PORT ROYAL — Graveside service with military honors for Jere McGill Mills, 83, 3 p.m. today: Beaufort National Cemetery. Anderson Funeral Home in charge. Born in Mt. Ayre, Iowa, to John and Vora Mills, he died Jan. 12, 2005. Surviving: wife, Janet Savage Mills; children, Molly Williams, Jere Jr., John, Holly Mills, Shelby Neely; stepchildren, Elizabeth Bohac, William, Zoe Leach, Royce, Dr. John, Winslow Savage.
LANCASTER — Services for Sarah Gunn Poston, Alisa Knitwear retiree, widow of L.C. Polston, 3 p.m. Saturday (visitation 7-9 tonight): Mahaffey Funeral Home; burial: Lancaster Memorial Park. Born in Greenbrier, W.Va., to Ebbin and Nellie Shepard Gunn, she died Jan 12, 2005. Surviving: daughter, Anita Jordan; siblings, Lewis Gunn, Lucille Faulkenberry, Emelie Mackey; half sister, Louise Barrow; grandchildren.
HARTSVILLE — A graveside service for Mrs. Dorothy Euten Clark, 65, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Grove Hill Cemetery. Visitation is 5-7 tonight at Belk Funeral Home, Darlington. Born in Lee Co. to Henry and Roxie Hill Euten, she died Jan. 12, 2005. Surviving are children, Richard, Wayne, Shirley, Chelsea; grandchildren; sisters, Margaret Blackwell, Marilee Matuse.
COLUMBIA — Mausoleum services for Carl Raymond Poole, 91, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 15, 2005, at Bush River Memorial Gardens Mausoleum with entombment to follow. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the mausoleum. Memorials may be made to American Lung Association, 1817 Gadsen St., Columbia, SC 29201. Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Irmo/St. Andrews Chapel, is in charge.
Mr. Poole died Thursday, January 13, 2005, at his home. Born August 9, 1913, in Warwick, Georgia, he was the husband of the late Ruby Wilkes Poole and the son of the late David Lee and Annie Mae Goodman Poole. Mr. Poole retired from R.C. Motor Lines where he had 17 years driving and 27 years in safety management. He was a pioneer in the trucking company safety field, winning numerous awards on the state and national level.
Surviving are his daughter, Carlene Poole Smith and her husband, John Louis Smith, Jr. of Columbia; one sister, Idumea P. Hurst of Bourbonaiss, Illinois; one granddaughter, Tanya Smith Johnson and her husband, J. Brian Johnson of Lexington; two great-grandchildren, Spencer Griffith Johnson and Reagan Trey Johnson, all of Lexington. Mr. Poole was preceded in death by his grandson, John Louis Smith, III, four brothers and four sisters.
COLUMBIA — Funeral service for Lorymell Albertha Lawrence of Columbia will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church. Family and friends visitation is from 6:30-7:30 this evening at the funeral home. Mrs. Lawrence will be placed in the church on Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m.
Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home, 2930 Colonial Drive, is in charge.
Mrs. Lawrence died Jan. 11, 2005. Born in Guyana, South America, she was the daughter of the late Frances G. and Albertha Wilkins Yearwood. She was a retired educator, having taught and retired in Guyana. She was a member of St. Michael Episcopal and All Angels Episcopal Church.
Surviving are her two loving daughters, Gail L. (Michael) Samuels and Marilyn (Howard) Downer; two brothers, Oliver and Leonard Yearwood; sisters, Alnoresy Casey, Beth Shanks and Patsy Thompson; six grandchildren, Ryan (Lelani) Lawrence, Roelle “Ashley” Lawrence, Shemaine Downer, Rhonda Wills, Shonelle Downer and Rhianna Lawrence; great-grandchild, Jade Lawrence.
Manchester Brooks Sr.
COLUMBIA — Services for Manchester Brooks, Sr., 89, formerly of 3201 Meadowlark Drive, will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Manigault-Hurley Funeral Home Chapel, 2229 Two Notch Road, with entombment in Greenlawn Mausoleum.
Visitation will be 5-8:30 p.m. Friday, January 14, 2005, at the Manigault-Hurley Funeral Home, 2229 Two Notch Road.
Son of the late Wade and Missouri James Brooks, he died on January 11, 2005, in Aiken, SC. He was a member of Zion Canaan Baptist Church.
Survivors are: two sons, Manchester Brooks, Jr. of N. Augusta, SC, and Max Holmes of Coatsville, PA; five grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
COLUMBIA — Funeral service for Mrs. Betty Parrish Carpenter, 69, of Columbia, SC, formerly of The Carpenter Community in Cary, NC, will be held at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon, January 15, 2005, at The Chapel of Apex Funeral Directors, Inc., 511 West Williams St., Apex, NC, officiated by Dr. Andrew Pickens. Interment will follow in Good Hope Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. prior to the service. Memorials may be made to charity of one’s choice. Shives Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements in Columbia.
Mrs. Carpenter, widow of Claiborne P. Carpenter, died Tuesday, January 11, 2005. Born in Durham, NC, she was a daughter of the late William Allen Parish and Alma Louise Critcher.
