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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Friday, June 25, 2004

Rev. William Duncan
World War II Veteran
Rev. William Woodrow Duncan, 81, of 690 Gowdeyville Rd., died Wednesday, June 23, 2004, at his residence.
A native of Gaffney, he was the widower of Eula Annebell Sentell Duncan and son of the late Dexter and Nancy Scruggs Duncan.
He was a graduate of Fruitland Bible Institute, worked for United Cities Gas Company for 23 years, taught Sunday School at Kirby Memorial Baptist Church where he was a member and was an Army veteran of World War II.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Gay Duncan; three brothers, Frank Duncan, John Duncan and George Duncan; and a sister, Rosie White.
Survivors include two sons, Eddie Duncan of the home and Bobby Duncan of Gaffney; four brothers, Coleman Duncan of Gaffney, Dean Duncan of Duncan, S.C., Don Duncan and Monroe Duncan, both of High Point, N.C.; five sisters, Ruth Phillips of High Point, N.C., Nancy Scruggs of Duncan, S.C., Shirley McKinney, Louise Hall, and Nelly Hart, all of Spartanburg; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Shuford Hatcher Chapel with the Rev. Rich Lancaster officiating. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Eric Bryson, Barry Duncan, John Duncan, David Haulk, Junior Moss and Howard Moss.
Visitation will be held tonight from 6-8 at Shuford Hatcher Funeral Home.
The family is at the residence.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

Donald Peeler
Ordained minister
Donald Ray Peeler, 43, of 1180 S. Green River Rd., died Wednesday, June 23, 2004, at his residence.
A native of Gaffney, he was the son of Don Marshall Peeler of Ellenboro, N.C., and Myrtis Willard Parris of the home.
He attended Fruitland Bible Institute and was a graduate of Gardner-Webb University.
He was an ordained minister, a former pastor at Smith Grove Baptist Church in Forest City, N.C., a member of Kirby Memorial Baptist Church where he was formerly the minister of youth and music, also at Calvary Baptist Church as well as other churches.
Also surviving are step-father, Don Parris of the home; step-mother, JoAnn Peeler of Ellenboro, N.C.; one brother, Jerry N. Peeler of Gaffney; one sister, Angela Dill Arthur of Gaffney; grandmother, Juanita Willard Harris of Gaffney; three step-brothers; four step-sisters; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held today at 4 p.m. at Lavonia Baptist Church Cemetery with the Revs. Rich Lancaster and Mike Proctor officiating.
Pallbearers will be Jordan L. Dill, Jake Dill, Brandon Peeler, Buck Huskey, Steve Parris, David Parris and Roger Randall.
Vistiation will be held after the service at Lavonia Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family is at their respective homes.
Memorials may be made to Kirby Memorial Baptist Church Building Fund, 512 Chandler Dr., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

Floyd Mullinax
Retired farmer
BLACKSBURG - Floyd Mullinax, 90, of 1047 Dravo Rd., died Thursday, June 24, 2004, at his residence.
A native of Kings Creeks, he was the widower of Viola Dover Mullinax and son of the late John and Fannie Bell Ham Mullinax.
He was a retired farmer and logger. He was also preceded in death by two sons, Charles Mullinax and Carlton Mullinax; one grandson, Eddie Mullinax; four brothers, Jess, Worth, Garland and H.K. Mullinax; and four sisters, Dovie Sprouse, Pearl Dover, Anna Bell, and Dellah Spencer.
Survivors include five daughters, Shirley Emory of Grover, Margie Hamrick and Mabel Pruitt, both of Shelby, N.C., Faye Pruitt of Earl, and Geraldine Dover of Blacksburg; two sons, Bobby Mullinax and William Dover, both of Blacksburg; one brother, Lawrence Mullinax of Blacksburg; two sisters, Mammie Condrey and Jeanette Turner, both of Shelby, N.C.; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church in Shelby, N.C., with the Rev. Brian Harris, Rev. Fain Morrison, and Dr. Barry Goodman officiating.
Burial will be in Cook Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy, Doug, and Mike Pruitt, Joe Hamrick, Horace Emory, B.S. Mullinax and Billy Dover.
Body will be placed in the church at 2:30 p.m.
Visitation will be held tonight from 6-8 p.m. at Gordon Mortuary.
The family is at the residence.
Memorials may be made to Interim Hospice, 775 Spartan Blvd., Spartanburg, S.C. 29305.
Gordon Mortuary is in charge.

