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Medium Build; Medium Height, Blue Eyes and Dark Hair
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191. Julia Luker, The Yeoman’s Daughter, Exposition Press - New York - 1953, 16, p 150.
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202. “1880 US Census , Comanche CO, TX,” 1880.
203. “1900 US Census,” Comanche County, Justice Precinct 4, JUne 16 1900.
204. Headstone for Malissa Luker; Luker Cemetery, Plot #27
205. Julia Luker, The Yeoman’s Daughter, Exposition Press - New York - 1953, 16, 19.
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206. PH. D. Diploma for Benjamin Franklin Sturkie, Columbia Univ, 1916
207. “State of Texas Certificate of Death,” 7-1-61, Lubbock, Texas, 41436, State of Texas 152-01-1 152-01, Photocopy belongs to MLWard.
208. Darren Blumer and Janet Blumer, “James B. Luker,” Jan, 2005, File of M. Ward.
209. Bradley Willo Robinson and Edith Lucille Robinson, Family Trails: Ancestral and Contemporary, Stephenville Printing Co., Stephneville, TX, 88, p.116.
210. Bradley, Willo M. and Edith Lucille Robinson, Family Trails: Ancestral and Contemporary, Stephenville Printing Co., 95, p. 116.
211. “1930 US Census,” Comanche County - Precinct 4.
212. Julia Luker, The Yeoman’s Daughter, Exposition Press - New York - 1953, 16, p.94.
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213. Julia Luker, The Yeoman’s Daughter, Exposition Press - New York - 1953, 16, p 151.
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214. Julia Luker, The Yeoman’s Daughter, Exposition Press - New York - 1953, 16, p. 15.
This book is a fictionalized autobiography of Julia Luker, daughter of John Wade Luker. Though much information is good historically, she takes quite a few liberties in the text and one must be aware of family history to discern where the inaccuracies are. Ms. Luker refers to herself as
215. Ancestry.com
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217. Swope, History of the Big Spring Presbyterian Church at Newville, PA, p. 33 - Membership List.
218. Fife, Margaret Ewing, Ewing in America, Jim McMichael, Family History Publishers, 2003, 340, p. 339.
219. Laura Dingle Ewing, Our Ewing Family, Spindletop Museum, Lamar University.
220. “State of Texas Certificate of Death,” Aug 21, 1955, San Angelo, Tom Green CO, TX, 41846, 226-1-02 133-1-0; 420025.
221. “Georgia Deaths, 1919-98 Record,” Muscogee, Ga, 25083-I, Ancestry.
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224. “State of Texas Death Certificate,” 11-21-68, Kerr CO, TX, 79675, 133-01-2 133-01 Certificate of Death : 2042 17, Copy with MLWArd.
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236. Bill Allen at allen@nconnect.net West Bend. WI, “Capt. William Allen David Ewing, Jr.,” Jul 20, 2003, Ewing File.
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OBITUARIES
Friday, November 5, 1999

ArchivesMajor Bill Bell Sr., Piedmont
William Thomas Bell Sr., 86, widower of Hilda Eleanor Nelson Bell, of 420 Emily Lane Piedmont, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999, at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Born in Greenville County, he was a son of Grover Cleveland and Ollie Mitchell Bell. He was a retired sales representative of Borden Chemical Co., and was a member of Reedy Fork Baptist Church, where he was the president of Young At Hearts for many years.

Mr. Bell was a graduate of the University of South Carolina, retired as a Major from the U.S. Army Reserves, member of the Greenville Reserves Officers Association, and was a member of the Moonville Ruritan Club.

Surviving are one daughter, Judith B. Goetzinger of Livonia, Mich.; one son, William Thomas Bell Jr. of Fountain Inn; one sister, Ellen Bell Kunes of Charleston; one cousin, Ellen D. Butler of Greenville; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was predeceased by a son, James Nelson Bell; and a brother, Joseph Mitchell Bell.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Cannon Funeral Home-Jones Chapel, Simpsonville, with burial in Greenville Memorial Gardens.

Visitation: Saturday 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Omit flowers. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association of the Upstate, 114 East Earl St., Anderson, S.C. 29641 or Diabetes Association of Columbia, 2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 312, Columbia, S.C. 29204.

Linda C. Brewton, Greenville
Linda Coker Brewton, 57, of 1523 West Parker Road, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 1999, at her home.

