common / 04-26-2001

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Friday, April 26, 2002

Lora M. Carson
Retired school teacher
FAIRVIEW, N.C. – Lora Mae Jones Carson, a long-time resident of College Park, Ga., formerly of Gaffney, died at Flesher’s Fairview Health Care Center, on Wednesday, April 24, 2002.
Born in 1901, she was the eldest daughter and sole survivor of the eight children of Lorena Hughes Jones and Thomas Eugene Jones of Fountain Inn, S.C. A graduate of Greenville Woman’s College (now Furman University), she continued graduate studies at Duke University and Columbia University. She taught at the Greenville Woman’s College Academy and later in the Clayton County, Ga., public schools until age 71. She served as an officer in the Georgia Retired Teachers’ Association, the American Association of University Women, as president of the South Carolina Club and various local organizations.
She was married in 1925 to Louis Frederick Carson who died in 1993. Her four brothers – Conway, Paul, Arthur and Abner Jones – as well as her three sisters – Elizabeth Kyzer, Nancy Givens and Ethel Swink – preceded her in death.
Survivors include a son, Louis Frederick Carson Jr. of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; two daughters, Allein Stanley of Statesville, N.C., and Carole Larivee of Waynesville, N.C.; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A cryptside services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Cannon Memorial Park Mausoleum in Fountain Inn.
Arrangements by Cannon Funeral Home, Fountain Inn.

Frances W. Allison
Frances Waters Allison, 57, of 104 E. Jefferies St., died Thursday, April 25, 2002, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late Fred Waters and the late Novella Blackwell Waters. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith.
Surviving are three sons, Carol Wayne Thomas, Dennis Paul Thomas and Bobby Eugene Allison, all of Gaffney; a daughter, Lorie Marie Allison of Gaffney; three sisters, Brenda Rutledge Keeney of Inman, Linda Kay Orr of Blacksburg and Vivian Annette Henry of Gaffney; four brothers, Paul Waters, Charles Wilburn Waters, both of Gaffney, Robert Eugene Waters of Lakeview, Calif., and David Waters of Tycinga, Calif.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Blanch Porter.
Graveside services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 6-8 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and at other times will be at the home of Dennis Thomas, 148 Maddox Rd.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

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. He was first married to the late Lucile Nance Humphries and was the son of the late James Ensley Humphries and the late Maggie Mae Sellars Humphries. He was retired from Duke Power and was a member and former deacon of East Gaffney Baptist Church.
Also surviving are two sons, Keefer 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.
Services will be held today at 11 a.m. at East Gaffney Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Ron Jackson and Dr. Terry Duvall. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Philip Bolin, Travis Bolin, Wayne Elder, Ronnie Harrill, Billy Beason, Philip Greene, John Stuard and Darryl Medley.
Memorials may be made to East Gaffney Baptist Church, 2308 Cherokee Ave., Gaffney, S.C. 29340; Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1886, Gaffney,S.C. 29342; or Macedonia Baptist Church Building Fund, 216 Macedonia Rd., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Roy K. Peeler
World War II veteran
COWPENS – 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 and was of the Baptist faith. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Surviving 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, Lorie 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 adn Jessica Peeler of Mayo; three grandsons, Jay Rothenburg Jr. of Chesnee, 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, Millie Morrow of Murrells Inlet and Daisy Dobbins of Gaffney.
Mr. Peeler was also preceded in death by three brothers, Marvin, Howard and Floyd Peeler, and a sister, Christine P. Reynolds.
Services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at North Spartanburg Church of God, conducted by the Rev. Boyd King. Burial was in Daniel Morgan Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements by Floyd’s Greenlawn Chapel.

Wilma K. Lynch
Cherokee County native
COLUMBIA – Services for Wilma Horton Kinard Lynch, 92, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Greenlawn Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Lonnie Shul of First Baptist Church of West Columbia officiating. Entombment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6-8 at Greenlawn Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Epworth Children’s Home, 2900 Millwood Ave., Columbia, S.C. 29205, or to the charity of one’s choice.
Mrs. Lynch died Thursday, April 25, 2002. Born in Cherokee County, she was a daughter of the late Julius A. and LuElla MCraw Horton. She was the widow of William “Bill” C. Kinard and the late Sam R. Lynch. In the early 1940s, she was the co-founder and owner of the State Machinery Company. For the past 30 years she was a resident of Savannah, Ga. Mrs. Lynch had been a local resident since 1997, moving from Savannah to be near her family. She was a member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church of Savannah.
Surviving are her sisters, Myrtle Horton Byars of Mooresville, N.C., Bernice Horton Harkey, Alleen Horton Hyatt, both of West Columbia, and Doris Horton Blackwell of Gaffney; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Lynch was predeceased by her brothers, Elwyn Horton, Melvin Horton and William Horton, and a sister, Eunice Horton.
Arrangements by Greenlawn Funeral Home.

