ST. GEORGE, S.C. - Ellison Guy Infinger, 86, of 294 Cherry Lane, St. George died Sunday January 13, 2002 in a local Nursing home. Funeral Services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday in Indian Field United Methodist Church with Rev. Betty Hughes officiating. Burial will follow in Church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bobby Infinger, Al Godwin, Gene Brummett, James Infinger, Doug Miles and Walter Wagers. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bryant Funeral Home. Memorials in lieu of flowers are suggested to Indian Field United Methodist Church, 2030 Hwy 15 North, St. George, SC 29477. Mr. Infinger was born June 22, 1915 in St. George a son of late Ellison Mood and Maggie Mae Harbeson Infinger. He was a member of Indian Field United Methodist Church where he was Usher Chairman, member of Men's Club and member of Administrative Board. He was a Constable for 34 years for Dorchester County Magistrate's office, a Farmer, and formerly owner of Infinger Service Station in St. George. He was first married to Claire Nettles Infinger and was pre-deceased by sons, Robert Infinger and Lester Infinger. Surviving are: wife, Marjorie Yates Infinger, St. George, a son, Ronald Eugene Infinger, Cope, a daughter, Lois I. (Bobby) Winningham, Summerville, a brother, Nolton Infinger, St. George and a sister, Ellen I. Brummett, St. George. 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
ST. GEORGE, S.C. - Owen C. (Jack) Gruber, 74, St. George died Saturday January 12, 2002 in Trident Medical Center, Charleston. Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday in the St. Matthews Baptist Church with Rev. Bobby Etheredge and Rev. Randall Baker officiating. Burial will follow in the St. George Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Clement Gruber, Jeffrey Mizzell, Josh Gruber, Matthew Gruber, Clint Gruber, Joel Kirven. Friends may call at the residence 962 Quaker Road. Mr. Gruber was born March 16,1927 in Round O, SC a son of the late George Hugo and Mena Victoria Reynolds Gruber. He was a graduate of St. George High School, and a veteran of the Army Transport Service having made 4 trips to the Mediterranean Theater on Army Hospital Ships during WW II. He was a retired employee of Giant Cement Company, a Farmer and avid conservationist. He served as Chairman of Dorchester County Soil Conservation Committee for a number of years, a member and former president of Dorchester County Farm Bureau. He was member of Lowcountry Cattlemen's and Orangeburg Cattlemen's associations, member and a former Deacon of St. Matthews Baptist Church. He was pre-deceased by a son Clement Bradley Gruber who died in Vietnam in 1968. Surviving are: wife Emma Lee Walters Gruber, St. George, 2 sons, Kirkland Allen (Susan) Gruber, St. George, Richard Gregory (Natalie) Gruber, Bowman. 2 daughters, Patricia G. Mizzell, Summerville, Deborah G. (Randy) Bair, St. George. brother, Rev. Julius Gruber, Calabash, NC, 2 sisters, Vivian G. Addison and Avis G. Hager, Cottageville. 16 grandchildren, Clement Bradley Gruber, Jr., Taylors, Stacey Mizzell, Murrells Inlet, Julie Kelley, Palm Bay, FL., Jeffrey Mizzell, Kristen Mizzell, Summerville, Stephanie Kirven, Joshua Gruber, Clinton Gruber, all St. George, Matthew Gruber, Reevesville, Lindsey Gruber, Cari Gruber, Sarah Gruber, Amy Gruber, all of Bowman, Leah Bair, Ethan Bair, Brandon, Bair, all St. George, great-grandchildren, Clement Bradley Gruber III, Wyatt Kirven, Kobie Kirven, Rudy Kirven, Katlyn and Leslie Skipper. In Lieu of Flowers memorials may be made to Building Fund of St. Matthews Baptist Church, 2593 Wire Road, St. George, SC 29477, or American Heart Association.
WOODILL, JR., Russell
COLLETON COUNTY - Captain Russell Woodill, Jr., 57, of Norwell, Mass., South Carolina, and Florida, died Tuesday, January 8, at a Walterboro hospital. Funeral services will be held at 12 noon, Tuesday, January 15, at McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home in Norwell, Mass. Interment will follow in Washington Street Cemetery, in Norwell. According to the BRICE W. HERNDON AND SONS FUNERAL HOME.
