MOORE -- Mrs. Elloree Cook Moore, 73, widow of Judson C. Moore, died Saturday, October 11, 1997. Mrs. Moore was born in Williamsburg County, a daughter of the late Pearlie White and Elise Floyd Cook. She attended Lake City schools and Emmanuel College. She was a retired school secretary and a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Duncan, S.C. Survivors are: two sisters, Pearl C. Baxley of Columbia; and Gloria C. Murray of Mt. Pleasant; and one brother, Kenneth Cook of Mt. Pleasant.
DAVIS -- Mrs. Thelma S. Davis, widow of Isaac Edwards Davis, Sr., died Friday morning, October 10, in a Kingstree hospital. She was 93. Funeral services were held Sunday, October 12, 1997, in Union Presbyterian Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mrs. Davis was born January 26, 1904, in Sumter County, a daughter of Martha Cochran Stone and George McDuffy Stone. She attended Sumter County Schools and was a homemaker. Mrs. Davis was a member of Union Presbyterian Church in Salters, where she was involved in the Women In the Church. Survivors are: two daughters, Ann D. Britton of Salters; and Victoria D. Nesmith of Nesmith; and one son, Isaac Edwards Davis, Jr. (Sonny) of Lake City.
WATSON -- Henry Devon Watson, 74, died Monday, October 13, 1997, at the Georgetown Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 15, 1997, at the Andrews Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. William D. Cooper. Burial followed in Andrews Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Watson was born in Andrews on September 24, 1923, a son of the late Oscar Francis Watson and Daisy Pate Watson. He grew up and attended school in Andrews. He spent most of his life farming on the family farm in the Warsaw Community of Williamsburg County. Surviving is his wife, Alverta Fulton Watson of Andrews.
WELLS -- Funeral services for Annie Wells were held Saturday, October 18, 1997, at Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church in Greeleyville, conducted Rev. Terrance Mackey. Burial followed in Keels Cemetery in Greeleyville directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home. Ms. Wells died Sunday, October 12, 1997, in Carolinas Hospital System-Florence. She was born February 11, 1894, a daughter of the late Hannie Wells. She was a member of Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church. Survivors are: two brothers, Isiah Frierson of Troy, N.Y.; and Jessie Frierson of Jersey City, N.J.
WRIGHT -- Funeral services for Brother Frankie Wright were held Saturday, October 18, 1997, at Miracle Temple Bible Center in Salters, conducted by Elder Mary Scott. Burial followed at St. James A.M.E. Church Cemetery directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home. Mr. Wright died Tuesday, October 14, 1997, in Georgetown County Memorial Hospital in Georgetown. He was born July 3, 1947, in Williamsburg County, the son of the late Mrs. Annie Wright. He was employed as a farmer. He was a member of Miracle Temple. Survivors are: two sisters, Mrs. Annie L. Darby of Lane; and Mrs. Lillie Morant of Lancaster, Pa.; and two brothers, James Wright and Freddie Wright, both of Lane.
PROSSER -- William Scott (Billy) Prosser, 73, died Wednesday, October 15, 1997, in a Charleston hospital. Funeral services were held Friday, October 17, 1997, in the Kingstree United Methodist Church. Burial was in Kingstree Memorial Gardens directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home. Mr. Prosser was born in Williamsburg County, a son of the late Haskel Lamar and Tyson McFadden Prosser. He was a graduate of Kingstree High School and attended the University of South Carolina. He was the retired manager of Southern Cities Petroleum Company in Kingstree and a Navy veteran of W.W. II, having served on the USS TEXAS. He was a Past Worshipful Master of Kingstree Masonic Lodge #46, A.F.M., a past Commander of American Legion Post 8, and retired after 33 years as a volunteer firefighter with Kingstree City and Rural Fire Departments. He was a member of Kingstree United Methodist Church. Survivors are: his wife, Mrs. Dell Smith Wheeler Prosser; one daughter, Nancy P. Turner of Lexington; one brother, Lamar McFadden Prosser of Washington, D.C.; and one sister, Caroline P. Hammond of Chapin.
TISDALE -- Mrs. Phyllis Rowan Stoddart Tisdale died Monday, October 20, 1997, at her residence. Funeral services were held Wed., October 22, 1997, at Piney Forest Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. Billy Rufus. Burial followed in Piney Forest Cemetery directed by Andrews Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home. Mrs. Tisdale was born March 3, 1918, in Manchester, England, a daughter of the late Peter Stoddart and Elizabeth Bennett Stoddart. She immigrated to the United States in 1947. She retired as personnel director from Oneita Knitting Mills in Andrews. She was a member of Piney Forest Baptist Church, served in the church choir, and taught Sunday school for over 40 years. She was the widow of Robert Tisdale. Survivors are; one son, David M. Tisdale of Andrews; and two sisters, Bobby Kellet and Irene Smith, both of Manchester, England.
SKIPPER -- Funeral services for Ernest E. Skipper were held Friday, October 24, 1997, at Floyd Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Hebron Independent Church Cemetery directed by Floyd Funeral Home of Olanta. Mr. Skipper, 77, died October 20, 1997, in Augusta, Georgia. Born in Lee County, he was a son of the late John Skipper and Ida Mae Brown Skipper. He was a retired painting contractor and a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. Survivors are: two daughters, Diane S. Kirchner and Bonnie Jean Brunson, both of Charleston; one son, Walter Owen Britton of Brownsdale, Mn.; and one brother, William C. Skipper of St. George.
MCKNIGHT -- Funeral services for Mrs. Rebecca McGill McKnight were held Wed., October 22, 1997, at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Kingstree, conducted by Rev. John A. Sellers. Burial followed in Friendship United Methodist Church Cemetery in Nesmith directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home. Mrs. McKnight, 87, died Friday, October 18, 1997, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence. She was born February 10, 1910, in Nesmith, a daughter of the late Logan McGill and Isabella Nesmith. She was self-employed performing private duty nursing. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church where she sang on the church's choir. She was also a member of Adah Chapter Order of the Eastern Star #336. Survivors are: one son, Charles D. Morris of Nesmith; seven daughters, Mrs. Catherine Miller and Mrs. Jossie Bell James, both of Winston Salem, N.C.; Mrs. Mary C. Cooper of Jersey City, N.J.; Mrs. Christer Bell Murphy of Kingstree; Mrs. Luttie Floyd, Mrs. Delores McGill and Bertha Morris, all of Jersey City, N.J.; and one sister, Mrs. Mary Tisdale of Washington, D.C.
WAY -- Teddy R. Way, 61, died Tuesday, October 21, 1997, in a Charleston hospital. Funeral services were held Friday, October 24, 1997, in Williamsburg Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church Cemetery directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home. Mr. Way was born in Dorchester County, a son of the late Roosevelt and Minnie Sweatman Way. He was a retired employee of Jarrett's Specialty Company in Kingstree. Mr. Way was a veteran of the Korean War and had also served in the S.C. National Guard. He was a member of Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church. Survivors are: his wife, Virginia Lane Way of Greeleyville; one daughter, Diane W. Godwin of Greeleyville; two sons, Bill Way and David Way, both of Manning; and two brothers, Billy Way and Donnie Way, both of St. George.