common / 09-26-2003

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Friday, September 26, 2003

Peggy W. Livingston
West Virginia native
Peggy Worf Livingston, 53, of 7260 Cathy's Court, Fort Mill, S.C., died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003, at Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, N.C.
Mrs. Livingston was the widow of Irwin "Ducky" Livingston and daughter of James C. Worf of Chapmanville, W.Va., and the late Loretta Jo Keffer Worf. A native of Logan, W.Va., she and her late husband were owners of the House of Fireworks in Fort Mill.
Surviving in addition to her father are a son and daughter-in-law, James Cory and Alisa Worf of Charlotte, N.C.; a daughter and son-in-law, Angel Dawn and Robert Martin of Blacksburg; a brother, the Rev. Mike Worf of Charleston, W.Va.; and four grandchildren, Cameron Eaton, Sarah Martin, Hope Martin and Lee Martin, all of Blacksburg.
Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Missionary Fellowship Church in Cherokee Falls, conducted by the Revs. Gregg Martin and Mike Worf. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Mike Selvanik, Cory Worf, Cameron Eaton, Benny Protano, Kirt Kuhn and Bruce Eaton.
The family is at the home of Ernie Livingston, 623 Batchelor Dr., Blacksburg.
Arrangements by White Columns of Blacksburg.

Wellna Johnson
Retired from Park Name Plate
Mr. Wellna Johnson, 83, of Hillside Manor, 182-15 Hillside Ave., Jamaica, N.Y., husband of Blanche Rice Johnson of 106 Ellis Ferry Ave., Gaffney, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003, at Hillside Manor.
Son of the late Hester Camp Johnson and the late Bunion Robbs, he was a stepson of the late Jessie Johnson and a native of Cherokee County. Mr. Johnson was a member of Mikes Creek Baptist Church and was retired from Park Name Plate Company in Flushing, N.Y. He worked at Van Doren Nursing Home for eight years and Crown Plaza Hotel for two years, both as a security guard.
Also surviving are five daughters, Elizabeth Johnson of Corona, N.Y., Geraldine Johnson, Annie Lee Phillips, Louise McGill, Shirley Mae Phillips, all of Gaffney; six sons, James Arthur Rice of Brooklyn, N.Y., Jerry Rice of Manhattan, N.Y., Paul Johnson of Jamaica, N.Y., Llewellyn Johnson of Geneva., Ala., James Wilbert Phillips and Roger Phillips, both of Gaffney; 27 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. at Suck Creek Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Tony Macomson and Mitchel Rice and Dr. Michael Bridges. Burial will be in Limestone Cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 3 p.m.
Pallbearers and flower bearers will be his nephews and nieces, respectively.
The family will be at the home of William and Louise McGill, 204 Holmes Rd., Concord Community.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Mary Lou Horne
Worked at Chesnee Bantam Chef for 10 years
CHESNEE – Mary Lou Horne, 62, of 103 Utah St., died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2003, in Mary Black Memorial Hospital.
A native of Spartanburg County, she was the wife of Wilkes R. Horne Sr. and daughter of the late Carl Guren Price and Lula Fowler Price. She was employed by the Bantam Chef in Chesnee for 10 years.
In addition to her husband she is survived by two sons, Wilkes Horne Jr. of Chesnee and Mark Horne of Cowpens; a stepdaughter, Wanda Beach of Spartanburg; three sisters, Ina Mae Champion of Forest City, N.C., Geraldine Pruett of Green Hill, N.C., and Brenda Boone of Ellenboro, N.C.; and five grandchildren.
Services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Eggers Funeral Home, Chesnee, conducted by the Rev. Terry Roach. Burial will be in Springhill Memorial Gardens.
The family is at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Wilkes Jr. and Wanda Horne, 480 Clement Rd., Chesnee.

Sanchez Enoch Peacock
GAFFNEY – Sanchez Enoch Peacock, 86, of 659 Champion Ferry Rd., died Wednesday, September 24, 2003, at his home. Mr. Peacock was the husband of the late Margie Lee Johnson Peacock.
Born in Plant City, Florida, a son of the late Clarence Enoch and Rhoda Hires Peacock, he was retired from Florida Steel with over 30 years of service. Mr. Peacock was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are four children, Betty Lockart of Melton, FL, Bob Peacock of Bossier City, LA, Carl Peacock of Bossier City, LA, and Linda Martin of Gaffney; and two sisters, Dorothy Chafing of Hernanda, FL, and Katherine Jordan of New Port Richey, FL. Predeceased: a sister, Mildred Jordan; and brother, Lester Peacock.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, September 27, 2003, at Cherokee Creek Baptist Church. Friends and relatives are welcome to visit with the family at the home of Linda Martin. In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to Interim Hospice, 775 Spartan Blvd., Suite 101, Spartanburg, S.C. 29301.
Cremation Society of South Carolina is handling arrangements.

