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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Friday, May 3, 2002

James E. Painter
Retired textile employee
James Edward Painter, 77, of 919 Ninth St., died Friday, May 3, 2002, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Pauline Peterson Painter of the home. He was first married to the late Alice Pace Painter and was the son of the late Robert Elijah Painter and the late Mamie Creola Painter. He was a retired textile employee and a member of Johnson Memorial Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife are three daughters, Jackie Lee Fowler, Rachel Painter Wilkie, both of Gaffney, and Naomi Jean Pinkard of Greer; three sons, James Robert Painter of Mooresville, N.C., Randy Dale Painter and Ernest Painter, both of Gaffney; and 10 grandchildren.
In addition to his first wife and parents, Mr. Painter was preceded in death by a number of brothers and sisters.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Revs. Terrell Dillingham, Tim Wilkie and Greg Martin. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Kelly Painter, Evan Painter, Ina Mosley, Dale Painter, Johnny Pinkard and Henry Duncan.
Memorials may be made to the Senior Center of Gaffney, 499 W. Rutledge Ave., Gaffney, S.C. 29340; or Freedom Fellowship Baptist Church, 164 Northy St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
The family is at the residence, 919 Ninth St.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

“Chucky” Davis
Gastonia, N.C., native
Charles Louis (Chucky) Davis, 39, of 746 Marietta St., died Friday, May 3, 2002, at his home.
Born in Gastonia, N.C., he was the husband of Violet Fay Spencer Davis of Gaffney and son of Charles Ray Davis of Kings Mountain, N.C., and Evie Romonia Giles of Gaffney. He was a textile employee and a member of the Salvation Army Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife and parents are two sons, Cody Lee Davis and Chase Louis Davis of the home; two brothers, Donald Ray Davis of Gaffney and Eddie Davis of Gastonia, N.C.; a sister, Ann Queen of Cowpens; and paternal grandmother, Velma Davis Head of Bessemer City, N.C.
Mr. Davis was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Ervin Ross Giles and Bernice Marie Turner Giles and paternal grandfather, William Davis.
Services will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Betty Gentry. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Alen Warren, Charles Warren, James Warren, Kenny Parker, Kenny Gordon, Bill Queen, Brian Blanton and John Blanton.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and at other times will be at the home of Evie Giles, 125 Beltline Rd., Apt. 59, Gaffney, or at 745 Marietta St.

Gracie H. Sexton
Homemaker
FOREST CITY, N.C. – Gracie Hunter Sexton, 74, of 2719 U.S. Hwy. 221, died Thursday, May 2, 2002, at her home.
A native of Wyoming County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Sylvester and Margaret England Hunter. She was the widow of the Rev. Walter Hurley Sexton and was a member of Harriett Memorial Free Will Baptist Church. She was a homemaker.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. Harrelson Funeral Home, Caroleen, conducted by the Rev. Roger Overton. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. at the funeral home, prior to the service.
Surviving are two sons, Butch Hunter of Herndon, W.Va., and John Sexton of Seneca; five daughters, Lillian Scott, Maggie Anderson, both of Forest City, N.C., Nancy Hammons of Gaffney, Ruby Walker of Landrum and Opal Shrewsbury of Bud, W.Va.; a brother, James Hunter of Bud, W.Va.; 22 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and a number of great-great-grandchildren.

