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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Monday, October 27, 2003

Annie Mae Teague
Retired from Hamrick Mills
Annie Mae Northey Teague, 95, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2003, at Peachtree Centre.
Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Redic Virgil (Bert) Teague and daughter of the late Joseph G. Northey and the late Lily Jenkins Northey. She was retired from Hamrick Mills and was a member of East Gaffney Baptist Church.
Surviving are two sons, Herbert B. Teague and Richard E. Teague, both of Gaffney; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Pauline Holmes of Blacksburg and Ellen Huffstetler of Gastonia, N.C.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Teague was preceded in death by a brother, Grady Northey, and two sisters, Belle Moss and Jessie Barkley.
Services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Revs. Ron Jackson and Joyce Murphy. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Tuesday at the funeral home from 2-3 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Larry Teague, Mike Teague, Mikey Teague, Josh Wyatt, Mark Teague, Richard Teague II and Jason Lipscomb.
The family is at the home of a son, Herbert Teague, 241 Teague Rd.
Memorials may be made to East Gaffney Baptist Church, 2308 Cherokee Ave., Gaffney, S.C. 29340; or to Peachtree Centre, 1434 N. Limestone St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

J.C. Harris
Retired from S.C. Highway Department
COWPENS – James Charlie Harris, 73, of 4775 Old Georgia Hwy., died Friday, Oct. 24, 2003, at his home.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the widower of Vergie Blackwell Harris and son of the late Alfred and Ellen Earls Harris. He was a retired employee of the S.C. Highway Department.
Surviving are three sisters, Nancy Swofford, Marie Massey, both of Spartanburg, and Sara Harris of Cowpens; and two brothers, Robert Harris and Roy Harris, both of Cowpens.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Eggers Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Mickey Mullinax. Burial will be in Springhill Memorial Gardens.
The family is at the home.
Arrangements by Eggers Funeral Home, Chesnee.

Mamie C. Price
Clinton native
Mamie Estel Compton Price, 90, of 339 Frye Rd., died Friday, Oct. 24, 2003, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Clinton, she was the widow of Daniel Loyd Price and daughter of the late Worth Compton and the late Elizabeth Pilgrim Mathis. She was a retired textile employee and a member of Tabernacle of Love Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Doris J. Mahaffey of New Port Ritchie, Fla.; a son, Daniel L. Price Jr. of Sumter; a sister, Juanita Price of Spartanburg; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Price was preceded in death by a son, Boyce G. Price; a daughter, Betty Jo Branum; and five sisters.
Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Tabernacle of Love Church, conducted by the Revs. Mike Price and Harold Dean Painter. Burial will be in Goucher Baptist Church Cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 10:30 a.m.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 at Tabernacle of Love Church, 737 Cherokee Falls Rd., Blacksburg, and at other times they will be at the home of the Rev. Michael Price, 339 Frye Rd., Gaffney.
Pallbearers will be Dustin Shane, Chad and Danny Branum, Justin Miller, Jamie Lawter and Blake Blanton.
Arrangements by Gordon Mortuary.

Pearl P. Parker
Homemaker
Pearl Peeler Parker, 84, of 125 Beltline Rd., died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2003, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Fay Eugene Parker Sr. and daughter of the late Rufus Sylvanus Peeler and the late Emma Elizabeth Crosby Peeler. She was a homemaker and member of Central Baptist Church.
Surviving are a son, John Nesbit Parker of Gaffney; three daughters, Dianne P. McDowell, Linda P. Clary, both of Gaffney, and Janice L. Parker of the home; five grandchldren; six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Parker was preceded in death by a son, the Rev. Fay Eugene Parker Jr.; a brother, John Rufus Peeler; and four sisters, Rosa L. Peeler, Maude P. Parker, Estelle P. Reynolds and Bonnie P. Cabiness.
Services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Central Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Alan Peeler, Ron Jackson and Charles Hall. Burial will be in Little Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 2:30 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Ricky Parker, Roger McDowell, Brian Medley, Billy Elder, Jared Harris and James Owensby.
Honorary pallbearers will be Mrs. Parker's nephews.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7-8:30 p.m. at Gordon Mortuary, Blacksburg, and at other times they will be at 305 11th St., Gaffney.
Memorials may be made to the Rev. Junior Parker Scholarship Fund, Central Baptist Church, 500 E. Montgomery St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.

