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Carnes, JC - Lancaster  
JC Carnes, 82, of Lancaster passed away peacefully Thursday, April 23, 2015. Born Dec. 11, 1932, in Lancaster, he was one of four children of the late Jerles Manley Carnes and the late Emily Oliver Carnes. Mr. Carnes was a loving husband, father and grandfather, who will be fondly remembered by his family. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 59 years, Jane Holt Carnes, in 2010; a daughter, Malinda Sue Carnes; a son, James Barry Carnes; a grandson, Jason Shawn Payne; and sisters, Louise Bass and Pat Carnes. JC was a millwright and retired in 1997 from Georgia Pacific after 32 years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean Conflict. JC was devoted to his wife and family. He loved country music and was fond of taking pictures of his family. He is survived by his son, Kerry Trent Carnes and his wife, Pam, of Lancaster; three daughters, Tonya C. Payne and her husband, Rodger, of Lancaster, Wanda Carnes-Campbell and her husband, Lonnie, of Winnsboro and Ginger Carnes-Massengale and her husband, Jim, of Raleigh, N.C.; a sister, Bonnie Cauthen of Selma, Ala.; grandchildren, Travis Payne, Kerri Rice, Christi Wallace, Brett Carnes and Justin Payne; great-grandchildren, Caleb and Trevor Payne and Taylor and Tanner Rice; and his furry companion, Scooter. Funeral services will be private. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at McLean Funeral Home, 201 N. Catawba St., Lancaster. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that those who wish may make donations to the charity of your choice. McLean Funeral Home is assisting the Carnes family. Please visit www.mcleanfuneral.com to leave a condolence message.
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Published in The Lancaster News on Apr. 26, 2015
Caskey, Everett Gwin - Lancaster  
LANCASTER – Mr. Everett Gwin Caskey, age 75, died Thursday, April 23, 2015, at Springs Memorial Hospital. He was born July 17, 1939, in Lancaster, the son of the late Clarence Everett Caskey and Janie Gwin Caskey. He was the husband of Diane Rina Caskey. Mr. Caskey was a self-employed electrician and served our country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. Mr. Caskey is survived by his wife, Diane Rina Caskey; a brother, Clyde Caskey and his wife, Faye; and a sister, Janie Harper, all of Lancaster; and three grandchildren, Devin Allman and his wife, Audrey, Mitch Allman and his significant other, Jody Greene, and Bo Allman. Mr. Caskey was preceded in death by a son, Michael Caskey; and a daughter, Renea Caskey. The celebration of life funeral service for Mr. Caskey will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, at the chapel of Burgess Funeral Home, by the Rev. Patrick Clark. Burial will follow in Douglas Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The family of Mr. Caskey will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday evening, April 27, at Burgess Funeral Home, and suggest memorial contributions be made to the Lancaster SPCA, P.O. Box 3042, Lancaster, SC 29721. An online guest register is available on the obituaries page at www.burgessfunerals.com. Burgess Funeral Home and Crematory of Lancaster is caring for the family of Mr. Caskey.
