common / 05-11-2001

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Rev. Harold D. Henderson
Retired minister
COWPENS – Rev. Harold Dean Henderson, 59, of 1005 Double Branch Rd., died Wednesday, May 9, 2001, in Spartanburg Regional Healthcare.
Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Barbara Bible Henderson and son of the late Luther B. Henderson and the late Clara Mae Williams Henderson. He was a retired minister with 16 years of service and a retired Navy Lieutenant Commander with 25 years of service. He was a member of Orchard Street Baptist Church in Mayo.
Surviving in addition to his wife are three daughters, Deborah Jean Guthro of Boiling Springs, Patricia Ann Kelly of Mayo and Melissa Michelle Henderson of the home; a sister, Sara Frances Wyatt of Gaffney; a brother, Dever Solmon of Gaffney; and three grandchildren.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Orchard Street Baptist Church conducted by the Revs. Allen Dean Blanton and Darrell Revels. Burial will be in Springhill Memorial Gardens with full military rites by the U.S. Navy.
Pallbearers will be an honor guard from the U.S. Navy.
The family is at the residence.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Orchard Street Baptist Church, 1821 Double Branch Rd., Cowpens, S.C. 29330; or to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1886, Gaffney, S.C 29342.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

Bill Swanson
Self-employed carpenter
BLACKSBURG – William Francis “Bill” Swanson, 57, of 118 Summit Dr., died Wednesday, May 9, 2001, at his home.
A native of Morristown, N.J., he was the husband of Pamela Lepre Swanson of the home and son of the late Richard and Helen Washer Swanson. he was a self-employed carpenter.
In addition to his wife he is survived by three sons, Russell W. Swanson of Gaffney, James Ochs of Salisbury, Md., and John Ochs of Gaffney; two daughters, Kimberley Thompson of Gaffney and Donna Swanson of New Jersey; a brother, richard Swanson of Florham Park, N.J.; and six grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the home.
Graveside services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Clingman Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Jamie Martin officiating.
White Columns-Blacksburg is in charge of arrangements.

Virginia H. Lanier
Retired textile employee
Virginia Horton Lanier, 80, formerly of 38 Beltline Courts, died Thursday, May 10, 2001, in Peachtree Centre.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the widow of Tom Lanier and daughter of the late A.B. Horton and the late Myrtha Burgess Horton. She was a retired textile employee and a member of West End Baptist Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Karen Fowler and Linda Smiley, both of Gaffney; a brother, Lynn Horton of Spartanburg; a sister, Mary Edna Queen of Gaffney; two step-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild.
Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at West End Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Kevin Childs and Mr. Homer Brown. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens. Body will be placed in the church at 12:30 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Jackie Queen, Andy Queen, Michael Smiley, Andy Fowler, Billy Harmon and Darryle Harmon.
The family is at the home of Mary Edna Queen, 305 Mimosa Dr., and will receive friends tonight from 7-8 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.
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.

Fairlee D. Montgomery
Cherokee County native
Fairlee Dawkins Montgomery, 81, of 2321 Brighton St., Baltimore, Md,, widow of Buck Montgomery, died Wednesday, May 9, 2001, at 11:20 a.m. in Baltimore.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the daughter of the late E.L. Dawkins and the late Gertrude Hemphill Byers.
She is survived by a daughter, Deloris Mitchell of Baltimore, a sister, Lenora Bullard of Philadelphia, Penn.; one brother, Aldophus Byers of Houston, Tex.; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
The family can be contacted at the residence, 2321 Brighton St., Baltimore, or at Brown’s Funeral Home, 1206 West North Avenue, Baltimore 21216; phone 410-728-8422.
(Courtesy of Foster Funeral Home.)