Born in Greenville County, she was the daughter of James Monroe Coker of Fountain Inn, and the late Gladys Wood Coker.

Mrs. Brewton was a law assistant with Daniel Yarborough and William Dodson, Attorneys. She was a member of Berea First Baptist Church and the Catherine Brockman Sunday School Class and had served on various committees of the church.

In addition to her father, she was survived by her husband, Maurice Lee Brewton; a daughter and son-in-law, Deitra and Randy Page of Travelers Rest; a son and daughter-in-law, Kevin M. Brewton and Mariah B. Currin of Charlotte; a brother, Steve Coker of Raleigh, N.C.; and a grandson, Camden Lee Page.

Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Berea First Baptist Church. The body will be placed in the church thirty minutes prior to the service. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, West.

Visitation: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. today at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest.

Please omit flowers. Memorials may be made to the Cancer Society of Greenville County, 113 Mills Avenue, Greenville, S.C. 29605 or to Berea First Baptist Church, 529 Farrs Bridge Rd., Greenville, S.C. 29611.

The family is at the residence.

Vera Burns, White Rock
Vera Burns, 85, widow of James T. Burns Sr., formerly of Greenville, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999.

Survivors: a daughter, Mary Anne Pitts of Fair Play; a son, James T. Burns Jr. of Kinston, N.C.; sisters, Helen L. Gould, Gladys M. Hindman and Margaret Joyner, all of Lowman Home; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Predeceased: parents, Richard J. and Daisy P. Ramey Brown; brothers, H. Grady Brown, R.J. Brown Jr., and Ikey B. Brown; and sisters, Bessie E. Jackson, Annie L. Trotter, and Daisy P. Hooks.

Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. today at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine St. Chapel, Columbia. Graveside service: 1 p.m. Saturday at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Helen M. Coleman, Anderson
Helen Milford Coleman, 95, widow of James Hartley Coleman Sr., formerly of College Ave., died Monday, Nov. 1, 1999, at Presbyterian Home.

Survivors: a son, James H. Coleman Jr. of Clinton, and Robert A. Coleman of Greenville; a daughter, Mary H. Bode of Charlotte; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Predeceased: parents, Charles A. and Mary White Milford; and three sisters.

Graveside service: 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, where the family will receive friends following the service.

Omit flowers. Memorials: Presbyterian Home of South Carolina, 801 Musgrove St., Clinton, S.C. 29325.

Family: Respective homes. Sullivan-King Mortuary.

John Marvin Connolly II,
Brevard, N.C.
John Marvin Connolly II, age 71, of Brevard, N.C. and Douglasville, Ga., died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1999, in an Atlanta, Ga. hospital.

He was a native of York County and a son of the late John Marvin and Edith Callahan Connolly. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Honolulu, Hawaii, during World War II.

He dedicated his life to the death care business, owning and operating perpetual care cemeteries, funeral homes and monument companies. He served as president of the South Carolina Cemetery Association. He was appointed by then Governor, Richard Riley of South Carolina to the position of South Carolina State Cemetery Commissioner. He was an honorary member of the cemetery management council. He was a Woodman of the World, a member of the Brevard Davidson River Presbyterian Church and the Brevard Elks Lodge #1768.

Survivors include his wife, Margie H. Connolly of Brevard, and Douglasville, Ga.; three sons, H. Wayne Connolly and wife, Frances, of Brevard, John Marvin Connolly III of Douglasville, Ga., and George Connolly and wife, Melanie, of Greer; one stepson, Michael Walters of Greenville; three daughters, Rosalyn C. Stevens and husband, Roy, of Columbia, Emma Jean C. Kokesh and husband, Bob, of Columbia, and Deborah C. Mulenex and husband, Mark, of Brevard; two brothers, Harry V. Connolly and Jimmy Orange, both of Columbia; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Moody- Connolly Funeral Home Chapel, Brevard. The Revs. Tommy Owen and Ben Ormand will officiate. Entombment will follow in the Pisgah Gardens Mausoleum.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, where the body will remain until the hour of the service.

Moody-Connolly Funeral Home of Brevard, N.C. is in charge of the arrangements.

Jefferson D. Davis Jr., Woodruff
Jefferson Daniel "J.D." Davis Jr., 40, of 260 Angells Drive, formerly of Easley, died Wednesday, November 3, 1999, at his home.

