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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Friday, November 14, 2003

John Vincent Price Jr.
Retired Southern Bell manager; high school, college football referee
John Vincent Price Jr., 76, of 109 Forest Hills Dr., died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2003.
Vincent was born Jan. 26, 1927, in Charleston, a son of the late John Vincent Price and Anne McCants Price. He was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church in Gaffney.
He was a 1950 graduate of the College of Charleston and was a member of the college’s Athletic Hall of Fame and a member of the college’s Board of Trustees. He worked for many years as a manager for Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company. Following his retirement, he was a real estate appraiser. He was elected to the Cherokee County School Board and served as chairman in the 1970s.
Vincent was a longtime football referee and served the South Carolina High School League and the Atlantic Coast Conference. He also officiated major independent college games for many years.
Vincent was a member of the Hibernian Society of Charleston, the Rotary Club, Gaffney Country Club, and Green Valley Country Club in Greenville. He was a member of the South Carolina Elks Association for 44 years.
Vincent was married for 46 years to Barbara Whitlock Price, who passed away in 1999. They leave a daughter, Anne W. Warhola, and her husband, Paul Warhola, of Arlington, Va.; a son, V. Clark Price and his wife, Nanda, of Greenville; and grandchildren, Emily Kathleen Price and Thomas Beckman Price.
Vincent is also survived by his wife, Jean Lindsey Spearman-Price, of the home and their extended family, including Jean’s son, Danny Jay Allison, and wife, Teresa, of Gaffney; her daughter, Debi Allison Powell, and grandchildren, Chip and Lindsey Powell, of Lake Blalock, Spartanburg.
Vincent was predeceased by a sister, Helen Price, and Jean’s daughter, Karen Lee Allison.
A memorial mass will be held today at 2 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, celebrated by Father Raymond Carlo. Burial will be private.
Memorials may be made to the Building Fund of Sacred Heart Church, Gaffney, and to The Vincent Price Scholarship Fund, c/o College of Charleston.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Clarence Norris
Retired from Smith Drug Store
PACOLET – Clarence Norris, 83, of 280 McDowell St., Apt. B-1, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003, at 7 a.m. at his residence.
A native of Pacolet Mills, he was the widower of Minnie Mae Norris and son of the late Oscar Norris and the late Bessie Bates Norris. He was a member of Green Bethel Baptist Church, where he served as president of the Usher Board. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a retired deliveryman for Smith Drug Store in Spartanburg.
Surviving are two sons, Clarence Norris Jr. and Terry C. Norris of Pacolet; two daughters, Annie Mae Wright and Alberta Deloris Littlejohn of Pacolet; six grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. at Green Bethel Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Mills McHam and Pastor Harris. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 3 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Mitchell, Eugene Jeter, Tony Smith, Timothy Giles, Raymond Woodruff and John Lee Shippy.
Flower bearers will be Cheryl Smith, Deborah Shippy, Delores Wilkins, Pearl Sims, Mildred Brown and Sylvia Hemphill.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Palmer, James Shippy, Thomas Davis, Eddie Thomas and David R. Thomas.
Honorary flower bearers will be Alcestis Porter, Lorene Wray, Corine Davis, Kathy Ridgeway, Mrs. Freddie Smith and Brenda Smith.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home, Gaffney.

Tommy White
Board member of Bechtler Mint Knife Club
BLACKSBURG – Theron Thomas “Tommy” White Sr., 64, of 341 White’s Farm Rd., died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003, at his residence.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the husband of Vivian Etters White and son of Lucille Thomas White of Blacksburg and the late Theron White. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church, a board member of the Bechtler Mint Knife Club and a former member of the Blacksburg Volunteer Fire Department.
Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are a son, Alan White of Blacksburg; two daughters, Diane White Cashion and Frances White Hagan, both of Blacksburg; two brothers, Don White of Manning and Doug White of Shelby; a sister, Jo Ann White Hardin of Blacksburg; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
In addition to his father, Mr. White was preceded in death by a son, Thomas White Jr.
Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Darrell Revels and Vernon Craig. Burial will be in Mt. Paran Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Hospice, 120 Heywood Ave., Suite 300, Spartanburg, SC. 29302; or to Antioch Baptist Church, 839 Antioch Rd., Blacksburg, S.C. 29702.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements by White Columns Funeral Service - Blacksburg.

