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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Friday, February 22, 2002

Amos B. McCluney Sr.
Long-time Gaffney resident; retired soybean farmer
Deacon Amos Benjamin McCluney Sr., 97, a long-time resident of Gaffney, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002, at 2:20 p.m. in White Oak Manor Nursing Home, Spartanburg.
Son of the late Deacon Alex McCluney and the late Hannah McCluney, he was the widower of Annie Willis McCluney, he grew up in Union and was a retired soybean farmer. He was a member of Shoal Creek Baptist Church in Shelby and served as a deacon, superintendent of Sunday School for 30 years, a Bible School teacher, choir leader and composer.
Surviving are his son, Amos E. McCluney of Wilmington, Delaware, a representative legislator for the State of Delaware; three daughters, Essie B. Cunningham of Lincolnton, N.C., Roselle Whitener of Baltimore, Md., and Queen Esther Downing-Hairston of Hempstead, N.Y.; a brother, the Rev. Timothy H. McCluney Sr. of Blacksburg; two sisters, Beaudell Ponder and Vera Dawkins of Shelby; 28 grandchildren and 81 great-grandchildren.
Services will at 2 p.m. Saturday at Shoal Creek Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Michael Isaac, Walter B. Ellis, Willie A. Maddox, Lottie C. Howell and Samuel Whitener. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at noon.
Pallbearers and flower bearers will be his grandsons and grandchildren.
Active and honorary flower bearers will be deacons and deaconess of the church.
The family is at the home of his sister, Vera Dawkins, 833 Hardy St., Shelby.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Hilda H. Robbins
Retired owner/operator of Robbins Lumber Co.
CHESNEE – Hilda Hall Robbins, 85, formerly of 215 N. Alabama Ave., died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2002, in White Oak Estates.
A native of Spartanburg County, she was the widow of Frank C. Robbins and daughter of the late William D’Ormond Hall and Claire Poole Hall. She was owner and operator of Robbins Lumber Company from 1945 until1982 when she retired. She also filled out income taxes during this time.
Mrs. Robbins was a member of Chesnee United Methodist Church, where she belonged to the Ladies’ Missionary Society. She held several offices in the church over the years. In recent years she also attended Graham Chapel Wesleyan Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Brenda Mahaffey of Chesnee; a brother, William P. “Bill” Hall of Greenville; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be today at 2 p.m. at Eggers Funeral Home, conducted by the Revs. Tommy Bailey and Preston Edmonds and Mr. Jeremy Mahaffey. Burial will be in Springhill Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Chesnee United Methodist Church. P.O. Box 278, Chesnee, S.C. 29323; or to Graham Chapel Wesleyan Methodist Church, P.O. Box 129, Mayo, S.C., 29368.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements by Eggers Funeral Home, Chesnee.

Juanita J. Osborne
Homemaker
Juanita Jones Osborne, 78, of Brookview Healthcare Center, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2002, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the widow of Wilburn G. Osborne and daughter of the late Johnny Jones and the late Lillie Scruggs Jones. She was a homemaker and member of Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Kay O. McCraw of Gaffney; a son, Billy Osborne of Gaffney; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. today at Frederick Memorial Gardens, conducted by Dr. Clyde Thomas. The family will receive friends after the service.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Dorothy H. Sparks
Retired textile employee
Dorothy Elizabeth Herrin Sparks, 73, of 906 Florence St., died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2002, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Born in Greer, she was the widow of Keith Ming Sparks Sr. and daughter of the late Hubert Lewis Herrin and the late Myrtle Elizabeth Jones Herrin. She was a retired textile employee and of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are a daughter, Phyllis Phillips of Gaffney; a son, Keith Ming Sparks Jr. of Gaffney; two grandchildren; four brothers, Ted Herrin, Jerry Herrin, Jimmy Herrin and Joe Herrin, all of Gaffney.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, H.L. Herrin.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Frederick Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Rev. Robert Wells.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and other times will be at the home of her daughter, Phyllis Phillips, 264 Rolling Hill Circle.
Memorials may be made to Vistacare Hospice, 22 Tindal Ave., Greenville, S.C. 29605.

Shaw F. Camp
Gaffney native
THE COLONY, Tex. – Shaw Frank Camp, 77, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002.
Born on April 18, 1924, in Gaffney, he served with distinction in the U.S. Army for 27 years, including service in Europe during World War II and Vietnam. Among his many citations received are two Purple Hearts for combat wounds, two Bronze Stars for gallantry and the Silver Star for bravery.
Mr. Camp was inducted into the Cherokee County American Legion Hall of Bravery on May 30, 1994. As well as a patriot, he was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
Mr. Camp was preceded in death by his parents, William C. Camp and Sallie Elvira Camp, who resided in Gaffney; a sister, Lorene Hill, and a brother, Dwire Camp, both of whom lived in Shafter, Calif.
Surviving are his wife, Marjorie Camp of The Colony, Tex.; two sons, William Camp and his family, wife, Nancy, and children, Heather, Jessica and Joshua of Arlington, Tex.; son, James Camp and family, wife, Donna, and children, Matthew, Jessica and Kevin of Conway, Ark.; daughter, Sally Thomas, and family, husband, Benny, and sons, Riley, Brandon and Travis of The Colony; a sister, Beenie LeMaster of Gaffney; two nieces, Nancy LeMaster and Judy Baiely; and two nephews, Wayne and Kyle HIll.
A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. today at Cantrell Funeral Home Chapel in Frisco, Tex.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the local Alzheimer’s Association.

