common / 01-23-2004

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Friday, Januaray 23, 2004

Ashley Harrison
Spartanburg native
Ashley Harrison, 19, of 129 Henderson St., died Monday, Jan. 19, 2004, at 5:05 p.m. in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Daughter of Charles Lindsey and Brenda Beheler Lindsay of the home, she was a native of Spartanburg and attended Limestone Missionary Baptist Church.
Also surviving are a brother, Dominick Smith of Gaffney; sisters, Felecia Woodruff and Crystal Harrison of Spartanburg, Yolonda Smith and Helena Smith of Gaffney; and grandparents, Joyce Beheler, Betty Lindsey, William Davis, all of Gaffney, and Margaret Harrison of Cowpens.
Services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Limestone Missionary Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Lawrence Davidson and Ann Lindsay. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends at the church at 2:30 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Jefferies, Roger Lindsay, Billy Cook, Donald Blanton, George Harrison, Anthony Jefferies and Terance Ratchford.
Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Carr and Anthony Jefferies.
Flower bearers will be Andrea Lindsay, Doris Lipscomb, Sierra Lindsay, Lori Jefferies and Tammy Davidson.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Ernest C. Sparks
Retired supervisor of Broad River Brick
Ernest C. Sparks, 91, of 1238 Wilkinsville Hwy., died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the husband of Mildred Darwin Sparks and son of the late George W. Sparks and the late Minnie Cash Sparks. He was retired supervisor of Broad River Brick Company and was a member of Draytonville Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis S. and Harry B. Gregory Sr. of Columbia; two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles D. and Harriette M. Sparks of Columbia and Ron W. and Lynn B. Sparks of Seneca; three grandchildren, Harry G. Gregory Jr., Richard A. Gregory and Andrea A. Sparks, all of Columbia; one great-grandchild, Katharine Gregory of Columbia; and a sister, Elizabeth S. Waldrup of Augusta, Ga.
Graveside services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Oakland Cemetery, conducted by the Revs. Cline Borders and Robert A. Ivey and Todd Braswell.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 3-4 p.m. in Draytonville Baptist Church Life Center and at other times they will be at the home.
Memorials may be made to Carolina Children’s Home, P.O. Box 4465, Columbia, S.C.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Terry R. Bridges
Radio DJ; creator of Swap & Shop at WKMT
KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. – Terry Rodney Bridges, 51, of 912 Grace St., died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004, at his residence.
A native of Shelby, he was the son of the late Fred (Jake) Moses Bridges Jr. and the late Winnie Lou Ramsey Bridges. He was formerly married to Teresa M. Bridges, was a member of Freedom in Christ Church and a DJ for Christian Radio Station. He was creator of Swap & Shop at WKMT.
Surviving in addition to his former wife are two sons, Travis Daniel Bridges of Blacksburg and Rodney Dale Bridges of Mauldin; two daughters, Terra Bridges White of Blacksburg and Kate Pascoe of Hickory; five grandchildren; and four brothers, Randy Bridges of Blacksburg, Mike Bridges of Grover, John Bridges of Shelby and Ronnie Bridges of Greenville.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Bridges was preceded in death by a daughter, Wendy Ann Bridges.
Graveside services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Clingman Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Rev. Tony Tate.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 7-8:30 p.m. at Gordon Mortuary in Blacksburg and at other times they will be at the home of his daughter, Terra Bridges White, 204 Sunset Drive, Blacksburg.
Arrangements by Gordon Mortuary.

William M.B. Smith
Retired construction worker
William M.B. Smith, 83, husband of Mae Joe Clark Smith, died in Dayton, Ohio.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the son of the late Bessie Lindsay Smith and the late Rev. T.W. Smith. He was a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
Mr. Smith was a member of St. John Lodge No. 14, Cherokee Consistory 32nd Degree and Koran Temple No. 5 of the Noble Shrine. He was a retired construction worker and an avid fisherman.
Surviving are a daughter, Cynthia R. Spearman of Dayton; a son, Christopher Smith of Dayton; a brother, Dr. Jerome Smith of Columbia; two sisters, Christine Littlejohn and Vera Palmer of Gaffney; one grandson and three granddaughters.
Services were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at H&H Roberts Funeral Home in Dayton. Burial was in Woodland Cemetery.
(Courtesy of Foster Funeral Home.)

William A. Cleveland
Father of Gaffney resident
William Alfred Cleveland, 86, of Winter Park, Fla., husband of Johnnie Mae Cleveland, died in Winter Park Hospital.
Mr. Cleveland attended Orange County public schools and was a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church. He was a World War II veteran.
Also surviving are three daughters, Willie Means, Tresa Cleveland and Ashley Cleveland of Winter Park; three sons, William Cleveland Jr. of Gaffney, Lawrence Cleveland of Pittsburg, Texas, and Eric Cleveland of Orlando, Fla.; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, 421 S. Pennsylvania, Winter Park.
(Courtesy of Foster Funeral Home.)

Earleen V. Miller
Spartanburg County native
Earleen Virginia Miller, 68, of Augusta, Ga., died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004, in her home.
Born in Spartanburg County, she was a daughter of the late Modestine and John Lesley Cantrell. She was a member of Brooklyn C.M.E. Church in Chesnee.
Mrs. Miller was preceded in death by four sisters, Elsie Canady, Jelbie “Polly” Twitty, Kathleen McIntyre and Ella Mae Davis.
Surviving are three daughters, Gloria Miller of Wiesloch, Germany, Gail Miller Jones of Stone Mountain, Ga., Tonya Miller of Augusta, Ga.; a son, Raymond Miller of Columbia; a sister, Darlene Payne of Chesnee; and five grandchildren.
Services were held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Williams Funeral Home Chapel, Augusta, Ga. Graveside services will be today at 2 p.m. in Brooklyn C.M.E. Church Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Jack Brown Jr.
The family is at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Terry McIntyre, 2240 Highway 11 West, Chesnee.
The Gilmore Mortuary, Gaffney.

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