GREENWOOD — Hugh Tate, 70, of 368 Joe Lewis Blvd., widower of Amanda Devlin Tate, passed away May 25, 2000, at his home.
Born in Tignall, Ga., he was a son of the late Jesse and Essie Lee Martin Tate and a stepson of the late Jessie Bell Tate. He was a former construction worker with Bobo Construction and an Army veteran. He attended Milway Baptist Church.
Survivors include four sons, Albert Horace Tate, Joseph Darnell Tate and Emmanuel Sharome Tate, all of Greenwood and Edmond J. Swilling of Anderson; a daughter, Brenda Tate Moss of the home; a sister, Iva Jane Hull of Anderson; nine grandchildren, two reared in the home, Crystal Tate and Corrie Amanda Moss; two great-grandchildren; and a cousin reared in the home, Gracie Lee of Anderson.
The family is at the home.
Services will be announced by Robinson and Son Mortuary Inc., which is in charge.
HONEA PATH — Charles Anthony “Tony” Ashley, 46, of 216 S. Main St., husband of Marilyn Jean Wright Ashley, passed away May 26, 2000, at Greenville Memorial Hospital.
Born in Anderson County, he was a son of Audrey Ashley Greenway and the late Charles Carlton Ashley. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife of Belton; his mother and stepfather, Ken Greenway, both of Honea Path; a daughter, Taylor Caileen Ashley of Belton; two brothers, Phillip Lee Ashley and Roy Steven Ashley, both of Honea Path; two sisters, Kimberly Jo Ashley of Huffman, Texas, and Sharon Denise Brock of Honea Path; paternal grandmother, Mary Ashley of Honea Path; and maternal grandmother, Mrs. Dillard (Sue) Smith of Honea Path.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Fran Elrod and the Rev. George Cooper. Burial will be in the Garden of Memories. The body will be placed in the church at 10.
Visitation is from 7-9 tonight at Pruitt Funeral Home.
The family is at the home of his mother, 332 Ervin St.
Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church.
Pruitt Funeral Home is in charge.
JOHNSTON — Edith Belle Cue Coley, 66, passed away May 25, 2000.
Born in Aiken, she had attended Coleman Ridge Elementary and Schofield High School. She was a retired seamstress.
Survivors include two sons, Howard Cue of Washington, D.C. and John Coley Jr. of Graniteville; two sisters, Artie Emanuel of Johnston and Rosa Scott of Philadelphia; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Services were at 11 a.m. today at Chinquapin Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery.
Amos and Son Funeral Home is in charge.
S. Earl Elledge Jr.
LITTLE MOUNTAIN — S. Earl Elledge Jr., 78, of 778-A Highway 202, husband of Doris Greene Elledge, passed away May 28, 2000, at Palmetto Baptist Hospital in Columbia.
Born in Laurens County, he was a son of the late S. Earl Sr. and Bernice Rush Elledge. He was a World War II Navy veteran, and he was employed in the poultry processing and sales business for more than 40 years, working for Marshall’s Farm, Spartanburg and Greenville and retiring from Amick Farms, Batesburg. He also worked at the Winn-Dixie Store in Chapin for more than six years. He was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, the Men’s Sunday School Class of the church and the Society for the Preservation of Old Mills. He was a former member of the Little Mountain Ruritan Club.
Survivors include his wife of the home; two daughters, Margaret E. Millner and Emily E. Clements, both of Little Mountain; four sisters, Lillee Schuster of Hanahan, Linda Mann of Clemson, Wanda Moye of Asheville, N.C., and Jane Hopf of San Diego; and two grandchildren.
Services will be at 4 Tuesday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, conducted by the Rev. Fred Suhr. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation is from 5:30-7 tonight at Whitaker Funeral Home, Chapin.
Memorials may be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Transportation Fund, P.O. Box 186, Little Mountain, S.C. 29075 or to Palmetto Health Hospice Foundation, P.O. Box 7275, Columbia, S.C. 29202-9649.
Whitaker Funeral Home, Chapin, is in charge.
McCORMICK — Albert Freeman, of 909 Pine St., husband of Elizabeth Walker Freeman, passed away May 28, 2000, at his home.
