common / 10-15-2001

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


H. Smith Peeler Sr., patriarch
of political family, dies at age 82

H. Smith Peeler Sr., 82, of 539 Leadmine Rd., died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, at his home.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the husband of Sally Bratton Peeler and son of the late Jasper Smith Peeler and the late Maggie Davis Peeler. He was owner and president of Peeler’s Dairy and a member and past president of the Gaffney Kiwanis Club.
Mr. Peeler was a Mason and Shriner. He was a former board member of the Salvation Army and a former member of the advisory board of C&S Bank. He served as member of the S.C. Dairy Association and was a U.S. Army Air Corp veteran of World War II. He was a member of First Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Sen. Harvey Peeler and Bill Peeler of Gaffney and Lt. Gov. Bob Peeler of Lexington; a daughter, Susan P. Wood of Awendan, S.C.; a brother, David L. Peeler of Blacksburg; three sisters, Allene P. Clary, Margaret P. Wilson and Charlotte P. Brown, all of Gaffney; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Peeler was preceded in death by two brothers, Loyd D. Peeler and Clyde B. Peeler.
Services will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Gaffney conducted by the Revs. Joel Sellers and Raymond Crow. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens. Body will be placed in the church at 3:30 p.m.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6-8 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and other times will be at the residence.
Pallbearers will be Smith Peeler III, Boone Peeler, Will Peeler, Jordan Peeler, Robert Peeler, John Phillips, Jon Morgan and Bobby Reynolds.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 100 E. Floyd Baker Blvd., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.

Malcom E. Cobb
Retired from Gaffney Mfg.
Malcom E. (Jack) Cobb, 81, of 1220 N. Limestone St., died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the husband of Mildred Turner Cobb and son of the late Claude Spurgeon Cobb and the late Grace Moss Cobb. He was retired from Gaffney Manufacturing Co., was a veteran and member of the VFW and Cherokee National Golf Club.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Claude (Butch) Cobb of Gaffney and Robert Cobb of Walhalla; daughters, Grace Blanton, Hazel Spencer, Marilyn Galloway, all of Gaffney;14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Cobb was preceded in death by a son, Ken Cobb.
Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Elm Street Church of God conducted by the Revs. James Garner and Allen Galloway. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens. Body will be placed in the church at 2:30 p.m
Pallbearers will be Josh Whitlock, Brandon Allen, Charles Chitty, Don Chitty, Todd Cobb, Jordy Cobb, Chase Cobb and Jeff Cobb.
The family is at the residence
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Marvin F. Richardson
Services of Marvin Franklin Richardson, 76, of 314 Overhill Dr., were held Saturday at 4 p.m. at East Gaffney Baptist Church conducted by the Revs. Ron Jackson and Harry Crosby. Burial was in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were David Vess, Eric Mabry, Terry Mabry, Tim Mabry, Roger Williams and Luther McSwain.
Honorary pallbearers were members of the J.D. Cudd Sunday School Class.
The family is at the residence.
Memorials may be made to East Gaffney Baptist Church, 2308 Cherokee Ave., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Betty Price
Retired from Tuscarora Mills
CONVERSE – Betty Ann Price, 68, of 345 Old Converse Rd., died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, at her residence.
A native of Spartanburg County, she was the wife of Osborne Price and a daughter of Eva Willis Odom and the late Albert Willis. She was retired from Tuscarora Mills and was a member of the We Love You Ministries Church.
Mrs. Price was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Carla Renee Price.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by one daughter Brenda Laughter of Columbus, N.C.; four sons, Johnny Price of the home, Carl Price of Gaffney, Roger and Michael Price, both of Cowpens; one sister, Peggy Parham of Spartanburg; four brothers, Chuck Willis, Don Willis, both of Cowpens, James Willis of Spartanburg, William Willis of Florida; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Eggers Funeral Chapel in Chesnee conducted by the Revs, William “Bud” Pace and Brent Powell. Burial was in Springhill Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Serge Labonte, Phillip Watkins, David Phillips, Roger Laughter, Paul Willis and Jeff Willis.
Honorary pallbearers were Tony Willis, Brad Jones and Russell Templeton.
Memorials may be made to The Building Fund, We Love You Ministries, c/o William R. Pace Sr., P.O. Box 269, Cowpens, S.C. 29330.
The family is at the home.
Arrangements by Eggers Funeral Home, Chesnee.

James Crosby
Radio/TV repairman
James Crosby, 86, of 108 Crosby St., died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, in Brevard, N.C.
Widower of Sylvelia Butter Crosby, he was born in Gaffney, a son of the late Billy and Mrs. Carrie Gordon Crosby. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and a Navy veteran of World War II.
Mr. Crosby was the first black licensed radio and television repairman in Gaffney.
Surviving are four sons, Willie Crosby of Gaffney, Thomas Crosby of Temple Hills, Md., Gordon Crosby of Wellford and Vincent Crosby of Blacksburg; five daughters, Laura Crosby of Stamford, Conn., Elaine White, Nancy Crosby, Carrie Foster, and Judy Belcher, all of Gaffney; a grandson raised in the home, Steve Crosby of Bricktown, N.J.; 27 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Stella Fowler of Gaffney and Willie M. White of Rock Hill.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church by Dr. J.W. Sanders and the Revs. James W. Sanders Jr., Michael Bridges, F.J. Means and A.J. Smith. Burial will be in Gaffney Memorial Park. Body in church at 1 p.m.
Arrangements by The Gilmore Mortuary.

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