Jame’l T. Jefferies
Services for Jame’l Tyshaun Jefferies, 13, of 112 Marton Lane, Apt. 1106, will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Mount Sinai Baptist Church with Dr. U.D. Vernon, Rev. C. Dennis Rector, Dr. A.L. Brackett, Rev. Clara Shell and Rev. Dorothy Davis officiating. Burial will be in Limestone Cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Deangelo Wilkins, Wash Wilkins Jr., Zavier Miller, John Chappell, Ralph Fowler Jr. and Kenneth Crosby.
Flower bearers will be British Willis, Sharna Norris, Streanna Harris and young ladies from Mt. Sinai Junior Choir and Piney Grove Junior Choir, Marilyn Littlejohn, Hattie Brown, Ella Bonner and Inez McCluney.
Honorary pallbearers will be Derrell Miller, Gary Robinson, Sam Willis, Timothy Dukes, Michael Dovington and Cornelius Armstrong.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

D.B. Davidson
D.B. Davidson, 91, of 613 Marin Ave., widower of Stella Mitchem Davidson, died Thursday, April 25, 2002, at 9:07 p.m. in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the son of the late Albert Davidson Sr. and the late Mary Jenkins Davidson. He was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church and was retired from Limestone Manufacturing Co., Summitt Plant.
Surviving are two sons, James Albert Davidson and Johnny Herbert Davidson of Gaffney; a daughter, Allene D. Graham of Gaffney; an adopted son, Vernon Davidson of Washington, D.C.; a grandson, James Cornelius Davidson, who was reared in the home as a son; and a brother, J.C. Davidson of Columbia.
Arrangements are incomplete. Foster Funeral Home is in charge.

Carolyn C. Bonner
Retired nurse’s assistant
Carolyn Crockett Bonner, 76, of 4414 Wilkinson Blvd., Gastonia, NC., died Wednesday, April 24, 2002, at 4 p.m. in Meadow Wood Nursing Center, Lowell, N.C.
A native of Blacksburg, she was the daughter of the late Walter Crockett and the late Mattie Black Crockett. She was a former member of Pine Grove Baptist Church in Blacksburg. She was a retired nurse’s assistant, having worked in New York City and Washington, D.C.
Arrangements are incomplete. Foster Funeral Home is in charge.

Ellen W. Harris
Services for Ellen C. Wood Harris, 85, of 125 Concord Rd., widow of Riley Harris Sr., will be held today at 3 p.m. at New Mount Zion Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Annie C. Brown
Dayton, Ohio, resident
Annie C. Brown, 76, of 516 Anna St., Dayton, Ohio, died Saturday, April 20, 2002, at the hospital in Dayton.
Daughter of the late Tom Linder and the late Eloise Linder, she was a native of Gaffney and a member of Island Creek Baptist Church, Cowpens.
Surviving are her husband, Johnny Lee Brown of the home; a son, Calvin Linder of Gaffney; two sisters, Emma Linder of Dayton and Ella Mae Simpson of Gaffney; 10 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Mack Lynn Funeral Home, Gettysburg, Ohio. Burial will be in Mack Lynn Cemetery.
The family is at the home of her son, Calvin Linder, 700 Brevard St., Gaffney.
(Courtesy of Foster Funeral Home.)

Caldwell Davis
Retired from Cone Mills
Caldwell Davis, 74, of 119 Mirtis Lane, Mooresboro, N.C., widower of Mirtis McSwain Davis, died Wednesday, April 24, 2002, in Cleveland Regional Medical Center, Shelby.
Son of the late Dute Davis and the late Maude Petty Davis, he was a native of Rutherford County, N.C., and a member of Suck Creek Baptist Church. He was a mail carrier retiree of 37 years at Cone Mills.
Surviving are five daughters, Sandra Hambrick of Forest City, Gladys D. Freeman of the home, Shelby Hall and Mary Ann Hickman of Mooresboro and Margaret McKinney of Boiling Springs, N.C.; three sons, Sonny Bristol of Boiling Springs, N.C., Jimmie Lee Davis of Mooresboro, N.C., and Johnny Davis of Kings Mountain, N.C.; a sister, Nora B. Jefferies of Boiling Springs N.C.; 35 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Monday at 4 p.m. at Suck Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Tony Macomson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends Monday from 3 p.m. until the hour of services at the church.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Benjamin W. Wood
Cherokee County native
Rev. Benjamin Walter Wood, 65, of Mountain Home, Tenn., widower of Louise Payne Wood, died at his residence.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the son of the late Baxter Wood and the late Vinnie Peeler Wood. He was a member of Mount Sinai Baptist Church and was a graduate of Granard High School and State Area Vocational- Technical College in Elizabethton, Tenn. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of the V.F.W. He formerly pastored in Blacksburg and was a retired maintenance repair engineer.
Surviving are a brother, Herman Wood of Gaffney; three sisters, Rosa Lee W. Smith, Lillian W. Manning and Miriam W. Jefferies of Gaffney; two stepsons, Charles Green of Johnson City, Tenn., and Stephen Payne of Jamesboro, Tenn.; three step-daughters, Mary L. Green of Kingsport, Tenn., Jacquolyn Y. Catshall and Pertia D. Fant of Greenville, Tenn.; 11 step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandson.
Services will be held Monday at noon at Birchette Mortuary, 219 E. Milliard St., Johnson City. Burial will be in the Mountain Home National Cemetery in Johnson City.
(Courtesy of Foster Funeral Home.)

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