GREAT FALLS — Services with burial for Ruth Belton Horton, 76, are 1 p.m. Saturday (body placed in the church at noon) at First Mt. Zion Baptist Church; viewing 4-8 today & 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Saturday (visitation 6-7 tonight) at Washington Funeral Home. Born in Longtown to Chevis and Mary Lee Belton, she died Oct. 24, 2004. Surviving: children, Jessie Davidson, Robert Belton, Ronnie, Willie, James Horton; 15 grandchildren.
MANNING — Services for James Douglas “J.D.” Jones, 71, are 11 a.m. Saturday (visitation 6-8 tonight) at Stephens Funeral Home with burial in Wilson Union UMC Cemetery. Born in Pamplico to Tom and Josie Poston Jones, he died Oct. 28, 2004. Surviving are wife, Frances Thames Jones; children, Doug Jones Jr., Liz Harrington, Sandra Hutchinson, Peggy Haley; 5 brothers; 3 sisters; 8 grandchildren.
DARLINGTON — Services for B.F. Melton, 84, widower of Mary Cox, will be held at 11 a.m. today at Belk Funeral Home with burial in Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens, Columbia. Born in Darlington Co. to Ben and Marie Lloyd Melton, he died Oct. 28, 2004. He served in the U.S. Army and retired after 22 years. Surviving are stepsons, P.E. Cox, Ralph Cox; nine grandchildren; sister, Annie Joye; niece, Linda Weatherford.
COLUMBIA — Graveside services for Mary C. Huthmacher, 87, widow of the late Jack H. Huthmacher of Columbia will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, October 30, 2004 at Greenlawn Memorial Park with Pastor Brian Lee, officiating. The family will receive family and friends at the home of her granddaughter, Donna J. Davis on Friday, October 29th, 2004 from 12 noon-2 p.m. and from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Memorials may be sent to The S.C. Heart Assoc. or The Alzheimer’s Assoc. Greenlawn Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Huthmacher died Wednesday, October 27, 2004. Born in Columbia, SC, she was the daughter of the late James A. Craft and Mary A. Craft. She had been a resident of Columbia for many years and she retired from the State Hospital as a Psychiatric Aide. She was predeceased by a daughter and son-in-law Alma Jean’o and Jack C. Whitaker.
Surviving are her loving and devoted granddaughter, Donna J. Davis of Columbia, SC; 2 great-grandsons, Daniel C. and Adam L. Edwards; a sister, Carrie Smith of Portland, Tenn; a brother, Heyward Craft and his wife Miriam of Columbia, SC; a nephew, Floyd Neese of Columbia, SC.
The family of the late Mary Huthmacher would like to express a special thank you to everyone for all of their support over the last year.
Edmond Boatwright Sr.
SUMTER — Services for Edmond Boatwright Sr., 82, 2 p.m. Saturday at Fellowship Baptist Church, Manning. Palmer Memorial Chapel is in charge. Born in Clarendon Co. to Selvin and Lottie Boatwright, he died Oct. 26, 2004. Surviving: children, Edmond, Eddie, Leroy, Clyde, James, George, John, Terrance, Mary, Daisy, Runette, Anna, Gloria, Janet, Vertina; 59 grands; 80 great, 1 great-great-grand; brother; sister.
SAVANNAH, Ga. — A memorial service for Clifford Arthur Brunson will be held Sunday at 3 PM in the chapel of Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home in Hampton, S.C., conducted by Chaplain Neal Sullivan and directed by Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home.
Mr. Brunson died Oct. 12, 2004 in the Hampton Regional Medical Center.
Friends may call at the hour of services in Hampton.
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. Childers 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 were 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.
LANCASTER — Frances Starnes Couch, 64, died October 27, 2004. Visitation will be 1-6 p.m. Sunday at the home, 828 Monroe Highway, Lancaster. No formal service will be held. Cauthen Funeral Home is in charge. She was born in Union Co. to Ott and Kay Adridge Starnes. Surviving: husband, William Couch; siblings, Ray, Mac and Flossie Starnes; grandchildren, Branan Pate, Alyssa Phillips.
COLUMBIA — Services for Taylor Gray McElveen, 3 weeks, will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, with burial in Bush River Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the SIDS Network, P.O. Box 520, Ledyard, Conn. 06339.
Taylor died Tuesday, October 26, 2004. Born in Columbia, she was the daughter of William Gary McElveen, Jr. and Jennifer Lee Capps.
