isgett of Taylors; a sister, Frances (William) Matheson of Asheville; a brother, Perry Isgett of Cheraw; four grandsons, Tyler Isgett, Timmie Isgett, Noah McMurry and Thomas Isgett; a niece; and four nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Anders-Rice Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 17, 2005.

Sarah F. James

PAWLEYS ISLAND - Sarah E. James, 91, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005 at the Medical University of South Carolina.

A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 11 in Oak Ridge Cemetery, South Boston, Va.

Memorials may be made to Belin United Methodist Church Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 528, Murrells Inlet, S.C. 29567.

E-condolences may be left at goldfinchfuneralhome.com.

Born in Buffalo Junction, Va., Mrs. James was a daughter of the late Daniel Corrin and Pattie Ray Chandler Elam, and was the widower of Harry T. James. She was a member of the South Boston O.E.S.

Surviving are a son, H. Thomas (Sarah Jane) James of Murrells Inlet; three grandchildren, Thomas Bennett (Beth) James, Mark Edward (Heather) James and Lara Lyn (Eddie) Yarborough; and six great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Goldfinch Funeral Home.

Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 17, 2005.

Annie Floreze Graham Kimrey

WALLACE - Annie Floreze Graham Kimrey, 88, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2005 at Chesterfield General Hospital, Cheraw.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16 from Westside Baptist Church. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Westside Baptist Church, c/o Joyce Hutchinson, 332 Hooks Road, Cheraw, S.C. 29520; or Wallace Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 245, Wallace, S.C. 29596.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Kimrey was a daughter of the late Joseph Duncan and Ida quick Graham. She was a faithful member of Westside Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School teacher and Youth Leader. She also held various other offices in the church for many years.

Surviving are two daughters, Patsy K. Driggers of Wallace, and Elaine K. Young of Florence; three grandchildren, Thomas Young and Tammy Gregory of Wallace, and Myra Levine of Murrells Inlet; and four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 17, 2005.

AmyJo Lenahan

MICHIGAN - AmyJo Lenahan, 32, of Reed City, Mich., and formerly of Cheraw, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2005 at her residence.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. from St. Paul Lutheran Church with the Rev. Dawn Pooley officiating. Burial followed in St. Anne Cemetery, Paris.

Memorials may be made to the Ataxia Foundation.

Born in Reed City, Mrs. Lenahan was a daughter of Edward and Deanna Lott Snider. She was a 1996 graduate of the College of Charleston. After returning to Reed City, Mrs. Lenahan taught pre-school with Mid Michigan Community Action Agency in Evant, Mich.

Surviving are her husband, Lawrence "Luke" Lenahan; her mother of Reed City; and a brother, James Snider of Boston, Mass.

Arrangements were entrusted to Pruitt-Livingston Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 17, 2005.

William Dale Luther

CHERAW - William Dale Luther 51, died Saturday, February 12, 2005, at McLeod Medical Center.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14 from Rehoboth United Methodist Church with the Revs. Karen Radcliffe and Ron Pettit officiating.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 128 Stone-mark Lane, Columbia, S.C. 29210; or McLeod Foundation (The Guest House at McLeod), P.O. Box 100551, Florence, S.C. 25901.

A son of Peggy Moore Luther and the late A.C. "Sonny" Luther, Mr. Luther was a 1972 graduate of Spring Valley High School. He worked as plant manager for Carolina Ceramics in Columbia until moving to Cheraw where he worked as plant manager with Palmetto Brick.

Surviving are his wife, Belinda "Bunny" Luther of the home; three sons, Jason Blaine, Christopher Ryan and William Michael of Cheraw; his stepmother; two sisters; a brother; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Shives Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 17, 2005.

James McCaskill Jr.

PAGELAND - James McCaskill Jr., 51, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13 from Salem United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. McCaskill was a son of James Ruby Lee McCaskill. He attended Chester-field County public schools and Salem United Methodist Church, Pageland. Mr. McCaskill was formerly employed with Tucker Lumber Company. He was formally married to Ruth Merritt.

Surviving are a daughter, Caren McCaskill of Mooresville, N.C.; two sisters, Drucilla (Sammy) McAlilly of Jefferson, and Ritha McGriff of Pageland; a brother, Mackey McCaskill of Pageland; an uncle, Roy McCaskill of New York; an aunt, Dot McCaskill of New York; two grandchildren; two nieces, a nephew; and a number of other family members and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home - Pageland. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 17, 2005.

Patricia Faye Alexander Pate

HARTSVILLE - Patricia Faye Alexander Pate, 79, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14 from Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Burial followed in Magnolia Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Pate was a daughter of Henry and Fannie Sellers Alexander, and the widow of Melvin Pate.

Surviving are two sons, Eddie Pate and Randy Pate; a daughter, Debbie Moore; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 17, 2005.

Joel Wilson Perry

CHESTERFIELD -Joel Wilson Perry, 62, formerly of North Myrtle Beach, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13 from Chesterfield Baptist Church.

A memorial service will be held at the Cherry Grove Beach Pier, Cherry Grove Beach, at a later date. Contact a family member for the date and time.

Memorials may be made to Paws & Claws, c/o Jerry Gaskins, P.O. Box 112, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; Horry County Humane Society; or to a charity of one's choice.

Born in Florence, Mr. Perry was a son of Dr. William Louis Perry and Ruth Kirven Perry. He attended Wofford College, Mars Hill College and the University of South Carolina, and was a retired Building Contractor. Mr. Perry was a former member of the South Carolina National Guard.

Surviving are parents of Chesterfield; a brother, William Kirven Perry of Lumberton, N.C.; two sisters, Arden Perry Fields of Clemson, and Ruth Perry Higson of Conway; six nieces and nephews, Bill Perry, English Perry Griggs, Arden McCullough Fields, Perry Fields, Casey Higson and Lane Higson; and three great-nephews, Landon Perry, Camden Griggs and Collin Griggs.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 17, 2005.

Ruth Apolline Wilmoth Richardson

NORFOLK, VA. - Ruth Apolline Wilmoth Richardson, 83, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17 from South Hill United Methodist Church with Pastor Edward Johnson officiating.

Memorials may be made to South Hill United Methodist Church, 105 Franklin St., South Hill, Va. 23970.

Born in Belington, W.Va., Mrs. Richardson was a daughter of the late Oscar and Belle Wilmoth. She was an ssociate member of South Hill United Methodist Church. Recently, she relocated to Norfolk to lived in assisted living at Brighton Gardens.

Surviving are her husband of 65 years, Lester Richardson of Brighton Gardens; a daughter, Judith Strickland Minter of Martinsville, Va.; a son, Dennis L. (Temple) Richarson of Norfolk; four grandchildren, Lynn (John) Anderson of Greensboro, N.C., Drew (Kerry) Richardson of Norfolk, Carrie E. Richardson of Raleigh, N.C., and David H. Richardson of Norfolk; and two great-grandchildren, Katelyn Richardson and Ethan Richardson of Norfolk.

Arrangements were entrusted to Farrar Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 17, 2005.

Stephen Charles Robbins

CHERAW - Stephen Charles Robbins, 49, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15 in Old St. David's Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 552, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Sumter, Mr. Robbins was a son of James Harry Robbins Sr. and the late Mary Lee Thompson Robbins. He was an electrician with Brantec Packaging Machinery Corp. Mr. Robbins was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Cheraw.

Surviving are his father of Lakeland, Fla.; and a brother, James Harry Robbins Jr. of Charleston.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 17, 2005.

Richard M. 'Dick' Swink

COLUMBIA -Capt. Richard M. "Dick" Swink, USMC (Ret.), 69, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005.

A funeral service with Military Honors was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16 from Lexington Baptist Church. Burial followed in Bush River Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 129 Stone-mark Lane, Columbia, S.C. 29210.

A son of the late Monroe Claud and Annie Richards Swink of Cheraw, Capt. Swink served 21 years in the United States Marine Corps, and was a life member of the Marine Corp League Palmetto Marines Detachment in Columbia. The highest rank he held was Captain. Capt. Swink received the Department of Defense Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal and Service and Campaign Medals for Vietnam. He was retired from the Department of Social Services after 22 years

Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Dolores J. Swink; two sons, Richard M. "Rick" (Teresa) Swink Jr. of Chapin, and James W. "Jim" (Greta) Swink of Cayce; a daughter, Kathy (Tray) Coker of Lexington; six grandchildren,

Brittany Swink, Lauren Swink, Bobby Coker, Maggie Coker, Mackenzie Swink and Will Swink; a sister, Barbara (Raymond) Babb of Cheraw; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Kaye Swink.

Arrangements were entrusted to Caughman-Harman Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 17, 2005.

Elizabeth 'Lib' Cumber Watson

HAMLET, N.C. - Elizabeth 'Lib' Cumber Watson, 64, died Wednesday, Feb. 9 2005 at her home.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12 from Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Wallace, with the Revs. David Townsend and Jerry Shaw officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Richmond County, N.C., Mrs. Watson was a daughter of the late E.B. and Rachel Steen Cumber. She was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church where she was pianist for many years.

Surviving are her husband, Jack Watson of the home; three daughters, Kim McPherson and Jackie Clark both of Rockingham, N.C., and Ann Watson of Hoffman, N.C.; two sons, Scott Watson of Holden Beach, N.C., and Jamie Watson of Hamlet; three sisters, Margaret Hatcher of Wallace, Naomi Outlaw of Rockingham, and Inez smith of York; two brothers, J.B. Cumber of Hartsville, and Perry Cumber of Rockingham; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Phillips Patrick Watson; a brother, Ed Cumber; and two sisters, Hazel Elkins and Lee English.

Arrangements were entrusted to Watson-King Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 17, 2005.

Everette D. Campbell

CHESTERFIELD - Everette D. Camp-bell, 75, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21 from St. Paul United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the Chesterfield Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Campbell was a son of Willie Duncan Campbell and Mary Etta Rayfield Campbell. He was a Deputy with the Chesterfield County Sheriff's Department for the past 30 years. Mr. Campbell was a United States Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict, was a member of American Legion Post 74, a member of Chesterfield Masonic Lodge 220 and a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Shirley Parker Campbell of the home; a brother, the Rev. Billy Campbell of Hartsville; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by six brothers, Pruitte Rayfield, Carson Rayfield, Bivens Rayfield, Olin Camp-bell, Jewell Campbell and Joe Cambell.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 24, 2005.

Bessie A. Bailey Easterling

FLORENCE - Bessie A. Bailey Easterling, 80, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23 from The Church In The Lord Jesus Christ of Apostolic Faith, Inc. Burial followed in Chester-field Cemetery.

Born in Darlington County, Mrs. Easterling was a daughter of the late Peter and Bessie Campbell Bailey. She was educated in Darlington County public schools and was a member of The Church In The Lord Jesus Christ of Apostolic Faith, Inc.

Surviving are eight daughters, Corine E. (John) Sanders, Barbara Easterling and Irene Easterling all of Florence, Geraldine Thomas of Orangeburg, Bessie Mae (Lester) Lewis of Raleigh, N.C., Rosanna (Ronald) Opsahl of Oslo, Norway, and Betty Antrum and Louise Bailey both of Ansonia, Conn.; six sons, Jimmy D. Easterling of Hartsville, Fred Easterling of Chesterfield, Kenneth Easterling of Florence, Amos (Shirley) Easterling of Darlington, Johnny (Keri) Easterling of Atlanta, Ga., and Luke (Erma) Bailey of Raleigh; a special daughter, Deborah Parker; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Young & Young Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 24, 2005.

Marie Inez Warr Funderburk

HARTSVILLE - Marie Inez Warr Funderburk, 81, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19 from Lakeview Baptist Church with the Revs. Charles Boswell and Don Purvis officiating. Burial followed in Magnolia Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Funderburk was a daughter of the late Grady and

Mary Howle Warr, and the widow of Laney P. Funderburk. She was a devoted member of Lakeview Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, Steve (Gail) Funderburk of Hartsville; a daughter, Phyllis (Pete) Lewis of Hartsville; two sisters, Myrtle Beasley and Addie Funderburk of Hartsville; a brother, Jake Warr of Hartsville; four grandchildren, Charlene Malloy, Heather Cook, Stephanie Matthews and Stewart Funderburk; and a great-grandchild, Brittany Malloy.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 24, 2005.

Alice Boatwright Hendrix

HARTSVILLE - Alice Boatwright Hendrix, 83, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 18 from First Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Darryl Bogatay officiating. Burial followed in Darlington Memory Gardens.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Hendrix was a daughter of the late Frank Hunley and Nancy Davis Boatwright. She was a member of First Church of the Nazarene, taught Sunday School for many years and helped provide meals for families in need.

Surviving are two sons, Darrell L. (Henrietta) Hendrix of Hartsville, and Larry E. (Eva) Hendrix of Cheraw; three daughters, Nancy (William L.)

Jeffords of Darlington, Gail "Susie" (Dean) Sellers of Hartsville, and Joyce Lovato of Charleston; a sister, Ophelia Simpson of Patrick; a brother, James Olin Boatwright of Patrick; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grand-children.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Penning-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 24, 2005.

Benjamin Nathan Kann Sr.

CHESTERFIELD - Benjamin Nathan Kann Sr., 62, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Elizabeth, N.J., Mr. Kann was a son of the late Irwin Frank Kann Sr. and Eleanor Hadley Kann. He was a retired health care facility Dietician.

Surviving are his wife, Helen Piazza Kann of the home; two sons, Benjamin Nathan (Maria) Kann Jr. of New York, and Brian Edward (Pamela) Kann Sr. of Chesterfield; three daughters, Cheryl Anne Rodano of Chesterfield, Suzanne Koster of New York, and Eunice Eleanor (Timothy) Blankenship of Virginia.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 24, 2005.

Frankie E. Laney

PAGELAND - Frankie E. Laney, 68, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19 from Liberty Hill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Liberty Hill Baptist Church, P.O. Box 309, Pageland, S.C. 29728; Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; or The American Cancer Society, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, S.C. 29615.

Born in Pageland, Mrs. Laney was a daughter of the late Gary Lee and Berch Funderburk Evans. She was an owner-operator of L & M Grocery. Mrs. Laney was a church pianist for 42 years and a member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, Bill (Sheri) Laney of Pageland; a daughter, Tracy (Jim) Anderson of Charlotte, N.C.; a brother, Lindsey Evans of Pageland; a sister, Anne Ellwanger of Pageland; and three grandsons, Bill Laney of Pageland, and Seth Jordan and Ben Anderson of Charlotte.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 24, 2005.

Norma Lynne Griffin Mills

PAGELAND - Norma Lynne Griffin Mills died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005 at home.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20 from New Covenant Baptist Church. Entombment followed in Greenlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Memorials may be made to New Covenant Baptist Church and Christian School Building Fund, P.O. Box 188, Pageland, S.C. 29728.

Born in Union County, N.C., Mrs. Mills was a daughter of the late Julius and Maude Broome Griffin, and widow of Archie Melvin Mills. Mrs. Mills was the cafeteria supervisor of Central High School for 27 years, until blindness forced her retirement in 1985. She was a past-president of the American Legion Auxiliary, a charter member of New Covenant Baptist Church, and was instrumental in the founding and nurturing of New Covenant Christian School.

Surviving are two sons, Lyndon Mills and Brian (Martha) Mills of Pageland; three daughters, Gayle Mills and Layne (the Rev. Tim) Madaris of Pageland, and Robin (the Rev. Larry) Helm of Lancaster; 18 grandchildren, Julie (Bob) Christman, Amy (Tim) McClam, Lyn (Lisa) Mills, Yana (Billy) Plyler, Marty Mills, Jon (Crystal) Mills, Phoebe (Leon) Mayberry, Kevin (Monte) Mills, Jeffrey Mills, Jeromy Mills, Ben Hill, Bethany (Seth) Baker, the Rev. Michael (Melissa) Madaris, Monica (Ben) Kral, Mauri (Jeff) Autrey, Mia (Greg) Carr, Mandy Martin and Melly Helm; and 20 great-grandchildren, Clarkson Christman, Jamison McClam, Carolyn McClam, Brittany Plyler, Kadie Plyler, Maleah Mills, Marlin Mills, Taylor Mills, Elizabeth Mills, Santana Mills, Madison Mills, Christopher Mills, Seth Little, Jacob Baker, Reilly Kral, MacKenzie Kral, Joseph Autrey, T.J. Autrey, Noah Carr and Kendall Carr.

She was preceded in death by a son, Marlin Mills; two grandsons, Brian Mills Jr. and Scott Mills; a daughter-in-law, Carolyn Cato Mills; two sisters, Kate Cox and Elise Belk Starnes; and five brothers, Hal Griffin, Fred Griffin, Ward Griffin, Cecil Griffin and Darrell Griffin.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 24, 2005.

Margaret 'Lib' Outlaw

WALLACE - Margaret "Lib" Outlaw, 65, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24 from Wallace Baptist Church. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 590 48th Ave., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577; American Heart Association, Pee Dee Regional Office, BTC-009, 181 E. Evans St., Florence, S.C. 29506; or Wallace Baptist Church, Wallace, S.C. 29596.

Born in Cheraw, Mrs. Outlaw was a daughter of the late Samuel M. and Myrtle White Hewitt. She was a member of Wallace Baptist Church. Mrs. Outlaw was treasurer of the Wallace Water Company.

Surviving are her husband, Junior Outlaw of Wallace; three sons, Ronnie (Joyce) Outlaw of Charlotte, N.C., Donnie Outlaw of Atlanta, Ga., and Berri (Lorri) Outlaw of Dayton, Fla.; two sisters, Susan (Oscar) Faulkenberry of Chesterfield, and Shirley (Gary) Graves of Pickering, Mo.; and three grandchildren, B. Leif Outlaw, Kimberly Outlaw and Margaret Outlaw.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Kimberly Outlaw and a brother, Gene C. Hewitt.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 24, 2005.

Callie Mae Mangum Pope

PAGELAND -Callie Mae Mangum Pope, 81, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005 at Union Regional Medical Center, Monroe, N.C.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22 from Salem Pageland Presbyterian Church. Burial followed in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Salem/Pageland Presbyterian Church, 201 S. Maple St., Pageland, S.C. 29728.

Born in Pageland, Mrs. Pope was a daughter of the late Robert Jasper Mangum and Amanda Greene Mangum. She was a life member of Salem/Pageland Presbyterian Church. She retired from Chesterfield Yarn Mill, Pageland, after more than 50 years of service.

Surviving are her husband of 64 years, Winfred Owen Pope; a son, Billy (Ruth) Lewis of Monroe; a daughter, Patricia Pope (Billy Martin) Isley of Burlington, N.C.; a daughter-in-law, Patricia Pope (Tom) Freeman of Denver, N.C.; five grandchildren, Brian Owen (Angela) Pope of Anderson, David Lewis (Jeannie) Pope of Winston-Salem, N.C., Mark William (Cynthia) Pope of Durham, N.C., and Mindy M. Isley and Phillip M. Isley of Burlington; a great-grandson, Owen Lee Pope of Anderson; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, Donald O. Pope; three sisters, Era Platts Mills, Fannie Blakeney and Lee Mangum; and three brothers, John B. Mangum, Steve Mangum and Earl Greene.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 24, 2005.

Richard Lewis Sellers

CHERAW - Richard Lewis Sellers, 41, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005 at McLeod Regional Medical Center, Florence.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19 from Smithville A.M.E. Zion Church. Burial followed in the Gillespie Cemetery.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Sellers was a son of the late Lloyd and Savannah Sellers. He was a 1983 graduate of Cheraw High School. Mr. Sellers served in the National Guard for six years. After serving with the National Guard, he returned to Cheraw and was employed with several jobs. He was a carpenter.

Surviving are his fiancée, Janice; two daughters, Kiamesha Sellers of Marietta, Ga., and Towander Sellers of the home; six sisters, Pearlena Lewis of Charlotte, N.C., Virginia (Johnnie) Green, Lucille (Barry) Davis, Patricia (Paul) Spencer, Shirley Merriman and Helen (Jimmy) Benton all of Cheraw; five brothers, Charlie Sellers of Sanford, N.C., Willie (Maggie) Sellers, Floyd (Annie Sue) Sellers, Thomas Sellers and Eugene (Kathy) Sellers all of Cheraw; and a number of other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Sellers, a sister-in-law, Hilda Sellers, and a brother-in-law, Thomas Lewis.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 24, 2005.

Mary Branham Weed

WINNSBORO - Mary Branham Weed, 78, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18 from Pope Funeral Home with the Rev. Walter Rutland officiating. Burial followed in Royal Pines Memorial Cemetery.

Born in Fairfield County, Mrs. Weed was a daughter of the late Johnny Branham and Dora Moore Branham, and the widow of Coley S. Weed. She was a member of Washington Street Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, Sam Lee of Cheraw; three daughters, Donna Rosborough of Blackstock, Connie Baughman of West Columbia, and Paulette Ross of Elgin; a brother, Lindsay Branham of Winnsboro; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Pope Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 24, 2005.

James E. Guinn

CHESTERFIELD -- Mr. Guinn, 68, died Tuesday, February 22, 2005. He was born in Gibson, NC a son of the late Elisha and Lessie Quick Guinn. He was a retired Supervisor with J.P. Stevens and was associated with the Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home for many years. Mr. Guinn was a member of David's Grove Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be at 3:00 PM Friday, February 25, 2005 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Thursday at the funeral home.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Elizabeth Davis Guinn of the home; a sister, Mary Payne of Guntersville, AL; and also a number of special nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709; or Chesterfield Rescue Squad, PO Box 147, Chester-field, SC 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home serving the Guinn family. Published in the Charlotte Observer on 2/24/2005.

James Bittle Jr.

CHESTERFIELD – James b

Bittle Jr., 66, died Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at McLeod Regional Medical Center, Florence

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30 from Davidson Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Bittle was a son of the late James "Son" Bittle and Annie B. Bittle Melton. He was a member of Davidson Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Victoria P. Bittle of Brooklyn, N.Y.: a daughter, Deborah B. (Ronald) King of Hempstead, N. Y.; his mother of Chesterfield; four brothers, toney Bittle of Philadelphia, Penn., Troy (Framcona) Bittle and Bobby (Shirley) Bittle of Cheraw and Jerry (Alice) Bittle of Chesterfield; three sisters, Moudie Mae Blackman and Vivian (Tomy) Sowell of Chesterfield, and Mildred Whitson of Philadelphia; two grandchildren, Brandon King and Taylor King of Hempstead an uncle, James Allen of Darlington; five sisters-in-law; a brother-in-law; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Viola Robinson.

Araangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home, Chesterfield. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 5. 2005.

Charlie J. ‘Buddy’ Brown

PATRICK – Charlie J. "Buddy" Brown, 75, died Thursday, April 28, 2005.

A grave side funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30 in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Brown was a sone of the late Jessie Barney and Leila Irene Boan Brown. He was a retired employee of Stanley Tools and was a member of Windsor Park Free Will Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, Randal D. Brown of Raleigh, N.C.; a daughter, Venus (Jay) Ross of China Grove, N.C.; a sister, Nealie McLain of Patrick; three grand children; Dawn Honeycutt, Jason Pethel and Neil Brown; two great-grandchildren; Haley Honeycutt and Kalyn Honeycutt; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his twin brother, Bill Brown, and two sisters, Louise Brock and Faye Shaw.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 5. 2005.

Nevada Adams Canales

BENNETTSVILLE - Nevada Adams Canales, 58, died Thursday, April 28, 2005

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 1 from Kiser Funeral Home. A private committal service wiol be held at a lataer date

Memorials may be made to DAAV or Helping Hands Hospice, P.O. Box 474, Bennettsville, S.C. 29512.

Born in Bennettsville, Mrs. Canales was a daughter of the late Junious Oneilous and Ruby Canada Adams. She was retired from Oak River Mills. Mrs. Canales was an honors business graduate of Richmond Technical Colleege and was named Handicap Woman of the Year for 1987-88. She was a member of Salem Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, Shane Canales of Huntington Beach, Calif.; two brothers, Ray Adams of Bennettsville, and Joe Adams of Cheraw; and a sister, Valli Owens of Dillon

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 5. 2005.

John G. Easler

CHESTERFIELD – John G. "Uncle John" Easler, 90, died Tuesday, April 29, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, April 29, from Shiloh United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Shiloh United Methodist Church, c/o Susan King, 423 Highway, 102, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Greeleyville, Mr. Easler was a son of the late Robert Morris and Salley Bateman Easler, and was the widower of Hallie Gaskins "Aunt Hallie" Easler. He had retired as a Superintendent with Ames and Webb Construction Company, Mr. Easler was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church and a former member of the Dixie Saddle Club.

Surviving are a son, F. Michael (Donna E.) Easler of North Myrtle Beach; a sister, Ethalee E. Hardeman of Swansea; eight grandchildren, Kelly E (Keith) Waters and Kimberly L. Easler and Henry Gibbs, all of Bath, N.C., Michael John Easler, Sarah F. Easler, Jessica L. Easler, Matthew J. Easler and Katelyn Hallie Easler all of North Myrtle Beach; three great-grandchildren, Chelsea M. Jefferson, Bryan Daulton Gibbs and Angela D. Gibbes, all of Bath, NC; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Alex Easler of Swansea, and a sister, Margaret E. Montrose of Florence.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 5. 2005.

Denoires Ji’Mek Francis

CHERAW – Denoires Ja’Mek Francis, 3, died Monday, April 25, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 29 from Grooms Memorial Chapel. Burial followed in Gillespie Cemetery.

Born in Hartsville, Master Francis was a son of Margaret Francis.

Surviving are two brothers, Dontel Tre’Quan Francis and Dartavis Tre’Mon Francis of Cheraw; a sister, Da’Kiera Ja’Nese Francis of Cheraw; his grandmother, Angei Laura Francis of Cheraw; his grandfather, Chester A. Francis of Cheraw; five aunts; Marnett Francis, Jennifer Francis, Eyvette Francis, Tameka Francis and Lovetta Francis of Cheraw; two uncles, Michael C. Francis and Keith A. Marrell Francis of Cheraw; three great-uncles, Michael (Denise) Francis of Charlotte, N.C., Ralph Francis of Dillon, and Dan F. Gatlin of Cheraw; and a number of other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by an uncle, James B. Francis.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 5. 2005.

Mizlee Dixon Gibson

Hartsville – Mislee Dixon Gibson, 83, died Friday, April 29, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 1 from Praise Temple with the Rev. Ronnie Caulder officiating. Burial followed in Midden-dorf Church of God Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs Gibson was a daughter of the late Walter and Katherine Brown Dixon, and was the widow of William Gibson. She was a member of Praise Temple.

Surviving are a son, Travis (Susie) Hancock of Hartsville; two daughters, Jeannette (Ronnie) Mims of Hartsville, and Linda Shaw of Ruby; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a son, John Hancock and two daughters, Marilyn Norton and Susan Hancock.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 5. 2005.

Louise Marie Gilstrap

PELZER – Louise Marie Gilstrap, 80, died Tuesday April 26, 2005.

A graveside committal service and burial were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 28 in Graceland Cemetery West.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Upstate – Anderson, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, S.C. 29621; or Our Lady of The Angel Monastery, 3365 Monastary Drive, Crozet, Va. 22932

Born in Winston Salem, N.C., Mrs. Gilstrap was a daughter of the late William Riley Martin and Robbie Lee Bannister Martin, and was the widow of George Gilstrap. She was the Methodist faith and retired from Duke Power after 36 years as a Customer Service Supervisor.

Surviving are a daughter, Debbie G. (John W.) Davis of the home and Jonathan "Gil" Davis of Columbia.

She was proceded in death by two brothers, Robert Martin and Clate Martin, and a sister, Margret Martin.

Arrangements were entrusted to Westville Funerals & Cremations. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 5. 2005.

Detroit ‘D.T.’ Hough

JEFFERSON – Detroit "D.T." Hough, 81, died Saturday, April 23, 2005 at Union Regional Medical Center, Monroe, N.C.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 29 from Sandy Grove United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Hough was a son of the late Hollis Benjamine and Arlevia Blackwell Hough, and was the widower of Mae Nora Miller Hough. He attended Shannon Training School, Jefferson. Mr Hough was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, Pageland, where he sang with the Men’s Choir and served as an Usher. He was a Member of Dawn of Light Lodge 210. In his younger years, Mr. Hough sang with the Silver Bells Quartet.

Surviving are three sons, James Edward (Bobbie Jean) Hough and David Brennion (Paulette) Hough of Jefferson, and Russell (Debbie) Hough of Pageland; 11 grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; five sisters, Vermil Hough of Jefferson, Earnestine Cobb of Columbus, Ga. Armanda Jackson, Arlevia Brunfield and Lethia Sellers of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a brother, James B. Hough of Pageland; two brothers-in-law; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by three infant children; and five sisters, Elease Newman, Virgie Louallen, Joe Elaine McManus, Collera Catherine Louallen and Evangeline Myers.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home – Pageland. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 5. 2005.

Ophelia Moses Hudley

SOCIETY HILL – Ophelia Moses Hudley died Wednesday, April 27, 2005 in the Cheraw conalescent center after an illness.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 1 from New Sion Baptist Church in the Cash Community of Cheraw. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Darlington County, Mrs. Hudley was a daughter of the late Toney and Lula Mae Johnson Moses, and was the widow of James Hudley. She was a graduate of Rosenwald High School and a member of New Zion Baptist Church. Mrs. Hudley was employed with the Darlington County School District until she retried.

Surviving are three daughters, Annie (Lonnie) Jett of Jamaica Estates, N.Y., Addie (Willie) Harrington of Society Hill, and Billie (Kevin) Johnson of St. Louis, Mo.; A son, James B (Marie) Hudley of Hampton, Va.; eight granddaughters Stephanie (Rodney) Bolden, Latasha (James) Sellers, Shonte (Kelvin) Polk, Jennifer Jett, Tyesha Harrington, Tiffaney Hudley, Allison Jett and Ashley Jett; six grandsons, James C. Hudley, Thomas Jett, Willie Harrington, Jr., Alex Jett, James Harrington and Adam Jett; four great-grandchildren, Maya, Jacob, Kelvin Jr. and Kyreese; a brother Woodrow Moses of Society Hill; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home Inc. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 5. 2005.

Deanna O. Jowers

JEFFERSON – Deanna O. Jowers, 42, died Friday, April 29, 2005 at Carolinas Medical Center.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1 from Jefferson First Baptist Church. Burial followed in Angelus Methodist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Jefferson First Baptist Building Fund, P.O. Box 247, Jefferson, S.C. 29718; or Angelus Methodist Cemetery Fund, 15018 Angelus Road, Jefferson, S.C.. 29718.

Born in Mooresville, N.C., Mrs. Jowers was a daughter of Bud Overcash of Mooresville, and the late Helen Pruitt Rollins. She was a substute teacher at Jefferson Elementary and New Heights Middle schools.

Surviving are her husband, Kenny Jowers of Jefferson; two sons, Calin Jowers and Cash Jowers of Jefferson; five brothers,

Dave Overcash of Mooresville, Dean Overcash and Darrell Overcash of Sanford, N.C., Doug Overcash of Rock Hill, Ricky Rollins of Alburn, Ind., and Phil Rollins of Jefferson: and a sister, Lisa Eakes of Mooresville.

She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Johnny Rollins.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 5. 2005.

Minnie Etta Davis Martin

HARTSVILLE – Minnie Etta Davis Martin, 81, died Thursday, April 21, 2005 at her residence after an illness.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 26 from Harold L. & Dorothy J Young Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Martin was a daughter of the late Charlie and Queenazola Graham Davis jr. She received her education in the Darlington County public school system and was a member of New Hopewell Baptist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Patricia Ann Williams of Hartsville; three sisters-in-law, Rosa (the Rev. James Jr.) Wilson, Celestine Flourney of Elizabeth, N.J., and Elouise Johnson of Bennettsville; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Young & Young Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 5. 2005.

John T. McManus

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – John T McManus, died Monday, April 25, 2005 at his residence.

A funeral service was held at noon, Tuesday, May 3 from New Birth Christian Fellowship, Concord, N.C.

Burial followed in Davidson Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield.

Arrangements were entrusted to King’s Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 5. 2005.

Michael ‘Mike’ Lee Plyler

PAGELAND – Michael "Mike" Lee Plyler, 45, died Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at his residence.

A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, 2005, at First Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to the Rescue Squad, 110 N. Oak St., Pageland, S.C. 29728; or to a charity of one’s choice.

Born in Monroe, N.C., Mr Plyler was a son of Shirley Q. Plyler and the late Joe Roger Plyler. He was the owner/operator of Mike’s Superette, Past Master of Mt. Moriah Lodge 58, past-present of the Sandhill Shrine Club, former Pageland dispatcher and sergeant, former chief of Police for Chesterfield, a member of Pageland Fire Department and Rescue Squad, former Chairman of Pageland Red Cross and a former Pool Manager of Pageland Precinct.

Surviving are his mother, Shirley Q. Plyler of Pageland; his grandmother, Mertha Q. Little of Pageland; two brothers, Roger Plyler of Charlotte, N.C., Joey (Betsy) Plyler of Pageland; two sisters, Cindy (Billy) Hicks of Easley, and Terry (Joe) Langley Lancaster; a niece, Alisha Hunter; a nephew, Grayson Plyler; and a great-niece, Kately Hunter. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 5. 2005.

Lee Carison Rivers

RUBY – Lee CarisonRivers, 77, Died Sunday, May 1, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 4 from Thompson Creek Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Ruby, Mr. Rivers was a son of the late Thomas Rudolph Rivers and Johnny and Lucy Hancock Rivers Blackburn, and was the widower of Ruth Pearline Huneycutt Rivers. He was a retired employee of Cheraw Yarn Mills and was a member of Thompson Creek Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Tommy Rivers and Buck (Kim) Rivers of Ruby; a daughter, Joyce R. (Frankie) Lide of Cheraw; two sisters, Libby Moody and Bonnie Davis of Ruby; a special aunt, Retta Mae "Shug" Sellers and eight grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 5. 2005.

Giuliana Elia Fernelli ‘Julie’ Steen

MT. CROGHAN – Giuliana Elia Fernelli "Julie" Steen, 70, died Sunday, May 1, 2005.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 3 in Rocky Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Paws and Claws Humane Society, P.O. Box 386, Chesterfield, SC 29709; or Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Ferrara, Italy, Mrs. Steen was a daughter of Geno Setti and the late Maria Fernelli. She had retired as a language teacher with the Chesterfield County School District.

Surviving are her husband, Roy E. Steen of the home; her father of Ferrana, Italy; a daughter, Tricia Steen (Scott) Ulch of Prosperity; and two grandchildren, Tyler Ulch and Caleb Ulch of Prosperity.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 5. 2005.

Johnnie Lenson West Sr.

LANCASTER – Johnnie Lenson West Sr., 85, died Friday, April 29, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, May 2 from New Life Freewill Baptist Church with the Revs. Doug Pate, Marty Cox and Mitch Ingram officiating. Burial followed in Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 5936, Att. Jerry Peasley, 4241 Buford Circle, Lancaster, S.C. 29720.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. West was a son of the late Benjamin Franklin West and Millur Funderburk West. He was retired from the S.C. Department of Transportation. Mr. West received the Purple Heart from wounds received as a United States Marine in the battle of Guadalcanal during World War II. He was a member of the VFW and DAV and a Mason with the Camp Creek Masonic Lodge.

Surviving are his wife, Doris Ruth West of the home; a son, Johnnie Lenson (Kathy) West Jr.; three daughters, Patricia "Pat" West (Ken) Vick, Susan "Susie" West (Billy) Jenkins and Carol West (David) Gainer all of Lancaster; a sister, Athalee Noe of Lancaster; 15 grandchildren: 27 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

He was prededed in death by a son, Luther Reed Roach; a grandson, Kenneth E. Scott; two brothers, Jack West and Walter "Pete" West; and two sisters, Della West Ringstaff and Alma West.

Arrangements were entrusted to Hartley Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 5. 2005.

Leola McManus West

PAGELAND - Leola McManus West, 81, died Saturday, April 30, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, May 2 from Union Hill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Lancaster County, Mrs. West was a daughter of the late Jessie Vander and Azilee Watts McManus, and was the widow of R. W. West. She was a retired employee of Chesterfield Yarn Mill and was a member of Union Hill Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Jerry West of Mt. Croghan, and David (Vicky) West of Pageland; two daughters, Faye Langley of Mt. Croghan, and Lola (David) Catoe of Fort Lawn; a brother, Jim McManus of Wadesboro, N.C.; a sister, Doris Deese of Monroe, N.C.; 16 grandchildren; 30 great-grand-children and six great-great-grand-children.

She was preceded in death by four sons, the Rev. William Junior West, Billy West, Perry West and Danny West; a granddaughter, Tammy Griffin; three brothers, J. Vonder McManus, Ray McManus and Robert McManus; and a sistaer, Mary Tucker

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 5. 2005.

Melissa Denise "Rabbit" Lowe Bonaparte

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. - Melissa Denise "Rabbit" Lowe Bonaparte, 33, died Monday, June 20, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, June 25, 3005 from Mount Rona Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Matthew Robinson officiating. Burial followed in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, "Rabbit," as she was called by her family, was a daughter of Nathan and Lena Douglas Lowe, Jr. She graduated from Cheraw High School, attended Claflin College, Orangeburg, and graduated from Florida Community College in Jack-sonville, Fla. She served Fire of Word Christian Center in Jacksonville as secretary, coordinator of the praise and dance team, and coordinator of the youth summer camp.

Surviving are her husband James Bonaparte; two daughters, Emon and Taquashia; her parents; a sister, Contina Lowe; Harold "Pat" Hudley who was like a brother; a maternal grandfather, James E. "Dime" Douglas; and many other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Bonaparte was preceded in death by a maternal grandmother, Beulah Mae Douglas; paternal grandparents, Nathan Essie Mae McCall Lowe, Sr.; two aunts and an uncle. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,June 30, 2005.

Daisy Mungo Brown

RALEIGH - Daisy Mungo Brown, 96, died Sunday, June 19. 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 25, 2005 from Robinson A.M.E. Zion Church with Brother Kevin Freeman presiding. Burial followed in the Fishers Hill Cemetery.

Born in Lancaster County, S.C., Mrs. Brown was a daughter of the late Will and Florence Mungo and widow of Ed John Brown. As a young woman she moved to Raleigh, N. C. and was an active member of Macedonia New Life Church. She was president of the T. C. Hammond Memorial Club, the Burton Cameron Sunday School Class, member of Prayer and Bible Study an the Whithker Mill Senior Club with the parks and Recreation Department of Raleigh, N.C.

Surviving are a godson, George Cameron and many nieces, nephews and cousins as well as her church family and friends.

Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by her parents and husband; two brothers, George and Preston Mungo; and two sisters, Ola M. Huntley and Callie M. Kirkland.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid's Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,June 30, 2005.

Mary Chavis Byrd

MCCOLL - Mary Chavis Byrd, 83, died Sunday, June 26, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 28 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at 1 p.m. in Eastside Cemetery, Rockingham, N.C.

Born in Bennettsville, Mrs. Byrd was a daughter of the late Brock and Anna Wright Chavis, and was the widow of George Boyd Odom and Wilbert Byrd. She was a retired employee of Oak River and was a former Sunday School teacher at McColl Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Surviving are a son, Tom (Dianne L.) Odom of McColl; a daughter, Betty J. (Carroll) Cooper of Myrtle Beach; four grandchildren, Pam (Doug) Cowick of Rockingham, Pat (Kelly) Farmer of Wilson, N.C., and George Odom and Adam Odom of McColl; four great-grandchildren, Kacie Cowick and Landon Cowick of Rockingham, and Kayla Farmer and Dylon Farmer of Wilson; a special friend, Alonzo Adams of Patrick; and a sister-in-law, Marie Chavis of Bennettsville.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,June 30, 2005.

Frances Clark Clark

BRADENTON, FLA. - Frances Clark Clark, 89, died Wednesday, June 22, 2005 at her residence.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 26 from Salem/Pageland Presbyterian Church. Burial followed in Pageland First Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Jefferson, Mrs. Clark was a daughter of the late Alexander and Ellie Knight Clark, and was the widow of Floyd Clark.

Surviving are a son, Paul Clark of Bradenton; a daughter, Evelyn (John) Balon of Bradenton; a grandson, Jeff Watson of Bradenton; and a sister-in-law, Grace Griffin of Pageland.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,June 30, 2005.

Helen Carraway Edwards

CHERAW - Helen Carraway Edward, 83, died Friday, June 24, 2005 in Mt. Pleasant.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 26 from First United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to the organ fund at the first United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 123, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Olanta, Mrs. Edwards was a daughter of the late Johnson Hagood Carraway and Effie Jane Thompson Carraway. Having lived the last seven years at Sandpiper Retirement Village, in Mt. Pleasant, she previously made her home in Cheraw with her late husband, James O. "Buddy" Edwards Jr., for more than 50 years. Mrs. Edwards, along with her late husband, owned and operated Edwards Sales Company, Inc., in Cheraw for many years. Mrs. Edwards was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, and was a charter member of the Fred Harris Sunday School Class.

Surviving are two sons, James O. (Barbara T.) Edwards III of North Augusta, and Michael C. (Kathy H.) Edwards of Columbia; a daughter, Jayne E. (Stephen J.) Harry of Mt. Pleasant; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Grace Carraway Campbell of Sumter, and Frankie Carraway Britton of Manning.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday ,June 30, 2005.

Albert Preston Gathings

COLUMBIA - Albert Preston Gathings, 74, died Monday, May 20, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 23 from Shives Funeral Home, Colonial Chapel with the Rev. Laverne H. Hancock officiating. Burial followed in Memorial Gardens of Columbia.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 500 S. Kilbourne Road, Columbia, S.C. 29205; or to the American Cancer Society, SC Division, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, S.C. 29210.

Born in Wadesboro, N.C., Mr. Gathings was a son of the late T.C. and Ida Hubbard Gathings. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Mr. Gathings was a United States Army veteran and worked as an engineer with WLTX.

Surviving are a son, Larry Baker of Columbia; a daughter, Sharon Kaye Butler of Columbia; six grandchildren, Christopher Allen Baker and Justin Dale Baker of Texas, and Annette Bright, Allen Butler, George Butler and Angela Lynn Baker of Columbia; seven great-grandchildren, Christopher Jacob Baker of Texas, and Tommy Bright, Ashley Bright, Angel Butler, Courtney Butler, Brianna Butler and Charles Butler; two brothers, William Harold Gathings of Cheraw, and Thomas C. Gathings of Lexington; and three sisters, Anne Ruth Brigman and Mary Elizabeth Buck of Cheraw ,and Janet Lee Teal of Chesterfield.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruby Mae and Peggy Lee Gathings.

Arrangements were entrusted to Shives Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,June 30, 2005.

Oscar Griffin

PAGELAND - Oscar Griffin, 56, died Monday, June 20, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 22 from Spring Hill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lancaster, 902 W. Meeting St., Suite A, Lancaster, S.C. 29720.

Born in Pageland, Mr. Griffin was a son of the late J.O. Griffin and Parris Hunter Griffin. He was a carpenter.

Surviving are three sons, James Oscar (Trayce) Griffin, Jimmy Darian (Kelly) Griffin and Harold Tracy (Tara) Griffin of Lancaster; two daughters, Patricia Gail Griffin of Lancaster, and Tiffany Lanelle (Maurice) Griffin of Waxhaw, N.C.; a brother, Rance Griffin of Lancaster; and five sisters, Luanne Rollins, Roxie Williams, Nancy Funderburk and Frankie Deese of Pageland, and Linda Wallace of Charlotte, N.C.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,June 30, 2005.

Jeffrey Harris Hancock

CHERAW - Jeffrey Harris Hancock, 50, died Monday, June 27, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 29 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Born in Union County, N.C., Mr. Hancock was a son of Mary Kate "Peggy" Hendrix and the late Harris Hancock. He was employed for 26 years at Crown Cork & Seal.

Surviving are his mother of Cheraw; a son, Jeffrey H. "Jay" Hancock Jr. of Fort Knox, Ken.; a daughter, Samantha Jo Hancock of Conway; his finance, Deborah Carpenter Adams of Elgin; three brothers, Vann W. Hancock and Karl E. (Connie) Hancock of Cheraw, and Rex A. (Arlene) Hancock of Patrick; four nieces, Heather Hancock and Tressa Hancock of Patrick, and Vanessa Hancock and Amber Hancock of Cheraw; and a nephew, Ethan Hancock of Cheraw.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thurs-day,June 30, 2005.

James Carl Haney Jr.

PATRICK - James Carl Haney Jr., 40, died Wednesday, June 22, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 25 from Faith Fellowship Church, Wallace. Burial followed in the family cemetery on Sam Jones Road.

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

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Haney was a son of James C. Haney Sr. and Ola Louon

King Causey. He was employed by INA Bearing USA. In his youth, Mr. Haney earned his Eagle Scout while in Troop 663.

Surviving are his wife, Tammy Reep Haney of the Teal's Mill Community; a son, Jesse James Haney of the home; three daughters, Rosanna Marie Haney and Crystal Lynn Haney of the home, and Beth Haney English of Cheraw; his father of Teal's Mill; and his mother of Nichols.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,June 30, 2005.

Nellie Canipe Hart

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Nellie Canipe Hart, 79, died Monday, June 20, 2005 at her residence.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 23 from McEwen Funeral Service, Pineville Chapel. Burial followed in Sharon Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Saint Paul United Methodist Church, 2830 Dorchester Place, Charlotte, N.C.; or the American Heart Association, 222 S. Church St., Charlotte, N.C. 28202.

A daughter of the late Lee Canipe and Florence Ross, Mrs. Hart was the widow of Pressley Hunter Hart to whom she had been married for 48 years. She was a member of Saint Paul United Methodist Church. Mrs. Hart retired from Southern Bell Telephone after 42 years and was a member of the Red Hat Society. She was treasurer for C.W.A., RMC Local 3603.

Surviving are two sons, Larry W. (Linda) Hart of Indian Land, and Robert L. Hart of Pageland; two daughters, Teresa (Donald) Purser of Pageland, and Janet (Matthew) Peterson of Tega Cay; a stepdaughter, Patricia Rae (Samuel) Robbs of

Laurens; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Lou Acre of Charlotte.

Arrangements were entrusted to McEwen Funeral Service. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,June 30, 2005.

Thomas Fredrick Houser

CHERAW - Thomas Fredrick Houser, 74, died Sunday, June 26, 2005.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 30 from Old St. David's Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Kathy Treadway, P. O. Box 807, Cheraw, S. C. 29520; Westside Baptist Church, P. O. Box 1417, Cheraw, S. C. 29520; Old St. David's Cemetery, P. O. Box 1196, Cheraw, S. C. 29520; American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Tex. 75231.

Born in Queens, N. Y., Mr. Houser was the son of the late Joel B. and Jennie Escassie Houser. He was a U. S. Army veteran, serving during the Vietnam War. He worked as a biomedical technician for the VA hospital and Chesterfield General Hospital. Mr. Houser was a member of Westside Baptist Church and an avid fan of the Miami Dolphins.

Surviving are his wife, Patricia M. Houser of Cheraw; seven children, Glenn T. Houser of Eglin AFB, Fla., Kristin D. Houser of Cheraw, Dorian S. Houser of Santee, Ca., Andy Long of North Augusta, S. C., Don Long and Eugene Long of Geo., Denise Alogna of Pocomoke, Mary.; a sister, Jean Barry of Blooming Grove, N. Y.; and eight grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,June 30, 2005.

Donald R. Jenkins

PAGELAND - Donald R. Jenkins, 58, died Sunday, June 26, 2005. A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 28 from Long Branch Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Pageland, Mr. Jenkins was a son of Nora Griffin Gosnell and the late Cleveland Jenkins. He was a self-employed mechanic.

Surviving are his mother of Pageland; a son, Greg (Deanna) Jenkins of Pageland; a brother, Wade Jenkins of Pageland; two sisters, Judy (Michael Martin of Pageland, and Vickie (Dennis) Peine of Lakeland, Fla.; and two grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,June 30, 2005.

Christopher Aaron Foster McClain

PAGELAND - Christopher Aaron Foster McClain, infant, died Saturday, June 18, 2005.

A graveside funeral service was held Tuesday, June 21 in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Born in Charlotte, N.C., Master McClain was a son of Perry Ray McClain Jr. and Jessica Caroline Deese.

Surviving are his father of Pageland; his mother of Pageland; a sister, Alexis Robinson of Pageland; his maternal grandparents, Sylvia and Tim Deese of Statesville, N.C., and Judy and Randy Richard of Jefferson; his paternal grandparents, Susan Hubbell and Perry McClain of Pageland; and his great-grandparents, Shirley Rankin of Statesville, Mary Helms of Jefferson, William Jordan of Atlanta, Ga., and Patricia Baker of Monroe, N.C.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,June 30, 2005.

Lamar Charles Parker

HARTSVILLE - Lamar Charles Parker, 75, died Sunday, June 26, 2005.

A funeral service as held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 29 from Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Don Childers officiating. Burial followed in Westview Memorial Park Cemetery.

Born in Lancaster, Mr. Parker was a son of the late Barney Charles and Evelyn Belvin Parker. He was previously employed with the Hartsville Cotton Mill and Sonoco Products Co. Mr. Parker worked with Danny Ray Lynch and Bucky Lynch in the car business until his retirement.

Surviving are a son, Charles (Brenda) Parker of Hartsville; daughters, Dianne (Pedro) Hall of Hartsville, and Crystal (J.B.) Jones of Darlington; four sisters, Joyce Banks of Memphis, Tenn., and Drucilla Clemenger, Amanda Caddell and Lourine Davis all of Hartsville; five brothers, Barney Parker, Jerald Parker and Frank Parker all of Hartsville, and Joe Caddell and Bob Caddell of McBee; seven grandchildren, April Johnson, Ramey Hall, Nicole Loving, Chad James, Christy Weatherford, Charles James Parker and Sherry Spraggins; nine great-grandchildren; the mother of his children, Ruby McElveen Parker of Hartsville; and his companion, Sybil Frances Garland Kelly of Hartsville.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Marlene Tennant.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thurs-day,June 30, 2005.

Rommie J. 'Jack' Robinson

JEFFERSON - Rommie J. "Jack" Robinson, 72, died Saturday, June 25, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 28 from Calvary Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Union County, N.C., Mr. Robinson was a son of the late Hazel V. and Cora Lee Moree Robinson, and was the widower of Catherine Smith Robinson. Mr. Robinson was a retired auto mechanic.

Surviving are two daughters, Kitty (Daniel) Bobrek of Jefferson, and Delores Gomez of Pageland; a sister, Ofelphena Walters of Lancaster; and eight grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,June 30, 2005.

William Franklin Sikes

MT. CROGHAN - William Franklin Sikes, 72, died Friday, June 24, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 26 from Center Grove Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Mt. Croghan, Mr. Sikes was a son of the late Jim and Laney Rushing Sikes. He was a former employee of Cannon Mills and was a retired carpenter.

Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Barbara Melton Sikes of the home; a daughter, Jean Sikes of the home; a sister, Dorothy Sullivan of Jefferson; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,June 30, 2005.

Nettie Oliver Plyler

JEFFERSON - Nettie Oliver Plyler, 85, died Thursday, June 23. 2005.

A funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 25, 2005 from Fork Creek United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Fork Creek United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 308, Jefferson, SC 29718 or Smith Nursing Center, Attn: Dianne, 1417 Dove Street, Monroe, NC 28112.

Mrs. Plyler was born in Jefferson, SC, a daughter of the late Thomas and Martha Sullivan Oliver and widow of Joseph A. Plyler. She was a member of Fork Creek United Methodist Church.

Surviving are four sons, Donald (Linda) Plyler and Thomas (Pamela) Plyler of Jefferson; David (Elaine) Plyler of Kershaw and Frank (Dianne) Plyler of McBee; three daughters, Carolyn Riley of Lake Tahoe, CA, Virginia (Glenn) Pope of Marshville, NC, and Shirley (Kennith) Byrd of Little River, SC.; one brother, Perry Oliver of Jefferson; one sister, Bessie Rollings of Jefferson; and 13 granddaughters, 25 great-grandchildren and one great-great-gradnchild.

Mrs. Plyler was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Joseph A. Plyler.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,June 30, 2005.

Dorothy H. 'Dot' Clark

JEFFERSON - Dorothy "Dot" H. Clark died Saturday, July 2, 2005 at her residence.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 6 from Jefferson Presbyterian Church. Burial followed in Jefferson Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Jefferson Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 278, Jefferson, S.C. 29718; or Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Pageland, Mrs. Clark was a daughter of Louise Ivey Haigler and the late John Haigler, and was the widow of Paul H. Clark. She was the owner and operator of Dot's Beauty Shop. Mrs. Clark was a member of Jefferson Presbyterian Church where she was an Elder, Clerk of Session and secretary/treasurer of the women of the church.

Surviving are her mother of Pageland; a sister, Margaret H. Graham of Charlotte; two brothers, Boyce Haigler of Columbia, and Jerry Haigler of Pageland; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Carolyn Haigler.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 7, 2005.

Peter D. DeFord

CHERAW - Peter D. DeFord, 45, died Monday, June 27, 2005.

A memorial service was held Thursday, June 30 from Kiser Funeral Home.

Born in Geary County, Kan., Mr. DeFord was a son of Mary Lynn DeFord and Rodney and Kathleen DeFord. He was a veteran of the United States Army, Special Forces, Airborne-/Assault. Mr. DeFord received the Army Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Certificate of Training Award and many other awards. He loved watching movies with his family on Sundays and was an avid Green Bay Packers fan. He enjoyed working on his 1969 Cadillac Deville, spending time with his family and playing with the pups. He smiled 365 days a year and 366 if it was leap year.

Surviving are his wife, Chaesam Pak DeFord of the home; his mother of Oakland, Calif.; his father of Appleton, Wis.; two sons, Derek DeFord and David DeFord of Cheraw; two brothers, Dominick DeFord of San Jose, Calif., and Anthony DeFord of Milwaukee, Wis.; two sisters, Paulette Garce and Yvette Navarez of San Jose; and many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 7, 2005.

Vera Laney Holliday

MURRELLS INLET - Vera Laney Holliday, 77, died Sunday, July 3, 2005 at her home after a lengthy illness.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 6 in Lakeside Cemetery, Conway.

Memorials may be made to Incare Hospice, 4685 Highway 17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet, S.C. 29576; or Presbyterian Church General Fund, P.O. Box 207, Society Hill, S.C. 29593

Born in Cheraw, Mrs. Holliday was a daughter of the late Edward and Elizabeth Laney. She was a graduate of Cheraw High School, attended the University of South Carolina, and retired from the High Point School systems. After retirement, Mrs. Holliday moved to the Murrells Inlet area.

Surviving are her husband of 56 years, Joseph W. "Bill" Holliday IV; a son, Joseph W. "Joe" Holliday of Surfside Beach; a daughter, Gay Holliday Ilderton of High Point, N.C.; and six grandchildren, Joseph William "Will" Holliday, Adam Scott Holliday, Matthew Laney Ilderton, Gloria Leona Ilderton and Alyssa Rose Ilderton all of High Point, and Holli Marie Ilderton of Raleigh, N.C.

She was preceded in death by a brother, E.W. Laney Jr.

Arrangements were entrusted to Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 7, 2005.

Lillie Rollins Hunter

KERSHAW - Lillie Rollins Hunter, 76, died Friday, July 1, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, July 4 from Sandhill Baptist Church with the Rev. Pat Minihane officiating. Burial followed in Kershaw City Cemetery.

Born in Jefferson, Mrs. Hunter was a daughter of Robert and Molly Rollins. She was a Springs Industries retiree and a member of Sand Hill Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Lloyd Cecil Hunter; two sons, James Cecil "Jimmy" Hunter and Jackie Lloyd Hunter of Kershaw; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Cauthen Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 7, 2005.

William Reece Jones

HIGH POINT, N.C. - William Reece Jones, 92, died Wednesday, June 28, 2005 at Pennybyrn at Maryfield.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 2 from Lebanon United Methodist Church with the Revs. Laura Hubbard and Frances Browne officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Lebanon United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, P. O. Box 6052, High Point, N.C. 27262

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Jones was a son of the late John R. and Elma Jones, and was the widower of Helen Terry Jones. He was retired from Burlington Industries and was a member of Lebanon United Methodist Church. Mr. Jones was the church cemetery caretaker for many years, a member of the Men's Bible Class and a charter member of Methodist Men.

Surviving are a daughter Sandra (Dannie) Scarborough of High Point; a brother, Lonnie D. (Daphane) Jones of High Point; two sisters, Madge (Flake) Stroud of Chesterfield, and Margaret Sampson of Springfield, Mary.; three grandchildren, Donna (Jeff) Younts of Thomasville, N.C., and Dana Scar-borough and David Scarborough of High Point; and two great-grand-children, Deborah Younts and Daniel Younts.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Cary Jones and Tom Jones.

Arrangements were entrusted to Cumby Family Funeral Service. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 7, 2005.

Barbara Ann Lampley Martinez

MYRTLE BEACH - Barbara Ann Lampley Martinez , 56, died Tuesday, June 28, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 2 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Hurst Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Martinez was a daughter of the late Odis Alton and Audrey Mae Watson Lampley. She was a homemaker and the widow of Jose Martinez.

Surviving are three sons, Keith (Valerie) Thomas of Columbia, Ronnie (Paula) Thomas of Patrick, and Joe Martinez of Myrtle Beach; two daughters, Pam Thomas of Myrtle Beach, and Angela (Jamy) Arant of Patrick; a brother, David Lampley of Myrtle Beach; and 11 grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 7, 2005.

