common / 12-12-2003

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Friday, December 12, 2003

Annie Mae Huskey
Member of Tabernacle of Love in Blacksburg
Annie Mae Huskey, 73, of 631 East Junior High Road, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, at her home.
Mrs. Huskey was the widow of James L. Huskey and daughter of the late Charles and Viola S. Manning. She was a member of the Tabernacle of Love Church in Blacksburg.
Surviving are three daughters, Shelber H. Smith, Brenda H. Blackburn and Nancy H. Childers, all of Gaffney; two brothers, Lewis Carson Manning of Gaffney and Charles Eugene "Gene" Manning of Blacksburg; a sister, Hazel Manning Painter of Gaffney; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Huskey was preceded in death by two brothers, William Lee "Pete" Manning and Harold Manning; a sister, Margaret Lucille Wright; and two sons, Gary Dean Huskey and James Nathan Huskey.
Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Tabernacle of Love Church, conducted by the Revs. Alan Peeler, Willie Lanier and Dean Painter. Burial will be in Draytonville Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Marvin Lee Childers, Zaney Childers, Mark Evans, Marshall Evans, Roger Guinn and Roger Smith.
Honorary pallbearers will be Justin Hord and Marshall Jackson.
Arrangements by White Columns of Blacksburg.

Ruth P. Owens
Gaffney native
Ruth Peterson Owens, 79, of 100 Fairfield Drive, Apt. 6-A, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at her residence.
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 of Lamar and Lewis Charles Owens Jr. of Gaffney; four daughters, Ann Sparks Huffstelter of Shelby, Rhonda Owens Carelock, Gwen Owens Cooper and Kelly Owens Berry, all of Gaffney; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Oakland Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Alester McKinney.
The family will receive friends at the Carelock residence, 197 Morgan Circle.
Arrangements by White Columns of Gaffney.

Jermiah C. Merrell
BLACKSBURG – Jermiah Christopher Merrell, 3-month-old son of Christopher Teryle Merrell and Amanda Lee Blankenship Merrell of 429 Old Chester Road, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, at 117 Oconee Drive, Grover, N.C.
Born in Shelby, N.C., he is also survived by his paternal grandparents, Lucille Reep Merrell of Blacksburg, Brenda Sue and Jimmy Anthony O'Shields of Easley; maternal grandparents, James Blankenship and Donna Gwen Evans, both of Grover; and maternal great-grandmother, Maudin Evans of Shelby.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Chris Merrell.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Gordon Mortuary Chapel, conducted by the Revs. Jacky Price and Grady Gregory. Burial will be in Clingman Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Travis Mullins and Phillip Martin.
The family is at the home, 429 Old Chester Road, Blacksburg.
Arrangements by Gordon Mortuary.

Lila S. Hogan
Oconee County native
WALHALLA – Lila Daisy Scott Hogan, 79, of 607 Freedom Drive, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003, at Oconee Memorial Hospital.
A native of Oconee County, Mrs. Hogan was the widow of Marvin Eugene Hogan and daughter of the late William Paul Hampton and Eva Belle Mathis Scott. She was a retired employee of Walhalla Garment Plant and was a member of Walhalla First Baptist Church.
Surviving are four daughters, Lila Grace McDowell Baker of Gaffney, Frankie Dale Williams, Debbie Moore, both of Walhalla, and Wanda Scott Aldridge of Milledgeville, Ga.; a special friend, Albert Ray Smith of Walhalla; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Hogan was preceded in death by two sons, Roger Eugene Hogan and Steven Stanley Meroney; and five sisters, Mary Scott Meroney, Jessie Lee Cooper, Alice Galloway, Ann Blackwell and Geraldine Craig.
Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Walhalla First Baptist Church with burial in Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 tonight at Davenport Funeral Home, Walhalla, and at other times they will be at the residence.
Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to Hospice of the Foothills, 390 Keowee School Road, Seneca, S.C. 29672.
Arrangements by Davenport Funeral Home.

