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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Friday, May 24, 2002

Lorene P. Davis
Cherokee County native
Lorene Phillips Davis, 93, of 115 Beech St. in Startex, widow of S.R. David, died Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at Magnolia Manor in Inman.
She was born in Cherokee County to the late Mary Ellen "Molly" Brown and the late J.D. "Duff" Phillips.
She was retired from Startex Mill after working there for 29 years.
Mrs. Davis is survived by two sons, Benny Davis of Startex and Wendell Davis of Montgomery, Ala.; a daughter, Ellen D. McLemore of the home; a brother, Willie E. Gene Phillip of Gaffney; 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Virl Jones; and a son, Thomas Ray Davis.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 24 at Stribling Funeral Home with Dr. Bill Pate offiating. Interment will follow in Greenhaven Memorial Gardens, Woodruff.
The family is at the home.
Memorials may be made to: Tucapau Baptist Building Fund, P.O. Box 250, Startex, S.C. 29377.
Stribling Funeral Home in Duncan is in charge.

James C. Stroupe
Gaffney native
James Carson Stroupe, 90, of Charlotte, N.C. went to be with the Lord Wednesday, May 22, 2002.
Mr. Stroupe was born in Gaffney, S.C. He and his beloved wife, Sarah, of 68 years, have lived in Charlotte most of their married life. Carson was a truly gifted and talented individual. His expanded career included: being an owner-operator in the grocery business as a young married man, venturing into the retail market as a sales representative, and enjoying himself in all areas of building maintenance within commericial industry. His most loved hobby was gardening. Carson's expertise in growing tomatoes will be greatly missed by all those who knew him.
Unmistakably, carson's true passion was his love for his Lord and his service to Him through his active membership of 57 years at First Baptist Church of Charlotte.
Carson's loving family includes his devoted wife, Sarah, and his son, James C. (Jim) Stroupe Jr., both of Charlotte; his two daughters, Norma S. Pate of Gaffney; Phoebe S. Lee of Whispering Pines, N.C.; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A service celebrating Carson's life will beging at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 25, 2002 at First Baptist Church. Dr. Charles D. Paige will be officating. The family will gather one hour prior to the service in the church foyer to warmly welcome their many friends who wish to come and share with them. Internment will follow the service at Sharon Memorial Park.
Florist, the family requests that deliveries be made directly to the church Saturday morning only.
Memorials are asked to be made to First Baptist Church, 301 S. Davidson St., Charlotte, N.C. 28202.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Gaskin Services of Matthews, N.C.

Jaydon C. Reynolds
Jaydon Chance Reynolds, infant, of 714 Fourth Street in Gaffney, died Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center due to complications from premature birth.
Jaydon was the child of Kelly Jane Reynolds of Gaffney and was born in Spartanburg.
In addition to a mother, Jaydon was survived by maternal grandparents, Eddie and Lou Ann Parker of Pacolet; a maternal grandfather, Furman Reynolds of Gaffney; and maternal great-grandparents, Johnny and Geraldine Butler of Gaffney.
Cards may be sent to 2052 Love Springs Rd., Gaffney, S.C. 29341.
Shuford-Hatcher is in charge of arrangements.

Christopher Milwood
Gaffney native
Christopher Todd Milwood, 29, of 502 Maryland Ave. in Portsmouth, Va., died Monday, May 20, 2002 at the naval hospital in Norfolk, Va.
A Gaffney native, he was the son of William Thomas Milwood Sr. and Loutenia Porter Milwood.
He was a petty officer second class in the U.S. Navy. He served in the Navy for 10 years, including service in the Persian Gulf.
He was a graduate of Gaffney High and a member of Corinth Baptist Chuch.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a fiancee, Michele Coale of the home; two sons, Dylan Coale and Carson Milwood of the home; a sister, Elizabeth M. Spencer of Gaffney; a brother, William Milwood Jr. of Gaffney; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 25 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home in Gaffney.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 26 at Corinth Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Ford and Dr. Bobby Morrow offiating.
Internment will follow in the church cemetery with full military honors.
Pallbearers will be members of the military.
The family is at the parents' residence, 301 Garvin Lake Rd.
Memorials may be made to: Corinth Baptist Church Renovation Fund, 190 Corinth Rd., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.

Woodrow W. Clary
Gaffney native
Woodrow W. Clary, 84, of 1786 Love Springs Rd. in Gaffney, died Thursday, May 23, 2002 at Mary Black Memorial Hospital in Spartanburg.
He was the husband of Leatrice Peeler Clary.
A native of Gaffney, he was the son of the late Felix Clary and the late Millie Sarratt Clay.
He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church and was retired from Hoechst.
In addition to his spouse, he is survived by a daughter, Hazel Swofford of the home; a son-in-law, Geddes Swofford of Gaffney; a brother, Gene Clary of Gaffney; 3 grandchildren; and 4 great-granchildren.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Clary was preceded in death by four brothers, Robert Clary, C.O. Clary, Roy Clary and Shuford Clary; and a sister, Louise C. Peeler.
Arrangements are in complete.
The family is at the residence.
Shurford-Hatcher is in charge.

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