Frances Gertrude Dixon McClain

ATLANTA, GA. - Frances Gertrude Dixon McClain , 59, died Tuesday, June 21, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 29 from Pee Dee Union Baptist Church with the Revs. Jerry Corbett, P. Gregory Dowd, Lila Hooks and Charles Malloy officiating. Burial followed in Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Born in Cheraw, Mrs. McClain was a daughter of the late Albert and Alean Dixon. She attended school in Cheraw and earned her high school diploma at Penn State University. Mrs. McClain studied nursing at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, and later received her certification in horticulture through Home Depot in Atlanta.

Surviving are her husband, Julian McClain of the home; a daughter, Patricia (Anthony) Smith of Columbia; three brothers, Leo Dixon and Robert (Edith) Dixon of Cheraw, and Ulee Dixon of West Palm Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Mildred Dixon and Annie Bell (Paul) McQueen of Cheraw; her mother-in-law, Virginia Hall of Atlanta; her father-in-law, Julian (Mildred) McClain Sr. of Tacoma, Wash.; and many other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Albert Dixon Jr.; two sisters Ethel Bivens and Pauline Dixon; and three in-laws, Edward Hall, Clen McClain and Betty McClain.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid's Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 7, 2005.

Allen Q. McManus

Allen Q McManus,98, died Sunday, June 26, 2005 at Liberty Nursing Home, Charlotte, N.C.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 2 from Flintridge Baptist Church, Pageland.

Born in Pageland, Mr. McManus was a son of the late William and Sarah Q McManus, and was the widower of Mae Lee McManus. Early in life, he joined Flint Ridge Baptist Church in Pageland where he remained a member until his death. Mr. McManus was a member of the Deacon Board, Vocal Choir and was a Sunday School Teacher. As a member of the Oak Hill Masonic Lodge 258, he reached the top as a 33rd degree Mason and was a member of the Eastern Star. Mr. McManus worked as a truck driver for Eckerd Drugs for 20 years and retired at age 65.

Surviving are four sons, Ernest (Thelma) McManus, Ben Frank (Nellie) McManus and Lester (Virginia) McManus all of Charlotte, and Allen (Sharon) McManus Jr. of Southfield, Mich.; two daughters, Louise Gregory of Charlotte, and Shirley (Willie) Sands of Stone Mountain, Ga.; a daughter-in-law, Gladys McManus of Charlotte; a sister-in-law, Brite Threatt of Charlotte; 23 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; many great-great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Hazel McManus and Nathaniel McManus, and an infant daughter.

Arrangements were entrusted to Alexander Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 7, 2005.

Mary Helms Rorie

MARSHVILLE, N.C. - Mary Helms Rorie, 90, died Saturday, July 2, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 4 from Philadelphia Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Union County, N.C., Mrs. Rorie was a daughter of the late John and Julia Allen Marze, and was the widow of James Ellis Rorie. She was a retired seamstress, homemaker and avid gardener. Mrs. Rorie was a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church.

Surviving are a sister, Georgia Autry of Marshville; a daughter-in-law, Mary Sue Taylor of Ruby; three grand-children, Elizabeth (Michael) Sullivan of Jefferson, Thomas (Lisa) Taylor of Ruby, and Angela (Danny) Brooks of Monroe, N.C.; and six great-grand-children, Jessica Sullivan and David Sullivan of Jefferson, Houston Taylor and Courtney Taylor of Ruby, and Cody and Taylor Rollins of Monroe.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Rebecca Dianne T. Carnes, and a son, Fred Calvin Taylor.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 7, 2005.

Corrine A. Watson

CHERAW - Corrine A. Watson, 76, died Thursday, June 23, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 28 from Word of Life Fellowship Church with James Redfearn Jr. officiating. Burial followed in the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church cemetery.

Ms. Watson was a daughter of the late David and Mary P. Robinson. She attended Word of Life Fellowship Church, Cheraw, and Church of God of Prophecy, Morven, N. C. At an early age she took care of her younger sisters and brothers and reared five generations of relatives.

Surviving are eight sisters, Maggaline (Evans) Brown, Bessie (Enrique) Salinas and Mazella (Rommie) Watson all of Charlotte, N. C., Daisy Love of Morven, and Pauline Henry, Mary Jean

(Eddie) Pegues and Barbara (Paul Jr.) Lewis all of Cheraw; a sister-in-law, Cassie Mae Watson of Cheraw; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Clester Watson and David Watson Jr.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home - Cheraw. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 7, 2005.

Lillie Viola Brewer Atkinson

PAGELAND - Lillie Viola Brewer Atkinson, 100, died Wednesday, July 6, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 10 from Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Joseph Frazier officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Pageland, Mrs. Atkinson was a daughter of Joseph and Emma Covington Brewer. She attended the local schools and graduated from Butler High School in Hartsville under the tutelage of her brother, Henry C. Brewer. As a young woman she moved to New York City where she married William McKinley Atkinson. She worked as a teacher's aide in the New York City public school system and retired in 1975. Mrs. Atkinson and her husband "Mack" moved to Pageland in 1976. There, she continued to nurture her second born son and became a member of the CHESCO Board. She gave of her time and energy to serve the needs of persons with disabilities.

Mrs. Atkinson was always active in the church. She was a member of St. Mark's Methodist Church in New York City and later Brooks Memorial

Methodist Church in Queens. In Pageland, Mrs. Atkinson returned to the church of her youth, Wesley Chapel United Methodist. She was a member of United Methodist Women, secretary of the Sunday School and was active in other organizations.

Surviving are a son, William M. Atkinson II of Jacksonville, Fla.; a daughter, Patricia A. (George Williams) Atkinson of So. Setauket, N.Y.; a sister, Thelma Murphy of Pageland; two granddaughters, Kim L. Atkinson of Columbia, Mary., and LeVanna Atkinson-Williams of So. Setauket; a great-granddaughter, Dayce Atkinson-Dorsey of Columbia, Mary.; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home - Pageland. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 14, 2005.

Erby G. Deese

PAGELAND - Erby G. Deese, 67, died Saturday, July 9, 2005 in Union Regional Hospital, Monroe.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 11 from Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Pageland, Mr. Deese was a son of Olon and Ollie Threatt Deese. He had been employed with Weyerhaeuser Co. and was a United States Army veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Linda H. Deese of Pageland; a son, Rodney Deese of Pageland; a brother, J.T. Deese of Pageland; and three sisters, Barbara Yearings of Pageland, Vertie Riggins of Charlotte, N.C., and Genevieve James of Lancaster.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 14, 2005.

Judson Cook Gregory

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Judson Cook Gregory, 81, died Friday, July 8, 2005 at his residence.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 12 from First Baptist Church of Charlotte with the Revs. Michael Cummings and Charles Page officiating. Burial followed in First Baptist Church Cemetery, Pageland.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 301 S. Davidson St., Charlotte, N.C. 28202.

Born in Kershaw, Mr. Gregory was a son of the late Theron and Anne Pittman Gregory. He graduated with the class of 1936 from the University of South Carolina where he earned a degree in physics. Mr. Gregory's first profession was as an educator, and he served as principal at several high schools in the South Carolina Educational System during the 1930's and early 1940's. While acting as principal in Aynor, he met a teacher named Frances Caston, to whom he was married for 64 years.

Mr. Gregory taught radar to the United States Air Force for five years in Boca Raton, Fla. as his contribution to the war effort during World War II. Professionally, his most fulfilling period was his 28-year tenure as an engineer with WBTV. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Delray Beach, Fla.

Surviving are his wife, Connie Frances Caston Gregory; a sister, Mary Gregory Ellis of Winter Garden, Fla.; his brothers, Robert (Ann) Gregory of Columbia, Elbert (Louise) Gregory of Kershaw, Theron (Lillian) Gregory of Kershaw, and Herbert (Carmen) Gregory of Fresno, Calif.; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Roger Gregory, and a sister, Natalie Gregory Baker.

Arrangements were entrusted to Harry and Bryant Company. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 14, 2005.

Bernice Johnson Griggs

DARLINGTON - Bernice Johnson Griggs, 86, died Sunday, July 10, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 12 from Central Baptist Church with the Revs. Tim Coker and Danny Holley officiating. Burial followed in Bethlehem United Methodist Church Cemetery

Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd. St., Suite 1100, New York, N.Y. 10016; the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1131, Fairfax, Va. 22038; or McLeod Hospice, 1203 Cheves St., Florence, S.C. 29506.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Griggs was a daughter of the late Clarence Alvin and Emmie Rhodes Johnson, and was the widow of James C. Griggs. She was a member of Central Baptist Church and the Sue Blackmon Sunday School Class.

Surviving are a son, James C. (Jackie) Griggs of Florence; three daughters, Laura (Mike) Burns of Douglas, Ga., Nancy (Steve) Chorney of Greenville, and Jane Stephens of Darlington; a brother, Bruce Johnson of Hartsville; eight granddaughters, Jennifer Newton, Ashley Stevens, Julie Shealy, Jessica Griggs, Whitney Anderson, Leslie Anderson, Summer O'Neal, Chapell O'Neal; and three great-grandchildren, Fifth Newton, Davis Newton and Sullivan Shealy.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Glenn Johnson and Tom Johnson, and a sister, Ray Skipper.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 14, 2005.

Eugene Horne Jr.

MT. CROGHAN - Eugene Horne Jr., 59, died Friday, July 8, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 10 from Bethlehem Baptist Church. Burial followed in Peace in the Valley Cemetery.

Born in Mt. Croghan, Mr. Horne was a son of Eugene and Lucy Horne.

Surviving are his wife, Linda Horne; a son, Aaron Horne; two siblings, Bobby Horne and Margaret Sellers; a special niece, Melanie Short; and several other nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 14, 2005.

Daniel W. Kissiah Jr.

ISANTI, MINN. - Daniel W. Kissiah Jr., 62, died Wednesday, July 6, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 7 p.m. Friday, July 8 from Gearhart Funeral Home, Coon Rapids, Minn., with Pastor Marvin Savola officiating. Burial followed in Morningside Memorial Gardens.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Kissiah was a son of the late Mildred P. and D.W. Kissiah Sr.

Surviving are his wife, Susan; two daughters, Terrie (David) McDonnell and Tammie (Scott) Shore; a son, Danny Kissiah; five grandchildren, Jamie, Megan, Jon, Drew and Jake; a brother, Harry Kissiah; and two sisters, Hilda Kissiah and Ruth Blackmon.

Arrangements were entrusted to Gearhart Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 14, 2005.

Verria Mungo McBride

KERSHAW - Verria Mungo McBride died Saturday, July 2, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, July 8 from Rocky Branch Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Lancaster County, Mrs. McBride was a daughter of the late Bundy and Nettie Funderburk Mungo, and was the widow of Bobby McBride.

Surviving are three daughters, Marilyn McBride (Jackie) Blakeney of the home, Lori Ann (Richard) Mungo of Ruby, and Evelyn McBride of Pageland; five sons, Ricky McBride, Eddie (Phyllis) McBride and Nordre (Brandy) McBride all of Pageland, Thomas (Tina) McBride of Monroe, N.C., and Eldred (Valerie) Griggie of Charlotte, N.C.; four sisters, Louise Mungo of Pageland, and Dorothy Lockhart, Mae Rorie and Arlene Robinson all of Charlotte; three brothers, Roy Mungo of Pageland, Haywood (Joann) Mungo of Charlotte, and Hazel (Nancy) Mungo of New York; 28 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a number of other family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by a sister and a brother.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home - Pageland. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 14, 2005.

Rex Lee McCaskill

MCBEE - Rex Lee McCaskill, 77, died Monday, July 11, 2005.

A funeral service and Masonic Rites were held at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 14 from Union United Methodist Church with the Rev. Roger Dodds officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Union United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 398, McBee, S.C. 29101.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. McCaskill was a son of the late Neil Franklin and Eva Gardner McCaskill. He was a member of Union United Methodist Church. Mr. McCaskill was a dual member of McBee Masonic Lodge 313, McBee, and Kershaw Masonic Lodge 29 in Camden. He held honorary memberships in many lodges throughout South Carolina. Mr. McCaskill was proficient as a first-degree lecturer and was active in the Bethune Eastern Star Chapter 96, Scottish Rite, and Shrine.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Lee Jones McCaskill of McBee; a son, Robert (Dianne) McCaskill of Bethune; a sister, Nell Entwhistle of Bonneau; a brother, Billy McCaskill of McBee; three grandchildren, Manning McCaskill of Bethune, Eugina (Wayne) Tidwell of Cassatt, and Denise (Shane) Fountain of Bethune; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three, brothers Jack McCaskill, Jimmy McCaskill and Bobby McCaskill.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 14, 2005.

Allen Levere Miller

MCBEE - Allen Levere Miller, 76, died Wednesday, July 6, 2005.

A memorial service was held at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 10 from the Chapel of Norton Funeral Home with Father Karl Roesch officiating. Burial followed in Germany Valley Cemetery in Mt. Union, Pa.

Memorials may be made to the Darlington County Council on Aging, 402 Pearl St., Darlington, S.C. 29532.

Born in Hanover, Pa., Mr. Miller was a son of the late Maurice and Helen Bentzel Miller. He had retired from the United States Army after 27 years of service.

Surviving are three daughters, Joyce Marks of St. Augustine, Fla., Sandra Wymer of Elgin, and Terri Rhoad of McBee; two sons, Troy Miller of Bethune, and Kirby Miller of Elgin; a brother, Elwood Miller of New Oxford, Pa.; two sisters, Relda Pyle of New Oxford, Pa., and Gloria Miller of Hanover; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, James Miller, and a brother, Buddy Miller.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 14, 2005.

Hubert Murphy

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Hubert Murphy, 70, died Wednesday, July 6 at University Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 12 from Shady Grove Baptist Church, McBee. Burial followed in McBee Community Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Emma Murphy of Charlotte; three sons, Herbert Murphy, Michael Murphy and Gary Murphy all of Charlotte; three sisters, Cora Wade of Grind Stone, Pa., Retha Mae Bristow of McBee, and Loraine Love of Charlotte; several nieces and nephews; three grandchildren; and a god daughter.

Arrangements were entrusted to Beasley's Funeral & Cremation Service. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 14, 2005.

Edsel H. 'Nick' Nicholson

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Edsel H. "Nick" Nicholson, 77, died Sunday, July 10, 2005 at Presbyterian Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 13 from McEwen Charlotte Chapel with Dr. Gerald J. Bearden officiating. Entombment and Military Rites followed in Sharon Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Born in Pageland, Mr. Nicholson was a son of the late Henry John and Mary Alice Wallace Nicholson. He was of the Episcopalian faith. Mr. Nicholson was a United States Navy veteran of World War II and retired from Frye Electric as an electrician.

Surviving are his wife of 27 years, Billie Jo Nicholson; two stepchildren, Randy W. (Rebecca "Cissie") Pickett of Charlotte, and Darrell W. Pickett of Pennsylvania; two sisters, Mary Blake Knight of Rock Hill, and Patsy Dozier of Charlotte; and two brothers, Herman (Gail) Nicholson of Mint Hill, N.C., and Henry John Nicholson Jr. of Matthews, N.C.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Margie Lee Nicholson, and two brothers, Wilber Thomas Nicholson and Floyd James Nicholson.

Arrangements were entrusted to McEwen Funeral Service. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 14, 2005.

James F. 'Smokey' Polson

PATRICK - James F. "Smokey" Polson, 70, died Friday, July 8, 2005.

A graveside funeral service was held at 5 p.m. Monday, July 11 in Patrick Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Polson was a son of the late Leon and Mary Johnson Polson. He retired as Warden with the State Forestry Commission after 28 years of service. Mr. Polson also served 10 years as fire chief of Patrick Rural Fire Department. He was a member of Cash Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Edna Teal Polson of the home; two sons, James Franklin Polson Jr. of Florence, and Robert Wayne Polson of Marion; two daughters, Lois Renee Causey of Marion, and Tonya Irene Williams of Chesterfield; two stepsons, Thomas Tyner of Society Hill, and William Tyner of Hartsville; a stepdaughter, Wendy Tyner of Cheraw; a twin brother, Freddie Polson of Cheraw; two sisters, Doris Quick of Patrick, and Geneva Short of Wallace; and 12 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Raymond Polson, Wesley Polson and Howard Polson; and two sisters, Cornelle Wilkerson and Alien Phillips.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 14, 2005.

Vernell Richardson

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Vernell Richardson, 53, died Saturday, July 9, 2005 at the Bryant Center, Salisbury, N.C.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 13 from A.E. Grier & Sons Funeral Chapel. Burial followed in Oaklawn Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Richardson was a forklift driver with Mecklenburg Lumber Company.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Richardson; four sons, Howard Chase of Washington, D.C., Haywood White, Vernell Richardson Jr. and Carlos Richardson of Charlotte; two daughters, Kimbra Richardson and Erika White of Charlotte; and two brothers, James C. Richardson and Darnell Richardson of Charlotte.

Arrangements were entrusted to A.E. Grier and Sons Funeral Crematory of Choice. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 14, 2005.

Pearl Hall Rivers

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. - Pearl Hall Rivers, 94, died Friday, July 1, 2005 at St. Joseph of the Pines.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 4 from Boles Funeral Home in Southern Pines with the Rev. David Bibey officiating. Burial followed in the Bethesda Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Crossroads Community Church, 708 Bibey Road, Whispering Pines, N.C. 28327.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Rivers was a daughter of the late Gus and Maggie Livingston Hall. She was a member of the Crossroads Community Church.

Surviving are a brother, Frank Hall of Lancaster; a sister, Blanche Briggs of Delaware; and a caretaker and niece, Jackie Monroe of Southern Pines.

Arrangements were entrusted to Boles Funeral Home and Crematory. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 14, 2005.

Martha Shannon

MCBEE - Martha Shannon, 91, died Friday, June 29, 2005 in Morrell Memorial Nursing Center after an illness.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 3 from Galilee Baptist Church, McBee. Burial followed in Pine Forest Memorial Cemetery.

Born in Kershaw County, Mrs. Shannon was a daughter of the late General Calhoun and Victoria Jackson. She received her education in the public schools in the area and attended Galilee Baptist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Louella Drayton; three siblings, Marie McFarland and June Elerbee of McBee, and Willie Mae Morris of Batesburg; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grand-children; and a number of nieces, nephews, other close relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Young & Young Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 14, 2005.

Imogene Pickle Barham

CHERAW - Imogene Pickle Barham, 79, died Saturday, July 16, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Monday, July 18 from First United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery, Henry, Tenn.

Memorials may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, N.Y. 10063; or the American Cancer Society, c/o Kathy Treadway, P.O. Box 807, Cheraw, S.C. 29520

E-condolences may be left at kiserfuneralhome.com.

Born in South Fulton, Tenn., Mrs. Barham was a daughter of the late James Alonzo and Florence Lee Conn Pickle, and was the widow of Clyde E. Barham. She was an artist all of her life and had a passion for painting even after Parkinson's invaded her life. She was a member of Whitehaven Baptist Church, Memphis, Tenn.

Surviving are a son, James T. "Ted" Barham of Memphis; two daughters, Patricia L. "Pat" Barham of Cheraw, and S. Jane Barham of Henry; a brother, Max Pickle of Merrillville, Tenn.; a sister, Sarah P. Pfeiffer of Wichita, Kan.; and four grandchildren, Jessica Owens, Traci Stewart, Jennifer Stewart and Alanna Leviner; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 21, 2005.

Estell Bennett

MANHATTAN, N.Y. - Estell Bennett, 79, died Monday, July 11, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 17 from Grooms Funeral Home. Burial followed in Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Born in Marlboro County, Mrs. Bennett was a daughter of Glenie and Amanda Strong.

Surviving are a son, Jackie Bennett of New York, N.Y.; a sister, Anna Pearl Curry of Dansbury, Conn.; eight grandchildren, Lillie Moore of Brooklyn, N. Y., Kimberly Bennett of Yonkers, N.Y., Antoinette McClain of Johnson Town, N.C., L'Shan E. Bennett, La'Kisha S. Bennett and Kevin Michael Bennett of New York, Jackie Bennett Jr., of Highpoint, N.C., and Joseph Kollock of Wallace; 10 great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a son, James Lee Bennett.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 21, 2005

John Tony Bolden Sr.

McBEE - John Tony Bolden Sr., 78, died Sunday, July 17, 2005, at his residence in McBee after an illness.

A graveside funeral service will be at 5 p.m. Friday, July 22 in Thompson Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 E. 33rd St., Suite 1100, New York, N.Y. 10016.

Mr. Bolden was born in Greenville, and was the widower of Mildred Allen Bolden. He was a retired security guard and served in the United States Army.

Surviving are two sons, John Tony Bolden Jr. of Spartanburg, and Donnie Oscar Ammons of Miami, Fla.; two daughters, Debra Melton Bolden of McBee, and Bonnie Dean Cox of Florence; 16 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 21, 2005

Wilson Bradley, Sr.

BROOKLYN, N.Y.- Wilson Bradley Sr., 71, died Saturday, July 2, 2005.

A funeral service was held from Riverton Funeral Home, Manhattan, N.Y., Saturday, July 9. Burial followed in Elizabeth, N.J.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Bradley was a son of Ed and May Lilly Bradley and joined the Baptist Church in Cheraw. He worked for the Brooklyn Board of Education for many years until he became ill.

Surviving are his wife, Dicy Ellerby Bradley of Bronx, N.Y.; two sons, Wilson Bradley Jr. and Michael Bradley of Bronx; three daughters, Dorothy Bradley of Queens, N.Y., Mildred Bradley-Matthew of New York City, and Catherine Bradley of Bronx; 12 grandchildren; five great-grand-children; a brother, Lewis Bradley; two sisters, Louise Short of Augusta, Ga., and Lady Mary Harrison of Beluxes, Miss.; an aunt, Lilliebell Wilson of Little Bud, Conn.; two sisters-in-law, Catherine St. Clare of Bronx, Virginia Joyner of Cheraw, and Ben Janie Graham of High Point, N.C.; two brothers-in-law, Samuel Ellerbe and Arthur Ellerbe of Bronx; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Riverton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 21, 2005

Sonny Lee Brown

AMITYVILLE, N.Y. - Sonny Lee Brown, 51, died Tuesday, July 5, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 16 from Robinson AME Zion Church with the Rev. Charles Malloy officiating. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Brown was a son of the late Handy Brown Sr., and Thelma Powe Brown. He was a member of Robinson AME Zion Church where he served until moving to Hempstead, N.Y., where he became a member of Hempstead Pentecostal Church. Mr. Brown was educated in the public schools of Chesterfield County and was employed with Nestle Crest Company of Garden City, N.Y., for 18 years.

Surviving are a daughter, Rachelle Brown of Hempstead; a grand-daughter, Ratuel Wright of Hemp-stead; four brothers, Handy (Bobbie) Brown and Charlie (Debbie) Brown of Cheraw, Richard (Joyce) Brown of Rockville Centre, N. Y., and James Brown of Uniondale, N.Y.; nine sisters, Margaret (Horace) Sellers of Hempstead, Pearl Marie Brown of Amityville, Ethel Brown of Uniondale, Rosa (James) Brown and Minnie Hailey of Hempstead, Virginia (Chester) Ashe, and Thelma B. Cannon and Veronica Sellers all of Cheraw; a sister-in-law, Anna Mae Brown of Freeport, N.Y.; an aunt, Marie Mack of Fayetteville, N.C.; an uncle, William Mack of Fayetteville; and a number of other family members and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 21, 2005

Donald H. Burch

CHERAW - Donald H. Burch, 82, died Monday, July 18, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 20 from First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Kyle Henderson officiating. Burial followed in the Old St. David's Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Presbyterian Home of South Carolina, P.O. Box 210037, Columbia, S.C. 29221.

A lifelong resident of Cheraw, Mr. Burch was the son of the late John Thomas and Pearl White Burch. He was educated in Cheraw public schools and was valedictorian of the Cheraw High School Class of 1940. Mr. Burch attended Union University, Jackson, Tenn., the University of Virginia, the University of Oklahoma, the National War College, and numerous other United States Postal Service and Military Managerial schools. He was a career United States Postal Service employee, serving as Postmaster in Cheraw and district manager of the Charlotte, Nashville and Atlanta postal districts. Mr. Burch was past president of the South Carolina Association of Postmasters and served on the Postmaster Selection board of the Southern Region of the U.S. Postal Service.

Mr. Burch was a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant single engine fighter pilot in the class of 44-E at Aloe Army Airfield in Victoria, Texas. After release from active duty he joined Battery C of the 713th AAA Battalion of the South Carolina National Guard. Mr. Burch was recalled to active duty during the Korean Conflict and served as a Forward Observer with the 61st Field Artillery Battalion of the 1st Calvary Division in Korea. Upon release from active duty, Mr. Burch served as Battery commander of C Battery of the 718th AAA Green Gun Battalion. He served in several staff positions in the 710th Battalion and on the staff of the Adjutant General in the S. C. National Guard. He retired with the rank of Full Colonel.

Mr. Burch was a member of First Presbyterian Church where he served as a Sunday School teacher, member of the Chancel Choir, was a Deacon and Elder.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Gwynndolyne Douglas Burch; two sisters, Margaret Burch Thompson Bedell of Cheraw, and Sarah Burch Gregg of Wilmington, Del.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 21, 2005

Tyrone McDonald

CHERAW - Tyrone McDonald, 54, died Thursday, July 7, 2005, after an extended illness.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 13 from Reid's Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Corbett officiating. Burial followed in Fishers Hill Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. McDonald was a son of Madeline McDonald and the late Thomas McDonald. He was educated at Long High School and worked with Nucor Steel for 35 years.

Surviving are his wife of 31 years Joanne McDonald; a son, Tyrone McDonald Jr. of Cheraw; a daughter, Marie McDonald of Cheraw; three granddaughters, four brothers, Thomas (Bernitha) McDonald of Philadelphia, Pa., and Leroy (Florence) McDonald, Glen McDonald and James McDonald all of Cheraw; two aunts, Bertha M. Drake of Cheraw, and Asalee Campbell of Patrick; five brothers-in-law; seven sisters-in-law, and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid's Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 21, 2005

Clem Edward McQuaig

DARLINGTON - Clem Edward McQuaig Jr., 77, died Saturday, July 16, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Monday, July 18 from T.C. Kistler Memorial Chapel. Burial followed in Mechanicsville Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Darlington County, Mr. McQuaig was a son of the late Clem Edward and Mamie Moody McQuaig. He was a member of Free Will Baptist Bible Church and the Adult Sunday School class. Mr. McQuaig was retired from Sonoco Products Company. He was known to give away candy at church earning him the nickname Candy Man and enjoyed giving out bananas at all the local nursing homes.

Surviving are three daughters, Joyce (Billy) Perhealth and Ann (Richard) Rainwater of Wallace, and Renee (Danny) Bethea of Cheraw; a sister, Edna M. Melton of Hartsville; five grandchildren and six great-grand-children.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Elma Coleman, and a brother, Dewey McQuaig.

Arrangements were entrusted to T.C. Kistler Memorial Chapel. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 21, 2005

Cora Lee Robinson Roberts

LANCASTER COUNTY - Cora Lee Robinson Roberts, 95, died Wednes-day, July 13, 2005.

A funeral service was held Saturday, July 16 from Midway Baptist Church with the Revs. Randall Runion, Tim Roberts and Coit Auten officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Midway Baptist Church, c/o J.B. Robinson, 4322 Payne Road, Kershaw, S.C. 29067.

Born in Lancaster County, Mrs. Roberts was a daughter of the late Arthur G. Robinson Sr. and Pearlie Mae Taylor Robinson, and was the widow of David T. Buster Roberts Sr. She was a member of Midway Baptist Church and a former member of Bethel Baptist Church where she founded the Women's Missionary Union. Mrs. Roberts was a homemaker and retired from the cafeteria of Flat Creek School.

Surviving are three daughters-in-law, Bernice H. Roberts and Christine M. Roberts of Kershaw, and Martha W. Roberts of Lancaster; two sisters, Katherine Evans of Lancaster, and Faye Broome of Great Falls; nine grandchildren, Robin D. Roberts of McLean, Va., Kim Hoppy Roberts, Chris Roberts and Patricia R. McAteer of Lancaster, Beth R. Baxley of Columbia, Lynn M. Roberts of Murrells Inlet, Tina R. Anderson of Pageland, the Rev. Tim Roberts of Yanceyville, N.C., and Susan Rich of Pacolet; 21 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sons, David T. Roberts Jr., the Rev. A. Jack Roberts and Robert Sikes "Bobby" Roberts; three brothers, Frank Robinson, Bruce Robinson and A.G. Robinson Jr.; four sisters, Dessie Mungo, Estelle Roberts, Melita Williams and Clara Plyler; and two grandchildren, David Allen Roberts and Carolyn Roberts.

Arrangements were entrusted to Mahaffey Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 21, 2005

Rahsaan Malik Sanders

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Rahsaan Malik Sanders, 25, died Monday, July 11, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 17 from Mt. Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. William Coleman officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. Sanders was a son of Bill Sowell, Jr., and the late Paula Sanders.

Surviving are his father and step-mother, Gwendolyn S. Sowell; two sons, Jamin and Samir; a brother, Stan Blakeney; seven sisters, Camille Sowell, Tarronika (Wayne) Sullivan, Felicia Sanders, Diamond Forbes, Priscilla Sanders, Patricia Sanders and Elishama Sanders; his grandmother, Elma Sanders; a step-brother Aaron Ross; a step-sister Coltedra Ross; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a son, Rahsaan, and his paternal grand-parents, Bill and Hattie Sowell.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home-Pageland. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 21, 2005

Billy Kirk 'Bill' Sims

RUBY - Billy Kirk "Bill" Sims, 69, died Wednesday, July 13, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 16 from Fairview Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Fairview Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Sue Jordan, 2693 Steen Road, Mt. Croghan, S.C. 29727

Born in Monroe, N.C., Mr. Sims was a son of the late James Idra and Ruth Kirk Sims. He was a retired employee of Highland Industries with 35 years of service. Mr. Sims was a member of Ruby Masonic Lodge 314, Woodmen of the World White Oak Lodge 516, and was a member of Fairview Baptist Church where he served as Deacon and Sunday School teacher.

Surviving are his wife, Ruby Jenkins Sims, of the home, with whom he would have celebrated their 50th anniversary Nov. 13, 2005; three daughters, Linda (Randy) Jenkins of Mt. Croghan, Kathy (Cecil) Grooms of Cheraw, and Angela (Junior) Faulken-berry of Ruby; two brothers, James T. Sims of Murrells Inlet, and Kenneth R. Sims of Stanley, N.C.; a sister, Peggy S. Clark of Virginia Beach, Va.; seven grandsons, Richard (Stacy) Jenkins, Bradley (Candace) Jenkins, Billy Jenkins, Joshua Jenkins, Chase Faulkenberry, Jason Faulkenberry and Jamie Faulkenberry; four grand-daughters, Kristi Grooms, Danielle Grooms, Whitney Grooms and Samantha Faulkenberry; three great-grandchildren, Tyler Jenkins, Kendal Jenkins and Elizabeth Hayes; a special sister-in-law, Johnnie Steen of Ruby; a special niece, Tammy (Billy) Allen of Mt. Croghan; a special nephew, the Rev. Timothy (Dawn) Steen of Kershaw; and many other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert L. Sims and Harry D. Sims.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 21, 2005

Julian P. Curtis

Chesterfield - Julian P. Curtis, 73, died Friday, July 22, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 25 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home 9hapel. Burial followed in the Chesterfield Cemetery.

Memorials maybe made to Chesterfield Fire Department, c/o Chief' Michael 'White, 103 Welsh,

Avenue, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709 or Hospice of Chesterfield County, P. O. Box 293, Chester-field, S. C 29709

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Curtis was a son of the late' Legette Roland and Lena Tucker Curtis, and was the I husband of Shelby Chewning, Curtis. He was a retired: owned and operator of Curtis Service Station and Wrecker Service. Mr. Curtis was a member of the Chesterfield rire Department for 43 years and was a member of the Chester-field Masonic. Lodge Number 220. He attended Chesterfield Baptist Chureh. Surviving are his wife of .50 years of the home; two: sons, Mike (Cindy) Curtis: and Todd (Cindy Odom) : Curtis of Chesterfield; four daughters, Wanda (Charles. Ray) Miles of Mt. Croghan,

. ram (Randy) King,Theatus (Bill) Freeman and Jackie Curtis, all of chesterfield; two brothers, Bill (Jean) Curtis of Chesterfield and Larry (Carolyn) Curtis of Ruby; one sister, Sylvia (David) McGee of Cheraw; and seven grandchildren.

Arrangements, were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 28, 2005

Mary Lee McCray Hickmon

MT. CROGHAN - Mary Iee McCray Hickm~n, 70, died Saturday, July 16, 2005 at Union Regional Medical Center,Monroe, N.C. after an extended illness. .

A funeral service was held '] at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 20 from Black Creek Baptist a Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Hickmon was a daughter of late Lillie I Holmes and Thomas c McCray, and was the wife of Sammie Lee Hickmon. She was a faithful member of Black Creek Baptist Church serving as a missionary, Sunday school teacher, musician and minister for many years.

Surviving are her husband; five sons, Sammie Lee Hickmon, Jr., and John Matthew Hickmon of Pageland, David Lee Hickmon of Mississippi, J. B. (Teresa) Hickmon of Pageland, Joe Isaac (Felicia) 0 Hickmon of Morven, N.C.; five daughters, Lillie Mae

(Anthony) Redfearn of Pageland, Mary Lou Funderburk of Mt..Croghan, I Elouise Burch of Lancaster, Elizabeth Josephine

(Michael) Miller of Colorado : Springs, Colo., and Sara,h

Hickmon of Charlotte; one ( stepdaughter, . Betty Jo Miller of Pageland; two brothers, James McCray of Virginia and Marion Holmes t of Washington, D.C.; three sisters-in-law and four brothers-in-law, all of Bishop-ville; grandchil- g dren; 24 great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Hickmon was preceded in death by six children and four brothers.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home-Pageland. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 28, 2005

Elizabeth ‘Lib’ M McMillan

JEFFERSON – Elizabeth "Lib" M. McMillan, 94 died July 23, 2005

A funeral service was held at 2 p. m. Monday, July 25 from Jefferson Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; or Jefferson Methodist Church, P.O. Box 308, Jefferson, S.C. 29718

Born in Hartsville, Mrs. McMillan was a daughter of the late Carl Theodore Miller and Jennie DuBose Miller, and was the widow of Johnnie McMillan.

She was a very Christian lady and was a devoted member of Jefferson Methodist Church for 70 years, where she also tought Sunday
School for over 50 years.

Surviving are two sons, John Alex (Grace) McMillan and Derryl (Sue) McMillan of Jefferson; three grandsons, Richard McMillan, Bill McMillan and Keith McMillan; a granddaughter, Lori Middleton of Jefferson; nine great-grandchildren; and special caregivers, Elese Simpson and Becky Mills.

She was preceded in death by six siblings, James Miller, Earnest Miller and C. T. Miller, Annie Festerman, Marguerite Rhodes and Jennie Smith.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 11, 2005

Estelle Mills Miles

CHESTERFIELD – Estelle Miles Mills, 82, died Tuesday, July 19, 2005

A funeral was held at 4 P.M. Friday, July 22, from Thompson Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Doug Stowe officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Thompson Creek Baptist Church "Building Fund", c/o Sharon Sweatt, 48 Herbie Lane, Chesterfield, SC 20709

Born in Ruby, Mrs. Mills was a daughter of the late Walker Benjamin and Nettie Short Miles, and was the wife of Hazel Z. Mills. She was a homemaker and member of Thompson Creek Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 61 years of the home; three sons, Jerry W. (Pam) Mills of Chesterfield, Rand H. (Linda) Mills of Ruby and Wayne (Kim) Mills of Rockingham, N.C.; one daughter, Mary Lyn (Steve) Rivers of Chesterfield; four brothers, Elmore Miles of San Bernardion, Calif., George Miles of Colorado Springs, Colo., Rev. Wade Miles of Ruby, and Jerry B. Miles of Lancaster.; two sisters, Lillian Mills of Marshville, N.C. and Mattie Benefield of Hickory, N.C.; six grand-children and two great-grand-children.

Mrs. Mills was preceded in death by a son, Keith F. Mills, two brothers, Grady and Croft Miles, and four sisters, Arie Carpenter, Ida Mae Mills, Virginia Maynard and Virginia Miles.

Arrangements were trusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 28, 2005.

Eva Bennett Mills

RUBY – Eva Bennett Mills, 92, died Tuesday, July 26, 2005.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 28 from Hopewell Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hopewell Baptist Church "Organ Fund" 15066 Hwy 9, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Pageland, Mrs. Mills was a daughter of Luke and Glendora Price Bennett, and was the widow of Lex Mills. She was a retired Caroco employee and owner of Mills Grocery. Mrs. Mills was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church.

Surviging are one daughter, Lois M. (Benny) Sellers of Ruby; one daughter-in-law, Patsy Mills of Ruby, five grandchildren, Mike (Nicole) Milles and Jason Sellers of Ruby, Susan (Thomas) Blue of Cheraw, Laura (Craig) Hatcher and Brandi Mills of Chesterfield; seven great-grand-children; and one sister, Ethel Terry of Kannapolis, N.C.

Mrs. Mills was preceded in death by her husband and her son, Robert Mills.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 28, 2005

Harold Lee Scott

Chesterfield – Harold Lee Scott, 77, died Friday, July 22, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 3:00 p.m., Monday, July 25 from Pine Grove Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Charleston, Mr. Scott was a son of the late Theodore Roosevelt and Mae Thackeray Scott and husband of Annie Strobel Scott. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a retired plumber and upholsterer.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years of the home; three sons, Harold Lee (Maria) Scott, Jr., of Goose Creek, Watson J. (Brenda) Scott of Carthage, N.C. and Gary T. (Donna) Scott of Hampton, Tenn.; one daughter, Frances (Larry) Cattles of Walterboro,; two brothers, John C. Scott of Seattle, Wash., And Theodore R. Scott of Columbia; three sisters, Evelyn Gregory of Moncks Corner, Patsy Hoard of Columbia, and Katherine Lafond of North Charleston; 13 grand-children and 13 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thurs-day,July 28, 2005.

William Bradley Spencer

CHERAW – William Bradley Spencer, 49, died Saturday, July 23, 2005, at his home after an illness.

A graveside service was held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 26 from the Spencer cemetery in Wallace.

Mr. Spencer was a son of Fred Spencer, Sr., and Margaret Riley Spencer. He was a retired truck driver.

Surviving are his parents of Cheraw; four brothers, Jim Spencer of Rising Sun, Mary., Dale Spencer of Wallace, Bryan Spencer of Chesterfield and Fred Spencer of Mt. Croghan; and one sister, Anna Smith of Wallace.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thurs-day,July 28, 2005.

Gladys Phillips Tipton

CHERAW – Gladys Phillips Tipton, 84, died Thursday, July 21, 2005.

A graveside service was held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 23 from Chester-field Cemetery.

Born in Spartanburg, S. C., Ms. Tipton was a daughter of the late George and Berther Drapes Phillips. She was a retired drug store clerk. Ms. Tipton was the last surviving member of her family, but she is survived by her "adopted" family and friends at Cheraw Healthcare.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,July 28, 2005.

Tonya Howle Wiggins

WALLACE – Tonya H. Wiggins, 33, died Friday, July 22, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 25 from McDougald Funeral Home and Crematorium Chapel, Laurinburg, N.C. Burial followed in Spring Hill Cemetery, Wagram, N.C.

A daughter of Stevenson and Patricial Howle, Mrs. Wiggins was the wife of Ronald Wiggins.

Surviving are a daughter, Destany Gause; two brothers, Stuart Howle and Stevenson Howle, Jr.; two grand-mothers, Frances Jacobs and Nellie Howle; and a greatgrandmother.

Arrangements were entrusted to McDougald Funeral Home and Crematorium. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,July 28, 2005.

Laura McQueen Workman

CHERAW – Laura McQueen Workman, 94, died July 12, 2005 after an extended illness.

A funeral service was held at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, July 21, from Morning Star Baptist Church. Burial Followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Workman was a daughter of the late Fess S. McQueen and Minnie Merritt McQueen and widow of Boisey Workman. She attended public school in Chesterfield County and was a member of Morning Star Baptist Church in Patrick where she served faithfully as a deaconess until her health failed.

Surviving are one son, Charles (Gwen) Workman; one brother MacAuthor (Roxanne) Black: niece and caregiver, Annie Mae (Wardell) Jackson, Jr.; a very special cousin, K. C. (Alice) McQueen of Flint, Mich., two step-sisters, Thelma Bush of Patrick and Evelyn Williams of Brooklyn, N.Y.; three sisters-in-law, Phoebe McQueen of Wilmington, Del., Laura Mae McQueen of High Point, N.C.; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and a number of other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Workman was preceded in death by five brothers and six sisters.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 28, 2005.

 

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Connie Rebecca Bennett

WALLACE - Connie Rebecca Bennett, 66, died Friday, July 22, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 28 from Ebenezer United Methodist Church with Minister John Nelson officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Bennett was a daughter of the late Horace and Connie McKay Harrington. She was educated in Marlboro County where she met and married William James Bennett. Mrs. Bennett worked as a home attendant and certified nursing assistant. She was a member of Household of Faith Holiness Church where she served on the Mother's Board, Mother's Choir, Building Fund and on the national and local Usher Board.

Surviving are three daughters, La'Fragia Bennett and Shirley Bennett of Wallace, and Constance Bennett of Cheraw; two sons, Willie Bennett of Wallace, and David Bennett of Orlando, Fla.; three brothers, Adam (Sallie) Harrington of Wallace, Horace Harrington of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Robert (Pearline) Harrington of Orangeburg; four sisters, Lee Nora Pegues of Wallace, Hattie Charles of New Haven, Conn., Lafay (Harlee) Keith of Currie, N.C., and Ether Boomer of Brooklyn; three brothers-in-law, Frank Bennett, Ed Foster and Edward C. Lilly; two sisters-in-law, Dicey Harrington and Jeannie Faye (Frank) Williams; four grandchildren, Nitaya Grant, Barry Grant, Sholonza Johnson and Damirika Campbell, and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home.

Arrangements were entrusted to Pope Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 4, 2005

Cecil Garland Bowman Sr.

BENNETTSVILLE - Cecil Garland Bowman Sr., 70, died Thursday, July 28, 2005 at his home.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1 from Sandhills Funeral Home and Cremation in Rockingham, N.C. Cremation followed.

Memorials may be made to Helping Hands of Hospice, P.O. Box 474, Bennettsville, S.C. 29512

Born in Ellerbe, N.C., Mr. Bowman was a son of the late Jiles G. and Rosa Newman Bowman. He was the owner/operator of the family farm.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Annie Mae Graham Bowman; two sons, Cecil Garland (Kip) Bowman Jr., of Rockingham, and Cameron Graham Bowman of Bennettsville; two daughters, Patsy Coble of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Paula Lewis of Laurinburg, N.C.; three sisters, Elizabeth Edwards of Hampstead, N.C., Linda Griggs of Greensboro, N.C., and Mary Ray of Wilmington, N.C.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Roy Bowman of Wilmington, and Burton Bowman of Leland, N.C.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sandhills Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 4, 2005

Chase Byrd

SOCIETY HILL - Chase Byrd, 22, died Monday, July 25, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 28 from Mount Olivet Baptist Church.

Born in Darlington County, Mr. Byrd was a son of Travis M. and Joyce Sterling Byrd Sr. He was a member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church and was a certified welder with various companies throughout the southeast.

Surviving are a daughter, Elizabeth Logan Byrd of Patrick; a brother, T. J. (Jessica) Byrd of Society Hill; a special friend, Melissa Kitchen of Society Hill; mother of Elizabeth Logan Byrd, Jennifer Goforth of Patrick; his grandfather, Raymond Byrd of Society Hill; and his grandmother, Annie Starling of Society Hill.

He was preceded in death by a grandmother, Charlotte Byrd, and a grandfather, Calhoun Starling.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 4, 2005

Agnes Rainwater Copeland

ORANGEBURG - Agnes Rainwater Copeland, 84, died Thursday, July 28, 2005 in The Regional Medical Center.

A graveside funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 31 in Memorial Park Cemetery, Orangeburg, with the Rev. Will Brown officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Living Flowers Fund at St. Andrews United Methodist Church, 1980 Columbia Road, Orangeburg, S.C. 29115.

Born in Cheraw, Mrs. Copeland was a daughter of the late Franklin Pierce and Jessie Belk Rainwater, and was the widow of William Edward Copeland. She attended Winthrop College and graduated from the University of South Carolina. Mrs. Copeland taught elementary school for many years in South Carolina and retired from Marshall Elementary in Orangeburg. She was a charter member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church, a lifetime sustaining member of the Junior Service League of Orangeburg, and a former member of the Camellia Garden Club.

Surviving are two sons, William Edward (Sue) Copeland Jr. of Eastover, and the Rev. Franklin Elbert (Janelle) Copeland of Langley; a daughter, Eleanor Copeland (Tup) Snow of Manassas, Va.; seven grandchildren, Ryan Snow, Matthew Snow, Benjamin Snow, Bethany Snow, Christopher Copeland, Andrew Copeland and Stephen Copeland; two sisters, Mary Pierce R. Parker of Sumter, and Julia R. Logue of Greenville; and a brother, William F. Rainwater of Lancaster.

Arrangements were entrusted to Dukes-Harley Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 4, 2005

Harry D. Deese

PAGELAND - Harry D. Deese, 84, died Tuesday, July 26, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 29 from Dudley Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Pageland, Mr. Deese was a son of the late R.B. "Bundy" and Addie Deese, and was the widower of Mary "Dot" Deese. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in World War II. Mr. Deese was retired from Southern Engineering of Charlotte.

Surviving are two daughters, Jean (Chuck) Twilley of Carmel, Ind., and Kim (John) Cattie of Indian Trail, N.C.; two sons, John (Sharon) Deese of Pageland, and Tom (Kay) Deese of Columbia; eight grandchildren, Christopher (Marie) Rape of Pageland, Danielle (Albert) Isiminger of Union City, Penn., Cameron (Ryan) Sullivan of North Augusta, Joshua Deese, Joseph Deese and Julie Deese of Pageland, and Molly Deese and Benjamin Deese of Columbia; and two great-grandchildren, Kourtney Deese of Union City, and Harriss Sullivan of North Augusta.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Judy Deese Rape.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 4, 2005

David Evans 

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - David Evans, 56, died Thursday, July 28, 2005 at Carolinas Medical Center.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2 from New Bethlehem FBH Church of God, Charlotte, with Mildred Caldwell officiating. Burial followed in Oaklawn Cemetery, Charlotte.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Evans attended Chesterfield County Schools. He was a retired bus driver and was last employed with Trailways.

Surviving are his wife, Saundra T. Evans of Charlotte; three sons, Darrel Coppage, David Evans Jr. and Damien Evans of Charlotte; two daughters, Lisa Coppage and Darshaunda Evans of Charlotte; his mother, Mary E. Blakeney of Charlotte; three brothers, Charlie (Pecolie) Evans, Eddie (Ruby) Evans and Roosevelt (Carolyn) Evans Jr. of Charlotte; and seven grand-children.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grier Funeral Service. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 4, 2005

John L. Hood

LANCASTER - The Rev. John L. Hood, 55, died Tuesday, July 26, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 31 from North Corner AME Zion Church with the Rev. Alan Stewart officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Lancaster, the Rev. Hood was a son of the late Mary Cauthen Hood and the late Bruce Hood Sr. He was a minister.

Surviving are his wife, Latasha Moore Hood; five sons, John Kevin Hood, Christopher L. Hood and Finely D. Hood of Lancaster, and Ulysses O. Moore and Rayvon T. Crawford of McBee; two daughters, Yolanda Crawford and Ariel Crawford of McBee; three brothers, Walter Hood, Bruce Hood and Willie Hood of Lancaster; and five sisters, Macie Monroe and Grace Tillman of Waxhaw, N.C., and Lillie Mae Massey, Hattie Ruth Clyburn and Carolyn Stevens of Lancaster.

Arrangements were entrusted to Crawford Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 4, 2005

William F. Huneycutt

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. - William F. Huneycutt, 68, died Sunday, July 31, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Hurst cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Huneycutt was a son of the late Robert Grady and Susie Aileen Boan Huneycutt. He was a retired employee of Cannon Mills with over 40 years of service and was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two brothers, Grady (Daisy) Huneycutt Jr. of Concord, N.C., and Robert M. Huneycutt of Chesterfield; two sisters, Joyce H. (Carroll) Smith of Chesterfield, and Margie Huneycutt of Cheraw; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Pearline Rivers.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 4, 2005

Wanda H. McClellan

MT. CROGHAN - Wanda H. McClellan, 94, died Tuesday, July 26, 2005.

A graveside funeral service was held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 27 in Chesterfield Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Chesterfield Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 388, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Rye Cove, Va., Mrs. McClellan was a daughter of the late James David and Gertrude Powers Hill, and was the widow of Trytha McClelllan. She was a graduate of Radford College and was a retired public school teacher.

Surviving are a son-in-law, Charles H. Gray II of Mt. Croghan; two grandchildren, Charles H. (Dale) Gray III of Mt. Croghan, and Rebecca Elizabeth Gray (Dean) Strickland of Wilmington, N.C.; and five great-grandchildren, Caroline Strickland, Mary Beth Strickland, David A. Gray, Christine Elise Gray and Charles H. Gray IV.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Gray.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 4, 2005

Mary Jane Hanna Moore

COLUMBIA - Mary Jane Hanna Moore, 80, died Sunday, July 31, 2005 at her home.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3 from the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church. Burial followed at 4 p.m. in Rosemont Cemetery, Newberry.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 1324 Marion St., Columbia, S.C. 29201; or to Palmetto Health Hospice, P.O. Box 7275, Columbia, S.C. 29202-9649.

Born in Columbia, Mrs. Moore was a daughter of the late Robert Edward Hanna Sr. of Chesterfield and Ruby Summer Hanna of Newberry. She spent her childhood in Cheraw and graduated from Winthrop College with a bachelor's of arts degree. Mrs. Moore was employed with the SCDHPT from 1953 until her retirement in 1984, and was promoted to the position of secretary to the Chief Commissioner. From 1985 until 2001, she was the membership secretary for First Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Moore was active in the American Association of University Women, the Tulip Garden Club, the Columbia Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, Columbia Museum of Art, Robert Burns Society, Primetimers, the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Alice Jackson Sunday School Class at First Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are a son, Robert (Blanche S.) Sproul III of Columbia; and a brother, Robert Edward Hanna Jr. of Santa Cruz, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her second husband, Edward M. Moore Jr.

Arrangements were entrusted to Dunbar Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 4, 2005

Arthur Leon Nivens

PITTSBURGH, KAN. - Arthur Leon Nivens, 78, died Wednesday, July 20, 2005 at the Pittsburgh Health and Rehabilitation Center, in Pittsburgh, Kan., after an extended illness.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 26 from Grooms Memorial Chapel with the Rev. John L. York officiating. Burial followed in Florence National Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Nivens was a son of the late Leon and Ada McBride Nivens. He served in the United States Army at an early age. Mr. Nivens was a member of the Cheraw Kings of Harmony quartet.

Surviving are a sister, Mary Alma Nivens Davis of Cheraw; a brother, Rufus Nivens of Cheraw; a brother-in-law, Lloyd Merriman of Cheraw; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by four brothers and a sister.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 4, 2005

Jimmy Oliver

JEFFERSON - Jimmy Oliver, 58, died Friday, July 29, 2005 at Chesterfield General Hospital, Cheraw.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2 from Pine Grove Freewill Baptist Church with the Revs. Marco Cannon, Tony Hargett and Mr. David Sanders officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Pine Grove Freewill Baptist Church Building Fund, 1616 McBee Highway, Jefferson, S.C. 29718; or Hospice of Chesterfield County, 140 S. Page St., Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Mr. Oliver was a son of Thelma J. Oliver and the late Clyde Oliver, and was the widower of Faye W. Oliver. He was a member of Pine Grove Freewill Baptist Church, and retired from Caro-Knit, Inc.

Surviving are a son, Jimmy Oliver Jr. of Tampa, Fla.; five daughters, Tonya Michelle Oliver, Mitzi Ann Oliver, Denise Carol Oliver and Jennifer Leann Oliver all of Jefferson, and Melissa Faye O. (James Grigg) of Monroe, N.C.; two sisters, Peggy O. Lynn of Jefferson, and Nita O. (Jackie) Horton of Bethune.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Gene Oliver, Bud Oliver, Buster Oliver and Donnie Oliver.

Arrangements were entrusted to Cauthen Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 4, 2005

Myrtle Gulledge Terry

RUBY - Myrtle Gulledge Terry, 91, died Wednesday, July 27, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, July 29 from Fairview Baptist Church. Entombment followed in the Greenlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Memorials may be made to Fairview Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Sue Jordan, 2693 Steen Road, Mt. Croghan, S.C. 29727.

Born in Ruby, Mrs. Terry was a daughter of the late L.W.S. and Tressie Steen Gulledge. She was a retired Sacony employee and a member of Fairview Baptist Church where she served as Sunday School teacher and church pianist for over 50 years.

Surviving are a daughter, Doris J. Timmons of Ruby; a nephew, the Rev. Wayne (Shirley) Hodge of Ruby; and three nieces, Edna (Enouch) Turner

 

and Dorothy Earnhardt of Kannapolis, N.C., and Elma (George) Kelly of Tampa, Fla.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 4, 2005

Thomas Edward Weed

WINNSBORO - Thomas Edward Weed, 48, died Thursday, July 28, 2005 in Chester Regional Medical Center.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 31 from Winnsboro First Pentecostal Holiness Church conducted by the Revs. Walter Rutland and Bobby Blackman. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Fairfield County, Mr. Weed was a son of Peggy S. Weed and the late Bobby Lee Weed. He had worked in the produce department with the Bi-Lo food stores and had preached at several churches.

Surviving are two brothers, Michael A. Weed of West Columbia, and Donnie L. Weed of Cheraw; a sister, Melissa Weed of Great Falls; and several nieces and nephews. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 4, 2005

Betty Faye Gaddy Adams

HARTSVILLE - Betty Faye Gaddy Adams died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2005.

A graveside funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6 in Westview Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Lynn Kirkland officiating.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 128 Stone-mark Lane, Columbia, S.C. 29210; or Kelleytown Baptist Church Building Fund, 2609 Kelleytown Road, Hartsville, S.C. 29550.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Adams was a daughter of the late John Washington and Nodie Freeman Gaddy, and was the widow of William O. "Red" Adams.

Surviving are two sons, Donald K. Adams of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Todd (Charlotte) Adams of Hartsville; two daughters, Patti A. (Gary T.) Taylor of St. Augustine, Fla., and Robin T. (Gerald) Adams-Minick of Anchorage, Alaska; a sister, Claytie Burch; a brother, Harland Gaddy of Mt. Croghan; a niece, Wanda Deese of Charlotte, N.C.; and eight grandchildren, Donnie Adams of Columbia, Scottie Adams of Corpus Christi, Mandy Taylor of Savannah, Ga., Adam Taylor of Boston, Mass., Emily Minick and Rachel Minick of Anchorage, and Will Adams and Tanner Adams of Hartsville.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Kenneth Gaddy, Jack Gaddy and Harold Gaddy; and a sister, Judy McCallister.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 11, 2005

The Rev. Richard Harrison Banks

DARLINGTON - The Rev. Richard Harrison Banks, 60, died Monday, Aug. 1, 2005 in a Florence hospital.

A memorial funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6 from Hopewell Presbyterian Church of Florence.

Memorials may be made to Hopewell Presbyterian Church, 5314 Old River Road, Florence, S.C. 29505; or the Colo-Rectal Cancer Network, P.O. Box 182, Kensington, Mary. 20895-0182.

Born in Anchorage, Alaska, the Rev. Banks was a son of Donna Osborn Banks and the late Robert Snedeker Banks. He served in the United States Coast Guard and received his B.A. degree from Samford University, and a master's of divinity from Southeastern Theological Seminary.

The Rev. Banks was pastor of Hopewell Presbyterian Church in the Claussen community. He served as associate pastor at Rivermont Avenue Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Va., and at First Baptist Church in Anchorage, Alaska. The Rev. Banks pastorship included Trinity Baptist Church in Loris and Loris Presbyterian Church as interim pastor. He had served as minister of music at Second Baptist Church in Henderson, N.C., and also served as pastor of Patrick and Society Hill Presbyterian churches.

Surviving are his mother of Columbia; his wife, Phyllis Boykin Banks of Darlington; two daughters, Hilarie (Derek) Leviner of North Myrtle Beach, and Andrea (Patrick) Keaton of Irmo; two granddaughters, Olivia Banks Keaton and Natalie Rebecca Keaton; and a sister, Patti Banks (Ralph) Walden of Blythewood.

Arrangements were entrusted to Belk Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 11, 2005

Hallie Gertrude Riley Bryant

SOCIETY HILL - Hallie Gertrude Riley Bryant, 86, died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2005 at Morrell Nursing Center.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, 2005 from Harris Creek Baptist Church. Burial followed in Welsh Neck Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Marlboro County, Mrs. Bryant was a daughter of the late John Rufus and Corrie Bell Brewer Riley, and was the widow of James Henry Bryant. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are three sons, Jimmy (Shirley) Bryant and Jerry (Doris) Bryant all of Society Hill, and Rufus (Glenda) Bryant of Lillington, N.C.; a daughter, Frances Ann (Bogan) Parker of Society Hill; a sister, Juanita Jones of Bennettsville; nine grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Ruth Bryant, a grandson, George H. Parker, and several brothers and sisters.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 11, 2005

Robert Edward Clark

HARTSVILLE - Robert Edward Clark, 63, died Monday, Aug. 8, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10 from Cedar Creek Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Clark was a son of the late Calvin Clark and Carrie Winburn Clark Kirvin. He was a former member of the South Carolina National Guard and a retired truck driver with Estes Trucking.

