common / 04-03-2002

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Monday, April 1, 2002

June E. Sparks
Retired from Overnite Transportation Company
June Edward Sparks, 61, of 162 Pooles Rd., died Monday, April 1, 2002, at Gibbs Center, Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, Spartanburg.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the husband of Jeanette Westbrooks Sparks of the home and son of the late Floyd A. Sparks and Permelia Sarratt Sparks. He was retired from Overnite Transportation and was a member of Providence Baptist Church.
Also surviving are two daughters, Jennifer Massey and Jimmie Duncan, both of Gaffney; two brothers, Floyd Sparks of Gaffney and E.W. “Dub” Sparks of Virginia; a sister, Irene Cunningham of Cowpens; and three grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Sparks was preceded in death by a brother, Homer Sparks.
Graveside services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Revs. Ronnie Cox and Clifford Phillips.
Pallbearers will be Todd Richards, Tim Westbrooks, James Westbrooks, Thad Sparks, Scott Sparks, Billy Westbrooks, Joe Dean Westbrooks and Michael Reynolds.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements by White Columns-Gaffney.

Gaynell M. Millwood
Services for Gaynell McAbee Millwood, 71, of Apt. 43, Westwind Apartments, 521 W. Montgomery St., were held Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Alan Peeler. Burial was in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Rex McAbee, Phil McAbee, Ray Johnson, Frankie McAbee, Ronnie Allison, Bobby McAbee and Billy McAbee.
The family is at the home of Kenny Millwood, 115 Redbud Lane, Laurelwood Subdivision, Gaffney.
Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1886, Gaffney, S.C. 29342.

Bertha P. Phaneuf
Served in Army W.A.C.
Bertha Poole Phaneuf, 78, of 306 9th St., died Tuesday, April 2, 2002, in Mary Black Memorial Hospital.
Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of William Phaneuf and daughter of the late Albert Eugene Poole and the late Fannie Mae Poole. She was a member of Kirby Memorial Baptist Church and the Eastern Star. She was a retired textile employee and served in the Army W.A.C.
Surviving are a brother, Ralph E. Poole, and a sister, Maggie P. McKinney, both of Gaffney.
A memorial service will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Kirby Memorial Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Richard Lancaster.
Memorials may be made to Kirby Memorial Baptist Church, 512 Chandler Dr., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Cleo Dean
Lumberton, N.C., native
Cleo Dean, 91, of 138 Stacy Dr., died Monday, April 1, 2002, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Born in Lumberton, N.C., she was the widow of Bonnie Bryant Dean and daughter of the late James Forrest and Lula Spivey Alexander. She was retired from Esther Mill Company and was a member of Eastside Baptist Church in Shelby.
Surviving are three daughters, Mary Lou Dean Anthony of Boiling Springs, N.C., Bonnie Sue Dean Putnam of Shelby and Margaret Ann Dean Williams of Gaffney; two sisters, Margaret Lee Porter of Shelby and Mary Dorothy Vickers of Winchester, Va.; a brother, James Forrest Alexander of Coates-ville, Pa.; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Dean was preceded in death by two brothers, Doug Alexander and Hoyle Alexander; a son, Horace Dean; a daughter, Ava Elease Dean Goode; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Clay-Barnette Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Ronnie Cox. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6-8:30 at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home, 1401 W. Dixon Blvd., Shelby, and at other times will be at 138 Stacy Dr., Gaffney.

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