SANTEE — Mrs. Sandra “Sandy” Rock King, 62, of 220 Oak Hollow Drive, Santee, SC, wife of Robert L. “Bob” King, died Tuesday, February 1, 2005, in a Charleston, SC, hospital.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Immanuel Free Will Baptist Church in Santee with Rev. Herman Hyman and Rev. Pete Minor officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The casket will be placed in the church at 1 p.m.
Mrs. King was born in Mansfield, Ohio, a daughter of the late William J. Rock and Viola Ester Searfos Rock. She was a member of the Immanuel Free Will Baptist Church and the choir at the church. Mrs. King was a member and former vice president of the Gideons Auxiliary Orangeburg East Camp.
Surviving are her husband of the home; daughter, Angie Koprowski of Canal Winchester, Ohio; sister, Jo Ann Adams of Santee; brothers, Bill and Jesse Rock of Mansfield, Ohio.
The family will receive friends at Avinger Funeral Home in Holly Hill from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Memorials may be made to Immanuel Free Will Baptist Church, 7434 Five Chop Road, Santee, SC 29142 or Gideons International, Orangeburg East Camp, P.O. Box 1127, Santee, SC 29142.
HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. — Mr. Dean Nelson, 53, of Holly Springs, N.C., passed away, Thursday, January 27, 2005, following a courageous battle with cancer. Private funeral services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Wake County, Inc., 1300 St. Mary’s Street, 4th Floor, Raleigh, NC 27605.
Born in Columbia, S.C., he was a son of Margaret Owens and the late Lonnie B. Nelson. Mr. Nelson was raised in Columbia and was a graduate of Dentsville High School and Newberry College. He was employed with American International Group Insurance (AIG) at the time of his death. He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Raleigh, N.C.
Survivors include his daughter, Stephanie Whitley of Charlotte, his mother, Mrs. Lonnie B. Nelson of Columbia, a brother, Lonnie B. Nelson, Jr., of Prosperity, S.C. and sister, Brenda Mims of Columbia, S.C. Mr. Nelson was preceded in death by his father, Lonnie B. Nelson, Sr., and sister, Iris Nelson Rhodes.
GASTON — Mrs. Blanche Ray Senn Richbourg, 86, of Gaston, died Monday, January 31, 2005, in Rapha Residential Care. She was predeceased by her husband, M.H. Richbourg.
Mrs. Richbourg was born November 13, 1918, daughter of Yeoman and Lydia Senn of Gaston. She was a member of St. Andrews Road Church of Christ. She was a homemaker, an avid gardener and a longtime member of the Congaree Home Demonstration Club.
Survivors include four sons and their wives, Don and Charlotte Richbourg of Gaston, Ken and Jeanette Richbourg of Savannah, GA, Floyd and Connie Richbourg of Cayce, Calvin and Lola Richbourg of Gaston; a daughter and her husband, Gwen and Ben Fowler of Myrtle Beach; a sister, Evelyn Shull of Gaston; eight grandchildren, Donna Rhodes of Gaston, Dale Richbourg of Savannah, GA, Dawn Hite of Calhoun, GA, Jeff Richbourg of Savannah, GA, Brad Richbourg of Pelion, Jesse Richbourg of Gaston, Bear Richbourg of West Columbia, Drew Fowler of Myrtle Beach; eleven great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, February 2, 2005, at Thompson Funeral Home of West Columbia.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Andrews Road Church of Christ, Columbia, conducted by ministers Ernie Richards and Stewart Schnur. Burial will be in the Senn/Glenn Cemetery on Glenn Road.
Memorials may be made to: Southeastern Children’s Home, 115 Children’s Way, Duncan, SC 29334 or Children’s Home Society of NC, P.O. Box 14608, Greensboro, NC 27415 or West Columbia Church of Christ Building Fund, 1701 Augusta Road, West Columbia, SC 29169 or Raintree Village Children’s Home, 3757 Johnston Road, Valdosta, GA 31601
The family would like to express their appreciation for the loving care given by the staff at Rapha Residential Care.
KINARDS — Nancy Greene Moore, age 57, of 29229 Hwy. 76 and widow of George “Tommy” Moore, died Tuesday, February 1st in the White Oak Manor in Newberry.
Mrs. Moore was a homemaker and a member of Hopewell United Methodist Church, and the United Methodist Women.
She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Kevin and Charlene Moore, Charles and April Moore, all of Kinards and Eric and Rhonda Moore of Newberry; four grandchildren, Daniel, Olivia, Josie and Ezekiel Moore; two brothers, Bobby Greene of Kinards and Keith Greene of Mars Hill, NC.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at Hopewell United Methodist Church with intermenty in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Hopewell United Methodist Church, c/o Cheryl Ettinger, 3028 Hopewell Church Rd., Kinards, SC 29355.
