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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Friday, May 7, 2004

J.B. Peeler
Retired from USMC
John Benjamin (J.B.) Peeler, 73, of 232 Pryor St., died Thursday, May 6, 2004, at 5:46 p.m. in Spartanburg Hospital for Res-torative Care, Spartanburg.
Son of the late Grady Peeler and the late Bessie Wallace Peeler, he was a native of Cherokee County and a U.S. Army veteran. He was a retired employee of Upstate Carolina Medical Center and was a graduate of Granard High School.
Surviving are a brother, Ted Peeler of Gaffney; two nieces, Bessie Corry and Terry Wood of Gaffney, an aunt, Mino Smith of Gaffney and an uncle, Gus Wallace of Gaffney.
The family is at the home of his niece, Terry Wood, 327 E. Buford St.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Henry D.C. Scruggs
Former self-employed building contractor
COWPENS – Henry D.C. Scruggs, 73, of 514 Oakdale Road, died Tuesday, May 4, 2004, in Mary Black Mem-orial Hospital, Spartanburg.
A native of Gaffney, he 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, a flag dealer and member of We Love You Ministries in Cowpens.
Surviving in addition to his wife are four daughters, Beverly Mims, Martha Frazier, Gale Lindsey, all of Cowpens, and Sharon Varner of Pacolet; seven grandchildren; two 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.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Scruggs was preceded in death by four sisters, Dolly Scruggs, Daisy Rhinehart, Virginia Jones and Maggie Addis.
Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Revs. William R. (Bud) Pace and Earl Mosley. Burial will be in Daniel Morgan Cemetery, Cowpens.
Pallbearers will be Mike Newton, Richard Scruggs, Ronald Scruggs, Scott Scruggs, Kelvin Scruggs and Dennis Scruggs.
The family is at the home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home, c/o Henry D.C. Scruggs, P.O. Box 307, Gaffney, S.C. 29342.

Buddy Higgins
Retired from Timken
Thurmond Mills (Buddy) Higgins, 65, of 119 Mohea Ave., died Thursday, May 6, 2004, at his residence.
A native of Gaffney, he was the husband of Vera Higgins and son of Rebecca Williams and the late Thurmond Higgins. He was retired from Timken Inc.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Mary R. Higgins of Spartanburg; granddaughter, Mary Claire Higgins; grandsons, Adam Mills Higgins and Thomas Davis Higgins; and a brother, John Robert Higgins of Columbia.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

Eugene E. Covington
Brother of Gaffney resident
Eugene Everett Covington, 65, died May 3, 2004, at Richmond County Hospice Haven in Rockingham, N.C.
Mr. Covington was the son of the late Fred and Ruth Covington Bell.
He is survived by one brother, Ken Covington, of Gaffney; three nephews, one niece and one grand-niece.
Services were held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Pee Dee Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Lester English and Ken Covington. Burial was in Northam Cemetery.
Arrangements by Carter Funeral Home of Rockingham, N.C.

Allene T. Oglesby
Cowpens native
Allene T. Oglesby, 87, of Magnolia Manor, Inman, widow of Columbus Oglesby, died Wednesday, May 5, 2004, at 1:55 a.m. at her residence.
Daughter of the late Landers Tate and the late Eunice Coleman Tate, she was a native of Cowpens.
Services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, Cowpens, conducted by the Revs. McKinley Mills, Richardson, Mills McHam and Dr. L.T. Tate. Burial will be in Lincoln Memorial Garden, Spartanburg. Body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
Surviving are two daughters-in-law, Rozizonia Oglesby and Thelma Oglesby of Cowpens; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
The family is at the home of her daughter-in-law, Rozizonia Oglesby, 212 Bunch Circle, Cowpens.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

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