CHERAW — John William Garris, lovingly known as Johnny, died November 6, 2004 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Johnny was born January 20, 1964 to Mary Horne Garris and the late William F. Garris. Despite being born with serious heart-defects and blind in one eye, Johnny overcame his handicaps to become an exceptional craftsman. His woodwork is enjoyed by many.
He raised dachshund puppies and left two special pets, Tahoe and Nevada.
He was happiest when woodworking with Ann, doing yardwork with Jason, attending KISS concerts with Lin or arguing Nascar/Rusty Wallace with Denell. And he loved travel with his mother. His last trip was a trip across the Mississippi River, a walk on the shores of Alabama, a ride on the longest bridge through the bayou, with his mother, his oldest sister, Ann, and his daughter, Amanda.
Surviving are his mother, Mary Horne Garris; and his daughter, Amanda Garris, both of Cheraw; three sisters, Ann Quick and husband, David, of Bennettsville, Lin Shelley and husband, Jimmy of McColl and Susan Denell Phillips and husband, Jeffrey, of Kershaw; and a brother, Jason Garris and wife, Sammie, of Cheraw. A very special uncle to his nephews and niece, he will forever be missed. A gentle soul with a sweet spirit, Johnny enriched those around him.
Funeral service will be held Monday, November 8, 2004 at 3:00 pm at Westside Baptist Church with interment in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.
Please send Memorials to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709, a God-send for our family.
Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw is serving the family of Mr. Garris.
GREENWOOD — A graveside service for Joshua Wayne Brooks, 18, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Harrison Cemetery. Visitation is noon-1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Harley Funeral Home. Born in Greenwood to Horace Brooks and Tina Redrick, he died Nov. 6, 2004. Surviving are parents; brothers, Joseph, Cory Brooks, Russell Barber; grandparents, Russell, Trudy, Kay Redrick, Wayne Brooks, Georgia Collins.
COLUMBIA — Kenneth R. Law was born in Charleston, West Virginia on August 27, 1930, the fourth and youngest son of Pleasant and Cora Hickman Law. He was an outstanding athlete throughout his school days, and excelled in basketball and track and field. Even more important, this future teacher was a dedicated student, who graduated from West Virginia State University in 1952 with a major in psychology. Mr. Law moved to Rock Hill, South Carolina, where he was Dean of Men at Friendship Junior College. There, he met his future wife, Lousie Hackney. They married in 1956, worked in the Chester County school district for a few years, and moved to Columbia, in 1967. In Columbia, Mr. Law served as principal at Sara Nance Elementary School and later at W.A. Perry Middle School, from which he retired in 1989.
Throughout his life, Mr. Law focused his time and energy on his family, his career, and his church with equal success. He was a member of Herman Presbyterian Church in Rock Hill, and was a charter member, the first treasurer, and an elder at Northminister Presbyterian Church in Columbia. Mr. Law especially enjoyed working with the church’s adolescents and teenagers, and for the past several years taught the adult Sunday school class. His favorite leisure activities were fishing, taking car trips, attending his son’s recitals and concerts, and Bible study. He is survived by his wife, Louise; his two children, Beth and Kenneth, Jr.; nieces and nephews, and many good friends who have become family. Mr. Law exemplified the exhortation in Hebrews 13:2, “Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it.”
The funeral service is Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 1:00 p.m., at Northminister Presbyterian Church, 6717 David Street, Columbia, SC. Visitation is Monday, Nov. 8, 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Palmer Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a contribution to the American Cancer Society in Mr. Law’s name.
SUMMERVILLE — Entered into eternal rest on Sunday morning, November 7, 2004, JoAnn Rankin Plunkett, wife of Arthur N. Plunkett. Residence: Summerville South Carolina. The relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur N. Plunkett are invited to attend the funeral services of the latter at J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Greenridge Road Chapel Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at eleven o’clock. Internment: Dorchester Memory Gardens of Summerville. Relatives and friends may call at Stuhrs Greenridge Road Chapel, Tuesday, November 9, 2004 from six until eight o’clock.
