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Obituaries

  • Donald Lee McFadden, 64

    Donald Lee McFadden, 64
    FORT LAWN – Donald Lee McFadden, 64, died Monday, Dec. 19, 2011.  
    He was the son of Ottie Lee Weir McFadden and the late Frank Boyd McFadden Jr. He was married to Susan Carter McFadden.  
     Survivors include his wife of the home; his mother of Fort Lawn; a son, Brian Scott McFadden of Lancaster; a daughter, Jennifer McFadden Outen of Lancaster; a stepson, Sydney Rappe of Reston, Va.; a brother Kenneth F. McFadden of Fort Lawn; four grandchildren; and a stepgranddaughter.

  • Clara Louise Hancock Blackmon, 79


    Clara Louise Hancock Blackmon, 79, died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011.
    She was the daughter of the late Henry Franklin Hancock and Nellie Catherine Gulledge Hancock.
    Surviors include three daughters, Julie Usher, Sherry Johnson and Sandra Blackmon, all of Lancaster; a brother, Sylvester Eugene Hancock of Rock Hill; two sisters, Ethel Barrett and Rachel Blackmon; seven grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.

  • Rena Baker Snipes, 62

    Rena Baker Snipes, 62
    Rena Baker Snipes, 62, 2605 Charlotte Highway, died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011 at Agape Senior Hospice of Rock Hill. She was born Dec. 30, 1948, in Lancaster, the daughter of Robert Pierce Baker Sr. and Margaret Ballard Baker. She was the loving wife of Joseph Donald Snipes. Mrs. Snipes retired from Springs Memorial Hospital after 15 years of service, where she served as the medical staff coordinator. She previously worked for 21 years at The Bank of Lancaster.

  • Gertrude Robinson, 78

    Gertrude Robinson, 78
    Gertrude Robinson, 78, passed away Sunday, Dec. 17, 2011, at Springs Memorial Hospital. She was born Oct. 17, 1933, in Chester, the daughter of the late John Posey and Carrie Elizabeth Gaston Estes. Mrs. Robinson was a loving mother and grandmother and retired from Duracell.  
    A service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Robinson will be held at a later date.

  • Robert Lee ‘Whit’ Moore, 81

    Robert Lee ‘Whit’ Moore, 81
    Robert Lee “Whit” Moore, 81, died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011.
    He was the son of the late Philip and Gladys Boyd Moore. He was married to Evelyn Moss Moore.

  • Mary Twitty Faile, 93

    Mary Twitty Faile, 93
    KERSHAW – A funeral service for Mary Twitty Faile, 93, will be held at 11 a.m. today, Dec. 21, 2011, in First Baptist Church, Kershaw. Burial will follow in the Kershaw City Cemetery. The Rev. Bryant D. Fersner will officiate.

  • Ivan Cureton, 37

    Ivan Cureton, 37
    Ivan Cureton, 37 died Thursday, Dec. 15 2011.  
    He was the son of Margaret Cynthia Cureton and the late Ivan Lee.
    Survivors include his mother of Rock Hill.
    Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, at Crawford Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Kenneth Cauthen.

  • Rev. Mickey W. Carnes, 67

    Rev. Mickey W. Carnes, 67
    Rev. Mickey W. Carnes, 67, passed away Dec. 17, 2011, with his wife by his side. He was born in Lancaster on April 2, 1944 to Woodrow and Euree Carnes. He received a diploma from Fruitland Bible Institute and a Masters of Divinity from Southern University. He was married to Jinx Catoe Carnes for forty-nine years.

  • Carolyn ‘Mollie’ Lassiter Burgess, 71

    Carolyn ‘Mollie’ Lassiter Burgess, 71
    COURTLAND, VA – Carolyn “Mollie” Lassiter Burgess, 71, died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011.
    She was the daughter of the late Ernest Linwood and Ruth Rogerson Lassiter.
    Survivors include her husband, J.M. “Jimmy” Burgess; daughter, Jeannie P. Ginn of Aulander, N.C.; a son, James Thomas “Jimmy” Parker Jr. of Ahoskie, N.C.; and two brothers Paul Linwood “Pete” Lassiter of Ahoskie, N.C., and Joseph  Alton “Joe” Lassiter of Wilson, N.C.

  • Willie E. ‘L’ Barnette, 46

    Willie E. ‘L’ Barnette, 46
    Willie E. “L” Barnette, 46, died Friday, Dec. 16, 2011.  
    He was the son of the late Alther Mae Ross Barnette and the late Orell Mobley Sr.