CLINTON — Services for Gertrude Payton, 70, are 1 p.m. Wednesday (visitation 7-9 tonight) at Gray Funeral Home; burial in Pinelawn Memorial Gardens. Born in Spartanburg to John and Lillian L. Howard, she died Oct. 25, 2004. Surviving: husband, Alton Payton; children, Mary Ann Miller, John Jr., Ralph Howard; sisters, Pearl Gibson, Shirley Walker; grands, Carey Mack, Crystal McKinney; more.
GEORGETOWN — Services for Wallace Dale Teasdale, 78, are 2 p.m. Wednesday (visitation 7-9 tonight) at Graham Funeral Home; burial with military honors in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens. Born in Brownsville, Pa., to Frederick and Mabel Teasdale, he died Oct. 23, 2004. Surviving are wife, Shirley Crowe Teasdale; children, Pamela Hutchinson, Dean, Clark, Scott Teasdale; 12 grands; 1 great-grand.
ORANGEBURG — Services for Stanley Scipio, 46, are 1 p.m. Wednesday (visitation 11 a.m.-9 p.m. today) at Simmons Funeral Home with burial in Belleville Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Born in Orangeburg Co. to Welling and Earlene Bush Scipio, he died Oct. 22, 2004. Surviving are grandmother, Annie Crosby; siblings, Doris Bonaparte, Arlene Perry, Anita, Deborah, Hilton Scipio; 4 aunts; 1 uncle; others.
AIKEN — A memorial service for Walter B. “Walt” Abel, 84, father of Callie Abel, will be held at a later date at Cornerstone Baptist Church. South Carolina Cremation and Memorial Society is in charge. He died October 24, 2004.
ALLENDALE — Mrs. Nan McMillan All, wife of Evander All, died Saturday evening after a brief illness. She was 78.
Mrs. All was born January 11, 1926, the daughter of the late Robert and Jessie H. McMillan. She was a retired loan officer at Production Credit Assc. She was a member of St. Helena Baptist Church. She and her husband moved down to St. Helena Island from Allendale three years ago.
Surviving besides her husband are 1 daughter, Barbra All Guard of Cayce; 2 sons, Mac All of Barnwell and Bob All of Bluffton. There are 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 4 p.m. at Fairfax First Baptist Church with burial following in Swallow Savannah Cemetery. Visitation was held Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Smith-Rhoden Funeral Home. Smith-Rhoden Funeral Home of Allendale is in charge of arrangements.
CHESAPEAKE, Va. — John S. Whitemore, 74, passed away on Sunday, October 24, 2004, at a local hospital.
Born April 20, 1930, in Jamaica, New York, he was the son of the late Chester Whitemore and Alice Fields Whitemore. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he retired a Chief Boatswains Mate after 26 years of honorable service. He then worked at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard as a rigger foreman, retiring after 20 years. He was a member of Great Bridge Baptist Church.
John is survived by his loving family, including his wife of 53 years Juanita Russ Whitemore; his son John R. Whitemore and wife Cindy of Chesapeake; his daughter Donna L. Jaget and husband Don of Virginia Beach; his cousin Betty Tvrdik of Florida; and three grandsons, James and Jeff Whitemore and Donald Jaget, III.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 28 at Great Bridge Baptist Church by the Rev. Charles Moseley. Burial in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens with military honors will follow at 1:00 p.m. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday evening at Woodlawn Funeral Home and Crematory, Norfolk, Virginia.
In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s memory may be made to Great Bridge Baptist Church, 640 S. Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake, VA 23322.
IRMO — Services for Troy Phillip White, 39, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 27, 2004 at Riverland Hills Baptist Church, 500 St. Andrews Rd., with entombment to follow at Bush River Memorial Gardens, 5400 Bush River Rd. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 26, 2004 at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Irmo/St. Andrews Chapel. Memorials may be made to SC Military Museum c/o SC Military History Foundation, PO Box 23634, Columbia, SC 29224-3634.
