common / 10-21-2002

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Monday, October 21, 2002

Lois M. Hayes
Retired nurse
KINGS MOUNTAIN – Lois Sanders McDaniel Hayes, 72, of 210 Cleveland Ave., died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002, in Gaston Memorial Hospital.
A native of Cleveland County, she was the widow of Clyde W. McDaniel and John T. Hayes. She was the daughter of the late Simon J. Sanders and the late Effie Bell Peterson Sanders. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was a retired nurse.
Surviving are three daughters, Iva Jean Mullinax, Sharon Sue Moore and Deborah Allen, all of Kings Mountain; two sons, Donnie Edward McDaniel and Danny Eugene McDaniel, both of Kings Mountain; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Beatrice Peterson and Hazel Bellinger of Kings Mountain.
In addition to her husbands and parents, Mrs. Hayes was preceded in death by a sister, Lilly Melton, and three brothers, Boyce, Billy and Earl Sanders.
Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Gordon Mortuary Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Gene Land and Bishops Ben Poole and Will Lawson. Burial will be in Clingman Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Jeff McDaniel, Chad McDaniel, Lee McDaniel, Timmy Jackson, Wayne Jackson, Leroy White and Mitchell Martin.
The family will receive friends Monday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Gordon Mortuary and at other times they will be at the residence.

Leon Smith
Retired from Southern Railroad
Leon Smith, 95, of Shelby, died Friday, Oct. 18, 2002, in Cleveland Regional Medical Center.
Born Jan. 5, 1907, in York County, he was a son of the late Abe Lincoln and Eliza Adeline Smith. He was retired from Southern Railroad and was a member of Tryon Masonic Lodge No. 8. He was also a member of Saint Luke FBH Church in Forest City, N.C.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Smith was preceded in death by a son, Eugene Smith; seven brothers, John D., Malachi, Walker, Richard, Isaac, Warren B. and Cooper Smith; two sisters, Mamie Parker and Mabelle Lee; and two grandsons, Barry Lynch and Alfonso Smith.
Surviving are five sons, Clinzo Smith, Walker Smith and the Rev. Truman Smith, all of Baltimore, Md., Joe Smith of Rutherfordton, N.C., and Frank Smith of Kings Mountain; three daughters, Verlena Guest, Evangelist Rosetta Lynch and Dianne Littlejohn, all of Shelby; a sister, Essie Moore of Blacksburg; 22 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Saint Luke FBH Church, conducted by the Rev. Matthew Traylor. Burial will be at Stooping Pine Methodist Church Cemetery in Smyrna.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6:30-8 p.m. at the church.
Arrangements by Enloe Mortuary.

Melvyn M. Thompson
Former master printer for newspapers
Melvyn Manning Thompson, 62, of 1834 Goucher School Rd., died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2002, at White Oak Manor, Spartanburg.
Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Manning Thompson and the late Edith Bright Thompson Clary. He was a former master printer for newspapers and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He attended S.C. School for the Deaf and Blind in Spartanburg and Galludet School for the Deaf and Blind in Washington, D.C.
Surviving are a son, Sean Thompson of California; two daughters, Kim Thompson and Edith Thompson, both of California; a brother, Richard Thompson of Gaffney; a sister, Marilyn Wheeler of Callahan, Fla.; and three grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Blue Branch Baptist Church Cemetery, conducted by Mr. Ashby Blakely. The family will receive friends at graveside following the service.
The family is at the home of Richard Thompson, 1818 Goucher School Rd.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Hubert Lipscomb Sr.
Former employee of Brown’s Packing Co.
Hubert Lipscomb Sr., 64, of 117 Claremont St., died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2002, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
Born in Cherokee County, he was a son of the late Jimmy D. and Pernilla Wilson Lipscomb. He was a member of Island Creek Baptist Church where he was a member of the All Male Chorus and J.W. Sanders Chorus. He was a former employee of Brown’s Packing Co.
Surviving are three daughters, Sarah Ann Lipscomb, Verna Mae Lipscomb, both of Gaffney, and Loretta Denise Capers of Charlotte; three sons, Hubert T. Lipscomb Jr. of the home, Woodrow Lipscomb and Kedrick Dion Davis, both of Gaffney; a sister, Verna Mae Arrowood of Cincinnati, Ohio; two brothers, John Lipscomb and James Lipscomb, both of Gaffney; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Island Creek Baptist Church, conducted by Dr. J.W. Sanders Sr. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Arrangements by The Gilmore Mortuary.

