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Miscellaneous Spartanburg County, South Carolina Obituaries


Alma Procter
Nancy Alma Grant Procter, 87, of 300 Collins Ave., Phyllis Goins Apt. 41, Building 3, died Aug. 15, 2000, at her home. A native of Gainesville, Ga., she was the widow of James G. Procter and daughter of the late Frank and Mary Meridith Grant. She was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church and of Park Hills Sympathy Club. Survivors include one son, James W. Procter of Spartanburg; two daughters, Dorathy Procter Tobe of Spartanburg and Josephine Procter Lawrence of Brooklyn, N.Y.; one sister, Ruth Grant Payden of Brooklyn; one great-grandson reared in the home, James Andre Procter; 10 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and 15 great great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the home. J.W. Woodward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Jones
LAGRANGE, Ga. -- Robert Jones, 61, of 113 Silver Leaf Drive, died Aug. 15, 2000, in his home. A native of Spartanburg County, he was the son of the late Minnie Ree Tyler Jones. He retired as a project manager from Midsouth Mechanical. He was a member and deacon at Rosemont Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Jones of LaGrange, Ga.; three daughters, Pam Merna, Christy East and Toni Smith, all of Lagrange; his father, Hoyt Jones of Spartanburg; one sister, Gail Robbins of Greenville; one brother, Ernest Jones of Startex; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will take place from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Rosemont Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Max McCord. Burial will take place in Shadowlawn Cemetery. The family will be at the home, 113 Silver Leaf Drive. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rosemont Baptist Church Building Fund, 3794 Hamilton Road, Lagrange, Ga., 30241; or to Hospice Lagrange, 1510 Vernon Road, Lagrange, Ga., 30240. Hunter-Allen-Myhand Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Clarence W. Wells Jr.
GILBERT -- Clarence W. (C.W.) Wells Jr., 76, died Aug. 14, 2000. A native of High Point, N.C., and raised in Lincoln County, Ga., he was the son of the late Clarence W. Sr. and Mattie Martin Wells. He was a member of Lexington Baptist Church. He was also a mason and a member of the Scottish Rite. He was a World War II Navy veteran and retired from SCE&G after 32 years. Survivors include his wife, Elease Thompson Wells of Gilbert; one son, Randy W. Wells of Spartanburg; one daughter, Brenda W. Cooper of Lexington; two sisters, Mary Applegate of Texas and Betty Morris of Evans, Ga.; two brothers, Ben Hill Wells of Lincolnton, Ga., and Billy Wells of Lakeland, Fla; and four grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 5-7 tonight at Caughman-Harman Funeral Homes, Lexington Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Lexington Baptist Church Chapel. Entombment will be in Woodridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Memorials may be made to Lexington Baptist Church.