Surviving are his wife, Shirley Isgett Clark of the home; four daughters, Carrie Clark of Hartsville, Debra (William) Winburn of Patrick, and Jeanette (Allen) Lee and Betty (Craig) Walker of Hartsville; a sister, Bonnie Jean Melton of Hartsville; a half-sister, Julia Chapman of Hartsville; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Robert Lawson Clark, a granddaughter, Jessica Leah Sanders, a brother, W.C. Clark, a half-brother, Boyd Clark, and five half-sisters, Geneva Byrd, Patience Chapman, Nora Barfield, Ella Lundy and Ad Griggs.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 11, 2005

Bertha Highland Douglas

HARTSVILLE - Bertha Highland Douglas, 84, died Sunday, July 31, 2005 at her home in Hartsville.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 5 from Mt. Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Edward J. Squire officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Surviving are her stepmother, Maggie Thomas; five sons, Charles (Patricia) Douglas and Franklin (Helen) Douglas of Hartsville, Glaskor (Barbara) Douglas of Woodbury, N.J., James K. (Andrenia) Douglas of Newport News, Va., and Wilheim Douglas of San Diego, Calif.; seven daughters, Gladys (James) Samuel, Arnese Johnson and Annette Douglas of Hartsville, Carolyn (Gary) Henderson of Grovetown, Ga., Ann (Charles) Holman of Jamaica, N.Y., Brenda (Kenneth) Davis of Springfield Gardens, N.Y., and Carrie (James) Johnson of Indian Trail, N.C.; two brothers, James Thomas of Bensalem, Pa., and Andrew (Sgt. Molly J.) Thomas of Seattle, Wash.; seven sisters, Claire Thomas of Bensalem, Pa., Rosa Lee Taylor of Philadelphia, Pa., Charlie Mae Highland, Dorothy Thomas and Betty Thomas, all of Hartsville, Geraldine (Gary) Wright of Charlotte, N.C., and Catherine (Willie) Douglas of Florence; five sisters-in-law, Viola Thomas, Mae Willis Thomas, Margaret Brockington and Janie Thomas all of Hartsville, and Mae Wagner of Philadelphia, Pa.; 36 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by three children.

Arrangements were entrusted to Hines Funeral Home Inc. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 11, 2005

Helen Funderburk Evans

PAGELAND - Helen Funderburk Evans, 78, died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Born in Pageland, Mrs. Evans was a daughter of the late Bon Edmond and Maude Yarborough Funderburk. She was a homemaker, faithful pastor's wife, and was a member of Oak Hill Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 60 years, the Rev. Alphues O. Evans of the home; two daughters, Mary E. Hodge of Darlington, and Jean (Leroy Jr.) Sikes of Mt. Croghan; five grand-children; five great-grandchildren; her step-mother, Lala Funderburk of Pageland; a brother, Austin (Mary Ann) Funderburk of Pageland; two half-brothers, John Funderburk of Pageland, and Kermit Funderburk of Lancaster; and four half-sisters, Dale Baxter of Duncan, Johane Rowe of Wellford, Rita Lancaster of Luray, Va. And Brenda Bishop of Charlotte, N.C.

She was preceded in death by a son, David Evans.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 11, 2005

Belle S. Howard

FLORENCE - Belle S. Howard, 75, died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2005 in Carolinas Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10 from Wood Mortuary, Greer.

Memorials may be made to Lois G. McArn Ministries, 131 Second St., Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

A native of Spartanburg County, Mrs. Howard was a daughter of the late John Roy Shepherd Sr., and Fannie Belle Williamson Shepherd.

Surviving are her husband, J.C. Howard of the home, a daughter, Sue Howard Lockamy of Fayetteville, N.C.; a brother, Charles Shepherd of Greenville; a granddaughter, Suanne (Kenneth) Hasty; and four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Wood Mortuary. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 11, 2005

Diary 'Darryl' Ingram

HIGH POINT, N.C. - Diary "Darryl" Ingram, 53, died Monday, July 11, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 17 from Church of God of Prophecy with Bishop Floyd Collins officiating. Burial followed in Oakwood Memorial Park.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Ingram was a son of Mable Robinson Ingram and Lee Thomas Ingram. He graduated from Long Senior High School and later moved to High Point. Mr. Ingram was a graduate of Guilford Technical College and worked in textiles for over 25 years. He was a member of Church of God of Prophecy where he served as a group cell leader, was a member of the usher board, men's choir and Sunday School.

Surviving are his wife, Sarah Moore Ingram of the home; two daughters, Stephanie Ingram and Janice (Dwight) Johns of High Point; three sons, Derrick Gordon of Boston, Mass, James C. Moore and Lorenzo Moore of Tifton, Ohio; four brothers, Curtis (Patsy) Brown and Joe (Arleane) Brown of Cheraw, Douglas (Minnie Pearl) Ingram of Thomasville, N.C., and Charles Ingram of High Point; three sisters, Katie I. Weldon of Charlotte, and Ruth Quick and Paula (Derek) Ingram of Cheraw; 15 grandchildren, among them Lapresha Whitfield whom he raised in the home; nine great-grandchildren; two aunts, Margurite (George) Cue and Pearl Tillman; two great-aunts, Julia Deberry and Ruth McCall; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to People's Funeral Service, Inc. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 11, 2005

Bobby Joe Aiken

WALLACE - Bobby Joe Aiken, 56, died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9 from Grooms Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Outreach for Christ Cemetery.

Born in Greenville County, "Mr. Bobby," as he was affectionately called, was a part of the Chesterfield County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs family for a brief time. He was a resident of the Irby Community Training Home in Wallace.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 18, 2005.

Wallace Bennett

Wallace Bennett, 90, died Monday, Aug. 8, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13 from Wayman Chapel, AME Zion Church with the Rev. Janice Ingram officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Marlboro County, Mr. Bennett was a son of the late Clarence and Alma Bennett. He was educated in the public schools of South Carolina and was a member of Wayman Chapel AME Zion Church. Mr. Bennett retired from Triplett Construction Company with 40 years of service.

Surviving are his wife, Bernice Williams Bennett; a son, Larry Bennett of Bennettsville; three daughters, Gracie Bennett of Olney, Mary., Carol Bennett of Washington, D.C., and Patricia Bennett (Robert) Peterson of Clinton, Mary.; four grandchildren, Stephanie Bennett, Ebonie Bennett, Robert Peterson and Ryan Peterson; a great-grandchild, William Gillespie III; two brothers, Howard Bennett and Thomas Bennett; two sisters, Melane Johnson and Thurland Bennett; two nieces, Denise Patrick and Amber Bennett; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 18, 2005.

Guendalina Chatman

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Guendalina Chatman, 45, died Friday, Aug. 5, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 13 from Bethel Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in New York City, Ms. Chatman was a daughter of Annie B, Chatman and the late Jesse Chatman Jr. She was educated in New York City and graduated from the Lorge School. Ms. Chatman attended Friendship Baptist Church.

Surviving are three children, Shanike Ebony Chatman, Shantie Roland Chatman and Reuben Lee; a brother, Eric Chatman; her great-grandmother, Laura Mae James; four great-aunts, Rosenna James, Allean Hughes, Josephen Funderburk and Shirley Strong; three great-uncles, Jessie James, Harry James and Lonnie James; two aunts, Juanita James and Rosetta Davis; five uncles, Joe L. James, John (Sandra) James, Robert James (Annie) Adam, James (Joyce) Chatman and David I. (Sharon) Chatman; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid's Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 18, 2005.

Alice Griggs Coble

MORVEN, N.C. - Alice Griggs Coble, 71, died Monday, Aug. 15, 2005 in Union Regional Medical Center in Monroe, N.C.

A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 18 in Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Yvonne Hechler officiating.

Memorials may be made to Pleasant Hill Cemetery Fund, c/o Becky Nelson, P.O. Box 13, McFarlan, N.C. 28102.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Coble was a daughter of the late Pearlie Mae Cable and Ronald Griggs. She was a nurse's assistant in home health care.

Surviving are two daughters, Mildred Lowery of Morven, and Janice Campbell of Kannapolis, N.C.; four grandchildren; four great-grand-children; a step great-grandchild; and a brother, Larry Lee Mills of Cheraw.

Arrangements were entrusted to Leavitt Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 18, 2005.

Sonia Eaton

FLORENCE, ALA. - Sonia Eaton, 30, died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2005 after a brief illness.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10 from Grooms Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Maynard Harrington officiating. Burial followed in Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Born in Paterson, N.J., Ms. Eaton was a daughter of the late Junie Lee and Albert Eaton. She attended Long Junior High where she was a star track runner. Ms. Eaton graduated from Kennedy High School in Paterson and continued her education to become an LPN.

Surviving are a son, June Walker of Florence, Ala.; two daughters, Jasmine Eaton and Chantise Eaton of Florence, Ala.; her father of Paterson; a brother, Leroy (Joselyn) Lee of Paterson; two sisters, Leslie Moore of Paterson, and Alberta Alston of Stone Mountain, Ga.; two aunts, Fannie Davis and Joyce Willis of Cheraw; an uncle, James Willis Jr. of Cheraw; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 18, 2005.

Robert Edward Fuller Jr.

MORRISVILLE, N.C. - Robert Edward Fuller, Jr., 49, died Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13 from Pee Dee Union Baptist Church. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Fuller was a son of Robert and Tishia Walker Fuller. He served in the United States Air Force, was a Mason and a member of Hatcher Grove Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Sarah Redfearn Fuller; a daughter, Siara Rachelle Fuller of Morrisville; a son, Lazarus Ramon (Yoland) Fuller, of Forsyth, Ga.; two grandsons Deonte Fuller and Kamari Fuller of Forsyth; his father of Cheraw; his mother of Columbus, Ga.; his grandmother, Bessie Walker of Columbus; three sisters, Charlene White, stationed in Iraq, Patricia (Michael) David of Cheraw, and Terrie Fuller, stationed in Atlanta, Ga.; two brothers-in-law, Willie (Shirley) Redfearn of Society Hill, and Buster (Shirley) Redfearn of Cheraw; an extended family, the Williams of Columbia; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home-Cheraw. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 18, 2005.

Donnie Gene Gainey

HARTSVILLE - Donnie Gene Gainey, 50, died Friday, July 29, 2005.

A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 1 in Damascus Cemetery with the Rev. Ed Griggs officiating.

Born in Darlington County, Mr. Gainey was a son of the late John Dawsie and EttaRee Freeman Gainey.

Surviving are his wife, Lynn Kelly Gainey of Hartsville; three sons, Gene (Ashley) Kelly, Ronnie Gainey and Archie Watford all of Hartsville; two daughters, Danelle Gainey (Chris) Gilbert of Hartsville, and Candance Cook of Chesterfield; three sisters, Gloria Brunson, Sandra Kelley and

Wanda Gainey, all of Hartsville; two brothers, Jimmy Gainey and Larry Gainey of Hartsville; and two grandchildren, Kayleigh Gilbert and Kelsey Watford.

He was preceded in death by a grandchild, Destiny Kelly.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 18, 2005.

Floyd Collins Gardner Sr.

BISHOPVILLE - Floyd Collins Gardner Sr., 79, died Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13 from St. Matthew United Methodist Church with the Revs. Ricky Howell and Dewey Dean officiating. Burial followed in Bethany Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Pee Dee, 555 East Cheves St., Florence, S.C. 29506; or St. Matthew United Methodist Church, 2144 Stokes Bridge Road, Bishopville, S.C. 29010.

Born in Lee County, Mr. Gardner was a son of the late Foster and Ruby Josey Gardner. He had retired from Reeves Brothers. Mr. Gardner was a member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church and the Men's Club. He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Betty Smith Gardner of Bishopville; a son, Collins Gardner Jr. of McBee; a daughter, Pat Hatchell of Florence; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a sister, Tola Jenkins of Alpharetta, Ga.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 18, 2005.

Ray Wilson Griffin

INDIAN TRAIL, N.C. - Ray Wilson Griffin, 89, died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2005 at his residence.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16 from Ebenezer Baptist Church with the Rev. Leon Whitley officiating. Burial followed in the Price Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 500 East Morehead St., Suite 211, Charlotte, N.C. 28202; or the Arthritis Found-ation, 5019 Nations Crossing, Suite 217, Charlotte, N.C. 28217.

Born in Union County, N.C., Mr. Griffin was a son of the late Stanley Cornelius Griffin and Georgia Broadway Griffin. He was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and sang in the choir until he was 80 years old. He was a World War II Army veteran, serving as an instructor at the 29th Infantry Training School at Ft. Benning, Ga. He also served at the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium. Mr. Griffin and his wife were former house parents at the Boys Home of North Carolina. He was retired from Cannon Mills with over 25 years of service.

Surviving are his wife, Florence Simpson Griffin of the home, two sons, Darwin "Dee" (Shirley) Helms of Salisbury, N.C., and Douglas (Pam) Griffin of Kannapolis, N.C.; two daughters, Lynne Mullis of Gastonia, N.C., and Debbie Griffin of the home; a brother, Ben Griffin of Marshville, N.C.; a sister, Nola Griffin of Marshville; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Davis funeral Home and Cremation Service. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 18, 2005.

Jerry A. Helms

PAGELAND - Jerry A. Helms, 68, died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2005 at Matthews Presbyterian.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16 from Providence Baptist Church. Burial followed in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Born in Marshville, N.C., Mr. Helms was a son of Gennie Lee Kelly Helms and the late Julius Helms. He had retired from Westport Container Corporation, and after retirement, enjoyed doing local lawn service.

Surviving are his wife, Shirley M. Helms of Pageland; his mother of Marshville; two daughters, Sherri Helms and Dawn H. (Stewart) Johnson of Pageland; and two sisters, Linda H. Deese of Pageland, and Kathy H. Kearns of Jefferson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 18, 2005.

Larry Dean Hunter

LANCASTER - Larry Dean Hunter, 60, died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14 from Antioch Baptist Church with the Rev. Eddie Usher officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Hunter was a son of the late Howard and Maude Edwards Hunter. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church and was an Emergency Medical Technician with Lancaster County EMS for 18 years.

Surviving are his wife, Kathy Hunter; three sons, Larry (Kelly) Hunter Sr. of Rock Hill, Jimmy (Teresa) Hunter and Michael Hunter of Lancaster; two daughters, Candice E. Hunter and Tracie M. Hunter of Lancaster; a brother, William Hunter of Kissimmee, Fla.; a sister, Mary Payne of Kershaw; and two grandchildren, Jenna and Nicolas.

Arrangements were entrusted to Cauthen Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 18, 2005.

Coker E. Jones Sr. HARTSVILLE - Coker E. Jones, Sr., 69, died Friday, Aug. 12, 2005


A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15 from Brown Springs Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Patrick Cemetery.

Born in Hartsville, Mr. Jones was a son of the late Barney and Mary Ann Winburn Jones.

Surviving are his wife, Myrtle Lee Cranford Jones; two sons, William Kenneth Jones and Coker E. Jones Jr.; a brother, J.B. Jones; four sisters, Margaret Hood, Helen Smith, Bea Siner and Geneva Barber; and seven grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 18, 2005.

Frances Bruce Lowrimore

CHERAW - Frances Bruce Lowrimore, 68, died Monday, Aug. 15, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Hamlet, N.C., Mrs. Lowrimore was a daughter of Lois Quick Bruce and the late Ernest Bruce, and was the widow of Dan F. Lowrimore. She was a 1955 graduate of Cheraw High School and a retired secretary with Cone Mills. Mrs. Lowrimore was a member and former financial secretary of Westside Baptist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Felicia L. (Johnny) Teal of Cheraw; a granddaughter, Sara Teal of Cheraw; her mother; and two sisters, Margaret Odgen and Ginger Smith of Hamlet, N.C.; and special friends, Harold and Dovie Hunter of Cheraw.

She was preceded in death by her husband and by her brother, Gerald Bruce.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 18, 2005.

Ethel Edwards Tolson

HARTSVILLE - Ethel Edwards Tolson, 87, died Friday, Aug. 12, 2005.


A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14 from Brown Springs Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Tolson was a daughter of to Clarence and Maggie Cassidy Edwards. She was the widow of Albert Tolson.

Surviving are four children, Floyd Tolson, Diane Byrd, Margaret Perdue and Luella Tucker.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 18, 2005.

Georetha Boyd Raley

JEFFERSON - Georetha Boyd Raley, 71, died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15 from Mt. Harmon Missionary Baptist Church with the Revs. Harvey Dixon and Betty Miller officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Raley was a daughter of the late Minnie Boyd. She was a homemaker and a long-standing member of Mt. Harmon Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Ernest Raley Sr. of the home; three sons, Craven Mott Raley, Joe Nathan (Shirley) Raley and Ray Charles (Evelyn) Raley; three daughters, Nettie L. (Donald) Wallace, Vickie L. Raley and Betty C. Raley; a very special daughter-in-law, Christine Raley; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, Kamisha, Asia and Alaysia, and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a son, Ernest Raley, Jr., and a granddaughter, Crystal Danielle Raley.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home - Pageland. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 18, 2005.

Mitchell Alexander Rivers

CHERAW - Mitchell Alexander Rivers, infant son of Mitchell and Kim Quick Rivers, died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2005 at Chesterfield General Hospital.

A graveside funeral service was held 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10 in the Chesterfield Community Cemetery.

Surviving are three siblings, Destiny, Erika and Antonio of Cheraw; paternal grandparents Charlie and Winnie Bell Rivers of Cheraw; maternal grand-parents, Nacey Quick and Mickey Cagle of Cheraw; godparents, David Brown and Jackie Quick; Jennifer Quick of Cheraw; and a number of other relatives.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home - Cheraw. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 18, 2005.

Hazel McAllister Robbins

MOORESVILLE, N.C. - Hazel McAllister Robbins, 72, died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2005 at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17 from Cavin-Cook Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Don Horton officiating. Burial followed in Mecklenburg Memorial Park, Huntersville, N.C.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, N.C. 28625.

Born in Bullock County, Ga., Mrs. Robbins was a daughter of the late James Harvey and Rena Bryant McAllister, and was the widow of Joe R. Robbins. She was employed as a supervisor at Magla Products, worked at Reeves Brothers and retired from 4 C's at McGuire Nuclear Station. Mrs. Robbins attended McDonald Church of God in Fairmont, NC.

Surviving are five children, Jearell (Evelyn) Robbins of Mooresville, Ray (Jo) Robbins of Catawba, N.C., Sharron (Bud) Jones of Fairmont, N.C., Dennis (Jane) Robbins of Jefferson, and Randy (Sandra) Robbins of Charlotte, N.C.; a brother, Jimmy McAllister of Warner Robbins, Ga.; 16 grandchildren; and 20 great grand-children.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Enell Johnson and Bertha Mercer, and two brothers, Bill and Cecil McAllister.

Arrangements were entrusted to Cavin-Cook Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 18, 2005.

Christopher Aaron Rogers

CHERAW - Christopher Aaron Rogers, infant, died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2005.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

He was the infant son of Brian and Angela Rogers.

Surviving are his parents; paternal grandparents, Clyde and Dianne Rogers of Cheraw; and maternal grandfather, Jerry Faile of Lancaster.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Dianne Faile.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 18, 2005.

Betty Sue Short Wilson

CHERAW - Betty Sue Short Wilson, 57, died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 10 from St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Wilson was a daughter of Nathaniel Short and the late Arie Ratliff Short. She was educated in the Chesterfield County school system and was a member of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Rufus Wilson of the home; three sons, Rufus E. Wilson Jr., and Franklin (Chastity) Wilson of the home, and Robert E. (Nishicka) Wilson of Atlanta, Ga.; four brothers, the Rev. Carl A. (Ray Ann) Short and Ross (Stacey) Short of Chesterfield, Nathaniel (Rosa) Short of Washington, D.C., and Richard Short of Marietta, Ga.; three sisters, Roberta Bloomfield of Marietta, Ga., Nezzie Short of Cheraw, and Evelyn D. (Joseph) Short of Chesterfield; four brothers-in-law; four sisters-in-law; six grandchildren, ; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Roger Short and Eugene Short.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 18, 2005.

Virginia 'Jenny' S. Board

CHERAW - Virginia "Jenny" S. Board, 66, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25 from First Baptist Church. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 337, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Hartsville, Mrs. Board was a daughter of the late Willie Joshua and Annie Mae Hall Smith. She was a member of First Baptist Church, a Sunday School teacher and a Senior Circle volunteer for the Episcopal Church thrift store.

Surviving are her husband, William R. "Buddy" Board; two daughters, Elaine B. Hodges of Hartsville, and Laurie B. Jordan of Conway; two brothers, Lynwood Smith and Willie J. Smith of Hartsville; five sisters, Hazel S. Platt of West Columbia, Bobbie S. Linton of Kernersville, N.C., Joyce S. Gainey of Patrick, Phyllis Teague of Lowell, N.C., and Wanda S. Melton of Simpsonville; and a grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a brother, James Edward Smith.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 1, 2005.

Mildred 'Millie' Tyner Burgess

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. - Mildred "Millie" Tyner Burgess, 75, died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2005 at her residence.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31 from Lady's Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Weldon Key and Kenneth Upright officiating. Burial followed in the Carolina Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Rowan Regional Home Health and Hospice, 825-A W. Henderson St., Salisbury, N.C. 28144.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Burgess was a daughter of the late Hardy Avender Tyner and Effie Martin Tyner. She retired several years ago from Jackson Park Pharmacy and was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are her husband, John C. "J.C." Burgess; a daughter, Reba Renee Lee and friend Wayne Hershberger of Kannapolis, N.C.; two sons, Richard Gordon (Bonnie) Rouse and Jeffrey Scott (Becky) Burgess of Kannapolis; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Charles Alan "Chuck" Burgess.

Arrangements were entrusted to Lady's Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 1, 2005.

Eddie McQueen Jr.

CHERAW - Eddie McQueen, 77, died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27 from Grooms Funeral Home and Memorial Chapel with the Rev. M.F. Harrington officiating. Burial followed in Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Mr. McQueen was a son of the late Edmond and Gathy Dixion McQueen. He attended Marlboro County Schools and fellowshipped with Bethel United Methodist Church of Wallace.

Surviving are a daughter, Cathy Moore; three brothers, Willie, (Gloria) Brody of Bennettsville, Thomas (Florene) McQueen of Northwest, Wash., and Levan (Orzinia) McQueen of Hampton, Va.; two stepbrothers, James C. (Hattie) Brody of Wallace, and Thomas L. Brody of High Point, N.C.; two grandchildren, Mondray Scott and Kendrick Scott; four great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 1, 2005.

Robert Jackson Rose Sr.

HARROGATE, TENN. - Robert Jackson Rose Sr., 68, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2005 from a heart attack at Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, N.C.

A funeral service was held at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 from Reese Valley Chapel with the Rev. Bill Chapman officiating, with eulogy by David Stanifer, and obituary by David Ray. Music was by Jane Cox and the Powers Family. A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday in Rose Family Cemetery, Gibson Station, Va.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 4708 Paper Mill Road, Knoxville, Tenn. 37909.

Born in Shawnee, Tenn., Mr. Rose was a son of the late Lawrence and Bobbie Greer Rose. A graduate of Forest Ridge High School, he attended Lincoln Memorial University and graduated from the University of Tennessee Law School with the L.L.B. and Doctor of Jurisprudence. While attending UT, Mr. Rose won the award for Outstanding Moot Court Trial Lawyer.

Mr. Rose practiced law in Nashville, with former Tennessee Governor Frank Clement, and was a special assistant attorney general for the state of Tennessee. He returned to Claiborne County on 1976 to begin private practice. Mr. Rose was a plaintiff attorney for personal injury and a noted criminal defense attorney in several East Tennessee counties. He argued hundreds of cases in the Appellate Court in Tennessee, including the Tennessee Supreme Court, and twice successfully argued cases before the United States Supreme Court.

A licensed pilot, Mr. Rose was also a certified scuba diver, snow skier and avid sports fan. He served in the United States Air Force, and was a member of Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church in Knoxville.

Surviving are his wife, Donna Spade Ross; four sons, Rob (Molly) Rose, Spade (Tori Worthington) Rose, Shane (Amy) Rose and Scott Buis; a daughter, Col. Debra Rose; a grandson, Gryphon Scott Buis; a sister, Mary Rose Hoskins; two nieces Lori King Schultz and Mae Beth Beverly; two nephews, Ralph King, David Wall and Blake Rutherfordton; a sister-in-law, Gloria Bunch; a special secretary and friend, Lisa Chapman; his mother-in-law, Blanche Spade; and an uncle Junior Brooks.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Larry Rose and Cawood Rose.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reese Funeral Home and Valley Chapel. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 1, 2005.

Mary Bennie Sellers Vaughn

CHERAW - Mary Bennie Sellers Vaughn, 85, formerly of Cason's Old Field, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005 at Cheraw Healthcare.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26 from Sandy Plains United Methodist Church with the Revs. Yvonne Hechler and Ronnie Vaughn officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Sandy Plains United Methodist Church, c/o Carolyn Taylor, 960 Deep Creek Road, Wadesboro, N.C. 28170; or Helping Hands Hospice of Marlboro County.

Born in Florence, Mrs. Vaughn was a daughter of the late Alonzo "Lonnie" and Mary Ann "Mollie" Stroud Sellers, and was the widow of J. B. Vaughn. She was a graduate of Zoar High School and attended Pfeiffer Junior College, now Pfeiffer University, in Misenheimer, N.C. Mrs. Vaughn first taught school in Patrick, then worked as a "Rosie Riveter" inspector in Baltimore, Mary., during World War II. After the war she was a homemaker in Anson County, N.C. She was also a faithful member of Sandy Plains UMC.

Surviving are two sons, William D. (Beverly) Vaughn of Cheraw, and Tommy B. (Christine) Vaughn of Norwood, N.C.; a daughter, Sue Vaughn (Stephen V.) Barbee of Richfield, N.C.; a son-in-law, Billy Thomas Eddins of Chesterfield; four grandchildren, Suzanne Eddins (E.C.) Harrellson of Winnsboro, N.C., Shannon Vaughn, J.T. Vaughn and Casey Vaughn of Norwood; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Elizabeth Ann "Libby" Vaughn Eddins; two sisters, Katherine Sellers Eddins Kimrey and Frances Sellers Tucker; and a brother, Patrick Henry Sellers.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 1, 2005.

Claude M. Gardner Jr.

MCBEE - Claude M. Gardner Jr., 57, died Sept. 3, 2005

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5 from Gum Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. Jeff Gardner officiating. Burial followed in Gum Branch Cemetery.

Born in McBee, Mr. Gardner was a son of Malissa Rogers Gardner and the late Claude M. Gardner Sr. He was employed with Sara Lee and a veteran of the Vietnam War.

Surviving are his wife, Linda Herring Gardner of McBee; his mother of McBee; two sons, Lester Gardner of Bishopville, and Joe Gardner of McBee; three daughters, Missy Gardner and Tammy Atkinson of Bishopville, and Lynn Pardee of Heath Springs; his mother-in-law, Mary Lue Herring of Bishopville; three sisters, Hattie Edwards and Sylvia Horton and McBee, and Virginia Demby of Mt. Pisgah; two brothers, Randy, Gilliam and Claude Gardner of McBee; and five grand-children.

He was preceded in death by a son, Claude M. Gardner III, and a sister, Minnie Ola Kelly.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 8, 2005.

Allen Griggs Gilley

RUBY - Allen Griggs Gilley, 87, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1 in Ruby Cemetery with the Rev. Bo Yates officiating.

Memorials may be made to Ruby Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 35, Ruby, S.C. 29741; or a charity of one's choice.

Born in Spencer, Va., Mr. Gilley was a son of the late Allen Dorrus and Ida Hope Griggs Gilley. He was a retired merchant and a member of Ruby Presbyterian Church. Mr. Gilley was a licensed ham radio operator and an avid hunter and outdoorsman.

Surviving are his wife, Joyce Lear Gilley of the home; a son, Charles Allen "Chuck" (Lou) Gilley of Chesterfield; a daughter, Patti G. (Tony) Fisher of Ruby; and three grandchildren, Juliann Gilley, Chip Gilley and Clarissa Fisher.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 8, 2005.

Eunice Bricker Baucom Guy

CHERAW - Eunice Bricker Baucom Guy, 87, died Aug. 31, 2005. 

A funeral service was held 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 5, 2005 from First Baptist Church, Cheraw. A graveside service was held at 4 p.m. in Williams Cemetery, Polkton, N.C.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 337, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Polkton, Mrs. Guy was a daughter of the late David Scott and Eleanor Kelly Bricker, and was the widow of Robert W. Baucom Jr. and Furman Guy. She was a cosmetologist from the age of 14 and owned and operated Eunice's Beauty Shop for 11 years, and then taught Cosmetology at Cheraw High School from 1972 to 1985. Mrs. Guy loved her family, her church, cardinals, hummingbirds and gardening.

Surviving are a son, Bob (Beth) Baucom of Columbia; three daughters, Marsha (Brad) Porter of Cheraw, Melanie (Michael) Hughes of Walterboro, and Scotty Cook of Fort Mill; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 8, 2005.

Earl Henry 'Ace' Huggins Sr.

CHERAW - Earl Henry "Ace" Huggins Sr., 84, died Friday, Sept. 2, 2005 at McLeod Regional Medical Center, Florence.

A graveside funeral service was held at noon Monday, Sept. 5 in Old St. David's Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. David's Episcopal Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 926, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Dillon County, Mr. Huggins was a son of the late Charles M. and Lenora Judson Huggins. He was a graduate of Myrtle Beach High School and a member of the school's first football team in 1938. Mr. Huggins graduated from Newberry College and attended the University of Notre Dame. He served in the United States Navy during World War II, after which Mr. Huggins returned to Myrtle Beach where he was a teacher and head football coach for Myrtle Beach High School. Mr. Huggins also coached in many towns in the Pee Dee, including Cheraw, Chesterfield, Bennettsville and Mullins. His coaching abilities were used for football, baseball, basketball and golf. After retirement from public schools, Mr. Huggins taught at Marlboro Academy for several years.

Mr. Huggins was owner and operator of the Golden Gate I and Golden Gate II motels in Myrtle Beach for many years. His love for the beach was shown to countless young people who worked for him at Huggins Beach Service in Myrtle Beach, and for over 50 years he was a provider of lifeguards at the Grand Strand.

Mr. Huggins was a member of St. David's Episcopal Church, Cheraw.

Surviving are his wife, Susan Powe Huggins of Cheraw; two sons, Earl H. Huggins Jr. of Myrtle Beach, and John W. Huggins of Cheraw; two daughters, Susan H. (Dr. Richard) Owens of Cheraw, and Gary H. (Jay) Jeffcoat of Little River; a sister, Sue H. Davis of Myrtle Beach; and four grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 8, 2005.

Marion Wingate Johnson

CHERAW - Marion Wingate Johnson, 92, died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3 from Wesley United Methodist Church with the Revs. Anthony Waymayers and Josephine V. McDonald officiating. Burial followed in Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Johnson was a son of the late Lenora Lynch Wingate, and widower of Amanda McKay. He attended the public schools of Chesterfield County and attended Wesley United Methodist Church. Mr. Johnson worked in Richmond, Va., on the Naval base as a chief before returning to Cheraw where he was employed by Sonny Wannamaker. After many years of service, he opened his own business.

Surviving are his children, T'Oren Johnson of Cheraw, O'Thern (Marion) Johnson of New Haven, Conn., Lillian (Leon) Campbell of Cheraw, Marion Jean Johnson of Cheraw, Reginald Johnson of Corpus Christie, Texas, Sharon L. Johnson of Rock Hill, Freida (Richard) Thomas of Atlanta, Ga., Anthony (Lia) Johnson of Charleston, Wayne (Lynn) McDonald of Cheraw, and Stacey McDonald of Cheraw; a sister-in-law, Thelma McDonald of Cheraw; and a number of grand-children, great-grandchildren, and other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 8, 2005.

Alice Wright Moore

ANSONVILLE, N.C. - Alice Wright Moore, 42, died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005 in Anson Community Hospital, Wadesboro, N.C.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7 from the Chapel of Leavitt Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Whitlow officiating. Burial followed in Bethlehem Cemetery, Ansonville.

Memorials may be made to the John Goins Memorial Scholarship, c/o Tammy Swearengin, 312 W. Wade St., Wadesboro, N.C. 28170.

The family will greet friends Tuesday night from 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM at the funeral home, and other times at the home of her mother-in-law, 637 Dunlap Road, in Ansonville.

Born in Anson County, N.C., Mrs. Moore was a daughter of the late Herman Lee and Evelyn Blanche Jordan Wright. She was a member of Gum Springs Baptist Church in Lilesville, N.C., and was a teacher for 20 years. Mrs. Moore began her teaching career in Pageland, and returned to teach in the Anson County School System, having taught at Lilesville Elementary and currently teaching first grade at Morven Elementary. She had also taught part-time at Anson Community College (now South Piedmont), teaching paramedic and EMT courses. Mrs. Moore enjoyed her teaching career and especially loved her work with Anson EMS, both Ansonville and Anson Rescue Squad and coaching softball and little league baseball for the schools and parks and recreation system.

Surviving are her husband, Robert J. "Buck" Moore Jr. of the home; a son, Adam Nicholas Moore of the home; three brothers, Ronnie (Nancy) Wright and Lee Wright both of Chesterfield, and Red Wright of Ruby; a sister, Becky (Terry) Jordan of Lilesville; her mother-in-law, Ruby Moore of Ansonville; a sister-in-law, Frances (Steve) Burris of Ansonville; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Leavitt Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 8, 2005.

Bessie Tucker Sellers

CHESTERFIELD - Bessie Tucker Sellers, 82, died Friday, Sept. 2, 2005.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4 in Lower Macedonia Memorial Gardens.

Born in Anson County, N.C., Mrs. Sellers was a daughter of the late Doll and Dorothy Griggs Tucker. She was a homemaker and member of Lower Macedonia Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Walter Sellers of the home; five sons, Billy (Nita) Tucker of New London, N.C., Curtis (Violet) Sellers of Patrick, and Dan Junior (Debbie) Sellers, Randy (Margie) Sellers and Danny Sellers all of Chesterfield; two daughters, Shelby (Joel) Hodge and Peggy Hoffman and Jerry Lundy of Chesterfield; a sister, Mary Alice Flint of High Point, N.C.; 23 grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Bernis Sellers, and a daughter, Louise Melton.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 8, 2005.

Tracy Tolson

PATRICK - Tracy Tolson, 77, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, 2005 from Brown Springs Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Hartsville, Mr. Tolson was a son of the late John Franklin and Henrietta Gainey Tolson. He was a member of Brown Springs Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to Brown Springs Baptist Church, 14297 Highway 102, Patrick, S.C. 29584.

Surviving are daughters, Helen (Harold) Winburn, Trudy (Gene) Chisholm, Edna White and Ricky Atkinson, and Jessie (Leandro) Pacheco all of Patrick; a special friend, Catherine Gainey of Hartsville; step-children, Marie Welch, Faye Weatherford and Charlie and Monroe Gainey all of Hartsville; nine grand-children; and three great –grand-children.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 8, 2005.

Virginia Ginnie Freeman Truluck

HIGH POINT, N.C. - Virginia Ginnie Freeman Truluck, 70, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005, at her home following a period of declining health.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3 from the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service with the Rev. Elwood Faircloth officiating. Burial followed in Floral Garden Park Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association of North Carolina, P.O. Box 27985, Raleigh, N.C. 27611; or Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, N.C. 27262

Born in Society Hill, Mrs. Truluck was a daughter of the late Samuel and Geneva Wallace Freeman. She was a graduate of St. David's Academy, Society Hill, and has lived in the High Point area since 1956. Mrs. Truluck was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Society Hill Branch. For the last 43 years, she has actively attended Albertson Road Baptist Church. Mrs. Truluck's last employment was with IHFC and she had previously been associated with Southland Life Insurance Co. Following her retirement in 1993, she enjoyed her Water Bugs Swim Class at the YMCA and later the Fitness Center at High Point Regional Hospital.

Surviving are her husband Louis Bud Freeman Truluck of the home whom she married April 19, 1954; a daughter, Lynne Truluck (Richard) Lefteris, of High Point; a sister, Fannie Freeman Johnson of Society Hill; and five nieces and nephews, Betty Mooneyhan of Nashville, Tenn., Tommy McNeil of High Point, Sam Bryant of Charleston, and Diane Bremmer and Pam Bryant of Winston-Salem, N.C.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Etheleen Freeman McNeil and Lily Freeman Bryant; and a brother, Harold Smith Freeman.

Arrangements were entrusted to Cumby Family Funeral Service. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 8, 2005.

Lilly Mae Berry Wallace

HARTSVILLE - Lilly Mae Berry Wallace, 88, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2005.

A graveside funeral service was held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 2005 in New Market United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Mitch Ingram officiating.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Wallace was a daughter of the late John and Lilly Smothers Berry, and was the widow of Henry Joseph Wallace. She was a member of New Market United Methodist Church. Mrs. Wallace retired from Nytronics.

Surviving are three daughters, Jo Ann Winburn, Mary (Paul) Holloman and Janie (Jerry) O'Neal all of Hartsville; a brother, George Berry of Weirsdale, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson, Charles Avery Mc-Berayer.

She was preceded in death by a son Edward Wallace, two daughters Mildred Parnell and Vivian Wallace, and a son-in-law Raeford Winburn.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 8, 2005.

Lois Murdock Board

FORT MYERS, FLA. - Lois Murdock Board of Fort Myers and formerly of Cheraw died Friday, Aug. 12, 2005.

A memorial service and burial will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 in Rowan Memorial Park, Salisbury, N.C.

Born in Cassatt, Mrs. Board was daughter of John Tyson and Lilly Murdock, and was the widower of Floyd A. Board. She resided in Cheraw for many years, was of the Baptist faith and was a homemaker.

Surviving are a son, Fred L. Board of Winter Haven, Fla.; a sister, Norman Tress Hodges of Silver City, N.M.; three grandsons, Bryan Board and Jerry Board of Winter Haven, and Mark Board of Savannah, Ga.; and two great-granddaughters, Kaley and Amanda. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 15, 2005.

Dezzie Hall Caulder

CHERAW - Dezzie Hall Caulder, 80, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12 from Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, 6357 Teal's Mill Road, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Cheraw, Mrs. Caulder was a daughter of the late William Tyson and Roxie Anne Turner Hall. She was a graduate of Cheraw High School and a homemaker. Mrs. Caulder was an active and faithful member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 51 years, Charles F. Caulder of the home; a son, the Rev. Ronnie (Linda) Caulder of Cheraw; three daughters, Cathey C. (Randy) Bedford and Sherrie C. (Jerry) Chapman of Cheraw, and Susan C. (John) Jennings of Columbia; a brother, Wilbur (Marguerite) Hall of Cheraw; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Bernice H. Morris.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 15, 2005.

Morris Davis

CHERAW - Morris Davis, 93, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday,

Sept. 8 from Pee Dee Union Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Corbett officiating. Burial followed in Foundry Hill cemetery.

Born in Monroe, La., Mr. Davis was a son of Morris and Oruelle Davis. He lived in Brooklyn, N.Y., and worked there as a head foreman for many years. After moving to Cheraw, Mr. Davis served many years as custodian at Cheraw Elementary School.

Surviving are his wife, Janette Davis; three sons, Morris (Meridith) Davis III and Allan Davis of New York, N.Y., and Morris (Ruth) Davis II of Los Angeles, Calif.; two daughters, Oruelle (Leonard) Mershon of St. Louis, Mo., And Peggy (Arthur) Revis of Los Angeles; a foster daughter, Barbara Ann Hooks of Cheraw; 10 grand-children; 20 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Davis.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 15, 2005.

Elizabeth Burr Gulledge

RUBY - Elizabeth Burr Gulledge, 69, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 from Cross Roads Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Gulledge was a daughter of the late Judson Lee and Nellie Caulder Burr, and was the widow of Grover Gulledge. She was a homemaker and a member of Fairview Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Donnie (Vicky) Gulledge of Ruby, and Randy (Vickie) Gulledge of Chesterfield; a daughter, Dianne (Edwin) Mills of Pageland; two stepsons, Thomas (Monica) Gulledge of Dover, Del., and Glenn Gulledge of Kannapolis, N.C.; two brothers, Robert

Nelson "Sonny" Burr of Mt. Croghan, and Rayford Lee "Buddy" Burr of Chesterfield; a sister, Peggy (Jimmie) Sims of Lancaster; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 15, 2005.

Charles 'Charlie' Z. Hopkins Jr.

CHERAW - Charles "Charlie" Z. Hopkins Jr., 91, died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15 from Kiser Funeral Home. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor17, Chicago, Ill. 60601-7633.

Born in Anson County, N.C., Mr. Hopkins was a son of the late Charles Z. and Rilla -Thompson Hopkins. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Cheraw. Mr. Hopkins was the widower of Marie Hopkins, who he loved dearly and was faithfully devoted to for 70-plus years.

Surviving are two daughters, Janice (Scott) Jacobs of Cheraw, and Judy (Ken) Hall of Piedmont; a brother, Bryant Hopkins of Orange City, Fla.; two sisters, Janie Kirkley and Josephine Coates of Cheraw; eight grandchildren; and 24 great-grand-children.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Wanda Haire.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 15, 2005.

Billy Campbell Hurst

CHESTERFIELD - Billy Campbell Hurst, 75, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005 at McLeod Regional Medical Center.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 from Chesterfield Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Chesterfield Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Chester-field Baptist Church, 207 E. Main St., Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Hurst was a son of the late Finley Thomas and Novella Campbell Hurst. He was a graduate of Chesterfield High School and a salesman with Chesterfield Feed and Seed. Mr. Hurst was a member and former Deacon of Chesterfield Baptist Church and a member of the Fellowship Sunday School class. He was an avid member of the Moore's Drive-In "Coffee Club."

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Betty White Hurst of the home; a son, William "Bill" Ellison (Charlotte) Hurst of Chesterfield; a daughter, Nancy (Grady) Hurst Brown of Beaufort; two grandchildren, Caroline Hurst Brown and William Andrew "Drew" Hurst; a brother, Dewain (Sue) Hurst of Morven, N.C.; and a sister, Ruby H. (Edward) Teal of Winnsboro.

He was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, Leverne and Katherine Hurst, and a sister and brother-in-law, Myrtis and Martin L. Teal.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 15, 2005.

Grace Davis Johnson

HARTSVILLE - Grace Davis Johnson, 85, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11 from Fourth Street Baptist Church with the Revs. Jack Epperly and Robert Rivers officiating. Burial followed in Westview Memorial Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Fourth Street Baptist Church, 501 S. Fourth St., Hartsville, S.C. 29550.

Born in Ruby, Mrs. Johnson was a daughter of the late William Thomas and Effie Mangum Davis. She was a member of Fourth Street Baptist Church, a former Sunday School teacher, Choir Director and GA Leader. Mrs. Johnson was the last of 12 children.

Surviving are her husband of 65 years, Troy W. Johnson Sr. of Hartsville; a daughter, Lynn (Fred) Stevens of Bethune; a son, Woody (Irene) Johnson of Hartsville; and two grandchildren, Craig Johnson of Hartsville, and Angie Stevens of Charleston.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 15, 2005.

Ted King

CHESTERFIELD - Ted King, 71, died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9 from Shiloh United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Shiloh United Methodist Church Choir Chair Fund, c/o Kitty Lisenby, 789 Huntley Shop Road, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; or Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. King was a son of the late Arthur Ellison and Lula Mae Polson King. He was a former employee of Delta Mills and was a retired supervisor with Cheraw Dyeing and Finishing with 36 years of service. Mr. King was a lifelong member of Shiloh United Methodist Church and was an avid sports fan.

Surviving are his wife, Evelyn Creech King of the home; a son, Gilbert T. (Renee) King of Chesterfield; three daughters, Beth K. (Henry) Suggs, Nancy K. (Bill) Brock and Rebecca K. (Tim) Polson all of Chesterfield; six grandchildren, Bryce Suggs, Alex Suggs, Bailey Polson, English Brock, Eliza Brock and Hailey King;

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Carvin King, L. Gilbert King, Thurman King and Floyd King.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 15, 2005.

Jack Tracey Linton

SOCIETY HILL - Jack Tracey Breezy Linton, 69, died Friday, Sept. 9, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12 from Welsh Neck Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark Quigley officiating. Burial followed in church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Society Hill Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 291, Society Hill, S.C. 29593; or a charity of one's choice.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Linton was a son of the late Rosia Nevell and Dorsie Mae Godfrey Linton. He attended Welsh neck Baptist Church all of his life. Mr. Linton enjoyed riding his bicycle and giving away Pepsi-Colas, as well as, working in the yard and visiting his friends at Hill's Grocery. He also attended the Scott Center.

Surviving are an Aunt and caregiver, Minnie L. Cope of the home; a half-brother, Andy Linton of Cheraw; and five half-sisters, Cindy (Joe) Stafford, Gail (Richard) Furr, Brenda (Bud) Sims and Diane (Buddy) Burr all of Cheraw, and Sue (Pete) Hall of Indian Trail, N.C.

He was preceded in death by his Uncle, Joseph Lee Cope.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 15, 2005.

James 'Jack' McKay

PAGELAND - James "Jack" McKay, 67, died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8 from Salem United Methodist Church with the Rev. C.L. Bowman officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. McKay was a son of the late John Rowland and Juanita Sowell McKay. He attended the public schools of Chesterfield County, graduating with honors from Petersburg High School's Class of 1957. Formerly a member of Mt. Airy A.M.E. Zion Church, Mr. McKay was a member of Salem United Methodist Church where he chaired the Board of Trustees and served on the on the Parish-Pastor Relations Committee, Finance Committee, as an officer of the United Methodist Men and a member of the Men's Choir. He was groundskeeper at the church and the preferred driver for the youth to attend its annual conference. Mr. McKay was also a member of Sanctorium Masonic Lodge 25 in Cheraw.

Surviving are his wife, Brenda Baker McKay; two children, Shelby McKay (Derrick) Wright of Mt. Croghan, and Nena McKay (Wendell) Graham of Columbia; three grandchildren, Jakia, Casey and Michael; a great-grandson, Devin; three sisters, Eleanora Richardson of Hampton, Va., Betty (Ross) Harris of Ruby, and Geraldine (John) Rawlinson of York; a brother, Nelfread (Lilllian) McKay of Cheraw; three sisters-in-law; four brothers-in-law; two aunts, Hennie McKay and Hattie Mae Sowell; a special young man whom he reared as a son, Keith McKay; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home - Pageland. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 15, 2005.

Mamie Godfrey O'Dell

FLORENCE - Mamie Godfrey O'Dell, 89, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005 at her home after an illness.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 from the Mackey Mortuary Chapel in Greenville. Burial followed in the Mt. Gallagher Baptist Church Cemetery, Ware Shoals.

Memorials may be made to Laurel Baptist Church, Laurens Road, Greenville, S.C.

Born in Anderson County, Mrs. O'Dell was a daughter of the late Wade Hampton and Julia Cobb Godfrey, and was the widow of Barnett E. O'Dell. She was a longtime member of Laurel Baptist Church, a member of the WMU and a member of the Young at Heart. She always enjoyed working with the church youth.

Surviving are a son, Dr. B. Edward (Nancy) O'Dell of Florence; two sisters, Sara G. Smith of Hartwell, Ga., and Alice G. Collins of Ware Shoals; a brother, Wade Godfrey Jr. of McCormick; four grandchildren, Dr. Jason B. (Elizabeth) O'Dell, Michael E. O'Dell, Daniel S. O'Dell and Kathryn S. O'Dell; and 21 nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, James William Godfrey and George W. Godfrey; and a sister, Margie Rose Coates.

Arrangements were entrusted to Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 15, 2005.

Prentiss Kinney Stanton

CHERAW - Prentiss Kinney Stanton, 45, died Monday, Sept. 12, 2005.

A funeral service will be held AT 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15 from First Baptist Church, Cheraw. Burial will follow in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.  

Memorials to Iglesia Cristiana Reno-vacion, 501 N. Pearl Street, P.O. Box 757, Pageland, S.C. 29728.

Born in Bennettsville, Mr. Stanton was a son of W.C. and Sara Margaret McDougald Stanton. He was a 1978 graduate of Cheraw High School, where he served as Student Body President. Mr. Stanton was a 1982 graduate of Clemson University where he majored in political science. While at Clemson he served as President of the Student Senate. Mr. Stanton was President of Stanton Quilting Company where he worked for 23 years. He was owner of a deep-sea excursion fishing boat at Murrells Inlet.

Mr. Stanton had served as President of the Cheraw Rotary Club and was a Regional Governor of Rotary Club International. His family served as host for two exchange students, one from Japan and one from England. Mr. Stanton had served as President of Cheraw Country Club, Chairman of the

Chesterfield County Economic Development Board, was on the board of the Cheraw Chamber of Commerce (1992-1996) and served as its Chair-man in 1995.

Active in First Baptist Church, Cheraw, Mr. Stanton served a term as Chairman of Deacons. He helped start the Genesis Sunday School Class that he taught for several years. He helped organize and went on several mission trips with FBC and the Chesterfield County Baptist Association. Mr. Stanton taught himself Spanish in order to help start a Spanish Language Mission Church in Pageland for the South Carolina Baptist Convention. He enjoyed cooking and going to football games with his family.

Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Kimbrough Stanton of Cheraw; two sons Wilson Stanton and David Stanton of Cheraw; a daughter, Kate Stanton of Cheraw; his parents of Cheraw; three brothers, David Stanton of Columbia, Clyde (Regina) Stanton of Birmingham, Ala., and Hugh (Jennie) Stanton of Florence; and two nephews, Alexander Stanton and Michael Stanton of Birmingham.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 15, 2005.

Bobby Dale Walters

JEFFERSON - Bobby Dale Walters, 56, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005.

Surviving a special friend, Sherry McMahan; three children, Bobby Walters Jr., Freddie Walters and Hannah Rogers; and five siblings, Betty Jennings, Anita Cooley, Debbie Clark, Tammy Walters and Michael Walters.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 15, 2005.

Benny Eugene Welch Sr.

BISHOPVILLE - Benny Eugene Welch Sr. 74, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 from Harmony Baptist Church with the Rev. Ronnie Holland officiating. Burial followed in Bethany Cemetery.

Born in Bishopville, Mr. Welch was a son of the late Eugene Welch and Bertha Welch McCaskill. He was a member of Harmony Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon, Sunday School teacher and a member of the Men's Quartet. Mr. Welch was one of the first coaches of Little League Baseball in Bishopville and coached many young boys on the Lions team for six years. He was an avid baseball fan, loved to fish and hunt, and enjoyed playing golf with his sons and friends. Mr. Welch had retired from Kendall in Bethune.

Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Georgia Hopkins Welch of Bishopville; three sons, Benny E. "Hank" (Kathryn) Welch Jr., Charles E. (Charlene) Welch and Benji K. Welch of Bishopville; a daughter, Brenda M. Welch (Danny) of Bishopville; four sisters, Grace (Benjie) Driggers, Beatrice Hopkins, Carolyn Smith and Frances (Larry) Grantham of Bishopville; three sisters-in-law, Gladys Watkins and Vima Lee Hopkins of Bishopville, and Lou Doris (Leon) McCoy of McBee; eight grand-children; and eight great-gradchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Welch.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 15, 2005.

George Joseph Assef

CHERAW - George Joseph Assef, 90, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2005.

A graveside funeral service was held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15 in Old St. David's Cemetery, Cheraw.

Memorials may be made to Faith Christian Academy, 220 Greene St., Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Lawrence, Mass., Mr. Assef was a son of the late Karem and Rose "Rachel" Aberizk Assef. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Cheraw, where he had served as a Sunday School teacher in the Junior Department, was a member of the sanctuary choir, was a Trustee, and secretary of the Friendship Sunday School Class. Mr. Assef was a lifetime member of the Masons (Cheraw Lodge). He was a member of Clanton's Auto Auction Men of the 40's club. He had received the Dilmar Oil Company Service Award. As a young man he was a champion table tennis player, lifeguard and swimming teacher. He loved the beach, and was always an avid reader.

Mr. Assef was often honored and surprised when grown men told him how he had influenced their Christian walk when he had been their Junior Sunday School Teacher. He will be remembered for writing letters to friends and loved ones in their times of need. Many will remember him as the man who gave out candy as he serviced their parents' cars. 

Surviving are his wife, Esther McPherson Assef of Cheraw; a son, Leland (Peggy) Assef of Cheraw; a daughter, Dana (Brian) Burch of Cheraw; three grandchildren, Paige (Mike) Hill, Lee Assef and Graham Burch of Cheraw; a great-grandchild, Sarah Hill of Cheraw; a sister, Marion Abdulla of Salem, N.H.; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ade "Eddie" Assef and Manuel Assef, and two sisters, Anne Assef and Josephine Jacobs.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 22, 2005.

Samuel Allen Bryan

FLORENCE - Samuel Allen Bryan, 56, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2005 in a Florence hospital after an illness.

A memorial service was held at noon, Tuesday, Sept. 20 from Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home Chapel.

Born in Jacksonville, N.C., Mr. Bryan was a son of the late William and Sarah Hunter Bryan, and was the widower of Joy Elaine Hicks Bryan. He was employed as and industrial liaison in the Occupational Health Department of Carolinas Hospital System. Mr. Bryan graduated with a master's degree from East Carolina University. He was a member of the Florence Chamber of Commerce and the Master Gardeners' Association.

Surviving are two sons, Chris (Nicole) Bryan of Lake City, and Robert Bryan of Florence; two brothers, Stanley Bryan of Richlands, N.C., and Bill Bryan of Pink Hill, N.C.; a sister, Cleo Bryan of Wallace, N.C., and three grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 22, 2005.

Raymond Murray Byrd

SOCIETY HILL - Raymond Murray Byrd, 78, died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2005.

A graveside funeral service was held at noon Saturday, Sept. 17 in Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Tom Rutan officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Harris Creek Volunteer Fire Department.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Byrd was a son of the late John F. and Lizzie Linton Byrd, and was the widower of Charlotte Barfield Byrd. He was a retired farmer.

Surviving are three sons, Allen (Judi) Byrd, Pete (Debra) Byrd and Travis (Joyce) Byrd all of Society Hill; a daughter, Dale (John) Howle of Hartsville; two brothers, John D. Byrd of Frostburg, Md., and Connie Byrd of Society Hill; seven grandchildren, Allen (Stacy) Byrd, Crystal Byrd, Jeff (Laura) Byrd, David (Deanna) Byrd, Jonathan (Mandy) Howle, Justin Howle and T.J. (Jessica) Byrd; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by six brothers, Leon Byrd Sr., Eugene Byrd, Clayton Byrd, Orian Byrd, Don Byrd and Curtis Byrd; and a grandchild, Chase Byrd.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 22, 2005.

Grace Roscoe Caulder

WALLACE - Grace Roscoe Caulder, 71, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005 in Cheraw.

A funeral was held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21 from Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Wallace, with the Revs. David Best, Jerry Hatcher and Beverly Wilson officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Wallace Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 245, Wallace, S.C. 29596.

A native of Maxton, N.C., Mrs. Caulder was a daughter of the late Robert Otis and Maggie Lee Steen Roscoe. She had lived in Wallace since 1965. Mrs. Caulder retired as a weaver from Burlington Industries. She loved to paint and work in her flower garden.

Surviving are her husband Hoover Caulder of Wallace; two sons, Wayne (Joye) Caulder of Cheraw, and David (Lisa Marie) Caulder of Branch Mich.; two daughters, Mary Ruth (Aaron) Ladd of Hephzibah, Ga., and Sheila Caulder Rivers of Wallace; eighteen grandchildren, Wade, Amy, Daniele, Ernest, Angie, Melissa, Scott, Beth, Kevin, Emily, Jessica, Austin, Jason, Karen, Jessica, Joshua, Garrett and Daniel; and five great-grandchildren, Dareth, Aaron, Gracen, Evynn and Lilith.

She was preceded in death by a daughter Joyce Ann Caulder.    

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 22, 2005.

Glenn D. Freeman

CHESTERFIELD - Glenn D. Freeman, 76, died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16 from Friendship United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Freeman was a son of the late John Wesley and Allie Rivers Freeman, and was the widower of Helen Eddins Freeman. He was a farmer, a member of Chesterfield Masonic Lodge 220, a former member of the S.C. National Guard and a member of Friendship United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a son, Harry (Linda) Freeman of Florence; two daughters, Jennie (Van) Simpson of Patrick, and Karen (Gary) Schauer of Chesterfield; three grandchildren, R.L. Simpson of Easley, and Allison Freeman and Rachel Freeman of Florence.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, the Rev. John C. Freeman, Robert Freeman and Charles E. Freeman; and two sisters, Inez Gainey and Savada Goodale.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 22, 2005.

 

Jack Ganson Funderburk

PAGELAND - Jack Ganson Funderburk, 90, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005 at the Rehabilitation Center, Monroe, N.C.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15 from Oak Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. James Thomas officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Funderburk was a son of Callie Funderburk. He attended the public schools of Chesterfield County and was a faithful member of Oak Hill Baptist Church where he was the Sexton groundskeeper and custodian of the church as well as a Trustee and member of the Sunday School. Mr. Funderburk was a truck driver for many years and retired from Plyler's Saw Mill.

