common / 11-30-2001

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Myrtle P. McCluney
Retired schoolteacher
Myrtle Peeler McCluney, 86, formerly of 220 Maple Dr., died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001, in Mattie C. Hall Healthcare Center, Aiken.
Mrs. McCluney was the widow of John Frank McCluney and daughter of the late Claude and Florance Long Peeler. A brother, Troy Peeler, and a daughter, Sarah Anne McCluney, preceded her in death.
Mrs. McCluney was a 1932 graduate of Gaffney High School and attended Limestone and Wofford colleges. She retired after 36 years of teaching service. She was a former member of the National Education, the S.C. Education, the Cherokee County Education and Retired Teachers associations.
She volunteered her time in numerous senior community activities. She was a member of Abingdon Creek Baptist Church and later transferred her membership to Corinth and Providence Baptist churches where she was a former Sunday School teacher and an active and faithful church worker.
Surviving are her children and their spouses, W.E. (Bill) and Norma Lovingood McCluney of Gaffney, Tommy and Mary Florance Wooten of Augusta, Ga., Frances Lee and Robert Burns of Aiken; grandsons, Frank Joseph (Joey) McCluney, Brian Urgel McCluney of Gaffney, and Robert John (Rocky) Millwood of Lexington, Ky.; granddaughters, Ann Teresa (Terrie) Wooten Lehi of Augusta, Ga., and Amanda Marie (Amy) Millwood of Aiken; great-grandchildren, Ashley Brooks McCluney, Marlee Millwood, Kayla Jo Zellman and Allie Lehi.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel conducted by Dr. M.B. Morrow Jr. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends at the chapel from 2-3 p.m. prior to the service.
Pallbearers will be Wayne Sellars, C.B. Reynolds, Wayne Peeler, Michael Cobb, Jeff Dover, Jack Sparks, Dick Talley and Jack Simmons.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Upstate Alzheimer’s Association, 555 John B. White Sr. Blvd., Spartanburg, S.C. 29306; or to the charity of donor’s choice.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Clee O. Earls
Veteran of World War II
BLACKSBURG – Clee Odell Earls, 93, of 231 Craton Rd., died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the widower of Viola B. Earls and son of the late Thomas Dekalb and Ella Jay Moss Earls. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Surviving are a daughter, Donna Earls Harrison of Gaffney; two sons, Clee Alan Earls of Grover and Danny Lee Earls of Blacksburg; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Irete Blackwell and Roberta “Bertie” Stacy, and brothers, Pinkie Earls, Tommy Earls, Will Earls and Seymour Earls.
Services will be held today at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Gaffney with burial in Clingman Memorial Gardens, Blacksburg.
The family is at the residence.
Memorials may be made to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 701 W. Buford St., Gaffney, S.C. 29341.
Arrangements by White Columns-Blacksburg.

Irene S. Herron
Kings Mountain native
BLACKSBURG – Irene Seagraves Herron, 73, of Baltimore, Md., died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, at her home.
A native of Kings Mountain, she was the wife of Luther Herron of the home and daughter of the late Frank Seagraves and the late Lila Powell Liles.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son, Bobby Herron of Baltimore, Md.; a daughter, Lynda Batchler of Blacksburg; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Thelma S. Lambert.
Graveside services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Clingman Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Scott Buchanan officiating.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 1-2 p.m. at White Columns-Blacksburg and at other times they will be at the Batchler home, 870 Holly Grove Rd., Blacksburg.
Arrangements by White Columns-Blacksburg.

Annie V. Cannada
Retired owner/operator of Cannada’s Grocery Store
TAYLORS – Annie Vaughn Cannada, 92, formerly of St. Mark Road, widow of John L. Cannada, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001, at National Healthcare of Mauldin.
A native of Greenville County, she was the daughter of the late Will and Lula Dillard Vaughn and was retired owner and operator of Cannada’s Grocery Store. She was a member of Taylors First Baptist Church.
Surviving are three sons, Royce Cannada of Greenville, Willie Cannada and Jimmy Cannada, both of Greer; a daughter, Doris Black of Greer; a brother, Joe Vaughn of Gaffney; two sisters, Hazel Chandler of Gaffney and Frances Stokes of Taylors; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Cannada was preceded in death by three brothers Troy, Lewis and Ed Vaughn.
Services will be held today at 11:30 a.m. at Taylors First Baptist Church Chapel conducted by Dr. Frank Page, the Rev. Francis Alewine and the Rev. Jack Deskins. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Taylors First Baptist Church Chapel.
Grandson will serve as pallbearers.
The families are at their respective homes.
Memorials may be made to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, c/o Taylors First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 6, Taylors, S.C. 29687.
Arrangements by The Wood Mortuary.

Barbara T. Ruppe
Former employee of Spring City Knitting
Barbara Teague Ruppe, 55, of 207 3rd St., died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, at her residence.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the wife of William Ruppe and daughter of the late Joseph Teague and the late Polly Elizabeth Mace. She was the stepdaughter of the late Leonard Mace.
Mrs. Ruppe was a former Spring City Knitting employee and was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Paul Ruppe of Gaffney; two daughters, Nicole Harris of Spartanburg and Teresa Frady of Gaffney; two brothers, Billy Mace of Gaffney and Johnny Mace of Gaffney; five sisters, Joan Black of Silver Springs, Md., Sybil Shropshire of Chantilly, Va., Kathy Hudson of Florence, Janice Rochester and Linda Pennington, both of Gaffney; seven grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Norma Pettit.
Graveside services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Mt. Ararat Baptist Church cemetery conducted by Ashby Blakely.
Pallbearers will be Brent Wilkins, Whitey Jones, Buddy Quinn, Mike Wilkins, Jody Mace and Kelly Rochester.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home prior to the service.
The family is at the residence.

William E. Mintz
Retired from Daniel Construction
GROVER – William Edward Mintz, 87, of 1320 Long Branch Rd., died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001, in Cleveland Regional Medical Center in Shelby.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the widower of Macie McCluney Mintz and son of the late Edward and Carrie Phillips Mintz. He was a member and trustee of Shoal Creek Baptist Church and a retired employee of Daniel Construction Company.
Surviving are two sons, James Edward Mintz of Capitol Heights, Md., and Curtis Mintz of Charlotte; six daughters, Mry Long and Johnnie Randall of Washington, D.C., Margie Maddox and Macie Petty of Shelby, Doris Clawson of Concord and Patrick Littlejohn of Wake Forest; 22 grandchildren, including Angela Littlejohn, raised in the home; 22 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Shoal Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael Isaac officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friend one hour prior to the service at the church.
The Gilmore Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

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