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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Friday, April 19, 2002

Gyneta D. Pettit
Retired from Bell South
Gyneta Dobbins Pettit, 85, of 1434 N. Limestone St., died Saturday, April 20, 2002, at Peachtree Centre.
A native of Gaffney, she was the widow of J.W. Pettit and daughter of the late Paul B. and Ethel Brannon Dobbins Sr. She was a lifelong member of Park Hill Baptist Church and was a retired operator with Bell South.
Surviving are two brothers, Paul Dobbins Jr. and R.B. Dobbins, both of Gaffney, and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Pettit was preceded in death by a brother, Bernard Dobbins.
Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Park Hills Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. James Holder. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Mike Dobbins, Eric Dobbins, Ric Rhyne, Lee Rhyne, Richard Rhyne and Dennis Pettit.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of Euzelia Holder’s Sunday School class.
The family will receive friends Tuesday at the church from 10-11 a.m. and at other times will be at 1233 Leadmine Rd.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Park Hills Baptist Church Building Fund, 1100 Leadmine Rd., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Arrangements by White Columns-Gaffney.

Robert A. Webber Sr.
World War II veteran
PACOLET – Robert Andrew Webber Sr., 72, of 844 Asbury Rd., died Thursday, April 18, 2002, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Jonesville, he was the husband of Marie Alice Flamand Webber and son of the late Fontain Webber and the late Marie Fowler Webber. He was a retired plumber, a U.S. Navy veteran and of the Methodist faith.
Also surviving are two sons, Raymond Webber and Robert Allen Webber, both of Gaffney; a step-son, Robert Andrew Webber Jr. of Massachusetts; two daughters, Donna Marie Webber of Gaffney and Eillen Marie Webber of Massachusetts; a brother, Ronnie Webber of Jonesville; two sisters, Valarie Medford of Union and Betty Hodges of Charleston; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Joel Gardner.
The family is at the residence.

Margie C. Hampton
Retired lunchroom worker
BLACKSBURG – Margie Collins Hampton, 76, of 313 W. Carolina St., died Sunday, April 21, 2002, at 208 Lancaster Dr., Blacksburg.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the widow of Johnny Hampton and daughter of the late Gus Collins and the late Edna Gardner Collins. She was a member of Eastside Baptist Church and was retired from the lunchroom at Blacksburg Grammar School.
Surviving are a son, Wayne Hampton of Blacksburg; four daughters, Judy H. Ellis of Gaffney of Gaffney, Jolene H. Martin, Gail H. Mullinax and Karen (Sissy) Martin, all of Blacksburg; a granddaughter raised in the home, Teresa L. Parker; a sister, Bonnie C. Depperman of Lugoff; and a brother, James Collins of Charlotte.
Services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Eastside Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Jamie Ellis. Burial will be in Clingman Memorial Gardens. Body will be placed in the church at 2:30 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Jason Martin, Jacob Mullinax, Tracy Parker, Scott Parris, Steve Martin, Steve Mullinax, Tommy Roark and Bobby Collins.
The family is at the home of her daughter, Gail Mullinax, 208 Lancaster Dr.
Arrangements by Gordon Mortuary.

David Riddle
Employed by Crown Cork and Seal Inc.
David Riddle, 56, of 502 Oglesby Valley Rd., died Friday, April 19, 2002, in Mary Black Memorial Hospital.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the husband of Carol Ann Deaton Riddle and son of the late Paul William and Grace Lee Huntsinger Riddle. He was employed by Crown Cork and Seal Inc. for 30 years and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters-Local 28. He was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a sister, Christine Mathis, of Cowpens and four brothers, Dewey Riddle, Wayne Riddle, both of Cowpens, Thad Riddle and Gene Riddle, both of Glendale.
Services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Floyd’s Greenlawn Chapel, conducted by the Revs. Tom Hayes and Terry Duvall. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements by Floyd’s Greenlawn Chapel.

