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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Wednesday, January 15, 2003

John H. Turner Jr.
Services for John Henry Turner Jr., 76, of 210 Gardner Rd.,will be held today at 2 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Clint Phillips. Entombment will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Mary Coffey
Retired from Sadie Mill
GROVER, N.C. – Mary Lee Cleary Coffey, 85, of 146 Ponder Rd., died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003, in Kings Mountain Hospital.
A native of Cleveland County, she was the widow of Donald Coffey and daughter of the late Tom and Susie Dover Cleary. She was retired from Sadie Mill in Kings Mountain.
Surviving are a daughter, Martha Lee Goforth of Grover; three granddaughters, Susan Black of Grover, Kay Bolin and Faye Bolin, both of Blacksburg; and three great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Coffey was preceded in death by two brothers, Leonard Cleary and George Cleary.
Graveside services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Grover Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Bob Hope.
The family is at the home of her daughter, Martha Lee Goforth, 146 Ponder Rd., Grover.
Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain.

Plato McFarland
Saw mill owner/operator
CASAR, N.C. – William Plato McFarland, 81, of 625 Moriah Church Rd., died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003, at his home.
Mr. McFarland was born in Cleveland County, N.C., on Aug. 3, 1921, a son of the late Charlie Harrison McFarland and the late Rosa Frances White McFarland. He and his wife, Aileen Brackett McFarland had been married for 60 years. Mr. McFarland was co-owner and operator of a sawmill and was a self-employed farmer. A member of Mt. Moriah United Methodist Church, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Surviving are three sons, Douglas “Pete” McFarland, Joe McFarland, both of Casar, and Larry McFarland of Ellenboro; a daughter, Brenda McFarland of Casar; two brothers, Charlie McFarland of Casar and Oscar McFarland of Lawndale; two sisters, Elector Robbins and Omie Davis, both of Blacksburg; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Mr. McFarland was preceded in death by a son, William Edison McFarland, and two sisters, Mary Lee Hunt and Iona Luckadoo.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Mt. Moriah United Methodist Church, conducted by the Revs. Wayne Buff and Michael Brackett. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m.
Arrangements by Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston.

Blakely Mosley
Retired farmer
Blakley Mosley of 1900 N. Limestone St. died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003, in the VA Medical Center in Asheville, N.C.
Born in Gaffney, he was the widower of Helen Coyle Mosley and son of the late Ben Tillman Mosley and the late Bessie Bolin Mosley. He was a retired farmer and a member of Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he served in the Pacific Theatre, where he was wounded at Okinawa and received the Purple Heart.
Surviving are a son, Bob Mosley of Greenville; a brother, Ernest Mosley of Gaffney; a sister, Gracie Jolly of Gaffney; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Mosley was preceded in death by a sister, Luvercia “Peggy” Mosley Parris.
Services will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Stuart Kersey. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 3-4 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service.
Pallbearers will be Joe Sparks, Dale Snelling, Chuck Gordon, Dale Jolly, Billy Sparks and Randy Parris.
Family members are at their respective homes.
In lieu of flowers, send donations to Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church, 805 Cherokee Ave., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.

Lester (Pop) Drawdy
Retired carpenter
Lester Henry (Pop) Drawdy, 86, of 115 Washington Ave., died Monday, Jan. 13, 2003, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Born in Columbia, he was the husband of Ruth Todd Drawdy and son of the late John Drawdy and the late Sally Turner Drawdy. Mr. Drawdy was a retired carpenter, a member of Conway Freewill Baptist Church and a veteran.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Johnny Mae Goff of Conway; four stepsons, Billy Grainger of Florence, Jimmy Grainger of Waxhaw, N.C., Paul Grainger of Fayetteville, N.C., and Danny Grainger of Detroit, Mich.; two step-daughters, Rocky Caroline Gillis of Fayetteville and Sylvia Herrera of Wilson, N.H.; a sister, Laura Drawdy of Wharton, Texas; 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by Ashby Blakely. Burial will be in Pacolet 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 residence.

Cornell Adams
Services for Cornell Adams of Buffalo, N.Y., will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Hopewell Baptist Church in Buffalo.
Flowers and telegrams may be sent to Brian K. Lewis Funeral Home, 2528 Bailey Ave., Buffalo, N.Y. 14215.

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