common / 09-03-2001

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Liban L. Hemphill
Gaffney native
Liban Lewis Hemphill, 26, of 400 Laberth Dr., Charlotte, died in Houston, Tex.
A native of Gaffney, he was the son of Lewis Hemphill of Mountain Home, Tenn., and Marian Said Hemphill of Washington, D.C. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and a graduate of Gaffney High School.
Surviving in addition to his parents are a sister, Shulunda Knuckles, of Gaffney and his grandmother, Sadie Dawkins Hemphill of Gaffney.
Services will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church conducted by Dr. James W. Sanders Jr., the Revs. Lawrence Davidson and Tyronne King, and Minister Cathy Neal.
Flower bearers will be Anita Littlejohn, Mary Douglas, Bonita Dawkins, Donna Davidson, Robin Littlejohn and Lynette Peaks.
The family is at the home of his grandmother, Sadie Dawkins Hemphill, 323 W. 3rd St., Gaffney.
Foster Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Broadus W. Jefferies
Retired from Cherokee Falls Manufacturing
Broadus W. Jefferies, 77, of 218 Pryor St., widower of Jessie Mae Stevenson Jefferies, died Friday, Aug 31, 2001, at 3:30 p.m. at his home.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the son of the late Roy Jefferies and the late Leitha Mayberry Jefferies. He was a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church and served as a member of the Usher Board and the All-Male Chorus. He was employed by Cherokee Falls Manufacturing Co. for 33 years and retired from Alco Industries after working there for 10 years.
Surviving are three daughters, Stella M. Hogue, Mary E. Bonner and Floree A. Tate of Gaffney; two sons, Jessie Jefferies of the home and Claudis Jefferies of Spartanburg; a sister, Essie Mae Hoey of Gaffney; 18 grandchildren, four of them, Leslie Hollis, Robin Jefferies, Eddie Jefferies an Bobby Littlejohn, were reared in the home as his children; 42 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. at Philadelphia Baptist Church with the Rev. Danny Burnside officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 3 p.m.
The family is at the home of his daughter, Stella M. Hogue, 127 Granite Dr.
Foster Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Olive J. Newman
Blacksburg resident
Olive J. Newman of Blacksburg, formerly of Bayport, N.Y., died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2001.
She was the beloved wife of the late Robert. Loving mother of Garry and Pamela and mother-in-law of Marie. Fond step-mother of Robert and Kay. Dear sister of Stanley Gillette and cherished grandmother of Christine.
Funeral services were held August 25 at Bayport-Blue Point Funeral Home.

William H. Brackett
Services for William Harvey Brackett, 55, of 120 Over Brook Circle, Spartanburg, husband of Annette Robinson Brackett, will be held today at 1 p.m. at Island Creek Baptist Church with Dr. A.L. Brackett officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at noon.
Foster Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Robert E. Childers
Pastor of Full Gospel Tabernacle of Truth
COWPENS – Prophet Robert “Bob” Thomas Chiders, 80, of 260 Peaceful Valley Rd., died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2001, at his residence.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the husband of Mary A. Foy Childers and son of the late John and Mamie Ramsey Childers. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II, and also was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean Conflict. He was a Purple Heart recipient. He was in the ministry for 49 years and was pastor at Full Gospel Tabernacle of Truth in Cowpens.
In addition to his wife he is survived by a daughter, Gloria C. Doster of Blacksburg; a step-son, Dale Wells, of Spartanburg; three sisters, Lelia Wright of Gaffney, Groffie Gilfillan of Blacksburg and Velma Miller of Kentucky; one granddaughter; one great-grandson; two step-grandsons; one step-granddaughter; and three step-great-grandchildren.
Services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Eggers Funeral Chapel in Boiling Springs with the Revs. Joe Henderson and Morris Chavis officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.
The family is at the home.
E-condolences may be sent to www.eggersfuneralhome.com
Eggers Funeral Home, Boiling Springs, was in charge of arrangements.

Eddith (Mimi) Atkinson
Homemaker
Eddith (Mimi) Martin Atkinson, 102, formerly of 335 Bonner Rd., died Friday, Aug. 31, 2001, at Peachtree Centre.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the widow of J. Earnest Atkinson and daughter of the late Thomas L. Martin and the late Evelina Hammett Martin. She was a homemaker and member of Cherokee Creek Baptist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Frances A. Wolfe of Gaffney; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Atkinson was preceded in death by a son, Durward L. Atkinson.
Services will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Cherokee Creek Baptist Church conducted by the Revs. John Goforth and Mike Frazier. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 2:45.
The family will receive friends Tuesday form 2:45-3:45 in the Activity Building at Cherokee Creek Baptist Church.
Pallbearers will be Ron Thomas, Johnny Harris, Kevin Harris, Landon Mintz, Gantt Mintz, Boyce Bridges, Earl Keller and David Bridges.
The family is at the home of Hal Mintz, 311 Bonner Rd.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cherokee Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, 502 Buck Shoals Rd., Gaffney, S.C. 29341.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Richard (Arlen) Martin
U.S. Navy veteran
Richard (Arlen) Martin, 66, of 320 Jackson St., died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2001, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Born in Gaffney, he was the widower of Belle Martin and son of Myrtle Virginia Wilkins Martin of Gaffney and the late Cole Elmer Martin. He was retired from Sanders Bros., Inc., and was of the Baptist faith. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Surviving in addition to his mother are two brothers, John Martin of Gaffney and Ronnie Martin of Crewe, Va.; a sister, Louise M. Brown of Gaffney; and one step-grandson, Jeff Bright.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens conducted by the Rev. Alan Galloway.
Pallbearers will be Jim Blanton, Marvin Henderson, Buddy Ray Hadden, Joe Dean Spencer, Mutt Ramsey and Bobby Ramsey.
The family will receive friends any time at the home Louise Brown, 162 Petty Dr.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Interim Hospice, 775 Spartan Blvd., Suite 101, Spartanburg, S.C. 29301.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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