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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Wednesday, April 17, 2002

Russell L. Blackwell Sr.
Retired from Magnolia Finishing Company
Russell Lee Blackwell Sr., 64, of 377 Peachtree Rd., died Sunday, April 14, 2002, at his home.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the husband of Elizabeth Phillips Blackwell and son of Myrtle Parris Blackwell of Blacksburg and the late Albert Blackwell. He was a member of Nazareth Baptist Church and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was retired from Magnolia Finishing.
Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are three daughters, Telisa Lee Edwards, Melisa Davis, both of Gaffney, and Shelia Orgeron of New Orleans, La.; a son, Russell Blackwell Jr. of Gaffney; three brothers, Eugene Blackwell of Rock Hill, Winfred Blackwell and Jerry Blackwell, both of Blacksburg; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Graveside services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery, conducted by the Revs. Lucky Earls and Willie Lanier.
Pallbearers were Billy Phillips, William McGill, Gary Moore, Ricky Davis, Jeff Norman, James Crow, Tommy Glenn and Robert Harris.
The family is at the home of Russell Blackwell Jr., 737 Shelby Hwy., Gaffney.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Kirk Humphries
Retired from Cone Mills
John Kirk Humphries, 82, of 436 Duke Power Rd., Mooresboro, N.C., died Monday, April 15, 2002, at his home.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the son of the late Roland and Laura Allison Humphries. He was a retired carpenter and was retired from Cone Mills, Cliffside Plant. He served in the Army in World War II and was a member of Lavonia Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Velia Bartee Humphries of the home; a son, John Kelvin Humphries of Mooresboro; a brother, R.C. Humphries of Gaffney; five sisters, Louise Bartee of Mooresboro, Annie Mae Bridges of Boiling Springs, N.C., Joyce Wilkie, Mary Bratton and Edna Stroup, all of Gaffney; and three grandchildren.
Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Lavonia Baptist Church, conducted with the Revs. Buddy Morehead, Paul Brock and David Jones. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 2:30 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Dr., Shelby, N.C., 28150; or to the Honduras Mission Team, Lavonia Baptist Church, 2841 Camps Creek Church Rd., Mooresboro, NC. 28114.
Arrangements by McKinney-Landreth Funeral Home, Cliffside.

Roy Hampton
Retired attorney
DECATUR, Ga. – Roy Hampton, 85, of the V.A. Medical Center, Claremont Rd., died Thursday, April 11, 2002, in the V.A. Center.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the son of the late Early Hampton and the late Ola Horne Hampton. He was a retired attorney and a member of the State Bar of Georgia for 50 years.
Mr. Hampton attended Appalachian State and was a member of Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church. He was a Marine veteran of World War II and was a member of the Disabled Veterans.
Surviving are a sister, Maude Smith of Gastonia.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Hampton was preceded in death by brothers, Clarence Hampton, Charlie Hampton and Paul Hampton, and a sister, Florence White.
Services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by Dr. Clyde Thomas. Burial was in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Scott Poole, Dennis Heim, Joe Mack Hampton, Terry Hampton, Don White and Donald Lee Hawkins.
The family is at their respective homes.

Alma W. Martin
Oldest member of Rock Springs Church
Alma Wylie Martin, 94, of 401 N. Morgan St., White Oak Manor, Shelby, died Sunday, April 14, 2002, at White Oak Manor.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the widow of Wriston Shytles and daughter of the late Ralph Loyd and Ola Parker Wylie. She was a homemaker and member of Rock Springs Baptist Church where she was the oldest member.
Graveside services were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Brian Harris.
Surviving are three nieces, Carolyn Kuykendall of Kings Mountain, N.C., Elaine Moss of Blacksburg and Patricia McClough of Boiling Springs, N.C.; and a nephew, Franklin Callahan of Kings Mountain.
Memorials may be made to Rock Springs Baptist Church, 1184 Rock Springs Rd., Blacksburg, S.C. 29702.
Arrangements by Clay-Barnette Funeral Home.

Barbara J. McFalls
Spartanburg native
SPARTANBURG – Barbara JoEllen McFalls, 32, of Rock Court, died Monday, April 8, 2002, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Spartanburg, she was the daughter of David Columbus McFalls of Gaffney and Linda Catherine Collins Thorton of Myrtle Beach. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
Surviving in addition to her parents are a son, Tony McFalls of Myrtle Beach; a daughter, Michelle McFalls of Myrtle Beach; a brother, Gerald David McFalls of Spartanburg; two step-brothers, Quinton McFalls of Gaffney and Joel Hunt of Cowpens; and two step-sisters, Anne Bailey of Spartanburg and Billi Jo Upton of Inman.
A private graveside service was held Monday at 11 a.m. at Oakland Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Benny Davis.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Maggie Roberts
Services for Maggie Roberts, 69, of 146 Gillins Terrace, North Columbia, will be held today at 3 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home with the Revs. L.C. Roberts and Dewey Whittenburg officiating. Burial will be in Mount Sinai Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Cardell Bonner, J.C. Crosby and friends of the Roberts family.

Mary Ann Manning
Chicago native
Mary Ann Dobek Manning, 55, of 328 Darby Rd., died Tuesday, April 16, 2002, in Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, N.C.
Born in Chicago, Ill., she was the widow of George A. Manning and daughter of the late Harry J. Dobek Sr. and the late Mary Jean Workman Dobek. She was a retired textile employee and of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are three daughters, Rhonda Humphries, Diann Manning and Shannon Spencer, all of Gaffney; and five grandchildren.
Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Alan Peeler. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. prior to the service.
Honorary pallbearers will be Joseph M. Humphries, Alex J. Humphries, Dillon J. Spencer, Steve A. Manning and Casey A. Spencer.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

John C. Goforth
Green Beret veteran of Vietnam
John C. Goforth, 62, of 222 Ford Rd., died Tuesday, April 16, 2002, at his home.
A native of Pacolet, he was the husband of Janice White Goforth and son of the late Samuel Clyde Goforth and the late Ruby Mongomery Goforth. He was a retired textile employee and of the Baptist faith. He was a Green Beret veteran of Vietnam.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Jennifer J. Goforth of Minnesota; a daughter and son-in-law, Renee’ A. Henderson and Todd Henderson of Gaffney; two grandchildren, Jonathan and Landon Henderson; five sisters, Doris Garner of Isle of Palms, Dell Byars, Sue Jones and Judy Hill, all of Gaffney, Marge Stubbs of Chesterfield; eight brothers, Preston Goforth of Pacolet Mills, William Goforth of Gastonia, Frank Goforth, Neal Goforth, Wayne Goforth, Wilbur Goforth, all of Gaffney, Wilford Goforth of High Shoals, N.C., and Michael Goforth of Lawndale, N.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Delos Blanton. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m.
The family is at the residence.
Memorials may be made to Faith Baptist Church, 246 Ford Rd., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Addie E. Driskill
Addie Elizabeth Driskill, 87, of Peachtree Center, died today, April 17, 2002, at the center.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

Ralph A. Burris
BLACKSBURG – Services for Deacon Ralph Alfred Burris, 57, of 219 Martin Hill Rd., husband of Annie Sutson Burris, will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Youngs Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. Larry J. Brooks, Willie Wood, George Kirby, Michael Hill and Ruby Miller officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
Pallbearers will be members of the Brotherhood at Youngs Grove Baptist Church and honorary pallbearers will be the church’s deacons.
Flower bearers will be the Missionaries of Youngs Grove Baptist Church and honorary flower bearers will be the church’s deaconess.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home, Gaffney.

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