common / 07-02-2003

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Wednesday, July 2, 2003

Angie M. Crawford
1996 graduate of TMH class at Cherokee Technology Center
Angie Mechelle Crawford, 28, of 1703 Beech St., died Monday, June 30, 2003, at her residence.
Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of Jimmy Crawford and Marilyn Patterson Crawford. She was a member of True Gospel Independent Baptist Church and a 1996 graduate of the TMH Class at Cherokee Technology Center. She was a loving and caring Christian child who loved everyone unconditionally.
Surviving in addition to her parents are a sister, April Crawford of Gaffney; a brother, Andrew Crawford of Gaffney; maternal grandparents, Winford and Maggie Patterson of Gaffney; nephews, Nathan Haulk and Damien Haulk, both of Gaffney; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Angie was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Howard Wesley Crawford and Mary Irene Moss Crawford.
Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at True Gospel Independent Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Henry Guyton and William Blanton and Deacon Billy Blackwell. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens. Body will be placed in the church at 10:30 a.m.
Pallbearers will be Kirk Mason, Nick Mason, Brad Steward, Rocky Clary, Lyn Clary, Shannon Haulk, Jason Blackwell and Gary Blanton.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6-8 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and at other times they will be at the residence.

Dr. William R. Davis
Chemical engineer for Milliken & Company
Dr. William Ross Davis, 54, of 604 College Dr., died Sunday, June 29, 2003, at his residence.
Born in Raleigh, N.C., he was the husband of Mary Hawks Davis and son of Stuart M. Davis and Mary Robinson Davis of Butner, N.C. Dr. Ross was a chemical engineer for Milliken & Company and had been a chemical engineer for 28 years.
Dr. Ross received his undergraduate and Ph.D. degrees in chemical engineering from North Carolina State University in Raleigh. A member of the Barnwell Lions Club, he was recipient of a “Lion of the Year” award. He was a coach and judge for Odyssey of the Mind and was of the Methodist faith.
Surviving in addition to his wife and parents are a son, Stuart Reid Davis of Madison, Wisc.; 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 one grandchild.
Graveside services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Oakland Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Stuart Kersey.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and at other times they will be at the residence, 604 College Dr.
Memorials may be made to Duke Melanoma Consortium, Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duke University Medical Center 3828, Durham, N.C. 27710.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Mildred W. Warmoth
Retired nurse
Mildred Ann Whisonant Warmoth, 88, formerly of 806 S. Petty St., died Sunday, June 29, 2003, at White Oak Manor in Kings Mountain, N.C.
Mrs. Warmoth was the widow of Lawrence Conway Warmoth and daughter of the late Jesse Whisonant and the late Anna Martin Whisonant. She was a retired nurse, a homemaker and member of Buford Street United Methodist Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Brenda Tharpe of Blacksburg and Connie Lawhorne of Stanton, Va.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Warmoth was preceded in death by a son, Lawrence Edwin Warmoth; her twin brother, Marvin Whisonant; and a sister, Dorothy Mull.
Graveside services were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Rev. Ron Parris.
The family is at the home of Brenda and Vincent Tharpe, 131 Forest Haven Dr., Blacksburg.
Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1886, Gaffney, S.C. 29342.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Danny L. Beck
Father of Gaffney residents
LAURENS – Danny Leon Beck, 43, of 967 Indian Mound Rd., died Friday, June 27, 2003.
Born in Laurens, he was a son of Eddie Lee and Janie Sumeral Beck of Laurens. He was of the Pentecostal faith.
Surviving in addition to his parents are two sons, Danny Jessie Beck and Joshua Leon Beck, both of Gaffney; one daughter, Harlie Montanna Beck of Fountain Inn; three sisters, Sheila Lynn Thomas, Pamela Lavonne Cannady and her husband, Thomas, and Debbie Beck, all of Laurens; one grandson, Austin Leon Beck; a grandmother, Mamie Sumeral; and his former wife, Sharron Bright.
Mr. Beck was predeceased by a brother, Eddie Ray Beck.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 29, at Kennedy Mortuary Chapel, conducted by Rev. James R. Hughes. Burial was in Highland Home Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family is at 967 Indian Mound Road.
Kennedy Mortuary was in charge.

