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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Wednesday, January 16, 2002

Betty R. McCraw
Retired from Oxford
Betty Evelyn Robinson McCraw, 79, of 302 S. Petty St., died Monday, Jan. 14, 2002, at her home.
Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late John T. Robinson and the late Jessie Roark Robinson. She was retired from Oxford Industries and was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are a daughter, Linda Kay McFalls of Gaffney; three sisters, Lillie Mae Willard, Beatrice Tate, both of Gaffney, and Nancy Corbin of Irmo; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Oakland Cemetery conducted by the Rev. Kevin Childs. The family will receive friends after the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gaffney Christian Academy, 400 Overbrook Dr., Gaffney, S.C. 29341.
The family is at their respective homes.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Shirley F. Mickle
Sister of Gaffney resident
Shirley Freeman Mickle of Niceville, Fla., died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002, at her home.
A native of Westminster, S.C., she was a daughter of the late Kate Voyles and Martin F. Freeman Sr.
Surviving are her husband, Aaron B. Mickle; three sons, Marty Mickle of Freeport, Fla., Greg Mickle of Freeport, Fla., and John Mickle of Florence, Miss.; two grandchildren; a brother, Charles Freeman of Forest City, N.C.; and a sister, Kay D. Freeman of Gaffney.
Memorial services were held in Niceville.

Lewis M. Tate
Employed by Atlas Cold Storage
Lewis Michael Tate, 42, of 756 Northgate Rd., died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2002, on arrival at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Husband of Tundra Ratchford Tate of the home, he was born in Gaffney, a son of Julite Littlejohn Tate of Blacksburg, and the late Alfred Fleetwood Tate Sr. He was a 1979 graduate of Gaffney High School, a member of Mikes Creek Baptist Church, and an employee of Atlas Cold Storage Co.
Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are a daughter, Shantel Morris of Gaffney; a step-daughter, Raven Dawkins of Gaffney; a step-son, Joseph Leach of the home; four sisters, Mary Littlejohn, Shirley Ann Wray, Margaret Douglas and Annie Guyton, all of Gaffney; four brothers, Alfred Tate Jr., James Tate, Samuel Tate and Bobby Louis Tate, all of Gaffney.
Services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Limestone Baptist Church conducted by Revs. Robert Dover, A.J. Smith, Kerwin Wray and Roderick Oglesby. Burial will be in Gaffney Memorial Park. Body will be in the church Thursday at 2 p.m.
Arrangements by The Gilmore Mortuary.

James E. Smith
Cherokee County native
James Edward Smith, 51, of 6152 Cedar St., Murry, Utah, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2002, at his home.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the son of Rosalee Wood Smith of Gaffney and the late Noble Smith. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines and the U.S. Army.
Surviving are a daughter, Jennifer Smith of Murry; two sons, Samuel Smith and Michael Smith, both of Murry; two sisters, Ruthie Rodgers and Nancy Robinson of Gaffney; and three brothers, James Wood and Lindsay Smith of Gaffney and Fred Smith of Union.
Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Broomhead Funeral Home, 12590 S. 200 W St., Riverton, Utah. Burial will be in Veteran Park Cemetery, Riverton. (Courtesy of Foster Funeral Home.)

Wayne T. Littlejohn
Active in church work
Wayne Troy Littlejohn, 35, of Hwy. 41, Lot 77, Grove Estate, Byron, Ga., died Friday, Jan. 11, 2002, at 4 p.m. in the hospital in Byron.
Son of Irene Littlejohn of Byron and the late George Littlejohn Sr., who was a native of Gaffney, Mr. Littlejohn was a native of Macon, Ga. He was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church and was affiliated with Belview Baptist Church, Church of God By Faith and Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. He helped establish the City of Refuge Full Gospel Church in Macon. He was very talented in writing poems and sharing with others. He attended Peach County Schools in Georgia.
Surviving in addition to his mother are three brothers, George Littlejohn Jr. of Byron, Daniel Littlejohn and Desmond Littlejohn of Macon.; and five sisters, Janie Zanders of Byron, Angela Littlejohn of Centerville, Ga., Wanda Cliett, Carrie Howard and Tonya Littlejohn of Macon.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Church of God By Faith at Byron with the pastor officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Byron.
(Courtesy of Foster Funeral Home.)

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