obits - Index - 7/28/2000
- OBITUARIES July 28, 2000
Charles H. Ayers
JOHNSTON Charles Henry Ayers, 69, of 508 McCreight St., died July 27, 2000.
A son of the late Columbus Turelle and Mary Foster Ayers, he was a retired
employee of Riegel Textiles and a member of Double Branch Pentecostal
Holiness Church, Ridge Spring. Survivors include four daughters, Angela
Lott of Johnston and Cleo Gulledge,
Christine McGee and Teresa Ayers, all of Batesburg; two brothers, Leroy
Boiling Springs and Clyde Ayers of Inman; and seven grandchildren. Services
will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bland Funeral Home, conducted by Pastor
Jacob Workman. Burial will be in Sunset Gardens Memorial Park. Visitation
is from 7-9 tonight at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Double
Branch Pentecostal Holiness Church, Route 3, Box 70, Ridge Spring, S.C.
29129. Bland Funeral Home is in charge.
Jacob Cephas Boland
SALUDA Jacob Jake Cephas Boland, 86, husband of Estelle Killian
Boland, died July 27, 2000. Born in Pomaria, he was a son of the late
Cephas and Lillie Chapman Boland. He was a retired Saluda County dairy
farmer and a member of St. Marks Lutheran Church. Survivors include his
wife; a son, Jimmie Boland of Saluda; three daughters, Mrs. Everette (Ann)
Bledsoe, Mrs. Wayne (Brenda) Cockrell and Mrs. Dusty (Judy) White, all of
Saluda; a brother, Milton Boland of Pomaria; two sisters, Louise Mattison
of Ware Shoals and Inez Hasty of Charlotte, N.C.; nine grandchildren and
four great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2:30 Saturday at St.Marks
Lutheran Church, Prosperity, with burial in the church cemetery. The body
will be placed in the church at 1:30. Visitation is from 6-8 tonight at
Ramey Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to St. Marks Lutheran Church, Route 5, Box 730,
Prosperity, S.C. 29127. Ramey Funeral Home is in charge.
Ida Bell Coleman
LEXINGTON Ida Bell Coleman, 86, died July 25, 2000. Born in Saluda
County, she was a daughter of the late Lena Clark. She was a member of New
Salem CME Church.
She was the last member of her immediate family. Graveside services will
be at 4 today in New Salem CME Church Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Doris
Hicks. Butler and Sons Funeral Home, Saluda, is in charge.
Essie Lee Ethridge
GREENWOOD Essie Lee Ethridge, 74, 104 Spring Valley Road, widow of Curtis
Lee Ethridge, died July 28, 2000, at her home. Born in Greenwood County,
she was a
daughter of the late John Henry and Verina Moore Dawson. She was a member of
Springfield Baptist Church and the senior choir of the church. Survivors
include a daughter, Teresa D. Henderson of Greenwood; two grandchildren and
The family is at the home of her daughter, 128 Sample St. Services will be
announced by Robinson and Son Mortuary Inc., which is in charge.
PLUM BRANCH Thomas Gilchrist, 64, of 645 Gilchrist Road, husband of Geneva
H. Gilchrist, died July 27, 2000, at Self Memorial Hospital in Greenwood. A
son of Jessie Whatley Gilchrist and the late James Gilchrist, he attended
Edgefield County schools and was a member of McCormick Group and Liberty
Springs Baptist Church, Edgefield, where he was a trustee and a member of
the Burial Aid Society. He retired from forestry and R and D Maintenance
Service Inc. Survivors include his wife of the home; three children, Jimmy
Gilchrist of Edgefield, Jeanette Gilchrist of Columbia
and Nancy Gilchrist of Greenwood; his mother of Edgefield; a sister and
three brothers, Janie Lou Morton, Willie Gilchrist Sr., Frank Gilchrist and
Gilchrist, all of Edgefield; and three grandchildren. Services will be at 1
Sunday at Liberty Springs Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Henry
Merriweather. Burial will be inthe church cemetery. The body will be placed
in the church at noon. Visitation is from 7-8 Saturday at McCormick
Memorial Chapel. The family is at the home in Edgefield County. McCormick
Memorial Chapel is in charge.
Hazel Hollingsworth Harris
GREENWOOD Hazel Hollingsworth Harris, 81, formerly of J3 Cokesbury
Gardens Apartments, widow of Boyd Thomas Harris, died July 28, 2000, at
National Health Care of Greenwood. Born in Greenwood County, she was a
daughter of the late James E. and Harriett Guest Hollingsworth. She was a
retired employee of Abney Mills, Panola Plant. She was member of Panola
Community Club and Abney Memorial Baptist Church, where she was a member
of the Ladies Sunday School Class. Survivors include two daughters, Jean H.
Rauton and Tommy Sharon McDowell, both of Greenwood; two sisters, Ellie
Winn and Doris Smith, both of Greenwood; four grandchildren, two
step-grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and six
step-great-grandchildren. Services will be at 3:30 Sunday at Harley Funeral
Home, conducted by the Rev. James Neal Hollingsworth Jr. and the Rev. Wayne
Wiggins. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers are
Johnny Smith, John Hilley, Shawn Nelson, Chris Nelson, Beau
Hollingsworth and Jamie Hollingsworth. Honorary escorts are the women of
Community Club. Visitation is from 7-9 Saturday at the funeral home. The
family is at H7 Cokesbury Gardens Apartments. Harley Funeral Home is in
ABBEVILLE Charles William Bill Hawthorne Sr., 78, of 117 Bowie
St.,husband of Grace Smith Hawthorne, died July 28, 2000, at Abbeville
County Memorial Hospital.