Harvey Eugene Turney
World War II veteran
Harvey Eugene “Gene” Turney, 76, of 419 Brookside Drive, died June 22, 2004 at his residence. A native of Cherokee County, he was the son of the late George Otis Turney and Stella Bookout Turney. He was the husband of Francis Childers Turney. He was a member of Kirby Memorial Baptist Church and of Granard Lodge 186.
A member of both the United States Army and United States Naval Reserve, he served in World War II and the Korean War. After retiring from construction, Mr. Turney was a law enforcement officer, serving as captain of the reserve unit for the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department.
He is survived by his wife, daughter and son-in-law Vicki and Ed Allen, daughter Rosemary T. Phillips, brothers Clyde and Walter Turney, three grandchildren, Christy M. Greene, Jamie and Nolan Chad Humphries and Julie Allen Daves, and five great-grandchildren.
In addition to his mother and father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Helen Ray.
The family will receive friends Friday, June 25, 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
At other times, the family will be at the residence.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, June 26 at 3 p.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens with the Reverend James Clark and the Reverend Rick Lancaster officiating.
Pallbearers serving are the honor guard of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, SC 29615, or Interim Hospice, 775 Spartan Blvd., Spartanburg, SC 29301.
White-Columns Gaffney is serving the Turney Family.

Deretha Rudisill
CHESNEE - Deretha Paulette “Tootie” Rudisill, 54, of 108 North Carolina Ave., died Tuesday, June 22, 2004 at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare Systems.
A native of Spartanburg, she was the wife of Tony Wayne Rudisill and a daughter of the late Calvin and Virginia Gowan Vickers. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Duane Smith of Chesnee, Dale Vickers of Wilmington, NC; three sisters, Debbie McIntyre of Forest City, NC, Tia McKinney and Tessa Buff of Chesnee; one brother, Chip Vickers of Forest City; and two grandchildren Jonathan and Jeremy Smith.
The family will be at the home of her sister, Tessa Buff, 466 Smith Wall Road, Chesnee.
Condolences may be sent via the world wide web at eggersfuneralhome.com.

Robert Hall
Robert Nathan “Bobby” Hall, 47, of 257 Bessies Road, died Wednesday June 23, 2004 at his home.
A native of Cowpens, he was the husband of Rita McAbee Hall and son of Eliziree Underwood Lamb of Chesnee and the late Jimmy Hall. He was a 25 year employee of Johns Manville Co. He was a member of Chesnee Wesleyan Church.
In addition to his wife and mother he is survived by a daughter, Christy Owens of Roebuck; four sons Jacob Pierce and Justin Pierce of the home, Kenneth Blanton, Jr., Darren Wilson of Woodruff; a sister, Tracey Collins of Chesnee; a brother, Jimmy Hall and wife Wanda of Fingerville, Kenneth Lamb of Boiling Springs; a grandson, Austin Owens of Roebuck; nephews, Brandon and Michael Parris of Chesnee and his step-father Forest Lamb of Chesnee.
Funeral services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Chesnee Wesleyan Church officiated by the Reverend Dan Belcher and Brother Al Albert.
Burial will follow in the Burke Family Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sons of Light Motorcycle Ministry, P.O. Box 518, Elk Park, N.C. 28622 or Chesnee Wesleyan Church, 209 E. Union Street, Chesnee, SC 29323.
Condolences may be sent via the world wide web at eggersfuneralhome.com.

Lamar Smith
BELMONT, NC - Lamar Smith, 47 of Belmont, N.C., died Tuesday in Gaston Memorial Hospital, Gastonia, N.C. Born in Gaffney, he was a son of the late William Smith and the late Mary Guyton Smith. He was the nephew of Rosa Lee Guyton of Gaffney.
Arrangements are incomplete. Courtesy of The Gilmore Mortuary.

