common / 03-12-2001

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Elise Roberts
Granard High graduate
Elise Hogue Roberts of 502 South Park St., died Friday, March 9, 2001, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the wife of William B. Roberts and the daughter of the late Lewis and Bernice Jefferies Hogue.
She was a graduate of Granard High School and attended South Carolina State College. She was a member of Dunton United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.
Survivors include a daughter, Cassandra J. Roberts of the home; a sister, Dorothy H. Brown of Seneca; and two grandsons.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Dunton United Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. J. Jeanette Cooper Dicks. Burial will be in Gaffney Memorial Park. The body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
The Gilmore Mortuary is serving the family.

Hazel Harmon
Hoechst Fibers retiree
Hazel Pettit Harmon, 73, of 714 Holmes St., died Friday, March 9, 2001, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A Gaffney native, she was the wife of James Harmon and the daughter of the late Henry and Altie Parris Pettit.
She was retired from Hoechst Fibers, employed by Burger King of Gaffney and a member of Providence Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter, Cathi Fowler of Boiling Springs; a granddaughter raised in the home, Elizabeth Edmonds; and a grandson, James Edmonds of Boiling Springs.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Frederick Memorial Gardens conducted by the Rev. Ronnie Cox.
Visitation was held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.
The family can be reached at the residence.
Memorials may be made to Providence Baptist Church Building Fund, 822 Providence Road, Gaffney, S.C. 29341, or to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, S.C. 29605.

Crawford Cobb
Belk retiree
George Crawford Cobb, 77, of 206 Panaview Drive, died Friday, March 9, 2001, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A Gaffney native, he was the husband of Grace Kennedy Cobb and the son of the late Frederick and Lola Price Cobb.
He was retired from Belk and was a member of West End Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Rance Cobb of Waterloo; and a granddaughter, Holly Elizabeth Cobb.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel conducted by the Revs. Gene Daggerhart and Kevin Childs. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Carlton Petty, Phillip Sarratt, Roger Taylor Sr., Jesse Stroup, Richard “Dick” Cobb and Eddie Mann. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Jimmy Jones Sunday School Class.
Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.
The family can be reached at the residence.

Myrtis Parris
Retired weaver
Maggie Myrtis Garrison Parris, 90, of 1014 Cherokee Ave., died Sunday, March 11, 2001, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A Spartanburg native, she was the widow of Wade Dixon Parris and the daughter of the late William and Isabel Hemphill Garrison.
She was a retired weaver from Gaffney Manufacturing, member of Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church and a life member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Surviving are four daughters, Wanda P. Patterson of Marietta, Ga., Sybil P. Painter of Inman, Myra Parris Williams of Durham, N.C., and Brenda P. Childers of Gaffney; a brother, Jim Garrison of Los Angeles, Calif.; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and four great- great-grandchildren.
She was preceaded in death by a son, Walter L. Parris.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church. Burial will be in Draytonville Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Robert Ryan Childers, Kenneth Austin Patterson Jr., John Michael Barnhill, James Michael Painter, Richard Earl Brannon, Jeffrey Bill Vinesett and Douglas Scott Vinesett.
The family is at the home of Brenda Childers, 1366 Pleasant School Road, and will receive friends from 7:30 to 9 p.m. tonight at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Tara Calderon
Blacksburg — Tara Leann Calderon, 9-month-old daughter of David William Calderon and Samantha Annette Porter, of 345 Johns Cross Roads, died Saturday, March 10, 2001, at home.
She was born in Gaffney.
Surviving in addition to her parents are step-brothers, Luke and Kyle Calderon of the home; maternal grandmother, Janice Grigg of Blacksburg; paternal grandmother, Kay Calderon of Blacksburg; maternal great-grandparents, Ted and Dora Pennignton of Gaffney; and paternal great-grandmother, Dorothy Neal of Blacksburg.
She is preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Kenneth Grigg; and paternal grandfather, Francisco Calderon.
Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Clingman Cemetery conducted by the Rev. Grady Gregory.
Pallbearers will be Johnny Neal and Claude Ray Henderson.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. tonight at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Bennie Martin
Cherokee County native
Blacksburg — Bennie Gail Whelchel Martin, 59, of 414 North Mountain St., died Friday, March 9, 2001, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the wife of Ezell Martin and the daughter of the late Lloyd and Louise Parker Whelchel.
She was a member of Mt. Whitaker Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Jason Martin of the home; a sister, Nancy McSwain of Gaffney; and one granddaughter.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Draytonville Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Jamie Martin.
White Columns - Blacksburg is serving the family.

David Manley
Cherokee County native
David Richard Manley, 20, of 116 Willard Road, died Friday, March 9, 2001, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the son of Alonzo William Manley of Hendersonville, N.C., and Annette Moore Manley of Blacksburg.
He was a member of Eastside Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to his parents are two brothers, Jamie Manley of Hendersonville, and Lonnie Manley of Blacksburg; two sisters, Ashley Manley of Blacksburg, and Deanna Gordon Westbrooks of Gaffney; paternal grandparents, Gene and Margie Martin of Blacksburg; and maternal grandparent, Mary Ann Moore of Blacksburg.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Missionary Fellowship Church conducted by the Revs. Sherry Moss, Lucky Earls and Gregg Martin. Burial will follow at Clingman Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Jamie Manley, Lonnie Manley, Clarence Manley, Lance Manley, Robbie Byars, Stanley “Dooney” Watts and Larry “Bird” Horne.
White Columns - Blacksburg is serving the family.
The family can be reached at the residence.

