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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Monday, November 10, 2003

Brian T. Lucas
Service manager at Superbike Motorsports
Brian Thomas Lucas, 29, of 408 Wilkinsville Hwy., died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2003, in Spartanburg County.
A native of Columbus, Ohio, he was the husband of Robin Barnhill Lucas and son of Thomas Floyd and Lorraine Hanes Lucas of Lexington, Ky. He was service manager for Superbike Motorsports of Chesnee and was a member of First Baptist Church, where he was a member of the Young Adult Sunday School Class.
Surviving in addition to his wife and parents, are two sons, Aaron Noah Lucas and Zachary neal Lucas, both of the home; a sister, Katie Lucas Douglas of Woodruff; father- and mother-in-law, Dr. Frank and Ann Barnhill of Gaffney; maternal grandparents, francis and Betty Hanes of Westerville, Ohio; and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.
Mr. Lucas was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Floyd M. and Frances H. Lucas.
Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Joel Sellers and Scott Hammett. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Gordon Vincent, Harvey Owens, Robert Fowler, Noel Lee, Frankie Barnhill, Gary Anderson Jr., Dick Miles and Jason Ramantanin.
Honorary pallbearers will be Francis Hanes, Billy Phillips, and members of the Young Adult Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church.
The family is at the home of Dr. Frank and Ann Barnhill, 135 Whispering Pines Dr., Gaffney.
Memorials may be made to Brian Lucas Family Fund, c/o First Piedmont Federal, 1229 W. Floyd Baker Blvd., Gaffney, S.c. 29341; or to Brian Lucas Memorial Fund, c/o Bank of America, 100 N. Limestone St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Agnes W. Becknell
Retired beautician
INMAN – Agnes Elizabeth Wilkins Becknell, 88, of Rosecrest Healthcare, died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2003, at Rosecrest.
A native of Gaffney, she was the widow of Jack Robert Becknell Sr. and daughter of the late Joseph Gibbes Wilkins and the late Agnes Garner Wilkins. She was a beautician in Concord, N.C, until her retirement and was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Julia B. Gencarelli and husband, Ray, of Spartanburg; a son, Jack Robert Becknell Jr. and wife, Rebecca, of Charleston; four grandchildren, Anne Walpole, Joe Becknell, Brian Gencarelli and Josh Gencarelli; three great-grandchildren, Maria Gencarelli, Julia Walpole and Legare Walpole; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Asbury Untied Methodist Church, conducted by the Revs. George H. Fizer and David A. Clyburn. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 2:30 p.m.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and at other times they will be at the home of her daughter, Julia, 421 Clover Leaf Lane, Spartanburg.
Memorials may be made to Asbury United Methodist Church, 467 Asbury Rd., Pacolet, S.C. 29372.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

John F. Adams Sr.
BESSEMER CITY, N.C. – John Frank Adams Sr., 78, of 303 Gould St., died Monday, Nov. 3, 2003, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center in Shelby.
A native of Gaston County, N.C., he was the son of the late Thomas Adams and Rosie Dameron Adams.
Services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Kings Mountain. Burial was in the church cemetery.
The family is at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Snow Thompson, 423 Piedmont Ave., Shelby.
Arrangements by Costner Funeral Home, Gastonia.

Dominic A. Caggiano
Owner of Sunny Slope Farms
Founder of Sunny Hill Farms
Dominic Anthony Caggiano, 89, of 204 Lipscomb St., died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2003, at Mary Black Memorial Hospital.
A native of Philadelphia, Pa., Mr. Caggiano was the widower of Caroline Farren Caggiano and son of the late Vincenzo Caggiano and the late Antoinette Mangini Caggiano.
Mr. Caggiano was owner and vice-president of Sunny Slope Farms and founder and president of Sunny Hill Farms. A member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and The Knights of Columbus, he was a former mortician and a graduate of M.E. Dolen School of Embalming and Rutgers University.
Surviving are two sons, D.A. (Mickey) Caggiano, and wife, Susan Bonner Caggiano, and Vincent John Caggiano and wife, Brenda Cole Caggiano, all of Gaffney; a daughter, Carol Clark of Roebuck; two brothers, Vincent Caggiano Jr. of Gaffney and Alfred F. Caggiano of Bridgeton, N.J.; and seven grandchildren, Nick Caggiano of Gaffney, Tiffany Morgan of Roebuck, Paul E. Morgan and wife, Michelle, of Roebuck, Casie Caggiano of Gaffney, Brandy C. Benson and husband, Peter, of Gaffney, Jacob Caggiano and wife, Jesika, of Gaffney, and Mia Caggiano of Gaffney; ad a great-granddaughter, Claire Morgan of Roebuck.
A Rosary service will be held today at 6:30 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church followed by visitation from 7-8:30 p.m. at the church.
Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, conducted by Father Ray Carlo and Mr. Chris Caggiano. Entombment will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.
Pallbearers will be Alfred Caggiano, Peter Benson, Alfred F. Caggiano Jr., Joseph Caggiano, James Ness, Jeff Stocks, Frank B. Caggiano and James Ripple.
The family is at the home of D.A. (Mickey) Caggiano, 127 Greenbriar Dr.
Memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church Building Fund, 407 Grace St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Arrangements by Lanford-Dunbar Funeral Home, Spartanburg.

