BARNWELL — Shirley Stillinger Parler, 68, wife of Ralph J. Parler, died Tuesday, October 26, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital, August, GA.
Mrs. Parler was born in Norway, SC. She was the daughter of the late Herman and Aileen Fanning Stillinger. She retired from Barnwell High School as an assistant librarian and was a member of Seven Pines Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at Seven Pines Baptist Church with the Rev. Billy Mew, Rev. Mark Waterford and Rev. David Turner officiating. Burial will follow in Barnwell Co. Memorial Cemetery at the Airport. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday evening at Mole Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, c/o The Komen Foundation, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309.
Survivors include her husband of Barnwell, SC; sons and daughters-in-law, Rick and Jan Parler of Charlotte, NC, Brian and Dyann Parler of Barnwell, SC; daughters and sons-in-law, Sheree and Paul Moore and Debbie and Steve Steen of Barnwell, SC; brothers, Joe, Bubba, Carroll, Dwight and Danny Stillinger, all of Orangeburg, SC; sisters, Vivian Fogle, Patsy Brechlin and Lib Gleaton, all of Orangeburg, SC; ten grandchildren.
NORTH CHARLESTON — Larry M. Weatherford, 62, died September 1, 2004 in Anderson County Medical Center in Anderson. Born in Columbia, he was a son of Ann Mathias Weatherford and the late John Francis Weatherford Sr. Surviving: mother of Naples, FL; brother, John F. Weatherford Jr. of Naples, FL; daughters, Angela Dawn Wilson of West Columbia, Melissa Weatherford Lee of Lexington; granddaughter, Jennifer Kay Lee, Jessica Dawn and Emily Victoria Wilson. Mr. Weatherford served in the U.S. Air Force and was employed as the Assistant Director at North Charleston Salvation Army. Special thanks to all his friends at the Salvation Army. Memorials may be directed to the Salvation Army or the American Cancer Society. Cremation Society of South Carolina, Greenville.
COLUMBIA — Services for Mrs. Alfair Palmer Sims will be held 2 p.m. Friday (viewing at noon) at Emancipation Baptist Church, Orangeburg with burial in the church cemetery. Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel is in charge. Surviving are her daughters, Jessie Pelzer, Rebecca Glover, and Barbara Harley; sons, Willie Lee, James, and Isaac Sims; sisters, Ruby and Ella Mae; brother, Alphonso; 10 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Services for Virginia Coston Smith, 79, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Central UMC; burial: Riverside Cemetery. Blyth Funeral Home, Greenwood, S.C., is in charge. Born in Asheville to Eugene and Lorita Moore Coston, she died Oct. 27, 2004. She was a bookkeeper for accounting firms. Surviving: daughter, Jackie Brown; grandchildren, Stacie Smith, Paul, Jennifer Brown; great-grandchildren.
COLUMBIA — Services for Jackie Kim Wyckoff, 70, will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park.
Mrs. Wyckoff, wife of the late Lloyd Wyckoff, died Tuesday, October 26, 2004. Born in Inchun, South Korea, she was a daughter of Aki Chong and the late Il Son Kim. She worked from 1972 until her retirement at FM Manufacturing in Columbia, and was a member of Carolina Korean Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are her mother of Columbia; companion, Chong B. Yi of Columbia; sisters, Chong Ha and her husband, Kwang Ha of Lakeland, Fla., Sandra Chae and her husband, James Chae of Columbia, and Huie Chong Kim of Columbia; sister-in-law, Song Sun Kim of Columbia; six nieces and five nephews.
COLUMBIA — Funeral service for Doris Louise Faust Elkin, 80, will be held 2 o’clock Friday, October 29, 2004 at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church followed by burial at Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens. Officiating will be The Reverend David E. Bridgforth. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the People are Dandy Club. The family will receive friends from 5 o’clock until 7 o’clock Thursday evening at Shives Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to The Doris Elkin Memorial Fund at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 900 Calhoun St., Columbia, SC or to the charity of one’s choice.
Mrs. Elkin died peacefully at her home on Tuesday morning, October 26, 2004. Born in Columbia, SC on April 20, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Simon and Burley Faust. She graduated from Dentsville High School and attended Winthrop College. She operated The Barn store for many years and later worked for Drs. Bennett and Moore.
She was a member of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church and a founding member of the People are Dandy Club for young adults with cerebral palsy.
