Mack A. Tucker
Former Carlisle resident
CHARLOTTE, N.C. Mark Arthur (Slick) Tucker, 43, of Charlotte, N.C., formerly of Carlisle, husband of Tawanna Tucker, died April 16, 2004, at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte. He was the son of Arthur and Mary Tucker of Carlisle.
Surviving in addition to his wife and parents are a daughter, Chandra Turner of Mooresville, N.C.; two brothers, James Lewis (Casandra) Tucker and Troy A. Tucker, both of Carlisle; a sister, Donna (William) Carter of Charlotte, N.C.; three grandchildren, three nephews and three nieces. Funeral services will be held today at 5 p.m. at the A.L. Jinwright Funeral Service Chapel, 4300 Statesville Road, Charlotte, conducted by the Rev. John Cade.
Visitation will be from 4 until 4:55 today at the funeral chapel. Funeral services will also be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Williams Chapel AME Zion Church in Carlisle conducted by the Rev. Boyd. Visitation will be from 1 until 1:55 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in Rosemont Cemetery in Union. The A.L. Jinwright Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. Announced courtesy of Whitney Funeral Home.
Rev. Maggie L. Adams
NEWBERRY The Rev. Maggie Lee Adams, 84, widow of Willie Floyd Adams of Newberry died Friday, April 18, 2003, at White Oak Manor, Newberry. Rev. Adams was born in Laurens County, a daughter of the late Wade and Fannie Hargrove Agnew. She was a member of Mt. Olive Righteous Church of God and was assistant pastor of the church for 27 years.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Annie L. Agnew and Lizzie M. Agnew, and two brothers, Thomas E. Agnew and John F. Agnew. Surviving are a sister, Frances L. Agnew of Whitmire; a devoted nephew, Thad Agnew of Newberry; a devoted niece, Fannie Agnew of Whitmire; two devoted friends, the Rev. Chris Coleman and Rose Black; an aunt, Callie David of Newberry; three sisters-in-law, one brother-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Spring Hill A.M.E. Church in Whitmire. Hunter Funeral Home of Whitmire has charge of arrangements.
Thelma C. Bilby
Thelma C. Bilby, 74, widow of Archie Bilby, of 1208 W. Main St., died Sunday, April 20, 2003, at Wallace Thomson Hospital after an extended illness. The family is at her home. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.
Col. Arthur E. Brown Sr.
Air Force veteran
Col. Arthur E. Brown Sr., Retired USAF, of Jonesville, died Sunday, April 20, 2003, in RoseCrest Retirement Center in Inman. He was born on July 31, 1911 in the Gocher Community of Cherokee County, the son of the late Jonathan Cleveland Brown and Eugenia Burgess Brown. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Carnell Brown, and two brothers, Ray and John Wilkes Brown.
He is survived by a son, Arthur E. Brown Jr. of Jonesville and his daughter and son-in-law, Peggy Brown Jordan and Steve Jordan of Dallas, Texas; three grandchildren, Jeb Martin of Portland, Texas, Angela Martin Burton and Bill Burton of The Woodlands, Texas and Arthur W. Brown of Marble Falls, Texas ; three great-grandsons, Sterling Martin, Zachary Martin and Jake Burton.
In addition, he leaves his two devoted sisters, Mrs. Pearle B. Calvert and Mrs. Gene B. Fowler of Jonesville and his brother, Retired Chaplain J.C. Brown of Greenville. Col. Brown graduated from Clemson University in 1932 where he was commissioned 2nd lieutenant in the U.S. Army.
Following his graduation, he married Ruth Carnell of Union, and they reported for his first assignment as commander of a CCC camp in Manteo, N.C. His love for his country, and his fascination with the role of airplanes in defending our country, led him to a highly successful 30-year career in the military. He was instrumental in the conversion of the early Army Air Corps into the U.S. Air Force.
Prior to and during World War II, he served as second in command of the Air Force Flight Training School in Columbus, Miss., where pilots of such noted missions as the Memphis Bell were trained. After 30 years of duty in the Air Force, he retired to a civilian post and became a director of California Eastern Airlines, where he continued to train pilots for the military in the private sector. He had a great interest in all sports, but golf was his game.
Among his numerous trophies, he loved to tell the story of winning first place in the Mississippi Amateur Open in 1951, while overseeing a pork barbecue in progress to serve more than 300 friends and co-workers. His positive attitude and love of his God, his family and friends never faltered. He was a devoted and loving husband to Ruth, father to Peggy and Arthur Jr., and friend to numerous people who knew, loved, and enjoyed his gifted wit and sense of humor.
Visitation will be held from 7 until 9 p.m. Tuesday at Holcombe's Jonesville Chapel. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church of Jonesville by the Rev. Ralph Brown and the Rev. Ray Long. Internment with full military rites will follow at the Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery.
The following are asked to assemble at the church Wednesday at `1:45 p.m. to form the honorary escort: Bobby Brown, Pete Brown, Julian Fowler, Dick Fowler, Thomas Blackwell and Jack Caldwell. Memorials may be made to RoseCrest Retirement Center, 200 Fortress Drive, Inman, S.C. 29349 or to the Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 748 Gaffney Highway, Jonesville, S.C. 29353. The S.R. Holcombe Funeral has charge of arrangements.
