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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Monday, August 18, 2003

Ora S. Kimbrell
Retired from Spartanburg Sportswear
INMAN – Ora Suttles Kimbrell, 82, of 124 Mary St., died Friday, Aug. 15, 2003, in Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.
A native of Spartanburg County, she was the widow of Alton G. Kimbrell and was a daughter of the late Riley and Zora Roberts Suttles. She was retired from Spartanburg Sportswear after 27 years of service and was a member of Boiling Springs First Baptist Church. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Surviving are four daughters, Inez Smith, Joyce Sellars, both of Boiling Springs, Pat Sprouse of Spartanburg, and Jackie Chaffin of Inman; a son, Leonard Kimbrell of Inman; 16 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.
Services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Eggers Funeral Chapel, conducted by the Revs. Mitch Edge and Wes Murray. Entombment was at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the Building Fund, Parkway Freewill Baptist Church, 3615 Parris Bridge Rd., Boiling Springs, S.C. 29316.
Family members will be at their respective homes.

Dorothy T. Burdette
Retired bookkeeper
BOILING SPRINGS – Dorothy Tinsley Burdette, 85, of 175 Autumn Dr., died on Friday, Aug. 15, 2003, at Mary Black Memorial Hospital.
A native of Spartanburg County, she was the wife of John Wesley Burdette and daughter of the late Nolan and Rebecca Kreswell Tinsley. She was a retired bookkeeper with General Truck & Car Sales and was a member of Faith Bible Fellowship.
Also surviving are a daughter, Julia Faye Shaw of Boiling Springs; three sisters, Louise Melton of Hickory, N.C., Ruth Shiplett of Spartanburg and Jean Wingo of Greenville; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Eggers Funeral Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Kenneth Rice and Mr. Wesley Shaw. Burial was in Good Shepherd Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to the Mission Fund, Faith Bible Church, 280 Martin-Camp Rd., Chesnee, S.C. 29323.

David D. Jennings
Licensed public accountant
David DeCamp Jennings, 75, formerly of 521 W. Montgomery St., died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center.
Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Rowan Jennings and the late Emma Olive Poole Jennings. He was a licensed public accountant and of the Baptist faith. He was a Mason, a Shriner and member of Granard Lodge 186 AFM, Scottish Rite and S.C. Hejaz Shrine Temple in Greenville and Order of the Eastern Star in Metarie, La. He was a U.S. Marine Corp veteran of World War II.
Surviving are a son, David Michael Jennings; a daughter, Shelia Ann Sigmon; a brother, William Bryant Jennings of Cayce; a sister, Sarah Texanna J. Carter of Houston, Texas; and a niece, Sylvia Worthy of Cowpens.
Services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Dewitt Clyde. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home prior to the service.
Pallbearers will be Todd Cobb, Jack Dean Howe, James L. Worthy, Henry Jennings, George Jennings, Curtis Jennings, Rusty Jennings and Ricky Jennings.
Family members are at their respective homes.
Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, 950 W. Fair Rd., Greenville, S.C. 29605.

Grace D. Cromer
Retired from Musgrove Mills
Grace DeYoung Cromer, 83, formerly of 405 Colonial Ave., died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003, at Peachtree Centre.
A native of Spartanburg County, she was the widow of Fred Cromer and daughter of the late Albert DeYoung and the late Maude Edge DeYoung. She was retired from Musgrove Mill in Gaffney and was a former employee of Mills Mill in Woodruff. She was a member of Kirby Memorial Baptist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Gail DeYoung Power of Laurens; two sisters, Evelyn Armstrong of Wellford and Lois Nelson of Woodruff; two brothers, Arnold DeYoung of Woodruff and David DeYoung of Simpsonville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Cromer was preceded in death by a son, Cecil De Young; four brothers, Hubert DeYoung, Norman DeYoung, Major DeYoung and J.B. DeYoung; and a sister, Inez DeYoung.
Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Kirby Memorial Baptist Church. Burial will be in Springhill Memorial Gardens in Chesnee. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 10-11 a.m. at the church prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to Kirby Memorial Baptist Church, 512 Chandler Dr., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Family members are at their respective homes.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Corrine Compton
Retired grocery store owner
INMAN – Myra Corrine Compton, 94, formerly of 977 Sandy Ford Rd., Chesnee, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2003, at Magnolia Manor Nursing Home in Inman.
Mrs. Compton was the widow of James Compton, who died in 1980. A native of Spartanburg County, she was the daughter of the late Odus M. and Mattie Emery Bishop. She was a retired grocery store owner and the oldest member of Mountainview Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Senior Sunday School Class. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Surviving are a daughter, Georgia Hughey of Chesnee; four sisters, Eunice Wall of Chesnee, Mollie Byars, Betty Underwood and Vennia Brannon of Boiling Springs; a brother, Paul Bishop of Charleston; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Mountainview Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. John Payne and Ray Caldwell. Burial was in Springhill Memorial Gardens.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements by Eggers Funeral Home, Boiling Springs.

Sarah A. Littlejohn
Cherokee County native
Sara Jean Anthony Littlejohn, 60, of 552 State Line Rd., died Friday, Aug. 15, 2003, at her residence.
Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of Eugene Littlejohn and daughter of the late John Benjamin Anthony and the late Sara Ellen Harmon Anthony. She was a housewife and member of Cherokee Creek Baptist Church. She was a graduate of Gaffney High School and Cecil's Business College.
Also surviving are a son, Lawrence Eugene Littlejohn of Gaffney; a brother, John Edward Anthony of Landrum; a paternal aunt, Vinnie Mae Anthony of Gaffney; one niece and one nephew.
Services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Cherokee Creek Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Mike Frazier and John Huckaby. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Tony Littlejohn, Stan Littlejohn, Mike Littlejohn, Randy Littlejohn, Brian Littlejohn, Chris Parker and Lee Martin.
The family is at the residence
Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of S.C., 407 N. Limestone St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340; or to the Building Fund, Cherokee Creek Baptist Church, 502 Buck Shoals Rd., Gaffney, S.C. 29341.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home was in charge.

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