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WWW.THESTATE.COM THE STATE, COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2003 B7 OBITUARIES DEATHS in St. John Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery; visitation 6-8 tonight at MillerRivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield. Born in Chesterfield Co. to Alex Lois Stanley Scott, he died Oct. 16, 2003.

He retired from INA USA. Surviving: wife, Sandy Lisenby Scott; son, Thomas Il; siblings, Richard, Kenny St Scott, Betty McRoy, Joyce Pritchard. Rev. Toney Slater Sr. BISHOPVILLE Rev.

Toney Jasper Slater widower of Thelma Toney Slater, went to his heavenly home on Tuesday, October 14, 2003, in Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Olive AME Church, Woodrow, with Presiding Elder Cants Robert officiating. The Rev.

Timothy Johnson will officiate. The wake service will be held p.m. Friday at New Zion AME Church, Wisacky, where the Rev. Franklin Spears is the pastor. Born February 7, 1923, in Lee County, he was a son of the late Janie and Warren Slater.

He was educated in the Bishopville public schools. He attended Allen University and Dickerson Theological Seminary and was awarded the bachelor of arts degree and bachelor of divinity degrees, respectively. He received a master's degree in Education from South Carolina State University. He served as a principal in the Lee County public schools for 33 years, where he consistently provided phenomenal educational experiences for many young people. The late Presiding Elder R.L.

Pope licensed him to preach at his home church, New Zion (Wisacky) in 1945. For 47 years, he proudly served from the smallest to the largest churches in the AME denomination, providing excellent leadership in every area of service. His pastorates included: Quinn Chapel AME Church (Sumter); Paradise AME (Spartanburg); St. Paul AME Church (Sumter); Mt. Olive AME Church (Woodrow).

His numerous affiliations included: Lee County Education Association, South Carolina Education Association, National Education Association, South Carolina Association of Elementary School Principals, Lee County Cooperative Ministries, Council on Aging, Santee-Lynches Board, Northeast Conference Sunday School Superintendent, Liberty Hill Lodge, F.A. Mason, Lee County NAACP, Lee County Chapter of the General Alumni Association of Allen University. Rev. Slater loved his family as Christ loved the church. He leaves to mourn his passing and celebrate his life: daughters, Joyce Slater Fortune (McDowell) and Garcia Slater-Byrd (Scott), both of Columbia; sons, Rev.

Toney Jasper Slater Jr. (Sherron) of Ladson and Thomas "Terry" Slater of the home. One brother, Thomas Slater (Janie) of Greensboro, N.C.; three adopted brothers, Thomas Charles, Bennie Charles Norwood Charles, all of Bishopville; three grandchildren, Knorcia Byrd Newman (Jarahn) of Jacksonville, Knorphe Byrd III of Columbia; Kimberly Mickel of Bishopville; one great-grandson Kaleb Slater Newman. A host of sisters and brothersin-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Wilson Funeral Home in Bishopville is in charge of arrangements.

John Thomas SUMMERTON Services for John Henry "Son" Thomas, 78, widower of Lizzie Lawyer Thomas, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Greater St. Phillip RMUE Church with burial in the church cemetery. Dyson's Home for Funerals is in charge. Born in Summerton to Thomas Jefferson and Sarah Thomas, he died October 9, 2003.

Surviving are 22 children, along with a host of other loving children; one sister; 54 grands; 29 great-grands; 15 great-great-grands. Elnora Thompson BLAIR Services for Elnora Jones Thompson are 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Matthews Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home, Columbia, is in charge.

Born in Dawkins to Austin Jones Clara Brown, she died October 14, 2003. Surviving: children, Vernon, Johnie Charlie Thompson, Suzanne Smith, Elouise Lemon, Gwendolyn Boyd; siblings, Austin Mack, Hannie Jones, Hattie Barnett, Laura McGraw, Willie Mae Mayo. Micheal Thompson CROSS Micheal Ray "Mike" Thompson, 35, husband of Michelle Lopez Thompson, died Tuesday, October 14, 2003, in an automobile accident in Berkeley County. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 18, 2003, at Sangaree Baptist Church.

Burial will be in If You Have Difficulty Falling or Staying Asleep, this may. be something you want to DEATHS Plantation Memorial Gardens, Moncks Corner. Friends may call from 6-8 this evening at James A. Dyal Funeral Home, Summerville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Eutawville, P.O.

