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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Friday, November 21, 2003

Frances W. Legrand
Cherokee County native
BLACKSBURG – Frances Wood Legrand, 96, of 203 Academy St., widow of Harry Legrand, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2003, at her residence.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the daughter of the late Daniel Wood and the late Julia Gaffney Wood. She was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church in Blacksburg, where she was a deaconess and member of the Senior Choir and the Senior Missionary.
Surviving are a sister, Lucille Wood, of the home and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Pine Grove Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Van Williams. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home, Gaffney.

Solana F. Whittenburg
Services for Solana Faucett Whittenburg, 93, of 1349 Leadmine Rd., will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Limestone Missionary Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Dewey Whittenburg, Rev. Roderick Oglesby, Rev. Humphries, Dr. J.W. Sanders, Dr. Sybil Whittenburg and Bishop Adell Whittenburg. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at noon with an Eastern Star ceremony at 12:30 p.m.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Betty Baxter-Gregory
Retired from Limestone Manufacturing Company
Betty Jean Baxter-Gregory, 70, of 329 Nancy Creek Rd., widow of Luke Gregory Sr., died Wed-nesday, Nov. 19, 2003, at 12:50 p.m. at her home.
A native of Cherokee County, she was a daughter of the late Cornelius R.C. Baxter and the late Zillia Baxter Littlejohn. She was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church, where she served as a member of the choir, Usher Board and Missionary. She was retired from Limestone Manufacturing Co. and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church Senior Day Care Program.
Surviving are four daughters, Mary A. Baxter Nelson of Milford, Va., Kathleen Gregory of Camp Spring, Md., Gloria Jean Whitmire and LaDonna Tate, both of Gaffney; three sons, Jerry L. Baxter, Luke Gregory Jr. and Rickey B. Gregory, all of Gaffney; 10 grandchildren, two of them, Jerry G. Thompson of the home and Jerome L. Baxter of Waldorf, Md., she reared as her sons; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Minnie Degree of Queens, N.Y., and Jennie Mae Baxter Mayes of Washington, D.C.; and one brother, Clinton L. Baxter of Shelby.
Services will be held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at Shady Grove Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Roosevelt Earl, Robert L. Dover, L.C. Knuckles, Lee Byers and Wilbert Hines. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 3 p.m.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Alline T. Dawkins
Cherokee County native
Alline Tate Dawkins, 79, of 414 Park St., died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2003, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
Widow of Winfred Dawkins, she was born in Cherokee County, a daughter of the late Van and Inez Lipscomb Tate. She as a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Dawkins was preceded in death by a son, Donnie Dawkins, and a daughter, Shirley Dawkins Smith.
Surviving are two sons, Thomas Dawkins and Jackie Dawkins, both of Gaffney; two daughters, Toledo Dawkins and Brenda Hawk, both of Gaffney; two brothers, Choice Lee Tate and Tizer Tate, both of Gaffney; a sister, Betty Lou Dawkins of Gaffney; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Philadelphia Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. D.L. Burnside, John E. Wilkins and Leroy Jackson. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m.
Pallbearers and flower bearers will be her nephews and nieces, respectively.
Arrangements by The Gilmore Mortuary.

Pearl M. Roberson
Born in Hartford, Tenn.
Pearl Messer Roberson, 90, of 403 Walnut St., died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003, at Magnolia Manor, Spartanburg.
Mrs. Roberson and her husband, Claude, had been married for 74 years. Born in Hartford, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late James Messer and the late Sara Hall Messer and was a homemaker and member of New Harvest Church of God.
Also surviving are a daughter, Edith McBee of Cowpens; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Roberson was preceded in death by a daughter, Doris Roberson Gordon.
Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at New Harvest Church of God, conducted by the Revs. Robert Wells, James Garner and Jim McClure. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Linc Moss, Ryan Moss, Wayne Gordon, Lon McBee, Lance Turner and Robbie Turner.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 7-9 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and at other times will be at the residence.

Virginia W. Scott
Blacksburg native
Virginia Wylie Scott, 87, daughter of the late Robert D. Wylie Sr. and Myrtle E. Wylie of Blacksburg, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003, at Sardis Oaks Nursing Center in Charlotte, where she had resided for seven years and been in declining health for the past two years.
Mrs. Scott was preceded in death by her husband, Winifred M. Scott, a brother, Robert D. Wylie Jr., both of Blacksburg, and a sister, Martha W. Sparks of Charlotte, N.C.
She is survived by a son, Frederick W. Scott and wife, Sandra, of Clemmons, N.C.; a grandson, Gregory M. Scott of Charlotte.; three granddaughters, Sheilah Whitmore of Charlotte, Beverly Britnell and family of Dallas, N.C., and Deborah Russell and family of Charlotte; a sister, Josephine W. White of Winston-Salem, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews, Peggy H. Campbell of Charlotte, Tom Sparks of Alexandria, Va., Martha S. Lemmons of Richmond, Tex., and Scott Wylie of Seneca.
Mrs. Scott was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church in Blacksburg. She was formerly head of the Chamber of Commerce and worked as a secretary of insurance agency in Blacksburg.
Graveside services will be held Saturday at noon at Mountain View Cemetery in Blacksburg, conducted by the Rev. Chris Barrett. The family will greet friends at the graveside following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John’s United Methodist Church of Blacksburg.
Arrangements by Gordon Mortuary, Blacksburg.

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