Floyd Jolly
Retired salesman
Floyd Jolly, 85, of 1802 Cherokee Ave., died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2003, at Brookview HealthCare Center.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the widower of Mary Lanier Jolly and son of the late Croff Jolly and the late Marie Littlejohn Jolly. He was a retired salesmen from Gaffney Retread & Recap Company and was a member of Camps Creek Baptist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Margie Alexander of Blacksburg; two sons, Jack Jolly of Gaffney and Larry Jolly of Greenville; a sister, Era Mae Earls of Gaffney; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Jolly was preceded in death by a sister, Ollivene Davis.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Rev. Charles Phillips.
The family is at the home of his son, Jack, 106 Greenbriar Dr., Gaffney.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cherokee County Children’s’ Home, P.O. Box 1896, Gaffney, S.C. 29342.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Jeanette W. Cloninger
Retired from textile industry
SHELBY – Jeanette Willis Cloninger, 76, of 1002 Mark Dr., died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2003, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center.
A native of Cleveland County, she was the wife of Billy R. Cloninger of the home and daughter of the late Finley L. Willis Sr. and the late Pauline Nelson Willis. She was retired from the textile industry and was of the Baptist faith.
Also surviving is a sister, Faye Lail of Blacksburg.I
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Cloninger was preceded in death by two brothers, F.L. Willis Jr. and Larry D. Willis.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Cleveland Memorial Park, conducted by the Rev. B. Irvin Price.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6-7:30 at Clary-Barnett Funeral Home, 1401 W. Dixon Blvd., Shelby, and at other times they will be at the residence.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 434 Fayetteville Street Mall, Suite 1600, Raleigh, N.C. 27601; or to the organization of donor’s choice.

David L. Weaver
U.S. Army veteran; retired from National Guard
BLACKSBURG – David Lee Weaver, 54, of 147 Franklin Dr., died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2003, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, Spartanburg.
A native of Cleveland County, N.C., he was the husband of Janice Morgan Weaver and son of the late Loran N. Weaver and Ruth Weaver Weaver of Shelby. A U.S. Army veteran, he served during the Vietnam War and was retired from the National Guard. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church and was a former member of the Buffalo Volunteer Fire Department.
Surviving are two sons, Chris Weaver and Randy Weaver, both of Blacksburg; a daughter, Niki W. Hamrick of Blacksburg; five grandchildren; two brothers, Dennis Weaver and Gary Weaver, both of Shelby; four sisters, Pat Spake of Blacksburg, Judy Peace, Susan Thrift, both of Shelby, and Doris Cook of Kings Mountain.
In addition to his father, Mr. Weaver was preceded in death by a brother, Johnny Weaver.
Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church, conducted by Dr. Barry Goodman. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family is at 178 Dravo Rd., Blacksburg.
Pallbearers will be Mike Spake, Eddie Dover, Gary Dover, Mike Owens, Ronnie Leonhart and Wayne Davis.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Crossroads Rescue Mission, 206 Mt. Sinai Church Rd., Shelby, N.C. 28152.
Arrangements by White Columns-Blacksburg.

Bishop Samuel Martin
SHELBY – Services for Bishop Samuel Martin, 78, of 1113 Buffalo St., Apt. B-12, will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Johnson Memorial Church of God in Christ at Asheville. The family will receive friends today from 7-8 p.m. at Hart Funeral Services, 60 Phifer St., Asheville.
(Courtesy of Foster Funeral Home.)

Betty A. Reid
Betty Ardebilia Reid, 66, will be held today at 2 p.m. at Galilee Baptist Church in Blacksburg, conducted by the Rev. Les Howard. Burial will be in Limestone Cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m.
Pallbearers will be the deacons and trustees of Galilee Baptist Church and flower bearers will be the church's Women's Auxiliaries.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

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