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 Robert (Tonie) Dargan

 CHERAW — Robert (Tonie) Dargan, 51, died Dec. 17, 2010.

Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Dec. 22 at Charity community Church of Christ, Cheraw.

Robert was the son of Ethel Lee and the late Roacher Dargan, Jr., born Nov. 17, 1959. He was a member of Charity Community Church of Christ in Cheraw.

Surviving is his mother Ethel Lee Dargan, Brooklyn, NY; son, Derrin Dargan of Brooklyn, NY; daughters, Idaya Waters of El Paso, TX and Moesha Dargan of Laurinburg, NC; a grandson, Akil Sanders of El Paso, TX; brothers, Roacher Dargan, III and Michael Dargan, both of Brooklyn, NY; sisters, Cynthia Dargan of Buffalo, NY and Pamel Howard of Brooklyn, NY. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, January 06, 2011.

 

Jo Ann Turnage Wetzler

CHESTERFIELD — Jo Ann Turnage Wetzler, 72, died Dec. 28, 2010 at her home.

Funeral services were held Dec. 31 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel with entombment following in the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. The family held visitation Dec. 24 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Wetzler was born July 11, 1938 in Cheraw, a daughter of the late Rosa Lee Freeman. She was a retired Quality Control Manager with Crown Cork & Seal Company. Jo Ann was a faithful member of Oakland Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Bobby Turnage and Dallas Wetzler and by a brother, John L. Jacobs and a sister, Mildred M. Hall.

Surviving are a son, Robert H. (Temple) Turnage of Cheraw; three daughters: Julie C. Turnage, Rebecca T. Gentry, and Lorrie T. (Denny) Gaskins all of Chesterfield; one brother, Ray F. (Nancy) Jacobs of Wallace; three sisters: Jessie M. (Buster) Shaw of Wallace, Linda E. Taylor of Bennettsville and Myrtle S. (Hal) Kifer of Madison, TN; 6 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren; and special friend Glenn Williamson of Cheraw.

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home is serving the Wetzler Family.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, January 06, 2011.

 

Charles Clifton Blackwell

JEFFERSON — Charles Clifton Blackwell, 72 died Dec. 26, 2010.

Memorial services were held at Mount Canaan Baptist Church, Jefferson with burial services following in the church cemetery.

Charles was born to the late K.C. and Carrie Louallen Blackwell in Chesterfield County, South Carolina on Sept. 29, 1938.

Charles was educated at the Shannon Training School in Jefferson, South Carolina. He was a faithful member of the Mount Canaan Baptist Church, serving as trustee and many other capacities when needed. He was a retired employee of Conbraco Industries in Pageland, South Carolina. After retiring from Conbraco, he occupied his time by operating a lawn care service.

He was preceded in death by a step daughter, Linda Blackwell Frazier.

Surviving is his wife, Wilhemenia Baker; two step sons, Gerald T. Baker (Valeria), Pageland, and Donald Baker of Florida; three sisters, Ethel B. Massey, Charlotte, NC, Jenette Miller and Dorothy Myers (Bill) both of Jefferson; four brothers, Willie Blackwell, Eddie Blackwell, Elijah Blackwell all of Jefferson and Cornell Blackwell, Charlotte, N.C.; grandchildren, great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home-Pageland was in charge of the arrangements. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, January 06, 2011.

 

Hannah Hill Funderburk

 PAGELAND — Hannah Hill Funderburk, 89, died Jan. 1, 2011.

Memorial services were held Jan. 3, at Liberty Hill Baptist Church at 4 p.m.

Mrs. Funderburk was born Aug. 16, 1921 in Belpre, Ohio, a daughter of the late Joseph Frederick Hill, DDS and Mary Margaret Simpson Hill. She was a graduate of Salem College in Salem, WV, where she received her BA degree in Library Science, and also did graduate work at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster. Mrs. Funderburk was librarian at Buford Elementary School in Lancaster County, from 1968 – 1975, and was an English teacher at Central High School in Pageland, from 1975 – 1982. She was a member and former Sunday School teacher at Liberty Hill Baptist Church and was a former member and Sunday School teacher at First Baptist Church Pageland. She was also a member and past President of the American Legion Auxiliary.

In addition to her parents, Hannah was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Guy B. Funderburk and by her older brother, Col. James J. Hill

Surviving is her daughter, Mary Sloane Funderburk of Pageland; brother, Col. Harold T. “Hal” Hill of Tampa, FL; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Memories may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, 29709

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, January 06, 2011.

 

Nellie Keith Therrell

PATRICK — Nellie Keith Therrell, 79, died Dec. 28, 2010.

Funeral services were held Dec. 30 at Harris Creek Baptist Church with internment to follow in the church cemetery. The family held visitation at the home on Dec. 29.

Mrs. Therrell was born Feb. 22, 1931 in Chesterfield County, a daughter of the late Paul and Nora Brown Hodges. She was a former Fire Tower Operator with Sandhills Forestry and retired owner and operator of Keith Grocery. She attended Children’s Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death her parents; her first husband Willard Keith; two daughters, Joyce Keith and Connie Roberts; two grandchildren, Travis and Carrie Winburn; stepdaughter, Lynn Smith; and by four brothers, Edward, Bill, Earl, and James Hodges.

Surviving are her husband Lloyd Therrell of the home; two sons: Gary (Peggy) Keith of Raleigh, NC and Kevin Keith of Patrick; one daughter: Peggy K. (Roy) Winburn of Patrick; one stepson: Ricky (Kay) Therrell of Gaffney; one stepdaughter: Lori (Joe) Hamlin of Vermont; one brother Donald (Margaret) Hodges of Hartsville; one sister Sara Lee of Scranton, S.C.; 13 Grandchildren, 7 Great Grandchildren, 6 Step Grandchildren and 3 Step Great Grandchildren.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield is serving the Therrell Family.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, January 06, 2011.

 

Elaine Moore Lee

 CHERAW —- Elaine Moore Lee, 74, Dec. 15, 2010.

Funeral services were held Dec. 18 in the Chapel of Leavitt Funeral Home in Wadesboro, N.C., with the Rev. Doug Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, McFarlan, N.C.

The family held visitation Dec. at the funeral home and at other times at the home.

Elaine was born in Chesterfield County, on April 3, 1936, a daughter of the late Graham M. and Alice Mitchell Moore. She was retired from West Knitting Mills and was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, McFarlan.

Surviving are her children, Mitchell (Sonya) Lee of Cheraw, S.C., Ronnie (Neva) Lee of Polkton, N.C., Debbie Bryant of Cheraw, S.C., Alice Warwick of Chesterfield, S.C., and Diane (Jerry) Timmons of McFarlan; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, her husband, Price Lee preceded her in death.

Memorials may be made to Pleasant Hill Cemetery Fund, c/o Becky Nelson, P.O. Box 13, McFarlan, N.C., 28102.

Leavitt Funeral Home in Wadesboro, N.C. was in charge of the arrangements. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, January 06, 2011.

 

Darrell Crawford

 CHESTERFIELD — Darrell Crawford, 46, died Dec. 17, 2010.

Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m. at Drucilla A.M.E. Zion Church, Chesterfield.

Mr. Crawford was born June 22, 1964, son of the late Daisy Robinson Crawford and Paul Crawford. He has been a resident at Autumn Care for some years.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, John and Mary Robinson and his paternal grandmother, Sally Crawford.

Surviving is his father, Paul Crawford and stepmother, Bernice of Baltimore, MD; sisters, Gloria (Johnny) Phillips of Fayetteville, NC and Kim Adams of Landis, NC; brothers, Eddie Dewayne (Nicole) Hughes of Jacksonville, NC, Ronald (Dorothy) Hughes of Chesterfield, Tyrone M. (Rochelle) Crawford of Salisbury, NC and Bryone Keith “Tony” (Lee Ann) of Omaha, NE, aunts, uncles and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, January 06, 2011.

 

LaBruce Teal Bedenbaugh

CHESTERFIELD — LaBruce Teal Bedenbaugh, 91, died Dec. 29, 2010.

Memorial services were held Jan. 2, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. The family held visitation, the Sunday prior to the service at the Funeral Home.

Mrs. Bedenbaugh was born May 5, 1919 in Chesterfield, a daughter of the late Tyler Cleveland and Annie Jane Quick Teal. She was a graduate of Cheraw High School and a homemaker. Mrs. Bedenbaugh was a member of the First Southern Methodist Church, where she was a former Sunday School Teacher, and was former President of the Clemson Extension Homemakers Council. She enjoyed painting, spending time at the beach, making crafts, cooking, and growing and arranging flowers.

In addition to her parents, LaBruce was preceded in death by her husband, Roland Bedenbaugh; a son, Ervin Bedenbaugh; 3 brothers, Basil, Dan, and Robert Teal; and by 2 sisters, Myrtle Barfield, and Doris Gardner.

Surviving are her son Denny R. (Kay) Bedenbaugh of Chesterfield; two grandchildren, Scott (Lisa) Bedenbaugh of Monroe, GA, and Leslie R. Bedenbaugh of Bennettsville; a great grandson Zachery; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O Box 293, Chesterfield, 29709 or Chesterfield County Relay For Life, c/o Kathy Treadaway, 275 Forest Rd., Cheraw, SC 29520.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield is serving the Bedenbaugh Family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, January 06, 2011.

 

Danny Worth Johnson

CHESTERFIELD —- Danny Worth Johnson, 59, died Dec. 26, 2010.

Memorial services were held Jan. 1, 2011 at the home of Jeff Mullis and Kimberly Collins, Chesterfield and Jan. 2 at Christian Fellowship Mission, McGrady, NC.

Mr. Johnson was born May 26, 1951, in North Wilkesboro, NC a son of the late Vernon Worth and Plina Beatrice Ballard Johnson. He was a former employee of Parkdale Mills and Cookson Rolling Doors. Danny was a member of Zion Baptist Church in Gastonia, NC

Surviving are his wife Lynne Helms Mullis, of the home; two stepsons: Jeff Mullis of Chesterfield and Bobby Mullis of Cheraw; two step grandchildren, Jessi and Jason Mullis; one brother Michael Vernon (Shelby) Johnson of Gastonia, NC; one sister Nancy (Dean) Stamper of McGrady, NC

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield was in charge of the arrangements. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, January 06, 2011.

 

Shenandorh Crosby Louallen Raley

JEFFERSON — Rev. Shenandorh Crosby Louallen Raley, 85, died Dec. 21, 2010.

Memorial services were held, Dec. 27 at Morning Star Holiness Church, Jefferson with burial following in the church cemetery.

Rev. Shenandorh Crosby Louallen Raley was a daughter of the late Walter and Overseer Bonnie Miller Louallen on Feb. 18, 1925 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. Sh received her cosmetology license from the Devaux Cosmetology School in 1961 and opened the Happy Hill Beauty Salon serving the community for thirty years. She also served as assistant pastor of the Morning Star Holiness Church, Jefferson, She served on several auxiliaries; church secretary, youth Sunday school teacher and founded the Starlight Gospel Singers.

She was preceded in death by a son, Avlon Truesdale; brothers, Henry Louallen, Arthur Louallen, and P.T. Louallen.

Surviving is husband, Holden Raley; sons, Frank (Doris) Truesdale, Charlotte, NC, Davey (Shelia) Truesdale, Odell (Mexie) Truesdale, and Joseph (Delphine) Truesdale, all of Pageland; daughters, Lendora (James) Huntley, Loves Ellis, both of Jefferson, Eleanor (Rev. Willie) Brinkley, Travelers Rest, and Aster Truesdale; brothers, Rev. Moses (Beulah) Louallen, Jefferson, and Alvin (Pastor Shantell) Louallen, Baltimore, MD; sister, Min. Lizzie Brown, Washington, DC; grandchildren, great grandchildren; great great grandchild; god sons, two god daughters, caregiver, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, January 06, 2011.

 

Linda Rose Johnson Price

JEFFERSON — Linda Rose Johnson Price, 64, died Dec. 29, 2010 at her home.

Funeral services were held Jan. 2 at Antioch Baptist Church with internment in the church cemetery. The family held visitation prior to the service.

Mrs. Price was born Jan. 10, 1946 in Jefferson, a daughter of the late Burkett Cabanna and Rosa Alice Poston Johnson. She was a homemaker.

In addition to her parents Linda was preceded in death by her husband Robert Bruce Price and two brothers, Heyward and Perry Johnson.

Surviving are four brothers: Harold (Jackie) Johnson of Lugoff, SC, Gerald (Ola Faye) Johnson and Glenn (Alice) Johnson all of Jefferson, and Ronnie (Shirley) Johnson of Pageland; two sisters: Sybil Kirkley of Jefferson and Mary Lou (George) Watkins of Rembert, SC; also many Nieces and Nephews

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home is serving the Price Family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, January 06, 2011.

 

Betty Lou Johnson

 CHERAW — Betty Lou Johnson, 69, died Jan. 3, 2011.

A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Jan. 6, at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw.

Betty was born in Shelby, NC a daughter of the late Cloyd H. and Edelweiss Jones Godfrey.

Surviving are her sons, James E. “Chuck” (Elizabeth) Braswell, Jr. of Concord, N.C., Jody Lee (Vickie) Braswell of Cheraw; a daughter, Tammie Braswell Johnson of Cheraw; a brother, Sonny Cloyd (Donna) Godfrey of Concord, N.C.; and a sister, Dorothy Ann Bolyard of Terra Alta, WV; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents listed above, a daughter, Buffi Sue Braswell and a sister, Helen Schlegel.

Memorial to: Betty Lou Johnson Memorial Fund, c/o Founders Federal Credit Union, 2599 Hwy. 9, Cheraw, 29520.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, January 06, 2011.

 

Bessie Hewitt White

CHERAW — Bessie Hewitt White, 83, did Dec. 14, 2010.

Mrs. White was born April 12, 1927 to the late Columbus and Mamie McLane Hewitt.

Services were held Dec. 14 at Flemming Funeral Chapel, Cheraw. Committal and interment followed at Brocks Mill Baptist Church Cemetery, Cheraw.

She is survived by: sons, Grady White, Jr., Tabor City, NC, David White, Huntersville, NC, Jimmy White, Charlotte, NC, Ronald White, Sr., Charlotte, NC; daughter, Darlene Anderson, Patrick, sister, Maude Weaver, Cheraw.

Flemming Funeral Home-Cheraw was in charge of the arrangements. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, January 06, 2011.

 

Hannah Hill Funderburk

PAGELAND – Hannah Hill Funderburk, 89, died Jan. 1, 2011.

Memorial services were held Jan. 3 at Liberty Hill Baptist Church. Visitation followed the memorial service in the church.

Mrs. Funderburk was born August 16, 1921 in Belpre, Ohio, a daughter of the late Joseph Frederick Hill, DDS and Mary Margaret Simpson Hill. She was a graduate of Salem College in Salem, WV, where she received her BA degree in Library Science, and also did graduate work at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster. She was librarian at Buford Elementary School in Lancaster County, from 1968-1975, and was an English teacher at Central High School in Pageland, from 1975-1982. She was a member and former Sunday School teacher at Liberty Hill Baptist Church and was a former member and Sunday School teacher at First Baptist Church Pageland. She was also a member and past President of the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed singing, reading, knitting, and sewing. In addition to her parents.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Guy B. Funderburk and by her older brother, Col. James J. Hill.

Surviving are a daughter, Mary Sloane Funderburk of Pageland; brother: Col. Harold T. “Hal” Hill of Tampa, FL; daughter of the heart, Tammy M. Funderburk and granddaughter of the heart, Zoe Aribella Funderburk of High Point, NC; beloved Granddogs, Gracie and Angus; three Step Daughters, Gail F. Beasley, Judy F. Foundtain, and Betty Dare F. (Robert) Stefanich; step son, Dr. David (Betty) Funderburk; nine step grandchildren and numerous step great grandchildren; nieces and nephews, Rev. H. J. Winburn, Arlon (Diane) Winburn, Rev. Harold Wade Winburn, Jimmy (Pam) Funderburk, Jerry (Pat) Funderburk, Joe (Gill) Hill, Barbara Funderburk, and Joaquina (Edwin) Zacharias; also other Children of the Heart, Pam Jordan, Nina and Charles Sawyer, and Mark Hester.

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield served the Funderburk family.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, January 13, 2011.

 

Callie Mae Moore Kelly

JEFFERSON – Callie Mae Moore Kelly, 76, died Dec. 30, 2010.

A homecoming celebration was held Jan. 6 at Rock Hill A.M.E. Zion Church Pageland with burial following in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Callie Mae Moore Kelly was born Sept. 8, 1934, a daughter of the late Oscar and Nellie Lockhart. She was educated in the Chesterfield County public school system. She was a faithful member of Rock Hill AME Zion Church in Pageland.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J.C. Kelly.

Surviving are five daughters, Gwenda A. Landers of Mt. Croghan, Sherbby A. Gilliam (Terry), Jefferson, Jeanie A. Craig (Odell), Lancaster, Tammy A. Rudisell (Lannie), Charleston, SC and Melissa R. King, (Wilma Jr.) of the home; three brothers, Gene Moore (Lizzie), Pageland, SC, Jimmie L. Moore (Maretta), Kershaw, SC and Louis S. Moore (Wanda), Marshville, NC; three sisters, Theresa Williams, Jefferson, SC, Ella Mae McManus (Elbert), Pageland, SC and Rev. Dreamer A. Chambers, Jefferson, SC; two aunts, Tressie L. Moore, Pageland, SC and Georgia Buchanan, New York; an uncle, Matthew Lockhart, Pageland, SC; fourteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home-Pageland was in charge.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, January 13, 2011.

 

W. T. Tucker

PATRICK – W. T. Tucker, 65, Jan. 1, 2011.

Funeral services were held Jan. 4 at Patrick Baptist Church with internment following in the Patrick Cemetery. The family held visitation Jan. 3 at the home.

Mr. Tucker was born March 13, 1945, in Patrick, a son of the late Emma Tucker and Wade Thompson Hendrix. He was a retired employee of McLain Auto Salvage and was an avid fisherman. W. T. attended Patrick Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Mary Theo Jordan Tucker; a brother, Willis Tucker; and sisters, Caroline Lucille Tucker and Betty T. O’Neal.

Surviving are his daughters, Amy D. Hedrick of Lexington, NC and Christy Tolson of Columbia; two step daughters, Michelle Kirk and Stephanie Rackley both of Lexington, NC; 11 grandchildren and three great grandchildren; brother, Earl Tucker of Polkton, NC; sisters: Ola Bee Polson, Helen Freeman, and Debbie Tucker all of Patrick and Janie Lou Fratus of Cheraw; ,other-in-law, Mary Sue Jordan of Patrick.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield served the Tucker Family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, January 13, 2011.

 

 Lee Pickens Baker

 HARTSVILLE – Lee Pickens Baker, 45, died Jan. 06, 2011.

Funeral services were held Jan. 8 in the chapel of Belk Funeral Home with burial following in Grove Hill Cemetery.

Lee was born in Florence County, son of Kenneth Baker and Mary Elizabeth Cely Carlson. He was a 1983 graduate of St. John's High School, a 1993 graduate of Francis Marion University and was a supervisor with Stanley Tools of Cheraw.

Lee was preceded in death by a brother, D. Kenneth Baker, Jr.

Surviving in addition to his father of Darlington and mother of Florence, are his step-father, Raymond Carlson, Florence; his wife, Lisa McCaskill Baker of Hartsville; son, Derrick Kenneth Baker, II, also of Hartsville; brother, Brad (Lynn) Baker of Lexington and sister, Cely Anne (Greg) Brigman of Darlington; also, six nieces and nephews.

Memorials are suggested to the Ken Baker, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o 122 Wyandot Street, Darlington, SC. 29532. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, January 13, 2011.

 

William Thompson Clinkscales, Sr.

WALLACE – William Thompson Clinkscales, Sr., 86, died Dec. 20, 2010 at McLeod Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services were held Dec. 22 at Wallace Baptist Church with burial at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Born in Abbeville County, he was the son of the late Paul and Lula McClain Clinkscales. He was a member of Wallace Baptist Church and was retired after 40 years as a Supervisor with Delta Mills and J.P. Stevens Co. He was at WWII veteran and served in the US Air Force.

He is survived by his wife, Thelma Seals Clinkscales of the home; children, William T. Clinkscales , Jr. and his wife, Lisa and Timmy Clinkscales, all of Wallace; Martha Hester and her husband, Larry of Rock Hill; and Cindi Brigman and her husband, Charles and Don Clinkscales, all of Cheraw; and nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Wallace Baptist Church, 4174 Hwy 1 North, Wallace , SC 29596.

Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, January 13, 2011.

 

Tommy Bruce Clark

DARLINGTON – Tommy Bruce Clark, 63, died Jan. 9, 2011.

Funeral Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Miller-Rivers-

Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield served the Clark family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, January 13, 2011.

 

Louise Crowley Carlson

CHERAW — Louise Crowley Carlson, 69, died Jan. 16, 2011 at her home.

Funeral services were held Jan. 19 at Cheraw Family Worship Center with internment following in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. The family held visitation Jan. 18 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Carlson was born May 4, 1941 in Cheraw, a daughter of the late Roger William and Truletta Biles Crowley. She was a homemaker and a faithful member of the Cheraw Family Worship Center. She enjoyed going to Church and being with her Church Family. Louise also loved spending time with her Family and enjoyed being with all her friends.

Louise was preceded in death by her parents; and three brothers, Roger, Woodrow, and Glen Crowley.

Surviving are her husband: Raymond A. “Ray” Carlson of the home; one son: Kenny (Julie) Sellers of Cheraw; one daughter: Debbie Williams of Cheraw; two stepsons: Lorne (Jodi) Carlson of Myrtle Beach and David (Tina) Carlson of Cheraw; two brothers: Jimmy Crowley of Charlotte, N.C. and David Crowley of Fair Haven, MA; one sister: Junene Kaltwang of Cheraw; four grandchildren: Hanna (Shaun) Leviner, Brice Williams, Adam (Sasha) Sellers, and Casey (Jana) Sellers; three great grandchildren: Landon and Hunter Sellers and Tierni Leviner; six step grandchildren: Ryan, Steven, McKenzie, Nicole, and Jessie Carlson and McKayla Boone.

Memorials may be made to the Cheraw Family Worship Center “Building Fund” 3050 Hwy 9, Cheraw, SC 29520.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield is serving the Carlson Family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, January 20, 2011.

 

Bobby Leon Davis

WALLACE - Mr. Bobby Leon Davis, 64, died Jan. 14, 2011.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Jan. 19, 2011 at Saint James Freewill Holiness Church.

Mr. Davis was born on Oct. 25, 1946 to the late Prince and Annie Mae Davis. He was a member of Level Green United Methodist Church. He received his education in the Marlboro County School System. He worked at Cheraw Brick Works for many years and Turner Construction Co. He was married to Mrs. Nancy Jean Davis and to this union they were blessed with four children.

Bobby was preceded in death by thirteen brothers and five sisters.

Surviving are two daughters, Kimberly (Russell) Garner and Stephanie Davis, all of Wallace; sons Bobby (Angela) Davis Jr. of Norfolk, Virginia and Christopher (Jessica) Davis of Wallace; five grandchildren; brother, Jerome (Queen-Ester) Davis of Bennettsville; sisters, Gussie Mae Hutchinson of Brooklyn, N.Y., Deloris (Mayso) Sapp, Daisy (Alphonso) Fellows, Patricia Baker all of Smithville, N.C.

Grooms Funeral home serviced the Davis family.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, January 20, 2011.

 

Tommy F. Stogner

MT. CROGHAN — Tommy F. Stogner died Jan. 11, 2011.

Funeral services were held Jan. 15 at Fairview Baptist Church with burial following in the church cemetery. Visitation was held Jan. 14 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Stogner was born in Jefferson, a son of the late Benjamin and Nellie Wallace Stogner. He was a graduate of Jefferson High School Class of 1962 and was a retired employee with the Chesterfield County Road Department. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and an avid fisherman. Tommy was a former Dixie Youth Baseball Coach and a boys and girls softball coach with 25 years of service. He was a member of Fairview Baptist Church where he served as RA Leader and Sunday School Teacher.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Billy Stogner.

Surviving are his wife, Darlene Oliver Stogner of the home; sons, Tommy Stogner, II of the home and Timmy (Kim) Stogner of Owensboro, K.Y.; brother, Bobby (Elaine) Stogner of Cheraw; sisters, Peggy Oliver of Jefferson, Betty Gainey and Georgia (Wade) Hurley of Cheraw; grandchildren, great grandchild. Many other loving family members and family.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709 or Fairview Baptist Church “Trophey Case Fund”, c/o Stacy Jenkins, 6178 Airport Rd., Mt. Croghan, S.C. 29727

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, January 20, 2011.

 

Annie Melton Stafford

ROCKINGHAM — Annie Melton Stafford died Jan. 10, 2011. 

Funeral services were held Jan. 14 at Cobb Memorial Baptist Church with interment following in Richmond Memorial Park.  The family received friends Jan. 13 at Cobb Memorial Baptist Church

Stafford was born Nov. 15, 1916 in Chesterfield County, a daughter of the late Theodore and Cora Melton.  She was a homemaker and a member of Cobb Memorial Baptist Church for sixty eight years. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Stafford and two brothers, Thurman and Mae Melton.

Surviving are two sons, John Henry Stafford (Carol) and Jerry Stafford (Dianne), all of Rockingham N.C.; two daughters, Juanita Conner (Brooks) Red of Statesville, N.C.; Jean Brown of the home; grandchildren, great grandchildren; brothers, T.L. Melton of Rockingham, N.C,; Rudolph Melton of Bennettsville, and Graylon Melton of Blythe, CA; sister, Bibb Cassidy of Cheraw.

Memorials may be made to Community Home Care & Hospice, 1015 Fayetteville Rd. Suite A, RockinghamNC  28379.

Watson-King Funeral Home in Rockingham, N.C. was in charge of the arrangements.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, January 20, 2011.

 

James T. Harrington

The Cheraw Chronicle CHERAW — James T. Harrington, 85, died Jan. 12, 2011 at the Chesterfield Convalescent Center after his battle with a terminal illness.

A Homegoing celebration was held Jan. 16 at Mt. Hebron A.M.E. Zion Church with internment following at Fisher Hill Cemetery.

James T. Harrington, known as "Tit", was born August 5, 1925 to the late Mr. James Harrington and Mrs. Sue Easterling Harrington. He was born in Marlboro County and attended Ebenezer Church in Wallace with his parents and siblings in his younger years. As a youth, he attended public school in Wallace, and later began working in the Pulp Wood Industry where he made his career as a Logger. He enjoyed meeting new people and making all around him laugh. He enjoyed listening to country music on the radio and sitting outside enjoying the company of his neighbors and special friend Ms. Laura Mae James. He always had colorful phrases such as "Gred June", "Honey Hush, Hush Honey" and the infamous "I'm Tit and that's It!"

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ollie Mae Bloomfield after they were married for 43 years; by two sisters, four brothers, and a step-mother.

Surviving are a son: James (Josephine) Harrington; a daughter: Dianne Harrington; five grand-children: LaTrice Hailey, Tiffini Harrington, Denise Bethea, Detrick Harrington, DeMorris James Harrington; a special grandson Roland "LaVel" Bethea; eleven great-grand children: Makeea, Bre, Lyric, Myesha, BreDaisia, Keynia, Dijon, Eris, Demaisia, Kyrek, Shamora; a sister Elsie Williams; eight additional sisters, four step-sisters, three step-brothers a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, January 20, 2011.

 

Bonnie Mae Quick McQueen

The Cheraw Chronicle WALLACE — Bonnie Mae Quick McQueen, 81, died Jan.12, 2011 at her home.  Funeral services were held Jan. 16, at Ebenezer United Methodist Church with burial following in the church cemetery. 

McQueen was born in Marlboro County, the daughter of the late Rev. Clyde and Alma Grant Quick.  She had served as a retired teacher's aide in the Wallace Schools and Bennettsville Middle School.  She was an active member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Julian McQueen of the home; sons, John Robert Hall and Joseph Livington Hall, both of Wallace, and William Kellon Hall and his wife, Melanie of Cheraw; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Norton Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, January 20, 2011.

 

Shirley Ann Moore

The Cheraw Chronicle CHERAW — Shirley Ann Moore, 68 died Jan. 12, 2011 at Carolina Hospital System.

A Celebration of life ceremony was held Jan. 16 at the Word of Life Fellowship. Interment was in the Shirley Ann Moore was born Nov. 18, 1950 in Chesterfield County, the daughter of the late Jasper Moore and Gladys Small Moore. She was educated in the public schools of Chesterfield and is a graduate of Long Jr. High School. Shirley enjoyed growing all kinds of plants. She loved her dog Coco. Shirley was a born again Christian and a member of Word of Life Fellowship.

She was preceded in death by a son, Marvin Roundtree; two brothers: Bobby Moore and Charles Moore and grandmother Nezzie Small.

Surviving are her mother Gladys Moore of Cheraw; daughters: Angel Brown of Cheraw and Latasha Moore of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a son Corey Moore of Brooklyn, N.Y.; four grandchildren: Mynesha Brown, Jamal Brown, Xavier Rivers and Trinity Smith; one great grandchild Amya Easterling; other relatives include Yvonne Moore, Pearlina Moore, Larry Moore, Julius Dove and Samuel Moore, a host of nieces, nephews cousins and friends.

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, January 20, 2011.

 

Ricky “Slick Rick” McMillan

JEFFERSON — Ricky “Slick Rick” McMillan, 59, died Jan. 10, 2011 at his home.

A homegoing celebration was held Jan. 16 at Hopewell United Methodist Church with burial following in the church cemetery.

 Ricky “Slick Rick” McMillan was born in Jefferson, on August 22, 1951 to the late Frank and Elsie Caudle McMillan. He was educated in Chesterfield County public schools and was a member of Hopewell United Methodist Church in Jefferson. He joined the United States Army in 1972 and served nine years as a power generator and wheel vehicle mechanic.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Frank McMillan, Jr. and Samuel L. McMillan.

Surviving are four brothers, Daron McMillan of Jefferson, John F. Caudle of Lancaster, Tony Caudle (Keatra) of Charlotte, N.C. and Michael A. Caudle (Kyra) of Washington, DC; three sisters, Dolores McMillan of the home, Eva C. Jowers of Spartanburg and Tammy Caudle of McBee; an aunt, Gail Blakeney (Chuckey) of Lancaster; two uncles, Sim McMillan (Roberta) and Marshall Miller both of Jefferson; a special niece, Shambria Vinson of the home; a special great niece, Ta’Jasyia Beauford of the home; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home of Pageland was in charge of the arrangements.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, January 20, 2011.

 

Mary Ellen Eddins Davis

CHESTERFIELD — Mary Ellen Eddins Davis, 88, died Jan. 10, 2011.

Funeral services were held Jan. 15 at Miller Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in David’s Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation was held Jan. 14 Miller Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mrs. Davis was born July 31, 1922 in Chesterfield, S.C., a daughter of the late Dollie Ailene Eddins Adams. She was a homemaker and a member of David’s Grove Baptist Church.

In addition to her mother, Mary Ellen was also preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Franklin Davis; two sons, Danny and Roger Davis; a brother, Bradley Roman Adams; and by sisters, Julia Arie Adams and Sheba Rebecca Curtis.

Surviving are daughters, Deborah (Gerald) Rorie of Wadesboro, N.C. and Diane (Harold) Long of Chesterfield, also grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, January 20, 2011.

 

Leon A. “Bubber” Gulledge, Jr.

RUBY — Leon A. “Bubber” Gulledge, Jr., 74, died Jan. 16, 2011.

Funeral services were held Jan. 19 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel with internment following in the Thompson Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The family held visitation Jan. 18 at the funeral home.

Gulledge was born July 5, 1936 in Ruby, a son of the late Leon Alford “Sweet” and Bessie Allen Gulledge. He was a retired employee of the SC DOT and a U.S. Air Force Veteran. He was a member of Clanton Plains Baptist Church and enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding, and loafing, and was a long time member of the Ruby Hunting Club.

Surviving are his wife Emma Jean Austin Gulledge of the home; three sons: Rev. Randy (Margaret) Gulledge of Hartsville, Grady (Kim) Gulledge of Ruby and Ricky (April) Gulledge of Charlotte, N.C.; eight grandchildren: Clint, Beth, Sandi, Bridget, Liberty, Micheal and Hannah Gulledge and Stephanie Adams; two brothers: Wayne Gulledge of Concord, N.C., and Alan Gulledge of Ruby; one sister: Margaret Deese of Ruby.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, January 20, 2011.

 

Darrell Lee Watts

CHERAW — Darrell Lee Watts, 70, died Jan. 13, 2011.

Funeral services were held Jan. 16 at Calvary Baptist Church in Jefferson with burial following in the church cemetery. Visitation was held prior to the service in the church fellowship hall.

Watts was born November 4, 1940 in Pageland, a son of the late Johnny A. and Mae Rollins Watts. He was a graduate of Pageland High School and a retired carpenter. He was a charter member of Calvary Baptist Church and enjoyed model railroads and working word puzzles.

Darrell was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Benjamin Watts; and by sisters, Lucille Funderburk, and Hattie McManus.

Surviving are sons, Steven (Evelyn) Watts and Doug Watts of Jefferson, and Ricky Watts of Pageland; brothers Willie Watson and Carson Watts both of Alton, N.C.; sister, Martha Wright of Rock Hill; grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, January 20, 2011.

 

Roy Thomas Bullard

CHESTERFIELD — Roy Thomas Bullard, 56, died Jan. 10, 2011.

Funeral services were held Jan. 13 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Oakland Baptist Church cemetery. Visitation was held at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home prior to the service.

Bullard was born Jan. 23, 1954 in Union County, N.C., a son of the late Gadi and Beulah Kissiah Bullard.

Roy was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, J.T. and Carson Pigg; and by a sister, Faye O’Neal

Surviving are brothers, Ben Pigg and Darrell Pigg of Kannapolis, N.C.; sisters, Carolyn Beam and Barbara Huneycutt of Kannapolis, N.C. and Judy Harper of Lancaster, an aunt and several cousins.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, January 20, 2011.

 

Leo Edward  “Gabby” Norris

WALLACE — Leo Edward “Gabby” Norris, 87, died Jan. 6, 2011.

Funeral services were held Jan. 10 at the Cheraw Church of God. A burial with full military honor followed in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Dillon.

Born in Lumberton, NC he was a son of the late Roland Thomas and Nellie B. Rowell Norris and a member of Cheraw Church of God. He was a World War II Veteran who participated in the Normandy Invasion. He was a recipient of a Purple Heart, 2 Bronze Stars and 2 Silver Stars. He was honored with the Jubilee of Liberty Medal. He was a founding member of AM Vets Post #177 and was a member of the American Legion. He was a former pilot and a member of the Civil Air Patrol. He was a former pro signee of the St. Louis Cardinals (Catcher). He enjoyed fishing, hunting, Atlanta Braves Baseball, wood working, and acrylic painting. He was a former owner of a textile business and was an interior decorator.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, William Lester Norris; sisters, Rosa-line Norris Hodges, Annie Mae Norris and a great grandchild, Rebecca Jeffords Norris.
Surviving are his wife of 68 years, Mary Lillian Baxley Norris of Wallace; sons, Jimmy Leo (Ann) Norris of Wallace, William “Billy Lester (Gail) Norris of Wallace; daughters, Cathy N. (Randy) Leviner of Cheraw, Teresa N. (Mark) Rivers of Florence; grandchildren, Sherrye and Alley Jackson, Jamie and Brooke Norris, Rev. Billy and Beth Norris, Matt Norris, Rev. Kevin and Kathy D. Rummage, Ms. Jill Rummage, Hannah Faith Rivers; step-grandchild, Catherine Renee Van Derpoel, great grandchildren, Lindsay Jackson, Charlotte Jackson, Anna Norris, Evan Norris, RaeLeigh Norris, Joseph Norris, Betsy Norris, Chris Norris, Bryan Norris, Mikaila Rummage, Madison Rummage, Micah Rummage, step-grandchildren, Ethan H. VanDerpoel, Nicholas Randon VanDerpoel, nephews Roland Hodges and Rev. Verson Hodges, Jr.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, January 20, 2011.

 

Georgia Covington Jenkins

The Cheraw Chronicle DURHAM, N.C. - Georgia Covington Jenkins, 82, died Jan. 12, 2011.

Georgia was born July 31, 1928 in Chesterfield to John and Violet Rivers Covington. She attended Chesterfield County public schools. She was converted to an early age and joined Oro United Methodist Church in Pageland where she attended until she moved to Durham, N.C. She worked as a CNA and also worked at Burlington Mills many years before retiring.

Georgia was preceded in death by three sons, four brothers, four nieces and three nephews. She is survived by Dwight Herron of Durham, N.C.; daughter, Marlene (Joseph) Drummond; brother, Bill Covington of Durham, N.C.; nieces, nephews and grandchildren and a host of other relatives.
 Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, January 27, 2011.

 

Birthenia Davis

CHERAW - Ms. Birthenia “Bert” Davis, 45, died Jan. 16, 2011.

Funeral services were Jan. 22, at 1 p.m. at Salem Baptist Church, Chesterfield. Burial was held at Chesterfield Community Cemetery, Chesterfield.

Ms. Birthenia Davis, daughter of the late William and Clara Mae McDuffie Davis was born in Chesterfield County on May 7, 1965.

Birthenia is survived by her companion, Alphonso Melton, Cheraw; daughters, Natosha M. Davis and Allescia M. Melton of the home; son, Quamaine D. Davis of Oak Grove, KY; sister, Remonia Davis of Cheraw; brothers, Dwayne Davis and Christopher Eugene Davis of Cheraw; a sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and a host of other relatives.

Flemming Funeral Home was in charge. 
Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, January 27, 2011.

 

Mrs. Ethel Robinson Funderburk

PAGELAND - Ethel Robinson Funderburk died Jan. 15, 2011.

Services were held Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. at Oak Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Pageland.

Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Ethel Robinson Funderburk, the daughter of the late Emmanuel and Leary Stacks Robinson was born on November 26, 1920 in Chesterfield County.

