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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Wednesday, July 16, 2003

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 Gaffney; a granddaughter, Trivette Hatcher of Mt. Pleasant; and 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 were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, conducted by the Revs. Sidney Norton, Joel Sellers and Dan Youngblood.
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.

Sam A. Emory
Retired textile employee
MAYO – Sammy Allen “Sam” Emory, 54, of 364 Emory Rd., died Sunday, July 13, 2003, at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.
A native of Spartanburg, he was a son of the late Thad Dean and Irene Champion Emory. He was a retired textile employee and a member of Mayo First Baptist Church.
Surviving are five sisters, Betty Jo Taylor, Nellie Ann Emory, both of Spartanburg, Patsy Emory, Hazel Emory and Brenda Kay Emory, all of Mayo; and three brothers, Thomas Emory, Johnny Emory, both of Mayo, and Donald Emory of Chesnee.
Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Mayo First Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Tom Baker, Larry Fleming and Ray Caldwell. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family is at the home.
Arrangements by Eggers Funeral Home, Chesnee.

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 J. Jackson and the late Ruth Dill Jackson. She was a homemaker and member of Southside Baptist Church where she was a member of the WMU, GA leader, nursery worker and member of the Fellowship Committee.
Also surviving are three daughters, Allison Bishop Beck of Honduras, C.A., Treva B. Spencer of Fort Campbell, Ky., and Mitzi B. Forrester of Woodruff; a son, Larry B. Bishop of Albany, Ky.; 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.
Services will be held today at 1 p.m. at Southside Baptist church, conducted by Dr. Wofford Caughman and the Rev. John Goforth. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens. Body will be placed in the church at 12:30 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Haskel Durham, Lynn Wilkins, Sam Crowe, Joe Craig, Rodney Mathis and Steve Martin.
Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Jolly, Roy Dean Mathis, James Broome, James Higgins and Rick Wylie.
The family is at 516 E. Jefferies St.
Memorials may be made to the Madge Littlejohn Sunday School Class at Southside Baptist Church, 204 W. O’Neal St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

John A. Marlar
Security guard
SPARTANBURG – Johnnie Ansel “Big John’ Marlar, 65, of 41 Oak St., died Sunday, July 13, 2003.
A native of Spartanburg County, Mr. Marlar was the widower of Mae Dean Marlar and son of the late Luther C. and Lizzie Woody Marlar. He was employed as a security guard for a number of years and was a member of Unity Baptist Church.
Surviving are two sons, Johnny Lee Marlar of Pacolet and Ansel Marlar of Inman; two sisters, Martha Mullinax of Gaffney and Elizabeth Murphy of Spartanburg; and five grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Heritage Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Rev. Wilkes Skinner. The family will receive friends following the service at the graveside.
The family is at the home of Ansel Marlar, 310 Jolley Rd., Inman.
Arrangements by Eggers Funeral Home, Boiling Springs.

Lula W. Campbell
Rutherford County native
Lula Elizabeth White Campbell, 82, formerly of 738 Marietta St., died Tuesday, July 15, 2003, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Rutherford County, N.C., she was the widow of Fred Campbell and daughter of the late Alfred Calvin White and the late Lula Lora Jackson White. She was a housewife.
Surviving are two sons, Bobby Baynard and Elmer Campbell of Gaffney; five daughters,Freda Dover of Hickory Grove, Zara H. Burgess, Ruby Ruppe, Margie Ruppe and Elizabeth Duncan, all of Gaffney; two sisters, Bell Blankenship and Nell Dotson, both of Forest City, N.C.
The family is at 517 Manning Rd., Smyrna.
Arrangements are incomplete. Gordon Mortuary, Blacksburg, is in charge.

Lois E. Lucas
Retired secretary
Lois Epley Lucas, 77, of 104 Timber St., died Monday, July 14, 2003, at Brookview HealthCare.
A native of Marion, N.C., she was the wife of Kenneth Lucas Sr. and daughter of the late John E. Epley and the late Rena Hemphill Epley. She was a retired secretary and member of Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Sarah Bailey Sunday School Class. She and her husband have been members of the Amazing Grace Singers for many years.
Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter, Sylvia Thomason of Baltimore, Md.; two sons, Richard Christopher of Belair, Md., and Kenneth Lucas Jr., of Phoenix, Md.; a sister, Katherine Price of Duncan; and three grandchildren.
Mrs. Lucas was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Epley.
Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by Drs. Frank Northcutt and Clyde Thomas. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Keith L. Lucas, Richard Christopher Jr., Jason Thomason, Jack Millwood, Jack Allison and James Painter.
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.

Helen E. Mirosh
Retired from Eaton
BLACKSBURG – Helen Elizabeth Mirosh, 77, of 256 Wendy Dr., died Monday, July 14, 2003, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Born in Carrol County, Savanna, Ill., Miss Mirosh was the daughter of the late Elizabeth Jagosh Mirosh and the late Frank Mirosh. She was a retired from Eaton, where she worked on the assembly line, and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gaffney. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters and the Savanna Moose Lodge
Surviving are a brother, John Mirosh of Manhattan Beach, Calif.; a step-brother, Frank Matuska Sr. of Blacksburg; a step-sister-in-law, Doris Matuska of Blacksburg; sister-in-law, Elaine Mirosh of Manhattan Beach, Calif.; and 12 nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a step-brother, Joseph Sylvester Matuska.
Services will be held at a later date at St. John Catholic Church in Savanna, Ill. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family is at the residence, 254 Wendy Dr., Blacksburg.
Memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church Building Fund, 407 Grace St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Arrangements by Gordon Mortuary.

John E. Covington
Services for John Edward Covington, 59, of 137 Jasmine Dr. will be held today at 1 p.m. at Mikes Creek Baptist Church, conducted by Dr. S.M. Johnson and the Revs. Ker-vin Wray, James Ponder, Dennis Rector, Lois Davis and Bishop O.E. Gardin. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at noon.
Pallbearers and flower bearers will be Mikes Creek ushers.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

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