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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Wednesday, June 25, 2003

Christian D. Padgett Jr.
Retired attorney
Christian Daniel Padgett Jr., 80, of 181 Peeler Creed Rd., died Tuesday, June 24, 2003, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Walterboro, he was the husband of Dorothy Price Padgett and son of the late Christian Daniel Padgett Sr. and the late Myrtle Jones Padgett Polk.
Mr. Padgett was a retired attorney and a member of the Cherokee County Bar Association. He served in the South Carolina General Assembly from Cherokee County and was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Europe during World War II. He retired from the National Guard after 22 years of service.
Mr. Padgett was a member of the Gaffney Elks Lodge and a board member of Palmetto Bank and the Boys and Girls Club of Cherokee County. He was of the Methodist faith.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters and sons-in-law, Elizabeth Vance Myers and Donald V. Myers of Lexington and Kathy Lyall Owens and Nick V. Owens of Spartanburg; three grandchildren; and three sisters, Kathleen P. Hampton of Orlando, Fla., Betty Jean Cribb of West Columbia and Carolyn P. Anderson of Chapin.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Padgett was preceded in death by a grandson, Donald Christian Myers.
Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Revs. Rich Lancaster and Sidney Norton. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be William Winter, Fulton Ross, Boyd Meetze, Danny Stacy, Jack Ledford, Steve Moss, Danny Ham and Johnny Wall.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and at other times will be at their respective homes.
Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1886, Gaffney, S.C. 29342; or Cherokee County Children's Home, P.O. Box 1896, Gaffney, S.C. 29342.

Helen S. Shackell
Retired school teacher
Helen Smith Shackell of Charlotte died Saturday, June 21, 2003.
A native of Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late E. Judson and Sue Robbs Smith. She was the widow of Aubrey Earl Shackell.
Mrs. Shackell was a graduate of Wesleyan College in Macon, Ga., and taught in the Charlotte City Schools for over 25 years. She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church.
Surviving are a brother, Judson Smith of Clearwater, Fla., and two sisters, Evelyn S. Godfrey and Mary S. Lane, both of Gaffney.
Memorials services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Christ Episcopal Church in Charlotte.

Joe T. Scoggins
CLOVER – Graveside services for Joe Thomas Scoggins, 74, of 2119 Knox Rd., will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Bobby L. Gilley.
The family is at the residence, 2119 Knox Rd., Clover.

Berthina W. Clayton
CNA at Peachtree Centre
Berthina W. Clayton, 68, of 118 Mohea Ave., died Tuesday, June 24, 2003, at her home.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the daughter of the late Gus and Dorothy Ervin Waldrop and widow of Bobby Reid Horn. She was of the Baptist faith.
Mrs. Clayton was a lifetime member of the VFW Ladies' Auxiliary Post 3447 and was a CNA at Peachtree Centre.
Surviving are three sons, Terry Horn, Gary Horn and Johnny Horn, all of Gaffney, and Bobby Horn of Newport, R.I.; a brother, Bobby Waldrop of Pauline; three sisters, Irene Wyatt, Shirley Tindall, both of Gaffney, and Barbara Sullivan of Boiling Springs; a step-sister, Ruth Ervin of Gaffney; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Clayton was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Horn Hayes, and a sister, Kimberley Lynn Davis.
Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Rose Hill Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Wayne Arrowood and Mike Proctor. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Brad Robertson, Chad Robertson, Michael Smith, Robbie Horn, Gary Lee Horn II and Greg Stockwell.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m. at Rose Hill Baptist Church and at other times will be at the home.
Memorials may be made to Interim Hospice, 775 Spartan Blvd., Spartanburg, S.C. 29303.
Arrangements by White Columns-Gaffney.

Mary H. Johnson
Retired from Oxford
Mary E. Hill Johnson, 75, of 127 Swofford Trail, died Tuesday, June 24, 2003, at her residence.
Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of Paul E. Johnson and daughter of the late D.B. Hill Sr. and the late Odell Millwood Hill. She retired after 46 years as a seamstress at Oxford Industries and was a member of East Gaffney Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir for several years.
Also surviving are a brother, Harold Hill of Gaffney; and two special friends, Lynn Malone and Frances Peeler.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Johnson was preceded in death by a brother, Dennis Bobo Hill Jr.
Services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at East Gaffney Baptist Church, conducted by Dr. William Crews and Dr. Ray St. John. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens. Body will be placed in the church at 2:30 p.m.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Dot Perry Sunday School Class at East Gaffney Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6-8 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and at other times they will be at the residence.