Ethel is survived by sons, Bobby Eugene Funderburk (Althá Mae) and George Washington Funderburk (Eliza) of Charlotte, N.C.; three sisters, Gladys McManus of

Charlotte, N.C., Leslie Samuel (James) and Mildred Robinson of Hartsville; fifteen grandchildren, twenty-four great grandchildren and fourteen great-great grandchildren; seven step grandchildren and eleven step great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews.

Ethel was devoted to the Arant family who treated her and her family like their own family.

Flemming Funeral Home-Pageland was in charge.
Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, January 27, 2011.

 

Jessie Lee Simmons

BENNETTSVILLE – Jessie (Gal) Lee Simmons, 56, died Jan. 12, 2011.

Funeral services were held Jan.18, 1 p.m. at Beaver Dam Baptist Church.

Jessie was born on March 31, 1954 in Marlboro County. She was the daughter of the late Ben Simmons, Jr. and Earline McCall Simmons. Jessie spent her early childhood in Wallace. She received her education in the public schools of Marlboro County.

Jessie was preceded in death by her sisters, Anna Lee Simmons, Mary Anna Simmons and her brother Ben Simmons, III and great granddaughter Angela Lynn Brown.

Survivors are daughter, Angela Annette Brown of Bennettsville; sons Michael Monraye (Darlene) Brown of Bennettsville; Shawn Jermaine (Lorine) Davis and Javonta Rohene (Cynthia) Davis of Cheraw; grandchildren; sisters, Janie M. (Charles) Watson of Bennettsville; Bessie M. (Walter) Kollock of Winston Salem, N.C. Earline Simmons of Spartanburg; Ethel L Locklear of Wallace; Joyce A. Lindsey of Fayetteville, N.C.; Carolyn D. Simmons of Spartanburg; Nursella (Gary) Nesbitt; brothers, Leo Simmons of Colorado Springs, CO; Oswald L. Simmons and Willie C. Simmons both of Wallace; and eleven grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, a host of other relatives and many friends.

Grooms Funeral home serviced the Simmons family.
Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, January 27, 2011.

 

Jimmy L. “BuffaloFulton

LANCASTER - Mr. Jimmy L. “Buffalo” Fulton, 53, died Jan. 18, 2011.

Memorial services will be held at 12:00 P.M. Sunday, Jan. 30, 201l at the Fulton Residence, 482 Langley Road, Lancaster, S.C.

Mr. Fulton was born September 8, 1957, in Lancaster, a son of the late John Gideon and Addie Blair Smith Fulton. He was a brick mason and enjoyed riding horses.

Jimmy is survived by brothers, Lee (Evelyn) Fulton of Chesterfield; Joel “Rosey” (Debbie) Fulton of Lancaster; and Nathan H. “Doc” (Hattie) Fulton of Statesville, N.C.; sister, Margaret F. Starnes of Jefferson; also several nieces and nephews.

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the Fulton Family. 
Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, January 27, 2011.

 

Mrs. Flora Belle Davis Campbell

CHESTERFIELD – Flora Belle Davis Campbell, 93, died Jan. 20, 2011.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Jan. 22, at Zoar United Methodist Church, Cheraw, with burial in the Church cemetery following the service. The family received friends at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Safrona and Jerry Finch.

Flora Belle was born in the Zoar Community of Chesterfield County Oct. 1, 1917, to Mary Jane “Mamie” Hunt and John Robert Davis, Sr. Shortly after graduating from Zoar High School, she married William Jerould Campbell. They were married for over fifty years, prior to Mr. Campbell’s death in Nov. 1985. Mrs. Campbell was a homemaker and loving wife and mother. She devoted much of her time to her Church, being a life-time member of Zoar United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir for over forty years. Mrs. Campbell was also a member of UMW. Mrs. Campbell was a resident of Palmetto Ridge Assisted Living Center, Cheraw, SC, for the past 14 years where she became a valued member of that community.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Zoar United Methodist Church Choir Fund or the Prayer Shaw Ministry Funds, 2842 Zoar Road, Cheraw, S.C. 29520. Memorials may also be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, Post Office Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Surviving are daughter, Safrona Campbell Finch, (Jerry) of Chesterfield; two grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Preceded her was, seven sisters and one brother.

The family has entrusted Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home with the arrangements. 
Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, January 27, 2011.

 

James Harold Therrell

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. James Harold Therrell, age 74, died Jan. 21, 2011.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Jan. 23, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Lower Macedonia Memorial Gardens. Family received family and friends from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Sun. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Therrell was born Jan. 8, 1937 in Chesterfield, a son of the late Paul and Pearl Brown Therrell. He has been a Chesco Family Member for over 20 years and was a member of Pine View Baptist Church.

Surviving are aunts, Ella Teal and Doris Lambert of Cheraw and Esther Terry of Rock Hill. Also, many cousins and his family at Ivy Home.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC  is serving the Therrell Family.
Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, January 27, 2011.

 

Julius B. Short

PATRICK - Julius B. Short, 78, died Jan. 14, 2011

Graveside services were held Jan. 17 at Patrick Cemetery, visitation was held Jan. 16 at the Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home in Chesterfield.

Short was born September 19, 1932 in Ruby, SC a son of the late Lester Bart and Loney Elizabeth Steen Short. He was a retired millright and a U. S. Army Veteran. He was a former member of the Patrick Town Council and was a member of the Patrick Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed working in the garden, growing flowers, and helping others.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a son, Donnie Short; a daughter, Doris Ann McLain; a grandson, Brad Stroud; a great grandson, Hunter Eason; five brothers, Sam, James, Farris, Gary, and Lee Burt Short; and by a sister, Allie Hoffman.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Vera Cassidy Short of the home; two daughters, Vivian S. (Rev. Michael) Cassidy of Cheraw and Viola S. (Gary) Blair of Patrick; five grandchildren, Ashley Brigman, Gary Blair, Ladonna Blair, Landon Blair Cassidy and Grant Blair Cassidy; three great grandchildren; a brother, Ray (Estelle) Short of Lancaster and a sister, Leila (Parvin) Eason of Ruby.

Miller Rivers Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield served the Short family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, January 27, 2011.

 

Larry Mitchael Cason

CHERAW – Larry Mitchael Cason, 60, died Jan. 7, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held Jan. 13 at Cheraw Family Worship with burial in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. The family received friends Jan. 12 at Kiser Funeral Home,

Cheraw.

 

Born in Bennettsville, he was the son of Azilee Odom Cason of Sevierville, TN and the late Furman “Banjo” Cason. He was the widower of Joanne Veronica Leviner

Cason and a member of Cheraw Family Worship. He drove a van for the church, was an usher, cook and took care of the offering. He enjoyed working on his Harley, was an avid motorcycle rider and also enjoyed tin sculpture and wood carving.

He enjoyed serving the Lord. He was a Veteran of the US Army and was retired from the South Carolina National Guard.

 

He was preceded in death by his father listed above and a brother, Chris Cason.

 

Surviving are his sons, John Murray Cason of Florence, Matthew Thomas (Becky) Cason of Society Hill; daughter, April Noel Cason of Cheraw; a grandchild, his mother listed above, his fiancée, Martha C. Presson of Ruby; brother, Rex W. Cason of Gulf Breeze, FL, sisters, Connie (Jerry) Rushing of Ruby; Casey (Bob) Davis of Sevierville, TN. Memorials to: Cheraw Family Worship, 3050 Hwy 9, Cheraw, SC 29520 or the charity of your choice.

 

Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, January 27, 2011.

 

Bobby Leon Davis

WALLACE – Bobby Leon Davis, 64, died Jan. 14, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held Jan. 19 at Saint James Freewill Holiness Church.

 

Davis was born on Oct. 25, 1946 to the late Prince and Annie Mae Davis. He was a member of Level Green United Methodist Church. He received his education in the Marlboro County School System. He worked at Cheraw Brick Works for many years and Turner Construction Co.

 

 He was married to Nancy Jean Davis and to this union they were blessed with four children.

 

He was preceded in death by thirteen brothers and five sisters.

 

Surviving are two daughters, Kimberly (Russell) Garner and Stephanie Davis, all of Wallace; sons Bobby (Angela) Davis Jr. of Norfolk, Virginia and Christopher (Jessica) Davis of Wallace; five grandchildren; brother, Jerome (Queen-Ester) Davis of Bennettsville; sisters, Gussie Mae Hutchinson of Brooklyn, N.Y., Deloris (Mayso) Sapp, Daisy (Alphonso) Fellows, Patricia Baker all of Smithville, N.C.

 

Grooms Funeral home serviced the Davis family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, January 27, 2011.

 

Barbara Ann Williamson

CHESTERFIELD - Ms. Barbara Ann Williamson age 70, died Jan. 23, 2011.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Ms. Williamson was born June 18, 1940 in Morven, N.C., a daughter of the late William Noah and Pauline Trexler Williamson. She was a graduate of Morven High School and a former payroll clerk with Weight Watchers. Barbara enjoyed gardening, reading, work word puzzles, and walking.

Barbara is survivied by sons, Tony Sellers of Chesterfield and William Perry Sellers, Jr. of Clarskville, TN; daughter, Judy (Tommy) Demby of Chesterfield; grandchildren and a grandchild; brothers, Harvey Williamson of Maryland, Lester Williamson of Morven, N.C. and Paulie Williamson of Columbia; sisters, Julia Moore of Wadesboro, N.C.; Mary Alice Shook of Spindale, N.C., and Patricia Baldis of Morven, N.C.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Williamson family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, February 3, 2011.

 

Clyde William Jordan, Sr.

CHERAW - Mr. Clyde William Jordan, Sr., age 77, died Jan. 23, 201.

Visitation was held from 2-3 p.m. Jan. 26, prior to the service at the Miller-River-Caulder Funeral Home.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Jan. 26, at the funeral home chapel. Burial followed in the Faith Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Jordan was born October 11, 1933 in Chesterfield, S.C., a son of the late Dallas and Beatrice Tarlton Jordan. He was a retired Furniture Craftsman. Clyde enjoyed fishing, gardening, and wood carving. In addition to his parents, Clyde was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Boan Jordan; and brothers, Roy, Elbert, and Charles Jordan.

Clyde is survived by son, Clyde (Julia) Jordan, Jr. of Cheraw; granddaughter; brother, Jerry (Margie) Jordan of Chesterfield; sisters, Eva (Charles) Evans and Dorothy Burr of Chesterfield.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of served the Jordan Family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, February 3, 2011.

 

Gerald L. Knight

JEFFERSON - Mr. Gerald L. Knight, age 66, died Jan. 25, 2011.

Family received friends from 6-8 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Jan. 28 at Calvary Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. Knight was born July 14, 1944 in Jefferson, S.C., a son of the late Boyd and Beulah Joplin Knight. He was a poultry supervisor, having worked with Cuddy Farms, Tar Hill Hatchery Circle S Ranch, and Griffin Farm Machine. Mr. Knight was a member and usher at Calvary Baptist Church. Gerald enjoyed gardening. In addition to his parents, Gerald was preceded in death by two brothers, Melvin and Mitchell Knight.


Gerald was survived by wife,Betty Terry Knight of the home; sons, Mike Knight of Mt. Croghan, and Anthony (Monica) Knight of Pageland; daughter, Linda Gayle (Jeff) McCarn of Jefferson; stepsons, stepdaughter, brother, Tony Knight of Darlington; sisters, Wincie Pethel of Kannapolis, N.C. and Ivey Woodle of Darlington; also fifteen granchildren.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Knight Family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, February 3, 2011.

 

Jerry Hazel Jordan

BURLINGTON, NC - Mr. Jerry Hazel Jordan, 69, died Jan. 23, 2011.

Visitation was from 6-8 p.m., Jan. 26, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Jan. 27, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield. Burial followed in the Fairview Baptist Church cemetery, Mt. Croghan.

Mr. Jordan was born December 19, 941 in Chesterfield County, a son of the late Hazel C. and Melba Threadgill Jordan. He was a graduate of Chesterfield High School Class of 1959 and attended Clemson University. Jerry was employed with Burlington Industries for 43 years, retiring in 2005. He enjoyed history and playing the piano, and also spoke three foreign languages.

Jerry is survived by daughters, Beth (Glenn) Shapiro of Flanders, NJ; Dawn Jordan of Northvale, NJ; and Cheryl (David) Huffines Ooltewah, TN; grandchildren; brothers, Mitchell (Derrel) Jordan of Cheraw; and Randy (Cheryl) Jordan of Chesterfield; sister, Cheryl J. (Bill) Matthews of Columbia.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Jordan Family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, February 3, 2011.

 

Margaret Johns James

CHESTERFIELD - Margaret Johns James, 70, died Jan. 24, 2011.

The family received family and friends, 6-8 p.m. Jan. 26 at Miller-River-Caulder Funeral Home.

Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Jan. 27 at the funeral home chapel. Burial followed in the Davis Plot at Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Ms. James was born Feb. 20, 1940 in Chesterfield, a daughter of the late Walter and Ellen Grooms Johns. She was a retired employee with Highland Industries with over 30 years of service. In addition to her parents, Margaret was preceded in death by brothers, Louis Johns and her twin Franklin; sister, Fannie Johns, half brothers, and a half sister.

Margaret is survived by a niece and two great nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Chesterfield Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 147, Chesterfield, SC 29709

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the James Family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, February 3, 2011.

 

Rodney Dale Seate

The Cheraw Chronicle JEFFERSON - Mr. Rodney Dale Seate, 50, died Jan. 24, 2011.

The family received family and friends from 7-9 p.m. Jan. 27, at the home of his daughter, Amanda Seate.

The memorial service was at 4 p.m. Jan. 28, at Calvary Baptist Church

Mr. Seate was born August 14, 1960 in Charlotte, N.C., a son of Lou Ann McMullan and the late Worth Seate. He was the former owner and operator of All Pro Heating and Air. Dale was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Rodney is survived by daughters, Amanda Seate of Monroe, N.C. and Stephanie Seate of Fayetteville, N.C.; and their mother, Angela Tindall of Charlotte, N.C.; mother, Lou Ann McMullan of Jefferson; granddaughter and brothers, Mark, Barry, Mike, and Al Seate; sisters, Tammy Ross and Debbie Derrick; also numerous nieces and nephews.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Seate Family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday,

February 3, 2011.

 

John Steven Rogers

The Cheraw Chronicle CHERAW - John Steven Rogers, 58, died Jan. 24, 2011.

Mr. Rogers was born in Bennettsville, S.C., son of the late James W Rogers, Sr. and Audrey Catherine Porter Rogers. He enjoyed riding motorcycles. He worked at the Nuclear Plant in Hartsville, S.C.

The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. to Jan. 25, at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, S.C.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Jan. 26, at the funeral home with burial following in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw.

John is survived by his wife Mary Earline Rogers, daughters, Ashley Rogers, Heather Rogers, and Paige Rogers all of Cheraw; brother, James (Buddy) W. Rogers, Jr. of Summerville; and sister, Rebecca L. Cline of Laurinburg, N.C.

Mr. Rogers was preceded in death by his parents listed above and a brother Christopher P. Rogers.

Kiser Funeral Home served the Rogers family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday,

February 3, 2011.

 

E. Merle Whitt

CHERAW — E. Merle Whitt, 84, died Jan. 27, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held Jan. 30 at First Baptist with burial with military honors were held at Highland Memorial Park, in Dublin, Va.

 

Whitt retired from Galey and Lord Textile Printing, in Society Hill, S.C.

 

He was a member of First Baptist where he had served as a deacon, Sunday school  (Berean Class) teacher, Baptist men’s leader and trustee. Whitt was a World War II Veteran.

 

He was preceded in death by brothers Archie E. Whitt, Garnett Whitt, Alfred Whitt, Marshall Whitt, Carter Whit and sisters Hazel Summers, Nancy Whitt, Sadie Brinkley and Louise Wright.

 

Surviving are wife Merle Ward Whitt, of Cheraw; sons Edward H. (Sarah) Whitt, of Spartanburg; S.C., and Richard C. (Nancee) Whitt, of Rossville, Ga.

 

Memorials can be sent to First Baptist Church, Building Fund, PO Box 337, Cheraw, SC 29520.

 

Kiser Funeral Home, of Cheraw, was in charge of the arrangements. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, February 3, 2011.

 

Paul Walters

CHERAW — Paul Walters, 80, died Jan. 29, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held Feb. 1 at Kiser Funeral Home with burial in Crestview Cemetery, in Gibson, N.C.

Walters was an avid sports fan and a life long Tar Heel Fan.

 

He retired from Delta Textiles with more than 42 years of service.

 

Walters was preceded in death by brothers Bill Walters and Wiley Walters and grandchildren Anger Tipton and Wendy Mathney.

 

Surviving are sons Marshall (Jackie) Walters and Greg (Wendy) Walters, of Cheraw; daughters Sherry (Jimmy) Polson, of Patrick, Gail Walters, of Cheraw; Amanda Walker, of Cheraw; brothers Harold (Hazel) Walters, of Fayetteville, N.C.; Bobby (Helga) Walters, of Orlando, Fla.; Harris (Netty) Walters Jr., of Wallace, S.C.; Jimmy (Elaine) Walters, of Lancaster, S.C.; sister Molly (Bob) Miller, of Hueytown, Ala.; a sister-in-law; 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

 

Kiser Funeral Home of Cheraw was in charge of the arrangements. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, February 3, 2011.

 

Edna Mae Whitaker Short

CHERAW – Edna Mae Whitaker Short, 54, died Feb. 5, 2011.

 

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Feb. 12, 2011, at Windsor Park Freewill Baptist Church, Cheraw.

 

Mrs. Short was born in Hartsville, S.C.; she was daughter of David Hayes and Ruby Lee Tyner Whitaker of Patrick.

 

She was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed needlework and she loved her pets.

 

Surviving are her husband, James “Jimmy” Daniel Short of Cheraw; a son, Jeffrey Short of Cheraw; a daughter, Vickie (Jody) Braswell of Cheraw; her parents listed above, brother, David Whitaker of Patrick; sister, Terrie Miller of ; and a grandchild.

 

Kiser Funeral Home is serving the Short Family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, February 10, 2011.

 

Georgia Gaddy

CHESTERFIELD – Georgia Gaddy, 71, died Feb. 6, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held Feb. 9 at Miller Rivers Caulder Funeral home chapel with burial following in the Sandy Plains United Methodist Church Cemetery, Morven, N.C.

 

The family received friends Feb. 8, at the funeral home. Mrs. Gaddy was born July 19, 1939, in Hartsville, S.C., a daughter of the late Malone and Bessie Johnson. She was a retired Lab Technician with Tenner Brothers Winery.

 

She was a member of Ruby Baptist Church and the Eastern Star. Georgia enjoyed working in her yard and her flower garden, and loved talking with her friends on the phone.

 

In addition to her parents, Georgia, was also preceded in death by her husband, Ray Gaddy, her companion, Lomar Moore, and by her 3 brothers, Monroe, Russell, and Jake Johnson.

 

Surviving are a son, Bobby (Julie) Cassidy of Broadway, N.C.; two grandchildren and one great grandchild. Daughter of the heart, Jackie Hodge of Chesterfield; sister, Lina Mae Alexander of Stallings, N.C.

 

Miller-River-Caulder Funeral Home served the Gaddy Family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, February 10, 2011.

 

Fred Harding Pierce

CHERAW – Fred Harding Pierce, 64, died Feb. 3, 2011.

 

Graveside services were held Feb. 6 in Old Saint David’s Cemetery, the family received friends at Kiser Funeral Home prior to the service.

 

Mr. Pierce was a son of the late William Fred and Ruth Harding Pierce. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He loved listening to music. He also loved to go places and shopping when he was able.

 

Fred was preceded in death by parents listed above, brothers; Joseph Norman Pierce and Charles Dewey Pierce.

 

Surviving are his sisters; Shirley Ann Taylor of Patrick; Frances Ruth Freeman of Spartanburg; Marvelle Hancock of Cheraw; special nephew and niece.

 

Kiser Funeral Home served the Pierce Family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, February 10, 2011.

 

Shirley Langley Polson

WALLACE – Shirley Langley Polson, 74, died Feb. 2, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held Feb. 4, at Wallace Baptist Church, with burial following at Hickory Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Wallace. The family received friends Feb. 3, at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw.

 

Shirley was a daughter of the late Eddie and Bertha Quick Langley. She was a member of Wallace Baptist Church, church pianist, former UMU president, and member of the church choir. Mrs. Polson loved cooking, sewing and refinishing furniture.

 

She was preceded in death by parents listed above, brothers, Carrol F. Langley, Archie J. Langley, and sister, Cassie Lee Chapman.

 

Surviving are her husband Otis Polson; sons, Roy C. Polson Jr. (Debra); Bruce Polson (Phyllis), all of Wallace; Dennis Polson (Lisa) of Cameron, N.C.; daughters, Judy P. Turner (Durant); Sandra J. Outlaw; brother, Randolph Langley, all of Wallace; sister, Emma Brown (Earl) of Burlington, N.C.; nine grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren.

 

Memorials can be made to: Charity of choice, Alzheimer’s Association or the American Diabetes Association.

 

Kiser Funeral Home served the Polson family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, February 10, 2011.

 

Lowell Silas Rivers

CHESTERFIELD – Lowell Silas Rivers, 88, died Jan. 25, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held Jan. 28, at the funeral home with burial following in Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family received Jan. 27, at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw.

 

Mr. Rivers was born in Chesterfield, S.C., he was son of the late Percy and Ida Jane Therrell Rivers. He was a Merchant Marine serving during World War II in the Atlantic, Pacific, European and Mediterranean Theaters. He was retired from Becker Sand and Gravel with 35 years of service.

 

He was member of Woodman of the World, Lodge 516 in Ruby. He was a member of David’s Grove Baptist Church since 1973. He taught Sunday school for the young people. He was lovingly known as Pa Lowell by his church family.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, brothers, Edward Rivers, David Rivers, Lucious Rivers, Jack Royce Rivers, sisters, Vera Allen, Eleanor Sellers, Geneva Allen, Dorothy White and Agnes Horne.

 

Surviving are his wife, Mabel O. Rivers of Chesterfield; sister, Jenny Cranford of Cheraw; also several nieces and nephews.

 

Memorials can be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709 or Westfield Creek Baptist Church, 316 Westfield Creek Church Road, Cheraw, S.C. 29520

 

Kiser Funeral Home served the Rivers Family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, February 10, 2011.

 

Willie Lloyd Therrell

PATRICK – Willie Lloyd Therrell, 77, died Jan. 31, 2011.

 

Memorial services were held Feb. 5 at Children’s Baptist Church in Patrick. Visitation followed at the church immediately after the services.

 

Mr. Therrell was born December 25, 1933, in Chesterfield County, a son of the late Lester and Bessie Hooks Therrell. He was retired owner and operator of Keith-Therrell Grocery and a U.S. Air Force Veteran.

 

Lloyd attended Childrens Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, He was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie Keith Therrell, a son Scott Therrell, daughters, Lyn Smith, Connie Roberts, and Joyce Keith, grandchildren, Travis and Carrie Winburn, brothers, L. H. and Llynwood Therrell, and by sisters, Annie Marcille Jones and Glennie Walters.

 

Surviving are sons, Ricky (Kay) Therrell of Gaffney; Gary (Peggy) Keith of Raleigh, N.C.; and Kevin Keith of Patrick; daughters, Lori (Joe) Hamlin of Vermont; and Peggy (Roy) Winburn of Patrick; sisters, Margaret T. Fallaw and Mildred T. Taylor both of Patrick; also 19 grandchildren

and 16 great grandchildren.

 

Memorials in lieu of flowers, may be made to Children’s Baptist Church, c/o Ann Campbell, 4890 Ousleydale Hwy. Hartsville, SC 29550

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Therrell Family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, February 10, 2011.

 

Paul Walters

CHERAW – Paul Walters, 80, died Jan. 29, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held Feb. 1, at Kiser Funeral Home with burial in Crestview Cemetery, Gibson, N.C. The family received friends Jan. 31, at the funeral home.

 

Paul was a son of the late Harris and Elizabeth Strickland Walters, Sr. He was an avid sports fan and a life long Tar Heel Fan. He was retired from Delta Textiles with 42+ years of service.

 

Mr. Walters was preceded in death by his parents listed above, brothers, Bill Walters and Wiley Walters, grandchildren Angel Tipton and Wendy Mathney.

 

Surviving are sons, Marshall (Jackie) Walters and Greg (Wendy) Walters all of Cheraw; daughters, Sherry (Jimmy) Polson of Patrick, Gail Walters of Cheraw; Amanda Walker of Cheraw; brothers, Harold (Hazel) Walters of Fayetteville, N.C,; Bobby (Helga) Walters of Orlando, FL; Harris (Netty) Walters Jr. of Wallace; Jimmy (Elaine) Walters of Lancaster; sister, Molly (Bob) Miller of Hueytown, AL; a sister-in-law; eleven grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.

 

Kiser Funeral Home served the Walters family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, February 10, 2011.

 

Edna Mae Whitaker Short

CHERAW – Edna Mae Whitaker Short, 54, died, Feb. 5,2011.

 

A memorial service was Feb. 12 at Windsor Park Freewill Baptist.

 

Short was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed needlework and her pets.

 

Surviving are husband James “Jimmy” Daniel Short, of Cheraw; son Jeffrey Short, of Cheraw; daughter Vickie (Jody) Braswell, of Cheraw; brother David Whitaker, of Patrick; sister Terrie Miller, of Florence, S.C.; and grandchild Miracle Lee Ann Braswell, of Cheraw.

 

Kiser Funeral Home served the Short Family. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, February 17, 2011.

 

Carzell Chapman

CHERAW – Carzell Chapman, 90, died Feb. 6, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held Feb. 12, at Wesley United Methodist Church.

 

He is survived by children Carzell Jr., Ernestine (Robert) Crockett and Terri Washington.

 

Grooms Funeral Home served the Chapman family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, February 17, 2011.

 

Johnnie Ray Hewitt

CHERAW – Johnnie Ray Hewitt, 64, died Feb. 6, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held at Calvary Baptist with burial in Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, in Wallace, S.C.

 

Hewitt enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family and friends. He was an avid football fan of the USC Gamecocks and Cheraw Braves, and was a little league coach.

 

Hewitt was preceded in death by daughter Melany Hewitt, brother Lee Hewitt Jr., and sisters Lousie Sellersand Dorothy Brock.

 

Surviving are wife Eva Mae McQuage Hewitt, of Cheraw; daughter Tracy H. (Douglas) Creech, of Cheraw; brother Cecil Wallace, of Cheraw; sisters Shannon (Harold) Hainey and Tina (Buddy) White, of Cheraw; and Helen Cole, of Cheraw; grandchildren Brandon Jacobs and Chasity Hewitt, of Cheraw; and step-mother Frances Hewitt.

 

Kiser Funeral Home served the Hewitt Family.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, February 17, 2011.

 

Patsy Ruth Driggers Coker

CHERAW – Patsy Ruth Driggers Coker, 62, died Feb. 11, 2011.

 

Funeral services were Feb. 14 at Westside Baptist with burial in Hickory Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, in Wallace, S.C.

 

The family received friends at Kiser Funeral Home Feb. 13.

 

Driggers enjoyed watching gymnastics, cooking and reading.

 

She was preceded in death by brother Charles Driggers.

 

Surviving are husband Glenn Edward Coker, son Charles Edward Coker, daughter Melissa (Julius) Coker Belt, of Cheraw; and 10 grandchildren.

 

Kiser Funeral Home served the Coker Family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, February 17, 2011.

 

Ester Clark Gaddy

CHERAW – Ester Clark Gaddy, 86, died Feb. 8, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held Feb. 11 at Faith Presbyterian with burial following in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

 

The family received friends Feb. 10, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

 

Gaddy was a graduate of Jefferson High and attended Chesterfield-Marlboro Technical College. Gaddy was a retired secretary who worked for Wannamaker Drug and William A. Hill Insurance Agency. She was a charter member of Faith Presbyterian, where she was very active.

 

Gaddy was also preceded in death by husband Hollis M. Gaddy, brothers Paul and Joe Clark and sister Dorothy Lee.

 

Ester is survived by son Larry C. Gaddy, of Chesterfield. Memorials can be sent to Faith Presbyterian Church, 900 State Road, Cheraw, S.C. 29520 or Hospice of Chesterfield

County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Gaddy Family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, February 17, 2011.

 

Beatrice Linton Cassidy

CHESTERFIELD – Beatrice Linton Cassidy, 75, died Feb. 9, 2011.

 

A graveside service was Feb. 11 at Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation was held Feb. 10 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

 

Cassidy was a homemaker and a member of Oakland Baptist.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband Lloyd Cassidy.

Surviving are sons Murray (Sadie) Cassidy, of Cheraw, and Reggie (Jan) Cassidy,

of Chesterfield; grandchildren Marie (Mike) Whitaker and Calvin (Nikki) Cassidy, of Chesterfield; and brother Linsie Linton, of Chesterfield.

 

Miller-River-Caulder Funeral Home served the Cassidy Family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, February 17, 2011.

 

Ruthie Lee Sturdivant

CHERAW – Ruthie Lee Sturdivant, 64, died Feb. 4, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held Feb. 8 at Saint Paul Missionary Baptist with burial followed in the church cemetery.

 

Sturdivant was secretary of the St. Paul Missionary Ministry. She was also known as the poet for the church and composed over five books.

 

Sturdivant started monthly visits to the nursing homes. After being admitted to Cheraw Healthcare, she continued missionary work, writing and sharing her poems with patients as they participated in the activity program.

 

Surviving are sisters Betty Sturdivant and Priscilla Sturdivant, of Chesterfield; brothers the Rev.

J.C. Sturdivant Jr., of Chesterfield; and Rufus Sturdivant, of Charlotte, N.C.; aunts Arurilla Burch, of Wadesboro, N.C.; and Beulah Gilchrest, of Ossining, N.Y.; and special friend Lee Thomas McQueen, of Wallace, S.C.

 

Flemming Funeral Home served the Sturdivant Family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, February 17, 2011.

 

Charles Weldon Melton

CHESTERFIELD – Charles Weldon Melton, 50, died Feb. 8, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held Feb. 13 at Flemming Funeral Home Chape with in Davidson Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

Melton was employed by Flemming Funeral Home, in Chesterfield. He was better

known as “Brother” to his family was greatly loved by all who knew him.

 

Melton loved to fish, being around his friends and he truly enjoyed the work he did with Flemming Funeral Home.

 

Surviving are son Jermaine D. Melton, of Cheraw; parents, Charles G. and Fannie Melton, of

Chesterfield; sisters Hattie M. (Tony) Talley, of Chesterfield; Deborah (Jimmy) Meadows, of Wingate, N.C.; and LaCarol (Chris) Harris, of Charlotte, N.C.; brother Jerry W. Melton, of Charlotte; and aunt Josephine (William) Robinson, Chesterfield.

 

Flemming Funeral Home served the Melton family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, February 17, 2011.

 

Ileader Lockhart Duren

JEFFERSON – Ileader Lockhart Duren, 85, died Feb. 5, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held Feb. 12 at Hopewell United Methodist with burial following in church

cemetery.

 

Duren was a lifelong member of Hopewell United Methodist where she was a faithful member of the women society, usher board, finance secretary and treasurer, Sunday school teacher and chairperson of worship.

 

She was preceded in death by husband Robert Ingram. She later married the late Laney Duren.

 

Surviving are son Robert (Margie) Ingram, of Jefferson; daughters Lillie M. Ingram, Letha M. Ingram and Mildred Bowman, of Jefferson; Peggy L. Welch, of Charlotte, N.C., and Delores Ingram, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; sisters Rozella Lane, of Long Island, N.Y.; and Roberta C. McMillian, of Jefferson; brother Johnnie Lockhart, of Jefferson; 17 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.

 

Flemming Funeral Home served the Duren Family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, February 17, 2011.

 

Sara Davidson Gardner

CHESTERFIELD – Sara Davidson Gardner, 92, died Feb. 11, 2011.

 

Funeral services were Feb. 14 at Shiloh United Methodist with burial following in the church cemetery. Visitation was held at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Feb. 13.

 

Gardner was a graduate of Chesterfield High and a retired sales clerk with Belk Department Store.

 

Gardner was a lifelong member of Shiloh United Methodist where she was a member of the Ladies Bible Class, UMW, and former Sunday school teacher. She enjoyed cooking for her family and friends.

 

Gardner was preceded in death by husband Harold B. Gardner; daughter Louise Harvey; and four brothers and three sisters.

 

Surviving are son Bubba (Peggy) Gardner, of Chesterfield; daughters Shuggie Rhyne, of Chesterfield; and Edna Harvey, of Greenville, S.C.; 13 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and four great, great grandchildren.

 

Memorials may be sent to Shiloh United Methodist Church “Building Fund” C/O Shirley Douglas, 897 Burch Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to a charity of one’s choice.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Gardner family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, February 17, 2011.

 

Virginia Tucker Carroll

MT. CROGHAN – Virginia Tucker Carroll, 87, died Feb. 11, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held Feb. 15 at Miller-Rivers- Caulder Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in the Mt. Croghan Memorial Park. Visitation was held prior to the service at the funeral

home.

 

Carroll was a retired employee of Burlington Industries and a member of Mt. Croghan Baptist.

She enjoyed crocheting, painting, making crafts, floral arranging and working in her flower gardens.

 

Carroll was preceded in death by husband Emory Carroll, brothers Claude, James, Robert, John Gary and Benjamin Tucker, and sisters Amogene Guinn, Mildred Evans and Gladys Moore.

 

Surviving are brother Carl Britton (Eleanor) Tucker, of Florence, S.C.; and sisters Margaret T. Roth, of Lincoln, Neb., and Rachel T. Neal, of Matthews, N.C.

 

Memorials can be sent to Mt. Croghan Baptist Church “Cemetery Fund”, P.O. Box 57, Mt. Croghan, S.C. 29727 or Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Carroll Family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, February 17, 2011.

 

Eustus “Trag” Wadsworth

PAGELAND – Eustus”Trag” Wadsworth, 67, died Feb. 4, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held Feb. 9 at the Clyburn Center with burial following in the Oak Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Wadsworth graduated from Petersburg High in 1963 then drafted into the U.S. Army serving in the Vietnam War. He served his country for two years. He attended Chesterfield-Marlboro Technical College and became the operator of the Ponderosa Chicken

House. During his time as an entertainer, the “Mighty Burner” touched many lives and is well-loved by all that knew him. Prior to his illness, Wadsworth installed carpet as the proprietor of Floor Master.

 

Surviving are sons Eustus Bernard Bryant, of Philadelphia, Penn., and Timothy Dunlap, Reginald

Dunlap and Devin Wadsworth, of Pageland; daughters Sabrina Bryant, of Philadelphia, and Jamie Colston and Kristal Colston, of Monroe, N.C., and Lynette Wadsworth, of Pageland; brothers Cecil Wadsworth and David (Kim) Wadsworth-Hamilton, of Pageland; sisters Flora (John) Arkoful, Martha (Moses) Hamilton, of Pageland, and Evelyn (Richard) Diggs, of Mt. Croghan; uncles Lemuel Crawford, of Chesterfield; and Kelly Robinson, of Lancaster, S.C.; aunts Frankie Crowder, Willamener Gregory and Betty Sue Covington, of Charlotte, N.C.; dear friend Pattie Rivers, of Pageland; caretaker Linda Pate, of Pageland; and ; 24 grandchildren and six great grandchildren;

 

Flemming Funeral Home served the Wadsworth Family.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, February 17, 2011.

 

Eunice Burch Davis

CHESTERFIELD - Eunice Burch Davis, 81, died Feb 11, 2011.

 

Funerals services were held Feb. 14 at Shiloh United Methodist with burial following in the

church cemetery. Davis was a homemaker and a former telephone operator and hosiery mill employee.

 

She was lifelong member of Shiloh United Methodist and the Ladies Bible Class. She enjoyed fishing, shopping at the Sunshine Shop and yard sales. Davis was preceded in death by husband

Junious C. Davis, daughter Geraldine Davis, grandson Austin Davis, brothers William A. and Aubrey Burch, sisters Sarah Neighbors, Ivy Widejko, Dorothy Gaskins and Gladys Gaskins.

Surviving are J. Mitchell (Cynthia) Davis, of Chesterfield; daughter Marlene Davis (Charles) Rivers, of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; brother James Ellis (Peggy) Burch, of Chesterfield; sister Shirley B. Douglas, of Chesterfield; grandchildren Tommie C. (Donna) Davis, Jamie R. (Jay) Dalton, and Joshua C. Rivers; and daughter of the heart Annette Hamilton

 

Memorials can be sent to Shiloh United Methodist Church “Building Fund” c/o Shirley Douglas, 897 Burch Road, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709 or to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Davis Family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, February 17, 2011.

 

E.B. Melton

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. E. B. Melton, 81, died Feb. 17, 2011

 

Funeral services were held Feb. 20, at Miller-Rivers- Caulder Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield. Visitation was held Feb. 20 prior to the service.

 

Mr. Melton was born December 10, 1929 in Chesterfield County, S.C., son of the late Claude Melton and Tonci Lee Chavis Wilkerson. He was a retired security guard with Tri State. E.B. enjoyed riding around and talking with his friends. In addition to his parents, E.B. was also preceded in death by his brother; Vernon Melton, and by sisters; Dorothy Belle Melton and Bobbie Jean Melton.

 

Mr. Melton is survived by sisters, Emma Lee Humphries of Sumter; Virginia M. Oliver and Evelyn Melton of Chesterfield; and Mary Jean Little of Oakboro, N.C. Also, a number of nieces and nephews.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder served the Melton Family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, February 24, 2011.

 

John D. “Johnny” Allen, Jr.

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. John D. “Johnny” Allen, Jr., 65, died Feb.19, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held Feb. 22 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in the Mt. Croghan Memorial Park. Visitation was held Feb. 21 at the funeral home.

 

Mr. Allen was born November 18, 1945, in Mt. Croghan, S.C., son of the late John Daniel and Beatrice Sullivan Allen. He was a carpenter and a U. S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. Mr. Allen was a member of Living Word Ministries. Johnny enjoyed wood working, fishing, growing vegetables, and playing his guitar. In addition to his parents, Johnny was preceded in death by his brother, Charles Ray Allen.

