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A10 MONDAY, MAY 30, 2011 WWW.THESTATE.COM THE STATE, COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA OBITUARIES Hermene Palmer Addison, 64, of Greeleyville, died Saturday. Plans will be announced by Rivers Funeral Home of Goose Creek. Charlton Cornelius, of Blythewood, died Sunday. Plans will be announced by Funeral Home of Ridgeway. Tommy Brodie Gantt, 71, of 581 Weyburn Drive, Concord, N.C., died Sunday.

Friends may call from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at Pitts Baptist Church with funeral following at 11 a.m. Hartsell Funeral Home is in charge. George Gardner of Olanta, has died. Friends may call at 10125 Nero Circle, Lynchburg, SC.

Plans will be announced by Samuels Richardson Funeral Home. Billy Dale Helms, 51, of Kershaw, died Sunday. Plans will be announced by Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Willie Singleton of 7648 Garners Ferry Road, Columbia, died Friday. Plans will be announced by Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home.

Eugene D. Taylor, 85, of Columbia, died Saturday. Friends may call 7-8 p.m. this evening at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. NOTICES Melvin Lee Baker, 63, of Pageland, service 2 p.m.

at Faith Assembly Church, burial in church cemetery. Flemming Funeral Home is in charge. Westbery Chatman, 73, of Philadelphia, PA. graveside service 11 a.m. in Mount Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, Rembert.

Funeral Home, Camden is in charge. Carolyn Hutto Creech, of Orangeburg, memorial service 3 p.m. at Dukes-Harley Funeral Home. Henry Hasan Ellison III, at 12:30 p.m. (viewing 11:30 a.m.) at Refuge Temple Church Of Our Lord Jesus Christ with burial to in the Lincoln Cemetery.

Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel, Columbia, is in charge. Craig Jackson Feemster 71, of Leesville, memorial service 6 p.m. at Greene Funeral Home Downtown Chapel, Rock Hill. Elizabeth Florence, of Sumter, service 2 p.m. at Calvary Church of the Nazarene.

Bullock Funeral Home of Sumter is in charge. Tommy Brodie Gantt, 71, of 581 Weyburn Drive, Concord, N.C., at 11 a.m. at Pitts Baptist Church; burial at 3 p.m. in Morven Cemetery, Morven. Glen Vestel Gifford, 93, of Columbia, at 11 a.m.

at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Interment in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Kizzie Hall, of Hartsville, service 2 p.m. at Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Burial in First Pentecostal Holiness Cemetery.

Betty Ruth Moore, of Columbia, at 2 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. George L. Moreland, (US Army SFC of Columbia, service 12:30 pm at North Trenholm Baptist Church, interment in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Greenlawn Funeral Home is in charge.

John Lewis Motley graveside service 11 a.m. in Foundry Hill Cemetery, Cheraw. Morris Funeral Cottage of Cheraw is in charge. Scott Rambo, of Hemingway, memorial service 12 p.m. at Greenlawn Funeral Home Chapel.

Dorothy Elizabeth Wingard, of Lexington, service 11 a.m. at Pilgrim Lutheran Church. Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel. RITES DEATHS Percy W. Barefoot Sr.

SWANSEA The memorial service of Percy W. Barefoot, 88, of Swansea, will be held 4 Sunday, June 5, 2011, at West Side Baptist Church, 2100 Platt Springs Rd, with The Rev. Clinton Lawyer officiating. The family will greet friends following the service. Inter- ment will be held 10 Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at Ft.

Jackson National Cemetery with military honors. Shives Funeral Home is assisting the family. Mr. Barefoot died Wednesday, May 25, 2011. Born in Lexington County, SC on September 17, 1922, he was a son of the late Clifton George and Edna Pylant Barefoot.

Mr. Barefoot was a US Navy veter- an of World War II, a 1st Degree Mason, and a former member of the Broad River Masonic Lodge Survivors include his children, Percy W. Barefoot, Jr. of Swansea, Richard Barefoot and San- dra Kay Barefoot both of West Co- lumbia; seven grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; brothers, Charles and Clayton Barefoot, both of West Columbia; and a sister, Hazel Pechon of West Columbia. In addition to his par- ents, Percy was preceded in death by his wife, Vennie Lee Friendly Barefoot; his daughter, Geraldine Janet Barefoot, and brothers, Thomas and Carnell Bare- foot. 803.754.6290 Mary E. Gates Carn ST. MATTHEWS Mary E. Gates Carn, 66 of 324 Hailey Lane, St. Matthews, SC, died Saturday eve- ning, May 28, 2011 at Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg af- ter an extended illness.

Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at Thompson Funeral Home Chapel in Orangeburg. Burial 1:00 p.m. Wednesday in Indian Field United Methodist Church Cemetery in St. George, SC.

Ministers Rev. Scott Wagner and Rev. Larry Williams of- ficiating. Thompson Funeral Home, Inc. in Orangeburg han- dling arrangements.

Active pall- bearers, Barry Grau, Kyle Gates, Ritchie Polin, Bobby Bell, Johnny Ward, Blaine Felkel. Mrs. Carn was born November 28, 1944 in Orangeburg County, a daughter of the late James Shu- maker and Mary Cleo Davis Shu- maker. She attended Calhoun County Schools and Winthrop Col- lege. She attended Mt.

Carmel Bap- tist Church, she was retired from Calhoun County Headstart, and the widow of the late James A. Carn. Survivors, two sons, Lawton Par- rish Browder and Nichelous Ray Browder both of St. Matthews; one daughter and son-in-law, Mary Marlin and Dale Ferguson of St. George; 3 grandchildren; Justin, Coty, and Eric Ferguson all of St.

George; 2 great-grandchildren, Holden and Bryce Ferguson of St. George; two brothers and sister-in- laws, Jerry and Gloria Gates and Roy and Edith Gates all of St. Mat- thews. The family will receive friends at the residence, 324 Hailey Lane, St. Matthews, SC and at the residence of Marlin and Dale Ferguson, 9865 Charleston Highway, St.

George, SC. Visitation will be from p.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at Thompson Funeral Home, Inc. in Orangeburg. Memorials may be made to the South Carolina Oncology Associa- tion, 166 Stoneridge Drive, Colum- bia, SC, 29210.

James Jefferson Clark WEST COLUMBIA James Jeffer- son Clark, 74, went to be with the Lord with his family at his bedside on Saturday, May 28, 2011. He was born in Swansea, South Carolina to the late Donna Geddings and Har- ry F. Clark. He was married to Mar- garet Roberts Clark for 53 years. Jim was a graduate of Carlisle Mil- itary School and attended Clemson University and University of South Carolina.

He retired from Southern Bell Yellow Pages in management where he was salesman of the year several times. Jim and Margaret owned and operated Twilite Manor Residential Home for 20 years where they ministered to the elder- ly and their families. Jim was an avid hunter and outdoorsman, and he was the biggest fan of his grand- sports; including foot- ball, baseball, and the Blythewood Lady Bengals softball team. Jim was known to always give to others in need and in the end gave 14 months to clinical research for lung cancer, under the loving care of Dr. Fred Kudrick, nurse Alison Calvert and the fabulous staff of South Car- olina Oncology Associates.

Jim was a member of the loving family of Red Bank Baptist Church where he was the Treasurer, a Deacon, Trustee and Financial Officer and taught Sunday School for 40 years. The Sunday school class was named in his hon- or. The funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at Red Bank Baptist Church offici- ated by Rev. Butch Powell and Rev.

Jimmy Walker, with interment to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, May 30, 2011 at Caughman-Harman Fu- neral Home, Lexington Chapel. Ac- tive pallbearers will be his neph- ews: Wesley Elmore, Chuck El- more, Ricky Smith, Ray Smith, Stan Sharpe, Danny Roberts, Mau- rice Bostic and Keith Harsey.

Hon- orary pallbearers will be the Sunday School Class. Jim is survived by his wife, Mar- garet; daughter, Rogers, Robin (Don) Owens and Tina (Monty) Owens; grandchildren, Kelly Owens, Lori Owens, Clark Rogers, Jamie Owens; numerous sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to SC Oncology Associates, SCOA Cares Foundation, P.O. Box 2046, West Columbia, SC 29171. Joe Cordell WEST COLUMBIA Funeral serv- ices for Joe Cordell, 84, will be held at 4:00 p.m.on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at Caughman-Harman Funer- al Home, West Columbia Chapel with the Rev.

