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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Monday, January 19, 2004

Frances K. Brown
Owner/operator of Fran’s Beauty Salon
CHESNEE – Frances Kimbrell Brown, 75, of 711 Berkley St., died Friday, Jan. 16, 2004, at her residence.
A native of Spartanburg County, she was a daughter of the late James T. and Gertrude A. Kimbrell. She graduated from Waldrop Brothers Beauty School and was president of her graduating class. She was the owner and operator of Fran’s Beauty Salon in Chesnee and was a member of Greenville-Paris Church of God in Taylors.
Surviving are two daughters, Karen Gore of Chesnee and Lynn Southern of Spartanburg; two sons, Danny Gosnell of Spartanburg and John Brown of Sumter; a sister, Jeanette Rowe of Chesnee; a brother, Franklin Kimbrell of Mayo; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Eggers Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Sam Mathura. Burial will be in Springhill Memorial Gardens.
The family is at the home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Greenville-Paris Church of God, 1004 W. Lee Road, Taylors, S.C. 29687.
Arrangements by Eggers Funeral Home, Chesnee.

Mose Whelchel
Former employee of Kosa
COWPENS – Mose Whelchel, 53, of 34 Wakefield Road, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2004, at his residence.
A native of Cherokee C.ounty, he was a son of the late Rhett and Lillian Camp Whelchel and was a former employee of Kosa.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Bettie Martha Whelchel and Carrie Rhetta Mathis.
Surviving are three sisters, Frances Whelchel and Jane Byars, both of Cowpens, and Alice Jackson of Spartanburg; four brothers, Tom Whelchel, Rufus Whelchel, Richard Whelchel, all of Cowpens, and Furman Whelchel of Gaffney.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6-8 at the home of his sister, Jane Byars, 1705 S. Green River Road, Cowpens. Private graveside services will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Shriner’s Children Hospital, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, S.C. 29605.
Arrangements by Eggers Funeral Home, Chesnee.

Eulina H. Jenkins
Green Creek, N.C., native
CHESNEE – Eulina Hines Jenkins, 76, of 106 Lexington St., died Friday, Jan. 16, 2004, at her home.
Widow of James Jenkins, she was born in Green Creek, N.C., a daughter of the late Ola Hines and Theology Miller. She was a member of Gethsemane Baptist Church and the Sympathy Club, C.E. McDowell Choir and Senior Missionary.
Surviving are a son, Victor Jenkins of Mexico; four daughters, Macie Crawford, Vivian Jenkins, both of Chesnee, Karen Jenkins and Natashia Hamilton of the home; a foster sister, Lillian Miller of Chesnee; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Services will be today at 3 p.m. at Gethsemane Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. R.E. Miller. Burial will be in Springhill Memorial Gardens. Body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
Arrangements by The Gilmore Mortuary.

