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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Monday, July 14, 2003

Calvin E. Vickers
Spartanburg County native
COWPENS – Calvin Eugene “Gene” Vickers, 78, of 920 Iron Bridge Rd., died Wednesday, July 9, 2003, at his residence.
Mr. Vickers was the son of the late Claude and Verdie Blackwell Vickers and widower of Lillian Stephens Vickers. He as a member of Orchard Street Baptist Church and a native of Spartanburg County.
Surviving are a daughters, Betty V. Collins of Cowpens; a grandson, Kenneth Collins of Cowpens; a granddaughter, Amy Collins of Spartanburg; two sisters, Gwen Jones of Chesnee and Estelle Scruggs of Cowpens; a brother, Everette Vickers of Cowpens; and two great-grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Orchard Street Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Allen Dean Blanton. Burial was in New Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family is at the home of his grandson, Kenneth Collins, 921 Iron Bridge Rd., Cowpens.
Arrangements by Eggers Funeral Home, Chesnee.

Lillian K. Snyder
Retired from J&J
Lillian Kollecker Snyder, 81, of 183 Foxfire Dr., died Thursday, July 10, 2003, at her residence.
Born in Wheeling, W.Va., she was the widow of Henry Walter Snyder and daughter of the late Theodore Kollecker and the late Jenny Shumacher Kollecker. She was retired from Johnson & Johnson in Ohio and was of the Lutheran faith. Mrs. Snyder loved animals and gardening.
Surviving are six daughters, Susan Diane McCoy of Gaffney, Janet Darlene Beznoska of Shalersville, Ohio, JoAnn Julia Boros of Berea, Ohio, Nancy Lee Ehemann of Grand Terrace, Calif., Patricia Ann Wilkens of Streetsboro, Ohio, and Carolyn JoAnn Swaggerty of Chapin; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Roger Lindler.
The family is at the home of her daughter, Susan McCoy, 131 Laurel Lane, Gaffney.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Katherine A. Horn
Cleveland County native
Katherine Arlene “Peanut” Horn, 41, of 202 Matthew Rd., died Friday, July 11, 2003, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Born in Cleveland County, N.C., she was the wife of Gary Horn and daughter of Shirley Tucker Henson of Gaffney and the late Lester Wylie. She was of the Baptist faith.
Also surviving are her son, Gary Lee Horn II of Blacksburg; two brothers, Calvin Wylie of Blacksburg and Roger Wylie of Gaffney; a sister, Linda W. Moore of Gaffney; an adopted sister, Donna Moses of Gaffney; and stepfather, Thurman Henson of Gaffney.
Services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Broad River Baptist Church in Blacksburg, conducted by the Rev. Norman Philbeck.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements by White Columns-Blacksburg.

Aldred R. Lauffer
Retired from Eastman Kodak
Alfred R. Lauffer, 89, of 140 Saxon Dr., died Friday, July 11, 2003, at Magnolia’s of Gaffney.
Mr. Lauffer was the husband of Erna V. Lauffer of the home and son of the late William and Ann S. Lauffer of Germany. He was a retired draftsman with the Eastman Kodak Corporation.
Also surviving are a daughter, Elaine Lauffer, of Gaffney and a brother, William Lauffer, of Rochester, N.Y.
Services will be held today at the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Rochester, N.Y.
Arrangements by White Columns Funeral Service of Gaffney.

Eva J. Moore
Mother of Gaffney resident
ROCKINGHAM, N.C. – Eva Mae Jones Moore, 80, of 155 Entwistle 3rd St., died Saturday, July 12, 2003, at her home.
Mrs. Moore was born in Lumberton, N.C., on Sept. 30, 1922, to the late Frank Richard Jones and Charity Elizabeth Britt. Widow of Hallie Edison Moore, she was a homemaker.
Surviving are her children, Randolph Moore and Hallie Moore of Rockingham, Donna Stuard of Gaffney, Robert Moore of Pine Bluff, Lannie Hancock of Jacksonville, Fla., Nancy Rainwater, James Moore and Daryl Moore, all of Rockingham; a sister, Louise Wilkerson; 24 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Monroe was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Martin,; two sons, Charles Moore and George Moore; and a grandson, Ronnie Dean Stuard.
Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Watson-King Funeral Home in Rockingham, conducted by the Rev. Jerry Hatcher. Burial will be in Eastside Cemetery.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 at Watson-King Funeral Home in Rockingham and other times at the home.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements by Watson King Funeral Home, 306 E. Franklin St., Rockingham.

