common / 11-04-2002

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Monday, November 4, 2002

Marion G. Woodward
Veteran of Korean War
Marion Gettys Woodward, 69, of 406 Chaumont Road, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2002, at Brookside Nursing Center in Anderson.  A native of Anderson he was son of the late Lewis Jefferson and Nathalie Salley Woodward.  He was a graduate of Boys High in Anderson, attended Clemson University and graduated from Forrest College. He was the retired Chief Expeditor with Commercial Affiliates of Greenville, was a member of Boulevard Baptist Church where he was active in the music ministry, was a member of the Sertoma Club and was in the Army Signal Corps during the Korean Conflict.
Surviving are his wife: Sophie Marilyn Moore Woodward of the home; sons: Steven M. Woodward and his wife Terri of Gaffney and Stan L. Woodward of Greenwood; grandchildren: April M. Bender, Summer D. Woodward, Samantha N. Woodward and Hunter Steven Woodward.  He was predeceased by his stepmother: Willie Mae LeRoy Woodward; a brother: Lewis J. Woodward, Jr. and sister: Nathalie W. Starr.
Memorial services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday at Boulevard Baptist Church.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Music Ministry for Boulevard Baptist Church, 700 Boulevard, Anderson, SC 29621 or to Vista Care, 4006 E. North Street, Ste. A, Greenville, SC 29615.
Courtesy of Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home in Central.

John Graham
Veteran of WWII
John Graham, 78, of 333 Bonnie Brae Drive, died Friday, Nov. 1, 2002, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Spartanburg, he was the son of the late John Graham Jr. and Adella Bee Caldwell Graham, and husband of Mary Caldwell Graham of the home.
He was president of Carolina Cash Co., Graham Cash and John Graham Stores. A graduate of Spartanburg High School, he attended Wofford College and was a member of the Wofford College Terrier Club. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church where he served as a Sunday School teacher in the youth and preschool divisions for over 60 years. Mr. Graham was a deacon, serving as chairman for several years, and served on several pastoral search committees, finance, building and grounds, personnel and committee on committees. He was a member of the general board of the South Carolina Baptist Convention. He served on the board of directors of North Greenville Junior College, Spartanburg Bank and Trust, Y.M.C.A. and Greater Spartanburg Ministries.
He was a member of the Palmetto Boy Scouts and was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, serving in the European theatre.
In addition to his wife of 55 years, he is survived by his children, John and Alice Graham of Roebuck, Jack and Carol Bishop of Spartanburg, Lindy Graham of Inman, Gregg and Charlene Graham of Spartanburg, and Russ and Kimberly Graham of Greer; 11 grandchildren, Ben Graham, Patrick Graham, Sally Graham, Jeremy Bishop, Claire Bishop, Brittany Graham, Bradley Graham, Ashton Graham, Greysen Graham, Logan Graham and Lachlan Graham.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Floyd’s Greenlawn Chapel, conducted by the Revs. David Blanton, Barry Ellis, Danny Garrett and Dr. Benjamin Littlejohn. Burial followed in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Building Foundations for the Future, Southside Baptist Church, 316 South Church St., Spartanburg, S.C. 29306.

Mattie L.H. Cole
Cherokee Falls native
Mattie Lorena Hughey Cole, 91, of 239 Chesnee Hwy. in Gaffney, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2002 at Spartanburg Hospital for Restorative Care.
A native of Cherokee Falls, she was the daughter of the late John Preston Hughey and Bertha Patterson Hughey, and the widow of Rochelle C. Cole.
She was a former textile employee at Gaffney Manufacturing Co., Limestone Manufacturing Co. and Musgrove Mill in Gaffney.
She was a member of West End Baptist Church.
She is survived by two daughters and son-in-laws, Patricia and Hulon Smith of Spartanburg, and Glenda and Jim H. Osment of Inman; two grandsons and their wives, Matthew L. and Mandy N. Osment of Spartanburg, and Rhett A. and Jill H. Osment of Boiling Springs; four great-grandchildren, Steven and Tasha Smith, and Hope and Clayton Osment; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Dewey Hughey and Stacy “Dub” Hughey; four sisters, Ann Cooper, Ruby Baker, Clara Hughey Byars and Edith Byars; and a grandson, Kevin L. Smith.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. tonight at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home in Gaffney.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at West End Baptist Church, with the Revs. Kevin Childs and Danny Garrett officiating. Pallbearers will be Roy Bradley, Paul Johnson, Lamar Smiley, Barry Humphries, Lamar Cooper and D. Dean Hughey.
Burial will follow in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: West End Baptist Church, 400 Overbrook Drive, Gaffney, S.C. 29341; or to Debt Retirement, Cudd Memorial Baptist Church, 1301 Boiling Springs Road, Spartanburg, S.C. 29303.
The family is at the residence.

Nettie J. McCraw
Cherokee County native
Nettie Jolley McCraw, 85, formerly of 416 Macedonia Road in Gaffney, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2002 at Valley Falls Terrace Nursing Home in Spartanburg.
A native of Cherokee Co., she was the daughter of the late Johnny Jolley and Bessie Hicks Jolley, and widow of Coyle L. McCraw.
She was a homemaker and member of Macedonia Baptist Church.
She is survived by three daughters, Annie Waddell of Moore, Jean Painter of Chester, Va., and Judy Davis of Gaffney; a son, Jerry McCraw of Sevierville, Tenn.; a sister, Margie Jolley McKinney of Greer; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are incomplete.
Memorials may be made to: Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1886, Gaffney, S.C. 29342; or Valley Falls Terrace Bird Fund, 400 Locust Grove Road, Spartanburg, S.C. 29303.
The family is at the home of daughter Judy Davis, 818 Burnt Gin Road, Gaffney.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

Anna L. M. Bell
Blacksburg native
Anna Lee Mullinax Bell, 90, formerly of 202 Callas St. in Blacksburg, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002 at the Peachtree Centre in Gaffney.
A native of Blacksburg, she was the daughter of the late John Mullinax and Fannie Bell Mullinax, and was the widow of Joe R. Bell.
She was a member of Blacksburg Church of God and was a retired textile employee.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Jo Ann and George Jacobs of Blacksburg; a great-granddaughter, Carmella Wright of Gaffney; a great-great-grandson, Michael Wright of Gaffney; a great-great-granddaughter, Kayla Wright of Gaffney; two brothers, Lawrence and Floyd Mullinax of Blacksburg; and two sisters, Mammie Conway and Jeanette Turner of Shelby.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Donald William Bell and a grandson, Donald Graham.
Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight at Gordon Mortuary.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Blacksburg Church of God, with the Rev. Jamie Ellis officiating. Body will be placed in the church 30 minutes prior. Pallbearers will be Jim Wilson, Charles Graves, Frankie Parris, Lee Parker, Steve Graham and Charles Graham.
Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
The family is at the home of Jo Ann and George Jacobs, 103 Short St., Blacksburg.

David R. Greene
Cherokee County native
David Russell “Rusty” Greene, 26, of 473 Carson Drive in Gaffney, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002, in Newberry Co.
A native of Spartanburg, he was the son of Kay Simmons Greene Bowen and the husband of Tiffany Horne Greene of Gaffney.
He was a lifelong resident of Gaffney. He was a construction worker and was a member of the Baptist faith.
In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by a stepfather, Daniel Bowen of Gaffney; and a maternal grandmother, Joan Simmons of Gaffney.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.
The family is at the residence.

Anthony Williams
Anthony Williams, of 263 Sand Clay Road in Chesnee, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002 in Newberry Co.
Arrangements are incomplete.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home of Gaffney is in charge.

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