common / 06-06-2001

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Sarah C. Dawkins
Retired from Modern Laundry
Sarah Christine Littlejohn Dawkins, 90, of 131 New St., widow of James Joe Dawkins, died Friday, June 1, 2001, at 9:45 p.m. in Mary Black Memorial Hospital.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the daughter of the late Deacon Wilks Littlejohn and the late Emma L. Littlejohn. She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church and was a retired employee of Modern Laundry. She was the last living child of 17 children.
Surviving are a daughter, Lillie Mae Dawkins of Gaffney; three grandchildren, Joe Dawkins and Tyrone Dawkins of Gaffney whom she reared as her sons, and Sarah L. Dawkins of Richmond, Va.; 11 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
Services were Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church with Dr. Eula Miller Jr. and the Revs. Lawrence Davidson, Thomas Burson, Freddie Davidson and Mary D. Jefferies officiating. Burial was be in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Nathaniel Ellis, Willie Dean Huskey, Charles Tate, Steve Littlejohn, Joe Tate, Cornell Reid, Terry Littlejohn and Victor Tate.
Flower bearers will be Jaida Robinson, Quatina Robinson, Brittney Dawkins, Jessica Vantrese Dawkins, Annetta White, Athaline Davidson, Hannah Linder, Rosa Lee Ellis, Fredricka Dawkins and Tamika Dawkins.
The family is at the home of her grandson, Joe Dawkins, 119 Lincoln Dr.
Foster Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Gertrude I. Kilgore
Cherokee County native
Gertrude Inez Kilgore, 67, of Kings Mountain, N.C., died Thursday, May 31, 2001, in Country Time Inn Rest Home, Kings Mountain.
Born in Cherokee County, she was a daughter of the late Henry Kilgore and Daisy Mae Lockhart. She was a member of the Divine True Holiness Church of God, Blacksburg, where she was a charter member of the Holy Gospel Singers and member of the Missionary Board. She was a former member of Fairview A.M.E. Zion Church, Earl, N.C., where she served as an usher, member of the junior and senior choirs. She was also a member of Blacksburg Terrace Tuesday Prayer Service Club and Blacksburg Senior Citizens.
Surviving are three sons, Sherwood Lockhart Sr. of Columbus, Ga., Perry Lee Kilgore of Asheville, N.C., and Richard Kilgore of Ludowici Ga.; a daughter, Winnie J. Ross of Blacksburg; seven grandchildren, including Tiffney Wright of Kings Mountain who was reared in the home; two godchildren, Travis and Loretta Lockhart, who were reared in the home; a brother, Nathaniel Davis of Atlanta, Ga.; three sisters, Vordia Dawkins, Polly Weathers, both of Blacksburg, and Jo Lockhart of Grover; and seven great-grandchildren.
Services were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Divine True Holiness Church of God with Elder Eddie Lockhart officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
The family is at the home of Jo Lockhart, 127 Bethlehem Church Rd., Grover.
The Gilmore Mortuary.

Rev. Hiram D. Wheat Jr.
Graveside services for the Rev. Hiram Denly Wheat Jr., 77, of 507 Willow St., will be held today at 11 a.m. at Oakland Cemetery conducted by the Rev. Willie Lanier.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the VFW, P.O. Box 746, Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
The family is at the home of his niece, Tracy Wheat, 713 Union St.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Robert L. Ussery
Retired from Chapman Const.
Robert Lewis Ussery, 71, of 105 Camellia Circle died Monday, June 4, 2001, at his home.
Widower of Mildred Bonner Ussery, he was born in Cleveland County, N.C., a son of the late Walter and Ethel Sharpe Ussery. He was a member of Pine Grove Primitive Baptist Church in Lawndale, N.C., was an Army veteran of World War II and a retired employee of Chapman Construction Company.
Surviving are four sons, Robert Dean Ussery, Felton Ussery, Richard Ussery and Kennard Ussery, all of Gaffney; three daughters, Joyce Ussery of the home, Faye Camp and Jovette Rice, both of Gaffney; a brother, Grover Ussery of Lawndale; three sisters, Zella Gardner of Detroit, Mich., Eloise Fambrough and Essie Johnson, both of Hickory, N.C.; 17 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. in The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel conducted by the Rev. Robert Dover. Burial will be in Gaffney Memorial Park.

Frances B. Camp
Services for Frances Blanton Camp, 61, of 210 Camellia Circle, widow of Luster Camp, will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Mount Sinai Baptist Church with Dr. U.D. Vernon and the Revs. Roger Mason and Cris Smith officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Lamar Camp, Tyree Camp, Ernest Baker, Jarvis Buckson, Marcus Lipscomb and Chad Vernon.
Flower bearers will be Annie Hopper, Tammeria Webster, Rosie Watkins, Ernestine Baker, Rosa Harris, Earnestine Davis, Kasilia Wiley and Christine Alexander.
Honorary pallbearer will be James Lee McSwain.
The family is at the residence.
Foster Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Hattie Mae Conley
Employed by Norma’s
Hattie Mae Conley, 57, of 940 N. Limestone St., Limestone Courts, Apt. Q-79, died Tuesday, June 5, 2001, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Cleveland County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Melvin Conley and the late Beannie Wray Conley. She was a member of Mikes Creek Baptist Church and was employed by Norma’s Truck Stop.
Surviving are two daughters, Joyce Conley and Partheane C. Jefferies of Gaffney; six grandchildren, including Howard L. Jefferies and Kailee Jefferies who were reared in her home as her children; four brothers, Joe Conley of Shelby, Tommy Conley, Artemus Conley and James Conley, all of Gaffney; and a sister, Winnie Lee Smith of Gaffney.
Arrangements are incomplete. Foster Funeral Home is in charge.

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