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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Monday, May 5, 2003

Howard W. Croxdale
Retired from Milliken Research
SPARTANBURG – Howard W. “Crockie” Croxdale, 82, of 132 Conner St., died Saturday, May 3, 2003, at his home.
A native of Anderson, he was the son of the late Charles A. and Minnie Walker Croxdale and was married to Abbie Lee Bozeman Croxdale for 63 years.
Mr. Croxdale graduated from Robinson Business College and retired from Milliken Research, where he was employed as a machinist in the engineering department. He was a member of Ben Avon Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and was a former Sunday School teacher. He was a member of the Cotton Creek Seniors Club and played American Legion Baseball in 1937. He also played baseball and was an umpire in the Textile League.
Mr. Croxdale served on the USS Augusta while in the Navy during World War II and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Surviving are a daughter, Sherry C. Sossamon of Gaffney; two sons, David Eugene Croxdale and Danny Ray Croxdale, both of Spartanburg; a brother, Milton Croxdale of Orange Park, Fla.; two sisters, Betty Stevens of Union and Virginia Croxdale Turner of Spartanburg; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 10-11:15 a.m. today at Floyd’s Greenlawn Chapel. Funeral services will follow at 11:30 a.m., conducted by Dr. Troy Gregg and Dr. James C. Hilton. Entombment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens Heritage Chapel Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ben Avon Baptist Church, 2437 Wallace Ave., Spartanburg, S.C. 29302.
The family is at the home.
Arrangements by Floyd’s Greenlawn Chapel.

Maggie P. Kimbrell
Retired from Spartan Mills
Maggie Phillips Kimbrell, 91, formerly of 990 Howard St., Spartanburg, died Saturday, May 3, 2003, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Gaffney, she was the widow of Clarence Robert Kimbrell and daughter of the late Charlie Phillips and the late Lueva Kirby Phillips. She was retired from Spartan Mills and was a member of Green Street Baptist Church in Spartanburg.
Surviving are a brother, J.C. Phillips of York; and three sisters, Carolyn Lemmons, Nellie Dowdle, both of Gaffney, and Elizabeth Barnhill of Taylors.
Graveside services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Rev. Thomas Moore. The family will receive friends at the cemetery following the service.
Memorials may be made to Green Street Baptist Church, 446 Brawley St., Spartanburg, S.C. 29303.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Terry L. Wood
Gaffney native
CHARLOTTE – Terry Lee Wood, 56, of 4416 Glenlea Commons Dr., husband of Miriam Wood, died Thursday, May 1, 2003, at Carolinas Medical Center.
A native of Gaffney, he was the son of the late Willie C. Wood and the late Mary Allen Wood.
Also surviving are two daughters, Monica Wood and Terryla Wood of Stone Mountain, Ga., and Debra, Lee and Isaiah, whom he reared in the home as his own; a sister, Diane Wood McCoy of Gaffney; three brothers, David Wood of Toledo, Ohio, John Wood of East Point, Ga., and Barry Wood of Gaffney; and four grandchildren.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Berean Seventh Day Adventist Church in Charlotte.
Arrangements by A.L. Jinwright Funeral Home, 4300 Statesville Rd., Charlotte. (Courtesy of Foster Funeral Home.)

Nora L. Pinson
Homemaker
BLACKSBURG – Nora L. Pinson, 84, formerly of 104 Boone St., died Friday, May 2, 2003, at Brookview HealthCare Center in Gaffney.
Mrs. Pinson was the widow of Hayden Cole Pinson and was first married to the late James Monroe Childers. She was the daughter of the late John Logan and Cary Dixon Mullinax and was a homemaker and member of Mt. Whitaker Baptist Church.
Surviving are a son, Roy Gene Mullinax of Hickory Grove; a daughter, Elwonder Mabry of Blacksburg; two brothers, J. L. Mullinax of Blacksburg and Frances Miller of Grafton, W.Va.; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husbands and parents, Mrs. Pinson was preceded in death by a son, Marvin Mullinax.
Graveside services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Clingman Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Revs. Ansel Senter and Jamie Martin.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Whitaker Baptist Church Building Fund, 434 N. Mountain St., Blacksburg, S.C. 29702; or to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1886, Gaffney, S.C. 29342.
Arrangements by White Columns-Blacksburg.

