Rose Gatto D’Amato
ENFIELD, Conn. — Rose (Gatto) D’Amato, 101, formerly of Abbeville, SC, died Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Suffield House, Suffield, CT with her devoted family at her bedside. Her beloved husband of 71 years, Louis S. D’Amato, retired Superintendent at the Bigelow Sanford Carpet Co., predeceased her in 2002. Rose was born in Enfield on March 16, 1905, a daughter of the late Charles and Giovanina (Borelli) Gatto, and had lived in the Enfield community for many years, moving to South Carolina for 16 years. She returned to the Enfield community in 1984. Prior to her retirement, she had been employed in the spinning dept. of the Bigelow Sanford Carpet Co. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Louis R. and Fran D’Amato of Enfield; two grandchildren, Karen Tarnowicz and her husband, Michael, of Enfield, and Louis S. D’Amato, II and his wife, Debra, of Danbury, CT; two great-grandchildren, Andrew and Victoria Tarnowicz; and her sister, Sarah Pellegrino of Enfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thurs., Jan. 18, at 10 a.m. in St. Bernard’s Church, Enfield. Burial will follow in St. Bernard’s Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Memorial donations may be made to the Suffield House Recreation Fund, 1 Canal Road, Suffield, CT 06078 or the Little Sisters of the Poor, St. Joseph’s Residence, 1365 Enfield St., Enfield, CT 06082.
WARE SHOALS — Mr. Earl Evans, age 88, of 33 Sullivan St., Ware Shoals, S.C., passed on Friday, Jan. 12, 2007 at his residence. He was the son of the late Della McCanty Evans and Phillip Evans. He attended New Broadmouth Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Thomasine Strange Evans of the home; two daughters, Frances (Willie C.) Todd of Laurens S.C., Virginia (James) Williams of Ware Shoals S.C.; one son, Lester Earl (Wanda) Evans of Suitland, Md.; one sister, Floree Evans of North Augusta S.C.; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the New Broadmouth Baptist Church. Burial is in the church cemetery. The Holloway’s Funeral Home Inc. of Belton, S.C., is in charge of arrangements. The family is at the home.
NINETY SIX — Moses Fisher, 82, 613 Waller Road, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2007 at University Hospital in Augusta, Georgia.
Born in Greenwood County, he was the son of the late John Fisher and the late Mary Williams Fisher. He was a member of Young’s Chapel Baptist Church, where he was a member of the Gospel Choir and the Usher Board. Survivors include two sons, Bennie Earl (Lula) Fisher of New York and Willie James Fisher of Ninety Six; one daughter, Mary (John) Gary of Greenwood; four brothers, Harold Fisher of Washington, D.C., Charlie (Janie Pearl) Fisher of Greenwood, Chester Fisher of Ninety Six and Robert O. (Lillie Mae) Fisher of Greenwood; four sisters, Helen F. Holmes of Greenwood, Lois F.
Martin of Ninety Six, Ollie Mae (Paul) Mathis of Ninety Six and Elizabeth F. Baylor of Greenwood; three stepchildren, Willie Mays of Ninety Six, Robert Fisher of Ninety Six and Alvin Fisher of Greenwood; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services are noon Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007 at Young’s Chapel Baptist Church, conducted by Rev.
James L. Holmes. Presiding will be Rev. Tommy Stanford. Assisting will be Rev. Ulysses Parks and Rev. Anthony Boozer.
The body will be placed in the church at 11 a.m. Burial will be in The Evening Star Cemetery. Pallbearers are nephews, and flower bearers are nieces. The family will receive friends at the home of a sister, Elizabeth Baylor, 361 Joe Louis Blvd., on Tuesday evening from 6-7. Robinson & Son Mortuary, Inc. is assisting the Fisher family.
Aaron Quincy Hall
Aaron Quincy Hall, 43, of 801 Neel St., died Monday, Jan. 15, 2007, at his home.
The family is at the home.
Services will be announced by Robinson & Son Mortuary Inc.
William R. ‘Pops’ Thomason
WARE SHOALS — William R. “Pops” Thomason, 85, of 13 Oak St., widower of Elise Simpson Thomason, died Jan. 14, 2007. He was born in Spartanburg, SC, a son of the late James Wesley and Roberta Jones Thomason. Mr. Thomason served in the US Army Air Corps in WWII and was retired from Pirelli. He was a member of West Main St. Church of God and the Men’s Sunday School Class.
