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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Monday, April 5, 2004

"Cam" Moss
Associated with Moss Insurance
BLACKSBURG – Campbell "Cam" Blair Moss, 29, of 135 Bedford Road, died Saturday, April 3, 2004.
Born in Gastonia, N.C., he was the son of James Larry and Delois Carroll Moss of Blacksburg. He was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church and was associated with Moss Insurance.
Surviving in addition to his parents are a brother and sister-in-law, Jay and Jennifer Moss of Gaffney; a niece, Mary Lauren Acrey of Blacksburg; and three nephews, Landon, Lawson and Lathan Moss of Gaffney.
Mr. Moss was preceded in death by a sister, Kimberly Moss Acrey.
Services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Hopewell Baptist Church, conducted by Dr. Charlie Barnard. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends immediately following the services at the church and at other times they will be at 117 Pine Forest Drive, Blacksburg.
Family members serving as pallbearers are James Moss, Jay Moss, George Moss, Jeff Moss, Timmy Moss and Kevin Moss.
Memorials may be made to Hopewell Baptist Church Building Fund, 511 Old Chester Road, Blacksburg, S.C. 29702.
Arrangements by White Columns of Blacksburg.

John M. Loftis
Graveside services for John Malcomb "J.M." Loftis, 73, of 397 Old Race Track Road, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens, conducted by Rev. Alan Peeler and Mr. Randy Sanders.
Pallbearers were Richard Ellis, Rod Burne, Randy Sanders, Ronnie Arthur, Jake Ross, James Smith, Sammy Willard and Fred Whisonant.
Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1886, Gaffney, S.C. 29342.
The family is at the home of his daughter, Deanna Blanton, 375 Old Race Track Road.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Mabel E. Roberts
Homemaker
BLACKSBURG – Mabel Etters Roberts, 88, of 114 Elm Road, died Friday, April 2, 2004, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center, Gaffney.
Born in Cherokee County, she was the daughter of the late Jesse Abram and Mamie Montgomery Etters. She was the widow of John Ray Roberts and was a lifelong member of Antioch Baptist Church in Blacksburg, where she taught Sunday School. She was a homemaker.
Surviving are a son, Kenneth R. Roberts of Watkinsville, Ga.; two daughters, Rebecca R. Broome of Grover and Sandra R. Lindsay of Columbia; a brother, William Ernest Etters of Grover; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Vernon Craig.
Memorials may be made to Antioch Baptist Church, 839 Antioch Road, Blacksburg, S.C. 29702.
Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain.

Jeremiah A. McCraw
Jeremiah Alan Dell McCraw of 839 Ford Road, 3-day-old son of Mark Alan McCraw of Cowpens and Denise Marie Dell of Gaffney, died Thursday, April 1, 2004, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
Jeremiah was born in Spartanburg.
Also surviving are maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Allen Dell Jr. of Gaffney; maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James allen Dell Sr. of Gaffney; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. David McCraw of Cowpens; and paternal great-grandmothers, Mary Ragstole of Cowpens and Ruth McCraw of Chesnee.
Graveside services were held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Rev. Jamie Ellis.
The family is at 839 Ford Road, Gaffney.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Vernon O'Connor
Co-owner of V&B Grading
INMAN – George Vernon O'Connor, 67, of 353 Johnson Circle, died Thursday, April 1, 2004, at his home.
Mr. O'Connor was born in Spartanburg County on Feb. 2, 1937. He was the son of the late Johnny and Thelma Foster O'Connor. A member of Stone Station Baptist Church, he was a former employee of the T. Glenn Easler Grading Company, where he worked for 32 years, and was co-owner of V&B Grading Company.
Surviving are two daughters, Donna Elm of Boiling Springs and Debbie Freyta of Greenville; two sons, Daniel O'Connor and David O'Connor, both of Chesnee; 11 grandchildren; and two brothers, Billy O'Connor of Roebuck and Neil O'Connor of Reidville.
Services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Lanford-Dunbar Funeral Home, conducted by the Revs. Henry Coley and Johnnie Bullman. Burial was in Good Shepherd Memorial Park, Boiling Springs.
The family is at the home of a daughter, Donna Elm, 119 Caroline Ave., Inman.
Memorials may be made to Interim Hospice, 775 Spartan Blvd., Spartanburg, S.C. 29302.
Arrangements by Lanford-Dunbar Funeral Home.

