common / 09-25-2002

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Wednesday, September 25, 2002

Richard W. Mabry
Gaffney native
Richard W. Mabry, 60, of 509 N. 41st St., Ft. Smith, Ark., died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002 at his home, after several years of declining health.
Mr. Mabry was the son of Lorene S. Weeks and stepson of David F. Weeks. He was the son of the late William R. (Bill) Mabry.
Surviving are his wife, Mary, and children, Astrid Mabry of Washington, D.C., Arman Mabry of Chicago, Ill., and Damon Mabry of Fayetteville, Ark.; one granddaughter; and two sisters, Reba M. Patterson and Nancy M. Garvin, both of Gaffney.
A memorial service will be held today in Ft. Smith.
The family members may be reached at their respective homes.

Carolyn H. Giles
Retired textile employee
Carolyn Henderson Giles, 62, of 717 S. Limestone St., died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2002, in Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte.
Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of Junior Ervin Giles of the home and daughter of the late Henry Henderson Sr. and the late Estelle Oxford Henderson. She was a former textile employee and member of Cherokee Gospel Tabernacle.
Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons, Mark Giles of Gaffney and Bruce Giles of Spartanburg; six grandchildren; and two sisters, Evelyn McDaniel and Kathy L. Hall, both of Gaffney.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Giles was preceded in death by a son, Scott Giles, and a brother, Henry Henderson Jr.
Graveside services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Oakland Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Betty Gentry.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and at other times they will be at the residence.

Elsie W. Ivey
Retired from Limestone Mill
Elsie West Ivey, 73, of 106 Ellis Ferry Rd., died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2002, in Mary Black Memorial Hospital after a sudden illness.
Mrs. Ivey was born in Glenn Springs on Feb. 26, 1929, a daughter of the late Rufus and Della Brewington West. She was a member of Sulphur Springs Baptist Church and attended Central Baptist Church and was retired from Limestone Mill.
Surviving are two daughters, Linda McGowan and Bonnie Early, both of Gaffney; four sons, Charles Ivey and Kenny Ivey, both of Gaffney, James M. Ivey of Gray Court and Alvin E. Ivey of Spartanburg; six sisters, Maggie Johnson, Fannie Johnson, Helen Johnson, Ruby West, Martha Johnson and Brenda Kay Shaver, all of Glenn Springs; 21 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Melvin West.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel, Union, conducted by the Revs. Randy McCraw, Broadus Heatherly and Alan Peeler. Burial will be in Sulphur Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.
Grandsons will be active pallbearers.
The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends tonight from 7-9. The family is at the home of her son, Charles and Kathy Ivey, 451 Round Tree Rd., Gaffney.
Memorials may be made to Sulphur Springs Baptist Church, P.O. Box 247, Pauline, S.C. 29374.
Arrangements by S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

George W. Duncan
Owner and operator of Duncan Appliances
George Willard Duncan, 78, of 415 Willow St., died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, at his residence.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the husband of Louise Sentell Duncan of the home and son of the late Dexter Duncan and the late Nancy Scruggs Duncan. He was owner and operator of Duncan Appliances and was a member of Cornerstone Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife are three daughters, Carolyn Whitner of Blacksburg, Sandra Clark of Grover and Betty Martin of Gaffney; five sisters, Louise Hall, Shirley McKinney, both of Chesnee, Ruth Phillips of High Point, N.C., Nancy Scruggs of Ninety-Six and Nellie Mosely; five brothers, Coleman Duncan, Woodrow Duncan, both of Gaffney, Dean Duncan of Duncan, Donald Duncan and Monroe Duncan, both of High Point; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Duncan was preceded in death by a sister, Rose Wyatt, and two brothers, Frank Duncan and John Duncan.
Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Bruce Kanipe. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Shad Clark, Jason Martin, Jeff Smiley, Kevin Smiley, Todd Cerwin and Charles Moss.
Memorials may be made to Cornerstone Church, 975 River Dr., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
The family is at the residence.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

Thomas G. Sprouse
Retired CPA
Thomas Gilliam Sprouse, 73, of 973 Burnt Gin Rd., died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002, at Magnolia Manor, Inman.
A native of Rutherford County, N.C., he was the husband of Virginia Robbins Sprouse of the home and son of the late Hiram A. Sprouse and the late Elizabeth Bradshaw Sprouse. He was a retired CPA, a member of Goodes Creek Baptist Church and a veteran of the Korean War.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Donald Sprouse of Naples, Fla., and Scott Sprouse of Rutherfordton, N.C.; three brothers, Edward Sprouse of Miami, Fla., Ernest Sprouse of Chesnee and Robert Sprouse of Gaffney; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Sprouse was preceded in death by a sister, Mary S. McKinney.
Graveside services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery, conducted by the Revs. Hubert Street and Edward Erwin.
The family is at the home of Robert and Judy Sprouse, 987 Burnt Gin Rd., Gaffney.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home was in charge.

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