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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Wednesday, December 10, 2003

Arthur J. Proctor
Spartanburg native
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Arthur Junior Proctor, 40, of 18421 Old Triangle Road, died Monday, Dec. 1, 2003, in Dumfries, Va.
A native of Spartanburg, he was the son of Augustus Proctor Jr. of Odenton, Md., and Catherine Smith Proctor Anderson of Spartanburg. He was a U.S. Marine Corp veteran and was employed by Bow Floor Work Company in Alexandria. He was a graduate of Duval High School in Lanham, Md.
Surviving in addition to his parents are stepmother, Bonnita Williams Proctor of Odenton, Md.; stepfather, Sgt. Kenneth Anderson of Inman; a son, Arthur Junior Proctor of Baltimore, Md.; a sister, Precious Proctor of Odenton, Md.; a brother, Anthony Dewayne Proctor of Suitland, Md.; a half-sister, Montay Garner of Virginia Beach, Va.; and a half-brother, Mark Garner of Chapel, Md.
Services were held Monday at 3:30 p.m. at Suck Creek Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Tony Macomson, Bobby Black, Arthur J. Smith, Rose Harris and Jestine Lincoln. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers and flower bearers were family members and friends.
The family is at the home of his aunt, Marcelene Dewberry, 241 Bunche Circle, Cowpens.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home, Gaffney.

Margaret K. Wright
Retired teacher's assistant
Margaret Kirby Wright, 83, of 400 Vernon St., died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Gaffney, she was the widow of Julian Bryan Wright and daughter of the late C.C. Kirby and the late Vinnie Pettit Kirby. She was a retired teacher's assistant and a member of First Baptist Church.
Surviving are a son, Julian Kirby Wright of Gaffney; two daughters, Kay Wright Grigg of Gaffney and Mary Wright Roberts of Elberton, Ga.; a brother, Collis Pettit Kirby of Blacksburg; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Revs. Joel Sellers and Bryan Grigg. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends any time at the home.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 100 E. Floyd Baker Blvd., Gaffney, S.C. 29340; or to Sardis United Methodist Church, Gaffney, S.C.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Ruth P. Owens
Gaffney native
Ruth Patterson Owens, 79, of 100 Fairfield Drive, Apt. 6-A, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at her home.
A native of Gaffney, she was the widow of Lewis Charles Owens Sr. and daughter of the late James and Susan Wilson Peterson. She was first married to the late Otis Sparks.
Surviving are two sons, Reggie Sparks and Lewis Charles Owens Jr., both of Gaffney; four daughters, Ann Sparks Huffstetler, Rhonda Owens Carelock, Gwen Owens Cooper and Kelly Owens Berry, all of Gaffney; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Arrangements will be announce by White Columns of Gaffney.

Annie F. Tate
Retired from Superior Laundry and Sunset Diner
Annie Sue Foster Tate, 84, of 100 Fairfield Drive, Apt. 11-A, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, at 3:20 p.m. at her residence.
Daughter of the late Joe C. Foster and the late Louise Guyton Foster, she was the widow of A.Y. Tate and a native of Cherokee County. She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Senior Choir and Senior Missionary. Mrs. Tate was a retired employee of Superior Laundry Cleaners and the Sunset Diner.
Surviving are a daughter, Gloria Goode of Gaffney; stepdaughter, Sarah Webb of Gaffney, stepson, William Davis Jr. of Gaffney; Tammie Tate of the home, Maria Tate and Gwen Littlejohn, both of Gaffney, who were reared in the home as her daughters; James Albert Tate and Elon Ratchford, both of Gaffney, who were reared in the heme as her sons; a brother, Charles Wilkins of Gaffney; a foster brother, Arthur Guyton of Gaffney; a foster sister, Bettie Gregory of Gaffney; 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are incomplete. Foster Funeral Home is in charge.

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