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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - September 17, 1970, Florence, South Carolina2-a thursday september 17, to timing Iffla probe into cause of fire widened an investigation into the possibility of arson As the cause of a fire which severely damaged St. Anthony s Catholic Church was stepped up wednesday. Detective l t. Gene Lessmeister of the Florence police department said state Law enforcement division sled arson specialists have been called in to assist police and the City fire department in the investigation. The possibility of arson was raised late tuesday after the fire swept the roof of the Church and resulted in severe damage to the Interior of the 45-year-old building which has been a landmark in Florence for years. It. Lessmeister said rags and paper believed to have been saturated with a flammable fluid such As. Kerosene were found in a room next to the choir soft above the front Entrance of the Church. This is where the fire started officials said. The rags and paper have been sent to sled Headquarters in Columbia for examination and Lessmeister said results of tests should be available later this week. Lessmeister said some leads have been uncovered and officers Are pressing the investigation on the belief that arson was involved. Meanwhile Church officials have been assessing the damage caused. Fire adjusters went to the Church wednesday afternoon in an Effort to determine a value of _ _ the loss. However no estimates Fathel Kcf Molony stands in area where St. Anthony s Church fire started were Given. Earlier estimates the tuesday afternoon fire severely damaged the Church building have Heen Only that the loss would run into the thousands of dollars. Father c. J. Molony announced wednesday afternoon that St. Anthony s Parish school will be reopened thursday after it was closed for one Day wednesday because of the fire father Molony also said arrangements have been made for services of the Church to continue for the members. He said St. Anthony s will hold masses at ., And On sundays at Central United methodist Church s youth Hall adjacent to the Florence morning news offices on South Irby Street. The Church will also have mass at St. Ann s Catholic Church on Kent Street saturday at . And sunday at 6 . Father Molony pointed out that Central was one of Many churches offering their facilities for use by the Catholic Church. For these offers we Are deeply he said. The Church pastor said it will be a few Days before it can be determined whether the wails of the building can be used in reconstruction. He said engineers Are being brought in to make the inspection. Father Molony had Praise for Florence citizens saying the town has been marvelous. We could t have had More understanding during t h i Harris charges demos pressuring businesses s o u t h Carolina Republican party chairman Ray Harris charged wednesday t h a democratic officials of the state government Are putting press ure on businesses who do business with the state to con tribute to democratic political campaigns. Harris answering charges made by democrats in Florence news conference Day that republicans arc receiving Large amounts of Campaign funds from outside sources said the party had no outside most of the Money we Are getting is coming from the peo ple in South Carolina who Are interested in the government mrs. Sallie Hodges Darlington mrs. Sallie Hodges died in a local Hospital wednesday evening after a Long illness. Funeral services will b e announced by Jordan funeral Home. Mrs. Hodges was born in Dar Lington county a daughter of the late Rev. And mrs. Monroe Willoug Liby. Surviving Are her husband Doby Hodges of Darlington a daughter mrs. Ethel Hines of Darlington daughters mrs. Eight Dessie step Mae Scott and mrs. Nancy Dargan both of Darlington mrs. Serenia Mcelveen of Florence mrs. Gurtrude Burgess of Charlotte ., mrs. Alma Alexander and Gladys Hunter both of Newark . Two Sisters mrs. Alice Pauley of Darlington and mrs. Annie Cole of Richmond a a. A brother and Willoug Liby of Darlington and country club. Several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mrs. Fannie Rozier Lake View mrs. Fannie William e. Inman William Earle Inman 72, of 812 Gregg ave., Florence died wednesday afternoon at his residence after an apparel heart attack. Services will be con ducted at 5 . Thursday in Waters funeral Home by