The Index-Journal from Greenwood, South Carolina on September 20, 1989 · Page 2
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Greenwood, South Carolina
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Wednesday, September 20, 1989
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2 The axtei-Joomel, Gnwiwocd, SC., Wed., September 20, 1989 Deaths and funerals (7 u i i f ViV -J f . . V 13 u ttf Agency explanation Goldie Stewart, Executive Director of the Greenwood Literacy Council, explains to a United Way supporter how the United Way provides support for the agency. United Way of Greenwood helps support 22 other agencies in Greenwood. (Staff photo by Shannon Guice) Storm preparations (Continued from page 1) Vaughn. He said Greenwood residents shouldn't be alarmed now but if the hurricane does hit the South Carolina coast, they may want to be prepared with stocks including water in case we do get storms. Vaughn advises that the siren for severe weather is a steady three to five-minute blast. If a blast is sounded, residents are urged to tune in to local radio or television broadcasts. The 911 telephone number should be used only for emergencies, not to call for weather information, said Vaughn. Vaughn said if the coast is hit, he may be called in to back up the people down there. Officials along the coast have already begun preparing for the storm. (Continued from page 1) nie to look into any staffing changes that might be needed at the center. Haynie will report his findings to the council at a later date. Also at Tuesday's meeting, council voted to waive youth athletic registration fees for children under 16. Children registering for county athletic programs had been required to pay fees ranging from $5 to $15, depending on the sport. The council decided to get rid of the fees so that children who might not be able to pay would not be left out of county programs. In other action, council gave second reading approval to an ordinance that would set up a referendum to determine whether residents of Emerald Place subdivision would want to create a special tax district to operate and maintain street lights, a lateral-line sewer system, and other common sys Tourism (Continued from page 1) attract retired folks from other states, many of whom want to go back to small towns. After World War II and the Korean War, he said, many people left small Southern towns Births Birth announcements will be printed, but to allow us to continue the practice, we have been forced to change publication policies. Those policies are: Both mother and father, with proper identification, must fill out and sign a birth announcement form provided by The Index-Journal at the news receptionist's desk at the paper located at the corner of Phoenix and Fair Streets in Greenwood. This applies to all in the paper's circulation area. Birth announcements mailed in from oat of our circulation area must include all pertinent information and must be notarized. We're sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, but circumstances make thee changes necessary. August 24. 1989 A girl, Jessica Anne, to Angela and Joseph Deal. August 31, 1989 A girl, Amy Beth, to Deborah and Richard White. Baptist leaders (Continued from page 1 1 attempt suicide in despair of ever obtaining redemption," Gibson wrote. Smith said the study contained " anti-religious" sentiment and criticized it for calling homosexuality a "nataral and healthy expression of human sexuality." The executive committee also was advised that the number of Southern Baptist missionaries was at an all-time high. However, officials said the church's goal of 5,000 missionaries by the year 2000 will flounder without more money. Records show 3,827 missionaries were spreading God's message in the United States, its territories and Canada, said Larry L. Lewis, president of the Home Mission Board. "In no time in the history of our agency since (its creation in) 1845 has God called out so many," Lewis said. The nation's largest Protestant denomination has set a goal of having 5,000 missionaries and 50,000 churches by the year 2000. The number of new churches grew by 1,000 to 37,567 in 1988 and the number of chaplains increased to 2,014. "More new churches were constituted in any year since 1963," Lewis said. "More chaplains have been endorsed now than in any year in our history." These advances were accomplished despite "stringencies in budget and reductions in staff," Lewis said, complaining about a 9.6 percent cut in his board's upcoming budget because of an SBC-imposed change in its funding formula. As a result, 26 positions have been eliminated at the board's headquarters in Atlanta. Lewis also blamed a decrease in church contributions and the drain created by the number of new churches and missionaries. "It costs $1 million a year for 100 new missionaries," he said. County council to head north for better opportunities. Now, he said, many of those people were nearing retirement age and thinking of returning. "The window is opening now, but the window is not going to remain open for long," he said. Jim Darby, the executive director of the Santee-Lynches Council of Governments said a new phenomenon was taking place in .a movement of retirees to "the South Carolina freshwater coast." While many retirees have settled along the coast in Myrtle