common / 07-14-2004

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Wednesday, July 14, 2004

James L. McMurray
Retired millwright
James Lynn McMurray, 52, of 263 Drayton Trail, died Monday, July 12, 2004, at his home.
Mr. McMurray was the son of Pearl Blanton McMurray and the late Henry L. McMurray Sr. He was a retired millwright and member of Draytonville Baptist Church.
Also surviving are a son, Travis McMurray of Fort Hood, Texas; three brothers, Winfred McMurray, Henry McMurray Jr. and Billy McMurray, all of Gaffney; two sisters, Hazel Humphries of Gaffney and Edna Stallard of Waterloo.
In addition to his father, Mr. McMurray was preceded in death by a brother, Wayne McMurray, and two sisters, Ruby Dixon and Edith Banks.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. today at the residence, conducted by the Revs. Todd Braswell and Robert Ivey.
The family is at the home.
Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1886, Gaffney, S.C. 29342.
Arrangements by White Columns Funeral Service.

Virginia M. Byars
Owner of Stylette Styling Salon
Virginia Estelle Motts Byars, 75, of 707 S. Limestone St., 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 Motts. She was a beautician for 42 years and was the owner of Stylette Styling Salon. She won numerous awards in hair styling competitions.
Mrs. Byars was a member of the Gaffney Garden Club and volunteered at the Cherokee County Children’s Home and Peachtree Centre. She was a member of West End Baptist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Dianne B. Harvey of Gaffney; a son, Rodney Etoice Byars of Gaffney; three grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and two sisters, Linda Driskill and Yvonne Jones, both of Gaffney.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at West End Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Kevin Childs and Alan Peeler. Entombment will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Body will be placed in the church at 1:30.
Pallbearers will be Jay Harvey, Paul Harvey Jr., Jessie Taylor, Robert Sparks Sr. and Gene Horne.
The family is at the residence, 707 S. Limestone St.
Memorials may be made to the Cherokee Children’s Home, P.O. Box 1896, Gaffney, S.C. 29342; or to West End Baptist Church, 400 Overbrook Drive, Gaffney, S.C. 29341.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Billy W. Turner
Former employee of Kohler Company
CHESNEE – Billy Wayne Turner, 50, of 1020 McSwain Road, died Monday, July 12, 2004, at his residence.
A native of Spartanburg County, he was the husband of Martha Hawkins Turner and son of Albert Duran Turner of Cooley Springs and the late Emma Sue Bailey Turner.
Mr. Turner was a former employee of Kohler Company with 31 years of service and was a member of Sandy Springs Baptist Church.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Turner was preceded in death by a daughter, Angela Turner.
Also surviving are a son, Scott Turner of Chesnee; a sister, Susie Turner Lee of Spartanburg; three brothers, Rudolph Turner of Chesnee, Austin W. Turner of Conway and Roger Turner of Rutherfordton; and his faithful companion, “Pedro.”
Graveside services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in Springhill Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Rev. Phil Bailey and Dr. Henry Johnson.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6:30-8:30 at Eggers Funeral Home in Chesnee.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Billy Turner Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 190, Chesnee, S.C. 29323.
The family is at the home.

Doris M. Hullender
Worked in clothing apparel business
BLACKSBURG – Doris Moss Hullender, 74, of 396 Cherokee Ford Road, died Tuesday, July 13, 2004, in Spartanburg Regional Health Care Systems.
A native of Cherokee Falls, she was the widow of Johnny L.D. Hullender and daughter of the late Livie Lingle Moss and the late Maggie Ione Moore Moss. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and worked in the clothing apparel business.
Surviving are a son, Joel Hullender of Blacksburg; a daughter, Jackie Gregory of Spartanburg; grandchildren, Michelle Adair of Boiling Springs, Candace Gregory of Spartanburg, Bryan Hullender of Hickory Grove, Arthur Secrest of Blacksburg, Michael Secrest of Spartanburg, and Chuck and Chris Mace of Gaffney; great-grandchildren, Tyler and Hunter Adair of boiling Springs; a brother, Louis Moss of Gaffney; and a sister, Lucille Hopper of Blacksburg.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Hullender was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Hullender, and a sister, Ruby Earls.
Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Cherokee Falls Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Alester McKinney and Tim Knotts. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 10:30 a.m.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at Gordon Mortuary.
Pallbearers will be Bryan Hullender, Arthur Secrest, Michael Secrest, Chuck Mace and Patrick Adair.
The family is at 396 Cherokee Ford Road, Blacksburg.
Memorials may be made to Cherokee Falls Baptist Church Building Fund, 109 School St., Blacksburg, S.C. 29702; or to Trinity United Methodist Church, 174 Farm Wind Road, Gaffney, S.C. 29341.
Arrangements by Gordon Mortuary, Blacksburg.

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