Surviving are two sons, John T. Johnson, Anderson, O’Dell Johnson, Ware Shoals, eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
He was pre-deceased by a son, Lonnie Johnson.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Parker-White Funeral Home, with Rev. Aaron Hodges officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.
Active pallbearers will be Bobby, Ricky and Doug Johnson, John Babb and Sean and Chance Roberts.
Memorials may be made to Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, P.O. Box 1178, Greenwood, S.C. The family is at their respective homes and will receive friends on Wednesday, 1-3 p.m. at Parker-White Funeral Home.
Edith Esther Webb Thompson, 89, resident of Forest View Manor Retirement Center, widow of Homer Lee Thompson, died Jan. 14, 2007 at Hospice House.
Born in Louisa, KY, Sept. 5, 1917, she was a daughter of the late William L. and Bertha Thompson Webb. Mrs. Thompson was a native of Webbville, KY, where she helped maintain the home and farming operations. She attended McCormick United Methodist Church and was a member of the Wesley Sunday School Class. She enjoyed seven years at Forest View Manor where she visited with residents and visitors to the center.
Surviving are two sons, Byron Thompson of McCormick and Earl Thompson of Webbville, KY; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday from the Malone Funeral Home Chapel in Grayson, KY, with burial to follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa, KY.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to McCormick United Methodist Church, PO Box 267, McCormick, SC 29835.
Sadie P. Tolbert
Sadie Porter Tolbert, 87, of 214 Cowhead Creek Road, Whitehall Section of Greenwood County, widow of George E. Tolbert, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2007.
Born in Pickens County, she was a daughter of the late William E. and Mattie Lou Dacus Porter and stepdaughter of the late Bessie R. Porter. She was a graduate of Greenwood High School, was a member of South Main Street Baptist Church and Calvary Chapel. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother.
She was preceded in death by brothers, Marion S. Porter, William Casey Porter and Ronald Porter.
Surviving is a daughter, Ann Logan and her husband, Dr. Joseph W. Logan, of Greenwood; a son, George William (Bill) Tolbert and his wife, Susan McVie Tolbert, of Indianapolis, IN, and Naples, FL; four sisters, Helen Putnam and Louise Whatley, both of Greenwood, Edna Todd Tarrant and her husband, Marion Tarrant, of Greenwood and Aiken and Pat Hutto and her husband, A.J. Hutto, of Orangeburg; six grandchildren, Joseph W. Logan, Jr. of Melbourne, FL, Dr. Matthew T. Logan of Greenwood, Andrew E. Logan of Newnan, GA, George Alexander Tolbert of Nashville, TN, Brian W. Tolbert of Cleveland, OH, and Elizabeth M. Tolbert of Winston-Salem, NC; 12 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Harley Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. David Evans and the Rev. Ryan Eklund officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be her grandchildren along with a nephew, Robert S. Tolbert, III.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.
The family is at the home of her daughter, Ann Logan, 214 Cowhead Creek Road.
Memorials may be made to Calvary Chapel, 2024 Woodlawn Road, Greenwood, SC 29649; South Main Street Baptist Church, PO Box 1093, Greenwood, SC 29648; or to Greater Greenwood United Ministries, 1404 Edgefield Street, Greenwood, SC 29646.
Bobby Lewis Andrews, 71, of 129 Strong St., widower of Corine Robinson Andrews, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2007, at Savannah Heights Living Center, McCormick.
Born in Greenwood County, he was the son of the late Lewis Andrews and Rosa “Love” Mitchell Andrews. He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church where he served as a trustee.
Survivors include two sons, Kenneth Lewis Andrews of Atlanta and Vernon Andrews of McCormick; two daughters, Mrs. Roy (Tracy) Freeman of Hodges and Kara Andrews of the home; two brothers, Rogers (Jessie) Andrews of Promised Land and Bernard Andrews of Augusta, Ga.; a sister, Viola Robertson of Greenwood; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
Services are 12:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, 2007, at Macedonia Baptist Church conducted by Dr. Willie S. Harrison. The body will be placed in the church at 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in Evening Star Cemetery.
The family will receive friends this evening at the home.
Robinson & Son Mortuary Inc. is assisting the Andrews family.