Beach, Charleston and Hilton Head Island, Darby said retirement communities were springing up along the shores of lakes in the Upstate and Midlands. Attracting retirees was good for the tax base of local communities, he said. The average retiree has an annual disposable income of about $33,000 and the impact of a retirement family on a community was equal to the impact of three industrial jobs, Darby noted. The state Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism will contract for a study to gauge the impact of retirees on tile state economy, said Fred Brinkman, the department's executive director. "That will lead to what may be done in the way of marketing," he said S.C. coast (Contianed from page 1) hit the U.S. mainland later this week, forecasters with the National Hurricane Center said. But just when that might happen was uncertain. Early this morning, Hugo's center was near 24 degrees north latitude and 70 degrees west longitude, or about 200 miles northeast of Grand Turk Island. The storm, with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph, was moving northwest at 12 mph. A westward turn could take the storm across central Florida or, if the turn were delayed, into the coastline of Georgia or the Carolinas by week's end. "We've beard everything from Florida to North Carolina." said Tom Beckham, assistant director of the state Emergency Preparedness Office. "I think this one's got our name on it." The last major hurricane to hit the South Carolina coast was Hurricane David in 1979. The last named storm to come ashore was Tropical Storm Chris in August of last year. That storm, which came ashore near Beaufort, spawned tornadoes that claimed one life. The Navy planned to move its ships from the Charleston Navy Base out to sea today. The ships, which can be damaged in severe weather at pierside, are better able to ride out rough weather at sea. Meanwhile, salvagers from the Arctic Discoverer said they were preparing to leave the site and seek safe harbor. The ship was salvaging an estimated (400 million in gold from the wreck of the SS Central America 200 miles off the South Carolina coast. The treasure ship itself went down in a hurricane in 1857. Business was brisk Tuesday at Ace Royal! Hardware in Mount Pleasant where customers were buying batteries, masking tape, flashlights and lamp oil, said store manager Louis Middleton. "There are some old-timers who have memories of Hazel and Grade" two major hurricanes that hit the South Carolina coast in the 1950s. Officials in Myrtle Beach were also preparing for the storm. Bulldozers and chainsaws were moved to locations around the city where they would be needed to clean up after a storm, said city spokesman Pat Dowung said. "People over the past three or four years have seen storms at sea and then veer off" sparing the coast, he said. "I think they're looking at this one with a bit of respect." ' To the south, on Hilton Head Island, residents were stocking up on water and other supplies. Some worried folks even stopped by the local radio station for help in plotting the hurricane on tracking maps, said John Lentry, the news director for WHHR AM-FM. Hurricane tems. At least three-fourths of subdivision residents who own at least three-fourths of the subdivision property petitioned the council for a special tax district. No one spoke at a public hearing on the referendum held just before Tuesday's vote. Also, council heard first reading of an ordinance governing the use ot portable and temporary signs in the county. Under the proposed law, businesses would be allowed one temporary or portable sign, provided that the sign not exceed 60 square feet in size; not be located closer than 10 feet from the nearest property line; be located on the property of the business to which it refers; not have flashing or blinking lights; and meet all code and safety requirements. Permits would be issued for three months at a time. Violators would be penalized not more than $200 for each day of the violation. Crash (Continued from page 1) "The pieces are widely scattered, so it didn't crash on impact." On March 10, 1984, a bomb exploded on a UTA DC-8 flying the same route just before the plane was to take off from N'Djamena, injuring 25 people on board. An otherwise unknown group calling itself "Group Idriss Miskini" claimed responsibility but the Chadian government blamed Libya for the bombing. Chad fought with Libyan-backed rebels for more than a decade, but the situation has been calm for the past two years, and Chad and Libya recently signed an agreement to settle their border dispute peacefully. Among the passengers who boarded in N'Djamena was Bonnie Pugh, wife the U.S. ambassador to Chad,, Robert L. Pugh, the U.S. Embassy in Chad said. The French news agency Agence France-Presse, quoting unidentified sources, said Chadian Planning Minister Mahamat Soumahila was also on the plane, headed for the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund in Washington. Most passengers appeared to be French, Chadian and Congolese, said the Foreign Ministry spokes-man. He said that a more thorough breakdown, if issued at all, would have to await notification of the next of kin. There were 156 passengers and 15-member crew on board, the airline said. A UTA spokeswoman declined to say when or if a complete passenger list would be