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Miscellaneous Spartanburg County, South Carolina Obituaries


Linda E. Widmyer
WELLFORD -- Linda E. Widmyer, 44, of 104 Padgett Court died April 11, 2000, following a lengthy illness. A native of Grove City, Pa., she was daughter of Lottie Williams Snyder and the late Robert T. Snyder. She was a member of Startex United Methodist Church. Also surviving are her husband, Ralph E. Widmyer; two sons, Robert Widmyer of Central and Benjamin Widmyer of the home; a brother, Alan Asp of Kane, Pa.; and two sisters, Sherry McCoy of Alexandria, Va., and Deborah Fischer of Grove City, Pa. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Stribling Funeral Home of Duncan. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, conducted by Dr. Bill Jolly. Burial will be in Wood Memorial Park, conducted by the Rev. Claud Green. Memorial services will be held at a later date at Nicklin United Methodist Church, Franklin, Pa., conducted by the Rev. Melvin Hedegar. The family is at the home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Middle Tyger Library, 170 Groce Road, Lyman, 29365.

Jerry Storey
RUTHERFORDTON, N.C. -- Jerry Charles Storey, 43, of 122 Hidden Springs Drive died April 12, 2000, in Rutherford Hospital. A native of Spartanburg County, he was son of Charles Storey of Inman and the late Rosa Lee Pruitt Storey. He was a member of Riverside Freewill Baptist Church. He was self-employed as a farmer. Also surviving are his wife, Janice Godfrey Storey; his stepmother, Dianne Pittman Storey of Inman; a son, Lee Inman of Inman; two daughters, Angie Storey of Inman and Christine Tanguay of Spartanburg; two brothers, Tony Storey of Campobello and Terry Storey of Lyman; and a grandchild. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight at Petty Funeral Home of Landrum. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, conducted by the Rev. Ken Wyatt. Burial will be in Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family is at the home of a daughter, Angie Storey, 1 North Miller St., Inman, 29349.

Taylor Services
Services for Annie Smith West Taylor will be held at 4 p.m. today at Glenn Springs Presbyterian Church, conducted by Dr. Bob E. Pettit. Burial will be in West Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. Ms. Smith died April 11, 2000. The family is at the home of a son, William E. West, 3429 Glenn Springs Road, Spartanburg, 29302. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Glenn Springs Presbyterian Church, 6001 Highway 215, Pauline, 29374. Floyd's North Church Street Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Vic Affenit
Vincent Affenit, 85, of 235 Blalock Road died April 11, 2000, at his home. A native of Long Island, N.Y., he was a retired insurance representative for Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the Battle of Normandy and in Belgium. He was a member of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. Surviving are his wife, Rebecca "Reba" Affenit; a son, Richard L. Affenit of Manassas, Va.; a daughter, Bonita A. Quillen of Spartanburg; a brother, Richard Affenit of Weaverville, N.C.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Forest Lawn Mortuary Chapel in Boiling Springs, conducted by the Revs. Peter Waid and James Crocker. Burial will be in Good Shepherd Memorial Park. Military Rites will be conducted at the cemetery. The family is at the home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Interim Hospice, 775 Spartan Blvd., Suite 101, Spartanburg, 29301.

James Fair
WOODRUFF -- James Julius Fair, 62, of 384 Fairview St. died April 10, 2000, at his home. A native of Spartanburg County, he was son of the late Dewey Lee Fair and Jimmie Nora Fair. He was a former employee of Waters Tire and Recapping, Woodruff. Surviving are his wife, Lula Bell Fair of Woodruff; a son, James Lorenza Fair of Buffalo, N.Y.; a sister, Myrtle Fair Jones of Atlanta; and a brother, John C. Fair of Spartanburg. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Mt. Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery, Cross Keys, conducted by the Revs. J.L. Peake and James Gray. W.J. Gist Mortuary of Woodruff is in charge of the arrangements.

Zykwon Stringer
Tykwon Stringer
Zykwon Russell and Tykwon Dennis Stringer died April 8, 2000, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. They were twin sons of Delydia M. Sweeney and Antonis C. Stringer. Also surviving are their maternal grandparents, Willie and Corinthia S. Ballew; and paternal grandparents, Kenneth and Mildred Stringer. Graveside services will be held at 12 p.m. Friday in Heritage Memorial Garden. The family is at the home, 137 Seay St. Community Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Odessa E. Atkins
CAMPOBELLO -- Odessa Eppley Atkins, 86, of 50 Atkins Drive died April 12, 2000, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Petty Funeral Home of Landrum is in charge of the arrangements.

