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WWW.THESTATE.COM THE STATE, COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 2001 B5 METRO DEATHS Clyde Short FORT MILL Services for Clyde Hoey Short, 82, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at St. John's United Methodist Church, with burial with military honors in Unity Cemetery. Visitation is 7-9 tonight at the church. Fort Mill Funeral Home is in charge.

Mr. Short died August 17, 2001. A native of Bessemer City, N.C., he was a son of the late Charles Miller Short and Elizabeth Wells Short. Surviving are his wife, Mazie Short of Fort Mill; brothers, Charles Short of Fort Mill, Marvin Short of Charlotte; sister, Bonnie Ramsey of Fort Mill; nieces; nephews. Thomas Simmons BLUFFTON Services for Thomas M.

Simmons, 56, will be held at 3 p.m. today at Maye River Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Sauls I Funeral Home is in charge. Mr. Simmons died August 17, 2001.

Born i in Ridgeland, he was a son of Gladys Cooler Simmons and the late Jesse R. Simmons. Mr. Simmons was a member of Maye River Baptist Church. Surviving are mother of Bluffton; sons, Thomas Jr.

and Kevin Simmons, daughter, Jessie Simmons, all of Bluffton; brother, Phillip Simmons of Bluffton; sisters, Carolyn Hudson of Jacksonville, Jean Tanner of Bluffton; one grandchild. Annie Singletary FLORENCE Services for Annie Ruth Singletary, 86, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday Clair Baptist Church in Lake City, with burial in Sandhill Cemetery, Visitation is 12-9 today at Green's Funeral Home of Lake City. Mrs. Singletary died Wednesday.

Born in Lake City, she was a daughter of the late Martha Ann McClam and the widow of the late Willie Singletary Sr. Surviving are daughters, Quennie Davis, Betty Lee, Lena Wright, Lucille Major; sons, David, Bobby, Odell, Willie Leroy and Sammie Singletary; 51 grandchildren; 77 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren. Floyd Smith GEORGETOWN Services for Floyd A. Smith, 69, will be held at 2 p.m. today at Sampit United Methodist Church, with burial in the church cemetery.

Graham Funeral Home is in charge. Mr. Smith died August 17, 2001. Born in Georgetown County, he was a son of the late Alex and Ada Gertrude Mercer Smith. Mr.

Smith was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of American Legion in Andrews. He was a retired carpenter and enjoyed fishing. Surviving are brother, James Smith of Georgetown; sister, Virginia Appleton of Jackson, nieces; nephews. Thomas Smith COLUMBIA Services for Thomas Smith will be held at 2:30 p.m.

Monday at the Family Worship Center, 3600 Colonial Drive, with burial in Memorial Gardens of Columbia. Mr. Smith will lie in state beginning at 1:30 p.m. Leevy's Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel is in charge. Smith died Wednesday.

Born in Richland County, he was the son of the late Pelham and Nancy Sims Smith. He retired from Richland County School District One. Surviving are his wife, Mary E. Smith; son, Elder T.J. Smith; one brother; four sisters; one daughter-in-law; seven grandchildren.

U.S. Rep. Floyd Spence LEXINGTON Services Floyd Davidson Spence, Church, 1130 St. Peter's Lexington. The body will 10 a.m.

Monday until The State House. The The House will August 20, 2001 from 10 Tuesday, August 21, 2001 Caughman-Harman Funeral ington Chapel is in may be made to: World ial, Senator Robert DC; Boy Scouts of olina Chapter, 715 Betsy bia, SC 29210; S.C.O.P.A. olina Children's Home, a Columbia, SC 29204. Congressman Spence, South Carolina Delegation States House of Thursday, August 16, minic-Jackson Memorial Jackson, Miss. His death plications following the dural hematoma, on August he was being treated Syndrome.

Serving in his House, Congressman Chairman Emeritus of mittee on Armed Services man of the Subcommittee curement. Congressman Spence lumbia, April 9, 1928, James Wilson Spence and cas Spence. He was Lula Hanco*ck Drake for twenty-five years. On married the former Williams of Lexington. Congressman Spence Lexington High School, achieved "All-State" and he participated in Bowl Game.

