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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Monday, July 5, 2004

Mozelle L. Moore
World War II veteran
BLACKSBURG – Mozelle Lamar Moore, 87, of 317 York Road, died Sunday, July 4, 2004, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Blacksburg, he was the husband of Catherine Margaret Nibarger Moore and son of the late Moze Moore and he Late Delaney Byars Moore. He was a water truck driver for Rock Quarry and was a U. S. Army World War II veteran. He was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are a son, Donnie Moore of Belton; a sister, Ethel Wisher of Blacksburg; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Clingman Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Rev. Vernon Craig and Mr. A.Z. McDaniel.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Moore, Stephen Moore, Dale Moore and Donnie Moore.
The family will receive friends Tuesday afternoon from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Gordon Mortuary and at other times they will be at the home of his sister, Ethel Wisher, 320 York Road, Blacksburg.

Paul S. Smith
Retired from Cherokee Finishing
Paul Spencer Smith, 75, of 2687 Battleground Road, died Saturday, July 3, 2004, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Gaffney, he was the husband of Carolyn Yelton Smith and son of the late Elijah Smith and the late Elizabeth Bell Smith. He was a retired employee of Cherokee Finishing Company and was a member of New Pleasant Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Korea.
Surviving in addition to his wife are three daughters, Myra Womick, Sharon Frazier, both of Cowpens, and Melba Hayes of Lincolnton, N.C.; three sons, Randy Smith, Timothy Smith and Ricky Smith, all of Cowpens; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Tom Smith of Gaffney; and a sister, Crystal S. Gossett of Cooly Springs.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Smith was preceded in death by two daughters, Victoria Elizabeth Smith and Betty Diane Smith; and three brothers, E.L. Smith, Albert Smith and Jay Smith.
Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Charles Hyatt. Burial will be in New Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Davis Bray, Matthew Smith, Scotty Crump, Shannon Jarrett, Lee Smith and Johnnie Smith.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Henry A. McGee III
Retired supervisor for Jersey Central Railroad
Henry Abner McGee III, 75, of 103 Columbus Drive, died Thursday, July 1, 2004, in Spartanburg Hospital for Restorative Care.
A native of Gaffney, he was the widower of Emily Theresa Lange McGee and son of the late Henry Abner McGee Jr. and the late Trissie Clary McGee. He was a retired supervisor for Jersey Central Railroad and was of the Presbyterian faith. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.
Surviving are four sons, Frank McGee, Matthew McGee, Terence McGee, all of Gaffney, and Peter Mcgee of New York State; and two sisters, Teresa Lou Millstead of Genesee, Pa., and Martha Anne Martin of Mauldin.
In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. McGee was preceded in death by a brother, George Edward McGee.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Dewitt Clyde. The family will receive friends at the funeral home following the service and at other times will be at their respective homes.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

“Granny” Golden
Retired textile employee
CHESNEE – Virgie Ellen “Granny” Golden, 70, of 624 Cliffside Hwy., died Friday, July 2, 2004, at her residence.
A native of Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late Winford and Viola Millwood Spencer. She was a retired textile employee, longtime volunteer at the Chesnee Community Center and a member of Oakdale Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Donna Howard of Mayor and Teresa Matthews of Chesnee; a son, Billy West Sr. of Mayo; a sister, Margie Whelchel of Pendleton; two brothers, Andy Spencer and Curtis Denver Spencer, both of Gaffney; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Shuford Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Chris Wyatt. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Winford Osment, Billy West Jr., Leonard Matthews, Daniel Mathis, Jeff Bledsoe and Larry Walker.
The family is at the residence.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Cherokee County Unit, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, S.C. 29603.
Shuford Hatcher Funeral Home was in charge.

Danny Painter
Facility technician
LANDRUM - Danny L. Painter, 58, of 708 Hulon Howard Road, died Friday, July 2, 2004, in St. Luke’s Hospital.
A native of Spartanburg County, he was the husband of Janet Elliott Painter and son of the late Silliard and Myrtle Byars Painter. He was a member of Fairview Baptist Church and the NRA. He was employed as a facility technician at BellSouth for 38 years.
Also surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Bryan Keith Painter of Landrum and Danny Painter Jr. of Chesnee; a step-son, Chad Wisher of Gaffney; a daughter, Angie Painter of Inman; a brother, Gary Painter of Inman; and seven grandchildren.
Services were held today at 11 a.m. at Fairview Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Chuck Mullinax, Rev. Clarence L. Johnson and Chad Wisher. Burial was in the church cemetery.
The family is at the residence.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 310-B Bennett Center Drive.
Petty Funeral Home, Landrum, was in charge.

Jewel Blackwell
Retired from Emtex
TRAVELERS REST – Jewel Dean Humphries Blackwell, 78, of 359 Shelton Road, died Saturday, July 3, 2004, in Greenville Memorial Hospital.
A native of Gaffney, she was the wife of Cicero Blackwell and daughter of the late Guy and Macy Mintz Humphries. She was retired from Emtex and was a member of Clearview Baptist Church and the Mission Minded Sunday School Class.
Also surviving in addition to her husband are two sons, Terry Blackwell and Jerry Blackwell; two sisters; one brother; three granddaughters; and two great-grandsons.
Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Clearview Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6:30-8 at The Howze Mortuary.
The family is at the residence.
Memorials may be made to Clearview Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 974, Travelers Rest, S.C. 29690.
The Howze Mortuary, Funeral Directors, Travelers Rest, are in charge.