Mrs. Plunkett was born in Charleston, South Carolina on February 24, 1950, the daughter of Joseph C. Rankin and Mildred R. Wilkinson Rankin. She was a loving wife, mother and nana. Mrs. Plunkett enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her parents of Hanahan, SC; her husband of Summerville, SC; a daughter, Karen D. Norman (James D. Norman Jr.) of Lexington, SC; a son, Christopher Brian Plunkett of Summerville, SC; 3 grandchildren, Hannah, Trey and Harper Grace Norman of Lexington, SC; two sisters, Virginia Brock of Olive Branch MS (Buddy) and Patricia Ann Freeman of Summerville, SC. A brother, Charles Bruce Rankin (Cheryl) of Goose Creek, SC and seven nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Childrens Chance, 609 Sims Ave., Columbia SC, 29205.
ROCK HILL — A graveside service for Samuel Jesse Atkinson, 76, is 11 a.m. today in Grandview Memorial Park with visitation to follow at 509 Forest Lane. Greene Funeral Home, Northwest Chapel is in charge. Born in McBee to Little John and Betty Northcutt Atkinson, he died Nov. 5, 2004. He was a member of United UMC, McBee. Surviving: wife, Bette Anne Edwards Atkinson; brothers, Robert, Lloyd, Tony Atkinson.
IRMO — Memorial service for Sandra Powell Banach, 55, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to Bethel Lutheran Church.
Mrs. Banach died Friday, November 5, 2004. Born in Longview, Wash., she was the daughter of the late Keith U. Powell and Ruby Troy. She was employed by Bi-Lo, Inc.
Surviving are her husband, Karl D. Banach; son, David Banach of Goose Creek; daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly D. and Grady C. Lowman of Columbia; granddaughter, Maeven Joy Strickland of Orangeburg; brothers, Talbert E. Kennard of Myrtle Point, Ore. and Dennis E. Powell of Castle Rock, Wash.; and countless friends.
LAKE MURRAY — Funeral service for Nettie Magdaline Brazell, 57, of Columbia, will be held 10 o’clock Tuesday morning at Shives Funeral Home, Colonial Chapel, conducted by Reverend Willard Neese and Reverend Nancy Brazell. Interment will follow in Old Macedonia Cemetery. Pallbearers will be C. Mark Brazell, L. Mark Brazell, II, Jeff Duncan, Donnie Garner, Ronnie Trotter, Tom Trotter, Earl Moore, Brooks Bouye, John Morris, and David Lorick. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 Monday evening at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Palmetto Health Hospice, P. O. Box 7275, Columbia, SC 29202 or Babcock Center, Wilson Blvd, Columbia, SC 29203.
Ms. Brazell died Sunday, November 7, 2004 at Richland Memorial Hospital. Born in Columbia, she was a daughter of Bennie “Ben” L. Brazell and the late Gertrude Brazell.
She was an original member of Happy Time Center from age 6 until she was 21. She was in the workshop of Babcock Center in Lexington for 12 years with aftercare with Pat and Dennis Scott. She became a resident of Babcock Center in Leesville in 2002. Her brother and sister-in-law, Lanny & Shirley Brazell became her caretaker and guardian after the death of her mother in 1990.
Survivors are her father of W. Columbia; brothers, Lanny (Shirley) Brazell of Lake Murray, Roy (Gayle K.) Brazell of Winnsboro; sisters, Jeanette (John) Pittard of Lone Star, Bonnie B. Flowers of W. Columbia; 2 nieces, 4 nephews, 7 great-nieces and nephews.
McCONNELLS — A Memorial Service for Eugenia Milius Brewer, 65, is 7 tonight at Greene Funeral Home, Northwest Chapel, Rock Hill, with visitation to follow and a private burial. Born in Maastricht, Netherlands to Leo and Annette Ravenstien Milius, she died Nov. 5, 2004. Surviving are husband, Richard Brewer; son, Jozef Brewer; daughters, Anita Segletes, Corina Lobresco; 8 siblings; 7 grands.
James Bundrick Sr.
WEST COLUMBIA — Services for James Murray Bundrick, Sr., 85, of West Columbia, will be held at 3 pm Tuesday in the Chapel of Thompson Funeral Home of Lexington, officiated by Rev. William C. Cloer and Rev. Herbert L. Wood, Jr. Burial will follow at Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to SC Diabetic Association, 1345 Garner Lane, Columbia, SC 29210; or National Kidney Foundation of SC, 500 Taylor St., Columbia, SC 29201; or to the charity of one’s choice.
