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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Gladys T. Miller
Operator of Eugene Beauty Shoppe for more than 50 years
SPARTANBURG – Gladys Taylor Miller, 93, of White Oak Estates, 400 Webber Road, formerly of 135 Sunset Drive, Gaffney, passed away Monday, July 19, 2004.
Born Dec. 14, 1910, in Spartanburg, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Nannie George Taylor. She was married to the late Samuel Asa Miller of Edison, Tenn., and moved to Gaffney in the early 1930s.
Mrs. Miller owned and operated Eugene Beauty Shoppe on Limestone Street for more than 50 years. She retired in the 1990s when she was in her 80s.
Mrs. Miller was a member of Buford Street United Methodist Church for over 50 years where she was the oldest member. She was recipient of the Twain Award for outstanding service and for being an inspiration to others.
Mrs. Miller is survived by her only child, Mary Miller French, and her husband, Don French, of Moore; four grandchildren, Bobby Nance Jr. of Gaffney, Susan Mountain of Gaffney, Mary Elizabeth Patterson and her husband, Greg, of Sumter and Margaret Cothran and her husband, Scott, of Spartanburg; and two great-grandchildren, Taylor Mountain and Jared Nicholson of Gaffney. Another great-grandchild, Baby Patterson, is expected in August.
Mrs. Miller was preceded in death by a brother and six sisters and was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 22, at Frederick Memorial Gardens, Gaffney, conducted by the Rev. James B. Carter and Mr. Bill Gibbons, Lay Minister. The family will receive friends following the service at the graveside.
Memorials may be made to Buford Street United Methodist Church Heartline Fund or Roof Fund, 120 E. Buford St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Family members are at their respective homes.
Please visit and participate in the American Memorial at www.floydmortuary.com
Arrangements by Floyd’s North Church Street Chapel.

James L. Hodges
U.S. Army veteran
CHESNEE – James Leonard Hodges, 87, of 772 Pickens St., died Sunday, July 18, 2004, at his home.
A native of Martinsville, Va., he was the husband of Juanita Bond Hodges and son of the late John and Lucy Via Hodges. He was a U.S. Army veteran and member of American Legion Post No. 48. He was a past commander of the VFW, a member of Chesnee Masonic Lodge No. 294, and was founder of the Chesnee Country Club. He was a member of Chesnee First Baptist Church.
Surviving are two sons, John H. Hodges of Winston-Salem and James L. Hodges Jr. of Spartanburg; a sister, Bernice Smith of Martinsville, Va.; a brother, Ralph Hodges of Richmond, Va.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Graveside memorial services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Springhill Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Rev. Gary Grogan. The family will receive friends following the service.
The family is at the home.
Memorials may be made to Chesnee First Baptist Church, 211 S. Kentucky Ave., Chesnee, S.C. 29323; or to Hospice Care of S.C., 945 E. Main St., Spartanburg, S.C. 29302.
Arrangements by Eggers Funeral Home, Chesnee.

Marilyn G. Runyan
Retired textile employee
Marilyn Greene Runyan, 75, formerly of West Montgomery Street, died Monday, July 19, 2004, at Magnolia Place in Spartanburg.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the widow of William Runyan and daughter of the late Grady Greene and the late Deany Johnson Greene. She was a retired textile employee and member of Southside Baptist Church.
Surviving are two sons, Jimmy Runyan and Jerry Runyan, both of Gaffney; a sister, Doris Wilkerson of Gaffney; a brother, William Greene of Gaffney; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Runyan was preceded in death by two brothers, Ted Greene and Bobby Dean Greene, and a sister, Nell Greene.
Graveside services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery in Earl, N.C., conducted by Chaplain Carroll Hutcheson.
Pallbearers will be Teddie Wilkerson, Clint Wilkerson, Dale Wilkerson, Jason Wilkerson, Tracy Greene and Jerry Runyan Jr.
Honorary pallbearers will be David Keenan, Kevin Keenan, Steven Stetler and Donnie Spencer.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6-8 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and at other times they will be at Westwinds Village I, Apartment 34, Gaffney.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Linda J. Mullinax
Homemaker
Linda Dianne Jones Mullinax, 61, of 608 11th St. died Saturday, July 17, 2004, in Spartanburg Regional medical Center.
A native of Gaffney, she was the wife of Furman Mullinax and daughter of the late Lewis Brooks Jones and the late Julia Kathleen Gordon Hughey. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter, Debra Ramsey of Gaffney; a son, Scott Mullinax of Gaffney; six sisters, Francis Young of Spartanburg, Carolyn Calvert, Sandra Frady, Barbara Mullinax, Julia Cooper and Vickie Shelton, all of Gaffney; three brothers, Dean Jones, Roger Hughey and Rickey Hughey, all of Gaffney; and three grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Sardis United Methodist Church Cemetery, conducted by the Revs. Harold Dean Painter and Richard Lancaster.
Pallbearers were Rick Sellars, Jim Parker, Bryan Patterson, Arthur Frady, Donnie Cooper and Ted Young.
Visitation was held Monday evening at Gordon Mortuary. The family is at the home of Debra Ramsey, 424 Roundtree Road.
Arrangements by Gordon Mortuary, Blacksburg.