Sandra D. Foster
Sandra Denise Foster, 31, of 350 Pierpoint Ave., Spartanburg, died Aug. 13, 2000, at her home. Cannon and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Thomas R. Gregory
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Thomas Russell Gregory Jr., 41, died Aug. 14, 2000. A native of Charlotte, he graduated from Country Day School in 1977 and the University of North Carolina in 1981 with a degree in business administration. He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church. He worked in health and fitness equipment sales. Survivors include his parents, Thomas Russell Gregory Sr. and Elizabeth Henry Gregory, both of Charlotte, and Mary Jo Harrington Tone and A. Robert Tone, both of Spartanburg; one sister, Rebecca Tone of Spartanburg; and one brother, Blair R. Nelson of St. Paul, Minn. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Evergreen Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Verdry Kerr. The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association, Southern Piedmont Chapter, 3420 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, N.C., 28215; or to Christ Episcopal Church, 1412 Providence Road, Charlotte, N.C., 28207. Harry and Bryant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Esther R. Davis
BETHPAGE, Tenn. -- Mary Esther Richardson Davis, 94, of 307 Mutton Hollow Road, died Aug. 15, 2000. A native of Bessemer City, N.C., she was the widow of John L. Davis and was a homemaker. Survivors include six daughters, Margaret Netherland of Charleston, Elizabeth Avery of San Francisco, Calif., Audrey Hartsell and Cora Navy, both of Spartanburg, Carolyn Lavon of Dora, Ala., Jeanna Stewart of Inman; three sons, James Davis of Ft. Pierce, Fla., Landrum Davis and Edward Davis, both of Spartanburg; and one brother, Silas Richardson of Bessemer City. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Bobo Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday at Bobo Funeral Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Charles Hall. Burial will be in Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Bobo Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret P. Butler
FOREST CITY, N.C. -- Margaret Ethel Padgett Butler, 99, of 320 Aqua Drive died Aug. 14, 2000, at Oakland Living Center. A native of Rutherford County, N.C., she was the widow of the late James Marvin Butler Sr. and daughter of the late Ervin Young Padgett and Dovie Jane Padgett. She was a member of Floyd's Creek Baptist Church. She retired as a salesperson for Waldrops, Inc. of Forest City. Survivors include two sons, James Marvin "Bud" Butler of Forest City and Max Padgett Butler of Shelby, N.C.; two daughters, Louise Hill of Rutherfordton, N.C., and Jacque Jolley of Forest City; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great great-gradchildren. Private funeral services will be held today, conducted by the Revs. James Deihl and Shane Kirby. Padgett and King Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Edmonds services
Estelle Koon Edmonds died Aug. 14, 2000. Cryptside service will be held at 11 a.m. today at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Complex, conducted by Dr. Alan McWhite. The family is at the home of a daughter, Rachael Campbell, 472 Mockingbird Lane, Spartanburg. Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Lois A. Farr
UNION -- Lois Adams Farr, 96, of 3239 Jonesville-Lockhart Hwy., died Aug. 15, 2000, in Wallace Thompson Hospital. Holcombe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Forest R. Love
BLACKSBURG -- Forest Roland Love, 50, of 312 Possum Trot Road, Spartanburg, died Aug. 14, 2000, at his home. Gordon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Michael A. Wells
GREENVILLE -- Michael Anthony Wells, 39, of 109 Bel Aire Drive, died Aug. 9, 2000, after a sudden illness. The Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Agnes B. Sims
Agnes Batson Sims, 89, formerly of Rock Hill, died Aug. 14, 2000, at Skylyn Place. A native of Southside, Tenn., she was the widow of the late William Randolph Sims Jr. and daughter of Hatton Nicholas and Effie Jane Shannon Batson. She was a former school teacher, teaching in Tennessee, Kentucky and at Sullins College of Bristol, Va. She was a graduate of Bowling Green Business College of Bowling Green, Ky., and of Peabody College of Nashville, Tenn. She was a member of Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church and the Castillion Book Club. Survivors include one daughter, Jane Hall Sims Hammond of Spartanburg; one sister, Madelyn Batson Muther of Richmond, Va.; and four grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. today at Laurelwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service at the cemetery. Memorials may be made to Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, 421 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, 29730. Bass Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mann services
Helen Townsend Mann died Aug. 14, 2000. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. today in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Rev. Larry F. Hays Jr. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice. The family is at the home of a son, Franklin M. Mann Sr., 146 Bradford Crossing Drive, Roebuck. Floyd's North Church Street Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Sabel B. Cunningham
TAYLORS -- Sabel Bowen Cunningham, 89, died Aug. 15, 2000, at Greenville Memorial Hospital. A native of Abbeville County, she was the widow of Griffin W. Cunningham and daughter of the late Furman and Lillian McCarter Bowen. She was a homemaker and member of Taylors First Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Janelle Webb of Memphis, Tenn., and Emily Hartzog of Kinston, N.C.; one son, James F. Cunningham of Union; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 7-8 tonight at Wood Mortuary. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Taylors First Baptist Church Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Jack Deskins. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park. The family is at the home. Memorials may be made to Taylors First Baptist Church, 200 W. Main St., Taylors, 29687.

Virginia Cash
CHESNEE -- Virginia Henderson Cash, 75, of 301 North Alabama Ave., died Aug. 15, 2000, at her home. A native of Chesnee, she was the wife of Arthur M. Cash and daughter of the late Joseph Marcus and Agnes Wall Henderson. She was a member of Chesnee First Baptist Church. In addition to her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Jenny C. Lawing of Chesnee; two sons, Terry L. Cash and A. Timothy Cash, both of Chesnee; one brother, Gary L. Henderson of Anderson; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at Chesnee First Baptist Church, conducted by Dr. Troy Gregg. Burial will follow in Springhill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7-9 tonight at Forest Lawn Mortuary in Chesnee. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the VSP Foundation, P.O. Box 612, Chesnee; or Mobile Meals, P.O. Box 461, Spartanburg, 29304. Forest Lawn Mortuary of Chesnee is in charge of arrangements.