She is survived by two daughters, Jackie (Mike) Sigmon of Greensboro, NC and Laura (Stephen) Sheppard of Lexington, SC, one son, Simon (June) Elkin, of West Columbia, SC four grandchildren: Jason (Kathleen) Sheppard of Piedmont, SC, Kelly Adair Sigmon of Richmond, VA, Alexander Sigmon of Greensboro, NC and Kristen Sheppard of Lexington, SC, one great-grandson, John Eric Sheppard; one sister, Lucille Snyder of Columbia. She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, the late Colonel Eddie R. Elkin and a sister, Blondell Rikard of Kingsport, TN.
CHERAW — Mrs. Rodie Lyons Childers, age 91, died October 25, 2004 at Chesterfield General Hospital in Cheraw.
Born in Chesterfield County she was the daughter of the late William and Mary Morris Lyons. She was a member of Prince of Peace Church and former employee of J&K Grill and Market.
She is survived by two sons, Charlie A. Tipton and wife Sue, and Harmon Howard Childers all of Cheraw. One daughter Mary Anne Tipton and husband Paul of Cheraw. Two brothers Walter Lyons of Florence, and Julius Lyons of Charlotte, NC. Also survive are 8 grandchildren Danny Childers, Dennis Childers, Robin Bryant, Timmy Childers, Kenny Childers, Gail Wallace, Debbie Baker, and Tonie Brock. 15 great grandchildren and 1 great, great, grandchild.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday October 27, 2004 at 2:00 pm at Prince of Peace Church with burial in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.
Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw is serving the Childers family.
WARE SHOALS — Gloria Jean Hicks Cunningham, 59, of 8 Audubon Road, died Sunday, October 24, 2004, at her home. She was born in Abbeville County, SC, and was the widow of Robert Cunningham, and was preceded in death by her father, Robert N. Hicks, Sr.
Survivors: daughter, Kimberly Hicks, Columbia, SC; mother, Sallie Mae Dodson Hicks, Ware Shoals, SC; grandmother, Willie R. Dodson, Greenwood, SC; 2 brothers and 2 sisters.
Funeral services are 2 p.m. Friday at the Dunn Creek Baptist Church; burial in Oakbrook Memorial Park, Greenwood. The body is at Robinson-Walker Funeral Service and will go on view Thursday at 12 noon and will be placed in the church Friday at 1 p.m. The family is at the home of her mother, 116 Lower Shady Grove Road, Donalds, SC.
Capt. Vincent Goransky
GRANITEVILLE — A memorial service for Capt. Vincent S. Goransky, 74, is 6 tonight at Breezy Hill Baptist Church; burial: 4:30 p.m. Friday in Corinth Christian Church Cemetery, Loganville, Ga. Napier Funeral Home is in charge. Born in New Jersey to Vincent and Elizabeth Goransky, he died Oct. 25, 2004. Surviving: wife, Doris; children, Terryle, Michael and Steven Goransky, Mary Mundy; 2 grands; 1 sister.
BISHOPVILLE — Funeral services for Vivian Frederick DuBose, 81, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 29, 2004 at the Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Larry Sprague, Ellison Evans, and Kendall Williams will officiate with burial in Cypress Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday, October 28, 2004 from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Newman Swamp Southern Methodist Church, Lee State Park Road, Lamar, SC 29069.
Mr. DuBose died Wednesday, October 27, 2004. Born in Lee Co., SC, he was a son of the late Charles B. and Martha Parnell DuBose. He was a charter member of Newman Swamp Southern Methodist Church. He lived in the Cypress Community and retired from farming.
Surviving are his wife, Emma Kinlaw DuBose of Bishopville, SC; sons and daughter-in-law, Freddie and Debbie DuBose of Conway, SC, David DuBose of Bishopville, SC; brothers and sister-in-law, Gerald DuBose of Columbia, SC, Max and Barbara Ann DuBose of Bishopville, SC; grandsons, Mark Troublefield, Andy Troublefield; great-granddaughter, Gracie Joye Troublefield. He was preceded in death by his sisters Marjorie Hicks, Dorothy Rogers; brothers, Ronald DuBose, Earl DuBose, Ray DuBose, Charles DuBose.
BARNWELL — Services for Fred “Cut” Hallingquest, 80, will be 1:30 p.m. today at Bethany Baptist Church with burial in Hope Memorial Park. Guinyard & Son’s Funeral Home. Born to Preston and Rosa Nelson Hallingquest, he died October 23, 2004. Surviving: sisters-in-law, Louise and Mazie Hallingquest, Alfado Hagood; brother-in-law, Coker Hagood; nieces, nephews, cousins.
