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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Lizzie J. Fowler
Retired from Hamrick’s Inc.
Lizzie May Johnson Fowler, 89, of Golden Age Nursing Home, Inman, died Monday, July 26, 2004, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the widow of Nelson Fowler and daughter of the late Felix A. Johnson and the late Ida Caldwell Johnson. She was a retired seamstress for Hamrick's Inc. and was a member of Northside Baptist Church.
Surviving are two sons, Jay Harold Fowler of Colonial Beach, Va., and Daniel Ray Fowler of Gaffney; five grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Rosalee Price of Gaffney.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Fowler was preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley McDaniel.
Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Joe Paul Turner. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-8 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and at other times they will be at the home of Kim Teague, 208 Pacolet Hwy.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

John Edwards Sr.
Brother of Gaffney physician
JOHNSTON – John Sawyer Edwards, Sr., age 88, died peacefully at his home.
Mr. Edwards, a native of Johnston, died Sunday, July 25, 2004. He was a son of the late Elzie Bland “B” and Beulah Sawyer Edwards. He was a member of The Citadel Class of 1938, retired president of Edwards Oil Company and past president of the South Carolina Petroleum Marketers Association.
Mr. Edwards was a charter member of the Johnston Lions Club, Jaycees, Ridge Fishing Club and a 60-year Mason in Kadosh Lodge 181. He was a life-long member of Johnston First Baptist Church, serving his Lord as deacon, Sunday School teacher, treasurer and devoted choir member.
Mr. Edwards was a most loved and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great -grandfather.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Vivian Proctor Edwards; son and daughter-in-law, John S. Edwards Jr. and Cheré; daughter and son-in-law, Becky E. Hash and Tom; son, Dr. William B. Edwards and fianceé, Donna Macaleer; brother, Dr. Preston Edwards and wife, Faye, of Gaffney; sister-in-law, Jewel C. Edwards; grandchildren, John S. Edwards III “Tad” and wife, Keri, Anna Hash Studer and husband, Scott, Leslie E. Weikle and husband, Scott, Tommy F. and John G. Hash; great-grandchildren, Rebecca and Garrett Studer and Lillian Weikle; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Mr. Edwards was predeceased by a sister, Catherine E. Morgan, and brother, E. Forrest Edwards.
Services will be held today, July 28, at 4 p.m. at Johnston First Baptist Church with interment to follow in Mount of Olives Cemetery.
The family is at the residence and friends are invited to visit there, 808 Calhoun St., Johnston.
Memorials may be made to Johnston First Baptist Church, 700 Church St., Johnston, S.C. 29832.

Conolia P. Green
Blacksburg native
ROCK HILL – Conolia (Johnnie) Patterson Green, 77, of 2457 Breen Circle, died Tuesday, July 27, 2004.
Mrs. Green was a native of Blacksburg and moved to Rock Hill in 1957. She was the daughter of the late Archie C. Patterson and Lula Skates Patterson. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Clayton, R.H. and Thomas Patterson; and a step-grandson, Charles Lewis.
She was retired from Celanese Fibers after 33 years of service and was part owner of Green Oil Company. She was of the Church of God faith.
Surviving are her husband of 53 years, Jerry C. Green; a son, Jerry Wayne Green of Fort Mill; a daughter, Diana P. Lewis of Rock Hill; five granddaughters; one step-granddaughter; one step-grandson; two great-grandsons; four great-granddaughters; five step-great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Nellie Oliver and Myrtle Nelms, both of Rock Hill.
Services will be held today at 7 p.m. at Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel. Burial will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at Mountain View Cemetery in Blacksburg.
The family will receive friends following the service at Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel.
(Courtesy of Gordon Mortuary.)

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