L.D. Parker
Retired health physician
NORTH AUGUSTA - L.D. Parker, 77, of Savannah Point, died Thursday, July 1, 2004.
A native of Gaffney, he was the husband of Nell S. Parker. He was a former resident of Barnwell, having made North August his home for the past 15 years. He was of the Baptist faith and a retired health physician with the E.I. DuPont Company with 40 years of service. He was a cartoonist for the Savannah River Plant newspaper, a U.S. veteran of World War II and also served in the Army as a paratrooper. He was an avid gardener.
Also surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Larry D. Parker and Robert D. Parker, both of North Augusta; three daughters, Marie Parker of Rock Hill, Cathy Woods of Blackville, and Theresa Brantley of Sheldon; a brother, J.C. Parker of Elko; two sisters, Virginia Kepley of Salisbury, N.C., and Jeanette Parker of Columbia; and six grandchildren.
Services will be private.
The family is at the residence of Nell Parker, 106 Savannah Point, North Augusta, S.C.
Memorials may be made to the University Health Care Fund, Cardiac Cath Lab, Suite D-1, 2100 Central Avenue, Augusta, Ga. 20904.
Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home of North Augusta is in charge of arrangements.

Ruby Sparks
Volunteer at UCMC
Ruby Louise Durham Sparks, 68, of 167 Tumbleweed Drive, died Saturday, July 3, 2004, at her residence.
A native of Gaffney, she was the wife of James H. Sparks and daughter of the late Dever William and Mary Catherine Parker Durham. She was a former sales clerk, a volunteer at Upstate Carolina Medical Center for many years, and a member of Covenant Christian Center.
Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter, Rachel Marie Dawkins of Gaffney; three sons, James Toney Sparks and Michael David Sparks, both of Gaffney, and Timothy William Sparks of Sylva, N.C.; five sisters, Lou May Peeler, Ponice Willard and Nancy Porter, all of Gaffney, Betty Bradley of Pacolet, and Pauline Ramsey of Blacksburg; three brothers, Fred Durham of Myrtle Beach, Roy Durham of Blacksburg, and Marvin Durham of Gaffney; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held today at 11 a.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church Cemetery, conducted by the Revs. James McClure and James T. Sparks.
The family is at the residence of Michael David Sparks, 199 Williams Rd., Gaffney.
Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1886, Gaffney, S.C. 29342.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home was in charge.

Geraldine S. Blanton
Geraldine Simmons Blanton, 67, of 156 Pauls Road, died July 4, 2004, at her home.
Mrs. Blanton was the wife of Dean Blanton and daughter of the late James Earl and Della Mullins Simmons. A native of Gaffney, she was a nurse for 31-1/2 years at Brookview HealthCare Center and was a member of Lavonia Baptist Church.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Ray Blanton; two daughters, Suzanne Lollis of Spartanburg and Cathi Martin; three grandchildren, Brooke and Brittany Martin, Kameron Greene of Spartanburg; and three step-grandchildren.
Mrs. Blanton was preceded in death by a grandson, Billy Blanton, and a brother, James Earl Simmons Jr.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

James O. Jones
Services for James “Oak” Odell Jones, 62, of No. 28 White Oak Apartments, will be held today at 2 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home with the Rev. Danny L. Burnside, Dr. J.W. Sanders Sr. and the Rev. Robert L. Dover officiating.
Burial will follow in Limestone Cemetery.
Flower bearers will be Wilma Camp, Shannon Choice, Sharon Davis, Lillie R. Edwards, Anitrell James, Robin Littlejohn, Willie Mae Montgomery, and Kesh Tate.
Pallbearers will be Gary Armstrong, Watson Armstrong, Arthur W. Guyton, Rodney Harris, Vincent James, France Kirby, Forest Aaron Littlejohn, and Thomas Smith Sr.
The family is at the home of the sister, Katie Jones, 211 W. Claremont Street.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Alfred W. Bonner
BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Alfred Willard Bonner, 55, 1415 Linden Blvd., Brooklyn, N.Y., died Friday, July 2, at 4:30 a.m. in the Brooke Dale Memorial Hospital.
Born Feb. 2, 1949, to the late Jessie and Alfreda Thompson Bonner in Gaffney, he moved to New York at an early age of 7. He was the grandson of the late Jim and Fannie Bonner and Lander and Alene Thompson.
Survivors are a sister, Sheila Bonner Cameron, of the home; and a brother, Barry Bonner of Charlotte, N.C.
Quiet hour will be Wednesday, July 7, from 5-7 p.m. with funeral services following. Burial will be Thursday morning in the Veterans Cemetery, Long Island, N.Y.
The family may be reached at the home, 1415 Linden Blvd., Brooklyn, N.Y. 21213 or by phone, (718) 385-2213.
(Courtesy of Foster Funeral Home.)

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