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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Friday, July 9, 2004

Ida Young
Homemaker
BLACKSBURG - Ida Marie Wilkins Young, 83, of 411 S. Shelby St., died Wednesday, July 7, 2004, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Blacksburg, she was the wife of Roy C. Young Sr. and daughter of the late Talmedge Dewitt Wilkins Sr. and the late Olnie Pearl Simmons Wilkins.
She was a member of St. Johns United Methodist Church, a lifelone resident of Blacksburg, and a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, T.D. Wilkins Jr. and Fred S. Wilkins Sr., one sister, Geraldine Wilkins Gualteria, and one granddaughter, Inge Parker.
Also surviving in addition to her husband are, one son and daughter-in-law, Roy C. and Candy Young Jr. of Gainesville, Ga.; one daughter and son-in-law, Vicki Young and Fred Parker of Boiling Springs; a daughter, Patricia Ann Young of Charlotte, N.C.; six grandchildren, Anna and Tim Sheriff, Jenny Young, Taylor Young, Blake Parker, Betsy Parker and Katie Parker; one great-grandson, Parker Sheriff; a brother, George Harry Wilkins, Sr. of Blacksburg; and a sister, Sarah Wilkins Strain of Shelby, NC.
Services were held today at 11 a.m. at St. Johns United Methodist Church conducted by the Revs. Ann Parrott and Chris Barrett.
Burial was in Mountain View Cemetery.
Pallbearers were George Harry Wilkins Jr., Samuel B. Strain Jr., Richard Hope, Dr. Talmedge D. Wilkins III, Phil Wilkerson and Fred Simmons Wilkins Jr.
Visitation was held Thursday evening from 6-8 at Gordon Mortuary.
The family is at the residence.
Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1886, Gaffney, S.C. 29342; or to St. Johns United Methodist Church, 142 McKee Drive, Blacksburg, D.C. 29702.
Gordon Mortuary, Blacksburg, is serving the Young Family.

John Barnhill
Graveside services for John Wayne “Big John” Barnhill, 66, of 522 Sixth St., were held today at 11 a.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens conducted by the Rev. Melvin Hampton.
Visitation was held after the service at the cemetery.
The family is at the residence of Judy Blanton, 447 Silica Springs Rd.
Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1886, Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

Ray Von Cannon
Asheboro native
BLACKSBURG - Ray Von Cannon, 60, of 134 Ellis Rd., died Tuesday, July 6, 2004, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Asheboro, N.C., he was the son of the late Ernest James and Edna Harper Von Cannon.
Survivors include one sister, Dell M. Allen of Blacksburg; two step-daughters, Amanda Pruitt of the home, and Crystal Pruitt of Lincolnton, N.C.; two step-sons, Robert Pruitt and Boyd Pruitt, both of Shelby, N.C.
Graveside services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Grover City Cemetery with the Rev. Gregg Martin officiating.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-8 at White Columns of Blacksburg.
The family is at the residence of 213 Carolina Ave., Grover, N.C.
Memorials may be made to the Ray Von Cannon Burial Fund, P.O. Box 331, Blacksburg, S.C. 29702.
White Columns of Blacksburg is in charge.

James Gunnells
Former employee of Nestlé
James Calvin Gunnells, 28, of 304 Darby Lane, died Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at his residence.
A native of Gaffney, he was the son of Joyce Ann Moore Gunnells and the late James Caswell Gunnells.
He was a former employee of Nestlé and of the Pentecostal faith.
Also surviving in addition to his mother are four daughters, Kayla Blanton and Kara Gunnells, both of Gaffney, Kristen Adams and Kayle Adams, both of the home; and one son, Kyle Gunnells of Gaffney.
Graveside services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Leroy Hannon officiating.
Visitation will be held Saturday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.
The family is at the residence of 408 Barclay Ave.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

Winfred A. Elliott Sr.
Retired from textiles
BLACKSBURG – Winfred A. Elliott Sr., 73, of 109 Wren Way Road, died Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at Hospice at Wendover in Shelby.
A native of Gaffney, he was the son of the late Lewis Self Elliott and the late Maggie Coyle Elliott. He was retired from textiles, a member of East Gaffney Baptist Church and a U.S. Air Force veteran.
Surviving are two daughters, Gloria Jean Camp and Sherry Arlene Elliott, both of Blacksburg; two sons, Winfred A. Elliott Jr. of Blacksburg and Jason Lewis Elliott of Shelby; a stepson, Jackie Barlow Elliott of Blacksburg; a brother, Elvin Elliott of Jasper, Fla.; three sisters, Connie Bonsor of Leesburg, Fla., Velma LeMaster of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Gloria Hamrick of Little River; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Calvin Hall.
Burial will be in Providence Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Barlow Owens, Brad Gandy, Ben Elliott, Matthew Elliott, Billy Blankenship and Rick Ruppe.
The family is at the home of Randy Ligon, 318 Cherokee Ford Road, Blacksburg.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

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