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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Friday, February 21, 2003

Allie C. Rhodes
Anderson native
ANDERSON – Allie Carver Rhodes, 87, of Highway 187, widow of Luther Alvin Rhodes, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2003, at NHC HealthCare in Anderson.
Born in Anderson on May 12, 1915, Mrs. Rhodes was a daughter of the late Ben Carver and the late Ethel Richey Carver. She was a homemaker, farmer and sales person. She was a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church and the Zion Growing Better Club.
She is survived by a son, Daniel H. Rhodes of Anderson; a brother, Till Carver of Anderson; a sister, Glendal Webb of LaFrance; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Luther Alvin Rhodes Jr. and Virgil William Rhodes; two brothers, Vernon and Cecil Carver; and three sisters, Evelyn Kampen, Helen Teachout and Lila McGee.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. today in the chapel of McDougald Funeral Home, conducted by the Revs. Alvin Crooks and Danny Gray. Burial will be in Mt. Tabor Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons and nephews.
Flowers are optional; memorials may be made to Mt. Tabor Baptist Church, 5901 S.C. Hwy. 187, Anderson, S.C. 29625.
Family members are at their respective homes.
Arrangements by the McDougald Funeral Home, Anderson.

Reola M. Chapman
Cherokee County native
FORT MILL – Reola Rebecca Moss Chapman, 95, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2003, at Magnolia Manor in Rock Hill.
Born Nov. 13, 1907, in Cherokee County, Mrs. Chapman was the last surviving child of the late Robert James Wesley Moss and Emma Rebecca Bradley Moss. She was the widow of James William Chapman and was a homemaker. A longtime member of Philadelphia United Methodist Church, she taught Sunday School for many years and also received a United Methodist Women’s Outstanding Achievement Award.
Surviving are three sons, Jimmie R. Chapman and Douglas O. Chapman, both of Fort Mill, and Robert W. Chapman of Fort Lawn; a daughter, Emmagene C. Harper of Fort Mill; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Philadelphia United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Randy Smith. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6-8 at Philadelphia United Methodist Church and at other times they will be at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Doug Chapman, 401 Mariah St., Fort Mill.
Memorials may be made to the Philadelphia United Methodist Church Building Fund, 269 Flint Hill Rd., Fort Mill, S.C. 29715.
Arrangements by Wolfe Funeral Home, Fort Mill.

Buck White
Retired from textiles
BLACKSBURG – Boyce (Buck) White, 76, of 1060 S. Charleston St., died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003, at Woodruff Manor, Woodruff.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the widower of Geraldine Moss White and son of the late Charles Roland White and the late Mary Jane Justice White. He was retired from textiles and was a member of Cherokee Falls Baptist Church.
Surviving are a son, Forest David White of Blacksburg; two grandchildren; and a brother, the Rev. Claude Roland White of Gaffney.
The family is at the home of his son at 505 Rock Springs Rd., Blacksburg.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

Sarah B. Proctor
Cherokee County native
KERNERSVILLE, N.C. – Sarah Burgess Proctor, 80, of 9855 Moore Farm Rd., died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2003, at her home.
Mrs. Proctor was born on July 17, 1922, in Cherokee County, S.C., a daughter of the late James Arthur and Sarah Marie Lipsey Burgess. A resident of Kernersville since 1941, she was retired from Acme Sample Books and was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. On June 7, 1941, she married William Wilkins Proctor who preceded her in death in 1977.
Surviving are four children, Carolyn Marshall and husband Ronald of Archdale, Vicki Bell of High Point, Jerry Wayne Proctor and wife Betty Sue of Kernersville, and Roger Dale Proctor and wife Gail of High Point; a sister, Jo Cash of Gaffney; a brother, Arthur Burgess of Gaffney; six grandchildren, Lisa Hedgecock and husband Dwayne, Patti Cox, Darin Bell and wife Meredith, Jeff Proctor, Dale Proctor and wife Dowa, and Greg Bell and wife Nikki; five great-grandchildren, Joseph Cox, Sydney Bell, Montgomery Hedgecock, Koty Proctor and Madeline Bell; two sets of special neighbors, Doug and Barbara Culler and Carol and Betty Welborn; and countless other friends and neighbors.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of the Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point with the Rev. Carol Welborn and the Rev. Dr. Jimmy Hinson officiating. Interment will follow at Floral Garden Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 7-8:30 tonight at the funeral home and other times at her residence.
Memorial donations may be directed to American Lung Association, 3498-D W. Wendover Dr., Greensboro, N.C. 27407; or to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Dr., High Point, N.C. 27262.
On-line condolences may be made through www.cumbyfuneral.com.