Box 484, Eutawville, SC 29048. Mr. Thompson was born February 15, 1968, in Newberry County, a son of Rev. Thomas A. Thompson and Barbara Spradley of Summerville.

He was a graduate of Stratford High School and had attended North Greenville College. He was a freight relocator with St. George Warehouse. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Eutawville. Surviving in addition to his wife and parents are daughter, Savannah Reyna Thompson of Cross; brother, Thomas A.

Thompson Jr. and his wife, Lyn, of Greer; mother-in-law, Josephine Lopez of MonCorner; father-in-law, Fred Lopez of Moncks Corner; brother-in-law, Michael Lopez and his wife, Staci, of Summerville; nephews, Michael Lopez Jr. of Summerville, Cory Thompson of Greer; niece, Heather Thompson of Greer. Arrangements by James A. Dyal Funeral Home, 303 South Main Street, Summerville.

Virginia Trussell FLORENCE Services for Virginia Wells Trussell, 71, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ridgecrest Baptist Church with entombment in Mount Hope Mausoleum. Visitation is 6-8 tonight at Cain Funeral Home. Born in Canton, N.C. to William and Hassie Plemons Wells, she died Oct.

15, 2003. She was a retired nurse. Surviving are husband, John children, Don Breedlove, Jeremy, John Jr. Trussell, Joy Jenkins; brothers, Wilbur, Bob Wells; nine grands; five great-grands. Clyde Turner COLUMBIA Mr.

Clyde W. Turner, 79, of Columbia, died Tuesday, October 14, 2003. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 o'clock Saturday evening, October 18, 2003, at Shives Funeral Home. Graveside service will be held at 2:30 o'- clock Sunday afternoon, October 19, 2003, at Magnolia Cemetery, Hartsville. Mr.

Turner, widower of Jenece Odom Turner, was born in Darlington County. He was a son of the late Clyde Dantzler and Charity Maybell Watkins Turner. He was a U.S. veteran of Korean Conflict and had retired from Allied Signal. Survivors are: sons, Donald Delmas Turner and his wife, Lynn, of Phoenix, Richard Bruce Turner and wife, Meryl, of Adelphia, N.J., and Clyde Wilburn Turner and wife, Polly, of Newberry; seven grandchildren, Rachel Speros and Emily Turner of Phoenix, Tammy Dewees and Clyde W.

Turner III of Columbia, Eddy Turner, Charity Turner and Tommy Turner all of Newberry; great-grandchildren, Jamie and Jonah Turner, Alexis and Mikel Livingston, Larrissa and Tiara Dewees. Condolences and memorial information available at shivesfuneralhome.com. E. Christine Warren DARLINGTON Services for Miss E. Christine Warren, 76, will be held at 4 p.m.

today at Dovesville Church of God, where she was a member, with burial in the church cemetery. Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home is in charge. Born in Chesterfield County to Maggie Maebelle Gainey and Elijah Warren, she died October 15, 2003. Surviving are sister, Geraldine Barefoot; brothers, Lorene and James Warren; 13 nieces and nephews. Dr.

Arthur Weiss COLUMBIA A graveside services for Dr. Arthur I. Weiss, 83, will be held at noon Friday in Lou Pollock Memorial Park, Asheville, N.C. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Beth Shalom Synagogue.

After services the family will be at the home. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, gifts be made in Dr. Weiss's honor to Quinton Lane Recreation Center, Babco*ck Center, Judy Johnson, P.O. Box 3817, Columbia, SC 29230, or Ronald McDonald House, Dorothy Mahoney, 501 George Street, New Haven, CT 06519. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is in charge.

Dr. Weiss passed away on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 following a prolonged illness. Born in South Bend, in 1920, his career as a Speech Pathologist spanned several decades both in Columbia and in Spartanburg County. He was the first director of the Spartanburg Speech and Hearing Clinic; spearheaded a testing program for these disorders in grade school students; was instrumental in the development of the Charles Lea Center which became the nation's model for training and rehab for handicapped children. He served as its director for five years.

In 1968 Weiss became educational DEATHS DEATHS Hoyt Looper TRAVELERS REST Services for Hoyt Daniel Looper will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at The Howze Mortuary (visitation at noon) with burial in Grandview Memorial Gardens. Born in Pickens Co. to Lawrence Minnie Burns he died Oct. 16, 2003.

