common / 01-22-2001

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Pearl Quinn
Retired lab technician
Pearl Mullinax Quinn, 79, of 201 Maple Dr., died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, at Skylyn Place, Spartanburg.
Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of John Milton Quinn and daughter of the late Thomas Clint Mullinax and the late Jane Hughey Mullinax. She was a retired lab technician for Hoechst and was a member of Rose Hill Baptist Church.
Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, John and Joyce Quinn of Charlotte, N.C.; granddaughters, Renee Quinn of Charlotte and Rhonda and Daren Weathington of Sanford, N.C.; and a great-granddaughter, Jonna Renee Weathington.
Mrs. Quinn was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.
Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel conducted by the Revs. Terry Clark and Danny Phillips. Burial will be in Grassy Pond Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Mike Proctor, Jamie Martin, Danny Hadden, Wayne Sellars, Ronnie Hyatt, Jerry Hyatt, Bill Mullinax and Ed McCraw.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends tonight from 7-9 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rose Hill Baptist Church, P.O. Box 475, Gaffney, S.C. 29342.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

J.C. Davidson
Former Gaffney resident
Deacon J.C. Davidson, formerly of Gaffney, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, in Norfolk, Va.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the husband of Jenny Mae Johnson Davidson and son of the late Hector Jefferies and the late Martha Davidson Jefferies. He was a deacon and member of Antioch Baptist Church in Norfolk.
Also surviving are two sons, Calvin Davidson and Myles Davidson of Norfolk; a sister, Grace Galmer of Gaffney; and two brothers, Rev. James Jefferies of Silver Spring, Md., and George Jefferies of Washington, D.C.
Services will be held Friday at noon at Antioch Baptist Church, Norfolk, with the Rev. L. Joseph Williams officiating.
The family will receive friends Thursday at 7 p.m. at Metropolitan Funeral Home, Norfolk.
(Courtesy of Foster Funeral Home.)

Harold D. Rice
Retired from Clarkson Bros.
COWPENS – Harold Dean Rice, 58, of 1001 Beacon Light Rd., died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Cowpens, he was the son of the late Buford Rice and the late Kathleen Brown Rice Spencer. He retired from Clarkson Brothers and was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are his wife, Pamela Green Rice of the home; a daughter, Tammy Rice Jones of Jonesville; two sons, Timothy Dean Rice and Tracy Dale Rice, both of Cowpens; a step-daughter, Candice Lawson Bogan of Cowpens; a stepson, Jason Lawson of Gaffney; a sister, Marie Rice Stone of Cowpens; and seven grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 at Floyd’s Greenlawn Chapel.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Daniel Morgan Memorial Gardens conducted by the Rev. Hershel Hill.
The family is at the home.
Floyd’s Greenlawn Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Putnam
Retired textile employee
GROVER – Mary Victoria Putnam, 79, of 1008 Cleveland Ave., died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, at her home.
A native of Greenville, she was the daughter of the late George Washington and Helen Jordan Mullinax. She was member of First Baptist Church of Grover and was retired from the textile industry.
Mrs. Putnam was preceded in death by a great-grandson, James Evan Martin Felkel.
Surviving are her husband, Walter Eugene Putnam of Grover; three daughters, Jackie Raduly, Jeanie Hall, both of Grover, and Vickie Bingman of Newport News, Va.; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Grover conducted by Dr. Tony Fulbright. Burial was in Grover Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Rd., Shelby, N.C. 28150.
Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain, is in charge of arrangements.

Betty McKnight
1956 Granard graduate
Betty L. Watkins McKnight, 62, of 401 E. 25th St., Apt. 7G, Baltimore, Md., died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, at her residence.
A native of Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late Rev. John S. Watkins and the late Vergie Gaffney Watkins. She was a member of Mount Sinai Baptist Church and a 1956 graduate of Granard High School. She was a private nurse.
Surviving are a son, Ronald Watkins of Columbia; a sister, Jeannett W. Williams of Gaffney; three brothers, Joe L. Watkins, Sherman Watkins and Frank Watkins, all of Gaffney; one granddaughter and six great-grandchildren.
The family may be contacted at the home of Frank Watkins, 2315 W. Buford St., Gaffney.
Arrangements are incomplete. Foster Funeral Home is in charge.

Arthur Huskey
Gaffney native
Arthur Huskey, 59, of 1972 Fendell St., S.W., Washington, D.C., died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001, in South East Community Hospital, Washington.
A native of Gaffney, he was the husband of Patricia Dyson Huskey and son of the late Pittman Huskey and the late Nancy Huskey. He was a member of the People Community Church.
Also surviving are 11 children: Mary, Judy, Teressa, Regine, Selia and Patrick Huskey and Sharon Huskey of Washington, D.C., Vickie Leeter, James Huskey and Victor Huskey of Gaffney; two sisters, Thelma Littlejohn of Washington, D.C., and Susie Lattimore of Roosevelt, N.Y.; and 21 grandchildren.
Services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 23, at 10 a.m. at the People Community Church in Washington with burial in Mt. Oliver Cemetery, Washington.
Flowers or telegrams may be sent to the B.F. Taylor Funeral Home, 1722 N. Capitol St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001.
(Courtesy of Foster Funeral Home.)

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