DILLON — A graveside service for James Armstrong Height, 70, will be 2 p.m. Friday in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation is 7-9 tonight at Cooper Funeral Home. Born in Darlington, Co. to John and Ressie Evan Height, he died October 23, 2004. Surviving: wife, Carolyn J. Height; sons, James, Martin Height; sisters, Doris McDonald, Vicky Turner, Odessa Mew, Lil Vallette, Betty Hasty; grandchildren; great-grandchildren.
COLUMBIA — Funeral services for Retired Chief Master Sergeant James “Jim” Brandt Henderson, 69, of Columbia, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 29, 2004, in the Chapel of Greenlawn Funeral Home with Rev. Roger Snipes and Rev. Ron Avant officiating. Entombment, with full military honors, will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum. Active pallbearers will be the U.S. Air Force. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday evening from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 400 Percival Road, Columbia, SC, 29206, or to the American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, SC 29210. Condolences may be sent to www.mem.com. Greenlawn Funeral Home is in charge.
CMSGT. Henderson died October 24, 2004. Born on January 24, 1935, in Brevard, NC, he was the son of the late James Burton Henderson and Alta Clark Henderson. He had been a resident of Columbia since 1978. He retired after 26 years from the U.S. Air Force, having served during the Korean Conflict and Vietnam. He also served in the missile squadron during the Cuban Crisis. CMSGT. Henderson again retired in 1995 as Program Supervisor with the State of South Carolina Employment Security Commission, after 22 years of service. Following his retirement, he worked for Shakespeare Fishing Tackle in Columbia. He was a member of the American Legion Post #6, D.A.V., West Columbia, the Air Force Sgts. Association, and Bayview Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Elaine Henderson of Columbia; two daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Erich Gallardo of Brandon, Florida, and Anita and David Wofford of Elgin, SC; a half-sister, Anita Schroder of Wenatchee, WA; three grandchildren, Brandon Gallardo, Shelby Gallardo, and Marlayna Gallardo.
COLUMBIA — Memorial services for Mr. Larry Deane Henderson, 67, of Columbia, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, October 28, 2004, in the chapel at Greenlawn Funeral Home, with the Reverend Mike Morales officiating. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2711 Middleburg Drive, Columbia, SC 29204. Greenlawn Funeral Home is in charge.
Mr. Henderson died Monday, October 25, 2004, at his residence. Born on June 25, 1937, in Youngstown, Ohio, he was the son of the late Harold Edwin Henderson and the late Ruth Laverne Osborne. He had been a resident of Columbia for the past 8 years, coming from California. Mr. Henderson had retired as a Chemical Engineer from the Indian Head Naval Ordinance Station in Washington, D.C., after 22 years of service. He was a volunteer at Palmetto Baptist Medical Center.
Surviving are his wife, Debbie Groves of Columbia; two daughters, Bernadette Groves and Lisa Groves both of Columbia; a son, John Groves of Columbia.
SUMTER — Services for Vista Griffin Hudnall, 95, widow of James Hudnall, 11 a.m. Saturday (visitation 7-9 p.m. Friday): Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home; burial: Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Born in Brown, W.Va., to Rosetta Robinson and James Griffin, she died Oct. 27, 2004. She was a member of St. Mark’s UM Church. Surviving: children, John Hudnall, Almira Papierniak; 6 grands; 4 great-grandchildren.
CLIO — Services for April Hannan Hunt, 40, are 3 p.m. today in Pee Dee Chapel Church Cemetery. Rogers Funeral Home, McColl, is in charge. Born in Columbus, Ohio, to Jack and Martha Locklear Hannan, she died Oct. 26, 2004. Surviving: parents; children, Matthew, Ashley Hunt; grandson, Damian Hunt; siblings, Jack Hunt, Martha Locklear, Jackie Goins, Bobbie Jo and Luwana Hannan, Augusta Covington.
NEW JERSEY — Services for Pernell Leak, formerly of Eadytown, S.C., will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Hickory Hill Baptist Church, Eadytown. Viewing is 6-8 p.m. Friday (visitation 7-8) at Gethers Funeral Home, St. Stephen, S.C. She was born in Berkeley Co., S.C., to Rufus and Carrie Gethers. Surviving: children, Malachi President, Evette Johnson, Keisha Leak, Karen Bowman, Kathryn Leaks; 8 grandchildren; 6 siblings.