She was a self-employed beautician, working from her home for 30 years. Mrs. Carpenter was an avid gardener; she lived most of her life in Durham and Wake Counties, NC.
Survivors include: sons, Russell Thomas Carpenter of Holly Springs, NC, and Neal Bradley Carpenter and his wife, Diane of Morrisville, PA; stepson, Gerald Wayne Carpenter and his wife Melba of Winston, GA, six grandchildren, Terry, Ryan, Madeyn, Amber and Kaitlyn Carpenter and Michelle Eller; 3 great grandchildren, Lindsey Skidmore and Shelby and Sidney Eller as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Carpenter was preceded in death by her brother, William Alton Parrish, granddaughter, Marlene Carpenter Godwin and great granddaughter, Tiffany Godwin.
GOLDSBORO, N.C. — Ruth Mary Busbee, age 90, of Goldsboro and formerly of Lexington County in South Carolina, died Tuesday in Wayne Memorial Hospital. Born in Swansea, SC, to the late Jessie Lee and Carrie Lou Sturkey Mack, she was the wife of the late Clarendon William “C.W.” Busbee and mother of the late Carolyn Shumpert. She was a member of Old Lexington Baptist Church in Leesville, SC, where she served in various ministries.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Old Lexington Baptist Church in Leesville, SC.
She is survived by her daughter, Jean B. Carson and her husband, John B. Carson of Goldsboro, NC; a son, Mark Busbee; her sister, Patsy Latham of West Columbia, SC; a brother, Chester Mack of Cayce, SC; eleven grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (designated for research), 225 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60601-7633.
Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home and Crematory of Goldsboro is serving the Busbee family.
CHESTER — Services with burial for Frances Lightner Colvin, 95, widow of Lawrence Colvin, are 1 p.m. (noon viewing) Saturday at Armenia Baptist Church. Viewing is 3-9 p.m. today and 9-11 a.m. Saturday at King’s Funeral Home. Born in Fairfield Co. to Trease Lightner and Mary Brice Mack, she died Jan. 8, 2005. Surviving: daughter, Evangelist Frances Moore; 8 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren.
COLUMBIA — Services for Mary L. Sewell Haynes Friday, U.S. Army veteran and retired teacher from Fairfield Co. School District, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home, burial in Serenity Memorial Gardens. Born in Columbia to Dave and Isabell Sewell, she died Jan. 10, 2005. Surviving: children, Jacquelyn Burnett, Timothy Haynes; 5 grands; 7 great-grands; 2 great-great grandchildren.
Willie Mae Barton
ST. MATTHEWS — Mrs. Willie Mae Agnes Barton, age 95, of 505 Calhoun Road, St. Matthews, SC, Jan. 12, 2005, died Wednesday morning in Palmetto Health Richland Hospital in Columbia. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 15, 2005, at Thompson Funeral Home Chapel in Orangeburg, officiated by Rev. Kevin Darby and Rev. Bobby Williams. Burial will be in West End Cemetery in St. Matthews. Thompson Funeral Home, Inc., in Orangeburg is in charge. Active pallbearers will be Stacey Whitaker, Larry Furtick, Jay Cranke, Dewayne Barton, Robert Barton, Jr., Claude Barton, Jr., Ben Barton, Mike Barton, Cecil Adkins.
She was born July 12, 1909, in Camden, S.C. She was the daughter of the late Edwin Augustus Hall and the late Martha Henrietta Reynolds Hall. She was the widow of William B. Barton, Sr. She was preceded in death by 2 daughters; an infant daughter, Willie Ada Barton and Margaret Cranke; 2 sons, Sammie Barton and W.B. (Bill) Barton, Jr. and a granddaughter, Andrea Greene.
Survivors include 3 daughters, Mrs. Jacqueline Anderson of Bonneau, SC, Elizabeth Ann Greene and Grace Whitaker, both of Lexington; 3 sons, Raymond Barton of Summerville, David Barton of St. Matthews and Bobby Barton of Summerville; 46 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; 26 great-great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at Thompson Funeral Home, Inc., in Orangeburg. Visitation is 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, January 14, 2005, at Thompson Funeral Home, Inc., in Orangeburg.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of T.R.M.C., 1324 Hutto Street, Orangeburg, SC 29118 or to Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, 3105 Five Chop Road, Orangeburg, SC 29115.
FLORENCE — Services with burial for Avery Lamar Dickson, 80, WWII Navy veteran, will be 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Beth Shiloh Presbyterian Church with visitation from 6-8 tonight at Bratton Funeral Home, both in York. Born in York to Ernest and Rachel Parks Dickson, he died January 12, 2005. Surviving are his wife, Betty Smith Dickson; son, Rev. Avery Dickson; two grandchildren; four brothers; two sisters.
HARTSVILLE — Services for Ethel Gainey Galloway, 87, will be held at 2 p.m. (visitation 1-2 p.m.) Saturday at Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home with burial in Prospect United Methodist Church Cemetery. Born in Chesterfield to Isaac and Minnie Stephens Gainey, she died January 13, 2005. Surviving are her husband, Jack Galloway; sister, Carnell O’Neal; brother, Harvey Gainey.