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Marsh Jr., Austin "BayBay" - Lancaster  
Lancaster – Austin "BayBay" Marsh Jr., 55, died Monday, July 27, 2015. He was a son of the late Austin Marsh Sr. and Cornelia Drakeford Marsh.  Survivors include his mother of Lancaster; a son, Joshua Lamont Green of Lancaster; a brother, Bobby Marsh of Columbia; and a sister, Deborah "Pee Wee" Marsh of Lancaster. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 1, at Crawford Funeral Home Chapel, 410 W. Meeting St., with the Rev. Kenneth Cauthen officiating. Viewing will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 31, at Crawford Funeral Home.
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Published in The Lancaster News on July 31, 2015
Marsh Jr., Austin - Lancaster  
Lancaster – Austin Marsh Jr. died Monday, July 27, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Crawford Funeral Home. The family is receiving friends at 514 Chester St., Lancaster.
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Published in The Lancaster News on July 29, 2015
McManus, Margie Juanita (Rushing) - Lancaster  
LANCASTER – Mrs. Margie Juanita Rushing McManus, age 89, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at White Oak Manor. She was born Nov. 11, 1925, in Lancaster, the daughter of the late James Lucas Rushing and Lucy Jane Williamson Rushing and was the wife of the late James Harold McManus. Mrs. McManus was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include two sons, James B. McManus and his wife, Barbara, of Lancaster and Steve McManus and his wife, Joyce, of Fort Mill; two daughters, Kelsie Carter and her husband, Richard, of Lancaster and Judy Taylor and her husband, Dick, of Plant City, Fla.; five grandchildren, Monica Bennett and her husband, Larry, Mandy Laney and her husband, Zegilor, Stephanie Lindsey and her husband, Chuck, Rhonda Williams and her friend, Greg, and Ginger Johnson and her husband, Bob; and seven great-grandchildren. Mrs. McManus was preceded in death by a brother, Ernest L. Rushing; and a sister, Ruth Player. The celebration of life funeral service for Mrs. McManus will be 1 p.m. Thursday, July 30, at the chapel of Burgess Funeral Home, by the Rev. Jessie Adams. Burial was be private. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home and suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060-9979. 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. McManus.
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Published in The Lancaster News on July 31, 2015
Ogburn, Jo - Kershaw  
Kershaw – A funeral service for Jo Lynn Estridge Robertson Ogburn, 84, of Kershaw, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 30, in Midway Baptist Church. The Rev. Todd Gandy will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mrs. Ogburn passed away Monday morning, July 27, 2015. Born in Kershaw, she was a daughter of the late Joseph William and Alice Neal Estridge. She was a faithful member of Midway Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir and was chairman of the food committee. Mrs. Ogburn was a loving mother and a homemaker. She was a proud graduate of Flat Creek High School, class of 1949, and loved being patriotic. She was first married to the late Clyde Floyd Robertson and second to the late John William Ogburn. Surviving are four children, Joseph (Donna) Robertson of Kershaw, Lynn (Bryan) Catoe of Norfolk, Va., Dale Robertson of Lancaster and Tammy Coan of Kershaw; four stepchildren, Donald (Linda) Ogburn of Pelzer, Derial (Katherine) Ogburn of Lugoff, Alicia Hinson of Jefferson and Patty (Clifford) Snipes of Kershaw; 20 grandchildren, Natalie, Madilynn, Jessica, Lance, Amanda, Jess, Michael, Melani, Ashley, Ryan, Brad, Scott, Deanna, Merideth, Lauren, Tracy, Jamie, Rebecca, Amanda and Eric; and 21 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Joseph William Estridge Jr., John Estridge, Ferris Estridge and Donald Estridge; and a granddaughter, Emily Rose Robertson. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, at Baker Funeral Home and other times at the home, 7605 Old Jefferson Highway, Kershaw. Memorial contributions may be made to Midway Baptist Church – Choir Fund, 7760 Old Jefferson Highway, Kershaw, SC 29067. Baker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.bakerfunerals.com.
