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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Wednesday, August 21, 2002

Walter Cannady
Walter Kisler Cannady, 84, of 400 Webber Road, Apt. C1-6, formerly of Green River Road, Gaffney, husband of Mae Ella (Mary) Goforth Cannady, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2002 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Rock Hill, he was the son of the late Walter Kisler Cannady Sr. and Reba Watson Cannady.
He retired as the captain of special services agents with Southern Railway and was a member of First Baptist Church in Spartanburg, where he served as a deacon and user, was a member of Young at Heart, served at Ladies First Thursday, was a member of the Men's Prayer Fellowship and was a member and officer of Bob Morgan's Sunday School Class. He was also a member of the Granard Masonic Lodge #186 of Gaffney and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Association.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Linda Parson of Goldsboro, N.C.; a son, Walter K. Cannady Jr. of Gaffney; a sister, Betty Hunter of Charleston; a brother, John Cannady of Charleston; a seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Larry W. Cannady of Charleston and a brother, Watson Cannady of Charleston.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel, conducted by the Revs. Donald J. Wilton, Bill Adams and Robert C. Morgan. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 250 E. Main St., Spartanburg, S.C. 29306.

Howard Hefner
Textile worker
Howard Horton "Sonny" Hefner, 42, of 115 Piney Knob Drive, husband of Frankie Jean McDaniel Hefner of the home, died Monday, Aug. 19, 2002 at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Born in Chester, he was the son of Mary Lou Holmes Hefner and the late Milus Lee Hefner.
He was a member of Eastside Baptist Church and a textile worker.
In addition to his spouse, he is survived by a son, Brian Howard Hefner of the home, a mother, Mary Lou Holmes Hefner of the home and a brother, Roland Dannis Heffner of Gaffney.
The family is at the home of Ella Mae Gregory, 5f26 Cherokee Falls Road.
Arrangements are incomplete.
Gordon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

William Guy Jr.
Baptist minister
Rev. William "Bill" Henry Guy Jr., 73, of 305 Providence Road, husband of Mary Louise Guy of the home, died Monday, Aug. 19, 2002 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
Born in Spartanburg Co., he was the son of the late William H. and Louise Carter Guy.
He was the pastor of St. John Baptist Church.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Roger Guy of Charlotte, N.C.; four daughters, Teresa G. Abee of Boiling Springs, Linda Fay H. White of Gastonia, N.C., Vickie H. Ervin of Gaffney, and Karen Sue H. Erwin of Converse; a sister, Georgia Lamm of Spartanburg; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at St. John Baptist Church, Asbury and Quarter Round roads, Gaffney with the Revs. Leroy Hannon and C.W. Upton officiating. Burial will follow at Daniel Morgan Cemetery in Cowpens.
Pallbearers are John D. Childers, David Fine, Corey Compeau, Buddy Childers, Jerry Jackson and Charles Black.
Memorials may be made to St. John Baptist Church, c/o Mr. Doris Lanier, 912 Hamrick St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
The family is at the Erwin home, 412 Colonial Ave. in Gaffney; and at the Jones home, 5247 S. Main St. in Cowpens.
White Columns-Gaffney is in charge of arrangements.

Timothy Oxford
Cowpens native
Timothy Scott "Tim" Oxford, 38, of 125 Hearthstone Lane, husband of Carroll Josephine Carson Oxford, died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2002 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
Born in Cowpens, he was the son of Barbara Jean Coleman Oxford of Cowpens and the late William Harold Oxford.
He was employed with Dot Packaging and was a member of Clifton First Baptist Church,
In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by two sons, Timothy Fowler of Greer and Nickolas Fowler of the home; a sister, Becky Hurt; and three brothers, Gary "Dobbie" Oxford and Michael Oxford of Gaffney, and Dean Oxford of Converse.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth Ann Oxford.
Visitation will be held tonight from 6-9 at Floyd's Boiling Springs Chapel.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Floyd's Boiling Springs Chapel, with the Revs. Larry Fleming and Fred Quidley officiating. Burial will follow in Frederick Memorial Gardens, Gaffney.
Pallbearers will be Barry Page, Preston Estes, Ken Lawson, Gary Heffner, Seth Blanton and Rick Thompson.
Memorials may be made to Spartanburg Regional Hospice Special Needs Fund, 120 Heywood Ave., Ste. 300, Spartanburg, S.C. 29302.
The family is at the home, 125 Hearthstone Lane, Boiling Springs; and at the home of his sister, 554 Goucher Green Bethel Road, Gaffney.

Leona Thompson
Homemaker
Leona Owens Thompson, 85, of 305 Hickory St., died Monday, Aug. 19, 2002 at Mary Black Memorial Hospital.
Born in Gastonia, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Ben Owens and Martha Pruitt Owens.
She was a homemaker and a member of The Salvation Army Church.
She is survived by three daughters, Martha Thompson of the home, Mary Gault of Gaffney, and Ann Pearson of Gastonia; two sons, Boyce Thompson Jr. and Jimmy Lee Thompson, both of Mt. Holly, N.C.; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a great-greatgrandchild.
Graveside services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Oakland Cemetery, with the Rev. Mike Forrester and Lt. Col. Richard Norris officiating.
Pallbearers are Mike Gault, Bayan Thompson, Kevin Pearson, Mike Pearson, Eddie Bostic, Arthur Frady and Raymond Thompson.
The family is at the residence.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Barbara Batchelor
Retired teacher
Barbara Fowler Batchelor, 74, of 604 E. O'Neal St., wife of Cornelius A. Batchelor of the home, died Monday, Aug. 19, 2002 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late Maynard Felix Fowler and Estelle Mathis Fowler.
She was a Cherokee Co. schoolteacher for 19 years and a member of Southside Baptist Church.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Mike Mabry of Gaffney; a grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. today at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, with the Revs. Wofford Caughman and Ashby Blakely officiating. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery in Gaffney.
Pallbearers are Mike McDaniel, Bill Driskell, Roy Ruppe, David Phillips, Barry Hamrick and Olin Phillips.
The family is at the residence.

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