Helen C. Hatcher
Retired school teacher
Helen Caldwell Hatcher, 82, of 1009 College Dr., died Sunday, July 13, 2003, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of Billy Hatcher Sr. and daughter of the late Thomas Marion Caldwell and the late Minnis Miller Caldwell. She was a retired elementary school teacher and member of First Baptist Church of Gaffney.
Also surviving are two sons, Billy Hatcher Jr. and his wife, Betsy, and Tom Hatcher and his wife, Faye, all of Gaffney; a sister-in-law, Fredda Caldwell of Mt. Pleasant; three grandsons, Michael McElveen of Charleston, Brian Hatcher and John Ben Hatcher, both of Gaffney.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hatcher was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph M. Caldwell and William M. Caldwell
Cryptside services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, conducted by the Revs. Sidney Norton, Joel Sellers and Dan Youngblood. The family will receive friends following the service.
The family is at the residence.
Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1886, Gaffney, S.C. 29342.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Willie M. Cash
Retired from Spartan Mills
Willie “Bill” (Ma Cash) McKinney Cash, 85, of 1150 Macedonia Rd., died Saturday, July 12, 2003, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center after an extended illness.
Mrs. Cash, a native of Spartanburg County, was the daughter of the late Stanyarne and Ila Horton McKinney and widow of Cecil Cash Sr. She was a member of Buck Creek Baptist Church and for 40 years had attended Macedonia Baptist Church, where she taught the Ladies Number Three Sunday School Class. She worked at Converse Mills for eight years and retired from Spartan Mills after 39 years of service.
Surviving are a daughter, Gayle Cash of Gaffney; two sons, Cecil H. Cash Jr. and Terry Cash, both of the Macedonia community; two sisters, Estelle Eaker of Gaffney and Bobbie Ward Spartanburg; a half brother, Glenn McKinney of Orlando, Fla.; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Services be will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church, conducted by Dr. Terry Duvall. Burial will be the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Macedonia Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o 216 Macedonia Rd., Gaffney, SC. 29341; or to the America Diabetes Association, c/o, 2711 Middleburg Dr., Columbia, S.C.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 at Eggers Funeral Home in Chesnee and at other times they will be at the residence.

Edith J. Bishop
Homemaker
Edith Imogene “Jean” Jackson Bishop, 65, of 226 Chandler Dr., died Saturday, July 12, 2003, in Aiken.
A native of Spartanburg, she was the wife of Bill R. Bishop and daughter of the late Clarence Jackson and the late Ruth Dill Jackson. She was a homemaker and member of Southside Baptist Church.
Also surviving are three daughters, Allison Bishop Beck of Honduras, Treva B. Spencer of Fort Campbell, Ky., and Mitzi B. Forrester of Woodruff; a son, Larry B. Bishop of Kentucky; two sisters, Delores J. Moss of Thomasville, N.C., and Malagni M. Mardis of Gaffney; and seven grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Bishop was preceded in death by a sister, Clara J. Harmon.
The family is at 516 E. Jefferies St.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

