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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Monday, February 11, 2002

John C. Pettit Jr.
Retired textile employee
John C. Pettit Jr., 81, of 1727 Twin Bridge Rd., died Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Pettit was the widower of Joyce Jewel Murph Pettit and Erna Hooper Pettit. He was the son of the late John Calvin Pettit Sr. and the late Lucille Estelle Johns Pettit. A Mason and veteran, he was a member of New Heights Baptist Church and a retired textile employee. He was a member of Shannon Lodge No. 100.
Surviving are three daughters, Etula White, Vera Holler and Martha Crawford, all of Gaffney; a son, Bob Pettit of Gaffney; a sister, Eula Pettit Jones of Michigan; a brother, Robert Pettit of Newberry; 11 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; and special friends, Johnny and Diane Waters of Shannon, Ga.
Mr. Pettit was preceded in death by a step-son, Jimmy Hall; a sister, Laura Pettit Jenkins; and brothers, Wesley Pettit Sr., Jasper Pettit, David Pettit Sr. and Paul Pettit Sr.
Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at New Heights Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Sidney Norton and Doug Lawning. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens. Body will be placed in the church at 2:30 p.m.
Pallbearers will be David Pettit Jr., Andy Pettit, Marty Crawford, Sammy White, Joe White Jr. and Jonathon White.
The family is at the home of Eula White, 204 Hackberry Dr.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Arnold “Jack” Hall
Formerly employed by Union Butterfield
Arnold “Jack” Hall, 52, of 516 6th St., died Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the son of Geneva Atkins Hall of Gaffney and the late Hughey Hall. He was formerly employed by Union Butterfield and was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving in addition to his mother are a daughter, Kathy Jo Williams of Gaffney; a son, Stevie Hall of Gaffney; a sister, Pam Turner of Gaffney; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Rev. Dewitt Clyde.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Turner, Michael Pittman, Mike Eller, Howard McSwain, Luther McSwain and Jerry Phillips.
The family is at the home of Pam Turner, 296 Ashworth School Rd.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Homer O. Moose
U.S. Army veteran
BLACKSBURG – Homer Otto Moose, 68, of 363 Dickson Rd., died Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, at his home.
A native of Gaston County, N.C., he was the son of the late Gustus Leroy and Etta Lackey Moose. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a retired textile worker.
Surviving are three sons, Mark Otto Moose of Glasgow, Ky., Berry Reid Moose of Blacksburg and Bryant Moose of Dawsonville, Ga.; a sister, Pearl Rash of Blacksburg; and three grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Mike Otto Moose.
Graveside services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Hardin Baptist Church Cemetery in Dallas, N.C,
The family members are at their respective homes.
Arrangements by White Columns-Blacksburg.

Walter E. Durham
27-year Air Force veteran
SHALIMAR, Fla. – MSGT (USAF, Ret.) Walter Eugene Durham passed away on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002.
Mr. Durham was born in Gaffney on Sept. 26, 1930, to the late John and Florence Durham. He was a 27-year retired Air Force veteran, having served in the Vietnam War and Korean Conflict. He was member of “Red Horse Squadron” and enjoyed working on lawn mowers.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Willena Steinbach and Sandra Jones.
Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Vivian “Robbie” Durham; two sons, Robert E. Durham and Mark W. Durham, both of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; a sister, Edith Abernathy of Spartanburg; a brother, Charles Durham of Annison, S.C.; grandson, Shaun Durham of Shalimar; and a special friend, Sharon Durham of Crestview.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Emerald Coast Funeral Home Chapel with Pastors Joey Rogers and Gueary Clendening officiating. Burial will be in Live Oak Memorial Park in Crestview with full military honors.
Arrangements by Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Rd., Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

