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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Friday, March 21, 2003

Ann D. Thrift
Retired from Hamrick’s
Ann Dale Thrift, 81, of 249 Morgan Dr., died Wednesday, March 19, 2003, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Lenoir, N.C., she was the widow of Coleman Thrift and daughter of the late Jim and Margaret Braswell Buchanan. She was retired from Hamrick’s and was a member of Pacolet Road Baptist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Margaret Brown of Gaffney; three grandchildren, Cindy Thrift, Bobby Brown, both of Gaffney, and Chris Culp of Columbia; two great-grandchildren, Jennifer Millwood of Gaffney and Amy Morris of Blacksburg; and three great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Thrift was preceded in death by a daughter, Hazel Culp.
Graveside services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Springhill Memorial Gardens in Chesnee, conducted by the Rev. Jimmy Powell.
Memorials may be made to Pacolet Road Baptist Church, 1104 Pacolet Rd., Gaffney, S.C., 29340.
The family will receive friends at the home until the service time.
Arrangements by White Columns-Gaffney.

Herbert A. Messer Sr.
Retired machinist
Herbert Avery Messer Sr., 86, of Brookview HealthCare Center, formerly of Limestone Courts, died Monday, March 17, 2003, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Born in Kingsport, Tenn., he was the husband of Emma Melton Messer and son of the late Issac Avery Messer and the late Mattie Mae Parton Messer. He was a retired machinist and of the Baptist faith.
Also surviving are a son, Herbert Avery Messer Jr. of Wayne, Mich.; a daughter, Carolyn Wessinger of Blacksburg; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
A private memorial service was held.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

William “Bill” Smith
William L. Smith, 85, of 358 College Dr., formerly of 6291 S. Pine St., Pacolet, died Tuesday, March 18, 2003, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Spartanburg County, he was the son of the late Oliver Leonard and Lydia Brown Smith. He was retired from Milliken and Company, Pacolet Plant, and was a member of Pacolet Mills Baptist Church. He attended Cherokee County schools.
Survivors include his wife, Tessie Ruth Ivey Smith of the home; a daughter, Nancy Smith Maxey of the home; two granddaughters, Nan Maxey Manasas of Spartanburg and Salley Maxey Stroup of Lake Blalock; two great-grandsons, Andrew and Allen Manasas of Spartanburg; and two sisters, Becky Smith Baker of Sacramento, Calif., and Faye Smith Hall of Spartanburg.
Cryptside services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens Heritage Chapel Mausoleum, conducted by the Rev. Robert A. Ivey. The family received friends at the cryptside following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pacolet Mills Baptist Church, Lottie Moon Offering, P.O. Box 660, Pacolet Mills, S.C. 29373.
The family is at the home of his daughter at 358 College Dr., Gaffney.
Please visit and participate in the American Memorial at www.floydmortuary.com
Arrangements by Floyd’s North Church Street Chapel.

Louise H. Hambright
BLACKSBURG – Services for Louise Hardin Hambright, 83, of 1817 W. Cherokee St., will be held today at 2 p.m. at Christian Fellowship Church, conducted by the Revs. Harold Dean Painter, Gregg Martin and Willie Lanier. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Mickey Hambright, Timmy Hambright, Ricky Ray Hambright and Dennis Hardin.
Arrangements by Gordon Mortuary.
Lee Richards Jr.
Services for Lee Richards Jr., 58, of 138 Nicky Lane, Blacksburg, will be held today at 3 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Revs. Dewitt Clyde and Jim Clark. Burial will be in Clingman Memorial Gardens in Blacksburg.
Memorials may be made to the Lung Association of South Carolina, 1817 Gadsden St., Columbia, S.C. 29201.
Family members are at their respective homes.
Mr. Richards died Tuesday, March 18, 2003, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Sarah M. Faucette
Sister of Gaffney resident
RAEFORD, N.C. – Sarah Caroline Messer Faucette, 89, of 1206 N. Fulton St., died Monday, March 17, 2003, at Autumn Care of Raeford.
Mrs. Faucette was born in Hartford, Tenn., a daughter of the late Reddy Walker and Turnner Messer. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul B. Faucette Sr.; a son, Paul B. Faucette Jr.; and a daughter, Mary S. Martin.
Services were held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Crumpler Funeral Home Chapel in Raeford, conducted by the Rev. Richard Vaughan. Burial was in Cumberland Memorial Gardens in Fayetteville, N.C.
Surviving are a son, Fred T. Faucett of Tampa, Fla.; a daughter, Sarah Frances Bradley of Oxford, Ala.; a brother, Elbert Messer of Port Saint Lucie, Fla.; and a sister, Nettie Blalock of Gaffney; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Mark D. Sarratt
Mark David Sarratt, infant son of Thomas Jeffery Sarratt and Tammy Ruth Yarborough Sarratt of 121 Coyl Rd., died Sunday, March 16, 2003, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
He was born in Spartanburg.
Surviving in addition to his parents are a sister, Abigail Sarratt of the home; half-brother, Jay Sarratt of Gaffney; paternal grandfather, Herbert Sarratt of Gaffney; maternal grandparents, Robert and Brenda Yarborough of Blacksburg; and maternal great-grandmother, Ruth Dover of Gaffney.
Services were held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Gordon Mortuary Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Grady Gregory. Burial was in Lighthouse Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family is at the home of Robert and Brenda Yarborough, 970 Hopewell Rd., Blacksburg.