In 1987, he the Lexington County letic Hall of Fame. Congressman Spence University of South letic scholarship, and he gree of Bachelor of Arts 1952. He was elected dent Body, President of olina Association of ments, Junior Class member of the Student also named to the Dean's Council and the Honor tiated into Kappa Alpha ternity), Omicron Delta leadership fraternity), Kappa (honorary, service was and was the recipient Sydney Sullivan Award ing male student for listed in Who's Who American Colleges and DEATHS was a member of the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) Cabinet, the German Club, and the Compass and Chart Society. An accomplished athlete, he played football and basketball and was the captain of the varsity track team, of which he was a member of the recordsetting mile relay team. Congressman Spence enlisted as a recruit in the United States Naval Reserve when in high school and, as an undergraduate, was Battalion Sub-Commander of the United States Navy ROTC Unit at The University of South Carolina.

He was commissioned as an Ensign upon graduation from college, and entered active duty during the Korean Conflict. He served on the U.S.S. Carter Hall (LSD-3) from 1952-1953 and the U.S.S. LSM-397 from 1953-1954. Later in his military career, he was the Commanding Officer of a Naval Reserve Surface Division and the Group Commander of all Naval Reserve Units in Columbia.

He was a graduate of the Defense Strategy Seminar of the National War College and of the National Security Seminar of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. In 1988, he retired as a Captain in the United States Naval Reserve. Additionally, he was a former member of the Board of Visitors of the United States Naval Academy. In 1956, Congressman Spence received the degree of Bachelor of Laws from The University of South Carolina School of Law, which was replaced with the degree of Juris Doctor in 1970. While in law school, he was elected Editor of the South Carolina Law Quarterly, Chief Justice of the Phi Alpha Delta Fraternity, Vice President of the Law FederLaw ation and was a member of the Law Federation Cabinet.

Upon graduation in 1956, he began the practice of law as a partner in the firm of Callison and Spence in West Columbia, where he practiced until becoming a Member of Congress in 1971. He was admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States and was a former member of the American Bar Association, the South Carolina Bar and the Lexington County Bar Association. Floyd Spence began his political career in 1956 as a Democrat in the South Carolina House of Representatives. In 1962, he helped pioneer the development of the two-party system in South Carolina by becoming the first member of the General Assembly to switch to the Republican Party. In 1966, he was elected, as a Republican, to the South Carolina Senate.

He served as the Senate Minority Leader and as the Chairman of the Joint Senate-House Internal Security Committee. In 1970, Floyd Spence was elected to the United States House of Representatives. Throughout his service in the House, Congressman Spence maintained one of the highest voting attendance records while consistently supporting a strong national defense and fiscal integrity. Congressman Spence was recognized around the world as an authority on defense issues. From January 1995- January 2001, Congressman Spence was the Chairman of the House Committee on National Security, which, during his Chairmanship, returned to its former name of the Committee on Armed vices.

During the 103rd Congress, Congressman Spence was the Ranking Member of the Committee on Armed Services. For 13 years, he was the Ranking Member of the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct (Ethics Committee). He was selected by his colleagues to serve as a member of the Republican Committee on Committees for a number of years and he was also elected to serve as the Representative for the Tidewater Region on the Republican Policy Committee for the 104th-107th Congresses. Congressman Spence was a member of Saint Peter's Lutheran Church in Lexington, where he served on the Church Council and as a Sunday School teacher. He was also a member of the Advisory Board of the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia.

An active supporter of the Boy Scouts of America, Congressman Spence served as a Scoutmaster, a Council Executive Board Member, a Council Advisory Board Member and a District Chairman. He was also the recipient of the "Silver Beaver Award." Congressman Spence was a charter member of the University of South Carolina Association of Lettermen, as well as a former Vice President for the Eleventh Circuit and Councilor-at-Large of The University of South Carolina Alumni Association. He was also a former member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Congressman Spence was named to Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the South and Southwest, and Who's Who in American Politics. In 1978, he was awarded the "Order of the Palmetto," South Carolina's highest honor, by Governor James B.

Edwards. He was a former Commander of the Wade Hampton Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, as well as a member of numerous civic, fraternal and military organizations. Congressman Spence received the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from The Citadel on May 13, 1995. He received the honorary degree of Doctor of Public Service from The University of South Carolina on August 12, 1995. On September 3, 1996, the Floyd Spence Wing of the Lexington Medical Center Extended Care Facility was dedicated in his honor.

On November 4, 1996, the Congressman Floyd D. Spence United States Army Reserve Center was dedicated in his honor at Fort Jackson. The Spence Center for Composites Technology, in West Columbia, was named in honor of Congressman Spence on May 22, 1999. Congressman Spence was the recipient of a successful double-lung transplant on May 6, 1988, and a successful kidney transplant on May 26, 2000. He actively supported organ donor awareness programs.

