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+ 6B Sunday, September 5, 2010 ■ ■ ■ • The Charlotte Observer + ROCK HILL — Grace Burnette Kennington, 83, died September 3, 2010. Service Tuesday 11am, Forest Hills Cemetery; visitation after the service. Greene Funeral Home entrusted. LANCASTER — Fannie Steele Parris Fleming, 85, died Septem- ber 4, 2010. Service Monday 2pm, Elgin Baptist Church. Burial, Lancaster Memorial Park. Visitation Sunday 5-7pm, Hart- ley Funeral Home. Dr. Peter Neil Barry LANCASTER — Dr. Barry, age 69, of 1769 Charles Avenue, died Friday, September 3, 2010 at his home. He was born December 19, 1940 in East Orange, NJ, the son of the late William Edward Barry and Cecilia Mary O’Shaughnessey Barry and was the husband of Mary Lorraine Johnston Barry. Dr. Barry was Distinguished Professor Emeri- tus of History at the University of South Carolina - Lancaster and former Academic Dean and Department Chair of History. Dr. Barry received his under- graduate from Seton Hall Uni- versity, his Masters from The University of Maine at Orono and his Doctorate from Wayne State University. He was an active member of St. Catherine Catholic Church serving as Usher and on the Prison Minis- try Team and had formerly served on the Parish Financial Council, was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. Dr. Barry was very active and untir- ing in his service to this commu- nity; he was currently serving on the Lancaster County School Board, CareNet, Discovery School Advisory Board, Lancas- ter High School Improvement Council, and former Facilitator of the Teaching American His- tory Grant and was the former President of the Mental Health Association. Dr. Barry is survived by his wife Mary Lorraine Johnston Barry of the home, 2 sons, Shaun Barry and his wife Kristen of Rockville Centre, NY, Brendan Barry and wife Francine of Blythewood, SC, Bridget B. Fran- cis and husband Justin of Indian Land, SC, and Megan Barry of Chicago, IL, 5 brothers, Brian Barry of North Brunswick, NJ, Shaun Barry of Somerset, NJ, Kevin Barry of East Brunswick, NJ, Kelly Barry of Freehold, NJ and Kerry Barry of Dayton, NJ and 5 grandchildren, Karah, Erin and Mary Margaret Barry and Mia and Sophie Francis. The Mass of Christian Burial for Dr. Barry will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at St. Catherine Catholic by Father David Runnion. Burial will fol- low at Lancaster Memorial Park. The Family of Dr. Barry will Recite the Rosary and hold a Vigil Service at 3:30 p.m. and receive friends from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m., Monday, September 6, 2010 at Hartley Funeral Home and in lieu of flowers suggests memo- rial contributions be made to Barry Family Scholarship at USCL, P.O. Box 889, Lancaster SC 29721 or St. Catherine Catho- lic Church. An online guest register is available on the obituaries page at Hartley Funeral Home and Crematory of Lancaster, S.C. (803-283-2100) is in charge of arrangements for Dr. Barry. KERSHAW — Jason Robin Hew- itt, 33, died September 3, 2010. Funeral Sunday 2pm, Antioch Baptist Church, Lancaster. Burial, Abney Baptist Church, Kershaw. Baker Funeral Home entrusted. CHESTER — Katie Bruce Ballard Faulk, 89, died September 3, 2010. Funeral Sunday 3pm, visi- tation 2-3pm, Saluda Street Church of God. Burial, Ever- green Cemetery. Barron Funeral Home entrusted. BOWLING GREEN — Glenn De- catur Brakefield, 54, died Sep- tember 4, 2010. Funeral Tuesday 2pm, Old Path Holiness Church. Visitation Monday 6-8pm, M.L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home. South Carolina SPENCER — Sadie Sasser Baker Brown, 101, died September 3, 2010. Funeral Sunday 7pm, visi- tation 5:30-7pm, Summersett Fu- neral Home. Burial, Raines Cross Roads Baptist Church Cemetery. SALISBURY — Bobbie Todd Dowell, 78, died September 4, 2010. Service Tuesday 10am, US National Cemetery. Summersett Funeral Home entrusted. North Carolina Obituaries from preceding page Deborah Ann Berkebile WINDSOR HEIGHTS, IA — Debbie Berkebile, 60, died on September 1, 2010 at Mercy Hos- pice in Johnston. Mrs. Berkebile was born on March 17, 1950 in Monticello to Vernon and Odelia Knepper Do- den. She worked for Reynolds and Reynolds Insurance in Des Moines. Debbie was active in her church, serving as an Elder and participating in the disciple- ship and mission programs. She is survived by her loving husband, Dennis; sons, Dwight ‘‘Ike’’ Mundell and Jacob John Hines, both of Des Moines; mother, Odelia Doden of Monti- cello; nine sisters and two broth- ers. She was preceded in death by her father, Vernon. