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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Monday, May 20, 2002

Howard T. Dawkins
Retired from Southern Railway
Howard Thomas Dawkins, 60, of 438 Hetty Hill St., died Friday, May 17, 2002, in Rutherfordton, N.C.
Husband of Rosetta Littlejohn Dawkins, he was born in Gaffney, a son of Fred Dawkins and the late Lorene Bonner Dawkins. he was a member of Limestone Baptist Church and a retired employee of Southern Railway.
Surviving in addition to his wife and father are a daughter, Dinnah Ellis of Gaffney; three sons, Harvey Dawkins of Greenville, Brian Dawkins of the home and Timothy Dawkins of Gaffney; a brother, Freddie Dawkins of Capitol Heights, Md.; two sisters, Carolyn Sapp and Mildred Combs, both of Maryland, and 10 grandchildren.
Services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Limestone Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. A.J. Smith assisted by the Revs. Lionel Dawkins and Roderick Oglesby. Burial will be in Oakland cemetery. the body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
Arrangements by The Gilmore Mortuary.

Thelma J. Harris
Retired textile employee
Thelma Frye James Harris, 77, of 184 Gulley Rd., died Friday, May 17, 2002, at her home.
A native of Gaffney, she was the widow of Howard James and Joe Harris. She was the daughter of the late Charles Frye and the late Mary Frye. A retired textile employee, she was a member of Beaver Dam Baptist Church.
Surviving are three daughters, Pam Hawkins, Susan Patton and Shirlee Brown, all of Gaffney; two sons, Larry James and Roger James, both of Gaffney; 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Oakland cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Dean Patton.
Pallbearers will be Elliot James, Alan James, Chuck Patton, Jason Brown, Mike Burkholder and Darryl Deaton.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Charles H. Smith
Retired from Westvaco
HANAHAN – Charles Hunter Smith, 88, husband of Lucille Horton Smith, died Friday evening, May 16, 2002.
Services will be held today at 10 a.m. at James a. Dyal Funeral Home Chapel, Summerville. Burial will be at 4 p.m. in Oakland Cemetery in Gaffney.
Mr. Smith was born on Mach 14, 1914, in Lancaster, a son of the late Charles H. Smith and Annie Fassox Smith. He attended schools in Blacksburg and was a retired welder with Westvaco. He was a member of the Westvaco Retirement Club and attended North Bridge Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Alfred Smith of North Charleston; two sisters, Doris Harmon of Gaffney and Mary V. Dixon of Charleston; a brother, Paul smith of Rhode Island; several stepchildren; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by James A. Dyal Funeral Home, 303 S. Main St., Summerville.
(Courtesy of Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.)

Geraldine M. White
Retired cafeteria worker
BLACKSBURG – Geraldine Moss White, 80, of 1060 S. Charleston St., died Thursday, May 16, 2002, at her home.
She was the wife of Boyce (Buck) White and daughter of the late Forest F. Moss and the late Bessie Childers Moss. She was a former elementary school cafeteria employee in Blacksburg and as a member of Cherokee Falls Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, David White of Blacksburg; two grandchildren; a brother, William Rion Moss of Blacksburg; and two sisters, Mildred Daw of Pensacola, Fla., and Betty Martin of Wellford.
Services were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Cherokee Falls Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev.s Tim Knotts and Johnny Crotts. Burial was in Mountain View Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Justin White, Randy White, Doug Martin, Lyndale Daw, Leroy White and Butch Self.
The family is at the residence.
Memorials may be made to Cherokee Falls Baptist Church, 109 School St., Blacksburg, S.C. 29702.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

John F. Cole
Retired from Bonitz Const.
John Franklin “Booter” Cole, 40, of 210 River Dr., died Sunday, May 19, 2002, in Mary Black Health System.
A native of Gaffney, he was the son of Vera Ruth Cole of the home and the late Fred Franklin Quinton. He was a retired dry wall installer from Bonitz Construction and was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are a daughter, Kayla Cole of Gaffney; two brothers, Randy Cole and Eric Cole, both of Gaffney; two sisters, Sharon Cole and Cynthia Cole, both of Gaffney; and several nieces and nephews.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

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