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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Wednesday, February 6, 2002

Mary L. Martin
Retired from Hamrick’s Inc.
Mary Louise Wilson Martin, 75, of 1141 Pacolet Highway died Monday, Feb. 4, 2002, in Mary Black Memorial Hospital, Spartanburg.
A native of Spartanburg County, she was the daughter of the late Belton and Mary Floyd Wilson and widow of Ray Martin.
She was retired from Hamrick’s Inc. and was a member of Pacolet Road Baptist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Kay Brown of Gaffney; three sons, Terry Martin of Gaffney, Ronnie Martin of Salem and Steve Martin of Blacksburg; a sister, Lassie Wilson of Gaffney; 10 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; seven great- grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by a grandson, Christopher Brown.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Pacolet Road Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Jimmy Powell, Tommy Wright and Jamie Ellis. Burial will be in Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 2:30 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Johnny R. Brown, Terry Lee Martin, Nathan Martin, Troy Anthony Martin, Jeremie Martin, Chris Martin and Jason Martin.
The family is at the home of her daughter, Kay Brown, 552 Old Race Track Rd.
Memorials may be made to the Pacolet Road Baptist Church, 1104 Pacolet Road, Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Floyd O. Scates
Retired textile employee
Floyd Oren Scates, 94, formerly of 114 Washington Ave., died Monday, Feb. 4, 2002, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Union County, he was the widower of Floree Wyatt Scates and son of the late Riley Scates and the late Sally Jane Williams Scates. He was a retired textile employee and a member of Beech Street Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are a son, Leonard D. Scates of Gaffney; a daughter, Florence S. Cooper of Gaffney; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Rev. Tim Miessler.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-8 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and other times will be at 114 Washington Ave.

Lydia E. Gordon
Retired textile employee
Lydia Lovette Easler Gordon, 90, of 619 Shelby Hwy., died Monday, Feb. 4, 2002, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Spartanburg, she was the widow of John Henry Gordon and daughter of the late William Roland Easler and the late Nannie Elizabeth Blanton Easler. She was a retired textile employee and a member of Elm Street Church of God.
Surviving are a sister, Jeanette Parker of Blacksburg; three step-sons, Henry Gordon of Chicago, Ill., Billy Ray Gordon and Walter Gordon, both of Gaffney; seven step-daughters, Eula Crawhorne, Gathaia Shehan, both of Chicago, Ill., Ethel Rumfelt, Lydia Henderson, Ruby Scruggs, Mildred Carmack and Rachel Brindle, all of Gaffney; and a number of step-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Gordon was preceded in death by sisters, Beulah Turner and Edna Osborne; a step-son, Louis Gordon; and a step-daughter, Pearl Gordon.
Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Elm Street Church of God, conducted by the Rev. James Garner. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens. Body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m.
Pallbearers will be David Rumfelt II, Kenny Ray Henderson, Josh Gordon, Preston Lowry, Mickey Bright and Ken Henderson.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6-8 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and other times will be at the home of Wayne Gordon, 719 Shelby Hwy., Gaffney.
Memorials may be made to Elm Street Church of God, P.O. Box 1137, Gaffney, S.C. 29342.

Landrum S. Graham Jr.
Cherokee County native
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Landrum Smith Graham Jr. of 1510 West Street, S.E., died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002, at his home.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the son of Susie M. Graham of Washington, D.C., and the late Landrum S. Graham. He was a veteran of the Army and a retired employee of the U.S. Postal Service.
Before moving to Washington, he attended Philadelphia Baptist Church. He was a member of Kirkland Memorial Baptist Church of Washington.
Also surviving are two brothers, David E. Graham of Gaffney and James E. Graham of Washington; four sisters, Bessie G. Ross, Guynetha G. Lee of Washington, Barbara G. Littlejohn and Bunzalene G. Simpson of Fort Washington, Md.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Kirkland Memorial Baptist Church of Washington with the pastor officiating. Burial will be in Washington.
Sneed Funeral Home of Georgia Avenue, Washington, is in charge of arrangements.
(Announcement courtesy of Foster Funeral Home.)

Kenneth W. Phillips
Spinning frames fixer in textile industry
Kenneth Wayne Phillips, 55, of 209 Walnut St., died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2002, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the son of Charles Wesley Phillips and Pearl Mae Porter Phillips. He was a textile spinning frames fixer and was a member of the National Guard for eight years.
Surviving in addition to his parents are a son, Kenneth Wayne Phillips Jr. of Gaffney; a daughter, Wendy Mae Phillips of Gaffney; a brother, Charles Lynn Phillips; and a sister, Teresa Pressley of Gaffney; and three grandchildren.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

Gennie V. Peek
Cherokee County native
Gennie V. Peek, 81, of 109 Lincoln Dr., widow of Matthew Peek, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2002, at 4:10 p.m. in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the daughter of the late Joe Wilson and the late Annie Bell Watson Wilson. She was a member of Island Creek Baptist Church, a member of the church’s Missionary and a member of Bethel Baptist Church Adult Day Care Program.
Surviving are three daughters, Brenda Peek of the home, Patsy J. Tate of Gaffney and Mary A. Knuckles of East Orange, N.J.; a sister, Mary Sue Wilkins of Forest City, N.C.; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church with Dr. James W. Sanders Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Jacqulin Knuckles
Nurse in Baltimore, Md.
Jacqulin knuckles, 39, of 213 Miami St., Baltimore, Md., died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002, at 10 a.m. in the University Hospital, Baltimore.
A native of Baltimore, she was the daughter of Mary Knuckles of Baltimore and the late Furman Knuckles. She worked as a nurse at Munbella Nursing Home in Baltimore.
Also surviving are a daughter, Ella Ree Knuckles of the home; four brothers, Furman Knuckles Jr., Jerry Knuckles, Sherman Knuckles and Tommy Knuckles, all of Baltimore; three sisters, Novella Knuckles of Tel Avi, Israel, Cynthia Knuckles and Carlissa Knuckles of Baltimore; and grandmother, Nellie Knuckles Peterson of Gaffney.
Services will be held Saturday in Baltimore.
Flowers and telegrams may be sent to Phillips Funeral Home, 1727 N. Monroe St., Baltimore, Md. 21217.
(Announcement courtesy of Foster Funeral Home.)

Kathleen L. Hughey
Retired LPN from Cleveland Regional Medical Center
SHELBY – Kathleen Ledbetter Hughey, 72, of 2908 Dravo Rd., died Monday, Feb. 4, 2002, in Carolina Medical Center.
A native of York County, she was the wife of James Hughey and daughter of the late Claude Marion Wray and the late Barbara Ellen Martin. She was first married to the late Sidney Bryan Ledbetter. She was retired from Cleveland Regional Medical Center as a LPN and was a member of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to her husband are four sons, Jerry Ledbetter, Clyde Ledbetter, Lee Ledbetter and Bobby Ledbetter, all of Shelby; two step-daughters, Judy Porter of Blacksburg and Carolyn Hughey of Chesnee; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Arnold Wray, Gene Wray, frank Wray, all of Shelby; and a sister, Brenda Lovelace of Belmont, N.C.
In addition to her first husband and parents, Mrs. Hughey was preceded in death by two brothers, Marion Wray and Donald Wray; a sister, Edith Wray; and a grandson, Andy Ledbetter.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Tim Trexler and Broadus Heatherly. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Sinai Baptist Church Building Fund, 1227 Mt. Sinai Church Rd., Shelby, N.C. 28152.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements by Cleveland Funeral Services, 2518 W. Dixon Blvd.

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