common / 03-26-2003

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Wednesday, March 26, 2003

Addie W. Turney
Charter member of Broad River Baptist Church
BLACKSBURG – Addie Wylie Turney, 91, formerly of 103 Ramseur Dr., died Monday, March 24, 2003, at Peachtree Centre.
Mrs. Turney was the widow of Baxter Wylie and Julian Turney. She was the daughter of the late Joseph Gilbert Davis and the late Dovie Drewery Davis Butler. She was a lifelong resident of Blacksburg and a charter member of Broad River Baptist Church. She was a retired textile employee.
Surviving are a daughter, Colene Wylie Blalock of Sunset Beach, N.C.; a sister, Martha Hodge of Edinburg, Va.; a brother, Charles Davis of Loveland, Colo.; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Broad River Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Norman Philbeck. Burial will be in Mountainview Cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at noon.
Pallbearers will be Earl Lanning, Thomas Starnes, Donnie Smith, Keith Porter, David Benton and Jimmy Townsend.
Memorials may be made to Broad River Baptist Church Building Fund, 419 W. Cherokee St., Blacksburg, S.C. 29702.
Arrangements by Gordon Mortuary.

Roger Ward
Manager of Lipscomb Concrete Company
SPARTANBURG – Joe Roger Ward, 55, of 469 Zellen Dr., died Monday, March 24, 2003, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Wellford, he was the son of Mabel Birch Ward of Wellford and the late Marvin Ward. He was manager of Lipscomb Concrete Company and a member of First Baptist Church of North Spartanburg.
Mr. Ward was a graduate of Cecil’s Business College, a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of Jackson Masonic Lodge in Wellford.
Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Janet Lipscomb Ward of the home; a son, Travis Lamb of Boiling Springs; four stepsons, Travis White of the home, Jason White of Gaffney, Joshua White of the home, and Shannon Dukes of Gramling; a brother, Robert Ward of Wellford and four grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Thursday at Floyd’s Greenlawn Chapel. Graveside services will follow at 3 p.m. at a place to be announced.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fulfilling Our Dream Fund, c/o Beaumont Baptist Church, 945 Beaumont Ave. Ext., Spartanburg, S.C. 29303.
The family is at the home.
Arrangements by Floyd’s Greenlawn Chapel.

Samuel L. Dawkins
Former TNS employee
Samuel Lee Dawkins, 49, of 141 Iris Lane, died March 20, 2003.
Son of the late King David Daw-kins and the late Tollie Thompson Dawkins, he was a native of Cherokee County, a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church and a former employee of TNS Mills.
Surviving are two daughters, Tasha Kirby of Spartanburg and Shurandall Fernanders of Gaffney; four brothers, John Blake Dawkins, King Davis Dawkins Jr., Bobby Dawkins and Terry Wayne Dawkins of Gaffney; a sister, Annie Ruth Dawkins of Spartanburg; and three grandchildren.
Services will be today at 2 p.m. at Piney Grove Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. C. Dennis Rector, F.J. Means, Patricia Dawkins and Betty Conington. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 1.
Pallbearers will be Stanley Dawkins, Melvin Harris, Derick Johnson, Fleming J. Means Jr., Callie Whitmire and Danney Whitmire.
Flower bearers will be Detra Bonner, Janie Mae Davis, Annie L. Houey, Bobbie Lattimore, Karen Montgomery and Evelyn Smith.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Jimmy Lee Snyder
Former administrator of Peachtree Centre
Jimmy Lee Snyder, 61, of 100 Huntington Square, died Saturday, March 8, 2003.
A native of Asheville, N.C., he was the son of the late Hobson John and Lucille Dease Snyder. Mr. Snyder was the former administrator of Peachtree Medical Centre.
Surviving are his son, Dr. Bryant D. Snyder of Richmond, Va.; a daughter, Julie M. Clark of Charleston; a brother, Michael Snyder of Columbia; a sister, Brenda S. Crim of Columbia and two grandchildren.
A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements by White Columns-Gaffney.

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