PENDLETON — Bennie G. “Junior” Power Jr., 68, of 115 Shirley St., died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2005 at Hospice of the Upstate in Anderson.
Born in Honea Path, he was a son of the late Bennie G. Power Sr. and Helen Orene Howard Young. He retired from Greenwood Mills, Durst Plant and was a member of the Open Door Bible Church in Anderson.
Survivors include a sister, Gloria Lowe of Pendleton; a brother, Rufus Power of Starr; a niece reared in the home, Rachel P. Thomas of Starr; a nephew reared in the home, Kenneth Hall of Columbia; stepbrothers and stepsisters, Laurin Young, Shirley Foshee and Pansy Steadman, all of Greenwood, O’Neal Young of Ninety Six, Ronald Young of Camden and Mary Lawrence of Waterloo.
Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Harley Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Brian Mitchell. Burial is in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.
Visitation is 12-1:30 Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621 or Meals on Wheels, PO Box 997, Greenwood, SC 29648.
Harley Funeral Home is in charge.
ATLANTA — Ricky Stinson, 53, died Friday, Dec. 2, 2005 at Grady Memorial Hospital.
Donald Trimble Mortuary, 1876 Second Ave., Decatur, Ga., is in charge.
Announcement courtesy of Robinson & Son Mortuary Inc., Greenwood.
MARIETTA, Ga. — Emily Payne Bishop, 64, of 4082 Oak Forest Circle, wife of James A. Bishop, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005 in Dunwoody.
Services will be announced by Blyth Funeral Home, Greenwood, S.C.
Alma “MaMaw” Calvert
WARE SHOALS — Alma Elizabeth Nabors “MaMaw” Calvert, 77, of 11 Wood St., widow of William Joseph Calvert, Sr., died December 5, 2005 at Self Regional Medical Center. She was born in Ware Shoals, a daughter of the late Algie and Mollie Bramlett Nabors. She had worked in Riegel Textile Corp., retired from Emerald Center, and for many years ran MaMaw’s School for Children in her home. She was a member of Ware Shoals Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Surviving are two sons; Tommy Calvert and wife Sheila of Ware Shoals, Paul Calvert and wife Karen of Waterloo; a daughter-in-law Jennie Calvert of Ware Shoals. She was predeceased by a son William Joseph Calvert, Jr.
Also, surviving are one brother, Benny Nabors, Lavonia, GA; two sisters, Betty Sue Brown, Royston, GA, Shelby Jean Crawford, Ninety Six, SC; six grandchildren, six great grandchildren and one granddog.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 3 PM at Ware Shoals Pentecostal Holiness Church with Rev. Mac Jones and Rev. Barry Bryan officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.
Active pallbearers will be John Walker, James Madden, Gene McAllister, James Varnum, Mike Waters, Eugene Holley, Terry Boyter and Joseph Richey.
Honorary escort will be members of the Adult Sanctuary Sunday School Class.
The family is at the home of Patrick and “Toot” Griswold, 109 Center Road, Greenwood and will receive friends Wednesday, 6-9 PM at Parker-White Funeral Home.
Dorothy Jean Lawton, 74, of 524 Bolt Ave., died Monday, Dec. 5, 2005 at Self Regional Medical Center.
Born in Greenville, she was a daughter of the late Fred Warren Malone Sr. and Eva Elizabeth Walker Malone. She was retired from Nantex and of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include six daughters, Beth Lawton, Pat Blohm, Susie Lawton, Sharon Lawton and Eva Greer, all of Greenwood and Karen Bayne of West Pelzer; a son, Andy Lawton of Greenwood; two sisters, Sally Doyon of Travelers Rest and Claudia Buretto of Greenwood; a brother, Fred Malone Jr. of Hodges; 17 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service is 1 p.m. Friday at the Salvation Army Church, conducted by Captain Susan May.
Visitation is 6-8 tonight at the home of Beth Lawton, 524 Bolt Ave.
Harley Funeral Home is in charge.
CALHOUN FALLS — Emma Bonds McNair, 91, of 102 Greenwood St., died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005 at her home.
Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Church of God of Prophecy.
Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Calhoun Falls Funeral Home.
The family is at the home.
Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Church of God of Prophecy, 722 Darlington St., Calhoun Falls, SC 29628.
Calhoun Falls Funeral Home is in charge.
