common / 12-03-2001

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Vernette P. Mabry
Cherokee County native
COWPENS – Vernette Phillips Mabry, 80, of 210 Phillips Dr., died Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, in Mary Black Memorial Hospital.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the widow of William Thomas (W.T.) Mabry and daughter of the late Henry Jenkins Phillips and the late Millie Allie Price Phillips. She was retired from Hoechst Fibers and formerly worked for Beaumont Mills, Abbott Farms and Mabry’s Dairy Bar in Cowpens. She was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Linda T. Addis of Cowpens and Patricia M. Hurt of Chambersburg, Pa.; a son, Phillip T. Mabry of Greenville; three brothers, Roland Phillips of Fayetteville, N.C., Loyd Phillips of Spartanburg and Hubert Phillips of Cowpens; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Mabry was preceded in death by a son, Christopher M. Mabry.
Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church conducted by Dr. Robert Kirby and the Rev. Ray Caldwell. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Perry Phillips, Mark Edwards, Tommy Swanger, Daniel Cooper, Mike Whitener and Doug Scates.
The family is at the residence.
Memorials may be made to Mobile Meals of Spartanburg, 393 E. Main St., Spartanburg, S.C. 29302; or Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 250 Mt. Olive Rd., Cowpens, S.C. 29330.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Christopher L. Simmons
Employed by Greer Heating and Air Conditioning
Christopher Lee Simmons, 26, of 526 Leadmine Rd., died Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, in Gaffney.
A native of Gaffney, he was the husband of Kelly Simmons and son of Danny L. Simmons and Linda Waters, both of Gaffney. He was employed by Greer Heating and Air Conditioning and was a member of Bethany Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Kelly Simmons, are his father, Danny L. Simmons of Gaffney; mother and step-father, Eddie and Linda Waters of Gaffney; a son, Colton Luke Simmons of Gaffney; sister, Kathleen Gallman of Gaffney; maternal grandmother, Wilma Ramsey of Gaffney; and step-grandfather, Frank Ramsey.
Mr. Simmons was preceded in death by a son, Lane Colt Simmons, and grandparents, Thomas and Irene Simmons and Hershall Harris.
Services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Bethany Baptist Church conducted by the Revs. Bill Lutz, Alan Peeler and Ron Jackson. Burial was in McKown’s Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Seth Waters, Jeff Greene, Tony Mullinax, Doug Harvel, Darrell McSwain, Scott Simmons, Doug Hayes, Bobby Koskela and Richie McSwain.
The family is at the residence, 526 Leadmine Rd.
Memorials may be made to Bethany Baptist Church, P.O. Box 698, Gaffney, S.C. 29342.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Harriett E. Duckett
Private duty nurse
Harriett Elizabeth Thompson Duckett, 59, of 511 W. Smith St., died Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Spartanburg, she was first married to the late David Leroy Hammett Jr. and later to the late Merle Fleming and then to the late Harold Dean Duckett. She was a homemaker and private duty nurse. She was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are a son, David Leroy Hammett of Gaffney; a daughter, Lisa Rene Hammett of Gaffney; two sisters, Patricia Snelling and Barbara Ann Thompson, both of Gaffney; a brother, Robert Harold Snelling of Gaffney; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at Silica Springs Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Lynn Ford and Dr. Chris Osborne. Burial was in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Robert Morgan, C.B. Scruggs, Riker Pennington, Danny Miller, Tim Wilkie, Robert Snelling and Charles Parris.
The family is at the home of David Hammett, 402 Old Race Track Rd., Gaffney.
Memorials may be made to Cherokee County Children’s Home, P.O. Box 1896, Gaffney, S.C. 29342.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Bobby Hannah
Retired from Springs Industries
LANCASTER – Bobby Hannah, 64, of 2732 Great Falls Hwy., died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, at his home.
Mr. Hannah was born on June 21, 1937, in Patrick, S.C., the son of the late Boss Hannah and Nannie Teal Hannah. He was the husband of Margaret Faye Long Hannah.
Retired from Springs Industries, Mr. Hannah was a Mason with the Jackson Masonic Lodge No. 53, a Shriner with the Hejaz Shrine Temple and a member of High Point Freewill Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife of 44 years are a son, Marty C. Hannah of Lancaster; two brothers, Zeb Hannah of Fort Lawn and Thomas Hannah of Lancaster; two sisters, Betty Kimrey of Norwood, N.C., and Beatrice Brock of Gaffney; and two grandchildren.
Mr. Hannah was preceded in death by four brothers, John Robert Hannah, Levander Hannah, Franklin Hannah, James Hannah, and two sisters, Anniebelle Brock and Ruth Boan.
Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at High Point Freewill Baptist Church. Burial with Masonic rites will be in Lancaster Memorial Park.
Arrangements by Hartley Funeral Home, 1800 Charlotte Hwy., Lancaster.
(Courtesy of Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.)

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