Richard services
Elmer Steadings Richard died Aug. 13, 2000. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Floyd's North Church Street Chapel, conducted by the Revs. Frankie Taylor and Dwayne Phillips. Burial will be in Walnut Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family is at the home, 404 Pony Way, Roebuck; and at the home of a daughter, Jo Lee, 320 Mule Lane, Roebuck. Floyd's North Church Street is in charge of arrangements.

Lillie B. Bradley
GAFFNEY -- Lillie Beatrice Hayes Henderson Bradley, 76, formerly of 197 Milan Street, Spartanburg, died Aug. 14, 2000, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center. A native of Arcadia, she was the daughter of the late Columbus Mills and Mamie Porter Hayes. She was retired from Mayfair Mills and was of the Free Will Baptist faith. Survivors include her husband, Coy Woodrow Bradley of the home; one daughter, Lois Moore of Spartanburg; two sons, Grady Leroy Henderson of Cherokee County and Edward Ray Henderson of Inman; two brothers, Ralph Hayes and James Hayes of Arcadia; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild; two stepdaughters; two stepsons; and two children reared in the home, Pinky Chandu Patel and Bhavesh Chandu Patel. The family will receive friends from 7-9 tonight at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Kevin Smith. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The family is at their respective homes.

Mary Frances Stephens
CHICKAMAUGA, Ga. -- Mary Frances Stephens, 76, died Aug. 14, 2000, in a local hospital. A native of Spartanburg, she had been a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area in north Georgia. She was a member of Concord Baptist Church and the Dorcas Sunday School class for more than 40 years. Survivors include her husband, Herbert Stephens of Chickamauga, Ga.; one son, Sam Stephens of Soddy-Daisy, Tenn.; one grandson; and several nephews and nieces. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel, conducted by Dr. Gordon Grimes. Interment will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery. The family will receive friends today from 2-4 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 850 Fortwood Street, Chattanooga, Tenn., 37403.

Pauline H. Clippard
Pauline Henderson Clippard, 84, of 765 Reidville Road-Apt. 5 died Aug. 13, 2000, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. A native of Spartanburg County, she was the wife of the late John D. Clippard and daughter of the late David William and Elizabeth Linderman Henderson. She was a retired decorator with Harmon & Son Trailor Company and she attended Una First Freewill Baptist Church. She is survived by a brother, Alford D. Henderson of Spartanburg. Visitation will be held today from 1-2:30 p.m. at Lanford Funeral Home, 257 North Main Street, Woodruff. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Sunset Memorial Park, conducted by the Rev. Kenneth Cash. Lanford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Amanda L. Syracuse
WOODRUFF -- Amanda Lee Syracuse, 80, of 2507 Old Spartanburg Highway, died Aug. 14, 2000, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. A native of Greenville, she was the daughter of the late George and Della Stegall Syracuse. She was former owner of Mandy's Restaurant in Greenville and Mandy's Liquor Store in Spartanburg. She was former manager of Valley Courts Motel in Tryon, N.C. Surviving is one sister, Jewell Keller of Woodruff. Visitation will be held from 3-3:45 p.m. today at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel. Graveside service will follow at 4 p.m. in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Rev. Larry Hyder. The family is at the home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ben Avon United Methodist Church, 2362 Avondale Drive, Spartanburg, 29302.

Robert J. Kane
INMAN -- Robert Joseph Kane, 68, of 120 Lakeview Street, died Aug. 14, 2000, at his home. A native of Morris, Ill., he was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He retired as a U.S. Navy veteran. He was employed by Perrin Mann & Patterson Law Firm and participated in several local Republican campaigns. Survivors include two daughters, Margaret Kane of Beirut, Lebanon, and Elizabeth Kane of Phoenix, Ariz.; one brother, Larry Wayne Kane of Spartanburg; and one sister, Betty Powell of Hartford City, Ind. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, conducted by the Rev. Bishop Scott Parry. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans, 289 Brawley St., Spartanburg, 29301.

