Edith Lucille Miller Arthur
Entered into rest Monday, March 14, 2005, Mrs. Edith Lucille Miller Arthur of Graniteville, wife of the late Lewis T. Arthur and daughter of the late Henry Miller and the late Jonelle Chappell Miller Gresham. She is survived by two sons, Jervis J. Arthur and his wife, Alice J. Arthur, of Warrenville and Kenny A. Arthur and his wife, Patricia C. Arthur, of Graniteville; a daughter, Jean Clark and her husband, Woody G. Clark, of Monroe, Ga.; grandchildren, Teresa A. Rawls and her husband, the late Richard Rawls, Jervis W. Arthur, Lisa Clark, Stacey Lund and her husband Bruce Lund, Stephen Clark, Ginger A. Proctor and her husband, Gene Proctor, Kenny A. Arthur II and his wife, Jody Arthur, Yvonne Arthur, Stephanie Arthur, Connie Arthur, Ashley Arthur, Angela Arthur, Lewis T. Arthur III and Natalie Arthur; five great grandchildren, Justin Rawls, Taylor Rawls, Taya Rawls, Cassidee Proctor and Zeke Proctor; a brother, Billy Gresham and three sisters, Emma Bates, Patsy Morgan and Jonelle Smith. She was born in Sweetwater but has been a lifelong resident of Graniteville, having lived at the same address for over 56 years. She was retired from Graniteville Co. She was a charter member of Hillview Baptist Church in Graniteville and a member of the Sunday school class there. She was a member of the Daughters Of the American Revolution. The funeral service will be conducted Friday, March 18 at 3 p.m. in Hillview Baptist Church in Graniteville with the Rev. Timothy Smart and Rev. Louis Swanson officiating. Interment will follow in the Graniteville Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bruce Lund, Jessie Bishop, Kenny Arthur II, Gene Proctor, Jervis W. Arthur and Justin Rawls. Honorary pallbearers will be members of her Sunday school class at Hillview Baptist Church and members of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The family will receive friends Thursday night, March 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Arthur will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service on Friday, March 18.
Napier Funeral Home, 315 Main Street, Graniteville 29829.
Donnie Harris Cook
GRANITEVILLE Funeral services for Mrs. Donnie Harris Cook will be today at 2 p.m. in the Hatcher Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in the Graniteville Cemetery.
Hatcher Funeral Home, U.S. Hwy. No. 1, Langley.
Henry Courtney Sloan
NORTH AUGUSTA Mr. Henry Courtney Sloan, beloved son of the late Herbert Gene and Josephine Ginish Sloan, entered into rest on Thursday, March 10, 2005.
He is survived by his brother, Mark Steven Sloan of North Augusta.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Hatcher Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Finley Limehouse officiating. Interment will be private.
Friends may call on Thursday evening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Hatcher Funeral Home, U.S. Highway 1, Langley.
Mary L. Stapleton
Mary L. Stapleton, 93, widow of J. Mason Stapleton Sr. and formerly of Spartanburg, died Monday, March 14, 2005 at Aiken Regional Medical Centers. Mrs. Stapleton was born in Union County, where she attended elementary and high school before graduating with her bachelor's degree from Asheville Teacher's College. She also earned a master of education degree from Furman University. She was a beloved teacher in the public schools of South Carolina. She served as a principal at Cavins Elementary school near Woodruff, Inman City Schools and Edwin P. Todd Elementary School, Spartanburg. She helped write curricula, sponsored by the Baruch Foundation, for the schools of South Carolina to make students aware of issues pertaining to the preservation of the environment. For most of her adult life she taught church school, including at Trinity United Methodist Church in Spartanburg and Bethel United Methodist Church in Spartanburg. At Bethel she also served on the committee on pastor-parish relations and as chair of the board for the Bethel Children's Day Care. As chair of the committee on church and society, she led a church study on victims of AIDS and ministered herself to those she knew were victims. In all her church activities she stressed the abolishment of racial and ethnic barriers between people in both church and world. She and her husband led in the resettlement of families in Spartanburg expelled from their native country of Laos. Moving to Aiken she became an affiliate member of St. John's United Methodist Church. A skilled cook and devoted homemaker, she was an avid rose gardener and was featured for her work with African violets.
