common / 08-06-2001

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Wofford B. Childers
Retired from Springs Industries
BLACKSBURG – Wofford Broadus Childers, 74, of 1627 S. Rutherford St., died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2001, in Richard B. Campbell Veterans Nursing Home in Anderson.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the son of the late John and Pearl Dover Childers. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army. He was retired from the Bleachery (Springs Industries) in Rock Hill.
Surviving are a sister, Frances C. Broome, of Blacksburg and several nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces.
Visitation will be today from 6:30-8 p.m. at White Columns.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Clingman Memorial Gardens with Dr. Charlie Barnard officiating.
Pallbearers will be Robbie Hance, Scotty Hance, Robert Hance, Kenny Cashion, Glenn Martin and Wofford Martin.
Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1886, Gaffney, S.C. 29342; or to Hopewell Baptist Church Building Fund, 511 Old Chester Rd., Blacksburg, S.C. 29702.
The family is at their respective homes.
White Columns-Blacksburg is in charge of arrangements.

Woodrow W. McEntire
World War II veteran
BLACKSBURG – Woodrow Wilbur McEntire, 86, of 1085 Bridges Rd., died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2001, in Brookview Healthcare, Gaffney.
A native of Cleveland County, he was the widower of Bessie Warren McEntire and son of the late Phylector Andrew and Maggie Heffner McEntire. He was a farmer and member of Rock Springs Baptist Church in Blacksburg. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Army.
Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Harlan and Teresa McEntire of Gastonia, N.c.; two brothers, Clay McEntire of Florida and Ben McEntire of Winston-Salem, N.C.; a sister, Kay McEntire Powell of Polkville, N.C.; two grandchildren, Alan and David McEntire, both of Blacksburg; and three great-grandchildren, Jason, Jamie and Dylan McEntire; and step-mother, Dovie Childers McEntire of Polkville.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Rock Springs Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Brian Harris officiating.
Pallbearers serving will be of the church.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 at White Columns and other times will be at 216 Jones St., Blacksburg.
White Columns-Blacksburg is in charge of arrangements.

Eula V. Norman
Cherokee County native
Eula Virl Cooper Norman, 86, of 414 Holmes St., died Friday, Aug. 3, 2001, in Mary Black Memorial Hospital.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the widow of Eugene Norman and daughter of the late George Cooper and the late Hattie Williams Cooper. She was a homemaker and member of Skull Shoals Baptist Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Jo Anne Phillips and Carolyn Huskey, both of Gaffney; a sister, Inez Tyler of Gaffney; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Gene Norman.
Services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel conducted by the Revs. Randy Phillips and Ralph Lail. Burial was in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Relson Ruppe, Jerry Ruppe, Doug Horne, Joe Tyler, Allen Smith and Benjamin Atkins.
The family is at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Phillips, 414 Holmes St.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

William Cumberlander
Retired roofer
William Lewis Cumberlander, 52, of 611 Broad St., died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001, at 11:35 p.m. in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Cleveland County, N.C., he was the son of Maggie Bennett Cumberlander of the home and the late Kacie Cumberlander. He was a 1968 graduate of Granard High School and was a retired roofer. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and was a member of True Holiness Church of Gaffney.
Surviving are his wife, Altonia Cumberlander of Washington, D.C.; six sons, Tim Cumberlander of Gaffney, William Cumberlander Jr. and Joseph Cumberlander of the District of Columbia, Arran Cumberlander of the U.S. Navy, Joseph Cumberlander of Washington, D.C., Corey Cumberlander of Washington, D.C., and one stepson, Shannon Goodwin of Spartanburg; a sister, Fanny Cumberlander Weldell of Washington, D.C.; four brothers, Johnny Cumberlander and Willie Robert Cumberlander of Gaffney, Donelle Cumberlander and K.C. “Kasey” Cumberlander Jr. of Washington, D.C.; and six grandchildren.
The family is at the home of his brother, Johnny Cumberlander, 315 Peachtree St., and at the home of his mother, Maggie B,. Cumberlander, 611 Broad St.
Arrangements are incomplete. Foster Funeral Home is in charge.

T.L. Haney
Retired from Sunny Slope
T.L. Haney, 82, known to many as Moffette Haney, of 639 4th St., died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2001, at 3:15 p.m. at his home.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the widower of Lillie Mae Shippy Haney and Nell Smith Haney. He was the son of the late President Press Haney Sr. and the late Venus Fowler Haney. He was a member of Knuckles Chapel Baptist Church and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a retired employee of Sunny Slope Farms after 38 years of service.
Surviving are eight daughters, Ruby Carolyn Haney and Felicia Haney of the home, Rosa E. Haney and Catherine Haney of Spartanburg, Mary Ann McGill, Sarah B. Haney, Cathy Marie Smith and Vanessa Dawkins of Gaffney; four sons, Terry Haney, Robert Haney, Thomas Hollis and Dean Sullivan Tate of Gaffney; three sisters, O’Neil Crosby, Carrie Haney Brown and Manazerine Foster of Gaffney; two brothers, Charlie Haney of Bronx, N.Y., and Press Haney Jr. of Gaffney; 40 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; two reared in the home, Faye Armstrong and Novert Haney of Gaffney.
The family is at the home of Terry and Barbara Haney, 118 Indiana Circle, Gaffney.
Arrangements are incomplete. Foster Funeral Home is in charge.

Betty C. Mason
York County native
BLACKSBURG – Betty C. Mason, 77, of 158 Oak Grove Rd., died Friday, Aug. 3, 2001, in Spartanburg Regional Hospital.
A native of York County, she was the daughter of the late Mack Robert and Jessie Elizabeth Quinn Alexander. She was the widow of Lee Mason and was a member of Limestone Presbyterian Church in Gaffney.
Surviving are three brothers, Mack Alexander of Chester, Gene Alexander of Greenville and Don Alexander of Blacksburg; sisters, Dorothy Falls of Blacksburg and Peggy Faulkner of Goose Creek.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Mason was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas D. Alexander and John R. Alexander, and two sisters, Martha Horne and Veda Smith.
Graveside services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Canaan United Methodist Church Cemetery conducted by the Revs. Dan Youngblood and Charles Phillips.
The family is at the home of Dorothy Falls, 866 Kings Creek Dr., Blacksburg.
Memorials may be made to Limestone Presbyterian Church, 101 E. Jeffries St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
White Columns-Blacksburg was in charge of arrangements.

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