Maurice Cheatham
COLLEGE PARK, Ga. -- Sgt. Maurice Cheatham, 57, died April 9, 2000, at his home following a brief illness. A native of Spartanburg County, he was son of Dolly Rooks Cheatham of Spartanburg and the late Mize Lee Cheatham. He was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church and a graduate of Carver High, class of 1960. He was employed as a sergeant by the Atlanta City Detention Center for more than 17 years. Also surviving are his wife, Deloris James Cheatham of the home; a daughter, Britney D. Cheatham of College Park; five sisters, Patricia C. Bowens of Decatur, Ga., Sandra C. Thompson of Greenville, Rosalind C. Robinson of Columbia, Annette C. Betsill and Elaine C. Davis, both of Spartanburg; and three brothers, Stanley, Donald and William Cheatham, all of Spartanburg. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the J.W. Woodward Memorial Chapel. The family will receive friends at the home of the sister, Elaine Davis, 98 Winton Court and the home of a brother, Stanley Cheatham, 245 St. Matthews Lane.

Minnie P. Martin
Minnie Patton Martin, 96, of 256 Boundary Drive died April 12, 2000, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. J.F. Floyd Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Hayward Mayes
Hayward "Junior" Mayes Jr., 20, of 225 Frey Road died April 11, 2000, at his home following a lengthy illness. A native of Livingston, N.J., he was son of Donna Kaye Moore Mayes of the home and Hayward Mayes Sr. of Chesnee. He was a 1998 graduate of Paul M. Dorman High School. He was a student at Spartanburg Technical College. He was a member of Forest Chapel C.M.E. Church of Fairforest, former member of the Gospel Choir and a member of the Sunday School. Also surviving are his maternal grandfather, George C. Moore of Spartanburg; a brother, Anthony T. "Tony" Moore of Wellford; two sisters, Cosha Martin of Chesnee and Natasha Mayes of East Orange, N.J.; and a cousin reared in the home, Cheryl D. Woodruff of the home. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Forest Chapel C.M.E. Church of Fairforest. Services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at J.W. Woodward Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Forest Chapel C.M.E. Church of Fairforest c/o Hayward Mayes Jr. Memorial Book Scholarship. The family is at the home.

Minnie B. Gowan
STONE STATION -- Minnie Lee Bagwell Gowan, 88, of 808 Zimmerman Lake Road died April 12, 2000, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. A native of Stone Station, she was the widow of Charlie R. Gowan and daughter of the late Willie J. and Corrie Jennings Bagwell. She was a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church of Pauline. Surviving are a son, Robert Charles Gowan of Spartanburg; two daughters, Ruby Lamb and Betty Rhodes, both of Stone Station; four sisters, Blanche Bullman of Roebuck, Martha Jane Morrow of Pauline, Leonie Thomas of Spartanburg and Eula Zimmerman of Stone Station; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the chapel, conducted by the Revs. Edgar Boles and David Ervin. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The family will be at their respective homes.

Lewis Rouquie
Lewis Davies Rouquie, 82, of 717 Dupree Drive died April 12, 2000, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. A native of Beech Island, she was the widow of Gabriel Rouquie and daughter of the late Thomas W. and Margaret Dixon Davies. She was a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and received a Master's Degree in Library Science from Pratt University in New York. She was librarian in the law library at the University of South Carolina Law School during World War II and was a retired librarian of the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind. She had been a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Spartanburg since the 1940s. She was a member of The Assembly, the D.A.R., the Home and Garden Club, Spartanburg Country Club and the Junior League of Spartanburg. Surviving are a daughter, Lewis Rouquie Ingalls of Inman; a son, Ret. Col. Gabriel Rouquie Jr. of Chesapeake, Va.; a sister, Mason Gibbes of Columbia; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church of Spartanburg, conducted by Dr. Todd B. Jones. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. Services and burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Hammond Family Cemetery, Beech Island. The family is at the home of a daughter, Lewis R. Ingalls, 270 Jeff Woodfin Road in Inman. Floyd's North Church Street Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Inez L. Bogan
UNION -- Inez Lawson "Granny" Bogan, 99, of 1817 Jonesville Highway died April 11, 2000, at Ellen Sagar Nursing Home following a lengthy illness. A native of Union County, she was the widow of Pell Bogan and daughter of the late William and Hannah Fincher Lawson. She was a retired employee of Milliken Co. She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church where she was a member of the United Methodist Women. Surviving are a son, C.P. Bogan of Union; a daughter, Wilhemenia Adams of Union; six grandsons; a granddaughter; nine great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Bogansville United Methodist Church Cemetery, conducted by the Revs. Jerry Lawson and William Adams. The family will be at the home of a grandson, Ralph E. Adams, 444 Peach Orchard Road, Union. Memorials may be made to Bogansville United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 4052 Buffalo-West Springs Highway, Jonesville, 29353. S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home of Union is in charge of the arrangements.