Glen Sanders
Member of S.C. Commission on Women
LEXINGTON – Services for Glen Taylor Sanders, 58, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Lexington Presbyterian Church. Interment was in Woodridge Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to the Babcock Center Foundation, 500 Rivermont Drive, Columbia, S.C. 29210; Tri-County Hospice, 111 Executive Point Blvd., Columbia, S.C. 29210; or to the Lexington Presbyterian Church WIC, 246 Barr Road, Lexington, S.C. 29072.
Mrs. Sanders died Friday, April 2, 2004. Born in Fairfield County, she was a daughter of Bertha Davis Taylor and the late W.E. Taylor. She was a member of Lexington Presbyterian Church, the Lexington Woman's Club, Republican Women, the Lexington Arts Association, the Lexington Jaycettes, and the South Carolina Commission on Women.
She is survived by her husband, Walter L. "Sonny" Sanders; daughter, Amber Renee Sanders of Lexington; sons, Rhett Sanders, his wife, Lisa, and granddaughter, Peyton Sanders of Murrells Inlet and Kevin Sanders of Lexington; her mother of Winnsboro; sisters, Mrs. Janice T. Groomes of Orangeburg, Mrs. Vernon L. (Donna) Mayes of Irmo and Mrs. Clem (Kit T.) Burroughs of Winnsboro; and a brother, Steven D. Taylor and wife, Sandi, of Lexington.
In addition to her father, Mrs. Sanders was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry T. Taylor, who lived in Louisville, Ky.
Arrangements by Caughman-Harman Funeral Homes.

Deanna E. Rankin
Employed by Cowpens Hot Spot
Deanna Elaine Rankin, 35, of 3419 Cowpens-Pacolet Road, died Thursday, April 1, 2004, at her residence.
A native of Gaffney, she was the daughter of Jerry Dean Rankin Sr. of Cowpens and Barbara Elaine Allison Rankin of Cowpens. she was employed by Hot Spot in Cowpens and was a member of Open Door Baptist Church.
Also surviving are her stepmother, Denise Rankin of Gaffney; a brother, Jerry dean Rankin Jr. of Gaffney; a sister, Sandy Sharlene Vess of Mayo; maternal grandmother, Margaret Allison of Cowpens; a niece, Kelly Lowe of Mayo and a nephew, Richard Lowe of Mayo.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Michael Miller. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Mike Rudicill, Buddy Wilborn, Steve Vess, Tim Ray, Danny Rising and Scottie Rising.
The family is at the home of Margaret Allison, 5200 S. Main St., Cowpens.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Eldo J. Burger
Iowa native
Eldo J. Burger, 74, of 239 Plantation Drive, died Saturday, April 3, 2004, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Milford, Iowa, he was the husband of Nina Driskill Burger and son of the late Rex Burger and the late Ruby Landreth Burger. He was a retired service technician for RCA and retired from the U.S. Navy after 20 years of service. He was a member of Corinth Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife are four stepchildren, Patricia Kirby, Ronald S. Kirby Jr., both of Gaffney, Debra Elliott of Spartanburg and Tonie Courtney of Charlotte; six step-grandchildren; and two sisters, Ione Frutchey of Milford, Iowa, and Alta Balmess of Rapid City, South Dakota.
Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Revs. Jerry Ford and Jimmy Tarrant. Burial with military honors will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be a military honor guard.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and at other times they will be at the residence.
Memorials may be made to Corinth Baptist Church Building Fund, 190 Corinth Road, Gaffney, S.C. 29340.

Hazel C. Ivey
Homemaker
Hazel C. Camp Ivey, 60, of 1735 Pacolet Hwy., died Sunday, April 4, 2004, at 2338 Cabe Road, Clover.
A native of Gaffney, she was the daughter of Clarence and Mattie Mae Reynolds Camp. She was a homemaker and member of Pacolet Road Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to her parents are three sons, Tony Ivey of Charlotte, John Ivey of Clover and Brian Ivey of Gaffney; two daughters, Donna Beckham of Clover and Pam Powell of Gaffney; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother, Donald Camp of Cowpens; and two sisters, Diane Stewart and Sarah Phillips, both of Gaffney.
Services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Pacolet Road Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Jimmy Powell and Lynn Ford. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens. Body will be placed in the church at 2:30.
Pallbearers will be Dale Camp, Dean Camp, Scott Dover, Timmy Dover, Dusty Dover and John Grimes.
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 home of a daughter, Pam Powell, 132 Bessie's Road, Gaffney.
Memorials may be made to Hazel Camp Ivey Fund, c/o Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home, 211 E. Frederick St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.

Neva D. Voelkert
Daughter of Gaffney resident
BURLINGTON, N.C. – Neva Dennis Voelkert, 50, of 208 Woodhaven Drive, died Saturday, April 3, 3004, at 12:35 a.m. in Upstate Carolina Medical Center in Gaffney after a sudden illness.
A native of Salisbury, N.C., she was the wife of Daniel John Voelkert and daughter of Theta June Bost Dennis of Gaffney and the late Lloyd Edwin Dennis. She was a media specialist at Broadview Middle School, where she expressed a great love of and was a motivator for children. She was also head of the Bobcat News at Broadview Middle School.
Mrs. Voelkert was a member of Macedonia Lutheran Church and a graduate of University of North Carolina. She received a master's degree in library science from UNC-G in 1959 and was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, president of the Beta Psi Chapter, and a member of the Gallery Players.
Surviving are her husband, Daniel (Dan) John Voelkert of the home; a daughter, Laura Melissa Voelkert, a student at Lenoir Rhyne College; a son, Spencer Dennis Voelkert, a student at Broadview Middle School; a brother, Grayling Dean Dennis of Middleburg, Fla.; two aunts, Julia Wilson of China Grove, N.C., and Virginia Welch of Dillon, S.C.; a niece, Catreena Jean Dennis of Middleburg, Fla.; and a nephew, Warren Harrison Dennis of Middleburg, Fla.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Macedonia Lutheran Church, conducted by the Rev. Stephen Rust and the Rev. Dr. Clyde Christmas.The family will receive friends at Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington tonight from 6-8. At other times they will be at the residence.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Macedonia Lutheran Church, 421 W. Front St., Burlington, N.C. 27215. Condolences may be sent to the family at info@richandthompson.com.

