common / 08-08-2001

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Summie S. Phillips
Employed by A .l Tessnear
Summie S. Phillips, 77, of 907 Lyman St., died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2001, in Mary Black Hospital, Spartanburg.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the husband of Elizabeth Ellis Phillips of the home and son of the late Summie and Belle Richardson Phillips. He was retired form Daniel Construction Co. and was currently working with Al Tessnear in Blacksburg. He was a member of Limestone Presbyterian Church in Gaffney.
In addition to his wife he is survived by two daughters, Jenol Johnson of Spartanburg and Wanda Phillips of Gaffney; a brother, Faye Phillips of Gaffney; three sisters, Annie Scruggs of Gaffney, Chris Phillips of Greenville and Dora Robinson of Gaffney; two grandchildren, David Warmoth and Chris Warmoth; three great-grandchildren, Ashley and Heather Warmoth who were raised in the home, and Bradley Dwayne Crowe.
The family will receive friends Thursday form 1-2:30 p.m. at White Columns-Gaffney. Graveside services will be held immediately following at 3 p.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens wit the Rev. Harry Crosby officiating.
Pallbearers will be Gary Thomas, Al Tessnear, Johnny Thomas, Phillip Ellis, Chris Warmoth, David Warmoth and Donald Johnson.
White Columns-Gaffney is in charge of arrangements.

Muriel Alice Rubens
Former Gaffney resident
GREENVILLE – Muriel Alice Rubens, 91, formerly of Gaffney, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001, at Laurel Bay Health Care in Greenville.
Miss Rubens was born in London, England, into a family of very accomplished musicians, a daughter of the late Laurence and Ada Bolloten Rubenstein. Mr. Rubenstein had been selected as band leader for the maiden voyage of the famed Titanic when his wife’s illness forced him to cancel the trip. He also played at Covent Garden and for the Cunard Line of cruise ships.
Miss Rubens lived and taught music in New York and California and was also an executive secretary with American Express.
She was the last member of her immediate family.
Private services will be held.
Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Greenville, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary D. McCrackin
Mother of Gaffney resident
Mary Daniel Anglin McCrackin, 92, formerly of 5 Walnut Lane, Travelers Rest, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2001, in Oakmont East Nursing Home in Greenville.
Born in Gainesville, Ga., she was the widow of James Nicholes Anglin and Frank McCrackin. She was a housewife and member of First Baptist Church in Travelers Rest.
Surviving are three daughters, Brenda Millwood of Gaffney and Jimmie Kay and Betty Stubblefield, both of Travelers Rest; a sister, Clara Mann of Gainesville, Ga.; nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens conducted by Dr. Wayne Brown and the Rev. Michael S. Sheehan.
The family will receive friends today from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and other times will be at the home of Brenda Millwood, 128 Brendon Dr., Gaffney.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church, 805 Cherokee Ave., Gaffney, S.C. 29340; or to First Baptist Church of Travelers Rest, 20 McElhaney Rd., Travelers Rest, S.C. 29690.

Ruth D. Jackson
Retired from M. Lowenstein
Ruth Dill Jackson of 701 Anthony St. died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2001, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Spartanburg County, she was the wife of Clarence J. Jackson and daughter of the late Frank Dill and the late Florence Cothran Dill. She was a member of Kirby Memorial Baptist Church and was retired from M. Lowenstein Corp.
Surviving in addition to her husband are four daughters, Jean Jackson Bishop, Malagni Moss Mardis, both of Gaffney, Delores Jackson Moss of High Point, N.C., and Doris Seay of Inman; a sister, Tommie Dill Boyter of Moore; eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Jackson was preceded in death by a daughter, Clara Jackson Harmon.
The family is at 701 Anthony St.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge

Ruth S. Henderson
Forrer Finerville Mill employee
MAYO – Ruth Suenet Gossett Henderson, 79, of 920 Cornmill Rd., died Monday, Aug. 6, 2001, at her home.
A native of Spartanburg County, she was a daughter of the late Alfred L. and Irene Cash Gossett. She was the widow of John William “Jay” Henderson and a member of Orchard Street Baptist Church. She was a former employee of Fingerville Mill.
Survivors include a son, Dwight “Wayne” Spencer Sr. of Mayo; a sister, Faye Holder of Cowpens; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Orchard Street Baptist Church with the Rev. Allen Dean Blanton officiating. Burial will be in Springhill Memorial Gardens.
The family is at the home and will receive friends tonight from 7-9 at Forest Lawn Mortuary of Chesnee.

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