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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Wednesday, April 24, 2002

Corinne Cook
Cherokee County native
BLACKSBURG – Anna Corinne Cook, 87, of 606 W. Pine St., died Monday, April 22, 2002, at Magnolia Manor of Spartanburg.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the widow of J.V. Cook and daughter of the late Joseph Webster and Daisy Pruitte Isler. She was a member of Broad River Baptist Church.
Surviving are a son, Harry Dean Cook Sr. of Blacksburg; four sisters, Pauline Wilson of Salisbury, N.C., Thelma J. Roark of Grover, Ruby Queen of Blacksburg and Wilma Putnam of Kings Mountain; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Cook was preceded in death by a son, Tommy Edward Cook Sr.
Services will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. at Broad River Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Norman Philbeck. Burial will be in Clingman Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6-8 at White Columns and at other times they will be at the home.
Pallbearers will be Ricky Martin, Thomas Starnes, Phil Wilkerson, David Benton, Alston Tessner and Calvin White.
Memorials may be made to the Building Fund, Broad River Baptist Church, 419 W. Cherokee St., Blacksburg, S.C. 29702.
Arrangements by White Columns-Blacksburg.

Mark D. Crow
Employed by Perry's Tire
Mark DeWayne Crow, 32, of 1500 N. Logan St., died Saturday, April 20, 2002, in Gaffney.
Born in Augusta, Ga., he was the husband of Catina Henderson and son of Ruby Lee Crow of Gaffney and the late James Crow. He was employed by Perry’s Tire and was of the Holiness faith.
Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are two sons, Markus Dewayne Crow Jr. of the home and Bradley Crow of Gaffney; a stepson, Dennis Fowler of the home; a daughter, Sarah Fowler of the home; four sisters, Dee Brackett, Kathy Jude, Brenda Durbin, all of Gaffney, and Janie Rocheford of Clovis, Calif.; and two brothers, Danny Crow and William Crow, both of Gaffney.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Revs. Willie Lanier and Forrest Teague. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Mike Wilkins, Andy Carter, Bobby Durbin, Brandon Jude, Butch Haulbrooks and John Brackett.
Honorary pallbearers will be Buzzy Wilkie, Gary Maynor and Bradley Crow.
The family is at the residence, 1500 N. Logan St., and also at the home of his mother at 1601 N. Limestone St.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Fred L. Smith
Services for Fred Larkin Smith, 83, of Magnolia Manor, Inman, formerly of Gaffney, will be held today at 3 p.m. at Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church, conducted by the Revs. Heyward Boyd Sr., F.J. Means, Adrian Leach and Dr. J.W. Sanders Sr. Burial will be in Gaffney Memorial Park. Body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
Pallbearers will be cousins and friends of East Side and Petty Town.
Flower bearers will be Willie Mae Bonham, Annie L. Beard, Joyce Dawkins and Floree Smith.
Honorary pallbearers will be John O. Roberts and Larmon Roberts.
The family is at the home of his nephew, Joe F. Smith, 120 Lincoln Dr.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Annie C. Brown
Annie C. Brown, 70, of Dayton, Ohio, died Saturday, April 20, 2002, at 8 a.m. in Dayton.
A native of Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late Tom Linder and the late Eloise Linder.
Surviving are her husband, Daniel Brown of the home; a son, Calvin Linder of Gaffney; two sisters, Ella Mae Simpson of Gaffney and Emma Linder of Dayton; 10 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday in Dayton.
(Courtesy of Foster Funeral Home.)