Born in Pickens County, a son of Martha Hughes Davis of Easley, and the late Jefferson D. Davis Sr. Mr. Davis was employed with General Electric Corporation of Greenville, and was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Tina Boggs Davis of the home; a son, James Oliver Allen Davis, of the home; a daughter, Jessica Davis of the home; a brother, Ben H. Davis of Easley; and three sisters, Becky Evatt, Jeanne Gillespie and Lynn Powers, all of Easley.

Funeral services will be at held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home, Easley, with Reverend Mike Cothran officiating. Burial will be in Robinson Memorial Gardens, 1425 Powdersville Road, Easley.

Pallbearers will be Rick Hall, Charles Owens, Stuart Reid, Jeremie Owens, Chris Gill and Gary Black.

Visitation will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

The family is at the home of his mother, Mrs. Martha Davis, 1123 McAlister Road, Easley.

Vicki White Fanning, Charleston
Vicki White Fanning, 40, formerly of Greenville, died Nov. 4, 1999.

Born in Sumter, she was a daughter of Robert Harvey and Celeste Windham White of Bishopville. Guidance director: Gregg Middle School, Summerville. Graduate: College of Charleston. Masters degree: The University of South Carolina. Member: ZTA Sorority and was a Sunday School teacher.

Survivors: husband, Joe Everett Fanning Jr.; sons, Joseph and Daniel Fanning, both of Charleston; and a brother, Robert H. White Jr. of Greenville.

Service: 2 p.m. Saturday at Wesley United Methodist Church. Burial: Riverview Memorial Park. J. Henry Stuhr, West Ashley Chapel.

Lester Ferguson, Abbeville
Lester Willie Ferguson, resident of 103 Florence St., husband of Roberta Suggs Ferguson, passed away Thursday Nov. 4, 1999, at his home.

Born in Due West, S.C., he was a son of the late Charlie and Corrie Evans Ferguson.

He was a graduate of Due West High School and also received a BA degree from Erskine College, Class of 1951. Mr. Ferguson entered the U.S. Marine Corps in 1943 and served with the 2nd Division in the South Pacific Theatre during World War II. Mr. Ferguson was employed as a personnel manager with Milliken & Company and retired in 1985 after 35 years of service.

An historian of Upstate South Carolina, Mr. Ferguson wrote many articles over the years and was published in newspapers such as: The Abbeville Press & Banner, The Anderson Independent, The Charleston News and Courier, The Greenville News and The State. In 1993 he published a book entitled "Abbeville County, Southern Life Styles Lost in Time" which detailed Upstate South Carolina history from early settlers through the Civil War. He was a member of The First Baptist Church of Abbeville, S.C., the Abbeville County Historic Preservation Commission and the Abbeville Historical Society.

In 1953, Mr. Ferguson married the former Roberta Suggs of Loris, S.C.

Survivors: wife of the home: Roberta Suggs Ferguson; a daughter: Leslie Ferguson Bumgardner and husband, Charles, of Lexington, S.C., and their children, John & Keller Anne Bumgardner; a son: Thomas Lester Ferguson and his wife, Michele of Greenville, S.C., and their children, Elizabeth and Matthew Ferguson; sisters: Azalee Ferguson of Due West, S.C., Mable Ferguson of Rumson, N.J.; and brothers, John Thomas Ferguson of Due West, S.C., George H. Ferguson of Johnson City, Tenn. Mr. Ferguson was predeceased by a sister Martha Ferguson and a brother Charlie Ferguson.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday Nov. 6, 1999 at 11 a.m. at The Abbeville First Baptist Church, with the Revs. Rieny Koschel, Wayne Wiggins and Dr. Howard T. Gilcrest officiating. The burial will follow in Little Mountain Presbyterian Church Cemetery with military rites.

The body is at The Harris Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends at the home 103 Florence St. after 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, 1999.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make memorials may do so to The Abbeville Historic Preservation Commission c/o Ella Cox at 303 North Main St., Abbeville, S.C. 29620 or to the First Baptist Church Scholarship Fund at P.O. Box 825, Abbeville, S.C. 29620.

Eva Mae Gibbs, Greenwood
Eva Mae Edwards Rhodes Gibbs, 77, of 1415 Parkway, died Nov. 3, 1999.

