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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Monday, March 1, 2004

Donald E. Moore Sr.
Employed by Precision Tool
Donald Eugene Moore Sr., 70, of 312 Springwood Drive, died Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004, at his residence.
A native of Kings Mountain, N.C., he was the husband of Oveda Bell Moore and son of the late Bruce Mitchell Moore and the late Margaret Hartsoe Moore. He was retired from Union-Butterfield and was employed by Precision Tool. He was a member of Providence Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Donald E. (Donnie) Moore Jr. of Gaffney; four daughters, Sharon Commanda of Bessemer City, N.C., Judy Johnston of Matthews, N.C., Cindy Tabor of Gaffney and Robin Scott of Silver City, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Jack Bruce Moore Sr. of Sayreville, N.J.; three sisters, Betty Ruth Huss of Lincolnton, N.C., Frances Bynum of Mt. Holly, N.C., and Ann Causby of Shelby; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Revs. Ronnie Cox, Matthew Robertson and Vernon Mullinax. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Kit Johnston, Shawn Commanda, Shane Allen, Bruce Diggs, Richard Taber, Ulysses “Pic” Dawkins, Zachary Johnston and Charles Tate.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6-8 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; or Gibbs Regional Cancer Center, 380 Serpentine Drive, Spartanburg, S.C. 29303.

Horace D. Sutton
Retired textile employee
Horace D. Sutton, 77, formerly of 324 Upper Deal St., Cherokee Falls, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2004, at 4609 Highway 101 North, Woodruff.
A native of Blacksburg, he was the husband of Minnie Ethel Hambright Sutton of the home and son of the late Arthur Odell Sutton and the late Dora Durham Sutton. He was a retired textile employee and of the Church of God faith.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Kathy Roberts of Woodruff and Sandy McKelvey of Chesnee; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and a sister, Moree Upchurch of Gaffney.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Sutton was preceded in death by a brother, Arthur Sutton Jr., and a sister, Doris Eaker.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Gordon Mortuary Chapel, conducted by the Revs. Willie Lanier and Gregg Martin. Burial will be in Christian Fellowship Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Michael Wall, Jamie McKelvey, Charlie McKinney, Trent Trull and Tracy Cobb.
The family is at the home of his daughter, Kathy Roberts, 4609 Hwy. 101, Woodruff.

Barbara T. Poole
Most recently worked in office at Gaffney High
Barbara Turner Poole, 77, of 405 Union St., died Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Gaffney, she was the widow of Wilkes Hafner Poole and daughter of the late Forest Turner and the late Sallie Graham Turner. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Gaffney, where she was a member of the Gleaners Sunday School Class. She was formerly the secretary for Gault Insurance Agency and Littlejohn-Bonner Insurance Agency. Most recently, she worked in the office at Gaffney High School.
Surviving are two sons, Harry Wilkes Poole of Davidson, N.C., and William Richard “Bill” Poole of the home; four grandchildren, Robert Wilkes Poole, Jason Wilkes Poole, Adrianne Blynn Poole and Monica Rae Poole; a brother, Edward Turner of North Augusta, S.C.; and a sister, Annie Graham Sartor of Gaffney.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Poole was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Turner, of Rock Hill.
Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of First Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Joel Sellers. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens. Body will be placed in the chapel at 1:30 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Toby Sharpe, Luis Ramirez, Ben Thomas, Mike Poole, Robert Capizzi, Knox Blanton and Rick Poole.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Gleaners Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church of Gaffney.
The family will receive friends throughout the day today at her home at 405 Union St.
Memorials may be made to Interim Hospice, 775 Spartan Blvd., Suite 101, Spartanburg, S.C. 29301.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Charlie E. Epps Sr.
Retired truck driver for Brown Packing Co.
Charlie Eugene Epps Sr., 68, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2004, at White Oak Manor, Spartanburg.
Born in Cherokee County, he was a son of the late Frank and Marie Ellis Epps. He was a member of Concord Baptist Church and a retired truck driver for Brown Packing Company.
Surviving are two sons, Charlie Eugene Epps Jr. of Gaffney and Ronnie Epps of California; a daughter, Helena Dixon of Elizabeth, N.J.; two brothers, Joe Dean Epps Sr. of Gaffney and James Arthur Epps of Bayshore, L.I., N.Y.; four sisters, Margie Goodwin of Greensboro, N.C., Dorothy L. Minor of Roslyn, N.J., Frances Fowler of Elizabeth, N.J., and Queen Manning of Shelby, N.C.; and seven grandchildren.
The family is at the home of Joe Dean and Doris Epps, 902 Victory Trial Road.
Arrangements are incomplete. The Gilmore Mortuary is in charge.

Raymond R. Littlejohn
Cherokee County native
Raymond Roosevelt Littlejohn, 63, who resided at Ivy Grove Home on Lockhart Lane, died there Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004, at 11 p.m.
Son of the late Lavale Jefferies Littlejohn and the late Willie Littlejohn, he was a native of Cherokee County and a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.
Surviving are two brothers, Bennie Littlejohn of Gaffney and William Littlejohn of Winston-Salem, N.C.; and three sisters, Albonia Reese of Charlotte, Lucille Dawkins and Brenda Harris of Gaffney.
The family is at the home of his brother, Bennie Littlejohn, 227 Camellia Circle.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Flora G. Clary
Retired health care nurse
Flora Garrison Clary, 88, widow of Thomas Clary, of Woodruff Health Care Center, Bowie, Md., died Thursday morning, Feb. 26, 2005, at Annearundel Medical Center in Annatoles, Md.
Daughter of the late Mitchell Garrison and the late Julia Garrison, she was a native of Cherokee County and member of Friendship Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. She was a retired health care nurse.
Surviving are a sister, Loraine G. Epps of Washington, D.C.; a nephew she reared in the home as her son, Virgil Dunn of Chicago, Ill.; and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Friendship Baptist Church in Washington, with the pastor officiating. Burial will be in Harmony Memorial Park, Landover, Md.
The family may be contacted at the home of her sister, Loraine G. Epps, Washington, DC., 202-584-1254, or her niece, Stella Hogue, Gaffney, 489-5778.
Arrangements by Tyrone J. Young Funeral Home, 719 Kennedy St., N.W., Washington. (Courtesy of Foster Funeral Home.)

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