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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Wednesday, October 1, 2003

Josephine R. Green
Retired cafeteria worker
Josephine Richardson Green, 77, of 402 Winchester Dr., died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2003, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Widow of William L. Green Sr., she was born in Gaffney, a daughter of the late James and Rosa Lee Dawkins Richardson Jefferies. She was a member of New Mt. Zion Baptist Church where she served as a Senior Missionary, Sunday School teacher, kitchen committee member and former senior choir member. She was a retired cafeteria employee at Granard Junior High School (formerly West Junior High).
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Green was preceded in death by a son, William Green Jr., and siblings, Cree Richardson and Althea Reddish.
Surviving are a daughter, Vanessa A. Green of the home; a son, Nixon Charles Green of Gaffney; two sisters, Corine Montgomery of Gaffney and Nancy McKee of Winston-Salem, N.C.; four brothers, Rev. Albert Richardson and Townsend Richardson, both of Gaffney, William Richardson of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Clarence Richardson of Victorville, Calif.; and seven grandchildren.
The family is at the home of a niece, Clementine Young, 816 W. Fairview Ave.
Arrangements are incomplete. The Gilmore Mortuary is in charge.

Mollie G. Smith
Retired seamstress
CHESNEE – Mollie G. Smith, 88, of 459 Smith-Wall, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2003, at Spartanburg Hospital for Restorative Care.
A native of Polk County, N.C., she was the widow of Hubert H. Smith and daughter of the late William and Hester Grant Gilbert. She was a retired seamstress and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
Surviving are a son, Fred Smith, of Belmont, N.C.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Eggers Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by the Revs. Tommy Bailey and Eddie Cooper. Burial will be in Springhill Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 tonight at Eggers Funeral Home, Chesnee.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, c/o Church Treasurer, 125 Blue Coat Rd., Chesnee, S.C. 29323.
The family is at the home.
Arrangements by Eggers Funeral Home, Chesnee.

Frieda L. Floyd
Retired accountant
Frieda Lambert Floyd, 84, of 3480 Yeaman Olaton Rd., Olaton, Ky., died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003, at her residence.
Born in Grayson County, Ky., she was the widow of Jack Floyd and daughter of the late Audie Morgan and the late Annie Mabel Crawford Lambert. She was a retired accountant for Seagram’s Distillery, a treasurer and caretaker of McGrady Creek Cemetery and member of McGrady Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Olaton.
Surviving are two daughters, Pat Wood of Olaton, Ky., and Jackie Beville of Leitchfield, Ky.; five grandchildren, Joseph Wood, Regina Robinson of Georgia, Kimberly Hope of Alabama, Lisa Cottrell of Louisville, Ky., and Christy Terry of Frankfort, Ky.; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a niece, Pamela Bugg of Ann Arbor, Mich.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Floyd was preceded in death by a brother, Hershel Lambert.
Services were held Saturday at McCrady Creek Missionary Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Dick Campbell. Burial was in McGrady Creek Cemetery.
(Compliments of Gordon Mortuary.)

H.C. Spivey
Retired from Daniel Const.
RUTHERFORDTON, N.C. – Harry Clever “Pete” Spivey, 80, of 784 Scoggins Rd., died Monday, Sept. 29, 2003, at St. Luke’s Hospital.
A native of Polk County, he was the husband of Beatrice Cooper Spivey and son of the late Joseph and Lotha Thompson Spivey. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a retired employee of Daniel Construction and a member of Sandy Springs Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two sisters, Josephine Jenkins and Edith Jenkins, both of Florence, and a number of niece and nephews.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Sandy Springs Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Ray Spivey. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family is at the home of his niece, Judy Henderson, 1001 McSwain Rd., Chesnee.
Arrangements by Eggers Funeral Home, Chesnee.

Alma W. Harwell
Retired textile employee
Alma Jeanette Henderson Waters Harwell, 90, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2003, at Oakridge Community Care Home in Inman.
Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Earnest Sidney Harwell and daughter of the late John Harvey Henderson and the late Olema Hughey Henderson. She was a retired textile employee and a member of Blue Branch Baptist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Lillie Mae Bradley of North Carolina; three brothers, Johnny Henderson of Pacolet, James Henderson of Gaffney and Gene Henderson of Lexington; and a sister, Sarah Lemmons of Pacolet.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Harwell was preceded in death by two sons, Charles Waters and Fred Waters.
Graveside services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery, conducted by Mr. Edward Erwin. The family will receive friends at the cemetery following the service.
The family is at the home of Nita Waters, 416 Chatham Ave., Gaffney.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Bobby J. Davidson Jr.
Retired from Ross and Roberts Plastics Corp.
Bobby J. Davidson Jr., 74, of 119 Hetty Hill St., died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2003, at 1:30 a.m. at his residence.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the husband of Catherine Holmes Davidson and son of the late Bobby J. Davidson Sr. and the late Domara Davidson. He was a retired employee of Ross and Roberts Plastics Corporation and a member of Limestone Missionary Baptist Church and the Limestone All Male Chorus.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Catherine D. Crenshaw of Bondton, Fla.; four sons, Bobby J. Davidson III, Abraham Davidson, Ronnie Davidson and Stanley Davidson of Bridgeport, Conn.; three sisters, Eshmond Burris of Charlotte, Sara Curtis of High Point, N.C., and Jessie Mae Davidson of Norfolk, Va.; a niece and nephew who were reared in the home as a daughter and son, Lula Moore of Norwalk, Conn., and Larry graham of Atlanta, Ga.; 14 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are incomplete. Foster Funeral Home is in charge.

Oliver M. Fowler
World War II veteran
COWPENS – Oliver Miles Fowler, 82, of 137 Water Mill Rd., died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2003, at White Oak Estates, Spartanburg.
Born in Cowpens, he was the husband of Elender Reynolds Fowler and son of the late Wheeler T. Fowler and the late Janie Arrowood Fowler. He was a farmer and retired textile employee and had also worked for Clarkson Brothers. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of Love Springs Baptist Church which his family helped build.
Surviving in addition to his wife are three daughters, Dorothy Womick of Gaffney, Nancy Gallman and Mary Jane Huntsinger, both of Cowpens; two sons, Buck Fowler of Cowpens and Sam Fowler of Chesnee; five brothers, Leroy Fowler of Gaffney, George Fowler, Jimmy Fowler, Jack Fowler and Harold Fowler, all of Cowpens; four sisters, Annie Ruth Sprouse, Lucille Peahuff, both of Cowpens, Sarah Hutchins of Spartanburg and Geneva Smith of Chesnee; 14 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Fowler was preceded in death by a son, Billy Miles Fowler; two brothers, Charlie Fowler and William Fowler; and a sister, Margaret Cash.
Graveside services will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. at Love Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, conducted by the Revs. Billy Millwood and Dennis Spencer.
Pallbearers will be Larry Womick, Charles Huntsinger, Phillip Gallman, Gene Fowler, Kenneth Fowler, David Womick and Terry Gallman.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and at other times they will be at the residence.

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