common / 03-05-2001

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Johnnie Gilfillan Sr.
Retired from Rock Hill Finishing
SHARON – Johnnie B. Gilfillan Sr., 71, of 490 Hwy. 97, died Thursday, March 1, 2001, in Piedmont Medical Center, Rock Hill.
Born in Hickory Grove, he was the son of the late John Gilfillan and the late Effie Brakefield Gilfillan. He was a retired packer at Rock Hill Printing and Finishing Company where he worked for 42 years. He was the widower of Annie Porter Gilfillan and was a member of Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church in Chester.
Surviving are two sons, Johnnie B. Gilfillan Jr. of the home and Jeff Gilfillan of Blacksburg; two daughters, Cathy G. Adams of Rock Hill and Alisa G. Edmunds of Clover; two brothers, Bert Gilfillan of Clover and Calvin Gilfillan of Hickory Grove; five sisters, Ann Batchler, Jean White, both of Blacksburg, Ruth McGill of Smyrna, Annie Mae Martin of Hickory Grove, and Martha Hogue of York; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church conducted by the Rev. Jody Foster. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church, c/o Robert Bolin, 1544 McGill Rd., Smyrna, S.C. 29743.
Bratton Funeral Home, York, was in charge of arrangements.

Eleanor D. Motte
Newberry native
Eleanor Aileen Dockery Motte, 79, of 523 W. Montgomery St., Westwind Apts., Apt. 3, died Saturday, March 3, 2001, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Born in Newberry, she was the widow of James William Motte and daughter of the late Ethel Dockery Sheppard. She was a homemaker and member of the Salvation Army Church.
Surviving are four daughters, Pam Greene of Gaffney, Debbie Seruya of Rumbert, Janet Serpico of Sacramento, Calif., and Mary Frances McPherson of Brooklyn, N.Y.; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held Tuesday at 5 p.m. at the Salvation Army Church conducted by the Rev. Stan Colbert. The family will receive friends at the church following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, 601 Colonial Ave., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
The family is at the home of Pam Greene, 1000 N. Granard St.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Dawn D. Calhoun
Greenville native
Dawn Marie Danieley Calhoun, 74, of 118 Salem Rd., died Friday, March, 2, 2001, in Mary Black Memorial Hospital.
Born in Greenville, she was the wife of Robert Calhoun and daughter of the late Joseph Worth Danieley and the late Ollie Lee Dix Danieley. She was a retired grocery store employee and of the Methodist faith. She was a member of the Ladies Guild at Sacred Heart Catholic Church and was a member of the A.A.R.P.
Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons, Edward William Pritchett Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla., and Steven Worth Pritchett of Dale City, Va.; a daughter, Zita Darlene Johnson of Manassas, Va.; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Sara Burgess of Gaffney and Bobbie Klitsch of Charlotte.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Calhoun was preceded in death by two brothers, Darnell Dix Danieley and Joseph Worth Danieley Jr.
Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church conducted by Father Raymond Carlo. Burial will be at Mount Comfort in Alexandria, Va., at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Cherokee County Unit, P.O. Box 8031, Gaffney, S.C. 29341.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Leo “Bill” Cobb
U.S. Marine Corps veteran
BLACKSBURG – Leo Anderson “Bill” Cobb, 74, of 542 Bear Creek Rd., died unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the son of the late Freeman D. and Lela Owens Cobb. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Surviving are three daughters, Connie Scruggs, Debbie Sue Carroll, both of Blacksburg, and Becky Jane Allen of Shelby; two brothers, Roy Lee Cobb of Ellenboro, N.C., and Arthur Lee “Mick” Cobb of Manning; three sisters, Maggie Hamrick Sybil Messer and Iree Peeler, all of Gaffney; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Sunday at Christian Fellowship Church conducted by the Revs. Willie Lanier and Lucky Earls.
White Columns-Blacksburg was in charge of arrangements.

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