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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Monday, November 25, 2002

Elizabeth B. Harmon
Retired from Reeves Brothers
CHESNEE – Elizabeth “Lib” Brock Tanner, 81, of 105 Georgia Ave., died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002.
A native of Spartanburg County, she was the wife of Russell W. Harmon and daughter of the late Columbus L. and Mary Holcombe Brock. She was a retired employee of Reeves Brothers and was a member of Chesnee First Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Harmon was preceded in death by a son, Russell W. Harmon Jr.
Surviving are a daughter, Pamela Tanner of Chesnee; five sisters, Lucille Jernigan of Spartanburg, Josephine Valois of North Augusta, Alpha Mae McKinney of Mayo, Shirley Evans of Spindale, N.C., and Gail Davis of Chesnee; a brother, Bob Brock of Spartanburg; and one granddaughter.
Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Eggers Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by the Revs. Tommy Bailey and Gary Grogan. Burial will be in Springhill Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6-8 at Eggers Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, S.C. 29615; or to the Chesnee Community Congregational Nursing Ministry, P.O. Box 613, Chesnee, S.C. 29343.
The family is at the home of Mrs. Harmon’s daughter at 604 Montgomery Dr., Chesnee.
Arrangements by Eggers Funeral Home.

Bonnie R. Duncan
Bonnie Jean Ramsey Duncan, 64, of 1378 Leadmine Rd., died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002, at her residence after an extended illness.
She was the wife of Henry “Junior” Duncan and daughter of the late William Ansel Ramsey and the late Maebelle Ramsey of Blacksburg.
Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter, Rhonda Duncan Bridges of Blacksburg; a son, Stephen Scott Duncan of the home; three sisters, Linda R. Northey of Blacksburg, Dorothy R. Martin of Gaffney and Cathy R. Spencer of Blacksburg; and three grandsons.
Arrangements are incomplete. White Columns Funeral Service of Gaffney is in charge.

William “Bill” McAbee
Cherokee County native
William “Bill” Clyde McAbee, 48, of 184 Wilkins Farm Rd., died Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the husband of Cynthia Blackwell McAbee of the home and son of Mary Ruth Shell Robinson of Gaffney and the late Roland McAbee Jr. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Also surviving are a stepson, Adam Peterson of the home; a stepdaughter, Priscilla Peterson of Gaffney; two brothers, Larry McAbee and Robert McAbee, both of Gaffney; a sister, Mary Sue Poole of Gaffney; and two grandchildren.
In addition to his father, Mr. McAbee was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth McAbee, and his stepfather, Deaver Robinson.
Services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Terry Pleasants, Joe Crawford and Dr. Terry Duvall. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the William McAbee Children’s Funeral, c/o First Piedmont Federal Bank, 1229 Floyd Baker Blvd., Gaffney, S.C. 29341.
Arrangements by White Columns-Gaffney.

Annie T. Warren
Respiratory therapist
BLACKSBURG – Annie Triplett Warren, 68, of 244 Hickory Hollow Rd., died unexpectedly Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, at her home.
A native of Lenoir, N.C., she was the wife of Cornelius F. Warren and daughter of the late John R. and Pansy Hall Triplett. She was a respiratory therapist and was associated with Piedmont Medical Center at one time. She attended Smyrna Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Warren was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack Walker and Evans Walker, and a sister, Thelma Dover.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. David (Sandra) Kirk of Clermont, Fla., and two grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Canaan United Methodist Church Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Charles Foster.
Arrangements by White Columns-Blacksburg.

Frances C. Gordon
Retired from textiles
Frances Cooper Gordon, 75, of 155 Great Meadows Dr., died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Charlie M. Gordon and daughter of the late Houston Cooper and the late Gertrude Cooper. She was retired from textiles and was a member of True Gospel Independent Baptist Church.
Surviving are two sons, Steve Gordon and Terry Gordon, both of Gaffney; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at True Gospel Independent Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. William Blanton. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Chuck Gordon, Edward Bolton, Jack Hawkins, Billy Blackwell, Jason Blackwell and Arthur Frady.
The family is at the home of her son, Charlie (Steve) Gordon, 132 E. Third St.
Memorials may be made to True Gospel Independent Baptist Church, 1650 Beech St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Truman “Tex” Kidder
COWPENS – Truman Loyd “Tex” Kidder, 80, of 138 Walker Dr., died Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, at his residence.
Mr. Kidder was retired from the U.S. Navy. He was knowledgeable with and loved horses and loved his adopted family.
No services are planned.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Elizabeth P. Tate
Gaffney native
Elizabeth Petty Tate, 84, of Brookview HealthCare Center, widow of Willie O.P. Tate, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, at 7:24 p.m. in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late Will Petty and the late Etta Oglesby Petty. She was a graduate of Granard High School and a member of Dunton United Methodist Church. For many years, she made her home in Baltimore, Md.
Surviving are a son, Benjamin Green of Jacksonville, Fla.; 13 grandchildren, two of them, Mrs. Royreal S. Rhines of Baltimore and Keith Brown of Brownsville, Tex., she reared and nurtured as her children; 26 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a sister, Fannie Shippy.
Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Dunton United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. John Wesley evans. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m.
Pallbearers will be John Ezra Rhines, Quentin H. Rhines, Daniel O. Shippy, Joe Dean Fair, Tommy Shippy, Javon Hall and Hall Archie.
Flower bearers will be Erika Shippy, Sukanya Shippy, Crystal Shippy, Tonitra Smith, Sharon Shippy, Sharon Livingston and Millie Alamgir.
The family is at the home of her sister, Fannie Shippy, 106 Kennedy St.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Ollie V. Ruppe
Retired seamstress
Ollie Vee Ruppe, 83, of 601-1/2 W. Smith St., died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Raymond Ruppe and daughter of the late Clark McClure Jolly and the late Eva Duvall Jolly. She was a retired seamstress and a member of West End Baptist Church.
Surviving are four daughters, Sylvia Moore and her husband, Lawrance, of Gaffney, Frances Caveny and her husband, Sam, of Kings Mountain, Mary Lou Ellard of Louisville, Ky., and Helen Vassey of Gaffney; a son, Joe V. Ruppe and his wife, Jean, of Gaffney; a brother, Orville Jolly of Gaffney; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

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