Julia K. Robbs
Retired from Butte Knit
Julia Koon Robbs, 95, of 909 Robbs School Road, died Saturday, April 3, 2004, at her residence.
A native of Pomaria, she was the widow of Fitzhugh L. Robbs and daughter of the late Julius H. Koon and the late Lula Hipp Koon. She was retired from Butte Knit Company in Spartanburg and was a member of Grassy Pond Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Vivian McCraw Ladies' Sunday School Class.
Surviving are a daughter, Annie Robbs of Gaffney; a son, Julius Robbs of Gaffney; a daughter-in-law, Rebecca P. Robbs of Gaffney; four granddaughters, Sally Jackson, Susan Lovingood and Luann Davidson, all of Gaffney, and Judy Bogan of Jonesville; 12 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Dempsey Koon of Mountain Rest, Tenn.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Robbs was preceded in death by a son, James C. Robbs; five sisters and six brothers.
Services will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Grassy Pond Baptist Church, conducted by Dr. Roger Aycock and the Rev. Sidney Norton. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 3 p.m.
The family will receive friends prior to the service Tuesday from 3-4 p.m. in Grassy Pond Baptist Church Social Hall.
Pallbearers will be Terry W. Hunt, Michael Walker, Steven Davidson, Matthew Davidson, David Jackson, Ray Wofford, Kelly Phillips, J.R. Robbs and Danny Queen.
Memorials may be made to Interim Hospice, 775 Spartan Blvd., Suite 101, Spartanburg, S.C. 29301; or to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1886, Gaffney, S.C. 29342; or to Grassy Pond Baptist Church, 254 Grassy Pond Road, Gaffney, S.C. 29341.
The family is at the home.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Elvira M. Thompson
Employed by Nestlé
Elvira Renee Martin Thompson, 43, of 936 O'Neil St., died Friday, April 2, 2004, at 4 p.m. in Up-state Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the wife of Philmon Timouthy Thompson and daughter of Albert Webster of Gaffney and the late Garnell L. Sims Martin. She was a graduate of Gaffney High School and attended Allen Temple C.M.E. Church. She was employed by Nestlé Frozen Foods.
Also surviving are a daughter, Emmauet Thompson of the home; a son, Philmon Thompson II of the home; two sisters, Bonita Martin and Juanita Martin of Gaffney; a brother, James Albert Martin of Gaffney; and two half-sisters, Joyce Propst of Gaffney and Lillie Ann Thompson of Denver, N.C.
Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Allen Temple C.M.E. Church, conducted by the Rev. Ervin L. Hannah. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Body will be placed in the church Saturday at noon.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Adam Baillie
Father of Gaffney resident
CANTON, Ohio – Adam Baillie, 87, died Friday, April 2, 2004, in Canton Christian Home following an extended illness.
Born in Glasgow, Scotland, on June 27, 1916, he was the son of the late Adam and Jeanie Telfor Kirkwood Baillie. Living the greater portion of his life in Canton, he was a 1933 graduate of McKinley High School and retired from Malleable Iron Company in 1981 after 46-1/2 years of service.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Baillie was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Helen L. Baillie, who passed away Dec. 4, 2003; and by a grandson, Michael Adam Baillie in 1978.
Mr. Baillie was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, where he had been a member of the church choir for over 50 years. He was a member of the William McKinley Masonic Lodge No. 431, F&AM, Scottish Rite Valley of Canton, and was a former Scoutmaster at the former Bedford Avenue United Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Adam J. and Virginia Baillie of Elyria, Ohio, David S. and Marilyn Baillie of Gaffney and Bruce W. and Marcie Baillie of Steamboat Road, Iowa; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a sister, Jean Haley of Phoenix, Ariz.
Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Reed Funeral Home, conducted by his son, Rev. Bruce W. Baillie, and his grandson, Rev. David A. Baillie. Burial will be in Sunset Hills Burial Park.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 at Reed Funeral Home and for one hour before the services Tuesday from 10-11 a.m.
Masonic services will be held tonight at 6:45.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Benevolent Fund at the Canton Christian Home, 2550 Cleveland Ave. N.W., Canton , Ohio, or to the Westminister Community (Presbyterian) Church, 171 Aultman Ave., N.W., Canton, Ohio.

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