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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Wednesday, May 5, 2004

Eula M. Young
Blacksburg native
TROUTDALE, Va. – Eula Moss Young, 84, of Grant Community in Troutdale, died Saturday, May 1, 2004, in Twin County Regional Hospital in Galax, Va.
Mrs. Young was born on Dec. 25, 1919, in Blacksburg to the late Ambers and Maggie Wilson Moss. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Don H. Young; two sisters, Blanche Allen and Pat Howe; and a brother, Roy Gene Moss.
Surviving are two sons, Don Young and Jerry Young, both of Independence, Va.; a daughter, Regena Kanode of Salem, Va.; two brothers, J.C. Moss and Ronnie Moss, both of Blacksburg; three sisters, Shirley Owens of Lake Wylie, Geneva Jenkins and Eveleen Patterson, both of Blacksburg; and five grandchildren.
Services were held Monday at 1 p.m. at Liberty Hill Baptist Church in Grant, Va., conducted by the Revs. Hal Eaton and Al Stanley. Burial was in Grant Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Rugby Rescue Squad, 1845 Rugby Road, Mouth of Wilson, Va. 24363.
Arrangements by Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Independence Va.

Dorcas “Dot” Mills
Retired from Hoechst Celanese
CHESNEE – Dorcas E. “Dot” Mills, 81, formerly of Pickens Street, died Sunday, May 2, 2004, at Inman Health C.are Center.
A native of Rutherford County, she was the widow of Ervin Mills and daughter of the late Samuel J. and Mary Strickland Scoggins. She was a retired employee of Hoechst Celanese and was a member of Chesnee Wesleyan Church.
She is survived by a son, Ray Blanton of Chesnee; four sisters, Lucille Hutchins of Forest City, N.C., Wanda Lane of Spindale, N.C., Louise Melton of Hendersonville, N.C., and Vivian Pane of Lattimore, N.C.; four brothers, Marvin Scoggins of Maryland, Bobby Scoggins of Kings Mountain, N.C., Harold Scoggins of Cleveland County, N.C., and Grover Scoggins of Cliffside; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at the Eggers Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by the Revs. Dan Belcher and Ray Lewis. Burial will be in Rutherford County Memorial Garden.
In addition to flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Chesnee Wesleyan Church, 209 E. Union St., Chesnee, S.C. 29323.
The family is at the home of her son at 517 Sand Clay Road, Chesnee.

James R. Parris
Self-employed repairman
James Rufus Parris, 87, of 217 Draytonville Road, died Monday, May 3, 2004, at the home of his daughter at 211 Coach Hill Drive.
A native of Gaffney, he was the husband of Alma Sanders Spencer Parris and was first married to the late Lucille Owens Parris. He was the son of the late William Roland (W.R.) Parris and the late Luvie Phillips Parris.
Mr. Parris was a retired textile employee and a self-employed repairman. He was a former employee of Plemmon’s Appliance and was a member of Draytonville Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife are three daughters, Mary Rollins, Evelyn Lanier and Barbara Allison, all of Gaffney; a stepdaughter, Nancy S. Mathis of Gaffney; a sister, Lillie Pierce of Gaffney; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild.
Services will be held today at 4 p.m. at Draytonville Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Todd Braswell and Delos Blanton. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 3:30 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Steven Rollins, Jimmy D. Lanier, Eddie C. Allison, Jason Wood, Marcus S. Allison, Don Allison and Joshua Dillingham.
The family is at the home of Mary and Ray Rollins, 211 Coach Hill Drive.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Johnathon C. Miller
Sixth grade student at Granard Middle School
Johnathon Coty Miller, 12, of 146-B Oak Creek Circle, died Monday, May 3, 2004, at his residence.
Born in Spartanburg, he was the son of John Marvin Miller of Beaufort and Rhonda Gordon Miller of the home. He was a sixth grade student at Granard Middle School, where he was on the Honor Roll. In 2003, he was voted "Most Talented" at Northwest Elementary School, where he participated in Project Goal for Gifted and Talented Students. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to his parents are maternal grandmother, Doris Gordon of Gaffney; paternal grandparents, Mike and Faye Miller of Liberty, Texas; and paternal grandmother, Rebecca Rushing of Beaumont, Texas.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Harley Danielle Miller, and grandfather, Forrest Eugene Gordon.
Services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at Southside Baptist Church, conducted by Dr. Wofford Caughman. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens. Body will be placed in the church at 2:30 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Casey Gordon, Andy Phillips, Cline Parker, Kent Morris, Jim Brown, Richard Sellars, Michael Sellars and Terry White.
Honorary pallbearers will be Nicholas Parker and Nathan Padgett.
The family will receive friends Thursday 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 Johnathon Miller Memorial Fund, c/o First National Bank of the Carolinas, P.O. Box 1539, Gaffney, S.C. 29342.

