SUMTER — Services for Thelma A. Elmore, 83, widow of Frank Elmore, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium with burial in Salem UMC, Timmonsville. Born in Lee Co. to Purdy and Lula Logan Atkinson, she died January 22, 2005. Surviving are daughters, Shirley Edens, Frankie Turner; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers; three sisters.
LEXINGTON — Geneva B. Gowland, 82, went home to The Lord on Friday, January 21, 2005, after a long illness. Memorial services will be held Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at 3:00 PM at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Carolina Children’s Home.
Born in Chester County, SC, she was the widow of the John H. Hammond, Marvin R. Sammons and Edmund E. Gowland and the daughter of the late Thomas Brooks and Nancy Jane Beam. She was retired from the SC Department of Mental Health as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
She is survived by four daughters; Anne H. Roby of Chicago, IL; Sandra H. Bradwell of Columbia; Helen Skipper and Patricia Currie, both of Lexington County; nine grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; a special friend and caregiver, Emma Brown. Mrs. Gowland was predeceased by a sister, Mary K. Halford.
The family would like to express their appreciation for the care, compassion and support given to our family by Lynn, Joetta and Jackie of Palmetto Hospice.
WATERLOO — Services for Mary Wilson Edwards, 88, widow of Winfred Edwards, are 2 p.m. (visitation 1 p.m.) Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church with burial in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Blyth Funeral Home, Greenwood, is in charge. Born in Abbeville Co. to John and Janie Wilson, she died Jan. 23, 2005. Surviving: daughters, Mary Boggs, Joyce Brown; sister, Frances Hagen; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
Rev. Bobby Floyd
SUMTER — Services for the Rev. Bobby Joe Floyd, 65, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday (visitation 6-8 tonight) at Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home with burial in Pocalla Holiness Cemetery. Born in Sumter to the Rev. Dewey and Maude C. Floyd, he died Jan. 22, 2005. Surviving are children, Joey, Ken, Sean Floyd; sister, Diane Hudson; brother, Glenn Floyd; seven grandchildren.
ORANGEBURG — Jane Fogle Johnson, 45, died Friday.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at St. George Baptist Church in Orangeburg with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation is 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday at Thompson Funeral Home, Inc. in Orangeburg.
GRAY COURT — A graveside service for Jack D. Miller, retired with 33 years of service with DuPont, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Westview Memorial Park. Visitation is 6-8 tonight at The Kennedy Mortuary, Laurens. Born to Sam and Daisy Wentz Miller, he died Jan. 22, 2005. Surviving are wife, Mary Lyda Miller; children, Debbie Epling, Sharon Strength, Ricky Miller; six grandchildren; one brother.
HARTSVILLE — Services for Benjamin S. Haire, 77, widower of Vera Teal Haire, are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Tabernacle UMC. Visitation is 5-7 tonight at Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Born in Darlington Co. to Owens and Mary Haire, he died Jan. 22, 2005. Surviving: sons, Jimmy, Dennis, Michael Haire; sisters, Elizabeth Griggs, Ruth Brown, Ellen Flowers; one aunt; one uncle; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
LANGLEY — A memorial service for William Jefferson “Jeff” Maxey will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Langley Church of God with private burial. Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge. He died Jan. 22, 2005. Surviving are children, Sandy Ashley, Marion, Rebecca Hendricks, Michelle, Katie Maxey; siblings, E.W. Jr., Alan, Sandy Maxey, Ann Hooker, Kaye Quackenbush, Linda Carter; four grandchildren.
CHESTER — Services with burial for Constance “Tennie” Philips, 64, will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Gethsemane Baptist Church. Additional viewing 3-9 tonight and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday at King’s Funeral Home. Born in Chester Co. to Emanuel Brown and Josie Wright, she died Jan. 19, 2005. Surviving are husband, Clarence Phillips; children, Johnnie Price, Arthur Wright; grandson, Marlon Phillips; others.
JENKINSVILLE — Services with burial for Susie B. Glenn Rabb, 90, homemaker, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at White Hall AME. Russell-McCutchen Funeral Home, Winnsboro, is in charge. Born in Fairfield Co. to James and Mattie Gill Glenn, he died Jan. 20, 2005. Surviving are sons, Nathan Jr., James, Sylvester, Casper Rabb; daughters, Margaret Eldridge, Mattie Williams, Kathy Barnes, Michele Rabb; four siblings.
Rhett Davis Jr.
