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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Friday, July 23, 2004

Jessie Huntington
Retired textile employee
Jessie Mae Coleman Huntington, 62, of 2915 Chesnee Hwy., died Wednesday, July 21, 2004, at her residence.
A native of Gaffney, she was the widow of Willie O'Donald Huntington and daughter of the late Jessie F. Coleman and the late Mary Elizabeth Fowler Huntington. She was a retired textile employee, a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are three sons, Donny P. Huntington of Gaffney, William S. Huntington of Buffalo and Daniel Scot Huntington of Rock Hill; two daughters, Sharon Elizabeth Huntington of Chester and Belinda H. Bennett of Gaffney; a brother, David Coleman of Gaffney; two sisters, Alma Mayfield and Frances Baumgardner, both of Gaffney; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Revs. Marshall Jackson, Larry Williams and Ronnie Greene. Burial will be in Armenia Crossroads United Methodist Church Cemetery in Chester.
Pallbearers will be Benny Jackson, Rocky Childers, Chris Tague, Jerold Hames, Wayne Jackson and Tommy McFalls.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Cherokee County Unit, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, S.C. 29615.
The family will receive friends at the residence.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Bessie J. Price
Spartanburg County native
Bessie Lee Jolley Price, 81, of 3866 Chesnee Hwy., died Tuesday, July 21, 2004, at her home.
A native of Spartanburg County, she was the wife of Henry Lee Price Sr. and daughter of the late Fred and Mossie Mills Jolley. She was a devoted wife and mother and faithful member of New Pleasant Baptist Church.
Also surviving are a daughter, Emily Jennings of Gaffney; a son, Henry Lee Price Jr. of Simpsonville; and four grandchildren.
Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at New Pleasant Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. George Holland and DeWitt Clyde. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family is at the home.
Arrangements by Eggers Funeral Home, Chesnee.

Edith B. Gist
Retired teacher
Edith Bythewood Gist of 419 W. Floyd Baker Blvd., died Thursday, July 22, 2004, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Beaufort, Mrs. Gist was the widow of Hezekiah Gist and daughter of the late W.H. Bythewood and Mamie Jackson Bythewood. She graduated with a B.A. degree from Claflin College in 1927 and received a master's degree from N.C. College at Durham in 1957. She taught 41 years in the S.C. public school system and one year in Meridan, Miss. In addition to schools in Cherokee County, Mrs. Gist also taught in Union, Aiken, Beaufort and Marlboro counties. She retired from West Junior High School in 1969.
Mrs. Gist was a faithful member of Dunton United Methodist Church for over 49 years. She was a former member of the Pastor-Parish Relations Committee, member of the Trustee Board, former church treasurer, and former secretary and former treasurer of the United Methodist Women. She was a charter member of the Board of Directors of the Cherokee County Services to the Aging.
Surviving are a daughter, LaVerne Gist Fenwick of the home; two grandchildren, Mellyora DaVette Fenwick of the home and Darren Alexander Fenwick of Silver Springs, Md.; a great-grandson, Jonathan Alexander King; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Honorary flower bearers will be Dr. Mary Jones and the Retired Teachers of Cherokee County. Active flower bearers will be the Dunton United Methodist Women.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bythewood Scholarship Fund at Claflin College, 400 Magnolia St., Orangeburg, S.C. 29115; or to Dunton United Methodist Church.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Foster Funeral Home is in charge.

Annie Sue Camp
Services for Annie Sue Camp, 58, of Ivywood Apartments, No. 605, will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, conducted by Dr. U.D. Vernon, Dr. L.T. Tate and the Revs. Dewey Whittenburg, David Vernon, L.C. Roberts, Willie Mayes and Karen Tate. Burial will be in Mount Sinai Baptist Church Cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Jacobi Adams, Jeffrey Gist, James Camp, David Littlejohn, Zavion Littlejohn, Kelly Manning, Cleve Mitchem and Randy Phillips.
Flower bearers will be Carrie Gist, Elaine Knuckles, Mildred Littlejohn, Sherry Maxwell, Inez McCluney, Sadie Phillips, Susie Phillips, Annie Rainey and Doris Roberts.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Elmer C. Randall
Former choir director at Grover First Baptist Church
GROVER – Elmer Clyde Randall, 90, formerly of 304 Linden St., died today, July 23, 2004, at White Oak Manor in Kings Mountain, N.C.
A native of Grover, he was the husband of Lucille McSwain Randall and son of the late James L. Randall and the late Florence Isler Randall. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Grover, where he was a former deacon and Sunday School superintendent and choir director. He was a retired textile employee.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a number of nieces and nephews.
Mr. Randall was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Randall, and a sister, Annie Randall.
Services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Grover, conducted by the Revs. Tony Fulbright and Cecil Johnson. Burial will be in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 2:30 p.m.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 6-8 p.m. at Gordon Mortuary of Blacksburg.
Arrangements by Gordon Mortuary.

David Childers
Former employee of Kelly's Steak House
David "Toot" Childers, 51, of 18-A Berkeley Apartments, died Thursday, July 22, 2004, at his home.
Born in Gaffney, he was a son of the late David Wallace and the late Eloise Childers Wallace. He attended Divine True Holiness Church of God in Blacksburg and was a former employee of Kelly's Steak House.
Surviving are two brothers, Jerry Childers of the home and James Williamson of Florida; and a sister, Peggy Miller of Charlotte.
Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Divine True Holiness Church of God, conducted by Bishop Eddie Lockhart. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m.
The family will receive friends Monday from 7-8 p.m. at The Gilmore Mortuary.
Arrangements by The Gilmore Mortuary.

Nola L. Hollis
Services for Nola L. Hollis, 75, of 411 Park St., will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church, conducted by Dr. Eula Miller Jr., Dr. J.W. Sanders Sr. and the Revs. L.C. Knuckles, Freddy Davidson, Lawrence Davidson and Albert Richardson. Body will be placed in the church at noon.
Pallbearers will be the deacons of Ebenezer Church and her nephews.
Flower bearers will be the Ebenezer Church Deaconess, Missionary and Senior Choir.
Honorary flower bearers will be Nellie Covington, Viola Littlejohn, Aurelia Smith and Sarah Tate.
The family is at the home of her daughter at 705 Dogwood Drive.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

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