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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Monday, January 13, 2003

Patricia Ann Hall
Born in Frankfurt, Germany
CHESNEE – Patricia Ann Hall, 44, daughter of Herman and Ursel Hall, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2003.
She was born in Frankfurt, Germany, but had lived for most of her life in Chesnee.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by a sister, Ursel Hall II, of Chesnee and three brothers, Braxton Hall of Chesnee, Clyde Hall of Spartanburg and Gary Hall of Rutherfordton.
Her extended family includes the staff of Hospice of the Carolina Foothills and the Charles Lee Center.
Private funeral services will be held.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Dr., Columbus, N.C. 28722.
The family is at the home of her brother, Gary Hall, 4683 Big Island Rd., Rutherfordton.
Arrangements by Eggers Funeral Home, Chesnee.

Hubert K. Wright
Retired from SRMC Maintenance Department
COWPENS – Hubert Kenneth Wright, 71, of 126 Crestview Dr., Cowpens, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2003, in Mary Black Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Wright was the husband of Shirley Walls Wright and was retired from Spartanburg Regional Medical Center Maintenance Department. He was a member of Love Springs Baptist Church and was a gospel musician for many years.
He is also survived by a daughter, Kim Withrow, and son-in-law, Jessie Lee Withrow; four sisters, Desmer Brown of Cherryville, N.C., Zellon Donald, Thelma Burnett, both of Cowpens, and Bina Gallman of Gaffney; two brothers, Wardlaw Wright and “Buddy” Carl Wright Jr., both of Clifton; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Mr. Wright was predeceased by a sister, Audrey Hughey, and a brother, Robert Wright.
Graveside services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Love Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, conducted by the Revs. Billy Millwood and Jimmy Powell.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements by Eggers Funeral Home, Chesnee.

Dorcas P. Borders
Retired from textiles
BLACKSBURG – Dorcas Bell Proctor Borders, 92, of 249 Griggs Rd., died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Mrs. Borders was the widow of Charlie Andrell Borders and daughter of the late Baylus Proctor and the late June Austie Hamrick Proctor. She was a textile beamer and a member of Clearview Baptist Church in Grover, N.C.
Surviving are three daughters, Mary Morgan of the home, Doris Whisnant of Kings Mountain and Sue Hames of Blacksburg; three sons, Jack Borders, Charles Borders and Jerry Borders, all of Blacksburg; a brother, Charlie Proctor of Salisbury, N.C.; and a sister, Mrs. R.K. Ledbetter of Dallas, Texas.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Borders was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty Jo Dickson.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Clearview Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Barry Miles. Burial will be in Clingman Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Michael Borders, Timmy Borders, Dean Borders, Jeff Whisnant, Steve Hames and Jimmy Morgan.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements by Gordon Mortuary.

Phyliss C. Ramsey
Employed by Kenny B’s Restaurant in Gaffney
Phyliss Inell Childers Ramsey, 61, of 807 Beech St., died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of York County, she was the wife of Donald G. Ramsey and daughter of the late Freddie Ezekial Childers and the late Loma Lee Dillingham Childers. She was employed by Kenny B’s Restaurant and was a member of Elm Street Church of God.
Also surviving are two daughters, Rebecca Ann Bright and Randie Lynn Henson of Gaffney; a son, Donald Ramsey Jr. of Gaffney; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Rev. Alton Ryan Childers of Goldsboro, N.C., and Randy Childers of Lake Greenwood; and a sister, Kay C. Mullinax of Gaffney.
Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Elm Street Church of God, conducted by the Rev. James Garner. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens. Body will be placed in the church at 10:30 a.m.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-8:30 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and at other times they will be at the residence.
Memorials may be made to the Special Olympics, 959 E. O’Neal St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.

Mary C. Fort
Native of Cherryville, N.C.
BLACKSBURG – Mary Caroline Fort, 71, of 208 W. Carolina St., died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2003, at her home.
Born in Cherryville, N.C., she was the widow of William Acrill Fort and daughter of the late Earnest Holt and the late Onie Farmer Holt Easler. She and her husband were owners of City Service Station in Blacksburg.
Surviving are two sons, William “Bill” A Fort Jr. of Gaffney and Carl Wayne Fort of Blacksburg; two sisters, Irene Green of Blacksburg and Geraldine Thornburg of Lincolnton, N.C.; a brother, Roland Eugene Easler of Fallon, Ariz.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Fort was preceded in death by a brother, Earnest Holt Jr., and a sister, Margaret Jones.
Family members are at their respective homes.
A private service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Senior Centers of Cherokee County, 109 Brugg St., Blacksburg, S.C. 29702.
Arrangements by White Columns Funeral Service.