Cecil T. Wilkerson
SPINDALE, N.C. - Cecil Truman Wilkerson, 74, of 821 New Hampshire Street, died Aug. 15, 2000, at Mount View Family Care Facility of Morganton, N.C. Arrangements will be announced by Crowe's Mortuary.

Grady Frank Waldrop
CAMPOBELLO - Funeral services for Grady Frank Waldrop will be held today at 11 a.m. at Motlow Creek Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Tim Smart and Hubert Maxwell. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The family is at the home, 8798 New Cut Road, Campobello. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Spartanburg Regional Hospice, 120 Heywood Ave., Suite 300, Spartanburg, 29302; or Mobile Meals, P.O. Box 461, Spartanburg, 29304. Seawright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Herbert Pannell
PACOLET MILLS -- Herbert Dale Pannell, 55, of 251 Quarry Lane died Oct. 10, 2000, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. A native of Spartanburg County, he was the son of the late Robert Lee and Gladys Harrison Pannell. He was a construction worker and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include one sister, Barbara Sprouse of Pacolet Mills; three nieces; four great-nieces; four great-great-nieces and two great-great-nephews. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Floyd's Pacolet Chapel. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Pacolet Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Rev. Dennis Tessnier. The family is at the home of his sister, 251 Quarry Lane, Pacolet Mills. Floyd's Pacolet Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Leona Kallio
Leona Louise Kallio, 80, of 41 Summersett Drive, widow of Elmer William Kallio, died Oct. 10, 2000, at her home. The family is at the home of a son, William Kallio, 581 Sunny Acres Road, Pacolet Mills. J.F. Floyd Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Annie Mae Wood
GREER -- Annie Mae Gregory Wood, 83, of 117 Tremont Ave. died Oct. 8, 2000, at Allen Bennett Memorial Hospital. A native of Spartanburg County, she was the widow of Nathaniel Wood and daughter of the late Harrison Benjamin and Lucinda Mills Gregory. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and the Ladies Aid Society No. 23. In addition, she was a retired dietician for Roger Huntington Nursing Home. Survivors include two daughters, Mae Jane Grayson of the home and Betty Ann Shell of Greer; one brother, the Rev. Harrison Gregory of Greer; three sisters, Josie Lee Gregory Sexton of Lyman and Annie Bomar and Emma Mack, both of Spartanburg; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the home. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at New Hope Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Allen Bruton and C.N. Sullivan. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The Gilmore Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

William Ellisor Sr.
William Stanley "Bill" Ellisor Sr., 73, of 1067 Boiling Springs Road died Oct. 10, 2000, at his home. A native of Columbia, he was the husband of Genelle Clary Ellisor and son of the late Early Stanley and Lillian Leslie Ellisor. He was a charter member of Cudd Memorial Baptist Church, where he formerly taught children's Sunday school and was a member of the G.A. Rogers Sunday school class. In addition, he retired from Southern Railway after 46 years of service. Survivors in addition to his wife include two sons, William Stanley Ellisor Jr. of Spartanburg and Richard R. Ellisor of Cowpens; two sisters, Lou Ella Cantrell of Boiling Springs and Jeanette Hamrick of Spartanburg; one brother, Wilbur Lee Ellisor of Spartanburg; and three grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 2 to 2:45 p.m. Thursday in the Cudd Memorial Baptist Church fellowship hall. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. in the church, conducted by the Revs. Danny Garrett and Ronnie Norris. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Building Fund, Cudd Memorial Baptist Church, 1301 Boiling Springs Road, Spartanburg, S.C., 29303. The family is at the home. Floyd's North Church Street Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

McAbee Services
Funeral services for Bobby Gene McAbee Sr. will be held at 2 p.m. today at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel, conducted by Bishop Alex Stephenson and Speaker Perry O. Rush. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gibbs Cancer Center, c/o Spartanburg Regional Medical Center Foundation, 101 E. Wood St., Spartanburg, S.C., 29303. The family is at the home of a daughter, Lorie A. Johnson, 109 Woodcreek Drive, Spartanburg. Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Florence Caldwell
BUFFALO -- Florence Lawson Caldwell, 93, of 1419 Main St. died Oct. 10, 2000, at her home. Holcombe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Howard Cox
GAFFNEY -- Howard Marion Cox, 75, of 443 Starr Ridge Road, husband of Edith Dill Cox, died Oct. 10, 2000, at his home. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Minnie Eplee
BOSTIC, N.C. -- Minnie Belle Whiteside Eplee, 83, of Bostic-Sunshine Hwy., widow of Alfred Eplee, died Oct. 10, 2000, at Henderson Care Center. Crowe Funeral Home in Rutherfordton, N.C. is in charge of arrangements.

