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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Friday, July 25, 2003

Wayne H. Long Sr.
Owner/operator of Wayne H. Long Jeweler
Wayne Hugh Long Sr., 83, of 533 Edgewater Dr., died Wednesday, July 23, 2003, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Pacolet, he was the husband of Betty White Long and son of the late Nobel Guy Long and the late Ora Elizabeth Silvers Long. He was the stepson of the late Nettie Cooper Long.
Mr. Long was owner and operator of Wayne H. Long Jeweler and was a member of Corinth Baptist Church, where he was a former deacon. He was a member of the Woodmen of the World and had served as chairman of the Board of the Selective Service of Cherokee County. He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Wayne Hugh Long Jr. and his wife, Patricia Fortner Long, of Selinsgrove, Pa., and Richard Guy Long and his wife, Joann Timmer Long, of Gaffney; a grandson, Steven Hugh Long of Columbia; a granddaughter, Christina Joann Long of Cullowhee, N.C.; and two brothers, Edward Long and his wife, Rena L. Long, and Ernest J. Long and his wife, Katherine C. Long, all of Gaffney.
Services will be held today at 4 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Jerry Ford and Dr. Wayne Brown. Burial will be in Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3-4 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service.
Pallbearers will be Jonathan White, Andrew White, Dr. Robert Miller, Gregg Long, Charles Long and Charles Eubanks.
The family is at the home.
Memorials may be made to Corinth Baptist Church Building Fund, 190 Corinth Rd., Gaffney, S.C. 29340; or to the charity of one’s choice.

Crystal E. Moss
Former manager of Rose’s
Crystal E. Moss, 60, of 310 Freemont Dr., died Thursday, July 24, 2003, at her home.
A native of Bennettsville, she was the wife of Kenneth L. Moss Sr. and daughter of the late E.W. “Mutt” Fields and the late Eleanor Waldrup Fields. She was a former manager of Rose’s in Gaffney and a member of West End Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Bert Ayers of Bennettsville; a daughter, Evonne Stubbs of Winston-Salem, N.C.; three stepsons, Kenneth L. Moss Jr. of Winston-Salem, Ronald Edward Moss of Columbia and Robert Chadwick Moss of Blacksburg; four grandchildren; a brother, Sonny Fields of Bennettsville; and three sisters, Vicki Stanton of Bennettsville, Shirley Monroe of Myrtle Beach and Sue Coward of Steinhatcher, Fla.
The family is at the home.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Claude C. Ramsay
Salisbury, N.C., native
SPARTANBURG – Claude C. Ramsay, 75, of 645 Woodland St., died at his home on Thursday, July 24, 2003, following a long illness.
A native of Salisbury, N.C., Mr. Ramsay came to Spartanburg with his parents and four sisters in 1937. Before marriage and fatherhood, he was a football player at Spartanburg High, a Deke at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, an autoworker in Detroit and an Army corporal in Ulm, Germany. Employed by Spartan Petroleum Company for many years, he was operations manager until the company’s closing in the early ‘80s. He was president of St. John Street Liquor and Party Shop Inc. for the past 20 years.
An enthusiastic member, director and sometimes officer in the Spartanburg Bridge League in the ‘60s and ‘70s, he also excelled in a variety of interests and pursuits, earning trophies and awards in trap shooting, chess, fishing and bowling. He was a self-taught computer programmer as well.
Surviving are his wife, Gisela B. Ramsay; two daughters, L.A.R. Hawkins and Anne R. Compton; three grandchildren; and four sisters, Curtis R. Harley, Barbara R. Dalton of Dayton, Ohio, Patricia R. Oliver of Charleston Heights and M. Ellinor Ramsay.
Memorials may be made to Spartanburg Regional Hospice or the Spartanburg Animal Shelter.
The family will be at the home Saturday from 1-5 p.m.
Eggers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ulysses M. Greene, Jr.
Greer native
Ulysses Monroe “Um” Greene Jr., 65, of 857 N. Green River Rd., died Wednesday, July 23, 2003, in Spartanburg Regional Healthcare Systems.
A native of Greer, he was the husband of Patty Holland Greene and a son of the late Ulysses Monroe Greene Sr. and Bessie Long Greene. Mr. Greene was formerly married to Barbara P. Greene. He was a member of East Lake Masonic Lodge 480 in Birmingham, Ala., and was a member of the Elks Club and Crestview Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Iris Pinson, and a brother, Maynard Greene.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Julie Tucker of Greer; a son, Joel Greene of Greenville; two step-sons, William Parker Chambers of Summerville and Neil B. Chambers of New York, N.Y.; a sister, Montez Harvey of Gaffney; a brother Fred Greene of Pelzer; and two grandchildren.
Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Crestview Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Rick Taylor.
The family requests that no flowers be sent and that donations be made to the S.C. Educational Foundation/BPWSC, 652 Willowbank Rd., Georgetown, S.C. 29440; or to Crestview Baptist Church Building Fund, 3010 Chesnee Hwy, Gaffney, SC 29341.
The family is at the home.
Arrangements by Eggers Funeral Home, Chesnee.