Surviving are his widow, Deborah Williams Spence of Lake Murray; four sons from his first marriage, Floyd Davidson "David" Spence Zachariah William "Zack" Spence, Benjamin Dudley "Ben" Spence, and Caldwell Drake Spence all of Lake Murray; brothers and sisters, Allan Johnson Spence and Anna "Ann" Spence Clement, both of Lake Murray, Robert O. "Buck" Stevenson of Ballentine, Juanita Stevenson Smith of West Columbia; and Johnny Spence of Lexington; grandchildren, Caldwell Drake Spence Clint Alexander Spence, Rutledge Lucas Spence, Montford Whitfield Spence, Courtney Blaine Spence, Zachariah Julian Spence, Kylie Elizabeth Spence, Lauren Hanco*ck Spence and Corrie Brooke Spence. Virginia Storey GLOVERVILLE Funeral services for Virginia C. Storey, 64, of 205 Oak Street, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 19, DEATHS 2001, at Ramey Funeral Home, Saluda, with the Rev.

Kelly McKnight officiating. Interment will follow in the Corley Family Cemetery. Mrs. Storey, widow of Albert Storey, died Thursday, August 16, 2001, at Aiken Regional Medical Center. Born in Saluda County, she was a daughter of the late Moleophus and retired Annice from Kirkland the textile Corley.

industry and was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 10601. Surviving are her daughter, Debbie Rosier of Saluda; sisters, Doris McGee of Ridge Spring, Delora Berry of Saluda; a great granddaughter. Henry Todd LORIS Services for Henry Foch Todd, 82, will be held at 4 p.m. today at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, with burial in Carter Cemetery.

Hardwick Funeral Home is in charge. Mr. Todd died August 17, 2001. Born in 1 Bladenboro, N.C., he was the son of the late Joseph and Sarah Lennie Sykes Todd. Mr.

Todd was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. Surviving are wife, Lutie Stevens Todd of Loris; sons, Alford Todd of Columbia, Joe Todd of Leyland, N.C.; brother, Clarence Todd of Loris; sister, Clara Todd of Loris; six grandchildren; one greatgrandchild. Cornelia Trail GREENWOOD Services for Cornelia Wiley Trail, 65, will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Harris Baptist Church, with burial inGreenwood Memorial Gardens.

Visitation is 5-7 tonight at Blyth Funeral Home. Mrs. Trail died August 17, 2001. Born in Abbeville County, she was a daughter of the late Robert M. and Lou Ella Weeks Wiley.

Mrs. Trail was a member of Harris Baptist Church. Surviving are husband, Ladson G. Trail of the home; daughters, Shirley Brooks of Hodges, Annette Wheatley of Martinez, sisters, Virginia Gunter of Waterloo, A.B. Davis of Greenwood; three grandchildren.

Peggy Tucker COLUMBIA Services for Peggy Register Tucker, 51, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, August 20, 2001 at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel with burial in Woodridge Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from this evening, August 19, 2001 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, 134 McSwain West Columbia, SC 29169 and Project Pet, P.O. Box 211816, Columbia, SC 29221-6816 and the Arthritis Foundation, Carolinas Chapter, 5019 Nations Crossing, Suite 217, Charlotte, NC 28217.

Mrs. Tucker died Friday, August 17, 2001. Born in Columbia, she was the daughter of William B. and Winifred Cox Register. She was a homemaker and a part-time receptionist and assistant at The Acupuncture Clinic.

Mrs. Tucker was a member of Union United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Jack C. Tucker of Columbia; parents of Columbia; son, Bryson D. Tucker of Columbia and his financee, Sally R.

Walker of Camden; son, Tyler A. Tucker of Columbia; brother, John W. Register of Columbia; sister, Faye R. Pantasari of Columbia and dearest pet, Pokey. Marie White GREENWOOD Services for Marie Watts White, 75, will be held at 2:30 p.m.

today at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. Parks Funeral Home is in charge. Mrs.

White, widow of Albert White, died August 15, 2001. She was the daughter of the late Ben and Josie Watts. Surviving are children, Bennie Watts of McCormick, Thomas Watts of the home, Josie Williams and Shannon Watts, both of Greenwood; sisters, Eula Cannon and Thelma Nicholson, both of Greenwood, Dorothy Watson of Ninety Six; 15 grandchildren. Mitchell Wigley CLINTON Services for Mitchell B. Wigley, 57, will be held at 3 p.m.

today at Gray Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Rosemont Cemetery. Mr. Wigley died August 17, 2001. Born in Great Falls, he was the son of the late Walter and Eva Mae Winchester Wigley. Mr.

