LUTHER MILLS, JR. -- Funeral services for Luther Mills, Jr., conducted by Elder William Boyd, were held Sat., Nov. 1, 2003, at Emwell Freewill Baptist Church in Olanta. Burial, directed by Samuels and Richardson Funeral Home, followed at St. Mark A.M.E. Church Cemetery. Mr. Mills died Sat., Oct. 25, 2003, at Carolinas Hospital System-Lake City. He was born Feb. 24, 1959, in Florence County, a son of the late Luther Mills, Sr., and Jannie Mae Major Mills. He received his formal education in the public schools of Florence County and graduated from Olanta High School. He was a member of Union Hill Baptist Church in Turbeville. He was employed for a number of years at East Coast Construction Company of Myrtle Beach. Survivors are: one son, Kevin Hines of Scranton; five sisters, Dorothy Mills, Cindy Mills, Victoria Mills and Mrs. Calandra McClam, all of Olanta; and Mrs. Carolyn Harrison of Coward; three granddaughters, whom he reared as his own, Sakura James, Renicka Adams and Tasha McElveen, all of Scranton; a father figure, Rubin Player of Lake City; and two adopted children, Kim James of Scranton; and Jamie James of Lake City.
ANNE ELLIS -- Mrs. Anne Cauthen Ellis, widow of Jefferson P. Ellis, died Mon., Oct. 27, 2003, in a Columbia hospital. She was 76. Funeral services were held Wed., Oct. 29, 2003, at Kingstree United Methodist Church. Burial, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home, followed at Forest Hills Cemetery in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Mrs. Ellis was born in Columbia, a daughter of Minor C. Cauthen and Edna McLean Cauthen. She was a graduate of Winthrop College and worked for the Celanese Corporation and Bo-waters Carolina Corporation and retired from Williamsburg Tech-nical College in 1989 as vice president of business affairs. Mrs. Ellis was a member of Kingstree United Methodist Church and was a Sunday school teacher for more than 20 years. Survivors are: one sister, Gertrude C. Dennis of Lancaster; and one brother, Minor F. Cauthen of Columbia. The family requests that memorials be made to the Kingstree United Methodist Church or to The Epworth Children's Home.
TOMMY THOMAS, JR. -- Frank W. (Tommy) Thomas, Jr., 71, died Wed., Oct. 29, 2003, in a Kingstree hospital. Graveside funeral services, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home, were held Friday, October 31, 2003, at Kingstree Memorial Gardens. Mr. Thomas was born in Kingstree, a son of the late Frank W. Thomas, Sr., and Bonnie Kate Harrell Thomas. Mr. Thomas was a graduate of Kingstree High School and The Citadel, class of 1954. He served in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Thomas was the owner of The Printing Press in Kingstree. He was a member of Kingstree United Methodist Church, the American Legion and a charter member of the Kingstree Moose Lodge. Survivors are: his wife, Jessalyn W. Thomas of Kingstree; one sister, Dorothy Thomas of Litchfield, South Carolina; two step-sons, Bob Welch of Florence and Dana Welch of Lake City; and four grandchildren. The family suggests that memorials for Mr. Thomas be made to a charity of your choice.
LARRY GAMBLE -- Elder Larry D. Gamble, 48, husband of Faith Roberta Gamble, died Tuesday., October 7, 2003, at his residence in St. Stephen. Funeral services for Elder Larry D. Gamble, conducted by Pastor C.E. Varner-Holback, were held Friday, October 10, 2003, at St. Stephen Baptist Church in St. Stephen. Burial, directed by Scott's Mortuary, followed at Elder William Ravenell Memorial Gar-den in St. Stephen. Elder Gamble was born Aug. 24, 1955, in Greeleyville, a son of Lucille Gamble and the late John Arthur Gamble. He graduated from C.E. Murray High School and was president of the senior class. Elder Gamble was formerly employed by The Star Granite Interior Company in Macedonia. He was a member of St. Stephen Seventh Day Adventist Church, where he served as Deacon and Head Elder. Elder Gamble was a Foster Parent for the Charleston County Department of Social Services for 12 years. Survivors, in addition to his mother of Greeleyville, are: his wife of St. Stephen; two sons, Leroy Gamble of the home; and Derritt Gamble of Chattanooga, Tennessee; three daughters, Diasha Nelson of New Haven, Connecticut; Tanya Grimes of Atlanta, Georgia; and Karneisha Gamble of the home; two foster children, Michael and Khaliah of the home; six brothers, Leroy Gamble of New Haven, Connecticut; Laverne Gamble of Tabor City, North Carolina; Ronald Gamble, Julius Gamble, Willie Herman Gamble and Sam Gamble, all of Greeleyville; two sisters, Karolena Gamble of New Haven, Connec-ticut; and Debra Patterson of Lane; and four grandchildren.
MARY PARKER -- Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Frances Burrows Parker, conducted by Elder Dr. Linwood Cooper, were held Tues., Nov. 4, 2003, at the William N. Redmond Memorial Chapel in Kingstree. Mrs. Parker, 63, widow of Robert Parker, Sr., died Mon., Oct. 27, 2003, at Carolinas Hospital System-Florence. She was born Jan. 8, 1940, in Kingstree, a daughter of the late James Burrows and Mirlwese Epps Burrows. She received her formal education in the public schools of Williamsburg County. She was a member of Old Wilson Chapel Methodist Church. Survivors are: one daughter, Mrs. Gloria Epps of Kingstree; one son, Willie James Parker of Kingstree; a grandson, whom she reared, Eric Epps of Florence; four additional grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
JAMES GOINS -- James Elree Goins, 55, died Mon., Nov. 3, 2003, in Williams-burg Regional Hospital in Kingstree. Funeral services for Mr. Goins, conducted by the Rev. Oliver Lang, were held Thurs., Nov. 6, 2003, at Goins Cemetery. Born April 2, 1948, in Greeleyville, he was a son of Katherine J. Goins and the late James Dewey Goins. He was a retired truck driver and was of the Church of God faith. Survivors, in addition to his mother of Greeleyville, are: five brothers, Billy Jim "Jimmy" Goins, Ronnie Goins, Bobby Goins, John Edward "Pete" Goins and William "Honk" Goins, all of Greeleyville; and one sister, Patricia Goins Haselden of Greeleyville.