or Edward l. Byrd and the Rev David Myers. Burial will be in mount Hope cemetery. Pallbearers will be v. Lun Brabham d. Charles Shaw Wendell r. Gill George w. Hill Robert g. Holland and Lonnie Nettles. Honorary bearers will be j. Walter Wilkinson w. H Timmons or. W. S. Houck or. Myers h. Hicks or. Harry Sallen w. B. Mccurdy Pat King Claude ii. Dearing and or. Harold h. Jeter members of Florence rotary club employees of Carolina s Auto Supply House and members of Florence g. Rozier of Lake View died wednesday i n Southeastern general Hospital at Lumberton n. C. Funeral services will be con ducted at Lake View Baptist Church at 4 . Thursday by the Rev. Howard Fowler and the Rev. Christopher Poole. Burial will be in Lake View cemetery. Surviving Are her husband Marion p. Rozier a daughter. Mrs. Billy d. Jean Smith of Lumberton A son Elwyn Kozier of Dillon and six grand children. Other 5. C. Deaths t. B. Crews Spartanburg j. D. Baker. Lancaster mrs. Davis Vick Lancaster mrs. Cleo Brown Newberry b. E. Williams new Berry s. M. Bonds Lowndesville t. J. Lowers sr., Willis on of am or. Inman was born in York a son of the late Samuel and Annie Hope Inman. He had been a resident of Florence since 1912 and was the retired manager of Carolina Auto Supply House. He attended Florence Public schools and was a graduate of the Citadel. Or. Inman was a member of one of the most important films i be Ever seen says Nan Mailer Trie every fun film pro jelled by Grun Ress slut Symin. A sind Rawi by Vil Root restricted to adults. Darlington Cinema the first Baptist Church. Pettigrew Bible class and a former member of the Board of directors of. The Florence country club. Surviving Are his wife the former miss Elizabeth husbands of Florence two daughters mrs. Deva l. Shirley Mccarter and mrs. Gene f. Helen Benton both o f Florence seven grandchildren and four great grandsons. Mrs. Minnie Barefoot hartsv1lle mrs. Minnie j. Barefoot died wednesday in local nursing Home after a Ion illness. Funeral services will be con ducted Friday at . At my. Olivet Baptist Church by the Rev. Harvey Byrd and the Kev. Clarence Kliore. Burial will be in the Church cemetery directed by Brown pinning Lon Atkins funeral Home. Mrs. Barefoot was born in Darlington county a daughter of the late John Henry and Ellen Gainey Jones. She was a member of Edwards Chapel Baptist Church. Surviving Are a daughter. Mrs. Gillum Gainey of Hartsville two Sisters mrs. Carrie Teal and miss Jane Barefoot both of Patrick four grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Mrs. Bessie Gray mrs. Bessie Brown Gray 77. Of it. 2, Effingham widow 0 Willie Gray died wednesday morning in a Florence nursing Home after a Long illness funeral services will be con ducted at 5 . Thursday in Lebanon free will Baptist Church by the Rev. Adam Scott am Rev. H. W. Richburg. Burial Wil be in the Garden of memories cemetery directed by Stoudenmire funeral Home. Pallbearers Allen Maxie will be Lunice Haynes Sam tonight 7 and 9 p. M. Lewis j. A. Mccutcheon Joe Mccutcheon and Willard Purvis. Mrs. Gray was born in North Carolina she had lived in Florence county for the past 40 years. Surviving Are a son Charlie Gray of Effingham s i x grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Rutledge h. Odom Darlington funeral services for Rutledge h. Odom 42, of Sumter will be conducted at . Thursday at Epworth United methodist Church in Arlington by the Rev. Vernon was and the Rev. Edward Duncan. Burial directed by mistier funeral Home of Darl Egton will be in Lake swamp Baptist c e m e t a r y near Timmonsville. Or. Odom died monday. Survivors include a son Perry Odom of Sumter. L. G. Honeycutt or. Lucien 48, of Smiley l. James i mrs. Wilma h. Cain Smiley l. James of 303 Kemp St., Florence died wednesday evening in a local Hospital after a Long illness. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Smith funeral Home. Or. James was born in Florence county and was a member of the choir of it. Zion ame Church. He was Secretary of the trustee Board of the Church. He was employed by Aiken and co. For 44 years. Survivors Are his wife mrs. Catherine James of Florence a daughter mrs. Louise James of Florence two Brothers Jessie Hines of new York n. Y., and Borie James of Wilmington n. And a sister mrs. Louise Oxner of Philadelphia a. Mrs. Bertha Mclaurin Bethun e funeral services for mrs. Bertha King Mclaurin will be conducted at 3 Thursday in b e t h u n e presbyterian Church. Burial directed by Kornegay funeral Home will be in scotch cemetery. Mrs. Wilma Harmon Cain 69 of 504 Holly cir., Florence diet in a Loca Hospital after an illness of several weeks. Funeral services will be con ducted at 11 Friday in Waters funeral Home by Rev. E. Paul Mcwhirter. Burial will be in mount Hope cemetery. Mrs. Cain was born in Conway a daughter of the late Roswell Thomas and Mary Gas que Harmon. She was a graduate of hem Ingway High school attended a Throp College and graduated from the business College in Florence mrs. Cain was the former owner of Wilma Jos inc. A resident of Florence since 1930, she was a member of Central United methodist Church and the Fellowship Cir Cle of the Church. Surviving Are her husband Joe c. Cain of Florence a daughter mrs. B. W. Mclean of Jacksonville A sister mrs. John g. Ulmer of hem Ingway a Niece mrs. Edward Harrill of Columbia a Nephew John g. Ulmer of Chapel Hill And two grandchildren. Tonight in color funeral services for Gaston Honeycutt jr., Florence and a native of Clinton Will be conducted at 3 . Thursday in the first methodist Church of Clinton directed by Crumpler Honeycult funeral Home. Burial will be in the Clinton City cemetery. Or. Honeycutt a sales representative for the american chicle co., was fatally injured when struck by a car near Sumter tuesday afternoon. Stoudenmire funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements. Wanda Kennedy Timmonsville funeral services for Wanda Jackson Kennedy 11, will be conducted at . Thursday at Zion Temple holiness Church by the Rev. L. M. Lawery. Burial directed by Bowman Howard funeral Home will be in the Sansbury cemetery. She died sunday after an in Ricks. Palmetto drive in theatre Over "60" top hit "39" super stars. In two giant country shows or. Dennis says hello to All his customers. Special lunch Boston cafe downtown Florence country music on Broadway from Nashville with music rated g. C. Good and country and Many More being run by the people instead of a political he said. Harris also took Issue with democratic claims of Campaign expenditures by . Rep. Albert Watson the g 0 p s gubernatorial nominee and Jim Henderson the lieutenant governor candidate. Don Fowler. Democratic party Campaign coordinator estimated tuesday that Watson is spending three quarters of a million dollars As compared to slightly Over by democratic candidate it. Gov. West. Also that Henderson is spending half a million Dol Lars to democratic sen. Earl Morris slightly Over claiming his sources just As reliable Harris said John West plans to spend 1 million and Morris he said the democrats have a great fund resource in the businesses that do business with the 4 state and that they Are certainly tapping these tobacco prices fairly steady by the associated press Grade prices held fairly steady wednesday on the mid dle Belt Eastern. Belt and South Arolina and Border Belt North Carolina flue cured tobacco markets but prices variations were reported on the old Belt markets. Here Are the wednesday preliminary sales reports subject to revision As reported by he Market news service Market Darlington Dillon Hemingway Kingstree make City Mullins Pamplico volume average j70.19 no report 68.13 70.75 69.50 68.38 59.84 70.91 69.48 68.51 fac reception is set the faculty and staff of Francis Marion College will be honoured at a reception thursday at the Florence country club from 5 . To 7 . The reception will be open to the Public according to or. J. Howard Stokes president of the franc s Marion College. The reception is designed to give the citizens of the pee Dee an Opportunity to meet and get to know the personnel of Francis Mari on or. Stokes said. Florence theatres. Inc. Now showing Box office opens at show times Jungle Book love Bug howl with Herbie Bounce with Balozi i Walt Disney first show 1 p. M. Phone 669-6432 terror and torture join forces j blood of Dracula Castle the lastly ones open at show at 8 p. M. Come Early to a i go to to m m Onsville 65.36 totals 68.63 1 to Suzy Penthouse Kendall i shows at 7 and 9 p. M. Color this time. They be really e Pond the Valley of the dolls Russ rat a there has Birb Een anything like it r 20lh Cen Lucy Fox Siam Dolly read Cynthia Myers March my Broom John la Zar Michael David guru j Eoy Williams and inc ice by Russ Meyer a wench a Roger Ebert by Roger Ebert and Ross

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