common / 02-04-2004

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Wednesday, January 4, 2004

Carl L. Emory
Retired from Alcoa and Life of Georgia
CHESNEE – Carl Lee Emory, 61, of 1298 Emory Road, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Spartanburg County, Mr. Emory was the husband of Jerleen Couch Emory and son of the late Ralph Lee and Vernie Culbreth Emory. He was retired from Alcoa and also a retired 20-year employee of Life of Georgia. He was a member of Green Point Baptist Church, having served as a deacon, Sunday School director and teacher and member of the building committee, historic committee, etc.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Tammy Emory of Spartanburg; a son, Lee Emory of Chesnee; and two sisters, Bessie Ray of Boiling Springs and Shirley Alverson of Campobello.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Green Point Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. David Lancaster and Ken Kirkley. Burial will be in Boiling Springs Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be John W. Kimbrell, John Gossett, Ricky Flynn, Marvin Gardner, Chris Weathers and Spurgeon Williams.
Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons and the Adult No. 2 Sunday School of Green Point Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to Green Point Baptist Church Building Fund, 11391 Rainbow Lake Road, Inman, S.C. 29349.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements by Eggers Funeral Home, Boiling Springs.

Estelle L. Edwards
Gaffney native
Estelle Littlejohn Edwards, 77, of 3514 Silver Park Dr., Apt. 3, Suitland, Md., died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004, at 7:30 p.m. at her residence.
A native of Gaffney, she was the widow of Deacon M.C. Edwards and daughter of the late Rev. T.R. Littlejohn and the late Lillian Littlejohn. After graduating from Granard High School in 1945 she moved to New York City to make her home.
Mrs. Edwards was a member and mother of Green Pastures Baptist Church in New York City and served as a deaconess and was past president of the Senior Choir. She was a graduate of the Bronx Pentecostal Bible College.
Surviving are a daughter, Lorrette E. Deal of Suitland, Md.; a son, Manuel Carl Edwards of Gaffney; a stepdaughter, Sandra L. Robinson of Jacksonville, Fla.; three sisters, Doris Brown, Augustine Littlejohn and Sandria Hall of Gaffney; three brothers, William “Nank” Littlejohn and Joe L. Littlejohn, both of Gaffney, and Marvin Littlejohn of Charlotte; five grandchildren, one of them, Daimen Carter, of Suitland, Md., she reared as a son.
Services will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at Green Pastures Baptist Church in Bronx, N.Y.
Flowers and telegrams may be sent to Granby’s Funeral Services, 4021 White Plains Road, Bronx, N.Y. 10466.
(Courtesy of Foster Funeral Home.)

Gilbert M. Miller
Worked at Mohawk Industries
INMAN – Gilbert M. Miller, 52, of 418 Clark Glenn Drive, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004, in Mary Black Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.
Born in Spartanburg County in 1951, he was the son of the late William F. and Rebecca Conard Miller. He worked at Mohawk Industries and was a member of Valley Falls Freewill Baptist Church in Spartanburg.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Kneisley Miller; two daughters; two sons; two stepdaughters; one stepson; three sisters, Janie Shirley Wise of Gaffney, Ellen Ballard and Ann Bowers, both of Spartanburg; a brother, William Miller of Spartanburg; and eight grandchildren.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Valley Falls Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. David Carter. Burial will be in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery, Roebuck.
The family is at the home.
Arrangements by Seawright Funeral Home, Inman.

Leatha D. Hollis
Services for Leatha Dawkins Hollis, 82, formerly of 411 Suez St., Gaffney, wife of Charles Hollis Sr., will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Mount Sinai Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Dewey Whittenburg, Willie Mayes, L.C. Roberts, Lucious Whittenburg and Dr. U.D. Vernon. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Walter Burris, Grady Hollis, James Hollis, Joe Burris, Robert Littlejohn and Eddie Littlejohn.
Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons and trustees of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church.
Flower bearers will be Betty M. Vernon and the deaconess of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church.
Honorary flower bearers will be Clara Dardy, Clemetime Young, Nancy Watkins and Earnestine Means.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

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