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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Friday, July 12, 2002

Knox G. Mintz
Retired from Cone Mills
Knox Gettys Mintz, 68, of 371 Beason Rd., Mooresboro, N.C., died Wednesday, July 10, 2002, in Cleveland Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Mintz was born in Cherokee County on Nov. 27, 1933, and was the son of the late Hal and Ruby Poole Mintz. He was retired from Cone Mills, Cliffside Plant, with 35 years of service and was a member of Race Path Baptist Church in Six Points.
Surviving are his wife, Paulette Griffin Mintz, whom he married on Nov. 23, 1960; three daughters, Ellen Radford of Cliffside, Melissa Hawkins of Caroleen and Ruby Arrowood of Forest City; two sisters, Emma-Lee McCraw and Bonnie T. Hines, both of Gaffney; and six grandchildren.
Services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at Race Path Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. John Godfrey. Burial will be in Camps Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. Friday at Race Path Church Fellowship Hall.
The body may be viewed from 7:30 a.m. until noon Friday at McKinney-Landreth Funeral Home, Cliffside.

William Max Shirley
Retired textile engineer for Milliken Inc.
William Max Shirley, 78, of 1391 Wilkinsville Hwy., died Wednesday, July 10, 2002, at his home.
Born in Albertville, Ala., he was the husband of Hilda Parris Shirley of the home and son of the late Wesley Newton Shirley and the late Dell Treadway Shirley. He was a retired textile engineer for Milliken Inc., a member of the Kiwanis Club and a volunteer with Meals on Wheels. A graduate of Auburn University, he was a member of Draytonville Baptist Church and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.
Also surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Madge S. and Barry Patterson of Gaffney and Suzanne S. and Jimmy Pedersen of Yonges Island, S.C.; a sister, Helen Shirley Spurlin of Albertville, Ala.; five grandchildren, Reed Patterson, Jay Patterson, Julia Pedersen, Helen P. Jones and Jim Pedersen; and one great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Shirley was preceded in death by a brother, Lt. Col. Courtney R. Shirley.
Services will be held today at 4 p.m. at Draytonville Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Todd Braswell and Robert Ivey. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Ed Parris, Rusty Parris, Stroup Parris, Terry Tubb, Chris Parris, Bryson Parris, Jim Spurlin and Jim Pedersen.
The family is at the residence.
Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1886, Gaffney, S.C. 29342.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Kim P. Allison
Gaffney native
Kim Plumley Allison, 45, of 100 Pinewood Dr., died Wednesday, July 10, 2002, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, Spartanburg.
A native of Gaffney, she was the daughter of Elizabeth Batchelor Plumley of the home and the late Joseph Plumley. She was a member of Open Door Baptist Church and a member of the Mary Gunn Sunday School Class at Hopewell Baptist Church.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her sister, Kathy Ensley of Greer; a niece, Faith Ensley of Greer; two step-nieces, Kristin and Carson Ensley of Greer; and maternal grandfather, Guy Batchelor of Blacksburg.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Dolly Batchelor, and paternal grandparents, Klugh and Maggie Plumley.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-8:3 at White Columns-Blacksburg and at other times they will be at the home.
Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Hopewell baptist Church, conducted by Dr. Charlie Barnard, the Rev. Lewis Batchelor and Dr. Richard Harrison. Burial ill be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Carl Melton, Chris Patterson, Bill Greene, Robert Foster, Herchel Harvey and Scott Coggins.
Honorary pallbearers will be the staff and residents of Duncan Road Apartments, Greenville.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests balloons or donations may be made to Open Door Baptist Church Van Fund, 229 Edgewater Dr., Gaffney, S.C. 29340; or Hopewell Baptist Church Building Fund, 511 Old Chester Rd., Blacksburg, S.C. 29702.
Arrangements by White Columns-Blacksburg.

Elizabeth O. Razo
Elizabeth Ortega Razo, infant daughter of Antonio Ortega and Celia Razo, died Wednesday, July 10, 2002, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
She was born in Spartanburg.
Surviving in addition to her parents, are maternal grandparents, Maria Jesus Zumeya of Mexico and Ignasio Razo of Mexico; and paternal grandparent, Maria Guadalupe Ortega of Gaffney.
Services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, conducted by Father Raymond Carlo. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.
The family is at 105 El Paso Dr., Gaffney.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

John W. Cook
Retired businessman and Cherokee County native

John W. Cook, 82, of 202 Mimosa Dr., husband of Juanita Cash Cook of the home, died Thursday, July 11, 2002.
A Cherokee Co. native, he was the son of the late Smith Cook and Edna Parker Cook.
He was a retired owner of Cook's Insulation Company and co-owner of Nita's Bridal Shop. He was a mason, a member of Granard Lodge #186 and a charter member of the local chapter of Gideon's International.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of West End Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and a Sunday School teacher.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, John W. Cook Jr., David A. Cook and Phillip C. Cook, all of Gaffney; two brothers, Harshall Cook of Gaffney and Roy Cook of Pacolet; two sisters, Ara Mathis of Gaffney and Christine Tate of Lincolnton, N.C.; and seven grandchildren.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements are incomplete.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

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