Born in McCormick, he was a son of the late Berry Freeman and Minnie Palmer Freeman (Searles). He was a member of Springfield AME Church and an employee of the U.S. Forestry Service. He was also a retired barber and pulpwood handler.
Survivors include his wife of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Paul (Patricia) Leverette, Brenda Middleton and Beverly Freeman, all of McCormick; four sons, Curtis Freeman and Richard Freeman, both of McCormick, Stevie Freeman of Promised Land and Ensign Mario Freeman of Norfolk, Va.; 23 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
The family is at the home.
Services will be announced by Walker Funeral Home, which is in charge.
James L. Harrison
McCORMICK — Services for James Lee Harrison, of Route 2, will be at 2 Tuesday at New Hope Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Isaac Barnwell, R.C. Holloway and Albert Bell. Burial, with full military honors, will be in the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 1.
The family is at the home.
Walker Funeral Home is in charge.
Lucille H. McCain
FLORENCE — Lucille H. McCain, 82, of Columbia, formerly of Florence, passed away May 27, 2000.
Born in Florence County, she was a daughter of the late Mrs. Isabelle H. Trotter and Clem Jervey Hutchinson. She was a member of Effingham Presbyterian Church. She had been employed by Citizens and Southern National Bank and retired from the Thunderbird Motor Inn.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Douglas (Barbara) Miller of St. Augustine, Fla., and Lynda Atkinson of Greenwood; a brother, Hubert O. Hutchinson of Florence; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Grove Hill Cemetery, Darlington.
Visitation is from 6-8 tonight at Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Mid State S.C. Chapter, P.O. Box 7044, Columbia, S.C. 29202.
Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home is in charge.
David E. Norman
GREENWOOD — Services for David Eugene Norman, of 585 Maxwell Ave., will be at 2 Wednesday at Dunham Temple CME Church, conducted by the Rev. Guy Ross Jr., assisted by the Rev. James McKee and the Rev. Seyvelle Parks. Burial will be in Evening Star Memorial Gardens. The body will be placed in the church at 1.
Pallbearers Charles Greene, Buddy Jackson, Rick Shepard, James Reynold, Woodrow Thomas and Randy Chamber.
Flower bearers are nieces.
Honorary escorts are Charles Starks and Roosevelt Starks.
Visitation is Tuesday evening at the home.
Robinson and Son Mortuary Inc. is in charge.
EDGEFIELD — Lois Cogburn Shaffer, 89, of Highway 378, passed away May 28, 2000, at Saluda Nursing Center.
Born in Edgefield County, she was a homemaker and a member of McKendree United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Melvin “Perk” Shaffer Jr. and William C. “Bill” Shaffer, both of Edgefield; a brother, James Cogburn of Greenwood; a sister, Lena Davis of Greenwood; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at McKendree United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Jim Bennett and the Rev. Jack Caldwell. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation is from 6-8 tonight at Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home.
The family is at the home.
Memorials may be made to McKendree United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 178, Trenton, S.C. 29847.
Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home is in charge.
WARE SHOALS — Nettie Kennon Abrams, 95, of 10371 Highway 252, widow of Lee Arthur Abrams, passed away May 29, 2000, at Self Memorial Hospital in Greenwood.
Born in Quitman, Ga., she was a daughter of the late George W. and Ida Piland Kennon. She was a graduate of Georgia State University for Women, a member of Mount Bethel United Methodist Church and a homemaker.
Survivors include a son, Lee Kennon Abrams Sr. of Ware Shoals; two daughters, Joan A. Gunter of Waterloo and Harriet A. Koon of Ware Shoals; a brother, R.M. Kennon of Tifton, Ga.; six grandchildren and six great-granddaughters; and her caregiver, Grace Stone.
Services will be at 3 Wednesday at Mount Bethel United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Carol Peppers-Wray. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers are Lee K. Abrams Jr., Bradley Gunter Jr., Michael Koon, Wayne Fricks, Ken Chapman, Randy Culbertson, Charles Wood and John Abrams.
Visitation is from 2-3 Wednesday at the church.
Family members are at their respective homes.
Memorials may be made to the church or to a charity of one’s choice.
Parker-White Funeral Home is in charge.