The relatives and friends of Mrs. Minnie Pauline Tune Farmer of the Lebanon Community, widow of Joe Stewart Farmer, are invited to attend her funeral services, 2 p.m., this Wednesday afternoon, October 17, 2001, in the CHAPEL OF DIAL-MURRAY FUNERAL HOME, MONCKS CORNER. Interment will be in Berkeley Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the hour of service.
Entered into eternal rest on October 16, 2001, Mrs. Velma I. Merritt, the beloved mother of Mr. William E. (Sarah) Merritt. Late residence, 4306 Bonaparte Drive, North Charleston. Funeral notice later. ARRANGEMENTS BY SUBURBAN FUNERAL HOME, INC.
LAMAR - Nell Kate Hendrix Amerson, 73, died Tuesday in a Charleston hospital after an illness. Funeral services will be 3 p.m., Thursday, at Lamar United Methodist Church. Interment for the family will follow in Lamar Cemetery directed by BELK FUNERAL HOME, LAMAR CHAPEL.
Mrs. Amerson, wife of Curtis D. Amerson, was born in Darlington County the daughter of the late Edward and Elma Hudson Hendrix. She retired as a lab technician for DuPont. Mrs. Amerson was a member of Lamar United Methodist Church and the Fellowship Sunday School Class and Bessie Jeffords Circle of the church.
Surviving in addition to her husband of the home are two daughters, Linda Isgett of Lamar and Effie Amerson of Mt. Pleasant; a son, Curtis D. Amerson, Jr., of Lamar; five granddaughters; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Jackie McFarland of Fountain Inn; and three special nieces, Patsy Grooms of Alma, Ga., Frances Holloman of Darlington, and Brenda Forkasdi of Lamar.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Lamar United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 555, Lamar, S.C. 29069.
The relatives and friends of Mrs. Mary Nancy Walley Rollerson of Cross, S.C., beloved mother of Henry Rollerson and James Rollerson of Miami, Fla., also Wilhemenia Drain of North Charleston, S.C., Rosetta Rollerson of North Charleston, S.C., Lucille Wilson, Moses Rollerson of Cross, S.C., Catherine Collins, St. Stephen, and Ronnie Lee Rollerson of Ladson, S.C., 15 grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends. Six grandchildren preceded her in death.
Family and friends are invited to attend her funeral service set for Thursday, October 18, 1 p.m., at Emmanuel Reform Episcopal Church, Cross, S.C. Interment in church cemetery. Rev. Doyle officiating.
Family hour will be held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Tews Funeral Home Chapel. Friends may call TEW COMMUNITY FUNERAL HOME OF MONCKS CORNER, S.C., at (843) 761-3970. "Small enough to know you, large enough to serve you."
Frances Thomas Kinard, 73, of Macedonia, S.C., a retired production worker for C.R. Bard, died Monday in a North Charleston hospital.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, in the Providence Baptist Church, Macedonia. Interment will be in Berea United Methodist Church Cemetery, Bethera. Friends may call at DIAL-MURRAY FUNERAL HOME, MONCKS CORNER, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., this Wednesday evening.
Mrs. Kinard was born August 2, 1928, in Macedonia, S.C., a daughter of Beaufort L. Kinard and Janie Dupree Kinard. She was a member of the Providence Baptist Church.
Surviving are, her husband, Lewis C. Kinard, Sr.; one daughter, Bertie K. Yohe of Moncks Corner; four sons, Louis C. Kinard, Jr., of Coward, Terry Kinard of Beaver Dam, Jimmy Kinard of Bonneau, and Tony Kinard of Macedonia; four sister, Nell Gregory of Macedonia, Della Spalviero of James Island, Ella Mae Kirkland of Russellville, and Geraldine Taylor of Moncks Corner; three brothers, Rouse Thomas and Beaufort L. Thomas, Jr., both of Macedonia, and Jerry Thomas of Kingstree; and ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Kate Mims Berry, 91, of St. Stephen, S.C., died Tuesday at her residence.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, in Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Bonneau. Final Farewell and Commendation will be held at the St. Stephen Episcopal Church Cemetery, St. Stephen. Friends may call at DIAL-MURRAY FUNERAL HOME, MONCKS CORNER, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. this Wednesday evening.
Mrs. Barry was born September 23, 1910, in Moncks Corner, S.C., a daughter of James W. Mims and Hattie Ballentine Mims. She along with her husband owned and operated Barry's Department Store in St. Stephen. She is the widow of James J. Barry, Sr. She was a member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Bonneau. She attended Winthrop College.