 

Johnny is survived by wife, Doris Baskins Allen of the home; sons, Dan (Jodie) Allen, Carney (Carla) Allen, Brad (Amber) Allen, and Randy (Penny) Kerns all of Chesterfield; sister Emma Jean (Robert) Haselden of Conway; also 11 grandchildren.

 

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

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Allen Family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, February 24, 2011.

 

Lillie “Polly” Chavis

CHERAW – Lillie “Polly” Chavis, died Feb. 15, 2011.

 

Lillie was daughter of the late James and Lillie Rainwater Quick. She was the widow of Frank Chavis, Jr.

 

Funeral services were held Feb. 17, following the visitation, at the Wallace Church of The Nazarene, Wallace. Burial followed in New Hope United Methodist Church

Cemetery, Wallace.

 

Lillie is survived by daughter Darlene Brigman, Cheraw; sisters, Margie Lee of Cheraw; Louise Brown of Wallace; grandchildren, Angel Chavis of Bennettsville;Chad Brigman of Cheraw; and Richie Brigman of Hartsville; 9 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.

 

Kiser Funeral Home served the Chavis Family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, February 24, 2011.

 

Glenn Lavern Miller

COLUMBIA – Glenn Lavern Miller, 61, died Feb. 12, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held Feb. 17 at Salem United Methodist Church, Pageland, with burial in the church cemetery.

 

Glenn was born Feb. 17, 1950 in Pageland, S.C., to Martha Jean and Clinton Miller. Glenn was educated in Chesterfield County Public Schools before entering into the United States Army in 1969. He served as a rifleman during his stay in the military from 1969 until he was honorably discharged in August 1971. He was preceded in death his mother, Martha Jean Miller; father, Clinton and a sister, Beverly Miller.

 

Mr. Miller is survived by daughters, Glenda Chambers (Eugene) of Pageland; and Teresa Peterkins (Michael) of Ruby; sisters, Priscilla Miller, Dara Rivers (Darrell) and Jona X (Eddie) all of Pageland; and Phyllis Slay (George) of Charlotte, N.C.; brother, Leonard Miller (Nancy) of Midland, N.C.; a wife, Geran Miller of Pageland; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

 

Flemming Funeral Home-Pageland served the Miller Family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, February 24, 2011.

 

William Flake Stroud

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. William Flake Stroud, 95, died Feb. 18, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held Feb. 20, at Hopewell Baptist Church, Chesterfield, with burial following in the church cemetery. Visitation was held following the service at the church.

 

Mr. Stroud was born August 25, 1915 in Anson County, N.C., son of the late Clarence Dupree and Annie Privette Stroud. He was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church.

 

Flake loved farming, gardening, tending to his cows, and most especially, his family. In addition to his parents, Mr. Stroud was also preceded in death by a grandchild, Dorothy Virginia Stroud; brothers, Ernest, Tyler, Harvey, and Floyd Stroud; and by sisters, Ruth Vaughn and Arie Howlett.

 

William is survived by wife of 73 years, Madge Jeanette Jones Stroud, sons, Dr. Cary Stroud of Greenville; Ken Stroud of Pinehurst, N.C., and Joel Stroud of Chesterfield; daughter, Shelby Stroud Ingram of Chapel Hill, N.C.; brother, Robert Stroud of Chesterfield; also 6 Grandchildren, 2 Step Grandchildren, 2 Great Grandchildren and 1 Step Great Grandchild.

 

Memorials may be made to the Dorothy Virginia Stroud Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Pharmacy Foundation of NC, Campus Box 7296, 194 Finley Golf Course Road, Suite 106, Chapel Hill, NC, 27517 or to Hopewell Baptist Church, 15066 Highway 9, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Stroud Family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, February 24, 2011.

 

Emsley A. “Tunnie” Freeman

CHESTERFIELD – Emsley A. “Tunnie” Freeman, 76, died Feb. 15, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held Feb. 18, at Zoar United Methodist Church with burial following in the church cemetery.

 

Tunnie was born Aug. 6, 1934 in Chesterfield, SC to Nevelyn Eddins Freeman and Carey F. Freeman. He was married to his only love, Donna Davis Freeman for over 52 years.

 

Mr. Freeman was a long time member of Zoar United Methodist Church where through the years he served in several positions. He loved best meeting the church’s needs that he saw, from an ice maker, or a lawn mower, to a playground, a cemetery extension, purchasing property, or building a parsonage. He loved his Sunday School Class. He was a mason and served in the National Guard.

 

Tunnie loved the outdoors. He enjoyed farming, hunting, fishing, and feeding the backyard birds. He loved riding his grandchildren on a tractor, pulling them through the snow, and riding them in a boat. Every spring he planted many vegetables to be able to share with his friends.

 

Tunnie was blessed with two wonderful children, Emsley D. “Dusty” Freeman, and Christy, who married Wayne Truesdale. He felt blessed that they all lived in Chesterfield and remained so close to him.

 

Tunnie’s “special loves” were his five grandchildren, Anna and Seth Truesdale, and Chase, Lanie, and Jonathan Freeman. He was so proud of them and enjoyed every moment he shared with them.

 

Tunnie was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas Freeman and David Harold Freeman.

 

He is survived by sister, Annelle Demby of Chesterfield; brother, Joe Freeman (Alice) of Florence. Also many beloved nieces, nephews, family members, and friends that he loved, treasured, and enjoyed spending happy times together.

 

Memorials can be made to Zoar United Methodist Church, c/o Debbie Foote 2472 Zoar Road, Cheraw, S.C. 29520

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulders Funeral Home served the Freeman Family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, February 24, 2011.

 

Julia Griggs English

WALLACE, S.C. – Julia Griggs English, 79, died Feb. 23, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held Feb. 26 at Oak Grove United Methodist, with burial followed in the church cemetery.

 

Visitation was held Feb. 25 at Burroughs Cooper Kiser Funeral Home, in Bennettsville, S.C.

 

Born in Marlboro County Nov. 1, 1931, English was a daughter of the late Lawrence and Julia Leviner Griggs.

 

English dedicated 20years of service to the Wallace Rescue Squad earning the honor of Squad Member of the Year in 1975 and 1985, and recognition for attending the most squad calls in 1984. She was a member of Oak Grove United Methodist, in Wallace. She loved the outdoors and enjoyed gardening.

 

English was preceded in death by husband Dewey Leroy English and son Billy Ray English.

 

Surviving are sons L.C. (Anita) English, of Wallace, William (Teresa) English, of Cheraw, and Jay (Kathy) English, of Wallace; daughters Brenda (William) Bryant, of Wallace, and Ginger Floyd, of Bennettsville; brother Edwin Griggs, of Wallace; sisters Marcella Cheves, Mildred Webb and Betty English, of Wallace; and eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

 

Memorials can be made to Wallace Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 245, Wallace, S.C. 29596, or Oak Grove United Methodist, c/o Peggy Shaw at 3638 Marion Drive, Wallace, S.C. 29596.

 

Burroughs Cooper Kiser Funeral Home served the English Family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, March 3, 2011.

 

Ruth Helen Rendenna

ANSONVILLE, N.C. Ruth Helen Rendenna, 85, died Feb. 21, 2011.

 

A private graveside service was held in Bethlehem Cemetery in Ansonville. The family will received friends Feb. 24 at Leavitt Funeral Home, in Wadesboro, N.C.

 

Rendenna, born Dec. 29, 1925, in St. Louis, Mo., was a daughter of the late George and Helen Rose Schmidt Turnure.

 

She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and had worked with Moore Funeral Home in Wadesboro for 40 years. While at the funeral home, she was not only a licensed funeral director, but assisted in many capacities there for the families served.

 

Rendenna was preceded in death by husband Lewis Rendenna.

 

Surviving are sons Steve Brock, of Charleston, S.C.; Mark Brock, of Charlotte, N.C., Gary Brock, of Ruby, and Tim Brock, of Chesterfield; and four grandchildren and and great-grandchildren.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Ansonville Fire and Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 437, Ansonville, N.C. 28007.

 

Leavitt Funeral Home served the Rendenna Family.   Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, March 3, 2011.

 

William E. Bullard, Sr.

CHERAW – William E. “Billy” Bullard Sr. (SM Sgt. US Air Force, Ret.), 79, died Feb.17, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held Feb. 20 at St. David’s Episcopal with burial followed with full military honors in Old St. David’s Cemetery.

 

Visitation was held Feb. 19, at Kiser Funeral Home.

 

Bullard was a son of the late Archie and Pearl Usher Bullard.

 

He was a member of St. David’s Episcopal and the Shriners and Masons.

 

Bullard served in the U.S. Air Force in the European Theater during Korea and Vietnam Wars. He received a bachelor’s degree while in the military. He enjoyed college football and college baseball.

 

He was preceded in death by parents and sisters Annie Mae Williams, Edna Williams and Carol Melton.

 

Surviving are wife Dorothy J. Bullard, of Cheraw; sons David W. Bullard, Hartsville, S.C., William E. Bullard II, of Cheraw; daughter Barbara J. Bullard- Mimms, of Cheraw; and six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

 

Memorials can be sent to York Place, Episcopal Home for Children, 234 King’s Mountain Street, York, S.C. 29745.

 

Kiser Funeral Home, of Cheraw, served the Bullard Family. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, March 3, 2011.

 

Martha Steen Melton

CHERAW – Martha Steen Melton, 88, died Feb.18, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held Feb. 21 at Westside Baptist with burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

 

Visitation was held Feb. 20, at Kiser Funeral Home, in Cheraw.

 

Born in Bennettsville, S.C., Melton was a daughter of the late Hope and Minnie Roscoe Steen.

 

She was a charter and faithful member of Calvary Baptist.

 

She enjoyed sharing her love of God, reading her bible, fishing, crocheting, tending her beautiful flowers and loving her large family and helping raise her great grand-babies.

 

She was employed by Delta Mills for 25 years.

 

Melton was preceded in death by parents, brother H.W. Steen, sisters Mary Melton, Alice Pope, Marcella Keith, Edna Starling, Gladys Pope and a great grandchild Kaitlyn Breanna Brock.

 

Surviving are son Eddie Melton, of Wallace; daughters Linda Melton Chapman, Martha Gayle (Douglas) Grant and Wanda Diane (Johnny) Dixon, of Cheraw; sisters Frances Haithcock, of Cheraw, and Margaret Chavis, of Bennettsville; and eight grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

 

Memorials can be sent to Community Home Care and Hospice, 805 N. 8th Avenue, Dillon, S.C. 29536.

 

Kiser Funeral Home served the Melton Family. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, March 3, 2011.

 

Frances Salley Schumpert

CHERAW – Frances Salley Schumpert, 100, died Jan. 30, 2011.

 

Frances, born May 13, 1910, in Aiken County, S.C. was a daughter of the late Rufus Cephas Salley and Daisy Riley

 

Salley. She was the widow of Edward Stewart Schumpert, who died in 1993. She lived in Cheraw for most of her adult life, until moving in 2008 to her daughter’s home in Burlington, N.C.

 

Schumpert graduated from Winthrop College in 1932 with a bachelor’s of arts degree in English and history and was president of her senior class. She taught in the public schools in Cheraw for 30 years and was named Chesterfield County’s first distinguished teacher-citizen. She also received the Distinguished Educator Award from the Omicron Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma. In the spring of 2004, she was the recipient of the Mary Mildred Sullivan Award from the Winthrop University Alumni Association.

 

She was an active member of First United Methodist, in Cheraw. Through the years, she served in many capacities, including Sunday school teacher for children and for adults, circle leader and delegate to annual conference. In 1964, she was the recipient of a life membership from the Women’s Society of Christian Service.

 

Frances is survived by daughters Salley S. (Bill) Bradford, of Burlingon, N.C., and Susan S. (Richard) Laney, of Rocky Mount, N.C.; and grandchildren Salley (Bruce) Wilson, of Elon, N.C.; Will Bradford, of Burlington, N.C.; Steward (Sandy) Laney, of Charlotte, N.C.; Susan Laney, of Greensboro, N.C.; and Matthew Laney, of Raleigh, N.C.

 

The funeral service were held at First United Methodist Church, Cheraw, Feb. 3, with burial following in Old St. David’s Cemetery.

 

Memorials canbe made to First United Methodist, 117 Third Street, Cheraw, SC 29520.

 

Norton Funeral Home, of Cheraw served, the Schumpert Family. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, March 3, 2011.

 

Julia Griggs English

WALLACE, S.C. – Julia Griggs English, 79, died Feb. 23, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held Feb. 26 at Oak Grove United Methodist, with burial followed in the church cemetery.

 

Visitation was held Feb. 25 at Burroughs Cooper Kiser Funeral Home, in Bennettsville, S.C.

 

Born in Marlboro County Nov. 1, 1931, English was a daughter of the late Lawrence and Julia Leviner Griggs.

 

English dedicated 20years of service to the Wallace Rescue Squad earning the honor of Squad Member of the Year in 1975 and 1985, and recognition for attending the most squad calls in 1984. She was a member of Oak Grove United Methodist, in Wallace. She loved the outdoors and enjoyed gardening.

 

English was preceded in death by husband Dewey Leroy English and son Billy Ray English.

 

Surviving are sons L.C. (Anita) English, of Wallace, William (Teresa) English, of Cheraw, and Jay (Kathy) English, of Wallace; daughters Brenda (William) Bryant, of Wallace, and Ginger Floyd, of Bennettsville; brother Edwin Griggs, of Wallace; sisters Marcella Cheves, Mildred Webb and Betty English, of Wallace; and eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

 

Memorials can be made to Wallace Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 245, Wallace, S.C. 29596, or Oak Grove United Methodist, c/o Peggy Shaw at 3638 Marion Drive, Wallace, S.C. 29596.

 

Burroughs Cooper Kiser Funeral Home served the English Family. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, March 3, 2011.

 

Thomas L. McDonald, Jr.

PHILADELPHIA – Thomas L. McDonald, Jr., 69, died Feb. 12, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held Feb. 19 at the Upper Room Missionary Baptist Church, Philadelphia, PA, Visitation was held prior to service.

 

Thomas, affectionately known as “Uncle Tom” was born March 6, 1941 in Cheraw, S.C. To the late Thomas Sr. and Madiline McDonald. He was the oldest of six children. His parents and three brothers Tyrone, Leroy and “Red” preceded him in death.

 

Thomas accepted Christ as his personal savior at an early age and was baptized. He received his education in the Cheraw Public School system in South Carolina. In later years, he joined the Upper Room Missionary Baptist Church in Philadelphia.

 

After moving to Philadelphia in 1957, he worked for Uniroyal Rubber Company. He later worked for Danella Construction company until his health failed.

 

It was in Philadelphia where Thomas met his loving and devoted wife, Bernetha Wison. They married June 28, 1961. To this union, two sons were born, Dwayne and Gregory.

 

Uncle Tom loved to hunt and fish. His greatest hobbies were gardening and selling items at the flea market. He loved good southern cookin’ and good eatin’. He also loved traveling with his wife, especially to and from South Carolina.

 

After retirement, they thoroughly enjoyed talking day and weekend trips.

 

Thomas was a very proud father and grandfather. It pleased him greatly to see his sons mature from young boys to responsible men. His grandsons brightened his days with tremendous joy.

 

Thomas was the life of the party. He loved family gatherings big or small and never missed an occasion to be with family, especially his sister-in-laws of whom he really considered his sisters. He had an outgoing personality and was known for his sarcastic humor. He was a big man with a big heart. He will be remembered for having strong convictions about the way life should be lived and how people should be treated.

 

He is survived by he very devoted wife, Berneatha, two sons, Dwayne (Crystal) and Gregory (LaKeisha), five grandsons, sister, LouEsther McDonald and brother, Glenn McDonald, both of Cheraw; a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and lifelong friends.

 

Savin Funeral Home served the McDonald Family. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, March 3, 2011.

 

Kevin Earl Keith

PATRICK – Kevin Earl Keith, 46, died Feb. 25, 2011.

 

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. March 5, at Children’s Baptist Church, Patrick, S.C.

 

Visitation will be held through the week at the home of Peggy Winburn (sister of Kevin), 2497 Patrick – Society Hill Rd, Patrick.

 

Mr. Keith was born Jan. 30, 1965, in Gaffney, Cherokee County S.C., son of the late Willard Keith and Nellie Keith Therrell.

 

He worked construction throughout his life. Kevin attended Children’s Baptist Church, Patrick. He was preceded in death by his parents listed above and a step father, Willie Lloyd Therrell., sisters, Joyce Keith and Connie Roberts, nephew, Travis Winburn, niece, Carrie Winburn.

 

Kevin is survived by daughter, Jennifer Keith (Anthony) of Hartsville, son, Brandon Keith (Heather) of Patrick, brothers, Gary (Peggy) Keith of Raleigh, N.C.; Ricky (Kay) Therrell of Gaffney; sisters, Peggy (Roy) Winburn of Patrick; Lori (Joe) Hamilin of Vermont, 3 grandchildren, 10 nephews and 4 nieces.

 

Memorials in lieu of flowers can be made to Children’s Baptist Church, c/o Ann Cambell, 4890 Ousleydale Hwy. Hartsville, S.C. 29550. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, March 3, 2011.

 

Billy Gulledge, Jr.

PATRICK – Billy Gulledge Jr., 66, died Feb. 21, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held Feb. 24 at Miller-Rivers- Caulder Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in the Gulledge Cemetery. Visitation was held prior to the service at the funeral home.

 

Gulledge, born Sept. 7, 1944, in Patrick was a son of the late Bill and Eunice Irene Parker Gulledge. He was a retired pulpwood logger. Gulledge enjoyed fishing and working on cars and lawnmowers.

 

In addition to his parents, Billy was preceded in death by brothers Roy, William and Frank Gulledge and sisters Nellie Gulledge and Edna Quick.

 

Surviving are wife Miriam Waller Gulledge, of the home; stepson Patrick Fitzgerald Jr., of Abbyville, La.; stepdaughters Jennifer Pedsen, of Sunset, La., and Brandy Peterson, of Rayville, La.; brothers Henry Gulledge, of Patrick, and Walter Gulledge, of Kannapolis, N.C.; sisters Peggy

Emanuel, of Patrick, and Betty Moore, of Chesterfield; also step-grandchildren and great nephews James and Anthony Gulledge.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, of Chesterfield, served the Gulledge family. . Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, March 3, 2011.

 

Gloria Jean Cooper Powe

CHERAW – Gloria Jean Cooper Powe, 65, died Feb. 9, 2011.

 

Gloria Jean Cooper Powe born New Year’s Day 1946 to the late Ernest Cooper and Victoria Gainey Green, in Cheraw, S.C.; she was a resident at the Cheraw Healthcare Nursing Home in Cheraw since August 2004.

 

Gloria Jean was educated in the Chesterfield County School System and attended Robert Smalls Elementary and Long High, in Cheraw.

 

Powe was married to Lawrence Powe who preceded her in death in 1996. They were married for more than 25 years at the time of his death.

 

Powe worked in the restaurant industry as cook and waitress at the Country Kitchen and the old Baker’s Motel. She also worked as a nanny for several years.

 

Powe was a lifelong member of Pee Dee Union Baptist where she was baptized at the age of 14. She took great pride in serving on the usher board and helping out with the church’s Boy Scout and Girl Scout programs. Her hobbies included cooking and working with children.

 

Gloria Jean was preceded in death mother Vctoria Green, stepfather Jesse Green, sister Peggy Green, brother Charles Green and caretaker Moriel Hannah.

 

Surviving are brother Floyd Green, of Washington, D.C.; sisters Margie Taylor, of Washington, Jessie Green and Patricia Koff, of Maryland; and godson A.J. Smith, of Chraw.

 

Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, March 10, 2011.

 

Sara Rivers

MT. CROGHAN – Sara Rivers, 88, died March 3, 2011.

 

A graveside funeral service was held March 5 in the Mt. Croghan United Methodist Church Cemetery.

 

Rivers, born May 18, 1912, was a daughter of Sylvester and Molly H. Atkinson.

 

Rivers was a lifelong resident of Mt. Croghan and was a member of Mt. Croghan United Methodist .

 

Rivers was preceded in death by husband W. Vane Rivers.

 

Surviving are daughter Peggy, of Columbia, and son Jim. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709, or to a charity of one’s choice.

 

Miller-River-Caulder Funeral Home served the Rivers Family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, March 10, 2011.

 

Mary Frances Cox

WALLACE – Mary Frances Cox, 81, died Feb. 22, 2011.

 

Funeral services were conducted Feb. 25 at Lighthouse Church and burial followed at White’s Creek Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

Cox, born Valentine’s Day 1930 in Scotland County, was a daughter of the late Zeb Vance Lisenby and Ebbie Wright Lisenby.

 

She was a homemaker and a member of Lighthouse Church.

 

Cox was preceded in death by husband Edward Lee Cox, daughter Linda Cox and brother Zeb Lisenby.

Cox is survived by children Sally Cooper, Brenda Hildreth, the Rev. Charles Cox, David Cox, Edward Cox, Everette Cox and Gene Cox, all of Wallace, Zeb Cox, of Laurel Hill, N.C., and Edna Shepherd, of Virginia Beach, Va.; brothers Roy Lisenby and Bobby Lisenby, of Rockingham, N.C.; and sisters Shirley Plummer, of Wallace; and Patsy Beecher, of Raleigh, N.C.; and 23 grandchildren and 42 great grandchildren.

 

Memorials canbe made to Lighthouse Church, c/o Rev.Charles Cox, 5804 Waters Edge Lane, Wallace, S.C. 29596.

 

Watson-King Funeral Home in Hamlet served the Cox Family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, March 10, 2011.

 

Mary Woodward Baker

RUBY – Mary Woodward Baker, 100, died March 3, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held March 6 at White Oak Presbyterian with burial following in the church cemetery.

 

Visitation was held March 5 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, in Chesterfield.

 

Baker, born April 22, 1910, in Ruby was a daughter of the late Walter Abraham and Minnie Smith

 

Woodward. She was a homemaker and the oldest member of White Oak Presbyterian . She enjoyed working in her flowers, and loved her family, friends and her Lord. In addition to her parents, Mary was also preceded in death by husband J.C. Baker Jr., grandchildren Darryl Wayne Lewis and Stephanie Renee Croxton, and six brothers and one sister.

 

Surviving are daughters Linda Ellen Lewis, of Cheraw, and Estelle (Ernest) Croxton, of Lancaster, S.C.; granddaughters Bonnie Jean (Jeff) Davis, Crystal (John) Cutchin and Candice (Mike) Yates; six great-grandchildren Lauren & Jeffrey Davis, Blake Rogers, Kessler & Kamlyn Cutchin, and Brooke Yates; and six step great-grandchildren Laura & J.T. Cutchin, Mandy & Emory Yates, and Aaron & William Yates

 

Memorials can be sentto White Oak Presbyterian , 5386 Angelus Road, Ruby, SC 29741, or to a charity of one’s choice.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Baker Family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, March 10, 2011.

 

DeThane Merriman Garbelman

MYRTLE BEACH – DeThane Merriman Garbelman, 90, of Eagle Crest died March 5, 2011.

 

The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. March 13 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, in Chesterfield.

 

An earlier visitation was held March 9 at Goldfinch Funeral Home Beach Chapel, in Myrtle Beach. Internment will be at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery

 

Garbelman, born April 24, 1920, in Chesterfield, was a daughter of the late John William and Marie Elizabeth Middleton Merriman. She was an elegant woman with a fascination for shoes and fashion. She enjoyed golf and gardening.

 

She was preceded in death by parents; husband Paul B. Garbelman; brothers J. W. (Mary Lou) Merriman and Perry Merriman; and sisters Gladys M. (Ray) Johnston, Lattie Merriman and Geraldine M. (Ralph) Watson.

 

Surviving are brother I. B. (Jo) Merriman, of Chesterfield; sons Henry (Adriana) Garbelman, of Myrtle Beach, Kevin (Alicia) Garbelman, of Dale City, Va.; grandchildren Sean Garbelman, of Brooklyn, N.Y., Scott and Austin Garbelman, both of Silver Spring, Md.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield was in charge of the arrangements. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, March 10, 2011.

 

Melvin Gainey

PATRICK – Melvin E. Gainey, 86, died Feb. 28, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held March 3 at Brown Springs Baptist with burial following in the church cemetery.

 

Vistation was held March 2 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, in Chesterfield.

 

Gainey, born Sept. 23, 1924, in Patrick, was a son of the late Murray and Rosa Lee Roscoe Gainey. He was a retired carpenter with Jim Walter’s Homes.

 

Gainey was a lifelong faithful member of Brown Springs Baptist where he served as former deacon, chairman of deacons and was instrumental in building the church parsonage.

 

In addition to his parents, Gainey was preceded in death by wife Jewel Tyner Gainey; son David Eugene Gainey; grandson Justin Gandy; brothers J.C. Gainey and Murray “Junior” Gainey; and sister Carolyn Rae Gainey.

 

Surviving are daughters Linda (Charles) Griggs, of Patrick, Doris (Tim) Gandy, of Hartsville, and Jackie (Pee Wee) Edwards, of Patrick; and four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

 

Memorials can be made to Brown Springs Baptist, 14297 Hwy. 102, Patrick, S.C. 29584

 

Miller-River-Caulder Funeral Home served the Gainey Family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, March 10, 2011.

 

Robert Purvis Jr.

CHESTERFIELD – Robert Purvis Jr., 74, died March 6, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held March 9 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel with internment following in the Bethesda United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family held visitation at the funeral home March 8.

 

Purvis, born Halloween 1936 in Chesterfield, was a son of the late Sidney Purvis and Ruth Williams Caulder. He was a retired mechanic with A.O. Smith Water Heaters with over 35 years of service and

a U.S. Army Veteran.

 

He was preceded in death by parents, brother David Ray Caulder and sister Brenda Fincher.

 

Surviving are sons Anthony Purvis, of Cheraw, and Ervin (Lynette) Purvis, currently stationed in Germany via U.S. Army; daughters Renee Purvis (Robert) Hatcher, of Cheraw, and Christine Purvis (Scott) Ludlow, of Cheraw; sister Betty Gainey, of Hartsville; mother of children Tina St. Pierre, of Cheraw; grandchildren Katie Brooke Purvis, Mason Purvis, Jaylen Purvis, Caitlyn Purvis, Nicholas Ludlow and Garrett Ludlow

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Purvis Family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, March 10, 2011.

 

Mamie Johnson Hanna

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Mamie Johnson Hanna, 80, died Feb. 22, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held Feb. 26, at Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church, Ruby, with burial following in the church cemetery.

 

Mrs. Mamie Johnson Hanna daughter of the late Julius Sr. and Theressa Campbell Johnson was born on October 10, 1931 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

 

Mamie was united in holy matrimony to Rudolph Hanna on May 27, 1953. To this union, two sons were born.

 

Mamie retired from Belk’s Department Store in Greensboro, N.C. Mamie was a member of St. James Baptist Church, Greensboro, NC. where she served on the Missionary Board. She had a meek quiet humble spirit but strength and honor was her clothing. She believed in the Bible and knew the power of prayer. Mamie extended her motherly love to many people throughout her years. She leaves to cherish fond memories: her husband, Rudolph Hanna; a son, Randolph Hanna (Bernadette), Greensboro, N.C.; two grandchildren, Terrence Hanna and Brandi Hanna, Greensboro, N.C.; a goddaughter, Divida Hayes, Greensboro, N.C.; a special niece, Annie Louise Hamilton, Baltimore, MD, three sisters-in-law, Mary E. Johnson, Columbia; Annie Myers, Cheraw; and Sarah Streater, New Haven, CT; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

Mamie was preceded in death by a son, Melvin Hanna and all six of her siblings, Julius Johnson, Jr., Luther Johnson, Nebraska Johnson, Tommy Johnson, Daisy Redfearn, and Clara Bennett.

 

Flemming Funeral Home was served the Hanna Family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, March 10, 2011.

 

Kimberly Dawn “Kim” Quick                                                                                                                                                                                                  RUBY – Kimberly Dawn “Kim” Quick, 31, died March 8, 2011.

Funeral services were held March 10 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw. The family held visitation March 9 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Ms. Quick was born May 31, 1979, in Chesterfield, a daughter of Annie Wallace Caulford and the late James Owens Caulder, Sr. She was a graduate of Stanley Academy and attended Gaston College. Kim was a CNA and a Phlebotomist. She loved animals and enjoyed reading.

Surviving are her mother, Annie Caulford of Ruby; soul mate and friend, John Quick of Cheraw; brothers, James O. (Samantha) Caulder, Jr. of Hartsville; Johnny Caulder and A. J. Caulder of Patrick; sister, Katie Caulder of Patrick; sister of the heart, Lynn Haire of Chesterfield; godmother, Vicky Williams; and several aunts and uncles

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield served the Quick family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 17, 2011.

Geneva Deason Smith                                                                                                                                                       PAGELAND – Geneva Deason Smith, 74, died March 13, 2011.

Funeral services were held March 16, at Lighthouse Baptist Church with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Visitation was held March 15, at Sutton-Baumgartner Funeral Home.

Geneva was a daughter of the late Harvey Reece and Ethel Horne Deason. She retired from Conbraco after 30 years.

Preceding her in death was her husband, Norman ‘Mack’ M. Smith; son, Glenn McLeod; brothers, James Hank Deason and Wayne Reece Deason; sisters, Frances Edwards and Mildred Miller; and grandchildren, Shannon Rene Hargrove and Matthew Hargrove.

Survivors include sons, Ray Hargrove of Moundsville, WV; Norman Reece Hargrove, Mike Hargrove Sr., Howard Smith, Marty Smith all of Pageland, James McGready Jr. of Kershaw; daughters, Bennie Alexson, Tammy Wray, Lashanda Smith, all of Pageland; brothers, John Frank Deason of Pageland; Thomas Deason of Rockingham, N.C.; Harvey Deason of Jefferson; Eugene Deason, Earl Deason, Charles Deason, Ronnie Deason, all of Pageland; sisters; Ella Locke of Hamlet, N.C.; Katie Langley, Margie Noe, both of Lancaster; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Church, PO Box 506, Pageland, S.C. 29728.

Sutton-Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland was in charge of the arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 17, 2011.

Troyene Bailey Polson                                                                                                                                                    CHESTERFIELD – Troyene Bailey Polson, 58, died March 9, 2011.

Funeral services were held March 12, at Pine Grove Baptist Church, burial followed in the church cemetery. Visitation was held March 11, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield.

Mrs. Polson was born Dec. 23, 1952, in Wadesboro, N.C., daughter of Hattie Mae Morrison Bailey and the late Rev. James Thomas “J. T.” Bailey. She was a graduate of Bowman High School Class of 1971 and was a former supervisor with Takata. Troyene loved playing the piano, singing, crocheting, and gardening. She was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church. In addition to her father, Troyene was preceded in death by her husband Jerald W. Polson.

Troyene is survived by sons, Jerald W. Polson, Jr. of Chesterfield; and Christopher B. (Joanna) Polson of Colorado Springs, CO; daughter Janet P. (Donald) Jordan of Chesterfield; six grandchildren, Gracie, Tripp and Cason Polson, Donald Jr., John, and Katelynn Jordan, mother, Hattie Mae Bailey of Wadesboro, N.C.; brother, James T. “Jimmy” Bailey, Jr. of Wadesboro, N.C.; sister, Judy B. (Allen) Skipper of Lilesville, N.C.; mother-in-law, Nellie P. McLain of Chesterfield.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Polson Family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 17, 2011.

William Crawford

CHERAW – William “Billy” Crawford, 68, died March 06, 2011.

Funeral services were held March 9, at Cheraw Family Worship Center, Cheraw. Burial with military honors followed in Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church cemetery. The family held visitation March 8, at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw.

Born in Red Springs, N.C. he was a son of Helen Dolores Atkinson Crawford of Laurinburg, N.C. and the late Carrington Benjamin Crawford. He was a retired auto mechanic. He was a member of Cheraw Family Worship Center. Mr. Crawford was a US Army Veteran. He enjoyed baseball, softball and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his father listed above, brothers, J. Henry Crawford, CB Crawford, Jr. and a sister, Hazel Etherton.

Surviving are his wife, Teresa Locklear Crawford, sons William Ronald (Angela) Crawford, Jr., Billy Nash (Katie) Crawford, daughters, Venessa C. (David) Driggers, Tracy Lynn (Mike) Crawford all of Cheraw; his mother listed above, sisters, Mary Lee (James) Knight of Cheraw; Delorise Marie (Houston) Chavis of Laurel Hill, N.C.; Betty Ann Sheperd of Marietta, GA,; Teresa Lane (Denis) Turner of Laurinburg, N.C.; and seven grandchildren, Tiffani A. Driggers, Carrington N. Driggers, Caleb D. Gregory, Brianna Driggers, Melody D. Crawford, Emily M. Crawford, Trent W. Crawford and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Memorials can be made to: The ALS Association, Development Department, 27001 Agoura Road, Suite 250, Calabasas Hills, CA 91301.

Kiser Funeral Home served the Crawford Family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 17, 2011.

Leslie Frank Stubbs

BENNETTSVILLE – Leslie Frank Stubbs, 79, died March 11, 2011.

Funeral services were held March 14, at Rogers Funeral Home, McColl. Burial followed in the Quick Family Cemetery, Clio. The family held visitation March 13, at the funeral home.

Born Dec. 13, 1931, in Marlboro County, he was the son of the late Leslie and Sally Stubbs. A long time farmer, his hobbies included NASCAR, beekeeping, and gardening.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Grady Stubbs.

Surviving is his wife, Lucille Stubbs; his five children: son, James (Joyce) Stubbs of Bennettsville; David (Jo) Stubbs of Gaffney; daughters, Linda Stubbs of Laurel Hill; Beverly (SMG, Jimmy Barraza) of Harker Heights, Texas; and Cheryl Stubbs of Bennettsville; his siblings, Everett Stubbs, Sally Moore both of Bennettsville; William Stubbs of Gibson; and Mamie Oxendine of Hamlet, N.C., eight grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren.

Rogers Funeral Home, McColl is in charge of the arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 17, 2011.

Sara Rivers

 MT. CROGHAN – Sara Rivers, 98, died March 3, 2011.

Graveside funeral services were held March 5, in the Mt. Croghan United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Sara was born to Sylvester and Molly H. Atkinson on May 18, 1912. Ms. Rivers was a lifelong resident of Mt. Croghan and was a member of the Mt. Croghan United Methodist Church.

Ms. Rivers was preceded in death by her husband, W. Vane Rivers. She is survived by her daughter, Peggy of Columbia and her son, Jim.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sara Rivers’ memory to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709, or to a charity of one’s choice.

Miller-River-Caulder Funeral Home served the Rivers Family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 17, 2011.

Kathy Eddins Morris

 CHESTERFIELD – Kathy Eddins Morris, 48, died March 8, 2011.

Funeral services were held March 10, at Westfield Creek Baptist Church with burial following in the church cemetery. Visitation was held prior to the service at the church.

Mrs. Morris was born December 26, 1962, in Chesterfield, S.C., daughter of Jenny Eddins Gaddy and the late James Isaac “Buck” Eddins. She graduated from Chesterfield High School in 1981, and also attended the University of South Carolina where she majored in Music. Mrs. Morris worked at Glenn Manufacturing and Delta Mills for a number of years. However, for the last eleven years Kathy did what she truly loved, being a stay-at-home mom and wife. She was a lifelong member of Westfield Creek Baptist Church where she served as the organist for over thirty years. Kathy was also an accomplished pianist and soloist. Over the years, Kathy served as Vacation Bible School coordinator, Christmas play director, AWANA leader, Sunday School teacher, member of the social committee, coordinator of the Marriage Matters committee, and member of the Baptist Women. She was also very involved with the Chesterfield High School Booster Club, helped with the Chesterfield High School Band, and was a Girl Scout Leader for eleven years. Kathy loved playing the piano and organ, singing, being with family and friends, and being a mom.

Kathy is survived by her beloved husband of over 29 years, Sammy Evan Morris of the home; children, Whitney Caitlin Morris, Maeghan Kimberly “Rosie” Morris, and Christian Isaac Morris of the home; mother, Jenny Eddins Gaddy of Chesterfield; mother-in-law, Leona B. Morris of Cheraw; also countless other friends and family.

Memorials may be made to the Westfield Creek Baptist Church “Music Dept.” 316 Westfield Church Road, Cheraw, S.C. 29520

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Morris Family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 17, 2011.

Eric Ignatius Turner                                                                                                                                                               TEXAS – Eric Ignatius Turner, 34, died March 11, 2011.

Funeral services were held March 18 at Bethel, A.M.E. Church, Dillon, burial followed. The family received friends after the service.

Mr. Turner, the son of the late Susan Wright Gerald and Elwood Ignatius Turner, was born on August 13, 1976 in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was currently residing in Texas.

Eric accepted Christ at an early age where he attended St. Anthony’s Baptist Church, Brooklyn, N.Y. He attended and graduated with honors from Paul Robeson High School, Brooklyn, N.Y. In 1991. Eric was later employed by Kennedy Airport in New York City and as a Airport Security Officer for several years. He relocated to Decatur, GA, where he furthered his education. He then relocated to Charlotte, N.C. and was employed by Federal Express for several years.

Eric is survived by his father, Elwood Ignatiurs Turner, of GA; step-father, Alender (Al) Gerald, of Dillon; two step-sisters, Bridget Gerald of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Belinda Henderson of Dothan, AL; four nephews, Andre, Antonie, Treymane and Destin; aunts, Arie (George) Goldson and Elease (Matthew) Miller both of Cheraw, two great-aunts, Ida and Leola Bass, both of Wallace; one special cousin, Torie King of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a a host of cousins, relatives and friends; and his mentor and best friends, Mr. Grover Shaunty of Houston, TX.

House of Thomas Funeral Home, Dillon, served the Turner Family.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 24, 2011.

William Perry “Bo” Gaskins                                                                                                                                                     CHESTERFIELD – William “Bo” Gaskins, 63, died March 20, 2011.