Mr. White died Saturday, October 23, 2004. Born in Lincoln, NE, he was the son of Peggy Jackson White and the late Phillip White.
Troy lived life to the fullest. He was a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. He will be sadly missed. Other than his family and friends, his love for his country and flying were beyond words or description. He served in Desert Storm and Operation Enduring Freedom. Troy had been in Air National Guard at McEntire Air Base since he was eighteen.
He is survived by his wife Pamela McKnight White of Irmo, SC; son Hugh (Trey) Bell, III of Columbia, SC; mother, Peggy Jackson White of Lexington, SC; sister, Lisa White of Lexington, SC; and nephew, Keenan White of Lexington, SC; nieces, Kristen Mcknight of Irmo, SC, Darby Elizabeth Jones of Columbia, SC; and god-son, Little Robert Rauch of Lexington, SC.
BOWMAN — Julianne Weathers Weeks, 51 died Sunday.
Funeral -- 3:00 P.M. Wednesday, October 27, 2004 at Bowman Southern Methodist Church with burial at Bowman Memorial Gardens. Visitation--7:00 to 9:00 P.M. Tuesday, October 26, 2004 at Thompson Funeral Home, Inc. in Orangeburg.
Joseph Wells Sr.
GADSDEN — Funeral service for Joseph Wells, Sr., of 2459 South Cedar Creek Road will be held 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 27, 2004, at St. Mark Baptist Church, Gadsden. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to arrangements. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday, October 26, 2004, 3-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
J.P. Holley Funeral Home, Garners Ferry Road Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Wells died Friday, October 22, 2004. Born in Gadsden, he was the son of the Nancy Jackson Wells and the late Beverly Wells, Sr. He was a member of St. Mark Baptist Church and retired from the Ft. Jackson Golf Course.
He is survived by his sons, Joseph Wells, Jr., Erick E. Wells; daughters, Matie Portee, Mary Wells and Nancy Wells; mother; brothers, Beverly Wells, Jr., James Wells, Earl Sumpter, Fred Taylor; sisters, Estelle Blount, Janie Nuttry; thirteen grandchildren.
Robert Way Jr.
SUMMERVILLE — Services with burial for Robert Daniel Way Jr., 71, will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Boone Hill United Methodist Church. Visitation is 6-9 tonight at James A. Dyal Funeral Home. Born in Charleston to Robert Sr. and Zelma Bunch Way, he died October 24, 2004. Surviving: wife, Sara Winter Way; children, Christi Rogers, John Way; 5 grandchildren; siblings, Harold Way, Barbara Mazell, Shirley Bischoff.
COLUMBIA — A memorial service for Mrs. Mary Jane Varga will be held 12 noon Wednesday at Northeast United Methodist Church, 4000 Hardscrabble Rd. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Shrine, 512 W. Saratoga St., Baltimore, MD 21201-1896.
Mrs. Varga died Friday, October 22, 2004. Born in Alexandria, LA, she was the daughter of the late Herschel, Sr. and Mary Bagley Williams. She had various careers including, radio, information management with Army National Guard, the Smithsonian Institute and contributing to the collection of artifacts in the exhibit “A Nation of Nations,” private detective for a department store, Alexandria, VA, US Air Force, Anchorage, Alaska, the Pentagon, Washington, DC, US Army in Germany as well as Air Defense and Missile Command, El Paso, TX.
Surviving are her husband, Dale of Columbia; daughter, Mary Desiree Adam, Providence, R.I.; son, John Shelton, Jr., Alexandria, LA; and brother, Herschel Williams, Metarie, LA.
