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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Monday, May 17, 2004

Trelvis L. Thompson
Last employed by Nestlé
Trelvis Lamario Thompson, 21, of 815 W. Buford St., Heritage Square, Apt. 15-B, died Sunday morn-ing, May 16, 2004, on High-way 18 in Gaffney.
Son of Eu-gene Thomp-son Jr. and Winifred Thompson, both of Gaffney, he was a native of Cherokee County and was last employed by Nestlé.
Surviving in addition to his parents are two sisters, Chasidy Mayes and Devette Thompson of Gaffney; two brothers, Derron Thompson and Jordan Thompson of Gaffney; grandparents, Victoria Hoey, Eugene Thompson Sr. and Dorothy Littlejohn.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Joe Winfred Littlejohn.
Arrangements are incomplete. Foster Funeral Home is in charge.

Tracy L. Little
Employed by McDonald's
Tracy Caressa Leach Little, 19, of 1008 N. Limestone St., died Sunday morning, May 16, 2004, on Highway 18 in Gaffney.
Daughter of Debra Leach Little of Gaffney and Edward Maurice Sharpe of Blacksburg, she was a native of Gaffney, a 2003 graduate of Gaffney Senior High School and a student at The Institute of Cosmetic Arts. She was employed by McDonald's on Floyd Baker Boulevard and was a member of Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church.
Surviving in addition to her parents are two sisters, Laquanna Leach and Alexis Pryor of Gaffney; grandmother, Minnie Brown Leach of Gaffney; six aunts, Rev. Adriene L. Jamison, Kim Crosby, Gwendolyn Jones, Vickie Thompson, Sheila Whisonant and Rita Dowdle; three uncles, Timothy Brown, James A. Leach and John Sharpe; and her godmother, Mary Lowery.
She was preceded in death by grandparents, James F. Leach, John Henry Sharpe and Mary Elizabeth Sharpe.
Arrangements are incomplete. Foster Funeral Home is in charge.

Augusta G. Norris
Retired registered nurse
Augusta Gongetter Norris, 65, of 113 Estelle Road, died Sunday, May 16, 2004, at 11:30 a.m. at her home.
Widow of Thomas C. Norris, she was born in Cherokee County, a daughter of the late Beadie Jefferies Littlejohn and the late John Devine Littlejohn. She was a 1956 graduate of Granard High School and received a B.S. degree in nursing from Gardner-Webb College. She was a retired nurse and had been head nurse at Upstate Carolina Medical Center, nursing supervisor at Brookview HealthCare Center, and a volunteer nurse at Bethel Senior Day Care Center.
Mrs. Norris was a member of Limestone Baptist Church, where she served as a member of the Mixed Choir. She was a member of Whitaker Chapter No. 127, Order of the Eastern Star.
Surviving are two sons, Steven Carlos Norris of Gaffney and Travis Norris of the home; a daughter, Thomasina Norris Goodgame of Atlanta; a sister, Annie L. Abney of Aiken; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, John Edward Littlejohn, and a sister, Artrice Littlejohn.
Services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Limestone Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Arthur J. Smith. Burial will be in Gaffney Memorial Park. Body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. at The Gilmore Mortuary.

Ken L. Durham
Former employee of Springs Industries
INMAN – Ken Lee Durham, 39, of 2060 Campton Road, died Sunday, May 16, 2004, in Gaffney.
A native of Gaffney, he was the husband of Ruth Smith Durham and son of Rev. Marvin E. Durham Sr. and Annette Coker McCullough. He was a former employee of Springs Industries and attended Tabernacle of Love Holiness Church in Chesnee. He was a devoted husband and father.
Also surviving are a son, Christopher Smith of the home; two daughters, Heather Durham and Kimberly Durham, both of the home; father and stepmother, Rev. Marvin E. and Martha R. Durham of Gaffney; mother and stepfather, Annette A. Coker McCullough and Jack M. McCullough of Spartanburg; paternal step-grandmother, Effie Mae White of Gaffney; five brothers, Guy Durham of Spartanburg, Petie Durham of Chesnee, Michael Durham, Johnny Smith and Billy Smith, all of Gaffney; and three sisters, Tabatha Durham of Chesnee, Lisa Smith and Kathy Suddeth, both of Spartanburg.
The family is at 604 Railroad Ave., Gaffney, and also at the residence of his father at 429 Sarratt St., Gaffney.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