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Published in The Lancaster News on July 29, 2015
Parker, David Richard - LANCASTER  
LANCASTER – David Richard Parker, age 87, of Lancaster, died Tuesday, July 21, 2015. He was born Sept. 20, 1927, in Lancaster, a son of the late William Harrison Parker and Carrie Parks Parker. Mr. Parker was a U.S. Army veteran, a lifetime member of Camp Creek Masonic Lodge No. 317 and a member of Camp Creek Baptist Church. He worked for the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office for 10 years as a detention officer until his retirement in 1990. Prior to that, he was a longtime grocery store owner in the Camp Creek community, where he also bought and sold real estate in the area. Mr. Parker enjoyed raising cattle and loved the outdoors, where he worked tirelessly to keep his pastures and land picturesque. After his retirement, until the decline in his health, he was a regular visitor of the elderly who were shut-ins. Mr. Parker was instrumental in the establishment of the first watershed lakes in Lancaster County. The first one was officially named after him in a dedication ceremony by Sen. Strom Thurmond. He was also one of the original founders of the Camp Creek Volunteer Fire Department. Mr. Parker is survived by his wife of 64 years, Carolyn Knight Parker, who worked tirelessly taking care of him in recent years after his health declined. He is also survived by two sons, Mike Parker and his wife, Gail, of Mooresville, N.C. and Larry Parker of Lancaster; one daughter, Janet Parker Butler and her husband, Bobby, of Lancaster; a sister, Maggie Parker Baker of Heath Springs; three grandchildren, Caroline Parker Cleaveland and her husband, Chris, of Mooresville, Natalie Butler of Charlotte and Kyle Butler of Lancaster. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Clyburn Parker and Archie Parker; and five sisters, Ruby Williams, Pernie Walters, Lucille Steele, Loraine Williams and Evelyn Courtney. The celebration of life funeral service for Mr. Parker will be at noon Friday, July 24, at the chapel of Burgess Funeral Home, by the Revs. Dr. Reggie Parker and Les Thomas. Burial with military honors will follow at Camp Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends before the service, from 11 to noon Friday, July 24, at Burgess Funeral Home, 1800 Charlotte Highway, Lancaster. The family suggests memorials be made to Camp Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 998 Potter Road, Lancaster, SC 29720. An online guest register is available on the obituaries page at www.burgessfunerals.com. Burgess Funeral Home and Crematory, 1800 Charlotte Highway, Lancaster, is caring for the family of Mr. Parker.
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Published in The Lancaster News on July 24, 2015
Pate Jr., William T. "Billy"  
William "Billy" T. Pate Jr., 56, died Thursday, July 23, 2015. He was the son of the late William T. Pate Sr. and Jean Adams Pate of Lancaster. Survivors include two daughters, Misty Elaine Boone of Lancaster and Tia Keye of Lancaster; a son, Chase Coley of Rock Hill; two sisters, Debi Pate of Lancaster and Wanda Pate Blackmon of Lancaster; a brother, David Pate of Lancaster; and three grandchildren. Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 26, at Antioch Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at 1639 Havenwood Drive. Memorials may be made to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, 733 Third Ave., Suite 510, New York, NY 10017. Parker Funeral Home of Rock Hill is in charge.
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Published in The Lancaster News on July 24, 2015
Pitmon, Bertie Mae (Langley) - Lancaster  
LANCASTER – Mrs. Bertie Mae Langley Pitmon, age 96, died Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at the Lancaster Convalescent Center. She was born Feb. 18, 1919, in Camden, the daughter of the late Steve Otis Langley and Cora Barrett Langley, and was the wife of the late William Jesse Pitmon. Mrs. Pitmon was a member of New Hope Baptist Church for over 60 years. She often traveled with them on many senior citizen trips. She enjoyed her flowers and loved spending time with her family and friends. Mrs. Pitmon is survived by three sons, William J. Pitmon Jr. of Mesa, Ariz., Carl Lee Pitmon and his wife, Glenda, of Lancaster and Tony R. Pitmon and his wife, Vicki, of Mesa, Ariz.; three daughters, Betty J. Helms of North Myrtle Beach, Carolyn Pitmon Vaughan and her husband, Chris, of Columbia and Diane H. Snipes and her husband, Grady, of Lancaster; 17 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great grandchildren. Mrs. Pitmon was preceded in death by a son, Steve Franklin "Sammy" Pitmon; a daughter-in-law, Phyllis A. Pitmon; and two grandchildren, Kimberly Ann "Kim" Burbach and Jerry E. "Eddie" Haile Jr. The celebration of life funeral service for Mrs. Pitmon will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at New Hope Baptist Church, by the Revs. Patrick Clark, Harold Owens and Mendel Baker. Burial will follow at Salem Cemetery in Heath Springs. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 31, at Burgess Funeral Home and suggests memorial contributions be made to New Hope Baptist Church, 3731 Lynwood Drive, Lancaster, SC 29720. 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. Pitmon.