Wigley was a member of Breakthrough Tabernacle Church. Surviving are his wife, lone Wilkes Wigley of the home; son, Todd Wigley of Laurens; daughter, Michele Miller of Clinton; sisters, Joann Shelton of Moore, Peggy Davis of Clinton; granddaughters, Ashton Miller, Abby Wigley; -granddaughter, Callie Holmes. Lila Williston CHESTERFIELD Services for Lila Redfearn Williston, 85, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, August 20, 2001, at Chesterfield Baptist Church, with burial in Chesterfield Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 tonight at MillerRivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Chesterfield Baptist Church, 207 East Main Chesterfield, SC 29709 or Chesterfield Cemetery Association, 123 Greene Street, Ch Chesterfield, SC 29709. Mrs. Williston, widow of Sidney W. Williston, died August 17, 2001. Born in Chesterfield, she was a daughter of the late David Edgar and Beulah Rivers Redfearn.

Mrs. Williston was a graduate of Wingate Junior College and was a former Chesterfield County School Teacher. In 1943, she was the first female in SC to enlist in the WAVES, a branch of the U.S. Navy. Mrs.

Williston was a faithful and devoted member of Chesterfield Baptist Church, where she was a former Sunday School Teacher, WMU Director, and member of the Faithful Workers Sunday School Class. She was honored by having a Sunday School Class named for her. Mrs. Williston was member of the Chesterfield Club, former volunla former, teer with the American Heart Association and Hospice of Chesterfield County. She served as Secretary of the Chesterfield Cemetery Association and was an active member of the Talk Tally Bridge Club.

Surviving are her daughter, Diane Williston Benthall and husband, Rick, of Florence; grandchildren, Blaine, Kenzie, Shelly, Abby, Kali, Shay, and Logan Benthall. Mrs. Williston was predeceased by brothers, Edgar T. Redfearn, Ray R. Redfearn and David E.

Redfearn and sisters, Sara Belle Redfearn Phillips and Mary Elizabeth "Lib" Redfearn. FILE STATE Becci Robbins and Brett Bursey have published their final Point. POINT FROM PAGE B1 clare, "I've been faithful to my wife." "There's more truth and veracity i in the journalism of The National Enquirer's alien encounters than there was in the Point magazine," Beasley said Saturday. Other political voices also chimed in. "What was it called? The sleazeball of the month? I got that once or twice," said Rep.

Rick Quinn, a Richland County Republican. Quinn said the newspaper didn't have "journalistic integrity" because it routinely published information without naming sources. course, it's always interesting to read a rumor," he added.) "Everybody knew that Brett was directly associated with said Quinn, who works in public relations. "They made no secrets about their leanings." Bursey, a native son, was an activist during the Vietnam War and a familiar face at later protests involving the Savannah River Site. He was arrested for some of his activities even imprisoned for USC FROM PAGE B1 with her mother, Kathy.

"We're going to get everything she'll just come down 99 in, and said Puntch, who finished the sentence, musing about the work his daughter had somehow avoided. When move-in slowdowns occurred, they did so in buildings with elevators. Quincy Reed of Lancaster waited patiently in the Patterson lobby with his niece Sharalee's belongings. The dorm houses more than 600 students, and the elevators were in hot demand. At Maxcy Gregg College, Becky Bialkowski worked with brother Josh and parents Jamie and Stan to unload the family minivan.

One van? Did she have everything? "I'll probably end up taking a few trips home (to Raleigh)," she said. "But that's all Bialkowski, an Honors College student, is one of those lugging high SAT scores to campus. 'BOOMING WITH GREAT KIDS' Spot checks at USC, Clemson and the College of Charleston the three that informally compete to outdo each other each year evoked boasts of brainy freshman classes. At USC, the quality of scholarship and honors students "will resemble" last year's, said Dennis Pruitt, vice president for student and alumni services. That will come despite increasing the freshman class from the normal 2,500 to 3,000, Pruitt said.

Last year's SAT scores averaged 1,130, up from 1,108 in 1999. OBITUARY POLICY The State publishes the first 16 lines of an obituary without charge. Additional lines may be purchased. Obituaries must be submitted by a funeral home and may be edited for style and policy. Your funeral home can assist you with details.

Deadline for the next day's publication is 4 p.m. Funeral home codes will be required at the time obituaries, rites or notices are faxed, emailed or handdelivered. For assistance, please call the advertising department, (803) 771-8452, before 4 p.m. malicious mischief after painting "Hell, no, we won't go," on a draftboard wall but ultimately pardoned in 1981. In 1988, he ran for the Legislature in Lexington County.