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 4 at First Church of the Open Bible, 2200 Beaver Ave., Des Moines, IA 50310, of which she was a mem- ber. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to her church for a special project. Burial will be at Sunset Memo- rial Gardens. Other States ROCK HILL — Herta Lipfert Varney, 70, died September 3, 2010. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Whitesell Funeral Home. Katie McManus Atkins DARLINGTON — Mrs. Atkins, 85, of Darlington, died Saturday, September 4, 2010. Funeral services will be held Monday, September 6, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 100 Barron Blvd., Lan- caster, SC 29721. Burial will fol- low in Lancaster Memorial Park, directed by Kistler-Hardee Fu- neral Home. Mrs. Atkins was born in Lan- caster County, South Carolina. She was a daughter of the late John Marvin and Carrie Irene Gullege McManus. Mrs. Atkins was a lifetime member of Cal- vary Baptist Church in Lancas- ter, SC where she enjoyed serv- ing many years in various capac- ities, which included Vacation Bible School Director, Women’s Missionary Union President, choir member, and Sunday school teacher for 45 years. In the 1940’s, Mrs. Atkins helped organize many Baptist Young People Unions (later known as training unions) in the Lancaster community. Surviving are her children, De- metria Atkins (Barry) Tomlin- son of Darlington, John Malcolm Atkins of Lawrenceville, VA and Miriam Atkins (John) Kinard of Charleston; her grandchildren, Audis Bethea, Anna Lauren (Spencer) Fresk, Christopher Ehlman, Greg Atkins, Johnathan Atkins, Andrea Atkins and Elissa Kinard; her brother, Jerry Wayne McManus of Richmond, VA; her sisters, Eula McManus Harris of Rock Hill, Grace McManus Steele of Lancaster, Mildred McManus Ray of Fort Mill and Marcie McManus Saw- yer of Lancaster; and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Atkins was preceded in death by her husband, John Houston Atkins; and her sib- lings, Geneva McManus Reyn- olds, James Ira McManus, Mel- vin Odell McManus, and Henry Wilson McManus. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday, September 6, 2010 at Calvary Baptist Church in Lan- caster, SC. Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 100 Bar- ron Blvd., Lancaster, SC 29721. Sign the online register book at www.kistlerhardeefuneral- IN MEMORY OF Joshua Charles Woodrow 3/12/1975 - 8/16/2010 Josh died tragically in a tanker truck accident. A sweet guy with a big heart, services were held on August 20th to a standing room only crowd, a true testa- ment to the great guy Josh was and how much he was loved. Loved dearly and missed for- ever by his grandmother ‘‘Maw Maw’’ Becky Woodrow, loving aunt & uncle Teresa Farrar & Derek Woodrow, and cousin like a brother, Chris McAllister & family. Rest in peace, Josh. We love you. IN MEMORY OF Mary Elizabeth Boyd 9/5/40 - 3/4/2008 It’s been two years since you’ve been gone, yet we still feel so all alone. Happy Birthday Mama Love, Neesie, Harry, Kenny, Aja, & Kendra In Memoriam Glenda Rae Allen TRENTON, MI — Glenda Allen of Trenton, Michigan died Wednesday, September 1, 2010. She was born in Hutchinson, Kansas on January 13, 1936. A devoted Christian, Glenda will be especially remembered for her beautiful wit and amazing gift of words. As an English major at Friends University in Wichita, Kansas, she was voted wittiest in her class. Glenda hosted a radio program, ‘‘The June Day Show,’’ while she was at KWBB in Wichita. She then started writing for Hallmark Cards in Kansas City. After mar- rying, and raising her four chil- dren in Houston, Glenda moved back to Kansas City to continue doing what she loved most, cre- ating wonderful thoughts and sentiments for others as a senior writer for Hallmark. Glenda is preceded in death by her mother and father, Harold and Eleanora Clark; brothers, Eugene and Alan Clark; former husband, Hershall Allen and a daughter, Angela Allen. Glenda is survived by her children, Mark (Jonaliza) Allen of Hilo, Hawaii, Shelly (Kim) Schutt of Trenton, Michigan and Beth (Andrew) Quartapella of Charlotte, North Carolina; her brother, Reverend James Clark of St. Louis, Missouri; her sister, Sharon Choate of Garrison, Texas and her grandchildren, Gregory, Kayla, Joshua, Olivia, Rosalyn, Nicholas and Michael. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made in memory of Glenda Allen to the Alzheimer’s Association ( For funeral service informa- tion, please visit The Trenton Chapel - Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, Trenton, MI at and choose obituaries or phone 734- 671-5400.

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