common / 07-23-2001

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Charles Nowell
Charles Garfield Nowell, 93, of 100 Fairfield Drive, Apt. 17-B, died Sunday morning at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of North Carolina, he is survived by his wife, Naomi Gaskins Nowell and son of the late Annie Haskins Smith.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a retired construction supervisor. He was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.
In addition to his wife, also surviving are one daughter, Sherri Gayle Thompson of Mexico and a granddaughter, Aiyesha Taylor, who was raised in the home.
Arrangements are incomplete.

David Littlejohn
David Lewis Littlejohn, 45, of 903 Hetty Hill Street, died Friday in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Gaffney, he was a son of the late Nesbitt Littlejohn, Sr., and the late Katherine Black Littlejohn.
He was a 1974 graduate of Gaffney High School and a former employee of Cherokee Finishing.
Surviving are his wife Mildred Wood Littlejohn of Gaffney; one daughter, Charlieka Littlejohn of Gaffney; four brothers, James Belton "Jack" Littlejohn of Virginia, Arthur Ray Littlejohn and Kenneth Dewayne Littlejohn of Gaffney, Wilbert Tracy Littlejohn of Jacksonville, Fla.; two sisters, Mary J. Phillips and Carolyn L. Davidson, both of Gaffney.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. in Mt. Sinai Baptist Church with Dr. U.D. Vernon officiating and Rev. David Vernon delivering the eulogy.
Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family is at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Wood at 805 W. Fairview Ave.
The Gilmore Mortuary is in charge.

Jeanette Leopard
Jeanette Harmon Leopard, 85, of 109 S. Limestone St. died Friday, July 20, at Brookview Healthcare Center.
A native of Gaffney, she was the widow of Charles Norris Leopard and the daughter of the late Frady Baron Harmon and the son of the late Strausie Hughes Harmon.
She was a retired bookkeeper for Graham Cash Company and a member of Buford Street United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Raymond Lark Sunday School Class, a former member of the Sara Hanson Hartzog Circle.
She was recognized by the Quilting and Needlepoint Groups for her dedication and willingness to "go the extra mile" and was recently presented the Twain Award by her church.
Surviving are her a sister, Mary Lee Harmon Phillips of Gaffney; three grandchildren, Richard McKendrick of Spartanburg, Karen Elscheid of Eola, Ill., and Lisa Woork of San Jose, Ca.; six great-grandchildren; one niece, Martha Phillips Honeycutt of Spartanburg; five nephews, Jeff Harmon and Freddie Harmon, both of Gaffney; Don Gaffney of Charlotte, Tommy Gaffney of Little Switzerland, N.C. and J.V. Phillips III of Raleigh, N.C.
She was preceded in death by a son, Charles "Butch" Leopard.
A memorial service was held Sunday, July 22 at Buford Street United Methodist Church with the Rev. Scott Wachter and Rev. Bob Waddell officiating.
The family is at the home of Mary Lee Phillips at 103 Lansdell Drive in Gaffney.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Buford Street United Methodist Church, 120 E. Buford St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340-3029.

Cindy Dawkins
Cindy Ronnie Marie Erwin Dawkins, 42, of 103 1/2 West Buford Street, died Saturday, July 21 at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Gaffney, she was the wife of L. Junior Dawkins and the daughter of the late Woodrow Wilson and the late Oveda Turner Wilson.
She was of the Baptist faith and a restaurant waitress.
Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter, Christy Adair of Gaffney; three brothers, Donald Woodrow Erwin and Mickey Jeffrey Erwin, both of Gaffney and David Detroit Erwin of Tennessee; five sisters, Brenda Humphries, Edith Erwin Peterson, Kathy Erwin Coleman, Joan Erwin McCollugh and Phyllis Erwin Pierce, all of Gaffney; one grandchild.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Keith Preston Erwin.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday, July 25 at 11 a.m. conducted by Ashby Blakely with burial in Oakland Cemetery. The family will have visitation after the services.
The family is at their respective homes.

Billy Ruppe
Billy Joe Ruppe, 45, of 2840 Poors Ford Road died Saturday, July 21 in Rutherford Hospital.
A native of Rutherfordton, N.C., he was the son of the late Ervin Lee Ruppe and Josephine Myrtle Donahoo Ruppe and was active in a number of churches in Rutherford and Polk counties.
He was an inspector for Spartanburg Steel in Spartanburg.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by a sister, Margaret Ruppe Mullinax of Pacolet; a brother, Marvin Ray Ruppe of Pacolet; one niece and two nephews.
Visitation will be held Monday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Crowe's Mortuary. Services will be held Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Henrietta, N.C.
Burial will follow in Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery.
The family is at the home of Gary Greene, 140 Snowball Drive, Forest City, N.C.

Joe Dean Bolin
Joe Dean Bolin, 57, of 633 Ross Hill Road, died Saturday, July 21 at Oconee Memorial Hospital in Seneca.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the husband of Nancy Johnson Bolin and the son of the late Barney Bolin and the late Idell Jackson Bolin.
He was of the Methodist faith and was the owner of Dixie Screen Printing.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Joe Dean Bolin, Jr. of Gaffney and daughter-in-law Sandra Bolin; a daughter, Jolie Bolin McCracken and son-in-law, Jeff McCracken of Durham, N.C.; two brothers, Billy Bolin of Gaffney and Tommy Bolin of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; two grandchildren, Kristina Bolin of Gaffney and Kyle Bolin of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
Visitation will be held from Tuesday10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Sidney Norton officiating, with burial following in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Joe Bolin, Jr., Alan Fowler, Jerry Harmon, Kenny Short, Roger Shifflet and Scott Ramsey.
The family is at the home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1886, Gaffney, S.C. 29302.

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