Captain Woodill was born in Brockton, Mass., and was a son of Marie J. Mott Woodill and the late Russell Woodill, Sr. He was raised in Norwell, and was a graduate of Norwell High School, and Massachusetts Maritime Academy, where he graduated third in his class, with a major in nautical science. In 1969 he graduated from Bridgewater State Teachers College with a major in educational psychology. He took professional graduate studies at Maritime Institute of Masters Mats and Pilots. He continuously engaged in the Maritime Academy as a member of International Organization of Masters, Mates and Pilots from 1966 until the present. Capt. Woodill began his profession as Captain of the Nantucket Ferry. He held a position as Chief Officer and Master of the following: U.S. Lines, Sealand and U.S. Ship Management. For the last 12 years, he was completed trade routes around the world in the ship "Performance," one of the largest container ships in the world, owned by U.S. Ship Management. He was a member of the Safety Board, Washington, D.C., for the Protection of Maritime Coastal Regulation: Council of American Master Mariners, and Commissioned in Active Naval Reserve Programs.
Surviving in addition to his mother are, his wife, Sara Riano Woodill of Florida; two sons, Russell Woodill, III, and Brian J. Woodill, both of Brewster, Mass.; a step-son, Albert Vitolo; a brother, Robert Woodill of New Mexico; and granddaughters, Samantha and Alexandra.
Lillian Neva Jones, 81, of Adams Run, widow of Wilbur L. Jones, Sr., died Sunday in a Charleston hospital.
Funeral service will be held Tuesday, January 15, 2002, at 2 o'clock in Hopewell Baptist Church, Adams Run. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Hopewell Baptist Church Social Hall Building Fund, 6869 Parker's Ferry Road, Adams Run, S.C. 29426.
Friends may call at James A. Dyal Funeral Home this evening from 6 until 8 o'clock.
She was born on January 28, 1920, in Charleston, S.C., the daughter of the late Jesse William Weeks and Bertha Mae Garvin Weeks.
Mrs. Jones graduated from St. Paul's High School, Hollywood. She attended St. Francis School of Nursing. She was a very active member of Hopewell Baptist Church, being a founding member of the Women Missionary Union and a teacher of the Beginner's Sunday School Class. She was a homemaker.
Her survivors include, daughter, Cynthia Humbert of Charleston; sons, Wilbur L. Jones, Jr., of Adams Run, William B. Jones of North Charleston; sisters, Doris Mae Crosby of Adams Run, Marion Vera Davis of John's Island.
She was predeceased by a brother, Jesse W. Weeks, Jr.
Arrangements by JAMES A. DYAL FUNERAL HOME, 303 SOUTH MAIN ST., SUMMERVILLE, S.C.
The relatives and friends of Mrs. Ophelia Washington-Manigault are invited to attend her funeral services on Tuesday, January 15, 2002, 2 p.m., at Greater Howard AME Church, 8592 Old Georgetown Hwy. (Buck Hall) section of McClellanville, S.C. Interment Church Cemetery. Mrs. Manigault is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Mrs. Diane W. and Mrs. William Scott. Three sisters, Mrs. Evelyna Jenkins, Mrs. Alicestine Burns (Oliver Sr.) and Mrs. Vivian Crawford. One brother, Mr. Frank Washington (Carolina). Viewing for Mrs. Manigault will be at the W.M. Smith-McNeal Awendaw Chapel, 4129 Hwy. 17 North, Awendaw, S.C., on Monday, January 14, 2002, from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. There will be no family hour. Arrangements by W.M. SMITH-MCNEAL FUNERAL HOME, INC., 881-4920 or 1-800-924-5659. Or you may e-mail a memorial message at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robert "Bobby" James Stewart, 46, of Johns Island, died Friday, January 11, 2002, in a local hospital.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Monday, January 14, at Carolina Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Carolina Memorial Gardens, directed by Carolina Memorial Funeral Home.
