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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Monday, January 2, 2004

David E. Arledge
Rutherford County native
CHESNEE – David Eugene Arledge, 65, of 450 Minnow Farm Road, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004, in Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.
A native of Rutherford County, he was the husband of Bobbie Pruitt Arledge and son of the late James Wallace and Carrie Kimbrell Arledge. He was a member of Victory Faith Church.
Also surviving are two daughters, Deborah Durham and Sherry Williams, both of Chesnee; a son, David “Gene” Arledge Jr. of Chesnee; three sisters, Esther Hill, Betty Allison, both of Forest City, and Margaret Gowan of Spindale; a brother, Ronnie Mike Arledge of Forest City; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Victory Faith Church, conducted by the Revs. Joe Henderson, Marvin Durham and Jimmy Jones. Burial was in Friendly Hills Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Scott Arledge, Tim Durham, Joe Jolley, Charles Allison, Shannon Allison and Ray Williams.
The family is at the home of his son at 498 Minnow Farm Road.
Arrangements by Eggers Funeral Home, Chesnee.

Harlen N. Frady
Spartanburg County native
COWPENS – Harlen Nesbitt Frady, 85, of 205 Greenway Drive Ext., died Friday, Jan. 30, 2004, at his home.
A native of Spartanburg County, he was the husband of Nellie Smith Frady and son of the late William Carl and Essie Wyatt Frady. He was of the Baptist faith.
Also surviving are a son, Nesbitt D. Frady of Cowpens; a daughter, Linda Frady Revels of Cowpens; two sisters, Lottie Smith of Cowpens and Jo Williams of Gaffney; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Love Springs Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Billy Millwood and James Price. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Josh Frady, Sean Revels, Shannon Revels, Bud Lawter, Bryan Vassy and Curt Greene.
Honorary pallbearer was Dean Williams.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Care of South Carolina, 407 N. Limestone St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
The family is at the home.
Arrangements by White Columns Funeral Service of Gaffney.

Doris C. Herrin
Cowpens native
Doris Idale Coyle Herrin, 78, formerly of 402 Forest Lane Drive, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004, in Brookview Healthcare Center.
A native of Cowpens, she was the widow of Hubert Lewis Herrin Jr. and daughter of the late Thomas Caldwell Coyle and the late Lala Biggerstaff Coyle. She was a homemaker and member of Limestone Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Lynda Kirby of Gaffney; a son, Dennis Wayne Herrin of Gaffney; two brothers, Oliver Coyle Sr. of Gaffney and Thomas Alton Coyle of Spokane, Wash.; a sister, Frances Bramlett LaRue of Gaffney; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Rev. Dan Youngblood. The family will receive friends at the graveside immediately following the service.
The family is at the home of her daughter, Lynda Kirby, 402 Forest Lane Drive.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Cherokee County Unit, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, S.C. 29615.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

James H. Lopp Sr.
Truck driver
James Harvey Lopp Sr., 72, of 160 E. Third St., died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Lexington, N.C., he was the husband of Guynita Ramsey Lopp and son of the late Cletus Alexander Lopp Sr. and the late Olive Yates Lopp. He was a truck driver and of the Baptist faith.
Surviving in addition to his wife are four sons, Christopher Lopp of Charlotte, Jimmy Lopp of Texas, Mike Lopp of Topton, N.C., and Jeff Lopp of Thomasville, N.C.; four daughters, Crystal Lopp of Gastonia, Gina Lopp of Shelby, Sue Lamm of Brevard and Penny Canipe of Shelby; two stepdaughters, Sherry Bleckler of Gastonia and Kimberly Bleckler of Cherryville; two brothers, Fred Lopp of Raleigh and Cletus Lopp Jr. of Kansas; two sisters, Cecelia Wilson of Thomasville and Linda Freeman of Fayetteville; 16 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Lopp was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Lopp, and a daughter, Debra Cheryl.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the residence.
Memorials may be made to Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home, c/o James Lopp Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 307, Gaffney, S.C. 29342.

Jewell Lovelace
Auto mechanic
FOREST CITY – James Jewell Lovelace, 61, of 173 Chase Drive, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004, in Rutherford Hospital.
A native of Rutherford County, N.C., he was the son of Wanell Cole Buff and Frank Buff of Shelby and the late Asa Lovelace. He was an auto mechanic.
Also surviving are two daughters, Kelly Lovelace Dedmon of Forest City and Amy Lovelace Roberson of Cliffside; a son, Darrin Lovelace of Harris, N.C.; a brother, A.W. Lovelace of Forest City; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. George Whitmire.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 at Eggers Funeral Home in Chesnee and at other times they will be at the home of his daughter, Kelly Dedmon, 152 N. Quail Run, Forest City.

Leatha D. Hollis
Cherokee County native
Leatha Dawkins Hollis, 82, formerly of 411 Suez St., died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004, at 4:30 a.m. in Magnolia Manor, Spartanburg.
Daughter of the late Ned Dawkins and the late Celia Tate Dawkins, she was the wife of Charles Hollis Sr. of Magnolia Manor and a native of Cherokee County. She was a member of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, where she was a deaconess and member of the Senior Choir and Missionary.
Also surviving are a son, Charles Hollis Jr. of Gaffney; a sister, Mamie Smith of Gaffney; and two grandchildren, Robin Hollis of Wellford and Kim Hollis of Gaffney.
Services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Mount Sinai Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Dewey Whittenburg, Willie Mayes and L.C. Roberts and Dr. U.D. Vernon. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
The family is at the home of her granddaughter, Kim Hollis, 201 Lincoln Drive, Gaffney.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Chetha L. Early
Cleveland County native
Chetha Levonne Early, 29, of Fort Worth, Texas, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004, at 2:30 a.m. in Fort Worth Hospital.
Daughter of the Rev. Willie Gene Early and Nina Huskey Early, both of Shelby, she was a native of Cleveland County and a member of Ellis Chapel Baptist Church.
Surviving to her parents are two daughters, Marguavis Vantrell Early and Ny'Lazha Lavonne Early of the home, 306 Cedarwood Drive, Shelby; a sister, Sherry Denice Wright of Shelby; three brothers, Master Sergeant Napoleon Brooks Jr. of Kuwait, Robert Leon Brooks of Lawndale, N.C., and Willie Gene Early Jr. of the home; and grandparents, the Rev. Eugene Early, Willie Mae Early and Estelle Sarratt of Shelby.
Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Ellis Chapel Baptist Church, 114 Ellis Chapel Road, Patterson Springs, N.C. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

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