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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Wednesday, January 2, 2002

Mary L. Proctor
Employed by Cone Mills
Mary Littlejohn Proctor, 56, of 262 N. Green River Rd., died Friday, Dec. 28, 2001, at 4:45 p.m. in Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the wife of Deacon Willie Proctor of the home and daughter of Elnora Littlejohn of Lexington, N.C. She was reared by her aunt and uncle, the late Magnolia Littlejohn and the late Carvis Littlejohn.
Mrs. Proctor was a 1962 graduate of Green Bethel High School in Boiling Springs, N.C. She graduated from Friendship Junior College in Rock Hill and attended Barbara-Scotia College in Concord, N.C. She was employed by Cone Mills in Cliffside, N.C., and was honored as Big Sister to the Cliffside community. She was a member of Suck Creek Baptist Church and served as a deaconess, church clerk, Sunday School teacher and vice president of the Pastor’s Aide Club. She organized the Suck Creek YWA's, was a member of the Church Council, a former member of the Gospel Choir and former church financial secretary.
Surviving in addition to her husband and mother are two daughters, Tonya Proctor and Melissa Proctor of the home; a brother, Steve Littlejohn of Lexington, N.C.; five sisters, Betty Saunders of Charlotte, Diane Riley of Winston-Salem, Carrie Littlejohn, Linda Littlejohn and Pauline Littlejohn, all of Lexington; four half-brothers, five half-sisters; and three godchildren.
Services were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Suck Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Tony Macomson, T.E. McDowell, Omigene Proctor, J.W. Richards, Bobby Black, Rosa Harris, Rose Watkins, Horace Jefferies, Justine Lincoln, Sherry Reid and Drs. J.W. Sanders Sr. and Barry Brown. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were members of the Suck Creek Brotherhood and honorary pallbearers were the church’s deacons.
Flower bearers were members of Suck Creek YWA’s and Pastor’s Aide and honorary flower bearers were the deaconesses.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Maggie E. Robbs
Retired from cafeteria at Mary Bramlett School
Maggie Elizabeth Williams Robbs, 65, of 1303 Old Georgia Hwy., widow of Thomas “Tab” Robbs, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, at 5:50 p.m. in Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.
Daughter of the late Elzie Rice and the late Lula Williams Smith, she was a native of Cherokee County and a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church where she served as an usher and member of the nursing committee. She was a graduate of Gaffney High School and a retired employee of Mary Bramlett Elementary School Cafeteria.
Surviving are three sons, Thomas Robbs Jr. of Fort Washington, Md., Reginald Robbs of the home and Ray Robbs of Columbus, Ga.; two daughters, Garelyne Ann Watts and Yolanda Robbs Edwards of Gaffney; a sister, Rachel W. Holmes of Baltimore, Md.; three nieces who were reared in the home as her sisters, Nellie Montgomery, Patricia Williams and Belinda Williams of Baltimore, Md.; and seven grandchildren.
Services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church with Dr. Eula Miller Jr. officiating. Body in the church Sunday at 2 p.m.
Arrangement by Foster Funeral Home.

Robert Stewart
Gaffney native
Robert Stewart, 61, of 3901 Market St., Philadelphia, Pa., husband of Hattie Stewart, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001, at 1:30 a.m. at his home.
A native of Gaffney, he was the son of the late Deacon Fincher Stewart and the late Lillie N. Corry Stewart.
Also surviving are four sons, Otis Stewart, Sesley Stewart, both of Reading, Pa., Randall Stewart of Gaffney and Benjamin Bishop of Charlotte; three daughters, Barbara S. Green, Patricia S. Devoe, both of Reading, and Dionne S. Edwards of Philadelphia; four brothers, Fincher Stewart Jr. of Greenville, George Stewart of Charlotte, David Stewart of Baltimore, Md., and Larry Dover of Gaffney; five sisters, Dorothy Stewart, Shirley Deer, Lottie Belle Johnson, Carolyn Fee and Peggy Stewart of Charlotte.
Services will be Saturday at Mitchel Chapel F.B. Holiness Church with Dr. E.D. Lawson officiating. Burial will be in Gowdeysville Baptist Church Cemetery.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Jeanette M. Albright
Cherokee County native
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Jeanette Martin Albright of 2706 Downing St. died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001, in Augusta.
Mrs. Albright was the widow of Carl G. Albright and daughter of the late Robert Andrew and Minnie Blanton Bonner. A native of Cherokee County, she had made her home in Augusta for the past 50 years and was a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church where she was a member of the Fellowship Sunday School Class. She was retired from the dietary department at the Medical College of Georgia.
Surviving are a son, Andrew Martin of Augusta; four daughters, Edie Martin Rodgers of Beaufort, Gail Martin Williams of Augusta, Sandra Martin Dawson of Laurel Park, N.C., and Barbara Martin Harper of Key Largo, Fla.; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Services will be today at 11:30 a.m. at Platt’s Funeral Home Chapel in Augusta with the Rev. Tony Christie officiating. Burial will be in Westover Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Steve A. Martin, Mathew Rodgers, Walter Rodgers, D. Bradley Williams, Andrew Dawson and Wesley Martin, and great-grandsons, John Martin and Josh Martin.
Memorials may be made to Woodland Baptist Church, 4943 Columbia Rd., Grovetown, Ga., 30813; and to the Alzheimer’s Association Augusta, 1899 Central Ave., Augusta, Ga. 30904.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service today at Platt’s Funeral Home, 721 Crawford Ave., Augusta.

