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Baker, Earline Gardner - Lancaster  
LANCASTER – Mrs. Earline Gardner Baker, 84, of Lancaster, widow of Clarence "Skinny" Baker, passed away Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, at Springs Memorial Hospital. She was born Oct. 3, 1931, in Lancaster, a daughter of the late Wade Gardner and Mary Inda Miles Gardner. Mrs. Baker was a member of Liberty Freewill Baptist Church. She was a loving mother and grandmother. Mrs. Baker loved sewing, cooking and spending time with her family. A service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Baker will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, at Liberty Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Tim Larrimore and Mr. Wayne Snipes officiating. Burial will be in the Fork Creek United Methodist Church in Jefferson. Mrs. Baker is survived by two daughters, Carolyn B. Snipes and her husband, Wayne, and Joyce B. Rutledge, all of Lancaster; four grandchildren, Jeff Snipes, Stevie Rutledge, Nikki Rutledge, Kim Baker; four great-grandchildren, Whitney Wallace, Courtney Barrett, Cody Snipes and Candice Snipes; and four great-great-grandchildren, Harper Wallace, Mason Barrett, Amber Baker and Kaylee Baker. She was preceded in death by two sons, Clarence Eugene Baker and Freddie Baker; two sisters, Evelyn Snipes and Betty McDonald; and a granddaughter, Gena Snipes. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at Lancaster Funeral Home and other times at 1649 Ruth St., Lancaster. Memorial contributions may be made to Liberty Freewill Baptist Church, P.O. Box 2092, Lancaster, SC 29721. Notes to the family may be made at www.lancasterfuneralhome.com. Lancaster Funeral Home & Cremation Service is serving the family of Mrs. Baker.
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Published in The Lancaster News on Feb. 7, 2016
Barber Jr., Tarrence Centrell - Lancaster  
LANCASTER – Tarrence Centrell Barber Jr. died Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. He was the son of Amelia Baker Barber and Tarrence Barber Sr. Survivors include his parents of Kershaw; maternal grandparents, Betsy Baker of Monroe, N.C., Richard Baker of Kershaw and Mary Mungo of Jefferson; paternal grandparents, Pastor Clarence and Daisy Barber of Great Falls; maternal great-grandparents, Viola Stover of Jefferson and Anna Baker of Kershaw; and paternal great-grandparents, Eloise Gaston and Ammie Barber of Great Falls. Services were 2 p.m. Feb. 2 at Stewart Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by the Rev. Jerusha Gaither and Apostle Gabreil Barrett, with burial in Lancaster Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Published in The Lancaster News on Feb. 3, 2016
Blackmon, George L. "Louie" - Aynor  
AYNOR – Mr. George L. "Louie" Blackmon, 67, husband of the late Kathy Brooks Blackmon, passed away Feb. 3, 2016, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. Mr. Blackmon was born in Lancaster, the son of the late Henry Furman and Effie Hilton Blackmon. He retired from Hadwin White. Mr. Blackmon was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was an avid Clemson fan. In addition to his parents and wife, he was predeceased by three sisters, Judy Beckham, Mary Margaret Beckham and Annie Grace Grantham. Survivors include three daughters, Dawn B. Shelley (Hardwick) of Aynor, Terry B. Sams (Jay) of Conway and Tammy B. Tarte (Trae) of Murrells Inlet; one brother, Ronnie Blackmon of Lancaster; three sisters, Clara Nell Tripp Robinson and Sallye Estridge, both of Lancaster, and Macie Schweigert (Bob) of Asheboro, N.C.; five grandchildren, Ashley S. Bodine (Butch), Morgan and Madison Shelley, Kyle Sams and Tatum Tarte; and two great-grandchildren, Gage and Bryson Bodine. A graveside funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at Hillcrest Cemetery with Dr. J. Kirk Lawton Jr. officiating. A visitation will follow graveside after the service. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Ave. N., Suite 10, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. Please sign an online guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com. Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, is serving the family.
