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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Monday, June 3, 2002

Loucretia P. Turner
Homemaker
Loucretia Petty Turner, 92, of Peachtree Centre, died at the Centre on Friday, May 31, 2002.
Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of J.B. Turner and daughter of the late Forest Petty and the late Ellen Kirby Petty. She was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church of Gaffney.
Surviving are a son, Burl Turner of Gaffney; a daughter, Melanie Turner of Batesburg; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Sunday at 4 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Revs. John Goforth and Mike Frazier.
Pallbearers were Allen Turner, Richard Turner, David Drake, Damon Drake, Ian McKee, Barry Cudd and Justin McKee.
The family is at the home of Burl Turner, 1231 Buck Shoals Rd.
Memorials may be made to Peachtree Centre, 1434 N. Limestone St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340; or Meals on Wheels, Box 1886, Gaffney, S.C. 29342.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Donald L. Adler
Canton, Ohio, native
Donald Larry Adler, 49, of 117 Calton Dr., died Friday, May 31, 2002, at his home.
A native of Canton, Ohio, he was the son of Donald W. Adler and Rose Stitz Adler of the home. He was retired and was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and the Gaffney Country Club. He attended Palm Beach Gardens College in Florida.
Surviving in addition to his parents are a daughter, Michelle Motz of Lincolnton, N.C.; two grandchildren; and a brother, Richard Adler of Gaffney.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at St. Paul’ s Lutheran Church, conducted by the Rev. Roger Lindler. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Rob Irwin, Bobby Duffield, David Motz, Donnie Adler, Matthew Martin and Justin Adler.
The family is at the residence.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Building Fund, 1600 W. Floyd Baker Blvd., Gaffney, S.C. 29341.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Harry L. Lanning
Retired from U.S. Navy; retired Gaffney policeman
BLACKSBURG – Harry L. Lanning, 71, of 454 Possom Trot Rd., died Friday, May 31, 2002, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Blacksburg, he was the husband of Peggy Jane Lanning and son of the late Clyde William Lanning and the late Ruth Amanda Moore Lanning. He was a retired Navy chief and a retired Gaffney city policeman. He was a member of Fleet Reserve, the V.F.W., American Legion and NRA.
Surviving are his wife, Peggy McMurray Carroll Lanning of the home; two sons, Clyde Thomas Lanning of Clinton and Gary William Lanning of Parish, N.Y.; two daughters, Rhonda Lanning and Sheila Diane Lanning of Snohomish, Washington; 12 grandchildren; three brothers, Grady Lanning of Pittsboro, N.C., Doyle Lanning and Earl Dean Lanning, both of Blacksburg; three sisters, Bertie Dover, Betty Floyd and Sandra Anderson, all of Blacksburg; and two step-sons, A.G. Carroll Sr. of Shelby and Keith Carroll of Antioch community.
Services will be held today at 4 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Vernon Craig, Mr. Earl Dean Lanning and Mr. A.Z. McDaniel. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Military pallbearers will be members of the U.S. Navy.
The family is at the home of Bertie Dover, 577 Lookout Tower Rd., Blacksburg.
Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1886, Gaffney, S.C. 29342; or Antioch Baptist Church Building Fund.
Arrangements by Gordon Mortuary.

Carlton G. Poole
Gaffney native
Carlton Grant Poole, 35, of 131 Marietta St., died Friday, May 31, 2002, at his home.
A native of Gaffney, he was the son of the late Grant Steve Poole and the late Brenda McCraw Poole Martin. He was disabled and of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are two brothers, Michael Martin and Robert Poole, both of Gaffney; a sister, Jennie Champion of Gaffney; three step-sisters, Sherry Arknet, Deborah Martin, both of Gaffney, and Linda Peeler of Gastonia, N.C.; paternal grandmother, Evelyn Allison; several nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Graveside services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Rev. Tim Knotts.
Pallbearers were Jay Allison, Danny Peace, Allen Sarratt, David Poole, Jack Cotner, Frank Cotner, Richard Peace, Eddie Hodge, Ronald Harrill and Richard Jackson.
The family is at the home of Evelyn Allison, 142 Pumping Station Rd.
Memorials may be made to Carlton Poole Burial fund, c/o Quality Rentals, 510 N. Limestone St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Frances K. Mathis
Employed Hoechst-Celanese
COWPENS – Frances K. Mathis, 66, of 454 Dewberry Rd., died Friday, May 31, 2002, in Spartanburg Regional medical Center.
Mrs. Mathis was the daughter of the late Toy A. Kimbrell and the late Mollie Spencer Kimbrell. She was a service technician for Hoechst-Celanese and was a member of Westside Baptist Church in Cowpens.
Surviving are a son, Ray Mathis of Woodruff; a brother, Glenn Kimbrell of Cowpens; a sister, Oveter Westbrooks of Cowpens; a grandson, Jason Mathis of the United States Navy; and two step-grandchildren.
Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Westside Baptist Church, Cowpens, conducted by the Revs. Mike Woods and Brian Harris. Burial will be in Springhill Memorials Gardens, Chesnee.
Pallbearers will be Mike Friday, Gene Lyda, James Wallace, James Westbrooks, Johnny Harris, Edward Gallman, Leonard Gallman and Billy Ruppe.
The family is at the residence.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Cherokee County Unit, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, S.C. 29615; or Westside Baptist Church, 4487 Cannons Campground Rd., Cowpens, S.C. 29330.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

