common / 11-12-2001

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Edna Scruggs
School teacher for 36 years
Edna Rogers Scruggs, 81, of 3718 Chesnee Hwy., died Friday, Nov. 9, 2001, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Spartanburg County, she was the wife of Winford “Bud” Scruggs and a daughter of the late John B. and Olive Boiter Rogers. She was a graduate of North Greenville College and had extensive studies at other area colleges. She taught public school in Cherokee County for 36 years.
Mrs. Scruggs was an active member of New Pleasant Baptist Church for over 60 years. She served in numerous leadership capacities at the church, including teaching Sunday School for 40 years, director of WMU, director of Training Union, and was a member of the Joy Seekers Sunday School class. She was also active in the community where she volunteered with Meals on Wheels.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sisters, Doris Thorne of Burlington, N.C., Nellie Armstrong of Charlotte, N.C.; four brothers, David Rogers and Melvin Rogers, both of Lexington, and Hilton Rogers and John C. Rogers, both of Clemson.
Services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday at New Pleasant Baptist Church with Revs. George Holland, John Bowden and Dewitt Clyde officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, P.0. Box 1886, Gaffney, S.C, 29340; or to New Pleasant Baptist Church, Library Fund, 242 New Pleasant Road, Gaffney, SC 29341.
The family is at the home.
Arrangements by Eggers Funeral Home, Chesnee.

Walter C. Pierce
Retired textile employee
Walter Calvin Pierce, 89, of 202 Monroe St., died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001, at his home.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the husband of Frances Williams Pierce and son of the late Charlie Pierce and the late Dora Reynolds Pierce. He was a retired textile employee, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the VFW. He was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Roger Pierce, Ray Pierce, Charles Lee, all of Gaffney; a brother, Pete Pierce of Oregon; four sisters, Milzie Smith, Ola McCraw, both of Gaffney, Evelyn Pierce of Maryland and Mary Pierce of Washington State; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Graveside services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Draytonville Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by the Rev. Gregg Martin.
Pallbearers will be Brian Pierce, Steven Pierce, Paul Pierce, Jamie Martin, John Wayne Coyle and Willie Putnam.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher funeral Home.

Earlene M. Waters
Retired from Hamrick’s
Earlene Mode Waters, 72, of 133 Coyle Rd., died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001, in Mary Black Memorial Hospital.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the wife of Charles Wilburn Waters and daughter of the late Tommy Mode and the late Cleo Camp Mode. She was retired from Hamrick’s Clothing Store and was a member of the Salvation Army church.
Also surviving are a daughter, Kay Cathcart of Charleston; a son, Daniel Terry Waters of Cherokee Falls; five sisters, Ruby Deaton, Virginia Hadden, Pat Mode, Marjorie Allison and Peggy Mode, all of Gaffney; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Waters was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Douglas Driscoll, and a brother, Howard Mode.
Services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at the Salvation Army Church conducted by Captain Stan Colbert and Major James Allison. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends tonight from 7-9 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Douglas C. Anderson Jr.
Retired from Cherokee Finishing Company
Douglas Cloud Anderson Jr., 84, of Camden, formerly of Gaffney, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001.
Born in Dayton, Ohio, he was a son of the late Douglas Cloud Anderson Sr. and Lula Garrett Anderson. He was married to the late Isabel Matheson Anderson for 45 years.
Mr. Anderson grew up in Spartanburg and lived in Gaffney until moving to Camden a little over a year ago. He attended Wofford College where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order and also played on the tennis team. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a member of the 506th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion during the campaign in the South Pacific.
He retired from Cherokee Finishing Company, a division of Spartan Mills.
Mr. Anderson was an active member of Buford Street Untied Methodist Church in Gaffney. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club and served as Meals on Wheels volunteer for 15 year.
Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas C. and Debby Anderson of Camden; a son, Douglas C. Anderson III of Chattanooga, Tenn.; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Amy A. and Drayton Wise of Florence; grandsons, Thomas C. Anderson Jr. of Camden, Garrett and Parker Anderson of Huntsville, Ala.
Mr. Anderson was predeceased by a brother, Jack Anderson.
Graveside services will be held today at 11 a.m. in Frederick Memorial Gardens in Gaffney conducted by the Revs. Michael Turner and Scott Wachter.
Memorials may be made to Buford Street United Methodist Church, 120 E. Buford St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340; or Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1886, Gaffney, S.C. 29342.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

William “Buck” Spencer
U.S. Navy veteran
William R. “Buck” Spencer, 77, of 707 4th St., died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001, at his home.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the son of the late William Henry Spencer and the late Lois Maynor Spencer. He was a retired textile employee and a U.S. Navy veteran. He was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are four sons, William Ronnie Spencer, Jerry Shuford Spencer, Terry Eugene Spencer and Bobby Michael Spencer, all of Gaffney; two brothers, Chester Spencer and Jack Spencer Jr., both of Gaffney; four sisters, Sue Childers, Virginia Childers, Mary Bolin and Judy Gantt, all of Gaffney; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held today at 1 p.m. at Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by the Rev. Ronnie Cox.
Pallbearers will be Johnny Blackwell, Richard Carter, Charles Childers, Roger Childers, Jerry Gantt, Kenny Bolin and Dennis Spencer.
The family is at the respective homes.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Cherokee County Unit, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, S.C. 29615.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Marvin H. Martin
York County native
BLACKSBURG – Marvin Hope Martin, 65, of 208 W. Carolina St., died Friday, Nov. 9, 2001, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of York County, he was the son of the late Hope and Mary Jane Dover Martin.
Surviving are two sons, Danny Martin of Blacksburg and Roy Dean Martin of Gastonia, N.C.; a brother, Gene Martin of Blacksburg; two sisters, Mary Peterson and Kathleen Peterson, both of Blacksburg; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Canaan United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Terrell Dillingham officiating.
The family is at the home of Danny Martin, 414 Moss Crossing, Blacksburg.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Freedom Fellowship Baptist Church Building Fund, 171 Northey St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Arrangements by White Columns-Blacksburg.

