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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Friday, May 10, 2002

Dr. Raymond C. Mikota
Services for Dr. Raymond C. Mikota, 84, of 202 Forest Lane Dr., will be held today cryptside at Frederick Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, conducted by Father Ray Carlo.
Memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church Building Fund, 403 Vernon St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Mary S. Porter
Retired lunchroom worker with School District 1
Mary Louise Sellars Porter, 89, of 2747 Union Hwy., died Wednesday, May 8, 2002, at Brookview Healthcare Center.
Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Guy S. Porter and daughter of the late Henry Sellars and the late Ethel Clary Sellars. She was a retired lunchroom worker with School District I and a homemaker and member of Corinth Baptist Church.
Surviving are three sons, Joe Porter, Henry Porter, both of Gaffney, and Guy Sim Porter Jr. of Kingston, Tenn.; two daughters, Mary Whitlock and Loutenia Milwood, both of Gaffney; 18 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Porter was preceded in death by a son, Tommy Porter.
Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Corinth Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Jerry Ford and Jimmy Tarrant. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 2:30 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Doug Porter, Mark Porter, David Whitlock, Billy Whitlock, Bill Milwood Jr. and Wade Porter.
Memorials may be made to Corinth Baptist Church Restoration Fund, 190 Corinth Rd., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
The family is at the home of Mary Whitlock, 2747 Union Hwy.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Jesse Peterson
Retired from Cherokee Finishing Company
Jesse Peterson, 79, of 981 McKowns Mountain Rd., died Thursday, May 9, 2002, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Born in Gaffney, he was the widower of Miriam Edna Thompson Peterson and son of the late Ben Peterson and the late Sarah Peterson. He was a member of McKowns Mountain Baptist Church and was a retired from Cherokee Finishing Company as an assistant machine operator. He was a U.S. Marine Corp veteran.
Surviving are a son, Thomas Edward Peterson of the home; four daughters, Brenda P. Crawford, Pat P. Putnam, Susie P. Hughey, all of Gaffney, and Minky P. Powell of Blacksburg; a sister, Margie Crow of Gaffney; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

Miriam T. Peterson
Homemaker
Miriam Edna Thompson Peterson, 71, of 981 McKowns Mountain Rd., died Thursday, May 9, 2002, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Jesse Peterson and daughter of the late Robert M. Thompson and the late Bertha Ann Mosley Thompson. She was a housewife and member of McKowns Mountain Baptist Church.
Surviving are a son, Thomas Edward Peterson of the home; four daughters, Brenda P. Crawford, Pat P. Putnam, Susie P. Hughey, all of Gaffney, and Minky P. Powell of Blacksburg; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

Ethelene A. Buck
Gaffney native
SPARTANBURG – Ethelene Alberta Stroupe Buck, 64, of 1514 Fernwood-Glendale Rd., Apt. 405, died Tuesday, May 7, 2002.
A native of Gaffney, she was the widow of John A. Buck and daughter of the late Albert Gary and Margaret Inez Kennedy Stroupe. She was a homemaker and member of Croft Baptist Church and VFW Post 9539.
Surviving are a daughter, Cynthia Caroline Parker; a son, Richard Earle Parker of Irmo; four sisters, Nora Greene, Nita Bridges, both of Mooresboro, N.C., Frances Allison and Diane Ramsey, both of Gaffney; seven brothers, Gary Stroupe of Piedmont, Ted Stroupe of Earl, N.C., Pete Stroupe, Terry Stroupe, Abe Stroupe, Jessie Stroupe and Walter Stroupe, all of Gaffney; and three grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Buck was preceded in death by a son, Howard Scott Parker.
Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Floyd’s Greenlawn Chapel. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.

Lovie T. Feaster
Services for Lovie Turner Feaster, 93, of Colonial Heights, Apt. 52, will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church, conducted by Dr. Eula Miller Jr. and the Revs. Roger Mason and Freddie Davidson. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 3 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Robert Dukes and the Deacons of Ebenezer Baptist Church.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of Masonic Lodge No. 8.
Flower bearers will be Georgia Dukes, Virginia Good, Carrie Jefferies and the Deaconess of Ebenezer Baptist Church.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

George M. Spurlin
Cherokee County native
SPARTANBURG – George M. Spurlin, 76, of 340 Main St., died Tuesday, May 7, 2002, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the husband of Bobbie Yount Spurlin and son of the late Boyd and Lula Peeler Spurlin. He was employed by the City of Spartanburg and was of the Baptist faith.
Also surviving are three daughters, Teresa K. Spurlin of Converse, Delores Marie Spurlin and Judy Diane Spurlin, both of Spartanburg; two sons, Henry R. Spurlin of Spartanburg and Brian D. Spurlin of the home; a brother, Parmer Spurlin of Gaffney; two sisters, Geraldine Hamrick of Pacolet and Thelma Ruth Gregory of Clearwater; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Revs. Johnnie Bullman and Kenneth Cash.
Memorials may be made to the George M. Spurlin Fund, c/o J.F. Floyd Mortuary, P.O. Drawer 1530, Spartanburg, S.C. 29304.

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