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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Friday, January 18, 2002

Betty D. Dunnaway
Spartanburg native
Betty Doris Dunnaway, 66, of 105 Short Alley, formerly of Pacolet, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002, at her home.
Born in Spartanburg, she was the daughter of the late Francis Fitch and the late Flimer Dunnaway Fitch. She was a retired textile employee and a member of Central Baptist Church.
Surviving are a sister, Annie Pearl Jolly, of Gaffney and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel conducted by the Rev. Alan Peeler. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Michael Bailey, Jeff Upchurch, L.D. Wood, Jimmy Jolly, Melvin Jolly and Lawrence Moore.
Honorary pallbearers will be Tim Willis and Steve Jolly.
The family is at 120 Holland St.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Mary B. Scruggs
Retired from textiles
Mary Belle Blackwell Scruggs, 76, of 149 Cole Creek Rd., died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2002, in Mary Black Memorial Hospital.
Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Caldwell Scruggs and daughter of the late Walter Blackwell and the late Emmie White Blackwell Harvey. She was a retired textile employee and of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are four sons, Heyward Scruggs, Gerald Scruggs, Frederick Scruggs and Roger Scruggs, all of Gaffney; a sister, Betty Owens of Cherokee Falls; four brothers, Albert Blackwell, Furman Blackwell, Winford Blackwell, all of Gaffney, and Paul Henry Blackwell of Meridian, Miss.; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at True Gospel Independent Baptist Church conducted by the Revs. William Blanton and Jeff Beckhart and Mr. Billy Blackwell. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens. Body will be placed in the church at 2:30 p.m.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home and other times will be at the home of Gerald and Brenda Scruggs, 148 Cole Creek Rd., Gaffney
Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1886, Gaffney, S.C. 29342.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Watola S. McCraw
Homemaker
Watola Sarratt McCraw, 93, formerly of 202 Maple Dr., died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2002, in Peachtree Centre.
Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Jessie B. McCraw and daughter of the late Lucious Sarratt and the late Mamie Sarratt. She was a homemaker and member of Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church.
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Garnell and Billy Hardin of Gaffney; two grandsons, Donnie Hardin of Gaffney and Van McCraw of Sharon; and five great-grandchildren, Meredith Hardin, Caroline Hardin, Emilee Hardin, Blake McCraw and Jordan McCraw.
Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel conducted by Dr. Clyde Thomas and the Rev. Frank Northcutt. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Donnie Hardin, Van McCraw, Eddie Clary, Ron Garner, Ray Mabry and Wilson Truluck.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6-7 p.m. at the funeral home and other times will be at the home of her daughter, Garnell Hardin, 318 N. Cresthaven Dr.
Memorials may be made to Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church, 805 Cherokee Ave., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.

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 were held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Broomhead Funeral Home, 12590 S. 200 W St., Riverton, Utah. Burial was in Veteran Park Cemetery, Riverton.
(Courtesy of Foster Funeral Home.)

Robert I. Barnette
Retired from Duke Power
BLACKSBURG – Robert Irvin Barnette, 72, of 526 Bridges Rd., died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Born in Shelby, N.C., he was the husband of Lucille Wallace Barnette and son of the late David Greenberry Barnette and the late Sarah Cash Barnette. He was retired from Duke Power Company and was former owner and operator of A&B Builders. He was a member of Buffalo Baptist Church.
Also surviving are a daughter, Violet Barnette Moss of Blacksburg; a grandson, Robert Chadwick Moss of Blacksburg; and a sister, Ozelle Wortman of Gastonia, N.C.
Services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Buffalo Baptist Church conducted by the Revs. Marshal Foster and Edward Hutchinson. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 2:30 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Chris Byers, Max Mintz, M.D. Floyd, Gene Byars, Harold Henderson, Jim Turner, Melvin Hagler and Mike Carlton.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-8:30 p.m. at Gordon Mortuary and other times will be at the residence.
Memorials may be made to Buffalo Baptist Church, 133 Bridges Rd., Blacksburg, S.C. 29702.

Virginia B. Thomas
Homemaker
Virginia Briggle Thomas, 91, formerly of Magnolias of Gaffney and Pleasant School Road, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2002, in Heartland Healthcare Center, Miami, Fla.
Born in Spokane, Wash., she was the widow of John L. Thomas and daughter of the late Frank Briggle and the late Emma Mary Fulton Briggle. She was a homemaker and member of New Heights Baptist Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Moore of Miami, Fla., and Patricia Randolph of Gaffney; a son, Richard Thomas of Hoover, Ala.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at New Heights Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Sidney Norton. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens. Body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 6-8 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and other times will be at their respective homes.
Memorials may be made to New Heights Baptist Church, 1367 Pleasant School Rd., Gaffney, S.C. 29341.

Freddie Cannon
Retired from PPG
Freddie Cannon, 64, of 920 Logan St., Shelby, N.C., died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002, in Cleveland Regional Medical Center.
He was the son of the late James and Ida Mae Shell Cannon and a native of Newberry. He was a member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church and was retired from PPG where he was employed for 27 years.
Mr. Cannon was preceded in death by his son, Gerald Cannon; a brother, James Cannon Jr.; and two sisters, Bessie Cannon and Louella Byers.
Surviving are his wife, Bernice Hardin Cannon of the home; three sons, Sherwood Hardin and Jay Surratt, both of Shelby, and Rodney Cannon of Fort Washington, Md.; three daughters, Frieda Lattimore and Veronica Wary, both of Shelby, and Alesia Cannon of the home; three brothers, J.C. Cannon and Elbert Cannon, both of Shelby and Clarence Cannon of Gaffney; three sisters, Ida Lee Cannon, Helen Smith and Diane Macopson, all of Shelby; 15 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Marcellous Mack officiating. Burial will be in Webb Memorial Lawns. The family will receive friends from 2:30 p.m. until 3 p.m. at the church Sunday.
Arrangements by Enloe Mortuary.

Mary E. Davis
Mother of Gaffney minister
ROCK HILL – Mary Lou Erwood Davis, 77, of 1116 McKinnon Dr., died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002, in Piedmont Medical Center.
Born in Sharon, she was the daughter of the late Brenton Erwood and the late Margaret Hudson Erwood. She was a member of First Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Foster M. Davis, and a sister, Willie Erwood Faulkenberry.
Surviving are a son, the Rev. Benny Davis of Gaffney; two daughters, Judy Rector of Rock Hill and Charlotte (Charly) Fontes of Decauter, Ala.; a sister, Margie Horn of Columbia; five grandchildren and four great-grandhcildren.
Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel conducted by the Revs. Benny Cavis and Barry Yates. Burial will be in Laurelwood Cemetery.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home and other times will be at the residence.
Arrangements by Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel. (Courtesy of Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.)

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