Simmons Services
ENOREE -- Funeral services for Charles "Bully" Simmons will be held at 4 p.m. today at Lanford Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Larry Pitts and Tom Cooper. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family is at the home, 5 Perry St. Lanford Funeral Home in Woodruff is in charge of arrangements.

Henry Davis Sr.
RUTHERFORDTON, N.C. -- Henry Davis Sr. of Poors Ford Rd. died Oct. 10, 2000, at Rutherford Hospital. Crowe's Mortuary and Chapel in Rutherfordton, N.C. is in charge of arrangements.

Arthur Yex
Arthur Glenn Yex, 67, of 147 Highridge Drive, husband of Betty McDonald Yex, died Oct. 10, 2000, at his home. J.F. Floyd Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Ruth Paris
SPOKANE, Wash. -- Ruth Howard Paris, 88, widow of John Paul Paris and former Spartanburg resident, died Oct. 7, 2000. Neptune Society of Washington, 1821 E. Sprague, Spokane, Wash., 99202 is in charge of arrangements.

Joe Gilbert
ARCADIA -- Joe Reid Gilbert, 59, of 280 Spring St. died Dec. 4, 2000, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. A native of Spartanburg, he was the husband of Carolyn Sanders Gilbert and son of the late Charlie M. and Mille Oliver Gilbert. He was a member of Beaumont Baptist Church and retired from Mayfair Mills after 24 years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors in addition to his wife include two sons, Joey K. Gilbert of Arcadia and R. Mark Gilbert of Chesnee; one daughter, Christy Gilbert Fortin of Boiling Springs; two brothers, Homer Gilbert of Spartanburg and Max Gilbert of Boiling Springs; four sisters, Lucille Vandiver of Louisville, Ky., Joyce Hunter of Naples, Fla., Willie Mae Snyder of Chesnee and Syble Lawson of Spartanburg; and eight grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Floyd's North Church Street Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home chapel, conducted by the Revs. John Cox and Roosevelt Kimble. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The family is at the home.

Bettie Morris
RUTHERFORDTON, N.C. -- Bettie Sprunt Morris, 78, died Dec. 5, 2000, at her home. A native of Winston-Salem, she was the widow of Ray Morris and daughter of the late William and Edna Magness Sprunt. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Rutherfordton, the Lamar Stringfield Music Club of Rutherfordton and the Rutherford Garden Club. She was a founding member of the Stardust Club and was on the Gardner-Webb University board of trustees. In addition, she attended Salem College and graduated from Hollins College with a double major in French and English. She also received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. Survivors include three daughters, Nancy Morris Giles, Bettie Sprunt Morris and Edna Morris; one son, Bill Morris; one brother, Bill Sprunt; two sisters, Edna Mitchell and Nancy Mathes; and two grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Crowe's Mortuary. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church of Rutherfordton, conducted by the Rev. Dean Baughn. Burial will follow in Rutherfordton City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rutherford County Hospice, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, N.C., 28043; or First Baptist Church, 246 N. Main St., Rutherfordton, 28139.

Norine Welch
RUTHERFORDTON, N.C. -- Norine Hazel Brown Welch, 84, of 153 Tanner St., wife of George Loren Welch, died Dec. 4, 2000, at White Oak Manor. Crowe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lewis James Sr.
PELZER -- Lewis C. James Sr., 68, of 239 Cobb Road died Dec. 3, 2000. A native of Spartanburg County, he was the husband of Bernice Stewart James and son of the late David and Ruth Massey James. He was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church and was retired from Liberty Corporation with 46 years of service. Survivors in addition to his wife include three sons, Lewis C. James Jr. of Greer, Howard B. James of San Antonio, and Timothy D. James of Anderson; two daughters, Shirley S. Thompson of Greenville and Brenda Lyles of Greer; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Sullivan Bros. Mortuary. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Greenville Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Rev. Randolph Hawkins. The family is at the home of his son, 204 Acorn Drive, Greer. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society of Greenville County, 113 Mills Ave., Greenville, 29605.

