common / 05-08-2002

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Wednesday, May 8, 2002

Ronald “Ron” Stallard
Engineer for WSPA-TV
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 and son of the late Maynard G. Stallard and the late Sallie Matilda Donahue Stallard. He was an engineer for WSPA-TV, a U.S. Air Force veteran and of the Baptist faith.
Also surviving are a daughter, Dena Meadow of Union; a son, Michael Stallard of Spartanburg; a step-daughter, Wendy Allen of Greenwood; a sister, Freida Stallard of Hampton, Va.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Revs. Bill Adams and Sal Barone. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Spartanburg.
Pallbearers will be Winfred McMurray, Henry McMurray, Cliford Bledsoe, Collie Knox, Ben Meadow, Billy McMurray, Charlie Wofford and Ryan Peeler.
Honorary pallbearers will be Chip Banke, Mark Yost, Greg Tuggle and Edgar Woodfin.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and at other times will be at 418 Joe Eubanks Rd., Buffalo, and at 263 Drayton Trail, Gaffney.

Amy L. Parker
Cherokee County native
BLACKSBURG – Amy Lucille Parker, 86, of 1137 S. Charleston St., died Tuesday, May 7, 2002, at the home of her sister.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the daughter of the late Colonel Jack and Ruth Carrie Batchelor Parker and was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church.
Surviving are five sisters, Hildred Crotts, Beatrice Davis, both of Blacksburg, Gertrude “Trudy” Wallace, Louise Griffies, both of Charlotte, and Marie Turner of Spartanburg.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Elvie Carr, and brothers, Hugh Parker, W.F. Parker, LIndbergh Parker and Jerry Parker.
Services will be at noon Thursday at Hopewell Baptist Church with Dr. Charlie Barnard and the Rev. Billy Sanders officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends Thursday at the church from 11 a.m. until noon and at other times they will be at the home of Mrs. Crotts, 1103 S. Charleston St., Blacksburg.
Pallbearers will be her nephews.
Memorials may be made to Hopewell Baptist Church Building Fund, 511 Old Chester Rd., Blacksburg, S.C. 29702; or to Hospice of S.C., 407 N. LImestone St., Gaffney, S.C. 29304.
Arrangements by White Columns-Blacksburg.

John H. Littlejohn
Services for John Henry Littlejohn, 69, of 106 Ellis Ferry Rd., Apt. 203, husband of Luegenan Littlejohn, will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Bethel Baptist Church with Dr. J. W. Sanders Sr., the Rev. F. J. Means, Minister Cathy Neal, the Rev. Trey Cleveland and Evangelist Laquanda Brannon officiating. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Garden. Body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Nathaniel Ellis, Jimmie Hollis, E. G. Logan, Frances Morgan, Lawrence Watkins and Clarence Wilkins.
Flower bearers will be Carolyn Coleman, Clarice Futrell, Rose Houey, Lynette Peaks, Camelia Stuard, Sandra Thompson and Shameka Wilkins.
Honorary flower and pall bearers will be his nieces and nephews .
The family is at the home of his daughter, Annie Jones, 100 Redwood Circle, Apt. 36.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Dr. Raymond C. Mikota
Retired chiropractor
Dr. Raymond C. Mikota, 84, of 202 Forest Lane Dr., died Tuesday, May 7, 2002, at his home.
Born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, he was the husband of Marion M. Mikota of the home and son of the late Alfred Mikota and the late Edith Fink Mikota.
Dr. Mikota was a retired chiropractor and life member of the S.C. Chiropractic Association. He was a former Mason and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. A member of the VFW, he helped organize the Gaffney Elks Lodge and was a member of the S.C. State Elks Club Hall of Fame.
Dr. Mikota was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gaffney.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Gregory Mikota of Gaffney and Dr. Bruce Mikota of Cowpens; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

Jordan Littlejohn
Services for Jordan Littlejohn, 14 months, of 509 Oliver St., son of Christina and Travis Littlejohn of the home, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Mount Zion Baptist Church with Dr. A. L. Brackett and Rev. Jennifer Hemphill officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 12:30 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Chris Frye, Christopher Hoey, Taurau Hoey and Derrick Littlejohn.
Flower bearers will be Forsheka Belk, Teira Brown, Brittany Camp, Onesha Camp, Ashley Littlejohn, Felicia Littlejohn, Shanta Montgomery, Jeanevra Pearson, Lakendra Rainey and Tenisha Whitaker.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.
Lovie T. Feaster
Retired from Burton Dixie
Lovie Turner Feaster, 93, of Colonial Heights, Apt. 52, died Monday, May 6, 2002, at 2:30 a.m. at White Oak Manor Nursing Home, Spartanburg.
Daughter of the late Fate Livsey and the late Cammie Edwards Livsey, she was a native of Gainesville, Ga., and a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church and Herons of Jericho of Shelby. She was a retired employee of Burton Dixie in Blacksburg.
Surviving are a daughter, Bernice West of the home; a sister, Elizabeth Morgan of Shelby; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are incomplete. Foster Funeral Home is in charge.

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