common / 08-28-2002

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Wednesday, August 28, 2002

Ruth W. Brown
Tryon, N.C., native
Ruth Wilkins Brown, 89, of 954 Goucher School Rd., died Monday, Aug. 26, 2002, in Mary Black Memorial Hospital.
A native of Tryon, N.C., she was the widow of Walter William Brown and daughter of the late John Bobo Wilkins and the late Florence Clinkscales Wilkins. She was a homemaker and valedictorian of her graduating class at Pacolet High School. She was a member of Goucher Baptist Church where she was a former Sunday School teacher and was a former church clerk, serving for 42 years.
Surviving are three sons, Gene Brown, Jim Brown, both of Gaffney, and William Brown of Greenville; three daughters, Eunice Howard of Walterboro, Margaret Clary of Cary, N.C., and Claire Poole of Raleigh, N.C.; 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Goucher Baptist Church, conducted by Dr. James M. Brown and the Rev. Roy Mathis. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Lance Brown, Christopher Brown, Jonathon Brown, Benjamin Brown, Mark Clary, Greg Clary, Russell Poole, Tyler Poole, Tom Howard, Reed Brown and David Brown.
The family is at the residence, 954 Goucher School Rd.
Memorials may be made to Walter Brown Scholarship Fund at Limestone College, 1115 College Dr., Gaffney, S.C. 29340, Attn: Alumni; or Walter Brown Youth Trust, Goucher Baptist Church, 415 Goucher Creek Rd., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Audrey I. Hughey
Pianist for Hughey Family
CHESNEE – Audrey Inez Hughey, 81, of 104 California Ave., died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2002, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Hughey was the widow of David Edward Hughey and daughter of the late Eben Carlton Wright and Cora Jones Wright. A homemaker, she attended Open Door Wesleyan Church and was pianist for The Hughey Family.
Surviving are two daughters, Ann Marie Woody and Elaine Clary, both of Chesnee; three sons, Glen Hughey of Wellford, Dennis Hughey and Wendell Hughey, both of Chesnee; four sisters, Desmer Brown of Cherryville, N.C., Zellon Donald, Thelma Burnett, both of Cowpens, and Bina Gallman of Gaffney; three brothers, Wardlaw Wright, Carl Wright Jr., both of Spartanburg, and Kenneth Wright of Cowpens; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Robert Wright.
Graveside services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Springhill Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Revs. Paul Sheets and Raymond E. Pooley.
The family will be at the residence.
Memorials may be made to Open Door Wesleyan Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 161330, Boiling Springs, S.C. 29316.
Arrangements by Eggers Funeral Home, Chesnee.

Alexander Leslie
Served in World War II, Korean War with USAF
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Alexander Leslie, 79, of Knoxville, passed away Monday, June 17, 2002, at Baptist Hospital.
Mr. Leslie was a Captain in the United States Air Force, serving in World War II and the Korean War. He was retired from Western Auto and was a former member of the Roane County Military Memorial Honor Guard. He was also a member of Granard Lodge in Gaffney.
Survivors include his wife, Amy Benson Leslie of Knoxville; daughters and sons-in-law, Marcia and Dexter Wakefield of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Noni and Glenn Fleming of Knoxville, Claire and Jacky Lee of Altamahaw, N.C., and Nanette and James Ditto of Winnsboro, Texas; a son and daughter-in-law, Lamont and Wanda Leslie of Spartanburg; 11 grandchildren; a sister, Bette Cox of Atlanta, Ga.; and two brothers, Frank Leslie of Block Island, R.I., and Herbert Leslie of Washington, D.C.
The family and friends met at the Tennessee Veterans Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. Monday for graveside services and interment with Mr. Terry Smith and Mr. Dexter Wakefield officiating. Military honors were performed by the Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard.

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