common / 08-03-2001

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Lynn L. Horton
Former Gaffney resident
SPARTANBURG – Lynn L. Horton, 91, formerly of Cherokee National Highway, Gaffney, died Tuesday, July 31, 2001, at Magnolia Manor Nursing Home following a period of declining health.
Mr. Horton was a native of Cherokee County and husband of Juanita Harris Horton. He was the son of the late Arthur B. and Myrtha Burgess Horton and was a member of Cherokee Creek Baptist Church. He was a retired farmer.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Ann Finger, of Boiling Springs; a sister, Mary Edna Queen of Gaffney; one grandchild and one great-great-grandchild.
Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Cherokee Creek Baptist Church conducted by the Revs. Michael Frazier and John Goforth. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family is at 520 Quail Creek Rd., Boiling Springs, S.C., and will receive friends today from 2-3 p.m. at the church prior to the funeral.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cherokee Creek Baptist Church, 502 Buck Shoals Rd., Gaffney, S.C. 29341.
Eggers Funeral Home, Boiling Springs, is in charge of arrangements.

Mittie H. McFalls
Retired textile employee
Mittie Honeycutt McFalls, 82, formerly of 705 Beech St., died Tuesday, July 31, 2001, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Born in Rutherfordton, N.C., she was the widow of John E. McFalls and daughter of the late William M. Honeycutt and the late Myrtle Tate Honeycutt. She was a retired textile employee and member of Temple Baptist Church.
Surviving are five daughters, Carol Spencer, Martha Driskill, Linda Hughey, Marion Shehan and Cathy Wood, all of Gaffney; a sister, Ava Hardin of Rutherfordton; two brothers, William Honeycutt and Kenneth Honeycutt, both of Gaffney; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Graveside services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens conducted by the Rev. Stuart Kersey.
The family is at the home of Carol Spencer, 107 Vadar Circle, Gaffney.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Temple Baptist Church Victory Campaign, 1508 Cherokee Ave., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Virginia “Dixie” Winter
Mother of Gaffney resident
FRIPP ISLAND – Virginia “Dixie” Woodcock Winter, 82, wife of William E. Winter, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2001, at Beaufort Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Winter was born Nov. 6, 1918, in Hollidaysburg, Pa., a daughter of the late John and Marjorie Sprecher Woodcock. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Beaufort and was a founding board member of the Boys and Girl’s Club of Beaufort. She formerly taught U.S. History at Aiken High School.
Mrs. Winter was a founder of the Fripp Island Audubon Society and as a regular contributor of current information about birds to “The Trawler,” the Fripp Island newspaper.
Surviving are her husband, William E. Winter of Fripp Island; two daughters, Elizabeth Crower of Midland, Mich., and Barbara Park of Greenwood; a son, William E. Winter Jr. of Gaffney; a brother, John Woodcock of Altoona, Pa.; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Fripp Island Chapel directed by Copeland Funeral Home.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Fripp Island Community Center, 205 Tarpon Blvd., Fripp Island, S.C. 29920.

