common / 06-02-2003

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Monday, June 2, 2003

Betty Shippy
Cherokee County native
Betty Jean Shippy, 69, of 108 Lincoln Dr. in Gaf-fney, died Sunday, June 1 at 6:30 a.m. in the Mission St. Joseph Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C.
A native of Cherokee Co., she was the daughter of the late Adam B. Littlejohn and the late Bessie Hoey Littlejohn. She was a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church.
She is survived by two daughters, Suzette Harris of Henrietta, N.C. and Varett Shippy of Gaffney; four sons, Roger Shippy of Norwalk, Conn., James Shippy, Tim Shippy and Patrick Shippy of the home; two sisters, Marilyn Littlejohn and Carolyn Proctor of Gaffney; two brothers, Willie James Littlejohn and Robert Littlejohn of Gaffney; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

John Reynolds
U.S. Air Force vet
John Dee Reynolds, 66, of 753 Worth Green River Road, died Thursday, May 29, 2003 after a brief illness.
A native of Cherokee Co., he was the son of the late John Reynolds Sr. and Annie Bowen Reynolds.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was a retired textile employee. He was a member of Piedmont Baptist Church.
He is survived by a daughter, DeAnna Marie Simon of Inman; a stepson, Michael Lee Hoyle of Harris, N.C.; a sister, Annie Pearl Dixon of Lake Bowen; a brother, Roland Reynolds of Chesnee; three stepgrandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Eggers Funeral Chapel in Chesnee, with the Rev. Larry Fleming officiating.
Burial will follow in Springhill Memorial Gardens.
The family is at the home of his daughter, 10-A Amos St., Inman.
Memorials may be made to: American Cancer Society, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, S.C. 29615.

Hugh Maloney
Sharon native
MT. HOLLY, N.C. — Hugh Austin Maloney, 94, of 451 Holly Circle, Mt. Holly, N.C., died Saturday, May 31, 2003, at home.
A native of Sharon, S.C., he was the widower of Geneva Martin Maloney and son of the late Will and Vistula Plexico Maloney.
He was a member of First A.R.P. Church, Rock Hill, S.C.; and was retired from Rock Hill Printing.
He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Miriam M. and Bobby Goforth of Mt. Holly, N.C.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, John Martin.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8:30 at White Columns-Blacksburg.
A celebration of life service will be held Tuesday, June 3, 2003, 2 p.m., graveside at Mountain View Cemetery, Blacksburg, with the Rev. Jim McClurkin officiating.
Memorials may be made to: Gaston Hospice, 258 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia, N.C. 28054.
White Columns-Blacksburg is serving the Maloney family.

Loma Hamrick
Retired textile worker
Loma (Omie) Hamrick, 86, of 207 Wilbur St. in Blacksburg, died Sunday, June 1, 2003 at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Rutherford Co., she was the widow of Paul James Hamrick, and the daughter of the late Archie Yelton and the late Sarah Wright Yelton.
She was a retired textile worker and was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church.
She is survived by two sons, Charles James Hamrick of Cowpens and William Paul Hamrick of Blacksburg; four daughters, Bonnie Jean Hamrick, Patricia Childers, and Janice Childers, all of Blacksburg, and Lillie Martin of Gaffney; 27 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchilren.
The family is at 207 Wilbur St. in Blacksburg.
Gordon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

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.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Frederick Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Betty Gentry officiating.Visitation will follow at the cemetery.
The family members are at their respective homes.

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