common / 06-20-2003

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Friday, June 20, 2003

Wyvette M. Hubbard
Gaffney native
Wyvette Marcha Hubbard died Friday, June 6, 2003, in San Diego, Calif.
Born on Sept. 12, 1967, she was the wife of Troy Daniel Hubbard, whom she married Aug. 30, 1986, and was the daughter of Milton Littlejohn and Alberta Norris of Spartanburg. She attended Goucher Elementary School and graduated from Gaffney High School. She enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1985, achieving the rank of petty officer first class, and received a Navy achievement medal and an award for Sailor of The Quarter. At the time of her death, she was serving in the Navy Reserves.
Mrs. Hubbard was an active member of Visions of God Christian Fellowship in Spring Valley, where she was a Sunday School teacher and participated in the Women’s and Couples’ Ministry. She was a member of New Covenant Tabernacle, where she participated in New Beginnings, discipleship and leadership classes.
She served as treasurer of the PTA, treasurer of the Homeowners Association and coordinator of the Anthony Robinson Brigade, where she produced baskets for underprivileged families during the holidays. She was employed by Neighborhood House Association for nine years as administrative secretary and acted as office manager for the Head Start program.
Surviving in addition to her husband and parents are three children, Natasha, Natroya and Daniel, all of San Diego; a brother, Donald Littlejohn of Raleigh, N.C.; a sister, Angela Smith of Charleston; grandfather, Clarence Norris of Spartanburg; four nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
A memorial service was held June 12 at 6 p.m. at Vision of God Christian Fellowship, conduced by Pastor Wayne Mason, Dr. Annette Agnus and Pastor Cecil L. Brookins. Burial was in Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego.
Arrangements by Anderson-Ragsdale Mortuary, San Diego.

D.B. Mahaffey
Retired insurance agent; owner of D’s Used Furniture
CHESNEE – D.B. Mahaffey, 77, of 2364 Peachtree Rd., died Wednesday, June 18, 2003, at his home.
Born Nov. 19, 1925, in Wellford, he was the son of the late Dean Belton and Sunnie Cothran Mahaffey and widower of Catherine Gilbert Mahaffey. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving with the 82nd Airborne Division during World War II. He played in Textile League Baseball for over 20 years and was a retired insurance agent with Life of Virginia and Capital Security. He was owner of D’s Used Furniture in Chesnee and a member, former deacon and music director at Fingerville Baptist Church.
Surviving are a son, Roger Mahaffey of Summerville; three daughters, Freda Spivey, Deana Henderson, both of Boiling Springs, and Rebecca Giles of Chesnee; and grandchildren, Drs. Amy S. and Bryan Green, Matt and Martin Giles, Brett and Miranda Henderson and Chasity and Drew Mahaffey.
In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Mahaffey was preceded in death by four sisters, Marie Gregory, Gertrude Lawing, Thelma Lowe and Ruth Mason.
Services with military honors will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Fingerville Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Bill Hannon and Eddie Cooper. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Lowe, Richard Lee, Wade Bullman, Scott Lee, Wayne Nodine and Gene Scrimsher.
Honorary pallbearers will be former member of Fingerville Textile League baseball team.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6-8 at Eggers Funeral Home, Boiling Springs, and at other times they will be at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Deana and Randy Henderson, 148 Clearcreek Dr., Boiling Springs.

Margie M. Webster
Mother of Gaffney resident
MULLINS – Margie McDaniel Webster, 75, of Mullins died Wednesday, June 18, 2003, at Marion County Medical Center.
Born in Dillon County, Mrs. Webster was a daughter of the late Gilbert and Betty Ann Herring McDaniel. She was a member of Mullins Presbyterian Church, an honorary member of the S.C. Hospital Association and worked for over 45 years as a hospital administrator.
Mrs. Webster attended the University of South Carolina and was a charter member of the Business and Professional Woman’s Club, serving as the organization’s first president. Also the first woman to join the Mullins Rotary Club, she was an avid bridge player.
Surviving are her husband, Jack Webster of the home; two daughters, Gibbie Webster Peeler of Gaffney and Jacque Webster Richardson of Sumter; a sister, Athalee McDaniel Godwin of North Augusta, S.C.; and four grandchildren.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Mullins Presbyterian Church, conducted by the Revs. Jason Brewer and George Ganey. Burial was in Cedardale Cemetery.
Arrangements by Meares Funeral Home, Mullins.

Hettie H. Jordon
Retired from Hamrick Mills
Hettie Mae Huskey Jordon, 77, of 204 Misty Lane, died Thursday, June 19, 2003, at her residence.
Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Roy Dennis Jordon and daughter of the late Jessie Huskey and the late Nellie Childers Huskey. She was retired from Hamrick Mills and was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are two daughters, Ann Elder, and her husband, Don Bailey, and Faye Harris, and her husband, Robbie, all of Gaffney; a son, Joe Dean Jordon, and daughter-in-law, Vickie Jordon of Gaffney; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are incomplete.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

Martha C. Dawkins
Cleveland County native
Martha Lee Caldwell Dawkins, 76, died Thursday, June 19, 2003, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center.
A native of Cleveland County, N.C., she was born on April 14, 1927, a daughter of the late Sam Caldwell and Bessie Johnson Caldwell. She was a member of Fairview AME Zion Church, where she served as president of the Usher Board, class leader, deaconess, Mother of the Church and teacher of the primary class. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Dawkins was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Dawkins Jr.; sisters, Ada C. Dawkins, Pearlie Mae Allison and Ruby J. Caldwell; and brothers, George Caldwell, Arlie Caldwell and Fred Caldwell.
Surviving are three sons, Tommy L. Dawkins of Shelby, Robert Gary Dawkins and George Anthony Dawkins, both of Charlotte; six daughters, Brenda Ann Roseboro, Verna Sue McCluney, Martha Marie Smith, all of Shelby, Linda K. McDuffie, Shirley Diana Hunt and Roberta Grace Dawkins, all of Charlotte; a grandson she raised in the home, Antwan M. Dawkins; a brother, L.J. Caldwell of Baltimore, Md.; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. at Fairview AME Zion Church in Earl, N.C., conducted by the Revs. Marion Jones. Body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Martha Dawkins Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 432, Shelby, N.C.. 28151.
Arrangements by J.W. Gill and Sons Funeral Home.

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