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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Wednesday, March 12, 2003

Jack Guthrie Jr.
Retired from S.C. Employment Commission
Calvin Jack Guthrie Jr., 81, of 3307 Cherokee Ave., died Tuesday, March 11, 2002, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Jean Humphries Guthrie of the home and son of the late Calvin Jack Guthrie Sr. and the late Daisy Guthrie. He was retired from the S.C. Employment Security Commission and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
Mr. Guthrie was a member of First Baptist Church and a volunteer with the Red Cross and FEMA and was very active with the missions program at First Baptist Church. He attended Furman University on a football scholarship and was a referee for the S.C. High School League.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Jill Thomson of Gaffney; five sons, Jack Guthrie of Columbia, Mike Guthrie, Joe Guthrie, Tim Guthrie, all of Gaffney, and Billy Guthrie of Greenville; three sisters, Vivian Turner, Juanita Harris, both of Gaffney, and Marie Ross of Blacksburg; a brother, Ralph Guthrie of Charleston; grandchildren, Michael Guthrie, Jeanne Pearson, Ben Guthrie, Susan Guthrie, Jessica Thomson, Mary Elizabeth Thomson, Sara Jane Guthrie, Callie Guthrie and Kate Guthrie; and great-grandchildren, Jake Pearson, Hannah Guthrie and Jordan Thomson.
Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends today from 4-7 p.m. at the home of Jill Thomson, 520 E. Rutledge Ave.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Annie Armstrong Mission Fund, 200 N. Limestone St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Spencer R. Perrin Jr.
Retired from S.C. Highway Department
Spencer Rice Perrin Jr., 86, of 306 Union St., died Friday, March 7, 2003, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Born in Union, he was the widower of Nell Perrin and son of the late Spencer Rice Perrin Sr. and the late Etta McDow Perrin. He was a retired engineer with the State Highway Department and was a member and former treasurer of Limestone Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Perrin was a Mason, a veteran, a former Boy Scout troop leader and a member of the Gaffney Country Club.
Surviving are a daughter, Dody Perrin of the home; a brother, Frank Perrin of Louisville, Ky.; and a sister, Elizabeth Hester of Charlotte.
A memorial service was held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Limestone Presbyterian Church, conducted by the Rev. Dan Younglood.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Rev. Claude R. White
Retired minister
The Rev. Claude R. White, 78, of 922 9th St., died Monday, March 10, 2003, at Mary Black Memorial Hospital.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the widower of Frances E. Waddell Gardner White and was first married to the late Elizabeth Nance White. He was the son of the late Charlie Roland White and the late Mary Jane Justice White.
Rev. White was a retired minister and formerly employed by Southern Loom and Reed. He was a former pastor of Pacolet Road Baptist Church, Oak Grove Baptist Church, Mountainview Baptist Church, Victory Baptist Church and Westover Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
Surviving are two sons, Bobby White of Gaffney and Randy White of Blacksburg; a daughter, Brenda Sprouse of Blacksburg; a stepson, Roy Gardner of Cowpens; three grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wives and parents, Rev. White was preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters.
Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Terry Pleasant. Burial will be in Mountainview Cemetery in Blacksburg. Body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Dean Broome, Bob Earls, Kenneth McCraw, Henry Duncan, Wayne White and Leroy White.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and at other times they will be at the residence.
Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 2929 Cherokee Ave., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Archel D. Sanders Jr.
Former electrician for Duke Power Co.
Archel Druey Sanders Jr., 51, of 115 Fortenberry Rd., died Saturday, March 8, 2003, at his residence.
Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Archel D. Sanders Sr. and the late Sue Henderson Sanders. He was a former electrician for Duke Power Company and was a graduate of Gaffney High School. He attended University of South Carolina and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
Surviving are a daughter, Angela Sanders of Gaffney; four sisters, Vicky Harris of Irmo, Jackie Wylie of Walkertown, N.C., Jessica Phillips of Raleigh, N.C., and Shelby Jean Lawhorn of Gaffney; and a brother, Ted H. Sanders of Gaffney.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Sanders was preceded in death by a brother, Hartwell Sanders, and a sister, Jo Ann Price.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, conducted by Elder Manfred Martin and Elder Lynn Lawhon. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens. Body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Billy D. Wylie, Brian Sanders, J.V. Phillips, H. Richard Harris, Thomas R. Harris and Daniel E. Harris.
The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. at the church prior to the service and at other times will be at the home of Shelby Jean Lawhon, 213 Farm Wind Rd.
Memorials may be made to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 701 W. Buford St., Gaffney, S.C. 29341.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Alma B. Price
Retired from Minnette Mills
Alma Ola Bridges Price, 96, formerly of 144 Forest Hills Dr., died Tuesday, March 11, 2002, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Gaffney, she was the widow of Wofford W. Price and daughter of the late Bob Bridges and the late Hester Davis Bridges. She was retired from Minnette Mills and was a member of Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Patsy Whiteside of Gaffney; a son, George Price of Gaffney; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a sister.
Services will be held today at 4 p.m. at Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Stuart Kersey and Dr. Clyde Thomas. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens. Body will be placed in the church at 3:30 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Terry Price, Dennis Price, Chris Price, Chuck Lowery, Gary Brown and Joel Turner.
The family will receive friends any time at the residence of Patsy Whiteside, 144 Forest Hills Dr.
Memorials may be made to Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church, 805 Cherokee Ave., Gaffney, S.C. 29340; or to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 200 N. Limestone St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Vicky Wilson
Cherokee County native
Vicky D. Wilson, 46, of 104 Minkum Rd., died Tuesday, March 11, 2003, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the daughter of Clarence D. and Shirley Cutshaw Wilkie Sr. of Gaffney. She was a member of John Scott Holiness Church.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by two brothers, Jimmy Ray Wilkie and Clarence “Buzzy” Wilkie Jr., both of Gaffney; four nieces and three nephews.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Johnny Scott “Scotty” Wilkie.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at White Columns-Gaffney.
Graveside services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Wilkie Family Cemetery on Wilkie Road, with Chaplain Gary Pindroh and the Rev. Joe Mathis officiating.
The family is at 170 Wilkie Road.

