common / 10-29-2001

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Calvin C. White
Textile employee
BLACKSBURG – Calvin Craig White, 42, of 119 Green St., died Friday, Oct. 26, 2001, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the widower of Kim Canipe White and son of Calvin J. White and Margie Martin White of Blacksburg. He was a member of Broad River Baptist Church and a textile employee.
Surviving in addition to his parents are a son, David Craig White, and a sister, Sharlayne W. Chapman, both of Blacksburg.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Broad River Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Norman Philbeck. Burial will be in Lighthouse Baptist Church Cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Joel Mobley, Skip Martin, Scott Martin, Phillip Martin, Michael McCurry and Jackie McCurry.
The family is at the home of his parents, Calvin and Margie White, 106 Colonial Heights Dr., Blacksburg.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Broad River Baptist Church, 419 W. Cherokee St., Blacksburg, S.C. 29702.
Arrangements by Gordon Mortuary.

Edith M. Phillips
Retired secretary from BPW
Edith Melton Phillips, 90, formerly of 105 Pleasant Meadows Dr., died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, in Brookview Healthcare Center.
Born in Ellenboro, N.C., she was the widow of Gene Phillips and daughter of the late William Melton and the late Minnie Price Melton. She was a retired secretary from the Gaffney Board of Public Works.
Surviving are a son, Gene Phillips of Gaffney; a brother, Carl Melton of Gaffney; a sister, Madge M. Martin of Belmont, N.C.; a granddaughter, Gina P. Jolley of Gaffney; and a grandson, Brad Phillips of Gaffney.
Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church Chapel conducted by the Rev. Bobby Morrow. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Gene Cooper, Joe Cooper, Carl Martin, Rhett Melton, Dale Misenheimer and Furman Petty.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 1-2 p.m. in the parlor of First Baptist Church and other times will be at the time of her son, Gene Phillips, 115 Stacy Dr.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Gaffney.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

James A. Clary
Retired owner/operator of Gaffney Radio and TV
James Albert Clary, 77, of 433 Ballenger Rd., died Friday, Oct. 26, 2001, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the husband of Mary Schroll Clary and son of Effie Roberts Clary and the late Albert Clary. He was retired owner and operator of Gaffney Radio and TV and was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was a Mason and member of Granard Lodge 186.
Mr. Clary was a member of Corinth Baptist Church where he was a deacon and Sunday School teacher. He helped establish Central Baptist Church.
Also surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Joy Clary Brown and Dr. Wayne Brown of Myrtle Beach and Lynn Clary Sisk and Dr. Ron Sisk of Blacksburg; five brothers, Jack Clary of Spartanburg, Billy Clary, Ben Clary, Marvin Clary, all of Gaffney, and LeRoy Clary of Blacksburg; a sister, Virginia Edwards of Gaffney; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Corinth Baptist Church conducted by the Revs. Jimmy Tarrant, Benny Davis and Charlie Barnard and Dr. Ron Sisk. Burial was in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Joe Hughes, Pinkney Bowen, Jack Clary, Billy Clary, Ben Clary, Marvin Clary and LeRoy Clary.
Honorary pallbearers were members of the Senior Men’s Sunday School Class at Corinth Baptist Church.
The family is at the residence.
Memorials may be made to Corinth Baptist Church Building Fund, 190 Corinth Rd., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Charles V. Mullins
Retired from Duke Power
Charles Virgil Mullins, 74, of 604 Wilkinsville Hwy., died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
He was the husband of Maxine Mullins and son of the late Charles Carl Mullins and the late Sally Louise McCullough Mullins. He was a retired builder from Duke Power Co.
Also surviving are a son, Wayne Mullins of Gaffney; a sister, Margie Wood of Gaffney; and two grandchildren.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

Mattie A. Jefferies
Retired from Burton-Dixie
Mattie A. Jefferies, 85, of 214 Boyd St., died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, at 7:05 p.m. in Up-state Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the widow of Walter Jefferies Jr. and daughter of the late Walker Allen and the late Lettie Fowler Allen. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church where she was a member of the Vonnie Byers Missionary Circle and Gospel Choir and a former Sunday School teacher. She was retired from Burton-Dixie Corp.
Surviving are a foster daughter, Mattie Rodgers, of Charlotte who was reared in the home as a daughter; a sister, Irene Hemphill of Baltimore, Md.; and a brother, Henry Allen of Baltimore, Md.
The family is at the home of her nephew, James Dawkins Jr., 516 Hetty Hill St.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Louise T. Robbins
Retired from Geer Drug Co.
COWPENS - Louise Thornton Robbins, 78, of 5713 N. Main St. died Friday, Oct. 26, 2001, in Spartanburg Hospital for Restorative Care.
A native of Cowpens, she was the widow of Avery C. Robbins and daughter of the late Joe G. and Gladys Wiggins Thornton. She was retired from Geer Drug Company and was a member of Central Baptist Church in Cowpens.
Surviving are a son, Terry Robbins of Gaffney; a daughter, Kathy Crisp of Cowpens; a brother, J.D. Thornton of Cowpens; a sister, Ailene T. Moss of Cowpens; and six grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Mike Robbins.
Services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Central Baptist Church conducted by the Revs. Terry Wilson and Jerry Ford. Burial was in Daniel Morgan Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Spartanburg, 555 John B. White Blvd., Spartanburg, S.C. 29306.
Arrangements by Bobo Funeral Chapel.

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