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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Monday, March 11, 2002

Jack T. Fox Sr.
U.S. Army veteran of World War II
MOORESBORO, N.C. – Jack Thomas Fox Sr., 80, of 234 Ballenger Rd., died Saturday, March 9, 2002, at his home.
Born in Greenville, he was the husband of Minnie Buehler Fox and son of the late Walt Fox and the late Ethie Bell Fox Goodman. He was retired from the Coast Guard and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Jack Fox Jr. and Frank Walter Fox, both of Greenville; three daughters, Connie K. McCraw of Mooresboro, Debra Ann McConnell and Patricia Ann Fox, both of Travelers Rest; a sister, Katherine Nelson of Greenville; a brother, Charlie Fox of Englewood, Fla.; a step-brother, Johnny Goodman of Williamston; seven grandchildren and one step-grandchild.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Fox was preceded in death by a brother, Floyd Fox, and a sister, Della Mae Turner.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Graceland East, Greenville, conducted by the Rev. Jimmy Westmoreland.
Pallbearers will be Dick Dillenger, George Eudy, Jay Levenhagen, Leo Terry, Randy Stroud, Erik Summey, Skeeter Neal and Clair Brashier.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends tonight from 6-8 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County Inc., 374 Hudlow Rd., Forest City, N.C. 28043.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Gertrude E. Henson
Asheville, N.C., native
Gertrude Emory Henson, 80, of 786 Garvin Lake Rd., died Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at her home.
Born in Asheville, N.C., she was the widow of Austin Henson and daughter of Charlotte Ballard Tracey of Gaffney and the late Lonnie Emory. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
Surviving in addition to her mother are three daughters, Shirley Fuller, Charlotte Wood, both of Gaffney, and Peggy Watson of Candler, N.C.; a stepson, Don Henson Sr. of Cowpens; 11 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson.
In addition to her father and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Horace Emory and Fred Emory.
Graveside services were held Friday at 2 p.m. at Morgan Hill Cemetery in Candler, conducted by the Rev. Johnny Jones.
Pallbearers were Ricky Daniels, Pete Daniels, Robert Fuller, Eric Goode, James Crowe, Jason Crowe, J.R. Henson and Jack Brunson.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Buford L. Medley
Retired textile employee
Buford L. Medley, 79, of 208 Spruce St., died Thursday, March 7, 2002, at Brookview Healthcare Center.
Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Junie Medley and the late Alice Mabry Simpson and stepson of the late Samuel Simpson. A retired textile employee, he was a member of Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Louise Suggs, of Newport, Tenn., and two sisters, Jennie Lavender of Rome, Ga., and Frances wall of Gaffney.
Graveside services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery, conducted by Dr. Clyde Thomas.
The family will receive friends anytime at the home of Frances Wall, 1405 N. Limestone St.
Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1886, Gaffney, S.C. 29342; or to Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church, 805 Cherokee Ave., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Henry J. Ramsey
Employed by Timken
BLACKSBURG – Henry John Ramsey, 63, of 128 Martin Ridge R., died Wednesday, March 6, 2002, at Gibbs Center, Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the widower of Juanita Messer Ramsey and son of the late Winston and Janette Broome Ramsey. He was employed by The Timken Company and was a U.S. Army veteran.
Surviving include two sons, Michael W. Ramsey and John L. Ramsey, both of Blacksburg, and four brothers, Marvin Ramsey of Monroe, La., Olin Ramsey, Ralph Ramsey and Paul Ramsey, all of Blacksburg.
Services were held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at Missionary Fellowship Church, conducted by the Revs. Gregg Martin and Lucky Earls. Burial was in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
The family is at the residence.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Cherokee Chapter, P.O. Box 1095, Gaffney, S.C. 29342.
Arrangements by White Columns-Blacksburg.