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Published in The Lancaster News on Apr. 26, 2015
Cauthen, Rosemary (Culp) - Lancaster  
LANCASTER – Mrs. Rosemary Culp Cauthen, age 93, died Thursday, April 23, 2015. She was born May 11, 1921, in Lancaster, the daughter of the late Robert Benjamin Culp and Iona Weir Culp. She was married to the late James Hazel Cauthen. Mrs. Cauthen was a loving and caring person. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Rosemary loved children and she was a professional child-care provider. Her loving presence graced the homes of many families and children in Lancaster for many years. She volunteered in many activities over the years. She was a Girl Scout leader, former president of the Lancaster County Clemson Home Extension program and an avid gardener. Mrs. Cauthen is survived by her children, Andy Harper and his wife, Suzanne, of Lancaster, Joy Gunter and her husband, Allen, of West Columbia; two stepdaughters, Roberta C. Blackmon of Lancaster and Gerri C. Trabookis and her husband, Chris, of Greenville; seven grandchildren, Jay Blackmon, Kelly Outlaw, Drew Trabookis, Zach Trabookis, Brad Trabookis, Carmen Thomas and Allen Gunter Jr.; and 10 great-grandchildren, Cass and Noah Outlaw, Taylor, Courtney and Cy Blackmon, Jacob and Jeremiah Barrett, Ariana Trabookis and Zachary and Henry Thomas. She is also survived by a sister, Yvonne C. Isted of Eustis Fla., and two sisters-in-law, Louise C. Gardner and Jo Culp Baird of Lancaster. Mrs. Cauthen was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew William Harper Sr.; two brothers, Harry Culp and Robert Culp; a sister, Francine C. Player; and a grandson, Bill Harper. The celebration of life funeral service for Mrs. Cauthen will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at St. Luke United Methodist Church, by the Rev. Bill McCown. Private burial will be at Old Waxhaw Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The family would like to offer a sincere thank you to the caregivers of Heath Springs Residential Care, White Oak Manor and Hospice Care of Lancaster. The family will receive friends following the service and suggest memorial contributions be made to St. Luke United Methodist Church Building Fund, 128 Providence Road, Lancaster, SC 29720; or Old Waxhaw Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 550, Lancaster, SC 29721. 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 Mrs. Cauthen.
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Published in The Lancaster News on Apr. 26, 2015
Chapple, Elizabeth - Fort Lawn  
Fort Lawn – Mrs. Elizabeth Chapple, 67, of Fort Lawn passed away Thursday, April 30, 2015, at Springs Memorial Hospital.  She was born Dec. 25, 1947, in Kershaw, a daughter of the late Will Chapple and Louise Crowley Chapple. Mrs. Chapple was a member of New Day Ministry in Pageland. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and companion. She loved fishing. She loved to cook and spending time outdoors, but her life was spending time with her grandchildren. The family is hosting a memorial service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Chapple at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at Pine Grove Free Will Baptist Church, with the Rev. Scott Alexander officiating. Mrs.  Chapple is survived by two sons, Buster Pete Faile and his wife, Renee, of Hartsville and the Rev. Thomas David Faile and his wife, Sarah, of Ruby; a daughter, Bonnie Lou Morris of Lancaster; her companion, A.J. Harris; a brother, Willie Chapple Jr. and his wife, Irene, of Pageland; four sisters, Mary Stogner of Lancaster, Dorothy Blackwell of Hartsville, Kathy Moseley of Lancaster and Sarah Chappell and her husband, Von, of Bishopville; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Tommy Chapple and John Thomas Chapple; and two sisters, Virginia Mae Chapple and Azalee Poston. Lancaster Funeral Home & Cremation Service is serving the family of Mrs. Chapple.
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Published in The Lancaster News on May 3, 2015
Craig, Barbara Alice (Estes) - Kershaw  
Kershaw – Barbara Alice Estes Craig, 62, died Tuesday, April 28, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Harry and Monnie Blackwell Estes. She was married to Thomas Dewey Craig. Survivors include her husband of the home; two daughters, Crystal Blackmon and Pamela Craig; a son, Jason Craig; five grandchildren; four sisters, Inez Inman, Betty Hilton, Bonnie Estes and Tasha White; and two brothers, Ben Estes and Earl Estes. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Friday, May 1, at Lancaster Sonlight Church of the Nazarene, with the Rev. Jerry W. Branham officiating. The family is at the home. Baker Funeral Home is in charge.
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Published in The Lancaster News on May 1, 2015
Crawford, Bernice (Jones) - Lancaster  
Bernice J. Crawford, 65, died Wednesday, April 22, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Charlie and Lois Hammond Jones. Survivors include a brother, Sylvester Jones of Lancaster. Viewing will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, at Crawford Funeral Home. A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, at New Hope AME Zion Church, conducted by the Rev. James Scott, with burial in the church cemetery.