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Published in The Lancaster News on Feb. 5, 2016
Bowers, Mary Linda (Sims) - Heath Springs  
HEATH SPRINGS – Mary Linda Sims Bowers, 74, died Friday, Jan. 29, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Jack Wade Sims and Beulah Elizabeth Adams Sims. She was married to the late David Elmer Bowers. Services were Feb. 1 at the graveside at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, officiated by the Rev. Eddie Wheeler. Survivors include a son, Todd Bowers of Lugoff; two daughters, Amy Legrande and Debbie Garris, both of Kershaw; two brothers, Bobby Sims of Kershaw and Scott Sims of Lancaster; a sister, Cindy Catoe of Heath Springs; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. The family received friends Jan. 31 at Lancaster Funeral Home and other times at the home.
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Published in The Lancaster News on Feb. 3, 2016
Coley, James Arthur - Lancaster  
LANCASTER – James Arthur Coley, 90, died Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016. He was the son of the late Arthur Coley and Essie Bass Coley. He was married to the late Virginia Davis Coley. Survivors include a son, Doug Coley of Hercules, Calif.; a brother, John Coley of Rock Hill; and two sisters, Ruth Wyndham of Rock Hill and Betty Matthews of Van Wyck. Services are 1 p.m. Feb. 3 at Catawba Baptist Church, officiated by the Revs. Sean Stroud, Thurmond Johnson and Tim Blue, with burial in Lancaster Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. today, Feb. 3, at Catawba Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to Catawba Baptist Church, 1144 Riverside Road, Lancaster, SC 29720. Lancaster Funeral Home & Cremation Service is in charge.
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Published in The Lancaster News on Feb. 3, 2016
Davis, Kelvin H. - Lancaster  
LANCASTER – Kelvin H. Davis, 57, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016. He was the son of the late Samuel and Emma Frazier Davis. He was married to Susan A. Kola Davis. Survivors include his wife of Lancaster; a daughter, Almetra Perry of Lancaster; a brother, Sammiel Davis of Charlotte; three sisters, Barbara Jean Crawford of Heath Springs, Ruby Jackson of Lancaster and Tonya Miller of Kershaw; and three grandchildren. Services are noon Feb. 6 at Crawford Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by Bishop Bernard Hamilton and the Rev. Kenneth Cauthen.
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Published in The Lancaster News on Feb. 3, 2016
Graham, Elizabeth Ann (Cornelius) - Lancaster  
LANCASTER – Elizabeth Ann Cornelius Graham, 79, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Rev. Crawford and Mary Montgomery Cornelius. Survivors include five children, Debra of Bushkill, Pa., James of Great Falls, Gregory of Rock Hill, William of Lancaster and Thomas of Chester; five sisters, Catherine Wade of Lancaster, Anne Lumpkin of Baltimore, Md., and Matilda Anne, Mammie Lou and Marie Cornelius, all of Lancaster; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services are 2 p.m. Feb. 4 at Second Calvary Baptist Church in Heath Springs, officiated by Dr. James L. Coleman, with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation is from 7 to 8 p.m. today, Feb. 3, at McCray Funeral Home.
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Published in The Lancaster News on Feb. 3, 2016
Hammond, Linda Cora (Hagins) - Lancaster  
LANCASTER – Mrs. Linda Cora Hagins Hammond of Lancaster passed away Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. She was born Sept. 9, 1945, in Lancaster, a daughter of the late Joseph Jesse Hagins and Mrytle Marshall Hagins. Linda was a Sunday school teacher and member of Rich Hill Baptist Church. She was a loving mother, nana, sister, aunt and friend. She loved Stitches of Love, crocheting, cooking, her fur babies, traveling and gathering with the Friday night crowd. Linda enjoyed spoiling her husband, children and grandchildren. She loved life and lived it to the fullest. A service celebrating Linda's life was held Tuesday, Feb. 2, at Rich Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Rod Yow officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Hammond is survived by her husband, Jerry Edward Hammond of Lancaster; three sons, Rodney Hammond of Spencer, N.C., Roger Hammond (Teresa) of Heath Springs and Ronald Hammond (Susan) of Lancaster; a daughter, Angela Hammond Pate (fiance, Terry West) of Kershaw; a brother, J. Lawrence Hagins of Lancaster; a sister, Joann Crenshaw of Camden; a sister-in-law, Jane Hammond of Stauton, Va.; nine grandchildren, Jessica Wallace (Mitchell), Heather Hammond (fiance, Mitchell Small), Casey Stout (Matthew), Trevor Hammond, Alex Blackmon, Tamara Pate, Levi Hammond, Vivian Hammond and Ava Hammond; and a great-granddaughter, Carter Grace Wallace. The family received friends Tuesday, Feb. 2, following the service and other times at the home. Memorial contributions may be made to Rich Hill Baptist Church, 1557 E. Doc Garris Road, Heath Springs, SC 29058. Notes to the family may be made at www.lancasterfuneralhome.com. Lancaster Funeral Home & Cremation Service is serving the family.