James “Milt” Jennings
Retired truck driver
James Milton “Milt” Jennings, 65, of 387 Dry Fork Rd., died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
Born in Greenville, he was the husband of Miriam Jones Jennings of the home and son of the late Turman Jennings and the late Idell Kelly Jennings. He was a retired truck driver and a member of El Bethel Baptist Church.
Also surviving are three daughters, Cindy Patterson, Deborah Teasley and Terry Johnson, all of Gaffney; two sons, Mike Jennings of Gaffney and Mark Jennings of Cherokee Falls; two sisters, Mary Smith of Ladson and Doris Julian of Greenville; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Jennings was preceded in death by five brothers and a sister.
Services will be held today at 4 p.m. at El Bethel Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Danny Phillips and Homer Jones. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 3:30 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Phillip Champion, Bruce Humphries, Dean Johnson, Mike Jennings Jr., Corry Johnson and Jason Whelchel.
Jeffrey Gettys will serve a honorary pallbearer.
The family is at the residence, 387 Dry Fork Rd.
Memorials may be made to El Bethel Baptist Church Building Fund, 116 Billy Goat Bridge Rd., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Joseph “Jody” Daniel
Resident of Midland, Texas
Joseph “Jody” Ernest Daniel, 43, of 5612 Heartland Court, Midland, Tex., died Friday, Oct. 18, 2002, in Midland.
A native of Chester, Pa., he was the son of Dr. David and Jody Daniel of Midland, Tex.
Surviving are three daughters, Cristina Gayle Daniel, Tabitha Irene Daniel and Victoria Nicole Daniel, all of Surf City, N.C.; and a granddaughter, Makayla.
Graveside services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Kermit Blanton Sr.
Cherokee County native
GASTONIA, N.C. – Kermit Blanton Sr., 88, of 1622 Linwood Rd., died Friday, Oct. 18, 2002, at his residence.
A native of Cherokee County, S.C., he was the son of the late Lewis Lester and Amanda Dane Blanton. He was retired from Akers Motor Lines after 38 years of service and was a member of Loray Baptist Church and King Solomon Masonic Lodge No. 704. He was also a Shriner.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Blanton was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Ola H. Blanton, and a grandson, David Wayne Duckworth.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Lewis W. and Della T. Blanton of Kings Mountain and Kermit B. and Sandra M. Blanton of Gastonia; a daughter and son-in-law, Glachia B. and Donald W. Boyd of Mooresboro, N.C.; a brother, Melvin Blanton of Gaffney; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Loray Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Raymond White and John bridges. Burial will be at 2 p.m. at Sandy Run Baptist church Cemetery with full Masonic rites.
Memorials may be made to Gaston Hospice, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia, N.C. 28054.
Arrangements by McLean Funeral Directors, Gastonia.

William H. Hoey
Retired from Brown’s Packing
William Henry Hoey, 66, of 815 W. Buford St., Apt. 14-B, Heritage Square, husband of Victoria D. Hoey, died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2002, at 10:15 p.m.
Son of the late Precious Hoey Sr. and the late Willie Kelly Hoey, he was a native of Cherokee County. He lived for 40 years in Philadelphia, Pa., where he retired from Unisys. He returned to Gaffney in 1990 and was employed by Brown’s Packing Co. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church where he served as an usher.
Also surviving are a daughter, Teresa Hoey of Philadelphia; two sons, Andrea Hoey and Donnie Hoey of Philadelphia; three stepdaughters, Gwendolyn Thompson, Joslyn Littlejohn and Vickie Hayes of Gaffney; a stepson, Eugene Thompson Jr. of Gaffney; two sisters, Ethelene Davidson and Martha Jean Jefferies of Gaffney; a brother, James Harold Hoey of Gaffney; 16 grandchildren, one of whom, Cinji Thompson, was reared in the home as a daughter.
Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church, conducted by Drs. J.W. Sanders Sr., Eula Miller Jr., J.W. Sanders Jr., the Revs. A.J. Smith and Lawrence Davidson and Minister Kathy Neal. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m.
Pallbearers will be the male ushers of Bethel Baptist Church and flower bearers will be the church’s women ushers.
Honorary pallbearers will be Ricky Robbs and Willie Hollis.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

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