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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Dan L. Smith
Services for Dan Lavender Smith, 69, of 609 Anthony St., were held Thursday at 4 p.m. at Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church conducted by Dr. Clyde Thomas and the Revs. Frank Northcutt and Stuart Kersey. Burial was in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Don Morgan, Olin Phillips, Steve Allison, Tommy Allison, Dave Lavender, Tony Lavender, Donnie Vaughn and Joe Rukat.
Honorary pallbearers were members of the Dan Smith Sunday School Class.
Memorials may be made to Gideons International, 835 W. Floyd Baker Blvd., Gaffney, S.C. 29341; Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1886, Gaffney, S.C. 29342; or to Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church Missions Fund, 805 Cherokee Ave., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Lloyd E. Dennis
Retired from Phoenix Finishing as plant engineer
Lloyd Edwin Dennis of 133 Whispering Pines Rd. died Tuesday, June12, 2001, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
Born Sept. 26, 1926, in Salisbury, N.C., a son of the late Eddie Harrison Dennis and the late Effie Mae Lowder Dennis, he worked in textiles for 30 years and was a retired plant engineer from Phoenix Finishing Company in Gaffney. He moved to Gaffney in 1988.
Mr. Dennis was a member of the U.S. Armed Forces from Dec. 29, 1942, until Feb. 1, 1946. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theatre, and attained the rank of T/5 in the 219th Ordinance H.M. Company.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Theta June Bost Dennis, are a daughter, Neva Dennis Voelkert of Burlington, N.C.; a son, Grayling Dean Dennis of Middleburg, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Clyde W. (Ruby) Raper and Mrs. Norman (Julia) Wilson, both of China Grove, N.C.; and four grandchildren.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Summersett Funeral Home, Salisbury, N.C., with burial in Chestnut Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour before the service.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, June 17, at 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Gaffney. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.
Summersett Funeral Home, Salisbury, is in charge of arrangements.

Boyd C. Stacy
Retired from Drexel Furniture Company
MARION, N.C. – Boyd Swendell Stacy, 85, of Hilltop Drive died Tuesday, June 12, 2001, at his residence.
Born in McDowell County to the late Worth and Ella Henley Stacy, he was a retired employee of Drexel Furniture Company and a member of Cross Mill Church of God. He was preceded in death by his wife, Blanche Chapman Stacy, who died in 1999; two sons, Bobby Stacy, who died in 1981, and Dale Stacy, who died in 2000; a brother, Carl Lester Stacy; and two sisters, Jean Shirlin and Jo Anne Cordell.
Survivors include a son, Benny Stacy of Marion; two daughters, Libby Reed of Gaffney and Bonnie Dover of Marion; a brother, Jay Stacy of Morganton; two sisters, Hazel Philbeck of Spindale and Helen Bailey of Marion, 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and several nephews and nieces.
Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Cross Mill Church of God conducted by the Revs. Kerney Wilson and Tim Conner. Burial will be in McDowell Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6-8 at the church.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of McDowell County, 218 Logan St., Marion, NC. 28752.
Kirksey Funeral Home, 69 N. Main St., Marion, is in charge of arrangements.

Joseph “Tay” Bailey
Former truck driver
Joseph William “Tay” Bailey Jr., 59, of 1100 Briarwood Lane, died Wednesday, June 13, 2001, at his home.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the son of the late Joseph William and Julia Martin Bailey Sr. He was a long haul truck driver for many years.
Surviving are a son, Joseph William “Jay” Bailey III of Gaffney; a daughter, Wanda Bish of Gaffney; two sisters, Frances Bailey Hullender and Lois Catherine Cobb, both of Gaffney; and six grandchildren.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Pacolet Church of God of Prophecy, 7310 Hwy. 9, Pacolet, with the Revs. Paul Tessnear and Willie Lanier officiating.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of S.C., 407 N. Limestone St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
White Columns-Gaffney is in charge of arrangements.

Lee Roy Carson
Retired mechanical engineer
Lee Roy Carson, 81, of 108 Kirby Rd., died Thursday, June 14, 2001, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Born in Fayetteville, Ark., he was the husband of Louise Black Carson of the home and son of the late Newell Elbert Carson and the late Eliza Miner Carson. He was a retired mechanical engineer and a member of Limestone Presbyterian Church and the Kiwanis Club.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Ann Carson Holstein of Monetta, S.C., and two grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Limestone Presbyterian Church, S. Limestone St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340; or to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1886, Gaffney, S.C. 29342.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

John T. Humphries
Retired mechanic, farmer
John Thomas Humphries, 66, of 1972 Boiling Springs Hwy., died Thursday, June 14, 2001, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the husband of Grace Ivey Humphries and son of the late Lissie Margaret Humphries. He was a retired mechanic and farmer.
Surviving in addition to his wife are several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held today at 4 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel conducted by the Rev. Steve Durham. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 3-4 p.m. prior to the service.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Hicks, Jeff McConnell, Tommy Robbs, Weldon Ivey, Roger McAbee, Kelton Allison and Earl McAbee.
The family is at the residence of Jim and Peggy Hicks, 3165 Union Hwy., Gaffney.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Camps Creek Baptist Church, 2318 Camps Creek Church Rd., Mooresboro, N.C. 28114.

Imogene Black
Native of Alabama
Imogene Black, 75, of 830 W. Floyd Baker Blvd., died Thursday, June 14, 2001, at her home.
A native of Alabama, she was the daughter of the late Landrum B. and Mettie Humphries Self. She was the widow of John S. Black and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Gaffney.
Surviving are three sons, Robert L. Black of Landrum, Richard L. Black and Carroll L. (LeRoy) Black, both of Gaffney; three daughters, Sandra L. Pearce of Colorado, Janice M. Broome of Atlanta, Ga., and Shirley J. Smallwood of MacClenney, Fla.; a brother, Bobby Self of Shelby; a sister, Peggy Messer of Gaffney; 20 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Black was preceded in death by four brothers, Norman H. Self, Donald Steve Self, Sherrill Max Self and Harley Self; and a sister, Jennie Lou Martindale.
Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with burial in Oakland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends tonight form 7-8:30 at White Columns-Gaffney.

Eva Dawkins
Services for Eva Lucy Wood Jones Dawkins, 78, of 143 New St. will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at New Mount Zion Baptist Church with Dr. Bobby Houze and the Revs. Roger Mason, Sherman Davis, Jeffery Dawkins, Betty Covington and Ben Gaffney officiating. 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.
Honorary flower bearers will be Mary Allen, Gloria Smith, Shirley Allen, Willie Mae Coleman, Essie Simpson and Lula Duke.
The family is at 125 Hopper Dr.
Foster Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Charles “Bud” Jefferies
Cowpens native
Charles “Bud” Jefferies, 64, of 175 Old Pacolet Hwy., Spartanburg, died Wednesday, June 13, 2001, at 9:55 p.m. in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Cowpens, he was the son of the late Will Jefferies and the late Mattie Arthur Jefferies. He was a Baptist, a retired employee of Hammette Exxon in Cowpens and worked at Mack’s Wrecker Service.
Surviving are a son, Anthony Jefferies of High Point, N.C.; a cousin, Marvin Simpson, who was reared in the home; and a cousin he considered a daughter, Thelma Simpson, of the home; and three grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Mount Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery in Cowpens conducted by the Rev. Jackie Dover.
The family is at the home of Marvin and Thelma Simpson, 175 Old Pacolet Hwy., Cowpens.
Foster Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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