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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Monday, June 30, 2003

Deanna Lockhart
Deanna Lockhart Sizemore, 61, of 911 E. Cherokee St. in Blacksburg, died Saturday, June 28 at 7:06 p.m. at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee Co., she was the wife of Melvin L. Sizemore of the home, and was the daughter of the late Therodore Alexander Lockhart Sr. and the late Mary Gill Lockhart.
She was a member of the Devine True Holiness Church of Blacksburg and was a housewife for 44 years.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Teresa Sizemore Miller of Lithonia, Ga. and Tessica Sizemore Whitfield of Queens, N.Y.; five sons, Kelvin D. Sizemore of Blacksburg, Jeffrey L. Sizemore of Douglasville, Ga., Baylus A. Sizemore of Jacksonville, Fla., Melvin L. Sizemore Jr. of Lithonia, Ga. and Agerent Chambers of Kings Mtn., N.C.; five sisters, Esther Whitener, Mary Lockhart and Leatha Lockhart of Grover, Elder Margaret Hames of Charlotte, and Barbara Roberts of Kings Mtn.; seven brothers, Charles Lockhart of Charlotte, William M. Lockhart Sr. of Blacksburg, Elder Theodore A. Lockhart of Blacksburg, Bishop Eddie Lockhart of Grover, Benjamin Lockhart of Kings Mtn., Louis Lockhart of Gaffney and Ronnie Lockhart of San Antonio, Texas; and six grandchildren.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Divine True Holiness Church in Blacksburg, officiated by Bishop Eddie Lockhart and the Revs. Larry Brooks, George Kirby, and William Thompson and Jeffrey Dawkins, and Elder Theodore A. Lockhart.
Burial will follow in Clingman Memorial Gardens in Blacksburg.

William Davis
Chemical engineer
Dr. William Ross Davis, 54, of 604 College Dr. in Gaffney, died Sunday, June 29, 2003 at his residence.
The husband of Mary Hawks Davis of the home, he was born in Durham, N.C., the son of Stuart M. Davis and Mary Robinson Davis.
He was a chemical engineer for Milliken and Co. and was of the Methodist faith.
In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by a son, Stuart Reid Davis of Madison, Wis., a daughter, Dana Davis Lancaster of Alpharetta, Ga., a sister, Janie Davis Taylor of Morehead City, N.C., a brother, Melvin LeRoy Davis of Raleigh; and a grandchild.
Arrangements are incomplete.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is serving the family.
The family is at the residence.

Louise James
Oldest living alumnus of S.C. School for the Deaf
Louise Kirby James, 101, died Saturday, June 28, 2003 at Greenville Care Assisted Living.
A native of Gaffney, she was the widow of John B. James, and was the daughter of the late Judge William D. Kirby and the late Viola Bridges Kirby.
She was the oldest surviving alumnus of the South Carolina School for the Deaf.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased in death by a daughter, Mary James Harkey.
She is survived by a son, Dick James of Greenville; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Following a private graveside ceremony, a memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home in Gaffney.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: The South Carolina School for the Deaf, 355 Cedar Springs Station, Spartanburg, S.C. 29302; or Southerncare Greenville, 1097 Hwy. 101 S., Greer, S.C. 29651.
Mackey Mortuary of Greenville is serving the family.

Mildred Warmoth
R.N. and homemaker
Mildred Ann Whisonant Warmoth, 88, formerly of 806 S. Petty St. in Gaffney, died Sunday, June 29, 2003 at White Oak Manor in Kings Mtn., N.C.
The widow of Lawrence Conway Warmoth, she was the daughter of the late Jesse Whisonant and the late Anna Martin Whisonant.
She was a registered nurse and a homemaker, and was a member of Buford Street United Methodist Church.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday.
Burial will follow in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be held at the cemetery.
Memorials may be made to: Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1886, Gaffney, S.C., 29342.
The family is at the home of Brenda and Vincent Tharpe, 131 Forest Haven Dr., Blacksburg.

Safornia Vanessa Boyd
Gaffney native
Safornia Vanessa Boyd, 48, of 923 Hetty Hill St. in Gaffney, died Wednesday, June 25 at 2:45 a.m.
Daughter of Christine J. Boyd of the home and Roscoe Boyd Sr. of Winston-Salem, N.C., she was a native of Gaffney.
She was a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church.
She was a graduate of Gaffney High School, class of 1973.
She was employed as a supervisor at the United States Postal Service in Greenville.
Surviving in addition to her parents are a daughter, Myiessia Boyd of Gaffney; a son, Rickey Dean Littlejohn Jr. of the home; two brothers, Timothy Boyd of Gaffney and Roscoe Boyd Jr. of Salem, Calif.; and a granddaughter reared as a daughter, Pashaun Boyd of Gaffney.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Philadelphia Baptist Church, officiated by the Revs. Danny L. Burnside, Tony Macomson and John Wilkins, Drs. J.W. Sanders Sr. and Michaek A. Bridges, and Bishop R.R. Sumpter.
Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The body will be placed in the church an hour prior to services.
Honorary flower bearers and honary pall bearers will be the members of Gaffney High School’s Class of 1973.
Active flower bearers will be: Shanta Byrd, Angela Carter, Delores Davis, Sharon Davis, Judy Dawkins, Delphine Tate, Crystal Pendleton, Willie Mae Coleman, Robin Wilkins and Nannie Williams.
Active pallbearers will be: William Brown, Robert Davis, Michael Goudelock, Donnie May Littlejohn, Ray Robbs, Sandy Terrell, James Thomas and Harold Wilkins.

Danny Beck
Laurens native, Pentecostal
Danny Leon Beck, 43, of 967 Indian Mound Road in Inman, died Friday, June 27, 2003.
Born in Laurens, he was the son of Eddie Lee and Janie Sumeral Beck of Laurens.
He was of the Pentecostal faith.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Eddie Ray Beck.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sons, Danny Jessie Beck and Joshua Leon Beck of Gaffney; a daughter, Harlie Montanna Beck of Fountain Inn; three sisters, Sheila Lynn Thomas, Pamela Lavonne Cannady and Debbie Beck of Laurens; a grandson; and his former wife, Sharron Bright.
The family is at the residence.
Kennedy Mortuary is serving the family.

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