Cora W. Oglesby
Services for Cora Lee Wood Oglesby, 85, of 303 Debra Drive, widow of J.D. Oglesby, will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at New Mount Zion Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Roger Mason, L.T. Tate, Dennis Smith and Jeff Dawkins and Minister Kenneth Mitchem. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Deacon Eddie Littlejohn and Larry Dawkins.
Flower bearers will be Mary Littlejohn, Mildred Rawlison, Hettie Bell Gregory, Janice Tate, Justine Foster, Denise Dawkins, Elvira Logan and Shirley Tate.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

"Tot" Littlejohn
Services for Annie Lou "Tot" Linder Littlejohn, 86, of Brookview HealthCare Center, formerly of Pacolet and widow of Roosevelt Littlejohn, will be held today at 3 p.m. at Knuckles Chapel Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Kerwin Wray, Mills McHam and Tony Scott. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
Active pallbearers and flower bearers will be her grandsons and granddaughters.
Honorary pallbearers and honorary flower bearers will be the Deacons and Deaconess of Knuckles Chapel Baptist Church.
The family is at the home of her daughter, Shirley Gist, 490 Jerusalem Road, Pacolet.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

I.M. Lipscomb
Services for Deacon I.M. Lipscomb, 85, of 824 S. Johnson St., will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at White Plains Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at noon and the family will receive friends at 12:30 p.m. Masonic rites by Mountain View Lodge No. 301 of Blacksburg will be held at 12:30 p.m.
Honorary pallbearers will be his grandsons and nephews and the deacons of White Plains Baptist Church. Flower bearers will be his granddaughters and nieces.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Elverlena Walker, c/o White Plains Baptist Church, 429 Hetty Hill St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Monica L. Sanders
Miss Monica Lovelace Sanders, 37, died April 30, 2004, in Omaha, Nebraska.
Miss Sanders was the daughter of Mrs. Jerald Dean Lovelace Sanders of 159 Hidden Hills and the late Mr. Lee Roy Sanders.
Miss Sanders is survived by her sister, Mrs. Lee Sanders Harmon of 1508 W. Rutledge Ave., Gaffney, S.C.; her niece, Jennifer Jean (J.J.) Harmon Segina and by her great-nephew, Master Michael Grayson Segina.
Miss Sanders was a 1985 graduate of Dorman High School and attended U.S.C. Spartanburg Campus.
Miss Sanders was residing in Omaha, Nebraska, where she was the manager of the Home Depot in Papillion, Nebraska, a community adjacent to Omaha.
The family is at the home of Lee Sanders Harmon at 1508 W. Rutledge Ave., Gaffney, S.C.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service which is scheduled for Thursday at 3 p.m. in the Shuford-Hatcher Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to SRMC Outpatient Hospice, 120 Heywood Ave., Suite 300, Spartanburg, S.C. 29302, or to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1886, Gaffney, S.c. 29342.

Henry D.C. Scruggs
Self-employed building contractor
COWPENS – Henry D.C. Scruggs, 73, of 514 Oakdale Road, died Tuesday, May 4, 2004, in Mary Black Memorial Hospital, Spartanburg.
Mr. Scruggs was the husband of Margaret Carter Scruggs and son of the late Sullivan Scruggs and the late Fannie Frances Earls Scruggs. He was a former self-employed building contractor, flag dealer and member of We Love You Ministries in Cowpens.
Also surviving are four daughters, Beverly Mims, Martha Frazier, Gale Lindsey, all of Cowpens, and Sharon Varner of Pacolet; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four brothers, Charles Scruggs, Glen Scruggs, Willard Scruggs and S.L. Scruggs Jr., all of Cowpens; and three sisters, Amelia Newton, Eunice Jones, both of Spartanburg, and Vera Scruggs of Cowpens.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

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