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   Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - March 18, 1972, Florence, South Carolina                               2 SATURDAY, MARCH FLORENCE MORWNG NEWS Mrs.'Vivian Smith Mrs. Marilyn Tyson Marion Arthur Funeral services for Mrs. Vivian LeCroy Smith were held Friday in Waters Funeral Home conducted by Fred Kosin. Burial was in Mount Hope Cemetery. Serving as aclive pallbear- ers were members of Gideon International, Florence Camp. Mrs. Smith died Wednesday afternoon in a local hospital following an illness of several months. Surviving are the husband, Benny 0. Smith of Florence; and four sisters, Mrs. Hazel Allen of Florence, Miss .Rachel LeCroy of Edislo Is- land, Mrs. H. U. (Georgia) Gilbrcth and Miss Wendell LeCroy bolh of Rock Hill. Friends who wish may make contributions lo Gideon Inter- national. Mrs. Silena Maehue Funeral services for Mrs. JSilcna M. Maehue of Pine Street Extension will be con- ducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at. Olive Grove' Baptist Church wilh the Rev. Curtis Cruell of- ficiating. Mrs. Maehue died in a local hospital Wednesday. She was born in Florence County, a daughter of the laic Joseph and Zillie Matthews. Survivors are four children: George and Benjamin Maehue of Coward, Mrs. Betty Jean Baker and Mrs. Mable Jackson of Florence; Ihree Mrs. Annie Mae Myers, Mrs. Roberta Myers 'and Mrs. Ella Mae Hall of Philadelphia, Pa., two brothers, James and Woodrow Matthews of Washington, D.C., and nine grandchildren. Ideal Funeral Parlor is in charge of the services. Mrs. Juanita Herring LAKE CITY Funeral serv- ices for Mrs. Juanila Herring will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Union Hill Baptist Church in Olanta by the Kev. T. Gamble. Burial will be in the church cemetery, direct- ed by Green's Funeral Home. Mrs. Herring. 42, died Mon- day. .Surviving are her husband, Jerry Herring of Olanta; her. parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Johnson of Olanta; two sons, Ernest Johnson and Elmore Herring both of Olanta; six daughters, Mrs. Onila Graham of Lake Cily, Mrs. Cynthia Harrison of Patterson, N. J.', Miss Mary Lou Herring, Miss Jannie Ruth Herring, Gerol- tline Herring ant) Dianne Herr- ing all of the home; two sis- ters. Mrs. Susie Mae Brown of Turbeville and Mrs. Ivory Nell Boslick of Olanta; seven bro- thers, Henry Johnson, Phillip Johnson, Joe Louis Johnson, Charlie Johnson, Daniel John- son, Willie Johnson, and Van Johnson; and nine grandchil- tlreii. William T.DuBois MYRTLE BEACH Thread DuBois, 78, of Rt. 3, Marion, died at his brother's residence i n Bennetlsville Thursday afternoon after a long illness. Funeral services will be con- ducted at 3 p.m. Saturday a I Bullard Funeral Home. Burial will be in Ihe Ccnlenary Methodist Church Cemetery near Marion. Mr. DuBois was born in Myrtle Beach, a son ot the late Joseph C. and Melissa J. Owens DuBois of Myrtle Beach. He was a member of the American Legion. Surviving are five sisters, Mrs. W.D. W o o I e y of Charleston, Airs. H. D. Granlham of Miami, Fla. and Mrs. Annie Owens of Dillon, Mrs. Lessie Floyd and Mrs. Ruth Tyler both of Loris; two brothers, O.C. DuBois of Myr- tle Beach and W. L. DuBois of Bennetlsville. Others S.C. Deaths Mrs. Emma Johnson Corn- well, Rock Hill William K. Kircr, Dorches- ter Jesse C. Wicker, Prosperity John Gary Hughes, Summer- ton Ollis Klmer Dcllruhl, Cam- dcn Kevin Ray Miles, Elgin S. Frank Sutlon, Ncwhcrry Mrs. Emma Forgro Jones, St. Matthews William Marion Harper, Co- lumbia Albert McCoy Hcldcrman, Anderson Mrs. Viola K. Key, Aikcn Cliflon M. Rcntz, Ehrhardt Mrs. Sarah Thrower, Cheraw Mrs. Peggy Boyd Gunlcr, Wagcncr Mrs. Laura McN'air Doug- lass, Chesterfield Noah Samuel Hanks, Orange- Funeral services for Mrs. Marilyn Schnibbcn Tyson were held Thursday in -Saint Luke's Lutheran Church by Ihe Rev. Alfred Howcll. Burial was in Florence National Cem- elery, directed by Waters Fu- neral Home. Serving as active pallbear- ers were Milton E. Snipes Sr., Milton E. Snipes Jr., Wesley Byrd, Ronnie Byrd. l-airy Jordan, and Wilbur Hursey. Mrs. Tyson, a former resi- dent of Florence, died Monday in a Melbourne, Florida, hos- pital following a long illness. Surviving are her husband, IjCinuo! Thomas (Tom) Ty- son of Melbourne, Florida; two daughters. Miss Merry Lynn Tyson and Miss Kim Darlynn Tyson, both of Mel- bourne, Fla.; her father, Mar- lin F. Schnibbcn of Orlando, and a sister. Mrs. Mil- Ion K. (Carol) Snipes of Or- lando, Fla. Friends may call on Ihe family al the home of Mrs. Sue T. Biggcrs at 2505 Broad Dr. Mrs. Minna Griggs SUMMERVILLE Mrs. Minna Reed Hough Griggs, 82, widow of J. W. Griggs of Darlington, died Friday in a Charleston hospital after a long illness. Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Kershaw Cily Cemelery in Kershaw. Burial will b e directed by Bullard Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach. Mrs. Griggs was born in Lancaster County, a daughter of Ihe late John Lawrence and Lona Belle Nicholson Reed of Lancaster. She was a member of the First Presbyterian. Church and a member of the DAR. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. J.H. Holcomb of Myrtle. Beach and Mrs. J.B. Horton of Gaslonia, N.C.; Ihree sisters, Mrs. Bryce Nickles of Hodges, and Mrs. T.W. Cooper of Columbia, and Mrs. Charles Boswell of San Diago, Calif; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Mrs. Bessie Harrell Mrs. Bessie Edna Weatherford Harrell, 78, of 413 East Palmetto St., died Friday in a Florence hospital after being in declining health for several months. She was the widow of Eii Mack Harrell Sr. Funeral services will be Saturday at 3 p.m. in the Sloudenmire Chapel conducted by the Rev. J. R. Aiken. Burial will be in Ml. Hope Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ralph Bailey, Frank Eagerton, James Harrell, Charles McCown, B. N. Moore, and Bernard Mvers. Mrs. Harrell was born in Florence County. She had lived in Florence County all of her life, was a member of linmanun.l Baptist Church and the T. E. L. Sunday School Class of Ihe church. Surviving are one son, E. M. Harrell of Florence; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Jessie Johnspn LAKE CITY Funeral serv- ices for Jessie Johnson will be conducted at p.m. Sun- day at Ml. Clare Baplist Church by the Rev. W. L. Thompson. Burial will be in Rest Lawn Memorial Park, directed by Green's Funeral Home. Mr. Johnson, 64, died Wed- nesday' at his home after a long illness. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. lAjla Mac Hayes Johnson of l.ake City; three daughters. Mrs. Elhel Lee McClaim of Kingstrcc, Mrs. Sarah Graves of Philadelphia, Pa., and Mrs. Edna Bemelte of Philadelphia, Pa.; Ihree sons, Arthur Lee Johnson of Brooklyn, N. Y., Jessie Johnson Jr. of Savan- nah, Ga. and Randolph John- son of Jersey Cily, N. J.; four sisters, Mrs. Whilleminia Fields of Savannah, Ga., Mrs. Emily Hayes of Hampton, Mrs. Anna Dickson of Boston, Mass, and Mrs. Leather Mae John- son of Hamplon; two brolhers, Fred Johnson of Philadelphia and Mack Johnson of Lake City. Mrs. Lorena Ross Mrs. Lorena Ross of 817 W. Marion St., Florence, died Fri- day night in a local hospital after a short illness. Funeral arrangements will he announced by Smith Funeral Service. IIARTSVILLE Funeral services for Marion Arthur will be conducted al 3 p.m. Sunday al St. John United Melhodisl Church by the Rev. H. T. Risher and Ihe Rev. J. Flem- ing. Burial will be in the Church cemetery, directed by Hines Funeral Home. Mr. Arthur, 35, died Tuesday in Palerson, N. J. after a short illness. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lannie Mack Arthur of Bronx, N. Y.; a daughter, Miss Dianne Arthur of Bronx, N. Y.; his mother, Mrs. Mary Arthur of Lamar; three sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Stephen son of Waterbury, Conn., Mrs. Otis May Scarborough of Lamar and Mrs. Patricia Anderson of Paterson, N. J.; three Ted and Leo Jeffery both of Lamar and Lavern Jeffery of Paterson, N. J.; and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Martha Arthur of Lamar. Mrs. Ada Howell LAMAR Mrs. Ada Elizabeth Hudson Howell, 89, widow of Clarence Ellis Howell, died Thursday night in a Florence liospilal after a long illness. Funeral services will be con- ducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in Newman Swamp United Methodist Church by the Rev. B. R. Scruggs and the Rev. Roy Talbcrt. Burial will be in the church cemetery, directed by Belk King Funeral Home. Mrs. Howcll was born in Darlington County, a daughter of the late William Robert and Mary Ellis Elmore Hudson. She was a member of Newman Swamp United Methodist Church. Surviving arc a sister, Mrs. Leila Ellis Hudson Watford of Lamar; and several nieces and nephews. Active pallbearers will be David Stewart, Herbert Ven- ning Jr., Rembert Kempson, David Reynolds, Mitchell Howell and Clarence Fields. Thomas J. Jordan MRS. CAROLYN SMITH Magistrate Candidate Mrs. Smith To Run For Magistrate Mrs. Carolyn Smith an- nounced Friday lhat she will be a candidate for magistrate of the Florence District. Mrs. Smith