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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Monday, March 24, 2003

Elizabeth Greene
Last charter member of Rose Hill Baptist Church
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 Nannie Burgess Owens. She was a homemaker and last charter member of Rose Hill Baptist Church.
Surviving are two sons Gary K.Greene and his wife, Sandra K., of Port 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 were 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 is 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.

Jack F. Boyett
Worked for Lin-Pac
Jack Fulton Boyett, 49, of 105 Lansdell Dr., died Monday, March 10, 2003, in Cherokee County.
A native of Albany, Ga., he was the husband of Lana Hodge Boyett and son of William Eugene Boyett and Patricia Fulton Boyett of Foley, Ala. Mr. Boyett worked for Lin-Pac and was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife and parents are a son, Jack Boyett Jr. of the home; a daughter, Patricia (Trisha) Boyett of the home; a brother, John Boyett of Spartanburg and a sister, Ruth Reissiger of Alpharetta, Ga.
Services will be held today at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, conducted by the Rev. Roger Lindler. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Greg Hodge, Jimmy Hodge, Bobby O’Neal, Brandon Reissiger, Tim Perry and Steve Perry.
The family is at the home.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1600 W. Floyd Baker Blvd., Gaffney, S.C. 29341.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Florence H. Oliphant
Director of kindergarten program at First Baptist Church for 29 years
Florence Hollis Oliphant, 92, formerly of 702 S. Johnson St., died Friday, March 21, 2003, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Mrs. Oliphant was born in Cross Keys, S.C., and had lived at Peachtree Centre since 1996. She was the widow of Herbert Marion Oliphant and daughter of the late Green Tom Hollis and the late Mary Pitts Hollis. She was a retired First Baptist Church kindergarten teacher, serving as director of the kindergarten program for 29 years. She graduated from Cross Anchor High School and attended Limestone College. She was a member of First Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir for 61 years.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jean Ogden of Spartanburg; two grandchildren, Hollis Walter Uecker and husband, Wayne Uecker, of Kerrville, Texas, and Leslie Walter Thompson and her husband, Dr. Alan Thompson, of Hattiesburg, Miss.; two step-grandsons, Steven Ogden and his wife, Vicki, of Lasgatos, Calif., and Brian Ogden and his wife, Cheryl, of Houston, Texas; and two great-grandchildren, Colin Uecker and Braden Uecker.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Joel Sellers and Dr. Bobby Morrow. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Peachtree Centre LTC Facility, 1434 N. Limestone St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340; or to Limestone College, Winnie Davis Fund, 1115 College Dr., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Anita R. Collins
Former chorus teacher at Granard Middle School
BLACKSBURG – Anita Roberts Collins, 55, of 101 E. Carolina St., died Sunday, March 23, 2003, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, Spartanburg.
Daughter of Dorothy Childers Roberts of Blacksburg and the late John T. Roberts Sr., she was a native of Cherokee County and a member of First Baptist Church of Blacksburg. She was a graduate of Limestone College and a teacher with Cherokee County District Schools, serving as chorus teacher at Granard Middle School in Gaffney before her retirement. She was a member of the Blacksburg Women’s Club and a consultant for Mary Kay Cosmetics.
In addition to her mother she is survived by a son, Joshua Taylor Collins of Blacksburg; five daughters, Jill Collins Beam, Janie Collins Roberts, Jenny Collins Gore, Joy Collins Thayer and Julie Collins Philbeck, all of Blacksburg; a stepdaughter, Lori Lee Fortenberry of Blacksburg; 16 grandchildren: Heather, Hannah and J.J. Collins, Courtney and Ashley Gore, Kellan, Mollie and Alice Beam, Janna and Justin Roberts, J. Andrew and Jackson Gore; and Andy, Holden, J.T. and Brooklyn Philbeck, all of Blacksburg; a brother, John T. Roberts Jr. of Mountville, S.C.; and a sister, Linda R. Harper of North Myrtle Beach.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by the father of her children, Jackie Leon Collins.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Clingman Memorial Gardens, conducted by Dr. Charlie Barnard and the Rev. Ken Reid.
Active pallbearers will be Randy Beam, Jeff Roberts, Joshua Gore, Frankie Thayer, Josh Collins and Kiley Philbeck.
Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Harper, Christopher Roberts, Brian Roberts and Jack Edwards.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6:30-8 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Blacksburg and at other times they will be at the home.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund or First Baptist Church Music Department, P.O. Box 654, Blacksburg, S.C. 29702.
Arrangements by White Columns-Blacksburg.

