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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Friday, August 30, 2002

Fay T. Clary
Retired from Hamrick’s Inc.
Fay Turner Clary, 74, formerly of 200 State Line Rd., died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2002, in Peachtree Centre.
Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of Wallace L. Clary and daughter of Nettie Cooper Turner Morgan and Fay Clarence Turner and the late Gresham N. Morgan. Mrs. Clary was a retired salesperson for Hamrick’s Inc. and was a member of Central Baptist Church. She formerly attended West End Baptist Church where she was a member for 54 years.
Also surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Wallace Fay and Linda P. Clary of Gaffney; two granddaughters, Kimberly C. Elder, and her husband, Billy W. Elder, and Stephanie C. Medley and her husband, Brian C. Medley; a great-grandson, Hunter Brian Medley; three sisters, Louise M. Crawley of Spartanburg, Floy M. Lawson of Cowpens and Doris M. Bailey of Kingstree.
Mrs. Clary was also preceded in death by a brother, Joe Dean Turner.
Services were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel. Burial was in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Honorary pallbearers were the men of West End Baptist Church and Central Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to the Rev. Junior Parker Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Central Baptist Church, 500 E. Montgomery St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340; or to Hospice Care of S.C., 407 N. Limestone St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
The family is at the home of her son, Wallace Fay Clary, 204 State Line Rd.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Gettys L. Hayes
Decorated WWII veteran
CHESNEE – Gettys Lee Hayes, 81, of 1021 Piedmont Rd., died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2002 in Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.
A native of Spartanburg, he was the widower of Millie Viola Blackwell Hayes and son of the late Wilbur and Mae Scruggs Hayes. he was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II. He was a Purple Heart recipient along with two Bronze Battle Stars, an Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon, a World War II Victory Medal and an American Campaign Medal. He was a retired construction worker and was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are three sons, Jimmy Lee Hayes, Larry Dean Hayes and Terry Dean Hayes, all of Gaffney; two stepsons, Chris Dean Blackwell and Jerry Wayne Blackwell, both of Chesnee; a half brother, Bobby Quinn of Gaffney; 12 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 tonight at Eggers Funeral Home in Chesnee.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home chapel with the Revs. George Hollifeld and Allen Dean Blanton officiating. Burial will be in Springhill Memorial Gardens.
The family is at the home of his son, Larry Hayes, 816 Potter Rd.
Eggers Funeral Home, Chesnee, is in charge of arrangements.

Rev. Lewis Smith
Former pastor of Indian Hill Baptist Church
Rev. Sweet Lewis Smith, 66, of Greensboro, N.C., died Monday, Aug. 26, 2002, in Greensboro.
Born in Union County, he was a son of the late Lawrence and Olivia McKissick Smith. He was a member of St. Paul Baptist Church in Greensboro and was a former pastor of Indian Hill Baptist Church in Gaffney; Springfield Baptist Church, Whitmire; and Butler’s Chapel Baptist Church, Franklinville, N.C.
Surviving are a son, Lewis Smith Jr. of Greensboro; three daughters, Cynthia Johnson of Greensboro, Cheryl Gregory of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Gloria Shelton of Charlotte, N.C.; five brothers, Lawrence Smith Jr., Roosevelt Smith and Preston Smith, all of Greensboro, Rev. Edgar Smith of Winnsboro, Silas Smith of Winston-Salem; two sisters, Iola Lattimore of Gaffney and Coleen Hayes of Baltimore, Md.; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at St. Paul Baptist Church with the Rev. Gardner officiating. Burial will be in Piedmont Memorial Park, Greensboro.
Woodard Funeral Home, Greensboro, is in charge of arrangements.
(Courtesy of The Gilmore Mortuary.)

Russell Putnam
Owner of Putnam Hosiery Co.
KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. – Russell Putnam, 76, of 340 Oak Grove Rd., died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2002, in Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte.
Mr. Putnam had been married to Helen Maxine Short Putnam for 56 years and was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Born in Cleveland County, he was the son of the late William Wayne and Lala Wright Putnam. He was a lifelong member of Patterson Grove Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and on numerous church committees. He was a member of the Cleveland County Senior’s Golf Association and was retired founder of Putnam Hosiery Company which he owned for over 40 years. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Navy as a Gunners Mate Third Class on the U.S.S. Chicago.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Putnam was preceded in death by three brothers, Max Putnam, David Paul Putnam and Morris Putnam.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons and daughters-in-law, Roger D. and Libby Putnam and Gerald E. and Stella Putnam, all of Kings Mountain; two daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie P. and Richard Van Dyke of Kings Mountain and Teresa P. and Haile LeMaster of Gaffney; grandchildren: Laura P. Evans and husband, Reid, of Mt. Holly, N.C., Jim Putnam of Shelby, Susan Putnam of Asheville, Lee Putnam, Russ Putnam, Jordan Van Dyke, Meredith Van Dyke, all of Kings Mountain, Katye F. Price and husband, Greg, Hunter Falls and Sarah Beth LeMaster, all of Gaffney; great-grandchildren, Zoe Elisabeth Evans and Emma Wells Price; brother, Hoyle Putnam and wife, Liddy, of Kings Mountain; sisters, Betty Lee Jones of Kings Mountain and Sue Jones and husband, Hicks, of Forest City.
Services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Patterson Grove Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Tim Hendricks. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Patterson Grove Baptist Church “Challenge to Build Fund,” 301 Oak Grove Rd., Kings Mountain, N.C. 28086.
Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain.

Margaret M. Addis
Caregiver at Maranatha Manor
COWPENS – Margaret M. Addis, 62, of 121 Lake Hill Dr., died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2002, at her home.
A native of Spartanburg, she was the wife of Lawis E. Addis Sr. and daughter of the late Claude Moss and the late Pauline Alman Moss. She was a medical technician and caregiver at Maranatha Manor. She was a member of High Point Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Lawis E. (Buddy) Addis Jr. of Cowpens; a daughter, Sharon Inman of Cowpens; two grandchildren; and a sister, Joann Spencer of Gaffney.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Addis was preceded in death by a daughter, Wendy Dale Addis.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

Allen W. Dowdle
Retired from Duke Power
Allen William Dowdle, 72, of 214 Dr. L.M. Rosemond Lane, died today, Aug. 30, 2002, at 4:20 a.m. at his home.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the husband of Mae Willie Dowdle and son of the late Willie Ross and the late Mae Hester Dowdle. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and served as a member of the Brotherhood and the Senior Men Usher Ministry. He was a retired employee of Duke Power Company.
Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Larry william Dowdle of York, Pa., James Albert Dowdle of Thomasville, N.C., and Dennis Lemar Dowdle of Blacksburg; a sister, Winnie Smith of Gaffney; nine grandchildren and one godchild.
Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church, conducted by Dr. J.W. Sanders Sr., Dr. James W. Sanders Jr. and the Rev. Larry Brooks. Burial will be in Gaffney Memorial Park.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

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