Jean Fowler Hall, 87, former resident of Forest Hills, widow of Clement C. Hall Jr., died Jan. 19, 2007, at Woodruff Manor, Woodruff.
Born in Spartanburg County, Oct. 16, 1919, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Marguerite Johnson Fowler. She was a graduate of Woodruff High School and Waldrep’s Beauty Academy, Greenville. She formerly owned and operated Jean’s Beauty Salon. A member of Main Street United Methodist Church, she was also a member of the Greenwood Woman’s Club.
Surviving are a sister, Mary F. Alverson of Reidville and a brother, Paul Fowler Jr. of Switzer.
Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday in Oakbrook Memorial Park with Rev. James D. Dennis Jr. officiating.
The body is at Blyth Funeral Home.
The family requests that flowers and memorials be omitted.
Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Hall family.
Lamar ‘Gill’ Nickles Sr.
ABBEVILLE — Lamar Gilliam “Gill” Nickles Sr., 57, of 1007 N. Main St., husband of Yvonne Funderburk Nickles, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007, at Self Regional Medical Center.
He was the son of the late Charles Julius and Ovelle Gilliam Nickles Sr. Gill was a lifelong member of Main Street Methodist Church and attended Rice Memorial Baptist Church where he was a member of the Outreach Sunday School Class. He was owner of Nickles Construction Company and a member of the Clinton Masonic Lodge #3 and a Shriner.
He is survived by his wife of the home; a daughter, Heather Nickles Price and her husband Ronald V. “Ronnie” Price Sr. of Abbeville; a son, Lamar Gilliam “Nook” Nickles Jr., and his wife Amanda Horne Nickles of Abbeville; a brother, Charles Julius Nickles Jr. of Fort Mill; two sisters, Frances Nickles Ware and her husband W.J. “Billy” Ware Sr. of Appling, Ga., and Anne Nickles Allen of Fripp Island; two grandsons, Ronald V. “Ron” Price Jr., and Lohen Lamar Nickles both of Abbeville; also Mrs. Ruth Howland of Abbeville who helped raise Gill during his childhood.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007, at Rice Memorial Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Alvin Hodges and Rev. Jimmy Tucker. Burial will follow in Long Cane Cemetery with Masonic Rites.
Gentlemen serving as active pallbearers will be, David “Pee-Wee” Smith, Rick Barnes, Ronnie Barnes, Tony Simpson, Tim Simpson, Laverne McConnell, and Darris Wiley. Honorary Pallbearers will be Samuel “Scurry” Horne Sr., Otis Wiley, William B. Sawyer, James A. McCarley, and members of the Outreach Sunday School Class of Rice Memorial Baptist Church.
Memorial contributions may be sent in memory of Gill to Rice Memorial Baptist Church Building Fund, 1975 Hwy 72 W. Greenwood, SC 29649 or to the American Lung Association, 1817 Gadsden St. Columbia, SC 29201.
The family is at the residence.
Harris Funeral Home of Abbeville is assisting the Nickles family.
Willie R. Smith
ABBEVILLE — Willie R. Smith, 71, of 63 Rosedale Drive, husband of Martha S. Smith, entered into rest on Friday, Jan. 19, 2007, at his residence.
He was born in Pelzer, S.C. to the late R.S. and Ethel Hall Smith. Mr. Smith attended Stone of Bethel Holiness Church and he retired from GTE after 19 years. He served in the United States Air Force and the National Guard. He was very active in the Clinton Masonic Lodge#3, served as secretary for 29 years, he was Past Master, Past District Deputy, Past Illustreous Grand Master of S.C. York Rite, and was a Hejaz Shriner York Rite.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years of the home; four daughters, Marie Watt and her husband David of Anderson, Annette Walters and her husband Bill of Mocksville, N.C., Yvonne Landers, and her husband David of Pelzer, and Tonya Heaton and her husband Jeremy of Greenwood; a brother, Lecille Smith of Fountain Inn; a sister, Margaret Shaver of Ware Shoals; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007 at Harris Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 22, 2007 in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens with masonic rites and military honors.
The family is at the residence.
Memorial contributions may be sent in memory of Mr. Smith to the American Parkinson Association 135 Parkinson Ave Staten Island, NY 10305.
Harris Funeral Home of Abbeville is assisting the Smith family.