Survivors: sons, Butch Rhodes, Greenwood, Stephen E. Rhodes, Donald K. Rhodes and Tony W. Rhodes, Clinton; a stepson, Terry Gibbs of Aiken; brothers, James Edwards and Carl Edwards, both of Laurens, Harry Edwards, Whitmire, Troy Edwards, Clinton, and Oscar Edwards, Waterloo; sisters, Avis Roberts and Violet Lambert, both of Clinton, Minnie L. Wilburn, Habersham, Ga., and Lillie B. Murphy, Woodruff; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. today at Gray Funeral Home. Graveside service: 2 p.m. Saturday at Greenwood Memorial Gardens.

Mary B. Gray, Allendale
Mary B. Gray, 78, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999, after a brief illness.

Mrs. Gray was born in Allendale County, July 14, 1921, the daughter of the late W.W. Brunson Sr. and Grace Tinsley Brunson. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Allendale, and received her 50 year membership certificate of the Homemakers Club.

Surviving are one son, Hugh B. Gray and daughter-in-law, Jane T. Gray of Allendale; one daughter, Tisha Gray Montgomery and son-in-law, Lanny Montgomery of Simpsonville; two brothers, W.W. Brunson Jr. of Lexington, and Nolen L. Brunson of Greenville; two grandsons, Hugh B. Gray Jr. and John J. Montgomery; three granddaughters, Francis G. Burris, Meredith L. Montgomery, and Valerie G. Montgomery; and two great- grandchildren.

Services will be held Saturday morning at 11 a.m. in the First Baptist Church of Allendale, with burial in the Smyrna Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Smith- Rhoden Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lillie Mae Jones Hardy, Lyman
Lillie Mae Jones Hardy, 84, widower of Frank Hardy Sr., of 6 River St., died Monday, Nov. 1, 1999, at Spartanburg Regional Primary Care.

Survivors: daughters, Saint Lawrence Parks of Greenville, and Annie Ruth Peake of Lyman; sons, Elder Frank Hardy Jr. of Greenville, and Suffragan Bishop C.L. Hardy of Columbia; a sister, Mattie Lue Murriel; a brother, Jesse Jones Jr.; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Visitation: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at Sullivan Bros. Mortuary. Service: 3 p.m. Saturday at Greater Emmanuel Temple Pentecostal Holiness Church, Greenville. Burial: The Wood Memorial Park, Greer.

Family: 16 Blossom Drive, Greenville.

Marie 'Tat' Hatch, Greenville
Marie "Tat" Conyers Westervelt Hatch, 80, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999.

Born in Greenville, she was a daughter of the late Melville Cain and Sarah Gower Conyers Westervelt.

She attended Converse College and graduated from Furman University, Class of 1940.

She was a communicant of Christ Church, Episcopal, where she was a member and former treasurer of the Altar Guild.

She was a member of the Carolina Foothills Garden Club, The Tuesday Study Club, The Junior League of Greenville, The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in The State of South Carolina, The Assembly and The Debutante Club.

Surviving are a daughter, Sarah Hatch Roberts of Greenville; a brother, John Irving Westervelt of Greensboro, N.C.; three grandchildren, Jennifer Roberts Fowler, Carl Frederick Roberts III and Emily Gower Roberts, all of Greenville; and her beloved cousin, Cain Calmes Haley of Columbia.

She was predeceased by her husband, Chester E. Hatch Jr., Sept. 10, 1969.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Christ Church, Episcopal, with the Rev. Dr. Robert S. Dannals officiating. Burial will be in Springwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Christ Church Endowment (Hatch Fund) 10 N. Church St., Greenville, S.C. 29601 or to York Place Episcopal Church Home for Children, 234 Kings Mt. St., York, S.C. 29745.

The family is at 808 McDaniel Ave. The Mackey Mortuary, Century Drive.

Virgie S. Heaton, Lincolnton, Ga.
Virgie F. Seay Heaton, 82, of Lincolnton, Ga., formerly of Greenville, died Nov. 2, 1999.

Mrs. Heaton was born in Oconee County, daughter of the late A.J. and Emma Heller Seay. She was a retired physical therapist and was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Augusta, Ga.

Surviving are four sons and daughter-in-laws, Sam and Modean Heaton of Apopka, Fla., Ken and Eleanor Heaton of Lincolnton, Ga., Doug and Darlene Heaton of Greer, and Jerry and Cathy Heaton of Greenville; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, the Rev. Joe Seay of Greenville; and a sister, Mary Nix of Pickens.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Dillard Memorial Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Cross Roads Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

The family is at the home of a son, Doug Heaton, Greer.

