common / 01-08-2001

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Katie McDaniel
Katie Blanton McDaniel, 93, of 141 Teal Dr., died Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the widow of Buren Elmer McDaniel and daughter of the late Simpson Hester Blanton and the late Mary (Molly) Stubbs Whelchel Blanton. She was a homemaker and member of Berry Memorial Baptist Church.
Surviving are three daughters, Maybelle Sheppard, Francis Parker, both of Blacksburg, and Sandra M. Wilkerson of Kansas City, Mo.; three sons, Durham McDaniel, Drayton McDaniel, both of Gaffney, and Clayton McDaniel of Sonoma, Calif.; 29 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel conducted by the Revs. Joel Gardner, Bob Finley and Greg Little. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Darrell McGowans, Ray Parker, Brian Sheppard, Mark Sheppard, Allan Sheppard, Scottie Mullinax, Bruce Price and Gary Scruggs.
The family is at the home.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Lewis III
Robert Lewis III, 4-month-old son of Robert Wayne Lewis Jr. and Martha LeAnn Davis of 141 Idlewood Rd., died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Surviving in addition to his parents are a sister, Christian Briana Smiley of the home; paternal grandparents, Barbara and Eddie Bostic Jr. of Gaffney; paternal great-grandparents, Mary and Eddie Bostic Sr. of Gaffney; maternal grandparents, Patricia and Bill Morris of Jonesville; and maternal great-grandparents, Peggy Shelton of Jonesville.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Robert Wayne Lewis Sr. and maternal great-grandfather, Charles Williams.
The family is at the residence of Eddie Bostic Sr., 141 Forest Hills Dr.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

Ezekiel Henry
CHESNEE – Ezekiel Henry, 47, of 1632 Ezell Rd., died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001, at his home.
Born in Cowpens, he was the son of Mary Holland Henry Harris of Cowpens and the late John Alvin Henry. He was an electrician for The Lighting Company and was a member of White Plains Baptist Church.
Surviving are two sons, Ezekiel William Henry and Christopher Shane Henry, both of Cowpens; five brothers, Sammy Henry of Cowpens; Gabriel Henry, James Henry, John Henry, all of Gaffney, and Danny Henry of Spartanburg; a sister, Syble Moore of Gaffney; two half-brothers, Bobby Harris of Cowpens and Wayne Harris of Gaffney; two half-sisters, Gena Norris of Greenville and Janet Reyes of Cowpens.
Services were held Sunday at 4 p.m. at White Plains Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Benny Davis. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Mike Henry, Alvin Henry, Chris Henry, Steve Henry, Alvin Henry Jr., Chad Henry and Kyle Henry.
The family is at the residence of James Henry, 3813 Old Georgia Hwy.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mattie Logan
Retired from Self’s Cafe
Mattie Lucille Littlejohn Logan, 56, of White Oak Manor, Gaffney, formerly of 213 Claremont St., died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001, at 1:40 a.m. in Spartanburg Reg-ional Medical System.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the daughter of the late James William “Jack” Littlejohn and the late Olivia Harris Littlejohn. She was a retired cook from Self’s Cafe.
Surviving are her husband, Sammy Sam-Bo Logan of Gaffney; two daughters, Olivia L. Butler of Gaffney and Lisa Marie Littlejohn of the home; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home with the Revs. J.J. Cooper Dicks and Judy Dover officiating. Burial will be in Limestone Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Terri Littlejohn, Brendal Littlejohn, James Littlejohn, Dwight Butler, Eddie Dawkins and Ronnie Dean Jefferies.
Flower bearers will be Lelane Gregory, Sugarmine Littlejohn, Brenda Davis, Leslie Littlejohn, Versie Littlejohn and Kelly Littlejohn.
Foster Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

James Peppers Sr.
Retired plumber
UNION – James Paul Peppers Sr., 79, of 205 N. Evans St., died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at 6:40 a.m. in Wallace Thompson Hospital.
A native of Norris, he was the son of the late James Pepper and the late Lillie Hill Pepper. He was a member of Corinth Baptist Church in Union and was a retired plumber after 40 years of service.
Surviving are a son, James Paul Peppers Jr. of Union; three daughters, Lillie P. Grant of McRae, Ga., Lottie M. Bowens of Easley and Pat Sweet of Miami, Fla.; two brothers, Eugene Peppers and Farmer Peppers of Norris; a sister, Lillie Rose Peppers of Norris; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are incomplete. Foster Funeral Home is in charge.

Rev. Lawson Means Jr.
Father of local residents
The Rev. Lawson Means Jr. of Mt. Holly, N.C., died Saturday in Mt. Holly.
He was a son of the late Lawson and Sarah H. Means.
Surviving are four sons, Lawson Means III and Andre Means, both of Charlotte, Rev. Chris Means of Mt. Holly, and Berry Means of the home; three daughters, Margie Means, Loretta Means, both of the home, and Bonita Means of Mt. Holly; three brothers, Rev. Fleming J. Means Sr. of Gaffney, Dr. Curtis Means of Baton Rouge, La., and Rev. Berry Means of Stockton, Calif.; five sisters, Queen Victoria Miller of Blacksburg, Fannie Daniels, Venoka Means, Sarah Covington, all of Charlotte, and Bonnie Johnson of Mt. Holly.
Arrangements are incomplete. Jenwright Funeral Home of Mt. Holly is in charge of arrangements. (Courtesy of The Gilmore Mortuary.)

Ethel Raines
Retired textile employee
Ethel Adams Raines, 84, formerly of 304 W. Virginia Ave., Bessemer City, N.C., died today, Jan. 8, 2001, in Century Care Nursing Home, Shelby.
Born in Flat Rock, S.C., she was the widow of Fred Raines, George Blackwell and Earl Collins. She was a retired textile employee and of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are two sons, Jack Collins of Easley and Ray Collins of Florida; a daughter, Linda Grigg of Pacolet; a son, Billy Blackwell of Gaffney; a step-son, Jerry Raines of Spartanburg; a sister, Louise Deese of Greenville; a brother, Mack Adams of Greer; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

Jodean Parris
Retired postal clerk
Jodean Parris, 83, of 420 Old Pro’s Dr., died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Alma Etta Spencer Parris of the home and son of the late Grover Dean Parris and the late Annie Louise Guthrie Parris. He was a retired postal clerk and a World War II veteran. He was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Patrice Humphries of Greer and Donna Sams of Gaffney; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a brother, George Parris, of Gaffney.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Parris was preceded in death by a sister, Aurelia Onell Parris, and a brother, Frederick R. Parris.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens conducted by the Revs. Kevin Childs and Mark Smith.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends tonight from 7-8 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1886, Gaffney, S.C. 29342.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Wilma Childers
Cherokee County native
BLACKSBURG – Wilma Ruth Black Childers, 77, of 178 Bolin Rd., Lot 6, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Widow of James “Honeyboo” Childers, she was born in Cherokee County, a daughter of the late Webb and Leatha Mayes Black. She was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Betty Dunlap of Mt. Vernon, N.Y., and Lucille Childers of the home; a sister, Lillie Smith of Blacksburg; seven grandchildren, including three raised in her home, Shawn, Winchelle and Patrick Childers, all of Blacksburg; and six great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are incomplete. The Gilmore Mortuary is in charge.

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