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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Friday, December 6, 2002

Julian L. Harris
Military retiree
BLACKSBURG – Julian LeRoy Harris, 67, of 285 Loves Farm Rd., died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002, at his residence.
Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Elizabeth Jean White Harris and son of the late Clarence Odis Harris and the late Berthena Dicie Owensby Harris. He was retired from the military and was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, VFW and American Legion. He was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Maurice Paul Harris of LeMessa, N.Mex.; two stepsons, Wesley Eugene Smith and Dale Keith Smith, both of Smyrna; four sisters, JoAnn Martin, Claudine Dawster, Faye Moss, all of Smyrna, and Bonnie White of Blacksburg; three brothers, Steve Turner of Grover, Jerry White of Blacksburg and David Mitchell of Smyrna; and five grandchildren, Christy Carlton, Samantha Carlton, Cabot Carlton, Danielle Smith and Scottie Smith.
Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Gordon Mortuary Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Chris Barrett. Entombment, with full military rites, will be in Clingman Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.
The family will receive friends today from 7-9 p.m. at Gordon Mortuary and at other times they will be at the residence.
Memorials may be made to the Julian Harris Grandchildren Educational Fund, c/o St. John’s United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 703, Blacksburg, S.C. 29702.
Arrangements by Gordon Mortuary.

Joe D. “Buddy” Cudd
Avid CB’er known as “321”
Joe Dean “Buddy” Cudd, 67, of 117 Cudd St., entered into glory on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002, at his home after many years of declining health.
A native of Spartanburg County, he was the husband of Margaret Blanton Cudd and son of the late J.D. and Lois Jefferies Cudd. He was a member of East Gaffney Baptist Church and an avid CB’er, fondly known as “321.”
Surviving in addition to his wife are a son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Terry Cudd, and daughter and son-in-law, Lynn and Philip Stuard, all of Gaffney; a brother, the Rev. Marvin Cudd of Fayetteville, N.C.; stepmother, Nellie Cudd of Gaffney; step-brother, Percy Harris of Gaffney; a granddaughter, Christy Cudd of Gaffney; two grandsons, Joe Stuard of Blacksburg and Kevin Stuard of Gaffney; two step-grandchildren, Daron and Dylan Jolley of Gaffney; a great-granddaughter, Ivy Cudd of Gaffney; and a step-great-grandson, Andy Stiles of Blacksburg.
A celebration of life service will be held today at 2:30 p.m. at East Gaffney Baptist Church with the Rev. Ron Jackson officiating. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends at the church today from 1-2 p.m. prior to the service and at other times they will be at the home.
Memorials may be made to the Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, P.O. Box 1178, Greenwood, S.C. 29648-1178.
Arrangements by White Columns-Gaffney.

Lottie E. Bonner
Former Mayo resident
Lottie Eldora Bonner, 92, formerly of 191 Bonner Rd., Mayo, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002, at White Oak Manor, Spartanburg.
Daughter of the late Benjamin Bryant and Annie Middleton Bonner, she was a homemaker and member of Mayo First Baptist Church where she was a member of the Friendship Sunday School Class.
Surviving are four sisters, Leta Wylie of White Oak Manor, Spartanburg, Irma Henderson, Wanna Reynolds and Ruth Robinson, all of Mayo; three brothers, the Rev. Burley Bonner of Roebuck, Max Bonner of Columbia and Rufus Bonner of Mayo.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Eggers Funeral Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Larry Fleming. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the residence, 191 Bonner Rd., Mayo.
Memorials may be made to Mobile Meals of Spartanburg, P.O. Box 461, Spartanburg, S.C. 29304, or to the charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements by Eggers Funeral Home, Chesnee.

Bessie H. Lanier
Former supervisor at Stephenson Glove Co.
Bessie Rea Hames Lanier, 94, formerly of 930 N. Granard St., died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002, in Dayspring Life Care Center, Charleston.
Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Sullie Lanier and daughter of the late George Hames and the late Eva Whelchel Hames. She was a former supervisor at Stephenson Glove Factory in Gaffney and was a member of Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Betty L. Turner of North Charleston; a brother, Joe Hames of Gaffney; a sister, Margaret Beam of Spartanburg; and five grandchildren.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

Guy M. Butler
Kings Mountain native
BLACKSBURG – Guy Michael “Mike” Butler, 45, of 210 Mountain View Apartments, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2002, at his home.
Born in Kings Mountain, N.C., Mr. Butler was the son of Guy Vernon Butler of Gaffney and Nancy Ruth Carroll Tucker of Blacksburg. He was a member of Garden Temple Assembly of God.
Surviving in addition to his parent is a brother, Gary Thomas Motts of Blacksburg.
Services will be held today at 1 p.m. at Garden Temple Assembly of God, conducted by the Rev. Danny Marshburn. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery.
The family will receive friends today from noon until 1 p.m. at the church and at other times they will be at the home of his mother, 112 Brull St., Blacksburg.
Memorials may be made to the Mike Butler Memorial Fund, c/o P.O. Box 331, Blacksburg, S.C. 29702.
Arrangements by White Columns-Blacksburg.

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