He swooper, veteran, retired from J.P. Stevens and was a member of Cleveland First Baptist Church and the Outreach Sunday School Class. Surviving are wife, Ruby; sister, Inez Crabtree; others. Jean Mann NORTH AUGUSTA Services for Jean Mann, 11 a.m. Saturday at Grace with burial in Pineview Memorial Gardens; visitation 6-8 tonight at Rowland Funeral Home.

Born in Tallassee, she died Oct. 15, 2003. She was an avid golfer and gardener, an EEG tech and a wonderful wife, mother, Nana arid friend who be missed by all. Surviving: husband, Lindy; children, Mike, Steve, Vicki; brothers, Charles, Earl Butler; grands, Michael, Meredith, Jason, Stephen. Robert Marine HOPKINS A memorial service for Mr.

Robert Lee "Big Rob" Marine will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Leevy's Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel. Mr. Marine died Sunday, October 12, 2003. Surviving are his wife, Robin Marine; daughter, Christian McMillian; William Marine; brother, Willie Marine; sisters, Linda Marine, Elaine Govan, Mary Sellers and Betty Dixon; aunt, Margaret Marine.

Mike Martin LEXINGTON Services for James M. "Mike" Martin, 51, of Lexington, will be held at 1 noon Saturday at St. Luke Lutheran Church, Columbia, officiated by Rev. Leonard Carlson, with burial in Celestial Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Ned Norton, Wayne Russell, Don Fox, Dave Neal, Moris Guevara, and Marion Swygert.

The family will receive friends from 10:30 Saturday at the church prior the service. Thompson a.m. Funeral Home of West Columbia is in charge. Memorials may be made to Carolina Sunshine for Children, P.O. Box 1803, Columbia, SC 29202.

Mr. Martin died Wednesday, October 15, 2003. Born in Columbia, he was the son of Mary Herbert Dreher and the late Barney R. Martin Sr. Mr.

Martin was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church and was employed by Estes Trucking Company. Surviving in addition to his mother of Cayce are his wife, Donna Bailey Martin of Lexington; sister, Marie Harsey of West Columbia; brothers and sisters-in-law, Yank and Patty Martin of West Columbia, Jerry and Dawn Martin, and Nick Martin, all of Columbia. Catherine McFadden COLUMBIA Catherine Keenan "Cappy" McFadden, 74, died October 14, 2003. Mirs.

McFadden was born July 9, 1929, to Lloyd Dean and Catherine Gould Lawrence in Jacksonville, Fla. She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a BA degree in English in 1949. She was always interested and active in local affairs. She was very instrumental in the organization and fund raising of the Waccamaw Library at Pawleys Island. She was a member of the League of Women Voters, Pawleys Island Democratic Party, The Palmetto Project, Sierra Club and a member of the Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church.

Cappy was married to the late Andrew M. Keenan who predeceased her in 1969. In 1973 she married Samuel E. McFadden to whom she devoted her life. He predeceased her in 2002.

The family wishes to express their deepest thanks and gratitude to the Staff at Atria Forest Lake and Still Hopes for their wonderful care and concern for Cappy. The family also thanks Cappy's companion, Ms. Betty Diggs, for her loving devotion, care and friendship. Cappy is survived by her four children, Catherine K. Mayo of Spartanburg, Andrew C.M.

Keenan, William J. Keenan and Dean L. Keenan all of Columbia; 10 grandchildren; her sister, L. Roach of Columbia and numerous nephews and nieces. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church, P.O.

Box 990, Pawleys Island, SC 29585 or The Alzheimer's Association, Palmetto Chapter, P.O. Box 7044 Columbia, SC 29202. A graveside service will be held at 3:30 Sunday, October 19, 2003, in All Saints' Waccamaw Episcopal Church at Pawleys Island. Shives Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. June Miller MARION, N.C.

Services for June Russell Miller, 87, widow of Clyde Miller, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Westmoreland Funeral Home with burial in Cross Memorial Park. Born in Union Co. to Ralph and Hattie Horne Russell, she died Oct. 16, 2003.

She was a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Surviving are children, Bill, Bob, Clyde, Roger Miller, JoAnn Donaldson, Myrtle Pennington, Peggy Waters; sister, Patsy Ball; 16 grands; 10 Lee Mitchell Jr. SUMMERTON Services for Lee Mitchell 75, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at The Holy Temple of Jesus Christ, 23rd with burial in Ivory Cemetery, Davis Station community. Mr.

