common / 02-07-2001

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Juanita A. Holmes
Services for Juanita Allison Holmes, 83, of 106 Ellis Ferry Ave., Apt. 215, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel conducted by the Revs. Clyde Thomas and Clarence Hampton. Burial was in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Holmes, widow of Susie Holmes, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center. She was a retired textile employee and a member of Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church where she worked for over 30 years in the nursery.
Memorials may be made to Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church, 805 Cherokee Ave., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
The family is at 105 Redbud Lane.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

James P. Clayton
Retired from Dawa Corp.
BLACKSBURG – James Paul Clayton, 69, of 244 Windy Dr., died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at his residence.
Born in Greenville, he was the husband of Florence Nell Bone Clayton and son of the late James Moody Clayton and the late Gladys Menley Reed Clayton. He was retired from maintenance with the Dana Corp. and was of the Church of God faith.
Also surviving are a daughter, Joan Paulette Davis of Blacksburg; a son, Richard Dennis Clayton of Blacksburg; three grandchildren; and two brothers, Bobby Ray Clayton of Blacksburg and Larry Lavoy Clayton of Taylors.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Interim Hospice, 775 Spartan Blvd., Spartanburg, S.C. 29305.
Gordon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Emma Jolly
Shelby native
Emma Jean Ayers Jolly, 45, of No. 1, Douglas Trailer Park, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Born in Shelby, she was a waitress.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

John S. Tate
Retired from Sunny Slope
John S. Tate, 89, of 204 Wilkinsville Hwy., widower of Darlene Houston Tate, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at 5 p.m. in Mary Black Memorial Hospital, Spartanburg.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the son of the late Gainesville Tate and the late Nannie Dawkins Tate. He retired as a foreman from Sunny Slope Farms after 41 years of service in that position and was a member of Mt. Zion and Piney Grove Missionary Baptist churches.
Surviving are three daughters, Janie Mae Davis of the home, Alice Long and Annie Marie Tate of Gaffney; five sons, Sullivan D. Tate, Bill Junior Tate, Willie James Tate, Robert Tate and Robert Haney of Gaffney; two step-daughters, Cenora Stevenson and Sara L. Robertson of Gaffney; four step-sons, Roosevelt Littlejohn of Baltimore, Md., Johnny Logan, Johnnie Littlejohn and J.C. Littlejohn of Gaffney; four sisters, Leola Jefferies, Lillie Mae Dawkins, Ruthie Lee Mayberry and Essie Bell Richardson of Gaffney; three brothers, Franklin Roosevelt Tate of Cowpens, Malice Tate and Elford Tate of Gaffney; 25 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Cowpens with the Revs. C. Dennis Rector, Dorothy Davis, Michelle Hodge and Tony Macomson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Watson Armstrong, Stanley Dawkins, Bobby Davis, Robert Haney, William Hopper, Wilbert Posey and Wilbert Posey Jr.
Flower bearers will be Oletha Linder, Della Dorsey, Jonelle Tate, Bionca Armstrong, Lamonique Dillard, Princess Armstrong, Merchelle Harris, Royticka Linder and Evangeline Adams.
Honorary pallbearers will be Edward McNeil, Henry Armstrong, Ernest Long, David Armstrong and Scottie Armstrong Sr.
Foster Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Nellie Cash
Retired textile employee
Nellie Gertrude Wyatt Cash, 78, formerly of 100 White Oak Dr., Apt. 10, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, in Brookview Healthcare Center.
Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Howard Winfred Cash and daughter of the late James P. Wyatt and the late Sally Parris Wyatt. She was a retired textile employee and of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Casey of Cowpens and Evelyn Lail of Union; two sons, Jackie Cash and Winfred Cash of Gaffney; two sisters, Inez Arrowood of Chesnee and Flossie Ogle of Gaffney; two brothers, James Paul Wyatt of Inman and Bobby Wyatt of Gaffney; 16 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Cash was preceded in death by a son, Charles Cash, and a granddaughter, Jessica Ridings.
Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel conducted by the Rev. Rodney Craggs. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Brandon Ivey, Darryl Ridings, Chris Brewington, Chris Cook, Casey Richards and Ray Crotts.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and other times will be at the home of Barbara Casey, 116 Proctor Rd., Cowpens.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jack D. Stallings Sr.
Stepfather of Gaffney residents
LAKE WYLIE – Jack D. Stallings Sr. was laid to rest Feb. 2, 2001.
Surviving are his wife, Shirley Doutt Stallings of Lake Wylie; step-children, Lisa Norton and Steve Doutt of Gaffney; and two step-grandchildren.
Houston B. Cooper
Retired from Fiber Industries
Houston Benjamin Cooper, 70, of 3510 McKinney Rd., Mooresboro, N.C., died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at Hospice at Wendover.
A native of Cleveland County, he was a son of the late Grady Cooper Sr. and Bessie Sentell Cooper. He was retired from Fiber Industries and later worked for Gardner-Webb University and Cleveland County Recycling Center. He was a member of Race Path Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Muriel Goode Cooper of the home; a son, Gary Cooper of Charlotte; two grandchildren; a brother, Grady Cooper Jr. of Boiling Springs, N.C.; five sisters, Ala Mae Cooper of Charlotte, Eloise Thornton and Ozie Hamrick, both of Boiling Springs, Marie Tyner of Lattimore and Elvina Bridges of Bremerton, WA.
Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Race Path Baptist Church with the Rev. John Godfrey and Dr. Robert Parsons officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 10:30 a.m.
Visitation will be held tonight from 7-9 at McKinney-Landreth Funeral Home, Cliffside.

Margaret Sprouse
Union County native
Margaret Mathes Sprouse, 77, of 403 Chatham Ave., died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Union County, she was the wife of Fred Sprouse of the home and daughter of the late John Mathes and the late Pearl Cudd Mathes. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and a former employee of S&S Manufacturing of Spartanburg.
Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Rodney “Moto” Sprouse, and three grandchildren, Nicklaus Sprouse, Brandon Moran and Shannon Mueller.
Graveside services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Oakland Cemetery conducted by the Revs. Harry Crosby and Clarence Hampton and Mr. Ashby Blakely.
Pallbearers were Kennith Owen, Ken Owen, Steve Melton, Tommy Messer, Ronnie Smiley and Greg Phillips.
The family is at the residence.
Memorials may be made to D.A.V., Jack Daniel Chapter, Cherokee County Chapter 54, P.O. Box 604, Gaffney, S.C. 29342.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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