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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Friday, April 25, 2003

Charles C. Jones
Services for Charles Cecil “Mighty Fine” Jones, 55, of 1002 S. Johnson St., will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Hopewell Presbyterian Church, conducted by the Revs. Dennis Funderburk and Minister Terence Brooks. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
Pallbearers will be George Harrison, Wayne Ross, Darren Norton, Manuel Norton, Michael Williamson and the Rev. Bobby Wilson.
Flower bearers will be Antwanna Ross, Ann Ross, Lisa Wilson and Charlene Ross.
Mr. Jones died April 19, 2003, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. He was the son of the late Elijah Ulysses Jones and the late Gladys Boozer Jones. He attended Hopewell Presbyterian Church in Blacksburg and was a mechanic.
Surviving are two daughters, Sandy Allen of Ft. Campbell, Ky., and Charlene Madden of Asheville; three sisters, Eula and Beverly Jones of Atlanta and Gloria Jones of Asheville; three brothers, the Rev. Thomas Jones, Claude Jones of Greenville and Alvin Jones of Asheville; seven grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Billy R. McHam
Services for Billy Ray McHam, 45, of 121-B McHam Rd., Spartanburg, will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at Green Bethel Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Tony Ma-comson, Wal-ter Wilson, Nathaniel Sal-ters, Ruby Ward and Dr. J.W. San-ders Sr. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Marvin Collins, Dennis Graham, Joe Foster, Roosevelt Tracy, Jeff Gilliam, Ivan Bailey and Gearld Webster.
Flower bearers will be Jacquelyn Collins, Tangye Middleton, Benita Middleton, Chrissie Middleton, Tonyetta Middleton, Tensslie Davis, Jacklyn Foster and Rose Murphy.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Minnie B. Brown
Retired employee of Cleveland County schools
SHELBY – Minnie Mae Bonner Brown, 78, of 113 Ridgewood St., died Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center.
Wife of Charlie Brown, she was born in Cherokee County, a daughter of the late Kenneth and Creola Mack Bonner. She was a member of Mikes Creek Baptist Church and a retired employee of Cleveland County schools.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by a daughter, Frances Allen, and siblings, Mildred Ussery, D.J. Herman, Josephus and Maynor Bonner.
Also surviving are a son, Charles Brown of Charlotte; five daughters, Alice Samuel of Long Island, N.Y., Ada Cosgrove and Jinnie Brown, both of Queens, N.Y., Gayla Brown of Shelby and Patricia Brown of the home; a brother, Cothrell Bonner of Gaffney; 10 grandchildren, including Atlas Brown who was raised in the home; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mikes Creek Baptist Church, with Dr. S.M. Johnson officiating, assisted by the Revs. Wade Wallace, Modesstine Manning and Rev. L.C. Rector. Burial will be in Webb Memorial Park. Body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m.
Arrangements by The Gilmore Mortuary.

Carrie H. Brown
Services for Carrie H. Brown, 82, of 100 White Oak Dr., Apt. 4, widow of Floyd Brown, will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at New Mount Zion Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Roger Mason, James Ponder, Freddie Davidson, Kervin Wray and Dr. J.W. Sanders Sr. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 10 a.m.
The family is at the home of her daughter, Venus Oglesby, 617 Kelly St.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Eunice F. Davidson
Cherokee County native
Eunice Florence Davidson, 72, of 317 Wood St., widow of Rubin Davidson, died Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at 9:23 p.m. at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Daughter of the late Will Wood and the late Esther Bell Knuckles Wood, she was a native of Cherokee County and a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church where she was a member of the Senior Choir and the Missionary.
Surviving are two sons, Reggie Benard Davidson and Carl Maurice Davidson of Gaffney; a daughter, Cathy Ann Davidson of the home and Helen Wood who was reared in the home as a daughter; a brother, Benjamin Knuckles of Winston-Salem, N.C.; two sisters, Elizabeth Wilson and Wilma Davis of Gaffney; and three grandchildren.
Arrangements are incomplete. Foster Funeral Home is in charge.

Jo P. Henderson
Spartanburg County native
Jo Ree Price Henderson, 67, of 820 Railroad Ave., died Thursday, April 24, 2003, at her home.
A native of Spartanburg County, she was the wife of Jack L. Henderson and daughter of the late Joe Price and the late Birdie McCraw Price. She was retired from textiles and was of the Baptist faith.
Also surviving are five sons, Robert Henderson Sr. of Blacksburg, Furman Henderson Sr. of Charlotte, Terry Henderson of Gaffney, Billy Henderson Sr. and Billy Henderson Jr., both of the home; a daughter, Beacky Henderson of the home; a sister, Ruth Simmons of Gaffney; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Henderson was preceded in death by two sons, David Henderson and Jerry Henderson.
The family is at the residence.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

James D. Littlejohn
Former Gaffney resident
HILTON HEAD ISLAND – James D. Littlejohn, 71, died Monday, April 21, 2003, at Hilton Head Regional Medical Center.
A former resident of Gaffney and a talented writer, Mr. Littlejohn was best known in recent years for his Carolina Morning News column, Island Characters, in which he profiled well-known Hilton Head Islanders. He worked in Beaufort for the Savannah Morning News in the early 1960s as a sportswriter and later served as the paper’s assistant state editor and Beaufort bureau correspondent. He moved to Hilton Head Island in 1970 after being named executive director of the Chamber of Commerce, a job which included editorship of The Islander magazine. He was a feature writer for many years with Island Events and also published a collection of short stores.
He got his first job in newspapers in 1963 when he ran the sports desk for a small daily paper in Florence. He was an early member of the Hilton Head Island Rotary Club and was a founding member of the Hilton Head Island Community Theatre. He also worked for a brief time as a schoolteacher in Bluffton.
Mr. Littlejohn was born on June 21, 1931, in El Paso, Texas, son of the late Mary Kathleen Badgett Littlejohn and James Franklin Littlejohn. He was a graduate of Texas Christian University.
Surviving are his wife, Sunny Wright Littlejohn; a son, Hart Littlejohn of Hilton Head Island; two daughters, Kathleen and Linda, both of Fort Worth, Texas; and five grandchildren.
A celebration of his life will be at 6 p.m. today at Dunnagan’s Alley Theatre on Hilton Head.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, MAA Memorial and Tribute Processing Center, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, Va. 23058; or the American Diabetes Association, 16 Purry Circle, Bluffton, S.C. 29910.
Arrangements by the Island Funeral Home and Crematory.

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