Suzanne Allen Bolt, 21, of 225 Merriman Ave., wife of Daniel Bolt, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007, at her home.
The family is at the home of her grandparents, Donald and Juanita Vanderford, 106 Buggy Court.
Services will be announced by Harley Funeral Home and Crematory.
William E. ‘Lightin’ Chandler
NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. — William E. “Lightin” Chandler, 58, of New Port Richey, FL, died Jan. 23, 2007 at Community Hospital, New Port Richey.
He was born in Greenwood, SC, and moved to New Port Richey from Tampa 6 years ago. He was a Train Master with CSX Railroad in Greenwood, SC, and of the Methodist faith. He is survived by his wife, Cecelia; 3 sons, Ryan, Tampa, Robert (Viviana), Tampa, William R., Tampa; 1 stepson, Robert (Deserie) Martin, Brandon, FL; stepdaughter, Melissa (Eric) Keiber, Sebring, FL; 1 sister, Lee Gleaton, Greenwood, SC; and 4 grandchildren, Peter, Zack, Alex and Rachael. The family will receive friends Friday, Jan. 26, at 4 p.m. at the home of Robert Chandler, 17713 Shannon Oaks Court, Tampa, 33647.
Arrangements entrusted to Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey, Florida.
CALHOUN FALLS — Charles “Bo” Guillebeaux, 78, of 106 Hester St., Apt. G, Calhoun Falls, SC, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2007, at the V.A. Medical Center in Augusta, GA.
Services will be held Friday, Jan. 26, 2007, at 1 p.m. in the Abbeville and White Mortuary Chapel. Rev. Roy Andrews will be officiating. Public viewing will be Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007, from 1-8 p.m. at the mortuary. Burial will be private.
Marie Watkins Hill
WEST COLUMBIA — Marie Watkins Hill, 85, of West Columbia, formerly of Charleston, entered into eternal rest on Jan. 22, 2007 at Lexington Medical Center.
She was born March 16, 1921 in Lexington County to the late William Judson Watkins and Ella Mae Schumpert Watkins.
Mrs. Hill was a retired cashier with ARA services, having served at the Charleston Naval Shipyard.
Mrs. Hill came to Charleston in 1944 and was a member of Ferndale Baptist Church.
Survivors include one daughter, Jimmie Lou Gilbert and husband, J.T. of Cross Hill, SC; also included are two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mrs. Hill had many nieces and nephews who loved and cared for her.
Mrs. Hill was predeceased by her husband, James Claude Hill; three sisters, Dorothy Perry, Ruby DeLint and Lennie Bounds; three brothers, Eddie T. Watkins, J.C. Watkins and James Watkins.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007, 2 p.m. at Carolina Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 7113 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston, SC. Burial will follow in Carolina Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, 2007 at Carolina Memorial Funeral Home.
Arrangements are being handled by Carolina Memorial Funeral Home.
Shannon Dawkins Jennings
McCORMICK — Mrs. Shannon Dawkins Jennings, 37 of Pierce Road, McCormick, died Jan. 22, 2007 in McCormick County.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. at Goshen Baptist Church, with Rev. Robert D. Adams officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Jennings was born in Wilkes County. She grew up in Lincoln County and lived in McCormick for the past ten years. She was a manager of Security Finance. Also, she was a member of Goshen Baptist Church.
Survivors: husband, Joe Jennings; daughter, Brook Jennings; father, Sammy Dawkins, and his wife, Vicki, Lincolnton; mother, Jenet Howard Fowler, and her husband, Ronnie, Clearwater, SC; brother, Alton Dawkins, Lincolnton; sisters, Dee Dee Creswell, Lincolnton, Michelle Glass, Stockbridge, and Kayla Dawkins, Lincolnton; grandmother, Eula G. Howard, Greenwood, SC; nieces and nephews, Cody, Hunter and Heath Creswell, Justin White, Gavin and Banks Glass, Cole and Graham Turner, and Victoria Gosling.
Beggs Funeral Home, 200 May Avenue, Lincolnton, Georgia (706) 359-4117.
Pearl F. Lindsey
PROMISED LAND — Pearl F. Lindsey, 102, of 751 New Zion Road, widow of Leo Lindsey Sr., died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007 at her home.
The family is at the home.