Ruth V. Cogdell
Former Excel Hosiery Mill employee
Ruth Vaughan Cogdell, 92, formerly of 1204 Arthur Boulevard, widow of Fred A. Cogdell, died at her residence, 109 Oak St., Duncan, Saturday, April 19, 2003, at 8:50 p.m. Mrs. Cogdell was born in the Philippi Community of Union County on Nov. 23, 1910, a daughter of the late William and Rhoda Cornelia Going Vaughan.
She was a member of Mon-Aetna Baptist Church and the Women's Missionary Union, the Home and Garden Club, and a member of the Garden Club of South Carolina. Mrs. Cogdell attended Wesley Chapel Grammar School, Hughes Johnson Grammar School and Lockhart High School. She was formerly employed with Excel Hosiery Mill from 1943 until 1950.
Mrs. Cogdell is the last surviving grandchild of two Confederate veterans, E.R. Vaughan and W.G.W. Going, who both surrendered at Appomattox, Va., with Gen, Robert E. Lee. Surviving are a daughter, Ruth Ann Tucker of Duncan and a grandson, Frederick M. Tucker of Duncan.
Mrs. Cogdell was predeceased by four sisters, Mary V. Palmer, Nettie V. Gregory, Marie L. Vaughan and Sarah V. Lawson; seven brothers, J.L. Vaughan, Frank Vaughan, Arthur Vaughan, Byron Vaughan, Douglas Vaughan, Sidney Vaughan and Roy Vaughan.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Mon-Aetna Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Bennie Green. Burial will be in the Philippi Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will be at the home of her daughter, Ruth Ann Tucker, 109 Oak St., Duncan.
The body will remain at the funeral home and will be placed in the church at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday where the family will receive friends from 1 until 2:45 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Mon-Aetna Baptist Church, 1413 Lockhart Highway, Union, S.C. 29379 or to The Friends of the Union County Carnegie Library, 300 E. South St., Union, S.C. 29379. The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Sandra C. Derrick
Retired owner Professional Marketing Trends
SENECA Sandra Kay Callahan Derrick, 65, wife of William F. Derrick, of 706 Quincy Road, Seneca, died Friday, April 18, 2003, at Homewood Residence of Cleveland Park in Greenville. A native of Shelby, Mrs. Derrick was the daughter of J.D. Callahan of Union and the late Leila May Blanton Callahan.
She was the retired owner of Professional Marketing Trends and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. Mrs. Derrick was a graduate of the University of South Carolina and was a member of the Once-A-Week Club and the Seneca Women's Club.
In addition to her husband and father, she is survived by: a son, William F. Derrick Jr. and wife Emily L. Derrick of Seneca; a daughter, Parker D. Knapp and husband, Kenneth L. Knapp of Greer; two grandchildren, Brianna Parker Derrick of Seneca and Tyler LeVeque Knapp of Greer.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday from Trinity Baptist Church with burial in the Oconee Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 2 until 4 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Baptist Church prior to the service. Memorials may be made to Trinity Baptist Church, 210 West South Sixth St. Seneca, SC. 29678.
The family is at the home of her son, Will Derrick, 609 North Depot St., Seneca. Davenport Funeral Home of Walhalla has charge of arrangements.
United Wood Corp. employee
Michael Dean (Mickey) Haney, 32, husband of Linda Bledsoe Haney, of 3127 Buffalo-West Springs Highway, died Saturday, April 19, 2003.
Mr. Haney was born in Union on Aug. 17, 1970, a son of David Michael Haney of Buffalo and Haley Kirby Hofmann of Chattanooga, Tenn. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and was employed with United Wood Corp.
Surviving in addition to his wife and parents are two daughters, Krista Michelle Haney and Shyanne Nicole Haney, both of Roebuck; two step-daughters, Larren Pettit and Heather Pettit, both of the home; a brother, David Wayne Haney of Buffalo and his maternal grandmother, Minnie Wicks of Jonesville. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Johnny Burgess.
Burial will be in Putman Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be David Bledsoe, Lee Whitmore, Whitney Smith, Mike Bledsoe, Andy Eller and Chad Gregory. Employees of United Wood Corp. are asked to assemble at the funeral chapel Tuesday at 1:45 p.m. to form the honorary escort.
The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends tonight from 7 until 9. The family is at the home, 3127 Buffalo-West Springs Highway, Buffalo and at the home of his father, Mike Haney, 128 Peaksville Road, Buffalo. The S.R. Holcombe Funeral home has charge of arrangements.
Inez Salter Harris
Retired from Union Dry Cleaning
Inez Salter Harris, 85, formerly of 301 Wallace St., widow of Guster Harris, died Tuesday, April 15, 2003, in the White Oak Manor Nursing Home in Newberry after a long illness. She was born in Union County on April 18, 1917, a daughter of the late Tom and Carrie Stevens Salter. She was a retired presser at Union Dry Cleaning and a member of Union Church of Christ.
Survivors include a son, Russell Leon Salter of Union; a sister, Elesia Booker of Union; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 21 great-great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. today at the Union Church of Christ by Brother Curtis Gilbert. Burial was in the Bethel Baptist Church cemetery.
The body was placed in the church at noon to await the hour of service. Viewing and visitation were held Sunday. The family was at the home of her granddaughter, Mable V. Means. The Carolina Mortuary had charge of arrangements.