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John Gist Sr.

ROCK HILL -- Mr. John Marion Gist Sr., of 923 Standard St., Apt. 229, was born Sept. 22, 1925, in York County, to the late William and Cammie Robinson Gist. He departed this life on Wednesday, March 26, 2008, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral service will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Nazareth Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dr. John T. McCoy, officiating. Bishop B.R. Wilson will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be at the church cemetery. He was a member of Nazareth Baptist Church. He was married to the late Mary Biggers Gist.

He is survived by six children, Vernice Cole (Johnny) of Suitland, Md., Donald Perry (Penny) and John M. Gist Jr. (Etta), both of Rock Hill, David Gist (Angie) of Waldorf, Md., Reva Gresham (Paul) of Annapolis, Md., and Patsy Mack (Kenneth) of Rock Hill; 19 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Gist may be viewed from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Robinson Funeral Home and from 12:30 p.m. until time of the service Saturday at the church. The family will receive friends at the home.