is seeking Ihe seal now held by Thomas E. Rogers Jr. Rogers recently an- nounced that he would not seek reelection. Mrs. Smith has served 16 years as secretary and office manager in the magistrate's office. In making her announcement she said "I feel lhat 1 am well qualified for this office. I also feel lhat the people of Florence arc enlillcd lo a full time representative rather than some one with other interest." Texas Man Faces Charge of Rape A Texas man was arrested late Wednesday afternoon and charged with rape of a 65- year-old Florence woman. James Carter, of Hous- ton was arrested by Sgt. H. A. Gregg of the Florence Police Department, assisted by Phil- lip Windham, assistant dog catcher of Florence. The woman told investigat- ing officers, Lt. E. J. (Gencl Lessmcistcr, Detective W. A. Wiggins and Detective K. P. Frierson, that Carter came DARLINGTON Funeral services for Thomas Jenkins Jordan will be conducted at to hc, nomc somc. p.m. Saturday at Zion United eat Methodist Church by [he Kev. B. R. Scruggs and the Rev. E. The officers quoted the wom- H. Moseley. Burial, directed an as saying that after Carter by Helk-King Funeral Home, drank a cup of coffee he left will be in Ihe church cemetery, [he house and returned later, Challenges McMillan To Explain Bill Crai'g, Hailsville at- torney and announced can- didate for the 6lh District Congressional seat now held by John L. McMillan, challenged McMillan Friday lo "explain the thrusl of Federal employes" that arc cam- paigning against him in the district. Craig said Patrick C. Kelly, assistant counsel to the Stan- ding Committee on (he District of Columbia, attended a "political rally" i n Ben- netlsville on .March 12, at which he represented .McMillan. At the Bennetlsville meeting Kelly passed out information to black voters on a rural de- velopment loan bill that has not been passed by Congress, Craig said. One version of the bill has passed the Senate, and the House version is still in committee, Craig said. ".This is cruelty and fraud of the worst Craig has challenged McMillan by telegram to meet with members of the news media to explain "the thrust of federal employes" being used in the campaign. The challenge will be repeated every 24-lmurs for the next week, he said, ad- cling that "I want McMillan to meet face to face with newsmen, not give (hem a han- dout.'' Terry. Hill, assistant public relations clerk with standing committee on the District of Columbia has reportedly been campaigning for McMillian, Craig said. Informed sources close lo McMillian's staff said Hill has arranged at least one private press conference wilh n local television station for McMillan. Craig points out t ti a I McMillan is chairman of the standing committee on the District of Columbia, which has a 30-membcr staff and an annual budget of "1 can not campaign against 30 people with a Craig said. Craig said the staff of stan- ding committee arc federal employes, as opposed t o McMillan's personal staff. The rules of the House o f Representative prohibit "professional" personnel from engaging in activities other than committee assignments. CAMPAIGN Friends of Francis Marion College President Dr. J. Howard Stokes, left, discusses the current 1972-73 membership campaign with Mrs. John Kassab, Florence County chairman. To date have been raised and 213 members have joined or renewed membership. Last year's membership drive provided funds for financial assistance to 59 students. Loan Agencies Hear Report Money was the central theme here Friday as close to 700 persons heard the annual reports of the Federal Land Bank Association of Florence and the Pee Dee Production Credit Association and used "play money" to bid in a real auction. Darlington Auctioneer Archie BAC Buttons On Sale Here Harry Jeffery HARTSVILLE Harry Jeffery, 47, of Howard St., died Friday in a Hartsville hospital of an apparent heart altack. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Hines Funeral Home. Mrs. Josey Dies; Active Church, Civic Leader Mrs. Kathleen Hutto Josey, 73, widow of George E. Josey of 1108 Gregg Ave., died Fri- day at her residence after a short illness. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Stoudenmire Funeral Home. Mrs. Josey was born at Providence and was a daughter of the late Fred H. and Carrie Bull Hutto. She had lived in Florence for the past 50 years. Mrs. Josey was a charter member of John Calvin Presbyterian Church, an active member of the Adult Sunday School Class and the Women of the church. She was president of District No. 4 of the Pec Dee Presbyterial. For years she was a very active member of the First Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Josey was active in Girl Scout work in the Florence area and was the first com- missioner of Girl Scouting in the Pee Dee Council. She was a charter member and past president of the Wisteria Garden Club, and a past presi- dent of the Women's Auxiliary of the American Legion, Fred H. Sexton Posl. