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Obituaries

  • Jasper ‘Ray’ Sistare, 90

    Jasper “Ray” Sistare, 90, died Friday, May 25, 2012.
    Services will be at 2 p.m. today, May 27, at Bethlehem Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Jason Myers, with burial in the church cemetery.
    Memorials may be made to Bethlehem Baptist Church Building Fund, 1841 N. Rocky River Road, Lancaster, SC 29720.
    Mahaffey-Wilson Funeral Service and Cremations is in charge.

  • Donna K. Hegler

    Donna K. Hegler died Saturday May 26, 2012.
    Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Hartley Funeral Home.

  • Dorothy Reames Earl, 85

    Dorothy Reames Earl, 85, died Thursday, May 24, 2012.
    She was the daughter of the late Frederick L. Reames and Elvira F. Pope Reames.
    Survivors include two sons, Fred Earl of Great Falls and Richard Earl of Lancaster; two sisters, Frankie Lopez of Harrisburg, N.C. and Ruth Blackwelder of Charlotte, N.C.; six grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
    Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at the graveside at Lancaster Memorial Park, conducted by the Rev. William Waters.
    Lancaster Funeral Home is in charge.

  • Laura Ann Tarlton, 44

    WESTVILLE – Laura Ann “Laurie” Tarlton, 44, died Sunday, May 20.
    Tarlton was the daughter of Elizabeth Bradley Tarlton and the late Silvester “Bo” Tarlton.
    Survivors include two daughters, Marlee E. Byrd of Kershaw and Rebekah A. Byrd of Camden; a grandson, Cohan Napier of Kershaw; a brother, Alton Lee Tarlton of Lugoff; two sisters, Kathy T. Maness of Lugoff and Debra T. Haynes of Camden.
    Services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May, 23, 2012, in Refuge Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery.

  • Calvin Thorne

    Calvin Thorne died Thursday, May 24, 2012. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.
    The family is receiving friends at 746 W. Brooklyn Ave.
    Stewart Funeral Home is in charge.
     

  • Carleatha A. Lang, 30

    Carleatha A. Lang, 30, died Tuesday, May 22, 2012.
    She was the daughter of Yvonne Truesdale Lang and Charles O. Crawford.
    Survivors include her parents, both of Lancaster; four sisters, Patricia Crawford and Trudy Crawford of New York, N.Y., Deloris Harper of Charlotte, N.C. and Charmaine Lang of Lancaster; four brothers, Adelle Crawford of Charlotte, Donald Crawford of Atlanta, Ga., Eddie Crawford of Columbia and Carlos Lang of Lancaster.

  • Boyd Smith Koffman, 82

    Born: Sept. 17, 1929, in Trenton, Tenn.
    Died: May 21, 2012, Waxhaw, N.C.
    Resident of Indian Land, S.C., at the time of death
    Boyd and his family were long-time residents of Rockville, MD.

  • William Henry Jordan, 73

    William Henry Jordan, 73, died Monday, May 21, 2012.
    He was the son of the late Worth and Edith Key Jordan.
    Survivors include three sons, Thomas Jordan of Fort Lawn, William Franklin Jordan of Rock Hill and Bobby Ray Jordan of Chesterfield; one daughter, Sylvia Anne Jordan of Pageland; one brother, Benny Jordan of Lancaster; one sister, Sarah Bell McIntyre of Ruby; two grandchildren and three great-
    grandchildren.

  • George P. Gardner, 93

    KERSHAW – George P. Gardner, 93, died Wednesday, May 23, 2012.
    He was the son of the late John Gardner and Katie Johnson Gardner.
    Services will be held at 2 p.m. today, May 25, 2012 in Buffalo Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Donald Coppedge and James Way, with burial in church cemetery with military honors.
    Visitation will be at 1 p.m. in the church sanctuary.
    Memorials may be made to Buffalo Baptist Church, 6390 Lockhart Road, Kershaw, S.C. 29067.
    Baker Funeral Home is in charge.
     

  • Gertie Bigham Deese, 75

    Gertie Bigham Deese, 75, died Friday, May 18, 2012.
    Survivors include a daughter, Carol Ellis of Greenville; three sons, Tommy Deese and David Leroy Deese of Lancaster and Mike Deese of York and seven grandchildren.
    Arrangements are incomplete and will be made at a later date.
    Parker Funeral Home is in charge.