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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Friday, January 25, 2002

Joe Ann Price
Retired from Cherokee Co. Sheriff’s Office
Joe Ann Sanders Blackwell Price, 67, of 110 Maple Dr., died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, at her home.
A native of Shelby, N.C., she was a lifelong resident of Gaffney. She was the wife of Richard Price and daughter of the late Archel Druey Sanders and the late Biddie Irving Barnett.
Mrs. Price was retired from the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where she sang in the church choir. She was a member of the Limestone Community Chorus and was a past regent of the Daniel Morgan Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Also surviving are three sons, Leonard Blackwell Jr., Terry Blackwell, both of Gaffney, and Todd Blackwell of Columbus, Ga.; a daughter, Gay Ann Fuller of Blacksburg; four sisters, Shelby Jean Lawhon of Gaffney, Jackie Wylie of Kernersville, N.C., Jessica Phillips of Raleigh, N.C., and Vicky Harris of Irmo; three brothers, Ted H. Sanders of Hendersonville, N.C., Archel Sanders Jr. and Clarence Crawford, both of Gaffney; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Price was preceded in death by a brother, Hartwell Sanders.
Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints conducted by Elders Manfred Martin, Lynn Lawhon and Archie Fowler. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Kevin Thorton Jr., J.V. Phillips, Billy Wylie, Brian Sanders, Harvey Davis, Steve Fuller, Kenny Butler and Leonard Blackwell III.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-8 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and other times will be at the home of Terry Blackwell, 214 Ruth Dr.

Marion H. Wilson
Retired from Bright-Young Mfg.
BLACKSBURG – Marion Hart Wilson, 71, of 871 N. Mountain St., widow of Kirby Wilson, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, at 10:25 a.m. in Cleveland Regional Medical Center, Shelby.
Daughter of the late Wesley Funderburk and the late Lillie Mae Degree Hart, she was a native of Cleveland County, N.C., and a member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church in Blacksburg where she served as a member of the kitchen committee. She was a retired employee of Bright-Young Manufacturing Co. in Blacksburg.
Surviving are six daughters, Helen Ross, Mae Frances Gregory and Carolyn Jamison of Blacksburg, Sharon Hessie Wilson of the home, Rev. Princess Wilson of Kings Mountain, N.C., and Linda Harris of Gastonia, N.C.; six sons, Kirby Wilson Jr., Calvin Wilson, Rev. Bobby Wilson, Randy Wilson and Benjamin Wilson of the home and William Wilson of Gaffney; a brother, Theodore Hart of Shelby; 39 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Hopewell Presbyterian Church with the Revs. Dennis Funderburk, Warren Manning, Thelma Gardner and Robert Bolin officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Maurice Charles, Ralph F. Johnson, Hazel Ross, Tommy Ross, Wayne Ross, Mike Williamson, Willie Wilson and Daniel Wilson.
Flower bearers will be Eliza Black, Tammy Davis, Rosa Deal, Geraldine Gash, Macie Gaffney, Flossie Hayes, Margaret Sarratt and Mae Thomas.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 7-8 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home, Gaffney.

Lona Q. Bishop
Former Gaffney resident
UNION – Lona Quinn Bishop, 95, formerly of 205 Bonner Rd., Gaffney, widow of Claude Bishop, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002, in the Jolley Acres Health Care Center, Orangeburg.
Mrs. Bishop was born in Jonesville on Sept. 17, 1906, a daughter of the late Andrew Walker Quinn and Laura Williams Quinn. She was a member of Cherokee Creek Baptist Church.
Mrs. Bishop was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Surviving are a son, William F. Bishop of Boiling Springs; three daughters, Delia B. Boatright of Aiken, Ann B. Reynolds of Orangeburg and Jane B. Miller of Navasota, Texas; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lower Fairforest Baptist Church conducted by the Revs. Jim Cunningham, John Goforth and Mike Frazier. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m.
Grandsons will serve as active pallbearers.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 at S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home, 310 W. South St., Union.
Memorials may be made to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, c/o Cherokee Creek Baptist Church, 502 Buck Shoals Rd., Gaffney, S.C. 29341.

Hattie H. Harris
Retired from Hamrick Mills
Hattie Louella Hollifield Harris, 81, of 509 Edgewater Dr., died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002, at her home.
A native of Spartanburg County, she was the widow of Walter Jefferson Harris and daughter of the late Finch Hollifield and the late Suzanne Hammett Hollifield. She was retired from Hamrick Mills and was a member of East Gaffney Baptist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Brenda Allison of Gaffney; two sons, Gerald Harris and Danny Harris, both of Gaffney; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel with burial in Sunset Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be James Crawford, James Spurlin, Bill Lambright, Charlie Eubanks, Doug Humphries and Herb Millard.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-8 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and other times will be at the residence.

