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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Wednesday, July 23, 2003

Bonnie W. Martin
Retired from Reeves Bros.
CHESNEE – Bonnie Lee Wood Martin, 82, of 502 Cooley Springs School Rd., died Monday, July 21, 2003, at her home.
A native of Spartanburg County, she was the widow of Leonard Martin and daughter of the late Lee Wall Wood and Aney Turner Wood. She was retired from Reeves Brothers Manufacturing and was a member of Broad River Baptist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Rita Lancaster of Cooley Springs; a son, Ronnie Martin of Chesnee; a sister, Guynita McDowell of Chesnee; two brothers, Claude Wood of Chesnee and Drury Wood of Spartanburg; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Eggers Funeral Home in Chesnee, conducted by the Revs. John Cox and Eddie Cooper. Burial will be in Springhill Memorial Gardens.
The family is at the home.

J.R. Stroupe
Member of Cherokee County Council for 20 years
J.R. Stroupe, 74, of 1045 McKown’s Mountain Rd., died Sunday, July 20, 2003, at his residence.
A native of Gaffney, he was the husband of Lillian Jean Wofford Stroupe and son of the late Gary Stroupe and the late Josie Davis Stroupe. He was a self-employed service station owner and was a member of the Cherokee County Council for 20 years. Mr. Stroupe was a veteran and member of McKown’s Mountain Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, James Wofford Stroupe of Gaffney; two daughters, Janet S. Ward and Amy E. Jackson, both of Gaffney; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Hazel Gordon and Reba Erwin, both of Gaffney.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Stroupe was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Mullinax, and a brother, Albert Stroupe.
Graveside services will be held today at 11:30 a.m. at McKown’s Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery, conducted by the Revs. Dean Painter and Billy Jones.
The family is at the residence.
Memorials may be made to McKown’s Mountain Baptist Church, 1280 McKown’s Mountain Rd., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Margaret Amtower
Pennsylvania native
CHESNEE - Margaret E. Amtower, 97, of 800 McAbee Rd., died Sunday, July 20, 2003, at her home under the care of her daughter, Paulette, and Interim Hospice.
A native of Hyndman, Pa., she was the widow of Paul A. Amtower and daughter of the late Cecil W. and Lydia Mason Shaffer. She was a homemaker and seamstress.
Mrs. Amtower was a member of Liberty Grove United Methodist Church in Burtonsville, Md., and of Grace United Methodist in Cumberland, Md. She was preceded in death by five sisters, Edith Miller, Nina Burkett, Mabel Wilhelm, Harriet Shaffer and Ester Moore, and two brothers, Wilbert Shaffer and Claude Shaffer.
Surviving are two daughters, Louella M. Ertter of Laurel, Md., and Paulette A. Miley of Chesnee; two sisters, Marion Morris of White Bluff, Tenn., and Anna Dickson of Chapel Hill, N.C.; seven grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Donations may be made to Interim Hospice Building Fund, 775 Spartanburg Blvd., Spartanburg, S.C. 29301.
Arrangements by Scarpelli Funeral Home, Cumberland, Md. (Courtesy of Eggers Funeral Home, Chesnee.)

Lillie M. Allen
Services for Lillie Manning Allen, 83, of 1622 Green Lee Rd., Mooresboro, N.C., will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Mikes Creek Missionary Baptist Church, conducted by Drs. Samuel M. Johnson, Leon C. Rector, J.W. Sanders Sr. and the Revs. Paul Miller and Steve Durham. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Larry E. Worley
Spartanburg native
BOILING SPRINGS – Larry Eugene Worley, 46, of 130 Knollwood Court, died Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at Magnolia Manor in Inman.
Mr. Worley was born on June 12, 1957, and was a native of Spartanburg. He was the son of Janelle Kennedy Worley Bullington of Spartanburg and the late Roy Hugh Worley Sr. He was the grandson of the late Maude Johnson Worley and the late Floyd H. and Lucille Graham Kennedy. He was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by a brother, Roy Hugh Worley Jr. of Las Vegas, Nev.
Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Mountain View Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. John Payne and Bruce Fine. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 at Eggers Funeral Home in Boiling Springs and at other times they will be at the home of Janelle Bullington, 4087 Parris Bridge Rd., Boiling Springs.

Glenn B. Harris
Manager of Blacksburg Community Cash for 20 years
Glenn Bryan Harris, 86, of 616 Gowdeysville Rd., died Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Gaffney, he was the husband of Nita Becknell Harris and son of the late Marion Boston Harris and the late Essie Mae Proctor Harris. Mr. Harris was retired from Community Cash in Blacksburg, where he was a manager for over 20 years. He was a U.S. Army Air Corp veteran of World War II and was a member of Rehoboth Baptist Church, where he served as minister of music for 34 years.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Terry Harris of Gaffney and Kenny Harris of Union; a daughter, Nita Elaine Harris of Greenville two grandchildren, Greg Harris and Jennifer Robbins and Stephen; two sisters, Daisy Bridges of Gaffney and Ruby Roberts of Livingston, Calif.; and a brother, Ralph Harris of Gaffney.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Harris was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Harris.
Services will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. at Rehoboth Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. John Goforth and Jerry Ford. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 3:30 p.m.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and at other times they will be at the residence.
Memorials may be made to Rehoboth Baptist Church, 110 Rehoboth Rd., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.

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