Services will be announced by Robinson & Son Mortuary Inc.
Mary Frances Lochbaum
Mary Frances Grimm Lochbaum, 87, former resident of the Ashley House, widow of Emile “Bill” Lochbaum, died Jan. 24, 2007 at NHC of Greenwood.
Born in St. Louis, MO, March 24, 1919, she was a daughter of the late Frank A. and Helen Grimm. She retired from Owens-Illinois Glass Co. in Hapeville, GA, and was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Greenwood.
Mrs. Lochbaum was twice married, first to the late Richard Halleck Wiegand, was a former resident of LeMay, MO, and had made her home in Greenwood since 2001.
Surviving are a son, Stephen and wife, Gena Wiegand of Waterloo; a daughter, Patricia and husband, Dennis Kaiser of Texas; a sister, Helen Scott of LeMay, MO; six grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, with Father Timothy Tebalt and Rev. Sam Smith officiating.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Holly Hill Memorial Park, Fairburn, GA.
The family will receive friends at Blyth Funeral Home from 5 to 7 Thursday evening.
Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Lochbaum family.
NINETY SIX — James Marion “Jim” Voiselle, 85, resident of 120 Lowell Street, widower of Edith Ouzts Voiselle, died Jan. 23, 2007 at Self Regional Medical Center.
Born in Greenwood County, March 31, 1921, he was a son of the late Claude Albert and Della Duncan Voiselle. He was a US Army Veteran of WW II. Mr. Voiselle retired as a Deputy Sheriff from the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Department and was formerly employed by Greenwood Mills, Ninety Six Plant. He formerly served as a leader in Cub Scouts and was very active in Textile League Baseball.
A member of Cambridge United Methodist Church and the Granny Davis Sunday School Class, he was also a member of the Eureka Masonic Lodge No. 47 and American Legion Post No. 103.
Surviving are two sons, Victor R. and wife, Marianna Voiselle of Statesboro, GA, and Wendell N. Voiselle of Kingstree; a brother, Claude “Diz” Voiselle of Ninety Six; three grandchildren, Mariah Voiselle, Cameron Voiselle and Sarah Voiselle.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Ronald Chavis officiating.
Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Randy Stephenson, Bobby Brown, Dean Goldman, Phillip Fortner, Allen J. Fortner, Melvin Pace, Mike Leopard, Doug Alexander, Craig Walker and John Stephenson.
Honorary escort will be members of the Greenwood County Law Enforcement Association, members of the Eureka Masonic Lodge No. 47, American Legion Post No. 103 and Old Timers Baseball Players, along with Giles Daniel, Sam Riley, Harold White, Steve Dove, “Rock” Goldman and Allen P. Fortner.
The family is at the home on Lowell Street and will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 Thursday evening.
Memorials may be made to Cambridge United Methodist Church, 201 Kitson Street, Ninety Six, SC 29666.
Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Voiselle family.
William M. Wingard
MYRTLE BEACH — William “Tad” M. Wingard, 43, died suddenly on Jan. 20, 2007 in a pedestrian accident in Los Angeles, CA.
Tad was born and raised in Myrtle Beach and moved to New York City in 1982, after graduating from Myrtle Beach High School.
While living in New York, Tad pursued a modeling career which led to an interest in acting and performing in a few Off-Broadway productions. In the early 90’s, he co-founded a small theater group in New York, where his love of theater and acting became more apparent; he began to write numerous screen and stage plays. In 2000, Tad moved to Los Angeles, to further his artistic career. In 2004, and most notably, Tad wrote, produced, and acted in the premiere production of one of his plays at Hudson MAINSTAGE Theatre. This led to him becoming a member of Company of Angels theatre group in 2005.
At the time of his death he was still working on numerous stage and screen works as well as becoming a Web site designer. He never stopped practicing and perfecting his artistic passions.
Tad truly touched so many lives with his unique and always positive approach to life. There is no question he was a very bright light and a blissfully contented man and artist. His amazing spirit and the lessons he taught will live in us forever. He will be deeply missed by so many.
He is survived by his parents, Rev. W.F. Wingard and Marguerite T. Wingard of Myrtle Beach, a sister, Amy T. Wingard of New York City, NY, his closest friend, Mark Frankel of Los Angeles, an aunt, Mildred T. Davis of Greenville, SC, two uncles, Rev. Henry S. Wingard of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Harold J. Saine of Columbia, SC, also by numerous cousins.