Born in Charleston, he was a son of the late John Edward and Carolyn Yawns Stewart. Mr. Stewart was a maintenance supervisor with Schueck Steel and was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by, his wife, Veronica Melton Stewart; daughters, Angela Stewart Adams of Summerville, Ann Marie Dermody of Ladson, Pamela Mosier of Johns Island; a sister, Julia Elizabeth Stewart of Moncks Corner; brothers, John Edward Stewart of Moncks Corner, Larry Stewart of Summerville, Keith Stephen Stewart of Summerville, Ronald Wayne Stewart of Armada, Mich., and Clyde Ray Stewart of Moncks Corner; and nine grandchildren, Brittney, Amber, Kristen, Katie, Johnathan Robert, Savanna, Hanna, Robert James Stewart Mosier, Little Stewart Adams; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Joseph Williams Stewart.
The family will be receiving friends, Sunday night from 6 to 8 p.m., at CAROLINA MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME.
...For I will never be able to call out the honorable name of "Dad," but may your spirit, strength, and wisdom forever live on inside of me. I pray our father in heaven forever keeps you safe, and may one day we meet again. Good-bye to one of my favorite people in the whole wide world, and as you used to tell me "I love you to the stars."
Gus Bobo, 77, of 128 Loche Adele Dr., Spartanburg, died Saturday, January 12, 2002, in a Spartanburg hospital.
A life-long resident of Spartanburg County, he was the son of the late Harry and Julia P. Bobo. He was a 1941 graduate of Spartanburg High School and attended Clemson College. During his career he was employed at the Drayton Lunch Room, the Beacon Drive-In and retired in 1994 from R.D. Anderson Applied Technical Center as Food Service Instructor. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the United States Air Force and the Army and retired from the National Guard with 22 years of service. Gus was a member of the First Baptist Church of Spartanburg where he was a Deacon, an Usher, a member of the Caring Couples Sunday School Class, Yesterday Teens Choir and the Young at Heart. He was also a life-time member of St. John's Masonic Lodge.
Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Rachel Morris Bobo of the home, two daughters and sons-in-law, Judy Bobo Hughes and R. Keith Hughes of Columbia and Vicki Bobo McAninch and Henry A. McAninch, Jr., of Spartanburg; six grandchildren, Kimberly Hughes Singletary and husband, Gene of Columbia, Henry Arthur "Bo" McAninch, III, and wife, Claudia of Leipzig, Germany, Kathryn Renee McAninch, Elana Grace McAninch, Timothy Dean "Jay" Pettit, Jr., and Allison Brooke Pettit, all of Spartanburg; one great-grandson, Jonas Arthur McAninch of Leipzig, German.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Christe Bobo Pettit, on November 22, 1994, and by a brother, John Bobo in 1999.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 15, at 11 a.m., at the First Baptist Church of Spartanburg conducted by Dr. Donald J. Wilton, the Rev. Robert C. Mogan, the Rev. Sal Barone and the Rev. William Adams. Committal services will follow in the Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, conducted by Dr. Kirk H. Neely.
The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. in the Sanctuary of the Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to "Together We Build," c/o first Baptist Church, 250 East Main St., Spartanburg, S.C. 29302.
The family is at the home at 128 Loche Adele Drive.
LANFORD-POLLARD FUNERAL HOME.
ST. MATTHEWS - Mrs. Rosa Lee S. Smith McLaughlin Linder, 91, died Sunday, January 13, 2002, at a Columbia hospital. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, January 15, at First Baptist Church, St. Matthews, with Rev. Dr. Thomas B. Huggins, Jr., officiating. Burial in West End Cemetery. DUKES-HARLEY FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Linder was born in Calhoun County a daughter of the late Abraham Smoak and Ella Stanley Smoak. She was a member of First Baptist Church, the Carrie Lou Senn Sunday School Class, and member of the Women's Missionary Union. She was predeceased by her first and second husbands Irby O. Smith and Fred B. McLaughlin.