Bill Harmon officiat- ing. Interment will follow at South- land Memorial Gardens. The fami- ly will receive friends one hour pri- or to the service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First Church of the Nazarene-Building Fund, 350 Wattling Road, West Co- lumbia, SC 29170. Mr.

Cordell was born June 25, 1926 in Forney Creek, North Caro- lina and passed away on Saturday, May 28, 2011. He was a son of the late Donald and Luray Jones Cor- dell. Mr. Cordell was a cabinet mak- er and a devoted family man. He was affectionately known to all as is survived by his wife of 61 years, Artie Nichols Cordell; children, Joyce (Ernest) Wise, Kay Hayden, Mickey (Steve) Owens, Patty Dayne Glenn; grandsons, Ar- die, Casey, Jason, Mikael, Bradley, Joseph, Dustin and Parker, who will serve as pallbearers; grand- daughters, Robin, Jodi, Stephanie, Jennifer, Kimberly and Brittany; great-grandchildren, Melissa, De- vin, Deserae, Josi, Zachery, Bra- den, Christopher and Mikaylin.

He was predeceased by his daughter, Margie Goodlett and granddaughter, Bethany; three brothers and one sister. Constance R. Derrick GILBERT A Celebration of Life Service for Mrs. Constance R. Derrick will be held Tues- day, May 31, 2011 at at First Baptist Church of Lexington, 415 Barr Road with visitation Mon- day, May 30, 2011 from 6-8pm at Barr-Price Funeral Home Lexing- ton Chapel.

Pastors Ralph Schneck, Blaine Hill, Robert Reeves, and Bishop Theotis White will be officiating the services. En- tombment will follow in Christ The Good Shepherd Mausoleum at Ridge Crest Memorial Park, Bates- burg. Connie went to be home with Je- sus on Saturday, May 28th. She was in her home surrounded by her lov- ing family and close friends. Born on August 23rd in Springfield, SC to Harold and Betty Ray, she will be remembered for her warmth, love and positive attitude, as well as her strong Christian faith.

Connie is survived by her devot- ed husband of 47 years, Mr. John O. Derrick, her son and daughter-in-law Johnny and Shar- on Derrick and her three grandchil- dren, Allison, Audrie and Jonathan Derrick all of Gilbert. She is also survived by her mother, Betty Hook Ray of Gilbert; sisters, Peggy Back- man of Lexington, SC and Margie Horton of Irmo, SC; brother, George Ray of West Columbia, SC; several nieces and nephews, as well as other extended family. She was preceded in death by her fa- ther, Harold Ray.

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to all those who cared for Connie, especially her niece, Shelba Howard, friends, Faye Kyzer and Sheryl Phillips and the staff of Palmetto Home Health Hospice. Memorials may be made in her memory to The Palmetto Health Foundation Hos- pital Program, PO Box 247 Columbia, SC 29202. Online register 803-356-4411 Jack Feemster Jr. LEESVILLE Mr. Craig Jackson Feemster, 71, of 216 Sik- kema Lane, passed away Saturday, May 28, 2011 at W.J.B.

Dorn VA Medical Center. Memorial services will be 6:00 P.M. Monday, May 30, 2011 at Greene Funeral Home Downtown Chapel, 355 East White Street, Rock Hill, SC 29730 with Mr. Wal- lace Plowden and Mr. Tra- vis Alley officiating.

Burial will be private. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. A native of Tirzah, SC, Jack was the son of the late Annie Elizabeth Caveny and Craig J. Feemster, Sr. He was a U.S.

Air Force veteran and a member of Bethesda Presbyteri- an Church. He retired from Indus- trial Piping, Inc. of Charlotte where he worked as a project supervisor for nearly 25 years. Jack was a life member of V.F.W. Post in Rock Hill.

Surviving are his wife, Lillie R. Bordelon Feemster, of the home; three sons, Jackie Lee Feemster and wife, Anita, of Vine Grove, KY, Billy Coates of Canton, GA and Robbie J. Graham and wife, Angie, of Fort Mill, SC; three daughters, Anna Feemster Harrison and hus- band, Paul, of Rock Hill and Pam Coates and Tina Coates, both of Canton; two brothers, Leslie Feem- ster of Rock Hill and David Feem- ster of Edgemoor, SC; his sister, Thelma R. Brown, of hom*osassa, FL; 9 grandchildren and four great- grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his sister, Nancy Neely.