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Published in The Lancaster News on Feb. 3, 2016
Hinson, Tammy Eileen (Robertson) - Lancaster  
LANCASTER – Mrs. Tammy Eileen Robertson Hinson, 49, of Lancaster passed away Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, at McLeod Health Florence. She was born Oct. 7, 1966, in Lancaster, a daughter of Raymond Robertson and Brenda Jenkins Robertson. A memorial service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Hinson was held Tuesday, Feb. 2, at Lancaster Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Calvin Snipes officiating. Mrs. Hinson is survived by her husband, Bobby Hinson of Lancaster; a son, Jonathan Mark Edwards and daughter-in-law, Nicole, of Chesterfield; a daughter, Ashley Brook Robertson of Lancaster; her parents, Raymond and Brenda Robertson of Lancaster; three brothers, Ray Robertson, Dennis Robertson and Mark Robertson, all of Lancaster; a sister, Tracy Robertson of Lancaster; and two grandchildren, Kaylynn and Gavin. The family received friends Tuesday, Feb. 2, at Lancaster Funeral Home. Notes to the family may be made at www.lancasterfuneralhome.com. Lancaster Funeral Home & Cremation Service is serving the family of Mrs. Hinson.
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Published in The Lancaster News on Feb. 3, 2016
Hurley Sr., Noel McKay - Lancaster  
LANCASTER – Mr. Noel McKay Hurley, Sr., 84, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, at Springs Memorial Hospital. He was born Jan. 7, 1932, in Montgomery County, N.C., a son of the late William Keplar Hurley and Margaret Janet Trogdon Hurley. He was the husband of Ann Maness Hurley. Mr. Hurley and Ann were both graduates of Troy High School in Troy, N.C. Mr. Hurley attended Pfeiffer University and was a 1958 graduate of the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill with a degree in chemistry. He also received a master's degree in microbiology from Clemson University in 1968. He retired from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control as the bureau chief of environmental laboratories. He was a life member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the Water Environment Association of South Carolina (WEASC). He served in many capacities in both organizations, including representing WEASC as a WEF director in the late 1980s. He served our country in the U.S. Army as a medic in the Korean Conflict and recently received the Korean War Service Medal. Mr. Hurley was a very active member of Douglas Presbyterian Church serving as elder, Sunday school teacher, choir member and as secretary/treasurer of the Men's Club for 50 years. Mr. Hurley is survived by his wife of 58 years, Ann Maness Hurley; a daughter, Janet Hurley Cann and her husband, Mark, of Spartanburg; two sons, Noel M. Hurley Jr. and his wife, Kelly, of Chapin and Keplar Hurley of Lancaster; three brothers, James Boyce Hurley and his wife, Audrey, of Troy, Phillip Hurley and his wife, Brenda, and Wayne Hurley and his wife, Joretta; and a sister-in-law, Sue Hurley, all of Star, N.C.; a sister, Mildred Yongue and her husband, Douglas, of Laurinburg, N.C.; and six grandchildren, Kathryne Hurley, Mark Cann Jr., William Hurley, Betsy Cann, Noel Hurley III and Anna Hurley. Mr. Hurley was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul Hurley and Gene Hurley. The celebration of life funeral service for Mr. Hurley will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, at Douglas Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Dr. Harriss Ricks and the Rev. Brian Barton. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall and suggest memorial contributions be made to Douglas Presbyterian Church, 2325 Sunday Place, Lancaster, SC 29720; or a charity or organization of one's choice. An online guest register is available on the obituaries page at www.burgessfunerals.com. Burgess Funeral Home & Crematory, 1800 Charlotte Highway, Lancaster, is caring for the family of Mr. Hurley.
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Published in The Lancaster News on Feb. 5, 2016
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