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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Monday, July 12, 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 lifelong resident of Blacksburg and a homemaker.
Mrs. Young was preceded in death by two brothers, T.D. Wilkins Jr. and Fred S. Wilkins Sr.; a sister, Geraldine Wilkins Gualteria; and a granddaughter, Inge Parker.
Also surviving in addition to her husband are a son and daughter-in-law, Roy C. and Candy Young Jr. of Gainesville, Ga.; a 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; a great-grandson, Parker Sheriff; a brother, George Harry Wilkins Sr. of Blacksburg; and a sister, Sarah Wilkins Strain of Shelby.
Services were held Friday 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.
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, S.C. 29702.
Arrangements by Gordon Mortuary.

Virginia M. Byars
Worked as beautician for 40 years
Virginia Motts Byars, 75, of 707 S. Limestone Street, died Sunday, July 11, 2004, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Gaffney, she was the widow of Etoice Melvin Byars and daughter of the late Roy Motts Sr. and the late Estelle Holmes Morris. She was a beautician for over 40 years and was a member of the Gladiolus Society and West End Baptist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Dianne B. Harvey of Gaffney; a son, Rodney Etoice Byars of Gaffney; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and two sisters, Linda Driskill and Yvonne Jones, both of Gaffney.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

Hattie R. Good
Retired from Hoechst Fibers
Hattie R. Good, 57, of 119 Camellia Circle, died Thursday, July 8, 2004, at her residence.
Daughter of the late Ernest Good and the late Vivian Jefferies Good, she was a native of Cherokee County and a member of New Mount Zion Baptist Church. She was a 1967 graduate of Granard High School and was retired from Hoechst Fibers of Spartanburg.
Surviving are two sons, Ernest Darrell Good and Jeffery Bernard Good, both of Gaffney; Teressa Littlejohn Norman of Gaffney, who was reared in the home as a daughter; four brothers, Pete Good, William Good, James Good, all of Gaffney, and Jerry Shippy of Charlotte; and five grandchildren, Lakendra Good, Adonis Good, Esenje Good and Nyeri Good who was reared in the home.
Services will be held today at 4 p.m. at New Mount Zion Baptist Church, conducted by Drs. Rodger Mason and Michael Bridges and the Revs. Sherman Davis and Perry E. Davidson. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 3:30 p.m.
Pallbearers will be James A. Tate, J.B. Houston, Mark Dawkins, Ronnie Littlejohn, Ken Smith, Ronnie Jefferies, Allen Wilkins and Sharon Goudelock.
Flower bearers will be Marie Dawkins, Floree Goudelock, Dorothy Allen, Diane McCoy, Tracy Jefferies, Selara Weeks, Roz Jefferies and Virginia Logan.
Honorary flower bearers and honorary pallbearers will be Nestle Frozen Food employees of the first shift, line one and Jenelle Holmes.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Geneva White
Retired textile employee
Geneva White, 87, formerly of 101 Spruce Street, died Saturday, July 10, 2004, in Brookview HealthCare Center.
A native of Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late James Alex White and the late Gertrude White. She was a retired textile employee and a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
Surviving are a brother, Broadus White of Gaffney; a sister, Lelia Waters of Kings Mountain; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Rev. Alester McKinney. The family is at the home of Brenda Patterson, 697 Overbrook Drive.
Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1886, Gaffney, S.C. 29342; or to the charity of one's choice.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

William O. Steward
Retired from Siemens ITE
INMAN – William O. Steward, 72, of 139 Timberlake Drive, died Friday, July 9, 2004, in Mary Black Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Steward was born July 25, 1931, in Gaffney, son of the late Clarence E. Steward and the late Maude Mckinney Steward. He was a member of New Prospect Baptist Church, a Gideon, and worked for Hoechst for 18 years. He was retired from Siemens ITE.
Surviving are his wife, Vivian Claudette "Tootsie" Steward of Inman; two daughters, Christine S. Mann and Kay S. Oliver, both of Moore; two sons, William O'Neil Steward II and David Michael Steward, both of Inman; a sister, Thelma Blanton of Woodruff; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Steward was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Edward Steward.
Services will be held today at 1 p.m. New Prospect Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Ron Gaddy. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Sam Steward, Elbert Steward, Doug Price, Steve Price, David Corn and Tim Williams.
Honorary pallbearers will be the men of the Friendship Sunday School Class.
The family is at the home.
Memorials may be made to the Gideons.
Arrangements by Eggers Funeral Home, Boiling Springs.

Mason R. Morris Jr.
Retired textile employee
Mason Russell Morris Jr., 64, of 160 Price Lane, died Thursday, July 8, 2004, at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare Center.
A native of Gaffney, he was the husband of Vivian Mary Price Morris and son of the late Mason Russell Morris Sr. and the late Edith Gallman Morris. He was a retired textile employee and a member of Fairview Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Vicky Morris and husband, Jerry, of Inman and Susan Thompson of Gaffney; a sister, Frances Price of Great Falls; and two grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters Mary Wright and Gladys Morris.
Services were held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Revs. Bobby Cable and Kevin Smith. Burial was in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
The family is at the home.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Cherokee County Unit, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, S.C. 29615.

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