common / 12-26-2001

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries & Funeral Notices

John C. Mitchell Jr.
Self-employed roofer
BLACKSBURG – John Crockett Mitchell Jr., 55, of 801 Burnt Mill Rd., died Monday, Dec. 24, 2001, at his home.
Born in Bradshaw, W.Va., he was the husband of Imogene Vandyke Mitchell and son of John Crockett Mitchell Sr. of Blacksburg and Myrtle Woody Mitchell of Lincolnton. He was a self-employed roofer and of the Baptist faith.
Surviving in addition to his wife and parents are three sons, John Crockett Mitchell III, Michael Jeffery Mitchell, both of Blacksburg, and Steven Clyde Mitchell of Grover; three daughters, Teresa Darlene Maney, Patricia M. Hutchinson, both of Blacksburg, and Deania Dianne Mitchell of the home; three brothers, Homer Mitchell of Blacksburg, Larry Dean Mitchell of Gastonia and Lawrence Oliver Mitchell of Lincolnton; three sisters, Brenda Forbes of Walterboro, Sherry Holt of Lincolnton and Vicky Criscoe of Lincolnton; and 17 grandchildren.
Mr. Mitchell was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Heather Mitchell, and a brother, Jessie A. Mitchell.
Graveside services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Clingman Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Rev. James Welch Jr.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends tonight from 7-9 at Gordon Mortuary.

Samantha E. Ervin
Samantha Elaine Ervin, infant daughter of Christy and Phillip Ervin of 4273 Union Hwy., died Monday, Dec. 24, 2001, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by maternal grandparents, Conrad and Janet Martin of Blacksburg; paternal grandmother, Jimmy Walters of Gaffney; and paternal great-grandmother, Ruth Ervin of Gaffney.
Samantha was preceded in death by her twin brother, Zachary Blaine Ervin.
The family will receive friends at home.
Graveside services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens with Dr. Charlie Barnard officiating.
Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements by White Columns.

Coyle L. McCraw
Retired from Kohler Co.
Coyle L. McCraw, 81, of 416 Macedonia Rd., died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2001, in Spartanburg Regional Hospice.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the husband of Nettie Jolley McCraw and son of the late John David McCraw and the late Judy Estelle McCraw. He was retired from Kohler Company.
Surviving in addition to his wife are three daughters, Annie Waddell of Moore, Jean Painter of Chester, Va., and Judy Davis of Gaffney; a son, Jerry McCraw of Sevierville, Tenn.; a sister, Edith Keenan of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Rev. Joyce Murphy.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Davis, Brian Painter, David Waddell, Keith Woodell and Jerry McCraw.
The family is at the home of his daughter, Judy Davis, 818 Burnt Gin Rd., and will receive friends tonight from 6-8.
Memorials may be made to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center Outpatient Hospice, 120 Heywood Ave., Suite 200, Spartanburg, S.C. 29302; or Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1886, Gaffney, S.C. 29342.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Woodrow Miller
Retired from Cannon Mills
CHINA GROVE, N.C. – Woodrow Miller, 89, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2001, at Northeast Medical Center, Concord, N.C.
A native of Rowan County, N.C., he was born on Oct. 6, 1912, a son of the late Fannie Josey Miller and the late John Miller. He was educated in the Rowan County schools and retired from Cannon Mills after 45 years of service in the finishing department. He was a member of Organ Lutheran Church.
Mr. Miller’s wife, Edith Ritchie Miller, died on July 24, 1999.
Surviving are a son, Tony Miller of Gaffney; a daughter, Patsy Miller of Belmont, N.C.; a brother, Lee Miller Sr. of Salisbury, N.C.; and a granddaughter.
Services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Organ Lutheran Church, conducted by the Rev. John E. Pless. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends today from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Powels Funeral Home, Rockwell, N.C.
Memorials may be made to Organ Lutheran Church, Memorial Fund, 1515 Organ Church Rd., Salisbury, N.C. 28146.

Richard Burris
Services for Richard Burris, husband of Viola Dawkins Burris, of 227 Pryor St., will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church, conducted by Dr. J.W. Sanders Sr. and assisted by the Rev. Michael Bridges and Dr. S.M. Johnson. Burial will be in Limestone Cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 3 p.m.
Arrangements by the Gilmore Mortuary.

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