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. J. H. (Mary) Whitehurst, Mrs. I. E. (Dorolhy) Helmly, and Mrs. Carl B. (Jean) Jones, all of Florence, and Mrs. Boyce B. (Elizabeth) Myers of Scran- ton; one son, George E. Josey of Fort Myers, Fla.; three brothers, I. R, Hutto of Palmetto, Fla., R. C. Hullo of Wildwood, Fla., and F. L. Hut- to of Rocky Mount, N. C.; one sister, Mrs, J. II. Patlon of Rocky Mount, N. C.; also seven grandchildren. Memorials may be sent to the John Calvin Presbyterian Building raped her and then tied her up with some rags. In a warrant issued by Mag- istrate Thomas E. Rogers, Carter.is specifically charged with committing the crime of rape by the use of force. Carter is being held in the Florence County Jail where bond has not been sel. iHOTLINEl I 662-2575 4 p.m. FUI. 7 a.m. MON. ij: Craig feels the conduct of Kelly and Hill in the Gth Congressional District is "a misuse of federal employees" and "a misappropriation of Federal funds." "Kelly's appearance in the district points up the fact thai McMillan has no black personnel on his staff." Craig said, "so hc had lo borrow a black representative from the District of Columbia office. This is fraud and racism of the worst he said. A formal complaint con- cerning the use of members of a House standing commiltee for campaign purposes will be made to the House sub-com- mittee on Standards of Official Conduct, he said. Members of Coffee Day BAC. (Buck-A- Cup) bultons wenl on sale in Florence and throughout South Carolina Friday. "Coffee Day for Crippled Children" will be observed on Good Friday. March 3 1 sponsored for the 20th year by the South Carolina Restaurant Association, according to Lt. Ray Easun of Ihe Florence Police Department. The chairman of the Florence "Coffee Dav" said the project represents m a n y helping hands in our 'com- munity reaching out to help the' crippled." He said all residents of the county are urged "to help in this most worthwhile'efforl by buying a coffee button." LI. Kason said the goal for Moody supplied the action.'as members from the two leading associations bid on a variety of household items. Thomas B. a director of the local land bank association, pointed out that the local association makes long term loans to farmers in Florence. Darlington a n d Williamsburg counties. During Ihe last fiscal year. 108 loan applications were taken and 105 applications were approved resulting in loans totaling he said. Florence County this year is to surpass the amount reached last year- by more than ten per cent He said a total of members of the was last year. assocjation have Since its beginning in 1953 by morc [0 local the S. C. Restaurant Associa- managers in recent years; tion, the fund has grown from Cunningham said, and" have from all 46 counties to permitted the use of open end in 1971, Lt. Eason said, mortgages and variable n He said the S. C. Law Enforce- terest ''ales loarls- the House of Representatives indicated their support of the move during a visit t o Washington Thursday, Craig said. "I will go as far as 1 have to go to establish a standard of ethics for incumbents." Craig said. Hayden S. Garber, chief counsel for the standing com- mittee on the District of Columbia, told Craig i n Washington Thursday that Kelly dell with contracts in the Washington area, but thai hc was responsible lo McMillan, and not lo him. m e n I Officer's Association joined the efforts in 1958 when a totap of was raised in the slate. Illegal Abortion Charge Faces Man BENNETTSVILLE A Beh- neltsville man has been arrested on charges o f performing an illegal abortion. Jacob C. Smith, 66, of 23 Marshall St. in Bcnncttsville was arrested Tuesday by the FBI in connection with an abortion at Ft. Bragg, N. C. last month. Smith was arraigned before U. S. Magistrate E. Lee Morgan in Florence Thursday and released under bond. The warrant was issued by U. S. Magistrate William Anderson of Fayetteville, N. C. Paul M. Booth, association executive vice prssident. said loans through Feb. 29 totalled more than S15.8 million. Land bank a s s o c i a I i 
                            

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