Ruthie Lee Mayberry
Cherokee County native
Ruthie Lee Tate Mayberry, 80, of 1701 W. Buford St., widow of Nathaniel Mayberry, died Thursday morning, May 10, 2001, at Mary Black Hospital in Spartanburg.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the daughter of the late Gamey Tate and the late Nannie Dawkins Tate. She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
She is survived by one son, Robert Lee Jefferies of the home; three daughters, Betty Jean Lindsay, Bessie Ree Mayberry and Catherine Phillips Harrison of Gaffney; one step-daughter, Lonnie Mae Davidson of Gaffney; two brothers, Miles Tate of Gaffney and Bob Tate of Cowpens; three sisters, Leola Jefferies, Essie Bell Richardson and Lillie Mae Dawkins; 16 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and 17 great -great grandchildren.
Foster Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Marjorie J. Driskill
Cherokee Ave. Baptist member
Marjorie Johnson Driskill, 74, of 100 Redwood Circle, Apt. 45, died Thursday, May 10, 2001, at her home.
She was the widow of Charles M. Driskill and daughter of the late Felix and Ida Johnson. She was a member of Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church.
Surviving are a son, Sgt. Richard Driskill of Rock Hill; a daughter, Sue D. Legere of Gaffney; a brother, Raymond Johnson of Gaffney; two sisters, Lizzie Mae Fowler and Rosa Lee Price, both of Gaffney and five grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 7-8 p.m. at White Columns-Gaffney and other times they will be at the home.
Graveside services will be held Monday at Frederick Memorial Gardens. The service time will be announced.
White Columns-Gaffney is in charge of arrangements.

Stella M. Horne
Polk County, N.C., native
Stella Mae Horne, 84, of 611 Anthony St., died Thursday, May 10, 2001, at her home after a long battle with cancer.
A native of Columbus, Polk County, N.C, she and her husband, John Wesley Horne, were married for 53 years. Mr. Horne retired from Standard Coffee Service. She was the daughter of the late Maurice Chesley Bostic Sr. of the Trinity Community near Boiling Springs, N.C., and Ara Ann Harris of Mooresboro, N.C.
Mrs. Horne grew up and went to school in the Corinth community of Gaffney. She worked in the spinning room of Gaffney Manufacturing from 1930-1940’s until beginning a career at Dixie Glove Manufacturing Co. and Piedmont Glove Manufacturing. She worked in the dietary department at Brookview Healthcare Center from 1973 until 1987. She was a member of West End Baptist Church where she served in the nursery for many years.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Thomas Horne of Ft. Mill; two brothers, Virgil Bostic and Lewis Bostic, both of Gaffney; a sister, Clothel B. Dillingham of Forest City; grandchildren, Thomas Allen Horne, Justin Alexander Horne, Melissa Diane Horne and Steven Wesley Horne.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-8 at White Columns-Gaffney and other times will be at the home.
Services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at West End Baptist Church with the Revs. Jason Patterson and Kevin Childs officiating. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be her nephews Ricky Bostic, David Bostic, Allen Horne, Justin Horne, Steven Horne and Lewis Ray Horne.
Memorials may be made to West End Baptist Church, 400 Overbrook Dr., Gaffney, S.C. 29341; or to Hospice of S.C., 407 N. Limestone St., Gaffney, S.C 29340.
White Columns-Gaffney is in charge of arrangements.

James J. Hull
Retired carpenter
SMYRNA – James Jackson Hull, 72, of 3220 Old Seine Rd., died Thursday, May 10, 2001, at his home.
He was the husband of Betty Ann Ramsey Hull and son of the late Jarvis Roscoe and Victoria Byars Hull. He was a retired carpenter and a member of Broad River Baptist Church.
Also surviving are a son, J. Kenneth Hull of York; two stepsons, Charles David Hailey of Smyrna and John Dan Hinson of York; a daughter, Linda h. Bradford of Liberty; two stepdaughters, Vicky Renee Bailey of Sharon and Patricia Ann Slaughter of York; and 14 grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the home of his son at 2909 Cedar Lane, York. Service times are incomplete.
White Columns-Blacksburg is in charge of arrangements.

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