common / 09-17-2001

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Dewey Painter Jr.
Retired from Cherokee Finishing
Dewey Painter Jr., 68, of 727 Abingdon Rd., died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001, in Brookview Health Care Center.
Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Thelma Hughey Painter and son of the late Dewey Painter Sr. and the late Corrie Mullinax Painter. He was retired from Cherokee Finishing Company and was a member of Sardis United Methodist Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Shelia Greene of York and Ruth Wilkie of Gaffney; a son, Kenneth Painter of Gaffney; a sister, Minnie Lou Keller of Gaffney; two brothers, the Rev. Harold Dean Painter and Charlie Painter, both of Gaffney; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Mickey Dean Painter.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Sardis United Methodist Church Cemetery conducted by the Revs. Alan Peeler and William Blanton.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Lee, Leonard Peeler, Floyd Lee Ramsey, Scott Painter, Lynn Up-church, Mitchell Mullinax, Haskell Durham and Robbie Lee.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends tonight from 7-8 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home

Shirley R. Goode
Gaffney native
Shirley Ruth Davis Goode, 62, of 389 Asbury Rd., Pacolet, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001, at her home.
Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of Thad Thomas Goode and daughter of the late Charlie Earl Davis and the late Mary Horne Davis and the late Etta Mae Parker Davis. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter, Angela “Dumpy” Love of Gaffney; two sons, Chester Goode of Gaffney and Thad Thomas Goode Jr. of Columbia; a step-daughter, Lisa Lynn Roddan of Gaffney; a step-son, Tommy William Goode of Gaffney; six sisters; Joyce Blackwell, Pat Garner, both of Gaffney, Mae Buchanan of Brevard, N.C., Sue Fowler of Clifton, Brenda Brown of Westminster, and Gloria Davis of Seneca; two brothers, John Davis and Ken Davis, both of Gaffney; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Goode was preceded in death by two brothers, Joe Davis and Charlie (Joe) Davis; and a sister, Gail Millen.
Services will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel conducted by the Revs. Bobby Coble and Gregg Martin. Burial will be in Goucher Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family is at the home of his daughter, Angela Love, 498 Garvin Lake Rd. and will receive friends tonight from 7-8 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Phyllis Polihronopolos
Retired typesetter
Phyllis G. Polihronopolos, 80, of 100 White Oak Dr., died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001, at her home.
She was native of Franklin County, Ohio, and daughter of the late Jesse Pearl Smalley and the late Lorain Dildine Smalley. She was a retired typesetter for Hiss Stamp Co. and was a member of the Gaffney Senior Center.
Surviving are a son, John Polihronopolos of Fort Mill; three daughters, Patricia Glover of Grove City, Ohio, Christine Kiley of Woodbridge, Ohio, and Shirley Elizabeth Abdon of Mt. Sterling, Ohio; three sisters, Rosemary Dixon, Margaret Joanne Radcliff, both of Grove City, Ohio, and Delores Callahan of Gaffney; and six grandchildren.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

Hoyle Wright
Hoyle Wright of 3616 Cherokee Ave. died Sunday night in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Arrangements are incomplete. White Columns is in charge.

Floyd Littlejohn
World War II veteran
Floyd “Push-Up” Littlejohn, 76, of 589 Goucher School Rd., husband of Elmetta Carpenter Littlejohn of Washington, D.C., died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001, at 11:15 a.m. in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Son of the late Leroy Littlejohn and the late Cleo Gibson Littlejohn, he was born in Cherokee County and was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. He was educated in the Cherokee County public schools and was a World War II Navy veteran. He was a retired textile worker and was a carpenter, farmer and custodian at Overnight Trucking Company. After retirement, he enjoying selling produce throughout the community.
Surviving in addition to his wife are five sons, Maurice F. Littlejohn of San Jose, Calif., Charles M. Littlejohn of Hyattsville, Md., Larry W. Littlejohn of Bennettsville, Steven W. Littlejohn and Terry L. Littlejohn, both of Gaffney; four daughters, Linda L. Felton of Lanham, Md., Anita L. Draytonville of Washington, D.C., Kathy L. Charles of Harrisburg, Pa., and Janice L. Littlejohn of Greenville; 20 grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
The family is at the home of Steven W. Littlejohn, 599 Goucher School Rd.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Miaja C. Wood
Miaja Chardeane’ Wood, 2 months, of 407 Willow St., died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001, at 10:20 a.m. in Greenville Memorial Hospital.
She was a native of Gaffney and daughter of Kristy Wood of the home and Charles Savage of Gaffney.
Surviving in addition to her parents are four brothers, Cammeron Wood, Christopher Wood, Jakerion Wood and Terrence Savage, all of Gaffney; a sister, Danielle Savage of Gaffney; grandparents, Joyce Wood, Joseph Logan, both of Gaffney, and randolph Savage of Shelby; great-grandparents, Betty Parker and Ellen Savage of Gaffney.
The family is at the home of his father, Charles Savage, 701 Littlejohn St.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Lillie Mae Rouse
Retired from Burton-Dixie
Lillie Mause “Mae” Patterson Rouse, 86, formerly of Apt. 242, Brugg Street Apartments, Blacks-burg, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2001, at 4:05 a.m. in Brook-view Healthcare Center.
A native of Troy, she was the widow of Charles Rouse Sr. and daughter of the late Willie Patterson Jr. and the late Ellverlina Harris Patterson. She was a member of Bethel C.M.E. Church in Blacksburg was employed by Burton-Dixie Corporation for many years. She attended Fairview A.M.E. Zion Church of Earl, N.C.
Surviving are a son, Charles Rouse Jr. of Blacksburg; two daughters, Victoria Ann Rouse of the home and Amber Degree of Gaffney; four brothers, James Arthur Patterson, Charlie Patterson and Joe L. Patterson, all of Washington, D.C., and Willie Patterson Jr. of Greenwood; three sisters, Sarah Hogue, Ida Mae Calhoun and Jamie Lee Calhoun of Greenwood; and two grandchildren.
Services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church with Elder Eddie Lockhart and the Revs. James Thompson and Theodore Lockhart officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Brandon Nat Byers, Nathaniel Hopper, Mitchell Lockhart, Ray Weathers, Cornelius White and Eugene White.
Flower bearers will be Lucille Childers, Debbie Davis, Louise Ford, Janice Parker, Deanna Sizemore and Rebecca Whisonant.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

James R. Delahay
Retired painter
James Robert Delahay, 62, of 1720 Stanton Circle, Clover, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001, at his home.
Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late James Lance Delahay and the late Katie Jones Delahay. He was a retired painter.
Surviving are two sisters and brothers-in-law, Joann and Don Clary of Clover and Merline and Lewis Peterson of Hepzibah, Ga.; four nieces and three nephews.
The family is at the home of Joann Clary, 1565 Mirror Lane, Clover.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

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