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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Friday, June 28, 2002

Albert L. Midyette
Former president of Bank of Gaffney
Albert L. Midyette, 88, of 809 College Dr., died Thursday, June 27, 2002, in Carolinas Medical Center.
Born in Oriental, N.C., he was the husband of Eloise Hobgood Midyette and son of the late William Midyette and the late Kate Pittman Midyette. He was a former president of the Bank of Gaffney and was a member of Overbrook Community Church.
Mr. Midyette was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Gaffney Rotary Club of which he was a former president. He was a former president of the Gaffney Chamber of Commerce, former chairman of the Community Chest and former chairman of the Salvation Army Advisory Board.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Bert Midyette of Shelby; a daughter-in-law, Joanne Midyette of Shelby; a brother, W.C. Midyette of Raleigh, N.C.; and a grandchild, Braxton Midyette.
Memorial services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Overbrook Community Church, conducted by the Revs. Mike Ellis and Minnie Coleman. The family will receive friends at the church following the service.
Memorials may be made to Overbrook Community Church Building Fund, 919 Overbrook Dr., Gaffney, S.C. 29341.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Thomas C. Norris
Former Gaffney policeman, CTC masonry instructor
Thomas Charles “T.C.” Norris, 65, of 113 Estelle Rd., died Tuesday, June 25, 2002, in Peachtree Centre.
Husband of Gongetter Littlejohn Norris, he was born in Gaffney, a son of Geneva Oglesby of Gaffney and the late Booker T. Norris. He was raised by his aunt, Lillie Bell Norris, of Gaffney and his late uncle, Graham Norris Sr.
T.C. was a 1955 graduate of Granard High School and a graduate of Denmark Technical College, Denmark, S.C. He was a member and trustee of Limestone Baptist Church, a former Gaffney city policeman, brick mason, and masonry instructor at Cherokee Technology Center.
Also surviving are a daughter, Thomasina Norris Goodgame of Atlanta, Ga.; two sons, Steven Carlos Norris of Gaffney and Travis Christopher Norris of Greenville; five sisters, Ida Haynes of Gaffney, Leneva Rainey of Winston-Salem, Brenda Oglesby, Carolyn Oglesby and Alice Oglesby, all of Washington, D.C.; three brothers, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Graham Norris Jr of Playa Del Ray, Calif., William Oglesby and Odell Oglesby, both of Winston-Salem; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Limestone Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. A.J. Smith. Burial will be in Gaffney Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 7-8 p.m. at The Gilmore Mortuary. Body will be placed in the church Sunday at 2 p.m.

Wilma L. Self
Former employee of Curry Studio
Wilma Laughlin Self, 83, of 704-1/2 Thompson St., died Thursday, June 27, 2002, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Thomas J. Self and was a former employee of Curry Studio. She was a member of Limestone Street United Methodist Church and the Queen Esther Chapter 139, Order of the Eastern Star.
Surviving are two daughters, Patty Lippard of Gaffney and Jay Reda of Baltimore, Md.; two brothers, Jasper L. Laughlin of Gaffney and James Laughlin of California; three sisters, Pauline Thomas of Daytona Beach, Fla., Ann Hull of Chester and Barbara Sansbury of Santee; and two grandchildren, Jason Reda of Columbia and Anna Lippard of Gaffney.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

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