ELGIN — Graveside service for Gerhard Adolf Johannes Trojahn, 77, of Elgin, SC formerly of Acworth, GA will be held 2 o’clock, Thursday, October 28, 2004 at County Line United Methodist Church Cemetery, Acworth, GA conducted by Pastor Horst A. Trojahn. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Blythewood Baptist Church, 101 Bass Rd., Blythewood, SC 29016 for a new baptistery. Shives Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Trojahn died Sunday, October 24, 2004. Born in Uckermunde, Germany, he was a son of the late Gustav and Elsa Lau Trojahn. He came to the USA February 20, 1957. He worked for Barney Nunn Architectural firm in Marietta, GA then for Lockheed for a while, then for Simons-Eastern Engineering of Decatur, GA until retirement. He bought a farm in rural Cobb County, GA that has since become part of suburban Atlanta. Mr. Trojahn loved woodworking, archery, oil painting, and the beauty of nature. He thoroughly enjoyed the outdoors working with the Boy Scouts in camping and archery activities when his 3 sons were younger. He went back to sailing in later years, enjoying the rigors of that sport and the ocean at his Florida home. In the last year as he was able, he attended Blythewood Baptist Church, where his son, Horst Trojahn pastors. “Opa” is loved and will be missed.
Surviving are his son, Pastor Horst Trojahn (Joy) of Elgin; brothers, Norbert (Emma) Trojahn, Horst (Magdelana) Trojahn, all of Germany; grandchildren, Christina & Richard Trojahn of Rocky Point, NY, Heather & Jonathan Trojahn of Elgin, SC and daughters-in-law, Tina Trojahn of FL and Margo Granato, of NC. Those who preceded him in death were his wife of 53 years, Gertrud Anna Johanna Notter Trojahn, sister, Christel T. Fritz, sons, Wolfgang & Klaus-Dieter Trojahn.
WEST COLUMBIA — Entered into eternal rest October 25, 2004 in West Columbia, South Carolina, Goldie Hildebran Stroman, widow of William Frederick Stroman. Residence, West Columbia, SC, formerly of North Charleston. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral service in Holmes Avenue Baptist Church, Wednesday, October 27, 2004 at one o’clock. Interment will follow in Carolina Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the church from twelve o’clock until the time of the service. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., North Area Chapel.
Born April 9, 1912 in Hildebran, North Carolina, Mrs. Stroman was the daughter of the late Preston S. and Ida Wycoff Hildebran. She was Valedictorian of her High School Graduating Class and a member of Holmes Avenue Baptist Church. When Stall High School opened in 1962, Mrs. Stroman was the first Lunchroom Supervisor.
Surviving Mrs. Stroman are a daughter and son-in-law, Rae Stroman Jones and Jasper Jones of High Point, NC; two sons and daughters-in-law, William Frederick Stroman and Suzanne Stroman of W. Columbia and Walter Preston Stroman and Dancy Stroman of Pine Mountain, Georgia; a sister Kathryn H. Ward of W. Columbia; seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. A son, H. Leon (Peewee) Stroman, preceded Mrs. Stroman in death.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holmes Avenue Baptist Church, 4602 Durant Avenue, N. Charleston, SC 29405.
VARNVILLE — Mr. Leon Shaffer, of 1639 Fisher Road in Cummings (near Varnville), died Saturday evening at the Hampton Regional Medical Center after a brief illness.
Born Sept. 24, 1936 in Hampton County, he was the son of the late C. Clevie Shaffer and Polly Connelly Shaffer. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, a self-employed carpenter and a member of the Deep Branch Baptist Church where he served on the Building Committee. He was married to the late Jacquelyn Joann Sanders Shaffer.
He is survived by 1 son: Michael L. Shaffer and wife Melissa of Sumter, SC; 2 daughters: Kaye Shaffer Powell of Johns Island, SC and Kim Shaffer of Cummings; 2 brothers: Ray Shaffer of San Bernadino, CA and Ralph Shaffer of Hampton; 2 grandsons: David White of Cummings and William Lee Powell of Johns Island. There are 2 great grandchildren: Gabriel White and Victoria Kinard.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. in the Deep Branch Baptist Church near Cummings, conducted by Rev. Barney Tuten and directed by Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home of Hampton. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Friends may call at the Chapel in Hampton on Monday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. and prior to 3 p.m. on Tuesday when the casket will be placed in the church.
Memorials may be made to: Deep Branch Baptist Church, Fisher Road, Varnville, SC 29944.