John E. Godfrey Sr.
Retired from Eastern Airlines
John E. Godfrey Sr., 84, of 101 Sunset Dr., died Thursday, May 30, 2002, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Gaffney, he was the husband of Evelyn Smith Godfrey to whom he had been married for 59 years. He was the son of the late John W. Godfrey and the late Willie Miller Godfrey.
Mr. Godfrey was a retired air freight manager for Eastern Airlines after 33 years of service. He attended Presbyterian College in Clinton and was a member of Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church. He served for five years in the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II and had been a member of the Lions Club and Toastmasters. He was also a Mason and a member of the Hat in the Ring Eastern Airlines retired club in Charlotte.
Surviving in addition to his wife of the home are three sons, John E. Godfrey Jr. of Greensboro, N.C., Steven J. Godfrey of Seneca and David Bruce Godfrey of Winston-Salem, N.C.; and two grandchildren, Bryan McEachern of Charlotte and Haley Godfrey of Seneca.
Graveside services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Oakland Cemetery, conducted by Dr. Clyde Thomas.
Pallbearers were Judson Smith, Bill Lane, Eddie Clary, Raymond Harrill, Terry Harvey and Jay Coley.
The family is at the residence.
Memorials may be made o the charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Ruth M. Falcone
BLACKSBURG – Ruth M. Falcone, 42, of 663 N. Shelby St., died Sunday, June 2, 2002, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Arrangements are incomplete. White Columns is in charge.

Johnnie B. Logan
Chester County native
Johnnie Mae Boyd Logan, 82, of 103 Morgan Dr., widow of Roy Logan Sr., died Friday, May 31, 2002, at 11:50 a.m. at 316 Providence Road.
A native of Chester County, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Johnny Boyd and the late Elvira Osborne Boyd and a member of True Holiness Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Elvira Logan of the home; two sons, Johnny Logan of Nashville, Tenn., and Roy Logan, Jr. of Spartanburg; seven sisters, Thelma Hoyle of Gastonia, Nettie Boyd, Hettie Gaffney, Dorothy Peeler and Lucille Oglesby, all of Gaffney, Retna Clowney and Lillie B. Fuller, both of Spartanburg; three brothers, Nathaniel Boyd of Charlotte, Roscoe Boyd of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Eddie Boyd of Gaffney; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Limestone Missionary Baptist Church, conducted by Bishop Herbert Edwards and the Revs. L.C. Knuckles and Clifton Harris.
Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Reginald Gibbs
Employed by Garment Technology
Reginald “Reggie” Gibbs, 35, of 1013 Second Ave., died Sunday, June 2, 2002, at his home.
A native of Gaffney, he was the son of Perniece Tate Gibbs and the late Maynard Littlejohn. He graduated in 1985 from Gaffney High School and was employed by Garment Technology.
He attended Bethel Baptist Church.
Also surviving are two sons, Reginald Gibbs Jr. and Adan Jamar Gibbs of the home; three sisters, Brenda Rippy of Salisbury, N.C., Beverley G. Goudelcok of Gaffney and Clarissa G. Merriman of Tulsa, Okla; three brothers, Sigmond Gibbs, Robert Gibbs and Jonathan Gibbs of Gaffney; and grandmother, Lizzie Tate of Gaffney.
The family is at the home and also at the home of his mother at 420 Peeler St.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

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