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John Cherry

CATAWBA -- Mr. John H. Cherry Sr., 85, of 5565 Howze Road died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008, at Rock Hill Healthcare.

He was born Dec. 27, 1922, in Charlotte, N.C., to the late John Hood Cherry and Eliza Jane Cherry. He attended Chester County Public Schools. He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church.

He leaves to cherish his memories sons, John Henry Cherry Jr., and George Cherry, both of Catawba and Leroy Cherry of Rock Hill; daughters, Pastor Mary Barber (William) of Rock Hill and Mattie Howze (Charles) and Daisy McCollough (Robert), both of Catawba and Mary E. Cherry of Fort Lawn, S.C.; 27 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Feb. 13, 2008, at Parker Funeral Home. The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008, at Bethel United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Horace White officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Parker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.