PLUM BRANCH — Services for Tecola Parks are 11 a.m. Thursday at Mount Moriah Baptist Church, McCormick, conducted by the Revs. Roderick Cummings and Robert L. Ramsey. Burial is in the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 10.
The family is at the home of a sister Carrie Lou Cunningham, Route 1.
Walker Funeral Home, McCormick, is in charge.
WARE SHOALS — Hazel Stone Ridgeway, 83, widow of Wilton E. Ridgeway, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005 at her home.
Born in Laurens County, she was a daughter of the late James E. and Annie Lee Arnold Stone. She was a graduate of Anderson College and served as a Navy WAVE. She retired from the office of Greenville County Detention Center. A former member of St. Paul United Methodist Church before moving to Ware Shoals upon retirement, she was a member of Mount Bethel United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a sister, Robbie Stone Woods of Ware Shoals.
Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Mount Bethel United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Bill Harris and the Revs. Fred Treaster and Phillip Shuler. Burial is in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers are Joe Woods, Richard Woods, Jack Sullivan Sr., Ben Snyder, Kennon Abrams and David Dyal.
Visitation is 10-11 Thursday at the church.
The family is at the home, 18 Oak St.
Memorials may be made to the Cemetery Fund, Mount Bethel United Methodist Church, c/o Dot Sullivan, 1081 Dairy Road, Ware Shoals, SC 29692.
Parker-White Funeral Home is in charge.
Gwendolyn F. Sewell
WASHINGTON — Gwendolyn Freeman Sewell, 45, wife of Eric Sewell, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005 in Washington.
Born in McCormick, S.C., she was a daughter of George and Classie Perrin Freeman. She was educated in Washington public schools and at Howard University. She worked at George Washington Hospital and was a lieutenant in the U.S. Secret Service. A member of Bunton Memorial Christian Methodist Episcopal Church and the Young Adult Choir, she also served as Women’s Day chairperson.
Survivors include her husband of the home; her parents of Washington; three brothers, Michael Freeman, Richard Freeman and Mike Freeman, all of Washington; two sisters, Alma Jean Freeman and Rose Tablis of Washington; a grandmother, Alma Perrin of McCormick; and an adopted son, Lawrence Dudley of Washington.
Services were 10 a.m. Tuesday in Washington. Burial was at Fort Lincoln Cemetery.
Marshall Funeral Home was in charge.
Announcement courtesy of Walker Funeral Home, McCormick.
James Arnold Witt Sr.
James Arnold Witt Sr., 71, of 110 Ridgemont Drive, husband of Annie Ruth Williams Witt, died Monday, Dec. 5, 2005 at Self Regional Medical Center.
Born in Greer, he was a son of the late Chester Duckett, Daniel P. Roosevelt Witt and Essie Lucilla Smith Witt. He served in the Army during the Panama conflict and retired from Solutia Inc. with 40 years of service. A member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, he was a deacon, church treasurer, budget committee member, sexton and O.C. Mass Choir member.
Survivors include his wife of the home; three sons, James Witt Jr. of Columbia, Vincent M. Witt of Greenwood and Kenneth Witt of Greenville; four daughters, Peggy Witt of Greenwood, Barbara Witt, Mildred Morgan and Teresa Ellis, all of Charlotte, N.C.; several brothers, including Daniel P. Russell Witt of Trenton, N.J.; several sisters; 16 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The family is at the home in The Willows.
Services will be announced by Percival-Tompkins Funeral Home.
Gretta L. Wright
Gretta Louise Pope Wright, 46, of 507 Trakas Ave., wife of Robert Wright, died Monday, Dec. 5, 2005 at Self Regional Medical Center.
Born in Greenwood County, she was a daughter of the late Moses Calhoun and Nannie Lou Pope. She was a member of Morris Chapel Baptist Church, the Inspirators Choir and Crimestoppers.
Survivors include her husband of the home; a son, Jaworski Pope of the home; two brothers, Rhoderick Pope of Spartanburg and Michael Pope of Greenwood; a sister, Arlene Pope of Greenwood; two grandchildren reared in the home, Jaworian Pope and J’Len Anijah Pope.
The family is at the home.
Services will be announced by Percival-Tompkins Funeral Home.
Louise T. Burgdorf
SPRINGFIELD — Louise Turner Burgdorf, 88, of 490 Lexington St., widow of Olin Karl Burgdorf, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005 at Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia.