Emma T. Wiggins
Cherokee County native
Mrs. Emma Thomason Wiggins, 90, of 201 Academy St., Fort Mill, S.C., passed away Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill, S.C.
The funeral will be held at noon today, Monday, Nov. 12, 2001, at First Baptist Church of Fort Mill with the Rev. Jeff Bedwell officiating. Burial will follow at Unity Cemetery.
Born December 16, 1910, in Cherokee County, S.C., Mrs. Wiggins was the daughter of the late George William Thomason and Mattie Elizabeth Lovelace Thomason. She was the widow of Lloyd Edward Wiggins. She was retired from Springs Industries and was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Fort Mill.
Surviving are her son, the Rev. L. Wayne Wiggins of Abbeville, S.C.; two daughters, Wanda W. Moczygemba of Austin, Texas, and Marjorie W. Hall of Charlotte, N.C.; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until noon today at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall and other times at the home, 201 Academy St.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 121 Monroe White St., Fort Mill, S.C. 29715.
Wolfe Funeral is serving the family of Mrs. Wiggins.

Mary E. Russell
Homemaker
Mary Elizabeth Scruggs Russell, 78, of Apt. 30, Redwood Village, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the widow of Boyce Lee Russell and daughter of the late Guy Scruggs and the late Clara Westbrooks Scruggs. She was a homemaker and member of State Line Baptist Church.
Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Russell, Ronnie and Carolyn Russell, all of Gaffney, and Gerald and Virginia Russell of Gilmer, Tex.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Johnny Gilley of Karnes City, Tex.; Mary Frances and Johnny Mayes of Whitesville, Tenn.; and Lee and Charlie Greer of Phoenix City, Ala.; 32 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; a sister, Eileen Slice of Columbia; and a brother, Gerald Scruggs of Augusta, Ga.
Graveside services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at State Line Baptist Church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Ronald Wayne Russell, timothy Russell, Bo Greer, Tony E. Hamrick, John Mays, Dwayne Russell, Young Alexander and Duane Russell.
John Gilley were serve as honorary pallbearer.
The family is at the residence, Apt. 30, Redwood Village and will receive friends tonight from 6-8 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Jessie Browning Jr.
Services for Jessie Browning Jr., 56, of 112 Granite Dr., will be today at 3 p.m. at Indian Hill Baptist Church with the Revs. Mary D. Jefferies, Edward Hughes, Kenny Smith and Martha Smith officiating. Body in the church at 2 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Kerry Allen Sr., Ellis Blackley, Johnnie Davis, Tim Hamilton, Earl Hearst, Jeremy Sarratt, John Sarratt, Robert Sims, Sheron Smith and Carl Wright.
Flower bearers will be Tammy Allen, Ethel Blackley, Shirley Manning, Sandra McCray, Felicia Morgan and Lottie Strickland.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Preston E. Coleman Jr.
Retired from Cleveland County school system
SHELBY – Preston Eugene Coleman Jr., 86, of 2737 S. Post Rd., died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001, at 4:45 p.m. in White Oak Manor Nursing Home, Kings Mountain, N.C.
Son of the late Preston Eugene Coleman Sr. and the late Charlotte Sims Coleman, he was the widower of Blanche R. Coleman and a native of Fairfield. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Earl, N.C., and served as chairman of the church’s trustee board. He was employed by PPG Industries, Dr. J.B. Crow and the Cleveland County School system where he later retired.
Surviving are a son, Joe Dean Coleman of Houston, Tex.; two daughters, Frances Woods and Ruby Aikens of Shelby; three sisters, Bertha Smith of Indianapolis, Ind., Susie Smith and Daisy Faucett of Gaffney; four brothers, Brice Coleman of Troy, N.C., Lemuel Coleman of Vallejo, Calif., James Coelman of Herland, Calif., and Cleveland Jackson; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Earl with the Rev. Simon A. McClain and Dr. L.W. Jackson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2:30 until 3 p.m. at the church and is at the home of his daughter, Ruby Aikens, 510 Durham St., Shelby.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Dennis W. Dawkins
Services for Dennis Wayne Dawkins, 43, of 125 Hopper Dr., husband of Shirley Wood Dawkins, will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church, Gaffney, with the Revs. Sherman Davis, Betty Covington, James Podner, Harold Jones and Janet Gaffney officiating. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens. Body in the church at 2 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Jackie Dawkins, Steve Washington, Benjamin Shippy, Jimmy Richardson, Dewright Butler, Thomas Weeks and Kenneth Foster.
Flower bearers will be Ruby Hemphill, Willa Mae Coleman, Shirley Allen, Anita Littlejohn, Karen Dawkins, Connie Weeks, Elizabeth Simpson, Peggy Littlejohn, Elizabeth Logan and Judy Richardson.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

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