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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Wednesday, November 20, 2002

Louis B. Beheler
Retired from Hoechst Celanese
SPARTANBURG – Louis Benford “Bent” Beheler, 79, of 295 E. Pearl St., formerly of Clifton, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, at White Oak Manor.
Mr. Behe-ler was the widower of Mattie Louise Potts Beheler and son of the late James Andy Beheler and Bertha Neeley Beheler Turner. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of the Spartanburg VFW. He retired from Hoechst Celanese after 20 years as a textile operator and previously worked for 20 years at Clifton Mills. He was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include two daughters, Louise “Egie” Anthony and her husband, John, of Inman and Brenda Lindsey of Gaffney; two brothers, Herbert Turner of Clifton and Buster Turner of Spartanburg; four sisters, Bertha Holcombe of Spartanburg, Bessie Oglesby of Cowpens, Barbara Cook of Converse, and Dorothy Blum of Cape Canaveral, Fla.; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Beheler was preceded in death by a brother, James Beheler, and a sister, Bobbie Pettit.
The family received friends Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 1-2 p.m. at the Bobo-Petty Funeral Chapel followed by services in the chapel at 2 p.m., officiated by the Rev. Steve Dyar. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Jeff Morris, Mitch Fuller, Earl Dunagin, Richard Holcombe, Brian Biggs and Floyd Turner.
Memorials may be made to the Anderson Mill Road Baptist Church Building Fund, 4371 Anderson Mill Rd., Moore, S.C. 29369.
The family is at the home of the daughters.

Margaret P. Rogers
Owner/operator of Grill on the Greens
INMAN – Margaret Anne Phillips Rogers, 59, of 176 Siegle Dr., died Monday, Nov. 18, 2002, at the home of her sister, Judy Sullivan.
A native of Spartanburg County, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Lennie Upton Phillips. She was owner and operator of Grill on the Greens in Inman and was a member of High Point Baptist Church in Gaffney.
Survivors include her husband, Ken Rogers; two sons, Louie Defoye Whitt Jr. of Pacolet and Gregory Dale Whitt of Gaffney; two daughters, Cheryl Ann McGraw of Boiling Springs and Kelly Leigh Wright of Inman; three sisters, Ruby Crossley and Ellen Tessneir, both of Pacolet, and Judy Sullivan of Gaffney; four brothers, Rev. Walter Dean Phillips of Sumter, Donald Phillips of Pacolet, Eddie Phillips of Spartanburg and Rev. Clifford Phillips of Gaffney; and 10 grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at High Point Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Clifford Phillips, Rev. Walter Dean Phillips and Mr. Donald Phillips. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6-8 tonight at Floyd’s Greenlawn Chapel.
Memorials may be made to the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research, 235 James Rd., Gaffney, S.C. 29341.
The family is at the home of her sister, Judy Sullivan, 524 High Point Rd., Gaffney.
Arrangements by Floyd’s Greenlawn Chapel.

Margaret L. Scruggs
Employed by Reeves Brothers for 22 years
MAYO – Margaret L. Scruggs, 65, of 117 Tee St., died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002, in Mary Black Memorial Hospital.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the widow of Jackie Parris and daughter of Mary Gallman Scruggs of Cowpens and the late Dover Scruggs. She was employed by Reeves Brothers for 22 years and was of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by two sons, Herbert Scruggs of Mayo and James Wise of Chesnee; two sisters, Lois Wise of Gaffney and Shirley Wise of Mayo; and one grandchild.
Services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Eggers Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will be at the home of her son, James Wise, 214 Jones Town Rd., Chesnee.
Arrangements by Eggers Funeral Home, Chesnee.

