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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Wednesday, March 20, 2002

Mae F. Randall
Retired from Coca Cola
SHELBY – Mae Foster Randall, 82, of 2923 Nickey Sharts Rd., died Sunday, March 17, 2002, in Kings Mountain Hospital.
A native of Cleveland County, N.C., she was the widow of Wilson L. Randall, to whom she was married for 47 years. She was the daughter of the late Fletcher and Stella Carroll Foster and a retired vending hostess from Coca Cola Company. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School teacher.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Randall was preceded in death by a brother, Lewis Foster; three sisters, Jay Foster Hampton, Ger-trude Foster Neal and Eula Foster Bell, and a son-in-law, Nickey Sharts.
Surviving are a daughter, Brenda R. Sharts of Shelby; a brother-in-law, Claude Bell of Kings Mountain; a sister-in-law, Vera Foster of Grover; two granddaughters, Pam S. Isaacs and husband, Brinkley, and Penny S. Clontz and husband, Eric, all of Shelby; and a great-granddaughter, Breanna Nicole Clontz.
Graveside services were held Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. David Gordon. A memorial service was held later at 6 p.m. in the church sanctuary.
Memorials may be made to Life Enrichment Center, 1270 Fallston Rd., Shelby, N.C. 28150; or to New Hope Baptist Church, P.O. Box 116, Earl, N.C., 28038.
Arrangements by Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home.

Joe H. Smith
Retired from Hoechst Celanese
BLACKSBURG – Joe Hicks Smith, 67, of 126 Brindle St., the Cherokee Falls community, died Monday, March 18, 2002, in Cleveland Regional Medical Center, Shelby.
Born in Bellwood, N.C., he was the husband of Phyllis Roberts Smith of the home and son of the late Lester and Selva Hicks Smith. He was retired from Hoechst Celanese and was a member of St. Peter’s Methodist Church in Bellwood. He attended Cherokee Falls Baptist Church and was a member of Buffalo Masonic Lodge 202.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Smith was preceded in death by a sister, Ann Tottle.
Surviving in addition to his wife are sons, Joey Smith of the home, Tony Smith of Shelby, Tim Smith and wife, Cindi, of Shelby, and Bud Allman and wife, Amy, of Fingerville, N.C.; daughters, Carol Cobb and husband, Robert, of Gaffney, Ann Wyatt and husband, David, of Gaffney, and Debbie Chandler and husband, George, of Smyrna; a brother, Don Smith of Bellwood; sisters, Grace Elliott of Shelby, Hilda Crotts of Charlotte and Jeri Bassett of Matthews, N.C.; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Cherokee Falls Baptist Church with the Rev. Tim Knotts officiating. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Josh Smith, Ray Marshall, Phillip Ellis, Danny Peace, Richard Peace and Brian Tindall.
The family is at the residence.
Memorials may be made to Cherokee Falls Baptist Church Building Fund, 109 School St., Blacksburg, S.C. 29702.
Arrangements by White Columns-Blacksburg.

Joe J. Henderson
Graveside services for Joe Jan Henderson, 33, of 727 Wilcox Ave., No. 7, were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Lighthouse Baptist Church Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Grady Gregory.
Pallbearers were Tommy Spencer, Shawn Green, Chuck Bailey, Mark Crow, Steve Byars and Richard Bridges.
Family members are at their respective homes.
Memorials may be made to the Joe Henderson Burial Fund, c/o Lisa Henderson, 111 Coggins Blvd., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

William F. Cash
Services for William F. Cash, 77, of 158 Brittany Rd., will be held today at 3 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Kevin Childs. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Gunnar Cash, Russ Brown, Mike Bolin, William Cash, Eddie Baker, Earby Cash and Larry Burgess.
The family is at the residence.
Memorials may be made to West End Baptist Church, 400 Overbrook Dr., Gaffney, S.C. 29341; or Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, P.O. Box 1178, Greenwood, S.C. 29648.

Maybelle C. Wallace
Gaffney native
Maybelle Callaham Wallace, 94, of 808 Springs St., died Monday, March 18, 2002, at 10:40 p.m. at Magnolia Manor, Spartanburg.
A native of Gaffney, she was the widow of Ross Doc Wallace and daughter of the late Willie Callaham and the late Fannie Robinson Callaham. She was a member of Limestone Missionary Baptist Church and formerly was a member of the Cora Beatty Missionary Society, finance committee and building committee.
Surviving are a son, Junior James Wallace of Freemont, Calif.; a niece, Emily Howell of Jamaica, N.Y., whom she partly reared; and two foster daughters, Jean Sarratt and Andrea Sarratt of Gaffney.
Services will be held Friday at noon at Limestone Missionary Baptist Church with the Revs. Arthur J. Smith, Eugene Crockett, Roderick Oglesby and F.J. Means officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 11 a.m.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Freddie E. Tate
Services for Freddie Eugene Tate, 40, of 103 Oakland Ave., will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home with the Revs. Lawrence Davidson, Mary D. Jefferies, Daniel Jefferies and Anntonett Gardner officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Ramon Morris, Forest Hollis, James Bonner, Bobby D. Rodgers Jr., Jimmy Knuckles, Billy Sims, Howard Camp and Dennis Wood.
Honorary pallbearers will be Ellis Blakley and Clarence Wilkins.
Flower bearers will be Brenda Knuckles Thompson, Mary Jefferies Byers, Annie Marie Sarratt, Victoria Knuckles, Berkeeme Knuckles and Peggy Williams.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Ann Brown Tate of Spartanburg; mother, Annie Bell Tate Hopper of the home; four brothers, Calvin of the home, George, James and Kenneth Savage of Gaffney; three sisters, Peggy Delores Tate, Gloria Savage Littlejohn of Gaffney and Rev. Sister Ethel Rodger Blackley of Spartanburg; and grandmother, Ellen Fuller of Gaffney.

Berkley G. Gaffney Jr.
Cherokee County native
Berkley George Gaffney Jr., 62, of 690 Park Place, Brooklyn, N.Y., died Sunday, March 17, 2002, in New York Metho-dist Hospital.
Born in Cherokee County, he was a son of the late Berkley G. Gaffney Sr. and the late Sarah Joseph Gaffney. He was a member of Limestone Baptist Church and a 1958 graduate of Granard High School.
Surviving are three sisters, Myra Smith of Gaffney, Margie Heywood of Charleston and Lucy Davis of Blacksburg.
Services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Gilmore Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Arthur J. Smith officiating. Burial will be in Gaffney Memorial Park.
The family is at the home of Myra Gaffney, 826 S. Johnson St.

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