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Bobby Steele

LANCASTER -- Mr. Bobby J. Steele, 58, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007. Born Feb. 27, 1949, he was the son of the late Reece Alex and Rosa Lee Carnes Steele and the husband of Carrie Black Steele. Mr. Steele was employed by Perception Builders as a job superintendent, a member of the Lancaster County Home Builders Association and a licensed building contractor. He was also a member of New Hope Baptist Church, the Loyal Order of Moose and a Vietnam Army veteran.

Mr. Steele is survived by his wife, Carrie Black Steele; daughters, Crystal Steele Mills of Lancaster and Kimberly Steele Manherz of Clarksville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Taylor Mills, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Mills and Mackenzie Manherz; a sister, Etta White of Lancaster; brothers, Billy Steele of Fort Lawn and Wayne Steele of Lancaster. He was preceded in death by a sister, Doris Snipes and a brother, Reece Steele Jr.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007, at 2 p.m. from the New Hope Baptist Church, with the Rev. Mendle Baker officiating. Internment will be in New Hope Baptist Church Memorial Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mahaffey Funeral Home and other times at the home, 2163 Robert H. Kirk Road, Lancaster.

Memorials may be made to New Hope Baptist Church Building Fund, 3731 Lynwood Drive, Lancaster SC 29720.

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Mahaffey Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Steele.