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Henry Wages

CHESTER - Mr. Henry Eugene Wages, 79, of 2493 Knox Station Road, died Nov. 13, 2007, at his residence.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Orrs Baptist Church, with the Revs. Curtis Marshall and Cecil Johnson officiating. Interment will be private.

A native of Union County, S.C., Mr. Wages was a son of the late Charles Eugene and Mary Henry Wages. He was retired from Zenith Engraving and attended Orrs Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and attended schools of Chester County and was active with the Boy Scouts of America for many years. He was a man of simple taste who enjoyed making others laugh, riding his golf cart and spending time with those he loved.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Nena McKinney Wages is one son, Ronnie Wages of Chester; two daughters, Rachel Wages Simpson of Chester and Donna Wages Polk of Richburg; four grandchildren, Brandi Hamilton of Hickory Grove, Brandon Polk of Richburg, Faith Wages and Hope Wages, both of Chester; three great-grandchildren, Lee Gibby, Madison Hamilton and Emilee Hamilton, all of Hickory Grove; two brothers, Harold "Shorty" Wages of Chester and Richard Wages of Rock Hill; two sisters, Grace Lindsay and Ann Wright of Chester; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who will fondly remember him as Uncle Henry. He was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Wages.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Barron Funeral Home, 133 Wylie Street, Chester, SC 29706.

Memorials may be made to Orrs Baptist Church, 1266 Lancaster Highway, Chester, SC 29706; Hospice & Community Care, 325 S. Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill, SC 29732; SCOA Cares Foundation, 166 Stone Ridge Drive, Columbia, SC 29210.