Kathleen Palmer
PACOLET -- Kathleen Hardy Palmer, 84, of 232 Dogwood Circle died Dec. 4, 2000, at Hillcrest Hospital. A native of Spartanburg County, she was the wife of Lewis Palmer and daughter of the late Ed Hardy and Lula Rogers Hardy. She was a member of New Salem Zion Baptist Church, the missionary society, the senior choir and Sunday school. She was employed with the family of Conley and Joanne Jumper. Survivors include two sisters, Flora B. Sanders and Lula Mae Rice, both of Winston Salem, N.C. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at New Salem Zion Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Marquis Townes. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family is at the home. Barrow-Glenn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Anna Gordon
Anna Mae Gordon, 75, of 3040 W. Croft Circle, Apt. 62 died Dec. 4, 2000, at her home. A native of Spartanburg County, she was the widow of Tommy Gordon and daughter of the late Louis Lee and Clara Mae Mayes. Survivors include four daughters, Patricia Lanier, Jacquline Leach and Barbara Brown, all of Massachusetts, and Roberta Alexander of Spartanburg; one son, Tommy Gordon Jr. of Massachusetts; one brother, Lewis Lee of Buffalo, N.Y.; one sister, Lottie Smith of Philadelphia; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. J.W. Woodward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Hawkins
LANDRUM -- Mary Taylor Hawkins, 77, of 1305 N. Blackstock Road died Dec. 4, 2000, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. A native of Polk County, N.C., she was the widow of Ralph E. Hawkins Sr. and daughter of the late Guy and Lucille Foster Taylor. She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church and was retired from Bommer Industries. Survivors include one daughter, Mary Ellen Musgrove of Roanoke, Va.; two sons, Ralph E. Hawkins Jr. of Inman and James D. Hawkins of Nitro, W.Va.; one sister, Kathleen Lockhart of Landrum; one brother, the Rev. Larry A. Taylor of Lakeland, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 tonight at McFarland Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Fairview Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Chuck Mullinax. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in Polk Memorial Gardens in Columbus, N.C. The family is at the home.

Florence Page
GREENVILLE -- Florence Dukes Page, 82, of 11 Northwood Ave. died Dec. 4, 2000. A native of Union County, she was the widow of Victor Marvin Page and daughter of the late John Murrell and Ophellia Bailey Dukes. She was a charter member of Northgate Baptist Church and was retired from Pleasantburg Fabrics. Survivors include a daughter, Agnes Page Morgan of Pendleton; one son, Edward M. Page Sr. of Ridgeway, Va.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandson. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Mackey Mortuary. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Padgetts Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, conducted by Dr. Robert Whaley. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shriner's Hospital for Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, 29605.

Horace Wilson
WOODRUFF -- Horace Edward Wilson, 70, of 6290 Highway 101 North died Dec. 4, 2000, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Asheville, N.C. A native of Greenwood County, he was the son of the late James F.C. Wilson and Ruth Sullivan Wilson Ross. He was a retired packer with C.F. Sauer Company and was a Korean War U.S. Army veteran. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include two sons, Larry Wilson of Anderson and Marvin Avery Wilson of Greenville; one brother, James F. Wilson of Woodruff; one sister, Dell Alkema of Chula Vista, Calif.; and four grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. today at Lanford Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. today at the funeral home chapel, conducted by Dr. Melvin Aiken and the Rev. Larry Wilson. Entombment will be in Greenhaven Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Family members are at their respective homes. Memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans.

