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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Monday, January 9, 2004

Harold Thomas
Brother of Gaffney residents
UTICA, N.Y. – Harold Thomas, 73, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003, in St. Luke Home in Utica.
A native of Potts-ville, Pa., he was the son of the late George (Jack) Thomas and the late Corrine Ray Thomas. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a retired chef cook for a major restaurant in Buffalo, N.Y. He was a member of Utica Missionary Baptist Church and served as advisor for the Junior Missionary.
Surviving are two sisters, Mildred T. Foster and Catherine Thomas Duncan, both of Gaffney, and a host of nieces and nephews.
Mr. Thomas was preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy T. Williams and Georgeanna T. Price, and two brothers, George Thomas Jr. and Joseph Thomas.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 4 p.m. at Oakland Cemetery, conducted by Dr. J.W. Sanders Sr. and the Revs. John Wesley Evans and Robert L. Dover.
The family may be contacted at the home of Rufus and Mildred T. Foster, 126 N. Logan St., Gaffney.

Wonda P. Sharpe
Clover native
BLACKSBURG – Wonda Gaye Phillips Sharpe, 47, of 167 Lona Road, died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004, at her residence.
A native of Clover, she was the wife of Joseph E. Sharpe Jr. of the home and daughter of Leroy Phillips and Elizabeth Hullett Phillips. She was a homemaker and member of Freewill House of Prayer in Blacksburg.
Also surviving are three daughters, Angela McGraw of Blacksburg, Betsie Sharpe and Hannah Sharpe, both of the home; three sons, Tony Sharpe, Aaron Sharpe, both of Blacksburg, and Jon Sharpe of York; a brother, Anthony Phillips; and seven grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Freewill House of Prayer.
The family is at the home.
Memorials may be made to the Huntington’s Disease Foundation, c/o Joyce Owens, 2305 W. Randolph Road, Shelby, N.C. 28150.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Marion E. McDaniel
New Jersey native
Marion Elizabeth McDaniel, 70, of 167 Stagecoach Road, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2004, at home.
A native of Trenton, N.J., she was the wife of Winford Hayes Martin of the home and daughter of the late Harry C. and Claire McClure Emann. She was first married to the late J.C. McDaniel.
Surviving in addition to her husband are three sons, James McDaniel and wife, Jennie, of Austin, Texas, Walter McDaniel and wife, Angie, of Blacksburg, and Henry McDaniel and wife, Diane, of Gaffney; three daughters, Prissi Moss of Gaffney, Bridget Hughey and husband, Larry Mullinax, of Gaffney and Patty Phillips and husband, Ricky, of Gaffney; a stepson, Bill Haggarth of Norco, Calif.; daughter-in-law, Ann McDaniel of Gaffney; two brothers, Bill Emann of Kingston, N.J. and John Emann of Florida; 13 grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and Mr. McDaniel, she was preceded in death by a son, George McDaniel; a brother, Walter Emann; and a sister, Ruth Rowley.
The family will receive friends at the home.
Friends may send flowers to the home or memorials may be made to Interim Hospice, 775 Spartan Blvd., No. 101, Spartanburg, S.C. 29301-9957.
Arrangements by White Columns of Gaffney.

Minnie W. Reynolds
Minnie Sue Westbrooks Reynolds, 61, of 147 Teague Road, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2004, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center after a long illness.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the wife of Joe Reynolds and daughter of the late Carlisle Westbrooks and the late Lalie Bagwell Westbrooks. She was a homemaker and member of Calvary Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Couples No. 1 Sunday School Class.
Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters, Kelly Ellis and Karen Allen, both of Mooresboro, N.C.; a son, Michael Reynolds of Gaffney; seven grandchildren; three sister, Willine Evans of Cowpens, Millie Richards and Jeanette Sparks, both of Gaffney; three brothers, Coy Westbrooks, Jimmy Westbrooks, both of Cowpens, and Joe Westbrooks of Gaffney; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Terry E. Pleasant and Joe Paul Turner. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens. Body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Billy Westbrooks, Tim Westbrooks, Todd Richards, Wayne Ruppe, David Ruppe, and Junior Harrill.
The family is at the residence, 147 Teague Rd.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Maggie L. Thompson
Maggie Lois Lister Thompson, 92, widow of James Thompson, of 500 East Robinson St., died Friday, Feb. 6, 2004, at home.
A Greenville County native, she was the daughter of the late Jack and Maggie Gosnell Lister. She was a homemaker and member of Elm Street Church of God and the Ladies Ministries.
Surviving are two daughters, Thelma Thompson and Helen Harris of the home; two sons, Marvin Thompson of Gaffney and Billy Thompson and his wife Beckie of Gaffney; a grandson, Charles Harris of Gaffney; and a great-granddaughter, Catrina Harris of Spartanburg.
Services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Revs. James Garner and Cecil Grant. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Floyd Queen Sr., Floyd Queen Jr., Charlie Patton, Ken Wilson, Michael Wilson and Jay George.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of S.C., 324 N. Pine St., Spartanburg, S.C. 29302.

Nadine Greene
Spartanburg County native
CHESNEE – Fredia Nadine Greene, 53, of 896 Battleground Road, died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004, in Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.
A native of Spartanburg County, she was the wife of George W. Greene of the home and daughter of the late James Wallace and Naomi Hughey Champion. She was a loving wife and mother, a homemaker and member of Graham Chapel Wesleyan Church.
Also surviving are a daughter, Melanie Greene of Chesnee; two sons, Josh Greene of Mayo and George Greene Jr. of the home; two sisters, Arlene Carlton of Mayo and Mary Collins of Chester; a brother, Bill Wiley of Laurens; and one grandchild.
Services were held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at Graham Chapel Wesleyan Church, conducted by the Rev. Preston Edmonds. Burial was in the church cemetery.
The family is at the home.
Arrangements by Eggers Funeral Home, Chesnee.

David M. Phillips Sr.
Retired from Army after serving for 20 years
BLACKSBURG – David Milton Phillips Sr., 62, of 214 Squaw Valley Road, died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004, in Crawley Memorial Hospital.
A native of Cramerton, N.C., he retired as an E4 from the U.S. Army, serving for 20 years. He was the son of the late Issac David Phillips and the late Clara Virginia Clubb Phillips.
Surviving are his wife, Betsy Phillips of the home; a son, David Phillips Jr. of Shelby; a daughter, Ginger Phillips Gantt of Catawba; two grandsons; an honorary grandson; and four brothers, Michael Phillips, Roger Phillips, Stephen Phillips and Timothy Phillips.
No services are planned at this time.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Nazareth Baptist Church, 99 Island Road, Blacksburg, S.C. 29702.
Arrangements by Cleveland Funeral Service, Shelby.

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