common / 04-20-2001

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

John S. Allen
Retired plumber
John Scott Allen, 58, of Gaffney died Thursday, April 12, 2001, in Munroe Regional Medical Center, Ocala, Fla.
Born in Charlotte, N.C., he was a retired plumber and of the Catholic faith.
Surviving are his wife, Opal Allen, of Lowell, N.C.; three daughters, Karen Parker of Lowell, Katherine Herndon of Bessemer City, N.C., and Paulette Smith of Gaffney; a son, John E. Allen of Kodak, Tenn.; a sister, Marsha Shoe of Mooresville, N.C.; two brothers, Buzz Allen of California and Richard Allen of Baltimore, Md.; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Hiers Funeral Home, Ocala, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy H. Scruggs
Spartanburg native
COWPENS – Dorothy Hall Scruggs, 66, of Mt. Olive Road, died Tuesday, April 17, 2001, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
Born in Spartanburg, she was the widow of Henry C. Scruggs and daughter of the late Jovis Thompson Hall and the late Lillie Mae Elms Hall. She was a homemaker and member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.
Surviving are a son, Melvin H. Scruggs of Jacksonville, Fla.; two daughters, Rachel Peterson of Gaffney and April Scruggs of Atlanta, Ga.; two brothers, Clayton Hall of Spartanburg and Wilburn Hall of Cowpens; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Graveside services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens conducted by Dr. Robert W. Kirby Jr. and the Rev. Ray Caldwell.
The family is at their respective homes.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Interim Hospice, 775 Spartan Blvd., Suite 101, Spartanburg, S.C. 29301.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Emma T. Long
Retired textile employee
Emma Turner Long, 89, of 225 Gregory Rd., died Wednesday, April 18, 2001, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late Moody Turner and the late Maggie Mercer Turner. She was a retired textile employee and a member of West End Baptist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Connie Vassey of Gaffney; a sister, Margaret Allison of Gaffney; two grandsons and two great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Long was preceded in death by nine brothers and two sisters.
Graveside services will be held today at 1 p.m. at Oakland Cemetery conducted by the Rev. Kevin Childs.
Pallbearers will be Robert Gregory, Jack Clary, Lawrence Moore, Roy Bradley, Kevin Vassey, Jason Vassey and Kenneth Vassey.
The family will receive friends anytime at the residence and after the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to West End Baptist Church, 400 Overbrook Dr., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

George T. Rankin
Decorated WWII vet
George Thompson Rankin, 88, of 508 S. Petty St., died Thursday, April 19, 2001, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
Born in Chisolm, Minn. he was the husband of Mary Rankin. He was a veteran of World War II, serving as a technical sergeant in the Air Corps, 390th Bomb Group. He was awarded two Distinguished Flying Crosses, an Air Medal with Clusters and a Presidential Citation.
Mr. Rankin was superintendent of Gaffney Manufacturing Company and retired from Limestone Manufacturing Company in 1978 as a plant manager of the Summit Mill. He was a member of American Legion Post 109 and a parishioner of St. Francis Anglican Church of Spartanburg.
Surviving in addition to his wife are three daughters, Melinda Kimes of Spartanburg, Elizabeth Wardrop of Newark, Del., and Georgianne Evers of W. Richland, Va.; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and two sisters.
Arrangements are incomplete.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Francis Parish, 601 Webber Rd., Spartanburg, S.C. 29304.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jack G. Wilkins
Retired textile lab technician
Jack Gibbs Wilkins, 92, formerly of 115 E. Montgomery St., died Thursday, April 19, 2001, in Peachtree Centre.
Born in Gaffney, he was the widower of Juanita Baldwin Wilkins and son of the late Joseph Gibbs Wilkins and the late Agnes Wilkins. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Gaffney and a retired textile lab technician.
Surviving are two sons, Joseph Gibbs Wilkins of Edisto Island and Jack Wayne Wilkins of North Carolina; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens conducted by the Rev. Joel Sellers.
The family will receive friends anytime at the residence.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Peachtree Centre, 1434 N. Limestone St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

Thomas E. Daggerhart
Services for Thomas Earl Daggerhart, 58, of 202 Tiffany Terrace, will be held today at 4 p.m. at Kirby Memorial Baptist Church conducted by the Revs. Rich Lancaster and Robert Ivey. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens. Body will be placed in the church at 3:30 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Harvey Owens, Van Bowen, Terry Blackwell, Jerry Blackwell, Lee Parker and Richard Turner.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of Adult V Men’s Sunday School Class and members of the Spartanburg Gun Club.
The family is at the residence.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Kirby Memorial Baptist Church Building Fund, 512 Chandler Dr., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Patrick L. Kloever
Native of Pana, Ill.
COWPENS – Patrick Lawson Kloever, 52, of 2635 Battleground Rd., died Wednesday, April 18, 2001, at his home.
A native of Pana, Ill., he was the husband of Jeanne Porter Kloever of the home and son of Louise Ingold Kloever of Pana and the late Lawson D. Kloever. He was retired from the U.S. Army and was a security officer with Security Forces. He was a member of St. Patrick’s Church in Pana.
Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are a son, Michael Paul Kloever of Dallas, Tex.; two step-sons, Michael Rea of Cowpens and Daniel Rea of Warrensburg, Ill.; four brothers, James Kloever of Cahokia, Ill., Donald Kloever and John Kloever, both of Pana, and Ray Kloever of Shelbyville, Ill; a sister, Donna Kaiser of Pana; a step-grandson and a step-granddaughter.
In addition to his father, Mr. Kloever was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph Kloever and Daniel Kloever.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
The family is at the residence.
White Columns-Gaffney is in charge of arrangements.

Bobby G. McSwain
Former owner of McSwain’s Amoco; retired plumber
Bobby Gene (Jab) McSwain, 70, of 208 Vadar Circle, died Wednesday, April 18, 2001, at his residence.
Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Pauline Harris McSwain and son of the late Garland H. McSwain and the late Beulah Rogers McSwain. He was a retired plumber and former owner of McSwain’s Amoco. He attended Faith Baptist Church and served honorably in the U.S. Navy for four years.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Larry Gene (Jabo) McSwain and daughter-in-law, Tina Morton McSwain of Gaffney; a daughter, Scarlet LaDonna McSwain Potter of Gaffney; a grandson, Jason Bryan McSwain of Gaffney; and granddaughter, Shanna Rene Harris of Gaffney.
Mr. McSwain was preceded in death by a sister, Sybil Horchler.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel conducted by the Revs. Delos Blanton and Joyce Murphy. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Timmy Spencer, Tony Spencer, Scott Griffith, Jeffrey Griffith, Douglas Horchler, Luther McSwain and Bobby Duncan.
The family is at the residence.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Faith Baptist Church “Children’s Fund,” 246 Ford Rd., Gaffney, S.C. 29340; or to Vistacare Hospice, 22 Tindal Ave., Greenville, S.C. 29605.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jordon C. Wilson
Services for Jordon Carlos Wilson of Gold Mine Apartments, Apt. K-73, 9-month-old son of Amy Walters of the home and James Wilson of Gaffney, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.
The family is at the home of James Wilson, Granard Courts, Apt. F-24.
Foster Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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