Funeral services were held March 23, at Shiloh United Methodist Church, Chesterfield with burial following in the church cemetery. Visitation was held March 22, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mr. Gaskins was born June 10, 1947, in Chesterfield, son of Ruby Mae Walters Gaskins and the late Burch Gilbert Gaskins. He was a graduate of Chesterfield High School Class of 1966. Bo was a retired supervisor with Cone Mills and was a service technician with Communications Technology. Mr. Gaskins was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving during the Vietnam War. He was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church, serving in the Men’s Club, Choir and the New Hope Sunday School Class, and Cemetery Trustee Chairman. Bo enjoyed hunting, fishing, bicycling, cooking at the cabin and was an avid Chesterfield Ram supporter.

Mr. Gaskins is survived by wife of 42 years, Jackie Eddins Gaskins, of the home, son, Andy (Kim) Gaskins of Chesterfield; daughters, Amy Gaskins, Lisa Smith and fiance, Kris Hardwich, all of Chesterfield; five grandchildren, Brandon and Trent Smith, Gracyn and Will Gaskins and Bryton Gaskins; mother, Ruby Walters Gaskins of Chesterfield; brother, Jesse (Audrey) Gaskins of Cheraw; sister, Pam (Jerry) Huntley of Chesterfield.

Memorials may be made to Shiloh United Methodist Church “Fellowship Hall Improvement Fund”, c/o Shirley Douglas, 897 Burch Road, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Gaskins Family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 24, 2011.

Agnes Olene Harris Marsh

The Cheraw Chronicle WADESBORO, N.C. – Agnes Olene Harris Marsh, 82, died March19, 2011.

Funeral services were held March 23, at Victory Baptist Church. Interment followed in Anson Memorial Park. The family greeted friends prior to the service.

Agnes was born June 18, 1928, in Richmond County, daughter of the late George Washington and Daisy Mills Harris. She was a loving mother and member of Victory Baptist Church.

Surviving are her children, Delores (Jerry Burroughs) Previtte of Wadesboro, N.C.; Gene (Becky) Marsh of Chesterfield; David (Carol) Marsh of Concord, N.C.; and Ricky (Julie) Marsh of Lilesville, N.C,; nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Agnes was preceded in death by her husband, Wade Hampton Marsh, her daughter-in-law, Vilma Marsh, and grandson, Wade Richard Marsh.

Memorials may be made to Victory Baptist Church, P.O. Box 38, Lilesville, N.C. 28091.

Leavitt Funeral Home served the Marsh Family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 24, 2011.

Phyllis Workman McCoig                                                                                                                                                      CHESTERFIELD – Phyllis Workman McCoig, 69, died March 15, 2011.

There was a graveside service held March 18, at Westfield Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Cheraw.

Mrs. McCoig was born Dec. 27, 1941, in Twilight, West VA, daughter of the late Alvia and Vivian Workman. She was a retired employee of Champion International in Olmsted Falls, Ohio. Mrs. McCoig was a member of Westfield Creek Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Phyllis was also preceded in death by a son, Dwayne McCoig, and her daughter, Renee McCoig.

Phyllis is survived by her beloved husband of 50 years, Ronald G. McCoig ,of the home, son, Russell McCoig of Chesterfield; four grandchildren, Debbie McCoig, Vanessa (Michael) Zemba, Ronald O’Neal McCoig, and Elisha McCoig; one great grandson,

Connor Dwayne McCoig; brother, Harold Workman of West VA; and sister, Sandra Agusta of West VA.

Memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. McCoig to the Westfield Creek Baptist Church, 316 Westfield Church Road, Cheraw, S.C., 29520.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the McCoig Family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 24, 2011.

Viola Williams “Maw Maw” Sikes                                                                                                                                                  RUBY – Viola Williams “Maw Maw” Sikes, 87, died March 15, 2011.

Funeral services were held March 18, at Center Grove Baptist Church, Mt. Croghan, burial followed in the church cemetery. Visitation was held March 17, at the church.

Mrs. Sikes was born May 3, 1923, in Anson County, N.C., daughter of the late Jesse Preston and Fannie Kay Knox Williams. She was a homemaker and a life – long member of Center Grove Baptist Church. Viola was married to the late Leroy Sikes and was also preceded in death by 3 brothers, Jim, Bill, and Sharp Williams; sisters, Dollie Mae Curlee, and Minnie Lee Morton; daughters, Sara S. Snipes, and Frances S. Hudson; and by a grandson, Chris Sikes.

Viola is survived by sons, Leroy (Jean) Sikes, Jr. of Mt. Croghan; Jimmy Sikes of Chesterfield; Bobby Sikes of Mt. Croghan; Donnie (Vicky) Sikes, and Mickey Sikes both of Ruby; daughter, Carolyn S. (Melvin) Weaver of Pageland; sister, Rachel Collins of Rockingham, N.C.; 13 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Center Grove Baptist Church, 22971 Hwy. 9, Mt. Croghan, S.C. 29727 or to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Sikes Family.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 24, 2011.

Donald Gene Brigman                                                                                                                                                                CHERAW – Donald Gene Brigman, 80, died March 16, 2011.

Funeral services were held March 19, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield, interment with military honors followed in the Lower Macedonia Memorial Gardens. Visitation was held prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Brigman was born Jan. 27, 1931, in Chesterfield, son of the late John Jacob and Bertha Purvis Brigman. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War having served as Corporal. Donald was the retired owner and operator of Northside Grocery and McBrides Park and Shop. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed sharing his vegetables with family and friends. In addition to his parents, Donald was preceded in death by his first wife, Alma Roscoe Brigman.

Donald is survived by wife, Ruth G. Brigman of the home; daughters, Janice Brigman (Kenny) Smith of Ridgeway; Joan Brigman Tyson of Cheraw, Lisa Brigman (Robert) Skillings of Lugoff, and Lori Ann Brigman of Cheraw; eight grandchildren, Jacob (Janay) Huey, Allyson (Jake) Blaisure, Elesha Quick, Deanna (Jody) Jacobs, Paula Quick, William Tyson, Rachel Skillings, and Erin Skillings; nine great grandchildren, Ciara, Kaitlyn, Harley, Summer, Cody, Jay, Sarah, Emma, and Hayden; brother, John Calvin Brigman of Miami, FL; sister, Elizabeth B. Teal of Savannah, GA.

Memorials may be made to Agape Hospice, 309 E. Main Street, Bennettsville, S.C. 29512 or to the American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Ln., Columbia, S.C. 29212.

Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 24, 2011.

Baby ZyArial Usoni McQueen                                                                                                                                                    CHERAW - Baby ZyArial Usoni McQueen, 2 months old, died March 11, 2011.

A graveside services was held March 15, at Gillespie Cemetery.

ZyArial Usoni McQueen was born January 6, 2011 in Chesterfield County, S.C., to Kimberly Pacheco and Roosevelt Trayvon McQueen.

ZyArial is survived by her loving parents, Kimberly Pacheco and Roosevelt Trayvon McQueen, Cheraw; sister, Alana Rene Pacheco and brother, Trayvon Zymier McQueen, both of the home; maternal grandparents, Robin Barrios, Cheraw; and Joe Pacheco, Guadalajara, Mexico; paternal grandparents, Roosevelt W. and Carolyn McQueen, Cheraw; great grandparents, John and Sara Bell Price, Chesterfield; Robert Odell and Josephine McQueen, Cheraw; a great great grandmother, Allie Mae Stafford, Chesterfield; aunts, Sherena McQueen and Angela Melton both of Cheraw; a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.

ZyArial was preceded in death by a great grandfather, Henry Melton and a great great grandfather, Tom Stafford.

Flemming Funeral Home served the McQueen Family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 31, 2011.

Gladys Griffin Ingram

The Cheraw Chronicle CHERAW - Gladys Griffin Ingram, 79, died March 19, 2011.

Funeral services were held March 21 at Pleasant Grove United Methodist with interment in the church cemetery.

Ingram was was a daughter of the late Robert and Lizzie Rainwater Ingram.

She was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist and a homemaker.

Ingram was predeceased by husband Hoyt Ingram Sr.

Surviving are sons John Samuel Ingram, of Heathsville, Va., Hoyt B. Ingram Jr., of Chesterfield, and Sonny K. Ingram, of Ohio; daughters Peggy Lemon,of Henrico, Va., and Janice Ingram Griffith, of Cheraw; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Norton Funeral Home served the Ingram family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 31, 2011.

Margaret Jennie Warfel Wagner

The Cheraw Chronicle CHERAW - Margaret Jennie Warfel Wagner, 88, died March 9, 2011.

Graveside services were held on March 14 at Florence National Cemetery.

Wagner, born in Chester, Penn., was a daughter of the late Daniel and Jennie McNatt Warfel. She was a retired secretary with the Baldwin Locomotive Works in Pennsylvania.

Wagner attended Cash Baptist.

Survivng are son Carl P. Wagner Jr., of Cheraw; and grandsons Carl P. Wagner III, of Florence, and Daniel B. Wagner, of Cheraw.

Norton Funeral Home served the Wagner family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 31, 2011.

Mary Emma Powe Wallace

The Cheraw Chronicle CHERAW - Mary Emma Powe Wallace, 83, died March 20, 2011.

Funeral services were held March 22 at Cheraw Family Worship Center with burial in Old St. David’s Cemetery.

Wallace, born in Florence, was a daughter of the late James Edward and Gary Evans Powe. She was a graduate of Cheraw High and attended Flora McDonald College and Lander University. She was a homemaker .

Surviving are daughters Eleanor Wilson Burr, of Cheraw, and Paula Williams,of Jefferson; sons Thomas (Peggy) Wallace Jr., of Cheraw, and C. Bryan (Rosemary) Gray, of Georgetown; sister Susan Powe Huggins, of Cheraw; and seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Norton Funeral Home served the Wallace family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 31, 2011.

James Calvin Phillips, Sr.

The Cheraw Chronicle CHERAW - James Calvin Phillips Sr., 84, died March 18, 2011.

Graveside services were held March 21 at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Phillips, born in Anson County, N.C., was a son of the late James Peter and Clara Ingram Phillips. He was a veteran having served in the US Navy during WWII.

Surviving are wife Rudelle Crould Phillips, of the home; daughter Donna (Jimmy) Cassidy, of Cheraw; sons James Calvin (Cathy) Phillips Jr., of Wadesboro, N.C., and Richard (Molly) Phillips, of Cheraw; and six grandchildren and three great- grandchildren.

Norton Funeral Home served the Phillips Family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 31, 2011.

Betty Jo Lee Haire

The Cheraw Chronicle WALLACE - Betty Jo Lee Haire, 73, died March 19, 2011.

Funeral services were held March 22 at White’s Creek Freewill Baptist with interment in the church cemetery.

Haire, born in Horry County, was a daughter of the late Jabe and Lottie Jane Hardee Lee, and the wife of the late Allen J. Haire. She was a retired textile inspector.

Surviving are daughter Tammy Lee (Jeff) Higgins, of Clayton, N.C.; son Benny Michael Haire, of Wallace; sister Oletta Cox, of Rocky Point, N.C.; granddaughters Amiee Higgins, of Columbia, and Amber Van Buren, of Clayton; and great- grandsons Cody Williams and Allen Book, of Clayton.

Norton Funeral Home served the Haire family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 31, 2011.

Jimmy C. Freeman                                                                                                                                                       CHESTERFIELD - Jimmy C. Freeman, 75, died March 25, 2011.

Funeral services were held March 28 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel with private family services at White Oak Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Visitation was held March 27 at the funeral home.

Born Aug. 7, 1935, in Ruby, Freeman was a son of the late Atha Louis and Bessie Sutton Freeman. He was a graduate of Ruby High Class of 1953 and retired from Chesterfield County Health Department.

Freeman was a former owner and operator of Redfearn Feed and Seed. Freeman was a member of the Board of Directors at Lynches River Electric Cooperative for the past 14 years, and was former member of the Chesterfield County Library Board and was a member of Chesterfield Masonic Lodge No. 220. He was a lifelong member of White Oak Presbyterian, where he served as Elder and on various other church committees. Freeman was an avid outdoors man, and enjoyed farming, gardening, hunting, and buying and selling antique tractors. Most of all, he loved people and helping others.

Surviving are wife of 55 years Julieth “Teenie” Lisenby Freeman, of the home; sons Michael (Phyllis) Freeman, of Fayetteville, N.C., and Greg (Mary Jean) Freeman, of Ruby; daughter Ann (Dean) Chapman, of Hartsville; sister Atha Lou Gibson, of Cheraw; and grandchildren Molly Freeman (Joey) Miller, Kendall Chapman, Jay Chapman and Bessie Freeman.

Memorials can be sent to White Oak Presbyterian Church “Building Fund”, 5386 Angelus Road, Ruby, S.C. 29741

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Freeman Family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 31, 2011.

Margie Quick Lee

 CHERAW - Margie Quick Lee, 89, died March 17, 2011.

Funeral services were held March 19 at Old St. David’s Cemetery.

Lee, born in Marlboro County, was a daughter of the late Jim and Lilly Rainwater Quick.

She was an active member of North Cheraw Baptist and was a retired employee of Burlington Industries James Fabrics plant in Cheraw. She was a very active person and she loved to dance and enjoyed being with family and friends and truly enjoyed living life.

She was predeceased by husband Cular James Lee and son Eugene Lee.

Surviving are daughters Carolyn (Perry) Cumber, of Rockingham, N.C., and Linda (George) Richardson, of Cheraw; sister Louise Brown, of Cheraw; and daughter in-law Myrteen Lee, of Cheraw; and six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 31, 2011h.

J. L. Roscoe                                                                                                                                                                 CHESTERFIELD - J. L. Roscoe, 80, died March 27, 2011.

Funeral services were held March 31 at Chesterfield Baptist with burial in the Chesterfield Cemetery. Visitation was held March 30, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Born Feb. 3, 1931, in Chesterfield, Roscoe was a son of the late John Gurley Roscoe and Geneva Rivers Roscoe. He was retired owner and operator of Roscoe Service Center and Delta Oil, and was an avid farmer.

Roscoe was a former member of the S.C. National Guard and a US Air Force Veteran. He was a member of Chesterfield Baptist. He enjoyed fishing, farming, and riding in his truck.

In addition to his parents, Roscoe was preceded in death by wife Betty Jean Roscoe; son Chris Roscoe; daughter-in-law Danya B. Roscoe Lisenby; brother Robert Hugh Roscoe; sisters Della Mae Hartwick and Mavis Beyersdorf; and half-brother Ralph Roscoe.

Surviving are granddaughter Krista L. Roscoe, of Chesterfield; brothers Reece (Bernicia) Roscoe, of Cheraw, and Billy (Frances) Roscoe, of Irmo, S.C.; sisters Pat Gainey, of Cheraw, and Aronica (Bennie) Teal, of Chesterfield; half-brothers Johnny Ray Roscoe, of Patrick, and Ervin Wayne Roscoe, of Hamlet, N.C.; special niece and caregiver April Purvis (Don) Gooch, of Cheraw; and a number of other nieces and nephews.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Roscoe Family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 31, 2011.

 

Lillie Mae Miller Sander

The Cheraw Chronicle BENNETTSVILLE - Lillie Mae Miller Sander, 80, died March 22, 2011.

A memorial service was held March 25 at the Richard Boles Funeral Service Chapel.

Visitation was held prior to the service at Richard Boles Funeral Service.

Born July 8, 1930, in Marlboro County, Sander was adaughter of the late William and Sudie Mussellwhite Miller and the wife to the late Henry Sander. She served many years as a teacher’s assistant with the Marlboro County School System.

Sander was also preceded in death by brothers Earl Miller and John W. Miller and sisters Helen Hudson, Virginia Lee and Dorris Harris.

Surviving are sons Terry Lee (Renee) Holfert, of Laurinburg, N.C., and Anthony (Vanessa) Gause, of Columbia; brothers Franklin D. Miller and Douglas G. Miller, of Laurinburg N.C.; and eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Memorials can be sent to Hospice of Scotland County, P.O. Box 1033, Laurinburg, N,C, 28353.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 31, 2011.

Wyman Joe Lisenby

PAGELAND – Wyman Joe Lisenby, 53, died Friday, March 25, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held March 29 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Philadelphia

Baptist Church Cemetery, in Marshville, N.C. Lisenby, born Oct. 18, 1957, in Wadesboro, N.C., was a son of the late Carson Thurlo and Margie Faye Gooden Lisenby. He was owner and operator of Joe’s Auto Repair & Carburetor Shop. Lisenby loved drag racing and classic car shows, and enjoyed spending time at the beach and mountains.

In addition to his parents, Lisenbywas preceded in death by wife Cheryl Ann Oster Lisenby.

Surviving are sisters Robin (Henry) Rivers, Scarlett (Larry) German and Shelia (Wayne) Owens, of Pageland; nieces Sharon McManus, Sarah Ann Owens and Misty Lynn German; nephews James Wyman Owens and Travis Oster; four great nephews, three great nieces, and one great, great nephew; mother-in-law Annie Mae Sneed Oster, of Marshville; and brother-in-law Randy (Beverly) Oster, of Marshville.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Lisenby Family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 31, 2011.

Elsie Cummings Perhealth

WALLACE – Elsie Cummings Perhealth, 62, died March 13, 2011.

Funeral services were held March 17 at White’s Creek Freewill Baptist with burial in the church cemetery.

Perhealth, born in Gibson, N.C., was a daughter of Henry and Gennie Ledwell Cummings . She was a member of White’s Creek Freewill Baptist and was a former employee of Carolina Canners.

She was predeceased by daughter Joyce Dale Perhealth Webber.

Surviving are husband Alvin F. Perhealth Sr., of the home; daughters Patricia (Ray) Kelly, of Wallace, S.C.; and Manda (Tony) Lee, of Cheraw; son Alvin F. (Jennifer) Perhealth Jr., of Effingham; brothers Homer Cummings, Wayne (Sue) Cummings and Tom (Diane) Cummings and sister Pat (Jimmy) Henderson, of Wallace; grandchildren Jeremy Kelly, Elisha Kelly, Dakota Lee, Cheyenne Lee, Noah Perhealth and Elijah Perhealth.

Norton Funeral Home served the Perhealth Family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 31, 2011.

Marguerite Creech Isgett

The Cheraw Chronicle Asheville, NC - Marguerite Creech Isgett, 81, died March 28 2011.

A native of Bennettsville, SC. She had resided in Asheville for over 50 years, was a homemaker and was a member of First Baptist Church of Asheville.

Marguerite Isgett was the daughter of the late Ebbie Creech and Julia Quick Creech and wife of the late W. Lee Isgett. She was also preceded in death by her 7 elder brothers, Hardin, Hamer, Howard, Harmon, Willie, Arthur and Walker Creech.

Surviving are her children, Sharon Isgett McMurry (Patrick) of Arden, NC, Stephen Isgett (Tammie) of Fletcher, NC and Scott Isgett of Taylors; grandsons, Timothy Isgett, Tyler Isgett, Noah McMurry and Thomas Isgett; sisters-in-law, Mary Creech of Wallace, and Frances Isgett Matheson and husband Bill of Asheville; brother-in-law, Perry Isgett of Cheraw; several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held 4 PM, March 31, in the chapel of Anders-Rice Funeral Home in Asheville with Rev. David Blackmon officiating.

The family will receive friends following services at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Asheville, 5 Oak Street, Asheville, NC 28801.

Anders-Rice Funeral Home served the Isgett Family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 31, 2011.

Dorothy “Lottie” McFarlin                                                                                                                                                 CHESTERFIELD - Dorothy “Lottie” McFarlin, 50, died March 14, 2011.

Funeral services were held March 19, at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, Chesterfield.

Ms. Dorothy “Lottie” McFarlin was born August 3, 1960 in Chesterfield, S.C. She was the daughter of George and Dorethea McFarlin McDuffie.

Lottie was a faithful member of Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Chesterfield, South Carolina where she sang with the Young Adult and Senior choirs. She graduated from Chesterfield High School in 1979. During her high school years, she was an athlete and played on the softball and basketball team. She was also very creative in the area of arts and crafts. Lottie enjoyed sewing pillows, making curtains and other decorative items for her family and friends.

Lottie worked for several positions in the textile industry. She was a devoted and faithful employee at Glenn Manufacturing in Morven, N.C. for twelve years. She was currently employed at Jo-Anne Narrow Fabrics for thirteen years in Chesterfield until her death.

Lottie is survived by sons, Kenneth McFarlin and Gregory Young, Jr., Chesterfield; her parents, George and Dorethea McDuffie, Chesterfield; a brother, Thomas Bates, Washington, D.C.; sister, Janice Walker (William Sr.), Burgaw, N.C.; aunts, Helen Marshall (George), Currie, NC, Mary Galloway (John), Washington, D.C.; Etherline Hayes, Oxon Hill, MD, Luevinia McFarlin, Washington, D.C.; Genora Dixon and Peggy Evans, Chesterfield; uncle, Robert McFarlin, Chesterfield; a great aunt, Ruth Bennett, Lancaster; special cousins, Linda Jefferson, Cynthia Campbell and Reggina Dixon; a host of cousins, other relatives, friends.

Lottie was preceded in death by an aunt, Elizabeth Ann McFarlin.

Flemming Funeral Home served the McFarlin Family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 31, 2011.

Irene Yarborough Sowell                                                                                                                                                               JEFFERSON – Irene Yarborough Sowell, 98, died March 11, 2011.

Funeral services were held March 16, at Mount Elon United Methodist Church, Jefferson.

Mrs. Irene Yarborough Sowell was born on January 4, 1913 in Chesterfield County, S.C. She was the sixth child born to the late George and Rebecca Thomas Yarborough.

Irene received her education from the Chesterfield County public school system.

Irene was a member of Mount Elon United Methodist Church, Jefferson. She was united in matrimony to the late Richard Sowell. This union was blessed with a son, Howard Sowell, who proceeded her in death.

Irene leaves to cherish fond memories: eight grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren; ten nieces and three nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home served the Sowell Family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 31, 2011.

Mitch D. Adams                                                                                                                                                                   CHESTERFIELD - Mitch D. Adams, 50, died March 23, 2011.

Funeral services were held March 26 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel with burial followed in David’s Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Adams, born Oct. 10, 1960, in Monroe, N.C., was a son of the late William Dorsey and Louise Threadgill Adams.

Adams was a graduate of Chesterfield High Class of 1978. Mitch was a large market radio personality. He began his radio career at WPDZ-FM Z-103 in Cheraw. He was recruited to Myrtle Beach to work for WNMB-FM followed by WYNA-FM Kool 104.9. He joined the staff of WMYB-FM Star 92.1 in 2003 where he became one of the Grand Strand’s dominant and most beloved radio personalities. He was the morning drive personality and broadcast to locals and tourists for many years.

Adams also did live on location “remote” broadcasts and made hundreds of public service appearances throughout the Grand Strand. He was a friend to everyone in radio. He used his God-given musical talent to record jingles and promos. During his career, he won awards from the S.C. Broadcasters Association for Production and Public Service. He was a member of David’s Grove Baptist. Adams enjoyed playing the guitar, piano and singing.

Surviving are Courtney Adams, of Charleston, S.C.; aunts Wilbur Lee Sellers, of High Point, N.C., Marolyn Smith, of Sterling, Va., and Iona Molaro, Sylvia (Lloyd) Hancock and Janet (James) Strickland, of Chesterfield; uncle Richard Adams, of Chesterfield; stepmother Frances Adams, of Bennettsville, S.C.; also a number of cousins including Barbara Lisenby and Kay Douglas, of Chesterfield; and his caregivers.

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Adams Family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 31, 2011.

Lee Ann Truesdale                                                                                                                                                           CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Lee Ann Truesdale, 72, died March 14, 2011.

Funeral services were held March 20 at Hopewell United Methodist , in Jefferson, with burial in the church cemetery.

Truesdale, born May 7, 1938, in Jefferson, was the oldest child of Bert and Essie Sowell.

Truesdale was educated in the Jefferson public school system where she graduated valedictorian of Pine Forest High . She furthered her education by attending Cortez Peters Business College in Washington, D.C. Upon completion, she spent thirty years in the federal government.

Truesdale accepted the Lord at a young age and served him with her whole heart until the end. She was a prayer warrior for God. She was a great inspiration to many. She enjoyed cooking and fixing good wholesome meals for anyone who came to visit her.

Prior to moving to Charlotte, N.C., Truesdale was a member of Miracle Evangelist Church in Washington, D.C., under the ministry of Pastor Boyce Truesdale. Later, she became a member of Free Gospel Deliverance Temple in Coral Hills, Md., founded by Bishop Ralph E. Green. She served faithfully in the intercessory prayer ministry.

Truesdale married husband Walter July 4, 1961. To this union they were blessed with a son, Anthony who preceded her in death July 2, 2001.

Surviving are husband Walter Truesdale; sisters Catherine (Harvey) Miller, of Jefferson, Johnnie M. (Floyd) Rorie, of Charlotte, Derilla (Joe Louis) Frazier, of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Gayle (Jimmy) Funderburk, of Jefferson; grandchildren Tainonna, Taquale and Tamarii, of Buffalo, N.Y.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home served the Truesdale Family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 31, 2011.

Larry Lindsey

FLORENCE – Larry (Lawrence) Lindsey, 63, died March 17, 2011.

Funeral services were held March 22 at The Church in Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Burial was held at Chesterfield Community Cemetery, in Chesterfield.

Lindsey, born June 9, 1947, was a son of Neomia Little Lindsey and the late Rufus Lindsey, of Chesterfield.

Lindsey was educated in the Chesterfield County public school system. On his life-route from South Carolina to New Jersey he worked as a stocker at B.C. Moore’s, in Chesterfield, a laborer at Delta Mills, in Wallace, S.C., a valet in Newark, N.J., and a meter reader for Elizabeth, N.J.

Larry (Lawrence) was also an entrepreneur and found much pleasure in “TINKERING”. He also loved spending time with his four-legged friends, Buddy and Prince.

He was preceded in death by siblings Pearlie Mae Lindsey, Lenore Hannah and Charles Lindsey.

Larry is survived by his wife of 33 years Vivian Lindsey; mother Neomia Lindsey, of Chesterfield, children Lawrence Lindsey, of Bloomfield, N.J., Jermaine Lindsey, of Neptune, N.J.; Lakenna Young-Freeman (Thomas), of Charlotte, Steven Lindsey, of Cleveland, Ohio, Michael Calhoun, of Florence, and Helena Nicole Calhoun, of Charlotte; sisters Patsy Cobb, Gloria (Gary) Johnson and Martha Riddick, of Chesterfield, Gertrude (John) Covington, of Clio, S.C., and Vanessa Marsh and Denise (David) Pegues, of Chesterfield; brothers Johnny Lindsey and Tallye Lindsey, of Charlotte, Michael (Shawnte) Lindsey, of Chesterfield; nine grandchildren; great aunts Blanch Fleming, of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Martha Deviant, of Rahway, N.J.; mother-in-law Geneva Burke, of Hilton Head, S.C.; sisters-in-law Diana (Michael) Williams, of Savannah, Ga., Charlesetta (Calvin) Edmunds, of Hilton Head, Shirley Scott, of Newport News, Va., Margaret Calhoun, of Hampton, Va.; brothers-in-law Larry Calhoun, of Columbia, and Elijah F. Calhoun, of Newport News, Va.; good friends Denis Dean, of Wilson, N.C., Ray Jones and Bob Ellis, of Plainfield, N.J., and Marvin Patton, of East Orange, N.J.; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home served the Lindsey Family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 31, 2011.

 

Mary Magdalene Funderburk

PAGELAND – Mary Magdalene Funderburk, 97, died March 14, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held March 19 at Mount Calvary Baptist, in Pageland, with burial followed in the church cemetery.

Funderburk was born Sept. 4, 1913. She was a native of Wingate, N.C., but settled in Pageland for most of her life until her health failed, then she became a resident of Chesterfield Convalescent Center, in Cheraw.

Mary accepted Christ an early age, she was a member of Nicey Grove Baptist, in Wingate. After moving to Pageland, she attended various churches and later in life joined Mount Calvary Baptist.

Funderburk was preceded in death by husband Martin Luke Funderburk and son Luke Funderburk Jr.

Surviving are son Jessie Funderburk; grandsons Chriss Snead, of Fort Carson, Colo., and Leon Hunter, Allen Hunter and Dwayne Hunter, of Lancaster, S.C.; nieces Betty McManus, of Falls Church, Va., and Mary Funderburk and Shirlene Rivers, of Pageland; nephews J. Frank Sutton and Willie Sutton, of Pageland, Randy (Alice) Sutton, of Lancaster, and David (Carolyn) Sutton, Thomas Sutton and Michael Sutton, of Pageland; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home served the Funderburk Family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 31, 2011.

A.J. Roberts

The Cheraw Chronicle CHERAW - A.J. Roberts, 78, died April 14, 2011.

Funeral services were held April 17 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw. Visitation was held prior to the service. Burial followed in Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Cheraw.

Mr. Roberts was a son of the late S. J. and Helen Neal Roberts. He was an avid fisherman and outdoors-man.

A.J. is survived by a brother, Jesse (Betty) Roberts of Cheraw; sisters, Christine Warren and Elaine Smith both of Monroe, N.C., Rebekah (Anson) Jacobs and Neatus (Lawson) Sellers of Cheraw, and Sybil (Johnny) Hill of Chesterfield; many nieces and nephews.

A.J. was preceded in death by his parents listed above and brothers Scott Neal Roberts and W. Frank Roberts.

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

The family is thankful for the concern and care given to A.J. by the staff of Pageland Care Center.

Kiser Funeral Home served the Roberts family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 21, 2011.

Matthew Wayne “Matt” Oxendine

The Cheraw Chronicle CHERAW - Matthew Wayne “Matt” Oxendine, 28, died April 15, 2011.

Funeral services were held April 18 at Westside Baptist Church. Visitation was held April 17 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder funeral home, Chesterfield.

Mr. Oxendine was born March 14, 1983 in Cheraw, SC a son of N.L. and Sarah E. Hunt Oxendine. He attended Cheraw High School and was a 2001 graduate of Cornerstone Christian School. Matt was a former employee of Ox Bodies and was also employed with Bill’s BBQ. Mr. Oxendine was a member of Westside Baptist Church and attended Lighthouse Ministries. He was preceded in death by his Paternal Grandparents, Wilton and Mozola Hunt, and his Maternal Grandparents, James Luther and Letha Mae Hunt, and by his brother, Jimmy Ray Oxendine.

Matthew is survived by wife, Karrie McElveen Oxendine of Patrick; son, Tyler McElveen of Patrick; daughters, Harley Sierra Oxendine and Jayda Shyanne Oxendine of the home, Kylie Shae Oxendine of Cheraw, and Avryl Rayne Oxendine of Hartsville; parents, N.L. and Sarah E. Hunt Oxendine of Cheraw; also numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of friends

Miller-Rivers-Caulder funeral home served the Oxendine family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 21, 2011.

Linda Sue Whitaker

The Cheraw Chronicle CHESTERFIELD - Linda Sue Whitaker, 69, died April 16, 2011.

A graveside service was held April 19 at Chesterfield Cemetery.

Mrs. Whitaker was born August 8, 1941 in Monroe, N.C., a daughter of the late Lee Carter and Mamie Carter Threadgill. She was a retired employee of Grits and Groceries. In addition to her parents, Linda was preceded in death by her husband, James Olin Whitaker; and by her brother, William Carter.

Linda is survived by sons, David (Jean) Peninger of Cheraw, James Todd (Tonya C.) Whitaker of Fort Mill, and Michael (Marie) Whitaker of Chesterfield; six grandchildren, Amber (Buddy) Steen of Cheraw, Dave Peninger of Myrtle Beach, Joey Peninger of Charleston, Andrew Whitaker of Fort Mill, James Michael Whitaker and Gilbert Olin Whitaker both of Chesterfield; three great grandchildren, Kaley Grace Peninger, Alexadra Marie Steen, and Brayden William Steen.

Memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice House, 1203 E. Cheves Street, Florence, S.C. 29506 or to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709

Miller-Rivers-Caulder funeral home served the Whitaker family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 21, 2011.

Dr. Jerome Melton

 Dr. Jerome Melton died on April 7, 2011. Born and raised on a farm in Chesterfield County, he was the first child of Kirby C. and Addie Rhyne Melton. A graduate of Appalachian State and the University of NC at Chapel Hill; he served in the public schools of NC for 43 years. He was a teacher in Forsyth County, a principal in Caldwell County and Raleigh City, and a superintendent in Haywood County and Guilford County. He served for 15 years as Deputy State Superintendent of NC Public Schools. He worked with Governor Jim Hunt on several educational initiatives. Since retiring in 1991, he has been in private business and enjoyed various hobbies and volunteer work.

Known throughout NC for his dedication to children and the public schools, Dr. Melton leaves many students, educators, and citizens whose lives he touched. “A teacher, he touched the future”

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Melton, two step-children, Beth Goodson, of Raleigh, NC and Scott Goodson (Waynette) of Greensboro, NC; three brothers, Baxter “Bo” Melton (Frances) of Ruby, Troy Melton (Doris) of Mt. Croghan, and Maurice Melton of W. Columbia; two sisters, Estelle Sullivan of Jefferson, and Betty Sue Short of Ruby.

Visitation was held in Raleigh at Mitchell Funeral Home April 10. A visitation at Cross Roads Baptist Church in Ruby was held April 11, followed by a graveside service in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, friends may contribute to Duke Hospice – 4321 Medical Park Drive Suite 101Durham, N.C. 27704 or their favorite charity.

Mitchell Funeral Home in Raleigh, NC and Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home in Chesterfield served the Mitchell family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 21, 2011

Donald Wilkes

The Cheraw Chronicle PATRICK – Donald Wilkes, 69, died April 12, 2011.

A memorial service will be held April 23 at 2:00 p.m. at Children’s Baptist Church, Patrick.

Mr. Wilkes was born May 12, 1941 in Chesterfield County, son of the late Daniel Buff Wilkes and Eva May Brown Wilkes. He worked in textiles throughout his life. He was preceded in death by his parents listed above.

Donald is survived by daughter, Barbara Turnage (Roy Funderburk) of Darlington; sons, Donnie and Steve of Patrick; ex-wife Margaret W. Perdue; grandchildren, Kristine Turnage Abernathy, John Paul Turnage Abernathy and Donnie Chad Wilks; great grandson, Lucas Graham Abernathy.

Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to Children’s Baptist Church, c/o Ann Campbell, 4890 Ousleydale Hwy. Hartsville, S.C. 29550.

Mary Chapman Brazell

CHERAW - Mary Chapman Brazell, 78, died April 13, 2011.

Funeral services were held April 15 at Welsh Neck Baptist Church, Society Hill. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Visitation was held April 14 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw

Born in Cheraw, Mary was the daughter of the late Willie Russell and Elsie Thomas Chapman. She was a faithful lifetime member of Welsh Neck Baptist Church and Nursery School Director.

Mrs. Chapman is survived by her husband (50+ years) Tony W. Brazell of Cheraw; sons, Henry B. Griggs, III of Cheraw, Robert R. Griggs of Chesterfield, daughter, Mary Jane Duffy of Spring Lake, NC, brother, Bobby Chapman of Society Hill, grandchildren; Lisa Griggs Linton, Christina J. Williams, Jewel E. Gulledge, Kennan R. Griggs, Kristen Sellers; great grandchildren, Carol Shea Linton and Brielle Jewel Williams.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents listed above and a sister, Emmie C. Griggs.

Memorials may be made to Welsh Neck Baptist Church, PO Box 28, Society Hill, S.C. 29593.

Kiser Funeral Home served the Brazell family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 21, 2011

Annie Louise Eason

The Cheraw Chronicle JEFFERSON - Annie Louise Eason, 75, died April 20, 2011.

Funeral services were held April 23 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield. Burial followed in the Twin Pines Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation was held prior to the service at the funeral home.

Ms. Eason was born January 2, 1936 in Jefferson, a daughter of the late Bogue Eason, Jr. and Corrinne Johnson Eason. She was a former employee of Springs Industries and retired from Pilgrim’s Pride Poultry Company.

In addition to her parents, Louise was preceded in death by 6 brothers, Olin, Frank, Roachel, Jessie, and Bogue Eason, Jr. and Edward Johnson; and by 1 sister, Rosielee Eason Mobley.

Annie is survived by sons, Johnny Lee Gulledge of Jefferson, Billy Ray (Shannon) Knight of Pageland, Robert Lee Knight of Jefferson, and Ronnie Eugene (Robin) Eason of Pageland; daughters, Shirley Mills of Pageland and Barbara Gulledge of Lancaster; brother, Joe Thomas Eason of Lexington, KY; sister, Rhoda Vincent of Pageland; also 15 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, and 5 great great grandchildren.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Eason family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 21, 2011

Herman Earl Cain

The Cheraw Chronicle MT. CROGHAN - Herman Earl Cain, Jr, 87, died April 19, 2011.

Funeral services were held April 22 at McBee United Methodist Church. Burial followed with Military Honors in McBee Cemetery. Visitation was held April 21 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield.

Mr. Cain was born in McBee on June 30, 1923. He was the son of the late Dr. Herman Earl Cain and the late Corine Segars Cain Rowland.

As school superintendent he served in Horry, Georgetown, Edgefield, and Orangeburg Counties. He retired from Holly Hill School District Three on June 30, 1988 after serving the school district as superintendent for 13 years, and 36 total years of outstanding service in education.

Before Mr. Cain volunteered for service in World War II, he was a student at the Citadel in Charleston, SC. He served in the 80th Division 318th Infantry, in a machine gun company while in the Army. He was wounded twice in action and was awarded the Purple Heart with Cluster. In addition to the Purple Heart he received the Bronze Star, Combat Infantry Badge, the Presidential Unit Citation, American Campaign Medal, European Campaign Medal with Battle Stars, World War II Victory Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. At the time of his discharge, Herman had attained the rank of Sergeant. He was a life member of Disabled American Veterans and a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars.

After serving his country in the army, he graduated from Presbyterian College and later earned a Masters Degree from Western Carolina University. Herman was a member of the South Carolina Education Association, American Association of School Superintendents and Phi Delta Kappa.

Herman was a fancier of game fowl, which he owned for over 70 years. He served several years as President of the South Carolina Game Fowl Association and served on the Board of the National Game Fowl Association.

Herman was a Methodist and served his church in the past as a member on the Board of Stewards, Sunday School Superintendent, Adult Sunday School Teacher, Church Lay Leader and Associate District Lay Leader.