Molly S. Moss
Last surviving member of immediate family
PACOLET – Molly Scates Moss, 83, wife of George J. Moss of 3171 Jerusalem Rd., died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002, at 3:35 a.m. in Ellen Sagar Nursing Home, Union.
Mrs. Moss was born in Spartanburg County on Feb. 25, 1918, a daughter of the late James Garfield Scates and Minnie Lee Miller Scates. She was a member of Rehobeth Baptist Church.
Mrs. Moss was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Surviving in addition to her husband are four daughters, Joyce Mills, Doris Dover, both of Gaffney, Virginia Moss of Blacksburg and Cheryl Moss of Pacolet; two sons, Jimmy E. Moss of the home and Lewis Moss of Union; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a number of step-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Rehobeth Baptist Church Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Alan Taylor.
Grandsons will serve as active pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to Spartanburg Regional Hospice, 120 Heywood Ave., Suite 300, Spartanburg, S.C. 29302.
The family is at the residence, 3171 Jerusalem Rd., Pacolet.
Arrangements by the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home, Union.

Jane M. Harris
Former employee of National Textiles
Jane Elizabeth Mullinax Harris, 43, of 163 Stagecoach Rd., died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Gaffney, she was the wife of Billy Wayne Harris and daughter of Bessie Floree Sellars Mullinax of Gaffney and the late D.B. Mullinax. She was a former employee of National Textiles and was a member of Mt. Ararat Baptist Church.
Surviving n addition to her husband and mother are three daughters, Rena Thomas of Gaffney, Jessica Harris and Janna Harris of the home; a brother, Larry Mullinax of Gaffney; two granddaughters, Kelly Rains and Kaylee Rains; a niece, Paige Painter.
In addition to her father, Mrs. Harris was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Mullinax, and sister, Judith Ann Mullinax Painter.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Ararat Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Tommy Wright. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Rick Morris, Ricky Combee, Jeff Harris, Ron Staton, Wayne Sellars, Ricky Sellars, Mike Hames and Larry Rains.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-8 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and at other times will be at the residence.

Walter J. Freeman
Native of Old Bridge, N.J.
COWPENS – Walter James Freeman, 73, of 103 Vernelle Dr., died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2002, in Spartanburg Regional healthcare System.
Born in Old Bridge, N.J., he was the son of the late Walter William Freeman and the late Ellen Minor Freeman. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Chesnee and was retired from Algro Knitting Mills in New Jersey and was a retired security guard from Security Masters in Spartanburg.
Surviving are two daughters, Helen M. Hill of Chesnee and Karen A. Meehan of Masa, Ariz.; a son, Thomas J. Freeman of Free Hold, N.J.; a brother, Frank Freeman of South River, N.J.; two sisters, Mary Baker of Old Bridge, N.J., and Pearl Bea of Maples, Fla.; and adopted daughter, Beverly C. Daves of Chesnee; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Chesnee First Baptist Church, conducted by Drs. Herb Garrett and Troy Gregg. Burial will be in Spring Hill Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Eddie Thomas, Brian Hill, David Gibson, Casey Freeman, Eric Blanton and Michael Spake.
The family will receive friends after the service at the church and other times will be at the home of his daughter at 507 W. Manning St., Chesnee.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church Fund, 211 S. Kentucky Ave., Chesnee, S.C. 29323.
Arrangements by Gordon Mortuary, Blacksburg.

James L. Horner
“The Carburetor Man”
GASTONIA – James Linwood “Jimmy” Horner, 55, of 2715 Rufus-Ratchford Rd., died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002, in Gaston Memorial Hospital.
A native of Burlington, N.C., he was the son of the late Linwood Nash and Lorene Whisnant Horner.
Mr. Horner was a carburetor mechanic for Horner Racing Carburetors and was known “The Carburetor Man.”
Surviving are his wife, Betty Angley Horner; three sons, Kevin Horner, Vince Horner and Jud Horner, all of Gastonia; a brother, Waybon Johnson of Michigan; and three grandchildren.
Services will be held today at the Colonial Chapel of Carothers Funeral Home, 312 W. Second Ave. Burial, with a graveside service, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Alamance Memorial Park. Officiating clergy will be Pastor Jeff Johnson and the Rev. Frankie Sneed.
Arrangements by Carothers Funeral Home.
(Notice courtesy of Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home)

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