Alfred P. Ervin
Carpenter associated with Marshburn Construction Co.
Alfred Phillip "Peanut" Ervin, 34, of 4273 Union Hwy., died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2003, at his home.
Mr. Ervin was the husband of Christy Martin Ervin and son of Jimmie Owens Walters of Gaffney and the late Alfred Ervin. A member of Hopewell Baptist Church in Blacksburg, he was a carpenter by trade and was associated with Marshburn Construction Co.
In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by a sister, Tracie Ervin of Gaffney; paternal grandmother, Ruth Ervin of Gaffney; and stepfather, Paul Walters of Gaffney.
In addition to his father, Mr. Ervin was preceded in death by a son, Zachary Blaine Ervin; a daughter, Samantha Elaine Ervin; and a step-brother, Paul Walters.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Rev. Danny Marshburn and Dr. Charlie Barnard.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6-8 p.m. at Hopewell Baptist Church, 511 Old Chester Rd., Blacksburg, and at other times they will be at the home.
Memorials may be made to the Building Fund, Hopewell Baptist Church, 511 Old Chester Rd., Blacksburg, S.C. 29702.
Arrangements by White Columns-Gaffney.

Earl E. Burnette
Retired from Monumental Life Insurance Company
OLD FORT, N.C. – Earl Eugene Burnette, 75, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital after an extended illness.
Mr. Burnette was a member of Greenlee Baptist Church, where he was a deacon for 52 years, treasurer for 20 years, member of the choir and served in many other offices. He retired from Monumental Life Insurance (formerly Home Security Life) as a district manager for the Hickory district.
Mr. Burnette graduated from Pleasant Gardens High School with honors. He was a Master Mason in Joppa Lodge 401 in Old Fort for over 50 years, serving in many offices. He loved music, especially gospel and for many years he sang with the Harmony Five. He also served on several county committees and on the McDowell board of elections.
Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Lucille Guy Burnette; two daughters, Teresa B. Thomas and Genia B. Ledford, both of Old Fort; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Greenlee Baptist Church where the family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. The Revs. Ricky Mason and Coy Jeans will officiate. Burial will be in McDowell Memorial Park.
Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of Greenlee Baptist Church and members of the Masonic Lodge of Old Fort.
Memorials may be made to Greenlee Baptist Church Building Fund, 5969 Hwy. 70 W., Old Fort, N.C. 28762; or to Samaritan's Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, N.C. 28607.
Arrangements by Westmoreland Funeral Home, Marion, N.C.

Rev. Harold G. Lawter Sr.
Retired from Gaffney Housing Authority
The Rev. Harold G. Lawter Sr., 62, of 1536 Wilkinsville Hwy., died Friday, Oct. 24, 2003, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the husband of Betty Jenkins Lawter and son of the late Stacy Lawter and the late Ruth Adair Lawter. He was retired from the Gaffney Housing Authority and was former pastor of Dove Christian Academy. He was a member of Cherokee Gospel Tabernacle.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Harold Lawter Jr. of Spartanburg; a daughter, Marie Lindsey of Jonesville; three sisters, Linda L. Greene, Ruby L. Upchurch and Nellie L. Allison, all of Gaffney; a brother, Bobby Lawter of Blacksburg; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Rev. Lawter was preceded in death y a brother, Billy Lawter.
services were held Sunday at 4 p.m. at Cherokee Gospel Tabernacle, conducted by the Revs. Betty Gentry and Alan Quarles. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers were John Upchurch, Wayne Tucker, Jimmy Hughey, Grady Gentry, Bruce Price, Fred Price and Charlie Dillinger.
The family is at the residence, 1536 Wilksinville Hwy.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

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 was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was retired from Eveready Battery and was a member of Friendship Baptist Church, where he was a 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 were held Friday, Oct. 17, at Pugh Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Tommy R. Kidd Sr. Burial with military honors was in Oaklawn Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Friendship Baptist Church, 2235 Spero Rd., Randleman, N.C. 27317.
Arrangements by Pugh Funeral Home, Asheboro.

