common / 08-01-2003

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Friday, August 1, 2003

Margie E. Davis
Retired textile employee
Margie Sara Ellis Davis, 75, a resident of the Peachtree Centre, died Wednesday, July 30, 2003, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Gaffney, she was the widow of Beryl D. Davis and daughter of the late James W. Ellis and the late Dottie Horton Ellis. She was a retired textile employee and a member of Rose Hill Baptist Church. She was a beloved mother and homemaker.
Surviving are two daughters, Donna D. Smith and Susie D. McElrath, both of Gaffney; two sons, Randy D. Davis of Blacksburg and Douglas G. Davis of Gaffney; a sister, Elva E. Jolley of Gaffney; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by a son, Robert W. Davis, and a brother, Sam Ellis.
Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Revs. Harry Crosby and Weldon Sellers. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Alan Smith, Sean McElrath, Dustin Davis, Clyde McElrath, Fred Smith and John Dustin White.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and at other times they will be at the home of her daughter, Donna Smith, 202 Raintree Lane.
Memorials may be made to the Peachtree Center, Third Floor, 1434 N. Limestone St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.

Jefferson D. George Jr.
Retired from Duke Power
Jefferson Davis George Jr., 85, of Ivy Grove Assisting Living, died Thursday, July 31, 2003, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Gaffney, he was the widower of Janette Byars George ad was first married to the late Zerma Gentry George. He was the son of the late Jefferson Davis George Sr. and the late Pearl Whisnant George.
Mr. George was a retired crane operator for Duke Power Company and a member of Providence Baptist Church, where he was a member of the Businessmen’s Sunday School Class.
Surviving are two daughters, Linda G. Scruggs of Gaffney and Kimberly G. Watts of Shelby; a son, John Davis George of Gaffney; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild.
Graveside services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Rev. Ronnie Cox. The family will receive friends at the cemetery following the service.
The family is at the home of his daughter, Linda Scruggs, 214 Pleasant Meadows Dr., Gaffney.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1886, Gaffney, S.C. 29342; or Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, P.O. Box 1178, Greenwood, S.C. 29648.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

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