Surviving are her parents of Columbia; maternal grandfather, Ronnie Capps of Charleston; maternal grandparents, Joann and Robert Tague of Charleston; paternal grandparents, Gary and Chris McElveen of Chapin; paternal great-grandmother, Jean Ingram of Columbia; maternal great-grandparents, Darry R. and Gail Rogers of Mullins, S.C., Carl and Marie Drew of Fayetteville, N.C., Lonnie and Joyce Capps of Marion and Maxine Capps of Marion; and aunts and uncles.
COLUMBIA — A memorial service for Virginia McKeehan Jennings, 95, of the South Carolina Episcopal Home at Still Hopes, will be held at a later date. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.
Mrs. Jennings died Wednesday, October 27, 2004. She was the daughter of the late Emby and Minnie McKeehan of Corbin, Kentucky. She was educated at St. Camille’s Academy and attended Sayre College. An accomplished musician, she was a former member of Washington Street United Methodist Church Choir and the Columbia Choral Society. She was a former member of Wisteria Garden Club.
Surviving are nieces and nephews, Dr. William J. Strohecker of Columbia, Mrs. Michael Clay of Cumberland, Wisconsin and Mr. Larry Sudlow of Danby, Vermont. She was predeceased by her husband, William Robert Jennings, her sister and two brothers.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to Still Hopes Episcopal Home Retirement Fund.
LEXINGTON — Services for Bedie Shealy VanLoan, 80, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 30, 2004 at St. James Lutheran Church, Red Bank. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, October 29, 2004 at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel. In lieu of flowers the family request memorials are made to The Alzheimer’s Association or St. James Lutheran Church.
Mrs. VanLoan, widow of the late Hudson VanLoan, passed away on Wednesday, October 27, 2004, after suffering a long battle with Alzheimers. Born in Lexington, she was the daughter of the late Emerson and Beulah George Shealy. She was a member of St. James Lutheran Church. Mrs. VanLoan will always be remembered for her knowledge of antique jewelry and, most especially, for her joy of life.
She is survived by her son, Mark VanLoan; brother, Lanier Shealy; and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her sisters, Katherine Bills and Doris Lindler; and brother, Louis Shealy.
LEXINGTON — Services for Rosie L. Day Taylor, 94, will be announced at a later date.
Mrs. Taylor died Tuesday, October 26, 2004. Born in Gilbert, she was the daughter of the late Russell Sr. and Rhoda Gantt Day. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church.
She is survived by her son, Russell L. Day, Jr. of Lexington; sister, Yevette Crapps of Gilbert; brother, Clemson S. Day of Gilbert; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel is in charge.
NEWBERRY — Services with burial for Tecora P. “Honey Bunch” Smith, 74, will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Saint Vaughnville Baptist Church, Chappells. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge. Born in Newberry Co. to Luther and Annie Mae Brown Pitts, she died Oct. 26, 2004. Surviving: daughter, Patricia Phyall; son, Randolph Smith; grands, Randy Smith, Patrick Phyall; sister, Lessie Clark; 4 nieces; 6 nephews; cousins.
LEXINGTON — Services for Sharon Bryan Simmons, 63, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 30, 2004 at Red Bank United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held from 12-1 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Memorial services will be held at a later date in Parkersburg, W. VA. Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice or to Red Bank United Methodist Church.
Ms. Simmons passed away peacefully at her daughters home, Thursday, October 28, 2004. Born in Parkersburg, W.VA, she was the daughter of the late John Bryan and Beatrice Lawrence Simmons. She was an active member of Red Bank United Methodist Church. She was employed by Cooper Tools.
She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer S. Bullard of Lexington; sons, John P. Simmons of Chapin, and Jeff S. Simmons of Cayce; sisters, Colleen Tait, Christine Siders and Charlotte Speece; brothers, Doug & Tom Bryan; ten grandchildren and long time friend, Dave Kinsella.
YEMASSEE — Services for Janice S. Robinson, 49, are 1 p.m. Saturday at Pilgrimford Missionary Baptist Church with burial at 11 a.m. Monday in Beaufort National Cemetery, Beaufort. Viewing is 1-5 p.m. today at Young Funeral Home. Born to Nelson Black and Rebecca Black Gillison, she died October 24, 2004. Surviving: husband, Leon Robinson; 4 daughters; 2 sons; mother; 4 sisters; 6 grandchildren; others.