Mattie Jefferies
Celanese Fibers retiree
Mattie Sue Kershaw Jefferies, 78, of 203 Short Peeler St., died Friday morning, March 9, 2001, at her residence.
A Union County native, she was the widow of Howard Jefferies Sr. and the daughter of the late William Richard Kershaw and Elizabeth Jeter Kershaw.
She was a member of Gowdeysville Baptist Church and a retired employee of Celanese Fibers in Earl, N.C.
She is survived by one son, Howard L. Jefferies Jr. of the home; two daughters, Deborah Sue Wilkerson and Merchelle Johnson of Dothan, Ala.; one stepdaughter, Mae Francis Feamster of Gaffney; 11 grandchildren, four of whom were reared in the home, Ashley Danielle Jefferies, Howard Levon Jefferies, Howard Tryon McCluney and Ka’Nanek Jefferies; and one grandchild.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Gowdeysville Baptist Church conducted by the Revs. C.N. Sullivan, D.C. Manning, D.E. Cooper and Minister Jennifer Hemphill. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
Pallbearers will be the Trustees and Board of Deacons of Gowdeysville Baptist Church.
Flowerbearers will be Earnestine Davis, Carol Dukes, Mary Lane, Marvis Foster, Pat Holmes, Iris Manning and Annette Littlejohn.
Foster Funeral Home is serving the family.

Wynemo Pinson
Former Burlington Mills employee
Blacksburg — Wynemo Phillips Pinson, 65, of 534 Holly Ridge Road, died Friday, March 9, 2001, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee County, she was wife of Arthur E. Pinson and the daughter of the late Doc and Flora Spencer Phillips.
She was a former employee of Burlington Mills and was a member and Sunday school teacher at Allen Memorial Baptist Church, Grover, N.C.
Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Tim Pinson of Blacksburg; three daughters, Chris Moss of Blacksburg, Patricia Gallman of Cowpens, and Angela Hollifield of Kings Mountain; six brothers, Cecil Phillips, Charles Phillips, Winford Phillips and Marshall Phillips, all of Cowpens, D.C. Phillips of Spartanburg, and Billy Phillips of Boiling Springs; a sister, Pharlynee Phillips of Cowpens; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services were held Sunday at Allen Memorial Baptist Church conducted by the Revs. Norris Willis and Tim Lowry. Burial was in Grover City Cemetery.
Pallbearers were the deacons Allen Memorial Baptist Church.
The family can be reached at the residence.
White Columns - Blacksburg served the family.

Dorothy Bazemore
Homemaker
Dorothy Borders Bazemore, 63, of 521 North 16th. St., Griffin, Ga., died Friday morning, March 9, 2001, at Hospice in Griffin.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the widow of Johnny Bazemore and the daughter of the late Garfield and Lucille Borders.
She was a homemaker and a member of Dickerson Memorial Seventh Day Adventist Church in Griffin.
She is survived by two sons, Johnny Bazemore of Orange County, Calif, and Dwayne Bazemore of Griffin; two daughters, Annett Bazemore and Sharon Thomas of Griffin; and eight grandchildren.
Arrangements are incomplete.
Foster Funeral Home is serving the family.

Lela Atkins
Limestone Mills retiree
Lela Coyle Atkins, 73, of 161 Coyle Hill Road, died Friday, March 9, 2001, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A Gaffney native, she was the widow of Ralph Atkins and the daughter of the late Bud and Eva Blanton Coyle.
She was retired from Limestone Mills and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
Surviving are two sons, James Ralph Atkins of Seneca, and John Atkins of Lawndale, N.C.; a brother, Howard Coyle of Gaffney; four sisters, Wilma Pruette, Grace George, Bama Parris and Alberta Fowler, all of Gaffney; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Frederick Memorial Gardens conducted by the Rev. Dewitt Clyde.
The family can be reached at the residence.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home served the family.

Albert Harmon
Owner of Harmon’s Wrecker
Albert Dean Harmon, 71, of 444 Wilcox Ave., died Wednesday, March 7, 2001, at Holmes Regional Medical Center, Melbourne, Fla.
A Gaffney native, he was the husband of Maxine Swofford Harmon and the son of the late William and Selma Allison Harmon.
He was the owner and operator of Harmon’s Wrecker Service, a veteran and a member of Providence Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two stepsons, Russell Ashley Horne and Mark Richard Horne, both of Gaffney; a brother, James Harmon of Gaffney; a sister, Mary Phillips of Gaffney; one step grandchild and one step great-grandchild.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Frederick Memorial Gardens conducted by the Rev. Ronnie Cox.
Pallbearers were Kenneth Haddon, Winford Blanton, Leford Blanton, Bobby Allison, Jackie Phillips, Robert Phillips, Bobby Gunnin and Jamie Edmonds.
The family can be reached at the residence.
Memorials may be made to Providence Baptist Church Building Fund, 822 Providence Road, Gaffney, S.C. 29341.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral home is serving the family.

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