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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Wednesday, January 9, 2002

Lanis E. Bryant
Spartanburg native
Lanis Elaine Bryant, 53, of 224 Maple Dr., Gaffney, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002, in Mary Black Memorial Hospital.
A native of Spartanburg, she was a daughter of Irene Marr Bryant of Spartanburg and the late Sam Nichols Bryant. She was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving in addition to her mother are two sisters, Janis Bryant Brannon of the home and Joan Bryant of Spartanburg; two brothers, Jerry Bryant of Spartanburg and Don Bryant of Georgia; and six nieces.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Hicks.
Visitation will be from 2-2:45 today at Floyd’s Greenlawn Chapel. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. in Greenlawn Chapel conducted by the Rev. Billy Vanderford. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.
The family is at the home of Julie Traynham, 109 Foster Rd., Roebuck, S.C. 29376.

Florence L. Logan
Former employee of Limestone Mfg.
Florence Lee Logan, 63, of 205 W. Rutledge Ave., died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002, at 10:29 p.m. at her home.
Daughter of the late Jessie Logan and the late Edna Guest Logan, she was a native of Gaffney and a member of Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church. She was a 1957 graduate of Granard High School and a former employee of Limestone Manufacturing Co.
Surviving re a son, Andrea Logan of McCormick; two daughters, Johea Phillips of Gaffney and Sonya Logan of the home; five brothers, Jessie Logan Jr. of Spartanburg, James Wood of Baltimore, Md., Sammy Logan, Thomas Logan and Willie Logan, all of Gaffney; three sisters, Alma L. Dover of the home, Dorothy Dawkins of Spartanburg and Susie L. lewis of Gaffney; and two grandchildren who were reared in the home as her children, Britney A. Logan and Micheal Phillips Jr.; and one great-grandchild.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Richard “Bub” Adams
Retired from Lipscomb Concrete Company
Richard “Bub” Adams, 86, of 420 Marion Ave., widower of Ailean Littlejohn Adams, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2002, at 10:04 a.m. in Cleveland Regional Medical Center, Shelby.
Son of the late Ernest Adams and the late Charlotte Richardson Adams, he was a native of Gaffney and a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church. He was retired from Lipscomb Concrete Company and was a member and past worshipful master of Limestone Masonic Lodge No. 117.
Surviving are two sons, James Adams and Sherman Adams of Gaffney; four daughters, Margaret Moore of Charleston, Brenda Valentine, Iola Littlejohn and Dorothy Littlejohn of Gaffney; three sisters, Margaret Brown of Davidson, N.C., Susie Graham and Ernestine Adams of Washington, D.C.; 26 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
The family is at the home of his son, James Adams, 421 Serene Dr.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Robert E. (Bob) Dickens
Mr. Robert Earl (Bob) Dickens of Avondale Estates, Ga., died Monday, Jan. 7, 2002.
He is survived by his wife, Frances Dickens of Avondale Estates; sons, Robert Earl Dickens Jr. and Michael Eric Dickens, both of Avondale Estates; daughter, Julie Ann Magee of Tucker, Ga.; sister, Wanda G. Sadler of Burlington, N.C.; grandchildren, Kelly Lauren Magee, Matthew Gordon Magee and Robert Chason Dickens; ex-wife and mother of children, L. Jean Dickens; and best friend, Spike.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, in the chapel of A.S. Turner and Sons with the Rev. Fred Whitehurst officiating. The remains will be sent to McClure Funeral Home in Graham, N.C., where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hawfields Presbyterian Church with interment to follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 tonight at A.S. Turner and Sons.
The family will receive friends Friday from 7-9 p.m. at McLure Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Habitat for Humanity.

