common / 11-16-2001

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

George L. Higgins
Owner/operator of Gaffney Retread for 65 years
George Lester (G.L.) Higgins, 93, of 1108 S. Petty St., died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Great Falls, he was the widower of Lila Dobbins Higgins and son of the late George Higgins and the late Lula Raines Higgins.
Mr. Higgins was owner and operator of Gaffney Retread Inc. for 65 years and was a member of First Baptist Church where he was a life deacon.
Surviving are two sons, Tom Higgins of Gaffney and Ed Higgins of Sanford, N.C., and one grandchild.
Graveside services were held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Joel Sellars officiating.
The family is at the home of Tom Higgins, 407 Twin Lake Rd.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gaffney First Baptist Church Building Fund, 100 E. Floyd Baker Blvd., Gaffney, S.C. 29340; or to Services to the Aging, 499 W. Rutledge Ave., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Jack Riddle
Retired farmer
Jack Riddle, 68, formerly of Cherokee County, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, in Autumn Care, Saluda, N.C.
A native of Union County, he was the son of the late John Riddle and the late Lou Pressley Riddle. He was a retired farmer and of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are four sons, Bruce Riddle of Union, Ernest Riddle, Jason Riddle, both of Columbia, and Terry Riddle of Spartanburg; a sister, Mozelle Davenport of Augusta, Ga.; and two grandchildren.
Services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel.
The family is at 250 Nichols Mountain Rd., Spartanburg.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Allean H. Keeter
Cherokee County native
Allean H. Keeter, 58, of 229 Chandler Dr., Apt. 22A, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the wife of Samuel Lee Keeter of Henrietta, N.C., and daughter of the late John Kelly Wilson and the late Lula Smith Wilson. She was a member of Stooping Pine Methodist Church.
Also surviving are Julian Ann wilson of Gaffney whom she reared as a daughter; a sister, Lucille Keeter of Gaffney; and a brother, J.W. Wilson of Gaffney.
The family is at the home of Lucille Keeter, 212 Marietta Rd., Gaffney.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.
James W. Knuckles
Services for James William Knuckles, 70, of 630 Colonial Ave., Apt. 50, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Mt. Tabor Baptist Church with the Revs. Darrell Smith, J.W. Richards, Danny L. Burnside and Lawrence Davidson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body in the church at 1 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Joe Dawkins, Westely Dukes, Max Knuckles, Sam Knuckles Jr., James Littlejohn and Leon Peaks.
Flower bearers will be Pamela Browning, Myiessia Boyd, Carolyn Degree, Markesha Gregory, Brekeena Knuckles, Jimanisha Knuckles, Brenda Talley and angela Shippy.
The family is at the home of Bernice Fowler, 117 Lincoln Dr.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Bobby L. Ramsey
Carpenter
Bobby Leroy Ramsey, 52, of 100 Killion Dr., died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001, in Spruce Pine, N.C.
A native of Orangeburg, he was a carpenter.
Surviving are a daughter, Jennifer Lee Ramsey of St. George; two step-sons, Arnold Jones and Davy Jones, both of St. George; two step-daughters, Robin Jones of Sumter and Jeni Lynch of Walterboro; two brothers, William Hall of Gaffney and Buddy Hall of Harleyville; a granddaughter and several step-grandchildren.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.
Marian H. Gilmore
Retired elementary teacher
UNION – Marian Harland Gilmore died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, in Wallace Thomson Hospital, Union.
Widow of Clarence Gilmore Sr., she was born in Union County, a daughter of the late John and Charity Harland. She was a member of Corinth Baptist Church where she served as president of Missionary Circle No. 3 and was a Senior Choir member.
Mrs. Gilmore was a retired elementary teacher, a member of Marian B. Wilkinson Federated Club, Bethlehem Chapter 196 Order of the Eastern Star, Retired Teacher’s Association and S.C. Education Association.
Surviving are six grandchildren.
Services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Corinth Baptist Church with Dr. J. Archie Calhoun officiating. Burial will be in Union Society Cemetery. Body may be viewed Sunday from 2-6 p.m. in Union Community Funeral Home.
Arrangements by The Gilmore Mortuary, Gaffney.

Nellie W. Wray
Retired textile employee
Nellie Wisher Wray, 83, of Brookview Healthcare Center, a former resident of Blacksburg, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of York, she was the widow of Cole Lewis Wray and daughter of the late Noah Wisher and the late Margaret McDaniel Wisher. She was a retired textile worker and a member of Smyrna Baptist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Linda Moss of Blacksburg; a son, Joel Blane Wray of Blacksburg; and a sister, Nan Clark of York.
Mrs. Wray was preceded in death by sisters, Viola Mullinax, Victoria Collins, Bessie Wray, Reitha Stacy and Pearl Wisher, and a brother, Furman Wisher.
Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Gordon Mortuary Chapel, conducted by the Revs. Benny Davis and Perrine Parker. Burial will be in Mt. Sinai Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family is at the home of Linda Moss, 131 E. Bells Branch Rd., Blacksburg, and will receive friends tonight from 7-9 at Gordon Mortuary.

Charles H. Woods
Knoxville, Tenn., native
Charles Henry Woods, 84, of 414 Hardin Dr., died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001, at his home.
A native of Knoxville, Tenn., he was the widower of Minnie Ethel Underwood Woods and son of the late John Andrew Woods and the late Edith Estelle Webster Woods. He was a retired food processor and of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are two sons, Dennis Woods of Gaffney and Charles Wayne Woods of Matthews, N.C.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The family is at the home of Dennis Woods, 104 Castle Courts.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

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