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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Wednesday, June 5, 2002

Ruth W. Hunt
Retired from Spartanburg Regional Medical Center
Ruth Worley Hunt, 86, of Spartanburg died Sunday, June 2, 2002, in Brookview Healthcare Center in Gaffney after an extended illness.
Born in Spartanburg County, she was the daughter of the late James H. and Melinda McDevitt Worley. She was a 1932 graduate of Spartanburg High School and retired from Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, having worked in the admitting office for a number of years. Mrs. Hunt had been a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Spartanburg for over 50 years and the Daughters of Ruth Sunday School Class.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Thomas Hunt; a sister, Josephine Worley Bailey; and two brothers, Kermit Worley and Dewey Worley.
Surviving are a daughter, Victoria “Vicki” Hunt Cox of Falls Church, Va., and a nephew with whom she resided, Charles Raymond Bailey, and his wife, Naomi, of Spartanburg.
Graveside services will be held today at 10:30 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Park, conducted by the Revs. Michael Hensley and Tim Hackett.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 577 N. Church St., Spartanburg, S.C. 29303, or to the Vista Care Foundation, 4006 East North Street, Suite A, Greenville, S.C. 29615.
Arrangements by Lanford-Pollard Funeral Home.

Ishmel Ragstole
Retired textile security guard
COWPENS – Ishmel Leon “Cowboy” Ragstole, 73, of 277 Rosa Dr., died Monday, June 3, 2002, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Inman, he was the husband of Mary Ellen Blackwell Ragstole and son of the late Lawrence Garvan Leroy Ragstole and the late Mary Elizabeth Blackwell Ragstole. He was a retired textile security guard and of the Baptist faith.
Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Richard Ragstole, Lee Ragstole and James Ragstole, all of Gaffney; four daughters, Judy Blanton of Blacksburg, Roxanne Hargett of Union Mills, N.c., Mary McCraw and Tracy Fowler, both of Gaffney; a sister, Elizabeth Wessinger of Prosperity; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Ragstole was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty Ann Ragstole.
Services will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. at Mt. Ararat Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Billy Jones. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be David Perry, Joe Dean Lemmons, Kenny Walker, Mike Bernard, Clyde Mullinax and Jason Karsmizki.
Talmage Bennett will serve as honorary pallbearer.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and at other times they will be at the residence.

Lucille Lipsey
Lucille “Lucy” Whelchel Lipsey, 75, of 404 E. O’Neal St., died Tuesday, June 4, 2002, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the wife of Charles L. Lipsey and daughter of the late Wesley T. Whelchel and the late Ella Lou Robison Whelchel. She was a homemaker and member of Corinth Baptist Church.
Also surviving are two sisters, Nola Mathis and Sara Blanton, both of Gaffney, and a brother, Troy Whelchel of Jonesville.
Graveside services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 7-8 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and at other times will be at the residence.
Memorials may be made to Corinth Baptist Church Building Fund, 190 Corinth Rd., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.

Ruth Ann Stancil
Cherokee County native
BLACKSBURG – Ruth Ann Stancil, 42, of 663 N. Shelby St., died Sunday, June 2, 2002, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the widow of Gerald Stancil and daughter of Artie Manning Turner of the home and the late John B. Carroll. She was a member of Tabernacle of Love Church.
Surviving in addition to her mother are a son, Nick Nuygen of Gaffney; a brother, John “Hoss” Carroll of Blacksburg; a sister, Mary “Rat” Bagwell of Blacksburg; step-father, Dewey Turner of Gaffney; grandparents, Claude and Doris Johnson of Blacksburg; two nieces and two nieces.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Tabernacle of Love Church, conducted by the Revs. Charles Blackburn and Dean Painter. Burial will be in Wisher Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Donald Painter, John Carroll, Leon Bagwell, Keith Creswell, Ricky Hamrick, Joe Roark and Ray Tuggle.
Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Carroll and Allen Bagwell.
Arrangements by White Columns-Blacksburg.

Elsie W. Broome
Retired from Butte Knit
DRAYTON – Elsie Whelchel Broome, 84, of 12 Ansel St., died Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at her home.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the widow of Samuel Thomas Broome Jr. and daughter of the late Roland Whelchel Jr. and Bertha Whiten Whelchel. She was retired form Butte Knit and was a member of Skylyn United Methodist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Peggy McKinney of Chesnee; a son, Tom Broome III of Spartanburg; two sisters, Vernice Bell and Shirley McCravy, both of Spartanburg, a brother, Eugene Whelchel of Sparks, Nev.; two granddaughters; three grandsons; five great-grandsons; and four great-granddaughters.
Visitation will be from 6:30-9 p.m. today at Floyd’s Greenlawn Chapel.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Floyd’s Greenlawn Chapel, conducted by the Rev. James B. Carter. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Mobile Meals Service, P.O. Box 461, Spartanburg, S.C. 29304; or to Skylyn United Methodist Church, 1415 Skylyn Dr., Spartanburg, S.C. 29307.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements by Floyd’s Greenlawn Chapel.

Johnny Mae Logan
Services for Johnnie Mae Boyd Logan, 82, of 103 Morgan Dr., widow of Roy Logan Sr., will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Limestone Missionary Baptist Church, conducted by Bishop Herbert Edwards, Elder Theodore Lockhart 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.
Pallbearers and flower bearer will be her nephews and nieces, respectively.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

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