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Obituaries

  • Mrs. Josephine W. Coleman, 93

    CHARLOTTE, NC – Mrs. Josephine Williams Coleman, 93, of 1149 Coleman Dr., Charlotte, NC passed away on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016 at Golden Living Center in Charlotte, NC.

    The funeral service will be held on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Blackrock Baptist Church with Rev. Kenneth Threatt Sr. officiating and Rev. James Wilson delivering the eulogy. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

    Viewing will be from 1-7 p.m. on Saturday at King’s Funeral Home, 135 Cemetery St., Chester, SC. The family will receive friends at the home.

  • Mrs. Jerolyn H. Grant, 85

    LAURINBURG, NC – Mrs. Jerolyn “Jerry” H. Grant of Laurinburg, NC (formerly of Chester, SC) passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, November 2, 2016.

    Born August 14, 1931 in Clover, SC, she was a daughter of the late Isaac Dewey and Pauline Hagans Hopper.

  • Mr. Ernest J. Lightner, 63

    CHESTER – Mr. Ernest J. Lightner, 63, of 549 6th Street, Chester, SC passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016 at his home. Arrangements will be announced later by King’s Funeral Home, 135 Cemetery St., Chester, SC. The family will receive friends at the home.

  • Mrs. Hattie H. Bryant-Thompson, 81

    ASHVILLE, NC – Mrs. Hattie Hall Bryant-Thompson, 81, of Ashville, NC, formerly of Chester, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016. The funeral service will be held on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 at 2 p.m. at First Nazareth Baptist Church, 146 Pine St., Asheville, NC with Minister Mecha Cook officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Cemetery. Hart Funeral Service in Ashville, NC is in charge of arrangements. King’s Funeral Home, 135 Cemetery St., Chester is in charge of the local announcement.

  • Mr. William Crain, 87

    CHESTER – Mr. William Crain, 87, of 662 Village Dr., Apt. 9, Chester, S.C. passed away on Monday, Oct. 3, 2016 at his home.

    The funeral service will be held on Friday, Oct.7, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. at Chestnut Grove AME Zion Church with Rev. Ina C. Harris officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Viewing will be held from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Friday at King’s Funeral Home, 135 Cemetery St., Chester, S.C.

    The family will receive friends at 2353 Dawson Drive, Chester, S.C.

  • Mrs. Betty E. Harrison, 91

    CHAPEL HILL – Betty Elliott Harrison, formerly of Spartanburg, died on Oct. 1, 2016, in Chapel Hill, N.C.

    Betty was born on Dec. 22, 1924. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Alexander Elliott of Chester.

    Betty was predeceased by her husband, Miller Hulet Harrison.

    Betty graduated from Chester High School and Limestone College. She did graduate work at Winthrop College and the University of South Carolina. She taught school in Amite, La., Chester and Charlotte.

  • Mr. Woodrow “Book” Lightner, 61

    CHESTER – Mr. Woodrow “Book” Lightner, 61, of 178 Jeter St., Chester, S.C. passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016 at his home.

    The funeral service will be held on Monday, Oct. 10, 2016 at 2 p.m. at The Chapel of King’s Funeral Home, 135 Cemetery St., Chester, S.C. with Dr. Bill Stringfellow officiating. Burial will follow in Black Rock Baptist Church.

    Viewing will be from 1 until 7 p.m. on Sunday at King’s Funeral Home, 135 Cemetery St., Chester, S.C.

    The family will receive friends at 102 MLK Dr., Chester, S.C.

  • Mr. James Strong, 67

    CHESTER – Mr. James Strong, 67, of 113 Mill St., Apt. 3, Chester, S.C. passed away on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016 at his home.

    The funeral service will be held on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 at 1 p.m. at Chapel of King’s Funeral Home, 135 Cemetery St., Chester, S.C. with Rev. Ronald McClurkin officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery.

    Viewing will be held from 9 a.m. until hour of service on Friday at King’s Funeral Home, 135 Cemetery St., Chester, S.C.

  • Mrs. Dora B. Moye, 86

    CHESTER – Dora Bass Moye, age 86, passed away July 25, 2016. She was the widow of Albert William Moye, Sr. and the daughter of the late Brown W. and Mabelle Scales Bass.

    Mrs. Moye attended West Side Baptist Church and she was retired from Bi-Lo. She is survived by one daughter, Debra Dove (Scott Helms) of Chester; three grandchildren, Martin Eric Hamrick, Haley Rae Dove and Nick Moye; one daughter-in-law, Janet Moye. She was preceded in death by one son, William (Billy) Moye, Jr.

  • Mr. Francis Marion Campbell Jr., 87

    PLANO, TEXAS – Francis Marion Campbell, Jr. age 87, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at Baylor Regional Medical Center in Plano, Texas. A graveside service was held on Monday, July 25, at 12 noon with Rev. Eric Shepard officiating at Chester Memorial Gardens located at 945 West End Road, Chester, SC 29706. Visitation was held on Sunday evening, July 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Barron Funeral Home located at 133 Wylie Street, Chester, SC 29706.