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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Monday, July 28, 2003

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; two stepsons, William “Billy” Swofford of Cowpens, Sherman Swofford of Spartanburg; two stepdaughters, Nancy Oliver of Spartanburg and Gail Hackett of Chesnee; 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.
Services were held Sunday at 4 p.m. at West End Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Kevin Childs and Drs. Wayne Brown and Clyde Thomas. Burial was in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Richard Burgess, Benji Brown, Wesley Brown, Frankie Brown, Kyle Brown, Stan Brown, Billy Swofford II and Tommy Oliver.
Memorials may be made to the Cherokee County Council for the Aging, 499 W. Rutledge Ave., Gaffney, S.C. 29340; or West End Baptist Church, 400 Overbrook Dr., Gaffney, S.C. 29341.
The family is at the home of Bennie Brown, 4778 Union Hwy.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Crystal E. Moss
Bennettsville native
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 received friends Saturday at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park at Bennettsville.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Cherokee County Unit, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, S.C. 29615.
The family is at the home.

Margaret F. Jones
Services for Margaret Fortenberry Jones, 85, of 104 Ashmore Ave., were held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Jerry Mathis. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Franky Price, Andy Donahue, David Fortenberry, Eddie Clary, Charles Childers and Buddy Clary.
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 by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Clingman W. Dorman
Gaffney native
COLUMBIA – Funeral services for Mr. Clingman Willis Dorman, 85, of Columbia will be held at today at 2 p.m. at North Trenholm Baptist Church with Rev. Joe Copeland and Rev. Robert Long officiating. Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park.
Mr. Dorman died Friday, July 25, 2003. Born on March 30, 1918, Gaffney, S.C., he was the son of the late 0. Clingman Dorman and Estelle Byers Dorman. He was a World War II Air Force veteran, having served from 1942 to 1946 with the Eighth Air Force as a Heavy Bomber Pilot. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross Medal with Three Clusters and various other medals. He retired from the U.S. Air Force Reserve as a Lt. Col.
Mr. Dorman had lived in Columbia since 1959 and was a charter member of North Trenholm Baptist Church, where he was a deacon. He retired as Director of Highway Safety in 1978 and had served with the S.C. Highway Patrol for 28 years. He was a member of the AFA, 8th Air Force Historical Society and the S.C. Troopers Association.
Mr. Dorman was predeceased by Doris B. Dorman, his loving wife of 54 years.
He is survived by his daughters, Harriette D. Ackerman and husband, Raymond. of Arden, N.C.; Dianne D. Meadow and husband, David, of Columbia; grandchildren, David Ackerman, Teresa Owens and husband, Jack, of Prosperity, Meredith Malec and husband, Jason, of Alpharetta, Ga., Suzanne Anderson and husband, Charles, of Columbia; four great grandchildren; and a sister, Dorothy D. Spence of Sumter.
In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Dorman was predeceased by two sisters, Marguerite Dorman and Betty Petrie; and three brothers, Jean E. Dorman, Ernest L. Dorman and John T. Dorman.
Visitation was from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday evening at Greenlawn Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to North Trenholm Baptist Church Building Fund.
Greenlawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Edmond D. Almond
Retired from Southern Bell
Edmond D. Almond, 85, of 290 Smoke Ridge Rd., died Saturday, July 26, 2003, at his residence.
A native of Wadesboro, N.C., he was the widower of Bertha Josey Almond and son of the late Edmond Nicodeamous Almond and the late Mamie Polk Almond. Mr. Almost was retired from Southern Bell and was a member of Corinth Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Surviving are three sons, Earl Almond of Gaffney, Edmond K. Almond of Biloxi, Miss., and Donald J. Almond of Lynn Haven, Fla.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Rev. Jerry Ford and Roger Childers.
The family will receive friends any time at 290 Smoke Ridge Rd.
Memorials may be made to Corinth Baptist Church, 190 Corinth Rd., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Dolly L. Barnette
Homemaker
UNA – Dolly Louise Barnette, 46, of 321 Stephens Grove Rd., died Friday, July 26, 2003.
Mrs. Barnette was a native of Greenville County and daughter of Edna Godfrey McGee and the late Gordon Charlie McGee. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
Also surviving are a son, Randy Lee Cogdill of Una; a sister, Elizabeth Ann Earnhart of Spartanburg; and two brothers, Steve and Jack Godfrey of Una.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Friendly Hills Cemetery in the Cooley Springs Community, conducted by the Rev. Kenneth Cash.
Memorials may be made to the Dolly Barnette Memorial Fund, Eggers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 160427, Boiling Springs,S.C. 29316.