Mrs. Stapleton is survived by her only child, the Rev. Dr. John Mason Stapleton Jr. of Aiken, his wife Cynthia; three grandchildren, Catherine Stapleton Nance of Aiken, her husband Tom, Mark Stapleton of Dallas, his wife Diane, David Stapleton of Boston, his fiancι Marian Martinez of Granada, Spain; a sister, Sarah Allison of Union, sister-in-law, Minnie Lee of Union, sister-in-law, Nita Lee, of Spartanburg; beloved nieces and nephews; and her special Laotian families originally from Laos, now proud United States citizens, including Wu, an especially "chosen" member of the family and her husband, Xang, and their two daughters, now living in Wisconsin, and her beloved students in this country and throughout the world.
A service of death and resurrection is planned for Bogansville United Methodist Church on the Buffalo-Spartanburg Highway at 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 18, with burial in the church cemetery. The service will be conducted by her son John Mason, her grandson Mark, the Revs. Gary Peterson, Larry Hayes, Robert Clyburn and professor Dwight Lambert. The family will greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m. at Shellhouse funeral Home on Hayne Ave., Aiken on Thursday and after the service in the Bogansville United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Pallbearers are David Stapleton, Henry Sinclair, Johnny Sinclair, Tommy Sinclair, Gregg Albares and Tom Nance. Honorary pallbearers are Paul Allison Jr., Charles Littlejohn, William Cantrell and Dr. Frank Lee.
Memorials in lieu of flowers may be sent to the Ministry of Music, St. John's United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 809, Aiken, SC 29802. Gratitude is hereby expressed to the Trinity Lutheran Home and the Mattie C. Hall Nursing Center of Aiken, the nurses, technicians, and attending physicians of the emergency room and the fourth floor at Aiken Regional Medical Center. Soli Deo Gloria!
William Melvin Stichert
A memorial service for William Melvin Stichert will be held on Thursday, March 17 at 11 a.m. at George Funeral Homes Historic Downtown Chapel, 211 Park Ave. SW Aiken. Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association in his memory.
Mr. Stichert, 56, of Aiken, died Monday, March 14, 2005 at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.
A lifelong resident of Aiken, he was an automotive technician. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Conflict. He is survived by three children, William D. Stichert, Ardmore, Okla., Sylvia Bosseboeuf, Ardmore, Okla. and Sarah Laguna, Newport, N.C.; his mother, Vivian (Peacock) Stichert, Aiken; two brothers; Jimmy and Johnny Stichert, both of Aiken; and four grandchildren, Brittni, Jalen, McKaila and Nathaniel.
Cecelia Harden Beck
BEECH ISLAND Mrs. Cecelia Harden Beck, wife of the late Mr. Tillman Beck, entered into rest at the age of 75 in her home Thursday, March 31, 2005.
Mrs. Beck was born in Aiken to the late Gary and Mary Swearingen Harden. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church where she had been a Sunday school teacher for 25 years. She was the former president of the Friendly Neighbor Club.
Surviving are her children, Richard Beck, Marty Beck and his wife Renee Beck, Vickie Luarca, all of Beech Island, Vera Steeger of Washington, and Verna Genier of Minnesota; two sisters, two brothers; beloved friend, Evelyn Thompson; a brother-in-law, George W. Beck; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Monday at 3 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church with the Rev. Clifton Stancel and Mr. Daniel Luarca officiating. Interment will be in Good Hope Baptist Church Cemetery.
Friends may call Sunday afternoon from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Hatcher Funeral Home, U.S. Highway 1, Langley.
Manchester Brooks Jr.
COLUMBIA Homecoming service for Manchester Brooks Jr. of Columbia will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Sunset Memorial Cemetery, Clearwater.
Service has been entrusted to Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home, 2930 Colonial Drive, Columbia.
