LUGOFF — Memorial services for Loyola Cullinan Elliott, 84, will be held Friday, January 14, 2005, with family and friends gathering at 12:30 p.m. and services at 1:00 p.m. at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Rev. Francis Travis will officiate. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Kershaw County, 2001 W. DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Mrs. Elliott, widow of Otis Randolph Elliott, died Monday, January 10, 2005. Born in Albia, Iowa, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Leo and Nora Kathleen Brophy Cullinan. Mrs. Elliott was a 30 year resident of Camden, SC.
Surviving are daughters, Susan C. Bowers and her husband, Dennis, of Tacoma, Washington, and Mary “Trish” P. Walters and her husband, James “Bubba” of Lugoff, sons, Steven R. Elliott and his wife, Diane of Des Moines, Iowa, Thomas E. Elliott and his wife, Tammy of Lugoff and Kevin M. Elliott and his fiancee, Nancy Wilson, of Columbia, 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, brother, Thomas L. Cullinan, Jr. of Sherman, Texas, numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Elliott was predeceased by a sister, Margaret Day. Mrs. Elliott will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
Jackson Whisnant Sr.
FLORENCE — Services for Jackson Cameron Whisnant Sr., 81, WWII Army veteran, 3 p.m. today at Calvary Baptist Church, entombment: Mount Hope Cemetery Mausoleum. Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home is in charge. Born in Newton, N.C., to Harvey and Effie Whisnant, he died Jan. 9, 2005. Surviving: children, Cameron Whisnant Jr., Dare Chapman, Donna Powell; sister, Charlotte Cahoon; 6 grandchildren.
ROCK HILL — Services for Dean Martin Schraw, 54, Army veteran, are 11 a.m. Thursday (visitation 7-8:30 tonight: Greene Funeral Home, Northwest Chapel, burial: Forest Hills Cemetery. Born in Minnesota to George and Esther Swanson Schraw, he died Jan. 9, 2005. Surviving: wife, Glenice; children, Glendon, Kendall, Deanette Schraw; siblings, Duane, Bevan Schraw, Donna Bever, Elaine Peters; 2 grandchildren.
COLUMBIA — Mr. Joe E. Cooper, 69, of Columbia, SC, passed away to be with his Savior on January 9th, in Lexington Hospital. A memorial service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 13th, at Riverland Hills Baptist Church, 500 St. Andrews Road, Columbia, SC. Friends are invited to join the family immediately after the memorial service for a light lunch and celebration of Joe’s life.
Mr. Cooper was employed by Interstate Management Investment Corporation as Senior Vice President of Operations for 18 years. Prior to IMIC, he worked 8 years for the Ramada Corporation and 20 years for Winegardner - Hammons (Holiday Inn). He was a member of the Irmo Chamber of Commerce and a church usher.
Mr. Cooper is survived by his loving wife Jan, adoring father to Bruce Cooper, Todd Cooper, Tina Chaney, Guy Mechlem, Tawna Timberlake. Proud grandfather to Ashley and Arica Chaney, Jerry and Katie Timberlake, Ashley and Shelby Shields and Rachel and Mathew Cooper. He is also survived by three sisters and a brother.
Mr. Cooper unselfishly donated his body to the University of SC for research. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to the benevolent or church building funds at Riverland Hills Baptist Church, where he was a member.
GADSDEN — Funeral service for Matthew Otis “Jack” Dukes of Gadsden, will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Gadsden Church of God with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home, 2930 Colonial Drive, is in charge.
Mr. Dukes died Jan. 10. Born in Saluda, he was the son of the late Henry and Clara Dozier Dukes. He retired from PYA of Columbia and was a member of Gadsden Church of God.
Surviving are his wife, Sarah W. Dukes; children, Robert Montgomery, Henry Boucknight, Libby Roche’, Brenda Rembert and Sandra Branch; siblings, Clara Miles, Pearl Coleman, John, Thomas, Clee and Mary Dukes.
FORT MILL — Services for Lillie Mae Patterson Johnson, 88, widow of S.B. Johnson, are 2 p.m. Thursday (visitation 6-8 tonight) at Fort Mill Church of God, burial in Unity Cemetery. Wolfe Funeral Home is in charge. Born in York Co. to Arthur and Cora Patterson, she died Jan. 10, 2005. Surviving: children, Bobby Johnson, Patsy Meacham, Sarah Totherow, Joyce Weaver; grandchildren, great, great-great-grandchildren.
HEMINGWAY — A graveside service for Rodney LeFay Altman, 54, is 3 p.m. today in Eaddy-Ford Cemetery, Johnsonville. Morris Funeral Home is in charge. Born in Hemingway to C.H. and Pearl Thompson Altman, he died Jan. 10, 2005. Surviving: children, Tara Powell, Kim and Rodney Altman; 2 grandchildren; siblings, Carl, Timmy, Randy, Gene, Mary, Gwen, Norma and Penny Altman, Avis Thompson.
