IRMO — Services for Robert Bogumil Prokop, 49, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 4, 2004 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Chapin. A rosary will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, December 3, 2004 with visitation to follow until 8:00 p.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Chapin. Memorials may be made to Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Chapin Chapel is in charge.
Mr. Prokop died Wednesday, December 1, 2004. He was the son of Genowefa Kliza Prokop and the late Felix Prokop. He was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Chapin.
He is survived by his wife, Anna K. Prokop of Irmo; daughters, Joanna Prokop of Charleston, and Melissa Prokop of Irmo; mother, Genowefa Prokop; sister, Mary Zielinski; brothers, Peter and Stanley Prokop, all of Buffalo, NY.
SUMMERTON — Services for William “Strapper Bubba” Richardson, 77, 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter AME Church, Rimini; burial in Mt. Pleasant UME Church Cemetery, Panola. Dyson’s Home for Funerals is in charge. Born to George and Ada Washington, reared by his grandmother, Susan “Strapper” Richardson, he died Nov. 27, 2004. Surviving: 7 sons; 3 daughters; 4 sisters; 3 brothers; 16 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren.
George Parnell III
COLUMBIA — Services for Mr. George Parnell, II will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday (viewing at noon) at Bethlehem Baptist Church with burial in Lincoln Cemetery. Wake services will be held 7 p.m. this evening at Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel. Surviving are his daughter, Tammy Parnell; sons, George and Christopher Parnell; mother, Alene Kennedy; 5 brothers; 6 sisters.
COLUMBIA — Service for Rennie Perkins Corley, 90, will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial to follow in Swallow Savannah Cemetery in Allendale at 3 p.m. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Northeast Presbyterian Church, 601 Polo Road, Columbia, SC 29223.
Mrs. Corley, wife of the late James Guy Corley Sr., died Wednesday, December 1, 2004. Born in Allendale, she was a daughter of the late Howell E. and Harriett Erwin Perkins. A retiree of the South Carolina Employment Security Commission, Mrs. Corley was a member of Northeast Presbyterian Church, and a volunteer at the Robert Mills House and for Meals on Wheels. She also served in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII.
Surviving are a son, James G. Corley, Jr., of Lakeland, Fla.; sisters, Harriet Brown of Clinton, Tenn., Marjorie Perkins of Columbia, and Charlotte Kirkland of Allendale; and grandchildren, Scott Michael Corley and Shannon Michelle Corley. Mrs. Corley was predeceased by her sister, Eugenia Perkins.
MARIETTA, Ga. — Services for Rounette Morris McElveen, 69, retired from Cobb County government, will be held at 11 a.m. today at Powers Ferry UMC; burial: Cheatham Hill Memorial Park. H.M. Patterson & Son Funeral Directors is in charge. Born in Turbeville, S.C., to Hagood and Molly Morris, she died Nov. 30, 2004. Surviving: husband, Charles Sr.; sons, Charles Jr., Mark; grandchildren, Heather, Jessica.
James Farr Jr.
COLUMBIA — A memorial service for James “Jim” Thomas Farr, Jr., will be held in Atlanta, GA at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 2700 Middleburg Dr., Ste 240, Columbia, SC 29204
Mr. Farr died on Sunday, November 28, 2004. He was the son of James T. Farr, Sr. and Doris Kittle.
He is survived by his daughter, Teresa Johnson of McDonough, GA; son, Anthony Johnson of Comerse, GA; sisters, Lindy Spinks of Carrolton, GA, and Debbie Sullivan of Bowden, GA; brother, Clark Farr of Brennen, GA; and five grandchildren.
COLUMBIA — Service for Mary E. Griner, 74, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at St. James United Methodist Church, with entombment to follow in Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Visitation will be Friday from 7-9 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Gervais Street Chapel. Memorials may be made to St. James United Methodist Church or the American Heart Association.
Mrs. Griner, wife of the late Charles Griner, owner of Interstate Roofing Company, died Wednesday, December 1, 2004. Born in Blythewood, she was the daughter of the late Cromer A. and Mary Bell Rimer Ellinger. She was the former owner of Black’s Bridge Marina, and the bookkeeper of Griner Roofing Company. Mrs. Griner was a lifetime member of St. James United Methodist Church, and a Den Mother of the church’s sponsored Cub Scout Pack. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, and will be greatly missed by family, extended family, and all those whose lives she touched.
Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Danna Griner of Columbia; daughter, ML Griner of Forest Acres; grandson, Frankie Wolfe of West Columbia; granddaughter, Ruth Marie Griner-Siegfried of Columbus, N.C.; and great-grandchildren, Frankie Wolfe, Jr., Brandon Wolfe, Kela Wolfe, Gabriel Wolfe, and Noah Wolfe. Mrs. Griner was predeceased by a son, Charles Franklin Griner, and a brother, John Cromer Ellinger.
James Mack Jr.
HARTSVILLE — Services for James “Sonnie” Walton Mack Jr., mathematics teacher, member of Omega Psi Phi, and Pi Lambda Theta Intl. Honor Society, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. John UMC, directed by Hines Funeral Home. Born in Philadelphia to James Sr. and Lurlean Bess Mack, he died Nov. 30, 2004. Surviving are parents; sisters, Lerlita Wingate, Garbriella Mack-White; aunts; nieces; nephews.
