Shelvie Gene Bryant
NORTH AUGUSTA - Funeral services for Shelvie Gene Bryant will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Rose & Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley, W.Va.
Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Bryant, 64, of 827 Old Edgefield Road, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001.
Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
WILLISTON - Funeral arrangements for Otis Hankerson will be announced by Green's Funeral Home, Blackville. Mr. Hankerson, 80, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, at Silver Springs Nursing Home.
Friends may call at the residence of his sister, Mary C. Moore, 906 Elko St., Williston, or at the funeral home.
Martha Ann C. Newsome
BELVEDERE - Funeral services for Martha Ann Cleckley Newsome will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hatcher Funeral Home, Langley.
The Rev. Lloyd Prince will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens, Graniteville. Mrs. Newsome, 68, of 609 Audubon Circle, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, at Doctors Hospital. Pallbearers will be Donny Girndt, Mike Martin, Darrell Byrd, Greg Ross, Lee Hightower and Lonnie Craig. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Freddie Holloway, retired logger
EDGEFIELD - Freddie Holloway died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at Pepper Hill Nursing Center, Aiken.
Mr. Holloway, 68, resided at 1959 U.S. Highway 25, North.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Springfield Baptist Church, Edgefield.
The Rev. Randy Holloway will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
A native of Edlgefield County, Mr. Holloway was a son of Josie Mae Holloway Moore.
He was a logger
Surviving along with his mother are five brothers, J. C. Holloway, Greenwood, George E. Moore, Johnston, and William Moore, Calvin Moore and Bernard Moore, all of Edgefield; and three sisters, Thelma Holloway, Ruby Pearl White and Doris Turner, all of Edgefield.
Friends may call at the residence or at G. L. Brightharp & Sons Mortuary.
Funeral arrangements for Levorn Taylor will be announced by Jackson-Brooks Funeral Home.
Mr. Taylor, 51, of 372 Shilo Heights Road, Aiken, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.
Friends may call at the residence or the residence of Mr. Taylor's aunt, Geneva Williams, 761 Abbeville Ave.
WILLISTON - Funeral arrangements for Leroy Walker will be announced by Simmons Funeral Home, Williston.
Mr. Walker, 82, of 11 Roy St., died Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, at Barnwell County Hospital.
Friends may call at the residence of his sister, Josephine Brown, 11 Roy St., or at the funeral home.
George Bowers Toulmin
Funeral arrangements for George Bowers Toulmin will be announced by Rivers Funeral Home.
Mr. Toulmin, 84, of Aiken, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.
Leatha J. Burgess Williams
WAGENER - Funeral arrangements for Leatha Jeffcoat Burgess Williams will be announced by J. H. Robinson Funeral Home, Wagener.
Mrs. Williams, of 217 Railroad Ave., West, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.
Medwell "Bid" Hill
Medwell "Bid" Hill, 74, of Aiken, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2001, at his residence.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at George Funeral Home, southside chapel. The Revs. Grady Yonce and Charles Jones will officiate. Burial will be in Southlawn Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Virginia L. Grace
TALLADEGA, ALA. - Virginia L. Grace, 92, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001, at the Talladega Health Care Center.
Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 5 in the Talladega Funeral Home chapel. The Rev. John Love officiated and burial was in Pine Hill Memorial Park.
Mrs. Grace was a native of Cherokee County, Ala. She was a member of the Northside Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Kaye Bates Faulkner and Faye Cooper, both of Talladega; two sons, Ray Grace of Talladega and Hoyt Grace of Aiken; eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Larry Lashley, Sylven "Bubba" Cooper, J.R. Williams, Tommy Williams, Stanley Easterwood and Terry Grace.
Christopher P. Royal
AUGUSTA - Christopher P. Royal, 51, of Gracewood Home, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. today in the Bethany Cemetery. The Rev. Michael F. Royal will officiate.
Mr. Royal was a native of Aiken. He was the son of the late Charles C. Royal.
Survivors include his mother, Eugenia Mae LeNoir Royal; three sisters, Sandra D. Royal of Washington, D.C., Nancy P. Royal of Boston, Mass., and Pamela R. Smith of Paradise Valley, Ariz.; and three brothers, Ronald D. Royal of Palm Beach, Fla., Michael F. Royal of Charleston, and Dennison A. Royal of Dallas, Texas.
Memorials may be made to the Gracewood State School and Hospital, P.O. Box 1299, Gracewood, Ga., 30812.
Shellhouse Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Thomas B. Weathersbee Sr., Bath Mill retiree
CLEARWATER - Thomas B. "Tom" Weathersbee Sr., formerly of Crystal Springs Road, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in the chapel of the Hatcher Funeral Home. The Rev. Clifton Stancel will officiate and burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens.
Mr. Weathersbee was a native of Langley. He was a retired foreman with the Bath Mill, where he worked for 40 years. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church. Mr. Weathersbee was preceded in death by his wife, Zelpha Davenport Weathersbee and a son, Thomas B. Weathersbee Jr.
Survivors include a son, Kenneth Weathersbee of North Augusta; two daughters, Gwendolyn W. Byars of Aiken and Carolyn Lucas Barnes of Augusta; a sister, Eula Hornsby of Aiken; three step-children, David Smith of Ironton, Ohio, Ronnie Smith and Evelyn Wilkins, both of Vidalia, Ga., and Mary Edwards of Rome, Ga.; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be John McDaniel, Rufus Mathis, Gene Black, Wayne Henderson, Lee Dudley and James Cook.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 6 to 8 p.m.
