common / 10-03-2001

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Florence Reynolds
Services for Florence “Sis” Louise Harris Reynolds, 84, of 147 Farview Dr. will be held today at 11 a.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel conducted by the Rev. Roger Upton. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.
The family is at the home of her daughter, Penny Dechant, 1464 Ellis Ferry Rd.
Memorials may be made to Open Arms Foster Parents Association, P.O. Box 111, Gaffney, S.C. 29342; or American Cancer Society, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, S.C. 29615.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Johnnie R. Wright
Retired textile employee
Johnnie R. Wright, 76, of 501 W. Montgomery St., died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the wife of J.L. Wright and daughter of the late John Robinson and the late Jessie Roark Robinson. She was a retired textile employee and a member of West End Baptist Church.
Also surviving are three stepdaughters, Linda Childers of Hickory Grove, Janice Taylor of Gaffney and Barbara Covington of Blacksburg; a stepson, Terry Wright of York; eight step-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Lillie Mae Willard, Betty McCraw, Beatrice Tate, all of Gaffney, and Peggy Corbett of Irmo.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

Sonia P. Broome
Employed by Cherokee County School District
BLACKSBURG – Sonia Maureen Parker Broome, 54, of 436 W. Carolina St., died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the wife of Larry Ray Broome Sr. and daughter of the late Horace Junior Parker and the late Mozelle Towery Parker. She worked on the bus for the handicapped for the Cherokee County School District.
Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Larry Ray Broome Jr. of Blacksburg; a daughter, Lisa Dianne Broome of the home; three grandchildren, John, Justin and Tyler Coleman; a brother, Roger Parker of York; a sister, Dixie Lynn Parker of Blacksburg; and a sister-in-law, Shirley Hance of Blacksburg.
Services will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. at Blacksburg Church of God conducted by the Revs. Ricky Scruggs and James Clark and Dr. Billy Boone. Burial will be Clingman Memorial Gardens. Body will be placed in the church at 3:30 p.m.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends tonight from 7-9 at Gordon Mortuary.
Members of the Blacksburg Volunteer Fire Department will serve as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1886, Gaffney, S.C. 29342.
Arrangements by Gordon Mortuary.

Paul L. Gordon
Retired from Lowenstein
BLACKSBURG – Paul Lee Gordon, 71, of 122 McKee Dr., died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Gaffney, he was the husband of Catherine Childers Gordon of the home and son of the late Willie H. and Mattie Dowdle Gordon. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was retired from Lowenstein Mills, Gaffney.
Also surviving are three sons, Billy Dean Gordon of Richmond, Va., Timothy Lee Gordon of Blacksburg and William Joe Gordon of Chicago, Ill.; a brother, Herman N. Gordon of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a sister, Barbara Nance of Gaffney; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Paul Steven Gordon.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6:30-8 at White Columns and other times they will be at the home.
Graveside services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Oakland Cemetery in Gaffney with the Revs. Ken Reid and Chris Barrett officiating.
Arrangements by White Columns-Blacksburg.

Howard Tesneair
Cherokee County native
SPARTANBURG – Howard Lee “Bubba” Tesneair, 56, of 8678 Wrengate St., died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the son of the late Cleo P. and Geneva Shipmall Tesneair.
Surviving are two sisters, Agnes Hobbs of Spartanburg and Shirley Mullinax of Gaffney.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Holston Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Inman.
The family is at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Brown, 110 Pinewood Rd., Spartanburg.
Arrangements by Floyd’s N. Church Street Chapel.

Bessie H. McAbee
Retired from Oxford
Bessie Howard McAbee, 83, of 706 8th St., died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Greenville County, she was the widow of James R. McAbee and daughter of the late William Peter Howard and the late Etta McAbee Howard. She was retired from Oxford Industries and was a member of Mt. Ararat Baptist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Gladys Byars of Gaffney; three sons, Robert McAbee of Concord, N.C., Ralph McAbee and Earl McAbee, both of Gaffney; 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Mt. Ararat Church Cemetery conducted by the Revs. Tommy Wright and Stuart Kersey.
Pallbearers will be Wayne Sellars, Jimmy McAbee, Russell Wilkins, Guy Upchurch, Ronnie Smith, Kelly McAbee and Curly Howard.
Jack Kirby will serve as honorary pallbearer.
The family is at the residence.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Ararat Baptist Church, 412 McKowns Mountain Rd., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

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