Deanna L. Sizemore
BLACKSBURG – Services for Deanna Lockhart Sizemore, 61, of 911 E. Cherokee St., wife of Melvin L. Sizemore Sr., will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Divine True Holiness Church of God in Blacksburg, conducted by Bishop Eddie Lockhart and the Revs. Larry J. Brooks, William Thompson, Jeffrey Dawkins and George Kirby. Burial will be in Clingman Memorial Gardens. Body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Oscar Elliott, Harold Gaffney, Eugene White, Clarence White, Verga Hampton and Eugene Thompson.
Flower bearers will be Mattie P. Crosby, Essie Ross, Annie Mae Tate, Patricia Green, Verma Ross and Mary Jo Tate.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Hazel Lee Littlejohn
Retired from UCMC
Hazel Lee Littlejohn, 67, of 107 Apple St., died Sunday, June 29, 2003, at 4:40 a.m. at his residence.
Son of the late Adams Littlejohn and the late Mary Mitchem Littlejohn, he was a native of Gaffney and retired from Upstate Carolina Medical Center. He attended Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
Surviving are a brother, Robert Lee Littlejohn of Gaffney; a sister, Marie Davis of Gastonia; nieces and nephews who were reared in the home as sisters and brothers, Thomas Mayberry Sr., Bruce Wayne Mayberry, Ruby Burgess, Ronnie Dukes, all of Gaffney, Robert L. Littlejohn Jr. of Atlanta, Helena Tiller of Santee and Gilda Dockery of Charlotte.
Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, conducted by Dr. A.L. Brackett, the Rev. Heyward Boyd and Dr. E.D. Lawson. Burial will be in Limestone Cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Joe Barnes, Paul Linder, Brian Littlejohn, Vincent Scott, Robert Phillips and Calvin Wood.
Honorary pallbearers will be Curtis Miller, Don Miller and Ivan Smarr.
Flower bearers will be Sable Garrett, Melissa Jefferies, Charlotte Littlejohn, Jessie Littlejohn, Oletha Linder, Doris Logan and Tara Smarr.
The family is at the home of his brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Inez Littlejohn, 302 Vermont Dr.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Adam K. Cole
Cherokee County native
BLACKSBURG – Adam "Bubba" Keith Cole, 18, of 248 Doolittle St., the Cherokee Falls community, died Friday, June 26, 2003.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the son of Hazel Martin of the home and the late Eric "Bebe" Cole. He attended Cherokee Falls Missionary Fellowship Church.
Also surviving are two sisters, Tammy Cole and Renee Cole, both of the home; maternal grandparents, Palmer and Rachel Martin of Cherokee Falls; and paternal grandmother, Vera Cole of Gaffney.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandfather, Fred Quinton.
Services were held Monday at 11 a.m. at Cherokee Falls Missionary Fellowship Church, conducted by the Revs. Lucky Earls and Gregg Martin. Burial was in Clingman Memorial Gardens.
The family is at the home of his grandparents at 256 Doolittle St., Cherokee Falls.
Arrangements by White Columns-Blacksburg.

James F. McCraw
Retired from S&S Manufacturing
BOILING SPRINGS – James Ferrell "Cabbage" McCraw, 83, of 216 Fain Dr., died Tuesday, July 1, 2003, at White Oak Estates Nursing Home. He was the husband of Garnell Ledford McCraw.
Mr. McCraw was a native of Cherokee County and son of the late Monroe and Lonnie Beason McCraw. He was retired from S&S Manufacturing Company and was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to his wife, his is survived by a daughter, Lisa Jackson, of Buffalo and four grandchildren.
Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Eggers Funeral Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Harold King. Burial will be in Cherokee Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6-8 at Eggers Funeral Home, Boiling Springs, and at other times they will be at the residence.

Louise K. James
Oldest surviving alumnus of S.C. School for the Deaf
GREENVILLE – Louise Kirby James, 101, died Saturday, June 28, 2003, at Greenville Care Assisted Living.
A native of Gaffney, Mrs. James was the oldest surviving alumnus of the South Carolina School for the Deaf. She was the daughter of the late Judge William D. Kirby and Viola Bridges Kirby and was also preceded in death by her husband, John B. James, and a daughter, May James Harkey.
Surviving are a son, Dick James of Greenville; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Following a private family graveside ceremony, a memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 3, at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home in Gaffney.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the S.C. School for the Deaf, 355 Cedar Springs Station, Spartanburg, S.C. 29302; or Southerncare Greenville, 1097 Hwy. 101-S, Greer, S.C. 29651.
Arrangements by Mackey Mortuary, Greenville. (Courtesy of Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.)

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