common / 01-10-2001

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Harry L. Turner
Metal technician
SPARTANBURG – Harry Lonell Turner, 62, of 479 Sloan St., died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001, in University Hospital, Charlotte, N.C.
A native of Belinger, W.Va., he was the son of Theo Moran Turner Pisarsky of Spartanburg and the late James Hoy Turner. He was a metal technician and worked for McKinney Sheet Metal in Charlotte. He was of the Baptist faith and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
Surviving are his wife, Candy Bridges Turner, of the home; sons, Timothy Turner of the home and Harry L. Turner Jr. of Spartanburg; a daughter, Roseanna Turner of the home; a brother, Pete Turner of Biloxi, Miss.; two sisters, Deborah Galloway and Patricia Pawloski, both of Gloucester, Va.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Floyd’s North Church Street Chapel conducted by Lewis Settle.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Mid-Atlantic Affiliates, Memorials and Tributes Processing Center, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, Va. 23058-5216.
The family is at the home.

Ethel Raines
Retired textile employee
Ethel Adams Raines, 84, formerly of 304 W. Virginia Ave., Bessemer City, N.C., died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at Century Care Nursing Home in Shelby.
Born in Flat Rock, N.C., she was a daughter of the late C. Ed Adams and the late Martha McManus Adams. She was the widow of Earl Collins, George Blackwell and Fred Raines. She was a retired textile employee and of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are three sons, Jack Collins of Easley, Ray Collins of New Port Richey, Fla., and Billy Blackwell of Gaffney; a stepson, Jerry Raines of Spartanburg; a daughter, Linda Grigg of Pacolet; two sisters, Louise Deese of Greenville and Evelyn Clayton of Lyman; a brother, Mark Adams of Greer; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Mountain View Cemetery in Greer conducted by the Rev. Chris Driggs.
The family is at the home of Billy Blackwell, 1105 Robbs School Rd., Gaffney.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Lewis III
Robert Wayne Lewis III, 4 months, of 141 Idlewood Rd., died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Born in Cherokee County, he was the son of Robert Wayne Lewis Jr. and Martha LeAnn Davis of the home.
Surviving in addition to his parents are a sister, Christian Briana Smiley of the home; maternal grandparents, Barbara and Eddie Bostic Jr. of Gaffney; maternal great-grandparents, Mary and Eddie Bostic Sr. of Gaffney; paternal grandparents, Patricia and Bill Morris of Jonesville; paternal great-grandmother, Peggy Shelton of Jonesville; paternal great-grandparents, John and Peggy Lewis of Gaffney; and maternal great-grandparents, Winston and Martha Spencer.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Robert Wayne Lewis Sr., and paternal great-grandfather, Charles Williams.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel conducted by the Rev. Chris Norris. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Charles Lewis, Charles Butler, Brandy Davis and Steven Motts.
The family is at the home of Eddie Bostic Sr., 141 Forest Hills Dr.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Richard “Ed” Scates
Duke Power retiree
Richard “Ed” Scates, 73, of 630 Gowdeysville Rd., died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001, at his home.
Born in Waynesville, N.C., he was the husband of Ruby Swan Scates and son of the late Raymond Scates and the late Ruth Morrow Scates. He was retired from Duke Power Company and was a member of Rehoboth Baptist Church where he was Deacon Emeritus and a Sunday School teacher for 30 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Richard E. Scates Jr. of Buford, Ga., and Douglas R. Scates of Boiling Springs, N.C.; a daughter, Deborah S. Demo of Gaffney; three brothers, Frank Scates of Waynesville, Raymond Scates Jr. and Joe Scates, both of Bridgeton, N.J.; a sister, Frances S. Scates Newfield of Morro Bay, Calif.; and three grandchildren.
Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Rehoboth Baptist Church conducted by the Revs. Melvin Hampton and Clay Earle. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Ralph Harris, Loye Mayfield, Howard Brink, Chucky Sanders, Dawsey Guyton and Arthur Burgess.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of Rehoboth Baptist Church Adult Men’s Sunday School Class.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends in the fellowship hall of the church Thursday from 1-2 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Rehoboth Baptist Church, 110 Rehoboth Rd., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Wilma (Bill) Childers
Services for Wilma (Bill) Black Childers, 77, of Blacksburg, will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at Trinity A.M.E. Zion Church conducted by the Rev. Sharon Jenkins assisted by the Revs. F.J. Sarratt, Larry Davis, William Lockhart and Brother Bob Wilson. Burial will be in Gaffney Memorial Park. Body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Harold Parker Jr., Michael Parker, Brandon Byers, Abe Thompson, Randy Wilson and Brother Bob Wilson.
Flower bearers will be Laura Pelham, Louise Ford, Dorothy Parker, Vickie Rouse, Bertha Wilson and Rose Deal.
The family is at the home of Lucille Childers, 178 Bolin Rd., Blacksburg.
The Gilmore Mortuary.

Leroy G. Jensen
Leroy Garrett Jensen, 80, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Memorials may be made to Cherokee County Animal Shelter, 300 Yale St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Rev. Lawson Means Jr.
Services for the Rev. Lawson Means Jr. of Mt. Holly, N.C., will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Salem Baptist Church, Charlotte. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the church 30 minutes prior to the service Thursday.
Local survivors include a brother, Rev. Fleming J. Means of Gaffney and a sister, Queen Victoria Miller of Blacksburg.
Jenwright Funeral Home, Charlotte, is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Willie J. Blanton
Homemaker
Mrs. Willie Johnson Blanton, 91, of 805 Wilcox Ave., died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001, at Skylyn Place Health Center, Spartanburg.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the widow of Colus Franklin Blanton and daughter of the late Kansas Blanton and the late Mamie Lovelace Johnson. She was a homemaker and member of West End Baptist Church.
Surviving are four daughters, Diane B. Sprouse, Frances Blanton, Vera Phillips and Betty Harrington, all of Gaffney; three sons, Charles K. Blanton, James Donald Blanton, both of Gaffney, and Franklin K. Blanton of Dyer, Tenn; two sisters, Annie Johnson Richards and Ruth Johnson Powell, both of Gaffney; 18 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens conducted by the Revs. Bobby Cable and Lawrence Moore.
Pallbearers will be Tim Phillips, Tommy Phillips, Hoby Sprouse, Kenny Blanton, Chad Blanton, Stan Blanton and Steve Scruggs.
The family is at their respective homes.
Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mattie Logan
Services for Mattie Lucille Littlejohn Logan, 56, of White Oak Manor, Gaffney, 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.
Mrs. Logan, formerly of 213 Claremont St., Gaffney, and wife of Sammy “Sam-Bo” Logan, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001, at 1:40 a.m. in Spartanburg Regional Medical System.
Foster Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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