Barbara C. Hattaway
Former member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
GREENVILLE– Barbara Coleman Hattaway, 76, widow of James Allen Hattaway, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004.
Born in Detroit, Mich., she was a daughter of the late Howard and Reva Coleman. She graduated from Newberry College in 1948 and was a former member of Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church in Gaffney.
Surviving are two daughters, Holly Watt of Kannapolis, N.C., and Lisa Logan of Hudson, Fla.; a son, James Hattaway of Easley; a brother, Howard Coleman of Charleston; and five grandchildren.
No services will be held at this time.
In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make memorials to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1600 W. Floyd Baker Blvd., Gaffney, S.C. 29341.
Arrangements by The Mackey Mortuary, Green-ville.
Dorothy P. Padgett
Owner of Boone’s Ladies Shop and Merle Norman Studio
Dorothy Boone Price Padgett, 68, of 181 Peeler Creek Road, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004, at her residence.
A native of Cowpens, she was the widow of C.D. Padgett and daughter of the late Fred R. Price and the late Hester Clary Price. She was owner of Boone’s Ladies Shop and Merle Norman Studio. Her late husband was a well-known Gaffney attorney. She was of the Southern Baptist faith.
Surviving are two step-daughters, Vance Myers of Lexington and Kathleen Owens of Spartanburg; two brothers, Arthur Price of Great Falls and Roy Price of Goose Creek; seven sisters, Rachel Kirby of Gaffney, Fredree Davis, Sue Fowler, both of Spartanburg, Betty Scruggs, Nancy Scruggs, Rita Reynolds, all of Cowpens, and Louise Davis of Greenville; a special niece and nephew; and three step-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Padgett was preceded in death by a step-grandson, Chris Myers.
Graveside services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Rev. Sidney Norton. The family will receive friends at the cemetery following the ceremony.
Friends may pay their respects any time before the graveside services at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home. Family members are at their respective homes.
Memorials may be made to Cherokee Children’s Home, P.O. Box 1896, Gaffney, S.C. 29342; or to Cherokee County Humane Society, P.O. Box 2223, Gaffney, S.C. 29342.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Jeremiah B. Hadden
Jeremiah Brandon Hadden, infant 5-month-old son of Jeremiah Glenn Hadden and Kristen Dawn Craddock Hadden of 149 Eastview Drive, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004, at his residence.
Jeremiah was born in Spartanburg.
Surviving in addition to his parents are maternal grandparents, Mike and Denise Craddock of Union; maternal great-grandmother, Delores Craddock of McLeansboro, Ill.; maternal great-great-grandmother, Helen Taylor of McLeansboro, Ill.; and a special aunt and uncle, Jill and Lonnie Holland of Gaffney.
Graveside services were held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Rev. Randy McCraw.
The family is at the residence.
Memorials may be made to Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home, in memory of Jeremiah Brandon Hadden, P.O. Box 307, Gaffney, S.C. 29342.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Henry E. Byars
Retired from Clifton Mills
Henry Edward Byars, 88, of 529 Goucher School Road, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2004, at his residence.
A native of Gaff-ney, he was the husband of Margaret Lancaster Byars and son of the late Ed H. Byars and the late Lummie Burgess Byars. He was retired from Clifton Mills and was a member of White Plains Baptist Church and Lafayette Masonic Lodge 330.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a brother, Claude E. Byars of Gaffney; a sister, Elizabeth Parris of Rockingham, N.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Byars was preceded in death by brothers, James A. Byars and William Byars, and sisters, Marion Turner and Lottie Blanton.
Services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Revs. Benny Davis and James Price. Burial was in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Bobby Byars, Keith Byars, Thomas Byars, Brandon Byars, Mike Byars and Butch Parris.
The family is at the residence.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of South Carolina, 407 N. Limestone St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340; or to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1886, Gaffney, S.C. 29342.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Mary L. Evans
BLACKSBURG – Mary Lynn Evans, 39, of 118 Quinn Road, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004, at her home.
Mrs. Evans was the wife of John P. Evans.
The family will be at the Gibson home, 516 S. Shelby St., Blacksburg.
Arrangements are incomplete. White Columns of Blacksburg is in charge.

Lillian W. Strain
Last surviving member of immediate family
Lillian White Strain, 93, of 707 Anthony St., died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Gaffney, she was the widow of Lindsay Oneal Strain and daughter of the late John White and the late Lillian DeStaffino White. She was retired from Limestone Mills and was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was a member of Salem Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Oakland Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Todd Gothard. The family will receive friends immediately following the service and at other times they will be at their respective homes.
Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Barney Martin
Retired textile employee
Barney Martin, 82, of 169 Beltline Road, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Smyrna, he was the son of the late Walter Harold Martin and the late Maggie Jan Bolin Martin. He was a member of New Beginning Church of God and was a retired textile employee.
Surviving are three daughters, Patricia Ann Newton, Shirley Whitaker and Betty Lakey, all of Gaffney; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Irene Martin, Martha Sanlin, both of Blacksburg, and Mary Davis of Gaffney.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Martin was preceded in death by brothers, Harold Jackson and Luther Martin; sisters, Oveda Murray and Julie Bailey; and a granddaughter, Monica Martin.
Services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Gordon Mortuary Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Barry Goodman, Marshall Patterson and Terra Barnhill. Burial will be in Canaan United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Tommy Kurka, Timmy Hill, Josh Foster, Kenjay Whitaker, Alan Upton and Johnny Newton.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-8:30 at Gordon Mortuary, Blacksburg.
The family is at the home of Patricia and Gail Newton, 330 Cherokee Ridge Road, Gaffney.
Arrangements by Gordon Mortuary.

Beddie G. Gregory
Retired custodian of Granard Jr. High
Beddie Guyton Gregory, 72, wife of James Gregory of 524 W. Rutledge Ave., Apt. E-20, Granard Courts, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004, at 6:30 p.m. at her residence.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the daughter of the late Jack Ronnie Tate and the late Willie Orela Guyton. She was a member of Mount Tabor Baptist Church and a retired custodian of Granard Junior High School. She attended Bethel Senior Day Care Center.
Surviving in addition to her husband is a brother, Arthur Guyton of Gaffney.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

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