Martha Anne Heise, Greer
Martha Anne Bashore Heise, 68, of 420 D. Madison Haven, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999, at Allen Bennett Hospital.

Survivors: a daughter, Laura Heise of Spartanburg; and granddaughters, Audra, Jamiee and Kimbre.

Funeral services and burial will be in Saint Louis. The Wood Mortuary.

Bettie G. Lanford, Enoree
Bettie Green Lanford, 95, widower of Walter Sloan Lanford, formerly of 750 Sumner Road, died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1999.

Survivors: daughters, Jewel Sumner of Enoree, and Lilly Sanders of Woodruff; a foster son, William E. Lanford of Clinton; half brothers, Charles and Robert Green; a sister, Ollie Boykin; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased: parents, Lanis E. and Eva T. Green.

Visitation: 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. today at Lanford Funeral Home, with service at 3 p.m. Burial: Bethel Cemetery.

Memorials: National Health Care of Clinton, 302 Jacobs Highway, Clinton, S.C. 29325.

Family: Respective homes.

Nancy King Landreth, Greenville
Nancy Loretta King Landreth, 55, of 318 Blue Ridge Drive, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999.

Born in Greenville County, she was a daughter of the late John W. and Rachel Childers King. She was an employee of Greenville Metalcraft Crop. and of the Pentecostal faith.

Surviving are her husband, Mack Gary Landreth Sr.; a daughter and son-in-law, Misty L. and Doug Poteat of Greenville; sons and a daughter-in- law, Mack Gary Landreth Jr. of Greenville, and Tony and Ginger Landreth of Laurens; sisters, Linda Kundolf of Westminster, and Sandra Gunter of Greenville; a cousin of the home, Roger Abbott; and four granddaughters.

Visitation: 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown. Service: 2 p.m. Saturday at New Life Baptist Church, Highway 253. Burial: Graceland Cemetery, West.

The family is at the home of Misty L. Poteat, 321 Welcome Ave.

James E. Mahaffey, Greenville
James Edward "Red" Mahaffey, 73, of 251 Lowndes Ave., died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999, at the Hospice House in Anderson.

Survivors: wife, Emiko H. Mahaffey; a son, Mike Mahaffey of Belton; mother, Mozelle C. Mahaffey of Anderson; a sister, Betty M. Barnes of Anderson; stepsons, Guy Hawkins of Lyman and Jimmy Hawkins of Greenville; and four stepgrandchildren. Predeceased: father, Walter C. Mahaffey.

Visitation: 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Cox Funeral Home. Service: 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral chapel. Burial: The Garden of Memories, Belton.

Omit flowers. Memorials: Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, S.C.

Sara M. Mauldin, Iva
Sara M. Mauldin, 81, of 712 Broad St. Ext., died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999, at the Hospice House of the Upstate.

Survivors: a son, Terry Mauldin of Iva; a daughter, Alice Kaye Rhodes of Anderson; a sister, Louise Latham of Iva; and four grandchildren. Predeceased: parents, A.A. Mac and Leila McBride McCullough; two brothers; three sisters; and a grandson.

Visitation: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Iva First Baptist Church, with the service at 3 p.m. Burial: Iva City Cemetery.

Memorials: Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, S.C. 29621.

Family: 1002 Old Gantt Mill Road. The McDougald Funeral Home.

James Almarine McCraw, Gaffney
James Almarine McCraw, 77, of 150 Northgate Road, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999, at Richard Campbell Nursing Home, Anderson.

Survivors: wife, Emma Lee Mintz McCraw; sisters, Sue M. Stuard, Rosell M. Turner, Edith M. Gardner, Delia M. Champion, Elaine M. Curtis, Norma M. Harris, and Kathryn M. Champion; and a brother, Wallace McCraw.

Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. today at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home. Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral chapel. Burial: Frederick Memorial Gardens.

Memorials: Grassy Pond Baptist Church Building Fund, 254 Grassy Pond Road, Gaffney, S.C. 29341.

Harold Murphy, Woodruff
Thomas Harold Murphy, 89, widower of Alice Goodwin Murphy, of 274 Buncombe St., died Thursday, Nov. 4, 1999.

