common / 06-28-2004

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Monday, June 28, 2004

Rachel Byers
Retired from Limestone Manufacturing Company
Rachel Byers, 81, of 422 Marion Avenue, died Saturday, June 26, 2004 at 12:14 a.m. at Kershaw County Medical Center in Camden.
Daughter of the late Wright Byers, Sr. and the late Rachel Baxter Byers, she was a native of Cherokee County. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and was a retired employee of Limestone Manufacturing Company.
She is survived by one son, Robert Lee Byers of Gaffney; two sisters, Ms. Idella Byers and Mrs. Vernell Dawkins of Baltimore, Md.; seven grandchildren, Larry Byers of Gastonia, N.C. and reared in the home, Douglas C. Byers and James Bernard Byers of the home, Mrs. Donna Ree Crosby and Ms. Claudette Byers both of Gaffney, Victor Cauldwell Byers and Ms. Angela Nicole Curry of Gastonia; and ten great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church with Dr. J.W. Sanders Sr., Dr. Michael Birdges, the Reverend Lawrence Davidson and the Reverend Pittman Harris officiating.
Internment will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
She will lie instate at Bethel Baptist Church on Tuesday at 2 p.m.
Flower bearers will be Ms. Mary V. Dawkins, Ms. Lillie Kelly, Ms. Mary Kirby, Ms. Sherry Pearson, Mrs. Jennis Adams and Mrs. Chineath Howell.
Pallbearers will be Bennie Littlejohn, Wilbert Littlejohn, Calvin Wallace, James H. Byers, Terry L. Sarratt Sr., Sammie L. Pearson, Charles Pearson, and Walter Burris.
Foster Funeral Home is serving the Byers family.

Daisy Marie Quinn
CHESNEE - Daisy Marie Quinn, 44, of 107 Over Head Bridge Road, died June 27, 2004 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. A native of Rutherford County, N.C., she was the wife of Darryl Quinn and daugther of Mattie Randall and the late Cletus Randall.
In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by one son, Travis Lefler of Chesnee; two daughters, Jacalyn M. Peterson of the home and Brooke Quinn of Cowpens; two brothers, Titus Stewart of Roebuck and Albert Stewart of Philadelphia, Pa.; three sisters, Cindy Parris of Spartanburg, Ann Laughter of Forest City, N.C. and Jane Powell of Ellenboro, N.C.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. At other times, they will be at the home. A Celebration of Life service will be held Tuesday, June 29 at Fairview Freewill Baptist Church, 2058 Chesnee Hwy. in Spartanburg at 2 p.m. with the Reverend Tim Hackett officiating. Burial will follow at Cherokee Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, 502 Buck Shoals Road, Gaffney.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, SC, 29615.
White Columns of Gaffney is serving the Quinn family.

Peggy Westbrook
CHESNEE - Peggy Westbrook, 70, formerly of Chesnee, died Saturday, June 26, 2004 at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Born in Polk County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late James Pinkney Gilbert and Georgia Ann Shultz. She was a retired caregiver and a member of Pinewood Baptist Church.
Surviving are her spouse Donald Westbrook Sr.; sons, Donald Westbrook Jr., and wife Nena of Chesnee, Matthew Thomas Westbrook of Chesnee; daughters, Judy Mills and friend Paul Mitchell of Gaffney, Patty Stephens and husband Timmy of Chesnee, Audrey LaGrand and friend Michael Waldrup of Gaffney; brother, Frederick Gilbert of Spartanburg; sisters, Inez Henson of Chadbourne, N.C., Gerogialene Gowen of Chesnee and Norma Jean Cantrell of Chesnee; grandchildren, Chad and Travis Mills, Mindy, Jonathan and Cassie Westbrook, Christy Paysour, Keith, Brian, Eric, and Tyler Stephens; great-grandchildren, Chase Mills, Peyton Mills, and Brian Paysour.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Casey Creek Baptist Church with the Reverend Tim Stephens and the Reverend Gary Adkins officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
The family is at the home of Timmy and Patty Stephens, 107 Blackwell Road in Chesnee.
Bobo Funeral Chapel is serving the Westbrook family.

Carrie Whelchel
MOORESBORO, N.C. - Carrie Campbell Whelchel, 85, of 3009 Wood Road, Mooresboro, died Friday, June 25, 2004 at Crawley Memorial Hospital.
A native of Cherokee County, she was a daughter of the late Robert Lee and Mary Elizabeth Ruppe Campbell. She was retired from Cone Mills, Cliffside Plant, and was of the Baptist faith. She was the widow of Walter Whelchel.
She is survived by one daughter; Phyllis McGillivray of Charleston and one brother, James Campbell of Cliffside, N.C.
Funeral services were held Sunday, June 27, 2004 at McKinney-Landreth Funeral Home. Burial followed in Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery.
A guest register is available at
Daniel Craig Butler
Daniel Craig Butler, 56, of 423 Burgess Road, died June 27, 2004 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. He was the husband of the late Carolyn Mullinax Butler and the son of the late Guy Vernon Butler and the late Rebecca Colleen Butler Hamrick.
Formerly employed with Dorman Painting Company, he attended Bethel Memorial Baptist Church.
He is survived by his daughters, Anna Colleen Pierce and Lori DeLane Sellars of Gaffney; a son, Lynn Sellars of Gaffney; eight grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
The family is at the residence. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is serving the Butler family.

Carolyn Ledford
Retired from Musgrove Mills
Carolyn Jean Porter Ledford, 63, of 3111 Union Hwy., died June 25, 2004.
She was the daughter of the late Grady Porter and the late Florence Maynor Porter, her stepmother was the late Hattie Robinson Porter.
A retiree from Musgrove Mills, she attended Silica Springs Baptist Church. She is survived by her sisters, Barbara Ann Phillips and Betty Sue Gamble of Gaffney; brother, Jimmy Wayne Porter of Gaffney; four nieces and three nephews.
Funeral services were held Sunday, June 27 at 3 p.m., with graveside services at Frederick Memorial Gardens. The Reverend Lynn Ford officiated.
Pallbearers were Bryan Martin, Patrick Phillips, Lynn Laughlin, Tim Spencer, Dwane Lamb and Bruce Porter.
The family is at 114 Escambia Avenue.
Memorials may be made to Silica Springs Baptist Church, P.O. Box 867, Pacolet, S.C. 29372 or Interim Hospice, 775 Spartan Blvd., Suite 101, Spartanburg, S.C. 29301.

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