The family will receive friends at McMillan-Small Funeral Home on Friday, Jan. 26, 2007 from 6 until 7:30.
Funeral services will be held at St. Philips Lutheran Church on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007 at 11 a.m. Interment will be at 2:15 p.m. at Southeastern Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Dr. Richard “Dick” W. Albert will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to the Grand Strand Humane Society, 3241-Joe White Ave., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home is serving the family.
Mildred L. Chiles
PENDLETON — Mildred L. Chiles, 74, of 1402 Autun Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007, at the home. The family is at the home.
Services will be announced by The Holloway’s Funeral Home Inc., Belton.
Nellie Ryans McKie
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Mrs. Nellie Ryans McKie, wife of Deacon Quincy McKie, of Hazel Street, departed this earth on Monday, Jan. 29, 2007 at Heartland Hospice. Her eldest son, Curtis McKie, Sr., preceded her in death. Funeral service will be held Friday, Feb. 2, 2007 at 11 a.m. at the Elim Baptist Church, with Rev. C.D. Roberts officiating. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Mrs. McKie, a native of Edgefield Co. S.C., was a retiree of Dept. of Veterans Affairs Linwood Hospital. Mrs. McKie was a member of the Elim Baptist Church, where she served as Correspondent Secretary for the Senior Missionary Board. Those left to love and cherish her memories are her husband of 61 years; daughter, Velma McKie Tyler, Hinesville, GA; son, Gregory A. McKie, Augusta; seven grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Mildred McKie, Augusta, Ga.; 9 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters-in-law; 2 brothers-in-law; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
COLUMBIA — Services for John Darrell Tolbert Adams, 29, of Columbia, will be held at 10 a.m Friday, Feb. 9, 2007 at Greater St. Luke Baptist Church, with burial at Florence National Cemetery, Florence, SC.
Greater Columbia Funerals and Cremations is in charge.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Mr. James Daugett, 74, entered into rest Feb. 4, 2007. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007 at New Bethel Holiness Church, Edgefield, SC, with Rev. Sarah Oliphant officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The remains will lie in state in the church from noon until the hour of service.
Survivors include his wife, JoAnn Daugett; 4 daughters, Shirley (Carl) Simmons, Janet (Michael) Chavis, Mary Ann (Stanley) Coleman and Lisa Tanks; 2 sons, James Daugett and Andrew Daugett; 5 sisters, Ester Jackson, Rachael (Henry) Curry, Edna Jackson, Corine Booker and Helen Lee; 1 brother, Andrew Daugett; and a host of other relatives.
Friends may call at the residence of his sister Edna Jackson.
G.L. Brightharp & Sons Mortuary, 250 Coral St., Edgefield.
Florence F. Morton
HODGES — Florence Freeman Morton, 92, of 302 Cromer Road, widow of David Morton, died Feb. 2, 2007 at Self Regional Medical Center. She was born in Lincolnton, GA, Jan. 6, 1915, a daughter of the late Eddie and Mary Harris Freeman. She was a member of St. Paul F.B.H. Church, where she served faithfully on the Deaconess Board, was a member of the Mother Board and was Mother of the Year for three consecutive years.
She is survived by one son, Rev. David (Viola) Morton, Jr. of Hodges; three daughters, Catherine Rice and Juanita Washington of Hodges and Dorothy (William) Belcher of Mauldin, SC; one sister, Lucille Garnett of Greenville, SC; 26 grandchildren; 76 great-grandchildren; 57 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at St. Paul F.B.H. Church, with Rev. Lela Breeze officiating. Burial will be in Evening Star.
Pallbearers will be grandsons.
Flower bearers will be granddaughters.
The body will be placed in the church at 1 to await the service hour.
The family is at the home, 302 Cromer Road, Hodges, and the home of a daughter Catherine Rice, 3205 Hwy. 25 N., Hodges. Percival-Tompkins Funeral Home is assisting the Morton family.
Barbara Peterson Parks
EDGEFIELD — Mrs. Barbara Rose Peterson Parks, 64, died on Feb. 7, 2007, in St. Joseph Hospital.