made public. The wreckage was found shortly after dawn by a Transall aircraft sent by the French military contingent in N'Djamena, the Chadian capital. The Defense Ministry said the wreckage was spread over a wide rocky and sandy area in the Termit mountains, north of Lake Chad. In a statement, UTA said the wreckage was found at 16.54 degrees north latitude and 11.54 degrees east longitude. It gave no passenger list. French military spokesmen said twin-engine Puma helicopters were being dispatched from N'Djamena with medical crews for immediate aid to survivors, if any are found. The Transport Ministry said it was sending investigators to probe the crash. Tomorrow's meetings 6 p.m. Abbeville County Council, special meeting in courthouse. (Continued from page 1) only hospital on the island of 12,000. "It's as if a bomb has been dropped in the buildings and everything has been blown out. All trees are like stubble. There's not a flower left standing," said Cmdr. Colin Ferbrache of the Royal Navy vessel H.M.S. Alacrity, which was stationed off Montserrat. National Hurricane Center specialist Bob Case said late Tuesday that the East Coast would feel the storm's fringe effects of rain and some gusty winds at least through Thursday night, if Hugo stayed on its track parallel to the Bahamas. "It appears there's more and more a likelihood of the hurricane striking the Southeastern coast during the next three to four days," Case said from the center in suburban Coral Gables. "Each hour it continues on the track, it increases that probability." The season's eighth hurricane, with Tropical Storm Iris trailing behind, could veer into the open Atlantic, but other weather systems probably would draw it toward the United States. "I think Hugo has certainly got people nervous," said Kathleen Hale at the Dade County Office of Emergency Management, which was flooded with calls to its hurricane preparedness hotline. A Mount Pleasant, S.C, hardware store manager said residents grabbed supplies such as batteries, masking tape, flashlights and lamp oil. "I think people are taking it seriously," said Louis Middleton. "There are some old-timers who have memories of Hazel and Grade," hurricanes that hit South Carolina in the 1950s. Others, however, were taking a wait-and-see attitude. "We have quite a few tourists still, but everybody seems pretty calm," said Mabel Gaskins of coastal Ocracoke, N.C. "Most of them are waiting for Thursday or Friday to see what it does." In Myrtle Beach, S.C, officials began moving bulldozers to where they would be readily accessible if the storm hit. In Charleston, the Navy announced plans to move its ships to sea today to ride out the storm and avoid possible damage at pierside. Workers at Kennedy Space Center were ready to move space shuttle Atlantis, scheduled for launch Oct. 12, from the launch pad to the safety of a hangar if necessary. City EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES Greenwood EMS responded Tuesday to seven emergencies and three transport requests. The calls were to Self Memorial Hospital, Hutson Street, South Main Street, Breezewood Road, East Deadfall Road, Brewer Boarding Home, S.C. 254, Crosscreek Mall, Wilson Road (Ninety Six), and Duncan Avenue. POLICE DEPARTMENT Greenwood city police responded Tuesday to four incidents involving destruction of real or Siersonal property, three raudulent checks, two cases involving criminal domestic violence, two cases of trespassing, two shoplifting incidents, one case involving malicious injury to personal property, and one missing person (later found). Department reports included the following incident: DOUGLAS J. ESTELLE Memorial services for Douglas John Es telle will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at Blyth Funeral Home with the Rev. Hoyt Graham officiating. The family is at the home on Breezewood Road. The family requests flowers be omitted and memorials be made to Shriners Hospital, Greenville 29600. JERRY R. HAIR Jerry Randell Hair, 38, of 113 ' Satcner Dr., died Sept. 19, 1989 at Self Memorial Hospital. Born in Chester, he was a son of Dorothy Bannister Smith and the late Ernest Hair Jr. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam Conflict, was formerly employed by Parke Davis and was of the Baptist faith. Surviving, in addition to his mother of Greenwood, are his stepfather, Charles Smith of Greenwood, his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Eva Hair of Abbeville; and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth Bartley of Greenwood. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Blyth Funeral Home with the Rev. Reuel Westbrook officiating. Burial will be in Edgewood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Johnny Smith, Bob Eustace, Ronny Ethridge, Jimmy Bernini, Billy Morris, and Danny Taylor. Honorary escort will be Charles Rush, Buddy Hastings, Maxie Campbell, Tommy Boyd Sr., Tommy Boyd Jr. and James Home. The body is at Blyth Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight. The family is at the home of bis mother, Dorothy Smith on Thompson Drive. MARY A. BOUKNIGHT Services for Mary Andrews Bouknight will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Rock Hill Baptist Church in Saluda County with the Rev. E.L King officiating, assisted by the Rev. Nathaniel Sutton and the Rev. Robert Williams. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be William Norman, Robert Holloway, George Carroll, William Higgins, Otha Padgett and James Fortune. Flower bearers will be Elizabeth Holloway, Clara Hart, Betty Higgins, Mamie Lee Fisher, Ruby Williams, Myrtle Thomas, Eunice Tatum, Mattie Warfield and Alice Jackson. The body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Thursday. The family is at the home of her daughters, 141 South University St. GERALD D. LOFTIS Services for .Gerald D. Loftis will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Greenwood Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Morgan Kizer officiating. The body is at Harley Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight. The family is at the home of Larry and Mary White, 104 Seminole Dr., Fairforest, Greenwood. Reunions GREENWOOD HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF '80 The Greenwood High School Class of 1980 is planning its 10th year reunion for the summer of 1990. For more information or to give input, call Linda at 223-1391. ANDERSON COUNTY HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF NURSING A group of early graduates of Anderson County Hospital School of Nursing is planning a dinner meeting Friday at Belmont Hotel, Abbeville. For more information, call 379-2241 (Due West) or 459-2503 (Abbeville). KLUGH-WILLIAMS-LOMAX The Klugh, Williams and Lomax families will have their annual family reunion meeting Saturday at 5 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Agnes Klugh. DAVENPORT The Davenport reunion will be Sunday at Mathews Community Center. Dinner will be served at 1 p.m. RIDGEWAY The 88th annual Ridgeway reunion will be Sunday at Columbia Baptist Church, U.S. 25, Princeton. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m. Special music and an old reunion film shown. log Vandals broke a window on a 1986 Chevrolet van parked outside a Grace Street home Tuesday and caused $600 damage. SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT The Greenwood County Sheriff's Department responded Tuesday and today to three grand larcenies, two burglaries, one assault and battery, one gas drive-off, one shoplifting incident, and one missing wallet. Department reports included the following incidents: A $450 video cassette recorder was reported stolen Tuesday from a Creek Road East home. A $1,000 computer and a $900 video camcorder were reported stolen between 7 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. Monday from a Route 1 Ninety Six home. A $200 weed eater was reported stolen between Sept. 9 and Sunday from a Greenside Drive home. MRS. CARRIE C. COLEMAN GAINESVILLE, FLA. Mrs. Carrie Lee Chappells Coleman died Sept. 17, 1989. Born in Saluda County, she was a daughter of the late Tom and Elzia Brown Chappells. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Jessie Lee Roser, Mrs. Lola Simmons and Mrs. Shirley Abney, all of Saluda and Mrs. Betty Hudson of Orlando, Fla.; four sons, Willie J. and Roosevelt Coleman and Tommy Banks, all of Saluda and Charlie Chappells of Gainesville, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Frances Culbreath of Greenwood and Mrs. Sophie Thompson of Washington, D.C.; and two brothers, Thomas and James Chappells, both of Saluda. Services will be at 5 p.m. Thursday at Branch Hill United Methodist Church of Saluda County. Butler & Son Funeral Home of Saluda is in charge. KATIE C. GARY Katie Carter Gary, 75, of 220 Saco St., widow of John Howard Gary, died Sept. 20, 1989 at Self Memorial Hospital. Born in Abbeville, she was a daughter of the late Robert D. and Hattie Carroll Carter. She was retired from the Greenwood Plant of Greenwood Mills where she was a member of the Quarter Century Club. She was a member of the Greenwood Senior Center, the Greenwood National Federation of the Blind and Lowell Street United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Ready to Serve Sunday School Class. Surviving are a son, Howard Gary of Greenwood; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Suggs of Abbeville and Mrs. Ester Ransom of Edgefield; and seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Harley Funeral Home with the Rev. Joe Nicholson and the Rev. J.D. Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be John H. Franklin, Furman Ponder, Vasco Hook, Julian Garrett, Jamie Cor-ley and Frank Harbin. Honorary escort will be members of the Greenwood Senior Center and the Greenwood Federation for the Blind. The body is at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. The family is at the home. MRS. NINA B. NICKLES Services for Mrs. Nina Botts Nickles will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Hodges Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Robert P. Piephoff officiating. Burial will be in Hodges Cemetery. .Pallbearers will be Phil R. Nickles, Thomas Lawton Jr., Russell Wash, Charles Hannah Jr., Sam M. Botts and Earl Botts. The body is at Blyth Funeral Home and will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Friday. The family will receive friends at the Hodges Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall immediately following the internment service. The family requests flowers be omitted and memorials be made to Hodges Presbyterian Church, Hodges 29653. 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