common / 03-19-2001

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Arthur K. Gordon
Prisoner of war in World War II
Arthur K. Gordon, 75, of 438 Goucher School Rd., died Saturday, March 17, 2001, at his home.
A native of Beaver Falls, Pa., he was the husband of Margaret Scott Gordon and son of the late Arthur and Grace Lyons Gordon. He was a retired construction superintendent.
Mr. Gordon served with the U.S. Army, 99th Infantry Division, during World War II and was a former prisoner of war.
Also surviving are two sons, Eugene Pierce of Philadelphia, Pa., and James “Jimmy” Gordon of Lafayette, Ind.; four daughters, Jacquline Maduaus of Rochester, Mich., Cynthia Strickland of Lafayette, Ind., Cheryl Hammett of Lyman and Francis Deyle of Anchorage, Alaska; three sisters, Ailene Glass, Carolyn De’Angelo, both of Darlington, Pa., and Naomi Law of Gastonia, N.C.; 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Gordon was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, March 20, from 7-8 p.m. at White Columns-Gaffney and other times will be at the home. A service will be held at Arlington National Cemetery later in the week.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association of S.C., 2711 Middlesburg Dr., Columbia, S.C. 29304; the D.A.V. Jack Daniels Post 54, Gaffney, S.C.; or the POW, North Carolina Chapter.
White Columns-Gaffney is in charge of arrangements.

Dennis Lee Ivey
Supervisor with Hoke Inc.
Dennis Lee Ivey, 48, of 2246 Boiling Springs Hwy., died Friday, March 16, 2001, in Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, N.C.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the husband of Sherry Hamrick Ivey and son of Mary Humphries Ivey of Gaffney and the late Robert Ivey. He was a supervisor with Hoke Inc. in Spartanburg and was a member of Lavonia Baptist Church.
Also surviving are two daughters, Lacy Ivey and Haley Ivey, both of Gaffney, and two stepsons, Travis Dixon of Shelby and Kevin Dixon of the home.
In addition to his father, Mr. Ivey was preceded in death by a brother, Felton Ivey.
Services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Camps Creek Baptist Church conducted by the Revs. Steve Durham, Bill Hannon and Buddy Moorehead. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Jeff Ivey, Eddie Ivey, Darrell Ridings, Timmy Hamrick, Phillips Hamrick and Michael Emery.
The family is at the home.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Cherokee County Unit, P.O. Box 8031, Gaffney, S.C. 29342.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Breaunna Holmes
Breaunna Ashontae Holmes, 1-month-old daughter of Marwin and Christy Foster Holmes of 154 Buckson St., died Saturday, March 17, 2001.
Also surviving are four brothers, Lavontae, Malcolm and Joshua Holmes, all of the home, and Dashun Holmes of Gaffney; maternal grandparents, Carrie Crosby Foster and Eddie Foster Sr. of Gaffney; paternal grandparents, Mamie Holmes and Melvin Holmes of Gaffney; maternal great-grandfather, James Crosby of Gaffney; and paternal great-grandmother, Christine Thomp-son of Gaffney.
Services will be held Wednesday at noon at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. L.T. Tate. Burial will be in Opal Memorial Cemetery.
The Gilmore Mortuary.

Geneva F. Fair
Gaffney native
Geneva Faucett Fair, 86, of 217 Connecticut Ave., widow of Robert Fair, died Sunday, March 18, 2001, at her home.
Daughter of the late John Faucett and the late Julia Faucett, she was a native of Gaffney and a member of Limestone Missionary Baptist Church. She served as a church nurse and a member of the General Missionary Society. She was a member of Virgin Mary Chapter No. 192, Order of the Eastern Star.
Surviving are two sons, Aaron Fair of Gaffney and Benny Fair of the home; two daughters, Doris Fair and Brenda Byers, both of Gaffney; two sisters, Solonna Whittenburg of Gaffney and Queen Dula of Hickory, N.C.; 15 grandchildren, three of them, Thelma Fair, Bruce Fair and Rhonda Watkins, she reared in her home as her children; 24 great-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren and 21 step-great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Limestone Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Arthur J. Smith officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends at the church Wednesday afternoon at 2:30.
Foster Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Paul J. Brackett
Retired machinist
COWPENS – Paul J. Brackett, 50, of 371 Waters Rd., widower of Jessie Mae Dixon Brackett, died Thursday, March 14, 2001, at 2:41 p.m. in Mary Black Memorial Hospital.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the son of the late Johnny V. Brackett and the late Freelove Jefferies Brackett. He was a member of Island Creek Baptist Church and was a retired machinist at Dynacast Inc. of Spartanburg.
Surviving are two daughters, Gail Reeves of Cowpens and Paula Perry of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two others reared in the home as his children, Juanita Simpson and Travis Simpson, both of Cowpens; five brothers, Ben James Brackett, Douglas C. Brackett of Spartanburg, A.H. Brackett of Brooklyn, N.Y., Dr. A.L. Brackett of Union and Winfort Brackett of Woodbridge, Va.; two sisters, Ruby B. Hayes of Spartanburg and Lillian Hunter of Cowpens; and four grandchildren.
Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Island Creek Baptist Church with Drs. J.W. Sanders, Leon C. Rector and the Revs. Mills McHam and Wilbert Oglesby officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Watson Armstrong, John Foster, Roger Johnson, John Lipscomb, Dean Littlejohn, Roy Logan, Dennis Oglesby and Buford Proctor.
Flower bearers will be Shirley Armstrong, Pernice Lattimore, Viola Littlejohn, Regina Littlejohn, Shirley Manning, Hester Means, Eureka Johnson and Sara Oglesby.
Honorary pallbearers and flower bearers will be his nephews and nieces, respectively.
The family is at the home of his sister, Ruby B. Hayes, 101 Applewood Lane, Spartanburg, in the Hillcrest community.
Foster Funeral Home, Gaffney, is in charge of arrangements.

Pauline M. McDaniel
Retired from Park Yarn Mills
BLACKSBURG – Pauline Moore McDaniel, 85, of 104 Calles St., died today, March 19, 2001, at Peachtree Centre in Gaffney.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the wife of Boyd McDaniel and daughter of the late Charlie Moore and the late Sloanie Dover Moore. She was retired from Park Yarn Mills of Kings Mountain and was a member of Blacksburg Church of God.
Surviving in addition to her husband are four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Roxie Graham of Blacksburg and Martha Kujawa of Gaffney.
Mrs. McDaniel was preceded in death by a daughter, Ruth Sarratt.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home, Gaffney, is in charge.

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