Leila M. Hughes
Retired from textiles
Leila Mae Huskey McCraw Hughes, 92, of 840 Beason Rd., died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001, in Maudlin National Healthcare, Maudlin.
Born in Gaffney, she was first married to the late Pate Willis McCraw and then to the late Otis Hughes. She was the daughter of the late James Lee Huskey and the late Alice Hammett Huskey. She was a housewife, a retired textile employee and a member of Cherokee Creek Baptist Church.
Surviving are a son, John K. McCraw of Piedmont; a daughter, Margie Gail Fuller of Clinton; two sisters, Myrtle Price and Jenelle McCraw, both of Gaffney; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Cherokee Creek Baptist Church conducted by the Revs. John Goforth, John Huckaby and Greg McVey. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 10:30 a.m.
Pallbearers will be Johnathon Wheatley, Bobby Fuller, Mack McCraw, Joe Scott, Tim Shealy, Jim Keller, Chuck Wilson, Alan Jones and Louie Ramsey.
The family is at the home of Jenelle McCraw, 115 Beason Rd.
Memorials may be made to Cherokee Creek Baptist Church, 502 Buck Shoals Rd., Gaffney, S.C. 29341.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Elsie L. Pennington
Retired from Butte Knit
Elsie Lou Pennington, 77, of 3169 Old Georgia Hwy., died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, at her home.
Daughter of the late Joseph Robert Pennington and the late Fannie Minerva Blanton Pennington, she was retired from Butte Knit and was a member of White Plains Baptist Church.
Surviving are two brothers, James Pennington of Gaffney and Lyman Pennington of Alford, Fla.
Graveside services will be held today at 11 a.m. at White Plains Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by the Rev. Benny Davis. The family will receive friends after the service at the cemetery.
The family is at their respective homes.
Memorials may be made to White Plains Baptist Church, 206 Soapstone Rd., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

John L. Franklin Jr.
Retired from Mobil Chemical
John L. (Sam) Franklin Jr., 51, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2001, at his home in Frankfort, Ill.
Mr. Franklin was the husband of Karen M. nee Luisi and son of the late John L. Franklin Sr. who lived in Waynesville, N.C., and the late Hattie McAbee Franklin who lived in Gaffney. He was the grandson of the late Midge and Viainnie Franklin who lived in Waynesville and the late Willis and Viola McAbee who lived in Gaffney.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, John Shane Franklin of the home; three brothers, Dick, Roylee and Kenny Wayne Franklin, all of Gaffney; four sisters, Betty Wallace of Lake Greenwood, Ginger Wallace, Cookie Coyle and Kay Bailey, all of Gaffney.
Mr. Franklin was also preceded in death by a son, Stevie L. Franklin.
Visitation was held Friday, Dec. 28, at Gerardi Funeral Home in Frankfort from 2-7:30 p.m. with funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Harold Parsley, following at 7:30. Interment was private.
Virginia K. Alcorn
Former Gaffney resident
Virginia Kirby Alcorn of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Gaffney, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, in Jacksonville.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. C.A. Kirby Sr. who served as pastor of Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church in Gaffney for a number of years.
Surviving are two daughters, Rosemary A. English and Florence A. Hacker; a sister, Ruby Cash; and a brother, the Rev. C.A. Kirby Jr.
Services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at North Central Baptist Church in Gainesville, Fla.
(Courtesy of Cleveland Funeral Services, Shelby.)

Annie C. Camp
Retired from Bank of America
Annie Corry Camp, 60, wife of Deacon Willie Camp Sr., of 117 New St., died today, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002, at 1 a.m. at her home.
A native of Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late Nelson Corry and the late Lucy Belle Jenkins Corry. She was a 1959 graduate of Granard High School and was a retired teller from Bank of America. She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church where she served as a deaconess, member of the nursing guild, the kitchen committee and chairman of the children’s church.
Also surviving are a daughter, Corrietta Camp of Atlanta, Ga.; three sons, Willie Camp Jr. of Stafford, Va., Kevin Camp of Chesapeake, Va., and Cristan Camp of Blacksburg; a sister, Willie Corry Hand of Rockingham, N.C.; and nine grandchildren.
Arrangements are incomplete. Foster Funeral Home is in charge.

Sherman Watkins
Retired from Union Butterfield
Sherman Watkins, 56, of 66 Sallie Dr., died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2001, at 6:30 a.m. at his home.
A native of Gaffney, he was the son of the late John Smith Wat-kins and the late Vergia Gaffney Watkins. He was a member of Mount Sinai Baptist Church and served as a member of the All Male Chorus and secretary. He was a 1963 graduate of Granard High School and was retired from Union Butterfield Corp.
Surviving are a son, Sherman Watkins Jr. of Gaffney; a daughter, Tanya Roxann Roberts of Gaffney; Two brothers, Joe Watkins and Frank Watkins of Gaffney; a sister, Jeanette Williams of Gaffney; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Arrangements are incomplete. Foster Funeral Home is in charge.

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