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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Wednesday, June 4, 2003

Alice Lane
Daycare teacher
Alice Faye Blanton Lane, 60, of 210 Camellia Circle in Gaffney, wife of Layzell Lane Jr. of the home, died Tuesday, June 3, 2003 at 4:34 p.m. in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Rutherford Co., N.C., she was the daughter of the late Walt Lee Blanton and the late Georgia Wilkins Blanton.
She was a member of New Mount Zion Baptist Church and served as a member of the Senior Choir and was president of the Kitchen Committee.
She was employed as a daycare teacher at Kid’s Club House.
She was a 1961 graduate of Carver High School in Spindale, N.C., and attended Spartanburg Technical College.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Yolanda Lane of Gaffney and Joycelyn Lane of the home; a son, Adam Todd Lane of Nashville; and two grandchildren, Keynon Hemphill and Shondre Lane of the home, both reared as her children.
Foster Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

M.B. Wood
Retired from Gaffney Manufacturing
M.B. Wood, 80, of 109 Allenwood Road in Pacolet, widow of Cora Lee Knuckles Wood, died Monday, June 2, 2003 at 10:38 a.m. at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee Co., he was the son of the late Deacon Allen Wood and the late Inez Castle Wood.
He was a member of Jerusalem Baptist Church and was a retired employee of Gaffney Manufacturing Co.
He is survived by four sons, Roger W. Wood of the home, Leon Wood of Spartanburg, and Collis E. Wood and Michael A. Wood of Pacolet; four daughters, Mona Lisa Wood of the home, Inez Littlejohn, Shirley Littlejohn and Angela Palmer of Pacolet; three sisters, Thelma Jefferies of Pacolet, Ethel Porter and Lucille Porter of Jonesville; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a stepmother, Beddie Wood of Gaffney.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Gowdeysville Baptist Church, with the Revs. Duane Cooper, Jerry Manning and Jennifer Hemphill officiating.
Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The body will be placed in the church an hour prior to services.

Edward Riddle Sr.
WWW II veteran
Edward S. Riddle Sr., 86, of 102 Ramseur St. in Blacksburg, died Monday, June 2, 2003.
Born in Walterboro, he was the wife of Helen Elliott Riddle of the home and the son of the late Samuel M. Riddle and the late Edna Jones Riddle.
He was a member of Blacksburg Associated Reform Presbyterian Church, where he served as a deacon.
He attended Clemson College and came to Blacksburg in 1948 as a Highway Patrolman.
He later became an agent for Liberty Life Insurance Co.
He was in the Merchant Marines and participated in the Normandy Invasion.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Edward S. Riddle Jr. of Shawnee, Kans., and Ned E. Riddle of Rock Hill; a daughter, Harriett R. Wilkins of York; a brother, Col. William M. Riddle of Edesto Island; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 tonight at Gordon Mortuary. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Blacksburg Associated Reform Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. David Rowe officiating.
Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Blacksburg ARP Church.

Marguerite Worthy
Homemaker
Marguerite Sanders Worthy, 89, formerly of 203 Edgewater Dr. in Gaffney, died Monday, June 2, 2003 at Magnolia Pace in Greenville.
Born in Union Co., she was the widow of James C. Worthy and daughter of the late Giles Sidney Sanders and the late Hattie Wright Sanders.
She was a homemaker and a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Gaffney.
She is survived by a son, Wayne H. Worthy of Simpsonville; a daughter, Mary Peeler of Greer; a brother, Dan Sanders of Union; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Floyd M. Worthy; six sisters; and four brothers.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Frederick Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Bill Lutz officiating.
The family members are at their respective homes.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Vista Hospice, 22 Tindall Ave., Greenville, S.C. 29605; or to the charity of one’s choice.