Katharine A. Wilcox
A memorial service for Katharine A. Wilcox, 71, of 102 Desert Primrose Place, will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Limestone Presbyterian Church, conducted by the Rev. Dan Youngblood and Father Gordon Hamilton.
The family will receive friends today from 5-7 p.m. at the Church of the Incarnation.
Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the American Cancer Society, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, S.C. 29615; the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 10794, Greenville, S.C. 29603; the American Heart Association, 310-B Bennett Center Dr., Greer, S.C. 29650; Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, Texas 75244; or the Cherokee County Literacy Association, P.O. Box 216, Gaffney, S.C. 29342.
The family is at the home.
Mrs. Wilcox died Tuesday, March 18, 2003, at her residence.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Charles L. Glover
Charles Lloyd Glover, husband of Peggy Cook Glover of Mount Pleasant, S.C., passed away on Wednesday, March 19, 2003.
The relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Glover are invited to attend the funeral service of the former Saturday, March 22, 2003, in First Baptist Church of Mount Pleasant at 11:00 o’clock. Interment will follow in Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call at J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Mount Pleasant Chapel Friday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 o’clock.
Mr. Glover was born July 16, 1927, in Kingsport, Tennessee, son of John Jonathan and Ada T. Glover. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Mount Pleasant where he was a Deacon. He was also a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a volunteer for East Cooper Community Outreach (ECCO).
Surviving are his wife, Peggy Cook Glover of Mount Pleasant, S.C.; two sons, Danny R. Glover and his wife, Dianne, of Durham, N.C., and Ronnie C. Glover and his wife, Debbie, of Blowing Rock N.C.; three stepdaughters, Dale McElveen Jaeger and husband, Rob, of Gainesville, Ga., Elizabeth McElveen Yountz and her husband, Eddie, of Charlotte, N.C., and Robin McElveen Ragans and her husband, Randy, of Albany, Ga.; four grandchildren, Danny R. Glover Jr., Gregory A. Glover, Bishop L. Glover and Sam L. Glover; three step-grandchildren, Garland Jaeger, Katy Ragans and Robert Ragans; two great-grandchildren, Link and Rebekah Glover; and one sister, Loreene G. Hall of Kingsport, Tenn.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Bishop Glover, and his parents.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Mount Pleasant, Building Fund, 681 McCants Dr., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464; or East Cooper Community Outreach, 870 North Lansing, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464.

John V. MacDowell Sr.
Retired from TranSouth
John Vinson MacDowell Sr., 80, of 500 Vernon St., died Wednesday, March 19, 2003, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center after a brief illness.
Mr. MacDowell was the son of the late John William and Rainsford DuBose MacDowell. He was a retired senior vice-president with TranSouth, formerly Stephenson Finance, and was co-owner of Stephenson Ford and founder of Stephenson Mobile Homes. He served as a pilot instructor during World War II and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
He is survived by his wife, Frances Rivers MacDowell, and two sons, Thomas Barrington MacDowell of Gaffney and John Vinson MacDowell Sr. of Florence; two sisters, Babs Dedmon of Nashville, Tenn., and Margaret McElveen of Hendersonville, N.C.; a brother, Marion MacDowell of Conover, N.C.; four grandchildren, Meredith and Maegan MacDowell, Jake MacDowell of Mt. Pleasant and Avery MacDowell Kauffman of Columbia.
A son, Richard Baird MacDowell, predeceased him.
Graveside services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Oakland Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Gordon Hamilton of the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation.
The family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. at the home following the graveside service.
Memorials may be made to the Charles Lea Center/Zion Hill House, 195 Burdette St., Spartanburg, S.C. 29307 or to a charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Mary M. Carter
Retired registered nurse
ROCK HILL – Mary M. Carter, 76, of 2449 Breen Circle, died Monday, March 17, 2003, in Piedmont Medical Center.
A native of Hickory Grove, she was the widow of Grover M. Carter and daughter of the late John Edward Mitchell and the late Mary Elizabeth Gordon Mitchell.
Mrs. Carter was a retired registered nurse in the pediatrics department of York General Hospital and Piedmont Medical Center with a total of 41 years of service. She was a charter member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, where she was active in the Morning Women’s Circle and The Quilters.
Mrs. Carter was presented a lifetime achievement award from the United Methodist Church.
Surviving are her son, Mike Carter of Loganville, Ga.; a daughter, Patricia Holder Lewis of Mullins; four sisters, Elizabeth Mitchell of Gastonia, Ruth Adams of Charlotte, Pearl Gilmore of Belmont and Ellen Brooks of Blacksburg; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services were held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. J. Kevin Gorry. Burial was in Hickory Grove Cemetery in Hickory Grove.
Memorials may be made to Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 2115 Celanese Rd., Rock Hill, S.C. 29732.
Arrangements by Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel, Rock Hill. (Courtesy of Gordon Mortuary.)

Lucille R. Hampton
Retired textile employee
Lucille Richardson Hampton, 84, of 454 Ballenger Rd., died Thursday, March 20, 2003, at her home.
Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Claude Hampton and daughter of the late Frank Richardson and the late Judy Ruppe Richardson. She was a retired textile employee and member of Kirby Memorial Baptist Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Jo Ann Dover and Judy Moore, both of Gaffney; a son, Nick Hampton of Gaffney; three sisters, Brenda Holmes, Juanita Broome and Cornelia Ramsey, all of Gaffney; five grandchildren, Terri Gossett, Scotty Hampton, Chris Dover, Ronnie Hampton and Mike Dover; and two great-grandchildren, Caleb Dover and Billy Hampton.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Hampton was preceded in death by a son, Mickie Hampton, and two brothers, Marvin Richardson and S.A. Richardson.
The family is at the home of Nick and Joyce Hampton, 458 Ballenger Rd., Gaffney.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

Elizabeth Greene
Mary Elizabeth Owens Greene, 95, of Limestone Courts, died Thursday, March 20, 2003, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Lovelace C. Greene Sr. and daughter of the late Robert Lee Owens and the late Nanie Burgess Owens. She was a homemaker and last charter member of Rock Hill Baptist Church.
Surviving are two sons Gary K.Greene and his wife, Sandra K., of Pork Orange, Fla., and L.C. Greene Jr. and his wife, Colleen, of Aiken; two daughters, Betty S. Parker and Carolyn G. Spencer and her husband, Freddie, of Gaffney; 14 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Greene was preceded in death by her sons, Charles W. Greene and J.M. Greene, four sisters and two brothers.
Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Ron Parker, Mike Parker, Johnny Greene, Ron Foreman, Chuck Greene, Bill Greene, Bruce Greene and Jerry Greene.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and at other times they will be at Apt. B-7 Limestone Courts and also at 609 E. Montgomery St.
Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1886, Gaffney, S.C. 29342.

Sherwin L. Adams
Sherwin Leon “Sparkie” Adams, 16, of 802 Gardner St., Shelby, died Wednesday, March 19, 2003, at 11:40 p.m. in Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte.
Son of Matilda Jane Adams of the home and Sherwin Leon Hartzrode of Shelby, he was a native of Shelby and an 11th grade student at Shelby High School. He was employed by Southern Style Restaurant in Shelby.
Surviving in addition to his parents are a brother, June “Rhody” Davis Adams II of the home; and a daughter, Cheryl Lynne Adams of the home.
Arrangements are incomplete. Foster Funeral Home, Gaffney, is in charge.

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