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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Monday, May 24, 2004

Marjorie A. Hopper
Quiller hand at Sacksville Mills
SHELBY – Marjorie Mae Allen Hopper, 73, of 950 Hardin Drive, died Thursday, May 20, 2004, in Cleveland Regional Medical Center.
A native of Cleveland County, she was the wife of Ernest Hopper and daughter of the late Clyde Allen and the late Lula Drewery Allen. She was a quiller hand at Sacksville Mills and was a member of North Lafayette Street Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hopper was preceded in death by a sister, Eva Parker.
Surviving in addition to her husband are five sons, Jerry Hopper, Steve Hopper, Daniel Hopper, Roger Hopper, all of Shelby, and Bobby Hopper of Gaffney; three daughters, Betty Hopper, Linda Kidd and Lisa Tesseneer of Shelby; three brothers, John Allen of Myrtle Beach and Roy Allen and Harold Allen of Shelby; five sisters, Helen Wellmon of Fallston, N.C., Dorothy Causby, Maudine Buchanan and Lucille Wiggin, all of Shelby, and Julie Owl of Earl; 25 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at North Lafayette Street Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Ken Morrison. Burial was in Sandy Run Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to North Lafayette Street Baptist Church, 1700 N. Lafayette St., Shelby, N.C. 28150.
The family is at 403 Morton St., Shelby.

Merley W. Parker
Rutherford County native
BLACKSBURG – Merley Wray Parker, 85, of 360 Shaman Road, died Friday, May 21, 2004, at her home.
Born in Rutherford County, N.C., she was the wife of Lester “Joe” Parker of the home and daughter of the late Sam and Francis Earley Terry. She was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Smyrna Baptist Church Cemetery, conducted by the Revs. Grady Gregory and Charles Foster.
Arrangements by White Columns of Blacksburg.

Dolphus A. Scruggs
Retired from Musgrove Mills
Dolphus Allen Scruggs, 57, of 306 Marietta St., died Friday, May 21, 2004, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Gaffney, he was the husband of Sue Louise Hall Scruggs and son of the late Allen Converse Scruggs and the late Mary Horne Scruggs. He was a former cemetery employee and was retired from Musgrove Mills. He was an animal lover and loved the outdoors. A friendly person, he never met a stranger. He was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Wayne Scruggs, Scottie Scruggs and Michael Scruggs, all of Gaffney; four grandchildren; four brothers, Tom Scruggs, Freddie Scruggs, Alton Scruggs and Herbert Scruggs, all of Gaffney; and three sisters, Joyce Harrie, Laura Huitt and Teresa Scruggs, all of Gaffney.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Scruggs was preceded in death by two sisters, Shirley Scruggs and Nancy Scruggs, and a grandson, Allen Wayne Scruggs Jr.
Graveside services will be held today at 4 p.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Revs. William Blanton and Mickey Mullinax and Mr. Wayne Scruggs.
Pallbearers will be Amos Holcombe, Paul Fowler, Chad Hamrick, T.J. Harris Jr., Keith Martin and Chucky Huitt.
The family will receive friends at the residence.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Maggie Lipscomb
Retired from Mary Black Memorial Hospital
PACOLET MILLS – Maggie Lipscomb, 66, of 184 Knuckles St., wife of Odean Lipscomb, died Sunday, May 23, 2004, at 4:15 p.m.
Daughter of the late Pornola Vaughn, she was a native of Spartanburg County and was reared by her grandparents, the late Willie and Henrietta Shippy, from the age of two. She was a member of Montgomery Chapel Baptist Church and was retired from Mary Black Memorial Hospital after 34 years of service.
Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter, Diana Hamer of Spartanburg; two sons, Larry Lipscomb and Cassrus Lipscomb of Spartanburg; and eight grandchildren.
Arrangements are incomplete. Foster Funeral Home is in charge.

Wendy M. Wilson
Last employed by Jameson Inn in Gaffney
UNION – Wendy Jean Morris Wilson, 43, of 107 Oak St., wife of James Wilson of Gaffney, died Friday, May 21, 2004, in Wallace Thompson Hospital in Union.
Daughter of Lucille Phillips Morris of Gaffney and the late Remus Morris, she was a native of Cherokee County and attended Gaffney High School. She attended Maple Reid Baptist Church in Union and was last employed by the Jameson Inn in Gaffney.
Surviving in addition to her mother and husband are a son, Willie Dean Morris of Union; four sisters, Mamie Lee Smith of Union, Jessie Mae Worthy, Sylvia Crosby and Gloria Morris, all of Gaffney; three brothers, Raymond Morris Jr., James Lewis Morris, John Wayne Morris, all of Gaffney; and a stepbrother, Bobby Dean Morris of Gaffney.
The family will be at the home of her sister, Jessie Worthy, 201 Willow St., Gaffney.
Arrangements are incomplete. Foster Funeral Home is in charge.

Virgie M. Sisk
Active in Salvation Army and Senior Center in Gaffney
JONAS RIDGE, N.C. – Virgie McAllister Sisk, 87, of Jonas Ridge Adult Care Facility, died Friday, May 21, 2004, at Cannon Memorial Hospital in Newland, N.C., following a period of declining health.
Born in Yancy County, N.C., on April 21, 1917, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Hattie Phillips McAllister. Mrs. Sisk was active in The Salvation Army and the Senior Citizens Center, both of which were in Gaffney.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Sisk was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Plato Sisk; a son, Robert Lee Sisk; two daughters, Lola Jean Pritchard and Shirley Lois Sisk; two brothers and one sister.
Mrs. Sisk is survived by her two sons, Leland R. Sisk of Garden Grove, Calif., and James O. Sisk of Gaffney; four daughters, Mary Threadgill of Spartanburg, Karen Smith of Morganton, Tanya Goode of Gaffney and Leigh Lane of Gaffney; and a brother, James McAllister of Marion, N.C.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home with the Rev. James Green officiating. Burial will be in Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 184, Gaffney, S.C. 29342.

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