Bobby Owensby
Gaffney native
Bobby Gene Owensby, 69, of 429 Lockhart Lane in Gaffney, died Monday, June 2, 2003 at home.
Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Patsy Ruth Haynes Owensby of the home and the son of the late Joseph Douglas Owensby and the late Ollie Parker Owensby.
He was retired from Cherokee Finishing Co. and was a member of Christian Fellowship Church.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Gary Allen Owensby of Siler City, N.C., a daughter, Wanda Jean Henderson of Gaffney; a brother, Leroy Owensby of Pacolet; three sisters, Frankie Jackson of Gaffney, and Susie Whelchel and Peggy Deaton of Jonesville; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a great-grandchild, Allen DeWayne Scruggs Jr.; and five brothers, David F., Otha, Tom, Joe and Jim Owensby.
Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, with the Revs. Willie Lanier and Dean Painter officiating.
Burial will follow at Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be: Dannis “Hank” Owensby, Roger Owensby, Danny Owensby, Doug Owensby, Eugene Owensby, and Otha Owensby Jr.
Memorials may be made to: Hospice Care of South Carolina, 407 N. Limestone St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340; or to: Christian Fellowship Church, 516 Peeler Road, Blacksburg, S.C. 29702.
The family is at the residence.

Marion B. Caldwell
Marion B. Caldwell, 72, of 2512 Wildwood Dr. in Shelby, died Tuesday, June 3, 2003 at Cleveland Pines Nursing Center in Shelby.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Enloe Mortuary of Shelby.

Betty Shippy
Betty Jean Shippy, 69, of 108 Lincoln Dr. in Gaffney, died Sunday, June 1, 2003 at 6:30 a.m. at Mission St. Joseph Memorial Mission Hospital, 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 Varetta 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.
Services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Philadelphia Baptist Church, with the Revs. Danny Burnside and John E. Wilkins officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church an hour prior to services.

David Johnson
Father David Mark Johnson, 62, of 125 Beltline Road in Gaffney, died Saturday, May 31, 2003 at Valley Falls Terrace in Spartanburg.
He was the son of the late David Johnson and Iris Viola Johnson.
He was a graduate of St. John University and was a licensed vocational nurse.
He is survived by an aunt, an uncle, and a number of cousins and second cousins.
Services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, with the Rev. Gordon Hamilton officiating.
Memorials may be made to: Meals on Wheels, 403 W. Montgomery St., Gaffney, S.C. 29341; or to Hospice Care of S.C., 407 N. Limestone St., Gaffney, S.C. 29341.

Loma Hamrick
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.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Lighthouse Baptist Church, with the Rev. Grady Gregory officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Margaret Eubanks
Margaret Bolin Eubanks, 77, of 303 W. Carolina St. in Blacksburg, died Monday, June 2, 2003 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee Co., she was the wife of Charles W. Eubanks and the daughter of the late Ervin and Victoria Mullinax Bolin. She was a member of Tabernacle Love Church. She was a retired textile worker and cared for the elderly.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Jimmy Leon Bagwell and Benjamin R. Bagwell of Blacksburg; and Floyd Leo Eubanks of Gaffney; three daughters, Betty Gaffney Martin of Blacksburg, Marianne Layton of Laurens, and Sue Anne Mitchem of Kings Mountain, N.C.; five brothers, Brice Bolin of Blacksburg, Leroy Bolin of Aberdeen, N.C., Wiley Bolin and Curtis Bolin, both of Kings Mountain, and James C. Bolin of Grover; two sisters, Maxine Campbell of Rockingham, N.C., and Dorothy Simpson of Cordova, N.C.; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
In additon to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Roger Dale of Gaffney; and two sisters, Rebecca Hudson and Cora Lee Foster.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Tabernacle of Love Church, with the Rev. Dean Painter officiating. Burial will follow in Clingman Memorial Gardens. The body will be placed in the church an hour prior to services.
Memorials may be made to: Tabernacle of Love Building Fund, 209 Sardis Road, Gaffney, S.C. 29340.

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