William H. Hughey
World War II veteran
William Howard Hughey, 78, of 574 McKowns Mountain Rd., died Thursday, April 18, 2002, in Chattanooga, Tenn.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the husband of Zula Davis Hughey and son of the late James Redden Hughey and the late Lula Sanders Hughey. He was a member of Sardis United Methodist Church and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, June Hughey Campbell of Chattanooga; and two granddaughters, Jacqueline Heather Campbell of New Orleans, La., and Julia Holly Campbell of Santa Cruz, Calif.
Graveside services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Rev. Chris Barrett.
Pallbearers were Randy Bell, Jay Cash, Alan Davis, Mickey Moss, Scott Mullinax and Barry Sanders.
The family is at the residence.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to DMW Volunteer Fire Department, McKowns Mountain Road, Gaffney, S.C. 29340; or to Sardis United Methodist Church, Sardis Road, Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Edith T. Clary
Cherokee County native
Edith Bright Thompson Clary, 81, of 1832 Goucher School Rd., died Friday, April 19, 2002, at her home.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the widow of Manning Thompson and Jack Clary and daughter of the late Parl M. Bright and the late Callie M. Breden Bright. She was a homemaker and member of Blue Branch Baptist Church.
Surviving are two sons, Melvin Thompson and Richard Thompson, both of Gaffney; a daughter, Marilyn Wheeler of Callahan, Fla.; five brothers, Nathaniel Bright, Morgan Bright, Hobert bright, Lawrence Bright and Marvin Bright, all of Gaffney; three sisters, Audey Powell of Gaffney, Virginia Ray of Blacksburg and Minnie Hensley of Simpsonville; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Blue Branch Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Rodney Cragg, Mr. Edward Erwin and Mr. Butch Nance. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Ralph Bright, Gregg Bright, Lee Bright, Alfred Bright, Scott Bright, Frank Bright, Morgan Bright Jr. and Leslie Bright.
The family is at the home of Richard Thompson, 1818 Goucher School Rd.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Edna W. Phillips
Retired LPN
Edna Mae Willard Phillips, 75, of 302 Austin Dr., died Friday, April 19, 2002, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
Born in Spartanburg, she was the wife of Russell Phillips of the home and daughter of the late Russell Andrew Willard and the late Lois Hammett Willard. She was a retired LPN and a member of Limestone Street United Methodist Church and Queen Esther Eastern Star, serving as a Past Worthy Matron.
Also surviving are a son, Jimmy Phillips of Gaffney; a daughter, Sheila Phillips Teague of Gaffney; four sisters, Merle Wolff, Katie Baines, Linda Schaub, all of Gaffney, and Joan Riley of Modesto, Calif; three grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Phillips was preceded in death by two sisters, Deviolet Arthur and Louise Wallace.
Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Limestone Street United Methodist Church, conducted by the Revs. Joyce Murphy and Mike Wolff. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens. Body will be placed in the church at 2:30 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Richard Baines, Jimmy Wolff, Jack Schaub, Louie Blanton, Sammy Taylor and Wayne Roark.
The family is at the home of her son, Jimmy Phillips, 103 Ridgeway Rd.
Memorials may be made to Limestone Street United Methodist Church, 910 N. Limestone St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340; or Cherokee County Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1886, Gaffney, S.C. 29342.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Ben Appling
Student at Chase High
FOREST CITY, N.C. – Benjamin Carlton “Ben” Appling, 14, of 618 Rolling Rd., died Friday, April 19, 2002, in Mission-St. Joseph Hospital, Asheville.
A native of Cleveland County, he was the son of Kenneth and Candise Campbell Appling and a freshman student at Chase High School where he was a member of the FBLA.
Surviving in addition to his parents are a brother, Justin Appling of the home; a sister, Jessica Appling of the home; grandparents, Carey Appling, Hazel Appling, both of Forest City, and Russell and Velma Campbell of Ellenboro, N.C.; and great-grandmother, Mattie Toney of Ellenboro.
Services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Bostic Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Ray Hooper, Frank Hoyle and Wayne Toney. Burial was in Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Ben Appling Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 25, Caroleen, N.C. 28019.
Arrangements by Harrelson Funeral Home, Caroleen.