Surviving are his wife of 69 years, Ethel R. Robinson of the home; two sons, Bobby Eugene (Altha' Mae) Funderburk and George Washington (Eliza) Funderburk of Charlotte, N.C.; four sisters, Carrie (Brylus) McManus of Lancaster, Maude (James) Lockhart, Mace (C.B.) Robinson and Roxie (James) Blakeney all of Charlotte; six brothers, Julius (Sylvia) Funderburk of Kershaw, Coyte Funderburk of Pageland, Dock Funderburk of Charlotte, James (Marjorie) Funder-burk of Lancaster, Guy Funderburk of Charlotte, and Ray (Marion) Funder-burk of Huntersville, N.C.; 12 grand-children; 17 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; two daugh-ters-in-law, Verla C. Funderburk and Olivia Funderburk; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Leevertis Funderburk and Jackie Boy

 

Funderburk; four brothers, Bob Funderburk, Kemp Funderburk, Kelly Funderburk and Wade Funderburk; and a sister, Myrtle Miller.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home - Pageland. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 22, 2005.

Annie Bell Sellers Grant

PATRICK - Annie Bell Sellers Grant, 90, died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 from Morning Star Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerome L. Johnson officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Grant was a daughter of the late Harvie and Catherine Black, and was the widow of York Sellers Sr. and Jerry Grant. She was a member of Morning Star Baptist Church where she was active in the Missionary Society and Senior Choir and was Sunday School treasurer for many years.

Surviving are six children, Lucinda (William) Robinson of High Point, N.C., Catherine (Alexander) McLain of Patrick, York (Lucille) Sellers of Jefferson, Harvie (Ruby) Sellers of High Point, Annie M. (Jerry) Burnham of Flanders, N.J., and Ruth S. Morris of Cheraw; 15 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; three brothers; seven sisters, and nine special stepchildren.

She was preceded in death by two children, Harold Sellers and Eloise Hammond.

 

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 22, 2005.

Ella Delight Noon Hastings

CHESTERFIELD - Ella Delight Noon Hastings, 85, died Friday, Sept. 16, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20 from Messiah of the Mountains Lutheran Church. Burial followed in the Bellew Cemetery, in Burnsville, N.C.

Memorials may be made to Chesterfield Presbyterian Church, 209 W. Main St., Chesterfield, S.C. 29709

Mrs. Hastings was a daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin and Anna Hayen Noon, and was the widow of Curtis Samuel Hastings. She was a homemaker, a charter member of Messiah of the Mountains Lutheran Church and an affiliate member of Chesterfield Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are a son, Curtis B. (Pat) Hastings of Burnsville; three daughters, E. Deanne (Robert) Ausbrooks of Marion, Ill., Sherry H. (William) Hunter of Katy, Texas, and Susan L. (Lynn) Widener of Chesterfield; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home in Chesterfield and Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home in Burnsville. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 22, 2005.

 

 

Geneva Cassidy McLain

PATRICK - Geneva Cassidy McLain, 88, died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16 from St. John Freewill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P. O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709

Born in Patrick, Mrs. McLain was a daughter of the late John Allen Cassidy and Joanna Williams Cassidy, and was the widow of Walter McLain. She was a homemaker and a member of St. John Freewill Baptist Church.

Surviving are three sons, Glenn (Maggie Lee) McLain, Eugene McLain and Wilson McLain all of Patrick; a daughter, Gladys (John Charles) Parker of Patrick; a brother, Russell Cassidy of Anderson; six grand-children; and nine great-grand-children.

She was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 22, 2005.

William Bryant Parker Jr.

LUMBERTON, N.C. - William Bryant Parker Jr., 45, died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005 at Duke University Medical Center.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7 from Singletary Baptist Church with the Rev. Bruce Brumfield officiating. Burial followed in the Floyd Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Parker was a son of Mrytle Parker Yow and the late William Bryant Parker Sr. He served as a fireman in Brock's Mill, Morven and Lumberton and had worked as a forest ranger in Chesterfield.

Surviving are his wife, Brenda Parker of the home; his mother and stepfather, Roy Yow of Wadesboro, N.C.; two brothers, Dale (Allison) Parker of McFarlan, N.C., and Eugene (Susan) Parker of Wadesboro, N.C.; two sisters, Wendy (Rick) Jones of Morven, N.C., and Linda (Bill) Mullis of Rockingham, N.C.; two daughters, Joyce (David) Jernigan and Amanda Lundy of Lumberton; four grandchildren, Austin Jernigan, Hannah Jernigan, Amber Warwick and Paul Warwick all of Lumberton; and his father-in-law, William Campbell of Lumberton.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lester (Maggie) Parker and Watt (Bessie) Deese.

Arrangements were entrusted to Floyd Mortuary and Crematory, Inc. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 22, 2005.

Charles William 'Charlie' Raley

JEFFERSON - Charles William "Charlie" Raley, 72, died Friday, Sept. 16 at his home.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18 in Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery with the Revs. Donald Coppedge and Jackie Knight officiating. Masonic rites followed by Macedonia Lodge 239.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, S.C. Highway 903, Jefferson, S.C. 29718.

Born in Jefferson, Mr. Raley was a son of the late Cliff and Lucy Horton Raley, and was the widower of Sybil Ann Boyd Raley. He was a former owner and operator of Raleys Grocery Store on S.C. Hwy. 903 and was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church and Macedonia Masonic Lodge 239 in Jefferson.

Surviving are a son, Chuck (Lisa) Raley of Jefferson; a daughter, Teresa R. Nicholson of Kershaw; two sisters, Margaret R. Rowell of Lancaster, and Glynn R. Todd of Panama City, Fla.; four grandchildren, Drew Raley, Noel Raley, Halen Nicholson and Slater Nicholson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Cauthen Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 22, 2005.

Margaret Caston Ratliff

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Margaret Caston Ratliff, 80, died Monday, Sept. 19, 2005.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22 from Elizabeth Baptist Church, Mt. Croghan. Burial followed in the church cemetery. A memorial service will be held in Charlotte at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 from East Baptist Church, 6850 Monroe Road.

Memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Elizabeth Baptist Church or East Baptist Church.

A native of Pageland, Mrs. Ratliff was a daughter of Amasa G. Caston and Effie Mungo Caston, and was the widow of James C. "Jim" Ratliff. She was a graduate of Wingate Jr. College, now Wingate University, where she played basketball. Mrs. Ratliff was a long-time member of Elizabeth Baptist Church and at her death, East Baptist Church of Charlotte, where she was a member of the Martha Adams Sunday School class and the Sunshine Group. She spent 17 years in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system, was a member of the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary and was a Graham Family Home tour guide.

Surviving are a daughter, Linda R. (Bobby B.) Kelly; two grandsons, James Brandon Kelly and Brent Barton Kelly; a sister, Frances Caston Gregory and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by five sisters, Celeste Peay, Beulah Rivers, Eula Watson, Volee Cato and Edith Caston; and a brother, Bill Amos Caston.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 22, 2005.

Minnie D. Sims

PAGELAND - Minnie D. Sims, 86, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 19 from Bethel Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Union County, N.C., Mrs. Sims was a daughter of the late King David and Eliza Jane Plyler Deason. She was a homemaker and member of Bethel Baptist Church.

Surviving are husband, Ernest Sims of Pageland; a son, Calvin (Debbie) Sims of Pageland; a daughter, Judy (Bryant) Williams of Pageland; a sister, Lucille Sherrin of Lancaster; and four grandchildren, Lisa (Lyn) S. Mills, Amy Williams, Scott Sims and Jeffery Williams.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 22, 2005.

Claudia Neal Williams

KERSHAW - Claudia Neal Williams, 81, died Monday, Sept. 12, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15 from First Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Kershaw City Cemetery.

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

Born in Lancaster, Mrs. Williams was a daughter of the late the Rev. Roy and Etta Hammond Neal. She retired from Danaher Controls. Mrs. Williams was a member of First Baptist Church where she has been a Sunday School teacher, WMU Director, Church Hostess, Choir Member and had served on numerous other committees.

Surviving are her husband, Douglas H. "Chick" Williams of the home; two sons, Lanny M. (Delilah) Williams of Kershaw, and Stephen D. (Lisa) Williams of Kershaw; two grandchildren, Christopher Williams and Kent Williams of Kershaw; two great-grandchildren, Austin Williams and Alyssa Williams; two sisters, Edith Lowry of Pageland, and Doris Hancock of Camden; four brothers, Marion Neal of N. Charleston, the Rev. Dr. Archie Neal and the Rev. Steve Neal of Heath Springs, and Bruce Neal of Kershaw.

Arrangements were entrusted to Baker Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 22, 2005.

Sonny Wilson

CHERAW - Sonny Wilson, 66, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10 from Word of Life Fellowship Church with the Rev. James Redfearn Jr. officiating. Burial followed in the Frank Chapel Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Wilson was a son of the late Vera and Willie Wilson. He attended Chesterfield County schools and had a love for landscaping.

Surviving are a son, Gregory (Doreen) Reid of Cheraw; a daughter, Maxine (Jimmy Jr.) Shelly of Farrell, Pa.; five grandchildren, Josiah and Jvonshetta of Cheraw, Courtney and Gregory Jr., of High Point, N.C., and Moesha of Farrell; five sisters, Erusalee Johnson, Bessie Cosom and Barbara (Thurman) Kearney of Cheraw, Agnes (David) Jefferson of Bethune, and Thelma Scott of Brooklyn, N.Y.; four brothers, Thomas (Dorothy) Wilson, Henry Wilson, Eugene (Lavenia) Wilson and John (Lizzie) Wilson all of Cheraw; a very special friend, Barbara Jean Brower; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, James Wilson, Willie Lee Wilson and Frank Wilson, and a sister, Lucille McLendon.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 22, 2005.

Johnny Leonard Woodward

KERSHAW - Johnny Leonard Woodward, 78, died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2005.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home in Chesterfield.

Memorials may be made to Home Care Hospice of Lancaster, 800 W. Meeting St., Lancaster, S.C. 29720.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Woodward was a son of the late John Bunyon and Mary Ellen Caulder Woodward. He was retired owner and operator of Lancaster Refrigeration Company. Mr. Woodward was an avid CB radio operator and fisherman.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Etta Teal Woodward of the home; three sons, Thomas A. (Kathy) Woodward of Kershaw, Johnny Michael (Laurie) Woodward and Robert W. (Renee) Woodward all of Lancaster; a daughter, Lori Ann (Phillip) Bowers of Heath Springs; seven grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Phyllis Michele Tolbert; and a brother, the Rev. Clyde Wood-ward.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 22, 2005.

 

 

re entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 1, 2005.

Mildred 'Millie' Tyner Burgess

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. - Mildred "Millie" Tyner Burgess, 75, died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2005 at her residence.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31 from Lady's Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Weldon Key and Kenneth Upright officiating. Burial followed in the Carolina Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Rowan Regional Home Health and Hospice, 825-A W. Henderson St., Salisbury, N.C. 28144.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Burgess was a daughter of the late Hardy Avender Tyner and Effie Martin Tyner. She retired several years ago from Jackson Park Pharmacy and was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are her husband, John C. "J.C." Burgess; a daughter, Reba Renee Lee and friend Wayne Hershberger of Kannapolis, N.C.; two sons, Richard Gordon (Bonnie) Rouse and Jeffrey Scott (Becky) Burgess of Kannapolis; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Charles Alan "Chuck" Burgess.

Arrangements were entrusted to Lady's Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 1, 2005.

 

 

Eddie McQueen Jr.

CHERAW - Eddie McQueen, 77, died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27 from Grooms Funeral Home and Memorial Chapel with the Rev. M.F. Harrington officiating. Burial followed in Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Mr. McQueen was a son of the late Edmond and Gathy Dixion McQueen. He attended Marlboro County Schools and fellowshipped with Bethel United Methodist Church of Wallace.

Surviving are a daughter, Cathy Moore; three brothers, Willie, (Gloria) Brody of Bennettsville, Thomas (Florene) McQueen of Northwest, Wash., and Levan (Orzinia) McQueen of Hampton, Va.; two stepbrothers, James C. (Hattie) Brody of Wallace, and Thomas L. Brody of High Point, N.C.; two grandchildren, Mondray Scott and Kendrick Scott; four great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 1, 2005.

 

Robert Jackson Rose Sr.

HARROGATE, TENN. - Robert Jackson Rose Sr., 68, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2005 from a heart attack at Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, N.C.

A funeral service was held at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 from Reese Valley Chapel with the Rev. Bill Chapman

 

officiating, with eulogy by David Stanifer, and obituary by David Ray. Music was by Jane Cox and the Powers Family. A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday in Rose Family Cemetery, Gibson Station, Va.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 4708 Paper Mill Road, Knoxville, Tenn. 37909.

Born in Shawnee, Tenn., Mr. Rose was a son of the late Lawrence and Bobbie Greer Rose. A graduate of Forest Ridge High School, he attended Lincoln Memorial University and graduated from the University of Tennessee Law School with the L.L.B. and Doctor of Jurisprudence. While attending UT, Mr. Rose won the award for Outstanding Moot Court Trial Lawyer.

Mr. Rose practiced law in Nashville, with former Tennessee Governor Frank Clement, and was a special assistant attorney general for the state of Tennessee. He returned to Claiborne County on 1976 to begin private practice. Mr. Rose was a plaintiff attorney for personal injury and a noted criminal defense attorney in several East Tennessee counties. He argued hundreds of cases in the Appellate Court in Tennessee, including the Tennessee Supreme Court, and twice successfully argued cases before the United States Supreme Court.

A licensed pilot, Mr. Rose was also a certified scuba diver, snow skier and avid sports fan. He served in the United States Air Force, and was a member of Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church in Knoxville.

Surviving are his wife, Donna Spade Ross; four sons, Rob (Molly) Rose, Spade (Tori Worthington) Rose, Shane (Amy) Rose and Scott Buis; a daughter, Col. Debra Rose; a grandson, Gryphon Scott Buis; a sister, Mary Rose Hoskins; two nieces Lori King Schultz and Mae Beth Beverly; two nephews, Ralph King, David Wall and Blake Rutherfordton; a sister-in-law, Gloria Bunch; a special secretary and friend, Lisa Chapman; his mother-in-law, Blanche Spade; and an uncle Junior Brooks.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Larry Rose and Cawood Rose.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reese Funeral Home and Valley Chapel. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 1, 2005.

 

Mary Bennie Sellers Vaughn

CHERAW - Mary Bennie Sellers Vaughn, 85, formerly of Cason's Old Field, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005 at Cheraw Healthcare.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26 from Sandy Plains United Methodist Church with the Revs. Yvonne Hechler and Ronnie Vaughn officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Sandy Plains United Methodist Church, c/o Carolyn Taylor, 960 Deep Creek Road, Wadesboro, N.C. 28170; or Helping Hands Hospice of Marlboro County.

Born in Florence, Mrs. Vaughn was a daughter of the late Alonzo "Lonnie" and Mary Ann "Mollie" Stroud Sellers, and was the widow of J. B. Vaughn. She was a graduate of Zoar High School and attended Pfeiffer Junior College, now Pfeiffer University, in Misenheimer, N.C. Mrs. Vaughn first taught school in Patrick, then worked as a "Rosie Riveter" inspector in Baltimore, Mary., during World War II. After the war she was a homemaker in Anson County, N.C. She was also a faithful member of Sandy Plains UMC.

Surviving are two sons, William D. (Beverly) Vaughn of Cheraw, and Tommy B. (Christine) Vaughn of Norwood, N.C.; a daughter, Sue Vaughn (Stephen V.) Barbee of Richfield, N.C.; a son-in-law, Billy Thomas Eddins of Chesterfield; four grandchildren, Suzanne Eddins (E.C.) Harrellson of Winnsboro, N.C., Shannon Vaughn, J.T. Vaughn and Casey Vaughn of Norwood; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Elizabeth Ann "Libby" Vaughn Eddins; two sisters, Katherine Sellers Eddins Kimrey and Frances Sellers Tucker; and a brother, Patrick Henry Sellers.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 1, 2005.

 

Claude M. Gardner Jr.

MCBEE - Claude M. Gardner Jr., 57, died Sept. 3, 2005

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5 from Gum Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. Jeff Gardner officiating. Burial followed in Gum Branch Cemetery.

Born in McBee, Mr. Gardner was a son of Malissa Rogers Gardner and the late Claude M. Gardner Sr. He was employed with Sara Lee and a veteran of the Vietnam War.

Surviving are his wife, Linda Herring Gardner of McBee; his mother of McBee; two sons, Lester Gardner of Bishopville, and Joe Gardner of McBee; three daughters, Missy Gardner and Tammy Atkinson of Bishopville, and Lynn Pardee of Heath Springs; his mother-in-law, Mary Lue Herring of Bishopville; three sisters, Hattie Edwards and Sylvia Horton and McBee, and Virginia Demby of Mt. Pisgah; two brothers, Randy, Gilliam and Claude Gardner of McBee; and five grand-children.

He was preceded in death by a son, Claude M. Gardner III, and a sister, Minnie Ola Kelly.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 8, 2005.

Allen Griggs Gilley

RUBY - Allen Griggs Gilley, 87, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1 in Ruby Cemetery with the Rev. Bo Yates officiating.

Memorials may be made to Ruby Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 35, Ruby, S.C. 29741; or a charity of one's choice.

Born in Spencer, Va., Mr. Gilley was a son of the late Allen Dorrus and Ida Hope Griggs Gilley. He was a retired merchant and a member of Ruby Presbyterian Church. Mr. Gilley was a licensed ham radio operator and an avid hunter and outdoorsman.

Surviving are his wife, Joyce Lear Gilley of the home; a son, Charles Allen "Chuck" (Lou) Gilley of Chesterfield; a daughter, Patti G. (Tony) Fisher of Ruby; and three grandchildren, Juliann Gilley, Chip Gilley and Clarissa Fisher.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 8, 2005.

Eunice Bricker Baucom Guy

CHERAW - Eunice Bricker Baucom Guy, 87, died Aug. 31, 2005. 

A funeral service was held 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 5, 2005 from First Baptist Church, Cheraw. A graveside service was held at 4 p.m. in Williams Cemetery, Polkton, N.C.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 337, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Polkton, Mrs. Guy was a daughter of the late David Scott and Eleanor Kelly Bricker, and was the widow of Robert W. Baucom Jr. and Furman Guy. She was a cosmetologist from the age of 14 and owned and operated Eunice's Beauty Shop for 11 years, and then taught Cosmetology at Cheraw High School from 1972 to 1985. Mrs. Guy loved her family, her church, cardinals, hummingbirds and gardening.

Surviving are a son, Bob (Beth) Baucom of Columbia; three daughters, Marsha (Brad) Porter of Cheraw, Melanie (Michael) Hughes of Walterboro, and Scotty Cook of Fort Mill; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 8, 2005.

 

Earl Henry 'Ace' Huggins Sr.

CHERAW - Earl Henry "Ace" Huggins Sr., 84, died Friday, Sept. 2, 2005 at McLeod Regional Medical Center, Florence.

A graveside funeral service was held at noon Monday, Sept. 5 in Old St. David's Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. David's Episcopal Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 926, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Dillon County, Mr. Huggins was a son of the late Charles M. and Lenora Judson Huggins. He was a graduate of Myrtle Beach High School and a member of the school's first football team in 1938. Mr. Huggins graduated from Newberry College and attended the University of Notre Dame. He served in the United States Navy during World War II, after which Mr. Huggins returned to Myrtle Beach where he was a teacher and head football coach for Myrtle Beach High School. Mr. Huggins also coached in many towns in the Pee Dee, including Cheraw, Chesterfield, Bennettsville and Mullins. His coaching abilities were used for football, baseball, basketball and golf. After retirement from public schools, Mr. Huggins taught at Marlboro Academy for several years.

Mr. Huggins was owner and operator of the Golden Gate I and Golden Gate II motels in Myrtle Beach for many years. His love for the beach was shown to countless young people who worked for him at Huggins Beach Service in Myrtle Beach, and for over 50 years he was a provider of lifeguards at the Grand Strand.

Mr. Huggins was a member of St. David's Episcopal Church, Cheraw.

Surviving are his wife, Susan Powe Huggins of Cheraw; two sons, Earl H. Huggins Jr. of Myrtle Beach, and John W. Huggins of Cheraw; two daughters, Susan H. (Dr. Richard) Owens of Cheraw, and Gary H. (Jay) Jeffcoat of Little River; a sister, Sue H. Davis of Myrtle Beach; and four grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 8, 2005.

Marion Wingate Johnson

CHERAW - Marion Wingate Johnson, 92, died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3 from Wesley United Methodist Church with the Revs. Anthony Waymayers and Josephine V. McDonald officiating. Burial followed in Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Johnson was a son of the late Lenora Lynch Wingate, and widower of Amanda McKay. He attended the public schools of Chesterfield County and attended Wesley United Methodist Church. Mr. Johnson worked in Richmond, Va., on the Naval base as a chief before returning to Cheraw where he was employed by Sonny Wannamaker. After many years of service, he opened his own business.

Surviving are his children, T'Oren Johnson of Cheraw, O'Thern (Marion) Johnson of New Haven, Conn., Lillian (Leon) Campbell of Cheraw, Marion Jean Johnson of Cheraw, Reginald Johnson of Corpus Christie, Texas, Sharon L. Johnson of Rock Hill, Freida (Richard) Thomas of Atlanta, Ga., Anthony (Lia) Johnson of Charleston, Wayne (Lynn) McDonald of Cheraw, and Stacey McDonald of Cheraw; a sister-in-law, Thelma McDonald of Cheraw; and a number of grand-children, great-grandchildren, and other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 8, 2005.

Alice Wright Moore

ANSONVILLE, N.C. - Alice Wright Moore, 42, died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005 in Anson Community Hospital, Wadesboro, N.C.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7 from the Chapel of Leavitt Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Whitlow officiating. Burial followed in Bethlehem Cemetery, Ansonville.

Memorials may be made to the John Goins Memorial Scholarship, c/o Tammy Swearengin, 312 W. Wade St., Wadesboro, N.C. 28170.

The family will greet friends Tuesday night from 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM at the funeral home, and other times at the home of her mother-in-law, 637 Dunlap Road, in Ansonville.

Born in Anson County, N.C., Mrs. Moore was a daughter of the late Herman Lee and Evelyn Blanche Jordan Wright. She was a member of Gum Springs Baptist Church in Lilesville, N.C., and was a teacher for 20 years. Mrs. Moore began her teaching career in Pageland, and returned to teach in the Anson County School System, having taught at Lilesville Elementary and currently teaching first grade at Morven Elementary. She had also taught part-time at Anson Community College (now South Piedmont), teaching paramedic and EMT courses. Mrs. Moore enjoyed her teaching career and especially loved her work with Anson EMS, both Ansonville and Anson Rescue Squad and coaching softball and little league baseball for the schools and parks and recreation system.

Surviving are her husband, Robert J. "Buck" Moore Jr. of the home; a son, Adam Nicholas Moore of the home; three brothers, Ronnie (Nancy) Wright and Lee Wright both of Chesterfield, and Red Wright of Ruby; a sister, Becky (Terry) Jordan of Lilesville; her mother-in-law, Ruby Moore of Ansonville; a sister-in-law, Frances (Steve) Burris of Ansonville; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Leavitt Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 8, 2005.

Bessie Tucker Sellers

CHESTERFIELD - Bessie Tucker Sellers, 82, died Friday, Sept. 2, 2005.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4 in Lower Macedonia Memorial Gardens.

Born in Anson County, N.C., Mrs. Sellers was a daughter of the late Doll and Dorothy Griggs Tucker. She was a homemaker and member of Lower Macedonia Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Walter Sellers of the home; five sons, Billy (Nita) Tucker of New London, N.C., Curtis (Violet) Sellers of Patrick, and Dan Junior (Debbie) Sellers, Randy (Margie) Sellers and Danny Sellers all of Chesterfield; two daughters, Shelby (Joel) Hodge and Peggy Hoffman and Jerry Lundy of Chesterfield; a sister, Mary Alice Flint of High Point, N.C.; 23 grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Bernis Sellers, and a daughter, Louise Melton.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 8, 2005.

Tracy Tolson

PATRICK - Tracy Tolson, 77, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, 2005 from Brown Springs Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Hartsville, Mr. Tolson was a son of the late John Franklin and Henrietta Gainey Tolson. He was a member of Brown Springs Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to Brown Springs Baptist Church, 14297 Highway 102, Patrick, S.C. 29584.

Surviving are daughters, Helen (Harold) Winburn, Trudy (Gene) Chisholm, Edna White and Ricky Atkinson, and Jessie (Leandro) Pacheco all of Patrick; a special friend, Catherine Gainey of Hartsville; step-children, Marie Welch, Faye Weatherford and Charlie and Monroe Gainey all of Hartsville; nine grand-children; and three great –grand-children.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 8, 2005.

Virginia Ginnie Freeman Truluck

HIGH POINT, N.C. - Virginia Ginnie Freeman Truluck, 70, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005, at her home following a period of declining health.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3 from the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service with the Rev. Elwood Faircloth officiating. Burial followed in Floral Garden Park Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association of North Carolina, P.O. Box 27985, Raleigh, N.C. 27611; or Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, N.C. 27262

Born in Society Hill, Mrs. Truluck was a daughter of the late Samuel and Geneva Wallace Freeman. She was a graduate of St. David's Academy, Society Hill, and has lived in the High Point area since 1956. Mrs. Truluck was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Society Hill Branch. For the last 43 years, she has actively attended Albertson Road Baptist Church. Mrs. Truluck's last employment was with IHFC and she had previously been associated with Southland Life Insurance Co. Following her retirement in 1993, she enjoyed her Water Bugs Swim Class at the YMCA and later the Fitness Center at High Point Regional Hospital.

Surviving are her husband Louis Bud Freeman Truluck of the home whom she married April 19, 1954; a daughter, Lynne Truluck (Richard) Lefteris, of High Point; a sister, Fannie Freeman Johnson of Society Hill; and five nieces and nephews, Betty Mooneyhan of Nashville, Tenn., Tommy McNeil of High Point, Sam Bryant of Charleston, and Diane Bremmer and Pam Bryant of Winston-Salem, N.C.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Etheleen Freeman McNeil and Lily Freeman Bryant; and a brother, Harold Smith Freeman.

Arrangements were entrusted to Cumby Family Funeral Service. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 8, 2005.

Lilly Mae Berry Wallace

HARTSVILLE - Lilly Mae Berry Wallace, 88, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2005.

A graveside funeral service was held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 2005 in New Market United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Mitch Ingram officiating.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Wallace was a daughter of the late John and Lilly Smothers Berry, and was the widow of Henry Joseph Wallace. She was a member of New Market United Methodist Church. Mrs. Wallace retired from Nytronics.

Surviving are three daughters, Jo Ann Winburn, Mary (Paul) Holloman and Janie (Jerry) O'Neal all of Hartsville; a brother, George Berry of Weirsdale, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson, Charles Avery Mc-Berayer.

She was preceded in death by a son Edward Wallace, two daughters Mildred Parnell and Vivian Wallace, and a son-in-law Raeford Winburn.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 8, 2005.

Lois Murdock Board

FORT MYERS, FLA. - Lois Murdock Board of Fort Myers and formerly of Cheraw died Friday, Aug. 12, 2005.

A memorial service and burial will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 in Rowan Memorial Park, Salisbury, N.C.

Born in Cassatt, Mrs. Board was daughter of John Tyson and Lilly Murdock, and was the widower of Floyd A. Board. She resided in Cheraw for many years, was of the Baptist faith and was a homemaker.

Surviving are a son, Fred L. Board of Winter Haven, Fla.; a sister, Norman Tress Hodges of Silver City, N.M.; three grandsons, Bryan Board and Jerry Board of Winter Haven, and Mark Board of Savannah, Ga.; and two great-granddaughters, Kaley and Amanda. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 15, 2005.

Dezzie Hall Caulder

CHERAW - Dezzie Hall Caulder, 80, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12 from Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, 6357 Teal's Mill Road, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Cheraw, Mrs. Caulder was a daughter of the late William Tyson and Roxie Anne Turner Hall. She was a graduate of Cheraw High School and a homemaker. Mrs. Caulder was an active and faithful member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 51 years, Charles F. Caulder of the home; a son, the Rev. Ronnie (Linda) Caulder of Cheraw; three daughters, Cathey C. (Randy) Bedford and Sherrie C. (Jerry) Chapman of Cheraw, and Susan C. (John) Jennings of Columbia; a brother, Wilbur (Marguerite) Hall of Cheraw; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Bernice H. Morris.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 15, 2005.

Morris Davis

CHERAW - Morris Davis, 93, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday,

Sept. 8 from Pee Dee Union Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Corbett officiating. Burial followed in Foundry Hill cemetery.

Born in Monroe, La., Mr. Davis was a son of Morris and Oruelle Davis. He lived in Brooklyn, N.Y., and worked there as a head foreman for many years. After moving to Cheraw, Mr. Davis served many years as custodian at Cheraw Elementary School.

Surviving are his wife, Janette Davis; three sons, Morris (Meridith) Davis III and Allan Davis of New York, N.Y., and Morris (Ruth) Davis II of Los Angeles, Calif.; two daughters, Oruelle (Leonard) Mershon of St. Louis, Mo., And Peggy (Arthur) Revis of Los Angeles; a foster daughter, Barbara Ann Hooks of Cheraw; 10 grand-children; 20 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Davis.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 15, 2005.

Elizabeth Burr Gulledge

RUBY - Elizabeth Burr Gulledge, 69, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 from Cross Roads Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Gulledge was a daughter of the late Judson Lee and Nellie Caulder Burr, and was the widow of Grover Gulledge. She was a homemaker and a member of Fairview Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Donnie (Vicky) Gulledge of Ruby, and Randy (Vickie) Gulledge of Chesterfield; a daughter, Dianne (Edwin) Mills of Pageland; two stepsons, Thomas (Monica) Gulledge of Dover, Del., and Glenn Gulledge of Kannapolis, N.C.; two brothers, Robert Nelson "Sonny" Burr of Mt. Croghan, and Rayford Lee "Buddy" Burr of Chesterfield; a sister, Peggy (Jimmie) Sims of Lancaster; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 15, 2005.

Charles 'Charlie' Z. Hopkins Jr.

CHERAW - Charles "Charlie" Z. Hopkins Jr., 91, died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15 from Kiser Funeral Home. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor17, Chicago, Ill. 60601-7633.

Born in Anson County, N.C., Mr. Hopkins was a son of the late Charles Z. and Rilla -Thompson Hopkins. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Cheraw. Mr. Hopkins was the widower of Marie Hopkins, who he loved dearly and was faithfully devoted to for 70-plus years.

Surviving are two daughters, Janice (Scott) Jacobs of Cheraw, and Judy (Ken) Hall of Piedmont; a brother, Bryant Hopkins of Orange City, Fla.; two sisters, Janie Kirkley and Josephine Coates of Cheraw; eight grandchildren; and 24 great-grand-children.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Wanda Haire.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 15, 2005.

Billy Campbell Hurst

CHESTERFIELD - Billy Campbell Hurst, 75, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005 at McLeod Regional Medical Center.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 from Chesterfield Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Chesterfield Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Chesterfield Baptist Church, 207 E. Main St., Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Hurst was a son of the late Finley Thomas and Novella Campbell Hurst. He was a graduate of Chesterfield High School and a salesman with Chesterfield Feed and Seed. Mr. Hurst was a member and former Deacon of Chesterfield Baptist Church and a member of the Fellowship Sunday School class. He was an avid member of the Moore's Drive-In "Coffee Club."

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Betty White Hurst of the home; a son, William "Bill" Ellison (Charlotte) Hurst of Chesterfield; a daughter, Nancy (Grady) Hurst Brown of Beaufort; two grandchildren, Caroline Hurst Brown and William Andrew "Drew" Hurst; a brother, Dewain (Sue) Hurst of Morven, N.C.; and a sister, Ruby H. (Edward) Teal of Winnsboro.

He was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, Leverne and Katherine Hurst, and a sister and brother-in-law, Myrtis and Martin L. Teal.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 15, 2005.

Grace Davis Johnson

HARTSVILLE - Grace Davis Johnson, 85, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11 from Fourth Street Baptist Church with the Revs. Jack Epperly and Robert Rivers officiating. Burial followed in Westview Memorial Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Fourth Street Baptist Church, 501 S. Fourth St., Hartsville, S.C. 29550.

Born in Ruby, Mrs. Johnson was a daughter of the late William Thomas and Effie Mangum Davis. She was a member of Fourth Street Baptist Church, a former Sunday School teacher, Choir Director and GA Leader. Mrs. Johnson was the last of 12 children.

Surviving are her husband of 65 years, Troy W. Johnson Sr. of Hartsville; a daughter, Lynn (Fred) Stevens of Bethune; a son, Woody (Irene) Johnson of Hartsville; and two grand-children, Craig Johnson of Hartsville, and Angie Stevens of Charleston.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 15, 2005.

Ted King

CHESTERFIELD - Ted King, 71, died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Friday,

Sept. 9 from Shiloh United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Shiloh United Methodist Church Choir Chair Fund, c/o Kitty Lisenby, 789 Huntley Shop Road, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; or Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. King was a son of the late Arthur Ellison and Lula Mae Polson King. He was a former employee of Delta Mills and was a retired supervisor with Cheraw Dyeing and Finishing with 36 years of service. Mr. King was a lifelong member of Shiloh United Methodist Church and was an avid sports fan.

Surviving are his wife, Evelyn Creech King of the home; a son, Gilbert T. (Renee) King of Chesterfield; three daughters, Beth K. (Henry) Suggs, Nancy K. (Bill) Brock and Rebecca K. (Tim) Polson all of Chesterfield; six grandchildren, Bryce Suggs, Alex Suggs, Bailey Polson, English Brock, Eliza Brock and Hailey King;

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Carvin King, L. Gilbert King, Thurman King and Floyd King.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 15, 2005.

Jack Tracey Linton

SOCIETY HILL - Jack Tracey Breezy Linton, 69, died Friday, Sept. 9, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12 from Welsh Neck Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark Quigley officiating. Burial followed in church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Society Hill Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 291, Society Hill, S.C. 29593; or a charity of one's choice.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Linton was a son of the late Rosia Nevell and Dorsie Mae Godfrey Linton. He attended Welsh neck Baptist Church all of his life. Mr. Linton enjoyed riding his bicycle and giving away Pepsi-Colas, as well as, working in the yard and visiting his friends at Hill's Grocery. He also attended the Scott Center.

Surviving are an Aunt and caregiver, Minnie L. Cope of the home; a half-brother, Andy Linton of Cheraw; and five half-sisters, Cindy (Joe) Stafford, Gail (Richard) Furr, Brenda (Bud) Sims and Diane (Buddy) Burr all of Cheraw, and Sue (Pete) Hall of Indian Trail, N.C.

He was preceded in death by his Uncle, Joseph Lee Cope.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 15, 2005.

James 'Jack' McKay

PAGELAND - James "Jack" McKay, 67, died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8 from Salem United Methodist Church with the Rev. C.L. Bowman officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. McKay was a son of the late John Rowland and Juanita Sowell McKay. He attended the public schools of Chesterfield County, graduating with honors from Petersburg High School's Class of 1957. Formerly a member of Mt. Airy A.M.E. Zion Church, Mr. McKay was a member of Salem United Methodist Church where he chaired the Board of Trustees and served on the on the Parish-Pastor Relations Committee, Finance Committee, as an officer of the United Methodist Men and a member of the Men's Choir. He was groundskeeper at the church and the preferred driver for the youth to attend its annual conference. Mr. McKay was also a member of Sanctorium Masonic Lodge 25 in Cheraw.

Surviving are his wife, Brenda Baker McKay; two children, Shelby McKay (Derrick) Wright of Mt. Croghan, and Nena McKay (Wendell) Graham of Columbia; three grandchildren, Jakia, Casey and Michael; a great-grandson, Devin; three sisters, Eleanora Richardson of Hampton, Va., Betty (Ross) Harris of Ruby, and Geraldine (John) Rawlinson of York; a brother, Nelfread (Lilllian) McKay of Cheraw; three sisters-in-law; four brothers-in-law; two aunts, Hennie McKay and Hattie Mae Sowell; a special young man whom he reared as a son, Keith McKay; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home - Pageland. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 15, 2005.

Mamie Godfrey O'Dell

FLORENCE - Mamie Godfrey O'Dell, 89, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005 at her home after an illness.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 from the Mackey Mortuary Chapel in Greenville. Burial followed in the Mt. Gallagher Baptist Church Cemetery, Ware Shoals.

Memorials may be made to Laurel Baptist Church, Laurens Road, Greenville, S.C.

Born in Anderson County, Mrs. O'Dell was a daughter of the late Wade Hampton and Julia Cobb Godfrey, and was the widow of Barnett E. O'Dell. She was a longtime member of Laurel Baptist Church, a member of the WMU and a member of the Young at Heart. She always enjoyed working with the church youth.

Surviving are a son, Dr. B. Edward (Nancy) O'Dell of Florence; two sisters, Sara G. Smith of Hartwell, Ga., and Alice G. Collins of Ware Shoals; a brother, Wade Godfrey Jr. of McCormick; four grandchildren, Dr. Jason B. (Elizabeth) O'Dell, Michael E. O'Dell, Daniel S. O'Dell and Kathryn S. O'Dell; and 21 nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, James William Godfrey and George W. Godfrey; and a sister, Margie Rose Coates.

Arrangements were entrusted to Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 15, 2005.

Prentiss Kinney Stanton

CHERAW - Prentiss Kinney Stanton, 45, died Monday, Sept. 12, 2005.

A funeral service will be held AT 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15 from First Baptist Church, Cheraw. Burial will follow in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.  

Memorials to Iglesia Cristiana Renovacion, 501 N. Pearl Street, P.O. Box 757, Pageland, S.C. 29728.

Born in Bennettsville, Mr. Stanton was a son of W.C. and Sara Margaret McDougald Stanton. He was a 1978 graduate of Cheraw High School, where he served as Student Body President. Mr. Stanton was a 1982 graduate of Clemson University where he majored in political science. While at Clemson he served as President of the Student Senate. Mr. Stanton was President of Stanton Quilting Company where he worked for 23 years. He was owner of a deep-sea excursion fishing boat at Murrells Inlet.

Mr. Stanton had served as President of the Cheraw Rotary Club and was a Regional Governor of Rotary Club International. His family served as host for two exchange students, one from Japan and one from England. Mr. Stanton had served as President of Cheraw Country Club, Chairman of the

Chesterfield County Economic Development Board, was on the board of the Cheraw Chamber of Commerce (1992-1996) and served as its Chairman in 1995.

Active in First Baptist Church, Cheraw, Mr. Stanton served a term as Chairman of Deacons. He helped start the Genesis Sunday School Class that he taught for several years. He helped organize and went on several mission trips with FBC and the Chesterfield County Baptist Association. Mr. Stanton taught himself Spanish in order to help start a Spanish Language Mission Church in Pageland for the South Carolina Baptist Convention. He enjoyed cooking and going to football games with his family.

Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Kimbrough Stanton of Cheraw; two sons Wilson Stanton and David Stanton of Cheraw; a daughter, Kate Stanton of Cheraw; his parents of Cheraw; three brothers, David Stanton of Columbia, Clyde (Regina) Stanton of Birmingham, Ala., and Hugh (Jennie) Stanton of Florence; and two nephews, Alexander Stanton and Michael Stanton of Birmingham.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 15, 2005.

Bobby Dale Walters

JEFFERSON - Bobby Dale Walters, 56, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005.

Surviving a special friend, Sherry McMahan; three children, Bobby Walters Jr., Freddie Walters and Hannah Rogers; and five siblings, Betty Jennings, Anita Cooley, Debbie Clark, Tammy Walters and Michael Walters.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 15, 2005.

Benny Eugene Welch Sr.

BISHOPVILLE - Benny Eugene Welch Sr. 74, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 from Harmony Baptist Church with the Rev. Ronnie Holland officiating. Burial followed in Bethany Cemetery.

Born in Bishopville, Mr. Welch was a son of the late Eugene Welch and Bertha Welch McCaskill. He was a member of Harmony Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon, Sunday School teacher and a member of the Men's Quartet. Mr. Welch was one of the first coaches of Little League Baseball in Bishopville and coached many young boys on the Lions team for six years. He was an avid baseball fan, loved to fish and hunt, and enjoyed playing golf with his sons and friends. Mr. Welch had retired from Kendall in Bethune.

Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Georgia Hopkins Welch of Bishopville; three sons, Benny E. "Hank" (Kathryn) Welch Jr., Charles E. (Charlene) Welch and Benji K. Welch of Bishopville; a daughter, Brenda M. Welch (Danny) of Bishopville; four sisters, Grace (Benjie) Driggers, Beatrice Hopkins, Carolyn Smith and Frances (Larry) Grantham of Bishopville; three sisters-in-law, Gladys Watkins and Vima Lee Hopkins of Bishopville, and Lou Doris (Leon) McCoy of McBee; eight grand-children; and eight great-gradchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Welch.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 15, 2005.

George Joseph Assef

CHERAW - George Joseph Assef, 90, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2005.

A graveside funeral service was held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15 in Old St. David's Cemetery, Cheraw.

Memorials may be made to Faith Christian Academy, 220 Greene St., Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Lawrence, Mass., Mr. Assef was a son of the late Karem and Rose "Rachel" Aberizk Assef. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Cheraw, where he had served as a Sunday School teacher in the Junior Department, was a member of the sanctuary choir, was a Trustee, and secretary of the Friendship Sunday School Class. Mr. Assef was a lifetime member of the Masons (Cheraw Lodge). He was a member of Clanton's Auto Auction Men of the 40's club. He had received the Dilmar Oil Company Service Award. As a young man he was a champion table tennis player, lifeguard and swimming teacher. He loved the beach, and was always an avid reader.

Mr. Assef was often honored and surprised when grown men told him how he had influenced their Christian walk when he had been their Junior Sunday School Teacher. He will be remembered for writing letters to friends and loved ones in their times of need. Many will remember him as the man who gave out candy as he serviced their parents' cars. 

Surviving are his wife, Esther McPherson Assef of Cheraw; a son, Leland (Peggy) Assef of Cheraw; a daughter, Dana (Brian) Burch of Cheraw; three grandchildren, Paige (Mike) Hill, Lee Assef and Graham Burch of Cheraw; a great-grandchild, Sarah Hill of Cheraw; a sister, Marion Abdulla of Salem, N.H.; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ade "Eddie" Assef and Manuel Assef, and two sisters, Anne Assef and Josephine Jacobs.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 22, 2005.

Samuel Allen Bryan

FLORENCE - Samuel Allen Bryan, 56, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2005 in a Florence hospital after an illness.

A memorial service was held at noon, Tuesday, Sept. 20 from Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home Chapel.

Born in Jacksonville, N.C., Mr. Bryan was a son of the late William and Sarah Hunter Bryan, and was the widower of Joy Elaine Hicks Bryan. He was employed as and industrial liaison in the Occupational Health Department of Carolinas Hospital System. Mr. Bryan graduated with a master's degree from East Carolina University. He was a member of the Florence Chamber of Commerce and the Master Gardeners' Association.

Surviving are two sons, Chris (Nicole) Bryan of Lake City, and Robert Bryan of Florence; two brothers, Stanley Bryan of Richlands, N.C., and Bill Bryan of Pink Hill, N.C.; a sister, Cleo Bryan of Wallace, N.C., and three grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 22, 2005.

Raymond Murray Byrd

SOCIETY HILL - Raymond Murray Byrd, 78, died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2005.

A graveside funeral service was held at noon Saturday, Sept. 17 in Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Tom Rutan officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Harris Creek Volunteer Fire Department.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Byrd was a son of the late John F. and Lizzie Linton Byrd, and was the widower of Charlotte Barfield Byrd. He was a retired farmer.

Surviving are three sons, Allen (Judi) Byrd, Pete (Debra) Byrd and Travis (Joyce) Byrd all of Society Hill; a daughter, Dale (John) Howle of Hartsville; two brothers, John D. Byrd of Frostburg, Md., and Connie Byrd of Society Hill; seven grandchildren, Allen (Stacy) Byrd, Crystal Byrd, Jeff (Laura) Byrd, David (Deanna) Byrd, Jonathan (Mandy) Howle, Justin Howle and T.J. (Jessica) Byrd; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by six brothers, Leon Byrd Sr., Eugene Byrd, Clayton Byrd, Orian Byrd, Don Byrd and Curtis Byrd; and a grandchild, Chase Byrd.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 22, 2005.

Asalee Campbell

PATRICK - Asalee Campbell, 82, died Friday, Sept. 9, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14 from Piney Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. Charles W. Malloy, Ralph Friday and Wilson Kennedy officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Campbell was a daughter of Dollie Funderburk and M. Lewis Wilkins, who were among the founders of the Piney Grove Community, and was the widow of Delmost Campbell. She was first a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church and later a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church. Mrs. Campbell received her education at Coulter Academy in Cheraw and was a devoted wife and mother.

Surviving are a son, Charles A. (Joanne) Campbell of Patrick; five grandchildren, Brian (Linda) Campbell of Cheraw, Sonia Campbell of Florence, and Stacey (Daphne) Campbell, Gloria Campbell and Robin Campbell of Patrick; a sister, Modeline McDonald of Cheraw, and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by three sisters and four brothers.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 22, 2005.

Grace Roscoe Caulder

WALLACE - Grace Roscoe Caulder, 71, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005 in Cheraw.

A funeral was held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21 from Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Wallace, with the Revs. David Best, Jerry Hatcher and Beverly Wilson officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Wallace Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 245, Wallace, S.C. 29596. .

A native of Maxton, N.C., Mrs. Caulder was a daughter of the late Robert Otis and Maggie Lee Steen Roscoe. She had lived in Wallace since 1965. Mrs. Caulder retired as a weaver from Burlington Industries. She loved to paint and work in her flower garden.

Surviving are her husband Hoover Caulder of Wallace; two sons, Wayne (Joye) Caulder of Cheraw, and David (Lisa Marie) Caulder of Branch Mich.; two daughters, Mary Ruth (Aaron) Ladd of Hephzibah, Ga., and Sheila Caulder Rivers of Wallace; eighteen grandchildren, Wade, Amy, Daniele, Ernest, Angie, Melissa, Scott, Beth, Kevin, Emily, Jessica, Austin, Jason, Karen, Jessica, Joshua, Garrett and Daniel; and five great-grandchildren, Dareth, Aaron, Gracen, Evynn and Lilith.

She was preceded in death by a daughter Joyce Ann Caulder.    

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 22, 2005.

Glenn D. Freeman

CHESTERFIELD - Glenn D. Freeman, 76, died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16 from Friendship United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Freeman was a son of the late John Wesley and Allie Rivers Freeman, and was the widower of Helen Eddins Freeman. He was a farmer, a member of Chesterfield Masonic Lodge 220, a former member of the S.C. National Guard and a member of Friendship United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a son, Harry (Linda) Freeman of Florence; two daughters, Jennie (Van) Simpson of Patrick, and Karen (Gary) Schauer of Chesterfield; three grandchildren, R.L. Simpson of Easley, and Allison Freeman and Rachel Freeman of Florence.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, the Rev. John C. Freeman, Robert Freeman and Charles E. Freeman; and two sisters, Inez Gainey and Savada Goodale.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 22, 2005.

Jack Ganson Funderburk

PAGELAND - Jack Ganson Funderburk, 90, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005 at the Rehabilitation Center, Monroe, N.C.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15 from Oak Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. James Thomas officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Funderburk was a son of Callie Funderburk. He attended the public schools of Chesterfield County and was a faithful member of Oak Hill Baptist Church where he was the Sexton groundskeeper and custodian of the church as well as a Trustee and member of the Sunday School. Mr. Funderburk was a truck driver for many years and retired from Plyler's Saw Mill.

Surviving are his wife of 69 years, Ethel R. Robinson of the home; two sons, Bobby Eugene (Altha' Mae) Funderburk and George Washington (Eliza) Funderburk of Charlotte, N.C.; four sisters, Carrie (Brylus) McManus of Lancaster, Maude (James) Lockhart, Mace (C.B.) Robinson and Roxie (James) Blakeney all of Charlotte; six brothers, Julius (Sylvia) Funderburk of Kershaw, Coyte Funderburk of Page-land, Dock Funderburk of Charlotte, James (Marjorie) Funderburk of Lan-caster, Guy Funderburk of Charlotte, and Ray (Marion) Funderburk of Huntersville, N.C.; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; two daughters-in-law, Verla C. Funderburk and Olivia Funderburk; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Leevertis Funderburk and Jackie Boy Funderburk; four brothers, Bob Funderburk, Kemp Funderburk, Kelly Funderburk and Wade Funderburk; and a sister, Myrtle Miller.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home - Pageland. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 22, 2005.

William Bryant Parker Jr.

LUMBERTON, N.C. - William Bryant Parker Jr., 45, died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005 at Duke University Medical Center.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7 from Singletary Baptist Church with the Rev. Bruce Brumfield officiating. Burial followed in the Floyd Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Parker was a son of Mrytle Parker Yow and the late William Bryant Parker Sr. He served as a fireman in Brock's Mill, Morven and Lumberton and had worked as a forest ranger in Chesterfield.

Surviving are his wife, Brenda Parker of the home; his mother and stepfather, Roy Yow of Wadesboro, N.C.; two brothers, Dale (Allison) Parker of McFarlan, N.C., and Eugene (Susan) Parker of Wadesboro, N.C.; two sisters, Wendy (Rick) Jones of Morven, N.C., and Linda (Bill) Mullis of Rockingham, N.C.; two daughters, Joyce (David) Jernigan and Amanda Lundy of Lumberton; four grandchildren, Austin Jernigan, Hannah Jernigan, Amber Warwick and Paul Warwick all of Lumberton; and his father-in-law, William Campbell of Lumberton.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lester (Maggie) Parker and Watt (Bessie) Deese.

Arrangements were entrusted to Floyd Mortuary and Crematory, Inc. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 22, 2005.

Charles William 'Charlie' Raley

JEFFERSON - Charles William "Charlie" Raley, 72, died Friday, Sept. 16 at his home.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18 in Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery with the Revs. Donald Coppedge and Jackie Knight officiating. Masonic rites followed by Macedonia Lodge 239.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, S.C. Highway 903, Jefferson, S.C. 29718.

Born in Jefferson, Mr. Raley was a son of the late Cliff and Lucy Horton Raley, and was the widower of Sybil Ann Boyd Raley. He was a former owner and operator of Raleys Grocery Store on S.C. Hwy. 903 and was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church and Macedonia Masonic Lodge 239 in Jefferson.

Surviving are a son, Chuck (Lisa) Raley of Jefferson; a daughter, Teresa R. Nicholson of Kershaw; two sisters, Margaret R. Rowell of Lancaster, and Glynn R. Todd of Panama City, Fla.; four grandchildren, Drew Raley, Noel Raley, Halen Nicholson and Slater Nicholson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Cauthen Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 22, 2005.

Margaret Caston Ratliff

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Margaret Caston Ratliff, 80, died Monday, Sept. 19, 2005.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22 from Elizabeth Baptist Church, Mt. Croghan. Burial followed in the church cemetery. A memorial service will be held in Charlotte at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 from East Baptist Church, 6850 Monroe Road.

Memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Elizabeth Baptist Church or East Baptist Church.

A native of Pageland, Mrs. Ratliff was a daughter of Amasa G. Caston and Effie Mungo Caston, and was the widow of James C. "Jim" Ratliff. She was a graduate of Wingate Jr. College, now Wingate University, where she played basketball. Mrs. Ratliff was a long-time member of Elizabeth Baptist Church and at her death, East Baptist Church of Charlotte, where she was a member of the Martha Adams Sunday School class and the Sunshine Group. She spent 17 years in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system, was a member of the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary and was a Graham Family Home tour guide.

Surviving are a daughter, Linda R. (Bobby B.) Kelly; two grandsons, James Brandon Kelly and Brent Barton Kelly; a sister, Frances Caston Gregory and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by five sisters, Celeste Peay, Beulah Rivers, Eula Watson, Volee Cato and Edith Caston; and a brother, Bill Amos Caston.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 22, 2005.

Minnie D. Sims

PAGELAND - Minnie D. Sims, 86, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 19 from Bethel Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Union County, N.C., Mrs. Sims was a daughter of the late King David and Eliza Jane Plyler Deason. She was a homemaker and member of Bethel Baptist Church.

Surviving are husband, Ernest Sims of Pageland; a son, Calvin (Debbie) Sims of Pageland; a daughter, Judy (Bryant) Williams of Pageland; a sister, Lucille Sherrin of Lancaster; and four grandchildren, Lisa (Lyn) S. Mills, Amy Williams, Scott Sims and Jeffery Williams.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 22, 2005.

Claudia Neal Williams

KERSHAW - Claudia Neal Williams, 81, died Monday, Sept. 12, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15 from First Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Kershaw City Cemetery.

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

Born in Lancaster, Mrs. Williams was a daughter of the late the Rev. Roy and Etta Hammond Neal. She retired from Danaher Controls. Mrs. Williams was a member of First Baptist Church where she has been a Sunday School teacher, WMU Director, Church Hostess, Choir Member and had served on numerous other committees.

Surviving are her husband, Douglas H. "Chick" Williams of the home; two sons, Lanny M. (Delilah) Williams of Kershaw, and Stephen D. (Lisa) Williams of Kershaw; two grand-children, Christopher Williams and Kent Williams of Kershaw; two great-grandchildren, Austin Williams and Alyssa Williams; two sisters, Edith Lowry of Pageland, and Doris Hancock of Camden; four brothers, Marion Neal of N. Charleston, the Rev. Dr. Archie Neal and the Rev. Steve Neal of Heath Springs, and Bruce Neal of Kershaw.

Arrangements were entrusted to Baker Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 22, 2005.

Sonny Wilson

CHERAW - Sonny Wilson, 66, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10 from Word of Life Fellowship Church with the Rev. James Redfearn Jr. officiating. Burial followed in the Frank Chapel Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Wilson was a son of the late Vera and Willie Wilson. He attended Chesterfield County schools and had a love for landscaping.

Surviving are a son, Gregory (Doreen) Reid of Cheraw; a daughter, Maxine (Jimmy Jr.) Shelly of Farrell, Pa.; five grandchildren, Josiah and Jvonshetta of Cheraw, Courtney and Gregory Jr., of High Point, N.C., and Moesha of Farrell; five sisters, Erusalee Johnson, Bessie Cosom and Barbara (Thurman) Kearney of Cheraw, Agnes (David) Jefferson of Bethune, and Thelma Scott of Brooklyn, N.Y.; four brothers, Thomas (Dorothy) Wilson, Henry Wilson, Eugene (Lavenia) Wilson and John (Lizzie) Wilson all of Cheraw; a very special friend, Barbara Jean Brower; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, James Wilson, Willie Lee Wilson and Frank Wilson, and a sister, Lucille McLendon.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 22, 2005.

Johnny Leonard Woodward

KERSHAW - Johnny Leonard Woodward, 78, died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2005.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home in Chesterfield.

Memorials may be made to Home Care Hospice of Lancaster, 800 W. Meeting St., Lancaster, S.C. 29720.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Woodward was a son of the late John Bunyon and Mary Ellen Caulder Woodward. He was retired owner and operator of Lancaster Refrigeration Company. Mr. Woodward was an avid CB radio operator and fisherman.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Etta Teal Woodward of the home; three sons, Thomas A. (Kathy) Woodward of Kershaw, Johnny Michael (Laurie) Woodward and Robert W. (Renee) Woodward all of Lancaster; a daughter, Lori Ann (Phillip) Bowers of Heath Springs; seven grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a grand-daughter, Phyllis Michele Tolbert; and a brother, the Rev. Clyde Woodward.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 22, 2005.

 

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Obituaries

October 2005

 

Eva Arehart

PAGELAND - Eva Arehart, 81, died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5 from Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Arehart was a daughter of the late Preston and Nora Pigg, and was the widow of Bill Arehart.

Surviving are three daughters, Sylvia Melton of Foley, Ala., Joyce Washburn of Rural Retreat, Va., and Linda Mullis of Pageland; a son, Larry Ray Melton of Pageland; and a sister, Emma Lear of McBee.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 6, 2005.

Dwight Edwin Courtney Jr.

PAGELAND - Dwight Edwin Courtney Jr., 51, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 from High Point Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to High Point Baptist Church, 16 High Point Baptist Church Road, Pageland, S.C. 29728; or The American Heart Association, 1506 Gumm Plaza, Hwy. 501, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.

Born in Monroe, N.C., Mr. Courtney was a son of Dwight and Arline Courtney. He was a member of High Point Baptist Church and White Plains Country Club.

Surviving are his mother and father, of Pageland; two brothers, Chris (Carol) Courtney of Marshville, N.C., and Tracey (Sharon) Courtney of Walterboro; a sister, Robbin (Al) Usher of Pageland; a niece, Courtney Usher; and three nephews, Trent Usher, Josh Courtney and Justin Courtney.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 6, 2005.

Timothy J. Gordon

DURHAM, N.C. - Timothy J. Gordon, 63, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 from Grooms Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John L. York officiating. Burial followed in the Pleasant Grove Church Cemetery.

Mr. Gordon was a son of the late Arie Gordon Davis. He moved to Durham about 36 years ago and worked for Bill Matthew Company until he retired two years ago.

Surviving are two daughters, Maria M. (Patrick) Davis and Teresa Gordon of Durham; three grandchildren; two brothers, Wilbert (Rosie) Gordon and Charlie Wayne Davis of Cheraw; two sisters, Ella Marie Ratliff of Cheraw, and Annie Pearl (Henry) Sneed of Maryland Heights; two aunts; three uncles; his ex-wife, Dorothy Lee of Durham; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 6, 2005.