Margaret K. Gibson
Homemaker
PACOLET – Margaret Juanita Knox Gibson, 77, of 994 Quarter Round Rd., died Friday, May 2, 2003, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Pacolet Mills, she was the wife of C.F. “Frank” Gibson and daughter of the late Effie Knox. She was a homemaker and member of Silica Springs Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Senior Sunday School Class. She was a member of the Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 54, in Gaffney.
Also surviving are two daughters, Margaret Evelyn Rector of Pacolet and Shirley Ann Willingham of Gaffney; a son, Terry Wayne Gibson of Greer; eight grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by a brother, James Knox.
Services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Silica Springs Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Lynn Ford and Will Vergara. Burial will be in Goucher Baptist Church Cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 2:30 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Eddie Rector, Michael Rector, David Willingham, Scottie Rector, Steve Lovingood and Dean Gibson.
The family is at the residence.
Memorials may be made to Silica Springs Baptist Church, P.O. Box 867, Pacolet, S.C. 29372; or to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105-1905.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Thomas McQueeney
Textile employee
COWPENS – Thomas Patrick “Jimmy” McQueeney, 56, of 145 C.B. Lane, died Sunday, May 4, 2003, in Gaffney
A native of Gaffney, he was the son of the late Thomas Patrick McQueeney Sr. and the late Dorothy McQueeney Willard. He was previously married to Brenda Lowe. Mr. McQueeney was a textile employee and of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are a son, Steve T. McQueeney of Cowpens; two daughters, Wendy M. Moore and Heather J. McQueeney, both of Cowpens; two sisters, Linda M. Wilson and Inkie Cody, both of Gaffney; two brothers, Ronnie Willard of Gaffney and Jackie Willard of Spartanburg; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
In addition to his parents, Mr. McQueeney was preceded in death by a daughter, Dorothy Jean McQueeney, and his stepfather, Ed Willard.
Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Cherokee Gospel Tabernacle with burial in Oakland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and at other times will be at the home of Wendy Moore, 132 Gentry Lane, Cowpens.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 310-B Bennett Center Dr., Greer, S.C. 29650.

Sarah B. Montgomery
Retired surgical technician
Sarah Byers Montgomery, 78, of 202 W. Fairview Ave, died Friday, May 2, 2003, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
Widow of D.B. Montgomery, she was born in Gaffney, a daughter of the late Lee and Vinnie Wood Byers. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, where she served as a member of the Vinnie Byers Missionary Circle, B.B.C. Choir, Sunday School, Kitchen Committee and advisor of the Buds of Promise Choir.
Mrs. Montgomery was a member of the Thicketty Mountain Association Choir and manager and booking manager of the former Spiritualettes Gospel Singers. She was a retired surgical technician at Cherokee County Memorial Hospital.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three sons, Jimmy, Eddie and Walker.
Surviving are a son, Dwayne Montgomery of Gaffney; four daughters, Edith Littlejohn, Rev. Brenda Dawkins, Vinnie Rodgers and Ethel Webster, all of Gaffney; three foster children, Billy Gaffney, Brad Poole and Donnie Dawkins, all of Gaffney; a brother, Warren Wood of Detroit, Mich.; a sister, Nellie Corry of Gaffney; 23 grandchildren, including Clinton (B.B.) Rodgers Jr., Brittany Rodgers and Joleesha Rodgers, she raised in the home; and 27 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church, conducted by Dr. J.W. Sanders Sr. Burial will be in Gaffney Memorial Park. Body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
Arrangements by The Gilmore Mortuary.

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