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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Monday, October 7, 2002

Vivian M. McCraw
Dedicated hospital volunteer
Vivian Vondale Morrow McCraw, 80, formerly of Pleasant School Road, died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Born in Greer, she was the widow of Buford S. McCraw and daughter of the late Holton and Effie Morrow. She was retired from Fiber Industries Inc., and was a volunteer at Upstate Carolina Medical Center for 12 years, accumulating over 14,000 volunteer hours. The hospital’s gift shop was recently named Vivian’s Gift Shop in her honor. She was a member of Grassy Pond Baptist Church.
Surviving are a son, Alton McCraw of Gaffney; two daughters-in-law, Martha McCraw and Linda McCraw; four grandchildren, Alice Wallace of Smyrna, Jennifer Jolly, Chris McCraw and Lisa Portillo, all of Gaffney; three great-grandchildren, Amber and Jimmy Wallace of Smyrna and Jordan Portillo of Gaffney; and a brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Nell Morrow of Greer.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. McCraw was preceded in death by a son, Larry McCraw.
Services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Grassy Pond Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
The family is at the home of her son, Alton McCraw, 694 Pleasant School Rd.
Memorials may be made to Grassy Pond Baptist Church Building Fund, 254 Grassy Pond Rd., Gaffney, S.C. 29341; or American Cancer Society, 154 Milestone Way, Green-ville, S.C. 29615.

Ethan R. Cole
Ethan Ruger Cole, infant son of Frederick and Anne Lipsey Cole of 110 Laurel Lane, died Friday, Oct. 4, 2002, in Spartanburg Regional Health Care.
Surviving in addition to his parents are maternal grandparents, Lavon and Peggy Lipsey of Gaffney; paternal grandparents, Layton and Jeannie Cole of Gaffney; maternal great-grandparents, Lawrence and Betty Robertson of Gaffney; and paternal great-grandparents, Charles and Jeanette Cole of Gaffney.
Graveside services were held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Rev. Johnny Bridges.
The family is at the home.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Otis P. Wright
Retired from Belk, Brock’s
Otis Pearl Wright, 89, formerly of 503 E. Jefferies St., died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2002, in Brookview HeatlhCare Center.
Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late Jesse Wright and the late Ila Stroupe Wright. She was a retired clerk from Belk Department Store and Brock’s Department Store, and was a member of First Baptist Church.
Surviving are a sister, Mary Wright Abernathy, of Gaffney and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Revs. Joel Sellers and Rich Lancaster.
Pallbearers will be Danner Abernathy, Julian Wright, Billy Wright, Scott Childers, Tim Childers and Hal Childers.
The family is at the home of Joyce and Bill Childers, 111 Hillside Drive, where the family will receive friends any time.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

William C. Haas
Retired manager of Cherokee Petroleum
William Comett Haas, 92, formerly of 214 Mills St., died Friday, Oct. 4, 2002, in Brookview HealthCare Center.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the widower of Millie White Haas and son of the late William Adam Haas and the late Lucinda Gaffney Haas. He was retired from Cherokee Petroleum Company where he was manager for 26 years and also worked at McCraw’s Hardware. A lifetime Mason, he was a member of Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church.
Surviving are a sister, Louise Martin, of Union and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Sunday at 4 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Revs. Stuart Kersey and Frank Northcutt and Dr. Clyde Thomas. Burial was in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were David Benton, Jerry Bridges, Wylie Cole, Mark Phillips, Dr. Robert Haas, Luther McSwain and Layton Cole.
The family is at the home of Linda Rees, 905 8th St., Gaffney.
Memorials may be made to Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church, 805 Cherokee Ave., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.

