common / 04-07-2003

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Monday, April 7, 2003

Robert S. Campbell Jr.
Retired Vice President of Vulcan Materials
Robert (Bob) S. Campbell Jr., of 708 South Johnson Street, Gaffney, South Carolina, died Friday evening, April 4, 2003. He was born on December 1, 1915 in Strawberry Plains, Tennessee.
Bob was married to Betsy McDavid in 1938. He is survived by two daughters, Mary Schuyler Campbell and Jane Campbell Scholl, and four grandchildren, Elizabeth Schuyler Campbell, Robert Campbell Scholl, Ann Marie Scholl and Vincent Scholl.
Bob has been described by his wife, Betsy, as “a man of vision.” It is his vision - his ability to see the possibilities and make them happen - that has touched so many people in the southeast,
Bob attended Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, Georgia and obtained a General Science Degree in Geology from Clemson University in 1937. During World War II, Bob served as an Army officer in the Philippines in Occupied Japan and was discharged with the rank of Major. After returning from the Army, Bob energetically devoted himself to the small family business known as Campbell Limestone Company. He developed the business into a thriving industry, one that eventually supplied most of the stone used to build the South Carolina section of I-85. His company merged with Vulcan Materials Company in 1968 to become one of the Country’s largest mining operations.
He retired as Vice President of Vulcan Materials in 1980.
Bob had a different approach to mining. “My goal was to leave the land better off than I found it.” His work as a conservationist during his long career earned him much recognition.
Professionally and personally, Bob has participated in many organizations and received numerous awards. He was on the Board of Directors of the National Crushed Stone Association. Additionally, he served as a Senior Warden at the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation in Gaffney and was on the Board of Trustees at York Place Episcopal Home for Children. Bob was devoted to seeing underprivileged children improve their circumstances as displayed through the Bob Campbell Youth Camp at Kanuga and the Campbell Young Leaders Program.
He was named a Life Trustee of Limestone after serving 23 years on Limestone’s Board of Trustees. In 1987, Clemson presented him the Clemson Medallion, its highest public award, and in 1998, Governor Beasley presented him with the Order of the Palmetto. Bob received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws Degree from Limestone College in 1989. In 2000, Bob received the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humanities from Clemson University.
Bob served on the Clemson University Board of Trustees from 1956 to 1960. In 1986, he established the Bob Campbell Chair of Technical Communications at Clemson University. He felt this chair would help college graduates be able to express their thoughts clearer, regardless of their major.
Bob established the Bob Campbell Geology Museum and the Campbell Natural History Museum on Clemson’s campus. In 1991, he served on the College of Sciences Advisory Board. Bob once said, “Clemson educated me to be what I am today, and whatever I was able to achieve, I did it here in South Carolina.”
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Church of the Incarnation, 308 College Drive, Gaffney, South Carolina 29342, or to York Place Episcopal Home for Children, 234 Kings Mountain Street, York, South Carolina 29745-1131.
The funeral service will be held at the Church of the Incarnation in Gaffney, South Carolina on Tuesday, April 8, 2003 at 3:30 p.m.
The family will receive friends at their home in Gaffney, South Carolina on Monday, April 7, 2003, from 5 o’clock p.m. until 7 o’clock p.m.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Tommy Huskey
Retired from textiles
Thomas L. (Tommy) Huskey, 61, formerly of 131 Huskey Dr., died Thursday, April 3, 2003, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the husband of Elizabeth Ivey Huskey and son of the late James Otis Huskey and the late Virginia Sentell Huskey. He was retired from textiles and was of the Baptist faith.
Also surviving are two sons, Steve Huskey and Tracy Huskey, both of Gaffney; two daughters, April Huskey of Blacksburg and Kristie Broome of Gaffney; six grandchildren; five brothers, James Huskey, Elmer Huskey, Ricky Huskey, Donald Huskey, all of Gaffney, and Terry Huskey of Augusta, S.C.; six sisters, Margaret Littlejohn, Linda Mosley, Wanda Parker, all of Gaffney, Christine Holt of Mooresboro, Hazel Jolly of Alabama and Elaine Gauthier of Spartanburg.
Services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Mike Ivey and Mr. Sammy Ivey. Burial was in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Family members are at their respective homes.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Odell Allison
Retired from Pacolet Mfg.
PACOLET – William Odell Allison, 84, of 1081 E. Main St., died Friday, April 4, 2003, at Oakmont Nursing Home.
A native of Mayo, he was a son of the late John William and Annie Henderson Allison and was retired from Pacolet Manufacturing Co. He was a member of Pacolet United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the Men’s Bible Class and the church choir.
Mr. Allison served in the U.S. Army from 1943-1946, receiving a Purple Heart. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Allison.
Surviving are his wife, Evie Petty Allison of the home; a son, Larry O. Allison of Boiling Springs; a daughter, Barbara A. Barker of Pacolet; two brothers, Lloyd Allison and Robert Allison, both of Pacolet; three sisters, Rosa Lee McCraw of Cannons Campground, Nettie Mae Kirby of Pacolet and Dora Faye O’Shields of Spartanburg; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Floyd’s Pacolet Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Perry Evatt. Burial will be in Pacolet Memorial Gardens.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff and employees of Oakmont Nursing Home for the loving care they gave to my husband and our father.
The family is at the home.
Please visit and participate in the American Memorial at www.floydmortuary.com.
Arrangements by Floyd’s Pacolet Chapel.

