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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Monday, July 7, 2003

H. Ricky Bailey
Employed by Timken
Herbert Ricky Bailey, 50, of 144 Brendon Dr., died Tuesday, July 1, 2003, at 424 Edgewater Dr.
Mr. Bailey was the husband of Kay Franklin Bailey and son of R.B. and Ruth Moore and Richard Lee Bailey. He was employed by The Timken Company and was a member of Midway Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the 2nd Airborne at Fort Bragg.
Surviving in addition to his wife and parents are two sons, Tim Bailey and Preston Bailey, both of Gaffney; three grandchildren; and two sisters, Carol Turner and Sherrill Engle, both of Gaffney.
Services were held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Midway Baptist Church, conducted by Dr. Roger Aycock and the Rev. Alan Peeler. Burial was in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Daniel Vassey, Shane Finch, Edward Eubanks, Eric Gibson, Mike Hughey and Monroe Petty.
The family is at 304 Twin Bridge Rd.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Mazie M. Beaver
Retired textile employee
Mazie Lee Murph Beaver, 79, of 2100 Twin Bridge Rd., died Friday, July 4, 2003, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Spartanburg, she was the widow of Paul Vernon Beaver and daughter of the late Wilburn R. Murph and the late Mattie Murph. She was a retired textile employee and a member of the Evangel Cathedral.
Surviving are a daughter, Diane Quinn of Gaffney; two sons and daughters-in-law, James V. and Aliza Beaver of Rock Hill and Charles Michael and Janet Beaver of Victorville, Calif.; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Jerry Clevenger and Pastor Ron Roddey. Burial was in Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Dean Sarratt, Wyan Humphries, Bill Lancaster, Glenn Cobb, Scott Hamrick and Lewis Sarratt.
Memorials may be made to Evangel Cathedral, 200 Evangel Rd., Spartanburg, S.C. 29301.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Irene N. Beam
Well-known caterer
BLACKSBURG – Irene Norman Beam, 75, of 122 Beam Rd., died Saturday, July 5, 2003, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center in Gaffney.
A native of Cleveland County, N.C., she was the wife of Broadus Beam of the home and daughter of the late Mackie and Eunice Love Norman. Mrs. Beam was a well-known caterer and a member of Antioch Baptist Church.
In addition to her husband she is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and Jill Beam of Blacksburg and Donnie and Libby Beam of Fountain Inn; and three grandchildren, Kellan Beam, Mollie Beam and Alice Beam of Blacksburg.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Beam was preceded in death by two sons, Jerry Beam and Terry Beam, and a sister, Lucille McCraw.
Graveside services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Vernon Craig and Dr. Charlie Barnard.
Pallbearers will be Eddie McCraw, Jeff Roberts, Josh Collins, Joshua Gore, Tim Roland and Sammy Nichols.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 555 John B. White Sr. Blvd., Spartanburg, S.C. 29306; or Hospice Care of S.C., 407 N. Limestone St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Arrangements by White Columns-Blacksburg.

Nancy L. Moss
Retired from Wendell Mills
BLACKSBURG – Nancy Lucille Moss, 82, of 147 Cherokee Ford Rd., died Friday, July 4, 2003, at her residence.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the daughter of the late Maggie Carroll Moss and the late William Moss. She was retired from Wendell Mills and was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
Surviving are a sister, Sarah Broome, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Moss Cemetery, conducted by the Revs. Alester McKinney and Charlie Barnard.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Bolton, David Upchurch, Michael Bolton, Stephan Bolton, Keith Sarratt and Brad Short.
The family is at the residence.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of South Carolina, 407 N. Limestone St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340; or Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1886, Gaffney, S.C. 29342.
Arrangements by Gordon Mortuary.

Dennis W. Crow
Cowpens native
Dennis Wayne Crow, 55, of 348 Tanner Rd., Rutherfordton, N.C., died Wednesday, July 2, 2003, at his residence.
A native of Cowpens, he was the son of the late Wesley Dewitt Crow and the late Mary Lena Poole Crow. He was a textile employee and a member of Poolesben Baptist Church in Clifton.
Surviving are three sons, Rodney Crow of the home, Calvin Crow of Gaffney and Lorenzo Powell of Clifton; a daughter, Kelly Crow of Gaffney; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; a sister, Patricia Greenway of Boiling Springs, S.C. and a brother, Wesley Crow of Morganton, N.C.
Graveside services were held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Hammetts Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Jimmy Powell.
Pallbearers were Roger Crow, David, Eddie William and Andy Blackwell.
Family members are at their respective homes.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

