COLUMBIA — Josephine Abbott Parone, 90, beloved and devoted wife of Harry R. Parone, died Wednesday, January 12, 2005 after an illness.
Mrs. Parone was born in Knoxville, Tennessee on April 12, 1914. She was the daughter of the late Timothy Joseph and Susan Compton Abbott. She was a retired employee of Richland School District Two, having been a dedicated bookkeeper at Spring Valley High School for many years. She was a longtime member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church.
The Parones celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on January 10, 2005. Mr. Parone lovingly referred to her as “Sapphire.”
Surviving are her husband of the home; nieces, Anna Katherine Castrichini, Julie Rotureau, Terry Hodaly, Lynne Ladue and their families of Columbia; and a host of other nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Julia Bultman, Anna Seaton, Nellie Higdon, Susan Abbott, and brothers, Henry Abbott and Bill Abbott.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 11 a.m. at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, with Final Commendation and Farewell Prayers in St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery. The Rosary will be recited Thursday at 6 p.m. with visitation until 8 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.
The family requests that memorials be made to St. John Neumann Catholic Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 23689, Columbia, S.C. 29224.
The family wishes to express heartfelt thanks to Susan Drinkwater, Betty Spires, Mary Chapman, Vivian Scott and Cheryl Scott for their compassionate loving care.
COLUMBIA — Funeral services for Margaret Hubbard Clarkson will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Visitation will take place from 10-11 a.m. Interment will follow the services at 3:30 p.m. at New Market Cemetery, Greeleyville, S.C.
Mrs. Clarkson, 92, died Tuesday, January 11, 2005 at Still Hopes. She was born in McColl, S.C., the daughter of the late Wade Hampton and Carrie Kennedy Hubbard. She was married to the late Samuel DeHon Clarkson, Sr. for 49 years. She was a graduate of Winthrop College and taught in the public schools of North and South Carolina prior to her marriage to Mr. Clarkson. They were long time members of Trenholm Road United Methodist Church in Columbia. Mrs. Clarkson was active in the Major Circle.
Survivors are her son, Dr. William Wade Clarkson and his wife, Gay of Tulsa, Oklahoma; stepson, Samuel D. Clarkson and his wife, Crama of Greeleyville; sister, Caroline H. Gibson of McColl; brothers, Grady M. Hubbard and his wife, Millie of McColl, David R. Hubbard and his wife, Anne of Columbia; stepgranddaughter, Emily Perkins and her husband, Charles and great-granddaughter, Taylor all of Columbia; sister-in-law, Mary Clarkson Key of Lodge; and nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
CHERAW — Miss Cassa Danyelle Messick, age 17, died Tuesday, January 11, 2005. Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 14, 2005, at Shiloh United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation is Thursday, January 13, 2005, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.
Miss Messick was born in Lenior, NC, a daughter of Brian Hamilton Messick and Charlotte Goodale Evans. She was a former student of Northwest School of the Arts in Charlotte, NC, and was a Senior at Cheraw High School. Cassa loved drama, and was a cast member in the Christmas Play at Theatre On The Green. She also loved music and enjoyed playing the keyboard and guitar. She was an avid cat lover. Cassa enjoyed laughing and making others laugh and was truly a people person with love for all. She attended First United Methodist Church of Cheraw, SC.
Survivors: Father and Step Mother: Brian and Sheila Messick of Charlotte, NC; Mother and Step Father: Charlotte and Adam Evans of King, NC; Half Sister: Taylor Evans of King, NC; Maternal Grandparents: Donnie and Sue Goodale of Cheraw, SC; Paternal Grandparents: Victor and Laura Messick of Sherrills Ford, NC, and Betty Messick of Lenoir, NC; Maternal Great Grandparents: Irene Goodale of Chesterfield, SC, and George and Madge Harrington of Cheraw, SC.
Memorials may be made to the Shiloh United Methodist Church “Parsonage Fund” c/o Shirley Douglas 897 Burch Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or First United Methodist Church “Tsunami Tragedy Fund” P.O. Box 129 Cheraw, SC 29520
Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home is serving the Messick Family
IRMO — Memorial services for Joyce Ann Cox Rogers, 66, will be held January 15, 2005 at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church at 2:00 p.m. Graveside service will follow in Bush River Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends after the interment at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church. Memorials gifts may be sent to Columbia International University for the Joyce Rogers Scholarship Fund, PO Box 3122, Columbia, SC 29230, established to benefit widows or children of widows who are training to serve Jesus Christ or to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church for use in Women’s Ministry. Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Irmo/St. Andrews Chapel, is in charge.
Mrs. Rogers entered into Glory on Saturday, December 25, 2004. Born in Karny, New Jersey, she was the wife of the late Rev. Dr. Douglas Rogers and the daughter of the late Arthur Bretter and Margaret Barr Cox. She was a member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Rogers received a B.S. in Nursing and a Master’s Degree from CIU.
Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Beth and Tim Mallow of Cocoa, FL; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Wendy Rogers of Columbia; daughter-in-law, Laurie Rogers of Charlotte, NC; beloved son brought into our lives from Uganda, Africa, and daughter-in-law, Festo and Nikai Mutagaana; grandchildren, Connor, Tyler and Janelle Rogers and Ayrton and Meria Mutagaana. Mrs. Rogers was preceded in death by a son, David Arthur William Rogers.