Mr. Brooks died March 30, 2005. Born in Newark, N.J., he was the son of Manchester Brooks Sr., and Bernice Williams Veal. He was a retired employee of the SCANA Corp., a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a member of Foundation Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Carolyn R. Brooks; children, Sharon (Anthony) Brooks-Graham, Manchester Brooks III, Christopher Veal and Anthony Rivers; and seven grandchildren.
GRANITEVILLE Funeral services for Mr. Odell Davis will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Gloverville Pentecostal Holiness Church. Interment will follow in Langley Cemetery.
Hatcher Funeral Home, U.S. Highway 1, Langley.
James Ellis "Buddy" Eubanks
GRANITEVILLE The funeral service for Mr. James Ellis "Buddy" Eubanks of Graniteville will be conducted Monday, April 4, at 2:30 p.m. in the Full Gospel Redemption Center in Langley with the Revs. Chris Williams and Floyd Hutto officiating. Interment will follow in the Langley Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight, Sunday, April 3, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Eubanks will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service on Monday.
Napier Funeral Home, 315 Main Street, Graniteville.
SALUDA Guy Bryson, 74, of 185 Cold Harbor Dr., died Friday, April 1, 2005, at Providence Hospital in Columbia.
Born in Unaka, N.C., and the son of the late Hattie Bryson, he was the husband of Julia Claire G. Bryson. Mr. Bryson was first married to the late Ruby Odell Bryson. He was retired from DuPont Savannah River Plant and was a member of the Hollywood Ruritan Club and was a founding member of the Rooster Club. Mr. Bryson was a member of Corinth Lutheran Church and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.
Surviving is his wife, Julia Claire G. Bryson; one son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Debbie Bryson of Kingsport, Tenn.; one daughter and son-in-law, Debbie Bryson-Damon and Karl Damon of Aiken; two step-sons and step-daughters-in-law, Jimmie and Darlene Bland of Aiken and Hansford and Sherral Bland of Batesburg; one step-daughter and step-son-in-law, Kathleen and Gene Farris of Aiken; three grandchildren, Tracy Bryson, Todd Bryson and Kelci Bryson; and three step-grandchildren, Julianne Spires, Trey Bland and Tyler Bland.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, April 4, at Corinth Lutheran Church with Pastor Bill Ebener officiating. Interment will follow at 4:30 p.m. in Aiken Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Sunday evening at Ramey Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Corinth Lutheran Church, 3178 Denny Highway, Prosperity, SC 29127.
Cornelia Buckner Heleniak
AUGUSTA Funeral services for Mrs. Cornelia Buckner Helenicak will be Sunday at 4 p.m. in the Hatcher Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be at Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
Hatcher Funeral Home, U.S. Highway 1, Langley.
Mary L. Meachem
BATESBURG Mrs. Mary L. Meachem of Batesburg entered into rest March 30, 2005, at Palmetto Health Baptist. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, April 4, at Chinquapin Baptist Church with the Rev. W.T. Stover officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Meachem was born to the late Sam Meachem and the late Marie Gantt Meachem-Bell. Survivors include one sister, Rosa L. Bell Gantt of Batesburg; two brothers, Willie H. Meachem and Johnny Bell;; two sisters-in-law, Cynthia Meachem of Springfield, N.Y., and Jet Bell of Batesburg; two brothers-in-law, James Cook and James Gantt; three uncles, George Gantt of Hollis, N.Y., Carl Gantt of Detroit, Mich., and Ernest Gantt of Batesburg; five aunts, Dorothy Gantt of Hollis, N.Y., Thessie Gantt and Novella Gantt, both of Detroit, Mich., Rosa Gilree of Batesburg, and Gladys Gantt of Aiken; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Amos & Sons Funeral Home, 604 Howard Street, Batesburg.
Leonard M. Quattlebaum
Mr. Leonard M. Quattlebaum, husband of Wanda Quattlebaum and resident of Northwood Dr., Aiken, died Saturday, April 2, 2005, at University Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Shellhouse Funeral Home, Inc., 924 Hayne Ave., Aiken.
