common / 03-02-2001

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Woodrow McDaniel Sr.
Retired from Reeves Brothers
MOORESBORO, N.C. – Woodrow McDaniel Sr., 82, of 230 Hines Rd., died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001.
Mr. McDaniel was a native of Cherokee County and son of the late Charlie and Verdie Price McDaniel. He was retired from Reeves Brothers Textiles and served in the U.S. Army in World War II. He was a member of Hicks Grove Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Ruth Godfrey McDaniel of the home; three sons, Woodrow McDaniel Jr. of Mooresboro, Kenneth McDaniel of Gaffney and Lynn McDaniel of Forest City; two daughters, Carolyn Humphries of Jacksonville, Fla., and Elaine Kinney of Mooresboro; a brother, Winford McDaniel of Chicago, Ill;17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Hicks Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. Raymond Byrd, Johnny McDaniel and Allen Kinney officiating. Burial was in Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County, Box. 336, Forest City, N.C. 28043.
McKinney-Landreth Funeral Home, Cliffside, was in charge of arrangements.

Robert E. Stratton Sr.
Memorial services for Robert Eugene Stratton Sr., 63, of 100 Fairfield Dr., will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church with the Rev. Roger Lindler officiating. The family will receive friends after the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Cherokee County Unit, P.O. Box 8031, Gaffney, S.C. 29341; Interim Hospice, 775 Spartan Blvd., Suite 101, Spartanburg, S.C. 29341; or to the charity of one’s choice.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jacquelyn Lightening
Former school bus driver
Jacquelyn Marie Lightening, 52, of 128 Concord Heights, wife of John Lightening, died Monday, Feb. 26, 2001, at 9:30 p.m. in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late Ernest Littlejohn and the late Grace Dawkins Littlejohn. She was a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church and a former school bus driver for the Cherokee County school District.
Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter, Janay Smith of the home; nine step-daughters, Tangelia Dawkins of Mauldin, Angelia Evans of Wood Bridge, Va., Peggy Tate, Mary Burris, Teresa Smith, Sandra Watkins, Aggie Gregory, Jacquelyn E. Shippy and Tracie Smith, all of Gaffney; two stepsons, Sgt. Vincent Dawkins of Fayetteville, N.C., and Charles Dawkins Sr. of Gaffney; a brother, Leon Littlejohn of Miami, Fla.; two step-brothers, Samuel Mitchem of Gaffney and Joe C. Dawkins of Washington, D.C.; five step-sisters, Shirley Cumberlander of Washington, D.C., Maxine Anderson of Bronx, N.Y., Wilma Davis, Berstein Montgomery and Mary Worthy, all of Gaffney; and godmother, Willie Mae Jeter of Gaffney; 17 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three godsons.
Services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Philadelphia Baptist Church with the Revs. Danny Burnside, Robert A. Dover, Samuel Leach, Lawrence Davidson and Dr. J.W. Sanders Sr. officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Jamie Byers, Aaron Good, Todd Logan, Jackie Studyvance, Charles Dawkins Jr., Dirk Logan, John Smith and Wayne Webb.
Flower bearers will be Linda Belk, Lisa M. Bridges, Sylvia Camp; Gloria Davis, Juanita Huff, Elaine Manning, Mary Norris, Dorothy Boyd, Rose Byers, Jacqueline Foster, Hester Houey, Nena Faye Littlejohn, Shelia Murphy, Peggy Smith and Hazel Wood.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bennie Lee Crosby, Larry Dawkins, Reggie Epps, Wallace Guyton, Bob Leach, James Littlejohn, Carl Studyvance, Terry Wood, Charles Dawkins Sr., Robert Dawkins, Bruce Gray, Larry Hardy, Danny Littlejohn, William Mills, Billy Thompson and David Young.
Foster Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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