common / 02-03-2003

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Monday, February 3, 2003

James L. Rose Sr.
Self-employed roofer
BLACKSBURG – James Leslie Rose Sr., 64, of 364 Dickson Rd., died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003, at his home.
A native of York County, he was the husband of Maxie Radford Rose and son of the late Clarence Rose and the late Florence Anderson Rose. He was a self-employed roofer and a member of Clover Freewill Baptist Church in Clover.
Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Clarence Rose of the home, Dale Rose and Leslie Rose, both of York; three daughters, Tabatha R. Cameron, Tina R. Lambert, both of Blacksburg, and Tammy R. McClain of York; three brothers, Bill Rose of Clover, Donnie Rose of York and Henry Rose of Seneca; five sisters, Joann Rose, Peggy R. McCarter, Elizabeth R. Blanks, Carolyn R. Cole, all of Clover, and Ruth R. Sexton of Sharon; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Clover Freewill Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Marvin Carson. Burial will be in Lakeview Memory Gardens in York.
Arrangements by Bratton Funeral Home, York.

Bonnie Motts
Spartanburg County native
SPARTANBURG – Bonnie R. “Tess” Motts, 67, of 400 Locust Grove, formerly of Gaffney, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003, at Valley Falls Terrace, Spartanburg.
A native of Spartanburg County, she was the widow of Harold Dean Motts, to whom she was married for 50 years. She was a daughter of the late Oliver Samuel and Venice Martin Mathis and attended Blue Branch Baptist Church.
Surviving are three sons, Eddie Jerome Motts, Keith Regail Motts and Anthony G. Motts, all of Gaffney; three daughters, Melissa Motts Small of Pacolet, Bonnie Motts Mangum and Karla Motts Brown, both of Gaffney; a brother, Kenneth Wayne Mathis of Pacolet; a sister, Javon Mathis Brown of Pacolet; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Motts was preceded in death by two sons, Richard Dane Motts and Marshall Dean Motts, and a brother, Howard Mathis.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 at White Columns-Gaffney and at other times they will be at the home of Anthony and Jean Motts, 3294 Pacolet Hwy.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Blue Branch Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Valley Falls Terrace, 400 Locust Grove, Spartanburg, S.C.; or to Interim Hospice of S.C., 407 N. Limestone St., Gaffney, S.C. 29341.
Arrangements by White Columns-Gaffney.

Beulah B. Griffin
Homemaker
CHESNEE – Beulah Brock Griffin, 89, of 129 Mossburg Rd., died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003, in Spartanburg Regional Health Care System.
A native of Spartanburg County, she was the widow of Burton Griffin and daughter of the late Will and Lillie Cash Brock. She was a homemaker and member of Chesnee Wesleyan Church.
Surviving are a son, Jerry F. Griffin of Inman; four sisters, Mamie Spake, Lois Martin, Zinnie “Tina” Lamb, all of Chesnee, and Sudie Price of Mayo; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Eggers Funeral Home, Chesnee, conducted by the Revs. Dan Belcher, C. Ray Lewis and T.C. Childs. Burial will be in Springhill Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 at the funeral home.
The family is at the residence.

Dale D. Beck Jr.
Native of Arab, Ala.
BLACKSBURG – Dale Dewayne Beck Jr., 16, of 219 Possum Trot Rd., died Friday, Jan. 31, 2003, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Born in Arab, Ala., he was the son of Dale Dewayne Beck Sr. of Eva, Ala., and Lisa Alexander Heffner of the home. He attended Antioch Baptist Church and was a student.
Surviving in addition to his parents are two brothers, Brian Heffner and Larry Heffner, both of the home; three sisters, Kimberly Smith, Kara Heffner and Kortney Moore, all of the home; maternal grandmother, Caroly Ramsey of Rock Hill; maternal grandmother, Margie Alexander of Cullman, Ala.; and maternal great-grandmother, Ola Ivey of York.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Vernon Craig. Burial will be in Clingman Memorial Gardens. Body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m.
Pallbearers will be employees of Overnite Trucking Company.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements by Gordon

Anita R. Duncan
Homemaker
Anita Rankin Duncan, 62, of 209 9th St., died Friday, Jan. 31, 2003, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of Maynard Duncan and daughter of the late C.C. Rankin and the late Lila Bucannon Rankin. She was a homemaker and member of Johnson Memorial Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Michael Greer of Spartanburg; a daughter, Angela Duncan of Gaffney; a brother, Wayne Rankin of Gaffney; and three grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Duncan was preceded in death by a daughter, Lisa Greer.
Services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Wayne Arrowood.
The family is at the residence.
Memorials may be made to Cherokee County Children’s Home, P.O. Box 1896, Gaffney, S.C. 29342.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.Mortuary.

Charlie P. Nalley
Disabled farmer
SHELBY – Charlie Pete Nalley, 57, of 612 Cherryville Rd., died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center.
A native of Gainesville, Ga., he was the husband of Lois Moore Nalley and son of the late Ernest Andrew Nalley and the late Eula Belle Parr Jefferies. He was of the Baptist faith and was a disabled farmer.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Regina Denise Nalley of Shelby; a brother, Randolph Scott Nalley of Shelby; three sisters, Geraldine Ford, Martha Dean Sparks, both of Shelby, and Martha Jo Nalley of Paten, Colo.; two grandchildren; and one step-grandchild.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Nalley was preceded in death by a son, Charlie William Nalley, and a daughter, Lora Nalley Mathis.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Tim Trexler.
The family will receive friends from 10-10:45 a.m. Tuesday at Gordon Mortuary and at other times they will be at 116 Highfield Court, Shelby.
Pallbearers will be Paul Mason Cudd, William Kenneth Moore, Dewayne Roger Moore, Jeff Hull, Steve Ira Moore and Ralphie Glenn.
Arrangements by Gordon Mortuary.

Return To Top

Return to top

Special Sections

Poll

Who do you think should pay for ambulance service in Cherokee County?