Herman is survived by a daughter, Jodi Cain Smith Hancock (Donnie) Hancock of Augusta, GA.; a son of the home, Herman Earl Cain, III, a son Myron Cain of Augusta, GA.; 2 grandchildren Jeffrey Smith and Joseph Smith of Augusta, GA.; a sister Dottie Grant (Richard) of Newland, NC.

Herman was predeceased in death by a son Bart Cain of Georgetown; and a son-in-law Jeff Smith of Augusta, GA.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to McBee United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 207, McBee, S.C. 29101 or to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Cain family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 21, 2011.

John McLeod                                                                                                                                                                                                                                MCBEE - Funeral services for John Spaugh McLeod, 86, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at McBee Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Mike Allen will officiate with burial in McBee Cemetery. Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home is serving the family. The family will receive friends Monday, April 25, 2011 from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Annie S. McLeod Scholarship fund at McBee Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 570, McBee, SC 29101, or the Town of McBee Recreational Department for the Ball Field Construction Fund or to the Town of McBee Depot Library and Museum at 38 West Juniper Avenue, McBee, SC 29101.

Mr. McLeod died Saturday, April 23, 2011. Born in Chesterfield Co., SC, he was a son of the late Cary Stamey and Annie Spaugh McLeod.

He was a graduate of McBee High School and North Carolina State University in Raleigh. He served in the United States Air Force during World War II. After serving, he moved back to his hometown of McBee, co-founding MarMac Manufacturing Company with his brother-in-law, the late John W. "Dub" Martin, Jr. in 1953. John McLeod was very dedicated to his community, serving as mayor of McBee and on the Chesterfield County Economic Development Board, recruiting several manufacturing business to the area. He also worked with the Medical University of South Carolina to establish Sandhills Medical Foundation and served on the board of Sandhills Telephone Cooperative for numerous years. He helped to restore the train depot into McBee Library and Museum and was a charter member of the McBee Lions Club.

John was a lifelong member of McBee Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder and clerk of the session. He served on committees within New Harmony Presbytery. John's love of Christ was a testimony to his friends and family.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth Smith McLeod of McBee, SC; son and daughter-in-law, John Spaugh (Micki) McLeod, Jr. of Liberty Hill, SC; daughter and son-in-law, Anna (Robert) Weir of McBee, SC; sisters, Sarah McLeod Goforth of Rock Hill, SC, Mary McLeod Martin of Camden, SC; brothers and sister-in-law, H. R. (Ann) McLeod, Sr. of McBee, SC, Walker McLeod of Cassett, SC; grandchildren, Joanna Ruth Weir, Evan Adelle McLeod, Robert Lee Weir, Jr., and a step-granddaughter, Melissa Davis. He was preceded in death by his brothers A. C. McLeod and C. S. McLeod, Jr. Published in The State (Columbia, SC) from April 24 to April 25, 2011.

Annie Louise Eason

The Cheraw Chronicle JEFFERSON - Annie Louise Eason, 75, died April 20, 2011.

Funeral services were held April 23 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield. Burial followed in the Twin Pines Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation was held prior to the service at the funeral home.

Ms. Eason was born January 2, 1936 in Jefferson, a daughter of the late Bogue Eason, Jr. and Corrinne Johnson Eason. She was a former employee of Springs Industries and retired from Pilgrim’s Pride Poultry Company.

In addition to her parents, Louise was preceded in death by 6 brothers, Olin, Frank, Roachel, Jessie, and Bogue Eason, Jr. and Edward Johnson; and by 1 sister, Rosielee Eason Mobley.

Annie is survived by sons, Johnny Lee Gulledge of Jefferson, Billy Ray (Shannon) Knight of Pageland, Robert Lee Knight of Jefferson, and Ronnie Eugene (Robin) Eason of Pageland; daughters, Shirley Mills of Pageland and Barbara Gulledge of Lancaster; brother, Joe Thomas Eason of Lexington, KY; sister, Rhoda Vincent of Pageland; also 15 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, and 5 great great grandchildren.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Eason family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 28, 2011.

Mary Chapman Brazell

The Cheraw Chronicle CHERAW - Mary Chapman Brazell, 78, died April 13, 2011.

Funeral services were held April 15 at Welsh Neck Baptist Church, Society Hill. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Visitation was held April 14 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw

Born in Cheraw, Mary was the daughter of the late Willie Russell and Elsie Thomas Chapman. She was a faithful lifetime member of Welsh Neck Baptist Church and Nursery School Director.

Mrs. Chapman is survived by her husband (50+ years) Tony W. Brazell of Cheraw; sons, Henry B. Griggs, III of Cheraw, Robert R. Griggs of Chesterfield, daughter, Mary Jane Duffy of Spring Lake, NC, brother, Bobby Chapman of Society Hill, grandchildren; Lisa Griggs Linton, Christina J. Williams, Jewel E. Gulledge, Kennan R. Griggs, Kristen Sellers; great grandchildren, Carol Shea Linton and Brielle Jewel Williams.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents listed above and a sister, Emmie C. Griggs.

Memorials may be made to Welsh Neck Baptist Church, PO Box 28, Society Hill, S.C. 29593.

Kiser Funeral Home served the Brazell family.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 28, 2011.   

Herman Earl Cain

The Cheraw Chronicle MT. CROGHAN - Herman Earl Cain, Jr, 87, died April 19, 2011.

Funeral services were held April 22 at McBee United Methodist Church. Burial followed with Military Honors in McBee Cemetery. Visitation was held April 21 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield.

Mr. Cain was born in McBee on June 30, 1923. He was the son of the late Dr. Herman Earl Cain and the late Corine Segars Cain Rowland.

As school superintendent he served in Horry, Georgetown, Edgefield, and Orangeburg Counties. He retired from Holly Hill School District Three on June 30, 1988 after serving the school district as superintendent for 13 years, and 36 total years of outstanding service in education.

Before Mr. Cain volunteered for service in World War II, he was a student at the Citadel in Charleston, SC. He served in the 80th Division 318th Infantry, in a machine gun company while in the Army. He was wounded twice in action and was awarded the Purple Heart with Cluster. In addition to the Purple Heart he received the Bronze Star, Combat Infantry Badge, the Presidential Unit Citation, American Campaign Medal, European Campaign Medal with Battle Stars, World War II Victory Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. At the time of his discharge, Herman had attained the rank of Sergeant. He was a life member of Disabled American Veterans and a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars.

After serving his country in the army, he graduated from Presbyterian College and later earned a Masters Degree from Western Carolina University. Herman was a member of the South Carolina Education Association, American Association of School Superintendents and Phi Delta Kappa.

Herman was a fancier of game fowl, which he owned for over 70 years. He served several years as President of the South Carolina Game Fowl Association and served on the Board of the National Game Fowl Association.

Herman was a Methodist and served his church in the past as a member on the Board of Stewards, Sunday School Superintendent, Adult Sunday School Teacher, Church Lay Leader and Associate District Lay Leader.

Herman is survived by a daughter, Jodi Cain Smith Hancock (Donnie) Hancock of Augusta, GA.; a son of the home, Herman Earl Cain, III, a son Myron Cain of Augusta, GA.; 2 grandchildren Jeffrey Smith and Joseph Smith of Augusta, GA.; a sister Dottie Grant (Richard) of Newland, NC.

Herman was predeceased in death by a son Bart Cain of Georgetown; and a son-in-law Jeff Smith of Augusta, GA.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to McBee United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 207, McBee, S.C. 29101 or to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Cain family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 28, 2011.

Harry Mittchell Donahue

The Cheraw Chronicle MT. CROGHAN - Harry Mittchell Donahue, 68, died April 22, 2011.

Funeral services were held April 25 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield. A graveside service was held April 25 at Rock Hill Memorial Gardens, Rock Hill. Visitation was held prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Donahue was born April 12, 1943 in Rockingham, NC, a son of the late Harry Arlington and Ruby Stewart Donahue. He was a self employed dry wall contractor, and a U.S. Army Veteran. Mr. Donahue was an avid fisherman.

Harry is survived by wife, Shirley J. Donahue of the home; sons, Phillip Scott (Melanie) Taylor of Ruby and Harry Mittchell Donahue, II of Fort Mill; daughter, Cassandra (Jessie Long) Donahue of Mt. Croghan; brother, Billy (Gayle) Donahue of York; sisters, Evonne (Joe) West of Rock Hill, and Joanne (Johnny) Lynch of Lyman; also 6 grandchildren.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Donahue family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 28, 2011.

Emma Sue Miller

The Cheraw Chronicle PAGELAND – Emma Sue Miller, 61, died April 17, 2011.

Funeral services were held April 24 at Rock Hill A.M.E. Zion Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Ms. Emma Sue Miller, daughter of the late Ural and Hattie Miller was born on January 4, 1950 in Jefferson

Emma is survived by sisters, Delois Miller of Pageland and Rita Nicholson of the home; brothers, Gradlon H. Miller of Marshville, NC, Jesse U. Miller, Freddie M. Miller, and Christopher L. Miller all of Pageland; a special niece, Latoya Nicholson and a grand nephew, Jamal Barrett of the home; ten nieces, eight nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home served the Miller family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 28, 2011.

Dolly May WebsterThe Cheraw Chronicle                                                                                                                                                            CHESTERFIELD – Dolly May Webster, age 82, April 24, 2011.

A memorial service was held April 27 at Hopewell Baptist Church, Chesterfield. Burial followed in the Forest Lawn Cemetery, Charlotte, NC

Mrs. Webster was born December 12, 1928 in Mecklenburg, VA, a daughter of the late Henry Carl and Lillian Lucille Layton Morgan. She was a homemaker and a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. Dolly was married to the love of her life for over 60 years, Mr. Walter Pierce Webster who preceded her in death in 2004. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Mildred M. Bailey.

Dolly is survived by son, Walter Ray (Deborah) Webster of Roswell, GA; 3 grandchildren, Michael Ray (Tonya) Webster of Alamogordo, NM, Brooke Ashley (Chris) Burton of Mt. Sterling, KY, and Christopher Brandon Webster of Roswell, GA; 3 great grandchildren, Michael Avery Webster of Alamogordo, NM, Olivia Grace Burton, and Owen Christopher Burton of Mt. Sterling, KY; brothers, Garland C. Morgan of Southport, NC and Henry C. Morgan of Sanford, NC.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Webster family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 28, 2011.

Bobbie Jean Mumford Hough

The Cheraw Chronicle JEFFERSON – Bobbie Jean Mumford Hough, 65, died April 22, 2011.

Funeral services were held April 24 at Mount Canaan Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Hough Family Cemetery, Jefferson.

Bobbie Jean Mumford Hough was born in Chesterfield on March 26, 1946 to the late Conwell and Maria Chapman Mumford.

Bobbie Jean is survived by her husband, James E. Hough of the home; sons, Everett N. Hough, Sr. (Oralia), Robert D. Hough, Sr. (Tanya), both of Pageland and James E. Hough, Jr. (Jacqueline), Monroe, NC; daughters, Adrena L. Dundy (Paul) and Nora J. Richardson both of Pageland; sixteen grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren; a brother, Eddie Mumford (Louberta) of Bethune; sisters, Lera Mumford, Linda Harrington (Leroy) both of Chesterfield, and Gwendolyn M. Morris, Charlotte, N.C.; a mother-in-law, Mae Nora Hough, Jefferson; brothers-in-law, Russell Hough (Debbie) and Brent Hough both of Jefferson, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home served the Hough family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 28, 2011.

Sarah Jean Bittle

The Cheraw Chronicle RUBY – Sarah Jean Bittle, 72, died April 15, 2011.

Funeral services were held April 20 at Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church, Chesterfield with burial following in Chesterfield Community Cemetery.

Mrs. Sarah Jean Bittle daughter of the late William Bert and Georgiana Little Bittle was born on June 20, 1938 in Chesterfield.

Sarah is survived by a son, Randy Bittle, Ruby; daughters, Nona B. Hubbard (Wannamaker Jr.), Ruby, Jacqueline B. Mungo (Jimmy Jr.), Mt. Croghan, and Lexie M. Riley, Washington, DC; a brother, Willie Bittle, Philadelphia, PA; sisters, Lois B. Rivers (C.H.) and Shirley B. Chapman (Bobby Sr.) both of Chesterfield; nine grandchildren, two great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home served the Bittle family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 28, 2011.

Patillo Ainsworth Finlayson

The Cheraw Chronicle WEST COLUMBIA - Patillo Ainsworth Finlayson, 90, died April 28, 2011.

A graveside service was held April 30 in Old St. David’s Cemetery in Cheraw.

Mr. Finlayson was born December 28, 1920, in Cheraw. He was a son of the late Burruss and Jennie Wait Foster Finlayson. After graduating from Cheraw High School, he entered the University of South Carolina, graduating from the School of Journalism. While at U.S.C. he was a member of the quartet and the chorus. Immediately upon graduation he joined the U.S Navy as an ensign and was sent to Princeton University for his first training. While there, LST ships were being built and when they were finished he was assigned LST 312, which was his ship all during the war.

During WWII he served in the European Operations aboard the USS LST 312 as the Communications Officer. While serving on 312 he took part in the Sicily, Salerno and Normandy campaigns. His convoy sailed through rough seas to Normandy, France, where the LST 312 delivered British troops onto Gold Beach, June 6.

Ainsworth was released with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He spent the rest of his career in the military as the Base Historian and Information Services Officer for Warner Robins Air Force Base in Macon, Ga.

Mr. Finlayson is survived by a sister, Jennie Llew (Mrs. Clarence Lee Guyton) of Still Hopes; a niece, Beverly Finlayson Triber of Columbia, Dr. Jennie Finlayson Rakestraw of Rock Hill; great-nephews, Philip Triber of Columbia and Charles Wofford Triber of Asheville, N.C.; sister-in-law, Mrs. H. Westbrook Finlayson Sr.; many nieces and nephews of Gadsden, Ala. He was predeceased by two sisters, Rutha Wait (Mrs. Ernest Dyal) and Florence Foster Finlayson; three brothers, B. Wofford Finlayson, James Murdoch Finlayson and Henry Westbrook Finlayson

Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, served the Finlayson family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 5, 2011.

James Lavin Gainey

The Cheraw Chronicle CHESTERFIELD – James Lavin Gainey, 79, died April 28, 2011.

Funeral services were held April 30 at Miller Rivers Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield. Burial with full military honors in the David’s Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation was held April 30 prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Gainey was born December 4, 1931 in Ruby, a son of the late John Wesley and Hattie Atkinson Gainey. He was a former employee of Hornwood, Inc. in Lilesville, NC and retired from Cheraw Dyeing and Finishing. Following his retirement, James was associated with Ted Vick Motor Company for 10 years. Mr. Gainey was a U.S. Army Veteran with 26 years of service, having served two tours overseas and also in the Korean War. At the time of his discharge, Mr. Gainey had attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. James was a faithful member of David’s Grove Baptist Church where he served as an Usher. He was a man who never met a stranger, and always enjoyed visiting with his friends and neighbors, and sharing his fruits and vegetables with them. James loved his family very much and his grandchildren were his heart. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, J.C. Gainey and Willie Gainey; and by 2 sisters, Helen Boan and Dorothy Curtis.

James is survived by wife of 41 years, Willie Vaughn Gaine, of the home; daughters,

Sharon (Vaden) Freeman of Chesterfield, Debra Freeman of Florence, and Melissa (Ted) Vick of Chesterfield; step sons: Virgil (Rebekah) Adams of Wilkesboro, NC, and Wayne (Pam) Adams of Chesterfield; brother, Heyward Gainey of Shallotte, NC; sister, Mary Gulledge of Ruby;

9 Grandchildren: Willow Grace Vick, Laurel Faith Vick, Carli Bryce Adams, Daniel Belk Adams, Crista Adams (Jackson) King, Evan Vaughn Adams, Brandon Michael Freeman, Hannah Carey Freeman, Logan Wilkes Freeman; 1great grandchild: Eleanor Gloria King.

Memorials may be made to David’s Grove Baptist Church, “Building Fund” c/o Diane Rayfield, 2256 Jackson Rd. West, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709 or to Hospice of Chesterfield County; P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Gainey family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 5, 2011.

James Grady Sellers

The Cheraw Chronicle PAGELAND - James Grady Sellers, 75, died April 30, 2011.

Graveside services were held May 3, at Liberty Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation immediately followed the service at the church.

Mr. Sellers was born April 14, 1936 in Chesterfield County, a son of the late William Clyde Sellers, Sr. and Nora Jane Hancock Sellers. He was a retired employee of Springs Industries with over 20 years of service. Following his retirement, Mr. Sellers owned and operated The Sportsman Center for nearly 20 years. Grady was married to the late Judy Courtney Sellers and was also preceded in death by 2 sisters, Eloise S. Jenkins and Mary Lee Parker, and by 1 brother, Clyde Sellers, Jr.

James is survived by sons James Mitch (Michelle) Sellers, and Chad C. Sellers both of Chatsworth, GA; daughter, Sheri (Bill) Laney of Pageland; 5 grandchildren, Little Bill Laney, Alex Sellers, Jackson Sellers, Jameson Sellers, and Julia Sellers; brother, Charles Sellers of Ruby; special friend, Joyce Payne of Lancaster; also his beloved canine companion, Lucy.

Memorials can be may be made to Agape Hospice, 309 E. Main Street, Bennettsville, SC 29512.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Sellers family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 5, 2011.

Doris Stroupe Clanton
Mrs. Clanton, age 88, of Charlotte, passed away Friday, April 29, 2011 at home surrounded by her family. Born October 8, 1922 in Charlotte, she was a daughter of the late Hazeline Stephens Sayer and William Bennett Sayer. Mrs. Clanton was a loving mother and grandmother. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church and its Adult Sunday School Class. Mrs. Clanton will be remembered as a good Christian woman that lived by example. She was known as 'a great listener, not a teller' and had many friends throughout her life. At age 32, after losing her sight, she took care of her three small children, husband and mother. Mrs. Clanton never complained about her handicap, but instead had a positive attitude and always saw the good in everyone.

The service to celebrate the life of Doris Stroupe Clanton will be held 3:00 PM Sunday, May 1, 2011 at Faith Baptist Church, 6840 Wilson Grove Road, Mint Hill, with Pastor Rick Baker officiating. Interment will be in Sharon Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.

Survivors include three children, John Clanton and his wife, Erlene, of Mint Hill, Susie Clanton Stephens and her husband, Brad, of Huntersville and Bill Clanton and his wife, Tena, of Charlotte; a sister, Betty Stroupe Fetner of Charlotte; four grandchildren, Marty Clanton, Kevin Clanton, Candie Goodwin and Julian Clanton; and five great grandchildren, Amaya Clanton, Bobby Goodwin, Sarah Goodwin, Gavin Pardue and Brantley Pardue. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Clanton was preceded in death by her husband, John Calvin Clanton and her granddaughter, Amy Stephens Pardue.
The family wishes to thank Mrs. Clanton's special caregivers, Deborah Crawford and Pierett Hayes, for their compassionate care.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Lake Norman, 1420 East 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28204.

 
Arrangements by Wilson Funeral & Cremation Service, 5301 Albemarle Road, Charlotte, NC 28212   Published in the Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, NC), Saturday, April 30, 2011

 

John Price

The Cheraw Chronicle CHESTERFIELD – John Price 59, died May 5, 2011.

Funeral services were held May 9, 2011 at Douglas Mill Baptist Church with burial following in the Douglas Mill Cemetery.

Visitation was held May 8, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mr. Price was born September 4, 1951 in Chesterfield County, a son of the late Robert Major and Eula Sikes Price. He was a retired employee of Stanton Quilting. Mr. Price was a former member of Douglas Mill Baptist Church and attended Lighthouse Ministries. In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by 4 sisters; Berthie Price, Annie Mae Myers, Elizabeth Dunn, and Georgia Sikes; 2 brothers, Perry and Robert Price; and by 1 great granddaughter, ZyArial McQueen.

John is survived by his wife, Sara Bell Price; stepdaughter, Robin Lisa Barrios of Cheraw; grandchildren, Kimberly Pacheco and Angela Melton both of Cheraw; great grandchildren; Alana Pacheco and Trayvon McQueen; sister, Dorothy Burgess of Pageland; mother-in-law, Allie Mae Lewis Stafford of Chesterfield; also numerous nieces and nephews.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral home served the Price family.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 12, 2011.

Charles P. “Chuck” Gulledge

The Cheraw Chronicle CHERAW - Charles P. “Chuck” Gulledge, 65, died May 4, 2011.

Funeral serves were held May 7, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield. Burial followed with Military Honors in the Bethesda United Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation was held May 6, at the funeral home and following the service at the Gulledge home in the Cash Community of Cheraw.

Mr. Gulledge was born March 27, 1946 in Cheraw, a son of the late John W. and Elsie Crowley Gulledge. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran, having served in the Vietnam War. An electrical contractor by trade, Mr. Gulledge was the owner and operator of Multi – Systems Electrical Contractors of Cheraw. He was a life-time member of the American Legion, charter member of the Moose Lodge of Cheraw, member of Ducks Unlimited, Quail Unlimited, and the Wild Turkey Federation. In addition to his parents, Chuck was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Legrand, Johnny, and Weldon Gulledge; 4 sisters, Ann Crowley Gainey, Pauline Lewis, Naomi Crowley, and Virginia Smith; and by 1 grandson, Wade Ethan Gulledge.

Chuck is survived by sons, Randy Gulledge of Albemarle, NC and Eric (Angela) Gulledge of Charleston; their mother, Judy Gulledge of Cheraw; granddaughter, Julia Elizabeth Gulledge of Charleston; sisters, Josephine Board of Cheraw, Marie Ballard of Mooresville, NC, and Marilyn Brown of Statesville, NC; also numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Gulledge to MUSC Children’s Hospital Fund, Neonatal ICU, 59 Bee Street, P.O. Box 250201, Charleston, S.C. 29425

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Gulledge family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 12, 2011.

Johnny Reece Melton

The Cheraw Chronicle JEFFERSON - Johnny Reece Melton

Johnny Reece Melton, age 76, died Wednesday, May 4, 2011.

A graveside service was held May 5, at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation was held prior to the service at Bethel Baptist Church, Jefferson.

Mr. Melton was born April 11, 1935 in Chesterfield County, a son of the late Richard and Pinky Robertson Melton. He was a retired employee of Springs Industries with 35 years of service. Mr. Melton was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, where he served as a former deacon. Johnny enjoyed boating and was an avid fisherman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Floyd, Bobby Carol, and Maxie Melton, and by 2 sisters, Azilee Taylor and Rosa Eubanks.

Johnny is survived by wife of 53 years, Peggy Thompson Melton of the home; son, Johnny Reece (Lori) Melton, Jr. of Jefferson; daughter, Diane Melton (Ralph) Price of Jefferson; 5 grandchildren, Joshua (Rebekah) Price, Carmin (Andrew) Currie, Hannah Price, Justin Melton, and Brittany Melton all of Jefferson; 5 great grandchildren, Tyler, Logan, Baylor, Caden, and Bella; sisters, Gertrude Belk of Kannapolis, NC, Ruth Boone of Lancaster, and Lucille Rollins of Jefferson.

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Melton family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 12, 2011.

William Carson Courtney

PAGELAND - William Carson Courtney, 64, died May 11, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held May 13 at Sutton-Baumgartner Funeral Home Chapel.

Visitation was held prior to the services at the funeral home.

 

Mr. Courtney is the son of the late Edward and Emma Burgess Courtney. He is preceded in death by his son, William Scott Courtney and daughter, Patty Michelle Courtney.

 

Mr. Courtney is survived by his wife, Catherine Courtney of the home; sons, Ricky Courtney of Pageland, Jeff Oxford of Monroe, NC, Jeremy Oxford of Arkansas; brother, Joe Courtney of Pageland; sisters, Mary Francis Myers of Pageland, Linda Robinson of Lancaster; and five grandchildren.

 

Memorials may be made to, South Carolina Wildlife Federation, 215 Pickens St., Columbia, SC 29205.

Sutton-Baumgartner Funeral Home served the Courtney family.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 19, 2011.

Joshua Travis Raley

JEFFERSON - Joshua Travis Raley, 23, died May 9, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held May 12 at Macedonia Baptist Church, Jefferson.

Services were conducted at the church cemetery by the Sandhill Volunteer Fire Dept.

 

Josh was born Feb. 25, 1988, the son of Dennis and Beverly Raley. Josh loved farming and worked at McLeod Farms since high school.

 

Josh was a member of the Sandhill Volunteer Fire Dept. He attended Macedonia Baptist Church.

 

Josh is survived by his parents and brother of the home; Leslie Rebar and her children, Ace and Kyleigh; grandmother, Willie Faye Middleton; many aunts, uncles, cousins, co-workers and friends.

 

He was preceded in death by an infant brother, Travis William Raley and grandparents Donald S. Middleton and Johnnie and Isabel Raley.

 

Memorials may be made to the Macedonia Baptist Church Building Fund c/o Beverly Raley 15680 Hwy. 151 Jefferson, S.C. 29718 or to the Sandhill Volunteer Fire Dept. c/o Tommy Catoe 1655 Johnson Rd, Jefferson, S.C. 29718.

Sutton-Baumgartner Funeral Home served the Raley family.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 19, 2011.

Russell Tatum

BENNETTSVILLE - Russell James ‘Rusty’ Tatum Jr., 64, died May 13, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held May 15, at First Presbyterian Church, Bennettsville, burial followed with military honors in Tatum Cemetery, Tatum. Visitation was held May 14 at Burroughs-Cooper-Kiser Funeral Home.

 

Rusty was born in Charlotte, NC on Oct. 24, 1946, to the late Russell James (Rut) Tatum and Mary Hay Tatum. He grew up in Tatum and attended school in McColl. Graduating from McColl High School in 1964, he worked at Whitner-Evans Funeral Home part-time while in high school. He graduated from Presbyterian College in Clinton with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1968. While at PC, he was also a Brother of the Beta Psi Chapter of the Theta Chi Fraternity.

Upon completing college, Rusty enlisted in the United States Air Force in October of 1968 where he was stationed at Langley, AFB in Hampton, Va. During his service, he worked as a Psychiatric Clinic Case Aide. He left the Air Force in October of 1972, after serving his duty with an Honorable Discharge and the rank of Sergeant. On June 23rd, 1973, he married Sarah Elizabeth Bates in Hampton, Va., his wife of 37 years. Rusty began a career in the mental health field, working at Bayberry Psychiatric Hospital in

Newport News, Va., and then going on to work as a counselor for the Virginia Department of Vocational Rehabilitation in Hampton, Va. While working, he attended graduate school, earning a Master of Science degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va., in May of 1979. He was a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society during his time at VCU.

 

In January of 1980, the family moved to Bennettsville, S.C., where Rusty began working for the South Carolina Department of Mental Health in the Bennettsville office, as the Emergency Crisis Coordinator and Clinic Director for Marlboro County. He remained with the agency until his retirement in June of 2006. He was an active member in the First Presbyterian Church in Bennettsville where he served as both a deacon and elder in the church.

 

Rusty is survived by his wife, Sarah Tatum; sons, Jim and Mike Tatum of Bennettsville; sister, Mary Russell Burtnette of Yorktown, Va.

 

Burial Memorials may be made to: First Presbyterian Church, PO Box 627 Bennettsville, S.C. 29512 or Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C.29709.

Burroughs-Cooper-Kiser Funeral Home served the Tatum family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 19, 2011.

Margaret Elizabeth Neal

NEW YORK – Margaret Elizabeth Neal, 82 died April 12, 2011.

Deaconess Margaret Elizabeth Neal was born on Nov. 23, 1928 in Cheraw, to the late Walter and Louise Godfrey.

Margaret began her church life in Cheraw at Pee Dee Union Baptist Church. After moving to New York, she joined Mt. Sinai Baptist Church. She continued her Christian journey at Christ Fellowship Baptist Church and wad ordained as Deaconess in 1991. She also served faithfully as a member of the Pastor’s Aide Ministry for many years. Margaret retired from the Bank of New York in 1989 punctuating thirty years of service, marked by longevity and dedication.

On Feb. 24, 1960 she married the love of her life, Willie C. Neal, Sr. and together they raised and nurtured six children.

Margaret was preceded in death by sisters, Susie R. Short and Johnsie L. Wright; brother, Billy McCormick; and daughter-in-law, Loreene E. Neal.

Margaret is survived by her husband, Willie C. Neal, Sr,; children, Debra Small-Piner (Maurice), Jackie Small, Willie Neal Jr, Rev. Kim Y. Neal, Joycelyn Howard (Stanley), Donna Johnson (Min. Sebrone); special son Ilan Norville (Tameeka); 11 grandchildren, Todd, Mandee, Stanley Jr., Bryan, Christen, Alexis, Prentice, Tyler, Stephanie, Darius and Madison; 3 great grandchildren, Stefan, Lacey, Javian; brother, Walter F. Godrey, Jr.; step-mother, Elizabeth Godrey; adoptive brothers, Dr. Alfred Miller and Hervone Core; many nieces, nephews, in-laws, other relatives and close friends.

Woodward Funeral Home of New York served the Neal family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 26, 2011.

 John L. Motley

NEW YORK – John L. Motley

Graveside services will be held May 30 at 11 a.m. At Foundry Hill Cemetery, Cheraw. A memorial service will be held at River Side Church in New York City on June 6 at 7 p.m.

The first son of Frank and Sarah Motley has been recognized in Cheraw with a Housing complex and a street bearing his name. He has highest acclaims both worldwide and nationally for cultural achievements in music. In New York, he was presented the Handel Medallion by Mayor John V. Linsay and was fifth recipient of the Daily News Front Page Music Award. He is perhaps best known as the former Director of Music of the New York Public Schools and conductor of the New York City High School Chorus which performs annually in concert with the New York Philharmonic at the Lincoln Center.

John Motley is a former Director of music and Conductor for the United Nations Singers. He has been guest conductor for the New York Choral Society and the All State Choruses of New York, the All City Concert Choir in New York, he conducted command performance honoring many dignitaries, such as; Golda Meir, Pope John Paul II, former President Carter, the Dalai Lama of Tibet and the Shah of Iran. He also accompanied Marian Anderson during concerts in France and at the United Nation, as well as with her recordings for RCA Victor.

A protege’ of the later Peter J. Wilhousky, John Motley is a graduate of South Carolina State College. He later studied at the Westminster Choir College at Princeton University and received a Bachelor and Master of Arts Degree from New York University. John L. Motley was considered the greatest living interpreter of Hall Johnson’s music with whom he studied music composition. He is no stranger to the Church community. He has been the Minister of Music at Grace Congregational Church, Harlem, for the past 32 years.

John was preceded in death by his parents listed above and his sister, Marilyn Motley Willis and brother, Frank Motley, Jr.

John is survived by his wife, Mrs. Corrine Wright Motley; sons, John Jr. and Michael Motley; brother, Wilbert Motley (Gloria), nieces and nephews, Frank Motley, Jr. (Valerie), Victoria Motley Washington, Francine Motley Clarke (Morris), Judge Thomas Motley, Leslie Motley Hall, Lisa Willis and a host of family and friends. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 26, 2011.

Belinda Ruth Terry Greene

Belinda Ruth Terry Greene, 65, died May 19, 2011.

Funeral services were held May 22 at Almetta Baptist Church, burial followed in the church cemetery. Visitation was held May 21 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield.

Mrs. Greene was born September 9, 1945 in York, a daughter of the late Thomas Spradley and Pauline Hopkins Eason. She was a retired employee of Lancaster Convalescent Center and a member of Almetta Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Belinda was also preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Greene; 2 great grandsons, Blaine Tarlton, and Dillon Donahue.

Belinda is survived by sons, Dennis (Lisa) Terry, and David (Angie) Terry both of Jefferson; daughters, Donna (David) Miller, Gloria (Danny) Joplin, and Debbie Oliver all of Jefferson, 11 grandchildren, Tonya (Cliff) Phillips of Kershaw, Lynn (Jim) Adams of Jefferson, Melissa Green of Charleston, Amanda Ricketts of Mt. Croghan, Jeremie (Emily) Tarlton, Corey (Ashley) Joplin, and Nikki (Kevin) Donahue, and Josh Cooper all of Jefferson, Maggie White of West Virginia, Amber Terry, and Courtney Terry both of Jefferson. 14 great grandchildren, Savannah, Connor, Kiptyn, Ryan, Alex, Bethany, Ethan, Michael, Jessica, Jayda, Kirsten, Aubrey, McKenzie, and Levi; 4 brothers and 3 sisters.

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Greene family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 26, 2011.

Hilda Brown Roscoe

PATRICK – Hilda Brown Roscoe, 76, died May 18, 2011.

Funeral services were held May 21 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield. Burial followed in the Roscoe Cemetery. Visitation was held May 20 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Roscoe was born October 4, 1934 in Anson County, NC a daughter of the late Thanuel Morgan and Helen Gardner Brown. She was a retired employee of ARA Food Service. Hilda was first married to the late Walter P. Knight, and secondly to the late Harry Roscoe, and was also preceded in death by 1 son, Wally Knight.

Hilda is survived by son, David (Bonnie) Knight of Cheraw; daughters, Marty (Ronald) Collier of Hampton and Bobbie Gail (Aaron) Crowley of Patrick; grandchildren; Matthew Knight, Rebecca Quick, April (Jamie) Adams, Levi Knight, Gail Collier, and Michael Collier; great grandchildren, Brent Jenkins, Christopher King, Reagan Adams, Emily Knight, Carson Knight, Bella Knight, Chris “C.J.” McCall, and Macey Collier; daughter-in-law, Daphny Knight of Cheraw; brother, Bill Brown of Greer; sister, Pattie Cassidy of Cheraw.

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Roscoe family.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 26, 2011.

 

John ‘J.D’ Pegues

John ‘J.D’ Pegues, 73, died April 1, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held April 8 at Robinson A.M.E. Zion Church, Cheraw. Burial followed at Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Funeral services were held April 8 at Robinson A.M.E. Zion Church, Cheraw. Burial followed at Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Mr. John “J.D.” Pegues was born in Cheraw on Feb. 12, 1938. He was the son of the late Mr. Luther and Mary Frances Tillman Pegues. J.D. Was converted at an early age and became a member of the Robinson A.M.E. Zion Church. He served as a Trustee, Usher and a member of the Junior and Senior Choirs and also a parking attendant.

J.D. Was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He worked for many years at Burlington Industries and J.P. Stevens, transporting people to doctor’s appointments and loved doing yard work.

J.D. Was preceded in death by brothers, Willie and Bobby Pegues; sisters, Madgeline, Leola and Etherine Pegues; brothers-in-laws, Moses and Jerome Peterson.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Mary Elizabeth Peterson; son, John Pegues, Jr.; daughters, Patricia Pegues Short, Mona Lisa Pegues Parker and Rose Mary “Cookie” Pegues; 4 grandchildren, Ambrosia McLeod of Cheraw, Jennifer Siera Short of Columbia, Shaniece Maria Pegues of Darlington, and Billy Montel Pegues of Cheraw; 1 great grandchild, Taniya Jamirra Davis; sisters, Margaret Clark of NY and Annie (James) Jackson, NY; brothers, Lester (Mary Frances) Pegues of NC, and Luther (Patricia) Pegues of Cheraw; aunts, Katherine Jones of NY and Willie Mae Berry of CT; 1 brother-in-law, Ernest James (Helen) of Cheraw; 2 sisters-in-law, Doretha P. Benton and Rowena P. McGuinn both of Cheraw.

Reid’s Funeral Home of Cheraw served the Pegues family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 26, 2011.

 Virginia Page Newton MacDonald

Virginia Page Newton MacDonald, 84, died May 21, 2011.

Funeral services were held May 24 at Burroughs Cooper Kiser Funeral Home, Bennettsville. Burial followed in McLucas cemetery, Clio. Visitation was held May 23 at the funeral home.

Born Sept. 14, 1926, in Bennettsville, she was a daughter of the late Adolphus Hunter and Kathleen Murray Page. She was a graduate of Kings College School of Business in Charlotte, NC, and a retired farmer and homemaker. Virginia was a member of Clio-Carolina Presbyterian Church where she was active in the Women of the Church and was a Sunday school and Bible School teacher. She was also an active member of the Sandhills Emmaus Community and The Red Hat Society. She was especially proud to be a founding member of the “Crosstitchers.” Although physically unable to go out into the mission field, this group of women made beautiful, colorful crosses, prayed over each one and then gave them away to be distributed by mission teams and other ministries, and individuals.

Virginia is survived by sons, Douglas Hunter Newton (Margaret Ann) of Clio, Kathleen Newton Mowery (Steven) of China Grove, NC, Patricia Bellaver McColl of Myrtle Beach, Alexander McRae MacDonald, Jr, (Liz) of Newberry, Richard Rhea MacDonald (Janet) of Hilton Head; daughtrers, Sandra M. Adams (Terry) of Myrtle Beach, and Jackie M. Hendrix (Ronny) also of Myrtle Beach; 15 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Virginia was preceded in death by her husbands, Angus Graham Newton and Alexander McRae MadDonald, a son, Ralph Page Newton and her brother, Sgt. Ralph H. Page.

Memorials may be made to Thrornwell Home for Children, P.O. Box 60, Clinton, S.C. 29325-9972.

Burroughs Cooper Kiser Funeral Home served the MacDonald family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 26, 2011.

Daniel Broadus Hinson

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Daniel Broadus Hinson, 82, died May 21, 2011.

Funeral services were held May 25 at Bethpage United Methodist Church, Kannapolis, N.C. A private burial followed the funeral service. Visitation followed the services.

Mr. Hinson was born June 16, 1928, in Chesterfield County, son of the late W. Daniel and Hannah Privett Hinson. He attended Zoar Middle and Chesterfield High School. Mr. Hinson enjoyed a successful career as a Licensed Electrical Contractor. He was employed by Cannon Mills Electrical Department for 25 years. He was most proud of starting his own company in 1972 and of being the President of Hinson Electrical Contractors of Kannapolis, Inc until his retirement in 1993.

