common / 04-25-2001

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Helen G. Osment
Former nurses’ aide
Helen Gregory Osment, 60, wife of David Osment of 181 Fowler Rd., formerly of Union, died Sunday, April 22, 2001, at 1:45 p.m. in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center after an extended illness.
Mrs. Osment was born in Union on Dec. 19,1940, a daughter of the late Noah and Merle Ray Gregory. She was a member of Blue Branch Baptist Church and was formerly employed as a nurses’ aide at Oakmont Nursing Home in Union.
Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters, Donna White of Spartanburg and Beth Candler of Union; three sisters: Jane G. Brock of York, Joyce G. Edmondson of Myrtle Beach and Decie G. Craig of Union; and three grandchildren.
Services were held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by the Rev. Will Vergara. Burial was in Rosemont Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Greg Black, Bryan Candler, Michael Gregory, Donald Warren, George Austin and Lee Brock.
The family is at the home of her daughter, Beth Candler, 202 Munro St., Union.
Memorials may be made to the Union County Cancer Services, c/o Ola Jean Kelly, 117 Fant Lane, Union, S,C. 29379.

Adjuel Childers
Services for Adjuel Childers, 81, of 525 Peeler Creek Rd., will be held today at 1 p.m. at Draytonville Baptist Church conducted by the Revs. Todd Braswell, Robert Ivey and Stuart Kersey. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jim Parker, Brian Parker, Cline Parker, Matthew (Matt) Mathis, Michael (Mike) Mathis and Marcus (Marc) Mathis.
The family is at the home of his daughter, Brenda Parker, 502 Peeler Creek Rd.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Draytonville Baptist Church, 179 Draytonville Church Rd., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Herman A. Huffstetler
World War II veteran
Herman Andrew Huffstetler, 88, of 703 Providence Rd., died Sunday, April 22, 2001, in Yorktown, Va.
Born in Gaffney, he was the widower of Irene Huffstetler and son of the late J.A. Huffstetler and the late Mamie Moore Huffstetler. He was a retired textile employee and member of Providence Baptist Church. He was a veteran of World War II.
Surviving are two daughters, JoAnn Wakelyn and Joyce Childers, both of Yorktown, Va.; a son, Dempsey Huffstetler of Newport News, Va.; two brothers, Johnny Huffstetler and Clarence “Tiger” Huffstetler, both of Gaffney; four sisters, Sarah Clary, Lucille Mosley, Juanita Pettit, all of Gaffney, and Patsy Richardson of Simpsonville; 18 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Huffstetler was preceded in death by a son, Earl Dean Huffstetler, and a daughter, Peggy Anna Huffstetler.
Graveside services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Providence Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by the Rev. Ronnie Cox. The family will receive friends this morning from 10-11 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Robert A. Wakelyn, Noel I. Wakelyn Jr., Danny Lee Sarratt, William Clark, Warren Bonner, Gary Scruggs and Phillip Bruce Childers.
The family is at the home of Johnny Huffstetler, 510 S. Limestone St.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the World War II Memorial Fund, Courthouse Plaza II, Suite 501, 2300 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, Va. 22201.

Annie P. Foster
School custodian at Grassy Pond Elementary
Annie Pearl Foster, 51, of 143 Camellia Circle, died Tuesday, April 24, 2001, at 5:17 a.m. in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the daughter and stepdaughter of Vera Corry Foster Ross of Blacksburg and daughter of the late James Lee Foster. She was employed as a custodian at Grassy Pond Elementary School.
Also surviving are two sons, Franklin L. Foster of Rock Hill and Shelton V. Foster of the home; a daughter, Lisa Diane Foster of Blacksburg; two sisters, Martha F. Gibbs of Charlotte and Yvonne Foster of Gaffney; and two grandchildren.
Services will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. at Mitchel Chapel F.B. Holiness Church conducted by the Rev. E.L. Lawson. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at the church.
Foster Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Bertha S. Hunter
Avid racing fan
STATESVILLE, N.C. – Bertha Beatrice Shell Hunter, 79, of 894 Barry Oak Rd., Cleveland, died Monday, April 23, 2001, in Davis Regional Medical Center.
Born in Coch County, Tenn., on July 21, 1921, she was a daughter of the late Robert Lee Shell and Bell Humphries Shell. She as a homemaker and member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Cherokee County, S.C.. She was an avid racing fan.
Survivors include two sons, Wayne Neal of Cleveland and Terry B. Neal of Gastonia; two daughters, Brenda N. Dixon of the home and Myra J. Hodge of Gaffney; a sister, Bonnie S. Jones of Gaffney; two half-sisters, Virginia Owens of Charlotte and Minnie Gregory of Gaffney; a half-brother, B.T. Owens of Gaffney; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church with the Rev. R.T. Moore officiating. The family will speak with friends at the cemetery following the service.
Condolences may be sent by e-mail to the family at www.legacy.com. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 500 E. Morehead St., Suite 211, Charlotte, N.C. 28202.
Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home, Statesville, and Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home, Gaffney, are in charge of arrangements.

