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40 Tuesday. June 9, 1998 The Greenville News Upstate I 3eaths Benjamin C. Crum Jr., was executive for Red Cross GREENVILLE Benjamin Cleveland Crum Jr., retired Red Cross executive, died June 7, 1998, at his home in Greenville. Born Oct. 17, 1916 in Rowesville in Orangeburg County, he was the son of the late Benjamin C. Sr. and Cornelia Coleman Crum. Crum received an AB degree in sociology in 1938 from the University of South Carolina and had done graduate work at the University of South Carolina as well as special study at the University of Virginia. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was director of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration Welfare and Education Program in the British Zone of Germany from 1946 to 1947 before assuming responsibility as director of International Refugee Organization, Welfare and Education Program, with Headquarters in Vienna, Austria from 1948 to 1951. He served as advisor on displaced persons and refugees to the British, American and French Armies of Occupation in Germany and Austria from 1946 to 1951. From 1951 to 1952 he was a member of the National Staff of the American National Red Cross. In 1957 he was appointed director of the Central Midlands Chapter of the American Red Cross and served in that capacity until his retirement in 1975. In 1963 he received commendation from the American Red Cross for his effort in negotiating the release of political prisoners in Cuba. During his career he served as a member of the Board of the South Carolina Welfare Forum and was president of that organization from 1960 to 1962; trustee of the Jamison-Minahan Scholarship Fund; member of the Board of the South Carolina Red Cross Blood Committee; South Carolina Committee on Children and Youth; Richland County Red Cross board; Governor's Committee on Aging. He was a long time member of the Five Points Rotary Club of Columbia as well as the South Carolina Historical Society. He was a person who enjoyed reading and gardening. At the time of his death, he was a member of Northside United Methodist Church. Survivors: daughter, Kathleen Crum McKinney,son-in-law, Ronald W. McKinney, grandchildren, William Crum McKinney, Kathleen Chadwick McKinney, all of Greenville; sisters, Cornelia Crum Spell, Mary Crum Mims of Charleston, Margie Crum Dean of Pamplico. ,. , '. Predeceased: wife, Kathleen Lemzer Crum. Graveside services: 2 p.m. today in Woodlawn Memorial Park with the Rev. Jane Hall officiating. Memorials: Northside United Methodist Church, 435 Summit Drive, Greenville, S.C. 29609, or American Red Cross, P.O. Box 9035, Greenville, S.C. 29604. Family: 114 Merrifield Drive. The Mackey Mortuary, Century Drive. Ruth M. "Fran Adamy, Seneca Ruth Massey "Fran" Adamy, 94, of 208 Indian Trail Road, died Monday. Born in Manchester, Conn., she was a daughter of the late Alexander and Annie Elizabeth Templeton Massey. She was a Congregationalist. Survivors: daughter, Ruth Sloan, Seneca; son, Roger Samuel Adamy, Venice, Fla.; sister, Elizabeth Good-speed of Connecticut; eight grandchildren; number of great-grandchildren. Predeceased: husband, Samuel Adamy; son, David Adamy. Services: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Rose Hill Funeral Home, Rocky Hill, Conn. Burial: Rose Hill Memorial Park. Memorials: charity of one's choice. Willie 'Rogers' Boyd Sr., Clinton Willie "Rogers" Boyd Sr., 56, of Zion, 111., died Friday. He was a graduate of Clinton High School. 