King F. Watkins
Retired flea market owner
King F. Watkins, 71, of 3537 Corinth Rd., died Monday, June 23, 2003, at Mary Black Memorial Hospital.
Born in Kingston, N.C., he was the widower of Mary Lou Arrowood Watkins and son of the late Isham Watkins Sr. and the late Avor Watkins. He was a retired flea market owner, a U.S. Army veteran and of the Catholic faith.
Surviving are a stepson, Donald Owensby of Wellford; four daughters, Angel Fowler of Gaffney, Rachel Watkins of Wellford, Anna Watkins and Mary Watkins, both of Houston, Texas; a brother, Isham Watkins Jr. of Kingston, N.C.; a sister, Johnnie Watkins of Kingston; and seven grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home. No services are planned.
Family members are at their respective homes.

Harold D. Halford
Employed by Triangle Ice
Harold DeWayne Halford, 41, of 412 Barclay Ave., died Tuesday, June 24, 2003, at his residence.
Born in Gaffney, he was the son of Lillie Bell Frady and stepson of the late Hull Frady. He was employed by Triangle Ice Company and was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are his adoptive parents, Robert Blain Halford and Nannie Lou Halford; three sisters, Vicky Halford Mathis of Cowpens, Diane Halford and Sharon Lynn Spencer, both of Gaffney; two brothers, Jessie Dean Ray of Wateree and Gary Scott Frady of Gaffney; maternal grandmother, Inez Crow of Gaffney; nine nieces and nine nephews.
Mr. Halford was also preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Jessie Dean Crow.
The family is at the residence and their respective homes.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Cherokee County Unit, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, S.C.; or Interim Hospice, 775 Spartan Blvd., Suite 101, Spartanburg, S.C. 29301.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Sue B. Love
Cleveland County native
BLACKSBURG – Sue Beam Love, 83, of 919 Fitzgerald St., Monroe, N.C., died Tuesday, June 24, 2003, at Monroe Square Discovery Program, Monroe.
Mrs. Love was born in Cleveland County, N.C. She was the daughter of the late William Ira and Pearl Bookout Beam and widow of Edward Hughey Love. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Love Black; three brothers, Sam Beam, John Beam and Bill Beam; and two sisters, Julia Beam Sanders and Gertrude Beam Shaw.
Mrs. Love was a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Grover, N.C., and a homemaker.
Surviving are a son, Reed J. Love of Concord; three daughters, Eddie Love Dover and husband, Sonnie, of Rock Hill, Anne Love Kimberlain of Gaffney and Rita Love Hamrick and husband, Croft, of Harrisburg, N.C.; four sisters, Ethel Beam Spangler of Grover, Sarah Beam Carson of Conyers, Ga., Doris Beam Blanton of Franklin, N.C., and Elsie Beam Flowers of Kings Mountain, N.C.; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel, conducted by the Revs. Karen Moore and Vernon Craig. Burial will be in Clingman Memorial Gardens in Blacksburg.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at Harris Funeral Home, 108 S. Piedmont Ave., Kings Mountain.
Memorials may be made to Renee Starnes at Monroe Square Discovery Program, 919 Fitzgerald St., Monroe, N.C. 28112; or Hospice at Charlotte, 1420 E. Seventh St., Charlotte, N.C. 28204.

Virginia B. Rice
Spartanburg County native
Virginia Black Rice, 48, of 502 Hughes St., Spartanburg, died Tuesday, June 24, 2003, at 7:53 a.m. at her residence.
A native of Spartanburg County, she was the daughter of Rosa Lee Black Farr of the home and was a member of Greater Bibleway Tabernacle Miracle Temple in Inman.
Surviving are a son, Bernard Black of Spartanburg; a daughter, Sonya Black of Spartanburg; a brother, Randy Black of Landrum; three sisters, Julia Lynn McMullen of Baltimore, Md., Pamela Gantt and Wanda Farr of Spartanburg; and three grandchildren.
Services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home, conducted by Bishop Willie E. Rookard. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.

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