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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Wednesday, February 18, 2004

Octavia E. Hardin
Gastonia, N.C., native
LUGOFF – Octavia E. Hardin, 83, died Monday, Feb. 16, 2004.
Born in Gastonia, N.C., she was the widow of James Furman Hardin and daughter of the late William Grover and Luna Jenkins Helms. She was a member of Lugoff Church of God and was a homemaker and wonderful mother.
Surviving are five daughters, Geraldine Hinson, Virginia Marie Sulzer, Myra LaFoy, all of Lugoff, Matrell Causey of Cottageville and Patricia Smith of Columbia; five sons, Ralph F. Hardin Sr. of Aiken, Furman G. Hardin of Lugoff, James Arnold Hardin, Grover M. Hardin, both of Camden, and Marshall L. Hardin Sr. of Cassatt; 36 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Hardin was preceded in death by a son, Robert Ray Hardin; a grandchild; a great-grandchild; a sister, Virginia Helms Kirstein; and a brother, William G. Helms.
Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Lugoff Church of God with burial in Hardshell Cemetery.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6-8:30 at Kornegay Funeral Home Lugoff-Elgin Chapel.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association of South Carolina, 2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 205, Columbia, S.C. 29204; or to Hardshell Cemetery, c/o Bruce Jackson, 1131 Jackson Lane, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.
Arrangements by Kornegay Funeral Home, 1112 Fair St., Camden. (Courtesy of Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.)

Willie D. Brown
Retired industrial carpenter
Willie Dyle Brown, 83, of 3627 Cherokee Ave., died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004, at his residence.
A native of Gaffney, he was the widower of Goldie Ovita Johnson Brown and son of the late Charlie Benjamin Brown and the late Rebecca (Belle) Coyle Brown. He was a retired industrial carpenter and a member of the Woodmen of the World and Trinity United Methodist Church.
Surviving are two sons, DeWayne Brown of Anderson and Terrill Brown Sr. of Gaffney; two daughters, Gail Mullinax of Blacksburg and Misty Owens of Gaffney; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Brown was preceded in death by four sisters, Ruby Davis, Virginia Burrel, Frances Owens, Dorothy Hawkins; and five brothers, Horace Brown, Erskine Brown, Buck Brown, Dean Brown and Alford Brown.
Services will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Al McKinney. Burial will be in Clingman Memorial Gardens, Blacksburg.
Pallbearers will be Kurt Thompson, Terrill Brown II, B.J. Mullinax, Josh Brown, Dennis Sentell and Butch Mathis.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 1-2:30 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and at other times they will be at the residence.
Memorials may be made to Interim Hospice, 775 Spartan Blvd., Suite 101, Spartanburg, S.C. 29301.

Carrie L. Addis
Retired textile employee
Carrie Lavender Addis, 79, formerly of 413 W. Frederick St., died Monday, Feb. 16, 2004, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Gaffney, she was the widow of Paul J. Addis and daughter of the late Edgar Lee Lavender and the late Maddie Farley Lavender. She was a retired textile employee and a member of Parkway Free Will Baptist Church.
Surviving are two sons, Davon Addis and Herbie Addis, both of Spartanburg; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Oakland Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Mitchel Edge.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6-8 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and at other times they will be at their respective homes.