Survivors: a daughter, Colene M. Satterfield of Woodruff; sons, Ray and Hugh Murphy, both of Woodruff; sisters, Eula Aoton and Ethel Chumley; brothers, Haskell and Herman Murphy; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at Forest Hills Funeral Home, Woodruff. Service: 2 p.m. Saturday at Northside Baptist Church. Burial: Greenhaven Memorial Gardens.

Omit flowers. Memorials: Northside Baptist Church, 464 Woodruff St., Woodruff, S.C. 29388.

Family: 1501 East Georgia Road.

Jake T. Nelson, Greer
Jacob 'Jake' Thomas Nelson, 71, of 4710 Jordan Road, died Nov. 3, 1999, at his home.

A native of Stokes County, N.C., son of the late Augmon and Myrtle Nellie Walkins Nel son, he was a re tired employee of Phillips Fiber for twenty-three years and owner & presi dent of the Hush puppy King Products Company, food industry for fifty years, SME and Woodmen of the World, Classic Car Club and a graduate of Guilford College, North Carolina, Furman University and Greenville Technical. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and a former deacon. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict.

Surviving are: his wife: Peggy Sue Martin Nelson of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Thomas Wesley and Karen Nelson of Greer; one daughter & son-in-law, Becky & Jeff Harvey of Greer; two brothers, N.B. Nelson of Greensboro, N.C. and W.W. Nelson of Greensboro, N.C.; three sisters, Iris McClintock of Greensboro, N.C., Mandy Glass of Greensboro, N.C., and Lettie Sue Martin of Walnut Cove, N.C.; and four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held: Saturday at 11 a.m. at The Wood Mortuary.

Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park.

Visitation will be held today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at The Wood Mortuary.

The family will be at the home.

Memorials may be made to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Building Fund.

James E. Palange, Greer
James Earnest Palange, 73, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 1999, at Greenville Memorial Medical Center.

He was a property manager. Veteran: U.S. Army during World War II.

Survivors: wife, Estelle Vetter Palange; sons, Charles H. Schinck of Taylors, Robert G. Schinck of Orlando, Fla., and Edward Palange of Cherry Hill, N.J.; a brother, Roland Palange of Keene, N.Y.; and two grandchildren.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. today at Lee Road United Methodist Church.

Omit flowers. Memorials: Alzheimer's Association, 114 E. Earle St., Anderson, S.C. 28621. Woodlawn Funeral Home.

Frances H. Robinson, Edgefield
Frances H. Robinson, 77, of 513 Bausket St., died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999, in Aiken.

Retired: Mount Vernon Mills. Member: Red Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors: a son, Ray Robinson of Edgefield; daughters, Elaine Swearingen of Albertville, Ala., and Linda Robinson of Chapel Hill, N.C.; sisters, Pauline Jennings of Greenwood, and Nina DeLaughter of North Augusta; four grandchildren; and one great- grandchild.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. today at Oakbrook Cemetery, with the Rev. Albert Atkinson officiating. Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home.

Aisha Manselle Blackstone Ross,
Greenville
Aisha Manselle Blackstone Ross, 19, of Yorkshire Drive, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999, at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Member: Shady Oak Baptist Church. Student: Greenville Technical College.

Survivors: parents, Julius M. Ross Jr. and Mary Blackstone Ross of the home; a sister, Shani Ross; a brother, Julius Ross; and grandmother, Maude Ford Ross of Winnsboro.

Service: 2 p.m. Saturday at Shady Oak Baptist Church. Burial: Woodlawn Memorial Park.

Omit flowers. Memorials: Shady Oak Baptist Church. Watkins Garrett & Wood Mortuary.

James T. Satterfield, Greer
James Thomas Satterfield, 74, of 201 Amarillo Trail, widower of Ruby Christine Davis Satterfield, died Nov. 3, 1999, at his home.

A native of Spartanburg County, son of the late Morris James and Olive Taylor Satterfield. He was a retired employee of J.P. Steven, Parker Plant, and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

Surviving are three sons, Kenneth James Satterfield of Laurens, Jimmy Wayne Satterfield of Greer, and Thomas Edwin "Tommy" Satterfield of Taylors; two brothers, Paul William Satterfield of Honea Path, and Olin Fred Satterfield of Dundee, Fla.; one sister, Dorothy Mae Satterfield Green of Simpsonville; nine grandchildren, Lisa Norris, Adair Woods, Tim Satterfield, Gina Taylor, Tracey Coleman, Ken Satterfield, Rusty Satterfield, Kristen Satterfield, and Kendal Satterfield; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. at The Wood Mortuary. Burial will be in Wood Memorial Park.

