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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Monday, March 25, 2002

Robert “Buddy” Ray
Gaffney native
COWPENS – Robert F. “Buddy” Ray, 58, of 370 Old Pacolet Hwy., died Saturday, March 23, 2002, at his home.
A native of Gaffney, he was the son of Fred E. and Mattie Estelle Taylor Ray and widower of Rachel Ann Ray. He was self-employed and was a member of Gospel Baptist Church in Cowpens.
Survivors in addition to his parents are a daughter, Melissa Ann Ray of Spartanburg; a son, Robert Dewayne Ray of Gaffney; four brothers, Roger Ray of Cowpens, Larry Ray of Pacolet, Lucky Ray of Spartanburg and Kenny Ray of Pacolet; two sisters, Wanda Wolfenbarger of Reidville, S.C., and Patricia Bradle of Pacolet; and three grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Floyd’s Greenlawn Chapel, conducted by the Revs. David Johnson and Dennis Carter. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.
The family is at the home.
Arrangements by Floyd’s Greenlawn Chapel. To view or e-mail this obituary, go to www.floyd

F. Darrell Parris
Construction worker
F. Darrell Parris, 37, of 111 Rainbow Dr., died Monday, March 25, 2002, in Gaffney.
A native of Gaffney, he was the husband of Page Gardner Parris and son of the late David S. Parris Sr. and the late Judith Osment Parris. He was employed in construction and was a member of Draytonville Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Desiree Nichole Parris of the home; a son, Jonathan Darrell Parris of Blacksburg; a brother, David S. Parris of Gaffney; a sister, Kimberly D. Parris of Gaffney; and grandmother, Marie Osment of Gaffney.
Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Draytonville Baptist Church Family Life Center, conducted by the Revs. Todd Braswell and Robert Ivey. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the Family Life Center at 1:30 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Kent Davis, Randy Parris, Rick Parker, Kurt Phillips, Steve Phillips, Page Phillips, Keith Potter and Billy Sparks.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and at other times will be at the home of David Parris, 105 Mountain Top Rd.
Memorials may be made to Draytonville Baptist Church Building Fund, 179 Draytonville Church Rd., Gaffney, S.C. 29340., or to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1886, Gaffney, S.C.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Elizabeth P. Parker
Farmer and homemaker
Elizabeth Pennington Parker, 94, died Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at Peachtree Centre.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the widow of Johnny A. Parker and daughter of the late John Pennington and the late Rachel Sprouse Pennington. She was a farmer, a homemaker and a member of Kirby Memorial Baptist Church.
Surviving are four sons, Eugene “Bud” Parker, James H. Parker, both of Blacksburg, Leslie Parker of Pacolet and Joe N. Parker of Rock Hill; five daughters, Lonnie Bell Davis, Irene Weaver, Flossie Wilt, all of Gaffney, Mary Louise Mullinax of Rock Hill and Rose Gibbie of Blacksburg; a half-sister, Ellen Henson of Kings Mountain, N.C.; 17 grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Parker was preceded in death by a son, John Wesley “Sokey” Parker.
The family is at the home of Irene Weaver, 122 Kings Rd., Gaffney.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.. 29342.

Levone D. Huskey
Lincoln County, N.C., native
Levone D. Huskey, 81, of 110 Beltline Rd., died Monday, March 25, 2002, at the home of her granddaughter.
Born in Lincoln County, N.C., she was the widow of Samuel A. Huskey and daughter of the late Charlie and Gerturde Wellmon Dedmon. She was a member of High Point Baptist Church.
Surviving are a son, Raymond Huskey of the White Plains community; a daughter, Margaret Hall of Gaffney; a brother, Glenn Dedmon of Lawndale, N.C.; two sisters, Faye Kennedy of Fallston, N.C., and Bonnie Mae Smith of Lincolnton, N.C.; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Graveside services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at High Point Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Allen Galloway officiating. The family will receive friends at the cemetery 30 minutes prior to the service and at other times they will be at the McDaniel home, 264 Wilford Rd., Blacksburg.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Upstate S.C. Chapter, 114 Earle St., Anderson, S.C. 29621-5602; or to Hospice Care of S.C., 407 N. Limestone St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Arrangements by White Columns-Gaffney.

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