Mary Louise Mullins
Homemaker
Mary Louise Gaffney Mullins, 70, formerly of Gaffney, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002, at her residence.
Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Leroy Mullins and daughter of the late Floyd A. Gaffney Sr. and the late Sara Ross Gaffney. She was a homemaker.
Surviving are a son, Randy Mullins of Gastonia; a daughter, Mary Frances Ellsbury of DeForest, Wisc.; a brother, Charles Ray Gaffney of Gaffney; a sister, Betty Gaffney McCraw of Rock Hill; and three grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Mullinax was preceded in death by a brother, Floyd Gaffney Jr.
Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel conducted by the Rev. De Hillyer. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Saturday from 12:30-2 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family is at their respective homes.
Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Kenneth L. Smith
Textile fixer
Kenneth Lowell Smith, 52, of 1261 Love Springs Rd., died Monday, Jan. 7, 2002, at his home.
Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Joe Dever Smith and the late Dovie Wyatt Smith. He was a textile fixer, a member of the S.C. Sheriff’s Association and an Army veteran. He was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are two sons, Richard Smith of Gaffney and Paul Smith of Spartanburg; six brothers, Wendell Smith, Joe Smith, James Smith, all of Cowpens, Robert Smith of Chesnee, Jack Smith of Palaka, Fla., and Bill Smith of Lyman; two sisters, Norma Smith of Gaffney and Janie Smith of Cowpens; and one grandson.
Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel conducted by the Rev. Billy Millwood.
The family is at the home of Lisa Smith, 111 Brookwood Lane.
Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Marie P. Sanders
Cleveland County native
KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. – Doris Marie Philbeck Sanders, 68, of 5006 Longbow Point, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002, at her home.
Mrs. Sanders was born in Cleveland County, N.C., and was a daughter of the late Arnold Buford and Madge Melton Philbeck. She was the widow of Charles Edmond Sanders and was also preceded in death by a son, Doyle Edmond Sanders, and brothers, J.C. Philbeck and Buford Philbeck. She attended Bethlehem Baptist Church in Kings Mountain.
Surviving are two daughters, Doris S. Lail of Kings Mountain and Juanita Dianne Malcolm of Blacksburg; three brothers, Jim Philbeck of Grover, Gene Philbeck of Shelby and G.C. Philbeck of Cherryville; and three grandchildren.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Bethlehem Baptist Church conducted by the Revs. David Blanton, James Drennan and Jerry Helms. Burial will be at 4 p.m. in Valdese (N.C.) City Cemetery.
Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain.

Vera B. Smiley
Retired from textiles
Vera Blanton Smiley, 90, of Peachtree Centre died today, Jan. 9, 2002, at Peachtree Centre.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the widow of Philip W. Smiley and daughter of the late Lewis Lester Blanton and the late Amanda Dayne Henderson Blanton. She was retired from the textile industry and was a member of Southside Baptist Church.
Surviving are five daughters, JoAnn S. Vassy, Nancy S. Childers, both of Shelby, Juliette S. Davis of Gastonia, Mary S. Campbell of Gaffney and Patricia S. Hines of Forest City; a son, Philip W. Smiley of Cherryville; two brothers, Melvin Blanton of Gaffney and Kermit Blanton of Gastonia; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Cryptside services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens.
The family is at the home of Mary Campbell, 944 Overbrook Dr., where they will receive friends.
Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1886, Gaffney, S.C. 29342; or to the Cherokee County Children’s Home, P.O. Box 1896, Gaffney, S.C. 29342.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Lois H. Cody
Retired from textiles
Lois Jeanette Hodge Cody, 82, of 519 Hamrick St., died today, Jan. 9, 2002, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of John H. Cody and daughter of the late James Hodge and the late Verdi Martin Hodge. She was retired from the textile industry and was a member of Elm Street Church of God.
Surviving are three daughters, Dorothy Cody Cooper of Gaffney, Sandra Cody Cornwell of Spartanburg and Evelyn Cody Cooper of Wellford; a son, John H. Cody Jr. of Gaffney; a sister, Evelyn Badigian of Fresno, Calif.; a brother, J.T. Hodge of Goodyear, Ariz.; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

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