DENMARK — N. Rhett Davis, Jr. of Denmark passed away on Saturday, January 22nd, after several years of declining health. Mr. Davis was the son of Nelie R. and Aileen Riddle Davis of Norway, both deceased. He was born on November 27, 1918 in Norway, SC and graduated from Norway Public Schools in 1935. He graduated from Clemson University in 1939 and worked as a County Agent in Aiken and Jasper Counties until 1949. That year, Mr. Davis moved to Denmark, where he began farming with his father. In 1951, Mr. Davis and his brother began a dairy operation which he continued to run until 2000.
Between 1955 and 1998, Mr. Davis also worked as Producer Relations Manager for Coburg Dairy, a regional dairy products processor and distributor in Charleston. Mr. Davis retired as a consultant to Coburg in 1998.
Mr. Davis was an active leader within the state’s dairy industry for nearly 50 years. He was a past President of the South Carolina Dairy Association and a regional director of the Holstein-Friesian Association. In 1977, Mr. Davis and his family were named a Master Farm Family by Clemson University. As a member of the Department of Animal Sciences’ Dairy Advisory Committee, Mr. Davis was instrumental in the development of the LeMaster Dairy Center at Clemson. In 1980, he was inducted into the Clemson University Dairy Hall of Fame in recognition of his life-long service to dairying in the state.
Mr. Davis was also actively involved in his community. He was a member of Bethel Park United Methodist Church for over 50 years, serving on the Board of Trustees and in many other capacities. He also taught a Sunday school class for 40 years and was a frequent church representative to the Annual Conference.
Mr. Davis is survived by his wife, Emma H. Davis, of Denmark, a brother, Marvin H. Davis of Brevard, NC, and three sons by his first wife, Margaret M. Davis, who died in 1990. His sons (and their spouses) are Anthony R. Davis (Marti) of Richmond, VA; Rome M. (Mac) Davis (Becky) of Blackville, SC; and George C. Davis (Mellie) of College Station, TX. Also surviving are two step-children, Laurie D. Hutto (Pat) of Columbia and Bonnie H. Harrison (Woody) of Bamberg, as well as 14 grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 25th at Bethel Park United Methodist Church in Denmark. Interment will follow at the Denmark Cemetery. Friends may call on the family between 6:00-8:00 P.M. on Monday, January 24th at Mercer Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Bethel Park United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 207, Denmark, SC, 29042.
CHESTER — Services for Kathleen White Roof, 85, homemaker, widow of Crawford Roof, will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Saluda Street Church of God, where she was a member, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation is 6-8 tonight at Barron Funeral Home. Born in Chester Co. to William and Laura Estes White, she died Jan. 22, 2005. Surviving are sons, Wayne, Dean Roof; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
CHESTER — Services with burial for Tara Kenyale Phillips, 16, are 3 p.m. (viewing 2 p.m.) Tuesday at Gethsemane Baptist Church. Additional viewing 3-9 tonight and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday at King’s Funeral Home. Born in Elizabeth, N.J. to Roy Minter and Ellen Phillips, she died Jan. 19, 2005. Surviving are father; aunt and uncle, Jessie and Johnnie Price; two sisters; two brothers; grandparents; others.
HARTSVILLE — Services with burial for Shannon Lynn Wilkes, 29, were held Sunday at Middendorf Church of the Living God. Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home is in charge. Born to Jimmy Rhodes and Judy O’Neal, she died January 21, 2005. Surviving are husband, Kendall Wilkes; sons, Blake, Chase Winburn, Jordan Barfield; daughters, Katelon Mixon, Kellie Johnson; parents.
NEWBERRY — Services with burial for Mamie Reed, 87, will be held at 1 p.m. (viewing noon) Tuesday at New Enoree Baptist Church, where she was a member. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge. Born in Newberry Co. to Tom and Carrie Wells Reed, she died Jan. 22, 2005. Surviving are cousins, Robert, Heyward Caldwell, Harriet Wells-Kegler, Charles Turner, Betty Ruff, Mattie Gilliam; others.
Whitfield Sims Sr.
DARLINGTON — Services for Whitfield Sims Sr. are noon Tuesday at Bethel A.M.E. Church with burial in Florence National Cemetery. Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home is in charge. Born in Darlington Co. to Jeremiah and Essie Dixon Sims, he died Jan. 20, 2005. Surviving are children, Whitfield Sims Jr., Farest Planter; grandchildren, Justin Sims, Cardella Benjamin; two sisters; 19 grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren.