CHESTER — Mrs. Septemia Jordan “Seppie” (Grant) Robbins, 76, of 109 Brawley Street, Chester, wife of Mr. Alfred Hargrave “Hawk” Robbins, died Saturday, January 8th at Chester Regional Medical Center, Chester.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 10, 2005, at Bethel United Methodist Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery with the Rev. Mel Arant officiating.
She was born in Chester County, SC October 24, 1928, to the late John Grant and the late Emma Knox Grant. She was formerly employed with Springs Industries at the Gayle Mill Office, and later in the Chester School District Office and Chester High School Office. She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church, a graduate of Lewisville High School, where she was an All State Basketball player, and was a member of the Cotillion.
Surviving are husband, Hawk Robbins; one son, Fred Robbins of Chester, SC; one daughter, Anne Vestal of Greensboro, NC; two grandchildren; three sisters, Johnnie Page of Chester, SC, Estelle Gibson of Columbia, SC, Hazzie Perry of Rock Hill, SC. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Senator Wilbur Grant, Jesse Grant and Major Grant and three sisters, Sara McDill, Emma Garrison, and Grace Ray.
Memorials may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 751, Chester, SC 29706.
The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:30 Sunday evening at Barron Funeral Home.
COLUMBIA — Memorial service for Paulette West Boykin “Mimi” Roberts, 54, will be held Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church. Burial will be Wednesday in Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Carolinas Neuromuscular, ALS/MDA, P.O. Box 32861, Charlotte, N.C. 28232 or to Tri-county Hospice, 111 Executive Pointe Blvd., Columbia, S.C. 29210. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.
Mrs. Roberts died Saturday, January 08, 2005, after a long illness. Born in Camden, she was the daughter of the late Samuel F. Boykin and Paulette West Boykin. She was a graduate of the USC School of Nursing.
Surviving are her husband, John A. Roberts; daughters, Jennifer Forrester of Fountain Inn, Laura Carter and her husband, David, and Rebecca Roberts, all of Columbia; and grandchildren, Hannah Forrester and Erin White.
Ineffable gratitude goes out to the Tricounty Hospice “team” of Nurse Teresa, Terri and John, Empath Tabatha, Pastor Mark, Nurse Susie, Nurse Amy and especially Miss Judy and her assistants.
GREAT FALLS — Services for James David “J.D.” Sandel, 86, are 2 p.m. Monday at Evangel Temple Assembly of God with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Visitation is 5-7 tonight at Dantzler-Baker Funeral Home. Born in Monroe, N.C. to Harry and Lydia Outen Sandel, he died Jan. 7, 2004. Surviving: wife, Ivey Beckham Sandel; children, Blease, Kenneth Sandel, Janice Sharpe; 8 grands; 14 great-grandchildren.
COLUMBIA — Funeral service for Patricia-ann Fields Schwab, 62, will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Tree of Life Congregation with burial in Hebrew Benevolent Society Cemetery. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is in charge.
Born December 11, 1942, in Morganton, West Virginia, Ms. Schwab died Thursday, January 6, 2004, at the family home. She was the daughter of Mrs. Belle Fields and the late Edward S. Fields.
A resident of Columbia for the past six years, Ms. Schwab had been the office manager for The Columbia Company, Inc. She was an active member of the Tree of Life Congregation Sisterhood; and served as a volunteer teacher of English as a Second Language to immigrants in Atlanta; and had planned to volunteer with Palmetto Baptist Hospital’s Personal Touch Program.
Ms. Schwab is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Stacey Cihak and son-in-law, David Cihak, of Atlanta, Ga.; mother, Belle Fields; brother and sister-in-law, Fredric and Irene Fields of Columbia; and brother, Michael Fields, of Syracuse, N.Y.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Susan B. Komen Foundation or the Tree of Life Congregation.
GREENVILLE — Services for Dewitt Earl Shealy, 82, are 3 p.m. (viewing 2 p.m., visitation 2-3 p.m.) today at Ninety Six Presbyterian Church with burial in Elmwood Cemetery, Ninety Six. Blyth Funeral Home, Greenwood, is in charge. Born in Greenwood Co. to Dewitt and Annette Summers Shealy, he died Jan. 7, 2005. Surviving: wife, Anna Young Shealy; sons, Irby, Ronald Shealy; 4 grands; 1 sister; others.