Bonnie P. Cabaniss
Retired from Cherokee Co. Schools and Oxford
Bonnie Peeler Cabaniss, 85, of 328 Vernon St., died Friday, May 3, 2002, at Peachtree Centre.
Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Price Atkins, Charlie Parris Sr. and Ira Cabaniss. She was the daughter of the late Rufus Peeler and the late Emma Crosby Peeler. She was a member of Draytonville Baptist Church and was retired from the Cherokee County School District and Oxford.
Surviving are two daughters, Carrie McAbee of Rome, Ga., and Mary Harmon of Gaffney; two sons, Orren Atkins of Gastonia and Charlie Parris Jr. of Mayo; a sister, Pearl Parker of Gaffney; and nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Services were held Sunday at 4 p.m. at Draytonville Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Todd Braswell and Robert Ivey. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Terry McAbee, Donnie Atkins, Shawn Harmon, Chip Parris, Ronnie Arthur and Greg Holmes.
Honorary pallbearers were her nephews.
The family is at the home of Mary Harmon, 328 Vernon St.
Memorials may be made to Draytonville Baptist Church “Van Fund,” 179 Draytonville Church Rd., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Nettie P. Hughey
BLACKSBURG – Services for Nettie Parris Hughey, 87, of 1847 W. Cherokee St., were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Draytonville Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Todd Braswell. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Ricky Hambright, Mickey Hambright, Timmy Hambright, Bryan Hughey, Brad Hughey and Scott Tessner.
The family is at the home of Carolyn Hambright, 1817 W. Cherokee St., Blacksburg.
Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1886, Gaffney, S.C. 29342.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Ronald G. Stallard
Air Force veteran
Ronald G. “Ron” Stallard, 63, of 248 Byars Farm Rd., died Sunday, May 5, 2002, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
Born in Coeburn, Va., he was the husband of Edna McMurray Stallard. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and of the Baptist faith.
Also surviving are a daughter, Dean Meadow of Union; a son, Michael Stallard of Spartanburg; a stepdaughter, Wendy Allen of Greenwood; a sister, Fredia Stallard of Virginia; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are incomplete.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

John H. Littlejohn
Retired from Lipscomb Concrete
John Henry Littlejohn, 69, of 106 Ellis Ferry Rd., Apt. 203, husband of Luegenan Littlejohn, died Friday, May 3, 2002, at 11:26 p.m. at 100 Redwood Circle, Apt. 36.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the son of the late King David Littlejohn and the late Pearl D. Littlejohn. He was a member of Gowdyesville Baptist Church and attended Bethel Baptist Church. He retired from Lipscomb Concrete Company after 32 years of service.
Also surviving are six daughters, Barbara L. Jefferies, Annie L. Jones, Georgia M. Littlejohn, Loreane L. Gregory, all of Gaffney, Sonya Gaffney of Bridgeton, N.J., and Jessica Davidson of Wake Forest, N.C.; six sons, James H. Littlejohn, John T. Littlejohn, Lee M. Littlejohn, Clifton D. Littlejohn and Travis J. Smith, all of Gaffney, and John Wayne Morgan of Blacksburg; a sister, Lillie Mae Harris of Chesapeake, Va.; two brothers, Cleveland Littlejohn of Norfolk, Va., and Albert Lee Littlejohn of New York, N.Y.; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The family is at the home of his daughter, Annie Jones, 100 Redwood Circle, Apt. 36.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Emma Linder Knuckles
Cowpens native
Emma Linder Knuckles, 74, of 937 Ethel Ave., Apt. B, Dayton, Ohio, died Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at 12:10 a.m. at a nursing home in Dayton.
Daughter of the late Tom Linder and the late Eloise Linder, she was a native of Cowpens and a member of Island Creek Baptist Church of Cowpens.
Surviving are a daughter, Emma Jean Linder of Dayton; a son, Roy Dean Linder of Gaffney; a sister, Ella Mae Simpson of Gaffney; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at McLin Northern Hill Funeral Home Chapel, 2801 N. Gettysburg Ave., Dayton, with burial to follow in Dayton. Body will lie in state at noon until the hour of service.
The family can be contacted at the home of her son, Roy Dean Linder at 202 West Wind Apartments, Gaffney.
(Courtesy of Foster Funeral Home.)

Jordan Littlejohn
Infant son
Jordan Littlejohn, 14 months, of 509 Oliver St., died Saturday, May 4, 2002, at 9:40 a.m. at his residence.
Son of Christina and Travis Littlejohn of the home, he was a native of Spartanburg County.
Also surviving are grandmothers, Denise Hoey of Shelby and Shelia Littlejohn of Gaffney; grandfathers, Lamar Richardson of Gaffney and Steven Camp of Jacksonville, Fla.; a step-grandfather, Larry Lawrence of Shelby; great-grandmothers, Essie Richardson, Christine Camp, Essie Hoey and Nellie Corry, all of Gaffney; and great-grandfather, June Adams of Gaffney.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

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