In lieu of flowers, the family re- quests that memorials be made to Warriors Walk, of Dorn VA Medical Center, 6439 Garners Fer- ry Road, Columbia, SC 29209. Pamela Ophelia Gibson COLUMBIA Memorial services for Pamela Ophelia Gibson will be held Tuesday at 11a.m. in the Lee- Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel. Surviving are: sons, Michael Gibson and Christopher Gibson; daughter, Tawandra Gibson; step- father, Rafin Miller; and brother, James Gibson; a host of other lov- ing relatives, and friends. James Albert Glymph NEWBERRY Service with burial for James Albert Glymph, 68, will be 1 p.m.

Monday (today) at Fair- view Baptist Church. Wilson F.H. in charge. He was born to Adam Sr. and Sarah Goree Glymph.

Surviv- ing: children, Bobby, Larry, Terry, Gary, Anthony Glymph, Sandra Speed; 10 grands, 1 great-grand; 5 sisters; other relatives and friends. Joseph Chandler Kirven SUMTER Joseph Chandler Kir- ven, 81, husband of Sallie Munroe Kirven, died Saturday, May 28, 2011 at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born in Sumter, he was a son of the late Thomas Jackson and Eva Chandler Kirven. Mr. Kirven spent most of his ca- reer as an educator in Sumter Dis- trict 17 and retired as principal of Millwood Elementary School.

He graduated from Presbyterian Col- lege and received his in education from Appalachian State University. He played football at PC and was twice named Little All- American. He served in the U.S. Ar- my, Airborne Infantry, and was a captain in the U.S. Army Reserves.

He was an elder at First Presbyteri- an Church in Sumter. Surviving are his wife of 53 years; a daughter, Anne K. Tedder of Anderson, SC and husband The Rev. Dr. Dennis R.

Tedder; a son, Dr. Joseph M. Kirven of Orlando, FL and wife Kristin Adamkiewicz Kirven; five grandchildren, An- drew Chandler Tedder and Joseph Henry Tedder of Anderson, and Shea Munroe Kirven, Kiley Chan- dler Kirven, and Kinley Joseph Kir- ven of Orlando; brothers Tom Kir- ven (Sarah) Larry Kirven (Carol) and Rusty Kirven (Vivian), all of Sumter, and sisters Laura K. Ons- rud (David) of Simpsonville, SC and Julie K. Griffin (Lynwood) of Parkton, NC.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday at First Presby- terian Church with Dr. Mark Dur- rett officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to First Presbyterian Church, 9 W.

Calhoun Sumter, SC 29150. On-line condolences may be sent to Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter is in charge of the arrangements (803) 775-9386. Dorothy Kelly Johnson COLUMBIA A Mass of Christian burial for Dorothy Kelly Johnson will be held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at St.

Joseph Catholic Church. Final Commendation and Farewell Prayers will be in Green- lawn Memorial Gardens. The Ro- sary will be recited at 5:00 p.m. Monday, May 30, 2011, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Cha- pel, with visitation following until 7:00 p.m. Mrs.

Johnson died Saturday, May 28, 2011. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the wife of the late Jack Johnson. Dot was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and was active in the Women Altar So- ciety, serving as president of the Macklin Guild. She was an active member of the Club of Columbia and Belles Lettres Book Club.

Dot served as a volunteer for Providence Hospital where she was honored as volunteer of the year. Dot was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grand- mother. Surviving are her daughters and sons-in-law, Jackie and Tommy Martin of Houston, Texas, Beth and Phil Wilson of Columbia, Kelly and Gary Davis of Columbia; grand- children, Ashley and Chad Dun- ham of Houston, Thomas and Amy Martin of Houston, Jack and Ash- ley Martin of Dallas, Margaret and John Asay of Columbia, Dorothy and Jay Chocklett of Newberry, Bebe and Blake deTreville of Co- lumbia, Jane Wilson of Columbia, Gee Davis of Columbia, Elizabeth Davis of Columbia; great-grand- children, Max and Kate Dunham, Caroline Martin, Maggie Martin, Eady and Jane deTreville, Ward Chocklett; sister, Nancy Kelly Bal- dwin of Columbia. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her father, Elsmer L. Kelly; mother, Irene Owens Kelly; broth- er, Elsmer L.