Mary Price
COWPENS -- Mary Elizabeth Wilson Price, 75, of 184 E. Cudd Road died Dec. 3, 2000, at Mary Black Memorial Hospital. A native of Polk County, N.C., she was the wife of Joe P. Price Jr. and daughter of the late B. Hampton and Edna Hill Wilson. She was a charter member of Crestview Baptist Church and was a homemaker. Survivors in addition to her husband include one daughter, Ester Jo Williams of Cowpens; one son, Michael W. Price of Cowpens; one sister, Elmina Craig of Tryon, N.C.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Price Family Cemetery on East Cudd Road, conducted by the Revs. Rick Taylor and Guy Hutchins. The family is at the home of her son, 2177 Bonner Road. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crestview Baptist Church Building Fund, 3010 Chesnee Highway, Gaffney, 29340. Forest Lawn Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Virginia Smith
PAULINE -- Virginia N. Smith, 79, died Dec. 3, 2000, at Blair House Nursing Home. A native of Spartanburg County, she was the widow of Arby Smith and daughter of the late Bessie Grant and Maude Lee Crowe. She was a member of Hebrun United Methodist Church and was a retired textile spinner. Survivors include one son, Clifton E. Smith of Martinez, Ga.; two brothers, Harvey Crowe of Roebuck and Sam Henry Crowe of Hartwell, Ga.; and five grandchildren. The family received friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Forest Hills Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Friendship Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Keith Taylor. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Family members are at their respective homes.

Mamie Painter
GAFFNEY -- Mamie Blanton Painter, 92, of 301 Overbrook Drive died Dec. 4, 2000, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. A native of Gaffney, she was the widow of Garland Painter Sr. and daughter of the late Claude Blanton and Arcena Martin Blanton McCraw and stepdaughter of the late Clyde McCraw. She was a member of West End Baptist Church and was a homemaker. Survivors include two daughters, Helen Blackwell and Millie Donahue, both of Gaffney; two sons, Horace Painter of Gaffney and Garland Painter Jr. of Blackstock; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at West End Baptist Church, conducted by Dr. Wayne Brown and the Rev. Kevin Childs. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens. The family is at the home of Millie Donahue, 120 Camelot Drive, Gaffney. Memorials may be made to West End Baptist Church, 400 Overbrook Drive, Gaffney, 29341.

Thomas services
Funeral services for Mary Ann Rice Thomas, 49, of 142 Home St. will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mount Moriah Baptist Church, conducted by Dr. B.D. Snoddy. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Lincoln Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the home of her mother, 771 Hart St. J.W. Woodward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

L. E. Wood Jr.
GAFFNEY -- L.E. Wood Jr., 83, of 824 Robbs School Road died Dec. 5, 2000, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. A native of Gaffney, he was the husband of Mell Phillips Wood and son of the late Landrum Ellison Wood Sr. and Minnie Patrick Wood. He was a charter member of New Heights Baptist Church where he was a former deacon. In addition, he had served as a Baptist clerk for 46 years. He was also a retired farmer and was retired from Cherokee County maintenance department. He was married for 49 years. Survivors in addition to his wife include two daughters, Andra Wood of the home and Debra Wood of Perry, Ga.; one brother, Smith Wood of Gaffney; and three sisters, Ernestine Wood, Elois Sarratt and Meda Blackmon, all of Gaffney. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 tonight at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at New Heights Baptist Church, conducted by Dr. Roger Aycock and the Revs. Sidney Norton and Warren Fowler. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens. The family is at the home.

Lee services
ATLANTA -- Funeral services for Darius "D.J." Jumar Alexander Lee, 8, of 5313-A Waverly Trace will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Ebenezer Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. George Downs. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Lincoln Memorial Gardens. The family is at the home of his maternal great-grandmother, Ruby Purvis, 187 E. Pearl St., Spartanburg. J.W. Woodward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Francis Baynard
RUTHERFORDTON, N.C. -- Francis Olive Arrowood Baynard, 63, of 237 Tryon Road died Dec. 4, 2000, at Willow Ridge Nursing Center. Crowe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Danny Ivey
GAFFNEY -- Danny Ivey, 46, of 140 Humphries Road died Dec. 4, 2000, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Christie services
Funeral services for Wesley Dan Christie will be held at 3 p.m. today at Rock Hill Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Mark Williams and Ron Jackson. Burial will be in Good Shepherd Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to A.Y.S.O. Region 1229, c/o Carolina Southern Bank, Inman, 29349. Seawright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ruth Bradley
Ruth Gist Bradley of 179 Houston St. died Dec. 2, 2000, at Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C. The family is at 100 Hudson St. Community Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Gladys Foster
WOODRUFF -- Gladys Foster, 88, of 526 Woodruff St. died Dec. 4, 2000, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. W.J. Gist Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Addington services
Funeral services for Autumn O'Quinn Addington will be held at 2 p.m. today at St. Andrews United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Zion Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Bob Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


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