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John Taylor Jr.

CHESTER -- Mr. John S. Taylor Jr., 77, of 1378 Liberty Road died March 18, 2008, at his residence.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. today at Calvary Baptist Church, with the Rev. David Sealy officiating. Burial will be at Old Purity Cemetery.

A native of Chester County, Mr. Taylor was a son of the late John S. and Maybelle Wilks Taylor. He was retired from Bell's Auto Body Work and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and served in local mission work. He was a decorated U.S. Navy Korean War Veteran and widower of Frankie Mobley Taylor.

Surviving are three sisters, Viola T. Boulware and Essie T. McKee, both of Chester, S.C., and Barbara T. Wood of Hopewell, Va.; one brother, James W. Taylor of Lugoff, S.C.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Sadie T. Carter and Hazel T. Chafin.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. today at Calvary Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church Missions Fund, 610 Calvary Church Road, Chester, SC 29706.

Barron Funeral Home, 133 Wylie St., Chester is in charge of arrangements.