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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Monday, April 1, 2002

Gaynell M. Millwood
Retired textile employee
Gaynell McAbee Millwood, 71, of Apt. 43, Westwind Apartments, 521 W. Montgomery St., died Sunday, March 31, 2002, at her residence.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the widow of Junie Lawton Millwood and daughter of the late Smith Roland McAbee and the late Cora Gibson McAbee. She was a retired textile employee and a member of El Bethel Baptist Church.
Surviving are three sons, Kenny Millwood, Timmy Millwood, both of Gaffney, and Danny Millwood of Blacksburg; a sister, Lula Johnson of Gaffney; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

Carter G. Billings
Retired FBI Special Agent
BLACKSBURG – Carter Goodson Billings, 79, of 287 Wren Wray Rd., died Friday, March 29, 2002, in Cleveland Regional Medical Center, Shelby.
Born in Durham, N.C., he was the husband of Colleen Wray Billings of the home and son of the late John Richard and Mollie Noell Billings Sr. He was U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and was a retired FBI Special Agent.
Mr. Billings was a member of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church in Shelby and was a Shriner, a Mason and member of Buffalo Lodge 202. He was a former member of the Blacksburg Rotary Club.
Surviving in addition to his wife are sons, William H. Billings of Fayetteville, N.C., James Billings and wife, Cheryl, of Blacksburg, and John Billings and wife, Connie, of Spartanburg; grandsons, Michael and Eric Billings, both of Blacksburg, and granddaughter, Christie Billings of Spartanburg.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, Shelby, conducted by the Revs. Tom Trexler and Broadus Heatherly. Burial will be in Clingman Memorial Gardens, Blacksburg.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Baker, Marvin Wray, Kenneth Wray, Rickey Ledbetter, Michael Ledbetter, Eric Billings, Michael Billings and Gene Wray.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements by White Columns-Blacksburg.

Marion B. Hodge
Graveside services for Marion Belle Hodge, 51, of 203 S. Limestone St., were held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery, conducted by Dr. Bobby Morrow.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Hodge, Eddie Hodge, Billy Lee Hodge, Ronald Harrill Sr., Michael Martin, Danny Peace, Jason Mathis, Tommy Stroupe and Jack Cotner.
The family is at the home of a niece, Mary Sue Poole, 505 E. Robinson St.
Memorials may be made to the Marion Hodge Burial Fund, c/o Mary Hodge, 103 Cedar St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Ralph W. Harrill
Retired from C.B. Poole
Ralph Walter Harrill, 91, of 203 Curry St., died Saturday, March 30, 2002, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Gaffney, he was the husband of Ruby Hopper Harrill and son of the late Ossie Mellon Harrill and the late Bessie Richards Harrill. He was a retired salesman for C.B. Poole Wholesale Inc. He was a member of the Gaffney Lions Club, serving as president in 1985. He was named a Melvin Jones Fellow by Lions International in 1997 and was named Lion of the Year in 1980.
Mr. Harrill was a U.S. Army veteran and served in the European Theater in World War II. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Gaffney.
Also surviving are two daughters, Sandra Harrill Davis of Rumson, N.J., and Vicki Harrill Lewis of Pleasanton, Calif.; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens, conducted by Dr. Bobby Morrow.
The family will receive friends anytime at the residence.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 100 E. Floyd Baker Blvd., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Nancy L. Maynor
Retired art teacher
Nancy K. Lamb Maynor, 57, of 325 E. Montgomery St., died Thursday, March 28, 2002, at her residence.
A native of Gaffney, she was the daughter of Amy Lucille Atkins Lamb Maynor of the home and the late Wallace Christopher Lamb. She was a retired art teacher for Spartanburg School District Seven and attended University of Georgia and Erskine. She graduated from Limestone College and was a member of the Cherokee County Historical Society and First Baptist Church of Gaffney. She was a licensed Realtor.
Surviving in addition to her mother are a brother, Charles R. Maynor Jr., of Cowpens and two nieces.
Graveside services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Oakland Cemetery, conducted by Dr. Bobby Morrow.
The family is at the home of Kaycee Maynor Daniels, 108 Lipscomb St.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

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