Bill A. Patterson
WELLFORD -- Bill A. Patterson of #6 North Field Court died April 11, 2000. He was the husband of Linda Patterson. Eggers Funeral Home of Boiling Springs is in charge of the arrangements.

Annie W. Wilson
GREER -- Annie Wood Wilson, 85, formerly of Ridgewood Drive, died April 12, 2000, at Camp Care Nursing Home. A native of Greenville County, she was the widow of Luke Wilson and daughter of the late Ashmore and Sunie Hardin Wood. She was a homemaker and a member of Northwood Baptist Church. Surviving are two sisters, Helen Bolding of Greer and Dot Cathey of Laurens; a granddaughter; and a great-great-grandchild. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Hillcrest Memorial Garden. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Northwood Baptist Church, 888 Ansel School Road, Greer, 29651. The Wood Mortuary of Greer is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary A. Henson
FOREST CITY, N.C. -- Mary Ayers Henson, 63, of 133 Harris-Henrietta Road died April 12, 2000, in Rutherford Hospital. Harrelson Funeral Home of Caroleen is in charge of the arrangements.

Juanita W. Jenkins
Juanita Whiteside Jenkins of 1000 E. Main St. died June 5, 2000, at her residence following a lengthy illness. A native of Spartanburg, she was the widow of Robert Jenkins Jr. and daughter of Flossie Kelly Whiteside and the late Buford R. Whiteside. She was a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church. In addition to her mother, survivors include one daughter, Elaine Whiteside Johnson of Pacolet; two sons, Ronnie Junior Whiteside of Taylor, Mich., and Duncan Eric Whiteside of Virginia Beach, Va.; five sisters, Edna Mae Tinsley, Elizabeth Singleton and Dyanne Lyles, all of Spartanburg, Bertha Mae Robinson of Utica, N.Y., and Gayle Neely of Simpsonville; three brothers, Elder Louis Whiteside of Orangeburg, Willie Earl Whiteside of Laurens and Jerry Lee Whiteside of Spartanburg; and six grandchildren. Services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. O.R. Cleveland. Burial will follow in Lincoln Memorial Gardens. The body will be placed in the church at noon Friday. The family will receive friends at Superior Funeral Service, 608 Union St., from 7 to 8 tonight. The family is at the home of her mother, Mrs. Flossie Whiteside, 16 Reeves Court, Spartanburg. Superior Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Clarence H. McKinney
GREER -- Clarence Harold McKinney, 73, widower of Sunnie Williams McKinney, formerly of 5509 N. Highway 101, Highland Community, Taylors, died June 6, 2000, at the Taylors home of his niece and nephew, Juliette and Henry J. Mims, after an extended illness. A native of Greenville County, he was son of the late James Preston and Flora Goodlett McKinney. He was a lifelong member of New Salem Baptist Church and he was retired from careers in logging, and truck and bus driving. Surviving are a brother, James P. McKinney Jr. of Highland community in Taylors; two sisters, Julia McKinney Brown of Taylors and Mattie McKinney Martin of Washington, D.C.; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at New Salem Baptist Church, 2916 Highway 414 in Tigerville. The family will receive friends at The Brown Funeral Home in Greer from 7 to 8 tonight. The family is at the home of Mr. James P. McKinney Jr., 5501 N. Highway 101, Taylors.