Harold D. Wilkins
U.S. Air Force veteran
Harold D. Wilkins, 60, of 61-28 219th St., Bayside, N.Y., husband of Gloria Hollman Wilkins, died Sunday, March 9, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital, Flushing, N.Y.
A native of Gaffney, he was the son of Jestine Littlejohn of Gaffney and the late James C. Wilkins. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was a retired police administrator for the New York Police Department. He attended John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are two daughters, Rosalind Wilkins and Tammy Wilkins of Bayside, N.Y.; three brothers, Rev. John E. Wilkins, James “J.T.” Thomas Wilkins and Horace L. Wilkins of Gaffney; five sisters, Patricia Sweatte of Rahway, N.J., Gwendolyn Wilkins of Piscata Way, N.J., Deborah Wilkins of Woodbridge, N.J., Percilla Bates and Shelia Dawkins of Gaffney.
Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Philadelphia Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Danny Burnside. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at noon.
The family is at the home of his mother, Jestine L. Wilkins, 204 Michigan Ave., Gaffney
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Elizabeth White
Homemaker
SPARTANBURG – Elizabeth Wood White, 76, of 101 Marion Ave., died Sunday, March 9, 2003, at Spartanburg Hospital for Restorative Care.
A native of Rutherford County, N.C., she was the widow of William James White and daughter of the late Robert and Lillian Sawyer Wood. She was a homemaker.
Surviving are two daughters, Peggy Fortner of Spartanburg and Shirley Mann of Chesnee; three sons, Roger White, Carl White, both of Spartanburg, and James White of Camp Croft; a sister, Polly Lewis of Marion, N.C.; 15 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Eggers Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Roger Byrd.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements by Eggers Funeral Home, Chesnee.

