common / 09-05-2001

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Sarah L. Campbell
Charlotte, N.C., native
SPARTANBURG – Sarah Inez Lee Campbell, 81, of No. 5 Twining Terrace, the Arbors subdivision, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2001, in Mary Black Memorial Hospital.
Born in Charlotte, N.C., she was the wife of Harvey Campbell and daughter of the late John Fletcher Lee and the late Bessie Pierce Lee Westbrooks. She was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church of Spartanburg.
Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Larry Campbell of Spartanburg; a brother, John Lee of Gaffney; two grandchildren, Kim Ramsey of Gaffney and Todd Campbell of Boiling Springs, S.C.; four great-grandchildren, Candace Ramsey, Carleigh Ramsey, Taylor Campbell and Jana Lee Campbell.
Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at East Gaffney Baptist Church conducted by Dr. Ron Jackson and the Rev. Harry Crosby. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens. Body will be placed in the church at 2:30 p.m.
The family is at the residence.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Spartanburg, Building Fund, 250 E. Main St., Spartanburg, S.#C. 29302; or to East Gaffney Baptist Church, 2308 Cherokee Ave., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ben T. Johnson
Retired farmer
COWPENS - Ben Tillman Johnson, 87, of 429 McGraw Rd., died Monday, Sept. 3, 2001, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the son of Clarence and Maggie Thorn Johnson and husband of Roey Horne Johnson of the home. He was a retired farmer and of the Baptist faith.
Also surviving are a daughter, Rosie Cash of Cowpens; a son, Leroy Johnson of Gaffney; a brother, Paul Johnson of Gaffney; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Springhill Memorial Gardens conducted by the Rev. Ron Jackson.
The family is at the residence where they will receive friends any time.
Eggers Funeral Home, Chesnee, is in charge of arrangements.

Pearl H. Lyons
Mother of Gaffney resident
Pearl Hartley Lyons, 98, of Charlotte died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2001, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Mrs. Lyons was the daughter of the late Joseph Larkin Hartley and Cozie Shell Hartley. Mr. Hartley was founder of the Singing on the Mountain celebration which was originally the Hartley family reunion. Mrs. Lyons was a charter member of Garr Memorial Church and until her death was the oldest member of the church. She was very devout and loving Christian lady who loved her family and friends dearly, especially her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred J. Lyons, who died in 1987; a son, James F. Lyons; a daughter, Elenore Lyons; brothers, Charlie Hartley, Paul Hartley and Shell Hartley; and sisters, Ruby Richart, Jewel Sprinkle and Opal Schultz.
Surviving are her daughters, Joyce Hosey Smith and Mary Lesley, both of Charlotte, and Evelyn Mullis, of Gaffney; brothers, Joe Lee Hartley and Robert Hartley of Linville, N.C.; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at McEwen Funeral Services, Charlotte Chapel. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of South Carolina, 407 N. Limestone St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Arrangements by McEwen Funeral and Cremation Service, Charlotte Chapel. (Courtesy of Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.)

Virginia M. Nicholson
Retired from Oxford Ind.
Virginia Mullinax Nicholson, 81, formerly of Beltline Courts, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2001, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Born in Gaffney, she was a daughter of the late Claude M. Mullinax Sr. and the late Mattie Sue Byars Mullinax. She was retired from Oxford Industries and was a member of Providence Baptist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Beverly Fowler Thorne of Boiling Springs, S.C.; a son, William Ray Denton of Spartanburg; a sister, Raymoth Stephenson Hamrick of Gaffney; two brothers, Bobby B. Mullinax and Billy C. Mullinax, both of Gaffney; four grandchildren, Gregg Denton of Gaffney, Todd Throne, Jeremy Thorne and Amy Thorne, all of Boiling Springs, S.C.; and one great-grandchild, Chase Throne.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Nicholson was preceded in death by a grandson, Johnny Ray Denton; a sister, Inez Swofford; and a brother, Claude Mullinax Jr.
Graveside services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Oakland Cemetery conducted by the Rev. Ronnie Cox.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Providence Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 538, Gaffney, S.C. 29342.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Johnny Byers Sr.
Self-employed contractor
Brother Johnny Byers Sr., 43, of 363 Nancy Creek Rd., died Monday, Sept. 2, 2001, in Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Fla.
Husband of Juanita Jeter Byers, he was born in Gaffney, a son of Virginia Reid Byers and the late Lee Byers Sr. He was a 1976 graduate of Gaffney High School and a self-employed general contractor.
Brother Byers was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Also surviving are a son, Johnny Byers Jr. of the home; a daughter, Makita B. Jefferies of Gaffney; six brothers, Larry, Lee Jr., James H. and James R. Byers, all of Gaffney, and Steve and Roger Byers, both of Shelby; five sisters, Darlene Palmer, Vernell Wilson, Virginia Jeter, Betty Best and Mae Cureton, all of Gaffney.
Services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. in Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses by Brother James Natoli, Brother Earl Buckson and Brother James Goldring.
The family will receive friends Friday from 7-9 p.m. at The Gilmore Mortuary.

Samuel A. Huskey
Retired from Musgrove Mills
COWPENS – Samuel Albert Huskey, 82, of 214 S. Green River Rd., died Monday, Sept. 3, 2001, at his home.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the husband of Levone Dedmon Huskey of the home and son of the late Walter and Rosa Cudd Huskey. He was a member of High Point Baptist Church and was retired from Musgrove Mills.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Raymond Huskey of the White Plains Community of Gaffney; a daughter, Margaret Hall of Gaffney; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at High Point Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by the Rev. Allen Galloway. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service at the cemetery and other times will be at the home.
Arrangements by White Columns-Gaffney.

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