John H. Turner Jr.
World War II veteran
John Henry Turner Jr., 76, of 210 Gardner Rd., died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003, at his home.
A native of Aiken, he was the husband of Fannie Lee Turner and son of the late John Henry Turner Sr. and the late Emma Satcher Turner. He was first married to the late Dorothy J. Messer Turner.
Mr. Turner was a former peach farm employee and was of the Baptist faith. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the European Theatre.
Also surviving are five sons, Ira Edward Turner, William Marion Turner, John Henry Turner III, Nelson Turner and Thomas Gene Turner, all of Gaffney; three daughters, Mary Ann Crowe of Gaffney, Barbara Jean Boheler of Union and Donna Rene Willard of Spartanburg; 23 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Myler Holly of Columbia.
In addition to his first wife and parents, Mr. Turner was preceded in death by a daughter, Margaret Ola Turner.
The family is at the home.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

Andrea H. Humphries
Andrea Hope Humphries, infant daughter of Robert Shaw Humphries and Tammie Renea Bailey Humphries of 470 Mikes Creek Rd., died Friday, Jan. 10, 2003, in Mary Black Memorial Hospital, Spartanburg.
Surviving in addition to her parents are a brother, Wesley Shane Humphries of the home; paternal grandmother, Nancy Ramsey of Gaffney; paternal grandfather, Jimmy Humphries of Gaffney; paternal great-grandparents, Marvin and Evelyn Nicholson of Gaffney; maternal grandparents, Keith and Teresa Bailey of Gaffney; maternal great-grandparents, Doris Bailey of Gaffney; and maternal great-grandparents, Ralph and Elnita Poole of Gaffney.
Graveside services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Rev. Steve Durham.
The family is at the home of Keith and Teresa Bailey, 466 Mikes Creek Rd., Gaffney.
Memorials may be made to Camps Creek Baptist Church Benevolence Fund, 2318 Camps Creek Church Rd., Mooresboro, N.C., 28114.
Arrangements by Gordon Mortuary, Blacksburg.

“Granny” Scoggins
Retired from textiles
Veral Leone Martin “Granny” Scoggins, 86, of 181 Scoggins Rd., died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Boyce (Bud) Scoggins and daughter of the late Bob Martin and the late Mollie Hamrick Martin. She was retired from textiles and was a member of Silica Springs Baptist Church.
Surviving are two sons, Millard Scoggins and Dennis Scoggins, both of Gaffney; four daughters, Peggy Scruggs of Mooresboro, N.C., Norma Lominick of Spartanburg, Barbara Spencer of Gaffney Vickie Humphries of Greenville; two sisters, Bernice Martin and Ruth Clark, both of Gaffney; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Rev. Lynn Ford.
Pallbearers will be Todd Humphries, Ricky Spencer, Douglas Scoggins, Dennis Scoggins Jr., Mitchell Potter and Darrell Potter.
The family is at the home of Millard Scoggins, 105 Raintree Lane.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Minnie O. Bradley
Retired supervisor for Conservation Resources
Minnie Osment Bradley, 83, formerly of East Rutledge Avenue, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003, at White Oak Estates in Spartanburg.
Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of A.G. Bradley and daughter of the late Fred Walter Osment and the late Bonnie McDaniel Osment. She was a retired supervisor for Conservation Resources in Springfield, Va., and was a member of First Baptist Church of Gaffney.
Surviving are three sons, Bill Bradley of Gaffney, Jack Bradley of Waldorf, Md., and Donnie Bradley of Vienna, Va.; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ruth Wyatt of Gaffney.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Bradley was preceded in death by a son, Frederick Willard Bradley.
Services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Gaffney, conducted by the Rev. Joel Sellers and Mr. Russ Bradley. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens. Body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. and the family will receive friends in the church’s chapel from 1-3 p.m. prior to the service.
Pallbearers will be Brad Bradley, Brian Bradley, Blake Bradley, Bruce Bradley, Ronnie Bradley, Tim Childers, Matt Childers, Jeffrey brown and Jerry Wyatt.
The family is at the home of Bill Bradley, 1841 Pacolet Hwy.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Faithful to the Vision Building Fund, 200 N. Limestone St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Johnny L. Guyton
Member of Silica Springs Baptist Church
Johnny Lee Guyton, 50, of 415 Pacolet Hwy., died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2003, in Richmond County, Ga.
A native of Gaffney, he was the son of Roy and Margaret Gregg Guyton of the home and was a member of Silica Springs Baptist Church.
Mr. Guyton was preceded in death by his brother, Sammy Joe Guyton.
Services will be held today at 2:30 p.m. at Silica Springs Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Lynn Ford. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
The family is at the residence.
Memorials may be made to Tabernacle of Love Church, c/o Rev. Dean Painter, 209 Sardis Rd., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Arrangements by White Columns-Gaffney.