Herbert D. Blackwood
Retired security guard
Herbert Douglas Blackwood, 83, of Gaffney, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the husband of Edna Nix Blackwood of Peachtree Centre and son of the late Fred Blackwood and the late Lillian Morris Blackwood. He was a member of Open Door Baptist Church and was a Mason, a veteran and a retired security guard.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons and daughters-in-law, Harry D. and Ann L. Blackwood of Gaffney and Robert A. and Barbara M. Blackwood of Spartanburg; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters, Christine Shook and Caroline Brannon of Spartanburg; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Rev. Bobby Cable.
Pallbearers will be Ken Blackwood, Eber Blackwood, Chuck Shook, Barry Rhinehart, Mark Brannon and Mike Brannon.
The family is at their respective homes and also at the home of Harry Blackwood, 143 Old Pro’s Dr.
Memorials may be made to Peachtree Centre, 1434 N. Limestone St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340; or Spartanburg Regional Medical Center Hospice, 120 Heywood Ave., Suite 300, Spartanburg, S.C. 29302.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Cecelia M. Moore
Retired professional photographer; former Ledger news correspondent
Cecelia Meetze Moore, formerly of 301 Pine St., Blacksburg, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, at Gastonia Village.
Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of William Charles Moore and daughter of the late Thomas Edmund (Prince) Meetze and the late Edith Daniel Meetze. She was a member of Blacksburg A.R.P Church and was a retired professional photographer.
Mrs. Moore was a former publicity director for Limestone College and was a charter member of Professional Women’s Club. She was a member of the Limestone College Alumni Association, American Cancer Society, Heart Association, Professional Photographers of America and South Carolina Referee Association. She was a member of the Cherokee County Hospital Board.
She was a former news correspondent for The Greenville News, Spartanburg Herald and The Gaffney Ledger, and was a delegate to the Democratic Party during President Carter’s administration.
Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, William Joseph and Louise Moore of Greenville; a daughter and son-in-law, Cecelia Moore and Charles Beam of Gastonia; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Minnie Allison of Brevard, N.C.
Graveside services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Mountainview Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. David Rowe.
The family will receive friends today from 10-10:45 a.m. at Gordon Mortuary in Blacksburg and at other times will be at their respective homes.
Memorials may be made to Cecelia Moore Endowment Scholarship Fund, Limestone College, 1115 College Dr., Gaffney, S.C. 29340; or Gaston Hospice, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia, N.C. 28053.

Robert W. Gault Sr.
Driver for Cross Country Tours
Robert Wayne Gault Sr., 60, of 3405 Cherokee Ave., died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Spartanburg County, he was the husband of Nancy Mitchell Gault and son of Bessie Gregory Gault McCullough of Gaffney and the late John Clark Gault and stepson of the late Arthur “Red” McCullough. He was retired from Ticona and was a driver for Cross Country Tours in Spartanburg. He was a member of Skull Shoals Baptist Church but attended Corinth Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, John William “Billy” Gault of Bellevue, Neb., and Robert Wayne Gault Jr. of Gaffney; a daughter, Suzanne Gault Childers of Gaffney; six grandchildren, Jessica and Christopher Gault of Bellevue, Neb., Kaycee Childers and Brody Childers of Gaffney, Kayla Lambert and Amber Gault of Gaffney; two sisters, Sue McAbee of Gaffney and Billie Beth Tezza of Spartanburg.
Services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Delos Blanton and Dr. Bobby Morrow. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and at other times will be at the residence, 3405 Cherokee Ave.
Memorials may be made to Corinth Baptist Church Building Fund, 190 Corinth Rd., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.

Mary M. Parker
Homemaker
EDGEMOOR – Mary M. Parker, 81, of 1778 Bechtler Rd., died Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, in Piedmont Medical Center, Rock Hill.
Mrs. Parker attended Mt. Holly United Methodist Church and was a homemaker. She was the widow of Willie L. Parker and daughter of the late H.K. McBee and the late Emma Pharr McBee.
Surviving are three sons, Larry Michael “Mike” Parker of Seneca, Willie “David” Parker of Fort Mill and Steve Douglas Parker of Conway; five daughters, Peggy P. Hunter, Patricia P. ‘Patty” Gunn, both of Rock Hill, Mary Alice P. Branham of Edgemoor, Shirley P. Roberts of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Barbara “Bobbie” P. Bock of Suwanee, Ga.; 21 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Greene Funeral Home Downtown Chapel, Rock Hill, conducted by the Rev. Mike Rouse. Burial will be in Laurelwood Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Holly United Methodist Church Motor Vittles, 1996 Mt. Holly Rd., Rock Hill, S.c. 29730; or Alzheimer’s Association, 3420 Shamrock Dr., Charlotte, N.C. 28215.
The family is at the home of her daughter, Mary Alice P. Branham, 1770 Bechtler Dr., Edgemoor.
Arrangements by Greene Funeral Home Downtown Chapel, Rock Hill.

Rev. Perry W. Posey Sr.
Funeral services for the Rev. Perry Wayne Posey Sr., 41, of 726 North Gate Rd., will be held today 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 the 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, a donations may be made to CrimeStoppers; 489-CRIME.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

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