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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Monday, January 21, 2002

Edith S. Anthony
Retired from Minette Mills
Edith Self Anthony, 86, of 123 15th St., died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, at Peachtree Centre.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the widow of Stan Hope Anthony and daughter of the late Ozzie and Gertrude Jolly Self. She was a member of East Gaffney baptist Church and was retired form Minette Mills.
Surviving are a son, Stan Wayne anthony of Gaffney; two daughters, Betty Petrea and Annie Mae Baker, both of Gaffney; a sister, Merle Oakes of Gaffney; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight form 7-8 at White Columns-Gaffney and other times will be at their respective homes. Service time will be announced.

Pearl H. Meetze
Pumpkin Center, N.C., native
Pearl Hudgepath Meetze, 92, of Brookview Healthcare, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Born in Pumpkin Center, N.C., she was the widow of Jack D. Meetze Sr. and daughter of the late Ephram Hudgepath and the late Ester Hudgepath. She was a homemaker and member of Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church.
Surviving are two sons, Jack D. Meetze Jr. of Gaffney and Gerald Edmond Meetze of Matthews, N.C.; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Oakland Cemetery conducted by Dr. Clyde Thomas.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-8 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and other times will be at the home of Jack and Linda Meetze, 201 Crestview Dr.
Memorials may be made to Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church, 805 Cherokee Ave., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.

Virginia Ann Buchanan
Retired from Oxford Industries
Virginia Ann Vickers Buchanan, 70, of 805 8th St., died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Rutherfordton County, N.C., she was the widow of William Buchanan and daughter of the late Herman Thomas Vickers and the late Leasey Jane Fowler Vickers. She was retired from Oxford Industries and was a member of Temple Baptist Church.
Surviving are a brother, Tommy J. Vickers, of Chesnee and three sisters, Lorene Stroup, Hazel Upchurch, both of Gaffney, and Betty Humphries of Blacksburg.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-8 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and other times will be at the home of Lorene Stroup, 843 10th St.

Harold D. Oakes
Retired from Cherokee Finishing
Harold Dean Oakes, 60, of 275 Great Meadows Dr., died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, at Hospice of Cleveland County.
Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Peggy Pennington Oakes and son of Floyd Oakes of Gaffney and the late Maggie White Oakes. He was retired from Cherokee Finishing Company and was a member of El Bethel Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Bradley Oakes of Forest City, N.C., and Jeffrey Oakes of West Palm Beach, Fla.; a daughter, Michelle Smith of Gaffney; three half-sisters, Brenda Ruppe, Parnice Lester and Judy Parker, all of Gaffney; step-mother, Margaret Oakes of Gaffney; and two grandchildren.
The family is at the home of Michelle Smith, 283 Great Meadows Dr.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

Manie C. Freeman
Homemaker
Manie Louise Caldwell Freeman, 91, formerly of 913 Lyman St., died Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, in Peachtree Centre.
Born in Greer, she was the widow of Roy Eugene Freeman and daughter of the late Edward Bomar Caldwell and the late Nancy Brown Caldwell. She was a homemaker and member of Southside Baptist Church. She was a former member of the Eastern Star.
Surviving are two brothers, Edward Bomar Caldwell of Virginia Beach, Va., and Alvin Caldwell of Greer; three grandchildren, Edward Freeman, Robert Freeman and Jean Cudd, all of Gaffney; one great-grandchildren, Colby Cudd of Gaffney.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Freeman was preceded in death by a son, Verlon Edward Freeman.
Cryptside services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens conducted by the Rev. Charles Wilburn.
Pallbearers will be Edward Freeman, Robert Freeman, Bennie Campbell, Ted Campbell, Brian Parris and Robert Upchurch.
The family will receive friends from 9:30-10:30 a.m. today at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.
The family is at the home of Bonnie Dawson, 360 Sarratt School Rd.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Samuel E. Smith
Cherokee County native
Samuel 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.)

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