It was no contest in the heavily conservative district. Democratic Rep. Joe Neal said Point was "a peculiar blend of chutzpah, sheer nerve and good journalism." Did legislators read it? You bet. "It was probably one of the most-hated publications at the State House," Neal said. "We would a all read it, but we wouldn't admit it." Neal said he often found himself agreeing with Point's take on issues such as racial profiling, welfare reform and the environment.

Rhett Jackson, owner of the Happy Bookseller in Columbia, was a regular reader and advertiser. "They were pretty good investigators for controversial things in government over the years," he said. "I thought it was a very valuable little paper. I really did." Jackson said he never worried about alienating customers by advertising in Point. "Book readers are generally people who like to "I'll probably end up taking a few trips home (to Raleigh).

But that's all right." Becky Bialkowski "The increase will be comparable with (those of) the last two years," said Robert Barkley, admissions director at Clemson. Last year's average SAT score for incoming freshmen was 1,172, 13 points higher than the previous year's. And that score was 14 points higher than the last. Clemson will cut the size of its freshman class to 2,600, largely because of a housing crunch. The College of Charleston is "really just booming with great question things." Regardless, Jackson said he felt compelled to support "an alternative voice" that was leading debate.

Ernest Wiggins, a journalism professor at the University of South Carolina, said it's a shame the newspaper has quit publishing. "What I expected from the Point was skepticism skepticism about the way things work, the machinery of government, how competent elected officials were in getting done what they said they wanted to get done," Wiggins said. "They always asked really tough questions." Robbins, who turned 40 on Friday, and Bursey, 51, said they'll find other ways to express themselves. Now, they're putting their energies into the Progressive Network, a coalition of some 40 groups pooling resources for political change. Already, Bursey finds himself questioning the reason Gov.

Jim Hodges has decided to close the borders to plutonium. He has his theories but, without the Point, readers just will have to wonder what they might be. for Congressman 73, will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, August 21, 2001 at Baptist Church of Columwith burial in Peter's Lutheran Church Cemetery. family will refriends from p.m.

today, Au19, 2001, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church Road, lie in state from noon Tuesday at public visitation at be held Monday, a.m.-9 p.m. and from 9-11 a.m. Homes, Lexcharge. Memorials War II MemorDole, Washington, America, South CarDrive, Columthe Car8201 Trenholm at First bia St.

The ceive 2-8 gust kids," said Don Burkard, dean of admissions. Both SAT scores and student diversity will increase as the freshman class size rises to 2,750, he said. That's about a 2 percent increase. African-American freshman enrollment will rise from 221 to 381, and the average freshman SAT score looks as if it will rise from last year's 1158 to at least 1163, Burkard said. In fall 2000, the college saw an almost 18 point increase in combined SAT scores to 1,144 from 1,126 in 1999.

Spokesmen at all of the colleges said tuition increases had not affected enrollment. All boasted burgeoning application pools. St. Christine Schweickert writes about the state's colleges and universities. Call her at (803) 771-8488 or (800) 288-2727; or send e-mail to the Dean of the in the United Representatives, died 2001, at Saint DoHospital, in was due to comremoval of a sub9, 2001, while for Ramsay Hunt 16th term in the Spence was the the House Comand the Chairon Military Pro- was born in Cothe son of the late Addie Jane Lumarried to the late Spence of Drake, July 3, 1988, he Deborah Ellen graduated from where he honors in football the 1947 Shrine was inducted into High School Ath- attended The Carolina on an athreceived the in English President of the Stuthe South CarStudent GovernPresident, and was a Council.

He was List, the Honor Board. He was iniOrder (social fraKappa (honorary and Kappa Sigma fraternity). He "Outstanding Senior," of the Algernon(as the outstand1952), as well as Among Students in Universities. He A WANTED A SENIOR CITIZENS To participate in a unique adult music lesson program proven since 1976 "LEARN TO PLAY MUSIC" "Easy Beginners Senior Adult Music Course" Taught By "Columbia's Original Senior Adult Music Instructor" Mack Bayne, Since 1976 No Musical Background Needed No Instrument Required 1 All Materials Provided In Beginner Classes ROBERTS ROBERTS MUSIC CENTER 10 Weeks BOOZER SHOPPING CENTER For Reservations Call Mack or Keri at Only 772-5400 77389-63 $19.95 No Detail Is Too Small If It's Meaningful To Regardless of how hallmark of integrity small a detail might be, we carry out your requests and encourage you to share any ideas you may have with us. "Excellence is the Standard" Licensed Pre-need Consultants 75043-41 PALMER MEMORIAL CHAPEL COLUMBIA SUMTER.

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