Willie Mae McCarty
NEWBERRY — Services for Mrs. Willie Mae “Bill” Jones McCarty will be at 3 p.m. Friday at McSwain-Evans Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Rosemont Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour before the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Epting Memorial United Methodist Church, 1401 Milligan Street, Newberry, SC 29108. McSwain-Evans Funeral Home is in charge.
Mrs. McCarty, widow of Ashley F. McCarty, died January 12, 2005. Born in Newberry County on March 16, 1911, she was a daughter of the late Wesley Starling and Mary Elizabeth Wicker Jones. She was a member of Epting Memorial United Methodist Church, the Erin Wood Sunday School Class, the Eunice Gatlin Circle and the Epteens.
Surviving are a daughter, Jewell Hilton and her husband, Eddie of Greenville; grandchildren and their spouses, Rick and Wendy Hilton of Simpsonville and Kim and Kyle Boger of Taylors; great-granddaughters, Ashley Hilton, Erin Hilton, Casey Hilton and Kaylee Boger.
FLORENCE — A memorial service for James Ormand “Jim” Matthews, 61, Navy veteran and retired dispatcher for the S.C. Highway Patrol, will be 3 p.m. today at Lamb’s Chapel. Cain Funeral Home is in charge. Mr. Matthews died January 10, 2005. Surviving: children, Cheryl Russo, Chrissie Shoupe, Debbie, Dawn and James Matthews, Kelli Salley, Chantal Thrift; brother, Charles Matthews; 11 grandchildren.
GEORGETOWN — Services for Victoria Shepard, 83, are 2 p.m. Saturday at Open Bible Tabernacle Church, burial in Mt. Zion AME Church Cemetery. Wilds’ Daughter Home for Funerals is in charge. Born in Georgetown to Joe and Rosa Johnson Hamilton, she died Jan. 10, 2005. Surviving: children, Lead, Robert, Willie, Ezekiel, Roseann, Susan, Frances and Georgetta; three brothers; one sister.
DILLON — A memorial service for Vito Patrick Lasorella, 65, will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at Cooper Funeral Home. Born in Frankfort, N.Y., to Joseph and Elizabeth Lasorella, he died January 11, 2005. He was a gunmaker with Remington Arms. Surviving: wife, Faye Phillips Lasorella; daughter, Mary Beth Bridges; brother, Domonick Lasorella.
ATLANTA — William Johnson “Bill” Chipman, 64, of Atlanta, died January 9, 2005. A multi-sport all star at Reynolds High School in Winston-Salem, he attended the University of South Carolina on a football scholarship. He is survived by his son William, Jr. and his wife, Colleen; son, Matthew; granddaughter, Caroline; mother, Ann Reeves; brother, Thomas; and sister, Judith Huntington. The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at H.M. Patterson and Son, Arlington Chapel, 173 Allen Rd., Sandy Springs (404) 851-9900.
Bill Chipman will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
HARTSVILLE — Services for James Rush, 56, will be 3 p.m. Friday at Temple Holiness Church, Timmonsville, burial 11 a.m. January 18 in Florence National Cemetery. Hines Funeral Home is in charge. He was born in Florence Co. to Lowman and Tenner Muldrow Rush. Surviving: wife, Rosa Mae White Rush; children, Felicia, Bridgett and Rodney Rush; five brothers; four sisters; two granddaughters.
COLUMBIA — Services for Dorothy Jean Wade Barnes, 80, will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Shandon Presbyterian Church, with burial in Manning Cemetery at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to The Pastor’s Fund at Shandon Presbyterian Church, Carolina Children’s Home, or Presbyterian Homes of South Carolina. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is in charge.
Mrs. Barnes died Wednesday, January 12, 2005. Born in Greenwood, S.C., she was the daughter of the late Rev. DeForest and Helen Tolbert Wade. A graduate of Columbia College, she taught at Conway Elementary and Brennen Elementary Schools. She was a member of Shandon Presbyterian Church, where she was a member of the Women of the Church for many years.
Surviving are her husband, Scott Barnes; son, William Scott Barnes of Florence, S.C.; daughter and son-in-law, Jean B. Cottrell and Major Robert C. Cottrell, Jr. USAF currently stationed in the United Kingdom; and four grandchildren, Richard Scott Barnes, Cathryn Anne Cottrell, Emily Elizabeth Cottrell, Abigayle Caroline Cottrell.
CAMDEN — Funeral services for William Joseph Polson, 53, will be held on Sunday, January 16, 2005, at 2 p.m. at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel with burial to follow in Wateree Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Everett Reconnu will officiate. The family will receive friends on Saturday, January 15, 2005, from 6-8 p.m. at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made to Wateree Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 2024 Haile Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Mr. Polson died Wednesday, January 12, 2005. Born in Camden, he was the son of Violet Farmer Polson and the late Milton Jerome Polson. Mr. Polson was a truck driver in the logging business.
Surviving are his mother; daughter, Tiffany Polson of Camden; son, Joey Polson of the home; sister, Vicky Williams and brother-in-law, R.B. Williams of Camden.