Surviving are, one daughter, Kay B. Veach of Goose Creek; one son, James J. Barry, Jr., of Pinopolis; one brother, Dr. Harry W. Mims of Charleston; four grandchildren, Katherine Barry, Charlotte Barry, Jamie Barry, and Hank Veach; and her caregivers, LaQuetta White, Rachel Brown, Louise Dingle, and Leola Haigler.
FORT WORTH, TEXAS - J. B. Williams, 84, a retired C.E.O. of an oil and gas company, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, at a Fort Worth hospital.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Ridglea Baptist Church. Burial at Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Greenwood Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Arthritis Foundation for Sclera-derma research, 3001 W. 5th St., Fort Worth, Texas 76116, Ridglea Baptist Church Bldg. Fund, 6037 Calmont Ave., Fort Worth 76116, 817-732-4421, Sagamore Hill Baptist Church, 4400 Panola Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76103.
J. B. Williams was born March 15, 1917, in Arlington, Texas. He was an active member of Ridglea Baptist Church where he taught Sunday School for a number of years. He was also a member of the Shriners at the Moslah Temple, a Jester at ROJ Court No. 32, and a Mason of Lodge No. 925. He was known for his friendliness and his generosity and will be mourned by many family, friends, colleagues, and his devoted staff at Southeastern Resources and Search Drilling.
J.B. was preceded in death by his wife, Bonita McGee Williams; daughter, Sandra Lee; sister, Maude Mullins; and parents, Julius Berry and Irene Hamil Williams.
Survivors include daughters, Sharon Williams Elton, Jeannie Ortiz and husband, Tim, Robin Turton and husband, Bo, and Sherman Meloni and husband, Chris; son, Mark Proctor and wife, Ann; grandchildren, Lamar Elton III, Tani Elton Hilbert and husband, John, Eve Elton, Stacy Brooks and husband, James, Susan Lee Ainsworth, William Lee, Brandon Ortiz, Sophia Meloni and Chessley Turton; great-grandchildren, Shannon Lee, Bodhi Brooks, Zoe Brooks and Kayla Foster; one brother, Danny Williams and wife, Maureen of Oklahoma City, Okla.
GEORGETOWN - Florence O. "Flo" Wallace, 68, of Lakewood Ave., died Tuesday morning, October 16, 2001, at a Charleston hospital.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Thursday, October 18, 2001, at the Church of the Nazarene of Georgetown. Burial directed by the Georgetown Chapel of McKENZIE FUNERAL HOME, will follow in the Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be Wednesday evening, October 17, 2001, beginning at 7 p.m., at the funeral home.
Mrs. Wallace was born January 27, 1933, in Georgetown County, a daughter of Willie Haun and Rena Bourne Haun. She was the owner and operator of Flo's Fashions; a member of the Church of the Nazarene of Georgetown where she served on the church board and was a Sunday School teacher. She was a devoted wife, a loving mother, and a Christian example.
She was predeceased by a grandson, John Robert Strueber.
Surviving in addition to her husband, John Henry Wallace of Georgetown, are, one son, John Willie "Johnny" Wallace of Charleston; two daughters, Wanda W. Holt and her husband, Wendell, of Georgetown, and Gloria W. Strueber and her husband, Dan, of Atlanta, Ga.; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
LEWIS, JR., William
Entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, October 16, 2001, Mr. William "Willie" Lewis, Jr., of Alvin, S.C., husband of Mrs. Isabel Hawkins Lewis of Alvin, S.C., father of Mr. Willie James Lewis of Augusta, Ga., Ms. Renee Bailey and Ms. Gloria Cunningham of New York; brother of Ms. Lillie Mae Smith and Ms. Annie Mae Oliver, both of New York. Funeral notice later. Arrangements by GETHERS FUNERAL HOME, INC., MONCKS CORNER, S.C.
Entered into eternal rest on the Monday, October 15, 2001, Mrs. Ernestine Jones Gaillard of Pineville, S.C., mother of Mr. Allen A. Jones, Mr. James Lee Gaillard, Jr., Mrs. Daisy B. Frasier, Mrs. Joyce V. White, Mrs. Helen White all of Pineville, S.C., Mrs. Virgia M. Shambley of St. Stephen, S.C., and Mr. Tony Levon Gaillard of Georgia, sister of Mrs. Victoria Williams of Columbia, S.C., Bishop Benjamin Judge of Virginia Beach, Va., and Mr. Daniel Judge of St. Stephen, S.C. Funeral notice later. Arrangements by GETHERS FUNERAL HOME, INC., MONCKS CORNER, S.C.
Entered into eternal rest on the afternoon of October 15, 2001, Chief Petty Officer Norman Kenneth Howell, United States Navy (Ret.), widower of Dorothy Mae Speaks Howell. Residence, Goose Creek, S.C. The relatives and friends are invited to attend his Memorial Services in J. HENRY, INC., GREENRIDGE ROAD CHAPEL, Friday, October 19, 2001. Interment will be at a later time. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Charleston, Inc. 3896 Leeds Ave., Charleston, S.C. 29405-7443. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Greenridge Road Chapel.