Dr. T.J. Harrelson
COLUMBIA — Service for T.J. Harrelson will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Trenholm Road United Methodist Church, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. in the church parlor, immediately preceding the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the Harrelson family. Memorials may be made to Trenholm Road United Methodist Church, 3401 Trenholm Road, Columbia, SC 29204, or to Kona Christian Academy, P.O. Box 1179, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745, or to Garden City Chapel, 316 Dogwood Drive, Garden City Beach, SC 29576.
Dr. Harrelson, husband of Fay Whitfield Harrelson, died Wednesday, December 1, 2004. Born in St. Charles, S.C., he was the son of Dow and Mary Cummings Harrelson. A graduate of Columbia High School, he spent three years at the University of South Carolina, and received an honorary doctorate from Columbia College in 1983.
Dr. Harrelson was the founder and president of T.J. Harrelson Roofing and Supply Company. He encouraged the founding of Kona Christian Academy in Kona, Hawaii, and was a strong prayer partner for Makua Lani Christian High School, also in Kona. He was board member emeritus of the Garden City Chapel, as well as one of the original organizers and first chairman of the board of Trenholm Road United Methodist Church. Dr. Harrelson was a board member and chairman of the finance committee of First Citizens Bank, a board member of Glassmaster, chairman of the board of Investors Corporation of S.C., and trustee emeritus of Columbia College. After the great fire at Columbia College during the 1960’s, Dr. Harrelson was chairman of the fundraising committee that allowed for rebuilding.
Dr. Harrelson was a member of the Medlock Sunday School Class at Trenholm Road United Methodist Church, and was the church’s official greeter for many years. He was also a member of the Kiwanis Club, the Palmetto Club, and Forest Lake Club. He considered one of the highlights of his life a visit to the Holy Land, where he was baptized in the Jordan River. An outdoorsman, his three most memorable sporting moments were a hole-in-one (he was an avid golfer), shooting seven quail on the rise, and bagging two wild turkeys with one shot.
Surviving are his wife of sixty-three years; daughters and sons-in-law, Fay J. and Jimmy Halford of Georgetown, Thaddea and Jim Pitts of Kona, Hawaii, and Ann and Dan Douglas of Chapin; six grandchildren, Andie Halford Robinson, Chrissy and Jim Pitts, and Angela, Ali, and Daniel Douglas; two great-granddaughters, Parker and Peyton Robinson; and brothers, James D. Harrelson of Sumter, and Harvey “Nook” Harrelson of Chapin.
COLUMBIA — Services for Ryan A. Brooks, 19, of Columbia, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Chapel of Thompson Funeral Home of Lexington, officiated by Dr. Harry Rowland. Burial will follow in Bush River Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Mr. Brooks died Wednesday, December 1, 2004. Born in Columbia, he was the son of Jay A. and Linda Horton Brooks. A lifelong area resident, he was a 2003 graduate of Irmo High School and was employed with Lexington Country Club.
Surviving, in addition to his parents of Columbia, are his sister, Sara Brooks and his brother, Eric Brooks, both of Columbia; maternal grandparents, Fred and Ruth Horton of Beaufort; paternal grandparents, Robert and Antoinette Brooks of Gloversville, NY.
Lt. Col. Samuel Lawrence
COLUMBIA — Service for Lt. Col. Samuel E. Lawrence, Jr., U.S. Air Force (Ret.), 90, will be held at 4:00 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Trinity Foundation, c/o Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 1100 Sumter Street, Columbia, S.C. 29201, or Alzheimer’s Association, Palmetto Chapter, PO Box 7044, Columbia, S.C. 29202. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is in charge.
Col. Lawrence died Thursday, December 2, 2004. Born in Kentucky, he was the son of the late Samuel E. Lawrence, Sr., and Odeal Shaeffer Lawrence. He graduated in 1938 from LSU with a degree in civil engineering. A U.S. Army Air Corp veteran, having served during WW II and the Korean Conflict, he graduated from the Army Air Corps at Kelly Field Texas in the class of 1939 B as a fighter pilot. He was shot down in North Africa in 1942 and held as a P.O.W. in Germany for two and half years.
Surviving are his wife of 56 years Lillian B. Lawrence; sons, Samuel E. “Sam” Lawrence, III and his wife, Susan, of Tega Cay, S.C., and John B. Lawrence and his wife, Dawn, of Mt. Pleasant; daughter, Lucy L. Marriott and her husband, Ted, of Atlanta, Ga.; sister, Dorothy L. Stubbs and her husband, Jack, of Natchez, Miss; and grandchildren, Joseph Lawrence Boze and Ashley M. Boze.
COLUMBIA — Funeral service for Joyce Jacobs Brooks of 824 Apache Drive will be held 3:00 P.M. Saturday, December 4, 2004, at New Light Beulah Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday, December 3, 2004, 4-9 P.M. at the funeral home.
J.P. Holley Funeral Home, Garners Ferry Road Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Brooks died Tuesday, November 30, 2004. Born in Columbia, she was the daughter of Verdell and Elizabeth Fields Jacobs.
She is survived by her husband, Stanley Brooks, Sr., parents; sons, Gaberal Jacobs, Jason Jacobs, Stan Brooks; stepson, Stanley Brooks, Jr.; brothers, Stanley Jacobs, Verdell Jacobs, Jr.; sisters, Cynthia Jacobs, Tracy Jacobs, Stephanie Jacobs’ stepsister, Brianna Belton; six grandchildren.