Mr. Hinson was a member of Bethpage United Methodist Church where he had been involved in church activities and served as Chairman of the Educational Building Committee. He was a member of the Cannon Memorial Masonic Lodge #626, and was a former member of the K-Town Vagabond Club. He enjoyed meeting and interaction with all people. He was a longtime Dallas Cowboy fan and liked sports of all kinds. He loved and was loved by friends and family and found great joy in mentoring his sons, Don and Steve.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Gladys Brown Hinson; his sons Donald K. Hinson (Bobbie) of Charlotte and Steven L. Hinson (Lisa) of China Grove; five grandchildren; Scott Hinson (Whitney) of Charlotte, Erin Hinson Banker (Chris) of Belmont, Rachel Hinson of Kannapolis and Jacob and Gracie Hinson of China Grove; great-grandchildren; Noah Banker of Belmont and Emery Hinson of Charlotte; brother Walter Hinson (Gail) of Charlotte; sisters Dean H. McBride of Fayetteville, Leona H. Boatwright (James) of Patrick, Sue H. Watford (Jimmy) of Patrick; sisters- in-law, Betty Jean Hinson of Columbia, and Frances Hinson of Kannapolis, N.C.

Daniel Broadus Hinson was preceded in death by his brothers Charles P. Hinson of Columbia, Reece Hinson of Kannapolis and infant brother, Jessie; sisters Margie Caulder and (Everett) of Chesterfield, Ruth Alexander (Leroy) of China Grove, N.C.; brother- in-law Harold McBride of Fayetteville, and infant sister Hazel.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made to the Bethpage Memorial Fund. The family also wishes to thank Carolinas Medical Center-Northeast, Caremoor and Cabarrus Hospice and Palliative Care for the excellent care given to Mr. Hinson.

Whitley’s Funeral Home of Kannapolis served the Hinson family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 26, 2011.

 Georgia D. “Dot” Thurman

 CROGHAN – Georgia D. “Dot” Thurman, 79, died May 21, 2011.

Funeral services were held May 24 at Ruby Baptist Church, burial followed in the Ruby Cemetery. Visitation was held May 24 at the Ruby Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.

Mrs. Thurman was born September 12, 1931, in Mt. Croghan, a daughter of the late Jennings Hobson and Alma Deas Dalrymple. She was a former school secretary with Ruby Schools and retired from Chesterfield County School District Office where she served as a receptionist and payroll clerk. Dot was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, and was a faithful member of Ruby Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Jennings Harris Clovis Dalrymple.

Dot is survived by loving husband of 59 years, Michael W. “Micky” Thurman, of the home; daughters, Terry (Danny) Huntley of Mt. Croghan and Tami Thurman of Chesterfield; grandchildren, 3 grandchildren, Holly (Gabe) Sims of Pageland, Brittany (Chaim) Chavarria of Nashville, TN, and Zachary Gulledge of Chesterfield; 3 great grandchildren, Kylie, Caden, and Cora Sims; sisters, Edith Atkinson of Mt. Croghan and Betty Lou (Bobby) Griffith of Chesterfield; sister-in-law, Margaret Dalrymple of Chesterfield.

Memorials may be made to Ruby Baptist Church, P.O. Box 5, Ruby, S.C. 29741 or to Ruby Cemetery Association, c/o Johnnie Oliver P.O. Box 3, Ruby, S.C. 29741

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Thurman family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 26, 2011.

Sharon T. GarrisThe Cheraw Chronicle

WALLACE - Sharon T. Garris, 57, died May 25, 2011.

A memorial service was held May 27 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield. Visitation was held prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mrs. Garris was born October 26, 1953 in Chesterfield County, a daughter of the late Wallace and Newell Graves Turnage. She was a former employee of Chesterfield Manufacturing and retired from Takata Industries. In addition to her parents, Sharon was also preceded in death by her sister, Patsy Isgett.

Sharon is survived by her husband of 28 years, Ray Garris, of the home; son, Nelson Bailey of Bennettsville; step-son, Todd (Sandy) Garris of Wallace; daughter, Elizabeth (Michael) McKinney of Rock Hill, 2 grandchildren, Katlyn and Victoria Garris; brothers, Wayne, Ronnie, Joe and Steven Turnage, sisters, Linda Davis, Jane Wallace, Millie Arant, Judy Suggs, Karen Melton, and Denise Conrad

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Garris family.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5, Thursday, June 2. 2011.

Cliston “Cliff” Brumett

The Cheraw Chronicle RUBY - Cliston “Cliff” Brumett, 75, died May 21, 2011.

Funeral services were held May 25 at Flemming Funeral Chapel, Pageland. Burial followed in the Family Cemetery, Ruby.

Mr. Cliston “Cliff” Brumett, son of the late George and Reatha Brook Brumett was born June 6, 1935 in Lincoln, KY.

Cliff is survived by sons, Chris Brumett, Joe Brumett, both of Darlington, Cliston Brumett (Tracy), of Ruby, Steve Brumett (Christine), of Florence, and Brian Brumett, of Pageland; four daughters, Robin Edwards, of Darlington, LouAnn Byrant (Leavi), Timmonsville, Clairessa Brumett, and Christina Brumett, both of Ruby; brothers, Buddy Brumett, Hulen Brumett, Jimmy Brumett, Tony Browning and Roy Browning; sisters, Nancy Browning and Doris Browning; twenty-two grandchildren and ten great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home served the Brumett family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5, Thursday, June 2. 2011.

Luray Pegues ParsonThe Cheraw Chronicle

CHERAW – Luray Pegues Parson, 75, died May 4, 2011.

Funeral services were held May 9 at Pleasant Grove AME Zion Church, Cheraw.

Mrs. Parson, daughter of the late Olin and Aggie Rorie Pegues, and the step daughter of the late Cleo Alexander Pegues was born Feb. 22, 1936 in Chesterfield County.

Mrs. Parson joined Goodman Creek Baptist Church in Cheraw. She worked with the ministries in the church and sang until she began attending church to support her daughter’s ministry.

Determined to fulfill the dream of receiving her high school diploma, she graduated from the ICS Newport/Pacific High School on June 11, 1991. She continued her education at Chesterfield-Marlboro Tech in Cheraw, earning certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant.

Luray is survived by her loving and attentive husband, for over one half of a century, Willie Parson, Sr.; daughters, Rev. Sandra K. Benton (Robert), Sharon Bronson, Wandalyn Joseph; son, Willie (Joy) Parson, Jr. of GA; three grandsons, Rev. Robert (Rev. Melissa) T. Benton of Columbia, Terris Parson of PA, Derrian Parson of GA; two granddaughters, Angel (Marcus) Coleman of Columbia, Ashley S. Douglas of Cheraw; five great grandchildren, Timel and Kenny Benton, Lauryn and Carter Coleman, all of Columbia, and Jessiah Parson of Cheraw; brother, Larry (Betty) Pegues of Chesterfield; sister, Sally (Timmy) Bennett of NC, O’Linda (Harry) Robinson and Betty Pegues, of Cheraw; sister-in-laws, Mazzie Parson, Maggielien Pegues; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5, Thursday, June 2. 2011.

Vonzill Price Oliver

The Cheraw Chronicle Funeral services will be held June 2, at 4:00 p.m. at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield. Burial will follow in the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery, Pageland. Visitation will be 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 1, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield.

Mrs. Oliver was born October 20, 1934 in Pageland, a daughter of the late Clayton and Ola Griggs Price. She was a homemaker who enjoyed working in her flowers. Mrs. Oliver was a loving mother to all of her children, and was devoted to the life-long care she provided for her son Frankie. Vonzill was married for over 55 years to the late Billy F. “Bill” Oliver, Sr. and was also preceded in death by her son, Frankie Oliver, Jr.; 6 sisters, Emma Kirkley, Gladys P. Hancock, Nell Price Sutton, Susie Price Brock, Blanche Oliver, and Maude Demby; and 1 brother, Lonnie Price.

Vonzill is survived by sons, Donnie (Sheila) Oliver, and Steve Oliver both of Ruby; daughters, Vickey (Jack) Oxendine of Iverness, FL, Kay (Thomas) Knight of Ruby, and Christine (David) Johns of Myrtle Beach; 5 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild; brother, George (Mildred) Price of Kannapolis, NC; sister, Millie Newton of Chesterfield.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Oliver family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5, Thursday, June 2. 2011.

Charles O’Brian MillerThe Cheraw Chronicle

PAGELAND - Charles O’Brian Miller, 33, died May 24, 2011.

Funeral services were held May 28 at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, Pageland. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. Charles O’Brian Miller,was born to Marilyn Jill Miller and Willie Perry, Jr. on August 31, 1977 in Union County. Charles attended the public schools of Chesterfield County and graduated from Central High School, Pageland. Charles joined Mount Calvary Baptist Church and made a decision by dedicating his life to Christ making Jesus his Lord. Charles served his country in the U.S. Navy. He was also a barber at the Pageland Plaza Barbershop. He enjoyed basketball and softball.

Charles is survived by his son, Jionne O’Brian Miller, Charlotte, NC; daughters, Christian Phelps, Greensboro, NC, Tahnay Sia Taylor, Kaylin Miller, Serenity Tyson; parents, Marilyn Jill Miller (Willie Sutton), Pageland, Willie Perry, Jr., Charlotte, NC; brothers, Michael Leander Miller, Jefferson, and Tyrone Miller, Yazoo, MS; sisters, Keiondra Dawintah Miller, Kershaw, Latonya Annquanette Wilson, Jefferson, Latisha Dechell Collins, Kershaw, Crystal Clyburn, Kershaw, Whitney Stover Rock Hill, and India Sowell, Kershaw; grandmother, Lille B. Miller, Jefferson; aunts, uncles; a special family the “Sullivan’s”; two special friends, Franterria Robinson and Steve Sowell; a host of other relatives and friends.

Charles was preceded in death by a brother Cory Demond Miller.

Fleming Funeral Home served the Miller family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5, Thursday, June 2. 2011.

Sharon T. Garris

The Cheraw Chronicle WALLACE - Sharon T. Garris, 57, died May 25, 2011.

A memorial service was held May 27 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield. Visitation was held prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mrs. Garris was born October 26, 1953 in Chesterfield County, a daughter of the late Wallace and Newell Graves Turnage. She was a former employee of Chesterfield Manufacturing and retired from Takata Industries. In addition to her parents, Sharon was also preceded in death by her sister, Patsy Isgett.

Sharon is survived by her husband of 28 years, Ray Garris, of the home; son, Nelson Bailey of Bennettsville; step-son, Todd (Sandy) Garris of Wallace; daughter, Elizabeth (Michael) McKinney of Rock Hill, 2 grandchildren, Katlyn and Victoria Garris; brothers, Wayne, Ronnie, Joe and Steven Turnage, sisters, Linda Davis, Jane Wallace, Millie Arant, Judy Suggs, Karen Melton, and Denise Conrad

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Garris family.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5, Thursday, June 2. 2011.

Cliston “Cliff” Brumett

The Cheraw Chronicle RUBY - Cliston “Cliff” Brumett, 75, died May 21, 2011.

Funeral services were held May 25 at Flemming Funeral Chapel, Pageland. Burial followed in the Family Cemetery, Ruby.

Mr. Cliston “Cliff” Brumett, son of the late George and Reatha Brook Brumett was born June 6, 1935 in Lincoln, KY.

Cliff is survived by sons, Chris Brumett, Joe Brumett, both of Darlington, Cliston Brumett (Tracy), of Ruby, Steve Brumett (Christine), of Florence, and Brian Brumett, of Pageland; four daughters, Robin Edwards, of Darlington, LouAnn Byrant (Leavi), Timmonsville, Clairessa Brumett, and Christina Brumett, both of Ruby; brothers, Buddy Brumett, Hulen Brumett, Jimmy Brumett, Tony Browning and Roy Browning; sisters, Nancy Browning and Doris Browning; twenty-two grandchildren and ten great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home served the Brumett family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5, Thursday, June 2. 2011.

Luray Pegues Parson

The Cheraw Chronicle CHERAW – Luray Pegues Parson, 75, died May 4, 2011.

Funeral services were held May 9 at Pleasant Grove AME Zion Church, Cheraw.

Mrs. Parson, daughter of the late Olin and Aggie Rorie Pegues, and the step daughter of the late Cleo Alexander Pegues was born Feb. 22, 1936 in Chesterfield County.

Mrs. Parson joined Goodman Creek Baptist Church in Cheraw. She worked with the ministries in the church and sang until she began attending church to support her daughter’s ministry.

Determined to fulfill the dream of receiving her high school diploma, she graduated from the ICS Newport/Pacific High School on June 11, 1991. She continued her education at Chesterfield-Marlboro Tech in Cheraw, earning certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant.

Luray is survived by her loving and attentive husband, for over one half of a century, Willie Parson, Sr.; daughters, Rev. Sandra K. Benton (Robert), Sharon Bronson, Wandalyn Joseph; son, Willie (Joy) Parson, Jr. of GA; three grandsons, Rev. Robert (Rev. Melissa) T. Benton of Columbia, Terris Parson of PA, Derrian Parson of GA; two granddaughters, Angel (Marcus) Coleman of Columbia, Ashley S. Douglas of Cheraw; five great grandchildren, Timel and Kenny Benton, Lauryn and Carter Coleman, all of Columbia, and Jessiah Parson of Cheraw; brother, Larry (Betty) Pegues of Chesterfield; sister, Sally (Timmy) Bennett of NC, O’Linda (Harry) Robinson and Betty Pegues, of Cheraw; sister-in-laws, Mazzie Parson, Maggielien Pegues; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5, Thursday, June 2. 2011.

Vonzill Price Oliver

The Cheraw Chronicle Funeral services will be held June 2, at 4:00 p.m. at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield. Burial will follow in the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery, Pageland. Visitation will be 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 1, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield.

Mrs. Oliver was born October 20, 1934 in Pageland, a daughter of the late Clayton and Ola Griggs Price. She was a homemaker who enjoyed working in her flowers. Mrs. Oliver was a loving mother to all of her children, and was devoted to the life-long care she provided for her son Frankie. Vonzill was married for over 55 years to the late Billy F. “Bill” Oliver, Sr. and was also preceded in death by her son, Frankie Oliver, Jr.; 6 sisters, Emma Kirkley, Gladys P. Hancock, Nell Price Sutton, Susie Price Brock, Blanche Oliver, and Maude Demby; and 1 brother, Lonnie Price.

Vonzill is survived by sons, Donnie (Sheila) Oliver, and Steve Oliver both of Ruby; daughters, Vickey (Jack) Oxendine of Iverness, FL, Kay (Thomas) Knight of Ruby, and Christine (David) Johns of Myrtle Beach; 5 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild; brother, George (Mildred) Price of Kannapolis, NC; sister, Millie Newton of Chesterfield.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Oliver family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5, Thursday, June 2. 2011.

Charles O’Brian Miller

The Cheraw Chronicle PAGELAND - Charles O’Brian Miller, 33, died May 24, 2011.

Funeral services were held May 28 at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, Pageland. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. Charles O’Brian Miller,was born to Marilyn Jill Miller and Willie Perry, Jr. on August 31, 1977 in Union County. Charles attended the public schools of Chesterfield County and graduated from Central High School, Pageland. Charles joined Mount Calvary Baptist Church and made a decision by dedicating his life to Christ making Jesus his Lord. Charles served his country in the U.S. Navy. He was also a barber at the Pageland Plaza Barbershop. He enjoyed basketball and softball.

Charles is survived by his son, Jionne O’Brian Miller, Charlotte, NC; daughters, Christian Phelps, Greensboro, NC, Tahnay Sia Taylor, Kaylin Miller, Serenity Tyson; parents, Marilyn Jill Miller (Willie Sutton), Pageland, Willie Perry, Jr., Charlotte, NC; brothers, Michael Leander Miller, Jefferson, and Tyrone Miller, Yazoo, MS; sisters, Keiondra Dawintah Miller, Kershaw, Latonya Annquanette Wilson, Jefferson, Latisha Dechell Collins, Kershaw, Crystal Clyburn, Kershaw, Whitney Stover Rock Hill, and India Sowell, Kershaw; grandmother, Lille B. Miller, Jefferson; aunts, uncles; a special family the “Sullivan’s”; two special friends, Franterria Robinson and Steve Sowell; a host of other relatives and friends.

Charles was preceded in death by a brother Cory Demond Miller.

Fleming Funeral Home served the Miller family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5, Thursday, June 2. 2011.

Eden Smith

CHESTERFIELD — Eden Smith, 27, died May 31, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held June 4 at Lower Macedonia Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church memorial gardens. Visitation was held June 3 at Miller -Rivers-Calder Funeral Home, Chesterfield.

 

Mr. Smith was born July 29, 1983, in Florence, a son of Dean and Donna Harpe Smith. He was a 2001 graduate of Chesterfield High School and attended Northeastern Technical College. He was employed with Airtech Air Conditioning & Heating as a certified air technician and was a member of Chesterfield Baptist Church. Eden enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family whom he loved very much. Eden was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, James Smith; maternal grandfather, B. Thomas Harpe, Sr., and his cousin, B. Thomas “Ben” Harpe, III.

 

Eden is survived by his parents, Dean and Donna Harpe Smith of Murrells Inlet; sister, Samantha Smith of Murrells Inlet; paternal grandmother; Ruby B. Smith of Chesterfield;

maternal grandmother, Sue Harpe of Cheraw; uncles, Tommy (Kathy) Harpe , Mitch (Teresa) Harpe both of Cheraw, and Kendall (Karen) Smith of Chesterfield; aunts, Terri (Rev. Joey) Polson of Cheraw, and Sandra S. Smith of Chesterfield.

 

Memorials may be made in memory of Eden to the Brennan Jason Phillips memorial scholarship fund, c/o First Citizens Bank, P.O. Box 69, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Smith family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5, Thursday, June 9. 2011.

Omogene Ballard Eargle

Omogene Ballard Eargle, 83, died June 3, 2011.

 

Graveside services were held June 7, at Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery.

 

Mrs. Eargle was born December 3, 1927 in Chesterfield, to the late Frank and Virginia Davidson Ballard and was raised from the age of five by her grandparents, the late William Jesse and Lillie Mae Davidson. She made her home in Charlotte, NC for more than 30 years before retiring in Chesterfield, where she became a substitute teacher and a long-time member of Shiloh United Methodist Church. She was a talented cook and enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 46 years, M.L. Eargle, Jr.; daughter, Betty Maria Eargle; step-mother, Montie Douglas Ballard; and sisters, Vera White, Jacqueline Thrush, Laura Shepperd and Debra Ballard.

 

Mrs. Eargle is survived by daughters, Sheila Rogers Jerry) of Charlotte, N.C., and Kathryn Mitchell (Wilbert) of North Tazewell, VA; son, Mick Eargle (Renita) of Dunn, NC; brothers, C.F. Ballard, Jr. of Durham, N.C., and Tommy Ballard of Chesterfield; sisters, Lera King, Ruby Smith, Virginia King (Jack), and Martha Benehaley, all of Chesterfield; 8 grandchildren, Lassity, Mickey, Thomas, Amanda,

Sarah, Marissa, Noah, and A.J.; also a number of nieces and nephews; and many special friends.

 

Memorials may be made to Shiloh United Methodist Church,c/o Shirley Douglas, 897 Burch Road, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709 or to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th fl., New York, NY 10001.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Eargle family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5, Thursday, June 9. 2011.

 

Helen D. Metteal

RUBY — Helen D. Metteal, 87, died June 4, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held June 7 at Cross Roads Baptist Church with burial following in the church cemetery.

 

Visitation was held June 6 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield.

 

Mrs. Metteal was born Sept. 4, 1923, in Roselawn, Indiana, a daughter of the late Ernest William and Flora May Bailey Iliff. She was a retired employee of Cato Executive Offices. In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by brothers, Ernie, Jerry, Art, and Chuck Iliff; sister, Joyce Hess; and granddaughter,

Diana Lynn Barger Campbell. Helen is survived by husband, Jerome R. Metteal, of the home; son, Marvin T. Reynolds of Santa Maria, CA; daughters, Beverly Mott of Cheraw, Marilyn Kay Glidewell of Great Falls, Joyce Helmeland of San Diego, CA, Carolyn Mace of Chesterfield, and Barbara Ann Barger of Ruby; sister, Saundra Allen of Lancaster; also 16 Grandchildren, 24 Great Grandchildren, and 6 Great Great Grandchildren

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Metteal family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5, Thursday, June 9. 2011.

Addie Louise Mumford Crowley

BENNETTSVILLE — Addie Louise Mumford Crowley, 82, died June 1, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held June 4 at Burroughs Cooper Kiser Funeral Home with burial in Sunset Memorial Park.

 

Visitation was held prior to the service at the funeral home.

 

Born May 7, 1929, in Bennettsville, she was a daughter of the late Carl and Mary Mozelle Jones Mumford. She was a member and Sunday school teacher at Thomas Memorial Baptist Church.

 

Addie is survived by her husband of 63 years, Mr. Tracy Crowley; a son, Charles E. Crowley (Kathy) of Cheraw; daughter, Mary Lou Lowery (David) of Cheraw; brother, Bobby Mumford of Wilmington, NC; sisters, Pauline Mumford of Bennettsville, Mildred Shaw (Charles) of Blenheim; grandchildren, Jennifer Jackson, Chuck Crowley, Brian Crowley (Casi) and Dave Lowery; step grandchild, Dawn Rogers; great grandchildren, Billy and Jenna Clay, Abbi and Bryson Crowley; step great grandchildren, Dalton, Dustin and Wyatt Taylor, Destiny Freeman, Christian and Timothy Parrish; great great grandchild, Hailey Taylor; numerous nieces and nephews.

 

Memorials may be made to Agape Hospice, 204 Front Street, Cheraw, S.C. 29520

Burroughs Cooper Kiser Home served the Crowley family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5, Thursday, June 9. 2011.

David Eugene ‘Snap’ Bittle

CHESTERFIELD – David Eugene “Snap” Bittle, 74, died June 9, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held June 12 at Flemming Funeral Home Chapel.

 

Mr. David Eugene “Snap” Bittle, son of the late Eugene “Bullie” and Allie Lee “Doll” Mills Bittle was born Jan. 22, 1937, in Chesterfield. David attended the public schools of Anson County, N.C. and graduated from Gary High School in Chesterfield County.

 

He was joined in holy matrimony with Mary Ruth Edwards after graduating from school. David joined Mount Level Baptist Church at an early age and attended until leaving for military duty. Upon return from military service, he joined Davidson Grove Baptist Church. David served his country in the U.S. Air Force with a tour of duty on the Isle of Crete, Greece. He worked for Allied Chemical Company, Charlotte, N.C. for many years until his early retirement.

 

David is survived by daughters, Peggy Bittle and Debbie Alexander (John) NC; four grandchildren, John III. (Tia), VA, Kirsten, Marcus, and Shakiri, NC; one great-grandson, John IV; sisters, Doris Cummings and Sandra McQueen (James), Columbia, Brenda Bittle Kennedy, NC; brothers, Burnice Bittle (Margie) and Ralph Bittle (Ella), N.C., Kenneth W. Bittle (Camalah), Cheraw; a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

David was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Shirley Bittle; brothers, Burise Bittle, Thurmond Bittle and Lester Bittle.

 

Flemming Funeral Home served the Bittle family. . Published in the Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, June 16, 2011.

 

Melvin L. Baker

PAGELAND – Melvin L. Baker, 63, died May 26, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held May 30 at Christ Bible Discipleship Worship Center, Marshville, N.C.

 

Mr. Melvin Lee Baker, son of the late V.L. Baker and Mary Lee Massey was born Nov. 2, 1947, in Chesterfield County.

 

Melvin was educated in the Chesterfield County Public School System. He began working at Wal-Mart in 1997 until leaving for retirement in 2009. He loved to travel, go fishing and spend much time as possible with his family. He was a faithful member and Missionary of Hope Family Worship Center, Pageland.

 

Melvin was married to Linda Sue Price Baker.

 

Mr. Baker is survived by daughters, Lutisha Baker, Mary Baker, Brenda Baker Miller (Antonio), Linda Price Youance (Stevens), Veronica Baker Marsh (Quinton), Melanie Baker Reid (James), Lisa Blakeney, all of Pageland; Carla Price Sowell (Desmond) of Monroe, N.C.; and Floresa Banks Raymond (Maurice) of

Richmond, VA; son, Melvin Lee Banks of Richmond, VA; brother, Henry Baker of Pageland; sisters, Mary Ann Baker Hailey of Monroe, NC, Rebecca Baker McNeely (James) of Charlotte, NC; aunts, Hattie Jones of NY, Betty Lowery of VA, and Henrietta Miller of NY; uncles, Thomas Massey and James E. Massey, both of N.C.; 23 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; also a host of nieces, nephews and other friends and relatives.

 

Published in the Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, June 16, 2011.

 

Robert Stanley

CHESTERFIELD – Robert Stanley, 75, died June 2, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held June 11 at Flemming Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield.

 

Mr. Robert Stanley was born on July 22, 1935, in Chesterfield County. He was the fourth child born to the late Jessie and Lille Watson Stanley.

 

Robert received his education from the Chesterfield County public school system.

 

He was united in matrimony to Elois Tarlton. This union was blessed with three beautiful children, Sharon Stanley, Ray Stanley and Bernard Stanley.

 

Robert is survived by daughter, Sharon Stanley, Oak Grove, KY; sister, Eliza (David, Jr.) Dixon, FL; two grandsons, Demetrick (Michelle) Stanley, NY and Marcus Stanley, KY; two granddaughters, Tawanna Hugueley, NY and Tiffany Stanley, FL; a sister-in-law, Mary Frances Stanley, Chesterfield; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

Robert was preceded in death by sons, Bernard and Ray; brothers, Prince Stanley and Jessie Stanley, Jr.; sisters, Luberta Bennett, Hattie Bethea and Aldermease Glasscoe.

 

Flemming Funeral Home served the Stanley family. . Published in the Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, June 16, 2011

 

Dewey Earnest Jones, Jr.

BENNETTSVILLE – Dewey Earnest Jones, Jr., 78, died June 8, 2011.

 

A graveside funeral service was held June 10 at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Cheraw.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, 700 W. Boulevard, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709

 

Kiser Funeral Home served the Jones family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, June 16, 2011.

 

Charles A. Bruneio, Sr.

CHERAW – Charles A. Bruneio, Sr., 78, died June 12, 2011.

 

He was the son of the late Anthony and Mary Dazuala Bruneio.

 

A funeral mass was held June 15 at St Peter’s Catholic Church, Cheraw. Burial with military honors followed in Old St David’s Cemetery. Visitation was held June 14 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw. A rosary service was heldfollowing visitation.

 

Charles is survived by his sons, Mike (Karen) Bruneio of Whitehall, PA, Charles (Mareen) Bruneio, Jr. of Easton, PA, Daniel (Amy) Bruneio of Cheraw; daughter, Mary (Thomas) Quick of Cheraw; sister, Rose Capobianco of Easton, PA, five grandchildren and a nephew, Louis Ferrone of Easton, PA.

 

Charles was preceded in death by his parents listed above and a son, Anthony Bruneio.

 

Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

 

Kiser Funeral Home served the Bruneio family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, June 16, 2011.

 

Preston Randolph ‘Randy’ Freeman

CHERAW — Preston Randolph “Randy” Freeman Jr., 52, died June 18, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held June 21 at Zoar United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Visitation was held June 20 at the residence, Cheraw.

 

Mr. Freeman was born May 19, 1959, in Cheraw, a son of Preston Randolph “Bud” Freeman Sr. and Mary Beth Robeson Freeman. He was a graduate of Cheraw High School, Class of 1977, and attended Coastal Carolina. Randy was a former employee of Cheraw Country Club, and a member of Zoar United Methodist Church.

 

Randy is survived by his parents, Bud and Mary Beth Freeman of Cheraw; and a sister, Betsy (Greg) Roumillat of Summerville.

 

Memorials may be made to Zoar United Methodist Church “Backpack Ministry,” 2842 Zoar Road, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Freeman family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, June  23, 2011.

 

Inez Elizabeth Robeson Giles

COLUMBIA — Inez Elizabeth Robeson Giles, 77, died June 17, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held June 20 at the Lutheran Church of the Incarnation. The family received friends at the home of Alec and Carolyn Giles, Columbia, following the service.

 

Mrs. Giles, born in Chesterfield, was the daughter of the late Laura Kimbrough Wall and John Greer Robeson.

 

A graduate of Chesterfield County High School and Winthrop University in 1957, she began her career in Lancaster, teaching at the middle school grade levels. For over 18 years, she taught school both full and part-time, served the Red Cross as a youth volunteer coordinator for the Columbia area schools and devoted the majority of her teaching to the subject of Life Science at James H. Hammond Academy.

 

Since her family’s relocation to theColumbia area in 1962, Mrs. Giles has been a member of the Daughters of The American Revolution, Daughters of the Confederacy, The Women’s Symphony Association, Candy Tuft Garden Club, and the Palmetto Study Club. She has been an active member of the Lutheran Church of the Incarnation where she served in many volunteer roles including both Chairperson and member on the Church Council, Sunday school teacher, and President of the Women of the Church. In her free time, she enjoyed playing bridge, spending time with friends and family and using her creative talents with home

decorating.

 

Surviving are her children, a son, Alexander Faris Giles III, (Carolyn) of Columbia; daughter, Elizabeth Robeson Giles Plyler (Edward) of Morganton, N.C.; five grandchildren, Alexander Faris IV, Ann Marie Chapman, and Thomas Blake Huggins Giles of Columbia, and Elizabeth Avery and Giles Edward McCormick Plyler of Morganton, N.C.; sisters -in-law, Nancy Funderburk Robeson of Cheraw and Dorcas O’Dell Giles of Columbia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

She was predeceased by her husband, Alexander Faris Giles Jr.; brothers, John Greer Robeson Jr., Edwin Waterman Robeson and Thomas Wall Robeson.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lutheran Church of the Incarnation Music Fund, 3005 Devine St., Columbia, S.C. 29205 and Lutheridge/LutherRock Ministries-Heritage Ministries, 28 Spruce Drive, Arden, N.C. 28704.

 

Dunbar Funeral Home served the Giles family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, June  23, 2011.

 

Flora Lee Mills

RUBY — Flora Lee Mills, 82, died Sunday, June 19, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held June 22 at Cross Roads Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Visitation was held June 21 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield.

 

Mrs. Mills was born August 2, 1928, in Ruby, a daughter of the late George and Martha Gulledge Rushing.

 

She was a faithful lifelong member of Cross Roads Baptist Church. Flora Lee was a homemaker, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was a loving and caring babysitter to numerous children through the years. Flora Lee was married to the late Curtis Lee Mills and was also preceded in death by her 3 brothers, Floyd, J.D., and Dewey Rushing; and 1 sister, Dorothy Pittman.

 

Flora is survived by a son, Tommy Lynn (Myra) Mills of McBee; daughter, Patricia Ann Mills of Ruby; 3 grandchildren: Jason (Becky) Davis of Kershaw, Danny (Darlene) Brown of Patrick, and Becky (Neil) Powell of Kingstree; 7 great grandchildren: Amberlee, Kaileigh, Dakota, Logan, Lilly, Collin, and Hayden; sisters, Othea Lee Thomas of Kannapolis, N.C. and Betty Lou Rushing of Florida; also her extended family whom she helped to raise: Randall, Gabe, and Rev. Chad Watson, Chris Black, Tammy Nicholson, Jessie Oliver, Carrie Foote, Ken and Scott Johnson, and Neil Sellers.

 

Memorials may be made to Cross Roads Baptist Church “Building Fund,” P.O. Box 72, Ruby, S.C. 29741 or to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Mills family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, June  23, 2011.

 

James N. Myers

PAGELAND — James N. Myers, age 59, died Tuesday, June 14, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held June 18 at Lighthouse Baptist Church. Burial was held at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Visitation was held June 17 at Lighthouse Baptist Church, Pageland.

 

Mr. Myers was born May 1, 1952, in Chesterfield, a son of the late Floyd and Annie Mae Price Myers. He was a longtime employee of All Points Waste. In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by a sister, Brenda Myers, and a grandson, Mason Myers. James is survived by his sons, Heath (Margaret) Myers, Wayne (Melissa) Myers both of Pageland and James G. (Jennifer) Myers of Wingate, N.C.; and their mother: Rosa Myers of Pageland, companion, Joni Eargle and her son, Josh of the home; brothers, Robert, Carson, Jerry, and Ray Myers of Pageland; sisters, Shirley (Cecil) Goodman of Florence, Peggy (Ricky) Taylor, Thelma (Earl) Deason, and Motsy (Roger) Hendrix all of Pageland; eight grandchildren, Khristen, Nicholas, James, Brandon, Keira, Anna, Kenly, Kalin.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Myers family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, June  23, 2011.

 

David Lee Stricklin

CHERAW — David Lee Stricklin, 70, died June 15, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held June 18 at First Presbyterian Church, Cheraw, with burial following in the Old St. David’s Cemetery. Visitation was prior to the service in the church parlor.

 

Mr. Stricklin was born in Kershaw County to the late Joseph N. and Frances Dixon Stricklin. He was a retired insurance agent and worked for many years with Liberty Life Insurance Company. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where he was a former deacon and elder.

 

David is survived by his wife, Miriam Thomas Stricklin, of the home; sons, Joseph N. (LeeAnn) Stricklin of Columbia and David L. (Jane) Stricklin, Jr., of Marietta, Ga.; daughter, Beth Stricklin of Cheraw; sister, Alice S. (Frank) Smith of Henderson, N.C.; four grandchildren.

 

Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 552, Cheraw, S.C. 29520 or to St. David’s Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 1193, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

 

Norton Funeral Home served the Stricklin family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, June  23, 2011.

 

James L. ‘Jim’ Melton

RUBY — James L. “Jim” Melton, 90, died June 16, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held June 19 at White Oak Presbyterian Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Visitation was held prior to the service in the church fellowship hall.

 

Mr. Melton was born February 5, 1921, in Ruby, a son of the late George and Sue Woodward Melton. He was a retired truck driver with Branch Motor Lines. Mr. Melton was a faithful member of White Oak Presbyterian Church for many years where he served as former Elder, Sunday School Superintendent,

and was a member of the Men’s Club. In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by a son Mike Melton; seven brothers, Arthur Woodward, Kirb, Archie, Raymond, Clyde, David, and Clayton Melton; and sisters, Eva Wright and Rachel Petrea.

 

James is survived by his wife of 65 years, Estelle Douglas Melton, of the home; sons, James R. “Bobby” Melton and Tommy (Doris) Melton both of Ruby; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

 

Memorials may be made to White Oak Presbyterian Church, c/o Julieth Freeman, 466 Huntley Shop Road, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral served the Melton family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, June 23, 2011.

 

Gerald E. Johnson

JEFFERSON — Gerald E. Johnson, 68, died June 14,2011.

Funeral services were held June 17 at Antioch Baptist Church, Jefferson. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Visitation was held June 16 at the church.

 

Mr. Johnson was born December 7, 1942, in Jefferson, a son of the late Burkett and Rosa Poston Johnson. He was a former employee of Caro Knit with 38 years of service. Mr. Johnson was a faithful member of Antioch Baptist Church, where he served as a former Deacon, Sunday School Teacher, and Sunday School Superintendent. In addition to his parents, Gerald was preceded in death by a son, Ricky E. Johnson Sr.; brothers, Perry Johnson, and James Heyward Johnson; and sister, Linda Price.

 

Gerald is survived by his wife of 48 years, Ola Faye Johnson of the home; son, Dennis Johnson of Jefferson; daughter, Marty (Robert) Ward of Jefferson; brothers, Harold (Jackie) Johnson of Lugoff, Glenn (Alice) Johnson of Jefferson, and Ronnie (Shirley) Johnson of Pageland; sisters, Mary Lou (George) Watkins of Rembert and Sybil Kirkley of Jefferson; five grandchildren, Desnie (Thomas) Faile of Lancaster, Ricky (Courtney) Johnson, Jr. of Jefferson, Fairly Johnson of Lancaster, Sky Ward of Conway, and Serena Ward of Jefferson; five great grandchildren, Nathan, Lauren, Christopher, Bethany, Brianna.

 

Memorials may be made to Harmony Care Hospice, 1000 West Bobo Newsome Hwy., Hartsville, S.C. 29550.

 

Miller-Rivers- Caulder Funeral Home served the Johnson family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, June 23, 2011.

 

Barney Edward ‘Sly’ Driggers

CHERAW — Barney Edward “Sly” Driggers, 57, died June 20, 2011.

 

Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 23, at Cheraw Family Worship Center. Burial will follow in the old St. David’s Cemetery. Visitation was held June 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield.

 

Mr. Driggers was born May 9, 1954, in Society Hill, a son of the late Barney Edward and Rosie Cole Driggers. He was a carpenter and an employee of the Town of Cheraw. He attended Cheraw Family Worship Center. Sly enjoyed fishing, wood crafts, football, and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He also loved his family and enjoyed watching his boys play ball.

 

Mr. Driggers is survived by his wife, Linda Teal Driggers, of the home, sons, Clint D. Driggers and Dan C. (Ashely) Driggers of Cheraw; brother, Bobby (Martha) Driggers of Cheraw; Father and Mother-in-law, John Carlos “Son” and Dorothy “Moss” Teal of Cheraw; also several nieces and nephews.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral served the Driggers family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, June 23, 2011.

 

Billy Fletcher Spradley, Sr.

PATRICK — Billy Fletcher Spradley Sr. died June 19, 2011.

 

Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 23, at 6 p.m. in the Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home Chapel, Darlington. The family received friends June 22 at the funeral home.

 

Mr. Spradley was born in Aiken on March 9, 1943. He was the son of the late Fletcher Legree and Rennie Fulmer Spradley. He was the owner and operator of M&M Frame Shop in Patrick (formerly in Society Hill), and Quick Stop Frame Shop at the Barn Yard Flea Market in Lexington.

 

Mr. Spradley is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mary Spradley of Patrick; sons, Russell Spradley and Billy Fletcher Spradley Jr., both of Patrick; daughter, Jackie Walters (Marshall) of Wallace; sisters, Reba Cribb, Sara Davis, and Carolyn Bohannon all of Jacksonville, Fla.; five grandchildren, Michael Matheny Sr., Autumn Raine Walters, Jimmy Spradley, Margaret Spradley, and Timothy Spradley; and one great-grandson, Michael Matheny Jr.