Mitchell died Sunday, October 12, 2003. Summerton Funeral Service is in charge. Maxie Mitchell ELGIN Services for Maxie "Mack" Mitchell will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Rehoboth Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home, Columbia, is in charge.

Born in Kershaw Co. to Sampson and Rosa Outen Mitchell, he died October 10, 2003. Surviving are children, Edward, Stephan, Christopher Mitchell, Betty Bell, Ernestine Nelson, Maxine Cornelius, Debra McCoy; siblings, Benjamin Mitchell, Sarah Alston; grandchildren. Alice Norquist LEXINGTON A Mass of Christian Burial for Alice R. "Jeanne" Norquist will be celebrated at 10 a.m.

on Saturday, October 18, at Corpus Christi Church in Lexington. The family will receive visitors at the home of Karen and Jim Counts, 723 Charter Lane, Lexington, from 6-8 p.m. Friday, October 17. Memorials may be directed to the Arthritis Foundation, P.O. Box 7669 Atlanta, GA 30357-0669 Mrs.

Norquist, 80, of Lexington, died Thursday, October 16, in Lexington Med- DEATHS ical Center. A daughter of the late Thomas Flaherty and Charlotte Olson, she was Galesburg, Ill. Before moving to Lexington 2001, she lived in Thomson, for 20 years. She was a retired floral shop owner. Mrs.

Norquist was predeceased by her brother, Robert Flaherty, and grandson, Scott Glasgow She is survived by her husband, Robert L. Norquist, Lexington; five daughters; Patrice (Dan) Faverio, Springs, Janice (Steve) Casey, Hixson, Karen (Jim) Counts, Lexington, Barbara (Dennis) Rauch, Myrtle Beach, Susan (Gordon) Glasgow, Solon, Iowa; brothers; Peter O1- son, Galesburg, Ted Olson, Galesburg, Stanley Olson, Delafield, a sister; Joanne Hirshfield, Albuquerque, N.M. She is also survived by ten grandchildren and two granddaughters. S.C. Cremation Memorial is assisting the great family.

Mildred Oldham COLUMBIA A memorial service for Mildred Miller Oldham, 80, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Trenholm Road United Methodist Church, with burial in the Church Memorial Garden. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Trenholm Road United Methodist Church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is in charge.

Mrs. Oldham, wife of the late Hugh Elexander Oldham, died Sunday, October was 12, the 2003. daughter Born of in the Savannah, late Dowdle Miller and Dorothy Thomas Miller. She attended Furman University, was a docent with the Historic Columbia Foundation, and was a member of the Columbia Women's Club. She was a member of Trenholm Road United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Friendship Sunday School Class and the Eulalia Cook Circle.

Surviving are her sons and daughtersin-law, Hugh Elexander Oldham Jr. and Jane Oldham of Anderson and Mark Dowdle and Glenda Oldham of Marietta, daughter and son-in-law, Jan Miller Oldham and Glenn Ayers of San Antonio, Texas; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was predeceased by one granddaughter. Samuel Osborne COLUMBIA Services for Samuel T. "Doe" Osborne will be held at p.m.

BostickTompkins Funeral Home with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Visitation is 7-8 tonight at the funeral home. Born in Virginia to Andrew and Margaret Osborne, he died Oct. 13, 2003. Surviving are son, Herman Osborne; daughter, Sandra Osborne; brothers, Paul, Andrew and Horace Osborne; sister, Charlotte Elliott; grandchildren.

Margaret Owens CAMDEN Margaret Swansson Owens, 57, resident of 35 Croft Mill Road, Camden, died Wednesday, October 15, 2003, in Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia. Born in Cleveland County, N.C., she was a daughter of the late Rune and Mary Dean Allen Swansson. She was a member of Northgate Colonial Baptist Church and a homemaker. Surviving are husband, John Owens of the home; sons, Marcus John Owens and wife, Robyn, Columbia, Nicholas Rune Owens and wife, Rachel, Lugoff; daughter, Elizabeth Dean Rudy and husband, Kevin, Simpsonville; brother, James H. Swansson, Kings Mountain, N.C.; five grandchildren, Danielle Rudy, Matthew Rudy, Katelyn Rudy, Makenzie Owens and Madison Owens.