6 Survivors: wife, Viola Boyd; 'chil- Spoleto plays to record crowds The Associated Press CHARLESTON The Spoleto Festival U.S.A. keeps breaking records. ' This year's festival, which closed its 22nd year Sunday with an outdoor concert and fireworks display at Middleton Place Plantation, sold $1.9 million worth of tickets, 10 percent more than last year's record, General Director Nigel Redden said. Catawbas' former The Associated Press COLUMBIA A former financial manager for the Catawba Indian Nation has pleaded guilty to embezzling money from the tribe. Karen Yvonne Gregory, 37, of Rock Hill admitted last week to embezzling more than $5,000 from the Catawbas, said Mary Gordon Baker of the U.S. attorney's office. t GREENVTLLE: Crum, Benjamin C. Jr. GREENVILLE: Parham, Patricia H. GREENVILLE: Payne, Evelyn W. GREENVILLE: Robinson, Gladys D. GREENVILLE: Williams, Tom W. ANDERSON: Brown, Janie Purdy CHAPIN: Lathrop, Henry E. "JUT CHARLESTON: Cooper, Guy Hasten Jr. CHARLESTON HEIGHTS: Noe, Mary Hester - Sturh, North Area CLEMSON: Mayberry, John P. CLINTON: Boyd, Willie "Rogers" Boyd Sr. GAFFNEY: Donnelly, James Albert dren, Tommy Boyd, Vernon Hills, 111., Willie Boyd Jr., Zion, Ilt.Jyome Boyd, Waukegan, 111., Tammi Boyd, Zion, 111., Ruth Marshall, Clinton; grandchildren, Crissy, Whitley, Stephanie, Malcolm Boyd;-mother, Anna Lee Tate, Clinton; sisters, Cynthia Crutchfield, Conyers, Ga., Annette Lee, Clinton; aunts, uncles, cousins. Visitation: 6 to 9 p.m. tonight at Congdon Funeral Home, Zion, 111. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial: Mount Olivet Memorial Park. Courtesy of Sanders-Thompson Funeral Services. Janie Brown, Anderson Janie Purdy Brown, 83, formerly of Anderson, died Sunday. She was a member of Double Springs Baptist Church in Townville. Survivors: son, Jack Brown Jr., Pa-colet; sisters, Mattie Lee Purdy Brown, LaFrance, Mallie Purdy Cleveland, Anderson; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Predeceased: husband, Jack Hin-derson Brown Sr.; parents, Judson Mathis and Elizabeth McCurley Purdy. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. tonight at The McDougald Funeral Home. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Double Springs Baptist Church. Burial: church cemetery. Family: at respective homes. Guy Hasten Cooper Jr., Charleston Retired Chief Petty Officer Guy Hasten Cooper Jr., 75, died June 7, 1998, at his home. Born in West Logan, W.Va., he was a son of the late Guy Hasten and Mable Quindora Gunnde Cooper. He retired from the U.S. Navy and was retired president of Cooper Iron Works in Charleston. Survivors: wife, Myrtle Louise Johnson Cooper; daughter, Linda Louise Cooper Hatfield, Boston, Ky.; sons, Guy H. "Butch" Cooper, James Island, Jeff Allen Cooper, Greer; brother, Le-roy Cooper, West Virginia; six grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in Beaufort National Cemetery. J. Henry Stuhr, Downtown Chapel. James Albert Donnelly, Gaffney James "Buddy" Albert Donnelly, 67, of 813 Wilkinsville Highway, died Sunday. He was a retired psychologist and a Baptist. Survivors: wife, Patsy Ellen Bennett Donnelly; son, Scott Donnelly, Inman; mother, Virgie Mae Moore Donnelly, Crystal Springs, Miss.; sister, Linda Sue Donnelly, Fayetteville, N.C.;' brother, Jerry Donnelly, Atlanta; one grandchild. Predeceased: father, James P. Donnelly. Visitation will be at the residence. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, Gaffney. Memorials: Shriner's Hospitals for Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, S.C. 29605. Pauline 'Rob' Ferguson, Honea Path . Mildred Pauline "Rob" Richey Ferguson, 68, of 211 Elizabeth St., died' Monday. Survivors: husband, Donald R. Ferguson; brother, Edgar "Lon" Richey, Honea Path; sisters, Ruth Gambrell, Ware Shoals, Frances Bell, Elizabeth Richey, Honea Path, Julia Strom, Edgefield. Predeceased: parents, Randolph and Bessie Smith Richey; brothers, Joe Al While the 17-day festival ran slightly over budget, Redden said, "we will end in the black. There can't be any bad surprises." The festival's fiscal year runs through the end of August. Spoleto's directors, optimistic about the financial picture, tentatively have set next year's budget at $5.5 million, about $300,000 more than this year. And this year, for the first financial manager pleads guilty The woman took cash arid used the tribe's credit card for personal purchases, Baker said. An investigation by the FBI and Housing and Urban Development Department indicated Gregory took about $125,800 between December 1995 and October 1997, Baker said. Gregory was fired in October. The FBI and HUD investigated GAFFNEY: Johnson, Roger Joey GREENWOOD: Rieger, William GREER: Gilstrap, Louise C. GREER: Ward, Jesse F. HONEA PATH: Ferguson, Pauline 'Rob MARIETTA: Tatum, Elizabeth Poole - Howzc SENECA: Adamy, Ruth M. "Fran" SENECA: Smith, Kathleen McCurley SIMPSONVILLE: Lollis, Andrew David TRAVELERS REST: Fortune, Tex Richard WELLFORD: Cates, James R. - Sullivan Bros. bert Richey, R.B. "Gus" Richey; sister, Martha Tot" Ashley. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Pruitt Funeral Home. Services: 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Honea Path Church of God. Burial: Garden of Memories. Tex Richard Fortune, Travelers Rest Tex Richard Fortune, 67, of 404 Hodgens Drive, died June 7, 1998, at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Born in Zirconia, N.C, he was a son of Chalma S. Fortune of Greenville and the late Richard Sherman Fortune. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and retired in 1995 as a store manager with Bi-Lo Inc. He was a member of Living Praise Worship Center in Taylors. Survivors: wife, Wilma Hix Fortune; mother, daughter and son-in-law, Sandra F. and Steven Cilli, Travelers Rest; sons and daughter-in-law, Stephen Tex and Vickie Fortune, Taylors, Christopher Hugh Fortune, Travelers Rest; grandchildren, Leah Antoinette Cilli, Andrew Steven Cilli; sisters, Peggy Farmer, Ginger Lowe, Martha Keller, Jerri Keenan; brother, Rex Fortune. Visitation: 7 to 8:30 p.m. tonight at Thomas ' McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest. Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest Chapel. Burial: Grand View Memorial Gardens. Honorary pallbearers: former em-' ployees of Bi-Lo No. 1 1 . Memorials: Living Praise Worship Center, Building Fund, 1720 Reid School Road, Taylors, S.C. 29687. Louise C. Gilstrap, Greer Louise Carrie Holtzclaw Gilstrap, 60, of 790 Abner Creek Road, died June 6, 1998. She was a home-maker and member of Calvary Baptist Church. Survivors: sons, Michael Perry Gilstrap of Blue Ridge, Steven Daniel Gilstrap of Greer; daughters, Cathy G. Landrum of Fountain Inn, Tere sa G. Armitaee, Tammy G. Terry of Louise C. ureer; tour broth Gilstrap ers; three sisters; granddaughters, Brandy Fortner, Lauren E. Landrum, Casey Lynn, Meaghan, Chloe, Brooks, Catlin Gilstrap; one great-granddaughter, Ashley Singleton. - Predeceased: husband, Henry Perry Gilstrap; son, Henry Phillip Anthony Gilstrap. Services: 10 a.m. today in Wood-lawn Memorial Park. The family is at the residence. The Wood Mortuary. Roger Joey Johnson, Gaffney Roger Joey Johnson, 51, of 210 River Drive, died Saturday at his home. He was a construction employee and a Baptist. Survivors: wife, Cynthia Cole, Gaffney; mother, Lucille Stanford Johnson, Cowpens; son, Roger Dale Johnson, Cowpens; daughters, Stephanie Johnson, Crystal Cole, Gaffney, Dana Johnson of the home; brother, Bobby Johnson, Gaffney; three grandchildren; stepdaughters, Libby Cantrell, Spartanburg, Pam West, Mayo. Services: 4 p.m. Wednesday in Oakland Cemetery. time, corporate donations exceeded $1 million. This year's festival included, among other events, the operas "Jenufa" and "Giasone," a production of Oscar Wilde's "Lady Windermere's Fan" by the Gate Theatre of Ireland and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. "I do feel this year has been a particularly good one," Redden said. the allegation because the Catawbas received more than $10,000 from two federal agencies. Gregory, who is free on bond, will be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Joseph Anderson after a report is prepared by the U.S. probation office. She could face 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. ; A i jar ' . . Family: Lucille Johnson, 147 Robin Road, Cowpens. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home. Henry E. 