 

Memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice, 555 E. Cheves St., Florence, S.C. 29501.

 

Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home served the Spradley family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, June 23, 2011.

 

Glenn William Locklear

WALLACE — Glenn William Locklear, 52, died June 20, 2011.

 

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. June 24 at the True Gospel Emanuel Holiness Church, Wallace. Burial will follow at White’s Creek church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. June 23 at Richard-Boles funeral home, Laurinburg, N.C.

 

Glenn was born Aug. 2, 1958, in Scotland County, son to the late Enos Locklear and Thelma Robinson Locklear. He had many years of dedicated services as an employee with the City of Cheraw. He loved being a member of the True Gospel Emanuel Holiness Church. He enjoyed fishing, was an avid Washington Redskin fan and especially loved helping others. Glenn will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.

 

Glenn is survived by his wife, Eunice L. Locklear, of the home in Wallace; son, Christopher “Chris” Glen Peele (Kayla) of Lumberton, N.C.; daughters, Jennifer Peele of Laurinburg, N.C., Jessica D. Locklear, of the home; brother, J.D. Locklear or Rockingham, N.C.; sisters, Annie Lee Thompson and Jean Locklear, both of Laurinburg, N.C.; grandchildren, Nicholas Norton, Kaileigh Howard and Luke Howard; mother-in law, Mozelle Locklear of Cheraw; host of family and friends.

 

Memorials may be made in memory of Glenn to the True Gospel Emanuel Holiness Church, 2539 Grants Mill Road, Wallace, S.C. 29596.

 

Richard-Boles Funeral Home served the Locklear family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, June 23, 2011.

 

Barry Louallen

PAGELAND — Barry Louallen, 50, died June 21, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held June 26 at Pageland Community Center. Burial followed in Mount Harmon Baptist Church Cemetery, Pageland.

 

Mr. Barry Louallen was born on August 21, 1960 to the late James E. and Lily Mae Blakeney Louallen. Barry was employed by Tyson Foods for twenty-one years. He attended the Chesterfield County public school system and graduated from Central High School, Pageland. He continued his education at Northeastern Technical College, Cheraw. At an early age, he dedicated his life to the Lord at Mt. Harmon Missionary Baptist Church, Pageland. He attended Hope Family Worship Center, Pageland.

 

Barry enjoyed fishing, riding his motorcycle and scooter, but his greatest passion was reading the bible and ministering to others about the goodness of God. He was always dedicated to helping others. Barry always had a smile on his face, always encouraging someone; leading and guiding them with the word of God.

 

Barry is survived by sisters, Elizabeth Ann (Lamont) Allen, Frances Louallen (Lee), Pageland; a brother, Kenneth Louallen (Roberta), Pageland; half sisters, Carolyn Edwards, Indian Trial NC, and Cathy McCray, Pageland; godchildren, Dabarrius Crawford, Lancaster and Lamont Thomas III, Pageland; aunts, Jearlean (Johnny) Blakeney, Lola (Tommy) Blakeney, Cathy (Amos) Cole, Patricia (Ronnie) Hammond, Juanita Louallen, Susie Bracey, Sandra Blakeney, Ozie Blakeney all of Pageland, Bernice Ross, Morven, NC and Alice Louallen, New York; uncles, Hurley (Christine) Blakeney, Mt. Croghan, Levoid Johnson, Morven, NC and Harold Lee Louallen, Charlotte, NC; great aunt, Sarah Lee Bracey, Pageland; and a great uncle, Jimmy (Nannie) Bracey, Pageland; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Diane Louallen and brother, James E. Louallen, II.

 

Flemming Funeral Home served the Louallen family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, June 30, 2011.

 

Mae Bell Hancock

CHERAW — Mae Bell Hancock, 93, died June 14, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held June 21, 2011, at Salem Baptist Church, Chesterfield. Burial followed in the Chesterfield Community Cemetery.

 

Mae Bell Hancock was born on Feb. 9, 1918, the daughter of the late George and Emma Gaddy Huntley. Mae Bell lived most of her life as a jolly and high spirited lady. She loved to laugh and tried to stay on the happy side of life. She worked as a cook at Chesterfield High School until she retired. She was a member of Salem Baptist Church where she served faithfully as an usher. She was also a member of the choir. Mae enjoyed reading and assembling puzzles.

 

Mae is survived by her son, Lonnie Hancock (Diannie), of Charlotte, N.C.; nine grandchildren, Yolanda, Christian, Keisha, Lonnie Andra, Timothy, Destiny, Lonnie, Jr., Erica and Terrisha; a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great-nephews and friends.

 

Mae is preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Hancock; children, Benjamin and Willie Bee Hancock; sisters, Kate Gainey and Alma J. Moore; brothers, James Huntley and Eugene Hinson.

 

Flemming Funeral Home served the Hancock family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, June 30, 2011.

 

Angela Carpenter Ratliff

LILESVILLE — Angela Christine Carpenter Ratliff, 41, died June 21, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held June 25 in the Chapel of Leavitt Funeral Home. Burial followed in Cross Roads Baptist Church Cemetery, Ruby. The family received friends June 24, at the funeral home and other times at the home of her brother.

 

Angela was born March 5, 1970 a daughter of Benjamin Daniel and Nancy Bell Carpenter. She had worked at Air Gas National Welders in Monroe.

 

Angela is survived by her companion, Jody Hancock of Mt. Croghan; children, Nicholas Hancock of Mt. Croghan; and Amanda Ratliff of Hartsville; grandson, Dillon Black of Hartsville; parents, Dan and Nancy Carpenter of Lilesville; brother and sister-in-law, Daniel and Ryan Carpenter of Lilesville; nephew and niece, Jonathan and Emily Carpenter of Lilesville and her dear friend, Virginia Hancock of Mt. Croghan.

 

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Union County, 700 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe, N.C. 28110.

 

Leavitt Funeral Home of Wadesboro, NC served the Ratliff family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, June 30, 2011.

 

Edward Lee Parker, Jr.

JEFFERSON — Edward Lee Parker, Jr., 68, died June 25, 2011.

 

Funeral service were held June 27 at Jefferson Presbyterian Church, Jefferson. Burial will be in the Jefferson Cemetery. The family received friends june 26 at the home in the afternoon and evening.

 

Born in LaGrange, GA he was the son of the late Edward Lee and Mary Davison Parker. He was a member of the 1752 Club and SC & GA Big I and also a member of Jefferson Presbyterian Church.

 

Surviving are his wife Susan Gregory Parker of Jefferson; son, Lee Parker of Atlanta, GA; daughter, Beth Parker of Jefferson; grandchild, Sean Parker of Jefferson; two sisters, Barbara Parker of Tucker, GA and Carol (Ed) Whitehead of Mebane, NC.

 

Edward was preceded in death by his parents listed above and a son Jackson Gregory Parker.

 

Memorials may be made to: Jefferson Presbyterian Church, PO Box 278, Jefferson, S.C. 29718.

 

Published in the Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, June 30, 2011.

 

Micheal James Gulledge

RUBY - Micheal James Gulledge, 26, died June 21, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held June 25 at Clanton Plaines Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Visitation was held June 24 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield.

 

Mr. Gulledge was born June 6, 1985 in Cheraw, a son of Ricky Leon Gulledge and Deadria Rivers Clendenin. He was an employee with the South Carolina Department of Transportation, and was a member of Clanton Plains Baptist Church. Micheal enjoyed playing softball, golf, video games, and liked Nascar racing, riding four wheelers, and cooking.

 

Micheal was preceded in death by his grandparents, Leon “Bubber” Gulledge, Jean Carol Gulledge, and Don Ray Rivers.

 

Micheal is survived by daughter, Shelby Jean Gulledge and her mother Shannon Broadway of Morven, NC; father and stepmother, Ricky and April Gulledge of Charlotte, NC; mother, Deadria R. Clendenin of Huntersville, NC; special companion, Marian Mathis of the home; brothers, Dakota and Colt Clendenin of Chester; sisters, Stephanie G. (James) Adams of Ruby, and Hannah Gulledge of Charlotte, NC; stepsisters, Crystal Sturkey of Hilton Head Island and Crystal Griffin of Monroe, NC and Dana Shepherd of Charlotte, NC; paternal grandmother, Emma Jean Gulledge of Ruby; maternal grandparents, Vonzile and James Jordan of Ruby; also a number of nieces and nephews including Savannah and Carson Adams.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Gulledge family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, June 30, 2011.

 

John Henry ‘Nookie’ Coleman III

GREENVILLE — John Henry “Nookie” Coleman III, 90, died June 21, 2011.

 

A funeral service were held on June 25, at the Rich and Thompson Chapel in Burlington, NC. Burial will follow at Alamance Memorial Park.

 

Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

 

Mr. Coleman, a native of Alamance County, was a World War II Navy Veteran. He was a graduate of Alamance County Schools where he played basketball and baseball. He retired from Burlington Industries with a total of 42 years service in Burlington, NC, and Cheraw. Also, he was a former member of Fairview Methodist Church, Elon, NC; First Baptist Church, Cheraw, and East North Street Baptist Church, Greenville. In addition, Mr. Coleman was a former member of Cheraw Country Club. He was an avid golfer and a Clemson fan.

 

Survivors of Mr. Coleman include his wife of almost 65 years, Raymail P. Coleman; a daughter, Lynda Ray Coleman of Greenville; a niece, Deborah Gilmore Huffman (Bill) of Winston Salem, NC; a nephew, Gurney Robert “Bobby” Gilmore, Jr., of Burlington; a very special great-niece, Christina Lee Huffman of Greensboro, NC; and a sister-in-law Clydia Jones of Elon. Also, he is survived by many very special extended family members and friends.

 

Mr. Coleman was predeceased by his parents, John Henry and Inez White Coleman, Jr.; a stepmother, Virgie C. Coleman; a sister, Inez Coleman Gilmore and her husband Gurney Robert Gilmore Sr.; and a devoted grand-dog Fitz.

 

Memorials may be made to Open Arms Hospice, 1836 West Georgia Road, Simpsonville, S.C. 29680.

 

Rich and Thompson Funeral Home, Burlington, NC served the Coleman family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, June 30, 2011.

 

William ‘Bill Lee

CHERAW — William “Bill” Lee, Jr. 83, died June 21, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held June 25 at Side Baptist Church, Cheraw. Burial with military honors followed in

Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation was held June 24 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw.

 

Mr. Lee was married to the late Joan D. Lee and was the son of the late William B. Lee, Sr. and Agnes Goude Lee. Bill loved golf, softball and fishing. He was a member of Westside Baptist Church.

 

Bill is survived by sons, David W. Lee of Summerville, Mark Lee of Louisville, Ky., and William B. Lee, III of Wilmington, Delaware; daughter Deborah Lee Thornhill of Evergreen; brothers, F. M. Lee, Charleston, Earl Lee, Cheraw, Rayvon Lee, Bennettsville, Ricky Lee, Raleigh, NC; sister, Carolyn Kissiah of Florence.

 

Bill was predeceased by sister, Betty Ingram, wife and parents listed above.

 

Kiser Funeral Home served the Lee family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, June 30, 2011.

 

Billy Fletcher Spradley, Sr.

CHERAW — Billy Fletcher Spradley Sr. died June 19, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held June 23, at 6 p.m. in the Kistler- Hardee Funeral Home Chapel, Darlington. The family received friends June 22 at the funeral home.

 

Mr. Spradley was born in Aiken on March 9, 1943. He was the son of the late Fletcher Legree and Rennie Fulmer Spradley. He was the owner and operator of M&M Frame Shop in Patrick (formerly in Society Hill), and Quick Stop Frame Shop at the Barn Yard Flea Market in Lexington. He was preceded in death by a grandaughter, Wendy summer Mathney.

 

Mr. Spradley is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mary Spradley of Patrick; sons, Russell Spradley and Billy Fletcher Spradley Jr., both of Patrick; daughter, Jackie Walters (Marshall) of Wallace; sisters, Reba Cribb, Sara Davis, and Carolyn Bohannon all of Jacksonville, Fla.; five grandchildren, Michael Matheny Sr., Autumn Raine Walters, Jimmy Spradley, Margaret Spradley, and Timothy Spradley; and one great-grandson, Michael Matheny Jr.

 

Memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice, 555 E. Cheves St., Florence, S.C. 29501.

 

Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home served the Spradley family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, June 30, 2011.

 

Linda Jane Parrish Wohlwinder

CHERAW — Linda Jane Parrish Wohlwinder, 64, died June 24, 2011.

 

A funeral service was held June 26 at Westside Baptist Church, Cheraw. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation was held June 25 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw.

 

Born in High Point, N.C., Linda was a daughter of William Andrew Parrish, Sr. of Loganville, Ga., and the late Helen Jacquelin Southern Wohlwinder. She was the widow of Mitchell Lewis Wohlwinder. She was a member of the Florence Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church. She worked with young people in the Montgomery SDA Church. She was a graduate of Boone High School, Orlando, Fla., and the Armstrong Beautician School, Montgomery, Ala. Mrs. Wohlwinder moved to Cheraw in 1986 when her husband retired from the Air Force. Linda received a Certificate in Management/Supervision from Northeastern Technical College (1993). She helped in the family business, 1993-2002, L&M Trophies and Screenprinting with her husband. In 1995 she earned an Associate Degree in General Business from NETC and a Bachelor Degree from Gardner Webb University in 2000. Mrs. Wohlwinder was a volunteer for the Pee Dee Coalition. She helped reinstate the PTO at Long Middle School and served as President. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Post 23, Five Oaks, Cheraw. She was the 1993 recipient of the Jimmy Duffy Volunteer Award from the Town of Cheraw Recreation Department for her many years of service in community projects. She worked in area schools in Chesterfield, Marlboro and Anson counties. She had been a Tupperware manager/consultant since 1969. She enjoyed baking cakes and doing crafts. She was instrumental in helping her husband reinstate the Cheraw American Legion Baseball program. She enjoyed traveling around the world with her husband and meeting new friends and seeing so many exciting things. She enjoyed the last five years living at the beach. She loved spending time with her grandchildren.

 

Linda is survived by her sons Brian (Lisa) Wohlwinder of Camden, Declan (Becca) Wohlwinder of Clovis, N.M.; daughter, Sherry Hatcher of Cheraw, seven grandchildren, her father listed above, a brother, William Andrew Parrish, Jr. of Loganville, Ga.; a sister, Patricia Ann Perkins of Gainsville, Fla.; and a special friend, Ron Brinn of Myrtle Beach.

 

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Kathy Treadaway, 275 Forest Road, Cheraw, S.C.

 

Kiser Funeral Home served the Wohlwinder family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, June 30, 2011.

 

Bailey Lynn Hodge

RUBY — Bailey Lynn Hodge, infant, died June 22, 2011.

 

Graveside services were held June 25 at Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

Bailey was born June 22, 2011, in Charleston, a daughter of Bridget Diane Gulledge and Danny Lee Hodge, Jr. Bailey was preceded in death by her grandmother, Teresa Lynn Gulledge; great grandfathers, Leon “Bubber” Gulledge, J. Harold Gibson, and Bobby Deese; uncle, Phillip Gulledge.

 

Bailey is survived by her parents, Bridget Gulledge and Danny Hodge, Jr. of Ruby; grandparents, Grady and Kim Gulledge, Danny Lee and Sharon Hodge, Margaret Hodge and Lynn McLain, all of Ruby; great grandparents, Iris Deese, Willie Pittman, Emma Jean Gulledge, Asia and Margie Hodge, Randolph and Sarah McIntyre, all of Ruby; also a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Hodge family.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, June 30, 2011.

 

 Walter ‘Chip’ Ikner

ROSELLE, Ill. — Walter “Chip” Ikner, 31, died June 23, 2011.

 

Visitation and memorial service was held on June 25 at Salernos Rosedale Chapel, Roselle, Ill.

Chip was born Dec. 17, 1979, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Ft. Campbell, Ky. He served in Korea and the Iraq war. He was currently attending the College of Dupage and was employed by Hudson Boiler, Chicago, Ill.

 

Chip was the husband of Angela (nee Bartsch); son of Elizabeth “Nubbin” Brown and Gina Moore, both of Myrtle Beach; brother to Jeff Ikner USAF Little Rock, Ark. And Dawn Ikner Sellars of Laurinburg, N.C.; uncle of Brittany Ikner, Ark., and Samantha Ikner of Myrtle Beach; nephew of the (the late) David Stricklin and Miriam Stricklin of Cheraw.

 

Memorials may be made to Friends of Fisher House in Illinois or Angel Flight 2000, Airport Road, Ste. 227 Atlanta, Ga. 30341. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield  Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5, Thursday, July 7, 2011.

 

Douglas H. Kimrey, Sr.

CHERAW — Douglas H. Kimrey, Sr., 81, died June 29, 2011.

 

Graveside services were held July 2 at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw. Visitation was held at the residence, Cheraw.

 

Mr. Kimrey was born January 31, 1930, in Cheraw, a son of the late Brack Monroe and Ruth Allen Kimrey. He was a retired employee of ARA Food Services with 25 years of service. Mr. Kimrey was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War and a former member of the SC National Guard. He was a member of North Cheraw Baptist Church.

 

In addition to his parents, Douglas was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Mike White and by a brother, Brack M. Kimrey, Jr.

 

Douglas is survived by wife of 58 years, Vera Goodwin Kimrey, of the home; son, Douglas H. “Chuck” Kimrey, Jr. (Joyce) of Lexington; daughter, Sheila White of Winston-Salem, N.C.; brothers, Roger W. (Bobbie) Kimrey and Ernest Kimrey; sisters, Vera (W.C.) Davis and Barbara Graham; also four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

 

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

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Kimrey family.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield  Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5, Thursday, July 7, 2011.

 

Andre Kenta Austin

CHERAW — Andre Kenta Austin, 29, died June 25, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held July 1 at Pee Dee Union Baptist Church, Cheraw. Burial followed at Saint Joseph’s Cemetery, Cheraw.

 

Austin, the son of Jennie L. Austin and Roosevelt Adams, was born May 22, 1982. He attended the Chesterfield County public school system and graduated from Cheraw High School in 2001. He continued his education in Arizona and Northeastern Technical College, Cheraw.

 

Austin accepted Christ at an early age and attended Pee Dee Union Baptist Church, Cheraw. He had numerous friends and they called him by his nickname, Dre Day. Austin enjoyed listening to music, playing basketball, taking walks and being around his family and friends.

 

Austin is survived by his mother, Jennie Austin, Cheraw; his mentor, June Young, Cheraw; sisters, Jessica Lynn Wilson (Lamonte), Cheraw; Nancy Adams and Vivian Adams both of Hartsville; brothers, Travis Adams and Dennis Adams both of Hartsville; niece, Jennifer Denesha David, Cheraw; nephew, Dominique Bryant Marshall, Cheraw; aunts, Emily Ingram, Richmond, Va., Nora Jones, Hamlet, N.C., Josephine Allen, Billie Ingram, Mollie Gandy, Ann Libby all of Rockingham, N.C., Josephine Peterson (Larry), Cheraw, Marie Allen (Robert) and Gene Jones (Sam), Florence; uncles, Walter Ingram (Mable), Clayton, N.C., Glenn Ingram (Frances), Thomas Ingram, Robert Charles Ingram, Thomas Ingram, Terry Ingram, John Ingram, Jeffery Ingram (Tonya) all of Rockingham, N.C.; godmother, Ruby Lloyd of Cheraw; also

a host of cousins and other relatives and friends.

 

Austin was preceded in death by a stepfather, Willie J. Austin, and grandparents, Herbert W. and Caletha E. Britton.

 

Flemming Funeral Home served the Austin family.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield  Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5, Thursday, July 7, 2011.

 

Elizabeth Sansbury ‘Beth’ Gainey

PATRICK — Elizabeth Sansbury “Beth” Gainey, 38, died June 25, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held June 27 at Brown Springs Baptist Church, Patrick. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

 

Visitation was held June 26 at the home of Pastor Jerry and Cathy Gainey, Patrick.

 

Mrs. Gainey was born Aug. 29, 1972, in Florence, a daughter of Laurie Powers Sansbury and the late Josephine Pridgen Sansbury. She was a graduate of Hartsville High School, and received her B.A. degree from Francis Marion University and her Masters of Education degree from Coker College. She was a former employee of Darlington County DSS. Beth was a member of Green Hill Church of God of Prophecy and attended First Church of the Nazarene.

 

In addition to her mother, she was also preceded in death by her sister, Suzanne Denise Sansbury.

 

Beth is survived by her husband, Christopher W. “Chris” Gainey, of the home; daughters, Sarah Gainey and Caroline Gainey, both of the home; father, Laurie P. (Barbara) Sansbury of Hartsville; brother, Dr. Laurie P. (Tammy) Sansbury of Pensacola, Fla.; father and mother-in-law, Pastor Jerry and Cathy Gainey of Patrick; brother and sister-in-law, Jason and Angel Gainey of Patrick; also nephew and niece, Reid and Madison Gainey of Patrick.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Gainey family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield  Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5, Thursday, July 7, 2011.

 

Viola Brown McLain

PATRICK — Viola Brown McLain, 88, died June 28, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held July 1 at Patrick Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Patrick Cemetery.

 

Visitation was held June 30 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

 

Mrs. McLain was born October 22, 1922, in Patrick, a daughter of the late Clarence Livingston

Brown and Nezzie Polson Wilkerson Brown. She was a homemaker and a member of Patrick Baptist Church. Viola enjoyed reading her Bible. She was married to the late Roy McLain and was also preceded

in death by her 2 sons, Jimmy Ray McLain and Richard McLain, her son-inlaw, Ralph Love, and by her five brothers.

 

Viola is survived by daughter, Carole Love of Florence; sister, Bernice B. Crouch of Arlington, Va.; four grandchildren, Jennifer (Dyson) Rivers, Jimmy Ray (Renee) Rivers, Jimmy (Kelly) Love, and Alton (Regina) Love; also seven great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the McLain family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5, Thursday, July 7, 2011.

 

Louella Mungo

MARSHVILLE, N.C. — Louella Mungo, 78, died June 28, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held July 3 at Flemming Funeral Chapel, Pageland. Burial followed at Angelus Chapel AME Zion Church Cemetery, Jefferson.

 

Ms. Mungo, the daughter of the late Mr. Roland Mungo and Ms. Lola Truesdale was born March 12, 1933, in Jefferson. She accepted Christ at an early age and joined Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, Marshville, N.C. Later in life, she joined Angelus Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, Jefferson.

 

Mungo was employed at Central Soya as a draw hand then moved to Cuddy Foods in Marshville, N.C. She was always there to lend a hand in raising her nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

 

She is survived by niece, Karen Mungo, Marshville, N.C.; great nephew, Roosevelt O’Bryan Mungo, Pageland; great nieces, Marquita Sheree Mungo, Pageland, Shemita Massey Harris (David), and Geneva Nicole Massey, both Monroe, N.C.; four great great nephews and four great great nieces; a special aunt, Rosie Morgan; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.

 

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Roosevelt Mungo and Harold Mungo.

 

Flemming Funeral Home served the Mungo family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5, Thursday, July 7, 2011.

 

Joseph E. ‘Joe’ Studebaker, III

PATRICK — Joseph E. “Joe” Studebaker, III, 55, died June 27, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held July 1 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw. Visitation was held June 30 at the funeral home.

 

Mr. Studebaker was born February 7, 1956, in Yokosuka, Japan, a son of Joseph Elizah Studebaker Jr. and Sadako Morikawa Studebaker. He was a graduate of USC, Beaufort, USC, Aiken, Fort Hayes University, and Winthrop University.

 

Studebaker was a teacher at Mayewood Middle School in Sumter and a former teacher and coach at Chesterfield High School. He enjoyed coaching football and baseball, and was a history buff.

 

Studebaker is survived by wife, Mona McNally Studebaker, of the home; daughters, Lisa S. (Bryan) Tolson of Patrick and Erin E. Studebaker, of the home; granddaughter, Makayla Tolson of Patrick; parents, Joseph E. and Sadako Studebaker Jr. of Hartsville.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Studebaker family Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5, Thursday, July 7, 2011.

 

Grace Outen Jordan

JEFFERSON – Grace Outen Jordan, 75, died July 5, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held July 8, 2011, at Bethel Baptist Church, 11078 Hwy. 151, Jefferson.

 

Burial followed in the church cemetery. Visitation was held July 7 at the church.

 

Mrs. Jordan was born April 10, 1936, in Kershaw County, SC a daughter of the late Leroy and Ruby Outen. She was a retired textile employee and a member of Bethel Baptist Church. Grace enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in

death by a grandson, Chris Sikes; and by two sisters.

 

Grace is survived by husband of 59 years, Howard L. Jordan of the home; daughters, Gwen (Danny) Oliver and Vicky (Donnie) Sikes of Ruby; sister, Linda Christmas of Fort Mill; 5 Grandchildren and 9 Great Grandchildren.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Jordan family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5, Thursday, July 14, 2011.

 

Elaine Pickens Strawbridge McDonald

RICHMOND COUNTY, N.C. – Elaine Pickens Strawbridge McDonald, 60, died July 8, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held on July 12, 2011, at 1 p.m. Providence Missionary Baptist Church with the Reverend Lamont Johnson, Pastor. Interment followed in the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Bennettsville, S.C.

 

Elaine was born April 25, 1951, to the late John Calvin Pickens, Sr. and Sara Pate. She is survived husband, Charles McDonald; three children: Jason Strawbridge of Stafford, VA; Reynard Strawbridge of District Heights, MD; Gregory Strawbridge of Cumberland, MD; Four step children: Galord McDonald of Rockingham; Melissa Graham of Rockingham, N.C.; Junior McDonald of Pittsboro, PA and Charles S. McDonald of Washington, DC. Twelve grandchildren: Her mother, Mable Ingram of Rockingham, N.C.; Six sisters: Voyner McDonald of Rockingham, N.C.; Paulette Pickens of Greensboro, N.C.; Teresa Little of Rockingham, N.C.; Diane Pate of Bennettsville, SC; Debra Gilmore of Jacksonville, Fl and Tabitha Bass of Washington, DC. Eight brothers: James Edward Pate of Cheraw, S.C.; John C. Pickens Jr. of Bennettsville, S.C.; Gary W. Little of Rockingham,

N.C.; Michael Gilmore of Cheraw, S.C.; Tracey Gilmore of Cheraw, S.C.; James Charles Pate of Cheraw, S.C.; David Ingram of Charlotte, N.C.; Eric Ingram of Baltimore, MD.

 

Funeral arrangements by Nelson Funeral Services of Rockingham, N.C. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5, Thursday, July 14, 2011.

 

Joanne C. Brock

CHERAW – Joanne C. Brock, 61, died June 15, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held June 18 at Kiser Funeral Home Chapel, Cheraw. Visitation was held prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

 

Born in Robeson, N.C .she was a daughter of the late Ward Bennett “Buster” Clark and Margaret Roller Clark. She attended Living Hope Church. She liked antiques and enjoyed fishing.

 

Joanne is survived by her son, Chris (Crystal) Brock of Cheraw; brother, Leverne Clark of McColl; sister, Minnie Hatcher Clark of McColl; grandchildren, Clayton T. Brock and Cole L. Brock both of Cheraw.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents listed above, a son, Roger Lee Brock, Jr.; brother, Thurman Clark; sister, Judy Clark Walker.

 

Memorials to: Cheraw Rescue Squad, PO Box 28, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

 

Kiser Funeral Home served the Brock family.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5, Thursday, July 14, 2011.

 

Van Simpson

PATRICK — Van Simpson, 60, died July 14, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held July 17 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield. Burial followed

at the Patrick cemetery. Visitation was held July 16 at the funeral home.

 

Simpson was born July 25, 1950, in Patrick, a son of Ophelia Boatwright Simpson and the late Daniel Lee Simpson. He was a 1968 graduate of Cheraw High School and received his B.S. degree in Business Administration at Coker College. Mr. Simpson was a Chesterfield County Magistrate

Court Judge. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War, and was a member of AMVETS, VFW, and the DAV. Judge Simpson was a former member of the Patrick Rescue Squad for many years and was a concealed weapon and gun safety instructor. He was a member of First United

Methodist Church in Cheraw. Van was an avid Clemson fan.

 

Simpson is survived by wife, Jennie Freeman Simpson of the home; son, R. L. (Stephanie) Simpson of Greenville; mother, Ophelia B. Simpson of Patrick; sister, Linda S. Lewallen of Patrick; sister-in-law, Karen F. (Gary) Schauer; brother-in-law, Harry R. (Linda) Freeman; nephews, Derek

Lewallen, Chad Lambert, Gary (Glorian) Chisholm and Johnny (Sherrie) Chisholm; nieces, Dana Chisholm, Alli Freeman, and Rachel Freeman; Also great Nephews, Nieces, and numerous Cousins

 

Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Simpson family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5, Thursday, July 21, 2011.

 

Dewey Lee Wilks

RUBY — Dewey Lee Wilks, 84, died July 11, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held July 14, 2011, at Miller-Rivers- Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the

White Oak Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Visitation was prior to the service at the funeral home.

 

Mr. Wilks was born May 17, 1927, in Hartsville, a son of the late Alex and Bertha Brown Wilks. He was a retired employee of S.C. Department of Transportation, and a lifelong member of White Oak Presbyterian Church. Dewey was married to the late Mildred R. Wilks, and was also preceded

in death by his 6 brothers, Monroe, Pete, Eugene, Jack, A.J., and Topsy Wilks.

 

Dewey is survived by son, Ronnie (Allison) Wilks of Elgin; daughter, Rebecca (John Eric) Patterson of Lexington; sisters, Louise Gainey of Hartsville and Ida Belle Stevens of Kershaw.

 

Memorials may be made to White Oak Presbyterian Church, c/o Julieth Freeman, 466 Huntley Shop Rd., Chesterfield, S.C. 29709 or to a charity of one’s choice.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Wilks family.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5, Thursday, July 21, 2011.

 

Annie Mae Sneed Oster

MARSHVILLE, N.C. — Annie Mae Sneed Oster, 73, died July 10, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held July 13 at Philadelphia Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Visitation was held prior to the service at the church.

 

Mrs. Oster was born July 25, 1937, in Monroe, N.C. a daughter of the late Joseph Clegg and Annie Frances Autry Sneed. She was a graduate of Union High School and a homemaker. Mrs. Oster was a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church. Annie enjoyed making crafts, growing flowers,

sewing, and watching hummingbirds. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Lavern Oster; daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl Ann and Joe Lisenby; and by her brother, Clegg Maurice Sneed.

 

Annie is survived by son, Randall Levern (Beverly) Oster of Marshville, N.C.; grandson, Randall Travis (Liz) Oster of Indian Trail, N.C.; great grandchildren, Bradley and Lilly Oster.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Oster family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5, Thursday, July 21, 2011.

 

Edna Mae Wilson Sims

RUBY — Edna Mae Wilson Sims, 76, died July 11, 2011.

 

The family will host a memorial service at The Conway Manor, Conway at a later date.

 

Mrs. Sims was born Jan. 12, 1935, in Ruby, a daughter of the late Jule Alexander and Ethel Gibson Sims. She was a homemaker and a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Edna was preceded in death by a daughter, Doris Jean Williams, and 1 sister, Rosie

Belle Wilson.

 

Edna is survived by her husband of 56 years, James Thomas Sims of Conway; sons, Billy Jule Sims of Murrells Inlet and Michael Sims of Conway; daughters, Carol Ann (Bill) Waters of Garden City and Judy Lynn Sims Hicks of Pageland; brother, Frank Wilson of China Grove, NC; also 8 grandchildren.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Sims family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5, Thursday, July 21, 2011.

 

Charles Allen ‘Charlie’ Freeman

CHERAW – Charles Allen “Charlie” Freeman, 64, died July 11, 2011.

Funeral services were held July 15 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder

 

Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield. Interment with military honors followed in the Chesterfield cemetery. Visitation was held July 14 at the funeral home.

 

Mr. Freeman was born March 7, 1947, in Excelsior Springs, MO a son of the late Herbert and Ollivene Kimack Freeman. He was a retired truck driver and attended Cheraw Family Worship. Mr. Freeman was a former member of the National Guard and a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam

War. His hobbies included collecting and assembling model cars. In addition to his parents, Charlie was preceded in death by his sister, Norma Jean Davidson.

 

Charlie is survived by wife of 35 years, Nancie E. Freeman, of the home; son, Richard Allen (Jo Ann) Freeman of California City, CA; daughters, Rachel Grace Freeman and Cassandra T. Freeman, both of the home; 2 grandchildren, Deanna Freeman and Nicholas

Freeman

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Freeman family.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5, Thursday, July 21, 2011.

 

 Rev. Charles Burris Bittle

PAGELAND — Rev. Charles Burris Bittle, 71, died July 23, 2011.

 

A memorial service was held July 26 at Miller-Rivers- Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield. Visitation was held at the home, Pageland.

 

Rev. Bittle was born July 29, 1939 ,in Chesterfield, a son of the late Pearl Rufus and Fannie Jordan Bittle. He was a retired Free Will Baptist Minister. In addition to his parents, Rev. Bittle was preceded in death by a sister, Margie Hodge.

 

Charles is survived by wife, Dianne Jordan Bittle, of the home; sons Randall (Rhonda) Bittle of McBee, Darrell Bittle of  Waynesville, NC, J. Scott (Chris) Bittle of Concord, NC, and Mike Bittle of Florida;

step-sons, Gary (Alison) Shehane of Lancaster, Justin Shehane, and Dylan Shehane both of the home; daughters, Sharlie Bittle of the home, Deborah (Jim) Mullen of Oklahoma, and Anita (Scott) Sutton of Cheraw; brothers, Ray (Maxine) Bittle, Earl (Dixie) Bittle both of Kannapolis, NC, Junior (Linda) Bittle of Locust, NC, and Lloyd (Sheila) Bittle of Landis, NC; sister, Louise Killian of China Grove, NC; also 11 grand-children and 8 great grand-children.

 

Memorials may be made to the South Carolina Alzheimer’s Association - 4124 Clemson Blvd., Suite L, Anderson, S.C. 29621.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Bittle family. Published in the Cheraw Chrolicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5, Thursday, Thursday, July 28, 2011.

 

James Avalon Flowers

MACON — James Avalon Flowers, 77, passed away July 21, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held July 24 in the chapel of Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home. Interment followed in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation was held July 23 at the funeral home.

 

Mr. Flowers was born in Headland, AL to the late Robert Milton Flowers and Doris Alijean Farmer Flowers. He served his country in the United States Army from 1952-1955. Mr. Flowers was the past president of the Noon Day Optimist Club from 1977-1978 and was a member of Pine Forest Baptist Church.

 

James is survived by his wife of 52 years, Ruth Flowers of Macon, GA, a native of Cheraw; mother, Doris Flowers of Dothan AL; children, Richard (Sharon) Flowers of Johns Creek, GA; Roger Flowers of Macon, GA; Rita (Bill) Fletcher of Lizella, GA; Raina (Kevin) Lance of Macon, GA; sisters, Margaret Pitchford

of Dothan, AL; and Pam (Fred) Hardt of Naples, FL; brothers, Jerry (Sylvia) Flowers of Macon, GA Robert Dale (Donna) Flowers of Alexis, IL; grand-children, Andy Fletcher, Ashley Fletcher, Tiffany Yeomans, Lorelai Lance, Larson Lance, Shad Flowers; great grand-children, Makayla Yeomans, Isabella Yeomans.

 

Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to United Hospice, 6060 Lakeside Commons, Macon, GA

31210.

 

Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery served the Flowers family. Published in the Cheraw Chrolicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5, Thursday, Thursday, July 28, 2011.

 

 

Lloyd Clinton Burr

CHESTERFIELD — Lloyd Clinton Burr, 89, died July 22, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held July23 at Douglas Mill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Douglas Mill Cemetery. Visitation was held prior to the service at the church.

 

Mr. Burr was born June 5, 1922 in Chesterfield, a son of the late Nathan and Maggie Burr. He was a pulpwood cutter and lifelong farmer. Mr. Burr was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, a member of the DAV, and the American Legion Post 74. He was a member of Douglas Mill Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, Clinton was preceded in death by his first wife, Frances Deese Burr, and secondly the late Katie Linton Burr; 3 brothers, Robert, J.P., and Leo Burr; and by 1 sister, Isabelle Burr Jordan. Lloyd is survived by sons, Lloyd F. (Linnett) Burr, and Wilson C. (Janice Therrell) Burr both of Chesterfield; grand-children, Denise (Robert) Barefoot of Patrick and Ricky Burr of Burlington, NC; great grand-children, Hunter Barefoot and Ty Barefoot; brother, Jasper (Sarah) Burr of Lancaster.

 

Memorials may be made to Douglas Mill Baptist Church, c/o Dawn Terry, 940 Arnold Sellers Rd., Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Burr family. Published in the Cheraw Chrolicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5, Thursday, Thursday, July 28, 2011.

 

 

Margaret Pegues Thurman

SOCIETY HILL — Margaret Pegues Thurman, 84, died July 23, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held July 27 at Miller-Rivers- Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Ruby Cemetery.

 

Visitation was held prior to the service at the funeral home.

 

Mrs. Thurman was born June 14, 1927, in Chesterfield, a daughter of the late John Willie “Bill” Pegues and Mary Belle “May Belle” Sellers Pegues. Mrs. Thurman worked in the textile industry for over 40 years retiring from Cheraw Apparel in 1999. Margaret was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and loved

working in VBS. She enjoyed working in her yard and growing pretty flowers. In addition to her parents, Margaret was preceded in death by her husband John Thomas “Buddy” Thurman and by her sisters, Alma Hunt and Mildred Kissiah.

 

Margaret is survived by son, James D. “Jimmy” (Bonnie) Thurman of Las Vegas, NV; daughter, Linda T. Rivers of Hartsville; five grand-children, James (Sue) Thurman and Jason (Jenny) Thurman of Las Vegas,

NV, Jenny (Jimmy) Stinson of Hartsville, Jaime (Chris) Jones of Kershaw, and Kim Rivers of Hartsville; also five great grand-children; special niece, Frances Rivers of Hartsville.