Inez Hammett
Retired from Arrow Automotive
Inez Spencer Hammett, 78, of 631 Bryant Rd., wife of Lester Lee Hammett, died Tuesday, March 11, 2003, at Skylyn Place Health Center.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the daughter of the late Seba and Stella Robbins Spencer. She was retired from Arrow Automotive and was a member of Fairview Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School for more than 35 years.
Also surviving are two sons, Danny L. Hammett of Chesnee and Ricky W. Hammett of Boiling Springs; a sister, Laverne Gwinn of Fairforest; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be tonight from 7 to 9 at Eggers Funeral Home in Boiling Springs.
Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Fairview Baptist Church, with the Rev. Charles Glover officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 10 a.m.
The family is at the residence.

Larry Byars
Retired supervisor for Gaffney Housing Authority
Larry Evans Byars Sr., 59, of 410 Barclay Ave., husband of Linda Faye Bailey Byars, died Monday, March 10, 2003, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Gaffney, he was the son of the late Evans Byars and Aileen Wells Byars. He was a maintenance supervisor for the Gaffney Housing Authority, was a member of New Covenant Baptist Church and a veteran.
In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by two sisters, Paulette Shipman and Sherry Martin, both of Gaffney.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a son, Larry (Bo) Byars Jr., and a brother, Richard D. Byars.
Services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, with the Revs. Ken Covington, Bill Holcombe and Rick Robinson officiating. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Dennis Martin, Michael Martin, Ricky D. Byars, Rick Pennington, Ron Pennington, Kenny Gentry, Wayne Ellis and John Upchurch.
Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Gaffney Housing Authority.
Memorials may be made to Cherokee County Children’s Home, P.O. Box 1896, Gaffney, S.C. 29342.

Wesley Harris
Former diesel mechanic
Wesley Maurice Harris, 44, of 193 Vesta’s Rd., died Monday, March 10, 2003, at his home.
Born in Gaffney, he was the son of Charles E. Harris of Gaffney and the late Annie Thompson Harris. He was a member of Dunton United Methodist Church, a 1975 graduate of Gaffney High School and a graduate of Nashville Auto Diesel College in Nashville, Tenn. He was a former diesel mechanic at Overnite.
In addition to his father, he is survived by a daughter, Balonde Jefferies of Columbia; and a brother, Kevin C. Harris of Greensboro, N.C.
Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Dunton United Methodist Church, conducted by Herman Wallace and the Rev. Van Williams. Burial will be in Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m.
The family is at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Manning, 430 Serene Dr.
The Gilmore Mortuary.

Lillian Thomas
Gaffney native
Lillian Marie “Baby Ree” Tate Thomas, 56, of 406 Serene Dr., wife of Paul Thomas of the home, died Monday, March 10, 2003, at 8:03 a.m. at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Gaffney, she was the daughter of Annie Sue Guyton Tate and the late A.Y. Tate. She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.
In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by a son, Paul Terrell Thomas of the home; three daughters, Marie Tate, Tammy Tate and Gwen Littlejohn of Gaffney; two sisters, Gloria Goode and Sarah Webb of Gaffney; a brother, William Davis Jr. of Gaffney; a foster sister, Betty Gregory of Gaffney; a foster brother, Arthur Guyton of Gaffney; a nephew reared in the home as a brother, James Albert Tate of Gaffney; and seven grandchildren.
Services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church with Dr. Eula Miller Jr. and the Revs. Lawrence Davidson, Freddie Davidson and James A. Williams officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
Flower bearers will be Josephine Wood, Sharon Smith, Maggie Jefferies, Jantana Logan, Virginia Logan and Etta Sue Flower.
Pallbearers will be John Fernanders, James Fernanders, Bobby Tate, John M. Wilkins, Joe Littlejohn, John M. Wilkins and Kelvin Fernanders.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

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