Bernay Halsey
Funeral services for Bernay F. Halsey, 54, husband of Brenda Whittenburg Halsey, of 1005 E. O’Neal Street, will be Sunday, 2 p.m. in Indian Hill Baptist Church conducted by the Reverend Mary D. Jefferies. Burial will be in Limestone Cemetery. The body will be in the Church Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Courtesy of the Gilmore Mortuary.

Charlie Brown
WASHINGTON, DC - Charlie Brown, 60 of Washington, D.C. died Tuesday in Washington Hospital Center.
He was the husband of Cassandra Roberts Brown of Gaffney. A native of Emporia, VA, he was the son of the late Willie and Adail Tyler Brown Wilkins.
In addition to his wife he is survived by one son, Anthony Brown of Washington and four grandchildren.
Arrangements are incomplete. Courtesy of The Gilmore Mortuary.

Tessie Smith
Retired from Clemson Extension
Tessie Ruth “Tess” Ivey Smith, 83, of 358 College Drive, formerly of 6291 S. Pine Street in Pacolet passed away Wednesday, June 23, 2004 at her home. Born October 25, 1920 in Cherokee County, she was the daughter of the late Vant Thomas and Nannie Horne Ivey and the widow of William L. “Bill” Smith. She was a graduate of Hickory Grove High School in 1938, attended Cecil’s Business College and was retired from the Clemson Extension Center in Spartanburg. Mrs. Smith was a member of Pacolet Mills Baptist Church where she was a member of the Annette Greene Sunday School Class and prior to years of declining health was involved in Sunday School, WMU Leadership, served on various committees and was a volunteer with Mobile Meals.
She is survived by a daughter and her husband, Nancy Smith Maxey and Allen of the home; two granddaughters and husbands, Nan Maxey Manasas and Steve of Spartanburg, and Sally Maxey Stroup and Jason of Chesnee; two great-grandsons, Andrew and Allen Manasas of Spartanburg; three sisters and one brother and their spouses, Hettie and L.G. Robinson, Pearl and Talmadge Byars, Jean and Hoyt Burnett of Chesnee and Weldon ‘Bo’ and Flo Ivey of Cowpens; and special family friends, W.P. “Billy” and Doris Holt of Pacolet.
Cryptside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. today at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens Heritage Chapel Mausoleum conducted by the Reverend Robert A. Ivey. The family will receive friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mesopotamia United Methodist Church, c/o Johnston Lee, 232 Lee’s Farm Road, Gaffney SC 29340 or to Hospice Care of South Carolina, 407 N. Limestone Street, Gaffney, SC 29340.
Floyd’s North Church Street Chapel is serving the Smith family.

Joe Dean Reynolds
Joe Dean Reynolds, 63, of 373 Old Bridge Road, died June 23, 2004 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. He was the husband of Betty Jane Jackson Reynolds and the son of the late Jim Boy Reynolds and the late Leila Wyatt Reynolds.
A native of Gaffney, he worked for K.M.G. Minerals for 28 years and was a member of Faith Baptist Church. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, JoAnn Reynolds Jones and Sandy Reynolds Ridings; a son, Jimmy Dean Reynolds; eight grandchildren, Michael Jones, Matthew Pennington, Dylan C. Pennington, Trevor L. Pennington, Tyler Ridings, Caleb Ridings, Dustin Reynolds and Kelli Fitzgerald; one brother, Jimmy “Pete” Reynolds; and one sister, Kay Reynolds Hensley.
Visitation will be held tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home. Services will be held Saturday, June 26 at 3 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church with the Reverend Delos Blanton and the Reverend Billy Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Oakland Cemetery.
The family is at the residence.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 10794, Greenville, SC 29603 or to the Dialysis Clinic, Inc., 405 Tiffany Park, Gaffney, SC 29340.

Carolyn Jean Porter Ledford
Carolyn Jean Porter Ledford, 63, of 3111 Union Highway, died June 25, 2004. She was the daughter of the late Grady Porter and the late Florence Maynor Porter. Her step-mother was the late Hattie Robinson Porter.
A native of Gaffney, she was retired from Musgrove Mill and attended Silica Springs Baptist Church. She is survived by two sisters, Barbara Ann Phillips and Betty Sue Gamble; a brother, Jimmy Wayne Porter; four nieces and 3 nephews.
Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is serving the Ledford family.

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