common / 01-15-2001

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Danny R. Whiteside Jr.
Employee of Pike Electric
Danny Ray Whiteside Jr., 30, of 612 N. Green River Rd., died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Spartanburg County, he was the son of Danny Ray Whiteside Sr. of Inman and Susie Ann Hensley of Chesnee. He was a groundman for Pike Electric and was a member of Converse Free Will Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents he is survived by his wife, Doris Ann Blackwell Whiteside of the home; a son, Danny Ray Whiteside III of the home; two step-sons, Marvin Johnson Jr. of Mayo and Grover Dale Johnson of Spartanburg; a brother, Herman Lee Whiteside of Chesnee; five half-brothers, Walter Whiteside of Virginia Beach, Va., Johnny Whiteside, Matt Whiteside, both of Inman, Joseph Daniel Whiteside of Chesnee and Jimmy Greene of Inman; three half-sisters, Janet Stephenson of Virginia Beach, Va., Michele Whiteside of Chesnee and Mary Ann Keller of Wellford; a step-daughter, Tina Marie Johnson of Mayo; paternal grandfather, Walter Whiteside of Spartanburg; paternal grandmother and step-grandfather, Bill and Peggy Hensley of Inman; and maternal grandmother, Ellen Sarah Hensley of Chesnee.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Forest Lawn Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Robert J. Carnes officiating. Burial will be in Springhill Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 at Forest Lawn Mortuary, Chesnee.
The family is at the home of Tony Henderson, 114 Mapletree Lane.
Forest Lawn Mortuary, Chesnee, is in charge of arrangements.

Mildred C. Dobbins
Retired court stenographer
Mildred Childers Dobbins, 68, of 510 Thompson St., died Friday, Jan. 12, 2001, in Brookview HealthCare Center.
Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Walter Reece Dobbins and daughter of the late George Monroe Childers and the late Evelyn Stacey Childers. She was a retired court stenographer for the 13th Judicial Circuit and was a member of Kirby Memorial Baptist Church. She was a former organist and pianist for many churches in North Carolina and South Carolina.
Surviving are two daughters, Resa Jones of Gaffney and Jill Stanton of Taylors; a sister, Frances Turney of Gaffney; and four grandchildren.
Services were held Sunday at 4 p.m. at Kirby Memorial Baptist Church conducted by the Revs. Stuart Kersey, Rich Lancaster and Chris Driggs. Burial was in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Bobby Gregory, Jack Clary, Douglas Childers, Donald Edward Dobbins, Ed Allen, Nathan Stanton, Alan Stanton and Lee Stanton.
The family is at 418 Brookside Dr.
Memorials may be made to Vista Care of Greenville, 4006 E. North St., Suite A, Greenville, S.C. 29615.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Luna Phillips
Retired from Oxford
Luna Quinn Phillips, 75, of 422 Wilkinsville Hwy., died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, in Mary Black Memorial Hospital.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the wife of Billy Phillips of the home and daughter of the late Clarence Quinn and the late Moree Swofford Quinn. She was retired from Oxford Industries and was a member of Draytonville Baptist Church.
Also surviving are a daughter, Ann Barnhill of Gaffney; a sister, Carolyn Horton of Charlotte; a grandson; three granddaughters; two great-grandsons; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Phillips was preceded in death by a daughter, Marcia Phillips Meadows, and seven brothers and sisters.
Services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Draytonville Baptist Church conducted by the Revs. Todd Braswell and Stuart Kersey. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens. Body will be placed in the church at 2:30 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Kenneth Webb, Charlie Patton, Robert Phillips, Roger Quinn, Jimmy Gibson, Johnny McQuay, John Wayne Quinn and Al Turner.
The family is at the residence.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Cherokee County Unit, P.O. Box 1095, Gaffney, S.C. 29342.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Walter R. Betsill
U.S. Army combat veteran
GREENVILLE – Walter R. Betsill, 79, of 99 Hummingbird Ridge, formerly of Gaffney and Spartanburg, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001.
Born July 19, 1921, at Cross Keys in Union County, he was the son of the late Benjamin B. Betsill and Annie Keller Betsill. A graduate of Cross Anchor High School, he attended the University of Arizona.
Walt was a U.S. Army combat veteran and served in the European Theatre in World War II. He was a Mason, member of Boiling Springs First Baptist Church and was employed as a security officer at the Carolina Country Club in Spartanburg.
Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Burnett Betsill; a daughter, Elizabeth E. Sheftall of Greenville; a brother, Buddy Betsill for Spartanburg; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Frederick Memorial Gardens conducted by Dr. Herbert Garrett Jr.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Memorials and Tributes Processing Center, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, Va., 23058-5216; or Boiling Springs First Baptist Church, Boiling Springs, S.C. 29316.
The family is at the residence.
Thomas McAfee Funeral Home-Downtown is in charge of arrangements.

Ruth D. Harrison
Ruth D. Harrison, 95, of Gaffney died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
She was the widow of the late E.C. Harrison.
The family will be at the home of Virginia Harrison Wellmon, 131 Saxon Dr.. Arrangements will be announced later.
White Columns-Gaffney is in charge of arrangements.

Winford W. Good
Former City of Gaffney employee
Winford Wardell Good, 63, of 202 Pryor St., died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, at his home.
A native of Gaffney, he was the son of the late James and Louise Rice Good. He was a member of Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church and was a former employee of the City of Gaffney.
Surviving are four sons, Warren Good of Boston, Mass., Clarence Rainey, Jerome Rainey and Darrell Rainey, all of Gaffney; four daughters, Debra Littlejohn, Sherry Dukes, Bridget Rainey and Regina Rainey, all of Gaffney; two sisters, Bobby Lee Good of Greenville and Jesse LaVerne McGill of Gaffney; 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church conducted by Rev. Haywood Boyd. Burial will be in Gaffney Memorial Park. Body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
Pallbearers will be William Cannon, Edward Coleman, Edward Camp, John Felton, Roamine Fernanders, Alvin Littlejohn, Elroy Tate and John Foster.
Flower bearers will be Brenda Hopper, Donna Wilson, Ivy Littlejohn, Lucy Phillips, Winifred Thompson, Nannie Sue Smith, Carolyn Smith, Sarah Jackson and Selma Phillips.
The Gilmore Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Arvenia W. Parrish
Homemaker
Arvenia Willis Parrish, 83, of 848 Beaverdam Rd., died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
Born in Spartanburg, she was the widow of James Talmadge Parrish and daughter of the late M.W. Willis and the late Kate Waldrip Willis. She was a homemaker and member of Trinity Fellowship Church.
Surviving are a son, James W. Parrish of Gaffney; a daughter, Mona Kaye White of Gaffney; a sister, Margaret Pender of Gaffney; two brothers, Jennings Willis of Clinton and William Willis of Spartanburg; 13 grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; 18 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Parrish was preceded in death by her children John Parrish, Glenn Parrish, Wayne Parrish and Elaine Simmons.
Services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Trinity Fellowship conducted by the Revs. Mike McConnell and William Willis. Burial was in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Harold Phillips, Brian Phillips, Dewayne Parrish, Eddie White, Bryan McConnell and Timmy Childers.
The family is at 826 Beaverdam Rd.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Fellowship, 4281 Old Georgia Hwy., Cowpens, S.C. 29330.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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