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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Wednesday, April 10, 2002

Ashley A. Jefferies
Student at Gaffney High
Ashley Ann Jefferies, 17, of 105 Bunche St., died Monday, April 8, 2002, at 1:30 a.m. at 206 Gaffney Ave.
Daughter of Kenneth Lipscomb of Gaffney and Leslie P. Jefferies Hollis of the home, she was a native of Gaffney and an 11th grade student at Gaffney High School. She attended New Mount Zion Baptist Church.
Also surviving are a daughter, Marian Jefferies of the home; step-father, Robert Hollis of Gaffney; three brothers, Demarcus Jefferies, Lamond Dewberry and Robert Hollis of Gaffney; five sisters, Kenshel Lipscomb, Dreanna Lipscomb, Kimberly Hollis, Makayla Reid and Electria R. Gist of Gaffney; grandparents, Floree Tate, Ben Tate Sr., Annie Ruth Lipscomb an Clyde Lipscomb of Gaffney; and great-grandparents, Evelyn Goudelock and David Goudelock of Gaffney.
Services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Philadelphia Baptist Church with the Rev. Danny Burnside officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Chancellor N. Latimer
Services for Chancellor Niel Latimer, 1 year and 11 months, of 122 Arrowood Dr., will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Suck Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Tony Macomson and Bishop Herbert Edwards officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Sarah P. Banks
Retired nurse
Sarah Aulene Price Banks, 88, of 102 Swindon Circle, Greenville, formerly of 1215 S. Johnson St., Gaffney, died Tuesday, April 9, 2002, at her residence.
A native of McCormick County, she was the widow of William Nelson Banks and daughter of the late Eldred McGowan Price and the late Mary Elizabeth Rosenswike Price. She was a retired nurse from Upstate Carolina Medical Center and was a member of First Baptist Church of Gaffney.
Surviving are two sisters, Gladys Townsend of Greenwood and Louise Holiday of Falls Church, Va.; and 13 nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
The family is at 102 Swindon Circle, Greenville.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Robert Scates
COWPENS – Robert Scates, 82, of 134 Linda St., died Monday, April 8, 2002, in Mary Black Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Scates was the husband of Clara Blanton Scates of the home and son of the late Edward and Julie Huskey Scates. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a farmer.
Also surviving are two daughters, Jessie Watkins of Cowpens, Ponease Gosnell of Boiling Springs; two sisters Louise Gore of Spartanburg and Eula Blackwell of Spartanburg; a brother, Tillman Scates of Spartanburg; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Daniel Morgan Memorial Gardens, conducted by Dr. Troy Gregg.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 at Eggers Funeral Home, Chesnee, and at other times will be at the home of a granddaughter, Lisa Carroll, 845 Dan River Rd., Spartanburg.
Eggers Funeral Home, Chesnee, is in charge of arrangements.

J.B. Watkins
World War II veteran
J.B. Watkins, 82, of 520 W. Robinson St., died Monday, April 8, 2002, in Mary Black Hospital.
Widower of Queen Esther Camp Watkins, he was born in Cherokee County, a son of the late Floyd Martin Watkins and the late Arthur Watkins.
He was a member of Buck Shoals Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, former chairman of the Deacon Board, former Sunday School superintendent and member of the All Male Chorus. He was a former president of the Thicketty Mountain Baptist Association Usher Board.
Mr. Watkins was a veteran of World War II.
Surviving are two daughters, Alfrieda Bonner of the home and Susie Phillips of Gaffney; four granddaughters, including Jervonda Watkins, reared in the home, Thaylia and Bunny Phillips of Gaffney, and Angela Miller of Chesnee; five great-grandchildren; eight sisters, Mattie Valentine of Chesnee, O.Z. Woods, Luella Quincy, Oleatha Smith, all of the state of Washington, Nora Fernanders of Atlanta, Ga., Essie Mae Palmer and Sarah Valentine, both of Gaffney, and E.Z. Watkins of Chesnee; and two brothers, Horace Watkins and Tommy Watkins, both of Chesnee.
Services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Buck Shoals Baptist Church with the Rev. Troy McDowell officiating, assisted by the Revs. L.J. Valentine, L.C. Knuckles, Mark Lattimore and Dr. J.W. Sanders, Sr. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be in the church Saturday at 2 p.m.
The Gilmore Mortuary is in charge.

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