common / 05-07-2001

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Stanley J. Smith
Retired from Timken
Stanley J. Smith, 72, of 102 Forest Lane, died Saturday, May 5, 2001, in Spartanburg Regional Medial Center.
A native of Ontario, Canada, he was the widower of Betty Joyce Smith and son of the late Stanley John and May Smith. He was retired from The Timken Company with more than 44 years of service.
Surviving are two sons, Albert Smith and Les Smith, both of Gaffney; two daughters, Sue Goode of Diamond Head, Miss., and Sandy Nelms of Marietta, Ga.; and five grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Frederick Memorial Garden.
The family will receive friends at the residence, 102 Forest Lane.
White Columns-Gaffney is in charge.

Cleveland J. Webb
Retired textile employee
Cleveland J. Webb, 73, of 3504 Pacolet Hwy., died Friday, May 4, 2001, at his home.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the widower of Hazel Rochester Webb and son of the late John D. and Bessie May Mathis Webb. He was a retired textile employee and a member of Hammett Grove Baptist Church.
Surviving are three sons, Paul L. Webb, Jimmy Webb and Raymond Webb, all of Gaffney; a daughter, Pam W. Messer of Rock Hill; four sisters, Eva Blackwell, Margaret Mabry, Bonnie Petty, all of Pacolet, and Ida Murphy of Woodruff; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.
Services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Hammett Grove Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Mike McGaha. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Hammett Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 651 Hammett Grove Rd., Spartanburg, S.C. 29307.
The family is at the home of his son, Paul L. Webb, 1639 Asbury Rd., Pacolet.
Floyd’s Pacolet Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

John C. Carlton
Employed by Kosa
BLACKSBURG – John Cabot Carlton, 40, of 301 Love’s Farm Rd., died Friday, May 4, 2001, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Aiken, he was the husband of Tona Smith Carlton of the hone and son of the Evelyn Mullinax Carlton of Blacksburg and the late Flake Hampton Carlton. He attended St. John’s United Methodist Church and was employed by Kosa.
Also surviving are three children, Christy Diane Carlton, Samantha Michelle Carlton and John Cabot Carlton II, all of the home; two brothers, Michael Carlton and Stephen Carlton, both of Blacksburg; three sisters, Cheryl C. Moss of Blacksburg, Patti C. Colvard of Gaffney and Lisa C. Ray of Smyrna; three brothers-in-law, Wesley Eugene Smith and Dale Keith Smith, both of Smyrna, and Maurice Paul Harris of California.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at St. John’s United Methodist Church with the Revs. Vernon Mullinax and James Gosnell officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Pete Walker, Gerald Jones, Randall Moss, Kevin Kite, Jimmy Cooksey, Eddie Neal, David Mitchell and Kenneth Walker.
The family is at the home of Jean and Julian Harris, 285 Love’s Farm Rd., Blacksburg.
Memorials may be made to the John Carlton Children’s Fund, First National Bank of the Carolinas, 207 W. Cherokee St., Blacksburg, S.C. 29702.
White Columns-Blacksburg is in charge of arrangements.

Bobby M. Bridges
BLACKSBURG – Graveside services for Bobby Morris Bridges, 63, of 141 Zayes Rd., were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Cleveland Memorial Park conducted by the Rev. Dewitt Clyde.
The family is at the residence.
Gordon Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Boyce Lee Durrah
Retired from Mt. Vernon Textile Plant
SPARTANBURG– Boyce Lee Durrah, 61, of 590 S. Converse St., died Friday, May 4, 2001, at 3:06 p.m. in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Cowpens, he was the husband of Mildred Ann “Sandy” Durrah and son of the late John Wesley Durrah and the late Fannie Boston Durrah. He graduated from Benjamin E. Mayes High School where he was a star basketball player. He was retired from Mt. Vernon Textile Plant and was a member of New Zion Baptist Church.
Also surviving are a brother, Robert Durrah of Cowpens; four sisters, Louise Durrah Robinson of Baltimore, Md., Ethel Durrah McCurdy, Hazel Durrah Dawkins and Sarah Durrah Brockman of Cowpens.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Lincoln Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mobile Meals, 393 E. Main St., Spartanburg, S.C. 29302.
The family will receive friends at the home.
Foster Funeral Home, Gaffney, is in charge of arrangements.

Willie G. Rainey
Owner of Touch of Class Salon
Willie Gene Rainey, 51, of White Oak Apartments, No. 34, died Saturday, May 5, 2001, at 3:50 p.m. in Bryan Dorn V.A. Hospital, Columbia.
A native of Gaffney, he was the son of the late Elizabeth Jackson Rainey. He graduated in 1969 from Granard High School and was owner and operator of Touch of Class Hair Salon. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are two daughters, Sabather Lynch and Aisha Jones of Spartanburg; a son, Danyell Lynch of Spartanburg; one granddaughter; three sisters, Joyce Dawkins and Miriam Battle of Gaffney and Janie M. Webb of Winston-Salem, N.C.; four brothers, Robert Rainey of Boston, Mass., Elder Terry P. Hughes of Pittsburgh, Pa., Roy Rainey and Wardell Rainey of Gaffney; and step-father, James W. Rainey of Baltimore, Md.
Services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Allen Temple C.M.E. Church with the Rev. Clifton Harris officiating. Burial will be in Limestone Cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
The family is at the home of Joe and Joyce Dawkins, 119 Lincoln Dr.
Foster Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jean Paluch
Gaffney native
Jean Wilkens Paluch, 71, of Cinnaminson, N.J., died Thursday, May 3, 2001.
Mrs. Paluch was the widow of Julian R. Paluch and daughter of the late Forest and Mary Blackwell Wilkens who lived in Gaffney. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Jean Paluch.
Surviving are two sons, Thomas Paluch and Robert Paluch, both of Cinnaminson, and four sisters, Virginia Martin, Inez Jeffries, both of Gaffney, Pat Lennon of Fountain Inn and Clara Whitaker of Denver, N.C.
A life celebration will be held today at 9:30 a.m. at Snover/Givnish Funeral Home with a graveside service to follow at 11 a.m. at Lakeview Memorial Park in Cinnaminson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Samaritan Hospice, 5 Eves Dr., Suite 300, Marlton, N.J., 08053.

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