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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Wednesday, August 7, 2002

Mary L. Gallman
Homemaker
Mary Lillian Gallman, 89, formerly of 148 Oakstone Rd., Cowpens, died Monday, Aug. 5, 2002, in Brookview Healthcare Center.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the widow of Wallace Edward Gallman and daughter of the late Zack Spencer and the late Viola Phillips Spencer. She was a homemaker and member of Oakdale Baptist Church.
Surviving are three sons, Leonard Gallman Sr., Ralph Spencer and Edward Gallman, all of Cowpens; a daughter, Grace Owens of Cowpens; eight grandchildren, Steve Owens, Sylvia Jones, Phillip Gallman, Terry Gallman, Norma Lynn Phillips, Leonard Gallman Jr., Bobbie Jean Gillian and Douglas Spencer; 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Gallman was preceded in death by a grandson, Danny Owens.
Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Revs. Claude White and Dennis Spencer. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Phillip Gallman, Terry Gallman, Leonard Gallman Jr., Luke Gallman, Jeff Jones and Jeremy Phillips.
The family will receive friends tonight from 8-9 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and other times they will be at 137 Oak Stone Rd., Cowpens.

Sandra McKinney
BLACKSBURG – Sandra McKinney, 36, of 400 Upper Deal St., Cherokee Falls community, died Monday, Aug. 5, 2002.
Arrangements are incomplete. White Columns-Gaffney is in charge.

Sara P. Davis
Charter member of Kirby Memorial Church
Sara Louise Putnam Davis, 81, of 1205 E. Frederick St., died Monday, Aug 5, 2002, in Peachtree Centre.
A native of Cleveland County, she was the widow of Henry Flay Davis and daughter of the late Lloyd and Wilma Putnam. She was a charter member of Kirby Memorial Baptist Church.
Surviving are a son, John L. Davis of Gaffney; a brother, Jack Putnam of Shelby; and two grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Putnam.
Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Kirby Memorial Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Rick Lancaster and Broadus Heatherly. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the cemetery following the service and at other times they will be at the residence.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Kirby Memorial Baptist Church Building Fund, 512 Chandler Dr., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Arrangements by White Columns-Gaffney.

Georgia E. Webb
Retired textile employee
Georgia Ethel Webb, 91, of 110 First St., died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2002, in Peachtree Centre.
She was the daughter of the late Thomas Clanton Webb and the late Lillian Inez Hill Webb. She was a retired textile employee and a member of Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church.
Surviving are a niece, Ethel Ann Martin, of Columbia and four nephews, Tommy Webb of California, Robert Webb, Kenneth Webb, both of Gaffney, and John Blanton of Charlotte.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

Jimmy D. Brown
Retired lineman for Board of Public Works
Jimmy Dean Brown, 55, of 1024 Champion Ferry Rd., died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2002, at his residence.
Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Barbara Duncan Brown and son of the late Walter Ray Brown and the late Alma Daisy Jones Brown. He was a retired lineman for the Gaffney Board of Public Works and was a Mason, past worshipful master of Granard Lodge No. 186, and a former member of the S.C. National Guard and Reserve.
Mr. Brown started the Security Dad Program at Granard Junior High School, was a member of Elm Street Church of God and a retired Meals on Wheels driver. He was a former intelligence scout for the U.S. Army.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter and son-in-law, Chastity Kennington and USMC Sgt. Blake Kennington of Camp Lejuene, N.C.; a son, James Chad Brown of Gaffney; four grandsons, Austin Brown, Noah Kennington, Tanner Ettlemyer and Jackson Owensby; a granddaughter, Amber Owensby; two sisters, Shirley Humphries of Gaffney and Carol Nolen of Spartanburg; and a brother, Steve Brown of Gaffney.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Brown was preceded in death by a brother, Walter Ray Brown.
A memorial service with Masonic rites will be held today at 7 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Jim McClure.
Honorary pallbearers will be past masters of Granard Lodge 186.
The family is at the residence.
Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1886, Gaffney, S.C. 29342; American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 10794, Greenville, S.C. 29603; or American Heart Association, 310-B Bennett Center Dr., Greer, S.C. 29650.

Lilia “Jackie” Edwards
Retired nurse
Lila “Jackie” Edwards, 77, of 215 Overbrook Dr., died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2002, in Brookview Healthcare Center.
A native of Jonesborough, Tenn., she was the wife of Cecil Edwards of the home and daughter of the late Daley W. and Mary Ruppe Crawford. She was a retired nurse and a member of Foursquare Gospel Church. She was a member of the VFW.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Judy Carter of Gaffney and Stephanie Edwards of the home; one grand and two great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Stephen Edwards.
Graveside services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Rev. John Goforth.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 at the residence.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Association, P.O. Box 1095, Gaffney, S.C. 29342.
Arrangements by White Columns-Gaffney

Mae Belle Ravan
Native of Pacolet Mills
SPARTANBURG – Mae Belle Davis Ravan, 76, of 1705 Skylyn Dr., died Monday, Aug 5, 2002, at Skylyn Place.
A native of Pacolet Mills, she was the daughter of the late Zebede “Zeb” and Emma Allen Davis and wife of James Arthur Ravan Sr. She resided in Akron, Ohio, from 1953 until 1995. She and her husband alternated their time between Pacolet and Akron from 1995 until 2000.
Mrs. Ravan was retired from the Polsky’s, O’Neil’s and Dillard’s department stores in Akron. She was an avid gardener and very active in her community. She was secretary of the Portage Lakes Watch and Awareness Program.
Mrs. Ravan was known to everyone for her bright smile and positive attitude and was an inspiration to all who knew her. She was a member of Akron Baptist Temple of Akron, Ohio.
Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter, Dr. Phyllis Ravan Omilak, and her husband, James L., of Pottstown, Pa.; a son, James A. Ravan Jr., and his wife, Sharon, of Nashua, N.H.; a brother, Samuel A. Davis of Gaffney; two sisters, Merle Davis of Cowpens and Grace D. Williams of Gaffney; a granddaughter, Wendy McKenna Sudar, and her husband, Robert, of Palmetto, Fla.; a grandson, Jeffery Brian McKenna, and his wife, Marianne, of Zieglersville, Pa.; a step-granddaughter, Kristin Omilak of Stowe, Pa.; a step-grandson, John Thomas Stapleton of Nashua, N.H.; two great-grandsons, Ryan and Brandon McKenna; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 10-10:45 a.m. Thursday at Floyd’s Pacolet Chapel. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at Floyd’s Pacolet Chapel, conducted by Pastor Bill Pickel. Burial will be in White Rose Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the PVA Spinal Cord Research Foundation, 801 18th Street N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006.
Visit and participate in the American Memorial at www.floydmortuary.com.
Arrangements by Floyd’s Pacolet Chapel.

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