Mrs. Burgdorf was born in Heath Chapel, Chester County, SC, a daughter of the late Claude Hyatt and Susie Cloud Boyleston Jones Turner. She attended the Columbia School of Nursing. She was Chairman of The Old Exchange Building Commission in Charleston and began it’s restoration in 1972 as Vice Regent. She served as State DAR Regent and published a 30 year History and Roster. She had the honor of welcoming Prince Charles to the Old Exchange Building in 1992 and the Emperor of Japan in 1994. The Emperor presented Mrs. Burgdorf a set of Demi-tasse Spoons with the Japanese Seal. She was a charter member past president of the Springfield Garden Club and was a Nationally Accredited Flower Show Judge. She was State President of the Landscape Critics Council, member of the Palmetto Garden Club of America and the Governors Community Improvement Board. She was awarded “The Order of the Palmetto” by the Governor in 1990. She was the recipient of numerous awards by the DAR and SAR. She was a member of Springfield United Methodist Church where she served as former President of the Church Women’s Society and as a Steward and Trustee.
Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Olin Davie Burgdorf (Jan) of Springfield, Augustus Burgdorf (Jane) of Greenwood, and Karl Ferdinand Burgdorf (Katherine) of Hampton, Va.; a sister, Claudia Turner Corbett and husband, Malcolm of Fort Lawn, SC; a brother, Gene Turner and wife, Johnsie of Fort Lawn, SC; eight grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
Services are 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4 at Springfield United Methodist Church.
Burial is in the Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends 2-3 p.m. Wednesday at Springfield United Methodist Church.
Memorials may be made to Springfield United Methodist Church, Springfield, SC, American Cancer Society or to a Charity of one’s choice.
Dukes-Harley Funeral Home, Orangeburg, is in charge.
Lillie White Dansby
McCORMICK — Lillie White Dansby, 85, of 05 Lillie Loop, widow of Johnny Dansby Sr., died on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005 at her home.
Born in Edgefield County, she was a daughter of the late Henry White and Atline Mims White Quarles. She was a member of Liberty Spring Baptist Church and the last survivor of her immediate family.
Survivors include six sons, Clarence Dansby, Robert Dansby, Johnny Dansby Jr. and Clisby Dansby, all of Edgefield, James Arthur Dansby of Promised Land and Charlie Dansby of McCormick; seven daughters, Thelma Jackson of Patterson, N.J., Maggie Lean Quarles of McCormick, Callie Peterson, Addie Mae Price, Rosa Lee Quarles, Patricia Chiles and Martha Quarles, all of Edgefield; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
The family is at the home of a daughter, Callie Peterson, 06 Lillie Loop.
Services will be announced by Parks Funeral Home, Greenwood.
ABBEVILLE — Sandra Fleming McMahan, 43, of 20 Madden Drive, wife of Bobby McMahan, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006 at Abbeville County Memorial Hospital.
Services will be announced by The Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home.
John Kempe Ruoff
GREENWOOD — Mr. John Kempe Ruoff, 91, widower of Mary Helen Gulledge Ruoff, of the Sterling House died on December 31, 2005 at Self Regional Medical Center.
Born in Fort Stanton, New Mexico on July 26, 1914, he was the only son of the late Dr. John Sebastian and Maude Kempe Ruoff. Dr. Ruoff was in the Public Health Service and Kempe and his family lived all over the country as his father addressed the health needs of citizens of remote areas of the country such as South Dakota and Lake Placid, New York.
He attended the University of Alabama and earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Ohio University. He then spent 2 years at the University of Michigan Law School before he said simply, “That is enough of that.” His proudest memories were of his 4 years of service in the United States Army in the Burma Theatre where he was a Bronze Star recipient. He retired from the Army in 1946 as Captain of the Medical Administrative Corps.
In Greenwood, he worked for many happy years and later retired from the Advertising Department of the Index Journal where he was known for his mischievous nature and sense of humor. For those who knew him well, it is with a smile that he will be remembered.
Survivors include his daughter, Leslie Ruoff Scanlan of Charleston and grandson, Brendan Kempe Scanlan of Boston, MA.
Visitation will begin at 1:30 PM on Tuesday preceding the funeral service to be conducted at 3:00 PM from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Joseph Curtis officiating. Interment will follow in Rehobeth United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Leroy Cockrell, Irvin Hurt, Tommy McCutcheon, Tom McCutcheon, and Kempe Scanlan.
