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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Monday, September 29, 2003

Larry F. Hawkins
Retired textile employee
LYMAN – Larry Fred Hawkins, 62, of 303 Holly Springs Rd., died on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2003, at his residence.
A native of Spartanburg County, Mr. Hawkins was the husband of Shirley McAbee Hawkins of the home and was a son of Cordie Mae Burgess Hawkins of Boiling Springs and the late Clyde Hawkins. He was a retired textile employee, having worked for a number of years at Jackson Mills. He was a member of Lake Bowen Baptist Church.
In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by a daughter, Vickie Carroll of Chesnee; a son, Darrell Hawkins of Lyman; three sisters, Barbara Ann Harmon and Peggy McGuire of Boiling Springs and Sandra Watson of Winter Haven, Fla.; three brothers, Marvin Hawkins and Marshall Hawkins of Boiling Springs and Terry Hawkins of Campobello; and four grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Eggers Funeral Chapel in Boiling Springs, conducted by the Revs. Chad West and Ron Jackson. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Inman.
The family will be at the residence.

William H. Johnson
Owner of Johnson's Builders
CHESNEE– William Hoyle Johnson, 60, of 203 S. Lee St., died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2003, at his residence.
A native of Chesnee, he was the husband of Carolyn Cromer Johnson and a son of Altie Scruggs Johnson and the late William L. Johnson. He was a 1961 graduate of Chesnee High School and was the owner of William Johnson's Builders. He was a member of Graham Chapel Wesleyan Church.
In addition to his wife and mother he is survived by two sons, David Johnson and Jeffery Johnson, both of Gaffney; two sisters, Helen Johnson and Evelyn Johnson, both of Chesnee; seven brothers, James Johnson, Calvin Johnson, Foist Johnson, Ronnie Johnson, Everett Johnson, and Hubert Johnson, all of Chesnee, and Buford Johnson of Rock Hill; and three grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 at Graham Chapel Wesleyan Church. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the church, conducted by the Revs. Preston Edmonds and Gregg Edmonds. Burial will be in Springhill Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the Gibbs Cancer Center or to St. Luke's Medical Clinic.
The family will be at the home.
Arrangements by Eggers Funeral Home, Chesnee.

Zane Owensby
WELLFORD – Curtis Zane Owensby, nine-month old infant son of Floyd and Shelly Wilson of 149 Fairhill Dr., died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003, in Greenville Memorial Hospital.
Zane was a native of Spartanburg County.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by four sisters, Jessica Mills and Casey Stanley of Boiling Springs, Harley Cook and Selena Paige Owensby of the home; maternal grandparents: Nancy and L. B. Wilson of Campobello; paternal grandmother, Annie Louise Smith of Gaffney.
Graveside services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Fort Prince Memorial Gardens, conducted by Frank Cooper.
The family will be at the residence.

Haylee C. Spurlin
Haylee Cheyenne Spurlin of 211 Harris Trail died Friday, Sept. 26, 2003, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
She was the infant daughter of Phillip Craig and Denise Greene Spurlin.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her maternal grandparents, Mieko and David Fine of Tennessee and Donald Greene of Cowpens; great-grandparents, Edgar and Dorothy Jeanette Greene of Converse; paternal grandparents, Martha Erwin and Fred Berrier of Spartanburg and David and Sheila Spurlin of Anderson; and great-grandparents, Lois Erwin of Pacolet and John and Elizabeth Adams of Anderson.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Harold King.
Eggers Funeral Home, Chesnee, was in charge of the arrangements.

Wilkes E. Lanier
Textile foreman
BELMONT, N.C. – Wilkes Eugene Lanier, 85, of 5037 Drennan Horne, died Friday, Sept. 26, 2003, at Century Care of Gastonia.
Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Janelle Henderson Lanier and son of the late Wilson Nicholas Lanier and the late Amanda Peterson Lanier. He was a textile foreman and member of Kirby Memorial Baptist Church in Gaffney. Mr. Lanier was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Arnold Dean Lanier of Belmont; a daughter, Bonita L. Lull of Charlotte; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Lanier was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
Services will be held today at 4 p.m. at Kirby Memorial Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Rich Lancaster. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Matt Lanier, Shane Lanier, Mike Lanier, Robert Bailey, Arnold Dean Lanier Jr. and Scott Clark.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Mozelle L. Hughey
Owner of Hughey's Upholstery
Mozelle Maude Lindsey Hughey, 86, of 429 Garvin Lake Rd., died Friday, Sept. 26, 2003 at her residence.
Born in Greenville, she was the widow of Hubert Chesterfield Hughey and daughter of the late Jacob Lindsey and the late Martha Harrison Lindsey. She was owner of Hughey's Upholstery and a member of Berry Memorial Baptist Church.
Surviving are three daughters, Pat H. Allison, Elaine H. Smiley, both of Gaffney, and Alice H. Clark of Greenville; two sons, H.C. Hughey Jr. and Billy J. Hughey, both of Gaffney; 17 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; a brother, Landford "Buddy" Lindsey of Spartanburg; and a sister, Polly Humphries of Spartanburg.
Graveside services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Rev. Jason Elder.
The family is at the home of Pat Allison, 124 Breezewood Dr., Gaffney.
Memorials may be made to Interim Hospice, 775 Spartan Blvd., Suite 101, Spartanburg, S.C. 29301.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Nell W. Jones
Former registered nurse
Nell West Jones, 96, formerly of 129 Sunset Dr., died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2003, at Peachtree Centre.
Born in Buffalo, she was the widow of James Conrad Jones and daughter of the late Joseph Lee West and the late Ella Brown West. She was a former registered nurse in Cherokee County and was a homemaker. She was the oldest living member of Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church where she sang in the adult choir and the senior choir and served as a teacher in the Primary Department for over 50 years.
Surviving are three daughters, Patti Jones Nance of Greenville, Alice Jones Nance and Kathy Jones Sarratt, both of Gaffney; two sisters, Ruby Lawson of Union and Catherine Finch of Buffalo; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Oakland Cemetery, conducted by Dr. Clyde Thomas.
The family will receive friends any time at the home of her daughter, Alice Nance, 107 Woodside Dr., Gaffney.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 10794, Greenville, S.C. 29603; or to Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church, 805 Cherokee Ave., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

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