Mary Ann Moss
Retired anesthesiologist
Mary Ann Blackwell Moss, 69, formerly of Blacksburg, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002, in Brian Center, Columbia.
A native of Blacksburg, she was the widow of Harold Woodrow Moss and daughter of the late Marvin Lawrence Blackwell and the late Isabelle Mary White Blackwell. She was a member of Buffalo Baptist Church and a retired anesthesiologist from Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. She and Dr. Harwood founded an anesthesia school in Columbia in 1972.
Mrs. Moss was Mrs. South Carolina Baptist Hospital in 1953 and was very dedicated and loyal to the medical professional. She worked at Spartanburg Regional in labor and delivery for 25 years until her retirement.
Surviving are a daughter, Bonnie Durham Robinson of Lexington; a son, Ralph (Mac) McIver Durham of Columbia; three grandchildren; a brother, Marvin L. Blackwell Jr. of Spartanburg; and a sister, Rachel Jane McCarther Carpenter of Blacksburg.
Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Buffalo Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Marshall Foster. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 1-2 p.m. at Buffalo Baptist Church and at other times they will be at their respective homes.
Memorials may be made to Buffalo Baptist Church, 133 Bridges Rd., Blacksburg, S.C. 29702.
Arrangements by Gordon Mortuary, Blacksburg.

Willie Mae McDaniel
Retired from Nestlé
Willie Mae Vinesett McDaniel, 56, of 141 Teal Dr., died Friday, Oct. 4, 2002, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the wife of James Durham McDaniel and daughter of the late William Johnson Vinesett and the late Doshie Lunette Allison Vinesett. She was retired from Nestlé Frozen Food Company and was a member of Victory Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons, William Rogers Nicholson and Steve Nicholson, both of Gaffney; two stepsons, Durham Wayne McDaniel and Thomas Franklin Mode, both of Gaffney; four stepdaughters, Cheryl Ann McDaniel Love, Deborah Kay Mode Price, Barbara Jean Mode Self and Lisa Jane Mode Meadows, all of Gaffney; two grandchildren; nine step grandchildren; two brothers, Robert Vinesett and John Vinesett, both of Blacksburg; and two sisters, Helen Vinesett of Piedmont and Brenda Painter of Gaffney.
Services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Revs. Greg Little and Mike McDonnell. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Harold Halford, Donald Sheppard, Bruce Price, Johnny Lee Price, Rick Wilkerson and Fred Whisnant.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Betty R. Champion
Homemaker
Betty R. Champion, 72, of 1017 State Line Rd., died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002, at her residence.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the wife of James E. Champion and daughter of the late Claude R. Ruppe and the late Lollie Harvey Ruppe. She was a homemaker and member of State Line Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter, Ellen C. Hayes of Chesnee; a son, Melvin S. Champion of Mayo; a brother, Claude R. Ruppe Jr. of Woodruff; a sister, Katherine M. Fannin of Gaffney; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by by a brother, Glenn R. Ruppe.
Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel with burial in Spring Hill Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be John T. Hayes Jr., David Mathis, Joseph Mathis, Michael Mathis, Chris Scruggs and Bill Queen.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home prior to the service and at other times they will be at the home of Melvin Champion, 4678 Chesnee Hwy., Mayo.

Doris J. Massey
Homemaker
Doris Jean Massey, 47, of 130 High Point Rd., died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Spartanburg County, she was the daughter of Marie Elizabeth Harris Massey of Spartanburg and the late Arthur Daniel Massey. She was a homemaker and attended Loving Ministries Church.
Surviving in addition to her mother are three brothers, Buck Massey, Jesse Massey, both of Cowpens, and Jimmy Massey of Gaffney; and a sister, Patricia Ann Fortner of Cowpens.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Margie Spicer and Betty Davis.
Graveside services will be held today at 4 p.m. at Cowpens Cemetery, conducted by the Revs. Jimmy Linder and Bud Pace.
Pallbearers will be David Peterson, Jimmy Gilfillan, Everette Addis, Matthew Peterson, Adam Massey, Gene Fowler and Scott Jones.
The family is at the home of Buck Massey, 4733 Old Georgia Hwy.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

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