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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Friday, February 7, 2003

Billy Dean Cooper
Gaffney native
SPARTANBURG – Billy Dean Cooper, 70, of 205 High Dr., died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003, in Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System after a long illness.
Born April 24, 1932, in Gaffney, he was a son of the late Paul and Zonnie Blake Cooper and husband of Nellie Ruth Hawkins Cooper. He was a member of Cudd Memorial Baptist Church, the G.A. Rogers Sunday School class, and was a Mason.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Cooper is survived by a daughter, Linda Cooper Sellars of Gaffney; a son, Keary Dean Cooper of Gastonia, N.C.; two brothers, James Cooper and Dennis Cooper, both of Chesnee; three grandchildren; two step-grandsons; and one great-grandchild.
Services were held Thursday at Eggers Funeral Chapel in Boiling Springs, conducted by the Revs. Danny Garrett and Ronnie Norris. Burial was in Good Shepherd Memorial Park.
Pallbearers were Robert Metcalf Jr., David Sellars, Kent Sellars, Ricky Cooper, Tony Cooper and Michael Brady.
Memorials may be made to Regional Hospice, 120 Heywood Dr., Spartanburg, S.C. 29302; or to Cudd Memorial Baptist Church Building Fund, 1301 Boiling Springs Rd., Spartanburg, S.C. 29303.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements by Eggers Funeral Home, Boiling Springs.

Ethel J. Wilson
Retired from Oxford Ind.
BLACKSBURG – Ethel Jones Wilson, 87, of 1390 Blacksburg Hwy., died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003, at her home.
A native of Blacksburg, she was the widow of John Harry Wilson and daughter of the late Horace Columbus and Mamie Bridges Jones. She attended Winthrop College and was retired from Oxford Industries. She was a member of Buffalo Baptist Church.
Surviving are a son, Tommy K. Wilson of Blacksburg; three daughters, Harriette W. Parker of Gaffney, Ann W. Campbell of Pelzer and Nancy W. Stacy of Easley; a brother, Jack B. Jones of Charlotte; a sister, Sara J. Hankinson of Blacksburg; eight grandchildren, John Campbell of Simpsonville, Rob Campbell of Pelzer, Chris Stacy of Mooresville, N.C., Eric Stacy of Knoxville, Tenn., Gina Parker of Easley, Greg Parker of Gaffney, Kelly Richardson of Blacksburg and David Wilson of Weaverville, N.C.; and three great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Wilson was preceded in death by a brother, Howard Jones.
Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Buffalo Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Marshall Foster. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 at White Columns-Blacksburg and at other times they will be at the home.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to Regional Home Health Services, 120 Heywood Ave., Spartanburg, S.C. 29303; or to the American Cancer Society, Cherokee Chapter, P.O. Box 1095, Gaffney, S.C. 29342.
Arrangements by White Columns-Blacksburg.

Frances G. White
Retired textile employee
Frances E. Waddell Gardner White, 76, of 922 9th St., died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the wife of the Rev. Claude A. White and was first married to the late Clint T. Gardner. She was the daughter of the late Talmadge Waddell and the late Esmer Wall Waddell. A retired textile employee, she was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Roy Gardner of Boiling Springs; two stepsons, Bobby White of Gaffney and Randy White of Blacksburg; a stepdaughter, Brenda Sprouse of Blacksburg; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; four brothers, Hoyt Waddell of Pauline, Harold Waddell of Spartanburg, Charles Waddell of Cowpens and Robert Waddell of Gaffney; seven sisters, Lula McSwain of Earl, Ovellia Fowler, Elizabeth Crocker, Lois Russell, all of Gaffney, Doris Phillips of Spartanburg, Carol Chestine of Monroe, N.C., and Pauline Howell of New Hampshire.
In addition to her first husband and parents, Mrs. White was preceded in death by a daughter, Norma Reed, and brothers, Elbert Waddell, Troy Waddell and Howard Waddell.
Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Love Springs Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Benny Davis and Terry Pleasant. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 10:30 a.m.
The family will receive friends at the church following the service and at other times they will be at the residence.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Jim Cobb
Veteran of Korean War
CHEROKEE FALLS – Jim Cobb, 69, of 202 Lower Deal St., died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee Falls, he was the husband of Brenda Godfrey Cobb of the home and son of the late Larkin H. Cobb and the late Eunice Byars Cobb. He was a retired construction worker and a veteran of the Korean War.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Tracy Cobb of Cherokee Falls; a daughter, Nikki Waters of Cherokee Falls; a stepson, Jamie Godfrey of Cherokee Falls; three stepdaughters, Sissy Higgins of Cowpens, Robin Peace of Gaffney and Sherrie Spake of Cherokee Falls; one grandchild; six step-grandchildren; and two sisters, Artie Trull and Mildred Hardin, both of Cherokee Falls.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Cobb was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph Cobb, and a sister, Ruby McCraw.
The family is at the residence.
Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Cherokee Falls Missionary Fellowship Church, conducted by the Revs. Gregg Martin and Lucky Earls. The Rev. Willie Lanier will make remarks. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 2:30 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Billy Tindall, Dennis Hardin, Marty Trull, Chris Hardin, Trent Trull and Dale Harrison.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements by Gordon Mortuary, Blacksburg.

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