common / 07-13-2001

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Wanda J. Rice
Retired cook
Wanda Juanita Rice, 60, of 1909 Vic Wilson Rd., Shelby, died Thursday, July 12, 2001, at her home.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the daughter of the late Belvin L. Rice and the late Lucy Ellen Sarratt Rice. She was a former member of Mikes Creek Baptist Church and in later years she joined Maple Springs Baptist Church. She was a retired cook.
Surviving are three daughters, Wanda Dawkins of Gaffney, Anglie Rice and Emma Rice, both of Boiling Springs, N.C.; a son, Adrian Rice of Boiling Springs, N.C.; two sisters, Willie Mae Walton of Boiling Springs, N.C., and Rachel Roseboro of Mooresboro, N.C.; and eight grandchildren.
Services will be held Monday at 3 p.m. at Maple Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert L. Dover officiating.
The body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Monday and the family will receive friends at 2:30 p.m.
Foster Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Willie Sarratt
Retired from BPW
Willie Sarratt, 81, of 213 Sierra St., died Wednesday, July 11, 2001, at his home.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the husband of Janie Dawkins Sarratt of Cowpens and son of the late Kansas Sarratt. he was a member of Mikes Creek Baptist Church where he formerly sang in the All-Male Choir and was a retired employee of the Gaffney Board of Public Works after 35 years of service. He was a successful farmer.
Surviving n addition to his wife are three sons, Willie Dean Sarratt of Gaffney, Tommy Sarratt of Spartanburg and Lee Nesbitt Sarratt of Lindon, N.J.; four daughters, Gladys Lowe of Suitland, Md., Mary Means of Cowpens, Cynthia Landrum of Inman and Lesia Mathis of Gaffney; a brother, William Peeler of Spartanburg; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
The family is at the home of his son, Willie Dean Sarratt, 564 Northgate Rd., Gaffney.
Foster Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Billy W. Lipsey
Minister, former missionary
Billy Wayne Lipsey, 65, of 630 Colonial Ave., died Thursday, July 12, 2001, at Brookview Healthcare Center.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the widower of Bonnie Jolly Lipsey and son of the late Elbert and Mary Duncan Lipsey Sr. A graduate of Fruitland Bible Institute, he was a minister and former missionary to the U.S. Virgin Islands. He was a member of Northside Baptist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
Surviving are five brothers, Elbert Lipsey Jr., Douglas Lipsey, Caldwell Levon Lipsey and Danny Lynn Lipsey, all of Gaffney, and Terry Lee Lipsey of Shelby; and two sisters, Malinda Kay Pennington of Gaffney and Frances Glenn Bodford of Lenoir, N.C.
The family will receive friends Sunday from 2-3 p.m. at Northside Baptist Church and other times will be at the home of his brother, Douglas Lipsey, 111 W. Third St., Gaffney.
Services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Northside Baptist Church with Drs. Larry Brown, Barry Goodman and Edward McAbee officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be James Crawford, Larry Melton, Bill Willard, Marvin Duncan, Vernon Mullinax and Furman Cooper.
White Columns is in charge of arrangements.

Stephen R. Harrison
Machinist for Fall River Mfg.
Stephen Robert Harrison, 43, of 137 Stage Coach Rd., died Wednesday, July 11, 2001, in Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.
Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the husband of Vicki Campbell Harrison and son of Ethel Shaffer Harrison of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and the late Clyde Harrison. He was a machinist for Fall River Mfg. Co.
Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are two sons, Eric Harrison and Patrick Harrison, both of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Charlene Harrison of Gaffney; a daughter, Kimberly Harrison of the home; two grandchildren, Tyler Harrison and Johnny Harrison,b both of Gaffney; a brother, Richard Harrison of Fort Lauderdale; and a sister, Frances Harrison of Fort Lauderdale.
Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel conducted by Ashby Blakely.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends Saturday from 6-8 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

A.W. Moss
Owner of Moss Mini Mart
BLACKSBURG – A.W. Moss, 68, of 1808 W. Cherokee St., died Wednesday, July 11, 2001, in Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the husband of Edith Martin Moss and son of the late George W. Moss and the late Tempy Caroline Smith Moss. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and was owner and operator of A.W. Moss Mini Mart in Blacksburg. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Rannie K. Moss of Blacksburg; daughter-in-law, Ann Bright Moss of Blacksburg; two daughters and sons-in-law, Cindy and David Phillips of Blacksburg and Angie M. and John Beason, of Gaffney; grandchildren, Rannie K. Moss II and wife, Teia Moss, Ryker Kale Moss and Lauren Caroline Phillips, all of Blacksburg, and Noah John Beason of Gaffney; a great-grandson, Rannon Kaleb Moss of Blacksburg; a brother, W.Y. Moss of Blacksburg; and two sisters, Elma Moss and Nancy Lipscomb Moss of Blacksburg.
Mr.. Moss was preceded in death by two brothers, K.W. Moss and Osborne Moss, and a sister, Winifred Fortenbarry.
Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel conducted by the Revs. Alester McKinney and Charlie Barnard. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be David Fortenbarry, Ladson Mills, Larry Brown, Jim Wilson, Robbie Moss and Steve Martin.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-8:30 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and other times will be att the home of his son, Rannie K. Moss, 1839 W. Cherokee St.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hopewell Baptist Church Building Fund, 511 Old Chester Rd., Blacksburg, S.C. 29702.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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