Juanita B. Upton
Homemaker
SPARTANBURG – Juanita Elizabeth Burrell Upton, 79, of 2175 Upton Road, died Monday, Feb. 16, 2004, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Union, she was the widow of Walter Upton and daughter of the late Samuel Burrell and the late Laura Vaughn Burrell. She was a homemaker and member of Bryant Memorial Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Surviving are four sons, Paul Upton of Pacolet, Robert Upton and Roger Upton, both of Gaffney, and Warren Upton of Spartanburg; three daughters, Jolene U. McAbee of Spartanburg, Elaine Parker and Jean Senchantiaxy, both of Gaffney; four sisters, Beulah Upton, Guynell Dimsdale, Geneva Clary, all of Pacolet, and Annette Ezell of Boiling Springs; 22 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Upton was preceded in death by three brothers, Alvin, Woodrow and Franklin Burrell; a grandchild, Labreeska Upton; and a sister, Lois Martin.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Revs. Clifford Phillips and Dennis Tessnier. Burial will be in White Plains Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Scott Upton, Timmy Upton, Roger Upton Jr., Steve Upton, Don McAbee, Douglas Upton and Johnny Parker.
The family is at the home of Paul Upton, 120 Bryant Road, Pacolet.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Patrick Wylie
Patrick Wylie, 63, of 428 W. Buford St., died today, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004, at his home.
Mr. Wylie was the husband of Barbara Wylie of the home.
The family is at the home.
Arrangements will be announced by White Columns of Gaffney.

Ruth G. Turner
Blacksburg native
BLACKSBURG – Ruth Adelia Greene Turner, 97, formerly of 1810 Blacksburg Hwy., died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004, at White Oak Manor.
A native of Blacksburg, she was the widow of Paul Adylotte Turner and daughter of the late S.S. Greene and the late Mable Claire Moore Greene. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Earl and a homemaker.
Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, Rev. Joe Paul and Lucy Turner of Gaffney and Jimmie S. and Carol Turner of Blacksburg; daughters and sons-in-law, Frances T. Gallman of Pensacola, Fla., Madge T. Hayes of Charlotte, Rachel T. and David Brazeale of Simpsonville, and Carol T. and Bob Martin of Blacksburg; son-in-law, George H. Wilkins Sr. of Blacksburg; brother, John Milton Greene of Albany, Ga.; sisters, Pearl G. Weidner of College Park, Md., Martha G. McSwain of Fredericksburg, Va., and Nell G. Jones of Charlotte; 21 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Turner was preceded in death by a daughter, Sallie T. Wilkins, and a sister, Eveleen Planer.
Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at New Hope Baptist Church in Earl, conducted by the Revs. Don Wilson and Russ Bradley. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 10:30 a.m.
Pallbearers will be George H. Wilkins Jr., Bruce Wilkins, Joe Paul Turner Jr., Raikes Bennett, Robert L. Martin III, Michael S. Martin and Jared Brezeale.
The family is at the home of Jimmie Turner, 116 Youngs Grove Road, Blacksburg.
Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1886, Gaffney, S.C. 29342.
Arrangements by Gordon Mortuary, Blacksburg.

Aliene T. Hough
Newton native
Aliene Taylor Hough, 89, of Charlotte, N.C., died early Monday morning, Feb. 16, 2004, following an extended illness.
Mrs. Hough was born in Newton, S.C., to the late Rev. E.C. and Mary Roller Taylor. She graduated from West End High School in West End, N.C. Raised in a Baptist minister’s home to be a “future” preacher’s wife and church worker, she eloped with the late Joe W. Hough Sr. and remained happily married for 49 years.
Mrs. Hough was a talented seamstress and devoted homemaker. She was a loyal wife, dedicated mother and proud grandmother.
Her immediate family includes four sons, Joe Wesley Hough Jr. of Gaffney, Thomas E. Hough of Matthews, N.C., William B. Hough of Mint Hill, N.C., and Ted W. Hough of York; a daughter, Mary Hough Tyner of Fayetteville, N.C.; two sisters, Ruth Tyner of Red Springs, N.C., and Margaret Quick of Raeford, N.C.; a brother, Lee Taylor of Red Springs; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at Central Church of God in Charlotte, conducted by the Rev. Gene Shelton. The family will greet friends from 5:30 p.m. until the service time and also following the service.
A committal service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Alloway Cemetery in Red Springs.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made in Mrs. Hough’s name to Carrington Place, 600 Fullwood Lane, Matthews, N.C., 28105.
Arrangements by Gaskin Services, Matthews.

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