LAURENS — Services and burial for Benjamin Marcus Hall, 53, are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bethel Baptist Church, where he was a member. Visitation is 7-8:30 tonight at Kennedy Mortuary. Born in Laurens Co. to Benjamin Franklin Jr. and Maudie Parker Hall, he died August 28, 2004. Surviving are wife, Thelma Burns Hall; son, Benjamin Hall; sisters, Judy Walker, Rachel Nelson, Janice Moates, Pheobe Rumfelt.
KERSHAW — Mrs. Sara Clyde Hilton, 75, widow of the late Charles Everette Hilton, Jr., of 275 Phillipstown Road, Kershaw, passed away Sunday, September 5, 2004 at her home. She was born December 2, 1928, in Lakeview, SC a daughter of the late William Edgar and Lila B. Childress Clyde. A homemaker, Mrs. Hilton was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Ruth Sunday School class, and the WMU.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 7, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. from the First Baptist Church by the Rev. Bryant Fersner, Jr. Burial will be in the Kershaw City Cemetery.
Mrs. Hilton is survived by two sons, Michael E. Hilton, Sr. and his wife, Kay of Kershaw, and Charles Kevin Hilton and his wife Brenda of Heath Springs; two brothers, Dean Clyde and his wife Martha Nell of Columbia and William P. Clyde and his wife Nell of Laurens; a sister, Vernell Hooks and her husband John of Nichols; six grandchildren; and one great grandchild. Mrs. Hilton was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Everett Hilton, Jr.; a daughter, Cynthia Yvonne H. Sims; and a brother, Robert Clyde.
Memorial gifts may be made to the First Baptist Church, PO Box 67, Kershaw, SC 29067.
The family received friends Monday, September 6, 2004 at the Cauthen Funeral Home, Kershaw Chapel and other times at the home, 275 Phillipstown Road, Kershaw.
Cauthen Funeral Home, Kershaw Chapel is serving the family of Mr. Hilton.
Joseph Givens Jr.
SUMTER — Services for Joseph Charles Givens Jr., 56, are 1 p.m. Saturday (remains in church at noon) at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church; burial: Hillside Memorial Park. Palmer Memorial Chapel is in charge. Born in Sumter to Joseph Sr. and Dorothy Ford Givens, he died Sept. 4, 2004. Surviving: father; stepmother, Judge Elizabeth Givens; stepsiblings, Angel Bagsby, Robby MacBeth, James Thomas III.
EASTOVER — Funeral services for Harold Columbus Hill of Eastover, SC will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, September 16, 2004 at Eason Memorial Baptist Church, Eastover, SC with interment to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Harold Hill, Jr., Heath Hunter, Brad Poston, Glen Carswell, Michael Hill and Steve Forsberg will serve as pallbearers. Deacons and The Mens Sunday School Class will serve as Honorary pallbearers. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Eason Memorial Baptist Church, P.O. Box 564, Eastover, SC 29044.
Greenlawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Hill died Tuesday, September 14, 2004. Born in Marshville, NC he was the son of the late Fred Columbus Hill and Nora Stegall Hill. Mr. Hill was a lifetime member of the Eastover community. He was a Magistrate Judge in Richland County for over 25 years, a member of the VFW and American Legion, past president of Richland County Magistrate Association and Deacon and Trustee of Eason Memorial Baptist Church. He was predeceased by a sister, Edith Lanham and a grandson, Brian Hunter.
Surviving are his loving and devoted wife of 60 years, Sara G. Hill; daughters, Carol H. Hunter (Gerald) of Pawley’s Island, SC, Ann Poston (Doyle) and Nora Wilkes (Ricky) both of Eastover, SC; sons, Fred Hill (Betty), Heath Hill (Christi), John Hill, Ray Hill (Charlene Fisher) all of Eastover, SC; 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy Baker of Lexington, SC; and extended family Roosevelt and Pleasant (Sweetie) Myers of Eastover, SC.
Special thanks to the Doctors and Nurses of the Main Campus Sixth Tower at Providence Hospital and Dr. J. Richard Allison III and staff for their continuous support.
COLUMBIA — Homegoing Service for George A. Jones of Columbia, will be held at noon today at Mt. Pisgah AME Church in Dixiana, with entombment to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park & Garden.
Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home, 2930 Colonial Drive is in charge.