Mr. Bundrick died Sunday, November 07, 2004. Born in West Columbia, he was the son of the late Lonnie C. and Cecile Gibson Bundrick. He was a World War II Army veteran having served in the 30th Division from 1941-1945. Mr. Bundrick was a 1936 graduate of Brookland-Cayce High School and was inducted into the B.C. Athletic Hall of Fame in 1995. He was retired from the State Newspaper.
Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Irene Able Bundrick of West Columbia; daughter, Fran B. Wadford of West Columbia; sons and daughter-in-law, James M. Bundrick, Jr. of Sandy Run, Michael B. and Margie Bundrick of Lexington; sisters and brother-in-law, Zoe and Marvin Hendrix, and Marian Rowe, all of Lexington; grandchildren, James “Bo” Bundrick III and his wife, Christie, Brannon Wadford, Chad Bundrick and his wife, Laura, and Dustin Bundrick; great grandchildren, Katie Bundrick and Jacob Bundrick. Mr. Bundrick was preceded in death by his brother, Charles Bundrick.
The family expresses a special thank you to the staff of Tri-County Hospice and the West Columbia Dialysis Center.
REGISTER, Ga. — Services for Louise Tillman Bush, 81, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Butler & Sons Funeral Home, Saluda S.C.; burial in Mine Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Born in Saluda Co. to Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland Tillman, she died Nov. 6, 2004. Surviving are daughters, Clarissa Bush, Johnnie Holmes; sons, Joe, Jimmy Bush, Melvin Oliphant; 20 grands; 20 great-grands; brother, Gable Bartley.
GREENWOOD — A graveside service for Mary Aleene Coleman Coursey, 92, widow of Hardy Coursey, is 11 a.m. Tuesday in Edgewood Cemetery. Visitation is 7-9 tonight at Blyth Funeral Home. Born in Edgefield Co. to Sidney and Mary Coleman, she died Nov. 7, 2004. Surviving are daughters, Mary Bradshaw, Margaret White; sons, Frank, Hardy Coursey; seven grands; eight great-grands; one great-great-grandson.
ROCK HILL — A graveside service for James Lee Deese, 85, was held Sunday in Laurelwood Cemetery with visitation afterwards. Greene Funeral Home, Downtown Chapel is in charge. Born in Rock Hill to Grover and Ethel Pursley Deese, he died November 5, 2004. He was a member of Epworth UMC. Surviving are son, James Deese; daughter, Susan Comer; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
NICHOLS — Services for Stacy Nikole Grainger, 18, will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Meares Funeral Home with burial in Cook Family Cemetery. Visitation to 7-9 tonight at Meares Funeral Home, Mullins. Born in Mullins to Bobby and Elizabeth Grainger, she died Nov. 6, 2004. Surviving are son, Jordan Grainger; parents; sister, Crystal Norton; one niece; one nephew; grandmothers; one uncle.
LEXINGTON, N.C. — A graveside service for Louellen Hayes, 66, widow of Charles Hayes, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bristow Freewille Baptist Church. Visitation is 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Kannaday’s Funeral Home, Latta, S.C. Born in Dillon Co. to Richard Atkinson and Louise Atkinson Crowley, she died Nov. 6, 2004. Surviving are three sons; two daughters; stepmother; 21 grands; six great-grands.
BLACKVILLE — Services for Reather Holmes, 75, are 1 p.m. (viewing noon) Monday at Rome Baptist Church, Denmark; burial in Bamberg Memory Gardens. Visitation to follow at the church. Carroll Mortuary, Bamberg, is in charge. Born in Hampton Co. to Jerry Moore and Addie Priester, she died Nov. 4, 2004. Surviving: husband, Nathaniel Holmes; daughter, Nellie Isaac; 9 grands; 6 siblings; 10 great-grands.
HARTSVILLE — Services and burial for Edward “Eddie” Hoffman Hudson, 25, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Olivet Baptist Church. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Born in Darlington Co. to Ernest Hoffman and Bonnie Owens Hines, he died Nov. 6, 2004. Surviving are mother; sister, Carrie Hoffman; brothers, Tommy Hudson, Tim Hoffman; two uncles; others.