common / 07-30-2001

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Duke E. Wells
Services for Duke Edward Wells, 38, of 477 Brickhouse Rd., were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel conducted by the Revs. Robert Wallace and Greg Little. Burial was in Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Tim Bright, Jewels Harris, Joe McKowen, Robbie Northey, Dennis Spencer, Brandon Wallace, Bobby Wallace and Brian Wallace.
The family is at the home of Mary Lee, 2529 Union Hwy., Gaffney.
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.

Betty B. Biggerstaff
Asheville, N.C., native
BLACKSBURG – Betty Jean Boone Biggerstaff, 46, died unexpectedly Thursday, July 26, 2001, at her residence.
A native of Asheville, N.C., she was a daughter of Lois Emmajean Sheehan Boone of Nebo, N.C., and the late William Ray Boone. She attended Beacon Light Free Will Baptist Church in Blacksburg and the Tuesday Senior Prayer Group of Blacksburg Terrace Apartments.
Surviving are two daughters, Connie Smack of Blacksburg and Jennifer Baker of West Asheville; three brothers, Carl R. Boone of Glen Alpine, N.C., Clyde E. and William R. Boone, both of Nebo; two sisters, Nancy C. Powell and Rebecca M. Norman, both of Glen Alpine; and three grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Skyview Memorial Park, Asheville, with Brother Bobby Bolin and the Rev. Jack Cotner officiating.
The family is at the home of her mother, Lois Boone, 960 Tater Town Rd., Nebo.
Penland and Sons Funeral Home, Swannanoa, N.C., was in charge of arrangements.

Carlton L. Sarratt
Retired farmer
BLACKSBURG – Carlton Lee Sarratt, 69, of 926 Dravo Rd., died Friday, July 27, 2001, at his residence.
Born in Blacksburg, he was the son of Mae Hopper Sarratt of Gaffney and the late Garvin Sarratt. He was a member of Buffalo Baptist Church and a retired farmer. He was a graduate of the University of South Carolina.
Surviving in addition to his mother are a sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn and Max Mintz, of Blacksburg.
Graveside services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Buffalo Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by the Rev. Marshal Foster.
Pallbearers were Gary Sarratt, Lee Parker, Eddie Dover, Wayne Bowyer, Gene McCurry and David Norman.
The family is at 212 Bridges Rd., Blacksburg.
Memorials may be made to Buffalo Baptist Church, Old Buffalo Church Road, Blacksburg, S.C. 29702.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Boyce J. Humphries
Retired loom fixer
Boyce J. Humphries, 83, of 523 W. Montgomery St., Apt. 21, died Thursday, July 26, 2001, at his residence.
Born in Gaffney, he was the widower of Fairlene Cole Humphries and son of the late Arthur Glen Humphries and the late Beulah H. Humphries. A member of East Gaffney Baptist Church, he was a retired textile loom fixer.
Surviving are two sons, Barry C. Humphries and Walter D. Humphries, both of Gaffney; two brothers, Gene Humphries of Gaffney and Mickey Humphries of Mooresboro, N.C.; four sisters, Prella Arrowood, Elma Harris, both of Mooresboro, Irene Harmon of Cliffside, N.C., and Margaret Batchelor of Gaffney; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday at 4 p.m. at East Gaffney Baptist Church conducted by the Revs. Ron Jackson, Lamar McAbee and Harry Crosby. Burial was in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
The family is at the home of Walter Humphries, 124 Chandler Dr.
Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1886, Gaffney, S.C. 29342; or to Hospice Care of S.C., 407 N. Limestone St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Louise B. Pence
Retired from Celanese
Louise Brickhouse Pence, 92, of White Oak Manor, Charlotte, N.C., died Friday, July 27, 2001, at White Oak Manor.
A native of York County, she was the widow of Roy Howard Pence and daughter of the late Philip Cole Brickhouse and the late Jeanette Maude Hammersly Brickhouse. She was a member of Ascension Lutheran Church in Charlotte and was retired from Celanese. She was church secretary after her retirement and was past president of the Carolinas District Lutheran Women Missionary League.
Surviving are a three daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Helen and John McCall of Charlotte and Blacksburg, Louise and Bob Nordman of Pineville, Jacqueline and Marion Griffin of Atlanta; a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald H. and Cecilia Pence of Matthews; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Pence was preceded in death by a brother, Harry Cole Brickhouse.
A memorial service will be held Aug. 12, 2001, at 3 p.m. at Ascension Lutheran Church conducted by Dr. Richard Runge. Interment will be private at Mountainview Cemetery.
The family is at their respective homes.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ascension Lutheran Church, 1225 E. Morehead St., Charlotte, N.C. 28204.

Ben F. Millwood
Retired plumber
Ben Franklin Millwood, 79, of 3266 Pacolet Hwy., died Saturday, July 28, 2001, at his residence.
Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Grover Millwood and the late Eula Walker Millwood Scoggins. He was a retired plumber and of the Baptist faith. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Surviving are two daughters, Kay Carter of Gaffney and Connie Baker of Colorado; two sons, Benny Millwood and Bobby Millwood, both of Colorado; a longtime companion, Mildred Horne of Colorado; three sisters, Doris Thomas, Betty Powell, both of Gaffney, and Lilly Mae Silvers of Greenville; a brother, Leonard Ray Scoggins of Greer; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Millwood was preceded in death by a brother, Carl Scoggins, and a sister, Mary Black.
The family is at the home of Kay Carter, 3264 Pacolet Hwy.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

Rachel B. Corry
Blacksburg native
BLACKSBURG – Rachel Bradley Corry, 89, of 210 Mountain View Dr., Apt. 1X1, died Thursday, July 26, 2001, at 11:55 p.m. at her residence.
A native of Blacksburg, she was the widow of Choice Corry and daughter of the late Charlie Bradley Sr. and the late Mary Nelson Bradley. She was a member of Trinity A.M.E. Zion Church and served as a class leader, member of the Stewardess Board No. 1 and the Missionary. She was a member of Electa Chapter No. 12, Order of the Eastern Star, of Grover.
Surviving are a host of nieces, four of them, Zina Stokes, Adrienne Degree, Asherya Degree, all of Gaffney, and Toi Degree of Sumter, she reared in the home as her daughters; six sisters, Audrey Degree, Mary Warren, Patricia Gaffney, all of Blacksburg, Elizabeth Smith of Gastonia, Margaret Smith of Little Egg Harbor, N.J., and Geneva Bradley of Patterson, N.J.; and a brother, Howard Bradley of Atlanta, Ga.
Services will be held Tuesday at 2 Trinity A.M.E. Zion Church with the Revs. Sharon B. Jenkins, Larry Davis, Norris Long, Otha Smith and Bob Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m.
Pallbearers will be members of Star Masonic Lodge No. 5 of Grover. Honorary pallbearers will be Maurice Charles, Mark King, Drewell Hames, Bob Wilson, Brandon Byers and Michael Stokes.
Flower bearers will be members of Electa Chapter No. 12, Order of the Eastern Star. Honorary flower bearers will be Deborah Burris, Rose Burris, Rosie Deal, Ophelia Praziler, Roberta Thompson and Roxanne Davis.
The family is at the home of her niece, Lina Stokes, 123 Whisonant St., Blacksburg.
Foster Funeral Home, Gaffney, is in charge of arrangements.

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