J.T. Whelchel
J.T. Whelchel, 66, of 1835 Chesnee Hwy., died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, at his home.
Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Cheryll Allison Whelchel and son of the late Henry Whelchel and the late Era Smith Whelchel. He was retired from Union Camp and was of the Baptist faith. He was a veteran.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Mandel Whelchel of Granite Falls, N.C., and Mitchell Whelchel of Conover, N.C.; two daughters, Dolores Goode and Wilma Price, both of Cowpens; and two grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Whelchel was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Whelchel.
Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Camps Creek Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Steve Durham. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-8 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and other times will be at the residence.

Susan V. Phillips
Susan Vinesett Phillips, 46, of 225 Baker Rd., died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002, in Gaffney.
Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of Charles Phillips and daughter of George Wilson and Patsy Driskill, both of Gaffney. She was a former beautician and a member of Blue Branch Baptist Church.
Also surviving are a daughter, Shonna Carter, and son-in-law, David Carter Jr., of Gaffney; two brothers, Ricky Driskill and Bryon Driskill, both of Gaffney; a sister, Kim Driskill of Gaffney; three half-sisters, Jackie williams, Jinny Wallace, both of Gaffney, and Sherry Miller of Wilson, N.C.; a half-brother, allen Wilson of Shelby.
Services will be held today at 3:30 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel conducted by the Revs. Terry Floyd and Lynn Ford. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be David Carter Sr., Bryon Driskill, Chad Driskill, Charles Pressler, Johnny Crawford, Douglas Crawford and Jason Humphries.
The family is at the home of Patsy Driskill, 210 Springwood Dr., Gaffney.

Ethel Painter
Homemaker
Ethel Mae Pearson Painter, 81, formerly of 517 Stephenson St., died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002, at Peachtree Centre.
Born in Spartanburg, she was the widow of Roy Paul Painter and daughter of the late Leard Hayes Pearson and the late Addie Lee Pearson. She was a homemaker and member of Kirby Memorial Baptist Church.
Surviving are two sons, Richard Larry Painter and Terrell Lee Painter, both of Gaffney; two daughters, Patricia Gayle White and Paula Bishop of Gaffney; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; three brothers, Walter Pearson of Sanford, Fla., Jack Pearson of Charleston, Harold Pearson of Plant City, Fla.; three sisters, Georgia Maynor of West Palm Beach, Fla., Gladys DiMartino of Neveda, Mo., and Vivian Padgett of Clinton.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel conducted by the Rev. L.B. Adams. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Ricky Painter, Scott Coggins, Matt Lawson, Jimmy Dean Painter, Joe Hannon and Ben Hannon.
The family is at the home of Paula Bishop, 517 Stephenson St.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

Mae A. Clary
Successful Gaffney businesswoman
COWPENS – Mae Anthony Clary died today, Jan., 25, 2002.
Mrs. Clary was born Dec. 5,1907, in Cowpens to Susan Weir Anthony and Isaac Quitman Anthony. She graduated from Gaffney High School and attended Limestone College. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Gaffney, where she taught Sunday School and was a Training Union leader. She served on the Board of Directors of Cherokee Memorial Hospital for several years, and was a member of the Jonquil Garden Club.
She was married to Miles Vernon Clary, who predeceased her on May 13, 1938. After her husband’s death, she ran his business, Clary’s Cleaners, for several years, and then opened and ran several successful business until retiring from Mae Clary’s Flowers in 1974.
She is survived by two daughters, Doris Clary Lesesne (Mrs. Thomas P. Lesesne, III) of Mount Pleasant and Mary Vernon Clary Rogers (Mrs. James L. Rogers Jr.), and her son-in-law, James L. Rogers Jr. of Charlotte, N.C., with whom she has made her home for the last several years. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Thomas P. Lesesne, IV, and Caroline Clary Lesesne of Mount Pleasant, Mary Katherine Rogers Dean of Neptune Beach, Fla., and Lee Rogers Moore of Charleston; three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Frances A. Hearon and Betty A. Dill of Gaffney.
Mrs. Clary was predeceased by three brothers, J. Herndon Anthony, I.Q. Anthony Jr. and John Weir Anthony, and three sisters, Sue A. Swink, Doris A. Etheridge and

Juanita A. Hellebrand.
Graveside services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Oakland Cemetery.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Hospice at Charlotte, 1420 E. Seventh St., Charlotte, N.C. 29204.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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