The family will be at the home of a son, Tommy Satterfield, 140 Edith Drive, Taylors, S.C. 29687.

George Thomas Smith, Newberry
George Thomas Smith, 81, of 1912 Ebenezer Road, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999, at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital.

Born in Newark, N.J., he was a son of the late William H. and Roe Weinglass Smith. Veteran: U.S. Army during World War II. Former owner: Smith Television Service. Member: Epting Memorial United Methodist Church.

Survivors: wife, Corinne Martin Smith; and sons, William J. Smith of Newberry, and Andrew M. Smith of Tampa, Fla.

Service: 2 p.m. today at McSwain- Evans Funeral Chapel. Burial: Newberry Memorial Gardens.

Memorials: Epting Memorial United Methodist Church, 1401 Milligan St., Newberry, S.C. 29108.

Stering Blythe Staub, Irmo
Infant Stering Blythe Staub, 7-week-old daughter of Kevin N. and Tina Cromer Staub, of 113 Rolling Creek Circle, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 1999.

Survivors: a sister, Evan Brooks Staub of the home; a brother, Ryan Brynn Staub of the home; maternal grandparents, Tommy and Terri M. Cromer of Newberry; and paternal grandmother, Alma N. Staub of Newberry. Predeceased: paternal grandfather, Eddie Staub.

Visitation: 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at Whitaker Funeral Home. Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Ebenezer United Methodist Church. Burial: Church cemetery.

Memorials: Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 30 Nance St., Newberry, S.C. 29108.

Marian Strickler, Clemson
Marian Castle Strickler, 79, formerly of Spartanburg, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 1999, at her residence.

A native of Adrian, Mich., she was a daughter of the late Gordon and Louise Fraser Castle. Faith: Presbyterian.

Survivors: husband, Marshall Strickler of Clemson; sons, Douglas Strickler of Columbia, Scott Strickler of Moravian Falls, N.C., and Robert Strickler of Boiling Springs; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Memorials: Alzheimer's Association, 114 Earle St., Anderson, S.C. 29621. Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home, Central.

Marvin Ray Sturkie, South Congaree
Marvin Ray Sturkie, 65, died Monday, Nov. 1, 1999, after a brief battle with cancer.

Born in Gaston, he was a son of Rufus and Violet Glover Sturkie. He retired from Carter-Miot Engineering Co. after 41 years. He attended Ebenezer Pentecostal Holiness Church and was a member of Christian Outreach Center.

Mr. Sturkie was a body donor to the University of South Carolina of Medicine. The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. today at Thompson Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel. A memorial service will follow immediately afterwards.

Memorials may be made to the Missions Fund, Ebenezer Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Surviving are his wife, Rachel of 28 years; a son, Eddie Spencer of Aiken; sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Laura Sturkie of Lexington, and Grant and Sandy Spencer of West Columbia; a daughter and son-in-law, Terry and Tony Padgett of Simpsonville; daughters, Donna Sturkie Chavis of Lexington, and Dawn Spencer of South Congaree; brothers and sisters-in-law, Linzy and Gladys Sturkie of Gaston, Dennis and Mary Sturkie of West Columbia; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mildred and Leo Seeby of North Charleston, and Desiree and the Rev. Joel Hobbs of Charleston; and grandchildren, Alison and Andrew Padgett, Brandon and Brittni Chavis, Ashley Spencer of the home, and Sarah and Hannah Sturkie. He was predeceased by a sister, Ruby Tyler; and a stepmother, Maggie Jeffcoat Sturkie.
286. Cemetery Marker
Melrose Cemetery, Lexington, SC
287. Lexington County South Carolina 1850 Census, Annotated; 2nd edition. p. 316 - gives birth date as Dec 25 1869.
288. Candace Engel, “RE: Sturkie grave at Bull Swamp United Methodist Church,” April 6, 2007, Reunion file.
Ha!  This is a mixed up affair.
 
Rudolph Jeffcoat was born James Rudolph Jeffcoat April 23, 1911 died Jan 13, 1977
 
Rudolph was the son of Israel D. Jeffcoat and Julia Flake.
 