Survivors include, husband, Woodrow W. Linder, Orangeburg; two sons and daughters-in-law, Irby (Essie) Smith, Orangeburg, Gene (Diane) Smith, Columbia; two daughters, Miss Gertrude S. Smoak, Columbia, Mrs. Glenn (Jane) Stiles, Fairfield, Pa.; ten grandchildren and spouses, Richard (Donna Whetstone) Smoak, Neal (Debbie Newsome) Smoak, Lexington; Mrs. Bruce (Cheryl Smoak) Trahan, San Antonio, Texas; Gene Allen Smith of Columbia; Mrs. Darrell (Glenda Smith) Queen, Barnwell, Mrs. Joseph (Marian Smith) Leonardi, Lexington; Barry O'Neal Smith, Orangeburg, Mrs. Sandra Smith Kitterell, Cordova; and Eric Stiles, Seattle, Wash.; and Jacquelin Stiles, Orangeburg; 16 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Monday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. at DUKES-HARLEY FUNERAL HOME in Orangeburg.
James David Setser, 47, died Saturday, January 12, 2002, at a local hospital. Born April 24, 1954, in Pikeville, Ky., he was the son of Raymond H. and June Gayle Setser (nee Varney). He served in the USAF. Mr. Setser was a computer repair technician. He is survived by two brothers, Raymond H. Setser, Jr., of Charleston, S.C., and Michael L. Setser of Sonora, Ky.; two sisters, Susan J. Hornbeck of Apache Junction, Ariz., and Winnie K. Wiseman of Louisville, Ky. Memorials may be made to Family Services, Inc., 4925 Lacross Road, Suite 215, North Charleston, S.C. 29406, or Juvenile Diabetes Association, 4 Carriage Lane, Charleston, S.C. 29407. Arrangements by the CREMATION CENTER OF CHARLESTON, 11 Cunnington Ave., Charleston, S.C. 29405.
Lena Johnson Danner, 75, of Moncks Corner, died Saturday at a North Charleston hospital.
The memorial service will be at 2 p.m., Sunday at Russell Funeral Chapel. Burial will be private.
Mrs. Danner was born February 1, 1926 at Cochran, Georgia, a daughter of George W. Johnson and Nettie Puckett Johnson. She was an AKC registered judge for 16 years. She was a member of Shenandoah United Methodist church. She was the widow of Dr. James
Surviving are two daughters, Dianne D. McKnight of Moncks Corner, Mims C. Rust of Columbia; two sisters, Connie Stubbs of Sumter, Julia Wilson of McColl; brother, Jackie Johnson of Bennettsville; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one foster grandchild.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements by RUSSELL FUNERAL CHAPEL, Moncks Corner.
Myra Dorothy Phillips, 89, died Saturday, January 12, 2002 at her home. Born November 19, 1912 in Savannah, Ga. she was the daughter of Richard Dole and Mamie Deason (nee Hankinson). A graduate of Ways, Ga. High School and MUSC School of Nursing Mrs. Deason worked at both Roper and St. Francis hospitals before retiring. She was a member of MUSC Golden Grads and volunteered at Roper and St. Francis hospitals. Her husbands Morris A. Murphy and Alva James Phillips, and brother Walter Deason preceded her in death. She is survived by two sons: Morris Andrew Murphy, Charleston, S.C. and Michael J. Murphy, Des Plaines, Ill.; brother Robert Deason, Jacksonville, Fla.; sister Julia Deason Witt, Tybee Island, Ga.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 15, 2002, at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 1393 Miles Drive, with intermenty to follow at St. Lawrence Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, January 14, 2002 at MCALISTER-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, DOWNTOWN CHAPEL, 150 Wentworth Street.
ORANGEBURG - Milo Gable Ashley, 56, died Saturday. Graveside services will be Tuesday 1:00 p.m. Jan. 15, 2002 at Memorial Park Cemetery, directed by Thompson Funeral Home, Inc., in Orangeburg. Survivors: mother, Jeanette Gable Ashley of Orangeburg; 2 brothers, Warren Ashley and Tommy Ashley both of Orangeburg; 3 nieces, Laura Ashley of Nashville, Tenn., Katherine Ashley and Randi Ashley both of Orangeburg; sister-in-law, Betty Ann Ashley of Orangeburg. Memorials to Alzheimer's Assoc. Mid State S.C. Chapter, P.O. Box 7044, Columbia, S.C. 29202.
Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Monday at THOMPSON FUNERAL HOME in Orangeburg.
Entered into eternal rest Sunday, January 13, 2002, Mr. Christopher Smalls of 29 Poinsett St. and formerly of Romney St. He is the husband of the late Mrs. Susan Smalls, the beloved father of John Wright, Clayton Smalls, Leon Smalls and Lorraine Brown (Timothy) and the late Frances Smalls, Christopher Smalls, Jr., Donald Smalls, Evelyn Wright and Betty Smalls, brother of Mrs. Susie Alston and Mr. James Smalls. Funeral arrangements will be announced by DOROTHY'S HOME FOR FUNERALS.
GEORGETOWN - Lease Izora Davis Mayer, 95, died Saturday, January 12, 2002, in Winyah Convalescent Center in Georgetown.
Mrs. Mayer was born in Hampton on December 2, 1906, a daughter of the late Charles Frank Davis and Pattie Miley Davis. She grew up on Wadmalaw Island in Charleston County and attended the schools there. Mrs. Mayer attended Summerland College and graduated from Newberry College. She was a retired elementary schoolteacher and taught in several elementary schools including McDonald Elementary School, Bynum Elementary School, and Kensington Elementary School in Georgetown Co. Mrs. Mayer was president and co-owner of Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens and vice-president and co-owner of Mayer Funeral Home. She was the widow of Jacob "Jake" B. Mayer.
Mrs. Mayer was a member of Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church, the Susanna Wesley Bible Class, and the United Methodist Women. She served her church in many capacities including Primary Church Schoolteacher. Mrs. Mayer was an Honorary Member of the Georgetown Garden Club and a Life Member of the S.C. Garden Club, Inc. She was also a National Life Member of the National Council of State Garden Clubs, Inc. and a member of the American Camellia Society.
Surviving are a son, Charles T. "Tommy" Mayer and his wife Lela; a daughter, Lease Brooks M. High and her husband John Allen; four grandchildren, Leslie B. High, John "Jay" A. High and his wife Renee, Charles T. "Chuck" Mayer, Jr., and Cliford "Cliff" B. Mayer and his wife Kelly; and two great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Brooks High and Clifford Brooks Mayer, Jr., all of Georgetown.
Funeral services will be Tuesday afternoon, January 15, 2002, at 3:30 o'clock in Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Phillip C. Thrailkill and the Rev. Dr. J. Ben Sloan. Burial will follow in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens under the direction of the Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends Monday evening, January 14, 2002, at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m.
The family suggests memorials to Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church, 901 Highmarket St., Georgetown, S.C. 29440.
Arrangements will be announced by the GEORGETOWN CHAPEL OF MAYER FUNERAL HOME.
The relatives and friends of Mr. George Jennings "Jack" Hill are invited to attend his funeral service at RUSSELL FUNERAL CHAPEL, Monday afternoon, January 14, 2002 at 2 o'clock. Interment will be in Rudd Branch Cemetery. Friends may call at RUSSELL FUNERAL CHAPEL, Moncks Corner. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lutheran Hospice, 753 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Suite 100, Mt. Pleasant, S.C. 29464.
METTS, JR., Paul
Paul "Pete" Metts, Jr., of Jedburg, died Saturday, January 12, 2002 at his residence.
Funeral services will be held at Parks Funeral Home Chapel, Tuesday morning, January 15, 2002 at 11 o'clock. Burial will be in Highland Memory Gardens. Friends may call at PARKS FUNERAL HOME, SUMMERVILLE, S.C. this Monday evening from 6-9 o'clock.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Charleston, 3896 Leeds Ave., N. Charleston, S.C. 29405.
Mr. Metts was born on November 29, 1929 in Orangeburg County, S.C., a son of the late Paul M. Metts and Florrie Rickenbaker Metts. He was a farmer and member of Ridge Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Marie E. Metts of Jedburg; daughter, Robin Dodge of Jedburg; two sons, Patrick Malisauskas of Ridgeville and Joseph Malisauskas of Yemassee; and three grandchildren.
Arrangements by PARKS FUNERAL HOME, SUMMERVILLE, S.C.