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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Monday, February 16, 2004

Bill Moore
Retired from Sunny Slope Farms
Wilbur Simms (Bill) Moore, 88, of 117 Betty's Trail, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Gaffney, he was the widower of Betty Henderson Moore and son of the late William Edgar Moore and the late Emma Vassey Moore. He was retired from Sunny Slope Farms and was the last known charter member of Pacolet Road Baptist Church.
Mr. Moore served as a combat engineer with the U.S. Army in World War II and received seven silver stars and two bronze stars. He was a life member of the Jack E. Daniel Chapter No. 54 DAV.
Surviving are a son, Vincent Moore Sr. of Gaffney; two daughters, Jackie Lecroy of Gaffney and Brenda Bryant of Columbia; a sister, Catherine Hughes of Columbia; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Moore was preceded in death by four brothers, Tom Moore, J.W. Moore, Curtis Moore and Henry Moore.
Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Jimmy Powell and Jason Patterson. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6-8 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and at other times they will be at the home of Vincent Moore Sr., 112 Valerie Drive, Gaffney.
Memorials may be made to Pacolet Road Baptist Church Building Fund, 1104 Pacolet Road, Gaffney, S.C. 29340.

Ricky D. Carter
Employed by Timken
Ricky Daniel Carter, 47, loving husband and father, of 134 Overhill Drive, Gaffney, died Friday, Feb. 13, 2004, at Gibbs Cancer Center, Spartanburg.
Mr. Carter was the husband of Debora Henson Carter of the home and son of Freddie Parker Carter of Gaffney and the late Cecil Daniel Carter. He attended Blacksburg Church of God and was an employee of Timken.
In addition to his wife and mother, he survived by two sons, Steven Davis Shytle of Blacksburg and Michael Stephen Carter of Gaffney; two daughters, Deanna Shytle Fulton of Blacksburg and Melanie Carter Kirkland of Columbia; five grandchildren, Leia Marie Fowler, Steven Blake Shytle, Maggie Grace Fulton, Isaac Gabriel Fulton and Tyler Lane Shytle; a brother, J. Scott Carter of Belmont, N.C.; and two sisters, Becky Carter Coyle and Sheila Carter Gibson, both of Gaffney.
In addition to his father, he was predeceased by two brothers, Cecil David Carter and Michael Carter.
Services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Blacksburg Church of God with Revs. Ron Jackson and James Clark officiating. Burial was in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Active pallbearers were Jimmy D. Henson, James D. Henson, Bobby Fulton, Michael Holmes, Paul Moore, Rodney Bridges, Brett Poole and Foist Johnson.
Honorary pallbearers were the Green Department employees of Timken.
White Columns-Gaffney was in charge of arrangements.

J.D. Cobb
Retired loom fixer from Hamrick Mills
COLUMBIA – J. D. Cobb, 82, formerly of Cowpens, died Sunday, Feb, 15, 2004, at Brian Center/St. Andrews.
Born Feb. 5, 1922, in Gaffney to the late Loyd and Pearlene Sprouse Cobb, he was the husband of Lillie Adair Cobb. He retired from Hamrick Mills as a loom fixer and also retired from a Charlotte security company. He was a member of Mt Olive Baptist Church of Cowpens and member of the American Legion, Cowpens Masonic Lodge 210, and Woodmen of the World Family Fraternity.
Mr. Cobb was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II, serving for four years in the European Theater.
In addition to his wife he is survived by a daughter, Nina Cobb Shipman of Spartanburg; a brother, A.B. Cobb of Pacolet; a sister, Geneva Phillips of Gaffney; a grandson, Corey Wade Shipman of Columbia; a granddaughter, Alva Shipman Suggs and her husband, Robert, of Columbia; a great-granddaughter, Mary-Baylus Suggs of Columbia; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel. Masonic Rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. in the chapel. Graveside services will follow at 3 p.m. at Daniel Morgan Memorial Gardens in Cowpens, conducted by the Dr. Robert W. Kirby Jr. and the Rev. Ray Caldwell.
Memorials may be made to the Brian Center/St. Andrews, 3514 Sidney Road, Columbia, S.C. 29210.
Please visit and participate in the American Memorial at www.floydmortuary.com.

Charley L. Sandifer
College professor, Baptist minister
Charley Lafayette Sandifer, 84, of 121 Ridgeway Road, died Friday, Feb. 13, 2004, in Brookview HealthCare Center.
A native of Star, Miss., he was the widower of Joy Oleta Young Sandifer and son of the late Alexander Lomax Sandifer and the late Lu Vicey Clark Sandifer. He was a college professor and served as pastor of Lawndale Baptist Church in Cleveland City, N.C., from 1976-1982. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Water Valley, Miss.
Surviving are three daughters, Joy Charlotte Byerly of Charlotte, Sue Anne Guffey of Roanoke, Va., and Jean Ellen Holland of Gaffney; two sons, Lonnie Paul Sandifer of Washington, D.C., and Billy Joe Sandifer of Shelby; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ralph Sandifer of Oak Grove, La., and Cecil Sandifer of Brandon, Miss.; and a sister, Fannie Woods of Water Valley, Miss.
In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Sandifer was preceded in death by a daughter, Lu Alice Sandifer.
Services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by Dr. Robert Lamb. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley, Miss.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Southern Baptist Missions, P.O. Box 1299, Gaffney, S.C. 29342; or to the American Heart Association, 310-B. Bennett Center Drive, Greer, S.C. 29650.

