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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Wednesday, November 27, 2002

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 husband, Lawrence, of Gaffney, Frances Caveny and husband, Sam, of Kings Mountain, N.C., Mary Lou Ellard of Louisville, Ky., and Helen Vassey of Gaffney; a son, Joe V. Ruppe and wife, Jean, of Gaffney; a brother, Orville Jolly of Gaffney; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Revs. Kevin Childs and Dewitt Clyde. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Larry Moore, Dale Caveny, Dennis Caveny, Joseph Ruppe, Chris Ruppe and Daniel Vassey.
Memorials may be made to the Senior Center of Gaffney, 499 W. Rutledge Ave., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher 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 and Mae Belle Crocker Ramsey.
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, Cathy R. Spencer, both of Blacksburg, and Dorothy R. Martin of Gaffney; and three grandsons.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Duncan was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Earls and Myra Ramsey, and a brother, Jerry Ramsey.
Services were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Kirby Memorial Baptist Church, conducted by Dr. Charlie Barnhard and the Rev. Richard Lancaster. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Robert Northey, Mike Spencer, Keith Earls, Johnny Duncan, Billy Duncan, Tommy Bridges and Bobby Jones.
Memorials may be made to Interim Hospice, 775 Spartan Blvd., Spartanburg, S.C. 29301.
Arrangements by White Columns Funeral Service of Gaffney.

Elizabeth B. Harmon
Retired from Reeves Brothers
CHESNEE – Elizabeth “Lib” Brock Harmon, 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 were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Eggers Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by the Revs. Tommy Bailey and Gary Grogan. Burial was 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. 29323.
The family is at the home of Mrs. Harmon’s daughter at 604 Montgomery Dr., Chesnee.

James H. Horton
Spartanburg County native
COWPENS – James “Hub” Herbert Horton, 89, of 250 Community Rd., died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Spartanburg County, he was the widower of Lillian Crocker Horton and son of the late William A. and Eva H. Horton. He was a member of Orchard Street Baptist Church and had been a member of Cherokee Masonic Lodge 4135 for over 50 years.
Surviving are two sons, “Bud” James M. Horton of Mayo and Lindsey A. Horton of Boiling Springs; a brother, Vonnie Horton of Boiling Springs; five grandchildren; six great- grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; nine step-great grandchildren; and four step-great-great grandchildren.
Services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Orchard Street Baptist Church with the Revs. Allen Dean Blanton, Danny Emory and Donald Tillman officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Jamie Horton, Lin Horton, Kevin Horton, Tony Horton, Michael Cooper and Marvin Mason.
The family is at their respective homes.
Arrangements by Eggers Funeral Home, Chesnee.

Dever C. Phillips
Retired construction worker
Dever C. Phillips, 91, of Brookview HealthCare Center, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2002, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Born in Gaffney, he was the widower of Viola Gardner Phillips and son of the late A.W. Phillips and the late Minnie Harmon Phillips. He was retired from Byars Construction Company and was of the Baptist faith. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
Surviving are a daughter, Kim Hill of Chesnee; a brother, Horace Phillips of Gaffney; two sisters, Edna Dillingham of Gaffney and Louise Routh of Greensboro, N.C.; and three grandchildren.
In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Phillips was preceded in death by brothers, Clyde, Alonzo, Levys, Howard, A.W. and Roscoe Phillips; and three sisters, Gertrude Lowry, Janell Harris and Irene Brown.
Graveside services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park, Spartanburg, conducted by Dr. Clyde Thomas.
The family will receive friends Friday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.
Family members are at their respective homes.

Phyllis W. Alexander
Cherokee County native
BLACKSBURG – Phyllis W. Alexander, 68, of 615 Kings Creek Dr., the Kings Creek community, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2002, at her home.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the widow of Thomas Alexander and daughter of the late Pinkney and Mary Martin Wray. She was a member of Canaan United Methodist Church.
Surviving is a daughter, Dr. Robin Ann Alexander of Gaffney.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Alexander was preceded in death by three brothers, Gene Wray, Jack Wray and Roy Wray.
Graveside services were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Canaan United Methodist Church Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Charles Phillips.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of S.C., 407 N. Limestone St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340; or to the Cherokee Children’s Home, P.O. Box 1896, Gaffney, S.C. 29342.
Arrangements by White Columns-Blacksburg.

Bonnie A. McCarter
York County native
CLOVER – Bonnie Adams McCarter, 72, of 2489 Faulkner Rd., died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002, in Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte.
Born Aug. 7, 1930, in York County, she was the daughter of the late Grady Adams and the late Ruth McGill Adams. She was a charter member of Oakdale Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are her husband, Marshall Glenn McCarter of the home; a daughter, Jean Harris of Clover; a son, Bobby McCarter of Clover; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Oakdale Presbyterian Church, conducted by the Revs. George McGill and Matthew Horne. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at M.L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Oakdale Presbyterian Church, 12585 W. Hwy. 55, Clover, S.C. 29710; or Clover Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 214, Clover, S.C. 29710.

Jack Dixon
U.S. Army veteran
BLACKSBURG – Jack Dixon, 74, of 416 E. Lime St., died Monday, Nov. 25, 2002, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Mr. Dixon was the husband of Martha Robertson Dixon of Gastonia and son of the late Frank Dixon and the late Lillian Bolin Dixon. He attained the rank of corporal in the United States Army and served in Korea. He drove a taxi in Blacksburg for many years.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Ricky Dixon of Blacksburg; daughter-in-law, Charon Dixon of Blacksburg; daughter, Phyllis Dixon of Gastonia; two sisters, Lois Wright and Mildred Vinsett of Blacksburg; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Dixon was preceded in death by a brother, Joe Dean Dixon, and a sister, Helen Bridges.
Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Gordon Mortuary Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Bart Stone. Burial will be in Clingman Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends Friday from 7-8:30 p.m. at Gordon Mortuary and at other times they will be at the residence.

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