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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Monday, April 28, 2003

JoRee Henderson
Spartanburg County native
JoRee 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 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Henderson was preceded in death by two sons, David Henderson and Jerry Henderson.
Services were held Sunday at 4 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Revs. Tim Osment, Lucky Earls and Gregg Martin. Burial was in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were James Hill, Terry Hill, Phillip Richards, Morris Henderson, Dennis McCraw, Junior Henderson, Marty Dixon, Phillip Ervin, Ricky Maynor and Roy Hill.
The family is at the residence.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Cherokee County Unit, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, S.C. 29615.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Lucy G. Davis
Retired cafeteria manager
BLACKSBURG – Lucy G. Davis, 90, of 302 E. Lime St., widow of William “Boot” Davis, died Saturday, April 26, 2003, at 3:30 p.m. at her home.
A native of Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late Berkely Gaffney and the late Louvenia Gaffney. She was a retired cafeteria manger for the Cherokee County School System and was a member of Trinity A.M.E. Zion Church in Blacksburg where she served as a choir member, usher, Sunday School teacher, treasurer of the church and missionary worker.
Surviving are two sons, Ernest Leonard Davis of Newark, N.J., and the Rev. Larry James Davis of Blacksburg; two sisters, Myra Gaffney Smith of Gaffney and Margie Heyward of Charleston; seven grandchildren, one of them, Michael Stokes of Blacksburg, she reared in the home as a son; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Trinity A.M.E. Zion Church, conducted by the Rev. Thelma T. Gordon. Body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Daniel McRae, Bob King, Dennie Corry, Eddie Corry, Victor Black and Deiwell Hames.
Flower bearers will be Rose Deal, Carrie Mae Hames, Catherine Corry, Ophelia Praziler, Vanita Degree and Teressa Jamerson.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Henry F. Payne
Retired from Eaton Corp.
BLACKSBURG – Henry Forest Payne, 72, of 240 Person St., died Sunday, April 27, 2003, at his home.
A native of Temple, Ga., he was the husband of Barbara Louise Bozeman Payne and son of the late Leonard Payne and the late Beulah Mae Garner Payne. He was a retired mechanic from Eaton Corp.
Surviving in addition to his wife are four sons, Michael Payne of Maryland, Henry Forest Payne Jr. of Macon, Ga., Andrew Payne of Centerville, Ga., and Donald Payne of California; a daughter, Laura Lea Ellis of Clarksville, Tenn.; a brother, William Payne of Eatonton, Ga., and several grandchildren.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements are incomplete. Gordon Mortuary is in charge.

Eunice F. Davidson
Services for Eunice Florence Davidson, 72, of 317 Wood St., will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church, conducted by Dr. Eula Miller Jr. and the Revs. Lawrence Davidson, Freddie Davidson and John Wesley Evans. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
Pallbearers will be the deacons and trustees of Ebenezer Baptist Church.
Honorary pallbearers will be Willie Hollis, Henry Wood and Frankie Petty.
Flower bearers will be Elizabeth Brannon, Cynthia Studyvance, Jacqueline Studyvance, Carol Wood, Angelia Wilson and Robin Wood.
Honorary flower bearers will be the deaconess and trustees’ wives of Ebenezer Baptist Church.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Rosa Lee Cory
Spartanburg County native
SPARTANBURG – Rosa Lee Cory, 93, of 3100 Cowpens-Pacolet Rd., died Saturday, April 26, 2003, at 3:50 p.m. at Mary Black Memorial Hospital.
Daughter of the late Tony Norris and the late Mary Carpenter Norris, she was a native of Spartanburg County and a member of Green Bethel Baptist Church, where she was Mother of the Church, president of the flower club and served on the kitchen committee.
Surviving are four grandchildren whom she raised as her children, Lou Anna Jones, Robert D. Harris, Rev. Virgil L. Harris and Howard D. Harris Sr., all of Pacolet; 19 great-grandchildren, one of them, Isaac Rodgers, she reared in the home; and 31 great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-great-grandchild.
Services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Green Bethel Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Mills McHam and Virgil L. Harris. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Hattie C. Howell
Retired from Spartan Mills
Hattie Cornelia Howell, 91, formerly of Westwind Village, died Sunday, April 27, 2003, at Brookview HealthCare Center.
Born in Hickory Grove, she was the daughter of the late John Franklin Howell and the late Annie Pearl Wilkins Howell. She was retired from Spartan Mills and had lived in Spartanburg for many years. She was a member of West End Baptist Church.
Surviving are a brother, David Edwin Howell of Meriden, Conn.; two sisters, Minnie Pearl Howell Cibula of Higganum, Conn., and Katherine Howell Allison of Gaffney; two nieces and two nephews.
Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Revs. Alan Peeler and Bill Lutz. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends after the service at the funeral home.
The family is at the residence of Katherine Allison, 126 Carter Heights Dr., Gaffney.
Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1886, Gaffney, S.C. 29342.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

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