Earl H. Hyder
UNION -- Earl Harmon Hyder, 68, of 749 Hawkins Road died June 7, 2000, at North Greenville Hospital in Travelers Rest after a sudden illness. Mr. Hyder was the husband of Ruth Sanders Hyder and son of Lucille Harmon Hyder Allison of Gaffney and the late Hayes H. Hyder. He was a member of the Hebron Baptist Church. He was a graduate of Union High School and was a retired Union County Magistrate, having served for more than 22 years. Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are a son, Steven Earl Hyder of Pacolet; a sister, Meta H. Harrison of Gaffney; and a granddaughter. Services will be held at 3 p.m Friday at the Hebron Baptist Church conducted by the Revs. Jerry Ford and Ralph Brown. Burial will follow in the Hawkins Family Cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 and will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Friday to await the hour of service. The family is at the home, 749 Hawkins Road, Union. S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

William T. Blackwell
CHESNEE -- William Thurman Blackwell, 75, of Chesnee died June 6, 2000. Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Forest Lawn Mortuary Chapel conducted by the Rev. Dan Belcher. Burial will follow at Springhill Memorial Gardens in Chesnee. The family is at the home. Forest Lawn Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Helen L. Junk
JACKSONVILLE, Ill. -- Helen L. "Momo" Junk, 80, died June 5, 2000, in Paducah, Ky. A native of Glendale, she was the wife of the Rev. Kenneth Junk of the home and daughter of the late Garley Barto and Bertha Irene Lowe Alley. Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons, Bart Junk of Leslie, Mo., and Richard Junk of Kansas City, Mo.; two daughters, Judy Lanpher-Waring of Kansas City, Mo., and Rhoda Layton of Pauline; four brothers, Ernest Alley, Raymond Alley and Pierce Alley, all of Spartanburg and David D. Alley of Montgomery, Ala.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was a houseparent at Illinois School for the Deaf in Jacksonville, Ill., for eight years. Prior to that she had worked at day care centers in Quincy, Ill., and Jacksonville, Ill. She was active in the Deaf Ministry and in her support as a pastor's wife. She had served most recently at Durbin United Methodist Church and for many years as a camp counselor at Epworth Springs. Mrs. Junk was most widely known for the work she did in the Clown Ministry, performing as "Momo." She received her clown training at Vanderbilt University in Nashville under Minnie Pearl. She was a member of Durbin United Methodist Church, where she had served as president and was a lifetime member of the PTA, and was also a lifetime member of the United Methodist Women. Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Durbin United Methodist Church with burial in Franklin Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Durbin United Methodist Church. Williamson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 1405 Lincoln Ave., Jacksonville, Ill., 62650.

Marion B. Revan
LANDRUM -- Marion Brannon Revan, 71, of 720 Landrum Highway 14 West died June 7, 2000 at her home. A native of Spartanburg, she was the wife of William Revan of the home and daughter of the late William Earnest and Ruth Hamby Brannon. She was a member of Restoration Pentecostal Holiness Church and a caregiver. Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons, Bobby Revan and Jimmy Revan, both of Landrum; two daughters, Mary Ward of Landrum and Cindy Wittman of Winder, Ga.; four brothers, J.L. Brannon and Boyce Lee Brannon, both of Inman, Roger D. Brannon of Mayo and Stephen Brannon of Boiling Springs; five sisters, Cleo Howard of Florida, Betty Jo Gosnell and Dorothy Dowda, both of Landrum, Faye Owens of Tryon, N.C., and Lois Lawson of Inman; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends tonight from 6:30 to 8:30 at Petty Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be held at 4:30 p.m. Friday at Petty Funeral Home Chapel conducted by the Rev. Donald G. McKellar. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family is at the home, 720 Landrum Highway 14 West.