Walter D. Humphries
Employed by KOSA
Walter Dean Humphries, 60, of 124 Chandler Drive, died today, Dec. 12, 2003, at his residence.
A native of Mooresboro, N.C., he was the husband of Mary Phillips Humphries and son of the late Boyce J. Humphries and the late Fairlene Cole Humphries. He was a utilities operator for KOSA, was a member of East Gaffney Baptist Church and served as a M.P. in the U.S. Army in Vietnam.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Doug Humphries of Gaffney and Matt Humphries of Edgefield; one grandchild; one step-grandchild; and a brother, Barry Humphries of Gaffney.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

Annie F. Tate
Services for Annie Sue Foster Tate, 84, of 100 Fairfield Drive, Apt. 11-A, will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church, conducted by Dr. Eula Miller and the Revs. Danny Burnside, Vincent Logan, Danny Tate and Freddie Davidson. Burial will be in Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
Flower bearers will be John Fernanders, Bobby Tate, Joe Barnes, Terry Jenkins, William Charles Tate and Johnny Tate.
Flower bearers will be Shanta Montgomery, Kathy Galman, Sharon Smith, Shandell Tate, Tundra Ratchford and Forsheka Belk.
Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of Ebenezer Baptist Church and honorary flower bearers will be the church's Senior Choir.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Mary Edna Clary
Talented musician
Miss Mary Edna Clary of Gaffney died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. She was a resident of Peachtree Centre and formerly resided at 400 E. Buford St.
Miss Clary graduated from Limestone College, cum laude, with a B.A. degree in music. She did post-graduate work at Chicago Musical College and Columbia University in vocal and choral directing and taught in the elementary grades in Gaffney city schools. She also directed the adult choir at First Baptist Church and served as adult choir director at Buford Street Methodist Church for 25 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church.
With her family, she owned and operated the Superior Laundry for a number of years. Before retiring, she taught private music in studio at home.
Surviving are two brothers, Joe Max Clary and his wife, Ramona Daniel Clary, of Gaffney and Dean Clary of Greenville; sister-in-law, Ann Moss Clary of Gaffney; eight nieces and one nephew: Becky Clary McCulloch of Gaffney, Joe Max Clary Jr. of Greenville, Mary Jane Clary Swindler, Cindy Clary Hendrix, Celia Clary Wood, Jill Clary Moody, all of Spartanburg, Sylvia Clary Gallman of Fort Mill, Joyce Clary Sackin of Greenville and Sheila Clary Pounders of Pensacola, Fla.
Miss Clary was preceded in death by a brother, Drayton Clary Jr., and a sister, Rizpah Clary.
Services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Joel Sellers and Dr. M.B. Morrow. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service in the chapel of First Baptist Church.
Pallbearers will be her great nephews: Jere McCulloch Jr., Matthew Swindler, Clay Swindler, Tyler Hendrix, Casey Wood, Jason Wood, Jess Moody, Mac Moody, Kye Gallman and Will Morris.
Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Clary, June Clary, Bill Clary, Roy Elmore, Guy Upchurch and Charlie Patton.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 100 E. Floyd Baker Blvd., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
The family is at the home of Joe Max Clary, 402 E. Buford St.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Eddie S. Woodson
Jonesville resident
JONESVILLE – Eddie Lee Smith Woodson, 92, of 110 Lower Pump Hollow Road, died Friday, Dec. 5, 2003, in Mission St. Joseph Hospital, Asheville.
Widow of Robert Lee Woodson Sr., she was a native of Jonesville and daughter of the late Ed and Alice Jane Smith. She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church.
Surviving are three daughters, Lillie Mae Smith Littlejohn and Flora Steen, both of Spartanburg, and Bernice C. Woodson of the home; a son, Robert L Woodson Jr. of Dayton, Ohio; 13 grandchildren, including Debra Woodson, Alberta Woodson, Audrey Shaw, Michelle Woodson, Michael Woodson and Reggie Woodson, who were raised in her home; 27 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Bethany Baptist Church at Saturday at 1 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. with Dr. Paul Miller officiating, assisted by the Rev. Duane Cooper and Brother Joseph Shaw. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Arrangements by The Gilmore Mortuary, Gaffney.

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