Mr. Jones died on Sept. 12. Born in Lexington County, he was the son of Ergin and Clara Brooker Jones. He was educated in the public schools of Lexington County, a life-long entrepreneur, and a Master Brick Mason. He owned and operated “The Pit” for nineteen (19) years, and he was the owner of Jones Gunite Swimming Pools. His favorite past time above all was fishing and hunting. He was a member of the Hound Dog and St. Paul Hunting Clubs. He was also a member of Palmetto Elk’s Lodge #342 in Columbia, South Carolina.
George was united in Holy Matrimony to the former Joann Miller. This union was blessed with many years of love, happiness and devotion.
Mr. Jones dedicated his life to Christ at an early age, and joined the Mount Pisgah A.M.E. Church where he grew up with strong Christian values. He was an active member in the church, and spent many years as a Trustee and Steward. At the time of his death he was a member of the Pull-Together, Brotherhood and Men’s Club.
Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his brothers, Willie Jackson, Walter Jones, Allen Jones; and a sister, Betty Brown.
He is survived by devoted and loving wife of forty-four (44) years, Joann Miller Jones; three children, Patricia Dumas; Hazel Cecilia Holloway; and Terry McPherson; four grandchildren, Katonya N. (Darrell) Frost, Eutevia (Ulysees) Jones, Ashley McPherson, and Paula Goodwin; four great-grandchildren, Cyrus A. Battiste, Darrel Frost, Jr., Ulysess Jones II, and Julian K Jones; three loving sisters, Laura Mack; Avie J. Lamar and Andrena J. Taylor, all of who will miss him dearly.
A very special thank you to Dr. Rudolph Wise and Dr. Albert Humphrey and their staffs for the care and concern that was given to Mr. Jones during his illness. Your loving care will never be forgotten. The family would like to request that in lieu of flowers, that donations/memorials be made to the American Cancer Socity in remembrance of their loved one George A. Jones.
LEXINGTON — Memorial services for Mitchell Lee Powell, 31, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 25, 2004 at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel. The family will receive friends from 7-9 pm on Friday, September 24, 2004 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Edmund First Baptist Church, 6256 Edmund Highway, Lexington, SC 29073.
Mr. Powell died Wednesday, September 22, 2004. Born in St. Cloud, FL he was the son of Leslie Lee and Elizabeth Rose Richter Powell.
He is survived by his mother and father of Lexington; brothers, Edward Lee, Ronnie, Leslie P., and William G. Powell, all of Lexington, Andy W. Powell of Maryland and sister, Lola Jean Lake of Lexington.
LANCASTER — Services with burial for Susie Steele Addison, 98, widow of Edgar Addison, 11 a.m. Tuesday at Shiloh ARP Church. Visitation is 6-7 tonight at Hartley Funeral Home. Born in Lancaster Co. to John and Mittie Ringstaff Steele, she died Oct. 10, 2004. She was a retired teacher, Winthrop College grad, member of Eastern Star, American Legion Ladies Aux. Surviving: sister, Margaret Steele; nieces; nephews.
ST. MATTHEWS — Mrs. Elaine Holstad Lowder, 54, of 1405 Bridge St., St. Matthews, died Thursday morning, October 14th, at her residence. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Thomas B. Huggins officiating. Dukes-Harley Funeral Home is in charge.
Mrs. Lowder was born in Des Moines, Iowa, a daughter of the late Delmar E. and Marion Kever Holstad. She was a graduate of Orangeburg High School and the University of South Carolina. She was a member of First Baptist Church and was a licensed realtor.
Survivors: husband: Glenn T. Lowder, of the home; daughter and son-in-law; Heather and Jim LaChance, of St. Matthews; son and daughter-in-law; Chad and Amy Lowder, of St. Matthews; four grandsons; Adam Lowder and Heath, Craig, and Brent LaChance, all of St. Matthews; two brothers and sisters-in-law; Steve and Venis Holstad, of Cameron and Doug and Julie Holstad, of Birmingham, Ala; sister-in-law; Susie L. Boykin, of St. Matthews; four nephews; Chris and Jewell Holstad of Orangeburg, Brian and Cassie Holstad of Celina, Ohio, Hunter Holstad and Clay Holstad, both of Birmingham, Ala; a niece; Ann Marie Holstad of Thomasville, NC; a special aunt and cousin, Arlene Fries and Boni Jo Wheeler, both of Summerville.
The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 6 to 8 PM at Dukes-Harley Funeral Home. At other times friends may call at the residence.
Memorials may be made to: First Baptist Church, PO Box 348, St. Matthews, SC 29135 or to a church of one’s choice.