John B. Garner
Retired from Charleston County School District
ISLE OF PALMS – John Boyd Garner, 79, of 4002 Hartnett Blvd., died Friday, July 4, 2003, at Roper Hospital, Charleston.
A native of Union, Mr. Garner was the husband of Doris Goforth Garner and son of the late Earl Garner and the late Mildred Foster Garner. He was retired from Charleston County School District and was a retired U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt., serving in World War II and Vietnam. He was a member of Sullivan’s Island Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Lt. Col. John Alan Garner, and daughter-in-law, Cynthia, of Cheyenne, Wyo.; a daughter, Alice Marie Garner-Parris, and son-in-law, Rusty, of Mt. Pleasant; four brothers, Ray Garner, Ralph Garner, both of Gaffney, Ledley Garner of Rock Hill and Harold Garner of Pacolet; six sisters, Ruby Lowry, Jett Hughes, Faye Pridmore, Anne Peeler, all of Gaffney, June Black of New Ellenton and Thelma Brown of Pacolet Mills; grandchildren, Tracy Ann Pool, Tricia Alice Madison, Georgia Lynne Garner, Camille Marie Garner and Shane Murray; and great-grandchildren, Josh and Abigale Madison and Justin Falke.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Garner was preceded in death by a son, Gary Lee Poole; grandchildren, Aaron Garner Parris and Marcie Murray; and a brother, Roy Garner.
Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel in Gaffney, conducted by the Revs. Alan Wilson and Tommy Hill. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Larry Garner, Ricky Garner, Mac Garner, Donnie Garner, Tommy Garner, Goudelock Garner, Keith Garner and Joey Pridmore.
The family is at the home of Ray Garner, 1504 Gowdeys-ville Rd., Gaffney.
Memorials may be made to Sullivan’s Island Baptist Church Senior Fund, 1753 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island, S.C. 29482.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

H. Luther Greene
Polk County native
BOILING SPRINGS – H. Luther Greene, 76, of 8807 Valley Falls Rd., died Friday, July 4, 2003 at Rosecrest.
A native of Polk County, he was the son of the late Henry F. and Mary Champion Greene and widower of Josephine Robbins Greene who died in 1974. He was a retired textile employee, a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church, a former volunteer fireman with Boiling Springs Fire Department and a member of the Woodmen of the World.
Surviving are a daughter, Cynthia G. Bates of Boiling Springs; a sister, Ruth Hall of Spartanburg; three brothers, James Greene of Glendale, Ralph Greene of Woodruff and Malcolm Greene of Taylors; and three grandchildren.
The family will receive friends today from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Eggers Funeral Home in Boiling Springs. Graveside services will follow at 3 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park, conducted by the Revs. Bill Adams and Sal Barone.
Pallbearers will be Mitchell Greene, Donnie Greene, Tony Greene, Danny Greene, Ricky Greene, Walter Hall and Tracy Hall.
Memorials may be made to Lutheran Hospice, 218 Trade St., Greer, S.C. 29651 or to the charity of one’s choice.
The family is at the residence.

James L. Scruggs
Employed by Nestlé
James Lester Scruggs, 62 of 999 Old 221-A Hwy., Mooresboro, died Saturday, July 5, 2003, at Rutherford Hospital.
A native of Rutherford County, he was a son of Mason Scruggs of Mooresboro and the late Bertha Stephens Scruggs. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Cliffside, a retired electrician with Duke Power and employed by Nestlé Food.
Also surviving are his wife, Peggy Kirby Scruggs; two sons, David Scruggs and Michael Scruggs, both of Mooresboro; two brothers, David Olin Scruggs of Orange Park, Fla., and Howard Glenn Scruggs of Forest City.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Calvary Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Tim Frazier. Burial will be in the church cemetery,
Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 1509 Ferry Rd., Mooresboro, N.C. 28114.
Arrangements by McKinney-Landreth Funeral Home, Cliffside.

John W.Seay
Truck driver
BOILING SPRINGS – John Walter “Rass” Seay, 59, of 544 Mason Rd., died on Wednesday, July 2, 2003, in Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.
A native of Spartanburg County, he was the husband of Vickie Beason Seay of the home and son of Lucille Davis Seay Lewis of Spartanburg and the late John Raymond Seay. He was a truck driver with Tidewater Transit of Cowpens.
In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by three sons, Joey Seay of Rutledge, Tenn., Gary Seay and Chad Seay of Boiling Springs; a sister, Charlotte Poteat of Spartanburg; two brothers, Glen Seay and Connie Seay of Spartanburg; and seven grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Eggers Funeral Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Jack Pennington. Burial was in Good Shepherd Memorial Park.
The family is at the home.

Charles P. Smith
Spartanburg County native
INMAN– Charles Preston Smith, 50, of 1341 Rock Hill Church Rd., died Wednesday, July 2, 2003.
A native of Spartanburg County, he was a son of the late Martin Mason and Anna Daniel Smith.
Mr. Smith is survived by a daughter, Angela Koren Smith of Spartanburg; a son, Charles Preston Smith II of Cowpens; three sisters, Mary Ann Dempster of Charlotte, Pamela Jane Jackson of Inman and Alice Jeanne Smith of Union; three brothers, Thomas Martin Smith of Inman, John Franklin Smith of Boiling Springs and Michael Ray Smith of Spartanburg; and four grandchildren.
Graveside services were held at noon Saturday at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Rev. Dennis Spencer.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Charles Preston Smith Memorial Fund, c/o Eggers Funeral Home; P.O. Box 160427; Boiling Springs, S.C. 29316.
Family and friends will be at the home of Johnny and Dee Smith, 114 Northgate Circle, Boiling Springs.
Arrangements by Eggers Funeral Home of Boiling Springs.

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