Everlena J. Jeffries
Cowpens resident
COWPENS – Everlena J. Jeffries, 91, of 190 Smith Rd., died Sunday, April 21, 2002, in her home.
Widow of Robert Johnson, she was born in Cherokee County, a daughter of the late Frank and Carrie Makupson Jeffries. She was a member of Island Creek Baptist Church where she served as a member of the Jubilee Choir, Missionary Society and Sunday School.
Surviving are a daughter, Elvira Hunter of Cowpens; a son, Jessie Jeffries of the home; two grandchildren, the Rev. Jimmy E. Hunter of Baltimore, Md., and Timothy L. Hunter of Cowpens; and three great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are incomplete. The Gilmore Mortuary is in charge.

Jean E. Dorman
Owned and operated Economy Building Supply
Jean E. Dorman, 81, of 407 College Dr., died Friday, April 19, 2002, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Edna Lila Poole Dorman of the home and son of the late O.C. Dorman and the late Sadie Byers Dorman. He was a retired general contractor and master craftsman and owned and operated Economy Builders Supply. A U.S. Army officer, he served in the Pacific Theater in World War II and served in the Army Reserve Corps of Engineers for more than 17 years. He was a Mason and member of Hejaz Shrine Temple, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the 100th Infantry Division. He was a member of West End Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Charles P. Beam of Gastonia, N.C.; a daughter, Cassie Dorman Green of Hilton Head Island; a brother, W.C. Dorman of Columbia; a sister, Dorothy Dorman Spencer of Sumter; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Dorman was preceded in death by his first wife, Ozelia Moorehead Dorman; three brothers, Ernest Dorman, Otho Dorman and John Dorman; and two sisters, Marguerite Dorman and Betty Dorman Petrie.
Graveside services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Oakland Cemetery, conducted by Dr. Bobby Morrow.
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Elmore, Dyke Spencer, Dan Spencer, Bobby Gudger, Buddy Goldsmith and Allan Luker.
The family is at the residence, 497 College Dr.
Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, 950 W. Faris Rd., Greenville, S.C. 29605.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Ellen W. Harris
Retired nurse’s assistant
Ellen Castoria Wood Harris, 85, of 125 Concord Rd., widow of Riley Harris Sr., died Sunday, April 21, 2002, at 10:15 p.m. in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Daughter of the late Shuford Wood and the late Hattie Love Wood, she was a native of Cherokee County and a member of New Mount Zion Baptist Church where she was a member of the Senior Choir and the Senior Missionary. She retired as a nurse’s assistant from Cherokee County Memorial Hospital.
Surviving are three sons, Rev. Pittman Harris, Converse Harris Sr. and Marvin Harris of Gaffney; two daughters, Virginia H. Logan, Cynthia H. Rodgers, both of Gaffney; a brother, Booker T. Wood of Washington, D.C.; a sister, Cora L. Oglesby of Gaffney; 46 grandchildren; 74 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Grandchildren reared in the home as her children are Lewis Jeter, Alonzo Jeter, John Jeter, Juanita Byers, Aneshila Smith and Bobby Rodgers.
The family is at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Huey Logan and Virginia H. Logan, 603 Dogwood Dr.
Arrangements are incomplete. Foster Funeral Home is in charge.

Fred L. Smith
Retired brick mason
Fred L. Smith, 83, died Thursday, April 18, 2002, at Magnolia Manor, Inman.
A native of Gaffney, he was the son of the late John Furman Smith and the late Lucy Crosby Smith. He was a retired brick mason, a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church.
Surviving are a brother, Joe Franklin Smith of Norwalk, Conn., and a host of nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church, conducted by the Revs. Heyward Boyd Sr., Adrain Leach, F.J. Means and Dr. J.W. Sanders Sr. Burial will be in Gaffney Memorial Park. Body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
The family is at the home of his nephew, Joe F. Smith, 120 Lincoln Dr., Gaffney.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

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