E.C. Moore
Co-owner of Moore Motors
COWPENS – Edward Clayton “E.C.” Moore, 89, of 133 Moore St., died Thursday, March 20, 2003, at his home.
A native of Cowpens, he was the son of the late Edward C. and Hattie Davis Moore. He was a retired partner in the automobile business, Moore Motors of Cowpens, with his brothers for over 40 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Cowpens and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, receiving a Purple Heart.
Surviving are his wife, Madge Huskey Moore of the home; his children, Clayton of Santa Monica, Calif., Paula of Spartanburg and Guy of Chesnee; a granddaughter, Amy Stafford of Cowpens; and a great-grandson, Joseph Stafford of Cowpens.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Moore was preceded in death by five brothers, Converse, Lawrence, Steedley, Herbert and Winford (W.B.) Moore; and by three sisters, Gineta Smith, Wilma Martin and Myrtle Logan.
Services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Cowpens, conducted by the Revs. Gregory Dry Sr. and M.B. Morrow. Entombment was in Daniel Morgan Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.
Memorials may be made to Cowpens Veterans Park, c/o Spartanburg County Foundation, Cowpens War Memorial General Fund, 320 E. Main St., Spartanburg, S.C 29302.
Arrangements by Floyd’s Greenlawn Chapel.

Myrtis S. Peterson
Homemaker
Myrtis Smith Peterson, 70, of 114 Temple St., died Saturday, March 22, 2003, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Rochelle Peterson and daughter of the late Jack Smith and the late Viola Mullins Smith. She was a homemaker and member of Johnson Memorial Baptist Church.
Surviving are a son, Charles Peterson of Gaffney; three daughters, Shirley Carter, Betty Harrison and Deborah Hill, all of Gaffney; two sisters, Ruby Parker and Evangeline Hill, both of Gaffney; four grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Peterson was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie L. Peterson, and a brother, James Smith.
Services will be held today at 4 p.m. at Johnson Memorial Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Ron Jackson and Wayne Arrowood. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Walt Peterson, Neil Peterson, Ronnie Peterson, Charles Owens, Kenneth Parker, Ricky Hill and Ernest Hill.
The family is at the home of Charles Peterson, 306 Walnut St.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Lucille R. Hampton
Retired textile employee
Lucille Richardson Hampton, 84, of 454 Ballenger Rd., died Thursday, March 20, 2003, at her residence.
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, both of Gaffney; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Mickie Hampton, and brothers, Marvin Richardson and S.A. Richardson.
Cryptside services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, conducted by Dr. Paul Noé and the Revs. David Toney and Johnny Bridges.
Pallbearers were Terrill Brown II, Merv Bishop, Chris Dover, Mike Dover, Mike Webber and Todd Hampton.
The family is at the home of Nick and Joyce Hampton, 458 Ballenger Rd.
Memorials may be made to Interim Hospice, 775 Spartanburg Blvd., Spartanburg, S.C. 29301.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Sherwin L. Adams
Shelby native
SHELBY – Services for Sherwin Leon “Sparkie” Adams, 16, of 802 Gardner St., will be held today at 3 p.m. at Maple Springs Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Robert Dover, Steve Pettis, Bishop Randy Borders and Pastor Floyd. Body will be placed in the church at 11 a.m. and the family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m.
Son of Matilda Jane Adams of the home and Sherwin Leon Hartgrove of Shelby, he was a native of Shelby and employed by Southern Styles Restaurant. He was a member of the Alpha-Phi 12 at the Ramblewood Center and served as an usher and choir member at Judah Praise and Worship Center.
Also surviving are a sister and brother, Cheryl Adams and June Davis Adams II of the home.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home, Gaffney.

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