Mr. Stanley Hankinson, of 1131 Washington Dr., Aiken, departed this life on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2005.
The funeral service will be at 1 p.m., today, Aug. 22, 2005, at the Four Mile Baptist Church, New Ellenton, with the Rev. Eddie Harrison officiating. Interment will immediately follow in the church cemetery.
The remains will lie in state at the church cemetery from 1 p.m. until the service. The funeral cortege will leave the residence of his sister, Connie Hankinson, 210 Chime Bell Church Rd. (in the Dry Branch Community) at 2:30 p.m.
Cheatham Funeral Homes, Inc. 520 Hickory Ave. E., New Ellenton, SC
Edward M. Carey Jr.
Edward M. Carey Jr., 78, of Aiken died Monday, Sept. 19, 2005 in Massac County, Ill. Funeral arrangements will be announced.
Shellhouse Funeral Home, Inc., 924 Hayne Ave., Aiken.
Destiny Chanel Garris
Graveside services for Destiny Chanel Garris of Aiken, who died Friday, will be held today at 3 p.m. in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery.
Visit www.GeorgeFuneralHomes.com to sign the online condolence register and view the obituary.
James Jackson, 49, of 409 Pendleton Street, Aiken departed this life on Friday, Sept. 16, 2005 at his residence.
Funeral service will be held Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005 at 2 p.m. from the Mt. Anna Baptist Church, Aiken. Burial will follow in the Jessamine Memorial Gardens, Aiken.
Mr. Jackson was the son of the late Perry Jackson Jr. and Mrs. Bessie McKevie Funchess. He was born on Dec. 8, 1955 in Aiken. He was a veteran, having served in the United States Army. He was employed by the Aiken County School System.
He leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Bessie (Herbert) Funchess; a step mother, Elizabeth Jackson, Aiken; one sister, Diane Crawford, Augusta; six brothers, Larry (Patricia) Jackson, Perry Jackson III, Richard Jackson, Roosevelt Corbitt, Ronnie Corbitt, Oneal Green, all of Aiken, Henry (Vanessa) McKevie and Michael (Carolyn) Green of North Augusta; two step-sisters, Rebia (Jeffery) Moment and Irish (Arthur) Kitchings of Aiken; two step-brothers, Arnold Kirk, Aiken and George (Tracy) Kirk, Charlotte, N.C.; one god-daughter, Adea Jackson, Aiken; one god-son, DeBarge Jackson, Aiken; and a devoted nephew, Troy Edwards, Aiken.
Friends may call at the residence of the brother, Larry (Patricia) Jackson, 9 Mountain Laurel Drive, Aiken or at the residence of the mother, Bessie Funchess, 857 Lincoln Ave., Aiken, or at Jackson-Brooks Funeral Home beginning 2 p.m. today and at the church on Wednesday from 1 p.m. until the hour of service.
Jackson-Brooks Funeral Home, Aiken
Domininck Antony McBride
WAGENER Mr. Domininck Anthony (Candyman) McBride, of 24 Orangburg St., Wagener, died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2005. Plans will be announced by the J.H. Robinson Funeral Home, Wagener.
J.H. Robinson Funeral Home, 190 Railroad Ave., W., Wagener.
SPRINGFIELD, Va. Mrs. Rebecca Mitchell entered into rest Sept. 13, 2005 at the residence of her daughter and son-in-law in Springfield, Va.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday morning, Sept. 21 at 11 a.m. from the Sunset Memorial Gardens, Graniteville with the Rev. Venancio Amidar, St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, Aiken, officiating.
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 3 to 7 p.m.
The funeral procession will leave the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21.
Miller's Funeral Home, 136 Kershaw St., SE, Aiken.
Mr. Fred Roberson of 404, Marion St., Aiken, departed this life Monday, Sept. 19, 2005 at his residence. Funeral service to be announced by Jackson-Brooks Funeral Home. Friends may call at his residence.
Jackson-Brooks Funeral Home, Aiken.