common / 02-08-2002

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Friday, February 8, 2002

Rev. Perry Wayne Posey
The Rev. Perry Wayne Posey Sr., 41, of 726 North Gate Rd., died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002.
Rev. Posey, a native of Spartanburg County, was the husband of Vergie Watts Posey and son of Coriane Hunter Posey of Spartanburg and the late Swan O. Posey. He was a 1978 graduate of Gaffney High School and was owner and operator of Car Doctor Shop. He began his ministry as a member of Bethel Baptist Church and for the past 20 years he had served as pastor of Shady Grove Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are a daughter, Cherry Shayne Posey of the home; two sons, Perry Wayne Posey Jr. and Kerry Dewayne Posey of Gaffney; three sisters, Carolyn P. White of Gaffney, Jackie Posey and Bessie Scott, both of Spartanburg; two brothers, William Posey of Spartanburg and Larry Hunter of Philadelphia, Pa.; and one grandchild, Perrius Posey of Gaffney.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 3:30 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church, conducted by Dr. J.W. Sanders Sr., Dr. James W. Sanders Jr. and the Revs. L.C. Knuckles, C.D. Montgomery, J.W. Richards, Jacob Hunter Sr., Willie Wood and Tony Macomson. Body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
Pallbearers will be the deacons of Shady Grove Baptist Church and flower bearers will be the deaconess of Shady Grove Baptist Church and the Ministers’ Wives.
Honorary pallbearers will be ministers of the Thickety Mountain Baptist Association and honorary flower bearers will be the Senior Missionaries of Shady Grove Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Crimestoppers. Call 489-CRIME.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Kenneth W. Phillips
Textile employee
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 of Gaffney. He was a textile spinning frames fixer and was a member of the National Guard for eight years. He was a member of Christian Heights Baptist Church.
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 Pressler of Gaffney; and three grandchildren.
Services were held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Christian Heights Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Randy McCraw. Burial was in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Bobby Wycoff, Joshua Wycoff, Billy Bright, Chuck Phillips, Stacey Paige and Mark Martin.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

James A. Mullinax
Tree cutter with Asplundh Tree Company
James Allen Mullinax, 47, of 130 Wofford Rd., died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Kathy Ann Seay Mullinax and son of Marie Mullinax Mullinax and the late Albert Mullinax. He was a tree cutter for Asplundh Tree Expert Company Inc. and was a member of Central Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are a son, Justin Mullinax of the home; a daughter, Wendy M. Hunter of Gaffney; a granddaughter, Tabitha Hunter; a brother, Ben Mullinax of Gaffney; and a sister, Susan Medley of Gaffney.
Mr. Mullinax was preceded in death by a son, Michael Mullinax.
Graveside services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Abingdon Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, conducted by the Revs. Alan Peeler and Billy Jones.
Pallbearers will be Johnny Pennington, Bobby Howell, Mike Patterson, Mark Willis, Chris Willis and Wayne Peeler.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-8 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and other times will be at the home of Marie Mullinax, 136 Wofford Rd.

Joshua P. Stone
Student at Blacksburg High
BLACKSBURG – Joshua Paul Stone, 14, of 203 Windy Dr., died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002, at his home.
Born in Ashtabula, Ohio, he was the son of Jeffrey Phillip Stone and Pamela Jean Nelson Stone of the home. He was a student at Blacksburg High School and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and Boy Scout Troop No. 51.
Surviving in addition to his parents are a brother, Jeffrey Stone of the home; two sisters, Kathy Clawson of Cowpens and Kim Parris of Blacksburg; maternal grandparents, Frank and Sandra Nelson of Ashtabula; paternal grandmother, Betty Stone of Ashtabula; maternal great-grandmother, Mary Long of Beach Grove, Ind.; and maternal great-great-grandmother, Rose Lee Long of Ashtabula.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Sandy Stone, and grandfather, William Stone.
Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, conducted by Elder Manfred Martin and Bishop Dennis Devaney. Burial will be in Clingman Memorial Gardens. Body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Keith Clawson, Jeffrey Parris, Steve Nelson, Jim Nelson, Daniel McSwain, Greg Pennington and Frank Nelson.
The family will receive friends Sunday from 5-7 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and other times will be at the residence, 203 Windy Dr., Blacksburg.

Gennie V. Peek
Funeral services for Gennie V. Peek, 81, of 109 Lincoln Dr., will be held today at 3 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church with Dr. James W. Sanders Jr. and the Revs. F.J. Means, Lawrence Davidson and Danny L. Burnside officiating. Body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Harold Fair, Joe Fair, Gene Guyton, David Johnson, Jerome Littlejohn and Wilbert Phillips.
Flower bearers will be April Guyton, Rosa Lee Guyton, Valarie Hunter, Mazie Logan, Carolyn Mitchell and Beulah Mae Thomas.
Honorary pallbearers will be Cornell Dawkins, Johnny Guyton and Johnny Littlejohn.
Honorary flower bearers will be Willie Mae Borham, Minnie P. Fair, Geraldine D. Dawkins, Lucille Dawkins and Jessie Mae Manning.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

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