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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Wednesday, October 29, 2003

Annie Mae Best
Retired textile employee
Annie Mae Peterson Best, 77, of 520 Stevenson St., died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003, at Peachtree Centre
Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Joseph Best and daughter of the late Paul Peterson and the late Bessie Ellen Parker Peterson. She was a retired textile employee and of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are two sons, Esbert Pearson and Dennis Pearson, both of Gaffney; two daughters, Sharon Caldwell of Gaffney and Donna Davis of Simpsonville; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruby Turner of Rock Hill and Pauline Painter of Gaffney; three half-sisters, Wilma Painter, Dianne Peterson, both of Gaffney, and Paulette Bolin of Rocky Mount, N.C.; and four half-brothers, Steve Peterson, Ray Peterson, Mitchell Peterson and Ricky Peterson, all of Gaffney.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Best was preceded in death by a daughter, Annette Waters.
Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Corinth Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Jerry Ford and Tim Wilkie. Body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 7-8:30 p.m. at Gordon Mortuary, Blacksburg, and at other times they will be at the residence, 520 Stevenson St., Gaffney.
Arrangements by Gordon Mortuary.

Thomas B. Gaston
Gaffney native
Thomas Brion Gaston, 52, of 1026 Wahler Place S.E., Washington, D.C., died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2003, at his residence.
Son of the late Walter T. Gaston and the late Corrie Fowler Gaston, he was a native of Gaffney and employed by the Public School of Washington, D.C. He was a member of in His Image Christian Ministry in Clinton, Md.
Surviving are two sisters, Linda O. Gaston of Temple Hill, Md., and Teressa Lee James of Atlanta, Ga.; two brothers, Arthur Ben Gaston of District Height, Md., and Terry V. Gaston of Capital Height, Md.
Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Camp Springs Community Church in Clinton, Md., with the Rev. Melvin E. Blake Jr. officiating.
Arrangements by Pope Funeral Home, 2617 Pennsylvania Ave., S.E., Washington, D.C.
(Courtesy of Foster Funeral Home.)

Johnny Pennington
Gaffney native
CHARLESTON– Johnny C. Pennington entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2003.
Mr. Pennington was born in Gaffney on June 21, 1930, the son of Grover C. Pennington and Hattie Salmon Pennington. He was a field engineer with International Telephone Telegram and was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Mariner Lodge No. 2 AFM, Charleston Amateur Radio Society and the Elks Lodge.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a brother, Eugene R. Pennington of Gaffney; two sisters, Mildred Clifton of Gaffney and Frances Putman of Palmdale, Calif.; two brothers-in-law, Cleatus Hunsinger of Shelby and Charles Hunsinger of Indian Beach, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held today at 6 p.m. at J. Henry Stuhr Inc., West Ashley Chapel. Friends may call at the chapel today from 4 p.m. until the time of service. Burial will be in Cleveland Memorial Park in Shelby on Saturday, Nov. 1, at 3 p.m.
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