Mr. Howell was born June 11, 1935, in Perdido, Ala., the son of Rudolph Howell and Mary Maholivich Howell. He was a Baptist. Chief Howell had served in the United States Navy during the Korean conflict and the Viet Nam War and served a total of 22 years military service and a member of the V.F.W. American Legion.
Surviving are his sons, Colin P. Howell of Goose Creek, S.C., Jon B. Howell of Memphis, Tenn., Cade M. Howell of Goose Creek, S.C.; daughters, Arlene Stillson of Greensboro, N.C., Jetta R. Howell of Goose Creek, S.C.; brother, David Howell of Mobile, Ala.; sisters, Helen Fontaine of Repton, Ala., Lil Haynes of Wilmer, Texas, Eyelene Pock of Walnut Hill, Fla., and Faye LaFlore of Satsuma, Ala.; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Lorena Cleveland Staples, 78, of Ridgeville, S.C., died October 14, 2001, at her residence.
Funeral services will be held at Parks Funeral Home Chapel, Wednesday afternoon, October 17, 2001, at 2:30 o'clock. Burial will be in Summerville Cemetery.
Arrangements by PARKS FUNERAL HOME, SUMMERVILLE, SC.
YOUNG, Anna Marie
Anna Marie Young, 92, of Harleyville, SC, died October 14, 2001 at her residence.
Graveside services will be held at Summerville Cemetery Wednesday morning, October 17, 2001 at 11:00 o'clock.
Arrangements by PARKS FUNERAL HOME, SUMMERVILLE, SC.
Entered into eternal rest on Monday, October 15, 2001, Ms. Mary Francis Gadsden, of 90 Cooper St. She is the beloved mother of Mary "Evelyn" Fickens (David), Barbara J. Bryan, Charles Gadsden (Isabell), Edward Gadsden (Carnese), Henrietta Green, and Althea Tyler. Friends may visit at 90 Cooper St. Funeral arrangements will be announced by DOROTHY'S HOME FOR FUNERALS.
The relatives and friends of Mr. James A. Coaxum of N. Charleston are invited to attend his funeral service, 12 noon, Thursday, October 18, 2001, in Calvary Baptist Church, 387 Sumter St., Rev. Charles K. Cuthbert, Pastor. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Friends may visit Wednesday, 3 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. Visitation with the family will be 7 to 8 p.m.
Mr. Coaxum is survived by his daughters, Ms. Carla Z. Coaxum and Mrs. Celestine Washington; nine grandchildren; wife, Mrs. Mary R. Coaxum; devoted friend, Ms. Betty Brisbane; father, Dea. Christopher Coaxum, Sr.; brothers and sisters, Mr. Leroy Coaxum, Mr. Christopher Coaxum, Jr. (Cassandra), Mrs. Delores Lawrence (Robert), Mrs. Orabell Williams (Kenneth), Mr. Oscar Coaxum (Beaulah), Mr. Kenneth Coaxum (Gwendolyn) and Mrs. Denise Pope; uncles, Mr. Jerry Coaxum (Albertha) and Mr. Willie Wright (Louise); nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral arrangements by DOROTHY'S HOME FOR FUNERALS.
EPINGER, JR., James
Entered into eternal rest on Saturday, October 13, 2001, Little Angel James Melvin Epinger, II. Residence, 10 Athens Ct., Charleston, S.C. He is the beloved son of Mr. Kenneth M. and Mrs. Annette Epinger, grandson of Mr. James M. Epinger and Mrs. Marjorie Epinger, Mr. John and Mrs. Jeannette Nelson. Funeral arrangements to be announced by HARLESTON-BOAGS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 121 Calhoun St., (Downtown) Charleston, S.C. Phone (843) 723-3066.
Miss Joan Virlie Holmes, 61, of 1209 Crestview, North Augusta, S.C., died Monday evening in a North Augusta health care facility after an extended illness.
Miss Holmes was born in Laurens, S.C., June 1, 1940, a daughter of the late Joseph Simpson Holmes and Virlie Vaughan Holmes. Miss Holmes was a former school teacher and had retired from the Aiken County School District as the Speech Pathologist Director. She was a graduate of Winthrop University, and received her Masters Degree from the University of South Carolina. She was a member of the North Augusta Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are, two brothers, Harold Vaughan Holmes of Lacy's Spring, Ala., and Paul Joseph Holmes of Yemassee. There are three nieces and four nephews.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, in the Sandy Run Baptist Church in Hampton County, with burial in the Sandy Run Cemetery, directed by PEEPLES-RHODEN FUNERAL HOME IN HAMPTON.