Lucille W. Coyle
Retired from Limestone Mill
Lucille Williams Coyle, 66, of 1420 Wilkinsville Hwy., died Sunday, May 16, 2004, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Gaffney, she was the widow of James Monroe Coyle and daughter of the late Oscar Williams and the late Leona Hendricks Williams. She was retired from Limestone Mill and was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are a son, Curtis M. Coyle of Gaffney; a daughter, Katherine C. Coyle; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a sister, Jennette Griffin of Charlotte.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Lois Robinson, Inez Davis and Ethel Dixon, and two brothers, Edward Williams and Garland Williams.
The family is at the home.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

Nettie P. Champion
Retired from Minette Mills
Nettie Ethel Phillips Champion, 94, formerly of 502 Chesnee Hwy., died Friday, May 14, 2004, at Brookview HealthCare Center.
A native of Gaffney, she was the widow of John Y. Champion and daughter of the late Columbus Phillips and the late Polly Bridges Phillips. She was retired from Minette Mills and was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church.
Surviving are a brother, Clayton Phillips of Tennessee; two sisters, Julia Collins of Concord, N.C., and Carolyn Johnson of Gaffney; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Champion was preceded in death by a brother, L.C. Phillips, and three sisters, Mae Price, Nellie White and Venelia Phillips.
Graveside services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens, conducted by Dr. Terry Duvall.
Family members are at their respective homes.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Georgia E. Norvell
Retired from Life of Georgia Insurance Co.
CHESNEE – Georgia Edwards Norvell, 67, of 326 Woods Farm Road, died Friday, May 14, 2004, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Spartanburg County, she was a daughter of the late William H. and Muriel Woods Edwards. She was a 1954 graduate of Fairforest High School and was retired from Life of Georgia Insurance Company in Greenville. She was a member of Francis Asbury Methodist Church.
Surviving are two sisters, Frances Smith of Greenville and Shelbia Painter of Chesnee; a brother, William Buford Edwards of Winston-Salem, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Eggers Funeral Home, Chesnee, conducted by the Rev. Gary Grogan.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Spartanburg Regional Hospice, 120 Heywood Ave., Spartanburg, S.C. 29302; or to Chesnee First Baptist Church, 211 S. Kentucky Ave., Chesnee, S.C. 29323.
The family is at the residence.

Willie Ray Horton
Gaffney native
Willie Ray Horton, 63, of Lexington, N.C., died Thursday, May 13, 2004, at 6:20 p.m.
A native of Gaffney, he was the husband of Brenda Horton and son of the late Sam Horton and the late Lillie Horton.
Surviving in addition to his wife are three daughters, Romaine Watson, Stephine Owens and Selena Pittman, all of Lexington, N.C.; two sisters, Minnie Lee Blenman of Buffalo, N.Y., and Lillie Vivian Miller of Lexington, N.C.; five brothers, J.B. Horton of York, Pa., Charles Horton of Philadelphia, Pa., Sam Horton Jr. of Lexington, N.C., Roy Horton of Boiling Springs, S.C., and Ronnie Bear Horton of Salisbury, N.C.; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m at First Baptist Church on Village Drive in Lexington, N.C. Visitation will be Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at the church.
The family is at the home of his daughter, Romaine Watson, in Lexington, N.C.
Arrangements by Morrison-Studevent Funeral Home, 606 Holt St., Lexington, N.C.

Evelyn S. Jones
Greenville County native
UNA – Evelyn Stowe Jones, 85, of 1236 Ridgecrest Ave., died Friday, May 14, 2004, at White Oak Manor, Spartanburg.
Mrs. Jones was the wife of Hal T. Jones of the home and daughter of the late William and Pearl Reed Stowe. Born in Greenville County, she was a member of First Baptist Church of Una, where she served as a Sunday School teacher.
Also surviving are two sons, William "Bill” Jones of Clinton and Jerry M. Jones of Una; two sisters, Claudia Moss of Atlanta, Ga., and Rita Grogan of Greenville; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by three sisters, Lois Sprouse, Euzelia Landreth and Ellen Brown.
Graveside services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Oakland Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Kenny Moore, Billy Fowler and Phillip Raines.
The family will receive friends today at White Columns of Gaffney from 10-10:45 a.m. prior to the service. At other times they will be at the home.

Annie M. Roberts
Gaffney native
Annie Montgomery Roberts, 84, of 801 Hetty Hill St., widow of Rev. Mason L. Roberts, died Sunday, May 16, 2004, at 8:37 a.m. in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Daughter of the late Sinnie Davidson Montgomery and the late Forest Montgomery, she was a native of Gaffney and a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Jeanette Roberts of the home; a son, Jason L. Roberts of Temple Hills, Md.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are incomplete. Foster Funeral Home is in charge.

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