Because Kempe was a 3 time cancer survivor, the family is requesting that anyone desiring to make memorials may address them to the Greenwood branch of the American Cancer Society at P.O. Box 1741, Greenwood, South Carolina 29648.
Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is serving the Ruoff family.
Kim Boyd Seigler
Kimberly Ann Boyd Seigler, 35, of 319 Willard Road, wife of James Seigler, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005 at her home.
Born in Greenwood, she was a daughter of Larry and Joann Richard Boyd. She was employed with Bi-Lo Hwy 72 Bypass and was a member of Sandridge Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband of the home; her parents of Ninety Six; a sister, Becky Boyd of Greenwood and two brothers, Chris Boyd and Greg Boyd, both of Greenwood.
Services are 3 p.m. Tuesday at Harley Funeral Home, conducted by the Revs. Randy Ouzts, David Thomason and Marty Dorn. Burial is in Sandridge Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Jesse Dorn, Joey Fowler, Perry Thompson, Rob Talbert, Steven McFerrin and Jody Boyd.
Honorary escorts are Teresa Dorn, Grace Pope, Missie Fowler, Teresa Crooks, Tonya Cooks, Barbara Phillips and Pam Bazzle.
Visitation is 7-9 p.m. tonight at Harley Funeral Home.
The family is at the home.
Memorials may be made to the family c/o Harley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 777, Greenwood, S.C. 29648.
Harley Funeral Home is in charge.
Ulysses ‘Booleum’ Thomas
SALUDA — Ulysses “Booleum” Thomas, 74, died Friday, Dec. 30, 2005 at Saluda Nursing Center.
Born in Saluda County, he was a son of the late Lonnie Bell Thomas Ouzts. He was a retired farmer and of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include two sons, Elijah Thomas and Pierce (Calvin) Thomas, both of Saluda; four daughters, Patsy Merriweather, Barbara Thomas, Mary Thomas and Betty Thomas, all of Saluda; a brother, Lonnie Ouzts of Saluda; 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Bethlehem Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Calvin Robinson. Burial is in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers are family and friends.
Flower bearers are family and friends.
The family is at the home of his daughter, Mary Thomas, 318 North Bouknight Ferry Road, Saluda.
Butler & Sons Funeral Home is in charge.
Annie Sue Wilson
Annie Sue Wilson, 55, widow of Willie L. Wilson, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005 in New London, Connecticut.
Born in Abbeville County, she was a daughter of Carrie B. Anderson and the late James Tatum. She was a member of Bethel A.M.E. Church in New Haven, Connecticut.
Survivors include three sons, James P. Tatum of New Haven, Conn., Rev. Arthur T. Jackson of Hamlet, N.C. and David Wilson of Columbia; a daughter, Donna Trayham of Columbia; and 12 grandchildren.
Services are 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Rockford A.M.E. Church, Mount Carmel, S.C., conducted by the Rev. Fred Armfield, assisted by the Rev. Robert Belcher. The body will be placed in the church at 12:30. Burial is in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.
Viewing is noon Tuesday at Richie Funeral Home.
The family is at the home of her mother, Carrie B. Anderson.
Richie Funeral Home, Abbeville, is in charge.
ANDERSON — Claire Bouchillon, 89, died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006 at the Hospice House in Anderson.
Born in Bordeaux, she was a daughter of the late Joe and Armena B. Bouchillon. She lived most of her life at the Whitten Center, Clinton, and lived at Williamston C.T.H. Center for the last 10 years.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Survivors include cousins.
Graveside services are 2 p.m. today at Old Willington Cemetery, conducted by Chaplain Jeff Sager.
Visitation is at the cemetery after the services.
Strom Funeral Home, McCormick, is in charge.
GREENWOOD – Carroll James Clem, 61, resident of 108 Chestnut Ridge, husband of Nancy DeHart Clem, died January 4, 2006 at his home.
Born in Greenwood County, September 29, 1944, he was a son of Bessie James Clem and the late Freddie Lee Clem. He was a 1962 graduate of Green-wood High School and a 1968 graduate of Lander University. Mr. Clem was a former high school teacher having taught English at Abbeville High School, Cambridge Academy and Greenwood High School and he was a published author.
A member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, he was also a former Sunday school teacher and member of the Chancel Choir. Mr. Clem served two terms as President of Church Council and also served on a number of various committees. He was the author of the Immanuel Simeon Project.
