common / 05-22-2002

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Wednesday, May 22, 2002

Stella R. Earnhardt
Kings Mountain, N.C., native
Stella Louisa Ross Earnhardt, 90, of 991 Gowdeys-ville Rd., died Monday, May 20, 2002, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Born in Kings Mountain, N.C., Mrs. Earnhardt was the widow of Richard M. Earnhardt Sr. and daughter of the late Forrest Ross and the late Elsie Rumfeldt Ross. She was a homemaker and member of Elm Street Church of God.
Surviving are four sons, Richard Earnhardt Jr., Randolph Earnhardt, both of Gaffney, Edgar Wayne Earnhardt of Greenwood and Leonard C. Earnhardt of Spartanburg; two daughters, Bonnie J. Earnhardt of Greenwood and Sarah Christine Crawford of Gaffney; three brothers, George Ross, Claude Ross, both of Greensboro, N.C., and Gene Ross of Gastonia; five sisters, Margaret Beam of Shelby, Louise Greene of York, Ruth Sellars of Hollywood, Fla., Pauline Bohelor of Clover and Nell Chambers, both of Clover; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Elm Street Church of God, conducted by the Revs. Nasser Alawi and James Garner. Burial will be in Rehoboth Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Kenneth Hester, Richard Poole, Howard Teaster, Robert Upton, Ricky Sprouse and Dean Lydia.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

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 (Willie Jr.) of Gaffney; three sons, Harvey Dawkins (Peggy) of Greenville, Brian Dawkins of the home and Timothy Dawkins (Marisol) of Gaffney; a brother, Freddie Dawkins of Capitol Heights, Md.; two sisters, Carolyn Sapp and Mildred Combs, both of Maryland; mother-in-law, Fannie Shippy of Gaffney; and 10 grandchildren.
Services will be held today 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 Wednesday at 2 p.m. to lie in state.
Arrangements by The Gilmore Mortuary.

Patricia R. Hughey
Former employee of Mayo Drive Inn
SPARTANBURG – Patricia Ruth Hughey, 67, of 114 Huey St., died Monday, May 20, 2002, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Hughey was the wife of James V. Hughey and daughter of the late Sherman Taft Towery and Ruth Bailey Towery. She was a member of Chesnee Free Will Baptist Church and was a former employee of Mayo Drive Inn.
Also surviving are two daughters, Kathy Robertson of Gaffney and Faye Brown of Chesnee; a son, Ray Hughey of Chesnee; three sisters, Margaret Williams and Hazel Davis of Chesnee and Yvonne Lawter of Boiling Springs; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held today at Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, conducted by the Revs. Robert Carnes and James Childers.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements by Eggers Funeral Home, Chesnee.

Charles M. Hayes Sr.
Employed by Clearwater Pools and Spas
JONESVILLE – Charles Morris Hayes Sr., 39, husband of Tolya Johnson Hayes, of 221 Depot St., died Saturday night, May 18, 2002, from injuries received in an automobile accident.
Mr. Hayes was born in Spartanburg on Jan. 14, 1963, a son of James and Shirley Folesbee Hayes of Arcadia and Morris Murph of Jacksonville, Fla. He was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Hayes was a 1981 graduate of Dorman High School, attended Spartanburg Tech and was employed by Clearwater Pools and Spas.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Brandy Hayes of Duncan and Hanna Wade of the home; a son, Zach Hayes Jr. of the home; a brother, David Hayes of Lake Bowen; two sisters, Sherry Hayes of Spartanburg and Susan Steadings of Inman; a grandson and 13 nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Jerry Lawson.
The family is at the home of his mother-in-law, Lucille Johnson, 163 Gilead Hills Dr., Jonesville.
Arrangements by the S.R. Holcombe 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 from Bonitz Construction Company 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.
Graveside services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Rev. Ron Jackson.
Pallbearers will be Pee Wee Pittman, Philip McClaine, John Sizemore, Jeff Garland, Dewayne Jones and Danny Osteen.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Cherokee County Unit, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, S.C. 29615.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

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