MARGARET HANNA -- Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Murria Mullins Hanna, conducted by the Rev. Lee C. Bines, were held Wed., Nov. 5, 2003, at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Kingstree. Burial, directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home, followed at Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Hanna, 60, widow of Leon Hanna, died Fri., Oct. 31, 2003, at Carolinas Hospital System-Florence. She was born June 18, 1943, in Kingstree, a daughter of the late Arthur Mullins and Laura Burgess Mullins. She received her formal education in the public schools of Williamsburg County. She was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. Survivors are: 11 children, Allison Hanna, James Hanna, Ilene Hanna and Ronald Johnson, all of the home; Rachel Gamble Bailey of West Palm Beach, Florida; Adrianna Hanna Chandler, LaSonja Hanna Major, Calvin Hanna, Fernando Hanna, Dirdia Hanna and John Hanna, all of Kingstree; one sister, Rosa Lee Scott of Kingstree; three adopted siblings, Darrel Fulton of Myrtle Beach; Nancy Johnson and Sandra Ellison, both of Columbia; 27 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
JOSEPHINE JOSEPH -- A Mass of Christian Burial for Mrs. Josephine J. Joseph, 83, of Columbia, was held Friday, November 7, 2003, in St. Joseph's Catholic Church with Monsignor Charles Rowland officiating. Interment, directed by Greenlawn Funeral Home, followed in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Greeleyville. A reception followed at the Greeleyville Methodist Hall. Mrs. Joseph, widow of Philip Joseph, died Tuesday, November 4, 2003. She was born in Columbia, a daughter of Schickory and Sarah Joseph. She went to schools in Georgetown, where she graduated from Winyah High School. She went to nursing school at St. Francis Hospital in Charleston. After nursing school, she went to Peoria, Illinois, for a nursing anesthetist degree. In 1951, she married Philip Joseph and spent her entire married life in Greeleyville, where she was supervisor of the school nurses in Williamsburg County until her retirement. Survivors include: two sons, Dr. Philip Joseph and Michael Joseph, both of Columbia; one daughter, Donna Furlong of Kennewick, Washington; two sisters, Freda Joseph and Janette Gleaton, both of Columbia; one brother, Dr. Arthur Joseph of Columbia; and five grandchildren.
LILLIE CASH -- Funeral services for Mrs. Lillie "Lil" Baker Cash, 99, wife of the late Vivien "Bubber" Cash, were held Saturday, November 8, 2003, in the Lake City United Methodist Church. Burial, directed by Brockington Funeral Home, followed in the Lake City Memorial Park. Mrs. Cash died Wednesday, November 5, 2003, in a Florence Nursing Center after an illness. She was born in Kingstree, a daughter of the late William Pressley and Ida Johnson Baker. She was a graduate of Kingstree High School and attended Columbia College and was an alumna of the University of South Carolina, where she played on the womenıs basketball and hockey teams. She was a former employee of the Williamsburg County Auditorıs office and a member of the Lake City United Methodist Church, where she served as director of the intermediate youth group for 21 years, taught Sunday School for many years and was also a circle leader. She was a life member of the Garden Club of South Carolina, past president of the Camellia Garden Club, past member of the Tuesday Literary Club, charter member of the Lake City Garden Club and was a member of the national Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Survivors include a number of cousins, nieces and nephews.
CAROLINA BOSTIC -- Funeral services for Carolina Gaskins Bostic, conducted by Elder Talbert Burgess and Elder M. R. Singletary, were held Fri., Nov. 7, 2003, at Good News Deliverance Temple in Lake City. Burial, directed by Samuels and Richardson Funeral Home, followed at White Oak Cemetery. Mrs. Bostic, 51, died Fri., Oct. 31, 2003, at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. She was born Oct. 6, 1952, in Reading, Pennsylvania, a daughter of the late Robert Kelly and Carrie Lee Jones. She was reared by her great uncle and aunt, Moody and Maybelle Gaskins. She was educated in Lake City public schools and graduated from Carver High School. She was a member of John's Tabernacle Holiness Church. While in Charlotte, North Carolina, she attended Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors are: her husband, Chidi Agaba of Charlotte, North Carolina; six children, Tonya Bostic, Tawanda Bostic, Anthony Bostic, Jessica Bostic, all of Charlotte, North Carolina; Lawanda Bostic and Demetrious Bostic, both of Lake City; 12 sisters, Edna Montgomery of Scranton; Jennifer Price, Brenda Jones, Jacqueline Guscot, Donna Johnson, Judy Jones, Iris Jones, Cynthia Jones, Sylvia Jones, Consuelo Jones, all of Reading, Pennsylvania; Emma Wright of Susquehanna, Pennsyl-vania; and Sheila Kelly of Dallas, Texas; nine brothers, Joe Cooper, Christopher Jones, Larry Kelly, Gary Kelly and Barry Kelly, all of Reading, Pennsylvania; James Jones of Wytheville, Virginia; Robert Kelly of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; James Kelly of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and David Kelly of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; her mother-in-law, Evang. Ethel Graham of Lake City; and three grandchildren.