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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Monday, November 18, 2002

B.C. Barrett
Decorated U.S. Army veteran of World War II
MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. – Broadus (B.C.) Barrett, 78, a World War II U.S. Army veteran with a Purple Heart and military honors, died Friday, Nov. 15, 2002, in Island Health and Rehabilitation Center at Merritt Island.
Born in Gaffney, Mr. Barrett moved his family to Florida in 1964. After raising his family and working many years as an automotive body mechanic, he and his bride of 56 years, Virginia Barrett, who predeceased him just last April, moved to Northern Virginia where he worked as a maintenance engineer for a number of years. They returned to Florida after retirement.
Mr. Barrett is survived by three sons, Mike Barrett of Port St. John, Fla., Steve Barrett of Woodbridge, Va., and Joe Barrett of Rockledge, Fla.; a daughter, Angie Grantman of Overland Park, Kan.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Friends can call from 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, with services following at 3 p.m. in the Brevard Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 5475 North U.S. Highway 1, Cocoa, Fla. Burial will be with military honors at the grave site.

Grace E. Evans
Homemaker
Grace Eggers Evans, 92, of 644 11th St., died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2002, in St. Francis Women’s and Family Hospital, Greenville.
Born in Gaffney, she was the daughters of the late Arthur Eggers and the late Cora Thompson Eggers. She was a homemaker and member of Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mary Ruth Lavender of Gaffney and Gail Smith of Greer; a brother, Howard Eggers of Gaffney; a sister, Ruth McDowell of Portsmouth, Va.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Services were held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Revs. Frank Northcutt and Clyde Thomas. Burial was in Frederick Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.
Pallbearers were Mike Honeycutt, Brian Honeycutt, Ed Clough, Marc Eggers, Phillip Eggers and Scott White.
The family is at the residence.
Memorials may be made to the Lottie Moon Offering.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

George Richardson Jr.
Attended Bridges Adult Work Activities Center
BLACKSBURG – George Mason (Junior) Richardson Jr., 69, of 1121 S. Charleston St., died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002, at his residence.
A native of Gaffney, he was the son of the late George Mason Richardson Sr. and the late Mary Ila James Richardson. He was a member of Cherokee Falls Baptist Church and attended the J. Arthur Bridges Adult Work Activities Center through the Cherokee County Disabilities and Special Needs Board.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Virgil Richardson and Vernie Richardson, and a sister, Louise Richardson Jones.
Surviving are a sister, Macie Ramsey of the home, and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Cherokee Falls Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Tim Knotts and Willie Lanier. Burial was in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Brian Tindall, Kenneth McCraw, Bob Earls, Dean Broome, Curtis Martin and Terry Martin.
The family is at the residence.
Memorials may be made to Cherokee Falls Baptist Church, 109 School St., Cherokee Falls, S.C. 29702.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Frederick M. Wilson
Assistant pastor at Temple Grain Ministries
BLACKSBURG – Frederick Maurice Wilson, 26, of 200 W. Carolina St., Apt. D-1, husband of Tamerial Wilson, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002, at 3:15 a.m. in Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the son of Linda Harris of Gastonia and Dewell Miller of Blacksburg. He was reared in the home of his grandparents, the late Kirby Wilson Sr. and the late Marion Hart Wilson in Blacksburg. He was a member and assistant pastor at Temple Grain Ministries in Blacksburg and was a 1996 graduate of Blacksburg High School.
Surviving in addition to his wife and parents are three sisters, Angie Wilson Smith of Gaffney, Porsha Harris and Erica Harris, both of Gastonia; and grandparents, the Rev. and Mrs. J.C. Miller of Blacksburg.
The family is at the home of his sister and brother-in-law, Pierre and Angie Smith, 217 Camellia Circle, Gaffney.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Shawnta K. Lynch
Cherokee County native
Shawnta Kirby Lynch, 34, of 203 Poplar St., wife of the Rev. P.W. Lynch Jr., died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002, at 7:30 p.m. in Duke University Hospital, Durham, N.C.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the daughter of Paulette Kirby of Gaffney and the late Ledell Adams. She was a member of New Mount Zion Baptist Church and served as treasurer of the Young Adult choir and was a former Sunday School teacher. She graduated from Gaffney Senior High School in 1986 and attended Limestone College.
Surviving in addition to her husband and mother are a daughter, Brittany Mariah Lynch of the home; two sisters, Michelle K. Reid and Evay Kirby, both of Gaffney; three brothers, Vernon Kirby of Tracy City, Tenn., Telly Kirby of Italy and Kelvin Kirby of Gaffney; two cousins, Sheri Ross of Gaffney and Prestina R. Cromwell of Virginia who were reared in the home as sisters; and a grandmother, Sadie Kirby of Gaffney.
Services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at New Mount Zion Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Roger Mason, Michael A. Bridges, Jennifer Hemphill, Vera Platt and Dr. Bobby Houze. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Michael Knuckles, Donnell White, Troy Gardener, Eric Brown, Albert Stover Jr., Terry Woods, Bobby Rawlison, Alonzo Jeter Jr. and James Phillips.
Flower bearers will be Nikki Jones, Janey Stover, Dores Jefferies, Rashanda Kirby, Nakeshia Kirby, Sharika Rodgers, Felicia Sims and Vada Phillips.
Honorary pallbearers and flower bearers will be members of the Gaffney High School Class of 1986.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2:30 until the hour of services at New Mount Zion Baptist Church.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Joe D. Hammett
Retired from Vulcan Materials
Joe Dean Hammett, 76, of 610 S. Limestone St., died Friday, Nov. 15, 2002, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Born in Spartanburg, he was the husband of Rae Ramsey Hammett and son of the late James Clarence Hammett and the late Mable Hambright Hammett. He was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation and retired general manager for Vulcan Materials – Chattanooga Division. He was a veteran, a member of the Rotary, Elk’s and VFW. A graduate of Cowpens High School, he attended Clemson University and was an avid Clemson supporter.
Surviving in addition to his wife are three brothers, John M. Hammett of Spartanburg, Jimmy Hammett of Cowpens and Eugene Hammett of Houston, Tex.; and three sisters, Margaret Hammett, Sue shea, both of Cowpens and Mary Terry of Austell, Ga.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by Father Gordon Hamilton. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Billy Love, Bobby Love, Ronnie Brown, Bailey Humphries, Frank Barnwell, Bill Winter, Michael Gibb and John Gelok.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Moss, Talmadge Bennett, Dean Willard, Ed Small, Joe Farish and members of the Elk’s Lodge and VFW.
Memorials may be made to the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, 308 College Dr., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

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