Shelia K. Thomas
Former textile employee
BLACKSBURG – Shelia Kay Thomas, 40, of 213 River Hill Rd., died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003, at her residence.
Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of Nancy C. Cook and stepdaughter of Jerry Cook. She was a former textile employee and member of Rock Springs Baptist Church.
Also surviving are a son, William "Billy" Cavender of the home; a daughter, Stevie Rae Rhinehart of Gaffney and son-in-law, Brian Mosley; a grandson, Brian Mosley Jr.; a granddaughter, Tessa Horne; and a brother, Bobby Bolick of Blacksburg and sister-in-law, Sandi Bolick.
Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Rock Springs Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Brian Harris. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Bryle Goodson, Eddie Dover, Larry Jones, Jonathan Meetze, Bobby L. Bolick, Patty Mullinax, Michael Mullinax and Bobby Bridges.
The family is at 244 River Hill Rd., Blacksburg.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 310-B Bennett Center Dr., Greer, S.C. 29650; or to the Lung Association of South Carolina, 1817 Gadsden St., Columbia, S.C. 29201.

George W. McDowell
Played in S.C. State Marching 100 Band
George William McDowell, 58, of Cleveland, Ohio, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2003, in Metropolitan Hospital, Cleveland.
Son of the late Deacon Hayles McDowell and the late Ozelia Og-lesby Mc-Dowell, he was a native of Cherokee County. He graduated from Granard High School and played in the Granard Marching Band. He was a graduate of S.C. State University where he was a member of the S.C. State University Marching 100. He was a member of Mikes Creek Baptist Church and after making his home in Cleveland, attended East Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
Surviving are a son, George W. McDowell II of Orangeburg; two sisters, Naomi Beedles of Gaffney and Sarah Siller McDowell of Cleveland; three brothers, Dr. Hershel McDowell of Bethesda, Md., Dr. Ed Oliver McDowell of Atlanta, Ga., and Bobby J. McDowell of Cleveland; and two grandchildren.
Services will be held Saturday at noon at East Cumming Davis Funeral Home, 13201 Euclid Ave., East Cleveland, Ohio 44112. Burial will be in Cleveland.
(Courtesy of Foster Funeral Home.)

Eugenia W. Lathan
Retired teacher
BLACKSBURG – Eugenia Woods Lathan, 85, of 203 Academy St., widow of Ossie Lathan, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003, at her home.
Daughter of the late Daniel Woods and the late Julia Gaffney Woods, she was a native of Blacksburg and a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church. She graduated from Friendship High School and Friendship College in Rock Hill and was a retired teacher from Mikes Creek Elementary School.
Surviving are two sisters, Lucille Woods and Frances LeGrand of the home.
Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Pine Grove Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Van C. Williams, Willie Wood, Larry Davis and Bishop Eddie Lockhart.
The body will lie instate at Pine Grove Baptist Church Saturday at 1 p.m. The family will receive friends from 1-1:45 p.m. and Eastern Stars ceremony begins at 1:45 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Thomas Simmons, William Moore, Victor Black, Reggie Williams, Glen Earls and Maurice Sharpe.
Flower bearers will be members of Whitaker Chapter No. 127 of Blacksburg.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home, Gaffney.

Freddie B. Jackson
Freddie Mae Blanton Jackson, 73, of 546 White Plains Rd., died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2003, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Shuford Scott Jackson and daughter of the late Fred William Blanton and the late Cleo Martin Blanton. She was a housewife and member of Beaverdam Baptist Church.
Surviving are four daughters, Karen Allison, Clara Fortner, Sally Jackson, all of Gaffney, and Emma Lawing of Cowpens; a son, Earl Jackson of Gaffney; a brother, Brunson Blanton of Gaffney; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Jackson was preceded in death by a daughter, Mildred Elaine Jackson; a sister, Doris Gene Pennington; and two brothers, Jack William Blanton and Ray Martin.
Graveside services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery, conducted by the Revs. Marshall Jackson and Clifford Phillips.
Pallbearers will be Scott Allison, Nick Fortner, Travis Jackson, Brian Blanton, Donnie Pennington, Richard Fortner, Josh Rogers, Donald Coyle and Michael Pittman.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6-8 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and at other times they will be at the home of a daughter, Clara Fortner, 209 Baker Rd., Gaffney.

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