common / 05-04-2001

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Samuel O’Neal Martin
Retired construction worker
BOILING SPRINGS – Samuel O’Neal Martin, 77, of 320 Vinyard Rd., died Wednesday, May 2, 2001, at his home.
Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Alice Stanford Johnson Martin and son of the late John Early Martin and the late Rosie Linder Martin. He was a retired construction worker, a veteran and of the Baptist faith.
Also surviving are a daughter, Elaine Bennett of Roebuck; a step-daughter, Linda Johnson Wilson of Boiling Springs; a son, David Martin of Atlanta, Ga.; a sister, Virginia Huskey of Chesnee; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.
Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Arkwright Baptist Church conducted by the Revs. Reggie Hopkins and Sam Hammett. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Larry A. Bennett II, Dwight Michael Bennett, Michael Martin, David Martin Jr., Jeremiah Blue Baker, Larry Martin and Larry Huskey.
The family is at 322 Vinyard Rd., Boiling Springs.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.
Edith L. Butler
Services for Edith Lucille Butler, 56, of Corona, N.Y., who died May 1 in Corona, will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel conducted by Brother Edward Hughes. Burial will be in Gaffney Memorial Park.
The family is at the home of her sister, Helen B. Camp, 326 E. Floyd Baker Blvd.

Robert G. McBee
Licensed auctioneer
Robert Gregg McBee, 70, of 985 Billy Goat Bridge Rd., died Wednesday, May 2, 2001, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Robert B. McBee and the late Wonie Wood McBee. He was a self-employed auctioneer, licensed by the Southern Auction Association. He was a Mason, a member of the Hejaz Temple Shriners and a member of Skull Shoals Baptist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Ann M. Sanders, of Gaffney and two sisters, Mae M. Tignor and Gladys M. Bridges, both of Kings Mountain, N.C.
Graveside services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Rehoboth Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by the Rev. David Clyburn.
The family is at the home of Ann Sanders, 817 Gowdeys-ville Rd., and will receive friends tonight from 7-8 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Creola B. Cook
North Carolina native
Creola Barney Cook, 88, of 121 Hampshire Dr., died Saturday, April 28, 2001, in White Oak Manor, Spartanburg.
A native of North Carolina, she was the widow of Clarence Henry Cook and daughter of the late Charlie Barney and the late Cora Bell Wagner Barney. She was a homemaker and member of Providence Baptist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Elaine C. Kennedy of Campobello; two granddaughters, Lori P. Gaffney of Gaffney and Angela P. Shaheen of Chattanooga, Tenn.; four grandsons, Joshua Kennedy of Salt Lake City, Utah, Jacob Kennedy, John Kennedy and Joseph Kennedy, all of Campobello; five great-grandchildren, Jason McSwain, Logan-Lydia Gaffney, Lauren Shaheen, John Shaheen and Alexandra Shaheen.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Cook was preceded in death by a daughter, Bobbie Jo Cook Phillips Hammett, and a son, Jack E. Cook.
Services were Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel conducted by the Rev. Joyce Murphy. Burial was in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Lawrence Blackwood, O.C. Blackwood, Bill Sarratt, Gary Scruggs, David Vassy, Leon Pridmore, Herbert Sarratt and Bill Honeycutt.
Memorials may be made to the Senior Center of Gaffney, 499 W. Rutledge Ave., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.

James R. McKown Sr.
Local dairy farmer
James Roy McKown Sr., 78, of 834 Boiling Springs Rd., died Thursday, May 3, 2001, in Mary Black Memorial Hospital.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the husband of Phyllis Barnhill McKown and son of the late Paul Patrick McKown and the late Pearl Sellers McKown. He was a dairy farmer and former member of the Cherokee County Cattleman’s Association. He was a life member of Mt. Ararat Baptist Church and was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II.
Also surviving are a daughter, Phoebe McKown Weatherford of Beaufort; two sons, James Roy McKown Jr. and John Paul McKown, both of Gaffney; a brother, Paul Pat McKown of Gaffney; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. at Mt. Ararat Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Tommy Wright and Dr. Roger Aycock. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 3:30 p.m.
Pallbearers will be James Roy McKown III, Barry Davidson, Reed Weatherford, Grayson Weatherford, P.T. McKown, Howard Price, Edward D. Barnhill Jr. and John Cleve Barnhill.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends tonight from 7-8 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Ararat Baptist Church, 412 McKowns Mountain Rd., Gaffney, S.C. 29340; the Cherokee County Children’s Home, P.O. Box 1896, Gaffney, S.C. 29342; or to the charity of one’s choice.

Bobby Bridges
Retired from Wendell Fabrics
BLACKSBURG – Bobby Morris Bridges, 63, of 141 Zayes Rd., died Thursday, May 3, 2001, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Cleveland County, N.C., he was the son of Bertie Lee Hamrick Bridges of Kings Mountain, N.C., and the late Zaye Morrison Bridges. He was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church and was retired from Wendell Fabrics.
Surviving are two daughters, Sheina Powell and Crystal McCurry, both of Shelby; two sons, Bobby Randall Bridges of Kings Mountain and James Morris Bridges of Blacksburg; a brother, Max Bridges of Grover; three sisters, Wanda Carpenter of Kings Mountain, Betty Goodson of Grover and Libby Jones of Charlotte; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Mr. Bridges was preceded in death by a son, Terry Eugene Bridges, and two brothers, Ricky Bridge and Ted Bridges.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends Saturday from 7-8:30 at Gordon Mortuary.
Arrangements are incomplete.

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