Billy G. Horton

PAGELAND - Billy G. Horton, 75, died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5 from New Covenant Baptist Church. Burial followed in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Surviving are his wife, Ruby Mills Horton; a daughter, Caroline Horton of Pageland; two brothers, Arron Horton and O.W. Horton of Columbia; and two sisters, Betty Jo Roberts of Newberry, and Bessie Lee Shealy of Huntersville, N.C.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 6, 2005.

Allen Jerome Hutson

BLACKVILLE - Allen Jerome "Studd" Hutson, 35, died Monday, Oct. 3, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5 from Pinehill Freewill Baptist Church. Burial followed in Springfield Cemetery.

Born in Barnwell County, Mr. Hutson was a son of George Etheredge Hutson Sr. and Marie Williams Hutson. He worked as a farmer.

Surviving are a sister, Ginger Elizabeth Hutson of Pageland; a brother, George E. Hutson Jr. of Blackville; his maternal grandmother, Mildred Williams; a niece, Katrina Angelica Kokubon; and a nephew, Richard Anthony Paul Hutson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Folk Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 6, 2005.

John A. Keiser Jr.

CHERAW - John A. Keiser Jr., 63, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2 from Kiser Funeral Home. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials to the American Legion, 5 Oaks Post 23, P.O. Box 24, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Rochester, Pa., Mr. Keiser was a son of the late John Anthony and Stella Marie Pepsic Keiser. He was a United States Navy veteran. Mr. Keiser enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family.

Surviving are four sons, John Anthony Keiser III and Raymond Deke Keiser of Cheraw, Jarod Marshall Keiser of Mint Hill, N.C., and Eric Paul Keiser of Sugarland, Texas; two daughters, Michele Renee Kirkley of Sumter, and Pamela Sue Carver of Alliance, Ohio; two sisters Donna L. Vok and Judy Ann Neely of Coraopolis, Pa.; and six grandchildren, Jonathan Keiser, Edgar Keiser, Ashley Keiser, Adam Lowery, Ryan Carver and Claire Kirkley.

 

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 6, 2005.

Bernice ‘Bea' Lovell Campbell Masciovecchio

CHAPIN - Bernice "Bea" Lovell Campbell Masciovecchio, 82, died Monday, Sept. 26, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 from New Life Chapel, Lowman Home. Burial followed in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Carolina Children's Home.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Mascio-vecchio was a daughter of the late Lomath Edgar and Annie Suedella Shealy Campbell, and was the widow of Anthony F. Masciovecchio. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, and active with her husband in the Knights of Columbus and the National Association of Letter Carriers.

Surviving are a daughter, Frances (Mike) Shelton of Amelia, Ohio; three granddaughters, Marcia Donald of Simpsonville, Vickie Waid of Strongsville, Ohio, and Crystal Cole of Albuquerque, N.M.; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Billie Derrick of Chapin; two sisters-in-law, Minnie Campbell of Blythewood, and Lucille Navarro of Ansonia, Conn.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Charlie E. Campbell, Harold J. Campbell and Jack A. Campbell.

Arrangements were entrusted to Dunbar Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 6, 2005.

Amber Brooke McCray

PATRICK - Amber Brooke McCray, 16, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Bethesda United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Born in Bennettsville, Miss McCray was a daughter of Jackie Joanna Crowley Galloway and Franklin Lee McCray. She was a junior at Chesterfield High School. Miss McCray was employed with Shoney's of Hartsville.

Surviving are her mother and step-father, Jackie and Patrick Galloway of Patrick; her father, Frankie McCray and friend Trenia Roscoe of Cheraw; a brother, Brandon Lee McCray of Patrick; a stepbrother, Patrick Douglas Galloway Jr. of Kings Mountain, N.C.; a stepsister, Brittney Leanne Galloway of Kings Mountain; and her grand-parents, Jack and Jeri Crowley of Patrick, Billy McCray of Cheraw, Wayne and Bonnie Galloway of Darlington, and Dora Ellen Springs of Florence.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 6, 2005.

James Blair ‘Pete' Mills

PAGELAND - James Blair "Pete" Mills, 59, of Pageland, died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5 from Liberty Hill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Liberty Hill Baptist Church, P.O. Box 309, Pageland, S.C. 29728; or Liberty Hill Baptist Church Relay for Life Team, P.O. Box 309, Pageland, S.C. 29728.

Mr. Mills was a son of the late the Rev. James A. and Mary Mills. He was a dedicated employee of Tucker Lumber Company. Mr. Mills was a member and Deacon at Liberty Hill Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Mt. Moriah Masonic Lodge 58 and the Smith-Graves American Legion Post 92. Mr. Mills was a loyal Central High School sports fan.

Surviving are his wife, Phylis Funderburk Mills of Pageland; and a daughter, Jenna Blair Mills of Pageland.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 6, 2005.

The Rev. Mark L. Mullins

SPARTANBURG - The Rev. Mark L. Mullins, 35, died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 from Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel conducted by the Revs. Edward McDowell, Edward L. Traxler Jr. and Jane Jenkins. Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Beaumont United Methodist Church, 687 North Liberty St., Spartanburg, S.C. 29303.

Born in Spartanburg, Mr. Mullins was a son of Mervin and Rita Lynn McCravy Mullins. He was a graduate of Boiling Springs High School, Limestone College and Erskine Seminary. Mr. Mullins was a minister with the S.C. United Methodist Conference, having served in the Anderson District at Ebenezer and Marshall Memorial, Spartanburg District at El Bethel, and Hartsville District at Mt. Olivet and Pleasant Grove.

Surviving are his wife, Amy Green Mullins of the home; a brother, Brian Dean (Tracy) Mullins of Woodruff; special nieces Nikki Mullins and Brandi Mullins; his maternal grandmother, Ruth McCravy of Spartanburg; and his father- and mother-in-law, Lee and Jo Ann Green of Spartanburg.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Mark D. McCravy, and his paternal grand-parents, Frank and Evelyn Mullins.

Arrangements were entrusted to Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 6, 2005.

James Edward Oliver

SUMMERTON - James Edward Oliver, 69, died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005.

A service with Military Honors was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3 from Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home Chapel with Bill Bochett officiating. Burial followed in Magnolia Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of Tri County, Sumter, S.C.

Born in Sumter County, Mr. Oliver was a son of the late Sam Caleb Oliver and Nida Oliver McLendon. He retired from the United States Air Force after 24 years of service.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Roebuck Oliver of Summerton; three daughters, Terri Lynn (Rick) Holmes of California, Gail (Jim) Russ of Henderson, N.C., and Karla Mazzola of Massachusetts; sons, Mike (Ann) Westheimer of Hampton, Va., and Scott (Paula) Westheimer of Raleigh, N.C.; a brother, Laurence (Rae) Oliver of Summerton; two sisters, Jean (Jessie) Byrd of McBee, and Yvonne (Bob) Campbell of Columbia; a special son-in-law, Robert Howe of California; his mother-in-law, Mary Roebuck of Massachusetts; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a very dear friend, Col. Clarence Hilton of the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Jackie Coker and Ellarea Coker.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 6, 2005.

Derrick Wayne Sowell

HARTSVILLE - Derrick Wayne Sowell, 20, died Monday, Sept. 26, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 from McBee Baptist Church. Burial followed in McBee Cemetery.

Born in Florence County, Mr. Sowell was a son of Ellie Martin Sowell Jackson and Ronnie Jackson and the late Jack Youlden Sowell. He was a member of McBee Baptist Church.

Surviving a sister, Tiffany Jackson of Hartsville; his mother and stepfather of Hartsville; his paternal grand-parents, Lila and Charles Skinner of Hartsville; and his maternal grand-mother, Joyce Martin of Hartsville.

He was preceded in death by a paternal grandfather, Raymond Martin.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 6, 2005.

Dean T. Best

MT. CROGHAN - Dean T. Best, 54 died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2005.

 
 

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 from Sutton Funeral Home Chapel.

Born in Whiteville, N.C., Mr. Best was a son of the late George Jr. and Lillie Best.

Surviving are two sisters, Anita B. Gaffney of Charlotte, N.C., and Sherry B. Wolfe of Columbia; a niece; a nephew; a great-niece; and four great-nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 13, 2005.

Cynthia ‘Cynt' Darlene Trotman Brown

CHERAW - Cynthia "Cynt" Darlene Trotman Brown, 43, died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2005.

 
 

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 from Robinson A.M.E. Zion Church. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Born in Baltimore, Md., Mrs. Brown was a daughter of the late Jesse Jr. II and Mary Ellen Gardner Trotman. She attended the public schools of Baltimore and worked with Baltimore City Youth Coalition for several years.

Mrs. Brown was employed also by Seven-Eleven Franchises in Maryland, at Fast Fare Foods in Cheraw, and at Weller-Cooper Corporation. After moving to Cheraw, Mrs. Brown became affiliated with Robinson A.M.E. Zion Church. She was a member of the Young Adults Choir and the Wings Over Zion Choir.

Surviving are her husband, Handy Michael Brown; two children, Kendreth Donta and Kiana DeAsia Brown; a stepson, Antwane Michael Brown; two granddaughters, Tanija Zhane, whom she was rearing in the home, and Kanesha Laquan Brown; two brothers, Jesse (Dormain) Trotman of Frederick, Md., and Kenneth (Kim) Trotman of Owings Mills, Md.; in-laws Handy "Dada" and Maggie "Mu" Brown; a brother-in-law, Darren Brown of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a sister-in-law, Cathy (Charles) Powe of Cheraw; two uncles, Elmore (Joyce) Gardner and Danny Trotman of Baltimore; a special uncle, Jaycee (Gladys) Gardner of Baltimore; four aunts, Naomi (James) Ashe, Dora (Officer Terry) Leggett and Josephine (Brack) Melton all of Cheraw, and Jacqueline Steward of Brooklyn; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by an aunt, Vinnie Myrie.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 13, 2005.

Mother Mabel Brown Bullard

CHERAW - Mother Mabel Brown "Lilly" Bullard, 72, died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2005 at McLeod Hospice House in Florence.

 
 

A funeral service was held at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10 from Fisher Hill Community Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Johnnie F. McLendon officiating. Burial followed in Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Fisher Hill Community Baptist Church, 3282 W. Market St. Ext., Cheraw, S.C. 29520; Bishop Norman Brown Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 1541, Cheraw, S.C. 29520; or McLeod Hospice House, 1203 E. Cheves St., Florence, S.C. 29506.

A native of Chesterfield County, Mrs. Bullard was a daughter of the late Bishop Norman Brown and Georgiana McCall Brown. She attended the public schools of Chesterfield County and moved to Huntington, N.Y. where she worked as a seamstress at Huntington Hospital for many years. After retirement, Mrs. Bullard returned to Cheraw and was a faithful member of Fisher Hill Community Baptist Church where she served on the Missionary Board until her health declined.

Surviving are her husband, Ernest Bullard of the home; a daughter, Linda Perry of Huntington; a son, Norman Brown Perry of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two step-daughters, Darlene (Clarence) Simon and Joe Linda (Charles) Leon of Wildwood, Fla.; her step-mother, Helen Brown of Cheraw; three brothers, Woodrow (Dot) Robinson of Brooklyn, Norman (Velma) Brown Jr. and David (Annette) Brown of Cheraw; five sisters, Mary Alice (Herbert) Givens of New Brunswick, N.J., Delaine Brown-Guy of Las Vegas, Nev., Naomi B. Edwards of Greenville, Mary Brown-Little and Lou Ester "Cookie" Brown-Edwards of Cheraw; a brother-in-law; a sister-in-law; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Jessie Mae Patterson, Catherine Green and Jennie Mae Johnson; and a brother, James Brown.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid's Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 13, 2005.

Nancy Elizabeth Cassidy

CHESTERFIELD - Nancy Elizabeth Cassidy, 55, died Monday, Oct. 10, 2005.

A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the David's Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Chesterfield, Miss Cassidy was a daughter of Allen L. and Ramona Adams Cassidy. She was a former secretary and teacher's aide.

Surviving are her parents and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 13, 2005.

Linda Gibson Cassidy

WALLACE - Linda Gibson Cassidy, 53, died Monday, Oct. 10, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Lower Macedonia Memorial Gardens cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Ms. Cassidy was a daughter of the late John Thomas "Tommy" Gibson and Atha Alma

Magnum Gibson. She was a retired employee of Highland Industries.

Surviving are a daughter, Arlene Cassidy of the home; three sisters, Agnes Butler of Cheraw, Faye (C.B.) Rivers and Margaret (Jerry) Hunt of Chesterfield; as well as a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 13, 2005.

Ruth Williams Caulder

CHESTERFIELD - Ruth Williams Caulder, 86, died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Bethesda United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Caulder was a daughter of the late Ervin and Celia Tarlton Williams, and was the widow of Joseph Garrett "Joe" Caulder. She was a retired employee of Sacony and a member of Lower Macedonia Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Robert Purvis and David R. Caulder of Chesterfield; two daughters, Brenda (Jim) Fincher of Cheraw, and Betty Gainey of Hartsville; a sister, Doris Hudson of Cheraw; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 13, 2005.

William Gelespie Douglas

LANCASTER - William Gelespie Douglas, 84, died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11 from Hartley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Lancaster Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Epworth Children's Home, P.O. Box 50466, Columbia, S.C. 29250.

Born in Ruby, Mr. Douglas was a son of the late Daniel Spain and Sue Oliver Douglas, and was the widower of Sara Duncan Douglas. He was a Springs Industries Lancaster Plant retiree and was a member of Lynwood United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sons, William "Bill" (Sandra) Douglas of Lancaster, and Derrell (Charlene) Douglas of Hephzibah, Ga.; a daughter, Annie Sue (Orin) Louthian of Jacksonville, Fla.; a brother, Duncan Douglas of Concord, N.C.; two sisters, Estelle Melton of Ruby, and Leila Mae Jordan of Pageland; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Hartley Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 13, 2005.

Chandler Rivers Eddins

CHESTERFIELD - Chandler Rivers Eddins, 88, died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10 from Zoar United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Zoar United Methodist Church, c/o Sallie Short, 708 Orchard Road, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Eddins was a daughter of the late Thomas Franklin and Lexie Campbell Rivers, and was the widow of Thomas William "Will" Eddins. She retired after 50 years as owner and operator of Eddins Grocery and was a livelong member of Zoar United Methodist Church

Surviving are a son, Billy Thomas Eddins of Chesterfield; a daughter, Elizabeth "Jackie" Eddins (Charles D.) Burch of Chesterfield; two grand-

daughters Suzanne Eddins (E.C.) Harrelson of Winnsboro, and Kim Burch (Andy) Gaskins of Chesterfield; and two great-grandchildren, Gracyn Gaskins and Will Gaskins of Chester-field.

She was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Elizabeth "Libby" Vaughn Eddins, and a brother, Ingram Jackson Rivers.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 13, 2005.

Lawson Parnell Evans

PAGELAND - Lawson Parnell Evans, 90, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10 from Sutton Funeral Home with the Rev. Mack Mullis officiating. Burial followed at 1 p.m. in Sharon Memorial Park, Charlotte, N.C.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293,

Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; or Liberty Hill Baptist Church, P.O. Box 309, Pageland, S.C. 29728.

Born in Pageland, Mr. Evans was a son of the late Whiteford and Merican McManus Evans, and was the widower of Mary Funderburk Evans. He retired from Bowman Dunn Steel Manufacturing, was a member of the Masonic Temple Lodge 656 in Charlotte, and was a current member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Sue Smith (companion Wade Jenkins), and Anita (Richard) Mills of Pageland, and Nancy (Tom) Wellborn of Marlton, N.J.; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by five brothers, Gary Evans, Frank Evans, Roy Evans, Howard Evans and George Evans; a sister, Lillian Evans Funder-burk; and a granddaughter, Linda Wellborn.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 13, 2005.

William Preston Gainey

PATRICK - William Preston "Coon" Gainey, 86, died Monday, Oct. 10, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12 from St. John Free Will Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Gainey was a son of the late James Jacob and Nora Ailene McLain Gainey, and was the widow of Ethel Douglas Gainey. He was a retired logger and owner and operator of Sandhill Logging Company. Mr. Gainey was a member and Trustee of St. John Free Will Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, William Preston (Suzanne) Gainey Jr. of Chesterfield; three daughters, Alodia F. Gainey of the home, Mazel G. (Ted) West of Cheraw, and Becky G. Holliday of Patrick; three brothers, J.E. Gainey of Chesterfield, Charlie Gainey of Kannapolis, N.C., and Redmond Gainey of Rock Hill; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jean Gainey Shoemake, and three brothers, M.J. Gainey, Earby Gainey and Bill Gainey.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 13, 2005.

John J. Green

CHESTERFIELD - John J. "Brother" Green, 57, died Monday, Oct. 3, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9 from Smithville A.M.E. Zion Church with the Rev. Alton Davis officiating. Burial followed in The Church in the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Cemetery.

Born in Hamlet, N.C., Mr. Green was a son of the late John and Rosetta Green. He was baptized in The Church in the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith and attended Chester-field public schools.

Surviving are his wife, Virginia Green; a daughter, Tamela Green of Cheraw; two sons, John Calvin Green of Greensboro, N.C., and John Ivery Green of Cheraw; two stepdaughters, Monica (Reggie) Coit and Anissia Henderson of Cheraw; two stepsons, Derrick Walls of Norfolk, Va., and Charles Sellers of Manassas, Va.; 23 grandchildren; two sisters, Carolyn Burr of Patrick, and Peggie (Lawrence) Hannahan of Darlington; four brothers, Junious (Maria) Green of Mitchellville, Md., Robert Green of Charlotte, N.C., Theodore (Pearlie) Green of Cheraw, and Willie Green of Patrick; three aunts, Dennie Figgins of Alexandria, Va., Lilia Mae (Sunny) Tucker of Falls Church, Va., and Nura (Roosevelt) Alford of Fredericksburg, Va.; an uncle, Jule L. Evans of Alexandria; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 13, 2005.

Helen Jones Hampton

PAWLEY'S ISLAND - Helen Jones Hampton, 85, died Monday, Oct. 10, 2005 at Prince George Nursing Center, Georgetown.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 from Carolina Memorial Park in Concord, N.C., with the Rev. Otis Snow officiating. The family will receive friends after the service at the gravesite.

Memorials may be made to Memorial United Methodist Church, 1100 W. "C" St., Kannapolis, N.C. 28081.

Born in Davie County, N.C., Mrs. Hampton was a daughter of Richard and Pearl Jones, and was the widow of Raymond Hampton. She lived in Kannapolis most of her life. Mrs. Hampton served as a nurse in Kannapolis and Chapel Hill, N.C. for many years.

Surviving are two sons, Dr. Ronald W. (Shelia) Hampton of Pawley's Island and former President of Northeastern Technical College in Cheraw, and A. Keith (Elizabeth) Hampton of Washington, N.C.; a sister, Peggy Troutman of New Smyrna, Fla.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grand-children.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 13, 2005.

William ‘Bill' Franklin Hancock

FRESNO, CA. - William "Bill" Franklin Hancock, 89, died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005.

Remembrances may be made to SPCA or Humane Society.

Born in Ruby, Mr. Hancock was a son of the late Daniel Wallace and Effie Karen Stanley Hancock, and was the widower of Helen C. Gregory Hancock. He was a graduate of Clemson Military College of South Carolina, and he participated in the allied invasion of Normandy during World War II. Mr. Hancock received two Purple Hearts and the Silver Star for his valor and bravery. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel after 26 years of service then taught for Salinas Unified School District for 27 years.

Mr. Hancock followed his children to Fresno where he and his family built a log cabin in Shaver, which later became his home. He enjoyed many years gardening, planting trees and attending his grandchildren's many scholastic and athletic events.

Surviving are six children; Melanie J. Chronister-Avoledo, William F. Han-cock Jr., Noelle S. Cook, Gigi D. Imeson, Heather L. Critz-Zimmerman and Clark S. Hancock; 13 grand-children; and his beloved dog, Molly. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 13, 2005.

Willie James Lindsey

CHERAW - Willie James Lindsey, 81, died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9 from Mt. Zion United Methodist Church with the Rev. Anthony Weymyers officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Lindsey was son of the late Hollie and Beatrice Lindsey. He returned to night school and received his high school diploma in 1970 from Chesterfield High School.

Surviving are four daughters, Patricia A. Lindsey of the home, Mary Elizabeth (Roy) Edwards of Greensboro, N.C., Brenda Louise (Calvin) Johnson of Marshville, N.C., and Mary Ann (Charles) Love of Chesterfield; three sons, Theodore A. (Rhonda) Lindsey of Cheraw, Reganald J. (Sherrie) Lindsey of Chesterfield, and Paul T. Watson of Florida; two sisters, Elnora Davis of Cheraw, and Gertrude Hooks of New York City, N.Y.; a brother, James Henry (Nettie) Brown of Morven, N.C.; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grand-children; a sister-in-law, Mary A. (Robert) Morgan of Charlotte, N.C.; a very special friend, Letha Cash Gaddy; and a number of other friends and relatives.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter T. Lindsey and Isiah Moore. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 13, 2005.

Mariah W. Murphy

CHERAW - Mariah W. Murphy, 87, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005 after a lengthy illness.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3 from Grooms Funeral Home and Memorial Chapel with Pastor D.R. Bennett officiating. Burial followed in the Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Murphy attended Coulter Academy in Cheraw and was the widow of Robert H. Murphy Jr. Mrs. Murphy (known as Muh) was the matriarch of the family. In addition to rearing her family, she helped rear her brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces and grandchildren. Mrs. Murphy was a Jehovah's Witness.

Surviving are a daughter, Pauline (Thomas) Ford of Cheraw; seven grandchildren, Brian Christopher (Natasha) Mumford of Darlington, Kristie Nicole Mumford of Florence, Michelle Christian of Washington, D.C., Kelvin (Michelle) Sharpe of Upper Marlboro, Md., Luron Sharpe of Cheraw, Melissa (Marcus) Allen of Columbia, and Christopher Ford of Spartanburg; a great-grandchild, Tiera Lashai Mumford of Darlington; a daughter-in-law, Alberta Murphy of Cheraw; a sister, Rachel Oliphant of Thornton, Colo.; a sister-in-law, Rosena Williams of Brooklyn, N.Y.; three nephews, Willie Lee Williams of Ontario, Calif., Greg Scott of Boston, Mass., and David (Debbie) Ratliff of Brighton, Colo.; four nieces, Marie (Richard) Battle of Woodbridge, Va., Sharon McCall of Brooklyn, Rachael Williams and Earline (Marvin) Wingate of Cheraw; and 12 great- nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Murphy.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 13, 2005.

Arlee Myers

RUBY - Arlee Myers, 88, died Friday, Sept. 30, 2005 in Washington, D.C. at the VA hospital.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 from Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Myers was a son of the late Humphrey and Ella Jane Myers, and widower of Marie Jackson Myers. At Sweet Home Church he served on the Deacon Board, was Superintendent of the Sunday School, sang in the choir and participated where he was needed. Mr. Myers served in the United States Army from July 1941 through October 1945 and was honorably discharged. Later he moved to New Haven, Conn., where he worked at the Mallable Iron Company for many years and also at Yale New Haven Hospital as a facility custodian. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church in West Haven, Conn., and served on the Deacon Board, was Superintendent of the Sunday School and sang in the male and senior choirs.

Surviving are two children, Elloree (Arthur Sr.) James of Jacksonville, Fla., and Anne (Davis S.) Williamson of Ashburn, Va.; four grandchildren, Tori Mitchell of Burke, Va., Arthur (Latonia) James Jr. of Sumter, Janina James of Jacksonville, Fla., and Randi William-son of Burke, Va.; five great-grand-children, Clarissa Jene James, Arthur James III, Taylor Marie Mitchell, Jaylen Mitchell, Raekwon Lewis; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Ben Myers Jr. and Arnada Myers.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home - Chesterfield. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 13, 2005.

Doris Helms ‘Gerry' Stowe

MT. CROGHAN - Doris Helms "Gerry" Stowe, 71, died Monday, Oct. 10, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 from Thompson Creek Baptist Church. Burial followed in Mt. Croghan Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Thompson Creek Baptist Church, 3365 Womble Hill Road, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Charlotte, N.C., Mrs. Stowe was a daughter of the late Lester C. and Mary Shaw Helms. She was a homemaker and member of Thompson Creek Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, the Rev. Douglas M. Stowe of the home; a son, Doug (Crystal) Stowe of Mt. Croghan; two daughters, Denise (John) Davis of Chesterfield, and Doris (Steven) Gaddis of Dallas, Texas; two grandchildren, Chance Stowe and Kristynne Stowe; two sisters, Frances Ward of Indian Trail, N.C., and Barbara Gould of Harrisburg, N.C.; and a caregiver, Brenda Farmer.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 13, 2005.

Lydia Ethel Evans Adams

CHESTERFIELD - Lydia Ethel Evans Adams, 95, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005.

A private graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18 in Robeson-Evans-Spencer Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Adams was a daughter of the late Nathaniel Prentiss and Mary Rebecca Evans, and was the widow of Phillip A. Adams. She was a homemaker and member of Lower Macedonia Baptist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Patricia D. (Donald) Smith of Goose Creek; a grandson, Phillip Michael (Angela) Deese of Summerville; and a great-granddaughter, Caley Lydia Deese.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert J. Evans and Charles E. Evans, and two sisters, Nina Davis and Maggie Meehan.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 20, 2005.

Carlton E. Copeland

LANCASTER - Carlton E. Copeland, 70, died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2005 in Springs Memorial Hospital, Lancaster.

 
 

A funeral service with Masonic Rites by Antioch Lodge 399 was held at the graveside at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14 in Blackmon Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Antioch Masonic Lodge 399, c/o Charles Knight, 1955 Flat Creek Road, Lancaster, S.C. 29720; or to the Antioch Fire Department, 3015 Taxahaw Road, Lancaster, S.C. 29720.

Born in Kershaw County, Mr. Copeland was a son of the late Joe and Mae Copeland. He had retired as an employee of Duracell, and was a graduate of Pageland High School, and was a member of Antioch Masonic Lodge 399 where he served as past master. Mr. Copeland was a United States Navy veteran and of the Baptist faith. Surviving are his wife, Beverly Watts Copeland of Lancaster; a daughter, Darlene Copeland (Bobby) Vaughan, of Lancaster; three grand-children, Tabitha (Michael) Carnes of Pageland, Max Vaughn of Florida, and John Lee Copeland Jr. of Jefferson; and two great-grand-children, Kaleb Carnes and Chloe Carnes of Pageland.

He was preceded in death by a son, John Lee Copeland Sr.

Arrangements were entrusted to Mahaffey Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 20, 2005.

George Drake

CHERAW - George Drake, 56, died Monday, Oct. 10, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16 from Fisher Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Johnny McLendon officiating. Burial followed in the Florence National Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Drake was a son of Beatrice Drake and the late Leconyer Drake. He was educated in Chesterfield County. Mr. Drake was in the United States Army where he served for three years. He was a member of St. James Baptist Church and later moved his membership to Fisher Hill Community Baptist Church where he served until his death.

Surviving are his wife Queenie Byrd Drake; three daughters, Marjorie Byrd, Felita Drake and Susan Byrd of Boston, Mass.; a son, Larry Skinner of Cheraw; three sisters, Louvenia Williams, Eva Drake and Polly Hooks of Cheraw; eight brothers, Cornell (Elma) Drake, Sylvester Drake, Danny Drake, Roy (Sharon) Drake, Gary (Pam) Drake, Stanley (Mary) Drake and Gregory Drake of Cheraw, and Laverne Drake of Washington, D.C.; eight grandchildren; seven aunts; three uncles; two special nieces, Karon Humphrey and Donna Humphrey; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by two sons.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 20, 2005.

Jean Coleman Ford

CHERAW - Jean Coleman Ford, 89, died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005 at Chesterfield General Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 from Wesley United Methodist Church with the Revs. Anthony T. Waymyers and Robert Marshall officiating. Burial followed in Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Ford was a daughter of the late Will Coleman and Marion L. David, and was the widow of Wade Frank Ford Sr. She attended Coulter Memorial Academy in Cheraw and Beauty Culture School in Washington, D.C. Mrs. Ford worked as a beautician in Cheraw for over 40 years.

Surviving are a son, Wade Frank Ford Jr.; a daughter-in-law, Iris Ford; six grandchildren, Antoinette Ford, Gregory Ford, Beverly Ford, Eric Ford, Anthony Ford and Kristine Ford; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Marion C. David; a sister-in-law, Hilda David; four nieces, Lucille McQueen, Norma Jean James, Ladonna David and Chipelle David; three nephews, Edwin Louis Bennett, Kenneth David and Mark David; seven great-nieces; three great-nephews; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Eloise Powe and Willie Mae Cole Bennett, and a brother, Lawrence T. David.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 20, 2005.

James Everette Funderburk

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - James Everette "Sporty" Funderburk, 79, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 from Cornerstone Baptist Church with the Revs. Eddie Thompson and Jerry Woolery officiating. Burial followed in Sharon Memorial Park with Masonic rites.

Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, c/o Oasis Shiners, P.O. Box 560666, Charlotte, N.C. 28256; or Cornerstone Baptist Church, 8947 Albemarle Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28227.

Born in Pageland, Mr. Funderburk was the last surviving son of 10 children born to the late Osmond and Ethel Funderburk. Upon finishing his tour of duty in the United States Army during World War II, he made his home in Charlotte. He was employed with Tommy Price, Inc. Mr. Funderburk was a member of Eastgate Blue Masonic Lodge and the Oasis Temple since 1965. He was past captain of the Shriner's Rag Tops Convertible Unit. He was a charter member of Corner-stone Baptist Church

Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Betty Mintz Funderburk; a daughter, Brenda F. Furr of Monroe, N.C.; a son, James E. (Lisa) Funderburk Jr. of Belmont, N.C.; two grandchildren, Tim Furr and James E. Funderburk III; and two great-grandsons.

Arrangements were entrusted to Hankins & Whittington Funeral Service. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 20, 2005.

Madge Walters Harrington

CHERAW - Madge Walters Harrington, 87, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005 following a brief illness.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18 from First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gene Ammons officiating. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 129, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Anson County, N.C., Mrs. Harrington lived a part of her early life in Bladen County, N.C. She was a daughter of the late Lester and Addie Tucker Walters. Mrs. Harrington was a member of First United Methodist Church and was active in the United Methodist Women (UMW). She was a member of the Chrismon Committee and served as Sunshine Chairperson of her UMW circle and maintained a card ministry for the group. Mrs. Harrington was a positive person who exemplified Christ in her life. She enjoyed traveling, needlework and cooking, and was an inspiration to her family and to others.

Surviving are her husband of 65 years, George Harrington of the home; three daughters, Linda (Travis) Thompson of Cary, N.C., Sue (Donnie) Goodale of Cheraw, and Cheryl (Reid) McBride of Cheraw; a son, Dennis (Vivian) Harrington of Rock Hill; seven granddaughters; seven great-grand-children; one little blessing on the way; two sisters, Bernice Walters Russ of Wilmington, N.C., and Mary Lee Walters Blackburn of Monroe, N.C.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Gilliam Walters, Lloyd Walters, Reece Walters and Junior Walters; a grandson, Craig Goodale; and a great-granddaughter, Cassa Messick.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw.
. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 20, 2005.

Margaret Wackerle ‘Mardy'

Jackson

SOCIETY HILL - Margaret Wackerle Jackson, 57, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005.

A Celebration of Life Bar-B-Que was held from 4 to 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 17 at the home of Stanley Byrd in Society Hill.

Memorials may be made to Harris Creek Volunteer Fire Department, 2464 Byrd Road, Society Hill, S.C. 29593; or the Society Hill Library Fund, 473 S. Main St., Society Hill, S.C. 29593.

Born in Alexandria, Va., Mrs. Jackson was a daughter of the late Anthony Robert Wackerle Sr. and the late Charlotte Theresa McCaw Everett. She was a Master Gardener, a published writer, and organic farmer. She was Publisher of the Cheraw Chronicle from 1993 to 1997, and was the Aiken Bureau Chief for the Augusta Chronicle. Mrs. Jackson was a former television reporter for WALB Albany, Ga., as the Valdosta Bureau Chief.

Surviving are a son and his fiancé, Rob Jackson and Michelle DeHerrera of Phoenix, Ariz.; a daughter, Laura (John) Ellard of Atlanta, Ga.; two sisters, Beth Carey of Gaithersburg, Md., and Judy Sobeck of Annapolis, Md.; three brothers, Danny Everett of German Town, Md., Steve Everett of Valdosta, Ga., and Tony Wackerle of Frederick, Md; her special friend, Stanley Byrd of Society Hill; a stepson, Matthew (Danielle) Byrd of Charlotte, N.C.; and five grandchildren, Justin Ellard, Julia Ellard, Ryan Byrd, Vincent DeHerrera and Gabriel DeHerrera.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Kathy Wade.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 20, 2005.


Bessie Lee Mangum Jenkins

CHESTERFIELD - Bessie Lee Mangum Jenkins, 91, died Friday, Oct. 14, 2005.

A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16 from Chesterfield Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to The Connie Maxwell Children's

Home, Adams Campus, 212 Zoar Road, Chesterfield, S.C. 29520; or Chesterfield Baptist Church, 207 E. Main St., Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Kershaw County, Mrs. Jenkins was a daughter of the late William Thomas and Annie Byrd Mangum, and was the widow of Ulysses W. Jenkins. She was an active member of Chesterfield Baptist Church for over 60 years.

Surviving are a son, Dr. James W. (Lynn) Jenkins of Fort Mill; two daughters, Marilyn Boyce of Swansboro, N.C., and Kathryn (Carl) Nichols of Athens, Ga.; eight grandchildren, Cheryl (Stan) Guy of Columbia, Steve (Melinda) Jenkins of Bogart, Ga., Michelle (John) Mincemoyer of Athens, Leigh "Byrd" Jenkins of Atlanta, Ga., Sam Boyce of Wilmington, N.C., Susan Hendrickson of New York, N.Y., Kathryn Boyce of Charlotte, N.C., and Edward (Sloane) Nichols of Athens; six great-grandchildren, Joseph Guy, Marilyn Guy, Sarah Jenkins, James Jenkins II, Monroe Nichols and Parker Nichols; four sisters, Irene Gettys Brendel and Ruth Brendel of Lugoff, Vera (Russell) Walker of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Byrd (Vernon) Fash of Wilmington; and a special niece, Sandra (William) Thurman of Chesterfield.

She was preceded in death by a son, William Mangum Jenkins; three brothers, W.C. Mangum, J.D. Mangum, and Edward Mangum; and two sisters, Sue Smith of Jefferson, and Ethel (Percy) Hatsell of Morehead City, N.C.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 20, 2005.


Mary Lou Deason Melvin

MATTHEWS, N.C. - Mary Lou Deason Melvin, 72, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005 at her home.

A graveside funeral service was held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18 in Sharon Baptist Church Cemetery in Cumber-land County, N.C., with the Rev. James Faircloth officiating.

Memorials may be made to Presbyterian Hospice, 1918 Randolph Road, Suite LL-50, Charlotte, N.C. 28207; or the National Kidney Foundation of North Carolina, 5950 Fairview Road, Suite 550, Charlotte, N.C. 28210.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Melvin was a daughter of the late Phillip Henry Deason and Annie Carnes Deason, and was the widow of Rupert Melvin. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. Mrs. Melvin had been employed with several retail stores and with S&W Cafeteria in Charlotte, N.C., and Richmond, N.C.

Surviving are a sister, Juanita (Thurman) Chaney of Matthews, N.C.; a brother, Joe Deason of Matthews; a sister-in-law, Irene Deason of Charlotte; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, N.N. "Sonny" Deason and H.B. Deason.

Arrangements were entrusted to McEwen Funeral Service. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 20, 2005.


Lloyd Whitley Purser

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Lloyd Whitley Purser, 80, died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005 at Wesley Long Community Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14 from West Market Street United Methodist Church with the Revs. Dave Melton and Butch Sherrill officiating. Burial followed in Chesterfield Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to West Market Street United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 870, Greens-boro, N.C. 27402.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Purser was a son of the late John Welborn Pusser and Tulia Griggs Pusser. He graduated from Chesterfield High School and served in the United States Navy during World War II. Mr. Purser graduated from Clemson University in 1950. He was a member of West Market Street United Methodist Church, Gate City Kiwanis Club and a Jaycee Old Timer. Mr. Purser retired in 1997 with over 35 years of service as owner/founder of Industrial Trans-mission, Inc.

Surviving are his wife, Alma Good Purser of the home; two daughters, Rhonda Purser Shell and Caroline (Ronald) Purser Cruz of Alpharetta, Ga.; three grandchildren, Lauren Shell, Alexandra Cruz and Kelly Rose Cruz of Alpharetta; a brother, Hugh (Valerie) Pusser of Chesterfield; two sisters-in-law, Virginia Pusser of Florence, and Lois Pusser of Tifton, Ga.; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Myrle Pusser Clarke, and two brothers, Jack Pusser and Robert Purser.

Arrangements were entrusted to Forbis and Dick-North Elm Street Chapel. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 20, 2005.

Eula Mae Atkinson Raffaldt

RUBY - Eula Mae Atkinson Raffaldt, 93, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2005.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 20 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Cheraw Healthcare Activities Department, P.O. Box 967, Cheraw, S.C. 29520; or to a charity of one's choice.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Raffaldt was a daughter of the late Ellis D. and Amanda Stacey Atkinson, and was the widow of Eular J. Raffaldt. She was a homemaker and farmer.

Surviving are a daughter, Vera Lewis Martin (Jerry) Bohte of Pageland; two stepdaughters, Ruby R. (Ralph) Sheriff of Westminster, and Sadie R. (Jim) Catoe of Lancaster; two stepsons, Lawson (Jennie) Raffaldt of Mt. Croghan, and Olin (Sarah) Raffaldt of Spartanburg; a special niece, Mary Kiser of Ruby; a special nephew, Doug Saye of Jacksonville, Fla.; nine grand-children; 20 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Eugene Melton; three stepsons, Linson Raffaldt, Lloyd Raffaldt and Qulin Raffaldt; a stepdaughter, Elizabeth Steen; five brothers, Luther Boyd Atkinson, Ben Atkinson, Ed Atkinson, Jessie Atkinson and Daniel Atkinson; and a sister, Rose Nell Pruett.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 20, 2005.

Prentice ‘Buddy' Roberts

WALLACE - Prentice "Buddy" Roberts, 77, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005 at McLeod Regional Medical Center, Florence.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 from White's Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 1506 Gumm Plaza, Highway 501, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.

Born in Gibson, N.C., Mr. Roberts was a son of the late Bessie Brigman Roberts. He was a United States Army veteran and served in World War II. Mr. Roberts was retired from J.P. Stevens & Co. after 33 years of service. He was a member of White's Creek Freewill Baptist Church for 53 years where he served as a Deacon for 46 years. He had also received an award from the church for 14 years of perfect attendance.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Evelyn Haire Roberts of the home; three daughters, Joanne R. Bailey and Sandra (Gary) Nuttall of Wallace, and Marcella R. (Tommy) Crocker of Raleigh, N.C.; a daughter-in-law, Linda Roberts of Wallace; two half-sisters, Nadine and Rose of Summerville; eight grandchildren; and three great-grand-children.

He was preceded in death by a son, Preston J. Roberts.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 20, 2005.


Retta Mae Hancock Sellers

RUBY - Retta Mae Hancock "Aunt Shug" Sellers, 85, died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Elizabeth Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Ruby, Mrs. Sellers was a daughter of the late Hillard W. and Rebecca Welsh Hancock, and was the widow of Roy Sellers. She was a homemaker and a member of Elizabeth Baptist Church.

Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Burris Hancock and Ben Hancock, and a sister, Lucy Blackburn.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 20, 2005.

Isaiah ‘Ike' Soon

CHERAW - Isaiah "Ike" Soon, 63, died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005 at Chesterfield General Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 from Macedonia Baptist Church with the Rev. Artemus Woods officiating. Burial followed in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Soon was a son of the late William Kiser and Allean McMillon Soon. He attended public school in Chesterfield County and was a graduate of Long High School. Mr. Soon worked on various jobs but loved carpentry work. His favorite past-times included fishing and hunting. Mr. Soon was a dedicated member of Cash Rural Fire Department and a very depend-able fireman who was the first person to respond to a call. Everyone enjoyed seeing him driving the antique fire truck. Mr. Soon was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church.

Surviving are his childhood sweet-heart, Sarah; children, Isaac Bernard, Patricia, their mother, Barbara and Lisa; grandchildren, Pakasha, Tierra, Akiem, Jamal (whom he reared as a son) and Simone; a great-grand-daughter, Julianna Marie; three brothers, Johnny (Carrie), Floyd (Augustine), and Leonard (Ginger); a sister, Earnestine "Baby Sis" (Arthur);

aunts, Rebecca Ellerbe of Cheraw, Martha Broadie of New York, and Randy Robinson and Ruth Bryant of New York; in-laws, Thomas and Bessie, Bobby and Doris, James and Hester; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 20, 2005.

Joyce Smith Storar

HARTSVILLE - Joyce Smith Storar, 86, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005.

A graveside funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18 in Old Peniel Cemetery at Pine View Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Lowcountry, 20 Palmetto Parkway, Suite 104, Hilton Head Island, S.C. 29926; or the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 3608 Landmark Drive, Forest Acres, S.C. 29204.

Born in Darlington County, Mrs. Storar was a daughter of the late John and Georgia Ann Kelley. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Storar was first married to the late Burdette F. Smith and then to the late N.R. Storar.

Surviving are two sons, Kelly (Julia J.) Smith of Chapin, and Mitchell B. (Joyce) Smith of Vero Beach, Fla.; a brother, Bill Kelley of Camden; a sister, Mary Kelley Tolson of Florence; seven grandchildren, Michelle Smith, Alice Smith (Timm) Weber, Margaret Smith, Kelly P. (Kristy) Smith, Chris (Amy) Smith, Jessica Smith and Terry John Smith; and three great-grandchildren, Kelsey Smith, Kameron Smith and Amelia Weber.

She was preceded in death by a son, Terry Smith, a brother, Mendel J. Kelley, and a sister, Sara Lou Kelley Raines.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.
. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 20, 2005.

Jerry Streater

RUBY - Jerry Streater, 68, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 from Ruby Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Ruby cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Ruby Baptist Church, P. O. Box 5, Ruby, S.C. 29741.

Born in Ruby, Mr. Streater was a son of the late William Kennis and Maynette Smith Streater, and widower of Ann Hamilton "Peggy" Streater. He was a professional photographer and owner and operator of Country Portraits. Mr. Streater was a U.S. Army veteran, a mason and a Shriner, and was a member of Ruby Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, William Kennis (Heather) Streater, II of Lyman, and two grandchildren, Kas and Mason Streater.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 20, 2005.

Kelly E. Traynham

CHERAW - Kelly E. Traynham, 94, died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005 at Chesterfield General Hospital.

A graveside funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16 in Chatham Hill Gardens.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Kelly and Mildred Traynham Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 337, Cheraw, S.C. 29520; or Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Princeton, Mr. Traynham was a son of John W. and Lydia Kirby Traynham. He graduated from Honea Path High School and Clemson University with a B.S. in chemistry. Mr. Traynham served as a Major in the United States Army in World War II from 1941 until 1946, and was awarded a certificate of appreciation from the Army for Patriotic Civilian Service. He was involved in the Boy Scouts of America where he was awarded the Silver Beaver Award, and served on the Executive Council. Mr. Traynham retired from J.P. Stevens & Co. after 26 years of service in textile management. He was a member of First Baptist Church where he served in many capacities. He was a former member of the board of the Cheraw Housing Authority, the Boys and Girls Club, Chesterfield General Hospital, South Carolina National Bank, and Chesterfield-Marlboro Technical College. He was also an avid sports fan and always interested in programs for children. He was a supporter of the Connie Maxwell Children's Home in Chesterfield. After retirement Mr. Traynham was involved in economic development efforts for the town of Cheraw.

Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth S. Traynham of Cheraw; a daughter, Janet (Dave) Killen, of Apex, N.C.; two sons, Dr. Edward (Clare) Traynham of Darlington, and Kenneth (Trish) Traynham of Chapel Hill, N.C.; two sisters, Genevieve Holthouser of Charlotte, N.C., and Tessie Smith of Kentucky; three grandchildren; and a step-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mildred Crawford Traynham; three brothers, Cleveland Traynham, J.T. Traynham and Lawrence, and a sister, Helma.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 20, 2005.

Jack Harvey Turpin

CLOVER - Jack Harvey Turpin, 75, died Monday, Oct. 10, 2005.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 in Ruby Cemetery with the Rev. Douglass Key officiating.

Memorials may be made to Clover Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 202 Kings Mountain St., Clover, S.C. 29710.
Mr. Turpin was a son of the late Napoleon W. and Mary Henslee Turpin. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and a graduate of Erskine College. Mr. Turpin was a member and Deacon of Clover Presbyterian Church. He was an educator and coach from 1960-1986. He retired with the Clover School district where he was the high school football, baseball and golf coach, and Athletic Director.

Surviving are his wife, Jane Turpin of the home; two daughters, Madeline T. Dukes of Charleston, and Marilyn Heckle of Clover; two sons, Jack H. Turpin Jr. of Greenville, and Wilson W. Turpin of York; four sisters, Annie Belle Wyatt of Greenville, Virginia Miller of Midlothian, Texas, Evelyn Riggins of Canyon Country, Calif., and Barbara Ferguson of Easley; and six grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to M.L. Ford and Sons Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 20, 2005.


Johnsie Rivers Watts

PAGELAND - Johnsie Rivers Watts, 69, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005.

A graveside funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 in Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Watts was a daughter of the late John Calvin and Leora Hammond Rivers. She was a homemaker and a member of Zion United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Harold D. Watts of the home.

 

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 20, 2005.

Alvia W. Barfield

Los Angeles, Calif. - Alvia W. Barfield died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005 after a long illness.

A graveside memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 from Foundry Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Anthony T. Waymyers officiating.

Born in Hamlet, N.C., Mrs. Barfield was a daughter of the late James and Delphia Wilson. She graduated from Capital Highway High School with honors. Mrs. Barfield earned a Bachelor of Arts from Livingston College in Salisbury, N.C., and a Masters of Education from Columbia University in New York. She did further study at Yale, UCLA, the University of California and the University of Connecticut. She taught for many years in Aberdeen, N.C.; at Marston Training School in Moore County, N.C.; in the Winston-Salem School System of North Carolina and was a state supervisor in North Carolina. Mrs. Barfield joined the Los Angeles school system in 1954 and taught there for over 30 years. She served as President of the Los Angeles Teacher Association, Vice-President of the California Teachers Association and as a Second President of the National Education Association. During her tenure she was privileged to travel all over the world. Mrs. Barfield retired in California, having devoted her life to education.

Surviving are a brother, James H. Wilson of Cheraw; nieces; special friends, Henry and Kitty Blackburn of Los Angeles; a godson, Rick (Ann) Blue Jr. of Las Vegas, Nev.; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid's Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 27, 2005.

Gertrude ‘Katy' Catoe

COLUMBIA - Gertrude "Katy" Catoe, 97, died Friday, Oct. 21, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23 from Earlewood Baptist Church. Burial followed in Elmwood Cemetery and Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Earlewood Baptist Church, 2930 River Drive, Columbia, S.C. 29201; or Palmetto Health Hospice, P.O. Box 7275, Columbia, S.C. 29202.

Born in Kershaw County, Mrs. Catoe was a daughter of the late Johnny G. and Glendora Catoe, and was the widow of Edison E. Catoe. She retired from the S.C. State Highway Department (now the Motor Vehicle Division) in 1970. Mrs. Catoe had been a member of Earlewood Baptist Church since 1941. She served in many capacities through the years. She was a Sunday School teacher, G.A. leader and worker in the preschool and nursery departments and as a member of the choir. Mrs. Catoe was also a member of the Lydia Sunday School Class and the Happy Seniors.

Surviving are a daughter, Sylvia C. (James) Howell of Irmo; two sons, Johnny S. Catoe and C. Errol (Saundra) Catoe all of Columbia; a sister, Lucille Jowers of Jefferson; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Ruby C. Meetze; a sister, and four brothers.

Arrangements were entrusted to Dunbar Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 27, 2005.

William Ridgewell ‘Dick' Cullum

GREENVILLE - William Ridgewell "Dick" Cullum, 77, died peacefully with his family by his bedside Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23 from the chapel of Woodlawn Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Mauldin, Building Fund, 150 S. Main St., Maudlin, S.C. 29662; or Townville Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 125, Townville, S.C. 29689.

Mr. Cullum was a son of the late L.D. and Kathleen Tarrant Cullum. He served in the United States Navy shortly after World War II, where he was stationed in Guam. After his military service he began a career in the textile industry at Southern Bleachery & Printworks in Taylors. His career took him to Cheraw, Rock Hill and Spartanburg. Mr. Cullum retired from Springs Industries as Quality Control Manager in 1989. For 12 years after, he enjoyed retirement with his wife Sue at their home on Lake Hartwell in Townville. In 2001, he returned to his hometown of Green-ville.

Mr. Cullum was a member of Mauldin First Baptist Church.

Surviving are his loving wife of 53 years, Sue Turner Cullum; a sister, Anne Crocker of Andover, Mass.; three sons, the Rev. William "Dickie" (Dianne) Cullum Jr. of Dillon, Greg (Lisa) Cullum of Norcross, Ga., and Mark (Geni) Cullum of Rock Hill; and seven grandchildren, Matt (Tamara) Cullum, Allison Cullum (Robbie) Foreman, Callie, Julian, Anna, Mackenzie and Jake.

Arrangements were entrusted to Woodlawn Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 27, 2005.

Martha C. Davis

HARTSVILLE - Martha C. Davis, 58, died Friday, Oct.14, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18 from Green Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. James Canty officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Darlington County, Mrs. Davis was a daughter of the late Mary Benjamin Coleman and Calvin Coleman Sr. She was a member of Green Hill Baptist Church where she served faithfully. Mrs. Davis retired from Sarah Lee Hosiery of Hartsville after 20 years of service.

Surviving are her husband, Albert Davis Jr. of the home; a daughter, Yvonne (the Rev. Michael) McMillan of Florence; three sons, Leonard Davis, Wendell (Felecia) Davis and Albert Davis III all of Hartsville; three grandchildren, Victoria Davis and Celine Davis of Hartsville, and Joseph McMillan of Florence; four sisters, Maggie (McKinley) Moore of Sound, N.Y., her twin, Mary Smith and Maudie (Preston) Zimmerman both of Society Hill, and Margaret Coleman of Sumter; three brothers, Leory (Learlean) Benjamin of Society Hill, Monroe Benjamin and Henry Coleman of Hartsville; five sisters-in-law, Arena Davis, Hattie (L.C.) Cranford, Josephine Davis, Edna D. Boyd and Shirley Davis of Hartsville; a brother-in-law, Samuel (Terry) Davis of Hartsville; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by five siblings.

Arrangements were entrusted to Young & Young Funeral Home.

Terah Smith Davis

HARTSVILLE - Terah Catoe Smith Davis, 87, died Friday, Oct. 21, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23 from Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Howard Allen and Lucy Davis officiating. Burial followed in Magnolia Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice House, 1203 E. Cheves St., Florence, S.C. 29506; or South Florence Baptist Church, 2720 S. Irby St., Florence, S.C. 29505.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Davis was a daughter of the late Julius C. and Lenora Dixon Catoe, and was the widow of Maxwell Davis and Charles W. Smith. She was a member of South Florence Baptist Church.

Surviving are three sons, Wilson (Celeste) Smith, Furman (Effie) Smith and Greg (Gloria) Smith of Hartsville; five daughters, Sybil (Payton) Warren and Pam (Jerry) Vereen of Florence, Dianne (Wes) Woodham of Bishopville, and Vickie (Edwin) Kelly and Gayle (David) Chaplin of Hartsville; a sister, Wilma Driggers of Hartsville; 20 grandchildren, Mitch Smith, Pat Smith, John Smith, Payton Warren, Paxton Warren, Michelle Grantham, Allison Hunt, John Woodham, Jason Smith, Suzanne West, Joan Smith, Brandi Ross, Erika Holland, Emily Cottle, Dani Chaplin, Daniel Smith, Josh Smith, Gregory Campbell, Gina Campbell and Taylor Vereen; 22 great-grand-children; and a special friend, Chris Hyler of Florence.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Eddie Kelly.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 27, 2005.

Grover Gainey

DARLINGTON - Grover Gainey, 51, died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005 in a local hospital.

A graveside funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23 in Black Creek Cemetery.

Born in Darlington County, Mr. Gainey was a son of the late Roosevelt and Geneva Cline Gainey. He was a farmer and had worked for Darlington County and City.

Surviving are five brothers, George (Jennifer) Gainey and John Gainey of Darlington, Robert (Peggy) Gainey, Roosevelt Gainey Jr. and Ronnie (Annetta) Gainey of Dovesville; two sisters, Blanche Gainey of Darlington, and Lelia (Ernest) Tyner of Patrick; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Belk Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 27, 2005.

Dorothy Joyce Huggins Graham

WALLACE - Dorothy Joyce Huggins Graham, 91, formerly of Galivants Ferry, died Monday, Oct. 18, 2005 at her grandsons' residence in Wallace.
A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23 from Aynor United Methodist Church with the Revs. David F. Best and Curtis Best officiating. Burial followed in Aynor Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Aynor United Methodist Church Building Fund, 1007 Elm St, Aynor, S.C. 29511; or Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293 Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Galivants Ferry, Mrs. Graham was a daughter of the late George Marshall and Elberta "Bert" Jane Grey Gore Huggins, and was the widow of D. Mason Graham. She was a homemaker and member of the Aynor United Methodist Church where she was involved with the United Methodist Church Women and formerly taught Sunday School. She was also a member of the Daughters of the Revolution in Mullins.

Surviving are a son, Phillip M. (Irma Jean) Graham of Spartanburg; two daughters, Janet G. Reynolds and Joan G. Floyd of Galivants Ferry; 19 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Esther Huggins Cook of Darlington.

She was preceded in death by a son, George David Graham; a grandson, Mason Graham Best; a brother, George Marshall Huggins Jr.; and three sisters, Mary Lee, Ethel "Jewel" Huggins and "Ruth" Mae Huggins.

Arrangements were entrusted to Goldfinch Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 27, 2005.

Salvatrice ‘Sally' Barbagallo Greco

CHERAW - Salvatrice "Sally" Barba-gallo Greco, 96, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005.

A rosary service was held at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, 2005 from Kiser Funeral Home. A funeral mass was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 from St. Peter's Catholic Church. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Born in Francofonte, PRV Siracusa, Italy, Mrs. Greco was a daughter of the late Sebastiano and Nunzia Terzo Barbagallo. She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Cheraw. Mrs. Greco enjoyed crocheting.

Surviving are two daughters, Nancy McLaurin of Cheraw, and Mary Presti of Brooklyn, N.Y.; five grandchildren, Linda Presti, Cheryl DiSena, Joe McLaurin, Bob McLaurin and Lee McLaurin; and two great-grand-children, Phillip McLaurin and David McLaurin.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 27, 2005.

Jean Coleman Ford

CHERAW - Jean Coleman Ford, 89, died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005 at Chesterfield General Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 from Wesley United Methodist Church with the Revs. Anthony T. Waymyers and Robert Marshall officiating. Burial followed in Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Ford was a daughter of the late Will Coleman and Marion L. David, and was the widow of Wade Frank Ford Sr. She attended Coulter Memorial Academy in Cheraw and Beauty Culture School in Washington, D.C. Mrs. Ford worked as a beautician in Cheraw for over 40 years.
Surviving are a son, Wade Frank Ford Jr.; a daughter-in-law, Iris Ford; six grandchildren, Antoinette Ford, Gregory Ford, Beverly Ford, Eric Ford, Anthony Ford and Kristine Ford; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Marion C. Davis; a sister-in-law, Hilda David; four nieces, Lucille McQueen, Norma Jean James, Ladonna David and Chipelle David; three nephews, Edwin Louis Bennett, Kenneth David and Mark David; seven great-nieces; three great-nephews, and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Eloise Powe and Willie Mae Cole Bennett, and a brother, Lawrence T. David.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid's Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 27, 2005.

William Marshall Johnson

HARTSVILLE - William Marshall Johnson, 67, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 from Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Hazel Mixon officiating. Burial followed in Darling-ton Memory Gardens.

Born in Florence County, Mr. Johnson was a son of the late Hilton and Hessie Thomas Johnson. He was retired from Nucor Steel after 22 and one-half years of service. 

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Granger Johnson of Hartsville; a son,

Thomas William (Faye) Johnson of Hartsville; four daughters, Penny

Johnson, Barbara Wilson, Brenda Gardner, Michelle (Mark) Flowers of Hartsville; a sister, Barbara Ann Threatt of Kershaw; three brothers, Sam Johnson and Junior Johnson of Hartsville, and Tony Hutchinson of McBee; and eight grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 27, 2005.

Samuel David Lee Jr.

CHERAW - Samuel David Lee Jr., 53, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 from Cheraw Family Worship Center. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709

Born in Winnsboro, Mr. Lee was a son of the late Samuel David and Mary Branham Lee. He was a member of North Cheraw Baptist Church. Mr. Lee had more than 30 years in law enforcement, serving in several areas, including Florida, Folly Beach and 16 years with the Cheraw Police Department where he was a Captain.