Patrick L. Kloever
COWPENS – A memorial service for Patrick Lawson Kloever, 52, of 2635 Battleground Rd., will be held today at 1 p.m. at Manna Baptist Church in Chesnee with the Rev. Danny Cannon officiating. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens in Gaffney with full military honors.
The family will receive friends today at the church one hour prior to the service. At other times they will be at the home.
White Columns Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Inez R. Byars
Services for Inez Rawlison Byars, 80, of Apt. F-71, Limestone Courts, widow of William Byars, will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Gowdeysville Baptist Church conducted by the Revs. D.C. Manning, Bobby Dogan and Jennifer Hemphill. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
Pallbearers and flower bearers will be her nephews and nieces, respectively.
Foster Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Wilma A. Newsome
Gaffney native
WINCHESTER, Va. – Wilma Adams Newsome, 87, of 408 Summit Dr., died Sunday, April 22, 2001, in Winchester Medical Center.
Mrs. Newsome was born on April 1, 1914, in Gaffney, a daughter of the late Ernest Adams and Mary Crosby Adams. She joined Philadelphia Baptist Church at an early age and sang in the adult choir. She later joined Oak Grove Baptist Church and was an active member of the Missionary and Mothers Ministry.
Years later she relocated to Stamford, Conn., and united with the Faith Tabernacle Baptist Church and was an active member there until she moved in 1985 and joined Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Winchester where she was a faithful member until she became ill.
Mrs. Newsome was the widow of Paul Newsome.
Surviving are two daughters, Evelyn Smaw and Esther Jones, both of Winchester; two sons, Silas Adams and William Adams, both of Stamford, Conn.; three sisters, Susie Graham and Earnestine Hunt, both of Washington, D.C., and Margaret Brown of Davidson, N.C.; a brother, Richard Adams of Gaffney; 23 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Gilbert M. Mack Jr. Burial will be in Orrick Cemetery, Winchester.
Pallbearers will be members of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends Friday from 7-8 p.m. at the church.
Cartwright Funeral Home, Winchester, is in charge of arrangements.
(Courtesy of Foster Funeral Home.)

Dewey “Pete” Smith
Cherokee County native
COWPENS – Dewey L. “Pete” Smith, 83, of 416 Love Springs Rd., died Monday, April 23, 2001, at his home after a lengthy illness.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the husband of Lottie Frady Smith of the home and son of the late Edward and Maggie Cook Smith. He was a member and deacon of Love Springs Baptist Church for the past 40 years and was a retired textile worker. He also operated a well cleaning business for 30 years.
Also surviving are two daughters, Jackie Peterson of Cowpens and Kaye S. Erwin of Gaffney; a brother, Buford Smith of Cowpens; a sister, Nellie S. Frady of Cowpens; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Smith was preceded in death by four brothers – Boyce, Leo, Harvey and Thomas.
Services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Love Springs Baptist Church conducted by the Revs. Billy Millwood, Will Vigara and James Price and Mr. Doug Hayes. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Ricky Mode, Bobby Hicks, Carson Smith, Darain Dowis, Byron Millwood and Shawn Revels.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Love Springs Baptist Church Men’s Class.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 at Love Springs Baptist Church and other times will be at the home.
Memorials may be made to Cherokee County Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1886, Gaffney, S.C. 29342; or to Hospice Care of Spartanburg, 120 Heywood Ave., Suite 300, Spartanburg, S.C. 29302.
White Columns-Gaffney is in charge of arrangements.

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