Louise D. McPherson
Retired from Gaffney Mfg.
Louise Dorman McPherson, 83, formerly of 1001 N. Granard St., died Saturday, July 12, 2003, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Paul McPherson and daughter of the late John Dorman and the late Leona Blackwell Dorman.
Mrs. McPherson was retired from Gaffney Manufacturing and had worked at Butte Knit in Spartanburg. She was a former hostess at McDonald’s and was a member of Limestone Street United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Jack Daniel Sunday School Class. She was a member of the Order of The Eastern Star, Queen Ester Chapter 139, and at Limestone Street United Methodist Church.
Surviving are two nieces, Tammy Rollins and Ruby Burnette, both of Gaffney and a nephew, James Sprouse, of Gaffney.
Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Joyce Murphy. Entombment will be at Frederick Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Wolff, Wayne Roark, Richard Baines, Johnny Martin, Bruce Talley and Jim Masters.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Limestone Street United Methodist Church, 910 N. Limestone St. Gaffney, S.C. 29304; or to the Senior Centers of Cherokee County 499 W. Rutledge Ave., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Darren W. Painter
1984 CSRA poster child
AIKEN – Darren Wesley Painter, 23, of 1454 Sparkleberry Lane, died Thursday, July 10, 2003, at his residence.
Born in Aiken, Darren was the 1984 CSRA Poster Child for Muscular Dystrophy. he was a graduate of South Aiken High School and a member of Millbrook Baptist Church.
Surviving are his parents, Ralph E. and Myra Bright Painter; maternal grandmother, Myra Evelyn Bright of Florence; and paternal grandmother, Doris Regina Painter of Gaffney.
Services were held Saturday at 4 p.m. at Cedar Creek Church, conducted by the Revs. Phillip Lee, Steve Burdette, Roger Bright and the Rev. Dr. W. James Rivers. Burial was in Aiken Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Raymond Roseberry, Dwight Redick, David Redick, Bobby McGee, Houston Brown, Mike Mobley, Tom Campbell and Philip Lyle.
Arrangements by Shellhouse Funeral Home, Aiken.

Iola Taylor Bobbitt
Gaffney native
Iola Taylor Bobbitt, 86, of Charlottesville, Va., died Wednesday, July 9, 2003, at Our Lady of Peace.
Born in Gaffney on March 29, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Lafayette and Lillian Service Taylor. She was also preceded in death by her husband of over 64 years, Thomas Fleming Bobbitt; two sisters, Montez Harmon and Ruby Taylor; and a brother, Robert Taylor.
She is survived by her daughter, Sylvia Bobbitt Ardinger of Lake Monticello; sons, Robert Fleming Bobbitt of Flagstaff, Ariz., Joseph Michael Bobbitt of Hendersonville, N.C., and Kenneth Franklin Bobbitt of Leesburg, Va.; two sisters, Ione Taylor of Columbus, Ga., and Janelle Taylor Sarratt of Gaffney; a brother, Samuel Lafayette Taylor Jr. of Gaffney; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and two nephews, Samuel G. Harmon of Columbus, Ga., who will conduct the graveside service in Gaffney, and Samuel Lafayette Taylor II of Gaffney.
Mrs. Bobbitt was a champion speller in school and won many spelling bee awards. She worked for a lawyer and was a court stenographer in Gaffney before meeting the love of her life ,Thomas Fleming Bobbitt, and marrying him in Gaffney on May 29, 1937. They traveled while he worked for Roses Dime Stores, settling in northern Virginia.
After her children were born, she became a full-time mother and housewife, except for a brief time when she worked at The Pentagon as a secretary. She also worked for a lawyer in McLean, Va.
After living in Falls Church, Va., for 31 years, she and her husband moved back to Halifax, N.C. In 1996, they moved to Lake Monticello, Va., to be near their daughter and her husband. She was loved by and inspired love and devotion to family and friends. An avid sports fan, people delighted in her knowledge of the players, coaches and trivia that she knew about them.
A service was held at 3 p.m., Saturday, July 12, at the Hill & Wood Chapel. Interment will take place 10 a.m. today, July 14, at Frederick Memorial Gardens in Gaffney.
Those friends who wish may send flowers or make a contribution to the Lake Monticello Rescue Fire and Rescue, 10 Slice Road, Palmyra, Va., 22963.
Hill & Wood is in charge of arrangements.

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