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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Josie B. Smith
Retired from Springs Ind.
Josie Bowman Smith, 84, of 957 Overbrook Drive, Apt. D-1, died Monday, May 24, 2004, at National Health Care of Mauldin.
A native of Greer, she was the widow of Grady Thomas Smith and daughter of the late Joe H. Bowman and the late Emma E. Thornton Bowman. She was retired from Springs Industries and was a member of East Gaffney Baptist Church. She lived in Great Falls for several years.
Surviving are a daughter, Dorothy Sanders of Greenville; son-in-law, Ted Sanders; daughter-in-law, Susan Chiasson and husband, Dave; grandchildren, Natalie Narramore and husband, David Paige Sullivan, and Laura Powell and husband, Brian Joe Smith; great-grandchildren, John-David Narramore, Ashley Taylor Narramore, Hunter Narramore, Connor Sullivan, Josie Powell, Forrest Powell, Elijah Powell, Jennifer Boyanton, Eli Narramore; a sister, Nell Daves of Shelby; a brother, Mabry Bowman of Shelby; and a special niece, Iris West of Gaffney.
Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at East Gaffney Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Ron Jackson. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends Friday from 10-11 a.m. at East Gaffney Baptist Church.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Bertha Baker Sunday School Class at East Gaffney Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to East Gaffney Baptist Church, 2308 Cherokee Ave., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Margarette E. Lee
Former employee of Denny's Restaurant
COWPENS – Margarette Lucille Edmonds Lee, 68, of 566 S. Green River Road, died Sunday, May 23, 2004, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Greenwood, she was the widow of Arling Louis Lee Sr. and daughter of the late Charlie Henry Edmonds and the late Omar Newton Edmonds. She was a homemaker and former employee of Denny's Restaurant for 20 years. She was of the Apostolic faith. She was a fabulous mother and grandmother and was known for opening her heart to everyone.
Surviving are two sons, Arling Louis Lee Jr. of Gaffney and Charlie E. Lee of Cowpens; two daughters, Gena Jaynes of Gaffney and Dena Gomez of Moore; a brother, James Edmonds of Rutherfordton, N.C.; two sisters, Ruby Gantenbein of Gaffney and Kathy Ellis of Iva; six grandchildren; and a special nephew, Gregory W. White.
Services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Larry Wilkes. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Charlie Lee, Arling Lee Jr., Bobby Gantenbein, Gary Diones, Gregory White, Tim Gomez and Christopher Green.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 2-3 p.m. at Shuford Hatcher Funeral Home and at other times they will be at their respective homes.
Memorials may be made to the Margarette L. Lee Memorial Fund, c/o The Palmetto Bank, P.O. Box 5067, Spartanburg, S.C. 29304.

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 Hospital after 34 years of service.
Also surviving 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.

Fred W. Sprouse
Retired insurance salesman
Fred Wilson Sprouse, 85, of 403 Chatham Ave., died today, Wednesday, May 26, 2004, at his residence.
A native of Gaffney, he was the widower of Margaret Mathes Sprouse and son of the late Calvin Lee Sprouse and the late Anna Wyatt Sprouse. He was a retired insurance salesman and member of New Hope Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran and member of DAV, Jack Daniels Chapter. He was a Mason, member of Granard Lodge 186 and was a former Democratic Party chairman for the City of Gaffney.
Surviving are a son, Rodney Sprouse of Gaffney; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

Theresa C. Stout
Retired postal clerk
BLACKSBURG – Theresa Caldwell Stout, 77, of 137 Mullinax Circle, widow of Danny Stout, died at her residence.
Daughter of the late Albert S. Caldwell and the late Ophelia Sumlar Caldwell, she was a native of York County and member of Zoar A.M.E. Zion Church. She was a retired postal clerk from the post office in Charlotte.
Surviving are two grandsons, Raymond L. Manison and Robert "Bobby" Manison of Nashville, Tenn.; a sister, Eva C. Campbell of Charlotte; two uncles, Victor Caldwell and George Caldwell; and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Zoar A.M.E. Zion Church, conducted by the Rev. Marion Johnson. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Wendy N. Wilson
Formerly 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 of Gaffney; three brothers, Raymond Morris Jr., James Lewis Morris and John Wayne Morris of Gaffney; and a step-brother, Bobby Dean Morris of Gaffney.
Services will be held Friday at 4 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home, conducted by the Revs. L.C. Roberts and Robert Dover. Burial will be in Limestone Cemetery.
The family is at the home of her sister, Jessie Mae Worthy, 201 Willow St., Gaffney.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Ruby B. Carroll
Polk County, N.C., native
Ruby B. Carroll, 73, of 123 Washington Ave., died Monday, May 24, 2004, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
Born in Polk County, N.C., she was the widow of Graham Junior Carroll and daughter of the late Jim and Molly Thomason Blackwell. She was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are a son, Jerry Dean Carroll of Gaffney; two daughters, Peggy Mullinax and Jo Ann Hambright, both of Gaffney; two sisters, Patsy Holt and Mary Ragstole, both of Gaffney; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Carroll was preceded in death by two sisters, Louise Sparks and Pansy Thomas.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 at the home on Washington Avenue.
Graveside services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements by White Columns of Gaffney.

