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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Friday, October 3, 2003

Bobby J. Davidson Jr.
Services for Bobby J. Davidson Jr., 74, husband of Catherine Holmes Davidson of 119 Hetty Hill St., will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Limestone Missionary Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Arthur J. Smith, Roderick Oglesby, Clarence Davis and Lawrence Davidson. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Steven Anderson, Rodney Davidson, Leroy Dukes, A.W. Littlejohn, Andrew Ratchford and Terrance Smith.
Flower bearers will be Peggy Dawkins, Ethelene Davidson, Anna Marie Harris, Marilyn Littlejohn, Wyonna Littlejohn and Floree Smith.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Beyonce S. McNeil
Beyonce Sen’Teria McNeil of Apt. N. 63, Limestone Courts, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2003, at 6:09 p.m. at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
She is survived by her mother, Latasha Ratchford of the home; father, Jake McNeil of the home; two sisters, Jakeria McNeil and Ja’Bria Love of the home; a brother, Robert Love of the home; grandfathers, Wilbert Linder and Edward McNeil of Gaffney; grandmothers, Ruby Linder and Annie Tate of Gaffney; and a host of aunts and uncles.
Graveside services will be held Saturday at noon at Piney Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Cowpens, conducted by the Rev. C. Dennis Rector.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Jerry L. Harris
Construction foreman
Jerry Lee Harris, 59, of 147 Crestmont Dr., died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2003, at his residence.
Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late William Carl Harris and the late Mary Lee Royster Harris. He was a construction foreman and member of State Line Baptist Church.
Surviving are three daughters, Donna H. Swanger, Lisa H. Price, both of Gaffney, and Angela H. Hull of Yorktown, Va.; five grandchildren; and three sisters, Jean H. Martin of Belmont, N.C., Christine H. Ruppe of Gaffney and Nancy H. Cook of Blacksburg.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Harris was preceded in death by two brothers, Solon Harris and Cecil Harris.
The family is at the residence.
Memorials may be made to State Line Baptist Church Building Fund, 1328 State Line Church Rd., Gaffney, S.C. 29341; or to Interim Hospice, 775 Spartan Blvd., Spartanburg, S.C. 29301.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

William G. Martin
Former employee of Town of Blacksburg
William G. “Chub” Martin, 62, of 404 Eighth St., died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2003, at Mary Black Memorial Hospital, Spartanburg.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the son of the late Herbert E. and Bleeka Adams Martin. He was of the Baptist faith and was a former employee of the Town of Blacksburg.
Surviving are five sisters, Reba Barnes of Mooresboro, N.C., Ila B. Miller of Gaffney, Ruth Malone of Wilmington, N.C., Mary Hughey of Gaffney and Linda Caveny of Kings Mountain, N.C.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Martin was preceded in death by a brother, Leroy Martin.
Graveside services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Mt. Paran Baptist Church Cemetery in Blacksburg, conducted by the Rev. Tim Osment. The family will receive friends immediately following the service and at other times they will be at the home.
Arrangements by White Columns-Blacksburg.

Charles D. Zebroski
Pittsburgh, Pa., native
Charles Daniel Zebroski, 53, of Texas, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2003, in Memphis, Tenn.
Born in Pittsburgh, Pa., he was the son of Casimir Zebroski and the late Amelia Christine Parker Zebroski.
Surviving in addition to his father are a brother, Stanley Zebroski; a son, Brian Zebroski of Morganton; two daughters, Tonya Zebroski and Cathy Joe Zebroski.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Zebroski was preceded in death by two brothers, Boyd Stacy and Robert Stacy, and a sister, Evelyn Childers.
Burial will be in Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery.
(Compliments of Gordon Mortuary.)

Grady J. Mullinax
Retired from Burns and Spangler
BLACKSBURG – Grady James Mullinax, 70, of 527 Oak Grove Rd., died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2003, at his home.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the husband of Betty Watts Mullinax and son of the late Jim and Viola Wisher Mullinax. He was a member of Broad River Baptist Church and was retired from Burns and Spangler in Shelby.
Also surviving are two sons, Jimmy Lee Mullinax of Spartanburg and Johnny Lee Mullinax of Alexandria, Va.; three daughters, Janet M. Bright, Judy M. Moore and Debby Mullinax, all of Blacksburg; two brothers, Forrest Mullinax of Blacksburg and Roy Mullinax of Kannapolis, N.C.; a sister, Ruby Whittle of Blacksburg; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Mullinax was preceded in death by two brothers, Clyde Mullinax and Carl Mullinax, and a sister, Minnie Hannon.
Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Broad River Baptist Church, conducted by Dr. Charlie Barnard and the Rev. Norman Philbeck. Burial will be in Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6-7:30 at White Columns-Blacksburg and at other times they will be at the home.
Pallbearers will be Ken Wray, Marvin Wray, Calvin White, Richard Hope, Roger Nelms and Thomas Starnes.
Memorials may be made to Broad River Baptist Church, 419 W. Cherokee St., Blacksburg, S.C. 29702.

Rosa Lee Sanders
Caregiver
CHESNEE – Rosa Lee Sanders, 60, of 1057 Henderson Rd., died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2003 at her residence.
A native of Spartanburg, she was the wife of Robert Lee Sanders and daughter of the late Marion W. and Ruby Hedley Miller. She was a caregiver and was of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by three sons, Wesley Sanders of Fingerville, Bobby Sanders of Mayo and Timothy Sanders of Chesnee; a sister, Sheryl Lynn Colvert of Boiling Springs; a brother, Michael Miller of Harris, N.C.; and 10 grandchildren.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Eggers Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Eddie Cooper. Burial will be in Springhill Memorial Gardens.
Family members will be at their respective homes.

Lewis A. Poteat
Farmer
COWPENS –Lewis Alfred Poteat, 95-1/2, of 689 Corn Mill Rd., died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2003, at his home.
Born on Feb. 15, 1908, in Spartanburg County, he was the son of the late Sidney Erwin and Della Belcher Poteat. Mr. Poteat was the widower of Vera Cash Poteat who died Sept. 19, 2002. A retired farmer and carpenter, he was an active member of Mayo Baptist Church Senior Citizens until failing health prevented him from attending. He was affectionately called the “Trash Man” because he always helped with the cleaning after meetings.
Mr. Poteat was the last surviving member of his immediate family, but is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Since his wife’s death, he had been cared for by his niece and her husband, Louise and Ben Horton, and his nephew and his wife, Robert and Lib Williams, and a special caretaker and friend, Lorrene Street.
The family will receive friends from 10-10:45 a.m. today at Eggers Funeral Home in Chesnee. Funeral services follow at 11 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Revs. Thomas Baker and Ray Caldwell officiating. Entombment will be at Springhill Memorial Mausoleum.
The family will be at his residence.

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 founder and 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, McCree Richardson and Altheria 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.; five brothers, Rev. Albert Richardson and Townsend Richardson, both of Gaffney, William Richardson of Oklahoma City, Okla., Clarence Richardson of Sacramento, Calif., and Robert Richardson of Stamford, Conn.; and seven grandchildren.
The family is at the home of a niece, Clementine Young, 816 W. Fairview Ave.
Services will be held Saturday at noon at New Mount Zion Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Roger Mason, Mary Jefferies, Roderick Oglesby, Jeff Dawkins and Dr. J.W. Sanders. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 11 a.m.
Arrangements by The Gilmore Mortuary.

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