A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, October 18, 2003, in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery, Kings Mountain, N.C.A memorial service will be 5 p.m. Saturday at Northgate Colonial Baptist Church, Camden, with the Rev. Terry Greene and the Rev. Kevin Ogle officiating.

Visitation will be p.m. Friday at Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain, N.C. Memorials may be made to Bon Clarken Conference Center, 500 Pine Drive, Flat Rock, NC 28731. Leon Peterson EDGEFIELD Services for Leon Peterson, 43, will be held Saturday at Springfield Baptist Church. Guinyard and Sons Funeral Home, Barnwell, is in charge.

Born to Charlie Jr. and Florence Peterson Mason, he died October 14, 2003. Surviving are daughters, April and Sandy, sisters and brothers, Barbara Williams, Cynthia, Ronald, Steven, Sandra, Bernard and Tara Mason, all of Edgefield; three grandchildren; aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives. Hazel Platt MULLINS Mrs. Hazel Eula McDaniel Platt, 89, of Mullins, died Monday, October 13, 2003, in Marion County Medical Center.

Born in Dillon County, she was a daughter of the late Jim Wesley and Mattie Herring McDaniel. She was the widow of Lloyd W. Platt Sr. She was a registered nurse and a graduate of Mullins Hospital School of Nursing. She was a member of Mullins Presbyterian Church and the Ladies Bible Class.

She was past vicepresident, secretary and treasurer, of the young adult class, and chairman for woman of the church for 25 years. Visitation was held from p.m. Wednesday, October 15, 2003, at Mullins Presbyterian Church. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 15, 2003, at Mullins Presbyterian Church with the Rev.

Jason Brewer and the Rev. George Ganey officiating. Burial was held in Cedardale Cemetery. Mrs. Platt is survived by one son and his wife, Lloyd W.

Platt Jr. and Sandra Platt of Columbia; one granddaughter, Marie Platt Harris of Newberry; two great children; several nieces and nephews. Meares Funeral Home of Mullins was serving the family of Mrs. Platt. Mae Poole CHESTER Services for Mae Gibson Moon "Moo Ma" Poole, 92, widow of John Poole will be held at 2 p.m.

today at Barron Funeral Home with burial in Chester Memorial Gardens. Born in Lockhart to Britton and Ollie Henderson Gibson, she died October 15, 2003. Surviving are daughters, Dean Waters, Trudell Grant; sister, Lois Rogers; seven grands; 18 great-grands; one great-greatgrand; stepsons, John and Charlie Poole; stepdaughter, Barbara Love. Alice Pritchard SUMTER Services for Alice Mae Tisdale Pritchard, 80, 2 p.m. Saturday at ElmoreHill-McCreight Funeral Home; burial in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery; visitation 6-7 tonight at the home.

Born in Clarendon Co. to Pressley and DEATHS Annie Broadway Tisdale, she died Oct. 15, 2003. A member of Southside Baptist Church and the Willing Workers Sunday School Class, she never missed a Sunday for 32 years. Surviving: husband, Drane; cousin, Lucille Hall; nieces; nephews.

Bassil Richburg NEW ELLENTON Funeral services for Mr. Bassil E. Richburg will be held Saturday, October 18, 2003, at 3 p.m. at George Funeral Homes, Southside Chapel, 3175 Whiskey Road, Aiken, with Pastor Randy Taylor officiating. Interment will follow in St.

Paul United Methodist Church Cemetery, New Ellenton. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the fellowship hall of St. Paul United Methodist Church. Mr.

Richburg, 77, of New Ellenton, husband of Virginia McNeill Richburg, died Thursday, morning, October 16, 2003, in Aiken Regional Medical Centers. Born in Clarendon County, he was a of the late Oscar Pinckney Richburg Son. and the late Sue Richbourg Richburg and had lived in New Ellenton for the last forty-years where he as a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and the Methodist Men. He proudly served his country during the Korean War in the United States Army and retired from S.R.P.

in 1984 after thirty-one years of service. Surviving in addition to his wife, Virginia McNeill Richburg, are a daughter, Sheila O'Brien and her husband, Michael, Newport, N.C.; brother, Oscar P. Richburg Georgetown; sisters, Lila Jean Richburg, Colleen Kennedy, and Dorothy Sue Richburg, all of Manning; and grandchildren, Jocelyn Renee Medlin, Kristin Clare Medlin, and Charles Robert Medlin. At the request of the family, please make memorials in memory of Mr. Richburg to St.