Nola L. Hollis
Owner of Nola Hollis Florist
Nola L. Hollis of 411 Park St., died Monday, July 19, 2004, at 9 p.m. in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Mrs. Hollis was the widow of Grady L. Hollis and daughter of the late Rev. Whit Foster and the late Daisy Brown Foster. A native of Gaffney, she was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, where she served as a deaconess, youth advisor and member of the nursing unit and missionary. She was retired from Oxford of Gaffney and owner of Nola L. Hollis Florist.
Surviving are a daughter, Minnie Smith of Gaffney; a brother, the Rev. Jim Foster of Temple Hill, Md.; and reared in the home as her children, Ernestine Williams, Sallie Logan, Gracie Adams, E.G. Logan and Tommy Logan of Gaffney.
The family is at the home of her daughter, Minnie Smith, 705 Dogwood Drive.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Helen P. Pittard-Leicht
Helen P. Pittard-Leicht died July 19, 2004, at Fairfax (Va.) Hospital.
She was the widow of James Roland Pittard and widow of Otto Leicht.
She was the mother of Roger B. Pittard of Richmond, Va., Eric D. Pittard of Sanford, N.C., Clyde D. Pittard of Herndon, Va., Karl F. Pittard of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., and Alice Lucas of Maryland. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Fiends may call at the Arlington (Va.) Funeral Home, 3901 N. Fairfax Drive, on Friday, July 30, from 7-9 p.m. Services will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Columbia Baptist Church, 103 W. Columbia St., Falls Church, Va. Burial will be in Gaffney.

Annie Sue Camp
Private nurse
Annie Sue Camp, 58, of Ivywood Apartments, No. 605, died Tuesday, July 20, 2004, at her residence.
Daughter of the late Lloyd C. Camp and the late Christian Linder Camp, she was a native of Gaffney and a member of Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, where she served as a Sunday School teacher, member of the Senior Choir and Junior Sunbeam directress.
A graduate of Gaffney Adult School and Cherokee County School of Nursing, she was a private nurse and a former lunchroom worker at Westend Elementary School.
Surviving are three sisters, Delilah Camp of the home, Everlene Allen and Betty C. Vernon of Gaffney; two brothers, George E. Camp and Johnnie L. Camp of Gaffney.
Services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, conducted by Dr. U.D. Vernon and the Rev. Dewey Whittenburg. Body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Mount Sinai Baptist Church Cemetery.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Ruby J. Fowler
Retired textile inspector
Ruby Frances Jolly Fowler, 71, of 317 Sierra St., died Monday, July 19, 2004, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Gaffney, she was the wife of Jimmy Dean Fowler and daughter of the late Charlie Jefferies Jolly and the late Lilly Jolly. She was a retired textile inspector and member of Love Springs Baptist Church, where she was a former Sunday School teacher. She also served on the church food committee and was a long-time member of the choir.
Surviving are her husband, Jimmy "Grunt" Fowler of the home; four daughters, Rene Thrift of Cowpens, Lisa Bishop of Gaffney, Brandy Lee Kersh of Mayo and Holly Diane Fowler of Gaffney; two sons, Jimmy “Sonny” Fowler of Spartanburg and Lester Dale Fowler of Gaffney; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Helen Cook of Cowpens, Dorothy Johnson of Gaffney, Gladys Cook of Cowpens and Christine Hammett of Cowpens.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Fowler was preceded in death by a daughter, Diane Fowler; a brother, Frank Jolly; and a sister, Elsie Pettit.
Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Love Springs Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Bruce Randolph, Jason Kersh, Russ Thrift and Chad Benefield. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and at other times they will be at the residence.
Memorials may be made to Love Springs Baptist Church, 554 Sunny Slope Drive, Cowpens, S.C. 29330.

Jacqueline Dawkins
BLACKSBURG – Services for Jacqueline Denise Dawkins, 37, of 278 Borders Road, will be held today at 3 p.m. at New Mount Zion Baptist Church, conducted by Dr. Roger Mason and the Revs. Vincent Ross, Mickey Mullinax and Benjamin Hinton. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. and the family will receive friends at the church from 2:30 p.m. until the hour of services.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

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