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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Monday, May 31, 2004

Mr. Shirley C. Foster
Retired from SCDOT
Mr. Shirley Carl Foster, 76, of 564 Asbury Road, died Friday, May 28, 2004, at his residence.
A native of Gaffney, he was the husband of Margaret Ruth Failen Foster and son of the late John Perry Foster and the late Ruth Becknell Foster. He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church and was retired from the S.C. Department of Highways and Public Transportation.
Surviving are his wife, Ruth Failen Foster of the home; two sons, David P. Foster and Keith D. Foster, both of Gaffney; a sister, Angela F. Harris of Gaffney; five grandchildren, Christy Hughey, Jeremy Foster, Shana Foster, Josh Ruppe and D.J. Foster; and two great-grandchildren, Miranda Hughey and Jaylyn Hoey.
Services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, conducted by the Revs. George Fizer and Gregg Martin. Friends were received following the service at the cemetery.
Pallbearers were Ben Atkins, David Ruppe, Bobby Hames, Mickey Allison, Danny Huskey and Brian Harris.
Memorials may be made to Asbury United Methodist Church, 427 Asbury Road, Pacolet, S.C. 29372.
The family is at the home.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Jessica Humphries
Jessica Humphries, 18, of 329 Old Post Road, died Sunday, May 30, 2004, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Gaffney, she was the daughter of J.C. Humphries Jr. and Gail Humphries.
Shuford-atcher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

LeRoy Maynor
Retired motel operator
LeRoy Maynor, 100, formerly of Fairfield Apartments, died Wednesday, May 26, 2004, at Peachtree Centre.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the widower of Frances Estes Maynor and son of the late B.M. Maynor and the late Nanny Sanders Maynor. He was a retired motel operator and member of East Gaffney Baptist Church.
Surviving are two brothers, Arthur Maynor and R.M. Maynor, both of Gaffney; a sister, Estelle Spencer of Gaffney; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Ron Jackson. Burial was in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Alfred Williams
U.S. Army veteran of World War II
GROVER, N.C. – Alfred Olando Williams, 75, of 2322 Blacksburg Road, died Thursday, May 27, 2004, at his home.
A native of Gaffney, he was retired from Waldensian Bakeries as a route salesman and store manger. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, member and former deacon of New Hope Baptist Church and a charter member of No. 3. V.F.D.
Mr. Williams was preceded in death by his parents, W.H. “Bill” and Bessie Lavender Williams; his first wife, Iva Jean Williamson Williams; a brother, Ernest Dean Williams; a sister, Betty Ruppe; and a niece, Sonja Kay Ruppe.
Surviving are his wife of 16 years, Gladys Cook Beaver Williams of the home; three sons, John Dale Williams of Earl, Dale Beaver and wife, Susan, of Polkville and Johnny Beaver of Lawndale; two daughters, Barbara Carroll and husband, Wallace, of Grover and Judy Floyd and husband, Bobby, of Polkville; a brother, Billy Lee Williams and wife, Dolly, of Shelby; a brother-in-law, Wayne Ruppe of Gaffney; a sister-in-law, Lucille Williams of Gaffney; five grandchildren, Dara Floyd, Miranda Queen, Jason Starnes, Erin Champion and Adam Beaver; three great-grandchildren, Haley Queen, Jackson Champion and Sydney Champion; and a special niece, Lisa Brumley of Gaffney.
Services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. David Gordon, Broadus Heatherly and Russ Bradley. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to New Hope Baptist Church, P.O. Box 116, Earl, N.C. 28038; or to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, N.C. 28150; or to The No. 3 Ruritan Club, c/o 717 Hamrick Road, Shelby, N.C. 28152.
Arrangements by Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home, 106 Cherryville Road, Shelby.

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