Surviving in addition to his wife of the home and his mother of Greenwood are a son, William Pace Clem of Rock Hill; a daughter, Valerie Bassett and her husband, Kevin of Summerville; a granddaughter, Marley Ann Bassett of Summerville.
Memorial services will be conducted at 3 pm Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran Church with Rev. Dr. John Setzler and Rev. R. Earl McCombs, Jr. officiating.
Inurnment will be in the Immanuel Lutheran Church Columbarium.
The family is at the home on Chestnut Ridge and will have a Celebration of Mr. Clem’s Life in the church Fellowship Center following the memorial service.
The family requests that flowers be omitted and memorials be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 501 E. Creswell Avenue, Greenwood, SC 29646 or to Hospice Care of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Avenue, Greenwood, SC 29646.
Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Clem family.
HONEA PATH — Cathy Jane Nelson Crawford, 55, of 602 W. Greer St., wife of Tommy Crawford, died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006 at Anderson Area Medical Center.
Born in Anderson County, she was a daughter of Robbie Latimer Nelson and the late Malcolme Q. Nelson. She was a retired schoolteacher’s assistant, teaching for 29 years in Anderson School District 2. A member of Chiquola United Methodist Church, she was assistant treasurer and worked with the senior citizens of the church. Survivors include her husband of the home; her mother of Honea Path; a daughter, Jana Witt of Greenwood; and a grandson.
Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Chiquola United Methodist Church, conducted by the Revs. Jones Brewer and Floyd Brewer. Burial is in the Garden of Memories.
Visitation is 7-9 tonight at Pruitt Funeral Home.
The family is at the home of her mother, Robbie Nelson, 108 Park Ave.
Pruitt Funeral Home is in charge.
Allean Butler Jackson
Services for Allean Butler “Wimpy” Jackson, of 209 Louvenia Ave., are at noon Sunday at Zion Temple Seventh Day Adventist Church, conducted by Pastor Patrick Carter. The body will be placed in the church at 11. Burial is in Ninety Six Community Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Artis Lewis, Ricky Lewis, Brad Jackson, Lee Barr, Willie Lewis Jr. and Litron Jackson.
Flower bearers are Cindy Chappelle, Shirley Anderson, Christine Adams, Judy Head, Angela Cook and Shateka Jackson.
Visitation is Saturday evening at the home.
Robinson and Son Mortuary Inc. is in charge.
Annis W. Jenkins
WHITMIRE — Annis Williamson Jenkins, 90, of 1304 Broom St., widow of William Jenkins, died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006 at Wallace Thomson Hospital.
Born in Newport, Tenn., she was a daughter of the late Ruben and Emiline Williamson. She retired from J.P. Stevens-Whitmire Plant and was of the Baptist Faith.
Survivors include three sons; Horace Jenkins of Ninety Six, John M. Jenkins and Glenn Jenkins, both of Union; a daughter, Pauline Thrift of Richmond, Va.; a sister, Ella Wilbanks of Whitmire; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Services are 3 p.m. Saturday at S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Mike Jenkins. Burial is in Whitmire Cemetery.
Pallbearers are grandsons.
Visitation is 6-8 tonight at the funeral home.
Family members are at their respective homes.
Memorials may be made to a Church of one’s choice or to Palmetto Health Hospice, Newberry Chapter, PO Box 352, Newberry, SC 29108-0352.
S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home is in charge.
Archie Belle Jones
Archie Belle Jones, 71, of 912 Chappelle St., died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006 at her home.
Born in Greenwood County, she was a daughter of the late Bennie Lee and Ida Mae Hart Jones. She was a graduate of Brewer High School and Benedict College, Columbia. She was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church, where she worked with the Youth Choir, Usher Board and BTU. A former teacher at J.S. Wright High School and Abbeville High School in Abbeville County, she also coached girls basketball.
Survivors include three sisters, Beatrice J. Dupree of Bennettsville, Imogene Sparks of Woodbridge, Va., and Gladys Ferguson of Duncanville, Texas and two brothers, Billy Roy Jones and U. Howard Jones, both of Greenwood.
Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Tabernacle Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dr. Willie S. Harrison officiating and the Rev. Dr. William L. Moore presiding. Assisting are the Revs. Norris Turner, W.A. Pilgrim, Donnie Kennedy and Nathaniel Booker. Burial is in The Evening Star cemetery.
Pallbearers are nephews, and flower bearers are nieces.
Visitation is 6-7 tonight at Parks Funeral Home.
The family is at the home.
Parks Funeral Home is in charge.