Willie Lee Abney
Willie Lee Abney, 55, of Marlboro Street, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2001, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.
Funeral services will be announced by Jackson-Brooks Funeral Home.
Mr. Abney was a native of Aiken. He was a member of Zion Field Baptist Church, Aiken.
Survivors include his wife, Susan F. Abney of Aiken; six daughters, Viola Thomas and Dejuna Abney, both of Aiken, Kay Frances Abney, Barbara Abney, Carolyn Abney and Rosa Abney, all of Barnwell; four sons, Willie Lee Abney Jr. and Calvin Abney, both of Barnwell, and Thomas Lee and Willie L. Lee Jr., both of Aiken; a sister, Katie Mae Copeland of Aiken; four brothers, Roosvelt Abney, Eugene Abney and Lawrence Abney, all of Aiken, and Johnny Abney of Hempstead, N.Y.
Friends may call at the residence of his brother, Lawrence Abney, 843 Dillon Ave., Aiken.
Jewell Ferguson Edwards
WARRENVILLE - Jewell Ferguson Edwards, 92, of Golf Course Road, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, at her residence.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Napier Funeral Home chapel, Graniteville. The Revs. Dr. W.C. Lowe, Dr. Finley Sizemore and Brancie Stephens will officiate. Burial will be
in Sunset Memory Gardens.
Mrs. Edwards was a member of Stiefeltown Baptist Church, Warrenville, where she was a member of the Fellowship Sunday School class. She was also a member of the Senior Fellowship of Love. She was preceded in death by her parents, George Frank and Missouri Bolton Ferguson, and her husband, James Martin Edwards.
Survivors include two daughters, Dorothy E. Williams and Mildred Brunson, both of Warrenville; a son, Lyle Edwards of New Ellenton; seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Williams, Marty Edwards, Sidney Edwards, Doug Edwards, Billy Mitchum, Doug Singleton and Robert Williams.
Memorials may be made to Stiefeltown Baptist Church, 143 Springwood Loop, Warrenville, 29851.
The family will receive friends at the residence or at the funeral home today from 6 to 8 p.m.
James G. Carr Jr.
LAURENS - James G. Carr Jr. died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Napier Funeral Home, Graniteville.
Shirley R. Creech
Shirley R. Creech, 55, of Aiken, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers. Funeral arrangements will be announced by George Funeral Home, downtown.
Erlene Derrick, 70, of Page Street, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Rivers Funeral Home.
Antoinette J. Griffin, Avondale Mills retiree
Antoinette J. Griffin, 54, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001, at her residence, 1032 Old Jordan Road, Aiken.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Jackson-Brooks Funeral Home.
A native of Aiken County, Mrs. Griffin was a daughter of Inez M. Jackson. She was retired from Avondale Mills.
She received her early education in Saluda County public schools, and she was a graduate of Ridge Hill High School.
She was a member of Randall Branch Baptist Church, where she served as a member of the deaconess board, usher board, secretary of the church, women's auxiliary board and the adult choir.
Surviving along with her mother are her widower, John Henry Griffin; two sons, John A. Griffin, Aiken, and Demond J. Griffin, Trenton; two daughters, Vickie M. Thompson, Augusta, and Sharon L. Watson, Aiken; five sisters, Shirley A. Jackson, Willie Mae Alexander and Mia F. Jackson, all of Aiken, Linda G. Roper, Garner, N.C., and Rosa Johnson, Ridge Spring; and nine grandchildren.
Friends may call at the residence.
J. W. Cooper,
Owens Corning retiree
J. W. Cooper, 82, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001, at his residence, 405 Seminole St., Aiken.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Shellhouse Funeral Home. The Rev. Jim Holston will officiate. Burial will be in Brothersville Cemetery, Hepzhibah, Ga.
A native of Marion, Miss., Mr. Cooper was a son of the late John Hardy and Carrie Mae Cooper. He was a retired supervisor for Owens-Corning.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II.
He was a member of Memorial Baptist Church and was a volunteer fireman for Center Fire Department.
Surviving are his widow, Annie Mae Broxton Cooper; three sons, John W. Cooper, Lexington, and Richard H. Cooper and David G. Cooper, both of Aiken; a daughter, Jwann Day, Aiken; two sisters, Lynette Garner, Columbia, Rena Mae Kellcher, San Diego, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Memorial Baptist Church, 3100 Vaucluse Road, Aiken, S.C. 29801.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Esther Chavous Jr.,
U.S. Army veteran
BARNWELL - Esther Chavous Jr. died Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, at Barnwell County Hospital.
Mr. Chavous, 68, resided at 13 Red Oak Road.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Guinyard & Sons Funeral Home, Barnwell. The Rev. C. W. Phinizy will officiate. Burial will be in Union Baptist Church Cemetery.
A native of Aiken, Mr. Chavous was a son of the late Esther and Clarice Chavous.
He was a U.S. Army veteran.
He was the widower of Olivia Garrett.
Surviving are three sons, Anthony Chavous, Chicago, Kenneth Chavous, Williston, and Terri Chavous, North Augusta; a daughter, Rosemary Hendrix, Atlanta; three brothers, Levi Chavous, Ridgeland, and W. M. Odom and Joseph Chavous, Barnwell; a sister, Christine C. Joyners, Salisbury, Md.; and five grandchildren.
Friends may call at the residence of Heyward Miller or at the funeral home.
Ruby Boyd died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001, at Pepper Hill Nursing Center.
Mrs. Boyd, 78, resided in Aiken.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Rivers Funeral Home.