Rev. Cecil H. Robinson
GAFFNEY -- The Rev. Cecil Hazel Robinson, 82, of 2742 Union Highway died June 7, 2000, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center. A native of Lancaster, he was the husband of Virginia Ballard Robinson of the home. He was a member of Silica Springs Baptist Church and had served as a former pastor of several area churches. He was a retired textile worker and had a radio program for more than 50 years at WFGN. He was also a volunteer pastor at Peachtree Center and Brookview House. In addition to his wife, survivors include one daughter, Carolyn R. Holcomb of Gaffney; two sons, Donald Robinson and Roger Robinson, both of Gaffney; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m Friday at the funeral chapel, conducted by the Revs. Lynn Ford and Dean Painter. Burial will follow at Oakland Cemetery. The family is at the home of Carolyn Holcomb, 657 Starr Ridge Road, Gaffney. Memorials may be made to Silica Springs Baptist Church building fund, P.O. Box 867, Pacolet, S.C., 29372

Wilburn 'Bill' Fitzgerald
BLACKSBURG -- Wilburn "Bill" Fitzgerald, 60, of 137 Pinegrove Road died June 6, 2000, at his home. A native of Cherokee County, he was the husband of Sandra Grigg Fitzgerald of the home and son of Ethel Pearson Fitzgerald of Gaffney and the late Vernon Fitzgerald. He was affiliated with Warco Construction Co. and was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church. Survivors in addition to his wife and mother include four sons, James Kelly Fitzgerald of Gaffney, Jeffery Keith Fitzgerald, Joel Kenneth Fitzgerald and John Kerry, all of Blacksburg; two brothers, James Fitzgerald and Edward Fitzgerald, both of Gaffney; one sister, Peggy Scruggs of Gaffney; and five grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at White Columns in Blacksburg. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Rock Springs Baptist Church Cemetery with the Revs. James Price and Brian Harris officiating. The family is at the home, 137 Pinegrove Road, Blacksburg. Memorials may be made to Hospice of S.C., 407 N. Limestone St., Gaffney, S.C., 29340. White Columns Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Beatrice S. Cabe
LANDRUM -- Beatrice Sansbury Cabe, 72, of Landrum Estates died June 6, 2000 at Autumn Care. She was a native of Oxford, N.C., and daughter of the late Louis Wilson and Lallah Stone Sansbury. Mrs. Cabe was a member of Landrum First Baptist Church and a volunteer for Mobile Meals. Surviving are two sons, Fred T. Harbin Jr. and Sammy Harbin, both of Greer; two sisters, Clarice Campbell of Landrum and Daphne Bell of Annadale, Va.; and two grandchildren. The family will receive friends Friday from 2 to 3 p.m. at Landrum First Baptist Church. Services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at Landrum First Baptist Church conducted by the Revs. Jerry Long and Harold Thompson. Burial will follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the building fund of Landrum First Baptist Church. The family is at the home of a sister, Clarice Campbell, 265 Cynthia Lane, Cordage Wood, Campobello. Petty Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ronnie L. Horn
GAFFNEY -- Ronnie Lee Horn, 52, of 2654 Cherokee Ave. died June 7, 2000, at his home. A native of Cherokee County, he was the husband of Hazel Reynolds Horn of the home and son of Robert Lee Horn of Macon, Ga., and the late Mary Willine Haulbrooks Horn Owensby. He was an electrician and was of the Baptist faith. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. In addition to his wife and father, survivors include two daughters, Angela Horn and Monica Faye Horn, both of Gaffney; three brothers, Floyd Owensby Jr., of Shelby, N.C., Bobby Wayne Owensby and Sandy Gene Owensby, both of Gaffney; one sister, Alvenia O. Murphy of Gaffney; and three grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 tonight at White Columns in Gaffney. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Frederick Memorial Gardens conducted by the Rev. Gene Phillips. The family will be at the home. White Columns Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Ruth N. Goodman
MANNING -- Ruth "Dollie'' Nedd Goodman, 87, of Manning died June 5, 2000, at her home following an extended illness. A native of the Kingwood community of Williamsburg County, she was the widow of Willie "Bill'' Goodman and daughter of the late Cornelious Nedd and Patsy Franklin Nedd. She was reared by her aunt and uncle, the late James and Henrietta Williams. She was a former member of Pine Grove A.M.E. Church in Greeleyville. She was a current member of Trinity A.M.E. Church in Manning where she had served as a member of the Women's Missionary Society, Deaconess Board No. 3, past chairwoman of the Calendar Tea Program, and in many other organizations of the church. She was an employee of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Griffin for more than 30 years, having retired in 1967. Survivors include one son, Phillip Goodman Sr. of Manning; two daughters, Willia Mae Mackey of Roebuck and Huline Goodman of Manning; one grandson reared in the home, Lee Allen Goodman of Manning; and one granddaughter reared in the home, Marilyn Mackey; other extended family members that were reared in the home, Betty G. Williams, Lynda Boan, Charles G. Cathcart and Frankie G. Geddings; nine additional grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Trinity A.M.E. Church conducted by the Revs. John A. Fredericks, Rufus Caymon, McKever Hemingway, Cokley Richburg and Henry Mitchell. Burial will be in the Manning Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home, 9 Watts St., Manning. Samuels Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Announcement courtesy of E.L. Collins Funeral Home.

