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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Monday, July 26, 2004

Mary W. Black
Cherokee County native
CLOVER – Mary Irene Woods Black, 87, of 2310 Cabe Road, died Saturday, July 24, 2004, in Piedmont Medical Center, Rock Hill.
Born on Aug. 16, 1916, in Cherokee County, she was the daughter of the late Cal Moody and the late Elsie Woods Moody. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene.
Surviving are her husband, Oliver B. Black of the home; a daughter, Beth Ruth Simpson of Sacramento, Calif.; two sons, J.D. Harris of Gaffney and Thomas Harris of Blacksburg; a stepson, Michael B. Black of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Lakeview Memory Gardens, conducted by the Rev. Joe Jones.
Arrangements by M.L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home, Clover.

Helen Pittard-Leicht
Retired secretary for federal government
SPRINGFIELD, Va. – Helen Phillips Pittard-Leicht, 81, of 7412 Spring Village Drive, No. T-13, died Monday, July 19, 2004, in Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va.
A native of South Carolina, she was the widow of James Rolland Pittard and Otto Leicht and daughter of the late Charles Edwin Phillips Sr. and the late Nannie Mae Noffsinger Phillips. She was a retired secretary for the Federal Government and was a member of Columbia Baptist Church in Falls Church, Va.
Surviving are four sons, the Rev. Roger Pittard of Richmond, Va., Eric Pittard of Sanford, N.C., Clyde Pittard of Herndon, Va., and Dr. Karl Pittard of Weldon, N.C.; a daughter, Alice P. Lucas of Mechanicsville, Md.; a sister, Pauline Phillips Carr of LaFollette, Tenn.; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Oakland Cemetery in Gaffney, conducted by the Rev. Roger B. Pittard and Dr. Karl F. Pittard.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Paul L. Harvey Sr.
Retired from Duke Power; former employee of BPW
Paul Lewis Harvey Sr., 65, of 707 S. Limestone St., died Friday, July 23, 2004, in Spartanburg Regional Healthcare.
A native of Gaffney, he was the husband of Dianne Byars Harvey and son of the late Charlie H. Harvey and the late Laura Atkins Harvey. He was retired from Duke Power Company and was also formerly employed by the Board of Public Works. He was of the Baptist faith, a U.S. Air Force veteran and a former Mason.
Surviving in addition to his wife are four sons, Paul L. Harvey Jr., Terry L. Harvey, both of Gaffney, Gary D. Harvey of Westminster and Jay P. Harvey of Greer; a daughter, Angela Crosby of Blacksburg; three sisters, Mildred Coggins, Dianne Hollifield and Doris Greene, all of Gaffney; three brothers, Samuel Harvey of Mayo, Dean Harvey of Blacksburg and Hershel Harvey of Gaffney; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Harvey was preceded in death by a brother, Nickus Harvey.
Graveside services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Rev. Alan Peeler.
Pallbearers will be Hershel Harvey, Dean Harvey, Gene Greene, Guy Upchurch, Sammy White and Anthony Thomas.
Sam Harvey will serve as honorary pallbearer.
The family is at the residence, 707 S. Limestone St.
Memorials may be made to Central Baptist Church Bus Fund, 500 E. Montgomery St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Louise J. Bailey
Former sales clerk at Hamrick’s of Gaffney
GREER – Louise Jones Bailey, 91, of 271 Fairhaven Drive, died Sunday, July 25, 2004, at her residence.
Mrs. Bailey was the widow of Jamie B. Bailey Sr. and daughter of the late Fred Jones and the late Martha Jones. She was a former sales clerk with Hamrick’s of Gaffney and was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are two sons, Jamie B. Bailey Jr. of Gaffney and Gene Bailey of Spartanburg; two daughters, Maxine Burgess of Greer and Kay Jones of Boiling Springs; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and two sisters, Ina Mae McCraw of Mooresboro, N.C., and Vernie Allen of Shelby.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Frederick Memorial Gardens, conducted by Chaplain Gary Pindroh. The family will receive friends at the cemetery following the service.
Pallbearers will be Mike Bailey, Nathaniel Ellis Jr., Ronnie Woodie, Darren Grigsby and Robert L. Ellis.
The family is at the home of J.B. Bailey Jr., 121 Whispering Pines Road.
Memorials may be made to Interim Hospice, 775 Spartan Blvd., Suite 101, Spartanburg, S.C. 29301.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Jessie C. 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 Coleman. 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 Scott 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 were Saturday at 3 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Revs. Marshall Jackson, Larry Williams and Ronnie Greene. Burial was in Armenia Crossroads United Methodist Church Cemetery in Chester.
Pallbearers were 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 is at the residence.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Edith B. Gist
Services for Edith Bythewood Gist, 98, of 419 Floyd Baker Blvd., will be held today at 1 p.m. at Dunton United Methodist Church, conducted by the Revs. John Wesley Evans, J.J. Cooper Dicks and Dr. Harold Wallace. Burial will be in Gaffney Memorial Park. Body will be placed in the church at noon.
Pallbearers will be members of the United Methodist Men and flower bearers will be members of the United Methodist Women.
Honorary flower bearers will be Dr. Mary Jones and Retired Teachers of Cherokee County.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bythewood Scholarship Fund, Claflin College, 400 Magnolia St., Orangeburg, S.C. 29115; or to Dunton United Methodist Church Building Fund.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

David "Toot" Childers
Services for David "Toot" Childers, 54, of 18-A Berkeley Apartments, will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Divine True Holiness Church of God, with Bishop Eddie Lockhart officiating, assisted by the Rev. L.C. Roberts, Elder Theodore Lockhart and the Rev. Willie Woods. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Dewayne Galmer, Sammy Tate Sr., Hat Byers, Windell Young, William L. Lockhart, Benjamin Davis and Steve Watts.
Flower bearers will be Dysheka Smith, Diane Bonner, Leaha Lockhart, Patricia Hull, Polly Weathers and Tracy Parker.
Honorary bearers will be Mitchell Lockhart, Eugene Lockhart and Roy Weathers.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-8 at The Gilmore Mortuary.

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