LAKEWOOD, N.J. — Lucille Chichester Padowicz of Lakewood, formerly of Chatham Twp., died at Community Hospital in Toms River on January 31, at the age of 85. Beloved wife of the late Henry N. Padowicz (2004). She is survived by Nancy J. Kingman and her husband, David, of Madison and Robert C. Padowicz and his wife, Janice, of Lexington, S.C. Also survived by her 3 grandchildren, Ryan, Jessica and Michael and 2 stepgrandchildren, Tracie and Jamie.
Born in East Moriches, N.Y., (Long Island), she lived in Bloomfield and Livingston before moving to Chatham Twp. She lived in Lakewood for the past five years and lived in Chatham Twp. for 44 years.
Mrs. Padowicz was a charter member and a Deacon of the Presbyterian Church of Chatham Twp. She was a former Girl Scout leader and Sunday School teacher.
A memorial service will be held at the Chatham Twp. Presbyterian Church of Chatham Twp., Southern Blvd., Chatham Twp., on Saturday, February 5, 2005, at noon. Those who wish may contribute to the Memorial Fund of the Presbyterian Church of Chatham Twp. 240 Southern Blvd., Chatham, NJ 07928.
GREENWOOD — Services for Wylie T. Smith, 89, widower of Sue Quarles Smith, City of Greenwood retiree, 11 a.m. Friday: Callie Self Memorial Baptist Church, where he was a member of the Tom Bryan S.S. Class. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Thursday: Harley Funeral Home. Born in Saluda to Bennett and Delitha Tomas Smith, he died Jan. 31, 2005. Surviving: brother, Rev. C.E. Smith.
COLUMBIA — A graveside service for Mr. W.C. Tolliver will be held 11 a.m. today in the Lincoln Cemetery, 4900 Farrow Road. Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel is in charge. Mr. Tolliver will be greatly missed by his caregivers at the Babcock Center in Columbia, South Carolina.
SALUDA — Lila Adams Taylor, 78, daughter of the late William Carson and Lena Lorick Adams, died January 31, 2005. She was a devoted housewife and mother. Her first and foremost love was her church and family. She was an avid housekeeper. She and her husband sang in many nursing homes and churches throughout South Carolina. Mrs. Taylor was a chartered member of Tabernacle Baptist Church, Denny Highway, Saluda, S.C., where she served faithfully as long as her health prevailed. Her hobbies included horticulture and cooking for her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by a son, Wade C. Taylor of Gilbert and a granddaughter, Stephanie Alicia Summers of Gilbert and a brother, W.E. Adams of Batesburg.
Mrs. Taylor is survived by her husband, Rev. Linus B. Taylor of the home, three daughters, Reba Taylor Durst of Lexington, Becky Taylor Comalander of Lexington and Frankie Taylor Smith of Leesville, one son, Linus B. Taylor, Jr. of Lexington, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, one sister, Miriam Temples of Saluda and two brothers, Marion Adams of Leesville and James Adams of Allendale.
Family will be at the home on 371 Double Bridges Road, Batesburg.
Visitation will be at Ramey Funeral Home, Saluda, from 7 until 9 p.m. Wednesday, February 2, 2005.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. at Tabernacle Baptist Church, Saluda, S.C., Thursday, February 3, 2005. Services will be conducted by Rev. Ronald Bennett, assisted by Rev. Mark Wilkes. Interment will follow in Batesburg Cemetery.
CHAPPELLS — L.E. “Earl” Watkins, 88, resident of 94 Watkins Circle, loving husband of Daisy Gibson Watkins, died January 31, 2005, in Self Regional Medical Center in Greenwood.
Born December 8, 1916, he was a son of the late Robert Elkin and Mary Senn Watkins. He was a graduate of Ninety Six High School, attended Newberry College and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Mr. Watkins was a substitute mail carrier for over 16 years, retired as Postmaster of Chappells and was a retired dairy farmer. He was currently a farmer and cattleman.
Mr. Watkins was predeceased by a son, William Robert Watkins.
Surviving are his loving wife, Daisy Gibson Watkins of the home. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday from Chappells Baptist Church with Rev. James Rodgers and Rev. Joe Dempsey officiating.
Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Dr. Kevin Black, Dee Clamp, Dr. Richard Christian Jr., Davey Hiott, Robert Hill Jr., Jake Montgomery, Milton Senn, Phillip Tinsley and Walt Sammons.
Honorary escort will be Deacons of Chappells Baptist Church.
The body is at Blyth Funeral Home in Greenwood and will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. Thursday.
The family is at the home on Watkins Circle and will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:30-7:30 Wednesday evening.
Memorials may be made to Chappells Baptist Church, P.O. Box 6026, Chappells, SC 29037 or to Chappells Volunteer Fire, c/o Chief Tony Johnson, 310 Holloway Cove Road, Chappells, SC 29037.