John V. MacDowell Jr.
Gaffney native
FLORENCE – John Vinson MacDowell Jr., 51, of 1249 Via Ponticello, Unit 2, died Thursday, April 3, 2003, at his residence.
Born in Gaffney, he was the son of Frances Rivers MacDowell and the late John Vinson MacDowell Sr. He was a former adjunct professor at Coker College and received two master’s degrees from the University of South Carolina in public health and business. He was of the Episcopal faith.
Surviving in addition to his mother are a son, John (Jake) Vinson MacDowell III of Mt. Pleasant; and a brother, Thomas Barrington MacDowell of Gaffney.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Baird MacDowell.
A graveside memorial service will be held today at 2 p.m. at Oakland Cemetery in Gaffney, conducted by Father Gordon Hamilton.
In lieu of flowers, memorials made be made to Charles Lea Center, Zion Hill House, 195 Burdette St., Spartanburg, S.C. 29307.
The family is at 500 Vernon St., Gaffney.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Katie P. Martin
Homemaker
COWPENS – Katie P. White Martin, 88, of 120 Robin Rd., formerly of 918 Swofford Dr., died Friday, April 4, 2003, at home.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the widow of Merrill Ethel Martin and one of 11 children of the late William Washington Little and Mary Curshedy White. She was a homemaker and member of the Church of the Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Surviving are three sons, Billy Ray Martin of Gaffney, Timothy G. Martin of Inman and Stephen A. Martin Sr. of Cowpens; five daughters, Ellen March of Bayville, N.J., Verrill Spate, Dawn Cerny, Ann Elliott and June DeVaney, all of Cowpens; 24 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two brothers, D.L White of Kings Mountain, N.C., and Henry P. White of Cowpens; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by two sons, Harold Lee Martin and Stanley LeGrande Martin; and two grandchildren, Marie Clawson and Thomas Franklin Peterson.
Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, conducted by Bishop Dennis J. DeVaney. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens. Body will be placed in the church at 10:30 a.m.
Pallbearers will be Aaron Martin, Joseph DeVaney, Grant Martin, Charles Cerny, Jeffery Spate, Thomas Clawson, Samuel DeVaney, Carlton Cerny, Keith Clawson, Micah DeVaney and Blake Fowler.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6-8 at White Columns-Gaffney and at other times they will be at the home.
Memorials may be made to the Fast Offering Fund, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 908 Swofford Dr., Cowpens, S.C. 29330.

James F. Elder
World War II veteran
James Franklin Elder, 87, formerly of 235 Oak Grove Rd., Blacksburg, died Saturday, April 5, 2003.
Mr. Elder was the widower of Frances Ozella Cornett Elder and son of the late Walker H. and Leila Simpson Elder. He was a weaver and served in the military during World War II. He was a member of Mt. Whitaker Baptist Church in Blacksburg.
Surviving are a son, Michael Elder of Blacksburg; a sister, Nell Hughes of Kansas City, Kansas; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Nazareth Presbyterian Church, concluded by the Rev. Jamie Martin. The family will receive friends after the graveside services.
Eggers Funeral Home, Boiling Springs, is in charge of arrangements.

Onnie Childers
Retired from Milliken
Onnie Childers, 77, of 3266 Pacolet Hwy., died Friday, April 4, 2003, at White Oak Estates, Spartanburg.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the husband of Sue S. Childers and son of the late Wardell Childers and the late Kay Eula Parris Childers. He was retired from Milliken Co. and was a charter member of Berry Memorial Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Sybil Hill of Gaffney; a stepson, Benny Millwood of Denver, Colo.; two stepdaughters, Connie Baker of Denver and Kay Carter of Gaffney; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; 13 step-great-grandchildren; a brother, W.D. Childers of Gaffney; and three sisters, Gladys Bratton of York, Mary Ellen Coyle of Gaffney and Lydia Lee of Mississippi.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Childers was preceded in death by a son, Joe Dean Childers; a daughter, Carolyn Wilson; and a brother, Adjuel Childers.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Revs. Michael Miller and Bob Finley. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jim Wilson, Bobby Wilson Jr., Brad Childers, John Dodge, Pete Jolly and Bill Wilson.
The family is at the home of Kay and Rick Carter, 3264 Pacolet Hwy., Gaffney.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, Cherokee County Unit, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, S.C. 29615.

Emma Lou Gallman
Homemaker
Emma Lou Anthony Gallman, 89, of 200 Laurel St., died Sunday, April 6, 2003, at her home.
Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of Harold Wilson Gallman and daughter of the late James Naylor Anthony and the late Emma Pierce Anthony. She was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church, where she was a former Sunday School teacher and WMU member.
Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Wayne Gallman of Gaffney; a brother, William Anthony of Gaffney; and a sister, Dorothy A. Talley of Gaffney.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

Gladys M. Caveny
BLACKSBURG – Gladys Mae Caveny, 81, of 160 Grady Dr., died Sunday, April 6, 2003, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Arrangements are incomplete. White Columns-Blacksburg is in charge.

Anterria Jenkins
Services for Anterria Jenkins, 14, of 409 E. Junior High Rd., Apt. 54, will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. A. Sherman Davis, Alice Dawkins, Anna Montgomery and Evangelist Gloria D. Smith. Burial will be in Galilee Baptist Church Cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 3 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Chip Davis, Brian Knuckles, Eric Ross, Zack Ross, Triston Rodgers and Brandon Thomas.
Flower bearers will be Courtney Degree, Laquanda Dukes, Lillie Jefferies, Katrina Marks, Codejia Phillips and Brittaney Rodgers.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-8 at Foster Funeral Home and at other times they will be at the home of Leroy and Georgia White, 102 Granite Dr.

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