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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Monday, November 24, 2003

Alonzo Bridges
Cherokee County native
Alonzo E. Bridges, 96, of 718 Park St., died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003, in Up-state Carolina Medical Center.
Born in Cher-okee Co., he was the son of the late Henry Roland Bridges and the late Hessie Epps Bridges, and the widower of Cora Sherrill Bridges.
He was the oldest member and the oldest deacon at Bethel Baptist Church, where he served for more than 35 years as Sunday School Superintendent. He was also a member of the Jubilee Choir and the All Male Chorus.
He was a member of Tryon Masonic Lodge #8, Patterson Springs, N.C.
He is survived by two sons, Clarence L. Bridges (Adela) of Gaffney and Alonzo E. Bridges Jr. of Newark, N.J.; a daughter, Dervie Stradford of Gaffney; three sisters, Bontee Wood (Abraham) of Baltimore, Md., Susie Camp of Blacksburg and Sally Parker of Temple Hill, Md.; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Bethel Baptist Church, officiated by Dr. J.W. Sanders Sr. Burial will be in Gaffney Memorial Park.
The body will be in the church at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
(The Gilmore Mortuary is serving the family.)

Margaret Jackson
Gaffney native
Margaret Dover Jackson, 49, of 200 Fridy Road, Apt. 313, Blacksburg, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003, at her residence.
Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Monroe Dover and the late Ollie Annette Blackwood Dover, and was the wife of Marshall Jackson of the home.
She was a former employee of Southern Loom and Reed Manufacturing Co, and was a member of The Word Ministries in Grover, N.C.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Marshall Wayne Jackson of Blacksburg, Timothy William Jackson of Bessemer City, N.C., and William David Jackson of Hickory, N.C.; four daughters, Ruby Crystal “Christie” Annette Carter and Margie Elaine Jackson Blackwell of Blacksburg, Rebecca Wyatt Lamb and Wanda Wyatt Childers of Gaffney, and Angela Dianne Jackson Greason of Bessember City, N.C.; a sister, Jean Gardner of Shelby; and 18 grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Jamie Dover; and a nephew, Christopher Dover.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Central Baptist Church in Gaffney, with the body placed in the church 30 minutes prior to services.
Burial will follow at Clingman Memorial Gardens in Blacksburg.
Honorary pallbearers are: Warren Childers, Danny Helton Jr., Kenneth Martin, Gerald Hames and Billy Jackson.
The family is at the home of her daughter, Christie Carter, 288 Jones St., Blacksburg.
Memorials may be made to “Margaret Jackson Funeral Fund”, c/o Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home, 211 E. Frederick St., Gaffney, S.C..; or to Proclaiming the Word Ministries, Grover, N.C.
(Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is serving the family.)

William Parris
Gaffney native
William Archie Parris, 80, of Beltline Courts, Apt. 8, Beltline Road, Gaffney, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003 at his residence.
Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late William R. Parris and the late Luvie Phillips Paris.
He was a retired textile employee and was a member of Faith Baptist Church.
He is survived by two sons, Billy Parris of Kings Mountain, N.C., and Sam Parris of Greer; two daughters, Vickie Whited of Gaffney and Karen Moore of Gastonia; a brother, James R. Parris of Gaffney; a sister, Lillie Pierce of Gaffney; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Arrangments are incomplete.
(Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is serving the family.)

Rhonda Stanford
Gaffney native
Miss Rhonda Denise Stanford, 39, of 1012-B Mark Drive, Shelby, N.C., died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003, in Gaffney.
Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of Horace and Ellon McDaniel Bridges of Gaffney and the late Gene Stanford.
She was a former customer service representative for Robert Allen Fabrics in Gaffney and a member of the Baptist faith. She attended Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by four sisters and their husbands, Donna and Kenneth Strong and Kimberly and Terry Scruggs of Gaffney, Benita and Eric Hamrick of Kings Mountain, N.C., and Lisa and Cam Smith of Boiling Springs, S.C.; two brothers and their wives, Curtis and Kim Stanford of Decatur, Ala. and H. Benny and Cindy Bridges Jr. of Gaffney; seven nieces, Hanna Beth Strong, Danielle Scruggs, Christina Scruggs, Emily Smith, Nicole Bridges, Morgan Bridges and Crystal Quarles; and three nephews, Tyler Ruppe, Dustin Scruggs and Caleb Stanford.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Claude and Daisy McDowell; her paternal grandparents, Charles Stanford and Robin Ruth Horne; two uncles, Joe Stanford and Claude McDowell Jr.; and a nephew, Cavon Curtis Stanford.
Visitation will be held from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Central Baptist Church. She will lie in state 30 minutes prior to services.
Interment will follow services at Oakland Cemetery, officiated by the Revs. Alan Peeler and Horace Bridges.
Pallbearers are: Joey Stanford, Jackie Stanford, Mark McDowell, Randy McDowell, Joe Humphries and Lamar Brown.
The family is at the residence of her sister, Donna Strong, 175 Maddox Road, Gaffney.
Memorials may be made to “Funeral Fund of Rhonda Stanford,” c/o Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.
(Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is serving the family.)

Martha Ward
Kings Creek native
Martha Elizabeth Shil-linglaw Ward, 93, of the Peachtree Centre, Gaffney, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2003, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center in Gaffney.
Born in Kings Creek, she was the daughter of the late Martin Henry Shillinglaw and the late Martha Elizabeth Ormand Shillinglaw, and the widow of Sigsbee Ward.
She retired as a registered nurse (R.N.) after 45 years, and was a longtime nurse and resident of Battlecreek, Mich. She also served in Cherokee Co. as an R.N.
She is survived by a sister, Lenora Shillinglaw McSwain of York.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by five brothers, George O., Henry Tracy, Alfonso Maloney, Algernon Oats and John Preston Shillinglaw; and two sisters, Francis S. Locke and Olla Mae S. Starnes.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at Gordon Mortuary.
Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Blacksburg A.R.P. Church, officiated by the Rev. David Rowe.
The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes prior to services.
Burial will follow at Smyrna A.R. P. Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers are: Bill McSwain, Ronald E. Shillinglaw, Chris Stephenson, David Shillinglaw, Danny Mack Clinton, M. Keith McSwain, John Shillinglaw and Thomas H. Harry.
The family members are at their respective homes.
Memorials may be made to Blacksburg A.R.P. Church, 108 S. Chester St., Blacksburg, S.C. 29702.
(Gordon Mortuary is serving the family.)

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