Mary O. Blanton
Retired from textiles
Mary Louise Orr Blanton, 90, of 610 Marietta St., died Friday, Jan. 10, 2003, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Union, she was the widow of C.W. Blanton and daughter of the late Tolliver Orr and the late Minnie Orr. She was retired from textiles and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Linda Hancock of Gaffney; three grandchildren; a sister, Edith Page of Charlotte; and three brothers, Walter Herbert Orr Sr., T.J. Orr Jr. and James Orr, all of Gaffney.
Graveside services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Revs. Terry Pleasant and James Holder.
Pallbearers were Tim Orr, W.H. Orr Jr., Barry Orr, Jimmy Martin and Wayne Ruppe.
The family is at the home of Linda Hancock, 1408 Wilkinsville Hwy.
Memorials may be made to the Dialysis Clinic Inc., 405 Tiffany Park, Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Awbry E. Buzhardt
BATESBURG – LEESVILLE – Awbry Eli Buzhardt, infant daughter of Ashley Wayne and Danielle Drake Buzhardt of 373 Old Golf Course Rd., died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2003.
Services were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Milton Shealy Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Paul Olsen. Burial was in Ridge Crest Memorial Park.
Surviving in addition to her parents are a sister, Kamryn Ashr Buzhardt; maternal grandmother, Melanie Turner of Batesburg-Leesville; paternal grandparents, John Wayne and Karen Buzhardt of Batesburg-Leesville; paternal great-grandparents, J. Pete and Melrose Buzhardt and Lester and Doretha Leaphart, all of Batesburg-Leesville; and paternal great-great-grandmother, Agnes Raborn of Batesburg-Leesville.
Awbry was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Cecil Drake.
Pallbearers were Wayne Anderson, Damon Drake, Josh Frye and Trey Bruner.
Honorary pallbearers were David Drake, Ian McKee and Justin McKee.
Arrangements by Milton Shealy Funeral Home.

A.C. Gordon Sr.
Gaffney native
GASTONIA – Alex Charles “A.C.” Gordon Sr., 63, of 808 E. Davis Ave., died Friday, Jan. 10, 2003, at his residence.
Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Floyd Oscar Gordon and the late Willie Mae Cauthren. He served in the U.S. Army and worked at Southeastern Kusan for over 19 years. More recently Mr. Gordon had worked at Corner Grocery.
Surviving are his children, Alex Charles Gordon Jr of Gastonia, Scott Douglas Gordon and Wanda Diane Mullinax, both of Columbia, Pamela Darlene Reynolds of Springwood, N.C., and April Clark of Hoschton, Ga.; a brother, James Gordon of Gaffney; two sisters, Elizabeth Seals and Linda Ruppe, both of Gaffney; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Gordon was preceded in death by a brother, Manuel Douglas Gordon.
Services will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. at The Colonial Chapter of Carothers Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. David Payne. Burial will be private.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6-8 at Carothers Funeral Home, 312 W. Second Ave.
Memorials may be made to Alex Gordon Jr., 808 E. Davis Ave., Gastonia, N.C. 28054.

Sarah T. Smith
Services for Sarah Lee Tate Smith, 72, of 1210 Emery Ave., Cleveland, Ohio, will be held today at 2 p.m. at Mount Tabor Baptist Church in Gaffney, conducted by the Revs. Darrell W. Smith, Danny Burnside, Marvin Tate, David Vernon and Roscoe Hodges. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
Pallbearers and flower bearers will be her nephews and nieces, respectively.
The family is at the Tate family home, 2413 Beech St., Gaffney.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Cornell Adams
Gaffney native
Cornell Adams of Buffalo, N.Y., died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2003, in Buffalo Memorial Hospital.
A native of Gaffney, he was the son of the late Jones Adams Sr. and the late Lessie Linder Adams. He was a former member of Bethel Baptist Church in Gaffney and was a retired swimming pool builder.
Surviving are his wife, Minnie Pearl Dawkins Adams of Bridgeston, N.J.; a son, Luthell Adams of Bridgeston, N.J.; three daughters, Lessie Elaine Adams of Bridgeston, Shirley Reese and Patricia Adams, both of Buffalo, N.Y.; two brothers, Jones “June” Adams Jr. of Gaffney and Claude Adams of Buffalo; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
(Courtesy of Foster Funeral Home.)

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