The family suggests that those who wish may send memorials to the Alzheimers Association, Mid-State South Carolina Chapter, Attention: Nancy Elliott, P.O. Box 7044, Columbia, S.C. 29202, or the charity or church of your choice.
Friends may call at the Chapel in Hampton from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, and Friday until the hour of services.
Entered into eternal rest on the evening of October 15, 2001, Georgette Xepapas Riley, wife of Dr. John A. Riley. Residence, Charleston, S.C. The relatives and friends of Dr. and Mrs. John A. Riley are invited to attend the funeral services of the latter, Thursday, at a time to be announced, in Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Entombment, Magnolia Cemetery. Friends may call at J. HENRY STUHR, INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL, Wednesday, between 6 and 8 o'clock.
Mrs. Riley was born in Columbia, S.C., the daughter of Peter K. Xepapas and Angeline Janetos Xepapas. She was a member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Columbia, S.C. She attended the University of South Carolina, School of Art and Arts Students League in New York City. She studied music and dance and was an accomplished pianist. She was the recipient of two Andrew Carnegie gold medals in Art. She was a member of local Artist Guilds and the former choir director of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Columbia, S.C.
She is survived by her husband of Charleston, S.C.; one sister, Mary X. Pappas of Burlington, Vt.; and one brother-in-law, Guy H. Eargle in Prosperity, S.C.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 30 Race St., Charleston, S.C. 29403.
FLORENCE - Margaret Howard McEachin died at her home early Tuesday morning, October 16, 2001. She was in her hundreth year. She was born in her parent's home at Claussen, South Carolina, the daughter of Fitz Lee Howard and Louise Penn Ervin Howard. She was the widow of Peter Hector McEachin. One child was born of this union, Daniel Malloy McEachin.
After academic preparation at Flora McDonald, she entered Converse College and graduated in 1923. At the conclusion of her education, she spent her long and productive life in Florence, South Carolina. She taught school in Claussen, South Carolina, until her marriage in 1924.
She was an avid outdoorswoman whose passion was gardening. She was a member of the City of Florence Park Commission. She, along with Frank Key, Sr., was instrumental in the construction and care of Lucas Park. She cultivated and propagated camellias. She was a Master Gardner.
She was the oldest member of St. John's Episcopal Church. She organized the St. John's Episcopal Church Plant Bazaar and was active in the Women of the Church.
She was a member of the Renaissance Literary Club. She was also a member of the Plain Dirt Garden Club and the Iris Garden Club. She was a member of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America.
In addition to her son of Florence, she is survived by her daughter-in-law, Elizabeth E. McEachin; her granddaughter, Margaret M. Gates (Dennis) of Oregonia, Ohio; her grandson, Daniel Malloy McEachin, Jr. (Amy) of Florence; her great-grandchildren, Samuel G. Gates of Oregonia, OH, FitzLee H. McEachin, Peter H. McEachin, Amy E. McEachin and Daniel Malloy McEachin, III, all of Florence.
Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Charles D. Cooper at St. John's Episcopal Church in Florence, SC, at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, October 18, 2001, directed by WATERS-POWELL FUNERAL HOME. Burial will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the home of her son, Daniel M. McEachin.
Memorials may be made to St. John's Episcopal Church, 252 Dargan Street, Florence, SC 29501.
BAMBERG - Graveside services for Carol K. Kirkland, 63, will be held Thursday, October 18, 2001 at 4 p.m. at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery near Ehrhardt, SC. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Kathy Griffin.
Mrs. Kirkland, wife of John F. (Buddy) Kirkland, died October 15, 2001 at a local Orangeburg hospital. She was the daughter of Mary Clarkson Key and the late Corey Pinckney Key of Lodge, SC. In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by children, Garnet K. and James Timothy Barnes of Barnwell, SC; Dawn Kirkland and fianc‚, John Edward Strickland of Orangeburg, SC; grandson, William Greene Barnes, II of Barnwell, SC; sisters, Helen K. Fralix of Lodge, SC, Fern K. Ulmer of Lodge, SC, and Mary (Millie) McMillan of Lodge, SC.
She was educated in the public schools of Colleton County and was a graduate of the University of South Carolina. She was a half-scholarship donor at USC, an avid Gamecock supporter, and a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. She taught in the schools of Colleton, Bamberg and Allendale counties and was presently on the faculty of Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College.
COONER FUNERAL HOME in Bamberg is in charge of arrangements. There will be no visitation, however, friends may call at the home of John F. (Buddy) Kirkland in Colston Community, Bamberg, SC.