Betty M. Berry
Employed by Tyco
INMAN – Betty M. Berry, 62, of 4220 Peachtree Rd., died Wednesday, July 23, 2003 at her home.
Mrs. Berry was a native of Spartanburg County and daughter of the late Lewis and Neeley Mae Gosnell Gregory. She was an employee of Tyco and of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are a daughter, Carla Haney of Inman; a sister, Dot Tucker of Campobello; a brother, J. L. Gregory of Greer; and four grandchildren.
A son, James Dean Berry, who died in 1985, predeceased her.
Visitation will be held today from 7-9 p.m. at Eggers Funeral Home in Boiling Springs.
Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Eggers Funeral Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Donald Tillman. Burial will be in Good Shepherd Memorial Gardens.
The family will be at the home.

Leila B. Mayfield
Retired RN
Leila Macy Ball Mayfield, 84, formerly of 2909 Union Hwy., died Wednesday, July 23, 2003, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Oconee County, she was the widow of Loye Mayfield Sr. and daughter of the late Alex Ball and the late Laura Barnes Ball. She was a retired registered nurse on the O.B. floor at the old Cherokee County Memorial Hospital for 35 years. She was a member of Rehoboth Baptist Church.
Surviving are two sons, Frank Mayfield and Loye Mayfield, both of Gaffney; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Della Ball, Mary Jennings, both of Walhalla, Mattie Massey and Gladys Grogen, both of Westminster.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Lawrence Ball, and three sisters, Lois Collins, Edna Dickson and Helen Simpson.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Rev. John Goforth. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1-2 p.m. prior to the services.
Pallbearers will be Ralph Harris, Sammy Owensby, Charles Lipsey, Ed Littlejohn, Charles Pridmore and Arthur Burgess.
The family is at the home of Loy Mayfield, 2915 Union Hwy.

Margaret F. Jones
Retired dietitian
Margaret Fortenberry Jones, 85, of 104 Ashmore Ave., died Thursday, July 24, 2003, at the home of a daughter, Ann Harvey, 135 Wick Dr., Boiling Springs.
A native of Gaffney, she was the widow of Paul William Jones and daughter of the late O.R. Fortenberry Sr. and the late Margie Hopper Fortenberry. She was retired from Cherokee County Memorial Hospital where she worked as a dietitian for 38 years and was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are a daughter, Ann Harvey of Boiling Springs; a sister, Nellie Donahue of Gaffney; a grandson, Ronnie Bostic of Gaffney; two granddaughters, Kathy Clinton of Enoree and Meg Quinn of Boiling Springs; two great-grandsons; four great-granddaughters; one great-great-grandson; one great-great-granddaughter; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Deborah Lynn Bostic.
The family is at the home of her daughter, Ann Harvey, 135 Wick Dr., Boiling Springs.
Memorials may be made to Interim Hospice, 775 Spartan Blvd., Suite 101, Spartanburg, S.C. 29301.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

John W. Brown
Owner and operator of Brown’s Market for 35 years
John William Brown, 83, of 1684 W. Rutledge Ave., died Thursday, July 24, 2003, at Peachtree Centre.
A native of Gaffney, he was the husband of Ruth Swofford Brown. He was first married to the late Mary Hames Brown and was a son of the late Horace S. Brown and the late Grace Lipscomb Brown.
Mr. Brown was owner and operator of Brown’s Market for 35 years and was a member of West End Baptist Church. A Mason and life member of Granard Lodge 186, he was a member of the Lions Club and the Lake Lure Beagle Club.
Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, William H. “Bill” Brown, George F. Brown and H. Bennie Brown, all of Gaffney; a daughter, Jo Ann B. Burgess of Gaffney; a brother, Homer C. Brown of Inman; a sister, Lizzie “B” Webb of Spartanburg; 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his first wife and parents, Mr. Brown was preceded in death by a brother, Wofford H. Brown.
The family is at the home of Bennie Brown, 4778 Union Hwy.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

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