Calvin J. Messer
ENOREE -- Calvin Jack Messer, 75, of 2978 Highway 92 died June 6, 2000 in Self Memorial Hospital in Greenwood. Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Cedar Hill Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery. The family is at the home. Cedar Hill Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Nathaniel Fowler Sr.
Nathaniel Fowler Sr., 67, of 203 North St. died June 21, 2000. A native of Spartanburg County he was the husband of Dorothy Smith Fowler of the home and son of the late Ferris and Roxie Penson Fowler. He was retired from service with the City of Spartanburg and 20 years of employment with the Piedmont Club as head waiter. Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Jacqueline S. Hillstock and Dianne E. Foster, both of Spartanburg; three sons, Nathaniel Fowler Jr., Genoa L. Fowler and Marcell Fowler, all of Spartanburg; two sisters, Sallie Woods and Jessie Johnson, both of Washington, D.C.; three brothers, Johnnie Fowler, the Rev. A.W. Fowler and Palmer Fowler, all of Inman; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. The family is at the home. J.W. Woodward Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

Dewey L. Robertson Jr.
Dewey Leslie Robertson Jr., 63, of 9214 Fairforest Road died June 20, 2000, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. A native of Spartanburg County he was son of the late Dewey Leslie Robertson Sr. and Isabel Rose Wright Robertson. He was a member of Second Presbyterian Church of Spartanburg. He was an electrician and was a member of IBEW local 379. Surviving are a son, Dewey L. Robertson III of Spartanburg; two daughters, Michelle Cash Ellis and Lisa Littleton, both of Spartanburg; a brother, Edward A. Robertson of Franklin, N.C.; and eight grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 6 tonight at Floyd's North Church Street Chapel conducted by Dr. Keith Bradsher. The family will receive friends following the service in the chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Dialysis Clinics, Inc., Westside, 105 Traad St., Spartanburg, S.C. 29301. The family is at the home of a daughter, Lisa Littleton, 109 Chase Court, Spartanburg. Floyd's North Church Street Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Robert K. Blackwell
COWPENS -- Robert Kenneth Blackwell, 65, of 220 Edgefield Road died June 19, 2000, at his home. Mr. Blackwell was the husband of the late Vonda Byers Blackwell and son of the late Ruth Harper Blackwell and James Ralph Blackwell. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Angela Lazurick of Spartanburg; and two grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Friday at Calvary Baptist Church. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Calvary Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Henry Coley. The family is at the home of his daughter, Angela Lazurick, 136 Phifer Lane, Spartanburg. Stribling Funeral Home in Duncan is in charge of arrangements.