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Published in The Lancaster News on July 31, 2015
Scott, Timothy - Kershaw  
Kershaw – Timothy Scott, 43, died Friday, July 17, 2015. He was a son of the late Donnie Lynn and Kathy Williams Corder. Survivors include three sons, Beck, Oscar and Brody Scott; a daughter, Delilah Scott; his stepmother, Mary Jo Hinson Scott; two stepbrothers, Michael McClain of Kershaw and Jimmy McClain of Elgin; and a stepsister, Angie Jordan of Pageland. Services will be 6 p.m. today, July 28, in the chapel of Baker Funeral Home.
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Published in The Lancaster News on July 29, 2015
Thompson, Norma Jean - LANCASTER  
LANCASTER – Norma Jean Thompson, 79, formerly of Fort Meade, Md., died Wednesday, July 15, 2015.  She was a daughter of the late Clarence Ralph Meadows and Alvia Nita Thomas Meadows. She was married to the late Boyd Jesse Thompson. Survivors include a son, Randolph J. Thompson of Dublin, Va.; two daughters, Donna J. Lage of Lancaster and Robin Reinike of West Chester, Pa., seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; and her children; two sisters, Jewel Reed of Richcreek, Va., and Carol Faye Thorne of Pearisburg, Va.; and a brother, Clarence "Jack" Meadows of Pulaski, Va. A funeral service will be at 7 p.m. today, July 23, at Mullins Funeral Home in Radford, Va., with the Rev. Tony Reed officiating.  Interment will be at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today before the service. Burgess Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge.
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Published in The Lancaster News on July 24, 2015
Threatt, George Ronnie - Lancaster  
LANCASTER – Mr. George Ronnie Threatt, age 73, died Thursday, July 23, 2015, at his home.  He was born Dec. 29, 1941, in Lancaster, the son of the late George Threatt and Ruth Roberts Threatt and was the husband of Patsy Oglesby Threatt. Mr. Threatt retired from Springs Industries as personnel manager of human resources. He was a very active member of Second Baptist Church, having served as greeter and assisting with Wednesday night suppers and was an avid Gamecock fan. Mr. Threatt is survived by his wife, Patsy Oglesby Threatt; a daughter, Sheri Snead and her husband, Joseph, of Great Falls; a brother, William Roberts and his wife, Judy, of Lancaster; a grandson, Brandon Jones and his fiancee, Candice Banks, of Great Falls; two stepgrandchildren, Lauren Cameron (Travis) and Jessica Snead; three stepgreat-grandchildren, Michaela Baldwin, Peyton Baldwin and Tinsley Cameron; two sisters-in-law, Sandra O. Broom of Great Falls and Carolyn O. Campbell of Lexington; five special nieces, Donna Rollins (Neil), Kim Sapp (Ray), Kelly Manning (Michael), Donna Faile and Debbie Garner; and special great-nieces and great-nephews, Alex Walters, Rebekah Sapp, Joshua Sapp, Jakob Sapp, Karsyn Manning, Will Manning, Emily Manning, Joel Rollins, Chase Rollins, Bailey Faile, Sara Ann Faile and Adair Garner; and his beloved puppy, Ella. Mr. Threatt was preceded in death by two brothers-in-law, John Campbell and Bobby Broom. The celebration of life funeral service for Mr. Threatt will be 11 a.m. Monday, July 27, at Second Baptist Church by Dr. Brian Saxon and the Revs. Larry Helm and Mike Hammond. Burial will follow at Lancaster Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 26, at Burgess Funeral Home, 1800 Charlotte Highway, and suggest memorial contributions be made to Second Baptist Church, Global Harvest or Building Fund, 1426 Great Falls Highway, Lancaster, SC 29720; or Agape Hospice, 815 Meeting St., Lancaster, SC 29720. An online guest register is available on the obituaries page at www.burgessfunerals.com. Burgess Funeral Home & Crematory is caring for the family of Mr. Threatt.
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Published in The Lancaster News on July 26, 2015
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