Surviving are his wife, Janette Nall Lee; three sons, David Lee of Cheraw, Tommy Still of Charleston, and Ray Still of Riverview, Fla.; two daughters, Stacey Lynn Lee of Ludowic, Ga., and Michelle Still of Atlanta, Ga.; three

sisters, Paulette Ross of Elgin, Donna Rosborough of Blackstock, and Connie Baughman of West Columbia; and 10 grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 27, 2005.

Robert P. McMahan

LEXINGTON, N.C. - Robert P. McMahan died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2005 in Lexington Memorial Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 from Davidson Funeral Home Lexington Chapel with the Revs. Jerry Bowen and Jimmy Greene officiating. Burial followed in East End Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Davidson County, P.O. Box 1941, Lexington, N.C. 27293; East End Baptist Church, P.O. Box 748, Lexington, N.C. 27293; or to a charity of one's choice.

Born in Graham County, N.C., Mr. McMahan was a son of the late Voyd Bert and Sarah Simons McMahan. He attended East End Baptist Church, was a veteran of the Korean War and a retired employee of Billings Trucking.

Surviving are his wife, Evelyn Purdue McMahan of the home; a daughter, Belinda (Matthew) Biaso of Lexington; four grandchildren, Heather D. Thorne, Dwayne K. McMahan, Sarah Jane Ellis and Cheyenne McMahan; a great-granddaughter, CoraLee Thorne; a daughter-in-law, Kathy (Pete) Cope of Lexington; four brothers, Bert McMahan of Bryson City, N.C. Claude McMahan of Clinton, N.C., Lee McMahan of Waynesville, N.C., and Earl McMahan of Andrews, N.C.; four sisters, Grace Woods and Elizabeth Bridges of Bryson City, Joyce of Kentucky, and Ruth Kenner of Swannanoa, N.C.

He was preceded in death by a son, Wade McMahan, a grandson, Joshua McMahan, and brothers, Carl McMahan and J. R. McMahan.

Arrangements were entrusted to Davidson Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 27, 2005.

George W. Mullis

MAYO - George W. Mullis, 72, died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005 at Spartan-burg Regional Medical Center.

 
 

A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 in Peachland City Cemetery.

Memorials are to be made to the American Cancer Society of the donor's local chapter.

Mr. Mullis was a son of the late Theron Lamar Mullis Sr. and Viola Deese Mullis. He was a veteran of the United States Army and served with the 82nd Airborne Division. His primary career was construction work. Mr. Mullis was an avid gardener and loved plants and flowers. He was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are four children, George (Lisa) Wallace of Polkton, N.C., Dianne (Bill) Oliver of Burlington, N.C., Paula (Tony) Lear of Lilesville, N.C., and Eddie Mullis of Pageland; a brother, Jesse (Phyllis) Mullis of Polkton; two sisters, Peggy Garris of Peachland, N.C., and Linda Allen of Lancaster; 11 grandchildren; two great-grand-children; a special friend, Gayle Williams of Spartanburg; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Theron Lamar Mullis Jr., Warren Mullis and Roland Mullis, and two sisters, Josephine Deese and Martha Williams.

Arrangements were entrusted to Morgan & Son Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 27, 2005.

Mary Johnson Nash

HARTSVILLE - Mary Johnson Nash, 76, died Monday, October 17, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20 from Prospect United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Pat Orr and the Rev. Carlton Sims officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Prospect United Methodist Church, 2236 Bethle-hem Road, Hartsville, S.C. 29550.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Nash was a daughter of the late Roy and Belle Griggs Johnson, and was the widow of J.D. Nash. She was a member of Prospect United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Ronnie Nash and Tommie Nash of Hartsville; a daughter, Vicky (Joel) Segars of Hartsville; and two grandchildren, Kacey Segars and Ryan Segars.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Rhodes and Ethel J. Mixon.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 27, 2005.

Isaiah ‘Ike' Soon

CHERAW - Isaiah "Ike" Soon, 63, died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005 at Chesterfield General Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 from Macedonia Baptist Church with the Rev. Artemus Woods officiating. Burial followed in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Soon was a son of the late William Kiser and Allean McMillon Soon. He attended public school in Chesterfield County and was a graduate of Long High School. Mr. Soon worked on various jobs but really loved carpentry work. His favorite past-times included fishing and hunting. He was a dedicated member of Cash Rural Fire Department and a very dependable fireman who was the first person to respond to a call. Everyone enjoyed seeing him driving the antique fire truck. He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church.

Surviving are his childhood sweet-heart, Sarah; children, Isaac Bernard, Patricia, their mother, Barbara and Lisa; grandchildren, Pakasha, Tierra, Akiem, Jamal (whom he reared as a son) and Simone; a great-grand-daughter, Julianna Marie; three brothers, Johnny (Carrie), Floyd (Augustine), and Leonard (Ginger); a sister, Earnestine "Baby Sis" (Arthur); aunts, Rebecca Ellerbe of Cheraw, Martha Broadie of New York, and Randy Robinson and Ruth Bryant of New York; in-laws, Thomas and Bessie, Bobby and Doris, James and Hester, and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid's Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 27, 2005.

David Threatt

JEFFERSON - David Threatt, 53, died Oct. 20, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 from Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. Threatt was a son of Vernon and Lucille Threatt.

Surviving are his wife, Karen H. Threatt; two children, Adrian Wise and Michael Threatt; three brothers, Calvin Threatt, Randy Threatt and Scott Threatt; two sisters, Marlene Jordan and Maxine Gilmore; and grand-children.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 27, 2005.

Sonny Wilson

CHERAW - Sonny Wilson, 66, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16 from Word of Life Fellowship Church with the Rev. James Redfearn Jr. officiating. Burial followed in the Frank Chapel Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Wilson was a son of the late Vera and Willie Wilson. He attended Chesterfield County schools. Mr. Wilson had a love for landscaping and was well known by many.

Surviving are a son, Gregory (Doreen) Reid of Cheraw; a daughter, Maxine (Jimmy Jr.) Shelly of Farrell, Pa.; five grandchildren, Josiah and Jvonshetta of Cheraw, Courtney and Gregory Jr. of High Point, N.C., and Moesha Shelly of Farrell; five sisters, Erusalee Johnson, Bessie Cosom and Barbara (Thurman) Kearney all of Cheraw, Agnes (David) Jefferson of Bethune, and Thelma Scott of Brooklyn; four brothers, Thomas (Dorothy) Wilson, Henry Wilson, Eugene (Lavenia) Wilson and John (Lizzie) Wilson all of Cheraw; a very special friend Barbara Jean Brower; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, James Wilson, Willie Lee Wilson and Frank Wilson all of Cheraw.

Arrangements were entrusted to Groom's Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 27, 2005.

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Alma Henrietta Wright Adams

PAGELAND - Alma Henrietta Wright Adams, 89, died Friday, Oct. 21, 2005 at Sumter Health and Rehabilitation.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 from Mt. Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. William Coleman officiating. Burial followed in the Mt. Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery, Jefferson.

Born in Lancaster County, Mrs. Adams was a daughter of the late John and Annie Clyburn Wright. She was a member of Mt. Canaan Baptist Church where she served faithfully on several auxiliaries, most notably the Missionary Society. Later she was instrumental in founding Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Pageland. Serving as one of the Mothers of the church was one of the greatest honors Mrs. Adams received from the congregation. She had a gift for loving and caring for children. In addition to their own 10 children, she and her husband reared a number of children for extended family members and a host of other foster children. In 1988 she received the State Foster Parent of the Year Award. Mrs. Adams was a member of the Golden Gate Chapter 234 Order of Eastern Star in Kershaw.

Surviving are two daughters, Dorothy (Wallace) Duffie of Manhattan, N.Y., and Idell (Willie) Robinson of Jamaica Queens, N.Y.; a son, Linzie (Valerie) Adams of Charlotte, N.C.; three daughters whom she reared, Abigail (Nelson) Wallace of Sumter, Linda A. Cash of Society Hill, and Angel Jeter of Pageland; a grandson, Clay Adams of Charlotte; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; daughters-in-law; sons-in-law; two sisters, Mayo Wright and Alice Adams of Jefferson; two sisters-in-law, Nelma Louallen and Faye Lee Wright of Jefferson; an aunt, Eva Welch; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by seven children, Bobby Adams, Peggy Adams, Jay Von Adams, Arthur Adams, Willie Mae Jeter, Emma Phillips and Shirley Gray.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home – Pageland. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 03, 2005.

Nettie L. Blackmon

MT. CROGHAN - Nettie L. Blackmon, 91, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005 at home.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28 in Rhode Branch AME Zion Church Cemetery with the Rev. James R. McLean Sr. officiating.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Blackmon was a daughter of the late Tom and Minnie Perry Robinson, and was the widow of James W. Blackmon. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are six sons, Thomas (Ruth) Blackmon of Rutherford, N.C., Theodore (Berthena) Blackmon of Cheraw, Quincell (Melissa) Blackmon of Charlotte, N.C., Robert (Delois) Blackmon of Charlotte, Clarence Blackmon of Pageland, and Emmanuel Blackmon of Charlotte; two daughters, Barbara Butler of Pageland, and Minnie Blackmon of Brooklyn, N.Y.; 25 grandchildren, and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid's Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 03, 2005.

Wade Harley Burr

FLORENCE - Wade Harley Burr, 92, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005 in a Florence hospital after an illness.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28 from Lebanon Freewill Baptist Church. Burial followed in Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Lebanon Freewill Baptist Church Building Fund, 7005 Friendfield Road, Effingham, S.C. 29541.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Burr was a son of the late Harley and Mausley Elizabeth Stevens Burr, and was the widower of Bessie Lee Godwin Burr. He attended Lebanon Freewill Baptist Church. Mr. Burr was a retired farmer and was formerly employed by Furniture Industrial of Florence.

Surviving are five children, Elizabeth Ann (Gene) Driggers of Florence, Louise Marie (Veron) Nettles of Effingham, Mary Frances Burr of Effingham, David Harley (Joyce) Burr of Pamplico, and Mildred (Mac) Atkinson of Effingham; 25 grand-children; and 40 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three sons, Marvin Burr, Curtis Lee Burr and Wade Harley Burr Jr.

Arrangements were entrusted to Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 03, 2005.

Alice Brower Carter

WADESBORO, N.C. - Alice Brower Carter, 80, died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005 at her home.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1 from the chapel of Leavitt Funeral Home with the Rev. Warner Bumgardner officiating. Burial followed in Anson Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Chancel Choir, P.O. Box 423, Wadesboro, N.C. 28170; or Hospice of Union County, 700 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe, N.C. 28110.

Born in Anson County, N.C., Mrs. Carter was a daughter of the late Henry Thomas and Hattie Eugenia Goodwin Brower, and was the widow of Albert Lee Carter. She was a graduate of Wadesboro High School in 1943, and while in high school, she was a member of the Beta Club, cafeteria cashier, and worked in the office, assisting Mr. Wildermuth, the Principal.

Following graduation from high school, Mrs. Carter worked at Ballet Hosiery as a bookkeeper and later was employed with the Bank of Wadesboro. She worked in banking for 30 years, saw the bank make three transitions, and at her retirement, the institution was United Carolina Bank. Mrs. Carter was a member of First Baptist Church, Wadesboro, where she sang in the chancel choir, served as church clerk, was a member of the Round Table Circle, and had taught the Fidelis Sunday School Class. She had also been a member of the Wade Home Demonstration Club.

Surviving are four children, Eugenia Carter (Marion S. Jr.) Watson of Wadesboro, Albert Lee (Karen Hildreth) Carter Jr. of Easley, Ellen Carter (David O.) Styers of Wilmington, N.C., and Lydia Robin Carter (William G. Jr.) Perry of Chesterfield; six grandchildren, Marion S. (Smity) Watson III of North Myrtle Beach, Daniel Seth Styers of NC State University, Jarrett Brower Carter and Truston Lee Carter of Easley, and Megan Nicole Yancy and Johnathan Wayne Yancy of Chesterfield; a great-grandson, Joshua Andrew Rodgers of Chesterfield; and a sister, Louise Brower Gardner of Wadesboro.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Matthew Albert Carter.

Arrangements were entrusted to Leavitt Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 03, 2005.

Nezzie McIntyre Castiano

BRISTOL, TENN. - Nezzie McIntyre Castiano, 47, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005.

Ms. Castiano was a daughter of Margaret Dalphine Hicks of Bennetts-ville and the late Earl Gulledge.

Surviving are two daughters, April Nelson of Bristol, and Michelle (Thomas) Johnson of Ft. Stewart, Ga.; a son, David (Heidi) Steiger of Brahm, Minn.; six grandchildren; four sisters, Lee (Steve) Ray of Chesterfield, Earline (Jimmy) Grissom of Wallace, Brenda Cribb of Cayce, and Denise (Ricky) Tucker of Rock Hill; and a brother, Raymond McIntyre of Bennettsville.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Harvey Lee McIntyre and Alvin Lee McIntyre. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 03, 2005.

Carolyn S. Coley

BENNETTSVILLE - Carolyn S. Coley, 78, died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1 from Stevens Memorial Pentecostal Holiness Church. Burial followed in Friendship United Methodist Church Cemetery, Chester-field.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577; or Marlboro Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 123 Bennettsville, S.C. 29512.

Born in Chesterfield. Mrs. Coley was a daughter of the late James and Maude Freeman Smith, and was the widow of Julius Clay Coley. She was a homemaker and member of Stevens Memorial Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Surviving are three sons, Junior Coley, Joe Hood and Marvin Hudgins of Bennettsville; three daughters, Cookie Powers and Libbie Baldwin of Bennettsville, and Tommie Morton of Latta; two brothers, Glenn Smith of Chesterfield, and Garland Smith of Bishopville; two sisters, Sylvia Hurst of Chesterfield, and Lois Parks of Atlanta, Ga.; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Bonnie Coley.

Arrangements were entrusted to Whitner-Evans Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 03, 2005.

Ricky McInnis

CLIO - Ricky McInnis, 32, died Friday, Oct. 28, 2005 at Southeastern Medical Center, Lumberton, N.C., from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 from Berea Baptist Convention Center. Burial will follow in New Zion AME Zion Church Cemetery.

Born in Marlboro County, Mr. McInnis was a son of O'Daniel and Martha Lee McInnis.

Surviving are his parents of Clio; Tonya McRae of the home; a daughter, Latiffany McRae of Clio; two sons, Ricky A. McInnis Jr. and Rictavius McInnis of Clio; four sisters, Carolyn Early of Charlotte, N.C., Lois Benjamin and Chaneka McInnis of Clio, and Barbara Batts of Wallace; and four brothers, Lee Curtis Townsend of Bennettsville, Daniel McInnis of New Jersey, James Curtis Cousar of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Cameron Cook of Clio.

Arrangements were entrusted to Bethea's Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 03, 2005.

Thelma Smith Menzo

CHESTERFIELD - Thelma Smith Menzo, 87, died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Chesterfield Church of God Building Fund, P.O. Box 64, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Menzo was a daughter of the late Henry F. and Annie Bell Gulledge Smith. She was a retired employee of Klopman Mills with 41 years of service. Mrs. Menzo was a faithful member of Chesterfield Church of God for 42 years.

Surviving are a son, the Rev. Larry (Gloria) Menzo of Chesterfield; a granddaughter, Christy M. (Jamie) Rhodes of Cheraw; two brothers, Bobby Smith and J. C. Smith of Chesterfield; and a sister, Birty Oliver of Chesterfield.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Myrtle Weatherford, and three brothers, Everett Smith, Levy Smith and Donald Smith.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 03, 2005.

J. Heyward Price

JEFFERSON - J. Heyward Price, 72, died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005 at Union Regional Medical Center, Monroe, N.C.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1 from Bethel Baptist Church. Burial followed in Jefferson Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; or the American Lung Association, 1817 Gadsden St., Columbia, S.C. 29201-2392.

A son of the late Clarence T. and Mamie Rollings Price, Mr. Price retired from Springs Industries and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, Macedonia Lodge 239 and Woodmen of the World.

Surviving are his wife, Irene Brown Price of Jefferson; a son, Donnie Price of Jefferson; a daughter, Frances P. Linton of Pageland; six brothers, Jackie Price of Lancaster, Marshall Price of Midland, N.C., Dick Price of McBee, and Ricky Price, Tommy Price and Edward Price of Jefferson; two sisters, Joyce Ottaway of Matthews, N.C., and Doris Funderburk of Monroe; four grandchildren, Kim P. Douglas, Emily P. Poplin, Brandon Price and Mitch Linton; and a great-grandchild, Kayden Douglas.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Price.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 03, 2005.

Henry Rippe Jr.

LEESVILLE - Henry Rippe Jr., 46, died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2 from Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel. Burial followed in Piney Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Leesville.

Born in Long Island, N.Y., Mr. Rippe was a son of the late Bernadette Penelope Keenan Rippe, and Henry G. Rippe Sr. and Marta Rippe.

Surviving are his wife, Ann Lucas Rippe of Leesville; a son, Henry Rippe III of Leesville; his father and stepmother of Pageland; two sisters, Margaret Gurid of Germantown, N.Y., and Dianne Rippe of Key West, Fla.; and a brother, Thomas Rippe, Elizaville, N.Y.

Arrangements were entrusted to Caughman-Harman Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 03, 2005.

William Grady Threadgill

PATRICK - William Grady Threadgill, 73, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28 from St. John Freewill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Threadgill was a son of the late Kenneth Cam and Ola Therrell Threadgill. He was a retired employee of Robertson Factories, a member of St. John Freewill Baptist Church and a former member of the South Carolina National Guard.

Surviving are his wife, Helen McLain Threadgill of the home; two sons, Ronnie (Lisa) Threadgill of Patrick, and Jackie Threadgill of Cheraw; a stepson, Larry (Cheryl) Heustess of Cheraw; two stepdaughters, Gail Heustess of Cheraw, and Susan (Charles) Tipton of Cheraw; two brothers, Frank Threadgill and David Threadgill of Cheraw; and two sisters, Christine McPherson and Mary Ruth Brock of Cheraw.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Mark Griggs, a brother, Nelson Threadgill, and a sister, Pauline Oakley.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 03, 2005.

Edna Lee Timmons

CHERAW - Edna Lee Timmons, 87, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28 from Westfield Creek Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Westfield Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Bessie Hannah, 508 E. Main St., Chesterfield, S.C. 29709

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Timmons was a daughter of the late Harmon and Fannie Brock Sellers. She was a retired employee of Sacony and Chesterfield County Council on Aging, and was a faithful member of Westfield Creek Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Samuel T. "Mann" Timmons of Cheraw; two sons, Dannie (Sue) Lee and Ronnie (Dianne) Lee of Cheraw; a daughter, Janice (Tommy) Freeman of Cheraw; a brother, Frankie Brock of Wadesboro, N.C.; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Burtis Lee; three brothers and three sisters.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 03, 2005.

Melvin Dennis ‘Malt' Tyson

PAGELAND - Melvin Dennis "Malt" Tyson, 39, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005 at his home after an extended illness.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 from First Assembly Church of Christ. Burial followed in Mt. Harmon Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Tyson was a son of Arelia Blakeney Tyson and the late John A. Tyson. He was a member of Faith Assembly Church of Christ and later joined his brother's church in Monroe, N.C. He had a true love for God, was very knowledgeable about God's Word and never hesitated to minister when given the opportunity.

Surviving are his wife, Tracey Ivey Tyson; two sons, Darius Tyson and Trevarious Tyson; six brothers, Douglas Tyson, Don (Renee) Tyson, David (Vanessa) Tyson, Dale (Kaufoou) Tyson, Dwight (Iris) Tyson and Rico Tyson; a sister, Beverly Tyson; five uncles; eight aunts; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home - Pageland. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 03, 2005.

Doris Johnson Vollers

CHESTERFIELD - Doris Johnson Vollers, 87, died Friday, Oct. 28, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Old Peniel Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Vollers was a daughter of the late John Eugene and Mary Jane Davis Johnson, and was the widow first of Steve Fogle and later Al Vollers. She was a retired caregiver and a member of Lower Macedonia Baptist Church.

Surviving are a sister, Margaret J. Zoppi of Rutherford, N.J.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by five brothers, Edward A. Nolton, "Fish," Walker, Merrine and Odis A. Johnson; and two sisters, Essie Montgomery and Ina Fogle.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 03, 2005.

Frank Ellison White

CHESTERFIELD - Frank Ellison White, 75, died Friday, Oct. 28, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30 from Chesterfield Baptist Church. Burial followed in Chesterfield Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Chesterfield Baptist Church, 207 E. Main St., Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; or Chesterfield Fire Department, c/o David Lamson, 108 Chester Park, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. White was a son of the late John Broadus and Minnie Skipper White. He was a retired employee of Western Auto and was associated with Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home for many years. Mr. White was a faithful member of Chesterfield Baptist Church where he served as Deacon, choir member and secretary of the Fellowship Sunday School Class. He was a member of the Chesterfield Fire Department for 55 years and served as fire chief for 33 years. The Chesterfield Firehouse was named in his honor. Mr. White was a charter member of the Chesterfield County Rescue Squad. He was also a member of Chesterfield Masonic Lodge 220 where he served as secretary for many years. In 1998 the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce presented Mr. White with its highest honor, the W. D. Craig Lifetime Service Award in recognition of his years of service to the community.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Margaret Oliver White of the home; two sons, Frank (Susan) White Jr. of Columbia, and Michael (Suzanne) White of Chesterfield; a daughter, Susan W. (Billy) Cassidy of Chesterfield; six grandchildren, Elizabeth W. Bennett, Rebecca W. Prevatte, Sarah Cassidy, Molly Cassidy, Ellison White and Randall White; two step-grandsons, Adam Gregory and Mark Gregory; five great-grandchildren, Garrett White, Greer Bennett, Jillian Bennett, Sophia Prevatte and Ella Prevatte; and a sister, Juanita W. (Arnold) Mielke of Lancaster.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Orrin G. White and John B. White Jr.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 03, 2005.

James Allen

CHERAW - James Allen, 83, died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2 from Flemming Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Johnson officiating. Burial followed in the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Born in Sumter County, Mr. Allen was a son of the late David and Emma Canty Allen.

He accepted Christ at an early age. Later in life he moved to Detroit, Mich. where he worked for General Motors. Upon his retirement he moved to Cheraw where he enjoyed his family and watching sports on television.

Surviving are a daughter, Louise Allen of Monroe, N.C.; a sister, Annie B. Melton of Chesterfield; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Mary Ponds, Thelma Allen, Mattie Stucky and Rosa Chambers; and three brothers, Ben Allen, Ernest Allen and Sam Allen.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home - Cheraw. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw,SC), Thursday, November 10, 2005.

Woodrow Ashe

CHERAW - Woodrow Ashe, 57, died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7 from Pleasant Grove AME Zion Church with the Rev. John L. York officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. Ashe was a son of Mildred and Andrew Ashe Jr. He attended Edwards Elementary School and later graduated from Gary High School. Mr. Ashe enjoyed several occupations, among them working in textiles, construction and landscaping. He was a member of Pleasant Grove AME. Zion Church.

Surviving are his wife, Martha Lisenby Ashe; two children, Sharmane and Bradly; and three grandchildren, all of Alexandria, Va.; six siblings, Andrew (Justine) Ashe Jr., Arelia Ashe Townsend, Chester (Virginia) Ashe and Clara Ashe all of Cheraw, Lillian Ashe and Mwazhuwa Kuretu of Wynnewood, Pa., and Emily Ashe and Jerome Davis Jr. of Youngstown, Ohio; three aunts, Polly, Edna and Helen; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid's Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw,SC), Thursday, November 10, 2005.

Henry E. ‘Bobby' Avent Sr.

BENNETTSVILLE - Henry E. "Bobby" Avent Sr., 88, died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2 from St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 587, Bennettsville, S.C. 29512; Kanuga Episcopal Conference Center, P.O. Box 250, Hendersonville, N.C. 28793-0250; or Clemson University Alumni Association, Class of 1939 Scholarship Endowment, Clemson University Foundation, P.O. Box 1889, Clemson, S.C. 29633.

Born in Jonesboro, N.C., Mr. Avent was a son of the late John Joseph Sr., and Eva Kirkham Avent. He was a 1939 graduate of Clemson A&M with a BS degree in architecture and received his Masters degree from Clemson in 1940 in architecture. He practiced architecture in Winchester, Ky., and Columbia, and was a certified architect in South Carolina.

Mr. Avent served in the United States Army Air Corps and the United States Air Force during World War II, serving in Southeast Asia, in the Burma, India, and China Theatre, where he was assigned to the OSS (now the C.I.A.). He was a former military flight instructor in San Antonio, Houston and Austin, Texas. A retired Lieutenant Colonel, Mr. Avent was reactivated in 1951, and was stationed at Cape Canaveral until 1953.

Mr. Avent moved to Bennettsville in 1953 and purchased the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Bennettsville, Inc. and was currently the owner-President. He was Past Chairman of the Board of Carolina Canners, Inc. in Cheraw and Past Chairman of Stingray Boat Company. He was an 84-year member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and was Vestry Emeritus. Mr. Avent was a member of the Board of Directors and Board of Visitors of the Kanuga Episcopal Conference Center. He was a member of the Rotary Club, was a Paul Harris Fellow, was a Past President of the Bennettsville Chamber of Commerce, a past board member of the S.C. Chamber of Commerce, a past board member of the S.C. National Bank, a Shriner and Kentucky Colonel. He was a past chairman of the Marlboro County Airport Commission, of which the H.E. Avent Marlboro County Jetport bears his name. He was a member of the Clemson University Board of Visitors and was a former volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America and was active in the Air Force Reserves. Mr. Avent was a life member of the Flying Tigers, 14th Air Force Association and an active member of the 66th Fighter Wing Association. He participated in various philanthropy causes throughout his life. He was first married to the late Nancy Slade Avent, formerly of Lexington, Ky.

Surviving are his wife, Louise Krawietz Avent of Bennettsville; three sons, the Rev. Henry E. (Gloria) Avent Jr. of Charleston, Mark S. (Jimmy Carol) Avent Sr. and Barry G. (Julie) Avent of

Bennettsville; two stepdaughters, Lisa Starly and Melinda Stone; and eight grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Whitner-Evans Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw,SC), Thursday, November 10, 2005.

Henry Junior Barefoot

CHESTERFIELD - Henry Junior Barefoot, 74, died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005.

A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 from Cross Branch Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Bethesda United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Barefoot was a son of the late Henry and Jane Jones Barefoot, and was the widower of Doris Christine Crowley. He was a retired carpenter.

Surviving are a son, Ralph Junior Barefoot of Patrick; a daughter, Vickie Lynn Williams of Chesterfield; a daughter-in-law, Janie Lou Barefoot of Cheraw; a brother, Tom Barefoot of Patrick; three sisters, Lucille Isgett of Hartsville, Edna Lynch of Pine Ridge, and Etta Funderburk of Hartsville; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and special friend Willie Cassidy.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, J. C. Barefoot, Herbert Barefoot and Glenn Barefoot; and a sister, Ara Waters.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw,SC), Thursday, November 10, 2005.

Sue Hill Brock

WADESBORO, N.C. - Sue Hill Brock, 73, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005 in Anson Community Hospital. 

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8 from Cathedral Baptist Church with the Revs. Ronnie Stewart, Joe Kirkpatrick and James Gerald officiating. Burial followed in Anson Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Samaritan's Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, N.C. 28607; or Cathedral Baptist Church, Williamson-Gilmore Fund, Old Lilesville Road, Wadesboro, N.C. 28170.

Born in Anson County, N.C., Mrs. Brock was a daughter of the late Joe Hendley and Ruth Lillian Polk Hill. She was a member of Cathedral Baptist Church and was employed with Coffing Hoists in Wadesboro.

Surviving are two daughters, Gaye (Richard) Harrington of Lilesville, N.C., and Beth (Robby) Howell of Polkton, N.C.; five grandchildren, Bron Hyatt of Peachland, N.C., Matthew Harrington and Shawn Brock of Lilesville, Stephanie Ritzheimer of Chesterfield, and Katelyn Howell of Polkton; a step-grandson, Daniel Harrington of San Marcos, Texas; four great-grandchildren, Hailey Brock, Noah Brock, Annie Brock and Mason Hyatt; a brother, Jim Hill of Polkton; four sisters Peggy Heavener of Murrells Inlet, Betty Jo Lee of Wadesboro, and Ann Munn and Catherine Tyson of Ansonsville, N.C.; and a niece, who was much like a sister, Barbara Helms of Marshville, N.C.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Anne Brock, and three brothers, Johnny, Ralph and Paul.

The arrangements are in care of Leavitt Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC ), Thursday, November 10, 2005.

Mary Alice Covington

DURHAM, N.C. - Mary Alice Covington, 57, died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005 at Durham Regional Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4 from Rock Spring Missionary Baptist Church in Ruby with the Rev. Todd Moser officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Covington was a daughter of the late Therlow and Bertha Covington. She was educated in Chesterfield County and Durham public schools, and had been employed in the hotel industry.
Surviving are three sisters, Nellie Covington of Charleston, Catherine Melton of Ruby, and Evelyn (Jimmy) Lockhart of Ruby; two brothers, Low Junior (Lisa) Covington of Pageland, and Thello Covington of Durham; an aunt, Georgia C. Jenkins of Durham; an uncle, William Covington of Durham; a close friend, Joseph Cotton of Durham; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home - Chesterfield. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC ), Thursday, November 10, 2005.

Stephen Mark Elmore

GARDEN CITY - Stephen Mark Elmore, 42, died Monday, Nov. 7, 2005.

Born in Poplarville, Miss., Mr. Elmore was a son of Charles Franklin and Ethel Lee Burr Elmore. He was a computer operator.

Surviving is a sister, Vonita Renay Nelson of Poplarville.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ernest and Eula Davis Burr of Chesterfield.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC ), Thursday, November 10, 2005.

Elizabeth Ann ‘Lib' Gardner

HARTSVILLE - Elizabeth Ann "Lib" Griffin Gardner, 70, died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 from Gum Branch Baptist Church with the Revs. Jeff Gardner and John Helms officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

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

Born in Union County, N.C., Mrs. Gardner was a daughter of the late Troy and Ruth Howie Griffin. She was a member of Gum Branch Baptist Church and was a longtime employee of Langston's Florist.

Surviving are her husband, Jennings C. "J.C." Gardner of Hartsville; two sons, Eddie (Betty) Eckman of Waldo, Fla., and Ray Gardner of McBee; a daughter, Von (Johnny) Helms of McBee; four sisters, Barbara Wallace of Harrisburg, N.C., Brenda Howell of Wingate, N.C., Nancy Gaffney of Augusta, Ga., and Vicky Lisenby of Monroe, N.C.; four brothers, James Griffin of Peachland, N.C., Billy Griffin of Salisaw, Okla., Ralph Stevens of Monroe, and Charles Stevens of Wingate; six grandchildren, Tonya Sanford, John Helms, Chanda Helms, Summer Gardner, Ray Gardner Jr. and Dylan Gardner; and five great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC ), Thursday, November 10, 2005.

William ‘Bill' Franklin Hancock

Ruby - William "Bill" Franklin Hancock, 89, died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005 surrounded by his family.

A private memorial service will be held Thanksgiving Day.

Memorials may be made to Ruby Baptist Church, Box 100, Ruby, S.C. 29741.
Born and reared in Ruby, Mr. Hancock was a son of the late Daniel Wallace Hancock and Effie Karen Stanley Hancock, and was the widower of Helen Gregory Hancock. He was a graduate of Clemson University, class of 1938. Mr. Hancock retired from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel after 26 years of service. He participated in the Allied Invasion of Normandy during World War II. Mr. Hancock received two Purple Hearts, Silver Star and Bronze Star with three Clusters for his Valor and Bravery on the field of battle.

After his military service, Mr. Hancock taught school in Salinas, Calif., for 27 years. He relocated at retirement to Shaver, Calif., where he and his family built a beautiful log cabin, which became his retirement home high on top of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Mr. Hancock spent his final years gardening and attending his beloved grandchildren's scholastic and athletic events.

Surviving are six children Melanie Avoledo, William F. Hancock Jr., Noelle Cook, Gigi Imeson, Heather Zimmerman and Clark S. Hancock; 13 grandchildren; and his beloved dog Molly; three sisters and a brother, Julia Phelps of Falls Church, Va., Carolyn Johnson of Charlotte, N.C., Jeanie Gunning of Baton Rouge, La., and Alva B. Hancock of Atlanta, Ga.; and 29 nieces and nephews. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC ), Thursday, November 10, 2005.

James Carroll Horton

CASSATT - James Carroll Horton, 81, died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 from Cassatt Baptist Church with the Revs. Robert Brown and James Young officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Cassatt Baptist Church, P.O. Box 110 Cassatt, S.C. 29032.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Horton was a son of the late Clennie Caldwell and Nettie Kirkley Horton. He had retired from the DuPont Company and was a member of Cassatt Baptist Church. Mr. Horton was a United States Navy World War II veteran, having served in the Pacific theater on board the USS Midas. He was a charter member and past assistant fire chief of the Cassatt Volunteer Fire Depart-ment.

Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Carrie Lee Brown Horton; a daughter, Vicki (Gerald) Smith of Cassatt; four sons, Garth (Janice) Horton of Camden, Gayle (Linda) Horton of Lugoff, Douglas (Sonya) Horton of Cassatt, and Darrell (Dena) Horton of Bethune; 15 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Viola Horton Saleeby, and a brother, Thomas Everett Horton.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kornegay Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 10, 2005.

Kimberly T. Jenkins

PAGELAND - Kimberly T. Jenkins, 40, died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 from Rose Memorial Nazerene Church. Burial followed in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Rose Memorial Nazarene Building Fund, 214 Marietta St., Pageland, S.C. 29728.

Born in Monroe, N.C., Mrs. Jenkins was a daughter of Patsy and Glenn Langley and the late Ronnie Tadlock.

Surviving are her mother and stepfather of Pageland; two sisters, Linda T. Jenkins of Ruby, and Crystal Jean Langley of Greenville; a brother, James W. Langley of San Diego, Calif.; her stepmother, Linda W. Tadlock of Jefferson; a stepbrother, Chad Arant of Jefferson; two stepsisters, Dawn Arant of Jefferson, and Wendy Bracy of Pageland; and a special cousin, Brandilyn Tadlock of Pageland.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 10, 2005.

Dasie Lee Gathings Jordan

LANCASTER - Dasie Lee Gathings Jordan, 73, died Monday, Oct. 24, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 from White Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. Stephen Owens officiating. Burial followed in St. Luke United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to White Springs Baptist Church, Family Life Center, 1249 Grace Ave., Lancaster, SC 29720.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Jordan was a daughter of the late John David Gathings Sr. and Geneva Deese Gathings, and was the widow of William Jordan. She was a Springs Industries retiree and a member of White Springs Baptist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Annette (Randy) Fleming of Lancaster; and two grandchildren, Phillip Fleming and Ryan Fleming.

She was preceded in death by a brother, John David Gathings Jr., and a sister, Margie Anna Freeman.

Arrangements were entrusted to Hartley Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 10, 2005.

Billy Joe Knight

JEFFERSON - Billy Joe Knight died Friday, Nov. 4, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6 from Rocky Creek Presbyterian Church. Burial followed in Jefferson Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Rocky Creek Presbyterian Church, 1357 Johnson Road, Jefferson, S.C. 29718.

A son of the late David and Thelma Knight, Mr. Knight was the widower of Vivian E. Knight. He retired from Caro-Knit Industries of Jefferson and was a member of Macedonia Lodge 239.

Surviving are a daughter, Renee K. Sellers of Jefferson; a brother, Carl Knight of Jefferson; a sister, Sylvia Knight of Cheraw; two grandchildren; and a special friend, Geraldine Atkinson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 10, 2005.

Mamie Lee Hooks-Lawson

BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Mamie Lee Hooks-Lawson, 59, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 from New Beaver Dam Baptist Church with the Rev. C.A. McKinney officiating. Burial followed in the Mission of Faith Church Cemetery.

Born in Bennettsville, Mrs. Hooks-Lawson was a daughter of the late Tolen and Mamie Hooks, and was the widow of David Lawson. She was educated in the public school system and graduated from East Side High School in 1966. She was baptized at New Beaver Dam Baptist Church, moved to New York and became a faithful member of Triumph of the New Age Baptist Church in Brooklyn, N.Y. Mrs. Hooks-Lawson was a certified home health aide.

Surviving are a son, David Lawson Jr. of Brooklyn; a sister, Margaret Ellerbee of Wallace; four brothers, Tolen Hooks and Wilson (Patricia) Hooks of Wallace, James (Nancy) Hooks of Cheraw, and Robert Lee Hooks of Brooklyn; his father-in-law, Henry P. Lawson Sr. of Brooklyn; sisters- and brothers-in-law, Cornelius (Clayton) Gatling of Kittrell, N.C., Ellen (Cornelius) Greene, Ruby Godwin, Sarah Ellerbee, Mary Jasper, Gloria Lawson, Roger Lawson and Nathaniel Lawson all of Brooklyn; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Eva Mae Ford and Gladys Hooks, and two brothers, Fred Hooks and Henry Hooks.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday November 10, 2005.

Timmy Darrin Lee

WALLACE - Timmy Darrin Lee, 33, died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6 from Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Lee was a son of Calvin J. Lee and Shirley Mathis Law. He was a welder for Foothills Mechanical Company in Easley and was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Alonna Lee and Ashley Lee; a brother, Tony (Mandy) Lee and their children, Dakota and Cheyenne Lee; his grandparents, Raymond and Treva Nelson; and an uncle, Jack Lee.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday November 10, 2005.

Elva Dale Hayes Privette

FLORENCE - Elva Dale Hayes Privette, 96, died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005 in a local hospital after an illness.

A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 in Mount Hope Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Ave., N., Suite 101, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577; or to a charity of one's choice.

Born in Lake View, Mrs. Privette was a daughter of the late Burnie Prince and Minnie Ethel Swintz Hayes, and was the widow of Joseph Nelson Privette. She was a graduate of Lake View High School and Florence Business College, and she attended East Carolina University. She and her husband were co-owners of Privette Music in Florence.
Mrs. Privette was a member of First Baptist Church and the 50-Year Club. She was a former member of the church choir and a Sunday School teacher for 5-year-olds. She was also a member of the S.A.M. Club at the church. Mrs. Privette was a charter member and past-president of the Sasanqua Garden Club. She was also a former member of the 20th Century Literary Club and the Business and Professional Women's Club.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. E.J. (Lois) Keels of Cheraw; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a son, Charles Gregg Privette; five brothers; and two sisters.

Arrangements were entrusted to Waters-Powell Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday November 10, 2005.

James Vernon Roberson Jr.

CHERAW - James Vernon Roberson Jr. 67, died Monday, Nov. 7, 2005.

A graveside funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov 9 in Lakeland Memorial Park, Monroe, N.C., with the Rev. Alan Usher officiating.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 205, Columbia, S.C. 29204.

Born in Wadesboro, N. C., Mr. Rober-son was a son of Ruth Safrona Ingram Roberson and the late James Vernon Roberson Sr. He attended Maranatha Family Center in Cheraw and was formerly a member of East Campus Baptist Church in Marshville, N.C. Mr. Roberson was Senior Masters Heavyweight Champion at age 55. He was a member of the Full Gospel Businessmen's Fellowship Inter-national. Mr. Roberson had played basketball at High Point College.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth Safrona Ingram Roberson of Cheraw, formerly of Marshville; a son, Jeffrey Alan Roberson of Belmont, N.C.; a daughter, Glenda R. Kimrey of Cheraw; his mother of Lilesville, N.C.; a brother, Edwin S. Roberson of Memphis, Tenn.; and four grandchildren, Jessie Roberson, Seth Roberson, Genesis Kimrey and Kristen Kimrey.

He was preceded in death by a son, James "Jim" Vernon Roberson III.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday November 10, 2005.

Lizzie G. Horne Seegars

WAYNE, MICH. - Lizzie G. Horne Seegars, 98, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2 from Gum Spring Baptist Church with the Rev. Edward Davis officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Seegars was a daughter of Adam and Martha J. Horne. Her long-time place of residence was Wayne Living Center in Wayne, Mich. Her home church was Gum Spring Baptist Church in Pageland.

Surviving are a sister-in-law, Doris Horne; three nieces, Betty Clark and Barbara Moses of Inkster, Mich., and Elizabeth B. Taylor of Silver Spring, Md.; three nephews, Curtis (Ruth) Burch of Stafford, Va., Preston (Sue) Horne and Gilbert Horne of Cleveland, Ohio; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Geneva, and a sister, Susie; four brothers and four sisters.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home - Pageland. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 10, 2005.

Ann Jones Solt

PINEVILLE, N.C. - Ann Jones Solt, 81, formerly of Charlotte, N.C., died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005 at Mercy Hospital of Charlotte.

A graveside funeral service will be held at a later date in Northampton, Penn. from Zion's Stone United Church of Christ.

Born in Llanfair Talhairn, Abergele, Wales, Great Britain, Mrs. Solt, the eldest of nine children, was a daughter of the late William Thomas and Jane Ellen Roach Jones. She served in the British Women's Army during World War II and met Wilbur A. Solt of Northampton, Penn., who was serving in the American Army Air Corps. in Chester, England. They courted and were married in Wales Nov. 4, 1944.

As a young American GI bride, Mrs. Solt traveled to the United States on the Queen Mary and arrived on May 29, 1946 where they settled in Northampton near Wilbur's family. She became a United States citizen Nov. 26, 1956. Mrs. Solt was known for her cooking and baking skills, which aided her in winning several blue ribbons at local fairs with her homemade bread and jams. She loved flower gardening and transformed her gardens into beautiful works of art.

In 1976, the Solts moved to Cheraw for her husband's job transfer. She became involved with the Women's Auxiliary at the Chesterfield General Hospital in Cheraw. Mrs. Solt devoted hundreds of hours of service volunteering at the hospital, and served as head of the Women's Auxiliary in the 1980s. She remained in Cheraw after her husband's death and moved to Charlotte in 1995 to be near her daughter.

Surviving are two daughters, Gwyneth Ann (Andrew) McPherson of Wesley Chapel, N.C., and Jennifer Lynn Solt of Boulder, Col.; a brother Idwal (Beryl) Jones of Llanfair T.H., Wales; and a sister, Marina (Tecwyn) Williams of Langernyw, Wales.

Arrangements were entrusted to Harry and Bryant Company. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 10, 2005.

Ann Marie Outen Thompson

CHERAW - Ann Marie Outen Thompson, 79, died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005.

A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 from Chat-ham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Kathy Treadaway, P.O. Box 807, Cheraw, S.C. 29520; or First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 337, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Cheraw, Mrs. Thompson was a daughter of the late Jesse and Theo Horton Outen, and was the widow of Frankie Thompson Jr. She was a member of First Baptist Church and enjoyed gardening.

Surviving are a son, Frank (Leslie) Thompson of Florence; a daughter, Kathy (Barney) Summerlin of Goose Creek; a brother, Ellison (Flo) Outen of Cheraw; two sisters, Mary Lee Morrison of Laurinburg, N.C., and Virginia Miller of Bennettsville; four grandchildren, Kristen (Kevin) Brunell, Matthew Summerlin, Kathelyn Thomp-son and Anna Thompson; and a great-grandchild, Grey Brunell.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 10, 2005.

Isaac Henry Wheeler

Chesterfield - Isaac Henry Wheeler, 57, died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005 at his residence after an illness.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 from New Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Cranford Cemetery.

Born in Darlington County, Mr. Wheeler was a son of the late McKinley and Sadie Bishop Wheeler. He was educated in the Darlington County public school system and was a graduate of Butler High School. He was a United States Army veteran and a member of New Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Bessie Mae Cranford Wheeler; two daughters, Theresa (Gene) Melton of Cheraw, and Latasha Pearson of Hartsville; two sons, Valerian (Lisa) Holloway of New Jersey, and Barron (Tyisha) Pearson; his stepfather, Willie John Johnson of Hartsville; a brother, McKinley Wheeler Jr. of New Jersey; three sisters-in-law, Mary Jones, Patricia Scott and Aleane Wright, all of Chesterfield; six brothers-in-law, L.C. Cranford and Tommy Cranford of Hartsville, Charles Cranford, Bobby Cranford and Dennis Cranford of Chesterfield, and Dock Cranford of Paterson, N. J.; five aunts, Maudie (Ludwell) Campbell and Lugenia Bishop of Hartsville, Lizzie Bishop of Paterson, and Marie Lovett and Maggie Burns of Washington, D.C.; 12 grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Young and Young Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 10, 2005.

Mary Murray Paulling Bennett

CHERAW - Mary Murray "Murphy" Paulling Bennett, 72, died Monday, Nov. 14, 2005 after an extended illness.

A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16 from First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Kyle Henderson officiating.

Memorials may be made to Presbyterian Home of South Carolina - Residence Aid, 2350 W. Lucas St., Florence, S.C. 29501; Old St. David's Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 1196, Cheraw, S.C. 29520; or First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 552, Cheraw, S. C. 29520.

Born in Darlington, Mrs. Bennett was a daughter of the late T. Dudley and Margaret James Paulling. She was a graduate of St. John's High School in Darlington and attended Converse College from 1951-1953. Mrs. Bennett was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Cheraw where she served as Youth Advisor, Cub Scout Den Mother, Circle leader and president of the Women of the Church. In May 1997 she was awarded Honorary Lifetime membership in the Women of the Church.

Mrs. Bennett was active in community affairs, serving on the boards of the Matheson Memorial Library, Cheraw Historical Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, and The Four Seasons Garden Club. She loved flower and vegetable gardening, and cooking for her family and friends

Surviving are three sons, Robert M. (Lindsay D.) Bennett Jr. and D. Paul (Mary S.) Bennett of Cheraw, and J. Mac (Leslie W.) Bennett of Columbia; five grandchildren, McArn Bennett, Kristen Bennett and Matthew Bennett of Cheraw, and Evans Bennett and McCauley Bennett of Columbia; a sister, Meta P. (John) Loftin of Winston-Salem, N.C.; her former husband, Robert M. Bennett Sr. of Cheraw; two nieces; a nephew; and a brother-in-law, Russell E. (Joan) Bennett Jr. of Rockingham, N.C. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 17, 2005.

Ross A. ‘Buddy' Burr Jr.

CHESTERFIELD - Ross A. "Buddy" Burr Jr., 79, died Friday, Nov. 11, 2005.

A graveside funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13 from Friendship United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be sent to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 305 W. Main St., Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; or Friendship United Methodist Church, c/o Dawn Funderburk, 253 Griggs St., Ruby, S.C. 29741.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Burr was a son of the late Ross A. and Pauline Thornton Burr. He attended the University of South Carolina and was a retired machine mechanic. Mr. Burr was a United States Navy veteran of World War II and was also a retired member of the South Carolina National Guard where, until his illness, he remained a faithful supporter. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. Mr. Burr's love of NASCAR and football was exceeded only by his love of family and friends.

Surviving are his wife, Eulonia Brumit Burr of the home; a niece, Deborah S. (William) Vaccarelli of Battery Park, Va.; two special great-nieces, Kimberly V. Rose and Jennifer V. Jinks of Newport News, Va.; and a number of extended family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Ruby B. and Herbert N. Sadler Jr.; and a nephew, Herbert N. Sadler Sr.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 17, 2005.

Mary Eloise Jordan Calhoun

CLIO - Mary Eloise Jordan Calhoun, 90, died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2005. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15 from Trinity United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the McLucas Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 156, Clio, S.C. 29525.

Born in Darlington County, Mrs. Calhoun was a daughter of the late Fred Pittman and Annie Lois Stewart Jordan. She was formerly employed with B.C. Moore in Cheraw and Bennettsville. She was a member and former president of the Clio Women's Club, a former trustee of the Marlboro County Library Board, and was a member of the Marlboro County Historical Society and the Marlboro Players. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church where she was a former Sunday School teacher, W.M.U. president, a former member of the Administrative Board and leader in Youth Activities.

Surviving are her husband, A.M. Calhoun of Clio; two sons, A.M. (Anne) Calhoun Jr. of Alta Vista, Va., and Robert Jordan (Sarah Jeffries) Calhoun of Cheraw; a sister, Lib Weatherford of Conway; four grandchildren, Jefferson Gary Calhoun, Julia Gail Williams, Elizabeth Brice Calhoun and Robert McLucas Calhoun; and three great-grandchildren, Chesley Rose Calhoun, Jeffrey Dillon Calhoun and Lindsey Gene Williams.

Arrangements were entrusted to Whitner-Evans Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 17, 2005.

Emma Mozelle Munn Darby

ROCK HILL - Emma Mozelle Munn Darby, 91, died Monday, Nov. 7, 2005.

A graveside funeral service was held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 in Grandview Memorial Park on Cherry Road.

Memorials may be made to Carolina's Community Hospice Inc., 159 Sedgewood Drive, Rock Hill, S.C. 29732; or Bethel United Methodist Church, 1232 Curtis St., Rock Hill, S.C. 29730. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 17, 2005.

William R. ‘Bill' Davis

CHESTERFIELD - William R. "Bill" Davis, 78, died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov 12 from Zoar United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the Davis plot of Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the William R. Davis Education Award, c/o Karen Outen, First Citizens Bank, P.O. Box 69, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; or Zoar United Methodist Church, c/o Sallie Short 708 Orchard Road, Cheraw, S.C. 29520

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Davis was a son of the late George Robert and Rassie Turnage Davis. He was a graduate of Zoar High School and a lifelong member of Zoar United Methodist Church. Mr. Davis was a farmer and was known as a "Jack of all trades." In his community he helped many young couples with the building of their homes. He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of the Chesterfield Masonic Lodge 220. Education was very important to Mr. Davis, and he helped to educate not only his own family but also other youth in the community through the William R. Davis Education Award given to a senior each year at Chesterfield High School.

Surviving are his wife, Susanne McPherron Davis of the home; three sons, Billy (Betty Ann) Davis of Ruby, and John (Denise) Davis and Henry Davis of Chesterfield; a daughter, Dr. Margaret Ruth Davis of Atlanta, Ga.; a granddaughter, Melanie Davis of Ruby; a brother, Layton (Mary Elizabeth) Davis of Chesterfield; and a sister, Peggy Davis (Bill) Robeson of Chesterfield.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Sarah and Margaret Davis.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 17, 2005.

Beuford Parnell Gulledge

RUBY - Beuford Parnell Gulledge, 81, died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14 from White Oak Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Bo Yates officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to White Oak Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 5386 Angelus Road, Ruby, S.C. 29741.

Born in Ruby, Mr. Gulledge was a son of the late Arlin and Beulah Boatwright Gulledge. He worked in the textile industry and was a lifelong farmer. Mr. Gulledge was a member of White Oak Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Minnie "Bill" Ratliff Gulledge of the home; a son, Danny (Peggy) Gulledge of Ruby; two daughters, Judy (Charlie) Tomlinson of Long Beach, N.C., and Sherry (Johnny) Tadlock of Pageland; three brothers, A.B. (Dot) Gulledge Jr., Grady (Terri) Gulledge and Larry (Patrice) Gulledge of Kannapolis; four sisters, Margaret (Oscar) Stackleather of Richfield, N.C., Joyce (Therald) Jackson of Monroe, N.C., and Shelby (Gary) Barnes and Thelma Rae (Ronald) Jordan of Kannapolis; seven grandchildren, Charles, Jr. (Sandra) Tomlinson, Scott (Stephanie) Tomlinson, Nick Gulledge, Chad Tadlock, Amber Tadlock, Brandi (Bill) Rivers and Crystal Oliver; and four great-grandchildren, Hunter Gulledge, Aiden Tomlinson, Garrett Rivers and Gaven Rivers.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Rhett Gulledge and Jerry Gulledge.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 17, 2005.

Beuford Parnell Gulledge

RUBY - Beuford Parnell Gulledge, 81, died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14 from White Oak Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Bo Yates officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to White Oak Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 5386 Angelus Road, Ruby, S.C. 29741.

Born in Ruby, Mr. Gulledge was a son of the late Arlin and Beulah Boatwright Gulledge. He worked in the textile industry and was a lifelong farmer. Mr. Gulledge was a member of White Oak Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Minnie "Bill" Ratliff Gulledge of the home; a son, Danny (Peggy) Gulledge of Ruby; two daughters, Judy (Charlie) Tomlinson of Long Beach, N.C., and Sherry (Johnny) Tadlock of Pageland; three brothers, A.B. (Dot) Gulledge Jr., Grady (Terri) Gulledge and Larry (Patrice) Gulledge of Kannapolis; four sisters, Margaret (Oscar) Stackleather of Richfield, N.C., Joyce (Therald) Jackson of Monroe, N.C., and Shelby (Gary) Barnes and Thelma Rae (Ronald) Jordan of Kannapolis; seven grandchildren, Charles, Jr. (Sandra) Tomlinson, Scott (Stephanie) Tomlinson, Nick Gulledge, Chad Tadlock, Amber Tadlock, Brandi (Bill) Rivers and Crystal Oliver; and four great-grandchildren, Hunter Gulledge, Aiden Tomlinson, Garrett Rivers and Gaven Rivers.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Rhett Gulledge and Jerry Gulledge.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 17, 2005.

Rosa Lee Jones Little

COLUMBIA - Rosa Lee Jones Little died Friday, Nov. 11, 2005.

A memorial service was held at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14 from Caugh-man-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel.

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

Mrs. Little was a daughter of E.P. and Lany Lee Jones. She was a member of Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah's Witnesses Northwest.

Surviving are a son, Stan Little of Leesville; two grandchildren, Allison Little and Zachary Little; and two sisters, Mary Dale Adams of Chesterfield, and Betty Vera Dowd of New Jersey.

Arrangements were entrusted to Caughman-Harman Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 17, 2005.

Ray Franklin Rollins

CAMDEN - Ray Franklin "Nick" Rollins died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15 from Hermitage Baptist Church. Burial followed in Quaker Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hermitage Baptist Church Building Fund, 814 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Camden, S.C. 29020.
Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Rollins was a son of the late Oscar Broadus and Louise Price Rollins. He retired from DuPont and was employed by Enterprise Car Rentals. He was a member of the S.C. National Guard 201st Medical Battalion of Jefferson for almost 10 years, was a member of Kershaw Lodge 29 and a member of Hermitage Baptist Church where he was a former R.A. worker, Sunday School teacher and Deacon.

Surviving are his wife, Era Jowers Rollins; two daughters, Debra (Johnny R.) Tyson of Hopkins, and Sherry R. (Sam T.) Chesnutt of Columbia; four grandchildren, Bradley W. Tyson, Kristin M. Chesnutt, Jennifer L. Chesnutt and Nicholas T.; Chesnutt; two sisters, Ethel Lee Eubanks of Jefferson, and Carolyn R. Shirley of Charleston; two brothers, Gerald T. Rollins of Jefferson, and Frank C. Rollins of Canton, Ga.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kornegay Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 17, 2005.

Mary E. Starnes

PATRICK - Mary E. Starnes, 74, died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15 from St. John Freewill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Starnes was a daughter of the late Marion J. and Susie Gainey Kissiah, and a widow of Gene W. Starnes.

Surviving are two sons, John "Joe" (Pansy) Starnes of Patrick, and

Braxton Eugene "Brad" (Tammy) Starnes of Chesterfield; two brothers, Billy Kissiah of Williston, and Nickie Kissiah of Bethune; and two sisters, Doris Mosley of Richburg, and Bobbie (Henry) Hinson of Bethune.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Clairene Johnson

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 17, 2005.

Evond Steen

MCBEE - Evond Steen, 79, of Monroe, NC, and formerly of Charlotte, NC, died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005, in Hospice House in Monroe.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11 in McBee Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Union County, 700 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe, N.C. 28110.

He in McBee, Mr. Steen was a son of the late Nora Johnson and Elias Steen, and was the widower of Dorothy Sparrow Steen and Ruby Barnett Steen. He was a roofer by trade and was associated with Wells Construction Company.

Surviving are two daughters, Linda Ann McCain and Sandra Steen Shaw of Columbia; and four sisters, June Ward of Effingham, Luciel Blackwell of Bethune, Claudia Blackwell of Harts-ville, and Linnie Sullivan of McBee.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, John Henry Steen and Harold Steen; and five sisters, Anna Evitt, Lillie Mae Pierce, Mary Martin, Beverly Gordon and Mamie Johnson.

Arrangements were entrusted to McEwen Funeral Services. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 17, 2005.

Helen Kiker Thompson

WADESBORO, N.C. - Helen Kiker Thompson, 77, died Monday, Nov. 7, 2005 at Anson Community Hospital.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9 from North Wadesboro Baptist Church with the Rev. Ronnie Stewart officiating. A private burial was in Anson Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, P.O. Box 27985, Raleigh, N.C. 27611; or North Wadesboro Baptist Church, 1211 N. Greene St., Wadesboro, N.C. 28170.

Born in Anson County, N.C., Mrs. Thompson was a daughter of the late John Brady and Nora Curran Kiker. She retired from Unity Knitting and was a member of North Wadesboro Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Julian B. Thompson of the home; three children, Harold B. "Butch" (Kathy) Thompson, Patricia T. "Toosie" Melton and Mason Thompson all of Wadesboro; five grandchildren, Kevin Melton of Chesterfield, Christy Melton of Polkton, N.C., Carrie Thompson of Charlotte, N.C., Ashley Thompson of Shelby, N.C., and Hailey Thompson of Concord, N.C.; four great-grandchildren, Cassidy Harward, Brooke Melton, Leann Melton and Hailey Melton; and a sister, Dorothy Bowers of Graham, N.C.

Arrangements were entrusted to Leavitt Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 17, 2005.

