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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Friday, November 1, 2002

Nettie C. Lamb
Educator
GREENVILLE – Nettie Whitley Clary Lamb, of 31 Sirrine Dr., died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2002.
Born and raised in Greenville County, she was a daughter of the late Ethel Barton and John Cleveland Whitley. She was married for 25 years to the late James Harold Clary of Gaffney and for 29 years to the late Layton Wilson Lamb of Union.
Mrs. Lamb was employed with the public school kindergarten program while living in Gaffney. She loved all children, especially her two grandsons. She was a loving and devoted wife and mother, and was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.
Surviving are her daughter, Susan Wil-kins; her son-in-law, David Horton Wilkins; two grandsons, James and Robert Wilkins; and her sister, Mrs. Wallace Blanton of Cary, N.C.
She was predeceased by her sister, Alyce Whitley Westervelt.
Graveside services were held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Oakland Cemetery, Gaffney, with the Rev. Dr. Baxter Wynn officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Endowment Fund, 847 Cleveland St., Greenville, S.C. 29601; or the Meyer Center for Special Children, 1132 Rutherford Road, Green-ville, S.C. 29609.
Arrangements by The Mackey Mortuary, Century Drive.

Cleo V. Hope
Retired textile employee
Cleo Vassey Hope, 93, formerly of Gaffney, died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2002, at Cobb Hospital in Smyrna, Ga.
Mrs. Hope had resided for the past five years in Marietta, Ga. She was the widow of Leonard T. Hope and daughter of the late Jesse Newton Vassey and the late Maggie Ray Vassey. She was a retired textile employee and a member of First Baptist Church of Gaffney.
Surviving are a daughter, Gwen Hope Paul of Marietta; a son, Ted J. Hope of Lookout Mountain, Tenn.; a sister, Margaret Epley of Forest City; a brother, Herbert W. Vassey of Spartanburg; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Joel Sellers. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service.
Pallbearers will be Joe Epley, Bill Roach, Jim Roach, Bill Roach Jr., A.L. Curtis and Wayne Epley.
Memorials may be made to Gaffney First Baptist Church Building Fund, 100 E. Floyd Baker Blvd., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Anna S. Ross
Retired secretary
Anna Faye Tisdale Simpson Ross, 59, of 709 Florence St., died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2002, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Lincolnton, N.C., she was the daughter of Al and Ruby Abernathy Tisdale of Gaffney and was a retired secretary from the S.C. Public School System. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church.
Also surviving are a daughter, Sherrie Simpson Vassy of Gaffney; a son, Brandon Rhett Simpson of Gaffney; a sister, Cynthia Tisdale Tate of Gaffney; a brother, Robby Richard Tisdale of Travelers Rest; and four grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held today at 4 p.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens, conducted by Dr. Wofford Caughman and Dr. Terry Duvall.
Pallbearers will be Richard Tate, Michael Tate, Shane Tisdale, Charlie Brown, Greg McGinn and John Wood.
The family is at the home of her sister, Cynthia Tate, 134 Pacolet Hwy.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Frances M. Patrick
Retired postal employee
Frances M. Patrick, 91, of 202 Sunset Dr., died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2002, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
Born in Lizella, Ga., she was the widow of Claude B. Patrick and daughter of the late Vera McCook and the late Ida Virginia Hamlin McCook.
Mrs. Patrick was a retired postal employee and a member of First Baptist Church of Gaffney. She was a charter member of the Gaffney Business and Professional Women’s Club. A B&PW scholarship was named in her honor. She served on the Gaffney Housing Authority for many years and was a member of the Cherokee County Chapter of the American Cancer Society and the Regional Council on Aging of the Appalachian Regional Council of Governments.
Surviving are two sons, John M. Patrick of San Diego, Calif., and Cliff Patrick of Spartanburg; two daughters, Bryan Patrick Parker of Gaffney and Ginny Patrick Mabry of Mauldin; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Joel Sellers and Dr. Bobby Morrow. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Bill Clary, Jim Holland, Oscar Fuller and Richard Wylie.
The family is at the residence of Susie Kirby, 146 Beaver Creek Dr., Gaffney.
Memorials may be made to the Cherokee County Services to the Aging, 499 W. Rutledge Ave., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

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