common / 09-21-2001

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Herman Gibson
Central High School employee
HIGH POINT – Herman Gibson, 59, of 309 Hay St. The angel of the Lord came into High Point on September 15, 2001, and sealed the lips of him and called him home.
Husband of Betty B. Gibson, he was born in Edison, Georgia. A son of the late Howard Gibson and Annie Gibson. He was a member of Gethsemane Baptist Church, a member of the Masonic Lodge and deacon. Mr. Gibson was employed at Central High School.
Also surviving are a daughter, Peggie Gibbs of Greenville; a son, Todd Gibson of Blacksburg; two step-children, Tanny Gibson and Markee Gibson of Blacksburg; a son-in-law, Daryll Gibbs of Greenville; 3 grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; 4 sisters, 2 brothers; 1 sister-in-law; 1 brother-in-law.
Hargett’s Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. The funeral will be Friday at 3:00 p.m. at the Gethsemane Baptist Church in High Point, N.C.

Mary J. Lipscomb
Gaffney native
Mary Jane Weeks Lipscomb of Charlotte, N.C., died Monday, Sept. 17, 2001, in Charlotte.
Daughter of the late Richard Robinson and the late Pauline Weeks Robinson, she was a native of Gaffney and widow of John E. Lipscomb Jr. She was a member of Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church in Gaffney and a 1953 graduate of Granard High School.
Surviving are three daughters, Lisa Boone of Greensboro, N.C., Sandra P. Lipscomb of Indiana and Patricia Cunningham of Charlotte; a son, Ronnie Lipscomb of Charlotte; three sisters, Minnie Ellis, Louise Bryant and Carolyn Falls, all of Gaffney; a brother, James E. Robinson of Enoree; and six grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church in Gaffney with the Rev. Heyward Boyd officiating.
(Courtesy of Foster Funeral Home.)

Floyd Littlejohn
Services for Floyd “Push-Up” Littlejohn, 76, of 589 Goucher School Rd., husband of Elmetta Carpenter Littlejohn, will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Mount Zion Baptist Church conducted by Dr. A.L. Brackett. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at noon.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6-8 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home and is at the home of his son, Steven W. Littlejohn, 598 Goucher School Rd.

Deborah W. Huskey
Former TNS Mills employee
COWPENS – Deborah Ward Huskey, 47, of 141 M.R. Cash Lane, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001, at her home.
Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of Paul Huskey and daughter of the late Carl Ward and the late Norma Wyatt Ward Farquharson. She was a former employee of TNS Mills.
Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter, Paula Renee Huskey of the home; two sons, Vince Blanton of Boiling Springs and Bobby Joe Huskey of Spartanburg; three sisters, Susan Lowe of Gaffney, Penny Stewart of Cherryville and Robin Stewart of Lincolnton; four brothers, Allen Ward, Ricky Ward, both of Gaffney, Terry Ward of Grover and Scott Ward of Blacksburg; and three grandchildren.
Services will be held today at 4 p.m. at High Point Baptist Church with burial in Blue Branch Baptist Church Cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 3 p.m. where the family will receive friends until the hour of services.
The family is at 340 Blue Branch Rd.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Bobby Hoey
A wake for Bobby Hoey, 62, of 3317 Walters Lane, Forest Ville, Md., will be held in Washington, D.C., Monday evening. Funeral services and burial will be in Gaffney.
The family is at the home of his mother, Bontee Hoey, 311 W. Third St., Gaffney.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Roger D. Ogle
Formerly employed by Hammond-Brown-Jennings
PACOLET – Roger Dale Ogle, 53, of 120 Short Dr., died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2001, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
Born in Spartanburg, he was the husband of Susan Jo Kitts Ogle and son of Letha Rhinehart Ogle and the late Theodore Andrew Ogle. He was a member of White Plains Baptist Church, a Mason, a Shriner and member of Lone Oak Lodge and Clifton Lodge. He was formerly employed by Hammond-Brown-Jennings.
Surviving in addition to his wife are three daughters, Janice Ogle, Pamela Ogle and Letha Ogle, all of Spartanburg; a son, Gregory Dale Ogle of Pacolet; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Frances Bradley of Gaffney and Norma Riddle of Cowpens; and four brothers, Fred Ogle of Cowpens, Joe Ogle of Chesnee, James Ogle of Spartanburg and Boyce Ogle of Gaffney.
The family is at the home of his daughter, Letha Ogle, 540 Green River Rd., Gaffney.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

Lemual B. Simmons
Active member of Pine Grove Baptist Church
BLACKSBURG – Lemual Beatrice McElwee Simmons, 80, of 213 Seven Springs St., died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2001, at her home.
Wife of Thomas Simmons, she was born in Blacksburg, a daughter of the late Eddie “Pete” McElwee and the late Mary Long McElwee. She was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church where she was an usher, choir member and missionary.
Mrs. Simmons was an employee of Palmetto Bank, having worked there for over 40 years.
Also surviving are a sister, Sarah Frances Allison, of Morristown, N.J.
Arrangements are incomplete. The Gilmore Mortuary is in charge.
Kenneth E. Davis
Services for Kenneth Earl Davis, 50, of 309 9th St., will be held today at 11 a.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel conducted by the Revs. Gregg Martin and Bobby Cable. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
The family is at the home of Angela Love, 698 Garvin Lake Rd.

Harold O. Jones
Gaffney native
Harold Oscar Jones, 85, formerly of 402 Beech St., died today, Sept. 21, 2001, in Brookview Healthcare Center.
Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Bonnie Shell Jones of Magnolias of Gaffney and son of the late William Jones and the late Maggie Byars Jones. He was a retired textile employee and a member of Kirby Memorial Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Shirley Addis of Gaffney and Faye Porter of Charlotte; three sons, Shell Jones, Steve Jones, both of Gaffney, and Richard Jones of Columbia; 13 grandchildren; and two sisters, Virginia Brown of Dallas, N.C., and Ruby Mathis of Gaffney.
The family is at the home of Shirley Addis, 919 8th St.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

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