SUMTER — Services for David Lynn Phillips, 41, are 2 p.m. Saturday (visitation 5:30-8:30 tonight) at Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home; burial: Bethel UMC, Oswego. Born in Reidsville, N.C., to Robert Phillips and Rachel Geddings, he died Oct. 12, 2004. Surviving: parents; stepfather, Larry Geddings; daughter, Heather Phillips; siblings, Tammy Stevens, Buck Ray, Deborah Lumley, Danny Phillips.
VARNVILLE — Mrs. Doris Mae Wigand Maurer, 82, of 113 Third St. in Varnville and the wife of Max Maurer, died Wednesday morning at her residence after an extended illness.
Born Feb. 20, 1922, in Frank, PA, she was the daughter of the late Harry J. Wigand and Ola Taylor Wigand. Mrs. Maurer was a homemaker, a member and past president of Hampton Garden Club and a member of Community Faith Fellowship Church.
Surviving besides her husband of the home are two sons: Judge Melvin Wayne Maurer and wife Beth of Irmo and Mark Henry Maurer and wife Margaret of Summerville; grandchildren: Jason Taylor Maurer, William Jason Maurer, Catherine Hogan Maurer, Meredith Jayne Maurer, Mariel Gibbes Maurer, Mark Henry Maurer, II and Max Henry Maurer, III; sister-in-law: Pauline Wigand of Cadillac, MI.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 PM in the Chapel of Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home in Hampton, conducted by Rev. Tom Nafziger. Burial will follow in the Varnville Cemetery, Varnville, SC.
Friends may call at the chapel on Saturday evening from 6 until 8 PM and until the hour of services on Sunday.
Memorials may be made to: Community Faith Fellowship, 905 Shaw Drive, Hampton, SC 29924 or Varnville Cemetery Association, PO Box 707, Varnville, SC 29944.
NORTH AUGUSTA — Services with burial for Ophelia “Babe” McKie McCain are 3 p.m. Saturday at Old Macedonia Baptist Church. Visitation is 7-8 tonight at G.L. Brightharp & Sons Mortuary. Born in Aiken Co., she died Oct. 12, 2004. She taught in Edgefield Co. for 42 years. Surviving: children, Jethro McCain, Alberta Dunn; adopted son, Larry Carter; brothers, Freddie, Levi McKie; grandchildren; great-grandchildren.
KINGSTREE — Services for Joann Edith McCrea are 1 p.m. Saturday at Wilson Chapel First Missionary Baptist Church; burial in Kingstree Cemetery. Dimery & Rogers Funeral Home is in charge. Born in Williamsburg Co. to Eddie and Lottie Cunningham, she died Oct. 10, 2004. Surviving: husband, Joe McCrea; children, Evon Sims, Shirley Moore, Joseph, Johnny McCrea; 10 brothers; 6 sisters; 19 grandchildren.
FLORENCE — Marguerite McCaskill Eaton Purvis, 83, died Wednesday, October 13, 2004, at her residence after an illness.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 16, 2004, in Mount Hope Mausoleum Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
She was born in Charleston, SC, a daughter of the late Hazel Dewitt and Adelene Marguerite Halsall McCaskill. She was a graduate of Florence High School and Furman University in 1942.
Mrs. Purvis was a radio broadcaster in the Pee Dee area since 1947. She was with WOLS Radio from 1947 to 1948, and WJMX Radio from 1948 until 1984. She worked in public relations until 1988, and from 1988 to 2003, Mrs. Purvis was with WOLS Radio. She was formerly an owner of the Putt-Putt Golf Course.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Florence since 1931. She was involved in many volunteer activities, including the American Heart Association, American Red Cross, Mental Health Association, American Cancer Society, March of Dimes, Women’s Division of Florence Chamber of Commerce, Arts Alive Council, and the Florence Little Theater. She also volunteered with the Boy Scouts of America for which she received the Order of the Arrow.
She was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi and Alpha Psi Omega sororities and the Sorocis Club.
Survivors include her husband, J. Gordon Purvis of Florence; a son, Richard (Jeanne) Eaton of Columbia, SC; a brother, William (Jerry) McCaskill, Sr. of Victoria, TX; and two grandchildren, Rebecca Eaton and Eric Eaton.
NORWAY — Services with burial for Phyllis “Mitt” Randolph, 53, will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Cedar Grove Baptist Church. Visitation is 3-8 p.m. today at Jackson’s Memorial Chapel, Neeses. Born in Norway to John Tyler and Sarah Evans, she died October 10, 2004. Surviving: her husband, Willie Randolph; children, Jestine Tyler, Beverly, Sharee and David Randolph; eight sisters; two brothers; 10 grandchildren.