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Published in The Lancaster News on Apr. 26, 2015
Fox, James M. "Mr. Jim" - Indian Land  
Mr. James M. "Mr. Jim" Fox, age 66, of Sun City Carolina Lakes, passed away at 5 a.m. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in the comfort of his home.  Born in Alton, Ill., he was the son of the late James Keith Fox and Marvelle Fox, and the husband of Dorsey Hutchison.  Mr. Jim was a school bus driver in Lancaster County.  He is survived by a sister, Vicki Lynn Costa; and sons, Sean and Trevor Fox. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mr. Jim's name to Southside Early Childhood Center, 500 Hampton Road, Lancaster, SC 29720. The family thanks you for all of your support and many prayers.
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Published in The Lancaster News on Apr. 26, 2015
Frierson, John Davis "JD" - Kershaw  
Kershaw – John Davis "JD" Frierson, 71, died Tuesday, April 28, 2015. He was the son of the late Willie N. and Frances Lindsay Frierson. He was married to Ruby Belton Frierson. Survivors include his wife of Kershaw; two daughters, Rosalind F. Patterson of Charlotte, N.C., and Andrea R. Frierson of Dallas, N.C.; two sisters, Dorothy Farrington of Norfolk, Va.. and Lorene Frierson of Paterson, N.J.; two brothers, Robert Frierson and Ernest L. Witherspoon of Kershaw; and two grandsons.  Viewing will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 1, at Crawford Funeral Home Lancaster. A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at Crawford Funeral Home Chapel Lancaster, conducted by Pastor Anton Shipp and the Rev. Kenneth Cauthen. Burial will be in Highland Heights Cemetery in Kershaw.
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Published in The Lancaster News on May 1, 2015
Horton, Sara Kathryn "Kat" (Ballard) - Lancaster  
Mrs. Sara Kathryn "Kat" Ballard Horton, died Thursday, April 23, 2015, at Carolinas Medical Center.  She was born in Lancaster, the daughter of the late Chalmers Ballard and Ola Wilson Ballard, and was the wife of the late Thomas Jasper Horton. Mrs. Horton retired from Springs Industries – Customer Service Center and had been a member of Camp Creek United Methodist Church for 75 years. She taught Sunday school and was a member of the United Methodist Women. She loved being a grandmother, enjoyed working as the Welcome Wagon representative and with the McDonald Green after-school program for 15 years. She was adventurous, enjoying the outdoors, kayaking, boating and skiing.  Kat is survived by three daughters, Mitzi Horton Hammond, and her husband, Ray, of Spartanburg, Jeannie Horton and her partner, Roxanne Barron, of Tega Cay and Toni Craig Starnes of Lancaster; six grandchildren, Sharon DosSantos and her husband, Mike, Karla Hammond, Marshall Hammond, Phillip Thomas Horton, Justin Starnes, Jason Starnes and his wife, Heather; and one great-grandchild, Hope Mackenzy Starnes; her best friend, Mildred Byrd of Lancaster; and several nieces and nephews. Kat was preceded in death by two brothers, William Chalmers "Billy" Ballard and Marion Thomas Ballard and a sister, Peggy Jean Ballard Craig. The celebration of life funeral service for Kat will be 3 p.m. Monday, April 27, at Camp Creek United Methodist Church by Rev. Mike Catoe. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday evening, April 26, at Burgess Funeral Home and other times at the home of her daughter, Toni Starnes.  For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to Camp Creek United Methodist Church, 4721 Great Falls Highway, Lancaster, SC 29720 or ALS Foundation, 1010 Edgehill Road N, Charlotte, NC 28207.  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 Mrs. Horton.
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Published in The Lancaster News on Apr. 26, 2015
Johnson, Sherrill Creech - Charlotte  
Charlotte, N.C. –Sherrill Creech Johnson, 92, of Charlotte, N.C., formerly of Raleigh, N.C., died recently. He was married to the late Reba Reeves Johnson. Survivors include a daughter, Diane Northcutt; a son Doug Johnson; four grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 2, in the chapel of Baker Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Wayne Brown, with burial in Kershaw City Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. before the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. Baker Funeral Home in Kershaw is in charge.
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Published in The Lancaster News on May 1, 2015
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