common / 07-27-2001

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Thomas J. Smith
Cherokee County native
Thomas James Smith, 60, of 1511 Franklin St., N.E., Apt. 505, Washington, D.C., died Sunday, July 22, 2001, upon arrival at Providence Hospital in Washington.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the husband of Winnie Lee Conley Smith and son of the late Rev. Withworth Smith and the late Ola Mae Roberts Smith. He was a member of Mikes Creek Baptist Church.
Surviving are four sons, Thomas J. Smith Jr., Hubert P,. Smith and Danny Smith of Gaffney and Keith M. Smith of Mooresboro, N.C.; three daughters, Mae Helen Lane, Tonya Dover, both of Gaffney, and Marilyn Hill of Stone Mountain, Ga.; four brothers, Eddie D. Smith of Roebuck, Horace L. Smith, John W. Smith Sr. and Willie L. Ellis, all of Gaffney; six sisters, Leola Manning, Martha Dawkins, both of Gaffney, Mardestine Manning of Mooresboro, Nettie McCluney of Blacksburg, Frances L. Wilkie and Mae Frances Thomas of Spartanburg.
Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Mikes Creek Baptist Church with Dr. S.M. Johnson, Dr. Jerry Manning and the Rev. Warren Manning officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
The family is at the home of his brother, John Wayne Smith, 122 Stacy Dr., Gaffney.
Foster Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Walter “W.B.” Borders
Employed by Nesson Meat Co.
Walter “W.B.” Borders, 66, of 522 Stofford St., Norfolk, Va., died Saturday, July 21, 2001, in Norfolk General Hospital.
A native of Gaffney, he was the son of the late Walter Borders and the late Iradell Ellis Borders. He was employed by Nesson Meat Company in Norfolk.
Surviving are a son, Walter Terrell Borders of Norfolk; a daughter, Para Edmond of Norfolk; two sisters, Millie Jones of Norfolk and Shirley Judd of New York City; and a brother, Willie dean Borders of Elizabeth, N.J.
Services were held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Metropolitan Funeral Home in Norfolk.
(Courtesy of Foster Funeral Home.)

Nanette B. Dellinger
Retired from Belk
Nanette Baber Dellinger, 85, widow of Russell J. Dellinger, died Wednesday, July 25, 2001, in Summerville Medical Center after an illness.
Mrs. Dellinger was born in Gaffney, a daughter of the late Charles B. and Etha Pettit Baber. She was a graduate of Gaffney High School and was a retired salesperson with Belk Department Store. She was a longtime member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, the Jimmy McNair Sunday School Class and the Joy Club.
Survivors include two daughters, Pamela D. Starr of Charleston and Nanette Lemaster of Gaffney; a son, Ray Dellinger of Florence; two sisters, Betty Vassey of Lancaster and Joanna Wilson of Tryon, N.C.; a brother, Charles Baber Jr. of Myrtle Beach; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Waters-Powell Funeral Home, 400 S. Dargan St., Florence.

Charles G. Nowell
Memorial services for Charles Garfield Nowell, 93, of 100 Fairfield Dr., Apt. 17-B, husband of Naomi Gaskins Nowell, will be held Friday at 7 p.m. in Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses conducted by Brother Earl Buckson and Brother Thomas McCray.
The Gilmore Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Richard (Rick) Southgate
Real estate broker with Gaffney Realty
Richard (Rick) Jeffreys Southgate, 44, of 204 Hampton Blvd., died Thursday, July 26, 2001, in Gaffney.
A native of Winston-Salem, N.C., he was the husband of Donna McKinney Southgate and son of the late Thomas and Marianne White Southgate. He was a real estate broker with Gaffney Realty. A graduate of Catawba College, he received his master’s degree from Gardner-Webb College and was a member of Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Nicole Elizabeth Southgate and Natalie Judith Southgate, both of the home, and a brother, Thomas Southgate III of Jacksonville, Fla.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Southgate was preceded in death by a sister, Susan.
Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel conducted by the Rev. Frank Northcutt and Dr. Clyde Thomas. Burial will be in Springhill Memorial Park, Chesnee.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends tonight from 7-8 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church, 805 Cherokee Ave., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.

Thomas W. Calvert
Employed by Humphries Fence Company
Thomas William Calvert, 19, of 187 Sloan Rd., died Tuesday, July 24, 2001, at his home.
Born in Gaffney, he was the son of Thomas Earl Calvert and Kathy O’Brien Calvert of Gaffney and was employed by Humphries Fence Co.
Surviving in addition to his parents are maternal grandfather, William Thomas Reid of Inman.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Wilma Ridings, and paternal grandparents, Bill and Ruth Calvert.
Services were held Thursday at 4 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel conducted by the Rev. Sidney Norton.
The family is at the home of Thomas Earl Calvert, 123 Autumn Circle.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Duke E. Wells
Self-employed salesman
Duke Edward Wells, 38, of 477 Brickhouse Rd., died Thursday, July 26, 2001, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Born in Gaffney, he was the son of DeRoy Wells and Jean Spencer Wells of Gaffney. He was a self-employed salesman and was a member of Victory Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to his parents are a daughter, Holly Wells Marthers of Gaffney; a son, Christian Wells of Gaffney; and one grandchild.
Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel with burial in Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family is at the residence of Mary Lee, 2529 Union Hwy., and will receive friends tonight from 6-8 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Corinth Baptist Church, 190 Corinth Rd., Gaffney, S.C. 29340; or to Victory Baptist Church, 462 Brickhouse Rd., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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