common / 10-10-2003

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Friday, October 10, 2003

Penny S. Mullinax
Cherokee County native
Penny Smith Mullinax, 42, of 662 Garvin Lake Rd., died Monday, Oct. 6, 2003, at home.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the daughter of Zain and Rachel Byars Smith of the home and was formerly associated with Hick's Florist and Budget Instant Print. She was a member of White Plains Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to her parents are two sons, Christopher Robert Mullinax and Daniel Austin Mullinax, both of Gaffney; two brothers, Chris Smith of Fayetteville, N.C., and Andy Smith of Pendergrass, Ga.; two sisters, Diane Allen and Sue Barnhill, both of Gaffney; and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Charles and Pearly Martin Byars and Marion and Ethel Smith.
Graveside services were held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Oakland Cemetery, conducted by Lawrence Byars, Floyd Martin and the Rev. Bennie Davis.
Pallbearers were Greg Barnhill, Christopher Smith, John Allen, Jack Reynolds, Billy White and Robin Epley.
Memorials may be made to the ALS Association, the Jim "Catfish" Hunter Chapter, 1425-113 Rock Quarry Rd., Raleigh, N.C. 27610.
Arrangements by White Columns-Gaffney.

Emma J. McDaniel
Retired from Peeler Rug
BLACKSBURG – Emma Jean McDaniel, 75, of 491 Bluebird Lane, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2003, at her home.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the widow of W.T. McDaniel and daughter of the late Thomas Franklin and Laura Jane Benton White. She was retired from Peeler Rug Co. and was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Ronnie Reynolds of Gaffney; two sons, Ricky McDaniel and Mike McDaniel of the home; a brother, Thomas White of Blacksburg; three sisters, Ann McDaniel, Sarah Moss, both of Blacksburg, and Edna Couch of Gaffney; grandchildren, Kim Pennington, Linsey Reynolds, both of Gaffney, Michael McDaniel and Chris McDaniel, both of Boiling Springs, N.C., Jeff Cosby of Kings Mountain, N.C., and Shawna Dourcett of Sterling, Conn.; and great-grandchildren, Alyssa and Austin Pennington and Jayla Jones, all of Gaffney.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. McDaniel was preceded in death by two sons, Joel Keith McDaniel and Bobby Joe McDaniel; a daughter, Cynthia Lynn McDaniel; and four brothers, J.D., Clyde and Gordon White and Junior Owens.
Graveside services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery, conducted by Nubert McDaniel and the Rev. Charlie Barnard. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the graveside and at the home.
Pallbearers will be Loyd Victor Moss, Lee Edward McDaniel, Timothy Moss, Bobby Collins, Bobby Richardson and B.J. Martin.
Arrangements by White Columns-Blacksburg.

Gracie M. Jolly
Retired LPN
Gracie Roberta Mosley Jolly, 78, of 272 Allison Creek Rd., died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2003, at Peachtree Centre.
Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of Raymond L. Jolly of the home and daughter of the late Ben Tillman Mosley and the late Bessie Bolin Mosley. She retired after working for 20 years as a LPN for Dr. Preston Edwards and was a member of Providence Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter, Gay Snellings of Gaffney; a son, Dale Jolly of Gaffney; a brother, Ernest Mosley of Gaffney; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Jolly was preceded in death by a sister, Luvercia "Peggy" Parris, and a brother, Blakley Mosley.
Services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Ronnie Cox. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Chuck Gordon, Josh Snellings, Brad Jolly, Jack Morgan, Barry Morgan, Scott Pablish and Randy Parris.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 2-3 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and at other times they will be at the home of her daughter, Gay Snellings, 302 Allison Creek Rd.
Memorials may be made to Peachtree Centre, 1434 N. Limestone St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.

Mary R. Simmons
Retired from American Fiber and Finishing Co.
NEWBERRY – Mary Robbs Simmons, 62, of 281 Oak Hollow Rd., widow of Jack H. Simmons, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2003, at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia.
Mrs. Simmons was born in Buffalo, S.C., a daughter of Ena Faulks Robbs of the home and the late William Thomas Robbs Sr. She retired from American Fiber and Finishing Company and was a member of Pioneer Baptist Church.
In addition to her mother, Mrs. Simmons is survived by three daughters, Cindy O’Dell of Newberry, Teresa Dunlap and Sheila Arnold, both of Spartanburg; a son, Larry Simmons of Gaffney; a stepdaughter, Linda Neighbors of Laurens; two brothers, Sam Robbs and Guy Robbs, both of Laurens; a sister, Ida Jenkins of the home; seven grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and father, she was preceded in death by a brother, William Thomas Robbs.
Graveside services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Laurens.
Arrangements by Whitaker Funeral Home, 1704 College St., Newberry.

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