She was born in Edgefield, SC, daughter of the late George and Sarah Quarles Peterson. She was a retired employee of Mt. Vernon Mills. She was a member of Springfield Baptist Church, Edgefield, SC. She is survived by three daughters, Annette Dotts, Hephzibah, GA, Vanessa Leverett and Tara Wurieboth of Martinez, GA; two brothers, Herbert Higgins, Greenwood, SC, and Samson Lanham, Augusta, GA; one stepbrother, Howard Higgins, Greenwood; one stepsister, Amanda H. Battle, Honea Path, SC; five grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m Sunday at the Springfield Baptist Church, conducted by Minister Jimmy Gilchrist. Assisting are Revs. Henry Merriweather, Johnny Peterson, Steven Leverett and Fannie H. Clark. Burial is in the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007.
Butler & Sons Funeral Home, Saluda, SC, is in charge.
William J. ‘Sugg’ Richie Sr.
PHILADELPHIA — William J. “Sugg” Richie, Sr., widower of the late Helen Oglesby Richie, of 903 S. 60th Street, died on Feb. 5, 2007. He was the son of the late Jim and Ella Williams Richie. Survivors include seven children, William, Jr., Sharon, Beverly, Marsha, John Curtis, Patricia and Gregory and one sister-in-law, Fannie Mae Richie of Greenwood.
Services are Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007 at Fifty-Ninth St. Baptist Church in Philadelphia. Burial will follow in Mount Lawn Cemetery in Sharon Hill, PA. Helen E. Waites Funeral Service is in charge of the services. Announcement courtesy of Robinson & Son Mortuary, Inc.
Doris Witt Sharpe, 81, of 705 Sidney Drive, widow of Horace Paul Sharpe, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007, at her home. The family is at the home.
Services will be announced by Harley Funeral Home and Crematory.
EDGEFIELD — Mr. Sammie Williams, 65, entered into rest Feb. 4, 2007. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007 at Simmons Ridge Baptist Church, Edgefield, with Rev. Dr. Jasper Lloyd officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The remains will lie in state in the church from noon until the hour of service.
Survivors include his wife, Lizzie Lou Williams; 2 daughters, Lizzie Ann Williams and Mary Lynn (Jonathan) Callaham; 2 sons, Sandy Williams and Gary Leon Williams; 3 sisters, Carrie Culbreath, Cornelia (James) Kelly and Cora Williams; 1 brother, Caesar Key; 6 grandchildren; and a host of other relatives.
Friends may call at the residence, 355 Pine Valley Dr.
G.L. Brightharp & Sons Mortuary, 250 Coral St., Edgefield.
CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md. — Edward Baylor died February 13, 2007 at his home. Born in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late William and Charlesetta Nicholson Baylor. He was a Safety Specialist for the D.C. Government.
Survivors include his wife, Fredella Baylor, one daughter, Anger Baylor and one son, Edward Baylor, Jr., all of Fort Washington, Maryland; two sisters, Doris Pugh of Bowie, Maryland and Mary Early of Silver Spring, Maryland; three brothers, Register Nicholson of Ninety Six, William Baylor of West Virginia and Earl Baylor of Fort Washington, Maryland; and three grandchildren.
Services are 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 19, 2007 at New Song Bible Fellow Church in Maryland. Marshall’s Funeral Home of Suitland, Maryland, is in charge of the arrangements. Courtesy of Robinson & Son Mortuary, Inc.
Doris Jean Cox
Doris Jean Calvert Cox, 69, resident of 158 Cherokee Drive, widow of Thomas Gary Cox, died Feb. 15, 2007 at Morningside Assisted Living.
Born in Greenwood County Feb. 26, 1937, she was a daughter of the late Joe Clifton and Leila Griffin Calvert. She was a graduate of Greenwood High School and the Greenwood College of Commerce. She was formerly employed by Abney Mills and Satterfield Construction Company and was more recently employed by Greenwood County.
She was a member of Jordan Memorial Baptist Church.
Surviving are cousins, Jo Ellen Still, Bobby Snelson, Mary Wilson, Charles Henderson, Jane Koenig and Elton Griffin; also, a special friend, Madge P. Parrish.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Edgewood Cemetery, with Rev. Dr. Glenn Mosteller officiating.
The body is at Blyth Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 1817 Gadsden Street, Columbia, SC 29201.
Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Cox family.