Henry J. Carpenter
Henry Jerome "Jimmy" Carpenter, 31, of 211 Piedmont St. died June 19, 2000, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. A native of Spartanburg he was son of John Carpenter of Charlotte, N.C., and the late Lillie Pearl Carter. Surviving in addition to his father are a son, Master Kendall Rashawn Carpenter of Charlotte, N.C.; a sister, Andrea Keenon of Spartanburg; a brother, Anthony Littlejohn of Spartanburg; a maternal grandmother, Pearl Hopkins of Spartanburg; and a stepmother, Connie Carpenter of Charlotte, N.C. The family is at the home of his sister, 324 Oak View Apartments. J.W. Woodward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Junior Edward Boon
MILL SPRINGS, N.C. -- Junior Edward Boon, 52, of 842 Highway 9 North died June 20, 2000, at Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C. Crowe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Chesney
Mary Iva Chesney, 83, of No. 4 Williams St. died June 20, 2000, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. A native of Woodruff she was the wife of the late John Henry Chesney and daughter of the late Benjamin and Lula Sherbert Gwinn. She was a charter member of Switzer Church of God and presently a member of Fairforest Church of God where she was a former Sunday School teacher and was chosen Mother of the Year of the church. She was a lifetime member of the S.C. PTA Association and was a retired employee from Philips Fibers. Surviving are two sons, Carroll and Sam Chesney of Spartanburg; two daughters, Janice Edge of Oxnard, Calif., and Brenda Fields of Waterford, Mich.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 tonight at Floyd's North Church Street Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Fairforest Church of God conducted by the Rev. William F. Waters Jr. Burial will be in Unity Baptist Church Cemetery in Woodruff. The family is at the home. Floyd's North Church Street Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Watson services
Graveside services for Shykema Watson of 308 Woodview Ave. will be held at 4 p.m. today at New Prospect A.M.E. Zion Church conducted by the Rev. George Darden. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family is at the home. Ms. Watson died June 20, 2000. Callaham-Hicks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Clyde J. Rice
ATLANTA -- Clyde James "Ray" Rice, 32, of 4434 Catamount Drive died June 19, 2000, at Eastside Medical Center after a sudden illness. Mr. Rice was the husband of Joyce McCier Rice of the home and son of Mary Jane and Clyde Rice of Jonesville. He was a member of Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church of Atlanta and Wyatt's Chapel Baptist Church of Union. He was employed as a systems engineer at Cisco System of Atlanta. Surviving in addition to his wife and parents are two sons, Darian James Rice and Jordan Ryan Rice of the home; two sisters, Annise Lamar Rice Rousey of Anderson and Rosiland Leonard Rice Knight of Atlanta; a grandfather, Arthur Rice Sr. of Union; and a mother-in-law, Moley McCier of Abbeville. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Wyatt's Chapel Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Jefferson McDowell. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home of his parents, 983 John Hart Road, Jonesville. Gibson & Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Herbert Waddell
WOODRUFF -- Henry Herbert Waddell, 81, of 100 Poplar St. died June 21, 2000, at his home after a brief illness. A native of Spartanburg County he was the husband of Ruth Vaughn Waddell of the home and son of the late Broadus S. and Eva Johnson Waddell. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a member of Northside Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and was active in the Sunday School and training union. He was retired from Abney Mills where he worked in the weave room department for 43 years. He was also an employee with Lanford Funeral Home and a member of Bethel Masonic Lodge No. 112 where he was past master since 1943 during which time he served as chaplain for 10 years. Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Carroll Waddell of Sumter and Phillip Waddell of Chesnee; a brother, Charles Waddell Sr. of Woodruff; a sister, Louise Waddell of Woodruff; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren. Masonic rites will be held at 6:30 p.m. prior to visitation from 7 to 9 tonight at Lanford Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Lanford Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by the Revs. Dennis Spencer, Bob Phelps and Carroll Waddell. Burial will be in Greenpond Memorial Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Northside Baptist Church building fund, 464 Woodruff St., Woodruff, S.C. 29388, or to the Hospice Special Needs Fund, 120 Heywood Ave., Suite 300, Spartanburg, S.C. 29302. Lanford Funeral Home in Woodruff is in charge of arrangements.

Edith T. McCarter
INMAN -- Edith T. McCarter, 56, of 406 Woodland Ave. died June 20, 2000, at Mary Black Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. A native of Inman she was the wife of Harry James McCarter and daughter of the late Robert Lee and Annie Mae Pack Turner. She was employed as a dental assistant in the office of Dr. Thomas Beauchamp. She was a member of Friendly Chapel Baptist Church in Wellford. Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters, Gina M. Horton and Jill M. Ussery, both of Inman; a brother, Harold D. Turner of Kannapolis, N.C.; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at Friendly Chapel Baptist Church conducted by the Revs. Joe White, Donnan Lawson and Henry Johnson. Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Inman. The family is at the home and will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 tonight at Seawright Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Friendly Chapel Baptist Church Building Fund, 2591 Ballenger Road, Wellford, S.C. 29385. Seawright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Gossett services
Graveside services for Carolyn Bennett Gossett will be held at 11 a.m. today at Sunset Memorial Park conducted by the Revs. Jim Johnston and Brian Gilmer. The family will receive friends following the service at the graveside. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Cannon's Campground United Methodist Church, 3450 Cannon's Campground Road, Spartanburg, S.C. 29307. The family is at the home of her daughter, Amy G. Cash, 122 Sims St., Cowpens. Ms. Gossett died June 20, 2000. Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Lillie Mae L. Knight
WOODRUFF -- Lillie Mae Lancaster Knight, 78, of 320 Cavins Road died June 21, 2000, after a sudden illness. A native of Spartanburg County she was the wife of the late Merle Knight and daughter of the late Linder and Stella Brewington Lancaster. She was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Mission Group No. 3. She was a retired employee of Reimer's Department Store in Woodruff. Surviving are two sons, Doug Knight of Moore and Randy Knight of Brevard, N.C.; three brothers, Sam Lancaster of Woodruff, Harold Lancaster of Laurens and Mack Lancaster of Enoree; five sisters, Lois McGill and Nan Owings, both of Woodruff, Hazel Sumner of Enoree, Yvonne Huckaby of Surprise, Ariz., and Elsie Jones of Woodruff; and five grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Lanford Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Cornerstone Baptist Church conducted by the Revs. Doug Huntsinger and Carrol Caldwell. The family is at the home. Memorials may be made to Cornerstone Baptist Church building fund, 165 Gray St., Woodruff, S.C. 29388. Lanford Funeral Home in Woodruff is in charge of arrangements.