Frances B. Hawkins
Homemaker
Frances Anne Byars Hawkins, 74, of 467 Beaver Ridge Rd., died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2003, at 455 Beaver Ridge Rd.
Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Hoyle Hawkins and daughter of the late James Aaron Byars and the late Laura Price Aaltonen Byars. She was a homemaker and member of Beaverdam Baptist Church.
Surviving are three daughters, Rebecca Beeson of Gaffney, Myra Davis of Atlanta, Ga., and Diana Hall of Campobello; two sisters, Christine Hawkins of Sophia, N.C., and Janice Aaltonen of Gaffney; a brother, Kenneth Aaltonen of Gaffney; two grandchildren, Cynthia Beeson Upton and Ronnie Davis Jr.; and one great-grandchild, Christian James Upton.
Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Billy Washburn, Chaplain Gary Pindroh and Chaplain Carroll Hutcheson. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Bruce Hawkins, Randy Hawkins, Steve Hawkins, Ronnie Davis Jr., Wesley Adams and Maynard Hawkins.
The family is the home of her daughter, Rebecca Beeson, 455 Beaver Ridge Rd.
Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, 950 W. Faris Rd., Greenville, S.C. 29605.

Claude N. Peterson
U.S. Navy veteran
BLACKSBURG – Claude Nesbitt Peterson, 78, of 138 Brindle St., died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the husband of Betty Broome Peterson and son of the late Thomas and Alice Brown Peterson. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Navy.
Mr. Peterson was a charter member of Newsong Community Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Mitchell Peterson of Blacksburg; a daughter, Samantha Hightower of Myrtle Beach; a sister, Mildred Owens of Blacksburg; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Peterson was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl Peterson and Vernon Peterson, and three sisters, Lois Peterson, Carrie Peterson and Pearl Patterson.
Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Newsong Community Church, conducted by the Rev. Jim Clark. Burial will be in Clingman Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6-7:30 at White Columns-Blacksburg and at other times they will be at the residence.
Memorials may be made to Newsong Community Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 488, Blacksburg, S.C. 29702.
Arrangements by White Columns-Blacksburg.

Chasity B. Elder
Gaffney native
SUMTER – Chasity Ann Bolin Elder, 26, of 518-A Willow St., died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2003, at the Medical University of South Carolina.
Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of Michael Elder and daughter of Bobby D. Bolin of Ellenboro, N.C., and Mildred L. Ramirez of Spartanburg. She was a homemaker.
Surviving in addition to her husband and parents are two daughters, Marah Moon Elder and Lucy Drew Elder, both of the home; a brother, James Bolin of Gaffney; two sisters, Dana Childers and Christie Childers, both of Gaffney; and maternal grandfather, James Childers of Gaffney.
Services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel. The family will receive friends from 1-2:30 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Family members are at their respective homes.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Jerry A. Freeman
Former employee of Simeus Fast Food
MOORESBORO, N.C. – Jerry Allen Freeman, 49, of 119 Mirtis Lane, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003, at 7:40 a.m. at Cleveland Regional Medical Center, Shelby.
A native of Spartanburg, he was the husband of Gladys Davis Freeman of the home and son of the late James H. Freeman and the late Hattie B. Burgess Freeman. He was a member of Friends in Christ Methodist Church and was last employed by Simeus Fast Food.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Justin Allen Freeman of the home; two daughters, Carnishia L. Davis of the home and Lisa O. Hart of Forest City, N.C.; a brother, Larry W. Freeman of Chesnee; and a sister, Doris E. Wilson of Fayetteville, N.C.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home, Gaffney.

Katrina C. Payne
Guilford, N.C., native
BESSEMER CITY, N.C. – Katrina “Buffy” Elaine Childers Payne, 35, of 405 Holland Memorial Church Rd., died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2003, at her home.
Born in Guilford, N.C., on Oct. 27, 1967, she was the daughter of Otis Childers and Brenda Dixon.
Surviving are two daughters, Sheridan Childers and Dawn Davis of the home; a brother, Trent Childers of Gaffney; a half-brother, Benjamin Childers of Boise, Idaho; and a half-sister, Kelly Childers of Columbia.
Graveside services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery in Blacksburg, conducted by the Rev. Robert Fraley.
Visitation will be held tonight from 7-9 at Greene Funeral Service-West Chapel, Gastonia.

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