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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Monday, July 15, 2002

John W. Cook Sr.
Retired owner of Cook’s Insulation Co.
John William Cook Sr., 82, of 202 Mimosa Dr., died Thursday, July 11, 2002, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the husband of Juanita Cash Cook and son of the late Smith Cook and the late Edna Parker Cook. He was retired owner of Cook’s Insulation Co. and co-owner of Nita’s Bridal Shop. He was a Mason, member of Granard Lodge 1896 and a charter organizer of the local chapter of Gideon’s International.
Mr. Cook was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of West End Baptist Church where he was a former deacon, Sunday School teacher and Sunday School superintendent.
Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons and daughters-in-law, John W. Jr. and Melanie J. Cook, David A. and Lynn H. Cook and Phillip C. and Debbie B. Cook, all of Gaffney; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Harshall Cook of Gaffney and Roy Cook of Pacolet; and two sisters, Ara Mathis of Gaffney and Christen Tate of Lincolnton, N.C.
Services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. at West End Baptist Church, conducted by Dr. Johnny Wren and the Rev. Kevin Childs. Burial was in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Pat Tate, Stanley Tate, Smitty Cook, Wayne Mathis, John Cook III, Timmy Cook, Matthew Cook, Homer Brown, Osborne Lemmons, Billy Cash and Richard Tate.
Honorary pallbearers were his Sunday School class.
The family is at the residence.
Memorials may be made to West End Baptist Church, 400 Overbrook Dr., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Julia R. McSwain
Retired form L&K Knit
Julia Ruppe McSwain, 84, of 1114 Hillside St., Boiling Springs, N.C., died Friday, July 12, 2002, in Cleveland Regional Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the widow of Howard Thomas McSwain and daughter of the late Virgil Lewis Ruppe and Ada Blanton Ruppe. She was retired from L&K Knit and was a homemaker. She was a member of Flint Hill Baptist Church and the Revels Senior Choir and Mother’s Sunday School Class.
Surviving are two sons, Tommy McSwain and Larry McSwain, both of Boiling Springs, N.C.; four daughters, Kay Anthony Ledford of Boiling Springs, N.C., Jean Philbeck of Ellenboro, N.C., Dot Davis of Shelby and Maria White of Kings Mountain; a brother, Winfred Ruppe of Gaffney; a sister, Geneva McKinney of Mayo; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; nine step great-grandchildren; and one step- great-great-grandchild.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Delmas Lewis Ruppe; a sister, Eva Ruppe Gosey; and a grandson, Larry Franklin Davis.
Services were held Saturday at 4 p.m. at Flint Hill Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Keith Dixon and Ed Sessom. Burial was in Cleveland Memorial Park.
The family is at the residence.
Memorials may be made to Flint Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, 2207 Flint Hill Church Rd., Shelby, N.C., 28152.
Arrangements by Clay-Barnette Funeral Home, Shelby.

“Maxie” Humphries
Retired from Celanese
ROCK HILL – Max Gene “Maxie” Humphries, 67, of 2246 Celanese Rd., died Thursday, July 11, 2002, in Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte.
A native of Gaffney, he was the husband of Kay Wilson Humphries and son of the late Winford “Wink” Humphries and the late Margaret Eloise Phillips Humphries. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Rock Hill was retired from Celanese after 28 years of service. He was also owner and operator of Maxie’s Small Engine Repair and was a veteran.
Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Donald Easler of Lancaster, Tony Humphries and Britt Humphries, both of Rock Hill; a daughter, Toshua H. Smith of Lowell, N.C.; two step-daughters, Lisa Hudspeth of Fort Mill and Julie Pelletier of Vancouver, Wash.; a brother, Dwayne Humphries of Gaffney; and eight grandchildren.
Services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Tom Tucker and Marshall Fant. Burial was in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, 803 N. Jones Ave., Rock Hill, S.C. 29730.
Arrangements by Greene Funeral Home, Rock Hill.

Samuel W. Harris
Cherokee County native
Samuel W. Harris, 79, of 1812 Montclair St., Norfolk, Va., husband of Dorothy McDowell Harris, died Thursday, July 11, 2002, in Norfolk General Hospital.
Son of the late Dewey Harris and the late Vesta Corry Harris, he was a native of Cherokee County and a 1942 graduate of Granard High School. He was a 1948 graduate of Hampton Institute and served in the U.S. Army Balloon Battalion during World War II. He was a retired superintendent of The Post Officers in Norfolk, Va., and was a member of Bank Street Baptist Church where he was a Bible class teacher.
Surviving in addition to his wife are three daughters, Cheryl Woodard, Maxine Wright and Vicki Harris of Norfolk; three sisters, Mattie H. Manning of Gaffney, Dorothy H. McDowell of Bethesda, Md., and Mary H. Parker of Greensboro, N.C.; two brothers, Charles E. Harris of Gaffney and J. Weldon Harris of South Windsor, Conn.; and two grandchildren.
Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Bank Street Baptist Church.
Graves Funeral Home, 1631 Church St., Norfolk, Va., 23504, is in charge of arrangements. (Courtesy of Foster Funeral Home.)

Sydney F. McDaniel
Sydney Faith McDaniel of 169 Hemlock Rd., infant daughter of Greg and Christine Mathis McDaniel, died Saturday, July 13, 2002, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
She was born in Spartanburg.
Surviving in addition to her parents are maternal grandparents, Charles Ray and Melissa Mathis of Gaffney; and paternal grandfather and step-grandmother, Jerry and Mary McDaniel of Gaffney.
Graveside services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Goucher Baptist Church Cemetery, conducted by Dr. James M. Brown. The family is at the residence and will receive friends following the service at the cemetery.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Alice L. Ross
Cherokee County native
Alice Littlejohn Ross, 89, of Washington, D.C., widow of Lawrence Ross, died Tuesday, July 9, 2002, in Washington.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the daughter of the late Greeley Littlejohn and the late Annie Lipscomb Littlejohn. She joined Bethel Baptist Church in Gaffney at an early age and was a graduate of Granard High School.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Lawrence Howard Ross and Edward Ross.
Services were held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Ralph Williams Funeral Home, Washington, D.C.
(Courtesy of Foster Funeral Home.)

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