'Jill' Lathrop, Chapin Henry E "Jill" Lathrop, 77, of 1055 Dreher Island Road, died Sunday. Survivors: wife, Verta Mae Martin Lathrop; son and daughter-in-law, Earl and Fay Lathrop, Chapin; sister, Dorothy L Frick, Chapin; brother, Joe "Jack" Lathrop, Newberry; grandchildren, Tammy Livingston, Christy Hazel; great-grandchildren, Taylor Livingston, Jarrett Hazel. Visitation: 7 to 8:30 p.m. tonight at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Services: 4 p.m. Wednesday at St. Peter Lutheran Church. Burial: church cemetery. Memorials: American Diabetes Association; or St. Peter Lutheran Church. Ethel R. Littlejohn, Wtllford Ethel Rogers Littlejohn, 74, widow of George C. Littlejohn, died Saturday. She retired from Spartanburg School District 5 and was a member of New Trinity Baptist Church. Survivors: sons, George C Littlejohn Jr., Atlanta, Larry Gene Littlejohn, William Henry Littlejohn of the home; sisters, Etha Mae Rogers, Lyman, Doris Link, Lincolnton, N.C, Connie Murphy, Wellford; brothers, Morris" Rogers, Sam Rogers, Spartanburg, Perry Rogers, Tulsa, Okla.; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Services: 3 p.m. today at Sullivan Bros. Mortuary, Greer. Burial: Wood Memorial Park. Andrew David Lollis, Simpsonville Andrew David Lollis, 88, of 214 Derrick Lane, died Sunday at Laurens County Hospital. He was a retired tow operator for R.L. Bruce Auction Co., a U.S. Army veteran, and a former member of Ebe-nezer Baptist Church. ' Survivor: sister, Nancy Bennefield of Greenville. Visitation: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at The Howze Mortuary, Travelers Rest. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday in Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery, Travelers Rest. John P. Mayberry, Clemson John P. Mayberry, 80, of 98 Brook-haven Drive, died June 5, 1998. John was an industrial engineer who moved to Clemson after his retirement from IBM, and a brief residence in Florida. He was an active community participant wherever he lived, serving in politics, scouting, ; Little League, church, volunteer fire department and community betterment projects. He served as president of several Kiwanis clubs and was advisor to outstanding Key Clubs. He was active with Clemson Community Cares, Clemson Area International Friendship, Literacy Program and was a volunteer tutor. Always a strong advocate of excellence in education, he was elected to the school board in Owego, N.Y. He served in the Peace Corps in Colombia and, with his wife, endowed the Human Adventure Symposia at Clemson University. He is survived by his wife, Marya-lice, two sons and daughters-in-law, John N. Mayberry and Francesca Kress of New York, N.Y., and Peter and Carol Mayberry of Colorado Springs; a daughter, Margit, of Brock-ville, Ontario, Canada; a daughter and son-in-law, Leslie Anne 'and James King of Owego, N.Y.; three brothers and their wives, Kenneth and Virginia Mayberry of Ridgewood, N.J., Albert With Barnwell taking Pennsylvania's waste, state may drop its site search The Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. With less low-level radioactive waste each year and availability of South Carolina's Barnwell landfill, Pennsylvania environmental officials said Monday the state will consider suspending a search for its own disposal site. Environmental Protection Secretary James M. Seif said options for disposing of the waste were limited in 1980 when the federal government directed Pennsylvania to find a storage site. "That's not the case today, and that's why we need to explore whether it makes sense for Pennsylvania to continue the siting process," Seif said. The Barnwell site, which was supposed to close earlier this decade, was reopened by South Carolina to waste from around the country in 1995. WELLFORD: Littlejohn, Ethiel Rogers Details incomplete OBITUARY GUIDELINES The Greenville Newt publishes free obituaries up to 20 lines written in traditional newspage style. Longer obituaries up to 30 lines, or those with nontradi-tional news content such as testimonials, cost $75 daily and $100 Sunday. Lines exceeding 30 cost $4 per line. Obituaries outside the Upstate cost $75 for 20 lines and $4 for each additional line. . Pictures cost $25, and funeral announcements in Today's Services are $25. and Nell Mayberry of Boiling Springs Lake, N.C, Harold and Marie Mayberry of Newark, N.Y.; a sister and her husband, Sally and Lawrie Hibbard and sister-in-law, Claire Mayberry of Albany, N.Y.; a brother-in-law and his wife, Gordon Christiansen of Arcadia, Fla.; and seven grandchildren, Matthew, Greta, Bruce, Jessica and Claudia Mayberry, Christina King and Emily (and Jeff) Ruoss. He was predeceased by his first wife, Greta, in 1973. A memorial service will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, followed by a reception at the home on Tuesday, June 9, at 1 1 a.m. