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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Friday, October 17, 2003

James W. Harmon
Retired from Fiber Industries
James William Harmon, 80, of 714 Holmes St., died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Born in Gaffney, he was the widower of Hazel Pettit Harmon and son of the late William Harmon and the late Selma Allison Harmon. He was retired from Fiber Industries in Earl, N.C., and was an avid carpenter. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a lifelong member of Providence Baptist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Cathi H. Fowler of Boiling Springs; two grandchildren, Elizabeth Edmonds of Gatlinburg, Tenn., and James Edmonds of Boiling Springs; a sister, Mary H. Phillips of Gaffney; and an aunt, Lula Mae Allison of Gaffney.
In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Harmon was preceded in death by a brother, Dean Harmon.
Graveside services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Rev. Ronnie Cox.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6-7:30 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and at other times they will be at the residence.
Memorial may be made to Providence Baptist Church, 822 Providence Rd., Gaffney, S.C. 29341.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Bernice L. Colson
Eastman, Ga., native
Bernice Fern Livingston Colson, 89, of 211 Panaview Dr., died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003, at her residence.
Born in Eastman, Ga., she was the widow of Limal Earl Colson and daughter of the late Henry Orville Livingston and the late Minnie Serenie Wright Livingston. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are three daughters, Patricia C. Chaney of Gaffney, Carolyn B. Rentz of Hazelhurst, Ga., and Lauren B. Bernard of McCray, Ga.; and 12 grandchildren.
Miles Funeral Home in Hazelhurst, Ga., is in charge of the service. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Johnny W. Lockhart Sr.
SHELBY – Services for Johnny W. Lockhart Sr., 83, of 401 Mint St., will be held today at 4 p.m. at Pine Grove Baptist Church in Blacksburg, conducted by the Rev. Van C. Williams and Dr. R.E. Devore. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends today at 3 p.m. at the church.
Pallbearers will be William Lockhart, Harold Gaffney, Abe Thompson, Rick Huskey, Leroy Elberheart, A.J. Sanders and Snoop Simon.
Flower bearers will be Kimberely Moore, Victoria Davenport, Rosalind Sallivan, Ashely Lockhart, Gloria Smith and Carolyn Sanders.
The family is at the home of his sister, Geraldine Young, 304 Miles Rd., Shelby.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home, Gaffney.

Danny L. Earls
BLACKSBURG – Danny Lee Earls of 231 Craton Rd., died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003, at his home.
Mr. Earls was the son of the late Clee Odell and Viola B. Earls.
Surviving are a brother, Clee Alan Earls, of Grover and a sister, Donna Earls Harrison of Gaffney.
Arrangements are incomplete. White Columns-Blacksburg is in charge.

Billy Lipscomb
Cherokee County native
Loyd William (Billy) Lipscomb, 65, formerly of the Goucher Community, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the son of Mildred S. Bell of Gaffney and the late Loyd W. Lipscomb. He attended Goucher Baptist Church.
Also surviving is a sister, Kathleen Huskey of Gaffney.
In addition to his father, Mr. Lipscomb was preceded in death by a brother and sister.
The family is at the home of his mother at 157 Elmwood Dr., Gaffney.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

Jimmy Bellew Jr.
Retired from Spartan Mill
CHESNEE – Jimmy Bellew Jr., 67, of 604 Green River Rd., died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Spartanburg, he was the husband of Mary Cothran Bellew and son of the late Jimmie and Floree Ridings Bellew. He was a retired employee of Spartan Mill after 48 years of service. He was a member of Mill Village Masonic Lodge No. 360 and Fingerville Baptist Church.
Also surviving are a daughter, Linda Adams of Boiling Springs; a step-daughter, Lynn Patrick of Spartanburg; a son, Roger Bellew of Spartanburg; two sisters, Frances Coggins of Boiling Springs and Ruth Norris of Landrum; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; three step-granddaughters; and one step-great-grandson.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Eggers Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by Rev. Bill Hannon. Burial will be in Springhill Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 at the funeral home and at other times they will be at the residence.

Joe E. Parris Sr.
Former chairman of Cherokee County School Board of Trustees
Joe Edward Parris Sr., 78, of 1417 Wilkinsville Rd., died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003, at Skylyn Place Health Care in Spartanburg.
Born in Gaffney, Mr. Parris was the husband of Sara Hinson Parris and son of the late E.E. Parris and the late Madge Stroup Parris. He was a retired manager for Thomas & Howard Wholesale Grocers and was a former member of the Cherokee County School Board of Trustees, serving as chairman for four years. He was a past president of the Gaffney Lions Club, director of the Draytonville Water District and was very active with Cherokee County Meals on Wheels.
Mr. Parris was a member of Draytonville Baptist Church, where he was a former deacon and Sunday School teacher.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, J. Edward Parris Jr. of Pickens and Rusty Parris and wife, Alice Garner Parris, of Mt. Pleasant; two daughters, Margaret Collins and husband, Donald, of Pickens and Marilyn Parris of Chester, Calif.; a sister, Hilda Shirley of Gaffney; five grandchildren, Joe E. Parris III, Matthew Parris, Dawn and husband, Brian Dooley, Graham Parris and Alex Stacy; and a great-granddaughter, Sara Eleanor Dooley;
In addition to his parents, Mr. Parris was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Sara Evelyn Parris, and a grandson, Aaron Garner Parris.
Services will be held today at 4 p.m. at Draytonville Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Todd Braswell and Robert Ivey. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 3:30 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Joe E. Parris III, Matt Parris, Alex Stacy, Graham Parris, Brian Dooley, Bryson Parris, Stroup Parris, Barry Patterson and Chris Parris.
The family is at their respective homes.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 110 S. Dean St., Spartanburg, S.C. 29302; or to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1886, Gaffney, S.C. 29342.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Richard L. Bailey
Retired owner of Little Moo Dairy Barn
Richard Lee Bailey, 74, of Fourth Street, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003, at his home.
A native of Georgia, he was retired owner of the Little Moo Dairy Barn and was a member of Overbrook Community Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Cheryl Ingle and Carol Turner, both of Gaffney; a sister, Margaret Gallagher of Jasper, Ga.; and two brothers, Don Bailey of California and Herbert Bailey.
Mr. Bailey was preceded in death by a son, Herbert Ricky Bailey.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

Robert J. Hames
Cliffside, N.C., native
ASHEBORO, N.C. – Robert Jefferson Hames, 71, of 727 William Ave., died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003, at his home.
Mr. Hames was a native of Cliffside, N.C., and a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was retired from Everready Battery and was a member of Friendship Baptist Church, where he was treasurer and a deacon.
Surviving are his wife, Donsy Ingold Hames; two sons, Jeff Hames and Steve Hames, both of Asheboro; three granddaughters; and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Pugh Funeral Home Chapel, Asheboro, conducted by the Rev. Tommy R. Kidd Sr. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery with military honors.
Memorials may be made to Friendship Baptist Church, 2235 Spero Rd., Randleman, N.C. 27317.

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