Paul United Methodist Church, the Leap of Faith Fund, 600 Main SW, New Ellenton, SC 29809. Visit www.georgefuneralhomes.com mes.com to sign the online condolence register and view the obituary. George Funeral Homes, Southside Chapel, 3175 Whiskey Road, Aiken, is in Dorothy Rickenbaker CORDOVA Services for Dorothy Harrison Rickenbaker, 79, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Canaan Baptist Church, Cope, with burial in Ehrhardt Cemetery, Visitation is tonight at Thompson Funeral Home, Orangeburg. Mrs.

Rickenbaker died Wednesday, October 15, 2003. James Robinson MOUNT PLEASANT James William "Bill" Robinson, 79, husband of Barbara Woodbury Robinson of Mount Pleasant, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, October 16, 2003, in a local hospital. The relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. "Bill" Robinson are invited to attend the funeral services of the former Saturday, October 17, 2003, at J.

Henry Stuhr, Mount Pleasant Chapel, at 2 o'clock. Interment will follow in Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at Stuhr's Mount Pleasant Chapel Friday evening from 6 until 8 o'clock. Mr. Robinson was born November-11, 1923, son of William Alvin Robinson and Ella Caroline West Robinson.

He had retired from BASF as a salesperson and was a member of Heritage Presbyterian Church in West Columbia. He was a US Navy veteran of World War II and was awarded The Bronze Star, The Silver Star and Purple Heart while serving his country. Surviving are his wife, Barbara Woodbury Robinson of Mt. Pleasant; two sons, Mark Adrian Robinson and his wife, Micaela Olmeda, of Mount Pleasant, and William Prentiss Robinson of Charleston; one grandson, Marco Andress Robinson of Mount Pleasant; four sisters, Frances R. Kidd of Greenwood, Lois R.

Burton of Elloree, Evelyn R. Snutch of Eustis, Florida and Ruby R. Brown of Rock Hill; several nieces and nephews. A memorial message may be written to the family by visiting our web site at www.jhenrystuhr.com. Donald Rowell MARION Donald Rowell, 82, formerly of Charlotte, N.C., died Thursday, October 16, 2003, in Marion County Medical Center.

He was born September 23, 1921, in Marion, a son of the late Willie Henry and Sallie Boyd Rowell. He was predeceased by his first wife, Becky Helms Rowell and a daughter, Dawn Monroe, his brothers, JD, Travis, Ralph, his sisters, Thelma, Annie Mae and Raye. Mr. Rowell owned and operated Rowell's Hair Care in Charlotte for 54 years. He was a member of Marion Baptist Church and former member of Eastern Hills Baptist Church in Charlotte.

He was an Army veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Doretha Floyd Rowell of Marion; a daughter, Kaye Kilough and husband, Russell, of Fort Mills; son-in-law, Rev. Bill Monroe of Southern Pines, N.C.; stepdaughter, Debra Neely and husband, Jim, of Marion; stepson, Michael Foxworth of Myrtle Beach; two sisters, Mrs. Beulah R. Foxworth of Marion and his twin, Mrs.

Dorothy R. McMillan of Mullins; two grandchildren, Donnie Monroe and Shawn Klouse; two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 18, 2003, at Marion Baptist Church with the Rev. Daniel Inabinet and the Rev.

Howard Starks officiating. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Sharon Memorial Park in Charlotte. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Smith Collins Funeral Home in Marion.

Memorials may be made to Marion Baptist Church, P.O. Box 3, Marion, SC 29571. McMillan-Small Funeral Home in Myrtle Beach is in charge. An online guest book is available at www.msfh.net. Vetress Sarver GREENWOOD A graveside service for Vetress Joy Fillinger Sarver, 79, widow of Clayton Sarver, will be held at 11 a.m.

Saturday in Oakbrook Memorial Park with visitation following. Blyth Funeral Home is in charge. Born in Huntington, W.Va., to John and Gladys Basenback Fillinger, she died Oct. 15, 2003. She retired from Stone and Thomas Dept.

Store. Surviving are daughter, Sharren Morgan; sisters, Dorothy Fillinger, Annabelle Burnley; granddaughter. Thomas Scott CHERAW Services for Thomas Alex Scott, 55, USMC Vietnam vet, 11 a.m. Saturday at Westside Baptist Church; burial psychology professor at the University of South Carolina and was named Professor Emeritus upon his retirement in 1988. During his career, Weiss was a lifelong member of the American Association of Mental Retardation and the American Speech Language Hearing Association.