Isaac Henry Wheeler

CHESTERFIELD - Isaac Henry Wheeler, 57, died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005 at his residence after an illness.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 from New Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church. Burial followed in Cranford Cemetery, Chesterfield.

Born in Darlington County, Mr. Wheeler was a son of the late McKinley and Sadie Bishop Wheeler. He was educated in the Darlington County public school systems and was a graduate of Butler High School. Mr. Wheeler was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of New Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Bessie Mae Cranford Wheeler of Chesterfield; two daughters, Theresa (Gene) Melton of Cheraw, and Latasha Pearson of Hartsville; two sons, Valerian (Lisa) Holloway of New Jersey, and Barron (Tyisha) Pearson; his stepfather, Willie John Johnson of Hartsville; a brother, McKinley Wheeler Jr. of New Jersey; three sisters-in-law, Mary Jones, Patricia Scott and Alean Wright of Chesterfield; six brothers-in-law, including L.C. Cranford and Dennis Cranford of Chesterfield, and Dock Cranford of Paterson, N.J.; 12 grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Young & Young Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 17, 2005.

Henry Alphonso Wilson

CHERAW - Henry Alphonso Wilson, 71, died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005 at McLeod Regional Medical Center.

A funeral service was held Saturday, Nov. 12 from Pee Dee Union Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Foundry Hill Cemetery with military honors.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Wilson was a son of Elbert Ell and Bertha McQueen Wilson. He was a lifelong member of Pee Dee Union Baptist Church where he served as a member of the Trustee Board. Mr. Wilson served a tour on the United States Army achieving the rank of Pfc. (Technical) from 1956-1958. He served in the Quartermaster Corps at Ft. Jackson and Ft. Devens, Mass. After his discharge from the military he owned and operated Wilson Service Center, worked at J.P. Stevens Company and Morris Funeral Cottage, and, most notably, became the first African-American deputy sheriff in Chesterfield County, serving an 18 and one-half year career.

Mr. Wilson was a devoted community servant with memberships in the Sancorium Lodge 25, Cheraw Chamber of Commerce, American Legion Post 214, S.C. Law Enforcement Officers Association, and was a state constable. He was a graduate of Coulter Memorial Academy and Denmark Area Trade School.

Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Lillian Elizabeth Humphrey Wilson; two sons, Kenneth Alphonso (Marie) Wilson and Cephas Henry Humphrey (Latarshia) Wilson; a daughter, Kimberly Denise Wilson; six grand-children, TonDavian, Ton Dasha, Cephas Jr., Kenneth Jr., Dionthra and

Brittany Wilson; two sisters, Illa Clark and Myrtle J. Wilson of Philadelphia, Pa.; two brothers, Elbert Ell Wilson of Cheraw, and Cornelius (Shirley) Wilson of Philadelphia; and other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Morris Funeral Cottage. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 17, 2005.

Louise Kearns Arrington

PAGELAND - Louise Kearns Arrington, 80, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23 from Providence Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Pageland, Mrs. Harrington was a daughter of the late John and Louisa Hendrix Kearns. She was a homemaker and a member of Providence Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 41 years, Locil Arrington of the home; two sons, Kemp (Pat) Jordan of Rockingham, N.C., and Mark (Tammy) Arrington of Pageland; two daughters, Frances Davis of Hampton, Va., and Kay (Tommy) Jordan of Jefferson; a son-in-law, Nathan Rollins of Pageland; a daughter-in-law, Sybil Jordan of Pageland; a sister, Elizabeth Walters of Landis, N.C.; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Charles Jordan; two daughters, Ann Rollins and Sarah Jordan; three brothers and two sisters.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 24, 2005.

Annis F. Edgeworth

PAGELAND - Annis F. Edgeworth died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005 at Carolina Medical Center, Charlotte, N.C.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 from Flint Ridge Missionary Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Edgeworth was a daughter of the late James and Hattie Alsbrook Funderburk. She attended Chesterfield County schools and joined Flint Ridge Baptist Church at an early age. She was a member of the usher ministry and served as treasurer for many years. Mrs. Funderburk was a member of the missionary ministry, vocal choir and Sunday school. She served as secretary of the Missionary Auxiliary of the Union Bright Light Association. Mrs. Funderburk was a member of the Oak Hill Chapter 311 Order of Eastern Star.

Surviving are two sons, Jesse (Beverly) Edgeworth, Jr., of Cheraw, and Brian Edgeworth of the home; a daughter, Stephanie Edgeworth of the home; a brother, James Funderburk; two stepbrothers, Leroy Blakeney of Pageland and Kelly Blakeney of Charlotte; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren, and a number of other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Funderburk was preceded in death by a son, Rodney J. Edgeworth; five sisters, Azzie Lee, Mary Lee, Julia, Atha and Rosa Lee; and two brothers, James Douglas and Allen Funderburk.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home - Pageland. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 24, 2005.

Annie Mae Funderburk

PAGELAND - Annie Mae Funderburk, 71, died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005 at Springs Memorial Hospital, Lancaster.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15 from Oak Hill Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. James Thomas officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Funderburk was a daughter of the late Hazel and Connie Hammon Lockhart. She was a long-standing member of Oak Hill Baptist Church. Mrs. Funderburk served faithfully for many years, until her illness, on the Missionary Board. She worked at Perfection Spinning Mills, Belmont, N.C., for 37 years until she retired.

Surviving are her husband, Hoyt Funderburk Sr.; a daughter, Janice Blackwell of Pageland; eight sons, Richard Lee (Choie) Lockhart Sr., Michael Funderburk, Ricky (Vernestine) Funderburk, Jerry Funderburk, Hoyt Funderburk Jr., Randy Funderburk and Tracy Funderburk of Charlotte, N.C., and Wilbert (Shirley) Nicholson of Wingate, N.C.; five brothers, James E. (Maude) Lockhart, Louis (Chanie) Lockhart Jr., Hazel Lockhart Jr., Rayvon Lockhart and Jimmy Lockhart; five sisters, Ethel Miller, Ernestine (Roosevelt) Hinton, Kathryn Moore, Betty Blackwell and Geraldine Lockhart; 43 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a son, Chris Funderburk.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home - Pageland. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 24, 2005.

David Franklin Gatlin

CHERAW - David Franklin Gatlin, 51, died Monday, Nov. 14, 2005 in Chesterfield General Hospital after an extended battle with cancer.

A funeral service was held Friday, November 18 from Morris Funeral Cottage Chapel. Burial with military honors was Monday, Nov. 21 in the Florence National Cemetery.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Gatlin was a son of Georgianna Ellison Gatlin and the late George Washington Gatlin. He was educated in the Chesterfield County schools and graduated from Cheraw High School in 1972. Upon graduation Mr. Gatlin enlisted in the U.S. Army. Serving from, 1973-1979, he attained the rank of specialist 4th class and was assigned to the Quartermaster Corps as a petroleum storage specialist. Mr. Gatlin distinguished himself by earning the National Defense Service Medal, the Expert Grenade Badge and was a marksman rifleman. He was a member of G.W. Long Presbyterian Church. In his spare time Mr. Gatlin enjoyed basketball and fishing. In the early 1980's he owned and operated Gatlin's Limited.

Surviving are a son, Dan F. Gatlin Jr.; four granddaughters, Danielle L. Streater, De'Voshia Gatlin, Keondra D. Gatlin and De'Andria K. Gatlin; an aunt, Deloris Grant of Jacksonville, Fla.; a cousin, Angie Laura Francis; a special friend, Kim Friday; and ther relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Morris Funeral Cottage. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 24, 2005.

Frankie Emmanuel Gillespie

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Frankie Emmanuel Gillespie, 31, died Friday, Nov. 11 after an illness.

A funeral service was held in Charlotte Thursday, Nov. 17. Burial will follow in the Smithfield Methodist Cemetery.

Mr. Gillespie was the only son of six children of Mornette Maretha Funderburk and the late Thurland Gillespie. Mr. Gillespie's grandparents are Drucilla F. McQueen and Becky Anne and James Gillespie. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 24, 2005.

Tillman ‘Cig' Johnson

HARTSVILLE - Tillman "Cig" Johnson, 74, died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20 from New Providence Baptist Church with the Revs. Rick Schubert and Todd Jeffords officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Johnson was a son of the late James and Addie Grooms Johnson, and the widower of Ada Gainey Johnson. He was a member of New Providence Baptist Church. Mr. Johnson served in the U.S. Army and had retired from Galey & Lord.

Surviving are two sons, Ronnie T. (Robin) Johnson and David L. (Valerie) Johnson of Hartsville; three sisters, Geneva Heustess of Hartsville, Mazel Brown of Cassatt, and Estell Demates of Cayce; a brother, Malcolm Johnson of Patrick; five grandchildren, Brent Johnson, Katie J. (Jonathan) Anderson, Tyler Johnson, Toni Steen and Jenna Johnson; two great-grandchildren, Chafin Logan Johnson and Skylur Anderson; and several nephews and nieces.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 24, 2005.

Marvin Loftin ‘Pat' Kornegay

PLEASANT GARDEN, N.C. - Marvin Loftin "Pat" Kornegay, 79, died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2005 at Wesley Long Hospital.

A celebration of life service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18 at Forbis & Dick Pleasant Garden Chapel.

Memorials may be made to Faith Chapel, P.O. Box 822, Pleasant Garden, N.C. 27313.

Born in Guilford County, N.C., Mr. Kornegay was a son of the late Marvin Earl and Blanche Person Robinson Kornegay. He graduated from Greensboro Senior High School in 1942, attended Newberry College as part of the United States Navy V-12 Program, and graduated with a B.S. degree from the University of South Carolina. Mr. Kornegay served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, including duty aboard the USS El Dorado. He graduated from the UNC-Chapel Hill Executive Program and worked in the brick industry for 45 years with companies in North and South Carolina. The Kornegay family lived in Cheraw for many years when he was employed with Palmetto Brick as a sales manager. Mr. Kornegay served in leadership roles in several churches, most recently serving as a Ruling Elder and founding member of

Faith Chapel Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Pleasant Garden.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Charlotte Hunt Kornegay; four children, Carolynn Hunt Kornegay (Richard E.) Hartney Jr. of Fayetteville, N.C., John Hadley (Julie Clendenin) Kornegay, Mary Loftin Kornegay (Terry) Crahen and David Robinson (Eugenia Hunt) Kornegay all of Pleasant Garden; 16 grandchildren, Richard E. (Jenny Jo) Hartney III, Elizabeth Kornegay Hartney, Carey Sloan Kornegay, Ruth Kornegay (Marc Armand) Bodie, Addie Clemmons Kornegay, Emma Hadley Kornegay, Grace Hunter Kornegay, John Hadley Kornegay Jr., Rebekah Clendenin Kornegay, Kemp Clendenin Kornegay, Emily Kornegay Crahen, Patrick Kelley Crahen, Sarah Marie Kornegay, John Thomas Kornegay, Kate Charlotte Kornegay and Caroline Hunt Kornegay; a brother, Horace Robinson Kornegay; two sisters, Sarah Kornegay Hunt and Mary Jane Kornegay (Rufus Brady) Osborne.

Arrangements were entrusted to Forbis & Dick Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 24, 2005.

Verlie H. Little

PAGELAND - Verlie H. Little, 91, died Friday, Nov. 18, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov 20 from First Baptist Church of Pageland. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Pageland, P.O. Box 126, Pageland, S.C. 29728.

Ms. Little was a member of First Baptist Church of Pageland and the Dorcas Sunday School Class. She was a retired registered nurse with Union Regional Medical Center and worked many years for Dr. Griggs in Pageland. Ms. Little was the widow of J.T. "Tommy" Little.

Surviving are two sons, Harold (Barbara) Little of Marshville, N.C., and James (Betty) Little of Monroe, N.C.; a sister, Madeline Nixon of Charlotte, N.C.; two granddaughters, Ginny (William) Atkinson of Pageland, and Libby (Jerry) Marsh of Marshville; three grandsons, Todd Hathaway of Pageland, Marcus (Eva) Little of Poland, Minn., and Ashley Little of Columbia; 10 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Carolyn L. Hathaway, and a grandson, Ricky Hathaway.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chester-field Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thurs-day, November 24, 2005.

Damon Cole Martin

WALLACE - Damon Cole Martin, five-month-old son of Erik Michael and Shea Brantley Martin, died Wednes-day, Nov. 16, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 from First Baptist Church, Cheraw. Burial followed in the Roberts-Kimrey Cemetery at Hickory Grove Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to Ronald McDonald House, 81 Gadsden St., Charleston, S.C. 29401.

Surviving are his parents of Wallace; a sister, Makenzie Nicole Martin of Wallace; maternal grandparents, Virgil and Glenda Brantley of Townville; paternal grandparents, Ray and Geri Martin of Central; and maternal great-grandparents, Glenn and Josephine Ridlehoover of Bradley.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 24, 2005.

Yvonne Griggs McElveen

SOCIETY HILL - Yvonne Griggs McElveen, 68, died Monday, Nov. 14, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 from Bethlehem United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Darlington County, Ms. McElveen was a daughter of B.G. Griggs and the late Ara McFarland Griggs.

Surviving are three children, Joey Rhinehart, Wendy Coleman and Tammy Keith; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 24, 2005.

Thelma Johnson Oliver

JEFFERSON - Thelma Johnson Oliver, 89, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005 at her home.

A funeral services was held at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18 from Pine Grove Freewill Baptist Church with the Revs. Marco Cannon, Tony Hargett and David Sanders. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; Pine Grove Freewill Baptist Church, 1616 McBee Hwy., Jefferson, S.C.C. 29718; or Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, 2140 McBee Hwy., Jefferson, S.C. 29718.

Mrs. Oliver was a daughter of the late Richard Leroy Johnson and Mollie Phillips Johnson, and was the widow of Clyde Oliver. She was a member of the Pine Grove Freewill Baptist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Peggy O. Lynn of Jefferson, and Nita O. (Jackie) Horton of Bethune; a brother, Hubert (Melva) Johnson of Lancaster; three

sisters, Ethel "Babe" Catledge of Kershaw, Evelyn "Hun" Williams of Lancaster, and Alice J. Catoe of Heath Springs; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Cauthen Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chester-field Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thurs-day, November 24, 2005.

Raymond C. Rackley

WALLACE - Raymond C. Rackley, 91, died Friday, Nov. 18, 2005 at Harnett Manor Nursing Home, Lillington, N.C.

A graveside funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20 in Riverview Memorial Park with the Rev. Morris Andrews officiating.

Memorials may be made to a church or charity of one's choice.

Mr. Rackley was a retired poultry farmer and a long time member of Poston Baptist Church. He was the widower of Della Snipes Rackley.

Surviving are a daughter, Sylvia Rackley (Bill) Goodnight of Lillington, N.C.; a son, Raymond C. (Julia) Rackley Jr. of Monroe, N.C.; a stepson, John A. (Shirley) Merritt of Callahan, Fla.; grandchildren and great-grand-children.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to O'Quinn-Peebles Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 24, 2005.

Aleane Cranford Wright

CHESTERFIELD - Aleane Cranford Wright, 65, died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 from Cheraw Family Worship Center with Pastor Jimmy Lambert officiating. Burial followed in the Cranford Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Wright was a daughter of the late L.B. and Julie Sellers Cranford. She was educated in the public schools of Chesterfield County. Moving to Harlem, N. Y., she was a member of Soul Saving Station Church. After returning to South Carolina Mrs. Wright joined Praise Temple in Hartsville and later Cheraw Family Worship Center where she was a faithful member.

Surviving are her husband, Joseph Wright Sr. of Chesterfield; a son, Joseph Wright Jr. of Auburn, Maine; a daughter, Cathy Vaughan of San Antonio, Texas; three grandchildren, Mario Cranford of Florence, Texas, Nikita Vaughan of San Antonio, and Lucas Wright of Carney, Ohio; six brothers, Charles (Fannie Mae) Cranford, Dennis (Calperta) Cranford and Bobby Cranford all of Chesterfield, L.C. (Hattie) Cranford and Tommy Cranford of Hartsville, and Doc Cranford of Patterson, N.J.; three sisters, Mary Jones, Bessie Mae Wheeler and Patricia Cranford of Chesterfield; two aunts, Maggie Burns and Marie Lovett of Washington, D.C.; a daughter-in-law, Paula Knox; a sister-in-law, Evelina Lawrence of Brooklyn, N.Y.; four brothers-in-law, James (Jackie) Wright and Luther (Johnnie) Wright of Philadelphia, Pa., Walter (Rosie) Wright of Florida, Frances (Gloria) Wright of Cross; and many other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chester-field Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thurs-day, November 24, 2005.

Desmond José Wright

CHERAW - Desmond Jose Wright, 4, died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 from Cheraw Family Worship Center with Pastor Jimmy Lambert officiating. Burial followed in the Cranford Cemetery.

Born in Cheraw, Desmond was a son of Sheryl D. Curry and Joseph "José" Wright Jr. He was attending Cheraw Headstart Center in the four-year old class where his bright smile and sweet, gentle spirit brightened the lives of everyone he knew. Desmond's favorite color was red. He began his Christian walk at Cheraw Family Worship Center with Pastor Jimmy and Tamé Lambert as his shepherds.

Surviving are three brothers, Darelle Dogan and Denzelle Watson of the home, and Lucas Wright of Carney, Okla.; a grandmother, Mary Frances Curry of Cheraw; a grandfather, Joseph Wright Sr. of Chesterfield; 10 aunts, Delores (the Rev. U.L.) Sharper, Lou Ann Cue, Laura Lewis, Julie (the Rev. Gary) Esaw, Teresa (James) Polston, Connie (Thomas) DeBerry and Maxine (Bruce) Ellerbe of Cheraw, Brenda McAllister of Charlotte, N.C. and Carolyn Bittle of Chesterfield; two uncles, Michael Curry of Cheraw, and Eric Curry of Chesterfield; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a grandmother, Aleane Cranford Wright; a grandfather, the Rev. John A. Curry; and an uncle, Aaron Curry Jr.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chester-field Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thurs-day, November 24, 2005.

Diamond Alexis Wright

CHERAW - Diamond Alexis Wright, 6, died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 from Cheraw Family Worship Center with Pastor Jimmy Lambert officiating. Burial followed in the Cranford Cemetery.

Born in Cheraw, Diamond was a daughter of Sheryl D. Curry and Joseph "José" Wright Jr. She was a first grader Cheraw Primary School where she was a superior student. She began her Christian walk at Cheraw Family Worship Center with Pastor Jimmy and Tamé Lambert as her shepherds. Diamond loved everyone she interacted with. Her favorite color was purple.

Surviving are three brothers, Darelle Dogan and Denzelle Watson of the home, and Lucas Wright of Carney, Okla.; a grandmother, Mary Frances Curry of Cheraw; a grandfather, Joseph Wright Sr. of Chesterfield; 10 aunts, Delores (the Rev. U.L.) Sharper, Lou Ann Cue, Laura Lewis, Julie (the Rev. Gary) Esaw, Teresa (James) Polston, Connie (Thomas) DeBerry and Maxine (Bruce) Ellerbe of Cheraw, Brenda McAllister of Charlotte, N.C. and Carolyn Bittle of Chesterfield; two uncles, Michael Curry of Cheraw, and Eric Curry of Chesterfield; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a grandmother, Aleane Cranford Wright; a grandfather, the Rev. John A. Curry; and an uncle, Aaron Curry Jr.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chester-field Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thurs-day, November 24, 2005.

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December 2005

 

Juan Brantley

Chesterfield - Juan Brantley, 57, died Monday, Nov. 21, 2005.

A service will be held at a later date.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Brantley was a son of the late Burris Douglas Brantley and Mary Johns Brantley. He was a former rural mail carrier for the United States Postal Service and was a construction worker.

Surviving are a sister, Wanda Brantley (Raymond) Hill of Raleigh, N.C.; and a nephew, Travis Hill.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 1, 2005.

Heather Kaylene (Coram) Condon

LEBANON, MO. - Heather Kaylene (Coram) Condon, 36, formerly of Albia, Iowa, died, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005 at the Cox South Health Center in Springfield, Missouri.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20 from Winfield Funeral Home with the Rev. Tim Stoller officiating. Burial followed in Hamilton Cemetery, Hamilton, Iowa.

A memorial service was held 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22 from First Assembly of God Church in Lebanon.

Memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Born in Des Moines, Iowa, Mrs. Condon was a daughter of Dixie Carruthers of Conway, Mo. She had attained her Registered Nursing degree and worked as a circulating nurse for surgery at Breech Hospital in Lebanon. Mrs. Condon was a homemaker and a managing partner in Condon Medical Associates in Cheraw.

Surviving are her husband, Dr. Francis J. Condon of Lebanon; four sons, Devon Ferry, William Freeman, Sean Condon and Ian Condon all of Lebanon; her mother-in-law, Beverly Ann Condon of Twin Falls, Idaho; her grandmother, Vivian Stilwell of Marshfield, Mo.; and two brothers, Thomas Coram Jr. of Springfield, Mo., and Charles Coram of Ottumwa, Iowa.

Arrangements were entrusted to Winfield Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 1, 2005.

Willie Bell Cousar

CHERAW - Willie Bell Cousar, 88, died Friday, Nov. 18, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23 from ACL Holiness Church with Bishop Johnny Dowson officiating. Burial followed in the Reedy Branch Cemetery.

Born in Marlboro County, Ms. Cousar was a daughter of Willie and Easter Hope, and was the widow of Willie Cousar. She lived in Cheraw for 55 years and was employed as a domestic worker until she retired. She was a member of P.D. Baptist Church and ACL Holiness Church, the Elks Club and the Beach Club.

Surviving are four brothers, Alexander (Lorine) Hope of Whitesville, N.C., Willie D. (Katie) Hope of High Point, N.C., James Douglas Sr. Hope of Trinity, N.C. and W.D. Hope of Wagram, N.C.; a sister, Mable (Oliver) Barns of Fayetteville, N.C.; two sisters-in-law, Margaret Hope of High Point, and Retha Hope of McColl; and a number of nieces, nephews, relatives and Hugue St. families.

Arrangements were entrusted to Willie Douglas Funeral Service. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 1, 2005.

Buck A. Dixon

HARTSVILLE - Buck A. Dixon, 76, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26 from Wilkes Chapel UMC. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Dixon was a son of Burell and Emma Dixon Dixon.

Surviving are two sons, Richard Dixon and Donnie Dixon; a daughter, Joane Runey; three siblings, Edell Melton, Geneva Gainey and John Dixon; and special friends, James and Teresa Shaw and Johnny and Margie Winburn.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 1, 2005.

Stephen Edward Erdy Jr.

CATAWBA - Stephen Edward Erdy Jr., 71, died Monday. Nov. 21, 2005.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 from the chapel of Whitesell Funeral Home, Rock Hill.

Mr. Erdy lived in Chesterfield for many years. He was retired from Pageland Screen Printers. Mr. Erdy was also a farmer and producer of strawberries.

Surviving are three sons, Stephen Edward Erdy III of Andalusia, Ala., Chuck Edward Erdy of Lancaster, and Matthew Erdy of Candler, N.C.; a daughter, Amanda Erdy of Candler; a brother, David E. Erdy of Catawba; three sisters, Mary Jane Erdy and Julia Ann Randall of Apollo Beach, Fla., and Eleanora Brown of Winona, Mo.; and three grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Whitesell Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 1, 2005.

James Wilson ‘J.W.' Freeman

BLENHEIM - James Wilson "J.W." Freeman, 63, died Monday, Nov. 21, 2005 in Marlboro Park Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25 from Parnassus United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Sandhills Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 930, Cheraw, S.C. 29520; the Autism Foundation or to the Correctional Peace Officers Association.

Born in Marlboro County, Mr. Freeman was a son of Beatrice Freeman Driggers and the late Morris Driggers. He was a member of Parnassus United Methodist Church, was a United States Army veteran and was a retired textile worker.

Surviving are his wife, Peggy Joyce Freeman; a son, James (Leola) Freeman Jr. of Bennettsville; a daughter Penny (Adam) Boone of Wallace; his mother of Bennettsville; a sister, Gladys Jordan of Lancaster; a brother, Carl Driggers of Bennettsville; four grandchildren, James "Jamie" Freeman III of Blenheim, Garon Freeman of Bennettsville, A.J. Boone of Wallace, and Ariel McCormick of Cheraw; and several half-sisters and half-brothers

He was preceded in death by a sister.

Arrangements were entrusted to Cooper Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 1, 2005.

Dan Franklin Gatlin

CHERAW - Dan Franklin Gatlin, 51, died Monday, Nov. 14, 2005 in Chesterfield General Hospital after an extended battle with cancer.

A funeral service was held Friday, Nov. 18 from Morris Funeral Cottage Chapel. Burial with military honors was Monday, Nov. 21 in Florence National Cemetery.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Gatlin was a son of Georgianna Ellison Gatlin and the late George Washington Gatlin. He was educated in Chesterfield County schools and graduated from Cheraw High School in 1972. Upon graduation Mr. Gatlin enlisted in the United States Army, serving from, 1973-1979. He attained the rank of specialist 4th class and was assigned to the Quarter-master Corps as a petroleum storage specialist. Mr. Gatlin distinguished himself by earning the National Defense Service Medal, the Expert Grenade Badge and was a marksman rifleman. He was a member of G.W. Long Presbyterian Church. In his spare time Mr. Gatlin enjoyed basketball and fishing. In the early 1980's he owned and operated Gatlin's Limited.

Surviving are a son, Dan F. Gatlin Jr.; four granddaughters, Danielle L. Streater, De'Voshia Gatlin, Keondra D. Gatlin and De'Andria K. Gatlin; an aunt, Deloris Grant of Jacksonville, Fla.; a cousin, Angie Laura Francis; a godmother, Flossie Marshal; a special friend, Kim Friday; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Morris Funeral Cottage. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 1, 2005.

Dorothy Theo Harp

CHESTERFIELD - Dorothy Theo Harp, 91, died Monday, Nov. 21, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Patrick Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Harp was a daughter of the late Patrick and Sally Boan Polson, and was the widow of Theodore Harp. She was a homemaker and was the eldest member of Bethesda United Methodist Church.

Surviving are four sons, John W. (Sally) Harp of Lancaster, Woodrow H. (Iulla) Harp and Donald (Josephine) Harp of Cheraw, and William T. (Patricia) Harp of Bennettsville; four daughters, Elsie Rainey of Fayetteville, N.C., and Shirley (Buddy) Brock, Joyce (James) Teal, and Christine (Charles) Stafford all of Cheraw; 25 grand-children; 28 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Pat Harp; two brothers and three sisters.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 1, 2005.

Matthew Johnson Jr.

BRENTWOOD, N. Y. - Matthew Johnson Jr., 61, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005 in South Side Hospital, Bay Shore, N.Y.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21 from Reid's Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Matthew Robinson officiating. Burial followed in the Montrose Cemetery.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Johnson was a son of the late Abraham and Burdette Jones Johnson. He was educated in the public schools of Cheraw and graduated from Long High School with the class of 1961. After graduating, Mr. Johnson moved to Brentwood, N.Y., and worked as a cook at Pilgrim State Psychiatric Hospital from 1964 until illness caused him to retire in 1989.

Surviving are his wife, Lucille Johnson; four children, Eric, Tiffany, Abraham III and Kimberly; two stepchildren, Lavelle and Dexter; three sisters, Margie Coachman of Savannah, Ga., Marion Simmons of Bennettsville, and Patricia Cosom of Cheraw; a brother, Robert Johnson of Cheraw; his mother- and father-in-law; four brothers-in-law; four grandsons; two granddaughters; numerous nieces and nephews; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid's Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 1, 2005.

Billy Bobby ‘Red' Mangum

FLORENCE - Billy Bobby 'Red' Mangum, 79, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2005 in a Florence hospital after an illness.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005 from Calvary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Avenue N., Suite 101, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577; or Calvary Baptist Church, 915 Cherokee Road, Florence, S.C. 29501.

Born in Pageland, Mr. Mangum was a son of the late Jesse Joel and Inez Plyler Mangum. He was a United States Navy veteran, founding member of the Florence Country Club where he was an active golfer, member of the Pocket Road Fishing Club, active member of Calvary Baptist Church, the Calvary Men's Ministry and the Men's 65-74 Sunday School Class. He was owner and operator of Mangum Army-Navy Store for 38 years.

Surviving are a daughter, Alice Marcene Mangum of Florence; a sister, Gladys S. Beard of Charlotte, N.C.; a brother, Frank C. Mangum of Mooresville, N.C.; two grandchildren, Caeley Sue Miller and Byron Allen Mangum Miller of Florence; a special friend, Ann Edmonds of Florence; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 1, 2005.

Murray ‘Austin' Morris

LANCASTER - Murry "Austin" Morris, 80, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29 from Mahaffey Funeral Home. Burial followed in Lan-caster Memorial Park.

Born in Ruby, Mr. Morris was a son of William Adam and Lucy Gulledge Morris, and was the widower of Mildred Louise Steele Morris.

Surviving are a son, Michael A. Morris; two sisters, Irene Copeland and Virginia Baker; three grandchildren, Lisa Morris, Matt Morris and Allison Morris; great-grandchildren; and other family members and friends. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 1, 2005.

Annie Mae Price Myers

PAGELAND - Annie Mae Price Myers, 75, died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Myers was a daughter of the late Rob and Eula Mae Sikes Price, and was the widow of Floyd H. Myers. She was a homemaker and a member of Douglas Mill Baptist Church.

Surviving are five sons, Robert Myers, James Myers, Carson Myers, Jerry Myers and Ray Myers all of Pageland;

four daughters, Shirley (Cecil) Goodman of Florence, Peggy (Ricky) Taylor, Thelma (Earl) Deason and Motsy (Roger) Hendrix all of Pageland; a brother, John Price of Chesterfield; three sisters, Lizzie Dunn and Georgia Sikes of Chesterfield, and Dorothy Burgess of Pageland; 22 grand-children; and 29 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Myers.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 1, 2005.

Carrie O'Neal

PATRICK - Carrie Dixon O'Neal, 77, died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30 from Mount Olivet Baptist Church with the Revs. Ed Griggs, Gary Wells, Elwood Freeman and Ricky Hartsoe officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery

Memorials may be made to the Mount Olivet Baptist Church, 1652 Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Road, Patrick, S.C. 29584.

Born in Darlington County, Mrs. O'Neal was a daughter of the late Clarence and Nancy Player Dixon. She was a member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 56 years, Junior O'Neal of Patrick; five sons, Buck (Ann) O'Neal, Candy (Sib) O'Neal, Larry (Brenda) O'Neal, Merdith (Lynn) O'Neal all of Patrick, and Eddie (Nikki) O'Neal of Hartsville; four daughters, Emma Jean (Elwood) Freeman of Great Falls, Myrtle (Bill) McGuirt of Bennettsville, and Catherine (Franklin) Teal and Linda (Lee) Register of Patrick; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Irene Gilbert and Patty Gainey; and two brothers, Wade Dixon and Earl Dixon.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 1, 2005.

Alma G. Redfearn


CHESTERFIELD - Alma G. Redfearn, 85, died Monday, Nov. 21, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26 from Flemming Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Samuel Sparks officiating. Burial followed in the Chesterfield Community Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Redfearn was a daughter of the late Nathaniel and Lessie Mcguggan Redfearn. She was converted at an early age and joined Grandview Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are a son, Threadgill Red-fearn of Chesterfield; a daughter, Vanessa Hancock of Chesterfield; a sister, Marie Redfearn of Chesterfield; nine grandchildren, Derrick (Sharon) Redfearn of Alexandria, Va., Shamon Redfearn and Angela Redfearn of Cheraw, Lonnie A. (Beth) Hancock of Milton, Fla., Ryan Hancock and Leslie Hancock of Chesterfield, Michelle J. (Jonathan) Gillien of Waldorf, Mary., and James Redfearn and Kenneth Redfearn of Baltimore, Mary.; seven great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by two sons, James Marion Redfearn and Wiley Redfearn; seven brothers and five sisters.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home - Chesterfield.

Fanell Pigg Rivers

RUBY - Fanell Pigg Rivers, 67, died Monday, Nov. 21, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 24 from Elizabeth Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Providence Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Elizabeth Baptist Church, 3010 Mayesville Road, Ruby, S.C. 29741.

Born in Pageland, Mrs. Rivers was a daughter of the late B.C. Pigg Jr. and Vennie Robertson Pigg. She was retired personnel director with Wansona, Inc. Mrs. Rivers was an active member of Elizabeth Baptist Church where she was organist, Sunday School teacher, WMU director and church treasurer.

Surviving are her husband, Jimmie Attaway Rivers of the home; two sons, Jimmie A. (Michelle M.) Rivers Jr. of Mt. Croghan, and Scott (Dale P.) Rivers of Wadesboro, N.C.; four grandchildren, Jonathana A. Rivers, Meagan Rivers, Mary Kait Rivers and Benjamin Rivers; a brother, Billy F. Pigg of Pageland; and a sister, Katrina P. Sturgis of Monroe, N.C.

She was preceded in death by a brother, James Rance Pigg.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 1, 2005.

Catherine Smith

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Catherine Smith, 91, died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005.

A celebration of remembrance was held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11. Burial followed in the Fort Lincoln Cemetery.

Born in Pageland, Ms. Smith was a daughter of the late Willie and Ola Sellers. She joined the Triumph Holiness Church during her early childhood. Ms. Smith was educated in the South Carolina public school system. In 1982 she moved to Washington to be near her children. Ms. Smith's greatest contribution was to the lives of her children.

Surviving are a sister, Martha Sellers of New York, N.Y.; three daughters, Alma Rease of Brooklyn, N.Y., Maggie Williams of Washington, and Norma Gleaton of Clinton, Mary.; three sons, Charles Smith of Washington, James Smith of Laurel, Mary., and Wilson Smith of Washington; 30 grand-children; 36 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; a devoted cousin, Annie Mae Patrick of Wash-ington; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Susie and Carolyn; a son, Lucious; three brothers, Andrew, Wil and Sinclair; and three sisters, Ola, Adeline and Dorothy.

Arrangements were entrusted to Lee Funeral Home.

William Thomas ‘Bill' Sweatt

MT. CROGHAN - William Thomas "Bill" Sweatt, 79, died Monday, Nov. 21, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25 from Cross Roads Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Cross Roads Baptist Church Building Fund, 4963 Cross Roads Church Road, Ruby, S.C. 29741; or Children's Attention Home, P.O. Box 2912, Rock Hill, S.C. 29732.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Sweatt was a son of the late Minor Leslie Sweatt and Ada Henrietta Sweatt. He was a former employee of Springs Cotton Mill, former owner of Sweatt's Plumbing and was a foster parent. Mr. Sweatt was a United States Navy veteran of World War II, a Master Mason and member of Camp Creek Lodge. He was also a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Janie Elizabeth Stratton Sweatt of the home; a son, William Thomas (Monica) Sweatt Jr. of Waxhaw, N.C.; two daughters, Libby (Steve) Sweatt-Lambert and Elaine S. (Jack) Adkins of Lancaster; five grandchildren, Walt Adkins, Scot Adkins, Chauncey Beaver, Alexandria Lambert and Mandy Lackey; five-step grandchildren, Samantha Woodson, Summer Halsey, Matthew Halsey, Lane Lackey and Tyler Lackey; and a sister, Margaret Threatt of Lancaster.

He was preceded in death by 11 siblings.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 1, 2005.

Eleanor Elizabeth Boan Wallace

HARTSVILLE - Eleanor Elizabeth Boan Wallace, 80, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28 in Magnolia Cemetery with the Revs. Dr. Bev Kennedy and Tony Hemphill officiating.

Memorials may be made to the West Hartsville Baptist Church, 1003 W. Carolina Ave., Hartsville, S.C. 29550.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Wallace was a daughter of the late Luther B. and Maybelle Turnage Boan. She was a faithful member and worker of West Hartsville Baptist Church for 45 years. Mrs. Wallace was employed with J.L. Coker & Co. for many years and also worked with Robert Wallace & Son Heating and Air Conditioning.

Surviving are her husband, Robert T. Wallace of Hartsville; a son, Glenn (Bert) Wallace of Savannah, Ga.; two daughters, Eleanor (Bill) Hurtes of Charleston, and Beth (Ronnie) Amerson of Hartsville; six grand-children, Jimmy (Denise) Amerson, Meg Hurtes, Glenn (Paula) Wallace Jr., Julie (Robert) McCutchen, Matthew Hurtes and Christie Wallace; and four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 1, 2005.

Howell Nathaniel ‘Nat' Watson

CHESTERFIELD - Howell Nathaniel "Nat" Watson, 94, died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Chesterfield Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Home Foundation, 213 Laurens St., Aiken, S.C. 29801; or to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 305 W. Main St., Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Marion, Mr. Watson was a son of the late Benjamin Samuel and Celia Vindal Watson. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, a Mason for 55 years and a retired manager of Belk department stores. In recent years he was a resident of Trinity Lutheran Home of Aiken.

Surviving are his wife of 68 years, Mary Adden "Gussie" Watson; two sons, Howell Nathaniel "Nat" (Mary Hurst) Watson Jr., and William A. "Tony" (Mary Lake) Watson of Edgefield; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by eight brothers, Bennie Watson, Clarence Watson, Luther Watson, Clyde Watson, David Watson, Marvin Watson, Sam Watson and Joe Watson; and three sisters, Sally Whaley, Bertha Tyner and Priscilla Hutchenson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 1, 2005.

Pagie Ann Williams

MCCOLL - Pagie Ann Williams, 41, died Sunday, Nov 27, 2005 at Duke Medical Center.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 from McColl Church of God. Burial will follow in Rogers Cemetery.

Born in Marlboro County, Ms. Williams was a daughter of Libby Baxley Fowler and the late James E. Williams. She was a faithful member of McColl Church of God where she was active in Youth Ministries. Ms. Williams was secretary and treasurer of McColl Rescue and Clio Rescue squads. She was a first-aid instructor for Northeastern Technical College and was a member of the American Red Cross.

Surviving are her mother of McColl; a brother, James E. Williams of Myrtle Beach; and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.

Arrangements were entrusted to Rogers Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 1, 2005.

Betty Ruth Robinson Blakeney

PAGELAND - Betty Ruth Robinson Blakeney, 76, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005 at her home.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 from Poplar Hill AME Zion Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Blakeney was a daughter of the late Tab and Wilma Robinson, and was the widow of Clint Blakeney. She attended the Chesterfield County public school system.

Surviving are a daughter, Diane Miller of Pageland; two sons, Donald (Margaret) Blakeney and Preston (Ruth) Blakeney of Pageland; seven brothers, Earl Robinson of Pageland, Utha Robinson of Charlotte, N.C., Frank Robinson of Latta, Rick Robinson, Nick Robinson, Carol Robinson and George Robinson all of Marion; three sisters, Lucille Polson of Washington, D.C., and Lela Hemmingway and Jonnie Lee of Marion; an aunt, Naomi Robinson of Pageland; a sister-in-law, Mary Blakeney of Pageland; 11 grand-children; five great-grandchildren; six sisters-in-law; a brother-in-law, and a number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Dora Blakeney; three sisters, Beatrice Robinson, Lula Bell Robinson and Edisto Mitchell; and two brothers, Oscar Robinson and Tom Robinson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home - Pageland. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 8, 2005.

Carolyn Hendrix

WEST COLUMBIA - Carolyn Hendrix, 90, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005 after a brief illness.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 from Lexington United Methodist Church with the Revs. Richard Knight and Mi Young Paik officiating. Burial followed in Lexington Memorial Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Lexington United Methodist Church Building Fund, 309 E. Main St., Lexington, S.C. 29072; or Hendrix Student Center Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 1889, Clemson, S.C. 29633.

Born in Sandersville, Ga., Mrs. Hendrix was a daughter of the late Emory Guy and Carrie Rawlings Orahood, and was the widow of Leon James "Bill" Hendrix. She earned a bachelor of science in education from Georgia College at Milledgeville, Ga. and was an elementary school teacher for almost 30 years. She had been an active member of Lexington United Methodist Church since 1988.

Before moving to Lexington, Mrs. Hendrix was a resident of Chesterfield where she served as president of the Chesterfield County Daylily Society, Chesterfield Garden Club and Chesterfield United Methodist Women. In 1986 she was honored as Chesterfield Citizen of the Year.

Mrs. Hendrix had a passion for daylilies and had over 400 varieties in her garden. She served as a judge in numerous national shows and has a daylily, the "Carolyn Hendrix," named in her honor. Since seeing her first Clemson football game in 1937, she was an avid Clemson fan, attending most bowl games and all home games including the 2005 season. She was very proud of being named Clemson Mother of the Year in 1997.

Surviving are two sons, Bill (Pam) Hendrix of Kiawah Island, and Guy (Lisa) Hendrix of Rock Hill; grandchildren, Jill (Thorsen) Ganzenmüller of Berlin, Germany, Joy Hendrix of Charleston, Holly (Michael) Cirrito of San Francisco, Calif., Jim (Elizabeth) Hendrix of Greenville, Emory Hendrix of Greenville, and Mary Kathleen Hendrix of Clemson; three great-grandchildren, Will Cirrito, Malcolm Cirrito and Billy Hendrix; a brother, Emory (Carolyn) Orahood of Atlanta, Ga.; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Jack (Betty) Hendrix of Lexington, Ernest (Alda Rae) Hendrix of Lexington, Margaret Fortner of Greenville, and Jean Hendrix of Lexington; and many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Caughman-Harman Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 8, 2005.

Robert Gerald Hendricks

PATRICK - Robert Gerald Hendricks, 71, died Friday, Dec. 2, 2005 at his home.
A funeral service was held at 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 5 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Florence National Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Hendricks was a son of the late Carson Hendricks and Mattie Lee Graves Hendricks Boan. He was a retired Chief Warrant Officer with the United States Army with 23 years of service. Mr. Hendricks served one tour of duty during the Korean Conflict and served three tours of duty in the Vietnam War. He was also a retired construction worker and truck driver, and was a member of Lower Macedonia Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Genevia Brewington Hendricks of the home; three sons, Robert L. (Macklyn) Hendricks, John T. Hendricks and Daniel S. (Sonya) Hendricks all of Patrick; seven grandchildren, Heath Moore, Christopher McCormick, Daniel McCormick, Tyler McCormick, Mindy Eddins, Shaynah McDonald and Elijah McDonald.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 8, 2005.

Rachel McClure Herrmann

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH - Rachel McClure Herrmann, 83, died Friday, Dec. 2, 2005 at her home.

A private family memorial service was held Sunday, Dec. 4 from McMillan-Small Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association of S.C., 1817 Gadsden St., Columbia, S.C. 29201-2392.

Born in Anderson, Mrs. Herrmann was a daughter of the late John Boyce and Mary Campbell McClure, and was the widow of August Frank Herrmann. Mrs. Herrmann and her husband made their home in Cheraw until they retired to North Myrtle Beach following his banking career.

Surviving are two daughters, Barbara H. Wallace of Murrells Inlet, and Cathy H. (Thomas) Ryan of Narragansett, R.I.; six grandchildren, John D. Pilcher IV, Douglas Frank Pilcher, Mary Campbell Cohn, Michael Wallace, Leigh Blalock and James R. Martin IV; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, John Boyce McClure Jr. and Cecil Randolph McClure.

Arrangements were entrusted to McMillan-Small Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 8, 2005.

Abraham Johnson Jr.

BRENTWOOD, N.Y. - Abraham Johnson, 61, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005 in South Side Hospital, Bay Shore, N.Y.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21 from Reid's Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Matthew Robinson officiating. Burial followed in Montrose Cemetery.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Johnson was a son of the late Abraham and Burdette Jones Johnson. He was educated in the public schools of Cheraw and graduated from Long High School in the class of 1961. After graduating, Mr. Johnson moved to Brentwood, N.Y. and worked as a cook at Pilgrim State Psychiatric Hospital from 1964 until illness caused him to retire in 1989.

Surviving are his wife, Lucille Johnson; four children, Eric, Tiffany, Abraham III and Kimberly; two stepchildren, Lavelle and Dexter; three sisters, Margie Coachman of Savannah, Ga., Marion Simmons of Bennettsville, and Patricia Cosom of Cheraw; a brother, Robert Johnson of Cheraw; his mother- and father-in-law; four brothers-in-law; four grandsons; two granddaughters; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid's Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 8, 2005.

J. C. ‘Nug' Jones

CHERAW - J.C. "Nug" Jones, 64, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2005 in McLeod Hospice House after an illness.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 from Grooms Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Thomas Funderburk officiating.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Jones was a son of the late Flora Jones and Anderson Burns. He attended Chesterfield County public schools and worked at various jobs. He worked for Cuddy Farms for many years before his health began to fail.

Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Jones of Cheraw; four daughters, Callie (David) Cassidy of Cheraw, Mattie (John) Austin of Woodbridge, Va., and Dorothy (Larry) Marsh and Janie (Michael) Johnson of Cheraw; his mother-in-law, Ellar Dixon of Cheraw; six sisters, Flora Jones, Carolyn Patterson and Hattie Burns of Cheraw, and Frances Buchanan, Ruth Sheppard and Bernice Henderson of Coatesville, Pa.; two brothers, Anderson Burns of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Ernest Jones of Coatesville; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Bobby Henry Lee and Robert Watts Jr.; a sister and eight brothers.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 8, 2005.

Azzaline Moore McArthur

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - Azzaline Moore McArthur, 90, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 from Marvin United Methodist Church with the Rev. Craig Ham officiating. Burial followed in the Camp Ground United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Marvin United Methodist Church.

Mrs. McArthur was a member of Marvin United Methodist Church, Grays Creek Woman's Club and the Retired Nurses Association. She was a graduate of Pittman Hospital Nursing School.

Surviving are a son, Jennings "Tiny" McArthur of Fayetteville; two sisters, Mildred Sellers of Cheraw, and Mary Lou Avant of Charlotte, N.C.; and two brothers, A.W. Moore and Billy Joe Moore of Cheraw.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sullivan's Highland Funeral Service. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 8, 2005.

Gretta McManus

HARTSVILLE - Gretta McManus, 28, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 from Middendorf Baptist Church with the Revs. Ed Griggs, Don Rhyne and Jerry McManus officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Middendorf Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 2202 Middendorf Church Road, Hartsville, S.C. 29550; or Saleeby Center Parent Council, 714 Lewellen Drive, Hartsville, S.C. 29550.

Born in Florence County, Ms. McManus was a daughter of Kerry and Gwen Hoffman MaManus.

Surviving are her parents of Hartsville; a sister, Angela Atkinson of Hartsville; a brother, William K. McManus Jr. of Hartsville; two nieces Danielle Atkinson and Carol Atkinson; and a grandmother, Mary Bethune Hoffman of Hartsville.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 8, 2005.

Quantrail Malry

CHERAW - Quantrail "Cornbread" Malry, 47, died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005 at Chesterfield General Hospital.

 
 

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 from Grooms Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Corbett officiating. Burial followed in the Montrose Cemetery.

Born in Washington, D.C., Mr. Malry was a son of the late Charles and Daisy Harper Malry. He was educated in the public schools of Prince George County, Maryland. During his childhood Mr. Malry attended Beulah Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. He later moved to Cheraw where he attended Pee Dee Union Baptist Church. Mr. Malry's favorite hobby was playing horseshoes.

Surviving are his wife, Annie Malry of the home; three stepchildren, Loraine Harrison, Monique Short and Jimmy Short Jr. of the home; a grandson, Jerimiah Short; five sisters, Evelyn Ford of Washington, Jerlyn (Randall) Smith of Prince George County, Francine Malry of Cheraw, Arletta (Michael) James of Orlando, Fla., and Rosa Malry of Cheraw; two brothers, Dennis Malry and Charles Malry Jr. of Cheraw; an aunt, Rosa Tascoe of Patrick; his mother-in-law, Shirley Harrison of High Point, N.C.; three brothers-in-law, Thomas (Doreen) Harrison, Robert (Linda) Harrison and Richard (Linda) Harrison; three sisters-in-law, Patricia Harrison, Gloria Harrison and Mary Harrison; and many friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 8, 2005.

Richard Lynn Sellers

CHESTERFIELD - Richard Lynn Sellers, 34, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005.

 
 

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 from Clanton Plains Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Sellers was a son of Darrell Sellers and Sandra Kay Linton Gainey, and was reared by his great-uncle and aunt, Horace and Elsie Linton of Chesterfield. Mr. Sellers was a welder and pipe fitter.

Surviving are his wife, Donna Kay Huckabee of the home; his father of Chesterfield; his mother and Danny King of Hartsville; two brothers, Dennis Sellers and Sandy Sellers of Chesterfield; a grandmother, Katie Linton Burr of Chesterfield; a special cousin, Jewell Linton of Chesterfield; and three stepsons, Joshua Morton, Kyle Morton and Dalton Burr.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 8, 2005.

J.C. Sturdivant

CHESTERFIELD - J.C. Sturdivant, 85, died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30 from Timmonsville Missionary Baptist Church in Mt. Croghan with the Revs. Betty Gaddy, Wanda Cassidy, David Gaddy and Bennie Gaddy officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. Sturdivant was a son of the late Rufus and Bessie Sturdivant, and was the widower of Dorothy Burch Sturdivant. Mr. Sturdivant confessed Christ at an early age and joined the Rammah Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Morven, N.C.

Surviving are two sons, Rufus Sturdivant of Charlotte, N.C., and J.C. Sturdivant Jr. of Chesterfield; three daughters, Betty Sturdivant, Ruth Sturdivant and Priscilla Sturdivant of Chesterfield; a very special family friend, Lee Thomas McQueen; three grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Beulah Gilchrest; a brother-in-law, Peter Thomas (Arurllia) Burch of Wadesboro, N.C.; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by three children and two brothers, James Sturdivant and Sylvester Sturdivant.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home - Chesterfield. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 8, 2005.

Dossie Vernie Baker

PAGELAND - Dossie Vernie Baker, 73, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005 at Carolina Medical Center, Monroe, N.C.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12 from Salem United Methodist Church with the Revs. C.L. Bowman and Johnny Clark officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Baker was a son of the late Hayne H. and Marcella Crawford Baker. He was educated in the public schools of Chesterfield County and was an employee of Sutton Funeral Home for many years where he was actively employed prior to his death. Mr. Baker was a member of Salem United Methodist Church and was an avid supporter of the United Methodist Men and its endeavors.

Surviving are four children, Myra B. (Paulmer) Myers and Eric (Doralyn) Tyson of Pageland, Barbara Rushing of Atlanta, Ga., and Tryiq Baker of Jefferson; three sisters, Wilhemenia (Charles) Blackwell, Inez B. Grant and Brenda B. McKay of Pageland; two brothers, Santee (Mary) Baker and James (Ruby) Baker of Charlotte, N.C.; a special friend, Rosetta Rivers of Pageland; seven grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by seven brothers, Winfred Baker, Travis Baker, MacArthur Baker, Harvee Baker, George Baker, Fred Baker and Ernest Baker.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home - Pageland. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 15, 2005.

James ‘Jim' Walter Boling

LANCASTER - James "Jim" Walter Boling, 78, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 from Hartley Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by his grandson, the Rev. Jason Boling. Burial followed in Lancaster Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 61 Broadway, Floor 6, New York, N.Y.; or a charity of one's choice.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Boling was a son of the late Walter Lee Boling and Lillie Tyndal Boling. He retired from Lowenstein and served in the United States Marine Corps and the U.S. Army. He was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving his wife, Evelyn Rollins Boling of the home; three sons, the Rev. James Ronnie (Pam) Boling of Greenwood, Bobby Edward (Ellen) Boling of Lynchburg, Va., and Johnny Walter (Pam) Boling of Lancaster; three daughters, Judy Boling (David) Wallace, Karen Boling (Ron) Robinson and Marian Boling (Donnie) Wright all of Lancaster; a sister, Colleen Leighton of Paradise, Calif.; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Danny Ray Boling; two grandchildren, Chad Edward Wright and Cathy Nicole Boling; and two sisters, Ruby Boling Wright and Louise Boling Burgess.

Arrangements were entrusted to Hartley Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 15, 2005.

Bob ‘Ange' Boone

JEFFERSON - Bob "Ange" Boone, 83, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 from Bethel Baptist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church Building Fund, 11078 Hwy. 151, Jefferson, S.C. 29718.

A son of the late Ben and Goldie Eubanks Boone, Mr. Boone was a member of Macedonia Masonic Lodge 239 and Bethel Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Lois Robinson Boone of Jefferson; two daughters, Bobbi (Tommy) Mungo of Pageland, and Judy (Bill) Baker of Jefferson; two brothers, Thomas "Monk" Boone of Jefferson, and Jerry "Punk" Boone of Lancaster; three grandchildren, Gina

(Troy) Timney, Amy (Wendell) Miles and Kim (Wesley) Brock; and six great grandchildren, Melissa, Kayla, Brittany, T.J., Will and Sadie.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 15, 2005.

Rosa Alma Cassidy Bryan

CHERAW - Rosa Alma Cassidy Bryan, 96, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed Wednesday, Dec. 14 in the Washington National Cemetery, Suitland, Mary.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Bryan was a daughter of the late William Jonathan Lafayette and Ida Nancy Roscoe Cassidy, and was the widow of Wesley Thomas Bryan. She was a retired food service school system employee.

Surviving are two sons, William H. (Teresa C.) Bryan of El Paso, Texas, and Thomas C. (Penelope A.) Bryan of Waldorf, Mary.; two sisters, Christine C. Funderburk of Patrick, and Mescal Bryan of Wilmington, N.C.; three grandchildren, Leslie S. Purcell of Maryland, Thomas C. Bryan Jr. of Kissimmee, Fla., and Michaelina B. Busco of Newburg, Mary.; and six great-grandchildren, Thomas Jae Bryan, Lenora Ann Purcell, Christopher M. Connick, Danielle Brook Connick, Katelynn Marie Bryan and Joshua M. Bryan.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 15, 2005.

Ruth Poe Cope

COLUMBIA - Ruth Poe Cope, 83, died Monday, Dec. 5, 2005 at Lowman Home in White Rock.

A funeral service was held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 from Kilbourne Park Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael L. Townsend of New Heights Baptist Church officiating. Burial followed in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association Palmetto Chapter, P.O. Box 7044, Columbia, S.C. 29202-7044; American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, S.C. 29210; or Lowman Home Bethany Building, P.O. Box 444, White Rock, S.C. 29177.

Born in Cheraw, Mrs. Cope was a daughter of the late Hughla Reid and Eugene Berian Poe. She was educated in Columbia public schools and graduated from Columbia High School in 1939. She was a beloved wife and mother and managed the operation of the household. She also worked as a bookkeeper for Columbia Christian School for 13 years and served as a secretary at Colonial Heights Baptist Church for nine years. Mrs. Cope taught a ladies' Sunday school class for nearly 40 years, first at Colonial Heights and later at Kilbourne Park Baptist Church. She visited the sick, fed the hungry, provided clothing for those in need, and gave comfort to those in pain.

Surviving are her husband of nearly 50 years, Angus Jackson "Jack" Cope; five children, Jackie (Larry) Livingston of St. Matthews, Patsy (Joseph) Allison of Columbia, Herb (Deborah) Thompson of Atlanta, Ga., Lynne Cope (Amos) Hummell of Hilton Head Island, and Shirley Cope of Columbia; eight grandchildren, Larry (Debbie) Living-ston and Jack (Donnell) Livingston of St. Matthews, Dale (Angee) Gause of Irmo, Chris Gause of Columbia, Paul (Rhonda) Thompson and Pam Thompson Best of Atlanta, Houston Bowers of Millen, Ga., and Clark Hummell and Chandler Hummell of Hilton Head Island; nine great-grandchildren; a great-great-grand-child; a sister, Emily Holton of Columbia; three sisters-in-law, Gwen Broome of Blythewood, Hazel Jenkins of Columbia, and Evelyn Poe of Maitland, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, Angus Reid Cope.

Arrangements were entrusted to Shives Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 15, 2005.

Harley Edward Cox

PAGELAND - Harley Edward Cox, 77, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005 at the home of his daughter in Suffolk, Va.

A memorial service was held Saturday, Dec. 3 from Leavitt Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Veterans of America Foundation, 1725 Eye St. N.W., 4th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20006; Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome Foundations, 411 Long-beach Parkway, Bay Village, Ohio 44140; or Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 6th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10001.

A son of the late Stella Seymour and Charlie Edward Cox, Mr. Cox served in the United States Navy for 40 years. After retiring from the Navy, Mr. Cox worked with Wansona and later with Coffing Hoists.

Surviving are his companion, Cathy Casper of Pageland; three sons, Steven Cox of Chesapeake, Va., Daniel Cox of South Bend, Iowa, and Matthew Cox of Ft. Hood, Texas; four daughters, Laurie Lynch of Suffolk, Va., Karen Bethea of Franklin, Va., Chrystal Williamson of Wadesboro, N.C., and Denise Orr of Chattanooga, Tenn.; six sisters, Irene Williams of Cool Ridge, W.Va., Helen Lutyl and Phyllis Maloney of Rockford, Ill., and Ione Wilcox, Margie Groskophf and Carole Cox of Stoddard, Wis.; 11 grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Leavitt Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 15, 2005.

Billy Daniels Sr.

CHESTERFIELD - Billy Daniels Sr., 75, died Monday, Dec. 5, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 from Flemming Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Elvin Mickens officiating. Burial followed in the Davidson Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Pageland, Mr. Daniels was a son of the late Billy Mack Daniels and Estelle Crawford Daniels. He was educated in the Chesterfield County schools. Mr. Daniels served in the United States Army and was awarded the Korean Service Medal, the Bronze Service Star, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the ROK Presidential Unit Citation. He was formerly married to Bertha Partee of Salisbury, N.C.