Richard D. Price
Construction worker
COWPENS – Richard Dale Price, 58, of 349 Miley Farm Rd., died Friday, July 25, 2003, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Born in Gastonia, N.C., he was the husband of Marcella Tilson Price and son of the late Stewart Erman Price and the late Ruth Roland Lane Price. He was a construction worker and former member of Oakdale Baptist Church. He attended the Church of God in Clifton.
Also surviving are four sons, Billy Coleman of Cowpens, Michael Todd Dagon of Gastonia, Richard Preston Dagon of Kings Mountain and Steve Coleman of Bessemer City, N.C.; three daughters, Melissa Chogwette of Cocoa, Fla., Debbie Ballew of Kings Mountain and Julie Hendricks of Cowpens; 18 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Services were held Sunday at 1 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Edward Hardee.
The family is at the residence.

Cole L. Largent Jr.
Gaffney native
SPARTANBURG – Cole Livingston Largent Jr., 69, of 307 College St., died Thursday, July 24, 2003, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Gaffney, he was the husband of Peggy Kinder Largent and son of the late Cole Livingston Largent Sr. and the late Ollie McDaniel Largent. He was retired from Spartan Technology and was a graduate of Cecil’s Business College in Spartanburg. He was a member of Abner Baptist Church in Spartanburg, where he was a member of the men’s Sunday School Class.
Also surviving are a son, Dennie Largent of the home; a daughter, Laura L. Smith of Spartanburg; two sisters, Margaret Bradley and Ann Blackwood, both of Gaffney; and one granddaughter.
Graveside services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Revs. Richard Clark and Rupert Guest and Dr. Alvin O’Shields. The family will receive friends at the cemetery following the service.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of his Sunday School Class at Abner Baptist Church.
The family is at the residence.
Memorials may be made to Abner Baptist Church, P.O. Box 4372, Spartanburg, S.C. 29305.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home

Goldie J. Brown
Retired from textiles
Goldie Ovita Johnson Brown, 77, of 3627 Cherokee Ave., died Sunday, July 27, 2003, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Gaffney, she was the wife of Willie Dyle Brown and daughter of the late Forest Everet Johnson and the late Viola Munn Johnson. She was retired from the textile industry and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons, Dewayne Brown of Anderson and Terrill Brown of Gaffney; two daughters, Gail Mullinax of Blacksburg and Misty Owens of Gaffney; two brothers, Olin D. Johnson of Blacksburg and Earnest Johnson of Gaffney; a sister, Nellie J. Henson of Blacksburg; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by three brothers, J.C. Johnson, Junior Johnson and Walter Dean Johnson; and two sisters, Pauline Martin and Ester Johnson.
Services will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Revs. Al McKinney and Tommy Wright. Burial will be in Clingman Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 1-2:30 p.m. prior to the service
Pallbearers will be Joshua Brown, Ward Crittendon, B.J. Mullinax, Terrill Brown II, Steven Shytle, Doug Wright, Butch Mathis and Dennis Sentell.
The family is at the residence.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Untied Methodist Church, 115 Filter Plant Rd., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.

Joe O. Scates
Retired from Cherokee Acoustics
Joe Oren Scates, 63, of 203 Jackson St., died Friday, July 25, 2003.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the son of the late Clyde and Ruby Turner Scates and was retired from Cherokee Acoustics Inc.
Surviving are two brothers, Clyde Scates and Vernon E. Scates, both of Gaffney; four nieces and one nephew.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Contributions may be made to the Joe O. Scates Memorial Fund, 306 S. Granard St., Gaffney, S.C. 29341.
Arrangements by White Columns Funeral Service, Gaffney.

Jervey G. Hill Sr.
Cherokee County native
CHARLOTTE - Jervey Gilford “Wormy” Hill, Sr., 73, died July 26, 2003, at Presbyterian Hospital.
He was a native of Cherokee County, S.C., and a retired railroad engineer as well as a U.S. Air Force veteran. Mr. Hill was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and enjoyed tailoring clothes for his family. Hr was a very gifted mechanic and loved to build things.
His parents, George William Hill and Florence Hammett Hill; two brothers, William Ted Hill and Glenn Lee Hill; and a sister, Emily Hill Parris, predeceased him.
Surviving are his wife, Betty Spencer Hill, of the home; three children, Debbie Hill Dickens of Ft. Mill, Jervey G. (Herbie) Hill Jr. of Mint Hill and Julie Deluca of Midland; two sisters, Carey Hill Strickland of Valdosta, Ga., and Nancy Hill Williams of Gaffney; a brother, Raymond “Mack” Hill of Gaffney; and 5 grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at New Hope Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Malcolm Ivey and Rev. Mike Campbell. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens, Mint Hill.
Visitation will be tonight from 7-9 at McEwen Funeral Service Mint Hill Chapel.

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