common / 11-14-2001

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Louis D. Hughey
Retired textile employee
Louis D. Hughey, 71, of 153 Jefferson St., died Monday, Nov. 12, 2001, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Early Hughey and the late Violet Wisher Hughey Pennington. He attended True Gospel Independent Baptist Church and was a retired textile employee.
Surviving are five sisters, Louise Parker, Maggie Pattterson, Rosie Blanton, Linda Hall and Brenda Jones, all of Gaffney; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Hughey was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Hughey.
Graveside services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Sardis United Methodist Church Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Henry Guyton.
Pallbearers will be Andrew Crawford, Jason Blackwell, Billy Blackwell, Kirk Mason, Brad Steward, Nick Mason and Tony Blanton.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Donna E. Peeler
Owner and operator of Hwy. 150 Convenience Store
PACOLET – Donna Elaine Blanton Peeler, 57, of 3787 Pacolet Hwy., died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of Earl Peeler and daughter of the late Aulbert E. Blanton and the late Helen Searcy Blanton. She was owner and operator of Hwy. 150 Convenience Store and was of the Baptist faith.
Also surviving are a son, Gaylon Williamson of Gaff-ney; a daughter, Tammy Williamson of Augusta, Ga.; a step-daughter, Debbie Moore of Gaffney; a step-son, Mike Peeler of Gaffney; six grandchildren and four step-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Peeler was preceded in death by a sister, Margie Blanton.
Services will be held Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel conducted by the Rev. Benny Davis and Dr. James Brown. 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.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Cherokee County Unit, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, S.C. 29615.

Effie R. Clary
Retired textile employee
Effie Roberts Clary, 95, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, in Mary Black Memorial Hospital, Spartanburg.
A native of McDowell County, N.C., she was the widow of Albert Clary and daughter of the late John and Caroline Roberts. She was a retired textile employee and a member of East Gaffney Baptist Church, She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 139.
Mrs. Clary was preceded in death by her oldest son, James, who died Oct. 26, 2001, and her next oldest son, John, who died in his infancy.
Survivors include five sons, Bill Clary, Ben Clary and Marvin Clary, all of Gaffney, Jack Clary of Spartanburg and LeRoy Clary of Blacksburg; a daughter, Virginia Edwards of Gaffney; a sister, Ida Gaffney of Gaffney; 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at East Gaffney Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Ron Jackson and Dr. Wayne Brown. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be Friday from 2-3 p.m. at the church prior to the funeral.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to East Gaffney Baptist Church, 2308 Cherokee Ave., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

James W. Knuckles
Retired from Peeler Construction Company
James William Knuckles, 70, of 630 Colonial Ave., Apt. 50, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2001, at 4:29 p.m. in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Son of the late Fred William Knuckles and the late Leathia Smith Knuckles, he was the widower of Elwillie Tate Knuckles and a native of Cherokee County. He was a member of Mount Tabor Baptist Church and retired from Peeler Construction Company.
Surviving are a daughter, Brenda Knuckles of Gaffney; two sons, David Smith of the home and James William Smith of Gaffney; four sisters, Bernice Fowler, Dorothy Sizemore, both of Gaffney, Luvenia Harris of Baltimore, Md., and Straucy Scippio of Bridgeton, N.J.; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Mount Tabor Baptist Church with the Rev. Darrell Smith officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body in the church at 1 p.m.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Estelle H. McCraw
Retired school teacher
Estelle Hayes McCraw, 95, of Magnolias of Gaffney, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, at the residence.
A native and lifelong resident of Cherokee County, she was the daughter of the late J. Mark Hayes and the late Melissa Price Hayes. She was a graduate of Limestone College and spent her entire career as an elementary school teacher.
Mrs. McCraw was a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a member of Cherokee Creek Baptist Church.
Mrs. McCraw was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, C.Q. McCraw.
Surviving are a daughter, Judith McCraw Bratton of Charlotte; a brother, T.R. (Pete) Hayes of Gaffney; and two sisters, Mayme H. Hause of Florence and Maye H. Short of Gaffney.
Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Mike Frazier. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Ricky Ruppe, Timmy Ruppe, Tim Wood and Bill Price.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6-8 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Care of S.C., 407 N. Limestone St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340; or to Cherokee Creek Baptist Church Senior Adult, 502 Buck Shoals Rd., Gaffney, S.C. 29341.

Dennis W. Dawkins
Services for Dennis Wayne Dawkins, 43 of 125 Hopper Dr., will be held today at 3 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church, Gaffney, with the Revs. Sherman Davis, Betty Covington, James Ponder, Harold Jones and Janet Gaffney officiating. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens. Body in the church at 2 p.m.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Dynell Bonner
Dynell Oglesby Bonner, 67, of 120 Springwood Dr., died Tuesday, Nov.13, 2001, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Widow of Maynard Bonner, she was born in Gaffney, a daughter of the late James and Fannie Dawkins Oglesby. She was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church, a graduate of Granard High School and a retired employee of Blacksburg High School.
Surviving are five daughters, Carolyn Dover, Gwendolyn Bonner, of Gaffney, Deltra Bonner of the home, Fannie Daphine Bonner, and Jacqueline Bonner, of Gaffney; a brother, Rev. Wilbert Oglesby of Gaffney; four sisters, Ola Sue Ashe of Gaffney, Tessie Mae Fernanders of Flint, Michigan, Vinnie Gore of Boston, Mass., and Lois Dukes of Columbus, Ohio; 19 grandchildren, including Shawn Dover, Terry Wayne Dawkins, Bernice Dawkins, Shakeil Dawkins, Ronnie Bonner, and Vincent Bonner, raised in the home; and eight great-grandchildren.

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