Milton C. Stockwell
World War II veteran
HUDSON FALLS, N.Y. – Milton C. Stockwell, 76, of 9th Avenue for the past 48 years, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002, at Glens Falls Hospital.
Born on Sept. 7, 1926, in Argyle, he was the son of the late Harold and Myrtle (Pickett) Stockwell. Milt was a World War II veteran, serving in the European Theatre in Germany. His wife, Theresa Abare Stockwell, passed away on Sept. 30, 1980.
In 1989, Milt retired from Monahan & Loughlin, Inc., in Hudson Falls. He was a member of the American Legion Post 574 of Hudson Falls, the Voiture 40/8 and the VFW 2475 on Cooper Street in Glens Falls. Milt was on the Sandy Hill Days Committee, worked on the Hudson Falls Chamber of Commerce Christmas decorations, was a NASCAR enthusiast and years ago enjoyed hunting, camping, bowling and traveling to Florida.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, George, James and Robert Stockwell.
Milt is survived by his fianceé, Una. M. Mabb of Hudson Falls; two daughters, Linda T. Barber and her husband, Joel, of South Glens Falls and Lynn M. Chase and her husband, James, Sr., of Hudson Falls; two sons, Michael Stockwell and his wife, Paula, and Robert Stockwell, all of Gaffney, South Carolina; 11 grandchildren, Steven Prouty and his wife, Laura, of Queensbury, Matthew Prouty and his wife, Andria, of Queensbury, Nicholas Hervieux, Ashley Hervieux, Sara Chase, James M. Chase Jr., all of Hudson Falls, Greg Stockwell, Michael Stockwell, Diane Stockwell, Pam Stockwell and Amanda Painter, all of Gaffney, South Carolina; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Family and friends are welcome to call from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls,
The funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth Prater, pastor of the Durkeetown Baptist Church, officiating.
Burial with military honors will follow at Union Cemetery in the town of Fort Edward.
Color guard and honor guard will be provided by the American Legion Post 574 and the Cooper Street VFW 2475.
Following the burial, there will be a gathering at the Kingsbury Hose Company on Burgoyne Avenue in the town of Kingsbury.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Sandy Hill Days Committee, Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 711, Hudson Falls, N.Y. 12839.

Della Waldron
Cherokee County native
Novella (Della) Ross Waldron, 63, of New York, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, in St. Mary’s Hospital, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Born in Cherokee County, she was a daughter of Christine Ross of Gaffney and the late Jerry Ross. She was a member of Concord Baptist Church.
Also surviving are her husband, Charles Waldron of the home; a daughter, Angie Waldron of the home; two sisters, Dorothy Neal of Bronx, N.Y., and Sally Dawkins of Ohio; and two brothers, Preston Ross and James Ross, both of Gaffney.
Services will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. at Newman Memorial United Methodist Church, Brooklyn, N.Y.
The family will receive friends Sunday from 4-7 p.m. at the church.
Lawrence H. Woodward Funeral Home, 1 Troy Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y., 11213, is in charge of arrangements. (Courtesy of The Gilmore Mortuary.)

Thomas L. Good
SHELBY – Thomas Lee Good, 64, of 2503 Wildwood Dr., died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, at his home.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Enloe Mortuary.

Reda P. Horne
BLACKSBURG – Reda Kay Putnam Horne, 52, of 316 Henson Rd., died Monday, Nov. 18, 2002, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Gary Horne and daughter of the late William Putnam and the late Dorothy Hollifield Putnam. She was a homemaker and member of Elm Street Church of God.
Surviving are a daughter, Tammy Horne of Blacksburg; a sister, Vickie Estep of Cowpens; three brothers, Bill Putnam, Richard (Dickie) Putnam, both of Gaffney, and Ricky Putnam of Mt. Airy, N.C.; and maternal grandmother, Estelle Hollifield of Blacksburg.
Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Elm Street Church of God, conducted by the Rev. James Garner. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and at other times they will be at the home of Carolyn Goodson, 349 Henson Rd., Blacksburg.
Memorials may be made to Reda Horne Memorial Fund, c/o First National Bank of the Carolinas in Blacksburg or Gaffney: 207 W. Cherokee St., Blacksburg, S.C. 29702, or 217 N. Granard St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.

Frederick M. Wilson
BLACKSBURG – Services for Minister Frederick Maurice Wilson, 26, of 200 W. Carolina St., Apt. D-1, husband of Tamerial Wilson, will be held today at 2 p.m. at Temple Grain Ministries with the pastor, Rev. Vernell Wilson, officiating, assisted by the Revs. Dennis Funderburk and Bob Wilson, Elder Ken Cox and Minister Jessie Canty. Burial will be in Hopewell Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. and the family will receive friends from 1:30-2 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Wayne Byers, Dundray Petty, Charles Wilson, Grant Wilson, Kalvin Wilson and Randy Wilson.
Honorary pallbearers will be Timothy Boyd, Hazel Ross, Thomas Ross, Wayne Ross and Daniel Wilson.
Flower bearers will be Hilda Bridges, Tonya Dill, Tina Lipscomb, Tonya Logan, Evette Ross, Robin Wilson and Quanette Tate.
Honorary flower bearers will be Anita Corry, Ann Ross, Charlene Ross, Brandie Davis, Ashley Ross, Angie Wilson and Carolyn Wilson.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

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