Bobbie T. Pettit
Bobbie T. Pettit, 66, of 121 Gray St. died June 21, 2000. Floyd's Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Martha P. Stinson
WOODRUFF -- Martha Pattillo Stinson, wife of John J. Stinson, of 500 Anderson Drive died June 21, 2000, after a sudden illness. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Forest Hills Funeral Home in Woodruff.

Juanita M. McDaniel
LAKE LURE, N.C. -- Juanita Mathes McDaniel, 72, of 207 Lillian Lane died June 20, 2000, at the home. Crowe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Wade F. Byers
RUTHERFORDTON, N.C. -- Wade Forest Byers, 59, of 128 Heffner Road died June 20, 2000, at his home. Crowe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Nathaniel Logan Jr.
GREENVILLE -- Nathaniel Logan Jr., 52, of 15 Charlotte St., husband of Sarah Logan, died June 20, 2000, in Greenville Memorial Hospital. Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Audrey D. Earley
WEAVERVILLE, N.C. -- Audrey David Earley, 88, widower of the late Elizabeth Bridges Earley, died June 21, 2000, at his home. Harrelson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Robert R. Hewitt
FOREST CITY, N.C. -- Robert R. Hewitt, 84, died June 21, 2000. The Padgett and King Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Billie N. Feagan
COLUMBUS, N.C. -- Billie Neal Feagan, 71, husband of Hazel Ford Feagan of Red Fox Road, died June 4, 2000, in St. Luke's Hospital in Columbus. A native of Floyd County, Texas, he was son of the late Albert and Exa Martin Feagan. He was a member of the Tryon Church of Christ and a member of the Mill Spring V.F.W. Post No. 10349 and American Legion Post No. 250. He was a retired Columbus Fireman and member of the Scottish Rites. He was a member of Horse Creek Masonic Lodge No. 719 and Hendersonville Shrine Club. He retired from Milliken after more than 36 years of service. Surviving in addition to his wife are one daughter, Merry Rollins of Hendersonville, N.C.; one sister, Ruth Mitchell of San Angelo, Texas; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services were held at 11 a.m. July 7, 2000, at the McFarland Funeral Chapel, conducted by Pastor Phillip Cochran. Burial was in the Green Creek First Baptist Church Cemetery, Green Creek, N.C., with military rites by the Polk County Memorial Squad. McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon, was in charge of arrangements.

Elizabeth Reeder
Elizabeth Reeder of 1480 W.O. Ezell Blvd. died June 7, 2000, at Mary Black Hospital. J.W. Woodward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth E. Lawing
RUTHERFORDTON, N.C. -- Kenneth Edward Lawing, 51, of 144 Broken Limb Road died June 6, 2000. McKinney-Landreth Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Bill S. Caldwell
Bill Shores Caldwell, 74, of 2649 Fairforest-Clevedale Road died June 7, 2000, at his home. The family at the home. Lanford-Pollard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Debra D. McCraw Crain
SPINDALE, N.C. -- Debra Diane McCraw Crain, 44, of 315 Ellington St. died June 5, 2000 in Sharp Chuila Vista Medical Center. Crowe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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