Debra G. Coyle
Employed by Waffle House in Greenville
TAYLORS – Debra Gail Coyle, 41, of 4 Caldwell St., died at the residence.
A native of Columbia, she was the daughter of Laura Bridges Coyle of Gaffney and the late Leroy James Coyle. She was employed by Waffle House in Greenville and was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving in addition to her mother are two daughters, Fallon Childress of Boiling Springs and Madison Rose Coyle of Greenville; a son, Ryan Ferguson of Florida; and two sisters, Linda Ann Champion of Gaffney and Brenda Lee Crone of Blair.
A memorial service was held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by Dr. Terry Duvall.
The family is at the home of her mother, Laura Coyle, 403 Colonial Ave., Gaffney.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Ida G. Spells
Whitmire native
Ida Gist Spells, 90, of White Oak Manor, 4009 Craig Ave., Charlotte, N.C., died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2003, at 9 p.m. at White Oak Manor.
A native of Whitmire, she was the widow of Charles Spells and daughter of the late William Gist and the late Cleo Gist. She was a retired nursing home employee.
Surviving are a niece, Victoria Ray of Buffalo, N.Y.; four great-nieces, Harriet Adams, Dianna Gallman, both of Union, Sara Tate of Gaffney and Shirley Jefferies of Baltimore, Md.; three great-nephews, Eldred Robinson of Spartanburg, James Ray and Bobby Ray, both of Columbus, Ohio.
Services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home, conducted by the Revs. Heanon Tate and T.J. Jackson. Burial will be in Mark Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Union County.
Pallbearers will be her great-great-nephews and flower bearers will be her nieces and friends.
The family is at the home of her great-niece, Sara Tate, 622 S. Logan St., Gaffney.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

W.T. Wilkie
Retired concrete finisher
W.T. Wilkie, 54, of 473 Lockhart Lane, Apt. B-1, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2003, at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare Center in Spartanburg.
Son of the late Paul and Hansome Littlejohn Wilkie, he was a native of Cherokee County and a member of Mount Sinai Baptist Church. He was a retired concrete finisher.
Surviving are three daughters, Kimberly Bonner of Gaffney, Rhonda Wilkie and Hanson Wilkie, both of Spartanburg; a son, Darren Lamont Wilkie of Spartanburg; three sisters, Bernice McGill, Frances Wilson, both of Gaffney, and Earnestean Jackson of Randallson, Md.; a half-sister, Alice Burris of Hezepah, Ga.; and five brothers, Robert Wilkie, Thomas Wilkie, James Lee Wilkie, all of Baltimore, J.W. Wilkie and Roy Wilkie of Gaffney.
Services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Mount Sinai Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Dewey Whittenburg, Dr. Michael Bridges, Evangelist Frances Wilkins and Dr. U.D. Vernon. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
Pallbearers and flower bearers will be his nephews and nieces, respectively.
The family is at the home of his sister and brother-in-law, Homer and Bernice McGill, 510 Estelle Rd., Gaffney.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Aliene Moss
Virginia native
Aliene Moss, 83, of 4415 Chickahoming Ave., Richmond, Va., wife of Sinclair Moss of Blacksburg, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2003, at 9:21 p.m. in Richmond.
Daughter of the late Emanuel Ligons and the late Helen Royal Liggons, she was a native of White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., and a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Brooklyn, N.Y. She was employed as a nurse's assistant.
Also surviving are three daughters, Teresa Moss of New York City, Sandra M. Garrison and Rosalind L. Moss of Richmond; a son, Ronald Moss of Brooklyn; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Pine Grove Baptist Church in Blacksburg, conducted by the Rev. Van C. Williams. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family is at the Blacksburg home at 212 N. Academy St.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

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