Services will be announced by Harris Funeral Home, which is in charge.
Willie Marion Jones
ABBEVILLE Services for Willie Marion Jones, of 130 Oak Lawn Drive, will
be at 2 Saturday at St. Peter AME Church, conducted by the Rev. Clinton
will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. The body will be placed in the
church at 1.
Visitation is at the home. Richie Funeral Home is in charge.
BELTON Fred Makins, 81, formerly of 120 Makins Court, Ware Shoals, widower
of Lela Delvin Makins, died July 25, 2000, at Hospice of the Upstate. Born
in Abbeville County, he was a son of the late Jim and Alpha Makins. He was
a retired textile worker and a member of Dunn Creek Baptist Church, Ware
Shoals. Survivors include a daughter, Jeanette Ballentine of Belton; two
sons, Henry Makins of Ware Shoals and Ralph Makins of Edgefield; two
brothers, Nathan Makins of Hickory Tavern and Matthew Makins of Toledo,
Ohio; two sisters, Virginia Makins of Ware Shoals and Maggie Anderson
ofHodges; six grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren and seven
great-grandchildren. Services will be at 3 Saturday at Dunn Creek Baptist
Church, conducted by the Rev. James F. Davis III. Burial will be in the
Visitation is from 6-7 tonight at the churchin Ware Shoals. The family is
at the home of his daughter, 410 Locke Road, Belton. Holloways Funeral
Home is in charge.
Ethel Irene Pope
BUSHNELL, Fla. Ethel Irene Pope, 80, of Lake Panasoffkee, formerly of
Hodges, S.C., died July 26, 2000, in Inverness. Born in Key West, she was a
homemaker and a member of Church of God in Bushnell. Survivors include a son,
Ernest W. Pope Jr. of Brookshire, Texas; three daughters, Jewel Pope and
Helena Berry, both of Bushnell and Faith Howard of Lake Panasoffkee; a
Jaycocks of Inverness; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 Saturday at Purcell Funeral Home, conducted by the
Rev. Daniel Kellum and the Rev. Aubrey Jones. Burial will be in Sumterville
Cemetery, Sumterville, Fla.
Visitation is from 6-8 tonight at the funeral home. Purcell Funeral Home is
in charge. Announcement courtesy of Harley Funeral Home, Greenwood, S.C.
James M. Rish
WATERLOO James M. Rish, 62, of 950 Old Oak Tree Road, husband of Doris
Wolfe Rish, died July 26, 2000, at Self Memorial Hospital in Greenwood.
Born in Richland County, he was a son of the late Murray and Margaret
Singleton Rish. He was an Air Force veteran, a retired trucking supervisor
and a member of Bethesda Baptist Church and Glendale Masonic Lodge No. 271.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Michael
Zane Rish of Georgia; a daughter, Kellie Rish Martin of Chesnee; and five
grand children. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Petty Funeral Home,
Landrum, conducted by the Rev. Ricky Wofford. Burial will be in Hillcrest
Memorial Gardens, Greer. Visitation is from 7-8:30 tonight at the funeral
home. Masonic rites will be held at 6:30. Petty Funeral Home, Landrum, is
HODGES Annie Ruth Cannon Smith, 59, of 2523 Ridge Road, wife of Jerry
Smith, died July 27, 2000, at Self Memorial Hospital in Greenwood. Born in
Pickens County, she was a daughter of the late George Cannon Sr. and Lois
Williams Cannon. She was a member of Abel Baptist Church, Clemson, and the
Womens Aid Society No. 98.
Survivors include her husband of the home; a daughter, Brenda Williams of
son, Jimmy Cannon of Hodges; a stepdaughter, Angie Lockhart of Greenwood;
two stepsons, Jerry Lockhart and Douglas Lockhart, both of Greenwood; a
brother, Barrett Reese of Clemson; 13 grandchildren and two
great-grandchildren. The family is at the home. Services will be announced
by Percival-Tomkins Funeral Home, which is in charge.
Wallace Cleveland Walker
JAMAICA, N.Y. Wallace Cleveland Walker, 77, of 748 159th St., widower of
Rachel Black Walker, died July 25, 2000, at University Hospital. Born in
Edgefield County, S.C., he was a son of the late Wallace and Viola Abney
Walker. He was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church, Jamaica, where he was
an usher and a member of the male chorus. He was a retired maintenance
supervisor. Survivors include three daughters, Carrie Worelds of South
Ozone Park, Claretha Walker of Long Island and Samella Jackson of Jamaica;
three sisters, Lether Walker and Lillian Simpkins, both of Johnston, S.C.,
and Louvelle Bowers of Bronx; and three grandchildren. Services will be at
2 Sunday at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, Johnston, conducted by the Rev.
Dr. John B. Mason III, assisted by the Rev. Louis Burt. Burial will be in
the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 1.
Pallbearers and flower bearers are nephewsand nieces. The family is at the
home of a sister, Mr.and Mrs. David Simpkins, Simpkins Road,Johnston, and
of a niece, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Key, 1032 Todd Ave., North Augusta, S.C.
Butler and Sons Funeral Home, Saluda, S.C., is in charge.
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