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the Human Adventure Symposia of the Clemson Foundation, 110 Daniel Drive, Box 345602, Clemson, S.C 29634-5602, or to Hospice of the Foothills, P.O. Box 245, Seneca, S.C. 29678. Seneca Mortuary, Seneca. Patricia H. Parham, Greenville Patricia Harcourt Parham, 67, of 512 Butler Springs Road, died Saturday at St Francis Hospital. A retired bookkeeper with Carolina Steel, she was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Survivors: sons, Walter H. Parham, James E. Parham of Columbia, Michael D. Parham of Knoxville, Term.; sisters, Kathleen Hulett of Independence, Mo., Margaret Dethlefsen of Alameda, Calif.; six grandchildren. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. tonight at Woodlawn Funeral Home. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Funeral Home Chapel. Burial: Woodlawn Memorial Park, Garden of Memories. Evelyn W. Payne, Greenville Evelyn Virginia Wooten Payne, 81, formerly of Conestee, died June 8, 1998, at Easley Nursing Center. Born, in Conestee, she was the daughter of the late Redmond and Minnie Lee Wooten and wife of the late William E. "Bill" Payne. She was a homemaker and member of Westview Baptist Church and Truett Sunday School Class. Survivors: daughter, Violet P. Hun-ley of Greenville; sons, Mel Payne, Roy E. Payne, Piedmont, Harold D. Payne, Easley; brother, Palmer Glenn Wooten, Summerville; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 7 to 8:30 p.m. tonight at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest Chapel. Burial: Bethuel Baptist Church Cemetery. Family: respective homes. William Rieger, Greenwood William G. Rieger, 86, 125 Hulsey Drive, died Saturday. Born in Zagreb, Croatia, he was a professor of economics and European history at Marywood University. He made his home in Greenwood since 1981. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Survivors: wife, Karla Heinzel Rieger; son, Dr. Branimir Rieger, Greenwood; two grandsons. The Mass of Christian Burial: 11 a.m. today at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Burial: Oakbrook Memorial Park. Omit flowers. Memorials: Croatian Franciscans' Emergency Relief Fund, 4848 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago, III. 60615. Blyth Funeral Home. Low-level radioactive waste includes tools, filters, clothing and other products that were contaminated at places such as nuclear power plants, hospitals and university research labs. The Pennsylvania environmental agency will discuss the possible suspension of the search next week at a meeting of the Appalachian States Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact. The compact was formed in 1985 to find a site to store waste from Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and West Virginia. As the largest producer of the waste in the compact, Pennsylvania was selected as the location for the storage site. However, nearly 80 percent of the state has been disqualified through a screening process to eliminate unsuitable locations. . In the past three years, the state has encouraged communities to volunteer as host for the site. The v Gladys D. Robinson, Greenville Gladys D. Robinson, 79, of 110 Elm St., died Saturday. She was a member of Lincoln Street Baptist Church. Survivors: husband, Marion Robinson of Laurens; sons. Moss J. Dixon of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Leon Holliday, John R. Sherman of Greenville; daughters, Ethel M. Williams, Annette H. Gaines, Murfreesboro, Sylvia Holliday, Jeanette H. Free of Greenville; sister, Sadie Huff of Greenville; four grandchildren. , Visitation: .7 to 8 p.m. tonight at S.C. Franks Chapel of Remembrance. Services: 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial: Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family