common / 10-22-2001

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Bud Jennings
Rupert H. "Bud" Jennings, Jr., 74, of 414 Brookside Dr. in Gaffney died Saturday, Oct. 20 in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A nativ of Spartanburg, he was the husband of Elva Strickland Jennings and the son of the late Rupert H. and Mary Jennings.
He was a retired mechanic for Wallace White automobile dealership and he was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Robert Michael Jennings of Titusville, Fla.; a daughter, Helana Micky GIll of Buford, Ga.; a sister, Lottie Mayfield of Spartanburg; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two step-sons, Edgar Blackburn of Decatur, Al. and Danny Blackburn of Okeechobee, Fla.; two step-daughters, Kathy Butler of Kings Mountain, N.C. and Ann McGlynn also of Kings Mountain; nine step-grandchildren and 13 step-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and services will be held Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 2 p.m. in the Shuford-Hatcher chapel with the Rev. Clyde Thomas officiating. Burial will follow at Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Walter Baggett, Eric Jennings, Lucas Jennings, Scott Blackburn, Bryan Butler and Jason Butler.
The family is at the residence.

Emma Pierce
Emma Whiten Pierce, 93, of 503 Marietta St. died Oct. 22 at Peachtree Centre.
A Cherokee County native, she was the widow of the late L.D. Pierce and daughter of the late Gordon E. Whiten and Idia Pennington Whiten.
She was retired from Alma Mill Club House Canteen and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Margaret McDaniel of Gaffney and Lucille Batchler of Blacksburg; two sons, Rev. Grady Pierce of Fort Worth, Tex. and Brady H. Pierce of Blacksburg; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Marvin E. Pierce.
The family is at 503 Marietta St. and memorials may be made to Peachtree Centre, 1434 N. Limestone St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340 or to Alzheimer's Association, 555 John B. White, Sr. Blvd, Spartanburg, S.C., 29306.

Ned Adams
James Charles "Ned" Adams, 50, of Heritage Apts. No. 2A in Gaffney died Friday, Oct. 19 at his residence.
A native of Gaffney, he was the son of J.C. Adams and Nancy Crosby Adams. He was a member of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church.
He was a Gaffney High School graduate of the class of 1970 and was a four-year Navy veteran. He was a retired employee of Cherokee Stucco Company.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by one daughter, Andrea Lindsay of Gaffney; six sisters, Diane Howell and Sylvia Ellis of Jacksonville, Fl., Shirley Smith, Teresa Phillips and Veronica Sims of Gaffney, Yolanda Adams of the U.S. Navy in Japan; four brothers, Joe Dean Adams of Jacksonville, Fl., Bruce Adams, Larry Littlejohn and Larry Mickles of Gaffney and three grandchildren.
Services will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Mount Sinai Baptist Church with Dr. U.D. Vernon, Dr. J.W. Sanders, Sr., Rev. David Vernon, Rev. Michael Bridges and Rev. L.C. Roberts officiating.
The body will be placed in the church at 3 p.m.
Honorary flowerbearers will be Willie Pearl Bridges, Mary Jones, Joyce Jones, Millie Sur Alamgir, Delphine Wood and Andran Leach.
Active flowerbearers will be Judy Choice, Brenda Dawkins, Leslie Hollis, Carolyn Littlejohn, Marilyn Littlejohn, LaMonda McDowell and Peggy Smith.
Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Byers, Kenneth Dawkins, Darrell Goode, Charles Tate, Zeb Tate, Paul Thomas and Ronnie Sherrin. Active pallbearers will be Steve Camp, Nathan Crosby, Robert Hollis, Spencer Leach, Donnie Ray Littlejohn, Robert Littlejohn, Billy Sims and Donnie Willis.
The family will be at the home of his mother, Nancy Adams at 107 Carver St. in Gaffney.
Foster Funeral Home is in charge.

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