Sarah P. Poteat
Retired supervisor from Oxford Ind.
COWPENS – Sarah Irene Painter Poteat, 88, of 1730 Battleground Road, died Monday, May 24, 2004, at her residence.
A native of Gaffney, she was the widow of Perry Dean Poteat and daughter of the late William I. Painter and the late Eugenia Phillips Painter. She was a retired supervisor for Oxford Industries and was a member of First Baptist Church in Spartanburg. She was a longtime member of Mount Olive Baptist Church.
Surviving are a son, Dean Poteat of Cowpens; daughter-in-law, Deborah; a brother, George F. Painter of Spartanburg; three grandchildren, David Poteat, Anna Poteat and Rebekah Poteat; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the cemetery after the service.
Pallbearers will be David Painter, Jerry Deaton, Russell Painter, Avery Mullinax, Larry Mullinax and Robert Steven Painter.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Mary Ann Holmes
Cherokee County native
Mary Ann Palmer Smith Holmes, 50, of 200 Peeler St., wife of Bobby L. Holmes Sr., died Monday, May 24, 2004, at 8:30 a.m. in Spartanburg Hospital for Restorative Care.
Daughter of the late Tom Palmer and the late Martha Palmer, she was a native of Cherokee County and member of True Holiness Church of the Living God. She served as a member of the Senior Choir and the Missionary Board and was a homemaker.
Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters, Martha Smith of Gaffney and Yolanda Smith of Spartanburg; a son, Antonio Smith of Spartanburg; two stepdaughters, Tina Bell of Rock Hill and Lisha Littlejohn of York; a stepson, Bobby Holmes Jr. of Charleston; a sister, Charo Watkins of Gaffney; four brothers, Tommy Palmer of Chesnee, Charles Palmer, Clarence Palmer and Willie Palmer, all of Gaffney; and six grandchildren.
Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at True Holiness Church of the Living God, conducted by Elder Theodore Lockhart, the Revs. Louis David, F.J. Means and Tina P. Posey and Evangelist Laquanda Brannon. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m.
The family will receive friends Friday from 7-8 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Steve Palmer, William Palmer, Eddie Palmer, Charles Palmer, Harold D. Littlejohn, Charlie Littlejohn, Jay Palmer, Willie Littlejohn, Brandon Palmer, Jeffery Galmon, Willie Holmes and Michael Dean Littlejohn.
Honorary flower bearers will be members of the Gaffney High School, Class of 1971. Flower bearers will be Keesha Smith, Joyce Henderson, Lisa Crook, Ann Palmer, Melissa Palmer, Carolyn Palmer, Rochie Smith, Linda Smith, Annie Pearl Jones, Lorean Littlejohn, Tasha Littlejohn and Annie Guyton.

Gisela K. Cobb
Grew up in Germany
Gisela Katherina Cobb, 74, of Paola, Kansas, died Saturday, May 8, 2004, at her home.
Mrs. Cobb was born Dec. 12, 1929, in Kirdorf, Germany, the daughter of Robert and Christina Hohl Faulstroh. She grew up in Germany during World War II. Her father died in the war.
She was married to Paul Gentner in 1950 in Bad Homburg, Germany. They had two children, Robert and Silvia. The marriage later ended in divorce. She moved to the United States in 1960 to be close to family.
She married Arthur Cobb in 1961 in Fort Hood. Her husband was in the U.S. Army, and during their marriage, they lived in Europe, Fort Rucker, Ala., Fort Benning, Ga., Fort Stewart and Fort Jackson, S.C. The couple purchased a home on Sandy Lane in Gaffney in 1979 and lived here until 1986. After their divorce, she moved to Paola.
Mrs. Cobb worked as a seamstress all her life and was employed at Smith Garment Co., Mode O’Day and King Louie, all in Paola, before retiring in 1970.
She was known as a kind, gentle woman and always helped others. She enjoyed traveling, bowling and taking care of her grandson, Ronald.
An infant son, Robert, was among those preceding her in death.
Surviving are her daughter, Silvia Harelerode of Paola; a sister, Renate McCrackin of Paola; and three grandchildren. Her ex-husband, Arthur Cobb of Summerton, S.C., also survives.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Paola Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the Gisela Cobb Memorial Fund, in care of Wilson and Son Funeral Home, 305 N. Pearl St., Paola, KS 66071.

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