He is credited with a number of publications, articles, papers and studies which have appeared in research journals. Additionally his film, "Parental Perspectives," has been viewed on television and in schools within the United States and abroad. From 1976 until the present date, Dr. Weiss was honored with awards and appointments by 5 South Carolina Governors, and was the recipient of the coveted Order of Palmetto in 1990. Dr.

Weiss is survived by his wife, Aileen; children, Guy and Sindy Marvin of Atlanta, Vicki Weiss of Columbia, and Anne Weiss of Charleston; two sisters, Lillian Roland of South Bend, and Lee Leeds of Encino, Calif. Wanda Wells LEXINGTON Wanda L. Moore Wells, 59, born in Covington, passed away Oct. 12, 2003, in Lexington Medical Center of cancer. She was a member of Laurel Baptist Church.

There will be no formal funeral due to she donated her body to science. She was a loving and dedicated Mother, Mammaw, wife, sister and daughter. She was preceded in death by parents, Bessie and George Moore and brother, Doug and Timmy Moore. Surviving are daughter, Tonya Wells of Lexington; son, Bill Wells and his wife, Heidi, and her daughter, Haley, of Lexington; sister, Shirley Bowling and her husband, Roy Bowling, of Covington, Ky; brother, Jerry Moore and his wife, Crystal Moore, of Evans, grandchildren, Joseph Baswell, Brianna Wells and Ashley Smith of Lexington and West Columbia, Courtney and Joshua Wells of Maryville, two special, dear and loving family friends, Trish Smith and Max Spires, both of Columbia; ex-husband and dear friend, Bill Wells and his significant other, Joyce Dennis, of Elloree; a number of nieces and nephews; a host of friends from around Columbia and Madisonville, and friends from Sunset Restaurant, where she worked for many years. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to American Cancer Society or USC School of Medicine.

Charles White BEAUFORT Charles John White, 61, died October 15, 2003. Services will be held in Springfield, conducted by Davis Memorial Chapel. Anderson Funeral Home is in charge locally. He was born in Proctorsville, to William White and Agnes Dandrews DeWalt. He had owned and operated a service station, worked as a machinist and taught small engine repair.

Surviving are wife, Donna Kellett White; children, Marc, Gregory White, Tiffany Mohan; brother, William White; 8 grands. Ernest White COLUMBIA Services for Mr. Ernest White will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at Brookland Baptist Church with burial in New Light Shady Grove Cemetery in Orangeburg County. Mr.

White will be placed in the church at noon. Leevy's Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel, is in charge. Mr. White died Saturday, October 11, 2003. Surviving are his sons, John Henry Peterson, David White, Leroy White and Antonio Williams; daughters, Ernestine Muhammad, Lucille Aquil, Diana Muhammad, Gloria Kinard, Carol Muhammad, Pamela Hutto, Gloria White and Gwendolyn Davis; sister, Lilly Bates; 42 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren.

Moses Wilds Sr. WASHINGTON, D.C. A memorial service for Moses A. Wilds 83, widower of Rosa Broadnax Wilds and Chestie Graham Wilds, is 1 p.m. Saturday at Fielding Funeral Home, Charleston, S.C.; burial will be 1 p.m.

today, October 17, in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Charleston. A service was held in Washington, D.C., October 9. Born in Hartsville, S.C., to Ethel and Early Wilds, he died October 6, 2003. Surviving: son, Moses brother, Freddie; sister, Ethel Wheeler; grands; greatgrands. OBITUARY POLICY The State will publish the first 12 lines of an obituary at no charge; additional lines may be purchased.

Funeral home codes or confirmation of death required. Deadline for text and photos: Monday-Sunday 4 p.m. e-mail: Call (803) 771-8452 or fax (803) 771-8611 SleepMed of South Carolina is currently screening volunteers for participation in a research study for individuals with insomnia. If you are between the ages of 21 and 64 and have primary insomnia you may be interested in finding out more about this research study. Symptoms may include: difficulty falling or staying asleep significant distress or impairment in social, work, or other important areas of daily functioning as a result of sleeplessness The purpose of this research study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of an investigational medication for the treatment of primary insomnia.

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