Surviving are two sons, Billy Daniels Jr. of Kannapolis, N.C., and David A. Daniels of Charlotte, N.C.; two daughters, Marvel E. Daniels and Darlene D. (the Rev. Elvin) Mickens of Kannapolis; two sisters, Bersene (Lonnie) Roberts of Cheraw, and Mary Lee (Clarence) Parson of Wadesboro, N.C.; an uncle, Lemuel (Jeanette) Crawford of Chesterfield; nine grand-children; nine great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a son, Karry E. Daniels Sr.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home - Chesterfield. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 15, 2005.

Ronald Davis

CHERAW - Ronald Davis, 43, died Friday, Dec. 2, 2005 at Chesterfield General Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7 from Pee Dee Union Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Corbett officiating. Burial followed in Ebenezer United Methodist Church Cemetery, Wallace.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Davis was a son of the late Buster Davis and Lucille Lincoln Davis. He attended Chesterfield County public schools and graduated in 1981 from Cheraw High School where he was a fullback for the Braves. Mr. Davis attended South Carolina State University and Living-stone College on a full football scholar-ship.

Mr. Davis was employed with Constar International 742 for 19 years.

Surviving are his wife, Jennifer Burr Davis of the home; a daughter, De'Andra Burr of the home; two sons, Ronald Ja'Von Davis and Marvin James "M.J." Davis of the home; a sister, Sara Fay (Thomas Lee) Gary of Cheraw; a cousin, Sara Ann McDuffie of Raleigh, N.C.; six sisters-in-law, Pamela Davis, Hazel (Robert Jr.) McLain, Stacy (Michael) David, Denise Shields, Sharon (Antonio) Gary and Shakeyia Hooks; his mother- and father-in-law, Berniece and Timothy Hooks of Wallace; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home & Memorial Chapel. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 15, 2005.

Sara Katherine Deese

CHERAW - Sara Katherine Deese, 61, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2005 in Florence.

A graveside funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Deese was a daughter of the late Ernest and Bertie Fisher Eddins. She was retired from Crown Cork and Seal Company.

Surviving are two sons, Richard Deese and Randy Deese of Cheraw; a sister, Betty Letchworth of Cheraw; and three brothers, Charles Eddins of Leland, N.C., and Issac Eddins and Chad Eddins of Wilmington, N.C.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Joe Eddins.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 15, 2005.

Sillar Gertrude Easterling

CHERAW - Sillar Gertrude Easterling, 85, died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 from Ebenezer United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ronald Lucas officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Marlboro County, Mrs. Easterling was a daughter of the late Priscilla and Thomas Harrington, and was the widow of Brimal Easterling to whom she was married for 65 years. She was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church where she was a member of the United Methodist Women in which she held the position of Treasurer; was in the Senior Choir and its Secretary; was a Communion Stewardess and member of the Wallace Family Life Center.

Mrs. Easterling was educated in the public schools of Marlboro County.

Surviving are six daughters, Bernice (Timothy) Hooks of Wallace, Joyce Williams of Baltimore, Mary., Ada (Charlie) Flemming of Cheraw, Francina (Troy) Bittle of Chesterfield, Kate (Byron) Pitts of Baltimore, and Rena (Robert) McLain of Wallace; five sons, Johnny (Martha) Easterling of Hamlet, N.C., Charles Easterling of Wallace, Verndar Easterling of Washington, D.C., Edward (Evangeline) Easterling of Wallace, and Richard (Juanita) Easterling of Cheraw; a sister, Mary (Marion) Harrington of Wallace; a brother,

Woodrow Harrington of Bennettsville; two sisters-in-law, Willie Mae(the Rev. Maynard) Harrington of Wallace, and Barbara Harrignton of Cheraw; a brother-in-law, Julius (Eva) Little of Washington; 25 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a son, Ernest Nelson Easterling, three sisters, three brothers, and two great-grand-children.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home & Memorial Chapel. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 15, 2005.

Brenda Tucker Farmer

RUBY - Brenda Tucker Farmer, 50, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 from Clanton Plains Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Tucker was a daughter of the late Jack and Nezzie Oliver Tucker. She was a caregiver and a former employee of Compass Group Canteen Food Service.

Surviving are her husband, Jimmy M. Farmer Jr. of the home; a son, Brent Ratliff of Florence; a stepson, Lucas Farmer of Hartsville; a stepdaughter, Amanda Farmer of Hartsville; three brothers, Leslie Tucker, Wayne Tucker and Jackie Tucker of Ruby; and a sister, Carolyn Hilton of Ruby.

She was preceded in death by a son, Billy Ratliff Jr., and a sister, Doris Ann Raffaldt.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 15, 2005.

Virginia C. Garick

LEXINGTON - Virginia C. Garick, 79, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 from Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. A private burial followed in Cheraw.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetic Association, South Carolina Affiliate, 2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 205, Columbia, S.C. 29204.

Born in Saluda, Mrs. Garick was a daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin and Edith Lee Watson Crouch, and was the widow of James Garick. She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church.

Surviving are three sons, John Clayton, Frank Clayton and Richard Clayton of Columbia; a daughter, Rebecca Clayton of Scottsdale, Ariz.; a sister, Minnie Crouch Young of Camden; and six grandchildren.

She was predeceased in death by her first husband, Franklin Turner Clayton.

Arrangements were entrusted to Dunbar Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 15, 2005.

George Calvin Hayden

SWANSEA - George Calvin Hayden, 71, died Friday, December 2, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 from the Chapel of Thompson Funeral Home of West Columbia with the Revs. Ricky Redmond, Terry Wilder, Jerry Atkins, Jackie Connley and Chuck Wells officiating. Burial followed in Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens.

Born in Columbia, Mr. Hayden was a son of the late George Crosey and Louise Dean Hayden. He was a member of Bull Swamp Baptist Church. Mr. Hayden had retired from the South Carolina Budget and Control Board. He was a Mason, Sunday School teacher, Choir Director and Deacon. He was also a member of The Gamecock Club.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Curtis Hayden of Chesterfield; two sons, W. Paul (Phylis) Curtis III of Matthews, N.C., and Donald Ray (Donna) Curtis of Chesterfield; a brother, Jimmy (Rose) Hayden Sr. of West Columbia; three grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews; two special friends, Abraham Roach and Joyce King.

Arrangements were entrusted to Thompson Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 15, 2005.

Roland Leverne Herring

SOCIETY HILL - Roland Leverne Herring, 71, died Monday, Dec. 5, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 from the Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home Chapel conducted by the Revs. Joe B. Wilkes and Jim Rutan. Burial followed in Welsh Neck Baptist Church Cemetery with full military honors.

Born in McColl, Mr. Herring was a son of the late Sandy and Annie Caulder Herring. He retired from the United States Army and served in the Korean Conflict and two tours of duty in Vietnam. Mr. Herring was a member of the Rod & Gun Club, the American Legion, and Brockington Hunting Club. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Surviving are his wife, Maria U. Herring of the home; a son, Eric Herring of Society Hill; a daughter, Erica Ross of Society Hill; a sister, Margaret Taylor of Bennettsville; a granddaughter, Martina Maria Ross of Society Hill; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 15, 2005.

Mary Cato Hicks

MINERAL SPRINGS, N.C. - Mary Cato Hicks, 101, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005 at Carington Place Nursing Center, Matthews, N.C.

A funeral service was held Monday, Nov. 28 from High Point Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to High Point Baptist Church.

A native of Pageland, Mrs. Hicks was a daughter of the late R.W. and Annie Rollings Cato. She was the widow of Ben F. Hicks.

Surviving are four sons, Malloy Hicks and Don Hicks of Charlotte, N.C., Larry Hicks of Lancaster, and Roger Hicks of Monroe, N.C.; and seven daughters, Myrine Johnston and Shirley Bertram of Charlotte, Ann Knight of Waxhaw, N.C., Carolyn Couick of Monroe, Lu Rayfield of Lancaster, Judy Platt-energer of Mineral Springs, and Saundra Joyner of Pageland.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 15, 2005.

Jerry W. Hinson

MT. GILEAD, N.C. - Jerry W. Hinson, 59, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2 from McEwen Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in Lakeland Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Memorials may be made to First Health Hospice, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, N.C. 28374; or Twin Harbor Building Fund, 201 Twin Harbor Drive, Mt. Gilead, N.C. 27306.

A son of Gad H. and Daisy Newsome Hinson, Mr. Hinson worked for 30 years with Teldyne-Allvac at the Bakers Plant. He was an avid walker and camper.

Surviving are his wife, Jean Lozier Hinson of the home; a daughter, Angela Sikes of Pageland; a son, Chris Hinson of Pageland; two stepsons, John Pope of Monroe, N.C., and Scott Pope of Nashville, Tenn.; a stepdaughter, Angela Eubanks of Monroe; three brothers, Neal Hinson, Billy Joe Hinson and Ronnie Hinson of Monroe; and six sisters, Betty Urewicz, Rosalie Outlaw, Polly Thomas, Sue Collins and Debbie Belk of Monroe, and Evelyn Mullis of Lancaster.

Arrangements were entrusted to McEwen Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 15, 2005.

Robert Junior Hudley III

SOCIETY HILL - Robert Junior Hudley III, 74, died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2005 at his home.

A funeral service was held Friday, Dec. 9 from Union Baptist Church. Burial followed with military honors in Florence National Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Hudley was a son of the late Robert Jr. and Juanita Robinson Hudley. He served as a

private first class in the United States Army during the Korean War from March 1953 until April 1955. Mr. Hudley was committed to education. After his discharge from the military, he returned to school as a nontraditional student, earning his high school diploma and graduating from Long High School in Cheraw as a member of the Class of 1962. Mr. Hudley was a retired textile worker at Burlington Industries and also worked briefly at Becker Sand and Gravel. He attended Bethesda Baptist Church for a short time. Mr. Hudley was married twice (Mary Lose Hudley and Rosenia James).

Surviving are two sons, Harold Leroy Hudley and Michael Leon Hudley of Maryland; three daughters, Rosa Mae Hudley (Claude) Fowler of Society Hill, Laura James of Darlington, and Doris Coleman of Englewood, N.J.; nine grandchildren, Chakin Hudley, Brandy Hudley, LaBrisha Hudley, Kewonna Hudley, Myach Hudley, Erica James, Chevon Burns, Demetrius Smith and a special grandson Trayance Hudley; a brother, the Rev. James Samuel (Lucille) Hudley of Florence; four sisters, Helen R. Brown of Hartsville, Betty Jean Deland of Sumter, Sarah Hudley of Wallace, and Shirley Ann Hudley of Columbia; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Ruby Theresa Hudley.

Arrangements were entrusted to Morris Funeral Cottage, Inc. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 15, 2005.

James ‘Jim' Thomas Jenkins

LANCASTER - James "Jim" Thomas Jenkins, 62, died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 30 from Mahaffey Funeral Home Memorial Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Randall White. Burial followed in Lancaster Memorial Park.

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

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Jenkins was a son of the late James Reece and Dessie Knight Jenkins. He worked for Johnson Controls, was a retired United States Navy Vietnam veteran and was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are his wife, Josephine Sinclair Jenkins; two sons, James Thomas "Bo" Jenkins Jr. and Richard B. (Valerie) Jenkins of Lancaster; two daughters, Teresa (Tim) Clemmer of Lancaster, and Cathy D. Jenkins of Chester; three grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Mahaffey Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 15, 2005.

William McLeod ‘W.M.' Johnson

CHERAW - William McLeod "W.M." Johnson, 59, died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 6604, Columbia, S.C. 29260.

Born in Florence, Mr. Johnson was a son of the late Fletcher Jerome and Bertha Therrell Johnson. He was a retired machine mechanic with Carolina Canners. Mr. Johnson was a United States Air Force veteran and a member of the American Legion.

Surviving are a son, William Scott (Florie) Johnson of Myrtle Beach; a daughter, Nicole J. (Kip) Gulledge of Cheraw; six grandchildren, Caylen Michels, Olivia Johnson, Brennan Gulledge, Tyler Gulledge, Asphen Richardson and Marlee Humphries; a brother, David C. Johnson of Patrick; and three sisters, Helen Lewis and Lydia Tolson of Chesterfield, and Ruby Melton of Patrick.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Fletcher Johnson; and three sisters, Margaret Rivers, Beatrice Bill and Frances Nolan.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 15, 2005.

Harold W. ‘Bill' Lueth

MONROE, N.C. - Harold W. "Bill" Lueth, 84, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005.

A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28 from Rock Worship Center, Monroe, N.C.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice of Union County.

Surviving are his wife, Georgia L. Lueth of Monroe; a stepdaughter, Debra Waldrup of Hilton Head; two sisters, Norma Lueth and Agnes Lueth; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 15, 2005.

Willie Edward Lewis Sr.

FLORENCE - Willie Edward Lewis Sr., 77, died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005 in a Columbia hospital after an illness.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 from Cumberland United Methodist Church Outreach Center. Burial followed in Florence National Cemetery.

Born in Williamsburg County, Mr. Lewis was a son of the late Alma and Anna B. Lewis. He was educated in Williamsburg County schools and at an early age joined Chavis AME Church. He was a World War II Army veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Janie M. Lewis of Florence; two sons, Willie (Dorothy) E. Lewis Jr. and Kenneth Lewis of Florence; two grandchildren, Tiffany Lewis of Columbia, and Demeon Lewis of Florence; two great-grandchildren, Tysheria King and JaVon Pauldo; a brother, Ellerby (Jessie) Pringle of Richmond, Va.; four sisters-in-law, Jewel Lewis of New Haven, Conn., Helen Palmer of Cheraw, Emma Lee Walters of Baltimore, Mary., and Ethel Weaver of Georgetown; a special cousin, Lorene McCown of Hemingway; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Lewis.

Arrangements were entrusted to Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 15, 2005.

Hazel Antonia Erickson Liesenberg

COLUMBIA - Hazel Antonia Erickson Liesenberg died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2005.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 from Christ the King Lutheran Church.

Memorials may be made to Christ the King Lutheran Church, 7239 Patterson Road, Columbia, S.C. 29209; or Lowman Home, P.O. Box 444, White Rock, S.C. 29177.

Born in Hawley, Minn., Mrs. Liesenberg was the widow of George Henry Liesenberg, to whom she was married to on Oct. 5, 1935. Mrs. Liesenberg's life was one of Christian service to others. She was an active member of the Eastern Star, volunteered for Meals-on-Wheels, and was an active member in the Women of the ELCA. Mrs. Liesenberg was a faithful member of Christ the King Lutheran Church and continued her relationship with her home church even after moving to Lowman Home in White Rock. Her faith carried her through many life challenges.

Surviving are a son, George Liesen-berg of Long Beach, Calif.; eight grandchildren, Douglas McFarland Jr. of Cheraw, Beth Wilson of Seneca, Daniel McFarland of Whispering Pines, Andrew McFarland of Swansboro, Karen Peacock of Yuba City, Calif., Christine Wallace of Petersburg, Alaska, Susan Levergood of Canton, Mich., and John Liesenberg of East Jordan, Mich.; and 17 great-grandchildren: Kyle Peacock, Jason McFarland, Jenna McFarland, Matthew Levergood, Rebecca Levergood, Jacob Levergood, Tyler Wallace, Kylie Wallace, Ryland Wallace, Hayden Wilson, Sarah Wilson, Joel Liesenberg, Jordan Liesenberg, Christian McFar-land, Conner McFarland, Phoebe McFarland and Tessa McFarland.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Lauraine and Joan.

Arrangements were entrusted to Dunbar Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 15, 2005.

Delmos James McCoy

CHESTERFIELD - Delmos James McCoy, 66, died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2005 at his home.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 from Mt. Mary Baptist Church with the Rev. James Rand officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. McCoy was a son of the late James F. McCoy and Ola B. Smith McCoy. He worked for Burlington Industries for 20 years and then for Wade Mfg. in Wadesboro, N.C. for 11 years. He retired from Wade Mfg. in June of 2000. At an early age Mr. McCoy joined the Mt. Level Baptist Church and later joined Mt. Mary Baptist Church where he served on the Trustee Board and the Usher Board as one of Mr. Mary's most humorous ushers.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Catherine McCoy of the home; a daughter, Gwendolyn McCoy; a son, James D. McCoy of Myrtle Beach; four step-children, William (Carol) Sowell of Chesterfield, Mary Lynne Drake of Columbus, Ga., Robert (Donna) Sowell of Cheraw, and Wendy (Norman) Robinson of Chesterfield; a sister, Thelma (B.J.) Love of Baltimore, Mary.; an aunt, Ellen Sinclair of Charlotte, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Claudia Little and Aggie Sanders, and a brother, Henry McCoy.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home - Chesterfield. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 15, 2005.

Roberta Ratliff Melton

CHEARW - Roberta Ratliff Melton, 88, died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005 at the home of her daughter.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 from Salem Baptist Church with the Rev. R.L. Blount officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Level Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Melton was a daughter of the late Jake George and Pauline Estell Sellers Ratliff, and was the widow of Benjamin Melton. She was a member of Salem Baptist Church where she was an Usher. Mrs. Melton was a member of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are a daughter, Carolyn Ratliff (Theodore) Thomas of Hillside, N.J.; four nieces, Mildred Ray of Charlotte, N.C., Hattie Harrell of Chesterfield, Pauline Rhodes of Cheraw, and Davia of Chesterfield; a sister-in-law, Ethel Ratliff; three nephews, Ricky Ratliff of Chesterfield, Lawrence Lindsey of Linden, N.J., and Jeremy Ratliff of Chesterfield; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by five siblings, Lula Mae, Devoid, Edora, David Lee and Eula Mae.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home & Memorial Chapel. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 15, 2005.

Murry ‘Austin' Morris

LANCASTER - Murry "Austin" Morris, 80, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005.

A funeral service was held Tuesday, Nov. 29 from Mahaffey Funeral Home Memorial Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Steve Anglin. Burial followed in Lancaster Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Sherwood Baptist Church Youth Fund, 1030 Darlene Blvd., Lancaster, S.C. 29720.

Born in Ruby, Mr. Morris was a son of the late William Adam and Lucy Gulledge Morris, and was the widower of Mildred Louise Steele Morris. He was a Springs Industries retiree, a United States Army veteran of World War II and a member of Grace United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a son, Michael A. "Mike" (Toni) Morris of Lancaster; two sisters, Irene Copeland of Rock Hill, and Virginia Baker of Fort Mill; three grandchildren, Lisa M. Morris of Booksville, Fla., and Matt Morris and Allison Morris of Lancaster; two great-grandchildren, Corey Johnson and Ashley Johnson; and a special friend, Mary Faile of Lancaster.

He was preceded in death by a son, Richard W. Morris.

Arrangements were entrusted to Mahaffey Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 15, 2005.

Mae Etta Green Munn

BETHUNE - Mae Etta Green Munn, 81, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 from Providence Baptist Church in Kershaw conducted by the Revs. Randy Knight and Mike Hammond. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Providence Baptist Church, 3334 Providence Road, Kershaw, S.C. 29067.

Born in Jefferson, Mrs. Munn was the daughter of the late Andrew Jackson and Eva Maybell Wright Green, and was the widow of Lewis Alexander Munn. She was a member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sisters, Loretta Cindy Green and Odessa Green of Kershaw.

Arrangements were entrusted to Cauthen Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 15, 2005.

Terry Edward Richardson Sr.

BARNWELL - Terry Edward Richardson Sr., 88, died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7 from Barnwell United Methodist Church with the Rev. Joey McDonald officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Barnwell United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 126, Barnwell, SC, 29812; or Clemson University's T. Edward Richardson Scholarship, 110 Daniel Drive, Clemson, S.C. 299631-1520.

Born in Barnwell Mr. Richardson was a son of the late Terie and Anna Layton Richardson, and was the widower of Helen Douglass Richardson of Chesterfield. He attended Barnwell public schools where he played baseball and football. Mr. Richardson graduated from Clemson University in 1938 with a bachelor of science in agricultural economics.

Mr. Richardson served in the United States Army from 1943 until 1946 and attained the rank of captain. He was stationed in Kodiak and Attau, Alaska. He farmed extensively in Barnwell County for more than 35 years. Before serving in the military, Mr. Richardson worked for the Farm Security Administration. Additionally, he previously owned a motel and restaurant, cotton gin and drive-in theater.

Recognized as Barnwell County Man of the Year in 1984, Mr. Richardson served Barnwell as County Council Chairman from 1973-1984 and served as the Commander of the Barnwell American Legion.

Surviving are two children, Terry Edward (Gail) Richardson Jr. of Barn-well, and Ann Douglass (John David) Griffith of Summerville; six grandchildren, Katy (David Bundy) Richardson of Chapel Hill, N.C., Matthew (Beth) Richardson of Columbia, Jay (Macon) Richardson of Washington, Baylis (Darrell) Scott of Washington, D.C., Megan Griffith of Sullivans Island, and John Edward Griffith of Summerville; a great-grandchild, Ella Richardson Bundy; two brothers, Tommie (Jeanette) Richard-son and Bob (Lura Dean) Richardson of Barnwell; a sister-in-law, Caroline F. Richardson of Barnwell; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Layton Richardson, and a sister, Dorothy R. Scruggs.

Arrangements were entrusted to Mole Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 15, 2005.

Bobby Jerry ‘B.J.' Sellers

CONWAY - Bobby Jerry "B.J." Sellers, 69, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005, at his residence.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday Dec. 2 from First Baptist Church of Conway with the Revs. Bill Bagnal and Rocky Taylor officiating. Entomb-ment followed in Hillcrest Mausoleum.

Memorials may be made to Mercy Hospice, P.O. Box 50640, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29579; or First Baptist Church Building Bridges Fund, 603 Elm St., Conway, S.C. 29526.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Seller was a son of the late Luther M. and Clara Moore Sellers. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Conway, a member of the Angler B. Sunday School Class, a former Deacon of North Conway Baptist Church, and was a member of the American Legion Conway Post 111. Mr. Sellers began his career as a State Patrolman in 1958. During that time he also issued driver's licenses for about 16 years, retiring from the State Highway Patrol in 1980. He then began fulltime with the S.C. National Guard and later retired in 1996.

Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Miriam T. Sellers of Conway; two sons, Jerry (Becky) Sellers of York, Craig (Morgan) Sellers of Conway; a daughter, Kimberly (Thomas) Floyd of Conway; three grandchildren, Cameron Sellers, Sydney Anne Floyd and Tindall Sellers; three brothers, Luther (Aliene) Sellers of Elgin, James (Dot) Sellers of Jamestown, N.C., and Donald (Carolyn) Sellers of Chester-field; two sisters, Odessa Allen of Chesterfield, and Ruby (Jack) Morgan of Charlotte, N.C.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Catherine Sellers; two brothers, Murray Sellers and Perry Sellers; and a sister, Dorothy Tarlton.

Arrangements were entrusted to Goldfinch Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 15, 2005.

Genevieve Skardon White

ALLENDALE - Genevieve Skardon White, 90, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 from the Church of the Holy Communion in Allendale. Burial followed in Swallow Savannah Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the U.S.C. Salkehatchie Education Foundation, the Henry A. and Genevieve S. White Education Scholarship, P.O. Box 617, Allendale, S.C. 29810.

Born in St. Francisville, La., Mrs. White was a daughter of the late the Rev. Alvin W. and Genevieve H. Skardon, and was the widow of Henry Allen White. She grew up in Walterboro, and received her B.A. in English from Coker College in 1936. Mrs. White taught in the Chesterfield, Berkley, Georgetown and Allendale County school systems prior to her retirement in 1975. She was a faithful member of the Church of the Holy Communion (Episcopal) for 50 years, serving as both president of the Episcopal Churchwomen and as a delegate to diocesan conventions. Mrs. White was also active in many civic and service organizations in the Allendale com-munity.

Surviving are four daughters, Susan Skardon White of Savannah, Ga., and Genevieve Hooper White, Sarah Louisa White (William) Tiller and Kitty Snipes White of Columbia; two sons, John Henry (Mary Gene) White of Sumter, and James Wilson (Cheryl) White, all of Columbia; two brothers, Col. B.N. Skardon of Clemson, and James W. Skardon of Walterboro; and nine grandchildren, Genevieve Louisa White, Henry Allen White, William Bonneau Tiller III, James Wilson White Jr., Sarah Skardon Tiller, John William White, Margaret Teal Tiller, Henry White Tiller and Benjamin Riley White of Columbia. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 15, 2005.

Gladys Aleen Usher Adams

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Gladys Aleen Usher Adams, 91, died Sunday Dec. 18, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21 from McEwen Funeral Service Derita Chapel. Entombment followed in Sharon Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Memorials may be made in her name to First Baptist Church, 301 South Davidson St., Charlotte, N.C. 28202.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Adams was a daughter of the late Broadus and Delphia Medlin Usher, and was the widow of Otis Hall Adams to whom she had bee married for 60 years. She was known affectionately to family, friends, and acquaintances as "Miss Glad". Mrs. Adams was formerly employed by Belk Stores for 30 years until her retirement approximately 25 years ago. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Charlotte for 50 years, where she worked in the nursery and taught Sunday school to young children.

Surviving are a son, Jim Adams of Charlotte; a niece, Betty Strait of Conway; and a grandniece, Sherry Strait of Conway.

Arrangements were entrusted to McEwen Funeral Service Derita Chapel. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 22, 2005.

Beatrice Sullivan Allen

MT. CROGHAN - Beatrice Sullivan Allen, 80, died Monday, Dec. 19, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22 from Fairview Baptist Church. Burial followed in Cross Roads Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Jefferson, Mrs. Allen was a daughter of the late Chap and Bessie Pittman Sullivan, and was the widow of J.D. Allen. She was a homemaker and member of Fairview Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons, John D. (Doris) Allen Jr. of Chesterfield, and Charles Ray (Bonnie) Allen of Mt. Croghan; a daughter, Emma Jean (Robert) Haselden of Conway; six grandsons; 11 great-grandsons; two brothers, Arizona Sullivan of Fort Mill, and Jerry Sullivan of Jefferson; and six sisters, Elma McKinney of Fort Mill, Gladys Lear of Rock Hill, Joyce Wilson of Indian Land, Yvonne Steen of Catawba, Dorothy Huggins of McBee, and Linda Jenkins of Mt. Croghan.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Everette Sullivan, Wilson Sullivan and David Sullivan, and a sister, Leatha Donahue.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 22, 2005.

Yancey Boone Jr.

KERSHAW - Yancey Boone Jr., 72, died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18 from Cauthen Funeral Home, Kershaw Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Dale Turner. Burial followed in Kershaw City Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Association, P.O. Box 1142, Lancaster, S.C. 29721; or the American Diabetes Association, 2711 Middleburg Drive, Columbia, S.C. 29202.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Boone was a son of the late Yancey Boone Sr. and Evelyn Hopkins Boone. He was a retired fisherman and member of New Start Nazarene Church.

Surviving are his wife, Margie Boone of Manning; a son, Danny Wayne Boone of Rock Hill; three daughters, Joyce Ann (Richard) Walker of Fowlers Ridge, Tenn., Ruth (Troy) Looney of Jefferson, Ga., and the Rev. Patty (Kenneth) Medlin of Greenville; three sisters, Edith Carnes of Pageland, and Vera Lee Knight and Betty Hayes of Kershaw; 12 grandchildren; and 27 great-grand-children.

Arrangements were entrusted to Cauthen Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 22, 2005.

Ophelia Virginia Bryant

CHESTERFIELD - Ophelia Virginia Bryant, 88, died Monday, Dec. 12, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19 from Flemming Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. R.E. Blount officiating. Burial followed in the Pleasant Grove AME Zion Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Bryant was a daughter of the late Lloyd and Georgiana Bryant. She moved to Buffalo, N.Y. in the 1960's. She attended First Shiloh Baptist Church under the Rev. Elijah Echols Sr. She dedicated her life and service to the Lord and was active in the Mission Ministry, Willing Workers Ministry and Senior Ministry.

Surviving are four sisters, Ollie Rivers of Hartsville, Laura Bell White of Durham, N.C., Vivian Smith of Chesterfield, and Eula Wright of Buffalo; a brother, Robert Bryant of Baltimore, Mary.; and a number of other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Ola Rivers and Thelma Waters; and five brothers, L.B. Bryant, Edgar Bryant, James Bryant, Dewey Bryant and Albert Bryant.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home - Chesterfield. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 22, 2005.

Kathleen Brasington Chestnut

CHERAW - Kathleen Brasington Chestnut, 84, died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15 from First Baptist Church. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; or First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 337, Cheraw, S.C. 29520

Born in Cheraw, Mrs. Chestnut was a daughter of James Bayard Sr. and Roxana Nathalie Burch Brasington, and was the widow of Leon Chestnut Sr. She was a member of First Baptist Church and the Carrie Hatchell Sunday school Class.

Surviving are two sons, Leon "Lee" (Nancy) Chestnut Jr. and James "Jim" (Judy) Chestnut of Cheraw; a daughter, Mary Helen (Boyce) Mabry of Rock Hill; four brothers, Eugene (Irene) Brasington, Henry (Mondell) Brasington and J.B. Brasington Jr. of Cheraw, and Bobby (Mavis) Brasington of Princeton, N.C.; a sister, Eunice (Jerry) Hinson of Cheraw; seven grandchildren, Michelle C. (David) Rohde, Jason J. (Elizabeth) Chestnut, Brooke C. Bowman, Bryan (Ginger) Chestnut, Shannon M. (Richard) Jacobs, Shane (Paula) Mabry and Clay Mabry; and 10 great-grandchildren, Taylor Chestnut, Cole Chestnut, Jacob Rohde, Bryanna Chestnut, Courtney Chestnut, Storm Jacobs, Bailey Jacobs, Madison Jacobs, Cruise Jacobs and Haley Mabry.

She was preceded in death by two infant brothers, James Brasington and Paul Brasington, and a grandson-in-law, Richard Bowman.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 22, 2005.

James Perry Curry

CHERAW - James Perry Curry, 69, died Monday, Dec. 19, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Born in Patrick, Mr. Curry was a son of the late Hector Wellington and Lola White Curry. He attended Wingate College and Clemson University and was a retired Finance Manager with Transouth. Mr. Curry was a former football coach and Boy Scout Leader and was a United States Marine veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Westside Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Brenda Gaskins Curry; a son, James Perry "Jay" (Michelle) Curry Jr. of Chesterfield; two grandchildren, Alyssa Curry and Jaylynn Curry; two brothers, Otis Curry of Cascade, Mary., and Gene Curry of Patrick; and two sisters, Margaret Pierce of Cheraw, and Louise Plecker of Millsboro, Va.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Curry, and two sisters, Willie Mae "Bill" Boan and Gertrude McDonald.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 22, 2005.

Woodrow Wilson English

WALLACE - Woodrow Wilson English, 92, died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005, at Cheraw Health Care.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19 from Oak Grove United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. English was retired from Burlington Industries and was a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a son, Wayne S. (Patricia) English of Greenville; four grandchildren; two great-grand-children; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 22, 2005.

Marion Richard Funderburk Sr.

CHERAW - Marion Richard Funderburk Sr., 74, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17 from Mr. Hebron AME Zion Church with the Revs. Anthony T. Waymyers Sr., J.H. Lynn, and Barry Thompson officiating. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Funderburk was a son of the late Bradshaw and Vileia Funderburk, and was the widower of Bernyce Chapman Funderburk. He was educated at Coulter Memorial Academy; Southeastern Signal School in Augusta, Ga; and Northeastern Technical College (formerly Chester-field-Marlboro Technical College). Mr. Funderburk was a member of Mt. Hebron AME Zion Church where he served as chairman of the Trustee Board and as president of the Usher Board. He was a veteran of the United States Army from which he was honorably discharged with the rank of Sp3. Mr. Funderburk was a member of American Legion Post 172. During his employment at J.P. Stevens (Delta Mills Marketing Company) he worked as a Sample Developer and retired after 37 years of service. Mr. Funderburk was a 33rd Degree Mason with membership in the following: past Master of St. David Lodge 467; a member of Emmanuel Chapter 13 Royal Arch Masons; Macedonia Chapter 361 Order of the Eastern Star; member of Booker T. Washington Consistory 225, Camden; Past Illustrious Potentate of Al Bahr Temple 178 Prince Hall Shriners, Camden; a member of the Commander of the Rites of the State of South Carolina; a Special Deputy of the Sixth Masonic District and was recently named Special Deputy Emeritus. He loved and respected Masonry and as with everything, he put his heart into it. Excellence and dedication became his hallmark. Masonry was no exception.

Surviving are his children, Marion (Carrie) Funderburk Jr. of Clio, Herman (Mona) Funderburk Sr. of Pamplico, Paul (Yvonne) Funderburk, Ronnie (Leola) Funderburk, Miriam E. Funderburk and Jerome Toney of Cheraw, Gloria F. Funderburk of Queens, N.Y., Bryant (Gail) Singleton of Columbia, Patricia D. Singleton of Cheraw, and Stephen C. (Darlene) Singleton, of North; a brother, Bradshaw Funderburk of Cheraw; two sisters, Mildred Funderburk of Cheraw, and Margaret Manning of Queens; three brothers-in-law, Donnie (Delores) Chapman and Mathonia (Helen) Chapman of Cheraw, and Jimmy Goeloe of Queens; four sisters-in-law, Mary Eunice (Randolph) Gordon, Martha (Maurice) Merriman, Lillie (Robert) Little and Minnie Chapman of Cheraw; 20 grand-children; 10 great-grandchildren ; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a son, the Rev. Kenneth A. Funderburk.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid's Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 22, 2005.

Vernon C. Langley

JEFFERSON - Vernon C. Langley, 69, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 from Antioch Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Pat

Minihane, Tommy Moser and Doug Taylor. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, 140 S. Page St., Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Lancaster, Mr. Langley was a son of the late Thomas and Lounette Dy-son Langley. He was employed by Lancaster County public works. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church and attended Twin Pines Freewill Baptist Church in Jefferson.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth Tinker Langley of Jefferson; two sons, Curtis (Pat) Langley of Pageland, and Tommy (Carol) Langley of Kershaw; three daughters, Sherry (Mike) Nivens of Rock Hill, and Janis (Ben) Estes and Sally (Shorty) Cox all of Jefferson; three brothers, Charles Langley and Joe Langley of Lancaster, and Bud Langley of Columbia; a sister, Peggy Langley Stacks of Lancaster; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 22, 2005.

Earnest Louallen Sr.

JEFFERSON - Earnest "Shorty" Louallen Sr., 83, died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005 at Hospice of Union County, Monroe, N.C.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14 from Mr. Canaan Baptist Church with the Revs. James T. Adams, Dr. Waldo Robinson and U.L. Sharper officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. Louallen was a son of the late George W. and Martha Clyburn Louallen. He was a loyal member of Mt. Canaan Baptist Church and served on the Trustee Board. He retired after many years of service from the Godley Construction Company of Charlotte, N.C. Although he was not formally educated, Mr. Louallen made numerous sacrifices to ensure that his children received a proper education. To his children and grandchildren he leaves a legacy of God's Word and wisdom coupled with a love for quartet music and lighthearted storytelling. He was known throughout the community as a Good Samaritan, lending a helping hand whenever needed.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Queenie E. Louallen; four sons, Marvin (Sandra) Louallen, Lynel (Kathy) Louallen and Derrick (Glenda) Louallen of Jefferson, and Fredrick (Sharon) Louallen of Pageland; two grandsons reared as sons, Everette (Melissa) Gaines I and Ronald Gaines of Jefferson; three daughters, Gloriastine Jowers of Jefferson, Margaret (Clifford) Thomas of Sumter, and Jacqueline C. Louallen of Columbia; a granddaughter reared as a daughter, Ernestine Ross of Elgin; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grand-child; a sister, Sadie Crawford of Cheraw; a niece reared as a sister, Faralee Wright; four sisters-in-law, Nelma Louallen and Alice Adams of Jefferson, Ann Adams of Willingboro, N.J., and Effie Adams of Charlotte, N.C.; three brothers-in-law, Robert Adams Jr. of Jefferson, Leo Adams of Winston-Salem, N.C., and the Rev. James T. Adams of Kershaw; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by 12 child-ren, five brothers and three sisters.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home - Pageland. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 22, 2005.

Betty S. Mackey

SOCIETY HILL - Betty S. Mackey, 52, died Saturday, Dec. 10 at Presbyterian Hospital, Matthews, N.C., after an illness.
A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17 from New Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church.

Born in Darlington County, Mrs. Smith was a daughter of the late David and Lula Mae Graham Smith Jr. She received her education in the public schools in the area.

Surviving are two daughters, Natasha N. Smith of Far Rockaway, N.Y., and Sheena V. Mackey of Charlotte, N.C.; three sisters, Deloris McCreary of Charlotte, Mary Lee Artis of New Jersey, and Wantinea Virgo of New York; a brother-in-law, Isaac W. Artis of New Jersey; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Young & Young Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 22, 2005.

Ann Yvonne McCray

Cheraw - Ann Yvonne McCray, 70, died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13 from Kiser Funeral Home. Burial followed in Middendorf Cemetery.

Born in Darlington, Ms. McCray was a daughter of the late Archie Cornelius and Cornelia Lilly Wilkes Perdue. She enjoyed fishing, walking and being outdoors.

Surviving are two sons, Ricky Dwayne Atkinson of Patrick, and Horace Clinton Joyner of Monroe, N.C.; three daughters, Tammy Louise Lowe, Linda Ann Campbell and Judy Ellen Assef of Cheraw; two brothers, John McKinley Perdue of Patrick, and Bobby Lavern Perdue of Hartsville; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Jimmy Wayne Perdue, and a sister, Billie Vivian Jordan.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 22, 2005.

Elsie Caudle McMillan

PAGELAND - Elsie Caudle McMillan, 80, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2005 at Carolinas Medical Center, Monroe, N.C.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 from Hopewell United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Hamlet, N.C., Mrs. McMillan was a daughter of the late Eva M. Caudle, and was the widow of Frank McMillan Sr. She was a faithful member of Hopewell United Methodist Church in Jefferson where she served as a Sunday School teacher, as a member of the United Methodist Women, was a member of the Adult Senior Choir and a Zone Leader until her health declined. She retired from the textile industry and was a homemaker.

Surviving are eight children, Daron, Rickey and Dolores McMillan of the home, Eva C. (Dyvone) Jowers and John F. Caudle of Lancaster, Tony D. Caudle and Michael Caudle of Charlotte, N.C., and Tammy Caudle of McBee; 22 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Gail (Chuckey) Blakeney of Lancaster; two sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Frank McMillan Jr. and Samuel L. McMillan; two sisters, Mae Ola Clyburn and Barbara A. Caudle; and two brothers, Claude Caudle Jr. and Tommy Caudle.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home - Chesterfield. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 22, 2005.

Sadie Mae Gainey Phifer

PAGELAND - Sadie Mae Gainey Phifer, 79, died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16 from Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, Monroe, N.C. Burial followed in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, Jefferson.

Born in Jefferson, Mrs. Phifer was a daughter of George and Mary Rollins Gainey. She was a retired beautician and member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church.

Surviving is a daughter, Rita Ann (Richard) Broyles of Pageland.

She was preceded in death by five brothers, Harley Gainey, George Gainey, Sandy Gainey, Melvin Gainey and Nick Gainey; and a sister, Geneva Gregory.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 22, 2005.

Eva Cassidy Quick

GIBSON, N.C. - Eva Cassidy Quick, 87, died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13 from St. John United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the Pine Crest Cemetery.

Born in Patrick, Mrs. Quick was a daughter of the late Ples and Minerva LcLain Cassidy, and was the widow of George Sampson Quick. She was a homemaker and a caregiver, and a member of the St. John United Methodist Church.

Surviving are stepchildren, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 22, 2005.

James C. Roscoe

LEXINGTON - James C. Roscoe, 72, died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005.

A private funeral service was held.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Roscoe was a son of Mattie Driggers Roscoe and the late Clyde Roscoe.

Surviving are his mother of Lexington; his wife, Doris Norman Roscoe of Lexington; four daughters, Vera Jones, Gloria Sinclair and Tabitha Herron of Lexington, and Debra Arwood of Kings Mountain, N.C.; three sons, James L. Roscoe of Kannapolis, N.C., and Tony Roscoe and David Roscoe of Lexington; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grand-children.

Arrangements were entrusted to Thompson Funeral Home of West Columbia. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 22, 2005.

Catherine James Sellers

CHERAW - Catherine James Sellers, 80, died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005 at her home.

A funeral mass was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17 from St. Peter's Catholic Church. Memorials may be made to Helping Hands Hospice, P.O. Box 474, Bennettsville, S.C. 29512; or St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.

Born in Cheraw, Mrs. Sellers was a daughter of the late William H. and Athalia Owens James. She was a retired nurse and a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church

Surviving are her husband, David Lee Sellers of the home; a daughter, Nina (Larry) Fowler-Frazier of Cheraw; three sisters, Nina (Claude) Chapplear of Charlotte, N.C., Evelyn (Frank) Fowler of Little River, and Mae Belle (Lacy) Pridgen of Cheraw; a granddaughter, Chastity Monroe (Mitch) Davis of Cheraw; a great-grandson, Tyson James Davis of Cheraw; and special friend, Dr. Francis Murray of Charlotte.

She was preceded in death by a husband, Charles W. Davidson; a son, Charles B. Davidson, and a sister, Ethel Jacobs.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 22, 2005.

Jollie Boyd Short

CHERAW - Jollie Boyd Short, 66, died Monday, Dec. 5, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 from Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Anthony P. Miller officiating.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Short was a son of Catherine Griffin-Dorsey, and was the widower of Verly Cooper Short. He attended the public schools in Cheraw. Mr. Short was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and was involved with the following: Superintendent of Sunday School, Missionary Board, Pastor's Aide, Trustee, Usher Board and assisted with reorganizing the Fellowship Hall.

Mr. Short spent many years working with the Civil Rights Movement.

Surviving are three children, Christopher Short of Charlotte, N.C., Vincent (Mary Ann) Short of Avon, Ind., and Kathy Godfrey of New Haven, Conn.; a brother, James A. (Elaine) Short of Cheraw; a niece, Yolanda R. (Gary) Hagans of New Haven; a nephew, James G. Short of Cheraw; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jollie B. Short and Fannie Emanuel Short.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home & Memorials Chapel. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 22, 2005.

Leola Burr Short

CHERAW - Leola Burr Short, 82, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Chatham Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Chesterfield, Ms. Short was a daughter of the late Roy Jacob and Maggie Geneva Wallace Burr. She was a retired secretary from J.P. Stevens with 29 years of service and a retired dispatcher from Cheraw Police Department with six years of service. Ms. Short was a member of North Cheraw Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, Donnie (Sandy) Short of Cheraw; a daughter-in-law, Mary Short of Rockingham, N.C.; five grandchildren, Donnie Short Jr., Dustin Short, Dylan Short, Danielle Short and Kevin Short; and a great-grandchild, Devin Short.

She was preceded in death by a son, Jack Short; three brothers, Roy M. Burr, Hubert Ray Burr and W.J. Burr; and by two sisters, Margaret Campbell and Willie Mae Caulder. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 22, 2005.

Glennie Therrell Walters

HARTSVILLE - Glennie Therrell Walters, 79, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 from the Chapel of Norton Funeral Home. Burial followed in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Born in Patrick, Mrs. Walters was a daughter of the late Lester H. and Bessie Crabtree Therrell. She was the widow of Frank A. Walters Sr.

Surviving are six daughters, Patricia Atkinson, Wanda Freeman, Sandra Powers, Shelia Hatcher and Susan Taylor of Hartsville, and Glenda Walters of Pageland; three sons, Frank Walters Jr. and Joseph A. Walters of Hartsville, and Vernon Walters of Atlanta, Ga.; two sisters, Mildred Taylor of Chesterfield, and Margaret Chisholm of Patrick; a brother, Willie Lloyd Therrell of Patrick; 24 grand-children; 41 great-grand-children; and two great-great-grand-children.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 22, 2005.

Nat Sims Welch

COLUMBIA - Nat Sims Welch, 89, died Monday, December 19, 2005.

A memorial service was held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21 from Shandon United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to Shandon United Methodist Church, Epworth Children's Home or a charity of one's choice.

Born in Carlisle, Mr. Welch was a son of the late Lawrence James and Louise Bates Welch. He was a graduate of Union High School and Clemson A&M where he received a degree in textiles. An Army veteran of World War II, Mr. Welch participated in the Battle of the Bulge.

Mr. Welch was appointed by Gov. Fritz Hollings to the board of the Darlington-Florence Technical Education Com-mission. He was a former member of the Richland Kiwanis Club. An active member of Shandon United Methodist Church, Mr. Welch served as a member of the administrative board and Wesley Fellowship Class.

Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Annie Rose Brooks Welch; three daughters, Anne Welch (Cmdr. (Ret.) Henri L.) Chase of Conway, Sarah Welch (Lawrence "Larry" Hammie) Chaplin III of Simpsonville, and Harvey Welch (Edward Floyd) West of Greer; a son, Lawrence Brooks (Mary Anne) Welch of Gastonia, N.C.; four grandchildren, Robert Inman (Donna) McCarter of Columbia, James Welch (Charlene) McCarter of Cheraw, and Sarah Sims West and Matthew Edward West of Greer; three great-grandchildren, Cutter James McCarter, Brandi Case and Eric Pilkerton; a great-great-granddaughter, Jenna Pilkerton; and a brother-in-law, Edward Charles Brooks Sr. of Buena Vista, Ga.

Arrangements were entrusted to Dunbar Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 22, 2005.

Jessie Williams Sr.

WALLACE - Jessie Williams Sr., 71, died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17 from Berea Con-vention Center with the Rev. C.A. McKinney officiating. Burial followed in the Willliams Family Cemetery.

Mr. Williams was a son of the late Lawson and Sadie Thomas Williams. He was a member of New Beaver Dam Baptist Church where he served on the Board of Trustees and later as a Deacon.

Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Elsie Williams of the home; two daughters, Margaret Grooms of Chesterfield, and Ethel (Napoleon) Moore of Columbia; four sons, Jessie Williams Jr. of Cheraw, Perry (Sheila) Williams of Wallace, Jerry (Rebecca) Williams of Bennettsville, and Robert E. (Debbie) Boston of New Jersey; a son-in-law, Jackie Cue; five sisters, Josephine Blair of New York, Mattie Williams and Isabelle Boston of Bennettsville, Norma Ford of New York, and Shirley Johnson of Philadelphia, Penn; two brothers, Paul Williams and Mack Williams of New York; 10 sisters-in-law, Edith Harring-ton, Ann Harrington, Hattie Harrington, Evelyn Harrington, Martha Harrington, Ruby (James) Harrington, Delores Little, Inez (Albert) Redfern, Ann Harrington and Joann Harrington; a brother-in-law James T. Harrington; 20 grandchildren; seven great-grand-children; a special friend Horace Grooms; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by two daughters, Gail Williams and Catherine Cue; a son, Albert Williams; four brothers, Joseph Williams, Lawson Williams Jr., Hilton Williams and Willie Williams.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 22, 2005.

David Wright

HARTSVILLE - David Wright, 85, died Sunday, Dec. 10, 2005 at his residence after an illness.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15 from The Church in the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith Inc. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Wright was a son of the late Luther Wright and Rebecca Hunter Wright. He received his education in the public schools in the area and was a member of The Church in the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith Inc.

Surviving are two daughters, Patricia (Horace) Graham of Middendorf Community, and Diana V. (Elder Joe C.) Tisdale of Kingstree; two sons, David Wilson (Gerthine) Wright of the Middendorf Community, and Rondey

Wright of Colonial Beach, Va.; two sisters, Clara Bell McQueen of Cheraw, and Mary Lee Wright of Newark, N.J.; an adopted daughter, Christine Robin-son; two adopted sons, Jimmy Easterling and Red Easterling; 13 grand-children; 12 great-grand-children; a host of other relatives, friends and church family.

Arrangements were entrusted to Young & Young Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 22, 2005.

Grace Kelly "Boom" Brown

WALLACE - Grace Kelly "Boom" Brown, 49, died Friday, Dec. 16, 2005.

A funeral service was held at noon, Friday, Dec. 23 from Bethel United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Marlboro County, Ms. Brown was a daughter of the late J.B. and Nona Brown. She received her education in Marlboro County public schools and was a graduate of Wallace High School. She was employed at Tyson Foods, Inc. for eight years.

Surviving are five daughters, Pamela and Shikwana Brown of Cheraw, Chandra, LaCourtney and Ravin Brown, all of the home; four sons, Calvin Brown and William Smith, Jr., both of the home, Kevin Brown of Ridgeland and Maurice Brown of Bishop; six grandchildren; four sisters, Ruby (Wilbert) Davis, Pearletha, Barbara and Connie Brown of Cheraw; three brothers, James (Wanda) Brown of Wallace, Jimmy Brown and Sherome Harrington of Cheraw; a very special friend, William Smith of Wadesboro; an uncle, five aunts, and a number of nephews, nieces and friends.

She was preceded in death by three sisters.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 29, 2005.

Ruth Watson Brown

Albemarle, N.C. - Ruth Watson Brown, 94, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005.

A funeral service was held at noon Wednesday, Dec. 28 from Central United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Fairview Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church, 172 North Second St., Albemarle, N.C. 28001

Born in Cheraw, Mrs. Brown was a daughter of the late James Pinckney and Lucy Ann Brigman Watson, and was a widow of Edwin B. Brown. She was a retired employee of Wiscassett Mills and was a member of Central Methodist Church for over 60 years.

Surviving are a son, James E. (Gail) Brown of Ocean City, Mary.; three grandsons, James E. Brown, Jr. of Sterling, Va., David W. Brown of Tampa, Fla. and Kevin S, Brown of Ocean City; a great-grandson, Dalton Brown and a great-granddaughter, Kelly Brown, both of Ocean City.

She was preceded in death by a brother, J. Ross Watson and a sister, Mary Estelle Watson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 29, 2005.

LaRue Elaine Bruneio

CHERAW - Larue Elaine Bruneio, 69, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005.

A rosary service was held at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23 from Kiser Funeral Home. A memorial mass was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 24 at St. Peter's Catholic Church. Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Mrs. Bruneio was a daughter of Steward and Hilda Uhler Hunter.

Surviving are her husband, Charles Bruneio, Sr.; four sons, Tony Bruneio of Cheraw, Mike (Karen) Bruneio of Whitehall, Pa., Charles (Mareen) Bruneio, Jr. of Easton, Pa., and Daniel (Amy) Bruneio of Cheraw; a daughter, Mary (Thomas) Quick of Cheraw; a sister, Loraine Frick of Easton, Pa., and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Dickie Hunter.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 29, 2005.

Helen Thurman Clark

DARLINGTON - Helen Thurman Clark, 82, died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005.

A graveside service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24 from Ruby cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Ruby Baptist Church, 23 Market St., Ruby, S.C. 29741.

Born in Ruby, Mrs. Clark was a daughter of the late John Thomas "Tom" and Cora Gulledge Thurman. She was a homemaker and a former member of Ruby Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Sidney B. Clark, Jr. of the home; two sons, Tommy Clark and Johnny Clark of Darlington; a daughter, Dianne C. Morris of Darlington; two brothers, William D. "Pete" Thurman of Chesterfield and Charles Thurman of Ruby; two grandchildren, Heather Morris and John (A.J.) Clark; and a great-grandson, Sidney Caleb Clark.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Susie Raffaldt; and two brothers, James "Buddy" Thurman and Bobby Thurman.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 29, 2005.

Roosevelt "Jimmy" Hancock

CHERAW - Roosevelt "Jimmy" Hancock, 52, died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23 from Robinson AME Zion Church with the Revs. M. Diana Charles and Charles Malloy officiating. Burial followed in St. James Cemetery.

Mr. Hancock, affectionately known as "Rangatang," was a son of the late Roosevelt Hancock, Sr. and Pearl A. Tillman. He accepted Christ at an early age and joined Robinson AME Zion Church. Mr. Hancock enlisted in the United States Army and later returned to Cheraw. He had a zest for life that included many social activities. He enjoyed his friends and family passionately.

Surviving are two sons, Vander Maurice Hancock of Baltimore, Mary., and Nigel Jerrod (Crystal) Lewis of Cheraw; six grandchildren; his mother; three sisters, Linda Sellers, Sandra (Woodrow) Ellis, and Patricia Warren, all of Cheraw; three brothers, Jerome (Sadie) Robinson, Calvin Tillman of Hemstead, N.Y. and Timothy Tillman of Heidelburg, Germany; seven aunts, Margerite (George) Cue, Mable Ingram, Adline Hooks, and Alexjine (Ted) Bradley, all of Cheraw, Dennis Robinson of High Point, N.C., Gladys Hancock of Manhatten, N.Y., Frances (Jake) Moore of Connecticut; four uncles, Emmanuel Moses Hancock and Legette Hancock of Manhatten, John Autry of Fayetteville, N.C. and Major (Ruth) Tillman of Cheraw; two great-aunts, Julia Deberry and Ruth McCall, both of Cheraw; one special cousin, Anjeanette Robinson; and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Wilson Tillman, and a sister, Mary Pearl Hancock.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 29, 2005.

Victoria Teal Higgins

BEAUFORT - Victoria Teal Higgins, 10, died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2005 at McLeod Medical Center in Florence.

A mass of Christian burial was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 23 from St. Peter's Catholic Church. Interment followed in Beaufort Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Mossy Oaks Elementary School, 2510 Mossy Oaks Road, Beaufort, S.C. 29902.
Victoria was a daughter of Patrick and Elizabeth "Beth" Teal Higgins. She was a fourth grader at Mossy Oaks Elementary School.

Surviving are her parents of Beaufort; a brother, Nicholas Higgins of Beaufort; a sister, Emily Higgins of Beaufort; maternal grandmother, Patricia Teal of Cheraw; and paternal grandparents, Martin and Joan Scheck Higgins of Beaufort.

Arrangements were entrusted to Copeland Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 29, 2005.

Andrew Albert Knight

JEFFERSON - Andrew Albert Knight, 84, died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 24 from Miller-Rivers-Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Fairview Baptist Church cemetery.

Born in Union County, N.C., Mr. Knight was a son of the late Ervin and Lizzie Aldridge Knight. He was a former Chesterfield County employee and a retired heavy equipment operator. Mr. Knight was a United States Army veteran of WWII and a member of Fairview Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Flora Mae Knight of the home; a son, Albert (Elizabeth) Knight Jr. of Jefferson; a brother, Bennie Knight of Murphy, N.C.; and a sister, Shorty Hedrick of Charlotte, N.C.

He was preceded in death by four brothers and a sister.rrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Arrangements were entrusted to Harrington Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 29, 2005.

Sandy D. Lewis

CHERAW - Sandy D. Lewis, 69, died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22 from Brock's Mill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Brock's Mill Baptist Church 4218 Brock's Mill Road, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Lewis was a son of the late Clyde and Willie Odom Lewis. He was a member of Brock's Mill Baptist Church and was retired from Cheraw Yarn Mill with 33 years of service.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Wallace Lewis; six sisters, Dorothy (Son) Teal, Mary Charles (Dean) Gulledge, Willie Faye (A.J.) Hillard, Ida Mae Sessoms, Barbara Ann Lewis, Carolyn (Steve) Zeigler; special nephews, Jordan Zeigler, and Corey Driggers; and special nieces, Haylie Teal and Trisheka McCaskill, all of Cheraw.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 29, 2005.

Lexie Joe Sellers Ponce

RUBY - Lexie Joe Sellers Ponce, 66, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Hurst cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Ponce was a daughter of the late William Joseph "Joe" and Juanita Rivers Sellers. She was a former floral designer and Professor of the Fourth Degree of Ikebana. Mrs. Ponce was an antique dealer and owner and operator of Ponce's Antiques and Collectables. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend to all.

Surviving are her husband, Frank L. Ponce of the home; two sons, Frankie Joe (Marlene) Ponce of Ruby and Anthony Ray Ponce of Austin, Texas; two daughters, Lexia (Jeffrey) Zungali of Johnstown, Pa. And Joy (Brian) Huntley of Chesterfield; seven grandchildren, Ricardo Aguilar, Frank Aguilar, Frank Anthony Ponce, Brian J. Ponce, Anthony Tyler Zungali, Joy Alexia Ponce and John Huntley; three great-grandchildren, Frank T. Gabriel and Selena Aguilar; and a brother, Robert K. "Bob" (Patti) Sellers of Waianae, Hawaii.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 29, 2005.

Celia Odom Tyler

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. - Celia Odom Tyler, 63, died Friday, Dec. 23, 2005 at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28 from Harrington Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. June Grant and Frank McQuage officiating. Burial followed in the Odom family cemetery.

Born in Rockingham, N.C., Mrs. Tyler was a daughter of Theodore R. and Geneva Brown Odom, and was a widow of Charlie Tyler. She had worked for Beaunit Mills as a winder.

Surviving are six daughters, Charlene Stanton, April Tyler and Kristen Smith, all of the home, Shelia Ann Miller, Sharron Scarboro and Robin Smith Faircloth, all of Rockingham; a son, Stan Dewey Hardee of Hamlet; three brothers, Wilbert Odom of Laurel Hill, Ross Odom and Harris Odom of Rockingham; two sisters, Cartha McCormick and Myrtle Darnell of Ellerbee, N.C.; grandchildren, Kirsten and Hailey Stanton, Alex Nathaiel Tyler (Little One), Buddy Miller, Brooke and Kayla Hardee, and Jennifer, Sammy and Keith Smith; and stepchildren, Wayne, Glenn, Betty, Rose-Marie, Shelia, Jerry and Chad Tyler.

She was preceded in death by her husband, brother, Alex Odom; a sister, Faye Odom Gleich and Robert Harold Tyler. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 29, 2005.