PAGELAND — A graveside service for Charles Mendal Sherrin, 62, U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran and retired carpenter, will be held at 2 p.m. today in Liberty Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, is in charge. Born in Chesterfield Co. to Allen and Loita West Sherrin, he died January 6, 2005. Surviving are brother, Ronald Sherrin; two aunts; cousins.
TIMMONSVILLE — Services for Larry Douglas Strickland, 68, are 5 p.m. (viewing 4 p.m.) Monday at Sardis Baptist Church with visitation to follow and burial 11 a.m. Tuesday in Pleasant View Baptist Church Cemetery. Layton-Anderson Funeral Home is in charge. Born in Horry Co. to Quincey Sr. and Lutie Strickland, he died Jan. 8, 2005. Surviving: wife, Joan F. Strickland; 3 daughters; 2 siblings; 7 grandchildren.
RUBY — Services with burial for Lucy Oliver Wilkerson, 81, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at White Oak Presbyterian Church. Visitation 5-7 tonight at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield. Born in Ruby to Duncan and Lonie Jordan Oliver, she died Jan. 7, 2005. Surviving are son, Wilford Wilkerson; daughter, Brenda Forsythe; granddaughter, Donna Wilkerson; sisters, Grace Dees, Sarah Eddins.
GREENVILLE — A graveside service for Montez Elizabeth Turner Shead Stewart, 78, is 2 p.m. Monday in Graceland West Cemetery. Visitation is 1:30 p.m. Monday at The Howze Mortuary, Travelers Rest. Born in Greenville Co. to Walter and Ollie Turner, she died Jan. 8, 2005. Surviving: children, Patricia Howard, Louise Propes, Walter Shead; brother, Jack Turner; 17 grands; 27 great-grands; 3 great-great-grandchildren.
GREENWOOD — Services for Janice Minor Wideman, 74, widow of Moses Wideman Sr., are 2 p.m. Monday (visitation 7-9 tonight) at Harley Funeral Home; burial in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Born in Greenwood to George and Mabel Minor, she died Jan. 8, 2005. Surviving: children, Donna Davis, Moses Jr., Frederick, Glenn Wideman; brothers, John, Joe, George Minor; 9 grands; 9 great-grandchildren.
LITTLE MOUNTAIN — Virgil L. Boland, 85, of 3303 Wheeland Road, Little Mountain, widower of Frances Graham Boland, died Sunday, January 0, 2005 at Providence Hospital.
Mr. Boland was born on September 12, 1919 in Little Mountain, a son of the late Dewitt C. and Eula Frick Boland. He was a Navy veteran of World II and he retired as a Plant Supervisor from South Carolina Electric & Gas Co., having 43 years of service. He was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and the Men’s Sunday School class, was a former vice-chairman of the Congregational Council and was a former member of the Lutheran Church Men and the Little Mountain Ruritan Club.
Mr. Boland is survived by a daughter, Judith B. Wessinger of Little Mountain; three sons, Leon F. Boland, Charles H. Boland and David I. Boland, all of Little Mountain; two sisters, Edith Bedenbaugh and Mary Ruth Long, both of Prosperity; brother, John D. Boland of Little Mountain; 12 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter, Bonni B. Barnes, a sister, Rosalyn B. Fulmer and a brother, Everett Boland.
Funeral services for Virgil L. Boland will be conducted at 3:00 P.M. Tuesday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church by the Rev. Guy Cruse. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Monday at the Whitaker Funeral Home, Chapin and the family will be at the residence, 3303 Wheeland Road, Little Mountain.
Memorials may be made to the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, PO Box 186, Little Mountain, SC 29075 or charity of one’s choice.
Active pallbearers will be Jimmy Boland, Brandon Barnes, Broko Boland, Reed Smith, Ben Boland and Jacob Boland.
Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Men’s Sunday School Class of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.
GILBERT — Graveside services for Naphlee Elsie Gillian Leaphart, 84, will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, January 11, 2005, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel, is in charge.
Mrs. Leaphart died Sunday, January 09, 2005. Born in Lexington Co., SC, she was the wife of the late Henry Leaphart and the daughter of the late Jasper and Lela Shealy Gillian. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.
Surviving are her brother, Bossell Gillian of Columbia.