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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Friday, July 18, 2003

Jan H. Dixon
Retired from AT&T
Jan Hillman Dixon, 61, of Meridian, Idaho, went home to be with his Lord on Monday, July 14, 2003.
Mr. Dixon was born Aug. 27, 1941, in Gaffney, S.C., to Clarence Bruce Dixon and Virginia Spencer Dixon. He graduated from Gaffney High School and attended Glendale Community College in Glendale, Ariz. He enlisted in the United States Air Force at Charlotte, N.C., in July 1960 and was honorably discharged in April 1965 after serving with the 4510 Combat Support Group as a Freight Traffic Specialist. He was awarded the Air Force Good Conduct Medal.
Mr. Dixon married Connie Kellison in 1970 at Casa Grande, Ariz., after meeting at Royal Palms Baptist Church in Phoenix. Together they made their home in Phoenix until 1998. He and his wife moved to Morristown, Tenn., in 1998 and Meridian, Idaho, in August 2002.
He retired from the AT&T Cable Plant in Phoenix in October 1995 after 25 years and pursued a lifelong passion as a commercial pilot. He was employed by Grand Canyon Airways and Superior Aviation among others. His hobbies included fly-fishing, woodworking, gardening and being a handyman.
Mr. Dixon is survived by his loving wife, Connie, and three daughters, Celeste, Erica and Sarah; two sons-in-law, Ed and Jason; six grandchildren, Brandon, Samantha, McKenna, Caitlyn, Madison, and Abigail; and two brothers, Gary of North Carolina and Rodney of South Carolina.
Memorial services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Central Valley Baptist Church, 2150 W. Cherry Lane, in Meridian. Pastor Clint Henry will officiate, assisted by Jason Cicero.
The family has requested that memorial contributions be made to the Central Valley Baptist Church Building Fund, 2150 W. Cherry Lane, Meridian, ID 83642.
Arrangements are by Summers Funeral Homes, Ustick Chapel, Meridian.

Joshua Henderson Sr.
Gaffney native
Joshua Earl Henderson Sr., 26, of 708 Beech St., died Thursday, July 17, 2003, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Luz Henderson of the home and son of James Grover Henderson Sr. and Margaret Parker Henderson of the home. He was last employed by Scomar.
Surviving in addition to his wife and parents are a son, Joshua Earl Henderson Jr., of Spartanburg and a sister, April Gimbel Lott, of Gaffney.
He was preceded in death by a brother, James Grover Henderson Jr.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

Lola J. Jenkins
Former employee of Hardee's
BLACKSBURG – Lola Jean Jackson Jenkins, 59, of 272 Jones St., died Thursday, July 17, 2003, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Gaffney, she was the wife of Roger Michael Jenkins and daughter of the late Noah Luther Jackson and the late Ruby Fowler Jackson. She was a former employee of Hardee's in Gaffney and was a member of Central Baptist Church.
Also surviving are a son, Billy Wayne Fowler of Moore; a daughter, Lori Grant of Stone Station and Gina Blackwell of Blacksburg; six brothers, Talmadge Jackson, Billy Jenkins, both of Gaffney, Marshall Jenkins, Michael Jenkins, Benjamin Jenkins, all of Blacksburg, and David Jenkins of Hickory, N.C.; three sisters, Mattie Thompson, Margie Peeler and Carol Rey, all of Gaffney; and seven grandchildren.
Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Central Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Alan Peeler. Burial will be in High Point Baptist Church Cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m.
The family will receive friends at the home of Talmadge Jackson, 115 Westmont Dr., where the body will be taken Saturday.
Memorials may be made to the Children's Ministry at Central Baptist Church, 500 E. Montgomery St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Lula W. Campbell
Rutherford County native
Lula Elizabeth White Campbell, 82, formerly of 738 Marietta St., Gaffney, died Tuesday, July 15, 2003, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Rutherford County, she was the widow of Fred Dover and daughter of the late Lula Lora Jackson White and the late Alfred Calvin White. She was a housewife and member of McKown Mountain Baptist Church.
Surviving are two sons, Bobby Baynard and Elmer Campbell of Gaffney; five daughters, Zarah Burgess, Ruby Ruppe, Margie Ruppe, Elizabeth Duncan, all of Gaffney, and Freda Dover of Hickory Grove; two sisters, Bell Blankenship and Nell Dotson, both of Forest City; 23 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be held today at 11 a.m. at New Covenant Church, conducted by the Revs. Ken Covington and Dean Painter. Burial will be in Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Kevin Dover, Johnathon Driskill, Brad Dover, Terry Wayne Blackwell, Eddie Hardin and John Duncan.
The family is at 517 Manning Rd., Smyrna.
Arrangements by Gordon Mortuary.

Minnie S. Littlejohn
Services for Minnie Jeanette Simmons Littlejohn, 89, of 305 Marion Ave., will be held today at 3:30 p.m. at Mitchel Chapel Fire Baptize Holiness Church, conducted by the Rev. E.D. Lawson. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 2:45 p.m. and the family will receive friends from 3 p.m. until the hour of service.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

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