common / 09-06-2002

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Friday, September 6, 2002

Kenneth H. Morgan
Employed by AME
YORK – Kenneth Herbert Morgan, 44, of 421 Austin Dr., York, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2002, in Cherokee, N.C.
Mr. Morgan was a native of York County and son of the late Melvin Herbert Morgan and the late Merlene Shelton Morgan. He was employed by AME and formerly owned and operated a vinyl siding business. He was of the Church of God faith. Mr. Morgan was well respected and loved by his family and friends.
Surviving are a son, Jeremy Morgan of Rock Hill; two daughters, Jessica Morgan and Diana Nicole Brown, both of Rock Hill; three sisters, Janice Morgan of Ocala, Fla., Francine Morgan of Blacksburg and Angie Morgan of Charleston; a brother, James Morgan of Columbia; and two grandchildren.
Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Greene Funeral Home Downtown Chapel, conducted by the Revs. Terry Floyd and Darryl Morgan.
The family will receive friends today from 7-8:30 p.m. at Greene Funeral Home Down Chapel, 355 W. White St., Rock Hill, and at other times they will be at the home of his aunt, Francis Starnes, 4537 Turkey Lane Rd., Rock Hill.

Donna H. Milner
Horse trainer, trick rider
Donna Jewel Hansen Milner, 75, of 616 Wofford Rd., died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Alexandra, Minn., she lived in Sioux Falls, S.D., for most of her life and was the daughter of the late John O. Hansen and the late Cora French Hansen. She was a former employee of Red Lobster in Sioux Falls and was a self-employed horse trainer and trick rider. She was a member of the Sioux Falls Saddle Club and was of the Methodist faith.
Surviving are three daughters, Rita Dunkleburger Millen of Gaffney, Cathy Milner Mallery of Baltic, S.D., and Sandra Milner Feuling of Hudson, Wisc.; a son, Rick Dwaine Milner of Brandon, S.D.; a sister, Luree LyBeck of Alexandra, Minn.; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a lifelong friend, Alice Barker of Sunburg, Minn.
Mrs. Milner was formerly married to Marion Clair Dunkelburger of Tea, S.D., and Richard (Butch) Milner of Cavalier, N.D.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters, Orpha Ejevns and Velma Cornelius, and brothers, Marvin Hansen, Oris Hansen and Delmer Hansen.
Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Rev. William Lutz.
Honorary pallbearers will be Brandon Millen, Derrick Milner, Zach Meyers, Jamie Mallery, Taylor Feuling, Donald Millen, Leon Millen, Roger Millen, Megan Mallery, Jessica Mallery and Danielle Milner.
The family is at the residence, 616 Wofford Rd.

Gerald E. McCraw
Employed by Limestone Mills
Gerald Edwin McCraw, 59, of 100 Fairfield Dr., Apt. 1-A, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Son of the late J.M. and Leona Blackwell McCraw, he was the husband of Sybil Weaver McCraw of the home and was employed by Limestone Mills. He was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Blacksburg.
Also surviving are four daughters, Sylvia Garcia of Greenville, Tammy Annette Solis, Terri Lynn Batchler, both of Gaffney, and Lisa Michelle Solis of Blacksburg; two brothers, Steve McCraw of Shelby and Philip McCraw of Gaffney; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
In addition to his parents, Mr. McCraw was preceded in death by a sister, Brenda Martin.
Services were held Thursday at 4 p.m. at Lighthouse Baptist Church in Blacksburg, conducted by the Rev. Grady Gregory. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Steve Martin, Jeremy Martin, Michael Martin, Willie Paul Hamrick, Miguel Hernandez and Lee Edward McDaniel.
Honorary pallbearer was Gene Neal.
Visitation was held Wednesday from 5-6 p.m. at White Columns-Blacksburg.
The family is at the residence.
Memorials may be made to Lighthouse Baptist Church Building Fund, 241 Oak Grove Rd., Blacksburg, S.C. 29702.
Arrangements by White Columns Funeral Service, Blacksburg.

Vernie Mae Hinson
Gaffney native
Vernie Mae Humphries Clary Hinson, 82, of 212 Raintree Rd., Great Falls, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002, in Mary Black Memorial Hospital, Spartanburg.
A native of Gaffney, she was the wife of Mack Hinson of the home. She was first married to the late Junie LeRoy Clary and was the daughter of the late Pinkney Humphries and the late Rosa Lee Mullens Humphries. She was a retired textile employee and a member of Medford Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to her husband are three sons, Henry Clary, Billy Clark, both of Gaffney, and Arnold Clary of Boiling Springs, S.C.; a daughter, Helen Sue Carr of Gaffney; four stepsons, Donnie Hinson, Ronnie Hinson, both of Lancaster, Tim Hinson and Ben Hinson, both of Great Falls; a stepdaughter, Maxine Hinson Vanadore of Great Falls; 15 grandchildren; 14 step-grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her first husband and parents, Mrs. Hinson was preceded in death by a son, Paul B. Clary.
Services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Revs. Tim Knotts and James Stevens, Mr. Charles Capps and Mr. Hampton Hinson. Burial will be in Daniel Morgan Cemetery, Cowpens.
Pallbearers will be Brooks Harris, Robert Sparks Jr., Melvin Robbins, Rusty Humphries, Donnie Hinson, Tim Hinson and Ray Fowler.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and at other times they will be at the home of Tina and Robert Sparks, 367 Macedonia Rd., Gaffney.

Floyd Blanton
Retired textile employee
COWPENS – Floyd Blanton, 92, of 248 Swofford Dr., died in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the husband of Beulah Phillips Blanton and son of the late Arthur G. Blanton and the late Rebecca Morris Blanton. He was a retired textile employee and a member of Love Springs Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Beulah Phillips Blanton of Cowpens.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

Baby Halbert Good
Baby Halbert Good of 134 Malone Rd., Gaffney, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002, in Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte, N.C.
Surviving are his mother, Corisha Good of Gastonia, N.C.; adopted parents, Veronie Jeter of Gaffney and Halbert Good of Gastonia, N.C.; two sisters, Nikeria Jeter and Jessica Jeter of Gaffney; grandparents, Wade Good and Vecola Good of Gastonia and Virginia Jeter and Alonzo Jeter of Gaffney.
Arrangements are incomplete. Foster Funeral Home is in charge.

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