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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Friday, May 30, 2003

Frank Upton
WWII Veteran
Frank Melvin Upton, 86, of Brookview HealthCare Center, Gaffney, died Thursday, May 29, 2003 at home.
Born in Alderson, W. Va., he was the son of the late Frank R. Upton and the late Mamie Thomas Upton.
He was retired from Rock Hill Printing and Finishing Corp.
He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by three sisters, Lucille Upton of Alderson, W.Va., Elizabeth Propes of Norfolk, W. Va., and Rosalie Stennett of Greenville, W. Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
Family members are at their respective homes.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Shirley Martin
Retired textile worker
Shirley Ann Martin Helton, 62, of 4808 Wood Lawn St. in Sharon, S.C., widow of Herman Helton, died Tuesday, May 27, 2003 at her residence.
She was the daughter of the late William Castable Martin and Louise Ross Green of Hickory Grove.
She was a member of Smyrna Baptist Church and was a retired textile employee.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by two sons, Terry Feaster of Charlotte and Mike Feaster of Hickory Grove; two daughters, Cheryl Ferrell of Chester and Cindy Simmons of Camden; three sisters, Carolyn Martin of Hickory Grove, Pam Moore of Grover, and Margaret Ann Rudder of Chester; four brothers, William Forrest Martin of Chester, Dean Martin of Smyrna, Olin Martin of Kings Creek, Roger Dale Martin of Conover; a stepbrother, Lee Edward Gunn of Columbia;12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight at Gordon Mortuary in Blacksburg.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Smyrna Baptist Church, with the Rev. Charles Foster officiating.
Burial will follow in Clingman Memorial Gardens.
The family is at 935 Old Pinkney Road, York.

Annie Martin
Retired seamstress
Annie Mae Gilfillan Martin, 83, of 3351 Irene Bridge Road in Hickory Grove, died Sunday, May 25, 2003 at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.
Born in York, she was the daughter of the late John Jay Gilfillan and the late Effie Brakefield Gilfillan.
She was a retired seamstress from Oxfords Mill in Hickory Grove.
She was a Sunday School teacher at Unity Baptist Church in Hickory Grove.
She is survived by a son, Richard Martin of Rock Hill; two daughters, Janice M. Taylor of Sharon and Amelia M. Byrum of Lincolnton; two brothers, Calvin Gilfillan of Hickory Grove and Burt Gilfillan of Lake Wylie; two sisters, Jean G. White of Blacksburg and Martha G. Hogue of York; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two nieces.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Unity Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ray Long officiating.
Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family is at the home of a granddaughter, Teresa Scism, 1111 Sharon Hwy. in York.
Memorials may be made to: Unity Baptist Church, 2300 Irene Bridge Rd., Hickory Grove, S.C. 29717

Betty Dawson
Betty Jean Muncy Dawson, 67, of 343 Pearson St. in Blacksburg, wife of Henry F. Dawson of the home, died Friday, May 30, 2003 at her residence.
Born in Taeger, W. Va., she was the daughter of the late Willie Muncy and the late Calley Riffe Muncy.
She was a member of the Pentecostal Revival Center in Princeton, W. Va.
She was a housewife and homemaker.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by Henry F. Dawson of the home; a son, Dennis Franklin Dawson of Blacksburg; a daughter, Teresa Dianne Combs of Blacksburg; two brothers, Bobby Muncy of Princeton, W. Va. and Ray Muncy of Marion Virginia; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, John, Billy, Herbert and Donald Muncy; and five sisters, Audrey Brewster, Glenna Dawson, Bessie Muncy, Nadine Perdue, and Helen Stanley.
Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Gordon Mortuary in Blacksburg.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Bailey Kirk Funeral Home, with the Rev. Roger Walker officiating.
Burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, Princeton, W. Va.
Memorials may be made to: Hospice of South Carolina, 407 N. Limestone St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.

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