Jamel T. Jefferies
Student at Mary Bramlett
Jamel Tyshaun Jefferies, 13, of 122 Martin Lane, Apt. 1106, died Monday, April 22, 2002, at 7:40 a.m. at his residence.
A native of Gaffney, he was the son of Everette Tyree Camp and Marie Foster Camp of the home and his birth mother, Anjel Minnette Jefferies of Gaffney. He attended Limestone Elementary School for five years and Mary Bramlett Elementary School where he participated in the Special Olympics and Sunny Day Camp each summer. he attended Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Cowpens.
Services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Mount Sinai Baptist Church with Dr. U.D. Vernon, Dr. A.L. Brackett, the Revs. C. Dennis Rector, Dorothy Davis and Clara Shell officiating. Burial will be in Limestone Cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
Surviving in addition to his parents are two brothers, Tajha Jefferies and George Foster of Gaffney; grandmothers, Sharon Hames Camp, Nellie J. Smith, Sybil Wilkins and Helen McCants of Gaffney and Eleanor Harrison of Washington, D.C.; grandfathers, George Edward Camp and Robert Ross of Gaffney; Great-grandparents, Minnie Jefferies and Sara Jones of Gaffney and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Harrison of Silver Springs, Md.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Ellen W. Harris
Services for Ellen C. Wood Harris, 85, of 125 Concord Rd., widow of Riley Harris Sr., will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at New Mount Zion Baptist Church with the Revs. Roger Mason, Jeffery Dawkins, Dorothy Davis, C. Dennis Rector, Mills McHam, Les Howell and Lawrence Davidson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons and flower bearers will be her granddaughters.
Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of New Mount Zion Baptist Church and honorary flower bearers will be Rosa Allen, Mary Long, Nellie Rae Brown, Marie Cunningham, Margaret Dawkins, Mae Morgan, Essie Bell Richardson, Gloria Tate, Shirley Tate and Shirley Love Montgomery.
The family is at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Virginia H. Logan and Huey Logan, 603 Dogwood Dr.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Wilma C. Pruitt
Retired textile employee
Wilma Coyle Pruitt, 64, of 185 Coyl Hill Rd., died Monday, April 22, 2002, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late John Belma Coyle and the late Eva Blanton Coyle. She was a retired textile employee and attended Freedom Fellowship Baptist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Kelly Pruitt Moss of the home; three grandchildren raised in the home, Shelly Moss, Devon Moss and Wesley Moss; a brother, Clarence Howard Coyle of Gaffney; and two sisters, Grace George and Alberta Fowler, both of Gaffney.
Services will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Terrell Dillingham. Burial will be in Providence Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6-8 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and at other times will be at the home of Anita Echoles, 109 Echoles Rd.
Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1886, Gaffney, S.C. 29342.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Mary E. McAbee
Richmond County native
Mary Elaine McAbee, 44, of 2113 Pacolet Hwy., died Sunday, April 21, 2002.
A native of Richmond County, she was the wife of Robert Allen McAbee of the home and daughter of Eugene Melvin Varn of Columbia and the late Betty Mae Morris.
Also surviving are brothers, Curtis Melvin Varn, Sonny Lee Varn, Jamie Benjamin Varn and Roy Nathan Varn, all of Columbia; and sisters, Betty Jean Varn, Pearl Ann Braswell and Martha Ann Lloyd, all of Columbia, Sandra Varn of Camden, Betha Marie Martin of Gaffney and Patricia Varn of Georgia.
Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Life Changing Church (Hwy. 150), conducted by the Revs. Roland Frazier and Joe Crawford. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m. at White Columns-Gaffney and at other times will be at the home of Larry McAbee, 219 Baker Rd.
Arrangements by White Columns-Gaffney.

Hugh S. Humphries
Retired from Duke Power
Hugh Sellars Humphries, 81, of 249 Old Post Rd., died Tuesday, April 23, 2002, in Mary Black Hospital.
Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Eva Cole Horton Humphries and widower of Lucile Nance Humphries. he was the son of the late J.E. Humphries and the late Maggie Sellars Humphries. He was retired form Duke Power and was a member and former deacon of East Gaffney Baptist Church.
Also surviving are two sons, Keifer Humphries and Charles Humphries, both of Gaffney; a daughter, Angela Bolin of Gaffney; two sisters, Floride Petty of Gaffney and Edith Stocks of Connecticut; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

Raymond A. Williams
Retired from Timken
Raymond Arthur Williams of 505 Vernon St. died Tuesday, April 23, 2002, in Spartanburg Hospital for Restorative Care.
Born in Greenville, he was the husband of Sara Pettit Williams and son of the late Luther Williams and the late Pauline Moore Williams. He was retired from Timken Company and was a member of Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church and Woodmen of the World. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
Also surviving are a grandson, Jason Williams of Spartanburg; a great-grandson, Peyton Williams of Spartanburg; a sister, Louise Barns of Baltimore, Md.; a brother, Luther Williams Jr. of Baltimore, Md.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Williams was preceded in death by a son, Allen Raymond Williams.
Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by Dr. Clyde Thomas and the Rev. Frank Northcutt. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
pallbearers will be Al Cottonerro, R.J. Pettit, Joel Bolton, Ben Copeland, Dick Talley, Steve Taylor and Bobby Pettit.
Honorary pallbearers will be Wallace White employees and the Joe Martin Sunday School class.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 10-11 a.m. prior to the service at Shuford-Hatcher and at other times will be at the residence, 505 Vernon St.
Memorials may be made to Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church, 805 Cherokee Ave., Gaffney, S.c. 29340; or Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1886, Gaffney, S.C. 29342.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Roy Peeler
Cherokee County native
Roy Kennedy Peeler, 74, of 489 Corn Mill Rd., died Sunday, April 21, 2002 at his home.
A native of Cherokee County, he was first married to the late Martha Elizabeth Wallace Peeler and then to the late Nell Payne Peeler. He was a son of the late Roy Lee and Millie Cora Kennedy Peeler. He was self-employed in the amusement industry, was of the Baptist faith, and was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons and daughters-in-law, Marion Lee Peeler and his wife Connie of Gaffney, and Larry Peeler and his wife Jackie of Mayo; a daughter and son-in-law, Lori P. rothenburg and her husband Jay of Chesnee; three granddaughters, Caroline P. Owensby and her husband Rev. Steven Owensby of York, Emily Rothenburg of Chesnee, and Jessica Peller of Mayo; three grandsons, Jay Rothenburg Jr. of Chesnee, and Justin Peeler and Jeffery Peeler, both of Mayo; two brothers, Fulton Peeler and Pierce Peeler, both of Gaffney; and three sisters, Naomi Dillard of Shelby, N.C., Millie Morrow of Murrells Inlet and Daisy Dobbins of Gaffney.
In addition to his wives and parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Marvin, Howard and Floyd Peeler, and a sister, Christine P. Reynolds.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2002 at North Spartanburg Church of God, conducted by the Rev. Boyd King. Burial will be in Daniel Morgan Memorial Gardens.
The family is at the home of a son, Larry Peeler, 489 Corn Mill Rd., Cowpens.
Floyd Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

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