ORANGEBURG — Blanche Carson Perry, 101, died Monday, January 10, 2005, in Methodist Oaks in Orangeburg, SC. Mrs. Perry was the widow of the late Bryan Jaudon Perry.
She was born on April 24, 1903, in Athens, GA, to the late Joseph Leon Carson and Effie Mathews Carson.
Mrs. Perry was a homemaker, a Sinclair Oil Jobber, a school teacher at Ridgeland Elementary school, an employee of Perry’s Grocery on Main Street in Ridgeland, SC, and a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church where she was a Sunday school teacher. She was also a former member of the Order of The Eastern Star, and an active supporter of the Girl Scouts.
She is survived by her three children, Caroline P. Bell of West Columbia, SC, Bryan J. Perry, II of Greenville, SC, and Albert T. Perry of St. Louis, MO. She leaves 6 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 12, 2005, at Sauls Funeral Home Chapel, Ridgeland, SC, with visitation from 1:30 p.m. until time of service. Burial will be in Ridgeland Cemetery, Ridgeland, SC.
Sauls Funeral Home of Ridgeland is assisting the family with their arrangements.
Rev. J. Paul Johnson
RUBY — Rev. J. Paul Johnson, age 59, died Thursday, January 6, 2005. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 13, 2005, at Mechanicsville Baptist Church, Darlington, SC, with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation is Wednesday, January 12, 2005, 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home and other times at his home in Ruby, SC, or at the home of his sister Faye and Dorla Lewis, 326 North Charleston Road, Darlington, SC.
Rev. Johnson was born August 16, 1945, in Orangeburg, SC, a son of the late David William “Bill” and Jeanette O’Cain Johnson. He was a graduate of Orangeburg High School, North Greenville College, and received his Master of Divinity Degree at Carson-Newman University. Rev. Johnson was a former Baptist Minister for 25 years and was an employee of INA USA in Cheraw, SC, for the past 10 years. He was Owner and Clergy of the Jewell City Wedding Chapel. Rev. Johnson was a member of Mechanicsville Baptist Church where he served as former Pastor.
Survivors: wife: Paulette Strawn Johnson of the home; 1 Son: Patrick Johnson of Clayton, NC; 1 Daughter: Paula Johnson of Clayton, NC; 1 Stepdaughter: Terri Parker Lisenby and husband Dean of Darlington, SC; 3 Sisters: Faye J. Lewis and husband Dorla of Darlington, SC, Dale J. Yarborough and husband Warren of Orangeburg, SC, and Charlene J. Mabe and husband Phillip of Jacksonville, FL. Also 4 Stepgrandchildren and a number of Nieces and Nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Mechanicsville Baptist Church “Building Fund,” 2364 Cashua Ferry Road, Darlington, SC 29532.
Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, SC, is serving the Johnson Family.
COLUMBIA — Justin Derrick Williams, infant son of L.J. Terry Williams and Laniqua N. Coleman, was born in Columbia and died January 9, 2005. A graveside service will be held 3 p.m. Thursday in Serenity Memorial Gardens. Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home is in charge. Surviving are his parents; grandparents, Elizabeth Williams, Wendy Donald and Greg Coleman.
CHERAW — Services for Margaret Lee Roscoe Wallace, 103, widow of R. Lee Wallace, 4 p.m. Thursday at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Visitation is 6-8 tonight at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield. Born in Patrick to Lizzie Roscoe Donahue, she died Jan. 11, 2005. Surviving: children, Jesse, James Wallace, Ellen Tyner, Annie Johnson, Gladys Grooms; grands; great-grands; great-great-grandchild.
NEWBERRY — Lewis N. Boozer, 74, of 2526 Fair Ave., Newberry, died Monday, January 10, 2005.
Mr. Boozer was born on October 19, 1930, in Prosperity, a son of the late Mark N. and Mae Lee Shealy Boozer. He served in the U.S. Army for two years, the National Guards for 19 years, and had retired from Oakland Mills, Kendall Co. He was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. He was twice married, first to the late Evelyn R. Boozer, and second to Buler Mae H. Boozer of Winnsboro.
Mr. Boozer is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Robert E. and Wendy F. Boozer of Newberry; three sisters, Dorothy B. Jones of Newberry, Fran B. Merchant of Prosperity, and Ann B. Dawson of Columbia; a brother, Ronald Boozer of Prosperity; and a grandson, James Arrowood of Newberry.
Graveside service for Lewis N. Boozer will be conducted Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church Cemetery by the Rev. Arden Hallman.
Visitation will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Whitaker Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 4056 St. Luke’s Church Road, Prosperity, SC 29127 or the Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box 7044, Columbia, SC 29202-7044.
Whitaker Funeral Home, 1704 College St., Newberry is assisting the family.