Kelly Jr. The family would like to thank the staff of Atria Forest Lake and Abbey Road Hospice for their care and support. Special appreciation also goes to Marcie Grooms, Willie Mae Gibbs, Susan Lagess and all the caregivers for their commit- ment, love and devotion. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 3600 De- vine Street, Columbia, SC 29205.

Please sign the online guestbook at The Reverend Dr. C. Ross Ritchie Jr. CHAPIN The Reverend Dr.

C. Ross Ritchie, Chapin, S.C., loving and much-loved brother, husband, father, and grandfather, died at his home on May 29, 2011. A memorial service will be conducted from Mt. Horeb Lu- theran Church, Chapin, on Tues- day, May 31 at 2 p.m. The family will greet friends at the church following the service.

Inurnment will follow at a later date in the columbarium at Augsburg Lu- theran Church in Winston-Sa- lem, N.C. Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel is assisting the family. Born in Rocky Mount, N.C. September 25, 1932, to Clarence Ross and Ada Brady Ritchie, he was the son and great grandson of Lutheran pastors. He grew up in Lexington, N.

C. where his fa- ther was a pastor, graduating from high school there. Dr. Ritch- ie earned his Bachelor of Arts De- gree in Business Administration and Religious Education at Le- noir-Rhyne College, Hickory, N.C. in 1954, and his Bachelor of Divinity Degree at Lutheran The- ological Southern Seminary in Columbia in 1957, and his Master of Sacred Theology Degree at the same seminary in 1967.

In 1980 he was awarded the honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree by Le- noir-Rhyne College. He was ordained to the minis- try of the United Lutheran Church in America on June 9, 1957, and served as pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Goldsboro, N.C. 1957- 60; St. Andrews Lutheran Church, Columbia, 1960-66; First Lutheran Church, Albemarle, N. C.

1966-71; and Augsburg Lu- theran Church Winston-Salem, N.C., 1971-88. In 1988 he joined the staff of Southern Seminary as Director of Planned Giving, retir- ing in 1992. Dr. Ritchie served on numer- ous boards and committees of the Lutheran Synods of North and South Carolina, including mem- bership on the Executive Boards of both synods, The Lenoir- Rhyne College Board of Trustees, the North Carolina Lutheran Services for the Aging Board of Trustees, and as a delegate to sev- eral Lutheran Church in America Conventions. He had also served on the board of the Lenoir-Rhyne Alumni Association and as Presi- dent of the Lutheran Seminary Alumni Association.

After retiring in 1992, he served as Visiting Pastor at Refor- mation Lutheran Church, Co- lumbia, S.C. and as Interim Pas- tor at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Little Mountain; Grace Lutheran Church, Prosperity, S.C; Trinity Lutheran Church, Columbia; and Mt. Horeb Luther- an Church, Chapin, where he has been an active member during the past years, serving as usher, greeter, communion assistant, supply pastor, Sunday School teacher and a member of the Mu- tual Ministry Committee. Dr. Ritchie is survived by his wife, Jo Anne Hall Ritchie, of the home, whom he married on May 22, 1955; a sister, Barbara R.

De- Orsey, of White Rock, S.C.; four daughters and sons-in-law, Jan- ice and Sam Barbee, Joanna and Cliff Britt, Kathryn (Katie) and Jimmy Lippard, all of Winston- Salem, N.C. and Camilla (Cam- mie) and Pat Berger, of Charlotte, N.C.; one son and daughter-in- law Ross III and Yvonne Poole Ritchie of Charlotte, N.C., as well as 15 grandchildren: Drew and Anna Kathryn Barbee; Ryenne and Duncan Ritchie; Zachary, Maxwell, Benjamin and Josie Britt; Kirk, Keenan, Anderson, Ross and Jacob Lippard; and Grant and Preston Berger. Memorials may be made to Le- noir-Rhyne University (The Ritchie Endowment,) LRU, P.O. Box 7163, Hickory, N.C.; or to Lu- theran Theological Southern Seminary, Ross Ritchie Endow- ment for Faculty Support,) 4201 N. Main Columbia, S.C., 29203; or to Mt.

Horeb Lutheran Church, Chapin, S.C., 101 E. Boundary Chapin, S.C. 29036, or a charity of choice. The family would especially like to thank Lutheran Hospice of Columbia. www.caughmanharmanfuneral-

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