Jennie M. Champion
Gaffney native
Jennie Rebecca Martin Champion, 30, of 503 Elm St., died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of Paul Champion and daughter of the late Shumpard Henry Martin and the late Brenda McCraw Martin. She was of the Baptist faith.
Also surviving are a son, David Eugene Champion of Gaffney; two brothers, Michael Martin and Robert Poole, both of Gaffney; and three sisters, Debra Hutchins, Sherry Martin, both of Gaffney, and Linda Peeler of Gastonia, N.C.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Champion was preceded in death by a brother, Carlton Poole.
Graveside services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Revs. Tim Knotts and Bobby Bolin.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6-8 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and at other times they will be at their respective homes.
Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, 950 W. Faris Rd., Greenville, S.C. 29605.

Michael A. Littlejohn
Gaffney native
A memorial service for Michael Anthony Littlejohn, 41, of Connecticut Village, Apt. 52, will be held today at 2 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home, conducted by Dr. J.B. Buchannan and the Revs. Monroe Dawkins, Benjamin Gaffney and L.C. Roberts.
Cathy G. Williams
Services for Cathy Mae Guyton Williams, 47, of 107 Lincoln Dr., will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Mikes Creek Missionary Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Samuel Leach, Kervin Wray, Troy McDowell, Warren Manning and Drs. S.M. Johnson and L.C. Rector. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at noon.
The family is at the home, 107 Lincoln Dr., and also at the home of her mother, Rosa Lee Guyton, 125 Lincoln Dr.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Gloria J. Roberts
Services for Gloria Jean Roberts, 41, of Apt. 45, Redwood Apartments, were held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Mount Sinai Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Willie Mayes, Mardestine Manning, David Vernon, Dewey Whittenburg, Brenda Dawkins, Lucious Whittenburg and Dr. L.T. Tate. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Ms. Roberts died Monday, Nov. 10, at her home.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Vickie R. Million
Former registered nurse with Milliken Corporation
COWPENS – Vickie Jane Ross Million, 42, of 119 Branch St., died today, Nov. 14, 2003, at her residence.
Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of Richard S. “Dickie” Million of the home and daughter of Lynette Millwood Ross of Gaffney and the late Victor C. Ross. She was formerly employed by Milliken Corporation as a registered nurse and was a member of Silica Springs Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to her husband and mother are two daughters, Ashley Brooke Million and Stacy Lucille Million, both of the home; a son, William Curtis “Bill” Million of the home; two brothers, Charles Ross and Joel Ross, both of Gaffney; a sister, Pattie Ross Johnson of Gaffney; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her father, Mrs. Million was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Ola and Charlie Millwood; and paternal grandparents, Susie and L.T. Ross.
The family is at the home of her mother, Lynette Ross, 3079 Pacolet Hwy.
Memorials may be made to Silica Springs Baptist Church Building Fund.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

Cecil D. Carter
Employed by Sanders Brothers
Cecil David Carter, 43, of 306 Overhill Dr., died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2003, at his residence.
Born in Gaffney, he was the son of Freddie Lee Parker Carter of the home and the late Cecil Daniel Carter. He was employed by Sanders Brothers of Gaffney and was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving in addition to his mother are three sons, Samuel Carter of Kentucky, David Carter and Mitchell Carter, both of Gaffney; a daughter, Melissa Carter of Gaffney; two brothers, Ricky Daniel Carter of Gaffney and J. Scott Carter of Belmont, N.C.; and two sisters, Rebecca Carter Coyle and Sheila Carter Gibson, both of Gaffney.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

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