is at the residence. Kathleen McCurley Smith, Seneca Kathleen McCurley Smith, 70, wife of Henry Harold Smith, 130 Hickory Cove Road, died June 8, 1998, at home. Born June 8, 1928 in Westminster, she was a daughter of the late George Gaines and Vera Merdis Gibson McCurley. She was a retired clerical employee at Capers Textile Manufacturing Co. in Walhalla; past president of Ladies Golf Association at Oconee Country Club and former member of the Pilot Club. She was a member of Seneca Presbyterian Church. Survivors: husband, Henry Harold Smith; son, Alan Richard Smith, Greenville; daughter, Kathy Metts, Columbia; stepdaughters, Susan Frances Smith, Walhalla, Audrey Lee Williams, Orangeburg; brothers, Edward G. McCurley, Greenville, John Michael McCurley, Seneca; sisters, Jeanette Green, Betty Parker, Atlanta; grandchildren, Will Smith, Megan Smith, Jackson Smith, Dylan Metts, Rachel Kathleen Metts. - Predeceased: first husband, William Guy Smith; sister, Geraldine Benetly. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. tonight at Seneca Mortuary in Seneca. Services: Jl a.m. Wednesday in Oconee Memorial Park. Memorials: Hospice of the Foothills, 390 Keowee School Road, Seneca, S.C 29672. Jesse F.Ward, Greer Jesse Frank. Ward, 78, of 805 De-venger Road, died June 8, 1998, at Greenville Memorial Medical Center after a brief illness. A native of Greenville County, son of the late James Clifton and Grade Henderson Ward, he was a retired employee of Union Bleachery. He was a member, former deacon and served in other offices at Edgewood Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, member of J.F. Daniel Jr. Post 3 of the American Legion. Survivors: wife, Edith Stewart Ward of the home; two daughters and sons-' injaw, Evelyn and Charles Johnson of Taylors, Geneva Jo and Roy Jones of Greer; a son and daughter-in-law, Frank C. and Pat Ward of Greenville; brothers, Eli Austin Ward, Alvin L Ward of Greenville, the Rev. E.C. Ward of Orangeburg, Jim Ward, J.C. Ward of Easley; sisters, Frances Burns, Margaret Bramlette of Taylors, Doris Pittman of Greenville, Coby Owens of Greer; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Predeceased: brother, James A. Ward; sister, Sarah Collins. . Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. tonight at The Wood Mortuary, Greer. Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at The Wood Mortuary conducted by , the Revs. Fred Lyda and Joe Seay. Burial: Graceland East Memorial Park. Memorials! Edgewood Baptist Church, Building Fund, 107 Meadow-ood Drive, Greenville, S.C. 29615, or PEDS ICU, co Greenville Memorial Medical Center, 701 Grove Road, Greenville, S.C. 29605. The family will be at the residence. Tom W. Williams, Greenville Tom Watson Williams, 76, died Sunday at his home. He was a son of the late Joseph Walter and 01 Scarborough Williams. He was a retired construction worker and of the Assembly of God faith. , Survivors: sisters, Bertie L O'Hern, Moultrie, Ga., Ima Jean W. Deselm, Tallahassee, Fla.; brother, James Williams,. Thomasville, Ga.; nieces and nephews. Memorial services: 1 1 a.m. today at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown. t i state promoted the facility as a job-creator and a way for communities to collect hundreds of thousands of dollars annually from operating fees. . j . ' That approach, designed to dispel the fear that the state would place the site in a community that did not want it, produced no volunteers. Suspension of the search, which . so far has cost $37 million, would have to be approved by a consensus of the multistate compact, said Christina Novak, a spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania environmental agency. i The, federal law requiring states to find locations for storing low-level radioactive waste sets no time limit on the searches, Ms. Novak said. The Pennsylvania search, therefore, could be placed on hold indefinitely and could resume later if circumstances warranted, she said, v New Jersey suspended its search earlier this year, she said.

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