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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Friday, April 30, 2004

Bobby D. Duncan Sr.
Served as reserve city police officer for 37 years
Bobby Dean Duncan Sr., 68, of 102 Downey Hawthorne Circle, died Thursday, April 29, 2004, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Jonesville, he was the husband of Nancy L. Bishop Duncan and son of the late William Everette Duncan and the late Bessie Mae Blackwood Duncan. He was retired from Cherokee Finishing Company and served as a reserve Gaffney City Police officer for 37 years.
Mr. Duncan helped start Little League Football in Gaffney and worked on the Drug Abuse Council and the Overmountain Victory Trail Association. He was honored by being named a "Textile Citizen of the Year for South Carolina."
Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda D. and Ronnie Gilfillan of Myrtle Beach; two sons and daughters-in-law, Bobby and Jimmie Duncan Jr. and Darrell and Cynthia Duncan, all of Gaffney; six grandchildren, Christie and Blake Gilfillan, Heather and Casey Duncan and Payton and Bailey Duncan; a sister, Joyce Johnson of Charleston; and a brother, Marvin Duncan of Gaffney.
Graveside services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Revs. Ken Covington and Rich Lancaster.
The body will lie instate at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be a Gaffney City Police honor guard.
Memorials may be made to the Overmountain Victory Trail Committee, P.O. Box 8183, Gaffney, S.C. 29342 for the restoration of the spring at Cherokee Ford.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Jane R. Nance
Retired from Hamrick Mills
Jane Richardson Nance of 125 Beltline Road, Apt. 18, died Tuesday, April 27, 2004, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Whitesville, N.C., and Marion, S.C., she was the wife of William Keith Nance and daughter of the late T.M. Richardson and the late Essie Simmons Richardson. She was a retired textile employee of Hamrick Mills Inc. and was a member of Gaffney Freewill Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband, William Keith Nance, of the home and two grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Oakland Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Dennis Tolley. The family will receive friends at the cemetery following the service.
The family is at the residence.
Memorials may be made to Gaffney Freewill Baptist Church, P.O. Box 994, Gaffney, S.C. 29342.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Patty S. McWhirter
Former owner of Self & Sons Jewelry
Patty Sue Self McWhirter, 87, formerly of 702 Thompson St., died Tuesday, April 27, 2004, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Asheville, N.C., she was the widow of Henry W. McWhirter and daughter of the late Thomas J. Self Sr. and the late Emma Tweed Self. She was former owner of Self & Sons Jewelry store and was a member of Limestone Street United Methodist Church.
Surviving is a daughter, Deborah McWhirter of Gaffney.
Graveside services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Oakland Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Joyce Murphy.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

John Pryor Jr.
CHARLOTTE - John Pryor Jr., died Saturday, April 24, 2004, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, Spartanburg.
Services will be held Saturday, May 1, at 1 p.m. at Grace A.M.E. Zion Church, 219 S. Brevard St., Charlotte. Visitation will be from 12:30-1 p.m. Saturday.
Surviving include his parents, John and Haldren Pryor of Charlotte; daughter, Alexis Danielle Pryor of Gaffney; and sisters, Clara Lewis of Charlotte and Avis Dowdy of Concord, N.C.
Arrangements by Long & Son Mortuary Service, 2312 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte.

Janett Q. Whelchel
Union County native
Janett Quinn Whelchel, 89, of 223 Morgan Drive, died Thursday, April 29, 2004, in Spartanburg Hospital for Restorative Care, Spartanburg.
A native of Union County, she was the widow of M.C. Whelchel and daughter of the late Claude and Ollie Kimbrell Quinn. She was a member of Midway Baptist Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Millicent W. Quinn of Spartanburg and Linda Ann W. Marchbanks of Greer; a brother, D.L. Quinn of Union; four sisters, Vera Barfield, Ruth Seay, Marie Heatherley and Myrtle Pruitt, all of Union; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Whelchel was preceded in death by a son, Charles Lee Whelchel; one grandchild; one great-grandchild; a brother, Curtis Quinn; and three sisters, Inez Q. Burgess, Stella Q. Lanier and Alma Q. Smith.
Graveside services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Cherokee Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Billy Looper.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 at White Columns of Gaffney and at other times they will be at their respective homes.

Lorena H. Corry
BLACKSBURG – Lorena Hopper Corry, 91, died Tuesday, April 27, 2004, at Gaston Memorial Hospital, Gastonia, N.C.
Mrs. Corry was born on March 2, 1913, and was a member of Trinity A.M.E. Zion Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Corry; her parents; two sons; one granddaughter; two sisters and two brothers.
Surviving are five daughters, Betty Gill, Geraldine Smith, Lois Camp, all of Gastonia, Myra Duke of Gaffney, Margaret Lipscomb of Blacksburg; four sons, Dennis Corry, McKinley Corry, Eddie Corry of Blacksburg, Harry Corry of Gastonia; a sister, Genieve Wilson; 35 grandchildren; 77 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Youngs Grove Baptist Church, conducted by Dr. Larry Brooks. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 2:30-3 p.m.
The family is at 212 Wilbur St., Blacksburg.
Arrangements by J.W. Gill & Sons Funeral Home, Kings Mountain.

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