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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Monday, January 20, 2003

Lucy H. Hope
YORK – Lucy Maurice Howell Hope, 83, of 111 S. Congress St., died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003, at White Oak Manor in York.
A native of Hickory Grove, she was the widow of Thomas M. Hope Sr. and daughter of the late Joseph Henry Howell and the late Minnie Bratton Howell. She was a homemaker and member of Filbert Presbyterian Church in America and had been very active in the women activities of the church.
Surviving are four sons, Thomas M. Hope, Edgar E. Hope and M. Keith Hope, all of York, and Rev. James M. Hope of Sylvania, Ga.; a daughter, Brenda H. Brock of York; two brothers, Bill Howell of Charlotte and Donald Howell of Rock Hill; two sisters, Evelyn H. Lowery of Gaffney and Ruby H. Burton of York; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Filbert Presbyterian Church in America, conducted by the Rev. Wallace Tinsley. Burial will be in Lakeview Memory Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Filbert Presbyterian Church in America, 2066 321 N. Highway, York, S.C. 29745; or Alzheimer’s Association Upstate S.C. Chapter, 114 E. Earle St., Anderson, S.C. 29621-5602.
Arrangements by Green Funeral Home, Rock Hill.

Kane Westbrook-Johnson
CHESNEE – Kane Hayden Westbrook-Johnson, infant son of Kasey F. Westbrook of 302 S. Florida Ave., and Daniel K. Johnson of 113 Holly Dr., died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2003, at 12:09 p.m. in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
Surviving in addition to his mother and father are grandparents, Dr. Michael and Jeanne Westbrook, Ernest and Patricia Bishop and Daniel H. and Dot Johnson, all of Chesnee; maternal great-grandparents, C. O’Neal Robinson of Chesnee; paternal great-grandparents, Oscar and Dorothy D. Pruitt of Inman; maternal aunt, Brandy Westbrook, and uncles, Jared and A.J. Westbrook, all of Chesnee; paternal aunts and uncles, Michael and Wendy Burrell of Campobello and Charles and Tina Stacy of Chesnee.
Kane was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandmother, Pauline G. Robinson.
Graveside services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Arrowwood Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Douglas O. Thrift.
Pallbearers were A.J. Westbrook and Ernest Bishop.
The family is at the home, 302 S. Florida Ave.
Arrangements by Eggers Funeral Home.

Christine S. Garrett
Cherokee County native
Christine Smith Garrett, 92, of 206 Yale St., died Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Widow of James Venter Garrett, she was born in Cherokee County, a daughter of the late Jimmy and Viola Corry Garrett. She was a member of Great New Faith Baptist Church, Tryon Court No. 3 Heroines of Jericho, and Queen Esther Chapter No. 1, Order of the Eastern Star.
Surviving are a daughter, Tinnie G. Wilkins of Gaffney; a son, James Levi Garrett of Gaffney; three sisters, Lillie Mae Smith of Gaffney, Mattie Smith Reid of Bridgeton, N.J., and Lula Mae Littlejohn of Baltimore, Md.; 12 grandchildren, including four she raised in the home, Cecelia Jefferies, Jane Kearse, Levi Garrett Jr. and Eskridge Garrett; 22 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel, conducted by the Rev. J.W. Richard, assisted by Brother Edward Hughes. Burial will be in Gaffney Memorial Park.
Arrangements by The Gilmore Mortuary.

Katherine B. Anthony
One of the founders of Tuesday Woman’s Club
Katherine Gaffney Boyd Anthony, 93, of 110 Pine St., died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2003, at her residence.
Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Isaac Quitman (I.Q.) Anthony and daughter of the late Charles Henry Boyd and the late Myrtle Gaffney Boyd. She was a homemaker and member of Buford Street Methodist Church where she was a pianist for the Sunday School class.
Mrs. Anthony was the great-great-granddaughter of Michael Gaffney, founding father of Gaffney. One of the founders of the Tuesday Woman’s Club, she graduated magna cum laude from Greensboro (N.C.) College with a bachelor of music degree and was a member of the Gaffney Music Club.
Surviving are two daughters, Katherine A. Miliken of Merritt Island, Fla., and Mary Pat Tyndall of Greenville; a sister, Mary Ann Boyd Snow of Florence; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Buford Street United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends at the church following the service.
Memorials may be made to Buford Street United Methodist Church, 120 E. Buford St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340; or CHAPS, Cherokee Historical and Preservation Society Inc., 301 S. Johnson St., Gaffney, S.C.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Marshall E. Smith
Construction worker
Marshall Eugene Smith, 53, of 107 Gaston Shoals Rd., died today, Jan. 20, 2003, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Born in Gaffney, he was the son of R.T. Smith and Mealzie Elizabeth Pierce Smith, both of the home. He was a construction worker and a member of Little Memorial Baptist Church.
Also surviving are a daughter, Marsha Elaine Smith of Gaffney; a brother, Mitchell Smith of the home; and two sisters, Margaret Patterson and Gelinda Patterson, both of Gaffney.
The family is at the residence.
Donations may be made to Little Memorial Baptist Church, c/o Marshall Smith, 427 Victory Trail Rd., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Arrangements are incomplete. Gordon Mortuary is in charge.

Blanche U. Stroup
SMYRNA – Blanche Upchurch Stroup, 94, of 1332 Old Chester Rd., died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2003, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Darvin Noah Stroup and was a homemaker and member of Nazareth Baptist Church.
Surviving are two sons, Elmore Stroupe and Leroy Stroup of Blacksburg; a daughter, Elizabeth Alexander of Smyrna; and three grandsons.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements are incomplete. Gordon Mortuary is in charge.

Al Ben Tate
Cleveland County native
SHELBY – Al Ben Tate, 26, of 1325 Eastview Exit, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003, in Cleveland Regional Medical Center.
Son of the late Robert Lee Hunt and the late Lucinda Tate, he was a native of Cleveland County and employed as a salesman at the Shelby Farmer’s Market. He was a member of Jesus Way Mission in Shelby.
Surviving are five sisters, Joyce Tate of the home, Hazel Robertson, Annie Bell Baxter, Edna Hunt and Juanita Hunt of Charlotte; six brothers, Jimmy Wayne Tate, Marcus Tate, Pink Hunt Jr., all of Shelby, Willie Hunt, Otis Hunt and Edward Hunt of Charlotte.
Arrangements are incomplete. Foster Funeral Home is in charge.

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