Bertha J. Scruggs
Homemaker
Bertha Jane Scruggs, 97, formerly of 408 Holmes St., died Sunday, March 10, 2002, in Brookview Healthcare Center.
A native of Chesnee, she was the daughter of the late Eddie Scruggs and the late Hattie Scruggs. She was a homemaker and member of West End Baptist Church.
Surviving are a daughter-in-law, Roxie W. Scruggs of Gaffney; a half-sister, Altie Johnson of Chesnee; a granddaughter, Jeanne S. Mabry of Spartanburg; a great-granddaughter, Tammy M. Grice of Spartanburg; and four great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Dean Scruggs.
Services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Glenn Rusher. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
The family is at their respective homes and will receive friends Tuesday from 2-3 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Carolina Pregnancy Center, 103 Metro Dr., Spartanburg, S.C. 29304.

Sara B. Whelchel
Retired from Musgrove Mill
Sara Bratton Whelchel, 68, of 170 Ross Hill Rd., died Sunday, March 10, 2002, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the wife of Harry Mitt Whelchel and daughter of the late Lionel Roosevelt Bratton and the late Ruth Louise Spencer Bratton. She was retired from Musgrove Mill and a member of Midway Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters, Mitzi Ellis and Tammy Fowler, both of Gaffney; two sons, Jimmy Whelchel and Tommy Whelchel, both of Gaffney; a brother, Ross Bratton of Gaffney; and five grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Whelchel was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.
Arrangements are in-complete. Shuford-Hat-cher Funeral Home is in charge.

Jack Whelchel
Retired from Brown Packing Company
Jack Whelchel, 71, of 218 Webster Rd., died Monday, March 4, 2002, at his home.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the son of the late Napoleon “Poley” and Grace Lovelace Whelchel. He was retired from Brown Packing Company and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Love Springs Baptist Church in Cowpens.
Surviving are two brothers, John Whelchel of Gaffney and Ned Whelchel of Greenwood; three sisters, Mary W. Reid of Greenwood, Willie W. Collins of Glendale and Mildred W. Phiffer of Spartanburg; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held Sunday at 3 p.m.. at Draytonville Baptist Church Cemetery, conducted by the Revs. Robert Woodyard and Paul Reid.
Pallbearers were Bryson Parris, John Parris, David Reid, Wayne Phillips, Lee Parris, Thomas Mayfield, Danny Mayfield and Mike Sherman.
The family is at the home of John Whelchel, 650 White’s Rd.
Arrangements by White Columns-Gaffney.

John E. Schenck
Kings Mountain, N.C., native
John Earvin Schenck, 45, of 513 Kelly St., died Thursday, March 7, 2002, at his home.
A native of Kings Mountain, N.C., he was the son of the late Gwendolyn Schenck Gaines and was a 1974 graduate of Kings Mountain High School. He was baptized at Washington Baptist Church in Kings Mountain.
Surviving are Elizabeth Kirby of the home; three daughters, Winnie Kirby, Wendy Kirby and E-najah Kirby of the home; four sons, Jermarcus Kirby of the home, Jonathan Wood of Gaffney, Darius Littlejohn of Greenville and Kenny Germaine littlejohn of Washington, D.C.; three sisters, Cathy Whitworth of Kings Mountain, Margaret Ann Gaines of Maxton, N.C., and Velma Young of Hackensack, N.J.; two brothers, Leon Schenck of Huntsville, Ala., and Douglas “Ship” Gaines of Maxton, N.C.; two aunts and three uncles.
Services will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home with the Revs. Lawrence Davidson and Deborah Livsey officiating. Burial will be in Limestone Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Albert Dover, Ricky Hoey, Frank Kirby, Kelsey Livsey and Dean Tate.
Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Bridges, Michael Bridges, Lamont McLaughlin, Ralph Schenck, Ray Schenck and Grover Whitworth.
Flower bearers will be Denise Hoey, Shellby Kirby, Teresa Kirby, Tnisia Kirby, Lesley Schenck and Elvira Thompson.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Brenda K. Painter
BLACKSBURG – Brenda Kay Painter, 34, of 736 Blacksburg Hwy., Unit No. 2, died Sunday, March 10, 2002, at her home.
She was the wife of Randy Painter.
The family is at 919 9th St., Gaffney.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

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