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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Friday, June 18, 2004

Betty W. Phillips
Textile worker
Betty Ann Whelchel Phillips, 50, of 400 Bonner Lake Road, died Wednesday, June 16, 2004, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Gaffney, she was the widow of David Phillips and daughter of Bertha Elizabeth Moore Whelchel and the late Carl Lee Whelchel. She was a textile worker and a member of Beaverdam Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to her mother are a son, Travis Phillips of Pacolet; one grandchild; four sisters, Shirley Wyatt, Peggy Henson, Maggie Thomas, all of Gaffney, and Vicki Millwood of Mayo; and two brothers, Gerald Whelchel of Gaffney and Kenneth Whelchel of Forest City, N.C.
In addition to her husband and father, Mrs. Phillips was preceded in death by a sister, Gail Mode, and two brothers, Rod Whelchel and Dan Whelchel.
Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Vernon Mullinax. Burial will be private.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday following the service.
Pallbearers will be Leon Broome, Clint Hood, Jack Phillips, Dennis Childers, Robert Phillips and Jody Partin.
The family is at the home of Maggie Thomas, 192 Speedway Road.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Arvel Brindel
Retired mechanic
Arvel Brindel, 83, of 2047 Bachelor Road, Mooresboro, N.C., died Wednesday, June 16, 2004, in Cleveland Regional Medical Center.
A native of Jasper, Ga., he was born on March 14, 1921, and was the husband of Doris Teasley Brindel. His parents were the late James Arch Brindel and the late Mabel Long Brindel. A retired mechanic from Central Chevrolet in Columbia, he was a lifetime member of the Masons, Scottish Rites and the Shriners, and was a member of the Eastern Star. He served in the U.S. Army with the 862nd Aviation Engineer Corp during World War II.
Surviving are a son, James Arch Brindel of Ward, S.C.; a daughter, Troyce Smart-McSwain of Mooresboro, N.C.; two brothers, Olen Brindel of Cary, Ill., and Jake Rufus Brindel of Picayune, Miss.; a sister, Opal Springfield of Talladega, Ala.; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Tony Arvel Brindel; a brother, D.A. Brindel; and a sister, Jewel Padgett.
Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Stamey Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Charles Ivey. Burial will be in Rose Hill Memorial Park Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 9:30-11 a.m. at Stamey Funeral Home.

Estelle G. McCain
Retired textile employee
Estelle Gilfillan McCain, 90, formerly of 933 Adams Ave., died Wednesday, June 16, 2004, in Brookview HealthCare Center.
A native of Gaffney, she was the widow of Jim McCain and daughter of the late Carl Elliott and the late Minnie Coyle Elliott Sellars. She was a retired textile employee and was first married to the late John Clem Gilfillan. She was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are a son, Jimmy C. Gilfillan Sr. of Gaffney; four daughters, Katie Upchurch, Margaret Hilton, both of Rock Hill, Lois Shirley Gilfillan of Gaffney and Carolyn Gilfillan of Kershaw; a half-sister, Ponice Sellars of Gaffney; three half-brothers, Garland Sellars of Blacksburg, Olin Sellars of Gaffney and Bobby Sellars of Spartanburg; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by the Revs. Willie Lanier and Dean Painter. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Gilfillan, Joseph Brian Gilfillan Jr., Jeff Gilfillan, Lynn Sellars, Jerry Painter, Mike Sellars, Clinnie Davis and Will Morris.
The family is at the home of her son, Jimmy Gilfillan, 529 Potter Road, Gaffney.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Charlie Thompson
Retired from Randolph Trucking
Charlie Thompson, 78, of Peachtree Centre, formerly of 2299 McCraw Road, Mooresboro, N.C., died Wednesday, June 16, 2004, at 8:15 a.m. in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Son of the late Gather and Planter Thompson, he was a native of Cleveland County, N.C., and a member of Mikes Creek Baptist Church. He was retired from Randolph Trucking Co.
Surviving are a son, Bernard Thompson of Mooresboro, N.C.; two daughters, Angelia S. Dawkins and Angel Jefferies of Gaffney; two brothers, Windell Wray of Mooresboro and Windfred Wray of Boiling Springs, N.C.; and five grandchildren.
Services will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. at Mikes Creek Missionary Baptist Church, conducted by Dr. Samuel Johnson and the Revs. Stanley Watson, Samuel Leach and Kervin Wray. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 3 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Alex Bridges, David Dickson, Gilbert Dickson, Marion Jefferies, Mark Randolph, Calvin Dawkins and Steve Camp.
Flower bearers will be Ruby Brown, Cordelia Knuckles, Adrienne Jefferies, Freddie Davis, Sara Craig, Lettie Proctor, Novella Kelly, Lisa Allen, Ann Littlejohn and Ruby Kelly.
The family is at the home of his daughter, Angelia S. Dawkins, 230 Camellia Circle, Gaffney.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Thomas R. Johnson
Carpenter
Thomas Richard Johnson, 53, of 291 Northgate Road, died Thursday, June 17, 2004, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Born in Jackson, Miss., he was a son of John Johnson Sr. of the home and Louise Norwood Johnson of St. Paul, Minn. He was a Baptist and a carpenter.
Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Johnson Jr., and a sister, Kathy.
Also surviving are his wife, Cassandra Laird Johnson of New York; a son, Sha-ron Harris of Hempstead, N.Y.; two daughters, Tiara Harris of Hempstead and Tosha Harris of Florida; stepmother, Lisa Johnson of the home; three brothers, John Johnson Jr. and Christopher Johnson, both of the home, and the Rev. Robert Lee Johnson of St. Paul, Minn.; and five sisters, Doris Norwood, Jeanette Johnson and Linda Johnson, all of Norwood, Miss., Jill Woodward of Atlanta, Ga., and Nicole Johnson of the home.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at The Gilmore Mortuary.

Alonso Weaver
Services for Alonso Weaver, 25, of 1506 Williamson Road, Kingstown, N.C., will be held today at 3 p.m. at Maple Spring Baptist Church, 1231 Maple Spring Road, Shelby, conducted by the Revs. Robert L. Dover and James L. Smith. Burial will be in Palmer Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Kingstown.
The family will receive friends at the church from 2:30 p.m. until the hour of services.
Pallbearers will be Grady Cherry Jr., Bennie Glover Jr., Longonda Glover, Gerald Haynes Jr., Lonathan Johnson, Rodney Johnson, Travis Johnson, Avis Weaver and Bernard Weaver.
Flower bearers will be Gwen Cherry, Tabitha Cherry, Vonkeysha Davis, Clarissa Foster, Sonya Hampton, Amanda Johnson, Kenya Johnson, Tiana Johnson and Yazmin Wright.
Honorary pallbearers and flower bearers will be members of Burns High School Class of 1998.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Sadie Mae Hemphill
BLACKSBURG – Services for Sadie Mae Hemphill, 41, of 109 Whisonant St., will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Youngs Grove Baptist Church, conducted by Dr. Larry J. Brooks and the Revs. George Kirby and Michael Hull. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
The family is at the home of her brother and sister-in-law, Richard W. and Katherine Hemphill, 107 Bunche St., Gaffney.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

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