Mary B. Parker
Lifelong Kings Creek resident
BLACKSBURG – The loving life of Mary B. Parker came quietly to an end on Wednesday, August 1, 2001.
“Grandma Dot” as she was lovingly known was the daughter of the late Rosa “Missy” Parker and the late Emmett Sanders. She was born August 10, 1906 in Kings Creek, S.C. She lived in this community all her life except for living in Charlotte, N.C., for a brief period of time while working as a housekeeper. She was a lifelong member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church. She attended regularly until her illness.
She was a kind, loving woman, giving of her time and love to all those around her. She loved the Lord and was faithful to him throughout her life. When asked how she was feeling on any occasion, she replied with a smile, “I’m doing fine by the help of the Lord.” She knew her help came from the Lord.
Leaving to cherish her memory, a daughter, Rosa Parker Steadman, of Blacksburg, S.C.; two granddaughters Patricia Parker Hill (Larry) of the home reared as her daughter, Arlene Steadman Jefferson (Tony) of Blacksburg, S.C.; a grandson Bernard Steadman (Judy) reared as her son of Mauldin, S.C.; a niece Elaine Nichols of Columbia, S.C.; great grandsons Matthew A. Parker of the home, Marquis Steadman, Bradly Steadman; great-granddaughters LaQuanda Steadman, LaShanda Steadman, and Rachel Steadman; a loving and caring first cousin Libby Parker and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 4, at 1 p.m. at Hopewell Presbyterian Church (USA), Highway 5, Blacksburg, S.C. with the Rev. Dr. Larry Hill officiating assisted by Rev. Dennis Funderburke and Rev. J.C. Miller Sr. Body to be placed in the church at 12 Noon.
The family is at the home, 219 Caldwell Rd., Blacksburg, S.C.
Donations may be made to Hospice Care of South Carolina, 407 N. Limestone St., Gaffney S.C. 29340; (864) 487-3166.
The J. W. Gill and Sons Mortuary of Kings Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Drayton C. Painter
Retired from Duke Power Co.
Drayton C. Painter, 61, of 105 Walnut St., died Tuesday, July 31, 2001, at his residence.
Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late William Painter and the late Ollie Mullinax Painter. He was a retired millwright with Duke Power Company and was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are a brother, Jerry Painter of Gaffney; six sisters, Evelyn Sellars, Janelle Coyle, Margie Calvert, Elizabeth Coker, Helen Sellars and Thelma Segars, all of Gaffney; two sons, Jim Painter and Danny Painter; and two daughters, Kim Bryant of Cowpens and Patricia Ramsey of Gaffney.
Graveside services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens conducted by the Rev. Dean Painter.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Gilfillan, Brian Gilfillan, Ronnie Painter, Rex Bryant and Dean Painter.
The family is at their respective homes and will receive friends tonight from 7-8 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Lillian D. Edwards
Retired schoolteacher
Lillian Davis Edwards, 82, of 111 Buckson St., widow of James B. “J.B.” Edwards,” died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2001 at 2:35 p.m. in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Cowpens, she was the daughter of the late Pinkney N. Davis Sr. and the late Olema Davis. She was a graduate of Cuming Street High School in Spartanburg and received a B.A. degree from South Carolina State College, Orangeburg, and an M.A. degree from A&T State University in Greensboro, N.C. She was a retired elementary and art teacher in the Cherokee County School District after 35 years of service.
Mrs. Edwards was a member of Dunton United Methodist Church where she sang in the Senior Choir, was a former Sunday School teacher and a member of the United Methodist Women. She was a member of Meals on Wheels, Cherokee County Retired Teachers Association, Cherokee County Senior Citizens and a volunteer for Cherokee County Cchool District.
Surviving are two sons, Walter Kenneth Edwards, Sr. of Gaffney and James “Jimmy” N. Edwards of Birmingham, Ala.; a sister, Lois Stewart of New York City; two brothers, Pinkney N. Davis Jr. of Orlando, Fla., and Herbert L. Davis of Washington, D.C.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. at Dunton United Methodist Church with the Rev. J.J. Cooper Dicks officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels or the Gaffney Senior Citizens.
Foster Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mary T. Thomas
Gaffney native
THOMASVILLE – Mary Magdalene Tate Thomas, formerly of 323 Tremont St., died Monday evening in Britthaven of Davidson Nursing Home.
Born in Gaffney to Charles and Henrietta Tate, she spent most of her adult life in Thomasville. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and sang in the Gospel Choir. She was employed as a cook for many years at Wahoo’s Restaurant and B&F Cafe.
Surviving are a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Friendship Baptist Church with the Rev. H.N. Goode officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Tabor Baptist Church Cemetery in Gaffney at 4 p.m. with viewing.
The family will receive friends Saturday 30 minutes prior to the funeral at the church.
S.E. Thomas Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. (Courtesy of Foster Funeral Home.)

Lillian D. Edwards
Lillian Davis Edwards, 82, of 111 Buckson St., widow of James B. “J.B.” Edwards,” died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2001 at 2:35 p.m. in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Cowpens, she was the daughter of the late Pinkney N. Davis Sr. and the late Olema Davis. She was a graduate of Cuming Street High School in Spartanburg and received a B.A. degree from South Carolina State College, Orangeburg, and an M.A. degree from A&T State University in Greensboro, N.C. She was a retired elementary and art teacher in the Cherokee County School District after 35 years of service.
Mrs. Edwards was a member of Dunton United Methodist Church where she sang in the Senior Choir, was a former Sunday School teacher and a member of the United Methodist Women. She was a member of Meals on Wheels, Cherokee County Retired Teachers Association, Cherokee County Senior Citizens and a volunteer for Cherokee County Cchool District.
Surviving are two sons, Walter Kenneth Edwards, Sr. of Gaffney and James “Jimmy” N. Edwards of Birmingham, Ala.; a sister, Lois Stewart of New York City; two brothers, Pinkney N. Davis Jr. of Orlando, Fla., and Herbert L. Davis of Washington, D.C.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. at Dunton United Methodist Church with the Rev. J.J. Cooper Dicks officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels or the Gaffney Senior Citizens.
Foster Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mary T. Thomas
THOMASVILLE – Mary Magdalene Tate Thomas, formerly of 323 Tremont St., died Monday evening in Britthaven of Davidson Nursing Home.
Born in Gaffney to Charles and Henrietta Tate, she spent most of her adult life in Thomasville. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and sang in the Gospel Choir. She was employed as a cook for many years at Wahoo’s Restaurant and B&F Cafe.
Surviving are a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Friendship Baptist Church with the Rev. H.N. Goode officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Tabor Baptist Church Cemetery in Gaffney at 4 p.m. with viewing.
The family will receive friends Saturday 30 minutes prior to the funeral at the church.
S.E. Thomas Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. (Courtesy of Foster Funeral Home.)

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