Rudolph was married to Myrtle Mae Rushton.  She was first married to John (no middle initial) Jeffcoat. John committed suicide because he was dying from cancer.
(this information comes from his grandson Tony, son of Wallace O.)  
 
John Jeffcoat and James Rudolph were brothers.
 
John is buried in the Clinton UMC Cemetery outside Perry SC and Rudolph and Myrtle Mae are buried together at the Perry Baptist Church Cemetery, in Perry SC.
 
289. Dell S. Jeffcoat, Seeds of Jacob, Vol II, Wentworth Publishing Corp., West Columbia, SC, II, 205-206, p. 242.
290. Dell S. Jeffcoat, Seeds of Jacob, Vol II, Wentworth Publishing Corp., West Columbia, SC, II, 205-206, p130.
292. Marriage and Death Notices from Baptist Newspapers of South Carolina
Note:

Marriage and Death Notices from Baptist Newspapers of South Carolina Volume 2: 1866-1877 by Brent H. Holcomb
Page: page 29
293. Lexington County Genealogical Society, Lexington Area Cemeteries, Vol. 3, p. 42.
294. email from Mary Walker.
295. Lexington County Historical Assn., Lexington County South Carolina 1850 Census - 2nd Edition, p. 309, p. 307.
296. Lexington County Historical Assn., Lexington County South Carolina 1850 Census - 2nd Edition, p. 309, p. 312.
297. Lexington County Genealogical Society, Lexington Area Cemeteries, III, p. 51.
298. Lexington County Genealogical Society, Lexington Area Cemeteries, Vol. 3, p. 86.
299. Lexington County Genealogical Society, Lexington Area Cemeteries, Vol. 2, p. 58.
300. Lexington Genealogical Assn., Lexington Area Cemeteries, 4, p. 124.
301. Lexington County Genealogical Society, Lexington Area Cemeteries, III, p.17.
302. Lexington Genealogical Assn., Lexington Area Cemeteries, 4, p. 120.
303. Lexington County Genealogical Society, Lexington Area Cemeteries, Vol. 2, p. 89.
304. Lexington County Genealogical Society, Lexington Area Cemeteries, Vol. 2, p. 132.
305. “The Atlanta Courier,” Atlanta, Georgia, October 1, 1898, Front Page, Newspaper, Ancestry.com/Computer file.
306. “IGI.”
307. Lexington County Historical Assn., Lexington County South Carolina 1850 Census - 2nd Edition, p. 309, . 316.
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309. Lexington County Historical Assn., Lexington County South Carolina 1850 Census - 2nd Edition, p. 309, p316.
310. Lexington County Historical Assn., Lexington County South Carolina 1850 Census - 2nd Edition, p. 309, p. 310.
311. Lexington County Historical Assn., Lexington County South Carolina 1850 Census - 2nd Edition, p. 309, p 311.
312. Lexington County Historical Society, “Lexington Genealogical Exchange,” 3, 26, p.115.
313. Lexington Genealogical Exchange
Volume 26, Book 4 p. 166.
314. Lexington County Genealogical Society, Lexington Area Cemeteries, III, p. 49.
315. Mrs. Wilson (Vera Dell Spires) Jeffcoat, Seed of Jacob, Second Edition, Wentworth Printing Corp., West Columbia, S.C., Two, 191, Seeds of Jacob, p. 212.
316. “Will of Elizabeth Ewing McClelland Caldwell,” Chester Co. Will Book D Vol. 4 p488.
317. Fife, Margaret Ewing, Ewing in America, Jim McMichael, Family History Publishers, 2003, 340, p. 319.
318. “Social Security Death Index.” Maxie L. Sturkie.
319. Augustus Allen Sturkie Family Group Sheets
Prepared by
Wilson Shealy
320. Mrs. Wilson (Vera Dell Spires) Jeffcoat, Seed of Jacob, Second Edition, Wentworth Printing Corp., West Columbia, S.C., Two, 191, Seeds of Jacob, p. 184.
321. Gravestone of Eddie and Charlies Sturkie, Sturkie Family Cemetery, Opelika, AL.
322. Lexington County Genealogical Society, Lexington Area Cemeteries, III, p. 17.
323. Lexington County Historical Society, “Lexington Genealogical Exchange,” 3, 26, p. 113.
324. Lexington County Historical Society, “Lexington Genealogical Exchange,” 3, 26, p. 121.
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