Lenna M. McCullough
Homemaker
CHESNEE – Lenna McDowell McCullough, 75, of 208 N. Georgia Ave., died Friday, Feb. 13, 2004 in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Spartanburg County, she was the widow of Davis McCullough and daughter of the late Boyd Lee McDowell and Minnie Stephens Carden. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by four daughters, Carol Smith of Chesnee, Nancy Rollins of Duncan, Lori Cannon of Chesnee and Cheryl McCullough of Spartanburg; two sons, David McCullough of Spartanburg and Joseph McCullough of Rutherfordton, N.C.; two sisters, Frances M. Taylor of Jacksonville, Fla., and Julia M. Huss of Boiling Springs; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at Boiling Springs First Baptist Church Cemetery, conducted by the Revs. Kenneth Cash and Randall Lewis.
The family is at the home of her daughter, 309 Lee Drive.
Arrangements by Eggers Funeral Home, Chesnee.

Loretta P. Meadows
Tennessee native
LAKELAND, Fla. – Loretta "Lorrie" Phillips Meadows, 61, died Thursday, Feb.12, 2004.
A native of Johnson City, Tenn., she was the wife of the late Albert Eugene Meadows. She was the daughter of the late Lonnie James and Rosemary Josephine Bos-chert Phillips Sr. She was a member of American Legion Elvis Presley Post No. 249 in Memphis, Tenn., and was of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by two sons: Greg E. Meadows of Dallas, N.C., and Roger D. Meadows of Scranton, S.C.; two daughters, Teresa Meadows of Lakeland, Fla., and Debbie Brisebois of Scranton, S.C.; two brothers, Lonnie Phillips Jr. of Woodstock, Ga., and Terrence Michael Phillips of Baltimore, Md.; a sister, Candy Swillum of Granvdiew, Mo.; and nine grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Clingman Memorial Gardens in Blacksburg, conducted by the Rev. Vernon Craig.
The family is at the home of her son at 315 Ike Lynch Rd., Dallas, N.C.
Arrangements by White Columns, Blacksburg.

Helen W. Burke
Lifelong employee of Spartan Mills
CHARLESTON – Helen Walker Burke, 78, formerly of Studebaker Road, Chesnee, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2004, in a nursing home in Charleston after a long illness.
A native of Chesnee, she was the widow of both Lymon Burgess and Earnest Burke. She was the daughter of the late Nonnie and Nellie Blackwell Walker. She was a lifelong textile employee with Spartan Mills and was a member of Southside Baptist Church in Chesnee.
In addition to her husbands and parents, she was predeceased by two daughters, Laura and Gloria Jean, and a brother, Hilton Walker.
She is survived by two sons, Terry Burgess of Charleston and Tim Burke of Chesnee; a sister, Glady Whiteside of Rutherfordton; four brothers, James Walker of Nashville, Tenn., Rev. Fae Walker, David Walker, both of Chesnee, and Calvin Walker of Union; and two grandchildren.
The family will receive friends today from 6-8 p.m. at Eggers Funeral Home in Chesnee.
Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Gateway to Life Baptist Tabernacle, conducted by the Rev. Fae Walker and Dr. John Davis. Burial will be in the Burke family cemetery.
The family is at the home of her brother, David Walker, 421 Studebaker Road, Chesnee.
Arrangements by Eggers Funeral Home, Chesnee.

Ray Lee Philbeck
Retired from Grover Industries
SHELBY – Ray Lee Philbeck, 61, of 3453 Fallston Road, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004, at his home.
A native of Cleveland County, he was the son of the late Clyde C. and Mamie Lee Bradley Philbeck. He was retired from Grover Industries and was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are a daughter, Kathy J. Blanton of Blacksburg; three brothers, Jerry Philbeck, Jack Philbeck, both of Grover, and Howard Philbeck of Fallston, N.C.; two sisters, Thelma Cody of Fallston and Christine Philbeck of Kings Mountain; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Philbeck was preceded in death by a daughter, Gwen P. Bowen; a grandson, Donald Philbeck; and a brother, Gene “Beenie Weenie” Philbeck.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Clingman Memorial Gardens in Blacksburg, conducted by Dr. Charlie Barnard.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6-8 at White Columns of Blacksburg and at other times they will be at the home of Kathy and Tony Blanton, 150 Sims Road, Blacksburg.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Ray Philbeck Burial Fund, c/o P.O. Box 331, Blacksburg, S.C. 29702.
Arrangements by White Columns of Blacksburg.

Lessie Laney
Services for Lessie S. Laney, 94, of 82 N. Main St., Inman, will be held today at 3 p.m. at Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. C. Dennis Rector and Albert Ponder. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Tim Beckham, Fred Dawkins, Reuben Herron, Joe Davis, Stanley Dawkins and Willie Tate.
Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons and trustees of Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church.
Flower bearers will be Annette Allen, Inez Herron, Frances Moore, Mae Frances Dawkins, Mazie Long and Hester Means.
Honorary flower bearers will be the ushers and trustees wives of Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church and members of Star Light Sympathy Club.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

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