 

Memorials may be made to S.C. Alzheimer’s Association, 4124 Clemson Blvd. Suite L, Anderson, S.C. 29621 or McLeod Hospice, 1203 East Cheves St., Florence S.C. 29501.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Thurman family. Published in the Cheraw Chrolicle and Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5, Thursday, Thursday, July 28, 2011.

 

Julia Holley Traywick

MARSHVILLE, N.C. — Julia Holley Traywick, 83, died July 25, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held July 28 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder

 

Funeral Home, Chesterfield. Burial followed in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Pageland. Visitation was held July 27 at the funeral home.

 

Mrs. Traywick was born July 6, 1928, in Jefferson, a daughter of the late James Braskey and Victoria Pigg Holley. She was a former secretary, and was a homemaker, and a faithful Pastor’s Wife. Mrs. Traywick was a member of Morven Baptist Church and for many years enjoyed doing Nursing Home Ministry. In addition to her parents, Julia was preceded in death by her 5 brothers, Randolph, Arnold, Marion, Dwight,

and Hobson Holley.

 

Julia is survived by husband, Dr. W.F. “Bill” Traywick, of the home; son, Floyd Traywick, III of Windblow, N.C.; grandson, Hunter Traywick of Pageland.

 

Memorials may be made to the Good Samaritan Colony, P.O. Box 38, Ruby, S.C. 29741

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Traywick family.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and the Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011.

 

Mildred Ford

HIGH POINT, N.C. – Mildred Ford, 77, died July 22, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held July 29 at Drucilla  AME Zion Church, Chesterfield. Visitation was held at the church. Burial was in the church cemetery.

 

Mildred Chapman\Mildred worked for Burlington Mills in Cheraw at which time she retired and became a homemaker. She loved to cook and work in her yard planting flowers and shrubs.

 

Mildred married the late Edmond Ford Sr. and four children were born. She was truly loved and will be greatly missed. In addition to husband and her parents she was also preceded in death by one son, Levern Chapman Sr., three brothers, Paul Eugene and Arthur Chapman.

 

Mildred is survived by her three children, Karen F. Martin (Sam) of High Point, N.C., Eddie (Mary) Ford Jr. of High Point, N.C., and Wanda “Wendy” F. McFall (Thomas) of Cheraw; one brother, Lecoaste (Louise) Chapman; ten grandchildren, Gloria Chapman and Levern Chapman Jr. all of Cheraw, Teria Ellerbe of Bennettsville, Kelvin Ford of Phoenix, AZ, Markita Chapman of Charlotte, N.C., Thomas, Darius and Tariq McFall of Cheraw, April and Kobie Reed of Bennettsville; eleven great grandchildren; one sister-inlaw, Alberta Chapman; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

 

Peoples Funeral Services, Inc. High Point, N.C. served the Ford family Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and the Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011.

 

 Dorothy Williamson ‘Dot’ Strickland

JEFFERSON — Dorothy Williamson “Dot” Strickland, 76, died July 29, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held Aug. 1 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Twin Pines Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation was held prior to the service at

the funeral home.

 

Mrs. Strickland was born Feb. 5, 1935, in Bristol, GA, a daughter of the late Henry A. and Alma Tellington Williamson.

She was a homemaker and a foster parent for 28 years. Dot enjoyed her flowers, gospel music, and being a loving wife, mother and grandmother. In addition to her parents,

 

Dot was also preceded in death by her 3 brothers, Carlee, Burnice, and Thomas Williamson and by her sister, Geraldine Barrett.

 

Dot is survived by husband of 48 years, Ivy Eugene “Gene” Strickland, of the home; sons, Paul (Sue) Huchingson of Jefferson, Michael Eugene (Kim) Strickland of Pageland, and Bryan Ivy Strickland of the home; daughter, Janice Marie (Jerry) Brock of Pageland; also 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Strickland family.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and the Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011.

 

Willie Griggs ‘Billie’ Pittman

RUBY — Willie Griggs ‘Billie’ Pittman, 81, died July 27, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held July 30 at Fairview Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Visitation was held July 29 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield.

 

Mrs. Pittman was born April 3, 1930, in Morven, N.C. a daughter of the late Julius P. and Bessie Lewis Griggs. She was an employee of Chesterfield Manufacturing. Mrs. Pittman was a member of Fairview Baptist Church. Billie enjoyed doing word search, sewing, fishing, and vegetable gardening. In addition to her parents,

 

Billie was preceded in death by her husbands, Leon “Bubber” Gulledge and James Pittman; stepson, James “Rocky” Pittman; grandson, Phillip Gulledge; and great granddaughter, Bailey Lynn Hodge; son-in-law, Shane Ratliff; brothers, Everette and Floyd Griggs; sister, Sara Gibson; and step sister, Annie Mae Jackson.

 

Mrs. Pittman is survived by sons, Rev. Randy (Margaret) Gulledge of Hartsville and Grady (Kim) Gulledge of Ruby; daughter, Rebecca Pittman Ratliff of Ruby; stepson, Terry Pittman of Front Royal, VA; stepdaughter, Denise (Billy) Purser of Salisbury, NC; step daughter-in-law, Kathy Pittman of Winnsboro, TX; brother, J. D. Griggs of Columbia; sister, Bertie Cagle of Hopkins; also 15 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Pittman family.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and the Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011.

 

Marshall Miller

JEFFERSON — Marshall Miller, 96, died July 26, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held July 31 at Hopewell United Methodist Church, Jefferson. Burial followed at Miller Family Cemetery, Jefferson.

 

Mr. Marshall Miller was born to the late Hampton and Dora Richardson Miller in Chesterfield County, on Oct.16, 1914. He was the youngest of eight children. Marshall obtained his education in the Chesterfield County school system and through life’s experiences as well as God given wisdom. At an early age, he committed his life to Christ and joined Hopewell United Methodist Church in Jefferson. Marshall was married to Axie Mc-Millan Miller and through their union, ten children were born. He loved his family

dearly and he always said, “You will learn a lot if you will just listen.”

 

Marshall was employed for many years in farming, construction, and textile industries. At the age of seventy two, he retired from Pageland Manufacturing where he worked under the management of Mr. Hugh Niesler.

 

Marshall is survived by daughters, Martha Mae Miller and Genevieve Miller Robinson, Jefferson; sons, Roosevelt (Minnie) Miller and David (Donna) Miller, Pageland, Ulysses (Brenda) Miller and Howard (Patricia) Miller, Jefferson and Robert (Lula) Miller, Mt. Croghan, twenty-six grandchildren; forty-three great grandchildren; as well as great great grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Samuel McMillan, Jefferson; and a host of other relatives and friends.

 

In addition to his parents, Mr. Marshall’s death was preceded by his wife, Axie Miller; two sons, Marshall Miller, Jr. and John Edward Miller; a daughter, Dorthea Miller; a grandson, Joe Ross Miller and a granddaughter, Tamera Miller.

 

Flemming Funeral Home served the Miller family.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and the Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011.

 

Don R. Burr

CHERAW — Don R. Burr, 67, died July 30, 2011.

 

A graveside service was held Aug. 1 at Cross Road Baptist Church Cemetery, Ruby. The family received friends July 31 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw.

 

Born in Ruby, Don was a son of Katie B. Brady of Columbia and the late F.C. Burr. He loved spending time with his grandchildren. He also would have interesting long talks with his 91 year old mother. He enjoyed selling cars and was known as the “Self appointed Mayor” of the Cross Roads Community. He was preceded in death by his father listed above, a brother, Franklin Burr, Jr. and a sister Betty B.George.

 

Surviving are his wife, Lois Melton Burr of Cheraw; a son, Ray (Michelle) Burr of Columbia, a daughter, Robin Poole Lear of Cheraw, his mother listed above, a sister, Barbara Kelly of Mooresville, N.C., four grandchildren, Ryan Poole, Chloe Poole, Jordan Burr and Jessa Burr.

 

Memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, 1016 Tec Road, Cheraw, S.C. 29520 or Cheraw Church of God, 100 Pecan Orchard Road, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

 

Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and the Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011.

 

Alice Quick Cheves Jones

CHERAW - Alice Quick Cheves Jones, 92, died Aug. 3, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held Aug 6 at Cheraw Family Worship Center, Cheraw. Burial will follow in the Hickory Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Wallace. Visitation was held Aug.5 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield.

 

Mrs. Jones was born January 27, 1919 in Wallace, a daughter of the late Walker and Cora Quick. She was a graduate of Kollock School and was a retired store clerk, having worked with Cheraw Hardware, J & K, and McBride’s Park and Shop. Alice enjoyed gospel and country music. In addition to her parents, Alice was preceded in death by her husbands, Kermit Cheves and Mike Jones; a great, great granddaughter, Alaina Quick; her brothers, Clyde and Henry Quick; her sister, Katie Quick; and by a son-in-law, Lee Hewitt, Jr.

 

Alice is survived by daughters, Mary Alice (Steve) Stafford and Barbara Ann Hewitt both of Cheraw; 4 grandchildren, Susan Davis of Myrtle Beach, Mike (Diane) Stafford of Wallace, Danny (Jessica) Hewitt of Wallace and Shane (Patricia) Hewitt of Cheraw; 8 great grandchildren, Brooklyn (Jonathan) Quick of Wallace, Kyle and Brianna Davis of Myrtle Beach, Braden Connor Patterson of Myrtle Beach, Josh and Michaela Hewitt of Cheraw, and Darien and Rayanna Hewitt of Wallace; 2 great-great grandchildren, Cameron Goins and Caden Quick of Wallace.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Jones family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and the Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011.

 

Larry Alfred Boatwright

CHERAW - Larry Alfred Boatwright, age 59, died August 4, 2011.

 

A memorial service was held Aug. 6 at the Boatwright home.

 

Mr. Boatwright was born October 1, 1951 in Chesterfield, a son of the late John Dewey and Natha Lee Privette Boatwright. Larry enjoyed his 3 dogs and cat.

 

Larry is survived by brother, William T. Boatwright of Cheraw; sisters, Johnnie M. Boatwright of Cheraw and Patricia Boatwright (Bill) Bryant of Society Hill; nephews, Earl Boatwright of Bennettsville, Curtis Boatwright of Chesterfield and Tyler Boatwright of Florence.

 

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709 or to a charity of one’s choice

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Boatwright family. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Jones family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and the Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011.

 

Jerry F. Burr

CHESTERFIELD - Jerry F. Burr, 74, died Aug. 5, 2011.

 

Funeral services were Aug. 8 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield. Burial followed in the Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation was Aug. 7 at the funeral home.

 

Mr. Burr was born April 21, 1937 in Chesterfield, a son of the late Burman James and Mary Easter Tucker Burr. He was a retired truck driver and a member of Douglas Mill Baptist Church. Jerry enjoyed growing flowers and watching birds.

 

In addition to his parents, Jerry was also preceded in death by his brothers, Burman J. Burr, Jr., and Donald Burr; and a sister, Rosa Belle West

 

Jerry is survived by son, Rev. Wayne L. (Tammy) Burr of Chesterfield; daughters, Regina (Mickey) Sizemore of Scottsboro, AL, Rebecca Poole and April (Willie) Shy of Cheraw; sister, Mary Vaughn of Kannapolis, NC and Goldie Owens of Chesterfield; also 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Burr family. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Jones family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and the Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011.

 

Peggy Smith Adams

CHESTERFIELD - Peggy Smith Adams, 72, died Aug. 3, 2011

 

Funeral services were held Aug. 5 at 11 a.m. at Miller- Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw. Visitation was held Aug. 4 at the funeral home.

 

Mrs. Adams was born April 2, 1939, in Chesterfield, a daughter of the late Grady Lee and Mary Kirven Smith. She was a retired employee of Chesterfield Manufacturing and a homemaker. Mrs. Adams was a member of First Southern Methodist Church. Peggy enjoyed fishing at the beach, crocheting, and growing vegetables.

 

In addition to her parents, Peggy was preceded in death by her husband J. T. Adams; her brothers, Dwight and Perry Smith; and by a sister, Ella Shaw.

 

Peggy is survived by son, John (Darlene) Adams of Chesterfield; daughters, Teresa Adams of Chesterfield; 5 grandchildren, Shawn Morton, Betina Gaskins, Megan, Dara, and Joshua Adams; 2 great grandchildren, Gavin Gaskins and Elijah Morton; sister, Hazel S. Harlow of Nettleton, MS

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Adams family. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Jones family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and the Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011.

 

Joe Bennett Coble, Jr.

WALLACE – Joe Bennett Coble, Jr., 74, died Aug. 7, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held Aug. 9 at Hickory Grove Baptist Church. Visitation was held prior to the service, at the church. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

 

Joe was born in Bennettsville, a son of the late Joe Bennett Coble, Sr. and Nonice Grant Coble. He has served as a volunteer with the Wallace Fire Department as Assistant Chief and was a retired honorary member. He was a retired President and Board member of the Wallace Water Company. He was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church.

 

He enjoyed fishing, gardening and spending time with family and friends. Joe was preceded in death by his parents listed above and a sister, Jeanette Coble.

 

Mr. Coble is survived by his wife Peggy English Coble; son, Joey A. (Mary) Coble, both of Wallace; daughter, Jennifer C. (Timothy) McConnell of Georgetown; brothers, John (Carol) Coble of Randleman, NC, Jerry (Kim) Coble of Bennettsville; sisters, JoAnne C. (Harold) Brock of Durham, NC; grandchildren, Tonya M. Flowers, Clayton Coble, Jade Coble, Eli Coble, Harrison Coble McConnell, Taylor E. McConnell; 5 great grandchildren.

 

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

 

Kiser Funeral Home served the Coble family. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Jones family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and the Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011.

 

Barbara Jean Polson Jones

BENNETTSVILLE - Barbara Jean Polson Jones, 68, died August 3, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held Aug. 6 at Burroughs-Cooper-Kiser Funeral Home, Bennettsville, followed by burial in Sunset Memorial Park. Visitation was held Aug. 5 at Burroughs- Cooper-Kiser Funeral Home, Bennettsville.

 

Born in Bennettsville, Barbara was a daughter of the late Leon Marshall and Ancie Dell Perkins Polson. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and formerly taught the children in the Pioneer Program. She was the widow of Donald Edward Jones. Mrs. Jones retired after 11 1/2 years of dedicated and loyal service to the citizens of Bennettsville by serving with the Police Department.

 

Surviving are her son, Eric (Tonya) Jones of Cheraw; a daughter, Stacy Jones of Bennettsville; brother, Russell (Wendi) Polson of Bennettsville; sisters, Lois Polson of Bennettsville, Sarah (Tommy) Garrett of Hartsville; grandchildren, David Dixon, Elizabeth Jones, Jessica Dixon, Gena Dixon, Aidain Jones, Camden Jones and Temple Jones.

 

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, listed above, a brother, Bobby Polson , sisters, Edna Jost and Linda Polson.

 

Memorials may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, PO Box 75, Bennettsville, S.C. 29512.

 

Burroughs-Cooper-Kiser Funeral Home served the Jones family. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Jones family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and the Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011.

 

Hallie Marshall

INDIAN LAND – Hallie Marshall, 75, died July 29, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held Aug. 2 at Rocky Branch Baptist Church, Lancaster. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

 

Mrs. Hallie Marshall, daughter of the late Lewis Mann and Mogg Robinson Bennett, was born on July 10, 1936 in Chesterfield County.

 

Hallie was united in holy matrimony to the late Reverend Harden Douglas Marshall.

 

She was a member of Rocky Branch Baptist Church, Lancaster, where she served on the missionary board and the hymnal choir. She believed in the Bible and knew the power of prayer. Hallie extended her motherly love to many people throughout her years. Hallie enjoyed fishing and babysitting her grandchildren. She also loved growing flowers.

 

Hallie is survived by her sons, Jason (Shelia) Bennett, Charlotte, NC, Billy G. Nicholson, Lancaster, Rev. Buster

(Quarkina), Rock Hill, Douglas Marshall, Charlotte, NC, Hue Jean (Aleigh) Marshall, Albert Marshall, Indian Land,

and Henry (Yvonne) Nicholson, Rock Hill; daughters, Julia (Freddie) Hamilton, Rock Hill, Myrtle Newman, Lancaster, Juanita (Joseph) Blakeney, Glennie (Melvin) Smith, Rock Hill, and Dreamie (Darryl) Nicholson, Indian Land; sisters, Naomi Thomas, Dorothy Clyburn and Aline McRay, Pageland; forty-six grandchildren, fifty-nine great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

Hallie was preceded in death by a daughter, Yvonne Smith; three sons, Early Marshall, Glenn Marshall and Rev. Grady Bennett.

 

Flemming Funeral Home served the Marshall family. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Jones family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and the Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011.

 

Ruth White Adams

CHESTERFIELD - Ruth White Adams, 94, died August 4, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held Aug. 7 at Chesterfield Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Chesterfield cemetery.

Visitation was prior to the service in the church sanctuary.

 

Mrs. Adams was born Aug. 26, 1916 in McFarlan, NC a daughter of the late Alfred Dudley and Ila Mae Johnson White. She enjoyed a long career of over fifty years as a sewing machine operator. Mrs. Ruth was also a seamstress, homemaker, and loved gardening. She was a member of Chesterfield Baptist Church, where she was a dedicated choir member and a faithful member of the Lila Williston-Dorcas-Faithful Workers Sunday School Class. For over sixty years, she taught Adult Sunday School classes at Chesterfield Baptist Church, as well as Ebenezer United Methodist Church, and Westfield Creek Baptist Church. Mrs. Ruth loved her family and friends very much, and was a Witness to everyone she met. In addition to her parents,

 

Mrs. Ruth was also preceded in death by her brother, James White, and by her sisters, Virginia White Thomas and Lois White Parker.

 

Ruth is survived by husband, Caston Adams, of the home; daughter, Helen (Tony) Stroud of Chesterfield; 2 grandchildren, Leigh Ann (Forrest “Buck”) White of Chesterfield and Suzanne (Christopher) Kilian of Lake Worth, FL; 5 great grandchildren, Krystan White, Ashtan White, Kathryn Kilian, Kelly Kilian, and Christopher Kilian, II; also a special niece, Miriam Striklin, and niece Betty (Jeff) Richardson; nephews, Johnny (Christie) White and James White; also a number of great nieces and nephews.

 

Memorials may be made to the Chesterfield Baptist Church “Choir Fund”, 207 East Main Street, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Adams family. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Jones family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and the Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011.

 

Alford Melton

CHERAW – Alford Melton, 67, died Aug. 2, 2011. Funeral services were held Aug. 5 at Rock Springs Missionary Baptist Church, Ruby. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

 

Alford Melton affectionately known as (Alf) was the son of the late James Montgomery and Mozelle Covington. He was born October 29, 1943. Alford attended the Chesterfield County public school system At an early age, he began working in many wood yards between North Carolina and South Carolina. Later in life Alford worked for Sonoco in Hartsville.

 

Alford confessed Christ at an early age and became a member of Davidson Grove Baptist Church, Chesterfield. Later he joined Rock Springs Missionary Baptist Church, Ruby, and remained a faithful member.

 

Alford had numerous hobbies, but was known for his love and support of the Chesterfield Rams athletic department. He especially enjoyed attending the Rams football, basketball, softball and baseball games. Alf also devoted his time to coaching Dixie League baseball and youth basketball.

 

Alford is survived by wife of forty-nine years, his wife, Doris; sons, Randy (Gloria Cooper) Melton of Atlanta, GA and Sammy (Joyce) Melton, Charlotte, NC; daughters, Jackie (Kenny) Wadsworth, Charlotte, NC and Darlene (Clarence) McBride, Cheraw; nine grandchildren, Cornice Mills, Candice Hurley, Jason Cash, Latoria Melton, Travis McBride, Sidney Wadsworth, Marcus McBride, Larreek Miller and Davian Melton; six great grandchildren; brothers, Lee Thomas (Vivian) Covington, Pageland, Charlie (Trina) Covington, Charlotte, NC, Larry (Sharon) Covington, Jefferson; sisters, Devenia (David) Melton, Mildred (Paul) Covington, Chesterfield, and Phyllis Jones, Newsport News, VA; uncle, Charles (Fannie) Melton, Chesterfield; aunts, Margaret Melton, Salisbury, NC and Sarah Melton, Kannapolis, NC; brothers-in-laws, Levoid Joines, Ruby, James Perry Joines, David (Wendy) Joines, Mt. Croghan, and Larry Joines, Charlotte, NC; sisters-in-law, Peggy Covington, Dianne (Jimmy) Ross, Carolyn Joines, Susan Joines, Charlotte, NC, Lillie (Nathaniel) Wilson, Cheraw, Betty (Fletcher) Hubbard, Mt. Croghan; a godson, David Melton, Jr., Savannah, GA; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

During Alford and Doris life, they adopted two sons, Anthony Joines, Indian Trail, NC and Buck Covington, Charlotte, NC. They loved and enjoyed taking care of them and watching them turn into men.

 

Flemming Funeral Home served the Melton family. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Jones family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and the Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011.

 

Willis Ford ‘Bill’ Robeson

CHESTERFIELD — Willis Ford “Bill” Robeson, 79, died Aug. 10, 2011.

 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Aug. 13 at Zoar United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Davis Family Plot at Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Aug. 12 from 5:30 p.m. til 7:30 p.m. at the home, 3968 Hwy. 145 N, Chesterfield.

 

Mr. Robeson was born Dec. 20, 1931, a lifelong resident of Chesterfield County. He was the son of the late Maggie Lee Streater Robeson and Leon Barton “Bub” Robeson. He was a graduate of Zoar High School and owned and operated Snow Hill Processing Plant for 25 years. Bill served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was a member of Zoar United Methodist Church

 

Bill is survived by wife of 53 years, Peggy Davis Robeson,of the home; son, Robert Barton (Bob) Robeson (Karen) of Chesterfield; grandson, Conner Ford Robeson of Chesterfield; sister, Rachel King of Chesterfield, Mary Beth (Preston)

Freeman of Cheraw, Rebecca Burch of Jefferson, and Helen (Mike) Moore of McLeansville, N.C.; Also numerous nephews and nieces.

 

Memorials may be made to the Prayer Shawl Ministry of Zoar United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Debbie Foote, 2472 Zoar Road, Cheraw, S.C. 29520

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Robeson family.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and the Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011.

 

Barbara Jean Polson Jones

BENNETTSVILLE — Barbara Jean Polson Jones, 68, died Aug. 3, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 6 at Burroughs-Cooper-Kiser Funeral Home, Bennettsville, followed by burial in Sunset Memorial Park. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 5 at Burroughs-Cooper- Kiser Funeral Home, Bennettsville.

 

Born in Bennettsville, Barbara was a daughter of the late Leon Marshall and Ancie Dell Perkins Polson. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and formerly taught the children in the Pioneer Program. She was the widow of Donald Edward Jones. Mrs. Jones retired after 11 1/2 years of dedicated and loyal service to the citizens of Bennettsville by serving with the Police Department.

 

Surviving are her son, Eric (Tonya) Jones of Cheraw; a daughter, Stacy Jones of Bennettsville; brother, Russell (Wendi) Polson of Bennettsville; sisters, Lois Polson of Bennettsville, Sarah (Tommy) Garrett of Hartsville; grandchildren, David Dixon, Elizabeth Jones, Jessica Dixon, Gena Dixon, Aidain Jones, Camden Jones and Temple Jones.

 

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, listed above, a brother, Bobby Polson , sisters, Edna Jost and Linda Polson.

 

Memorials may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, PO Box 75, Bennettsville, S.C. 29512.

 

Burroughs-Cooper-Kiser Funeral Home served the Jones family.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and the Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011.

 

David Lee Forbis

CHESTERFIELD — David Lee Forbis, 66, died Aug. 12, 2011.

 

Mr. Forbis was born June 19, 1945 in Charlotte, N.C., a son of the late Robert Lee and Odessa Hopper Forbis. He was a retired security guard and a member of Chesterfield Baptist Church.

 

David is survived by brothers, Bobby Forbis of Matthews, N.C. and William Forbis of Peachland, N.C.; sister, Carolyn (Arnold) Crowell of Matthews, N.C.; also a number of nieces and nephews.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Forbis

family.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and the Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011.

 

Ernest W. Adams

CHESTERFIELD – Ernest W. Adams, 76, died Aug. 10, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held Aug. 12 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Chesterfield Cemetery. Visitation was held prior to the service at the funeral home.

 

Mr. Adams was born May 12, 1935, in Wadesboro, N.C. a son of the late Ernest Washington and Myrtle Krepps Adams. He was a retired truck driver and a U.S. Air Force Veteran. Mr. Adams was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.

 

Ernest is survived by wife, Edna McLain Adams, of the home; son, Kevin Adams of Albemarle, N.C.; daughters, Cheryl Waldrup, of Albemarle, N.C. and Patty Adams of Pageland; stepsons, Kenneth (Mary) McLain of Wallace and Michael McLain of Patrick; stepdaughter, Jan (Andy) Welch of Columbia; brothers, Michael Adams of PA and Gary Adams of Norwood, NC; also 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

 

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

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Adams

family.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and the Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011.

 

Cora O. Rivers

CHESTERFIELD – Cora O. Rivers, 68, died Aug. 9, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held Aug. 11 at Ebenezer United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the Hurst Cemetery. Visitation was held Aug. 10 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield.

 

Mrs. Rivers was born Sept. 26, 1942 in Andrews, N.C., a daughter of the late Wilburn and Nancy Cathy Owensby. She was a retired employee of Chesterfield Manufacturing.

 

Cora was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a faithful member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church where she was a choir member and was involved in many church activities. Cora loved her church, her church family, loved gardening, and taking care of others. In addition to her parents, Cora was preceded in death by a son, Glenn E. Rivers, a grandson, Will Horne, brothers, Walter, Ricky, and Coleman Owensby, and by a sister, Rachel O. Robertson.

 

Cora is survived by husband of 52 years, Carson Kenneth Rivers, of the home; sons, Randell K. (Jackie) Rivers and Fred D. (Teresa) Rivers of Chesterfield; daughter, Cynthia R. (Gettys) Horne of Ruby; grandchildren, Brian (Stephanie) Rivers, Daniel Rivers, Christopher Hurst, Rebecca Rivers, A.J. Rivers, Evan Poolaw all of Chesterfield; great grandson, Josh Rivers of Chesterfield; brothers, Andy (Judy) Owensby of Morganton, NC, and Harvey Owensby of TN; sisters, Helen O. Turner of Marietta, Billie O. Rivers, and Ruby O. White both of Andrews.

 

Memorials may be made to Ebenezer United Methodist Church, c/o Dawn Rushing, 556 Watson Hill Lane, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Rivers family.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and the Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011.

 

Jeri McLaurin Rayfield

CHERAW — Jeri McLaurin Rayfield, 72, died Aug. 14, 2011.

 

A graveside service will be held Aug. 18 at 5 p.m. at the Hebron Cemetery in Clio.

 

Mrs. Rayfield was born Nov. 18, 1938, in Clio, a daughter of the late Luther Parrish McLaurin, Jr. and Jerolyn Moore Woodley McLaurin. She was a graduate of Clio High School and Flora McDaniel College. She was a retired paralegal with H. F. Bell, Attorney at Law. In addition to her parents, Jeri was preceded in death by her husband James Murray Rayfield, and by her son, Jamey Rayfield. Jeri is survived by grandson, Hunter Rayfield of Ohio; sister, Gaye M. Atkinson of Wallace; also a number of nieces and nephews including Heather (Neil) Jackson of Wallace.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Rayfield family.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and the Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011.

 

Cindy Driggers Cox

CHERAW — Cindy Driggers Cox, 53, died Aug. 14, 2011.

 

Born in Bennettsville, Cindy was the daughter of the late John Wesley and Virginia Sweatt Starling. She was a member of North Cheraw Baptist Church were she served in the WMU(Women on Missions Group) and as Sanctuary Music Director for many years. She was a volunteer with Cheraw Area Girl Scouts.

 

Surviving are her husband Prentiss “Pat” Alton Cox of Cheraw; a daughter, Rachael “Nicole” Cox of Morven, NC; grandchildren, Cameron Boan, Mason Gaddy; brothers, Richard Lee “Buddy” (Barbara) Driggers of Oak Island, NC, Lonnie Kenneth “Butch” (Brenda) Driggers of Cheraw; sister, Mary Catherine Driggers Gaskins of Cheraw.

 

Funeral services were held Aug. 16, 2011, at North Cheraw Baptist Church, Cheraw. Burial will follow in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation was held Aug. 15 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw.

 

Memorials may be made to North Cheraw Baptist Church, 101 Hartzell Ave., Cheraw, S.C. 29520 or Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709

 

Kiser Funeral Home served the Driggers family.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and the Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011.

 

Mary Sue Davidson Johnson

HARTSVILLE – Mary Sue Davidson Johnson, 81, died Aug. 11, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held Aug. 14 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw. Burial followed in Chatham Memorial Gardens, Cheraw. Visitation was held Aug. 13 at the funeral home.

 

Born in Cheraw, Mary was a daughter of the late George Frank and Nancy Isabelle Shaw Davidson. She was the widow of John W. Johnson. Mary enjoyed cross stitching, sewing and playing the piano at church. She was an Avon representative. Mary was preceded in death by her parents listed above, sons, George Frank Johnson, Anthony Johnson; brother, Oscar T. Davidson; sister, Gladys Oakley.

 

Mary is survived by sons, Mike (Nancy) Johnson of Patrick, John Johnson of Hartsville; daughters, Linda (John) Touchberry, Judy (Jackie) Smith, Patricia (Ricky) Winburn all of Hartsville; 14 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, 5 great great grandchildren.

 

Memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice House, PO Box 100551, Florence, S.C. 29502-0551.

 

Kiser Funeral Home served the Johnson family.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and the Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011.

           

Wayne Hartwell Blackmon

CHERAW — Wayne Hartwell Blackmon, 72, died Aug. 11, 2011.

 

A memorial service will be held Aug. 21 at 1 p.m. at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield. Visitation will follow after the service.

 

Mr. Blackmon was born Aug. 5, 1939, in Darlington, a son of the late Francis Hartwell and Grace Lee Rawls Blackmon. He was a graduate of Darlington High School. Mr. Blackmon was a retired truck driver with INA Bearing Company and a U.S. Navy Veteran. Wayne enjoyed fishing and country music.

 

Wayne is survived by wife, Ruth Kissiah Blackmon, of the home; sons, Mitchell and Michael Blackmon of Florida; daughters, Mindy and Angie of Florida; stepson, Wesley (Windy) Crowley of Lugoff; brother, William A. “Bill” (Brenda) Blackmon of Pagosa Springs, CO; 5 grandchildren.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Blackmon family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and the Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011.

 

Alice Quick Cheves Jones

CHERAW — Alice Quick Cheves Jones, 92, died Aug. 3, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held Aug 6 at 2 p.m. at Cheraw Family Worship Center, Cheraw. Burial followed in the Hickory Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Wallace. Visitation was held Aug. 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield.

 

Mrs. Jones was born Jan. 29, 1919, in Wallace, a daughter of the late Walker and Cora Quick. She was a graduate of Kollock School and was a retired store clerk, having worked with Cheraw Hardware, J & K, and McBride’s Park and Shop. Alice enjoyed gospel and country music. In addition to her parents, Alice was preceded in death by her husbands, Kermit Cheves and Mike Jones; a great, great granddaughter, Alaina Quick; her brothers, Clyde and Henry Quick; her sister, Katie Quick; and by a son-in-law, Lee Hewitt, Jr.

 

Alice is survived by daughters, Mary Alice (Steve) Stafford and Barbara Ann Hewitt both of Cheraw; 4 grandchildren, Susan Davis of Myrtle Beach, Mike (Diane) Stafford of Wallace, Danny (Jessica) Hewitt of Wallace and Shane (Patricia) Hewitt of Cheraw; 8 great grandchildren, Brooklyn (Jonathan) Quick of Wallace, Kyle and Brianna Davis of Myrtle Beach, Braden Connor Patterson of Myrtle Beach, Josh and Michaela Hewitt of Cheraw, and Darien and Rayanna Hewitt of Wallace; 2 great-great grandchildren, Cameron Goins and Caden Quick of Wallace.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Jones family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and the Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011.

 

Peggy Miller Morrison

JEFFERSON — Peggy Miller Morrison, 85, died Aug. 16, 2011.

   

A graveside service was held Aug. 18 at Jefferson Town Cemetery. Visitation followed the graveside service at the cemetery.

      

Morrison was born May 20, 1926, in Jefferson, the daughter of the late Everett Richards Miller and Achsie Gregory Miller. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Dr. Milton Leroy Morrison. Peggy graduated from Jefferson High School and also attended Queens College in Charlotte, N.C. She graduated from Queens in 1947 with a double major in Psychology and Math. Mrs. Morrison was a member of Jefferson Presbyterian Church. Peggy will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and friend. She will also be remembered for her love of animals, especially her family of cats.

    

Peggy is survived by her son, Richards Miller “Dicky” Morrison of Jefferson.

    

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Morrison family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011.

 

Vonnie Mae Watson

CHESTERFIELD — Vonnie Mae Watson, 83, died Aug. 17, 2011.

    

Funeral services were held Aug. 19 at Hopewell Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Visitation was Aug. 19 prior to the service in the church fellowship hall.

    

Mrs. Watson was born December 7, 1927, in Union County, N.C., a daughter of  the late J. L. and Annie Davidson. She wasa retired employee of Chesterfield Manufacturing Co. and a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Vonnie Mae was also preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie A. Watson.

 

Vonnie is survived by stepdaughters, Alieth Bruner and Lucille Winecoff both of Cheraw; also a number of step grandchildren and step great grandchildren, including Dana H. Alexander, her step granddaughter and caregiver.

   

Memorials may be made to Hopewell Baptist Church, 15066 Hwy # 9, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709 or to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709

    

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Watson family.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011.

 

Stephanie Renee Smith

CHERAW — Stephanie Renee Smith, 32, died Aug. 17, 2011.

    

Born in Cheraw, Stephanie was a daughter of James Allen Dixon of Cheraw and the late Stephanie Teresa Dixon. She enjoyed reading and writing short stories.

    

Stephanie is survived by her children, Daniel Allen Quick, Brantley Smith and Terra Quick all of Pageland, her father listed above, and a sister, Ashley Dixon.

    

Stephanie is preceded in death by her mother listed above, a child, Leighanne Hall and a sister, Kimberly Dixon. A graveside service was held Aug. 20 in Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Cemetery, Patrick. Visitation was Aug. 19 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw.

    

Kiser Funeral Home served the Smith family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A,

Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011.

 

Dianne Sellers Stroud

HARTSVILLE — Dianne Sellers Stroud, 68, died Aug. 17, 2011.

   

Funeral services were held Aug. 20 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield. Burial followed in the Friendship United Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation was held Aug. 19 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

    

Mrs. Stroud was born May 7, 1943, in Mt. Croghan, a daughter of the late Julius and Dessie Mae Tucker Sellers. She was a long time resident of Hartsville. Dianne was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She will be sadly missed by her family, extended family, and friends.

 

Dianne is survived by husband of 50 years, Philip A. Stroud, of the home; daughters, Marcia “Bitsy” Stroud McLaughlin of Hartsville and Andrea “Andi” Dianne Stroud of Atlanta, GA; 2 grandchildren, Jordan Lynn McLaughlin and Andrea Meagan McLaughlin both of Hartsville.    

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the Stroud family.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011.

 

Lillian Shaw Hayer

Davidson, N.C. — Lillian Shaw Hayer, 84, died Aug. 20, 2011.

 

Funeral services were held Aug. 23 at Shiloh United Methodist Church, Concord, N.C. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the church, prior to the service.

 

Lillian was born May 10, 1927, in Marlboro County, the daughter of the late James Calvin Shaw and Annie Lee Shankle Shaw. She grew up in Wallace, S.C. She was one of ten children with only one brother remaining, Mitchell E. Shaw of Wallace. She met James Franklin Hayer when he was on Army maneuvers in Wallace, in 1944. They married and moved to Cabarrus County, N.C., near his family and lived on a small farm.

 

Lillian was employed with the former Cannon Mills Company, Plant #1 Wash Cloth Dept. second shift for 40 years until her retirement. She deeply loved her church, Shiloh United Methodist Church, Concord, N.C., where she taught the primary class, was active with the ladies circle #1, served on numerous committees, and cared for the elderly in her neighborhood. Lillian was a fantastic cook who loved to prepare foods for her large family, especially her grandchildren, and enjoyed canning and freezing foods. She was a loving and caring mother and grandmother who wanted her children and grandchildren to do their best and be successful in their lives. She is at rest now, joyous and whole again.

 

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, James F. Hayer; a daughter, Patti Fink Webster; a son, Jimmy Hayer; two grandchildren, Gerald Hayer and Gary Robinson.

 

Survivors in addition to her brother include her daughter, Diann Wayne of Davidson, N.C.; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

 

Memorials may be made to Shiloh United Methodist Church, 4149 Odell School Road, Concord, N.C. 28027.

 

Whitley’s Funeral Home served the Hayer family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A,

Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011.

 

Marjorie Elder Graham

PAWLEYS ISLAND — Marjorie Elder Graham, 87, widow of Thomas Hunter Graham, died Aug. 21, 2011. Funeral services were held at Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church Aug. 26. Burial followed in the family cemetery plot in Chickamauga, Ga. A reception was held at the church after the funeral.

 

Born on April 8, 1924, in Chickamauga, Ga., she was the daughter of John Glenn Elder and Dixie Eugenia Henderson Elder. She graduated from high school there, attended Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and was a graduate from the University of Chattanooga. She was a member of Chi Omega sorority and taught at Radford College in Radford, Va. She appeared in summer theater plays in New York.

 

Her husband was a textile executive and they lived in a number of places, Cheraw, Altavista, Va., and Greensboro, N.C., before retiring to Pawleys Island, where they were active members of Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church. They were active leaders in building the church. Mrs. Graham was a co-founder of the Scholarship Committee, taught Sunday school, and taught and coached children in acting for years at the Joy School. For her services, she received a Life Membership Award to the Women of the Church. Mrs. Graham served as Regent of the Winyah Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and a member of the Waccamaw Garden Club, the Georgetown Historical Society, and the Litchfield Country Club.

 

Marjorie is survived by her son, Thomas Hunter Graham, II (Sarah); grandson, Thomas Hunter Graham, III; and several nieces and nephews.